1. Game Rules
1.1 Multiple Accounts
Every user is only allowed to have one account. Multiple accounts may be banned without warning. This includes logging out and interacting with your pets to gain SLVL.
1.2 Scripts and Unnecessary Server Load
Scripts and bots which interact with the game as well as the creation of unnecessary server load is forbidden and may result in a ban.
1.3 Pixpet- and Usernames
Do not use any offensive or bad words in the names of your pixpets. Username change is possible but is only done with a good reason given.
1.4 Home Grid Arrangements
Decorating your home in a way that creates offensive symbols or words is forbidden and may result in a ban.
1.5 Profile Customizaiton
For profile customization the forum rules apply.
1.6 User Gallery
In general, for uploaded images and comments, the forum rules apply. In addition, the content has to be related to PixPet!
1.7 Item Commissions
We only allow item commissions that are acceptable to the game. It can't be copyrighted, explicit or offensive material. We also allow only one item commission submission per user per day, to give everyone a chance to bring their item into the game!
Using the auction feature for the sole purpose of getting badges or trading eggs is not allowed. Doing so will lead to both parties losing their trading and auction permission and any badges earned during that transaction. In addition, the trade will be reversed.
2. Forum Rules
2.1 Forum Etiquette
Some Boards will have additional rules. Always make sure to check if there is a pinned rules thread!
To maintain a positive atmosphere, be nice to other users and treat them like you want to be treated yourself. Insults and malevolent behavior will not be tolerated.
2.2 Forum Language
The forum language is English. Posts in any other language will be deleted. This rule is in place to make sure as many people as possible understand the conversations. Also try to articulate yourself as clear as possible.
2.3 Pornography and Inappropriate/Hateful Content
Pixpet as a whole is a completely SFW (Safe For Work) space. Pornographic as well as explicit fetish material will not be tolerated, this applies to links to websites with this kind of content too. Providing racist, hateful, bullying and generally malevolent content results in a warning or ban. Posts with self-harming thoughts or thoughts of violence against others won't be tolerated either. This counts for posts as well as links to such contents. If you are not sure if content falls into this category, you can always ask a moderator first!
2.4 Copyright and Sources
Only post images, writing, and upload avatars which you have permission to do so. If unsure always give a link to the source.
2.5 Smiley Spam
Smiley spam is not allowed. If your post contains more than 10 smilies in total or more than 4 smilies in a row it is considered smiley spam and results in a warning.
2.6 General Spam
Posting unrelated content or mass creation of topics and posts is considered spam and may result in a warning or ban. Also avoid replies like "I don't know" or "I dont have ___". Those add nothing to the discussion and will be considered spam. Necroposting (posting in a thread that hasn't seen a new post in weeks) is allowed in most cases, except in obvious scenarios such as finished events, solved bug reports (unless you experience the bug again), completed item funding threads, closed giveaways, closed art shops, and completed RPs. Unnecessary Reports also do count as spam and will result in the report permission taken away.
Multi-Posting (creating more than one post in a row without having a reply from another user in between) will count as spam, except if the board rules explicitly allow it under certain circumstances!
For the signatures, the same rules apply as for the content (2.3). Please avoid too flashy gifs in signatures. Simple animations like the forum smileys are fine.
How to Report:
- Game rulebreaking/suspicious behavior. On every player's profile is a Report button. You'll find it on the right column, underneath the sponsor list. Click this button and then type in your reason for reporting them in the box that comes up. All reports are thoroughly investigated by our game moderators. However, in most cases you will not receive updates about your report, as disciplinary actions (or lack thereof) are kept confidential in order to protect the privacy of the reported player.
- Forum rulebreaking (includes gallery comments). On the top right of every forum post/gallery comment is a Report button. It's the second button from the left. Click this, and you'll be taken to a page where you can type in your reason for reporting the post/comment. All reports are thoroughly investigated by our forum moderators. However, in most cases you will not receive updates regarding your report, as disciplinary actions (or lack thereof) are kept confidential in order to protect the privacy of the reported player.
- Harassment. On every player's profile is a Block button, located on the right column underneath the sponsor list. Click this, and the user will no longer be able to communicate with you in any way on the site. However, if they find other ways to harass you on the site even after you've blocked them, then please follow the same instructions for reporting game rulebreaking (shown above). Keep in mind that you cannot block moderators.
- Moderator misconduct. Send a PM to our community manager @Takkju or our supermod @Skimbo, detailing any mistreatment that you feel you've endured from a moderator, and it will be thoroughly investigated. Do not use regular reporting methods to report a moderator.