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Curve Fever User Rules and guidelines

Welcome to the Curve Fever community! These guidelines apply to all places in the Curve Fever community where users can post content. This includes, but is not limited to, the forum, game rooms, Curve Fever Discord, CurveClans, CurveRadio and the Curve Fever chat.

When providing feedback, posting information, or discussing a topic in Curve Fever, whether it’s negative or positive, please make sure you are being relevant, constructive and polite. We take feedback from all kinds of sources into account, even though we may not have the time to respond to every post or question.

Please note that moderators reserve the right to change/edit/delete/move/merge any content at any time if they feel it is the appropriate action in any situation.

General forum rules

Do not do any of the following:

  • Flame or insult other players;
  • Bypass any filters;
  • Abuse or encourage abuse of the Report system, or Tribunal;
  • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.);
  • Bump threads;
  • Derail a thread's topic;
  • Post links to phishing sites;
  • Post spam (i.e. “+1”, “k”, “lol”, 10char, rickrolls, all capitals) or re-post closed, modified, deleted content;
  • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum (example: suggestions belong in suggestion forum);
  • Openly argue with a moderator, if you have a problem, you may make a complaint to them directly and not publicly on the website;
  • Sharing messages from a private discussion (forum/game inbox, Skype, etc.) without the permission of the other party;
  • Publicity for an external production (not concerning Curve Fever);
  • Use any other language than English.

Off-Limit forum topics/replies

Do not post any topics/replies containing the following:

  • Adult content, inappropriate or offensive content, warez or leaked content or anything else not safe for work;
  • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke;
  • Posted copyright material such as magazine scans;
  • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, raffling, selling, advertising, referrals;
  • Racism, discrimination;
  • Abusive language, including swearing;
  • Drugs and alcohol;
  • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads.

Help! & FAQ forum

This part of the forum is meant for in-game help and forum help. Have a question about a forum feature or in-game ability, for instance, then this is your resident location for all your questions and answers. Before posting a topic, please check to see if there isn’t another thread that encroaches the same discussion.

Want to report an issue you’re experiencing, such as payment or account related issues? Please do so by getting in touch with us via supportatcurvefever.com. The Help! & FAQ forum is not meant to serve as tech support. Read more about our support setup at the end of these guidelines.

No backseat moderating

Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the forum rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the flag button or simply ignore the offensive post(s), thread, or message.

Reporting posts to moderators

Should you observe a fellow community member breaking these rules, please report the post or item by clicking the flag button located on every item, post, and review.

Repeat offenders

Repeat offenders of the above rules and guidelines will be punished. Any moderator has the ability to officially warn, mute or ban a user for violating the rules at their discretion.

Questions and support

Do you have a question about our user rules and guidelines or anything else? Please do not hesitate to contact us via supportatcurvefever.com and we will be glad to help in any way that we can.

When contacting support, please mention which Curve Fever-game your matter concerns, and which forum, if applicable. Furthermore, please include as much relevant information as possible, that is related to your request. The more information we have, the better equipped we are to help you.

Safeguarding player accounts

Take care to safeguard your account, and take reasonable steps to do so. Never give out personal information that might compromise your account. Please also take reasonable steps to secure any other online services you use – such as email addresses – to ensure your account remains in your hands. If your account gets hacked or stolen, it is very difficult to for us to validate your claim as credulous. We recommend a password manager to safeguard your online presence.

Account removal and recovery

Do NOT remove your account, unless you are absolutely sure that you want to. Accounts cannot be recovered. The same goes for titles, purchases or any items, abilities or colours you might have accrued on accounts you choose to remove. As an extension of the same issue, these will not be restored on other accounts you might own. Please, choose wisely when considering removing an account.

Terms and conditions

Yes, legalese is boring but important, because it concerns the safeguarding of you and your data, you and your data against people who seek to abuse it. We have general terms and conditions describing your (and our) behaviour and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use our services, you must agree to abide by our TAC.

Please take note of our returns and refunds policy, as it adheres to any and all purchases you make, in-game and not in-game, using virtual Curve Fever-currencies, and/or hard currencies. Finally, by using this website and player Curve Fever 1, 2 or 3, you agree to our privacy policy.

General in-game rules

When playing Curve Fever, the following will be referred to as poor behaviour and will be punishable or correctable by the moderators and Hidden Monster Games staff. This includes, but is not limited to and can encompass other infractions, based on the discretion of Hidden Monster Games and the moderators:

  • Exploiting the ranking system;
  • Leaving multiple team games on purpose;
  • Sharing accounts with other users;
  • Selling or buying accounts;
  • Gifting accounts to one another;
  • Adding inactive accounts to multiple FFA matches;
  • Targeting other players in FFA to sabotage their game with no tactical intention;
  • Changing power-ups at the last second to fool and annoy other users;
  • Abusing in-game chat;
  • Abusing Curve Fever game features in general.

Offensive usernames :

  • Words, phrases and idioms, crafts propagandizing discrimination at all levels, including political, religious, national, racial, ethnic, sexual.
  • Words, phrases, crafts that relate to sexual violence or cruelty, or have a vulgar sexual meaning.
  • Words, phrases in any way related to persons who violated, or are violating, Russian or international legislation, including the names and surnames of Nazi figures, the names of other military and criminal criminals.
  • Names of organizations recognized as criminal, extremist, or terrorist. Including, the names of organizations, units and military units that were part of the SA, SS, SD of Hitler's Germany.
  • Words and phrases, misleading about their belonging to developers, project officials (forum moderators, chat moderators)

Moderators will block the player's account until the player contacts supportatcurvefever.com with a new appropriate username.

Do you want to report an infraction? This topic tells you everything you need to know to make a report.

The moderators

The moderators aim to respond to reports within 14 days of reports being made. Moderators are volunteers who give up their own free time, so they are not obligated to do so. Some cases may take longer to investigate and make a decision. The moderators and Hidden Monster Games staff will do their best to make Curve Fever a fair game.

It is the responsibility of the moderators and staff to be neutral and fair in their decision-making process. They will take action if enough evidence is given to make a reasonable conclusion to support report claims. They will communicate any action is taken and the reasoning below the cheater report in question. They will not reveal the identities of users or their accounts who are not directly involved or mentioned in a cheater case which has reached a conclusion.

What should do if I disagree with a moderator's decision?

Do not discuss it on the forum or in a game chat. Contact the moderator privately or email supportatcurevefever.com, where it will be checked by the Hidden Monster Games staff. Harassing or insulting moderators will not be tolerated.

Exploiting the ranking system

Any unethical result of the ranking system. An example of this is if a user is in the top 50 of the rankings but is playing a lot of matches against users of <1300 rank. That doesn't look very good, does it? One doesn't really deserve to be at the top if one doesn't compete against players of her or his own skill level.

If something relatable to the above is observed, then moderators will assess the situation. These cases are looked at individually and appropriate sanctions are handed out on a case by case basis. A more detailed discussion can be read here.

Do not share your accounts

Do not share your accounts with other users. you are responsible for your own accounts. If someone else breaks the rules using your account, you will be held accountable. As an extension of this, we do not support accounts that you may have received from other users, in the broadest sense of the term. This includes, but is not limited to: accounts you purchased or were gifted to you. If you acquired an account from someone else, in any which way, we can not help you in the event of loss or theft. If we conclude that your account is being used by many different users, you risk permanent account removal. In extreme cases, this could lead to a permanent IP ban.

Leaving multiple team games on purpose

If you leave team games, it ruins the match for other players. Repeat this a number of times and you risk account suspension. If you are found to be leaving team-based matches more often, more stringent sanctions will be given.

Adding inactive accounts to multiple FFA matches

These activities ruin the scaling of maps and are considered a nuisance for other players in the room. It also offsets the ranking allocation. Users caught doing this on multiple occasions will have their accounts suspended. Users caught doing this with a significant rank gain may get their ranks reduced on top of regular infraction punishments.

Targeting other players to sabotage their game with no tactical intention

We all know it and we have all done it out of frustration. Everyone has bad days. However, if someone is unhappy with you sabotaging their game and they have done nothing wrong then they have every right to report you. This may result in the suspension of your account. Cases will not be considered if the chat area is not given as evidence. Users who are provoked or insulted will not be punished for targeting a user.

If you start to gain a reputation for such poor behaviour, without any reason other than your own amusement, then a significant or permanent ban may be issued. We will not tolerate users ruining the game for others.

If a moderator is present when someone is being targeted in such a way (including the moderators themselves), they reserve the right to kick that user from the room (after at least one formal warning). If the user comes back to the room then they may continue to play. If the behaviour continues still then the moderator may kick them continuously until the game ends. An account ban will follow.

Changing power-ups at the last second to fool and annoy other users

It is generally the responsibility of the players in the room to know what power-ups are selected. It is perfectly clear and the 5-second timer is enough to check it. However, it is still annoying when hosts troll around in this way. If they start to earn a reputation then moderators will investigate and account suspensions may follow.

Abusing in-game chat

Spamming in chat is strictly prohibited. Abusive chatting (swearing, racism or anything offensive or inappropriate) may be reported by clicking on the "Rude chatting?" link in the chat box. It will then be processed by the tribunal.

The "Rude chatting" link will not work if you are using Flash Projector as your browser. In this case, please take screenshots and send them to a moderator or supportatcurvefever.com directly.

Abusing Curve Fever features in general

Curve Fever tries to make things as fair as possible. It is important that players use their common sense and play the game for what it is supposed to be for.

Examples of feature abuse:

  • Auto-closing games: when everyone leaves a room, the room is closed and cannot be accessed again. Players in the past have used this to their advantage in 1v1 games. They ask the other player to refresh and when they leave to refresh the other player leaves and the room is closed. This is not allowed.
  • The chat: pretending to be another user by adding the username and then text on the next line. This has been seen on multiple occasions, trying to get other users into trouble when they didn't do anything. Users caught trying to do this will be heavily sanctioned

Finally, thank you very much for taking the time to go over these guidelines. You've already contributed to the community by reading these guidelines. Now it's up to you to also honour them, but mostly, to go out there and have fun.

Cheers,

The moderators and the Hidden Monster Games-team