This is a long overdue announcement, and is somewhat been putting it off due to the decision we were going to have to make on botting. Macros In regards to Macros, we are tentatively allowing them within reason. You are able to use AutoIt or other macros if they are for quality of life improvements, such as egg cares, powder usage or other tedious repetitive tasks that cannot be considered as botting. If your macro could be confused with a bot, then you are likely going to be punished the same way you would as a bot user. Botting Different from macros, botting will be considered anything that allows for unattended (or attended) automation of gameplay. I have mostly been lenient regarding bot usage till now because there has been an influx of users from all over the world, and there is a bit of a disconnect in the usage of bots in different areas. As such, I mostly wanted to let certain groups police their friends, but that has mostly not worked to this point. We will be using a strike system now; if you get three strikes by being reported, and have been warned by us or someone else through us then you will be banned. We may allow you a second chance after banning, but any reports or rule breaking will get you permanently banned. Bug Abuse Bug abuse is going to be defined as purposely doing something that is not intended by the game, but does not quite fit being an exploit. Getting on the CoP leaderboard on off-week, bypassing walls in dungeons, or glitching bosses so that they cannot attack you are all things we are going to consider bugs. In regards to COP, we have been tracking the people who do end up on the leaderboard, but also take into account people who end up there accidentally. Due to the difference in timezone, it is easy for mistakes to happen but in general we will be looking at serial abusers, and also those that try to play dumb. Like with botting we will be using a strike system, however we will also be weighting it depending on severity of the abuse. Exploits Exploits are utilizing bugs, cheats or any method of breaking the game for an advantage outside of the previously defined bug abuse. This will apply to both the game and also to the website in regards to the credit system. We will have zero tolerance for exploits, and you will be permanently banned if you are reported or caught (given that I monitor most logs pretty heavily you are bound to get caught). Harassment and Offensive Behavior Just don't do it, it's a waste of everyone's time and you'll get banned for wasting mine.