Updated 28th February 2019
1.1 Player Harassment: Harassment that prevents the game from being playable or is extremely inappropriate or offensive is not allowed. This includes kill stealing and clone camping. Harassment may also involve a real or perceived power imbalance with actions repeated over time. This may include but is not limited to:
Verbal abuse – offensive name-calling, insults or gossiping
Non-verbal abuse – offensive hand signs or messages
Hate speech – remarks, jokes or comments relating to race, sex, sexuality or gender. This area would also include any form of hate speech that reinforces the marginalisation of groups, e.g. those with physical or mental health needs, or on the basis of religious or political belief.
Sexual – abusive sexualised name-calling, derogatory comments, or inappropriate sexual propositions or comments related to criminal acts.
Indirect – spreading stories or rumours about someone, intimidation, exclusion from social groups, manipulating or constantly undermining someone, or use of memes to effect one of these actions.
This could take place either within the game, in discord, in the forums, or in any other platform which references Sentinels Republic as a community or individual players.
1.2 Staff Harassment: Staff are in place to ensure that all players are able to enjoy their game time. Harassment of the server staff is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. If you wish to discuss a decision made by staff, please do so privately. You are advised to contact an admin no sooner than 24 hours after the action has been taken.
1.3 Language Usage: Language that is considered extremely vulgar, racist, sexist, homophobic, or defamatory should not be used within the game or discord, or on any other social media platform which names Sentinels Republic, or any member of its community of staff and players.
1.4 Staff Impersonation: Players will not attempt to impersonate or act as staff members at any time, attempting to do so will result in permanent ban of the account. Any player who is concerned about another player’s behaviour outside of their guild should contact the team, rather than attempting to manage the situation themselves. Staff are identifiable in-game by their tags e.g. Admin, Dev, CC, CSR, EC, CSI and by similar titles in discord.
1.5 Chat. Failure to comply with a staff request or complaining repeatedly about it will result in the account being frozen for a short period of time.
1.6 Chat Spam. Spamming of any chat system is not allowed. Chat bans will be issued.
1.7 Disruption: Any disruption of chat in the chat channels in game or on discord will be dealt with by a staff member. Examples of disruption could be, but are not limited to, abusive, racial, personal attacks, griefing or taunting an individual or guild.
1.8 Taunting and Griefing: Any taunting or smack talking between players is not allowed. Whilst we recognize that there is a PvP element and the game is set in the Galatic Civil War we expect players to treat each other with respect. Griefing is defined as deliberately harassing or irritating other players, using aspects of the game in unintended ways. Placing bases in opposing cities by key facilities such as shuttleports, cloning centres, cantinas or med bases with buffing facilities and vendors is not acceptable.
1.9 The NSFW channel is provided for those who wish to participate in conversations of an adult nature. This channel is not moderated by staff, however player and staff harassment, griefing etc will not be tolerated. Parents are advised to ensure that those under 18 do not have access to it.
1.10 PvP guidelines have been voted for by the player base. Here on SR the agreement is that ‘Red is dead’ at any time. If you are attackable then you can be attacked regardless of what you are doing or which guild you are in. It is deemed acceptable for PvP to take place between players multiple times in a day. This excludes events, and for 5 minutes following the event. We would remind players that the code of conduct continues to apply during PvP, therefore training mobs, griefing, and harassment will not be tolerated. Players may use The Pit.
If these rules are broken the following consequences are in place.
- General reminders about the expectations of behaviours.
- A warning by a senior member of staff, stating which rules have been broken. This will be shared with all staff so that warnings are not duplicated.
- Freezing/muting ingame and removal of discord access for a short period of time so that the player can consider their actions and staff can consider any further action required.
- Removal of discord access and or game access for a period of time ranging from 24 hours to a week. This will be discussed and agreed by admin staff.
- Removal of in game and/or discord access for an extended period of time, typically 30 days in length. This will be discussed and agreed by admin staff.
- Deleting of an account, banning of the IP address and removal from any and all discord servers related to SR. This will be discussed and agreed by admin staff. IP addresses and account names may be shared with other server owners.