RCG: Player Code Of Conduct READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES!IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION! As a new member, you have a responsibility to READ and UNDERSTAND the RULES which are the back bone to the harmonious running of the community. FAILURE to read and understand the rules will automatically result in your IMMEDIATE EJECTION from the community. There will be NO opportunity to APPEAL the ban. You have been warned
1.0 Members 1.1 New Members RCG aims to make all new members feel welcome and confident in their role.
Current members found to be disrupting their development may be removed from the community.
1.2 Essential Software All members must legally purchase and own the original versions of either:
1.3 Personal Details RCG requires particular details of all its members.
To register, this information must be submitted. Once submitted, the information will not be removed under any circumstances.
Members are required to provide their correct details including your email. Failure to provide correct information will result in your immediate ban, no exceptions.
1.4 Language All members are required to have a good ability to speak, read, write and understand English language.
All posts submitted to Forums must be completed using English language; no exceptions.
Members who persistently display difficulty in communicating with others may be asked to take a sabbatical to improve their English skills.
Those who persistently do not or cannot communicate effectively and do not show signs of improvement may be asked to leave the community.
1.5 User-names User-names MUST only contain English A-Z and/or 0-9. They must NOT contain spaces, special symbols or non-English lettering. User-names ARE case sensitive.
User-names MUST be identical on the Forum, Game server and Teamspeak. If a member is found to have differing User-names, the will be advised to make the relevant amendments. Failure to do so will result in a ban.
User-name amendments are not permitted at the Members request.
User-names MUST not only contain numbers.
1.6 Inactive accounts RCG operates a “Snooze-u-Looze” Policy whereby inactive accounts will be discontinued to keep all members active participants in the community.
To keep both a website account and game server account live and active a member is advised to visit both the website and game server regularly and inside the deadline (28 days; four weeks).
Accounts that are inactive for more than 28 days may be reset.
1.7 Fake emails When signing up to RCG you need to use a real email as fake, one-time emails will be banned.
Emails that do not point to a real domain server
Emails that are offensive or racist in nature
Emails that are created on a short term basis
Emails that are only created for the purpose of signing up on our servers
2.0 Teamspeak (TS) 2.1 Channel/TS Kick …is the removal from a TS channel. Only Staff have the authorisation to remove members from any server. Players may be kicked/removed from channel or TS for the following:
Spamming including music.
Serious abusive language.
Executive Team Members may overrule the above and remove members at their discretion. Bans and removals may be reviewed by Executive Team at random to reduce misuse.
2.2 Multiple Accounts RCG allows ONE account ONLY per member. Members are responsible for ensuring that only one account is created per household, internet connection, phone landline or ISP contract.
Creating/using multiple accounts on the Forum/Game Server (GS)/Team Speak (TS) is not permitted under any circumstances. RCG Alt Detection Systems (ADT) will identify and highlight any Internet Protocol (IP) and/or Personal Computer (PC) with more than one membership account. This will result in an immediate block of the accounts concerned and the permanent ban of the IP and PC without appeal. There is an exception to this rule however if you have separate phone lines/IP addresses you can sign up just do not switch with the other account as that will flag a duplicate account and both will be banned. (This is still one account per member).
RCG apologises for any inconvenience this may cause with friends and families living within the same household. We regret to inform these members that there will be no exceptions under any circumstances. RCG recommends that alternative arrangements are sought where possible in order to maintain legitimate accounts.
Members who have forgotten their account details are advised to contact an Admin or create a post in the Help sections on the Forum. Do not create another account; this will result in a ban.
Members are responsible for their own accounts. Should a member forget their account details, connect using incorrect details and/or require an account re-set, members will be required to do something in return. This is to encourage members to maintain their accounts positively. Do not create another account; this will result in a ban.
3.0 Disciplinary Procedure 3.1 Standard Actions RCG operates the above outlined “Code of Conduct” and those who chose to disrupt the community will face consequences. RCG takes no pleasure in Banning Members and makes every effort to support and encourage Members to maintain their membership. To reflect this, RCG exercises the standard actions system of sanctions which are subject to the severity and/or frequency of the rule breach and are of the discretion of Staff. This system includes:
3.2 Ban Procedure …a Ban can vary from permanent and/or scheduled restrictions within the community and/or permanent and/or scheduled restrictions from logging onto RCG Servers as a direct result of breaching any rule.
Ban requests will not be accepted via TS3. This includes using the Message System incorporated into TS3 or rallying players into channels with the view to discuss Ban requests.
All Ban requests MUST be posted in the Ban Appeal section of the realisticcombatgaming.net Forum and accompanied by supporting evidence (e.g. video footage, sound recording, screen shot; not exhaustive).
Ban Appeal posted without supporting evidence will be discarded without investigation.
3.3 Executive Team Support
Members are not permitted to approach Executive Team Members directly and should refer to the Chain of Command.
Repeated ignorance will result in permanent ban at the Executive Team Members discretion.
RCG is proud of the select and dedicated team of volunteers; full forums with enriching topics to answer any questions are also available to members.
Executive Team Members may only be approached via the Chain of Command and ONLY for serious issues.
Spamming, technical, verbal or written abuse/threats via e-mail/private messaging/TS/Forums to other members or RCG Administrators (Admins and or Moderators) will not be tolerated.
3.4 Admins Decisions An Admins decision is final. However:
Players may appeal final decisions; one per incident/player.
Players appealing decisions are advised to submit the complaint in writing on the relevant Forum section.
Members are advised to remain civilised and respectful whether accepting or appealing an Admins decision as issues will only cause delays.
Members found to be involving other Admins unnecessarily, essentially causing rifts between Admins, will be Banned.
Executive Team Members reserve the right to discretion and hold the overruling decision.
Executive Team Members reserve the right to make any relevant amendments to the Rules and Code of Conduct at any time. Members will be advised of amendments.
3.5 Chain of Command (CoC)/Complaints Policy RCG aims to run an enjoyable and harmonious RPG to which the members are proud to be a part of. This involves all Members to display respect and fair play to one another. If a Member is made aware of Rule breaches or lack of decorum or sportsmanship, it is their responsibility to follow the Chain of Command, here as follows:
Rules – investigate the complaints relevance and significance.
Friends – investigate frequency and/or severity of issue.
Forum – discuss issue/submit complaint in writing in the relevant Forum and section.
TS Help Channel – await support.
Moderator – discuss issue with a view to manage or pass through the CoC.
Admin – as above.
Executive Team Members – Members are not authorised to contact the Executive Team directly under any circumstances. Failure to comply may result in various time-limited restrictions to your account and delays on the complaint being processed.