Global - English Only
Unfortunately, monitoring global for violations and extreme actions can only happen in the global is English only. We are fully aware of the multi-cultural players, however we ask that only English is used on global so that we can maintain its integrity. All languages, cultures and ethnicities are welcome on the server, and the rule of English only is our own failure in being unable to speak more languages. We wish we could monitor global in other languages, but since we can't this rule needs to be maintained.
Yesterday a repeat offender spammed the entire chat in an attack on another player in another language. This was thie 5th time they've been asked to maintain this one simple rule. We can't tell if people are threatening players in real life, trying to sell items on global, ect when its not English. The first time, they were warned, second time they were muted, third time they were jailed, 4th time their offending account was given a 24 hour ban. The 5th time, we banned all of their active accounts for 24 hours.
At this point, it wasn't about not speaking English on global, it was about the blatant ignoring the GMs request that annoyed us. The ban was to make a point, and the point was finally received. Banning someone for speaking another language on global is foolish, and not something we want to ever have to do again... we encourage anyone to speak any language they want in game chats, whispers, pledge, anywhere except the ONE place we need to actively monitor for abuse.
It should be noted, that we are not super hard on this, someone saying something here and there isn't a big deal, but spamming global with another language .. in this case to attack another player without the GMing being able to understand it was the tipping point.
GM Charles - Global Admin & Developer - Server / Website