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General Game Server Rules

General Game Server Rules

(Dedicated Game Servers hosted by Proud Gaymers)

 

ALL PLAYERS NEED TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES. ASK THE MODERATORS IF THE RULES ARE NOT CLEAR.

Greetings Gaymers,

We will be offering multiple dedicated game servers (Game servers that are legal to be hosted) that we will be hosting in Canada. Our dedicated game servers is a free service to all our LGBTQ+ and ally gaymers who want to play on our dedicated hosted game servers. This will give you an opportunity to play with other LGBTQ+ and ally gamers.

We will be offering this service as most of the dedicated hosted game servers out there don’t have servers that are dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. We think that by hosting dedicated game servers for the LGBTQ+ community will be a great way to make new LGBTQ+ and ally friends as well as being your true self in our hosted virtual worlds.

Since we will have multiple game servers/hosts. We will not be able to monitor every game and always have active moderators on at all times.

As with all online games, we may need to intervene in certain situations in order to keep the community safe from bullies and other threats. But also to try and keep the playing field fair for all gamers playing on our servers.

We also know that at some point some issues can arise and some players may decide to play in a way that is unfair or find ways to hack, abuse game exploits or find other ways to have an unfair advantage over other players.

As such and for other obvious reasons, we need to set some basic rules and guidelines for all players that will be connecting to our dedicated gaming servers. We know: you hate rules! That’s why you probably moved out of your parents’ basement. Nevertheless, rules are an important aspect when playing online games.

These rules are here so that the majority of the players may enjoy their time playing with other LGBTQ+ and ally gamers and at the same time to ensure a smoother experience for all to enjoy.

Help others whenever you can, even if you are not a moderator. Actually, that’s how we select our volunteer members.

Please make sure you are aware of the rules and help us reinforce them by reporting any infractions to us.

By playing on our server you agree to follow the rules below.

Note: We reserve the right to add, change or resolve a situation at our own discretion as this list of rules is not extensive, complete, and can not cover every possible situation that may arise.

GENERAL PLAYER RULES:

It is understandable that members have the right to say whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want–as long as it’s on their own property, within the confines of their personal space, and in accordance with the laws of the land. However, members do not have the full extent of freedom of speech on privately owned websites, forums, dedicated servers that are hosted by a third party.

YOU MUST HAVE THE SAME NAME IN GAME AS ON DISCORD. YOU MUST BE ON DISCORD TO PLAY ON OUR DEDICATED GAME SERVERS.

ANY TYPE OF ATTACKS ON THE PROMOTION OF OUR SERVICES ON STEAM, REDDIT OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, OR BROADCAST PLATFORM WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL BAN (AND MAY EXTEND TO TRIBE MATES) FROM ALL SERVERS, AND FROM OUR DISCORD SERVER. NO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED. AN ATTACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A PERSONAL ATTACK ON US AND IS AN ATTACK ON OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

GLOBAL RULES:

  1. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, AND YOU ARE ON DISCORD YOU ARE BREAKING THE DISCORD TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOU RISK BEING BANNED. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, GET PARENTAL PERMISSION TO BE ON OUR DISCORD.
  2. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, AND YOU ARE PLAYING ON OUR GAME SERVER THEN YOU ARE BREAKING OUR TERMS OF USE AND SERVICE YOU RISK BEING BANNED. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, GET PARENTAL PERMISSION TO PLAY ON OUR GAME SERVERS.
  3. ANY RECRUITING OF PLAYERS TO BRING TO ANOTHER SERVER WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL BAN FROM ALL SERVERS, AND FROM OUR DISCORD SERVER. NO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED.
  4. FLAMING, SPAMMING, AND FLOODING WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL BAN FROM ALL SERVERS, AND FROM OUR DISCORD SERVER. NO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED.
  5. RACISM, SEXISM, INSULTS, OFFENSIVE REMARKS, HOMOPHOBIA, GENERAL HATE, AND WORDING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, ON ANY OF OUR SERVICES.

When playing on our servers we encourage players to be nice to one another.
There will be cases where we need to step in and intervene against some players if some lines are crossed.

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • English and French are the conversational languages to be used in our services. 
  • No Advertising except for in-game related stuff.
  • Be kind and keep things polite. 
  • Don’t create in-game content that represents racist, pornographic, sexist, homophobic content etc…
  • Don’t use offensive and defamatory words in chat.
  • Don’t spam.
  • Don’t be toxic also known as being salty.
  • Don’t spread the personal information of other users (pictures, real names, addresses, numbers etc.)
  • Don’t post or creating in-game content that is under copyright.
  • Don’t pretend to be a Proud Gaymers staff/volunteers when you are not.
  • Abuse of claim system (claim spam) in some sandbox games such as placing blocks to prevent another player from accessing resources or hogging building spots.
  • Abusing of the building system in some games that leads to loss of performance for other players.
  • Etc…

All of this extends to character names, guild names, in-game signs and so on. We reserve the right to interfere in some cases where we deem necessary to do so.

IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR YOU ARE BEING HARASSED OR BEING GRIEFED IMMEDIATELY LEAVE. REPORT THE SITUATION TO MODERATORS VIA THE SUPPORT TICKET ON OUR WEBSITE. IF IT CAN’T BE PROVED, WE CAN NOT BAN PLAYERS ON A HE SAID/SHE SAID. REPORT IT THOUGH, SO WE MAY LOOK INTO IT. IT IS ON YOU TO LEAVE, AND NOT GO BACK TO THAT CHAT, OR NEAR THAT PLAYER. EACH CASE WILL BE LOOKED AT BY MODERATORS AND WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO CREATE A SAFE AND HARASSMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Also, feel free to use the tools in-game to help improve your gaming experiences such as using the ignore player option or mute said players in discord or in-game.

Filming and or streaming is perfectly fine, just ask the admin in discord before promoting anything. You must also follow the rules of Steam or Epic Games. The same goes for the game developer rules or game publishers, etc.

When in doubt about some rules contact our moderators and ask for clarification in discord.

ADDITIONAL GAME SERVER RULES BY GAME:

ARK SERVER RULES:

(ARK: Survival Evolved)

1. THE SERVER HAS BUILT-IN MECHANICS TO PREVENT PILLAR SPAMS AND OTHER ISSUES, IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A SPOT, FEEL FREE TO PLACE PILLARS AND FOUNDATIONS, IF YOU DO NOT BUILD IN DUE TIME, THEY MAY BE REMOVED. PILLAR SPAMMING IS AGAINST THE RULES. WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL BAN FROM ALL SERVERS, AND FROM OUR DISCORD SERVER. NO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED.

2. YOUR BASE CAN NOT BE BUILT IN RENDER RANGE OF ANOTHER BASE. RENDER RANGE IS BASED ON EPIC VIEW SETTINGS. OF COURSE, IF YOUR NEIGHBOUR DOES NOT MIND THEN NO PROBLEM. IF YOU ARRIVE ON A LOCATION AFTER ANOTHER, THEN THE FIRST PERSON THERE HAS PRIMARY BUILD RIGHTS.

2.1. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE TREE PLATFORMS NEAR ANOTHER BASE, NEAR ANOTHER PLATFORM IN FINE.

2.2. TEMPORARY BASE STRUCTURES, SPIKE WALLS, AND TRAPS MUST BE REMOVED WHEN NOT IN USE. USE THE DEMO GUN, YOU WILL NOT LOSE MATS.

3. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT KITING (LURING) OR DROPPING DINOS IN SOMEONE’S BASE YOU WILL BE BANNED, NO WARNING.

4. BUILDING IN HIGH RESOURCE AREAS IS FROWNED UPON, THIS WILL BE DEALT WITH POLITELY, WARNINGS GIVEN, BUT IF YOU ARE DOING IT TO MESS WITH THE COMMUNITY YOU WILL BE BANNED. BASICALLY, USE COMMON SENSE, THE SERVER ARE FOR, COMMUNITY FUN.

5. USING A MONKEY TO PICK LOCKS, OR STEALING FROM ANY PLAYERS, WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL BAN FROM ALL SERVERS, AND FROM OUR DISCORD SERVER. NO WARNING WILL BE ISSUED.

6. EVEN WHEN PLAYING SOLO, YOU MUST HAVE A TRIBE, THIS GIVES YOU ACCESS TO TRIBE LOGS AND HELPS MODERATORS SOLVE ISSUES.

SOON.

Conan Exiles Rules:

General Conan Exile Rules:

  • NO CHEATING/BUGABUSING OF ANY KIND.
  • MAX. 30 THRALLS/PETS ALLOWED PER CLAN! EVERYTHING THAT EXCEEDS THIS LIMIT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CLEANED UP BY THE SERVER.
  • IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO PULL BOSSES OR NPC’S INTO BASES OF OTHER PLAYERS TO KILL THEIR THRALLS.

Base Building Rules:

  • ONLY ONE BIG BASE ALLOWED PER CLAN/GROUP OR SOLO PLAYER.
    • 3 SMALL BASE ALLOWED PER CLAN/GROUP OR SOLO PLAYER
    • FARMING/TAMING BASES ARE ALLOWED AS LONG AS THEY ARE SMALL.
    • ABUSING OF THE BUILDING SYSTEM THAT LEADS TO LOSS OF PERFORMANCE FOR OTHER PLAYERS.
  • ABUSE OF CLAIM SYSTEM (CLAIM SPAM) SUCH AS PLACING BLOCKS TO PREVENT ANOTHER PLAYER FROM ACCESSING RESOURCES OR HOGGING BUILDING SPOTS.
  • FOUNDATION SPAMMING IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • BLOCKING STORY-POINTS OR BOSS-SPAWNS IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • EVERYTHING NOT COMPLIANT TO THE ABOVE LIST MAY BE DELETED BY ADMINS AND MODERATORS.

PVP Rules:

  • CAMPING PLAYERS IS NOT ALLOWED.
    • KILL A PLAYER(S) THEN MOVE ON…
  • LOOTING DEAD PLAYERS IS ALLOWED.
    • TRY TO STAY FAIR AND TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU REALLY NEED.
  • PVP BETWEEN DIFFERENT LEVELS IS ALLOWED.
  • PVP WITH UNEQUAL NUMBERS OF PLAYERS OR CLANS IS ALLOWED.

SOON.

SOON.

CLAN AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

It falls under the player’s responsibility to follow the rules and know which clans you’re currently a part of. It’s the player’s responsibility to make sure no one in your clan is breaking any of the gaming rules.

Do not associate with players you suspect are hacking, exploiting or not following the rules.

If you suspect someone or a clan is not flowing the rules here then please report them by following the steps in the below section: Reporting an infraction. Then try to distance yourself from these players and or clan.

HACKS, CHEATS AND EXPLOITS:

The use of hacks and exploits on our services will not be tolerated.

Hacks and cheats come in as many different variations and are also known as trainers. They are normally used to create an advantage beyond normal gameplay, in order to make the game easier. Cheats may be activated from within the game itself (a cheat code implemented by the original game developers) or created by third-party software (a game trainer or debugger) that inject code and modify aspects of the game to provide an unfair advantage against other players.

Exploits can be described as exploiting in-game bugs in a way to obtain an unfair advantage over other players and may create a negative play experience for the rest of the players. Here are some examples of exploits: item duplication, stashing of materials under the world terrain (undermesh), crashing servers or other player’s game clients, accessing forbidden areas of the game, abusing the building systems in some games to negatively impact server and game client performance.

CIRCUMVENTING A BAN:

Avoiding or circumventing a ban by any means, including but not limited to creating alternate accounts, using steam Family Share, or other similar methods will result in a harsher restriction against your account and will remove your chance of being able to appeal a suspension.

DURATION OF A BAN:

In many situations, we will proceed with a temporary ban as a way to warn against repeating infractions. 

A temporary ban or permanent ban can be applied to the 1 game server where the infraction happened. But we reserve the right to ban a player from all our game servers. As well as our Discord server and the website forum. In extreme cases, we may block players from having access to our website and all our services.

  • In cases of under meshing, we will proceed with 7 or 14 day bans depending on the extent of the abuse.
  • In cases of severe walling or locking access to large chunks of content in-game, the duration of the ban will be 1 full month.
  • In cases of other forms of abuse and griefing, the bans will range from 3 days to 14 days bans but depending on the extent and gravity of the situation it may be longer or be a permanent ban. It will be at our discretion.
  • Hacking, exploiting and abusing of in-game mechanics and or situations that are extreme will be met with a permanent ban.

Any repeated infractions will result in additional durations of any bans previously applied. After 3 infractions it will result in a permanent non-appealable ban.

REPORTING AN INFRACTION:

NOTE: IF YOU DECIDE TO SHARE INFORMATION, THAT MIGHT GET SOMEONE IN TROUBLE, OR REPORT AN ISSUE, YOUR NAME WILL NEVER BE MENTION TO ANYONE EXCEPT TO THE ADMINS AND MODERATORS. WE WILL NEVER REVEAL A HELPFUL SOURCE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.

When writing a report ticket please stay truthful and add as much information as you can. When filling the report. Doing so will help moderators to evaluate the situation more fairly for all.

If we find evidence suggesting the information provided was false, dishonest or the information was modified in a way to mislead moderators in a way to benefit wrongfully about the situation.

We may at our discretion apply sanctions against the player or groups of players that knowingly mislead moderators weather in the ticket, when having a discussion with moderators about the report or if we find any hints in logs.

To file a report about a play, a group of players, a clan or any other problem such as game server problem, in-game problem etc.

You should open a support ticket that is available on the website if the support website is down then you may send a private message to a moderator on the forum if available. If not you may as a last result send a private message to a moderator in discord.

When filing a report please include the following information:

  • Game Name
  • Name of the server (if available).
  • A description of the infraction.
  • Provide evidence to back up your report such as, but is not limited to, screenshots, videos, timestamps, names of characters and clan, profiles ID, etc…

In some games and or in some situations we may not be able to return any in-game loss of materials, items, inventories or any kind of in-game property. See section Disclaimers for more information about getting compensation back.

APPEAL AN INFRACTION OR A BAN:

If you want to appeal a ban, you will first have to have read these rules and understand them. Once read you should open a support ticket that is available on the website if the support website is down then you may send a private message to a moderator on the forum if available. If not you may as a last resort send a private message to a moderator in discord.

When filing for an appeal report please include the following information:

  1. Give a title to the ticket starting with: “Appeal of”.
  2. Your Steam profile name or ID.
  3. The name of the game where the infraction happened.
  4. Name of the server (if available) of where the infraction happened.
  5. The clan names you used to play in (if applicable).
  6. A description of the appeal.
  7. Provide a statement that you read and are aware of the rules that you need to follow.

Once the ticket is submitted please wait. The amount of time that it will take us to process your ticket may vary. Please wait until we get back to you. The decision to let you rejoin or not will be to our discretion.

If you get banned do NOT create a new account on our site to contact us about an appeal. We will disregard any new accounts that ask for a ban appeal.

Use the Support Ticket only: https://support.proudgaymers.com

DONATIONS:

DONATIONS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. BEING BANNED WILL NOT ENTITLE YOU TO A REFUND. IF FOR SOME REASON WE SHUT DOWN OUR SERVICES. ALL DONATIONS MADE WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF SHUTDOWN WILL BE RETURNED IF ASKED TO THE ADMIN.

DISCLAIMERS:

Admins and moderators reserve the right to:

  • modify these rules and any part of this document in any way we deem necessary and at any moment at our own discretion.
  • block some areas in games.
  • add or remove some items and or resources from player’s inventories or from in-game drops.
  • cap the number of players that can be connected on a server.
  • at our discretion decide to compensate players for good actions.
  • at our discretion decide to give refunds or return any loss of materials, inventories items or any kind of in-game property.
  • remove buildings and items in-game if it interferes with server performance or if it violates copyright laws.
  • remove items from player’s inventory, bank, chest etc, if they were obtained through the use of hacks or by the use of exploits, etc.

Admins reserve the right to: 

  • wipe or close down the servers at any time.

NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS:

WE USE SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO MONITOR THE CHAT AS BEST WE CAN. GLOBAL CHAT IN GAMES AND CHAT ON DISCORD ARE WATCHED AS MUCH AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, VOICE CHAT IN DISCORD CHANNELS, AS WELL AS CLAN CHAT ARE NOT MONITORED. IT IS SIMPLY FOR PRIVACY.

IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR HARASSED IMMEDIATELY LEAVE. REPORT THE SITUATION TO MODERATORS VIA THE SUPPORT TICKET ON OUR WEBSITE. IF IT CAN’T BE PROVED, WE CAN NOT BAN PLAYERS ON A HE SAID/SHE SAID. REPORT IT THOUGH, SO WE MAY LOOK INTO IT. IT IS ON YOU TO LEAVE, AND NOT GO BACK TO THAT CHAT, OR NEAR THAT PLAYER. EACH CASE WILL BE LOOKED AT BY MODERATORS AND WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO CREATE A SAFE AND HARASSMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

ANY ADMINS, MODERATORS AND ANY ORGANIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COMMUNITY WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, OR LIABLE FOR ANY EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR INJURY CAUSED BY AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER, MANAGER, MODERATOR, ADMIN. IF A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADVISE THE ADMIN.

YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE DO SO IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE.

We will communicate any major changes in our rules in Discord so you may get a notification.

Note:
1. As a player playing on our servers you accept that you have read, understood and accept these rules! Ignorance of these rules will not exempt you, your clan or your account from receiving disciplinary action.

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