Everyone who plays Final Fantasy XIV for any appreciable length of time knows that there is a third-party DPS tracking application out there. It’s common knowledge. There are sites that compile DPS figures for various fights, and that is also common knowledge. But no one talks about it in-game, because even though the developers are also fully aware of its presence the official policy is that this is not allowed, so it operates on a gentleman’s agreement of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
This might seem strange to some people, but really, every game and community has a certain portion of stuff that’s based on community understanding rather than official rules. There are games where I’ve been told to not use duty finders because the game’s community eschews them, or games where there’s an unspoken rule to jump before a dungeon pull to signal that you’re ready, and so on. These little community-accepted touches abound, and today I’m curious about some of yours. What are some unwritten rules in your personal MMO communities?