Server Code of Conduct
 
   
SERVER CODE OF CONDUCT

OFFICIAL SERVERS – AN OVERVIEW
The official server program and stats system introduced by Iocaine Studios for ThreadSpace: Hyperbol is designed to promote a system of statistics gathering and rewards for ThreadSpace: Hyperbol players on a level playing field in which players can expect the same standard configuration and playing environment on any official server they play on. These standards are achieved and maintained by ensuring that all server providers and server administrators are abiding by a common set of rules as determined by Iocaine Studios.

1. RULES AND POLICIES FOR TRUSTED PARTNERS / SERVER HOST PROVIDERS
Iocaine Studios is limiting Official server status in order to protect the integrity of the code system. We want everyone to be able to play Official Servers if they choose. It is imperative that all of these Rules and Policies be adhered to in order to create a level playing field for everyone.

1.1 Server Configuration

1.1.1 Official Servers are required to use unaltered configuration files and rules files distributed by Iocaine Studios.

1.2 Server Content

1.2.1 Official servers must be entirely "pure" with no customization outside of the default content shipped by Iocaine Studios. Official servers are not allowed to run customised games or Mods, as we cannot ensure the balance of these components.

1.2.2 Whenever there is a new patch released Official Server Administrators are required to upgrade their servers.

1.2.3 Official servers are not to run upcoming content early nor out of date content.


1.3 Maps

1.3.1 Custom maps are never permitted on official servers, although we do permit map sizes to be defined independently of maximum players.

2. RULES AND POLICIES FOR ALL SERVER ADMINISTRATORS MANAGING OFFICIAL SERVERS (PUBLIC OR PRIVATE)
These are rules and policies that all people running official servers are expected to observe. Failure to do so can result in the server being delisted and all stats affected being reverted.

2.1 Copyright Infringements and Advertising

2.1.1 Server Administrators may not arrange for the exchange or transfer of any pirated software, distribution of copyrighted software or CD keys or other contraband while on any Official Servers.

2.1.2 Server Administrators may not market, promote or advertise other services or products on any official servers (excluding trusted partners and in game server messages).

2.2 Game Setting Changes

2.2.1 Server Administrators may not change any server settings preset by Iocaine Studios.

2.2.2 Server Administrators may not load up custom maps or modifications to Official Servers.

2.3 “In-House” Official Server Rules

Public Official Servers and Private rented clan servers may introduce custom rules that apply only to their servers and which result in minor changes to gameplay. These “in-house” rules are allowed as long as they do not violate the conditions of use of a official server as determined by Iocaine Studios and as long as they are explicitly announced before any penalty is applied, so that players joining the server are aware of them before being penalized.

2.3.1 Allowed “In-House” Official Server Rules:

Server Administrators may implement and enforce rules that result in minor changes to gameplay behaviour or styles as long as these are clearly stated before a player starts playing on a server. These rules typically introduce minor restrictions on how a certain aspect of the game can be used.

Examples of such rules that are acceptable are:

(a) Players may not use explicit, offensive or racist language in-game.

(b) Players may not impersonate clan members or other server administrators.

(c) Players may not deliberately performing actions that hinder their own team (such as last-minute team-swapping to increase scores or statistics, excessive team-killing, destroying friendly targets, attacking team-mates, deliberately placing themselves in a situation so they cause another player to team-kill them.)

(d) Spawn camping.

(e) Ignoring requests from Server Administrators or abusing Server Administrators.

3. RULES AND POLICIES APPLYING TO ALL PLAYERS ON OFFICIAL SERVERS. The following rules are ones that players are expected to abide by while playing on official servers. Any use of third-party programs or game exploits not listed below should be reported through one of the channels listed below.

3.1 Game Exploits
3.1.1 Players may not use or exploit game mechanisms to artificially boost their score ("stats padding") and Server administrators may not knowingly allow or encourage this activity on their servers.

4. REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF THESE TERMS

Anyone who observes violations of these terms should report these violations (with screenshots and or Round IDs) as soon as possible.

Any action taken against players or Server Administrators will be taken by Iocaine Studios and may include having official servers being delisted or having player accounts altered to remove all global points and awards.

Violations (or suspected violations) can be reported to any of the following authorised groups:

Iocaine Studios Support: Support@IocaineStudios.com

Cheats, hacks or exploits can be reported to Support@IocaineStudios.com


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