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7/23/2011 19:32:00   

The Rules of the MQ Q&A Board

  • All Universal Forum Rules relating to posting behavior apply!
    These should be the first thing you read when you join the forums. They apply everywhere; this means that any behavior prohibited by the Universal Rules is prohibited in this forum. This means no flaming, no trolling, no spamming your signature or emoticons, and no mentioning hacking.

  • No Discussion
    This is a Question and Answer forum, so any thread posted to discuss a topic belongs in the MQ GD forum. The MQ Q&A forum is not for discussion, so once a question has been answered you should not continue to post in its thread.

  • No Duplicate Topics
    If you have a question, please search the forum to see if someone had it first. If there is already a thread about your topic, please read it first to see if the replies answer your question.

  • No Hijacking
    While duplicate topics are not permitted, please do not post in someone else's thread with your own questions. If your issue is not addressed by any existing threads, please use the and post your own thread.

  • No Game Account Questions
    If there is something wrong with your MQ game account, please use the http://mechquest.com/help/ . No one on the forums can help you with any game account issues, so please do not post about them in this forum.

  • No Begging
    Begging for Membership, or an upgrade to any of the other AE games is not permitted. Do NOT do it at all, not in PMs, not in threads. There are no contests for which an upgrade is a prize, either. It only encourages begging.

  • No Spam / Mini-modding
    This forum is for MQ-related questions ONLY; please be sure to use the appropriate forum for your topic. For discussion of the game, please use the MQ GD forum. Anything regarding AExtras belongs in the AExtras forum. If you see someone posting spam, please do not reply to it. Mini-modding is also against the rules, and replying to spam just creates more spam. If you find a post or a thread that breaks the rules, please PM one of the MQ Q&A ArchKnights.

  • Use your Resources
    The MQ Pedia is a very helpful and important resource. Please search it before posting to ask questions here.

  • No Abuseable Bug Questions
    If you have found an abuseable bug, please PM it to one of the AKs. Please do not post it anywhere on the forums.

  • No Hacking Accusations!
    This is stated in the Universal Rules but it needs to be said again. Do NOT post in the MQ Q&A with any hacking accusations about anyone. It is not allowed. This includes any questions about a player's equips, name, skills, classes, armors, or anything else that has a staff member's name in the item's name or after it. Contact a Forum Moderator from this list if you would like to report someone. Do not post about them.

    On Asking Questions:
  • Name your thread(s) appropriately.
    Topic titles such as 'Help!', or, worse yet, 'Heeelllpp!!!', are too generic, and doesn't actually say what you need to help with. And never post in caps, it's considered spam.
    Also, please be very specific in the first post of your thread. Make absolutely sure that people reading can UNDERSTAND what you are saying. It also helps to make sure your spelling and grammar is the best you can make it.

  • Character Advice or Character Suggestion Questions

    When asking for character advice or suggestions please offer as much helpful information as you can to help those giving advice / suggestions. The more informantion provided the better the help will be.

  • Formats are suggested for use when asking for charcater advice to provide extra information for those that are giving the advice.
    Character Advice
    [b]Character Link:[/b]  
    [b]Character Stats:[/b] 
    [b]NovaGems (If Applicable):[/b]

  • Equipment Comparison
    When players want to ask 'Which should I buy, X, Y or Z?', be that Mecha Model, Weapon type or Energy Blade we ask that you apply the following:

    Any forum member can post a request for a comparison between up to 5 items of one type. Please make it clear in your post that you are asking for a comparison. If you want to compare more items, please create another post.

    Before you post, there are some places you could look for yourself for information about the items in question: The MechQuest Encyclopedia or the ' Ultimate MechQuest Spreadsheet', a player run project in the form of a Google Spreadsheet.
    While this information can be outdated, this is the reason for the Q&A board. The MQ Q&A board gives you an opportunity to get current feedback, ideas and information about the game.

    On Answering Questions:
    If you see a thread has been answered and you do not have further information to add, please do NOT post in it. Please remember that we were all new once; new to the forums and new to the games. Responding to questions with kindness and understanding is not a request, it is a necessity. Any replies that do not add to the topic at hand will be removed - some without notice, some with penalties including official warnings. Any instances of discourteous replies that flame or troll another user will also be met with consequences including official warnings. If a request already has a reply, please only post your own reply to the same request if you are adding significant new information, or making a factual correction.

    Completed threads:
    When your question has been answered please do not ask for the thread to be locked. It is unnecessary work for the forum staff and assistants. It is appreciated (but not necessary) to say thanks if the answer(s) to your question have helped. If the answer to your question causes you to want to ask another question, please start a new question thread.

    Many thanks to Circe who originally posted these rules on 12/9/2009 and also to Sir Gnome, both of whose selfless contributions to the forum have made it a better place.

    < Message edited by Zyrain -- 10/8/2017 17:27:44 >
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    7/23/2011 19:34:51   

    Topics that will be deleted on sight

    Listed here are thread topics that will warrant either locking or deleting, regardless of whether they have been answered or not

    - Boasting Threads:
    eg. "What level are you?" "I have X, what do you have?" "I beat X! Have you?"

    These are typically threads boasting about their items/accomplishments they've made. We have the (Dis)Accomplishment Thread established for that very purpose. It will always be found stickied in the General Discussion forum.

    - Non-Questions: This one is pretty straight forward, this is a Question and Answer forum. If you're not here to ask a question, you're in the wrong forum.

    - Farming Questions:
    eg. "Where should I farm to get the most Credits?" "Where's the best place to get X amout of Credits?"

    Farming questions are not allowed in this board because they usually generate discussion. For the above questions, please use the Farming Discussion thread in the MechQuest General Discussion forum.

    There are also great guides in the MechQuest Guides forum about farming.

    If you don't agree with information you find within the the Guides, you can propose a change on the guide itself; this means provide complete information and a statement about why you think it should be, don't just say "You're wrong".

    - Personal Questions:
    eg. "How old are you?" "Where do you live?" "What's your sign in info? I can help you!"

    These are questions that don't belong on these forums at all. Not only is it inappropriate to ask for other peoples information but it's just a bad idea in general to give info to strangers.

    - Non MQ Related Questions: This ties into the questions above. This is the MechQuest Q&A, only MQ related questions should ever be posted here.

    - Discussion Questions: If it's a topic that you feel would warrant discussion in order to come to an answer, please post it in the MechQuest General Discussion board.

    - Bugs: While it is ok to post asking whether something seems like a bug, once you've found out whether something is a bug/glitch then it needs to go in the Official Artix.com Bug Reporting Site. Please report any and all bugs on this site. Be sure to include your Character ID where it says "Username" in the provided template. When reporting a bug put down as much info as possible. The more you put in the report the easier it will be for the staff to fix the issue. This includes the mech you were piloting, items you were using, planet you were on, enemy you were fighting. Every detail you possibly can provide.

    - Character rating questions: No threads involving ratings of any kind are needed or allowed in MQ Q&A.

    - Battle Strategy discussion: Anything looking for the 'Best' setup for a certain Mission, or 'Best' strategy for beating a Boss will be largely a matter of opinion, and so can be discussed in MechQuest General Discussion. Anything looking for a quick answer, such as a build which will just get someone through a mission/bossfight belongs as its own thread here in MQ Q&A.

    - Complaint Questions:
    eg. "Why can't I kill X? He's too hard!" "X is ridiculous! You can't kill them!"

    First off, many of these are usually not questions and simple rants don't have a place in these forums. If you genuinely believe that something is really too hard to beat (assuming normal difficulty here - anything else is MEANT to be a challenge!) then you should post a thread in the MQ Game Balance Discussion board, ideally with some figures to back your argument up.

    - Plot Spoiler Questions: Any plot critical information, such as surprise bosses and/or paths in walkaround quests must be posted in spoiler tags for 24 hours after the release. This includes both questions and answers - Asking 'What special moves does spoiler boss name use' needs to be in spoiler tags, and the entire answer would have to be too. As thread titles cannot be put in spoiler tags, please do name your threads 'Spoiler boss name help!' or similar. After 24 hours have passed since the release, no spoiler tags are needed and questions may be asked as normal

    - Questions about AExtras
    Please check the AExtras forum: http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tt.asp?forumid=237

    Thanks to Denolth who originally created this post 1/22/2010.

    < Message edited by Zyrain -- 10/8/2017 17:28:16 >
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    7/23/2011 19:35:20   

    If an issue arises within the MQ Q&A (be it clarification of the rules, an issue with a specific user, or reporting rule violations), the following is a list of individuals to contact. If you wish to report threads in violation of the rules, you may contact any MechQuest Q&A ArchKnight. If you have an issue with an ArchKnight, please contact the head moderator of this forum. If your issue is with the moderating staff, please contact Scakk and/or Zyrain.

    MQ Q&A Head Moderator


    MechQuest ArchKnights


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