Rules and Community Guidelines

Created: 28 June 2021, 22:35:27 PDT
Last updated: 1 April 2024, 15:38:12 PDT

Community Guidelines

Keepers of Eniv is a safe-space community. We strive to maintain a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for our users and staff alike. To maintain our positive community experience we have a Community Code of Conduct that we expect all our members to abide by.

Please note that this is not a complete list of rules. For our Terms of Service click here.

These rules apply to usernames, forum posts, community based conversations, comments, bios, and all other areas which users may enter text or images within our community. In extreme situations we may take behavior outside of the community into consideration as well, including but not limited to, private messages on 3rd party apps or sites that have been deemed harmful or threatening toward our users or staff.

Access to Keepers of Eniv is a privilege, not a right, and we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access as outlined in our Terms of Service.

 

General Rules

Harassment 

Harassment of any kind is not tolerated within our community. This includes, but is not limited to;

  • Racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexual, targeting, or hateful remarks either directed at a group of people or single person - member or not. 
  • Making disparaging remarks about another individual's mental health. 
  • Slurs used in any context. 
  • Remarks or artwork created with the intent to spark violence or spread hate. 
  • Targeting anyone inside or outside our community with remarks intended to damage the other individual. 
  • White-knighting of any kind. 
  • Gatekeeping of the community.
  • Mini-modding. Being helpful and answering questions with links to official sources is always welcome. 
  • Begging for assets or services.
  • Attempting to bribe the staff.
  • Falsely reporting or threatening to falsely report a member of the community. 
  • Threatening violence to a community or staff member.
  • Public blacklists. 
  • Impersonating another individual for self gain.

Chat

Please be courteous when speaking in chat or posting images.

  • Don’t spam.
  • Don’t link to offensive, hateful, or troubling content. 
  • Don’t post flashing or vibrating images or gifs. 
  • Don’t share, direct people to, or promote activities deemed illegal in the USA. 
  • Don’t post or link to NSFW content (images or otherwise). 
  • Don’t discuss real-world politics or religion.
  • Keep posts in their correct channels.

Game Play

  • Don’t exploit loopholes or glitches.
  • Don’t scam or attempt to scam other players.
  • Don’t “grind” at the lowest possible art quality in an attempt to gain points, items, or other in-game assets dishonestly.
  • Don't create multiple accounts.
  • Don’t “leak” information not yet available to the general public.

Plagiarism 

Plagiarism is not tolerated within our community. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Tracing photos, screenshots, or artwork you do not own without permission. 
  • Heavily referencing another person's work without permission and credit. 
  • Posting artwork that is not your own without a link to the artist who created what you've posted. (Crediting "Google search" does not count) 
  • Posing as another individual or claiming ownership to a piece that you do not own and did not create.
  • Using bases without crediting the original artist, or trying to pass bases you have not created off as original work.
  • AI generated artwork is not permitted on Keepers of Eniv.

Art Content

Please note that while we do accept a wide array of artwork, there comes a point where we must draw a line. We expect our community members to have a good sense of morality, but these rules need to be set. We do not accept the following;

  • Art created with the intent to spark violence or spread hate. 
  • Art that represents a hurtful stereotype of any person, group, or culture. 
  • Art which appropriates aspects of a culture in a harmful way.
  • Art which could be considered fetish work or pornography by a level-headed individual. 
  • Art which contains genitalia.
  • Work which depicts a minor in any situations that could be considered illegal by a level-headed person. 
  • Art that could trigger severe medical reactions (ie: flashing images, eye-strain, etc.).

Photobashing is allowed as long as 80% of the work is the artist's creation.

If you’re unsure of if your piece falls into any of these categories, feel free to reach out to us to ask. We’re here for you!

Other Rules

Other areas of the game and site may have additional rules. You can find our Terms of Service here.

 

Artwork submission for rewards

The following rules apply to works submitted for Star Shards within the game.

  • All General Artwork rules apply.
  • Art pieces submitted for rewards must meet the criteria honestly for the points being awarded.
  • Rewards will only be granted for portions of artwork containing characters canon to Keepers of Eniv.
  • Artwork should be submitted to our Gallery for approval and rewards.

 

Sales and Trades

Player-to-Player

Enivi, items, and Keepers of Eniv artwork can be bought, sold, and traded within the community. Please note that Keepers of Eniv cannot be held responsible for any loss when these situations do not include the site itself. However, if you find yourself in the situation where a member has scammed you, please contact staff immediately. While we cannot promise a resolution, we’ll be happy to investigate the situation.

Cross Site Player-to-Player

Keepers of Eniv allows players to trade cross-site with other games that allow cross-site trading. 

This means that if you play more than one SIM or ARPG game and wish to trade between them, you're welcome to as long as it's within the constraints of Keepers of Eniv and within the rules of the third party game.

Examples;

  • If you play a dragon SIM game and want to trade a Keepers of Eniv item for a dragon SIM item, you're welcome to as long as the dragon SIM game allows this in their rules as well.
  • If you play another ARPG and want to trade ownership of your Enivi with someone from another ARPG, you're welcome to as long as the other ARPG allows this in their rules as well, and the new owner of your Enivi has an account on KeepersofEniv.com.
  • If you play a lion SIM game and want to trade your Enivi for another player's lion on the lion SIM game, you're welcome to as long as the lion SIM game allows this in their rules as well, and the new owner of your Enivi has an account on KeepersofEniv.com

Please note that while we won't punish anyone for trading Cross-Game, we can't offer support for it.

Site-to-Player

All sales of Enivi, genes, custom images, and other items between Keepers of Eniv and players are final. While the purchase of a character does give the rights to the design itself to the purchasing player, this does not imply transfer of other rights. This includes, but is not limited to, the rights to Enivi, Keepers of Eniv, or any official artwork, items, or concepts. Purchasing from the site does not grant rule-breaking privileges to any player, and Keepers of Eniv reserve the right to enforce our rules regardless of purchases (past, present, or future). 

If there is an error with your purchase, Keepers of Eniv will rectify the error to the best of our ability within our rules and terms of service. Our players are important to us!

 

Our Strike and Ban Policy

Keepers of Eniv believes in second chances.
Everyone makes mistakes and everyone has a bad day here and there, but if bad behavior becomes the norm, it could be a sign that someone isn't a fit for our community, and the safety and comfort of our community will come above the fun of a single individual who may be causing issues, regardless of their reasoning.

We generally offer a "Three Strike Policy". 
If a player is given three official strikes from a staff member, they are banned from Keepers of Eniv.
Strikes "fall off" after six (6) months, but if a pattern of problematic behavior arises, a player may be banned regardless of the amount of strikes they have.

STRIKES VS WARNINGS

A "warning" is like a gentle reminder from a staff member that your behavior is disruptive or that you're acting in a way that's not showing off your best attributes. It's a heads up that if you keep behaving in the manner you currently are, you could get a strike. Most of the time, a warning isn't documented and is just a written message in chat letting you know that things need to move in a different direction. If a warning is documented, it's because the staff member feels that the warnings have been consistent, and that the small reminders may warrent an official strike.
Generally, getting a warning isn't anything to worry over, especially if it's your first one. Just consider it a friend saying "Hey, I don't appreciate this. Please stop. Thank you!"

A "strike"is documented by staff in your account history. These are reserved for when your behavior is being viewed as harmful to our community. 
If you recieve a strike it means the behavior needs to change immediately or your account is at risk of being banned.
Of course, we understand everyone has an off day or a slip-up. Strikes fall off after 60 days of receiving them.

EXCEPTIONS

While we do try to be fair and consistent to our community, each situation is judged on a case-by-case basis. These must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Here are some situations where someone may find themselves automatically banned without warning;

  • Creating an underage account (Sorry! Come back when you're 16 or older and we'll be happy to have you!)
  • Threats against our community members (including staff)
  • Having a slur in your username, or the name of an Enivi or their pet
  • Proven to be harassing and/or stalking a community member (including staff)
  • Associations with known hate groups
  • Trying to sneak hate group symbols or ideology into your Enivi's design or backstory
  • Knowingly making discriminatory remarks against another person regarding their culture, race, medical condition, sexuality, or gender
  • Spamming or "raiding" the site or Discord server
  • Posting sexual or shockingly violent content to the site or Discord server

Keep in mind this is not a complete list. Again, each situation is a case-by-case situation, but know that we try our hardest to work with people while keeping our community safe and secure. 

 

What Happens if I get Banned?

There are situations where you could be banned from the Discord server but not the site. If this happens, you would be unable to participate in our Discord community and events, but could still take part in the site side of the game.
Being banned from the site means you lose access to all your currency, Enivi, pets, items, etc - just as you would in any other game. 
Any artwork you'd submitted to the Gallery or prompts is hidden for 90 days before it is deleted to give you time to appeal your ban.

If you'd purchased Enivi you can take their designs elsewhere, but they must be altered to no longer be Enivi. 
For example, if you had Vespiri and you wanted to make them a general character of yours, you could remove the soul orb and scales to make them a fantasy deer OC, or remove their soul orb and change the look of their face to no longer be a Vespiri, as they have their own look and build (front facing eyes and cheek fluff). 
You cannot sell the designs as Enivi, as those Enivi are now deactivated. 

If you feel you've been unfairly banned, you can reach out to us via email with the topic "BAN APPEAL" to explain why you believe your account was incorrectly banned.

 

I still have questions

If you have questions or concerns you can always reach out to us through Email or Discord. 

We're here for you!