Keep War In RP and Out of RL

Originally published at: https://www.novosmundos.net/6953/keep-war-in-rp-and-out-of-rl/

Like most of the world the staff of Novos Mundos was shocked to learn of the illegal, indefensible and genocidal war the dictator Vladimir Putin has launched against his neighbour Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have shown incredible bravery in the face of unimaginable odds and truly have become the proverbial canary in the coal mine for the rules based international order. Not since World War 2 has the European continent seen such a horrific conflict.

While the staff understands that the normal Russian people are not to blame for the actions of their deranged and insane government, and many in fact have shown as much bravery as many Ukrainians by protesting in the face of a fascist police state hellbent on exterminating any dissent. We have come to the difficult decision, one made by many other websites and services, to effective immediately deny access to the Novos Mundos website by any Russia-based users. This block has been applied on the server-level. As Novos Mundos currently does not have any players that reside within the Russian Federation, none should be affected. If you are using a VPN please make sure not to use a server inside Russia when connecting to Novos Mundos or you may also be unable to get in. If that does occur, you can regain access simply by disabling your VPN or connecting to a different server.

Once all Russian soldiers have left sovereign Ukrainian territory we may consider lifting the ban.

War belongs in stories and roleplay, not in real life.