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News and Announcements => Rules => Topic started by: Lightning Blue on February 25, 2004, 12:58:15 PM

Title: Official Server Rules
Post by: Lightning Blue on February 25, 2004, 12:58:15 PM
Welcome to the rules thread for our game servers. This will be split into sections, the first section applies to any game we host, then there will be subsections.

General Rules:

Natural Selection 2:

Rule enforcement policy:

Due to the nature of the NS2 community, permanent bans will be handed out rarely. While actual enforcement will be up to the individual server admins, the general policy will be as follows:

To dispute a ban or for abuse claims, please sign up for our forums and post your complaint in the PR Forum (http://forums.lunixmonster.org/index.php?board=9.0).

Notice: these rules are in development, rules may be changed, added or removed at any time.
Title: Re: Official Server Rules
Post by: Lightning Blue on February 14, 2014, 09:52:56 AM
bumping this so it doesn't look 8 years old. We'll be revising these rules as the community reboots.
Title: Re: Official Server Rules
Post by: Lightning Blue on March 03, 2014, 12:48:11 AM
The old rules from NS1 for reference. I'll be heavily cutting up the first post.

1. Spawncamping is not allowed.
This server promotes a team environment that is competitive and also enjoyable. We want all players to enjoy the experience, and feel spawncamping detracts from that. Spawncamping includes, but is not limited to:
o Killing players as they spawn for rfk, stat whoring, or any other reason besides an active assault on hive/CC.
o Routinely pressing the hive location/marine spawn for the specific purpose of killing spawning players, otherwise know as a "Drive by".
o Placing mines in an active hive or building hive is not allowed, period.
o If you are pressuring the hive/MS to end the game, do not camp the entrances and kill them as they come out, without moving in. Although you are not IN the spawn area, denying the team any chance of defense while blocking spawn exits will be considered spawncamping without adequate pressure to kill the hive/MS.

2. Don't be a llama.
Commonly known as griefing or llama-ish behavior, playing in a way to degrade the gameplay of those around you. This can be smurfing with the intent to harass, not cooperating, spamming communications, or generally being more of a curse than a help.

3. Purposefully attacking teammates or team structures when friendly fire is on is bannable.
Having Friendly Fire on is a benefit, don't make it a curse. If you accidentally TK a teammate, apologize or signify it is in someway an accident. Knifing/biting friendly targets for XP in Combat, or to destroy or damage in NS will not be tolerated in any way.

4. Do not recycle IP's or F4 during the game. F4 is only acceptable to even out the teams.
Changing teams to even them is permitted (and encouraged) when teams are uneven by two or more players, but do not F4 because you know you will lose. Let the team have the victory, or leave the server and come back later. If the other team is purposely dragging the game out, notify an admin. Recycling base to end the game can result in a ban. Do not recycle active IP's unless you have successfully relocated elsewhere.

5. No advertising of any kind is allowed on the server.
This includes, but is not limited to, advertising in names, voicechat or text messages. No web links, IRC chatrooms, or other forms of advertising allowed.

6. Please respect all players always. Don't swear other people out.
Keep the language PG-13, and never direct insults toward another player. If things get too frustrating, leave for a bit.

7. NS is about teamwork. Obey your commander, listen to your team. Don't be a llama. Don't be a commander or a gorge if new.
Use common sense. Be an asset to your team, not a liability. If you're new, we're here to help, but ask before trying to command and be sure the team agrees on what chamber to build with each hive. Watch other, more experienced players before evolving for that higher lifeform. Do not be a griefer, spamming communications begging for weaponry, listen to your commander or team, and try to be a teamplayer.

8. No Clan-Stacking. You may be switched to even teams without warning.
Two clan members to a team is usually fine. Keep it 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2, etc. Try to keep the teams as even as possible skill-wise. if you want to play with a friend or clanmate, we're not against it, just don't make a team so onesided it's not fun for anyone. For regulars, it means joining the team you think needs the most help, for new players, random when you can.

9. Using cheats, skin, game or map exploits & abusing spectator chat is cause for a ban.
Pretty clearly stated, blatant hacking or abuse results in a ban.

10. Do not spam chat or voicecomm. We kick AFK'ers.
Keep the atmosphere relatively clear of useless chatter, or you may be gagged, muted, kicked or banned. Want to discuss girls, or have a chat with a friend, go to IRC. If you have chatbinds for health/ammo/weld, don't spam it. Try to keep it in check. Excessive abuse will result in a kick, or a ban. We have an auto-AFK kicker.

11. To dispute a ban or for abuse claims, please sign up for our forums and post your complaint in the PR Forum.
All PR forum posts are read by our admins, so if you feel wrongly banned, leave a post in the forum. Please indicate why you were banned, what warnings you received, and why you feel it is unjust.  Include your SteamID.
Title: Re: Official Server Rules
Post by: Vinegar Ninja on March 03, 2014, 12:09:26 PM
Looks good to me!