Chat Moderators will carry a toggleable (MOD) tag after their name.
- The Mods' primary tasks are to answer questions, foster constructive discussion, and if necessary keep an eye on tone and spam in the different chat channels.
- Mods have a limited set of tools needed for chat moderation in order to temporarily mute a player's account when there is a chat rule infraction. It cannot be stressed enough that they will not see any additional information on your account and have absolutely no powers influencing the game directly.
- Mods desire chat to be active, just within the rules and Terms of Service that every player has accepted when signing up.
Game Masters (GM) will carry a (GM) tag after their name.
- The Game Master also moderates chat. In addition to moderating chat, they are responsible for reviewing in-game reports and banning players who break the Terms and Conditions (for things like Botting, Multi-Accounting, etc).
- Game Masters spend much of their in-game time addressing the issues above so it is unlikely you will see one in chat. If you are having an issue that cannot be resolved in chat, your best bet is to record the issue and submit the video to support.
Community Managers are employees of SBI.
- Community Managers primarily communicate via the forum to help relay information between players and SBI. They occasionally appear in-game and on AOTV.
Mods, GMs, and CMs desire for the community to thrive. If you feel there is an issue in the game, it is always best to submit a bug report or post on the forum in the appropriate thread ( Bugs or Feedback )
Most of the rules below start with the player being given a warning the first time they violate it. After the initial warning, a mute may be issued for the appropriate duration for the offense. Each subsequent mute will have an increased duration for that offense. If you have an issue with an interaction with a chat mod or the duration of a mute you were given, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of the situation.
Albion Online is designed for players 18 and older. The expectation is the game and chat will not be a clinically-clean environment - it is a competitive game, after all, however blatant toxicity and your favorite -isms will not be tolerated. The chat rules are agreed to as part of the game's Terms and Conditions. Here are the areas that are against the chat rules:
- Use racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise bigoted slurs
- Publicly accuse other players of cheating, hacking, duping, etc. either in-game or on the forums. All reports of cheating, hacking, exploits should be sent to email@example.com
- Spam the public chat channels or cause a spam wave by other players
- Post material or link to any material of a pornographic nature
- Discuss the trading or selling of game-accounts
- Discussing the exchange of in-game resources/silver for real-world compensation of any kind
- Doxx anyone. I.e.: Do not under any circumstances communicate content found on or related to the user's social media profiles or other sensitive information. This includes but is not limited to photographs, real names, or contact details such as email or postal addresses or phone numbers.
- Threaten a player with violence against their person or family
- Post links to executable files
- Impersonate any MOD, GM, Sandbox Interactive staff, or the likes
- Discuss moderator decisions; this includes harassing and/or hounding moderators about "why?"
- Excessively discuss real-life politics, religion, current affairs, etc. (what is excessive? when other players start to complain or a MOD/GM asks you to change topics)
- Ridicule people for their personal beliefs
- Advertising of Gambling or Games of Chance in chat. (ex: "double your silver! Roll 56-100 to win, 1-55 to lose. min 50k. Trade me to start.")
- Advertising hacking or botting programs
- Use the global channel if there are dedicated channels for your message (e.g. trade or recruit)
- Spread toxicity
- Use the /help channel for anything else than asking or answering game-related questions
Please note that these rules are not all-inclusive but are a common-sense guideline as to what is unacceptable in chat. If a MOD asks you to stop doing something, please do so. If you have an issue with it, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Violators of these rules in a public channel will generally be warned by a MOD - guild or alliance chat is not moderated. Should the offending behavior re-occur, escalating temporary mutes will be issued. Frequent, repeat offenders will be subjected to direct mutes.
Silver sellers will be immediately hit with a ban hammer.
Report a Player
If you want to report a player for chat infractions, either ask for a MOD in-game, or, if there’s none available, please drop a mail to email@example.com with a description of the situation, date and time when it happened, and screenshots (when possible).
To report players who cheat, bot, or exploit a bug, please directly message firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and all supporting evidence (screenshots, videos…). In-game Moderators do not have the task, or tools, to follow up on such reports. Additionally, you may target the player to report them or use the /report function in-game.
In case you have an issue with an interaction with a chat mod, please contact email@example.com with an explanation of the situation.
Related Patch Notes
No relevant patch notes at this time