Welcome To TG World of Tanks
This thread is designed to help all new players get over the hurdles of joining a new community and expedite their fitting with our style of play. Below are some rules to help you out. This is the first place you should check before posting a new question!
Basic Rules of Conduct - Forums & TeamSpeak
PUBLIC / PRIVATE MESSAGE FORUMS (Basic Rules of Conduct)
- No vulgar language or profanity (This includes inappropriate words, inappropriate sexual references and other vulgar statements).
- No threatening, abusive or harassing comments.
- No slanderous or libelous posts (Knowingly making false claims about a company, organization or an individual are prohibited).
- No discussion or challenge to our editing policy is allowed within the forums. If you disagree, or want clarification as to why a particular topic, post or individual was removed, you must contact a WoT Moderator. Tactical Gamer staff will NOT respond to any inquiries or challenges of these rules or decisions on the public forum, however, we will respond to email / PM inquiries.
- No advertising or product marketing, other then direct Tactical Gamer material is allowed. An advertisement is categorized as an outright attempt to solicit business and any such posts may be removed. You may not link to advertise a product or service and we reserve the right to delete any link for any reason.
- Do not engage in "flame-wars" or excessive exchange of confrontational postings. Debate is important, but users should not try to provocatively "pick a fight." While we encourage lively debate, we will not tolerate personal attacks. Any person attacking another forum member will receive a warning and have their message removed. Any future incident thereafter, will result in that member being removed from the forums and Tactical Gamer WoT gaming environment.
- No spamming; do not post the same message in every topic with different titles, but with the same message. Only post your message into the topic it most relates too. Members are to respect the designated TOPIC AREAS when posting their message. This includes off-topic and sales information that does not belong in the Main Forum area. Those who post messages not relating to the topic area, will have the threads closed or the posts deleted. The inclusion of pictures within messages is allowed on this site. Referring to images on other sites should be done so sparingly if at all. This not only uses up bandwidth between sites, but often the images are copyrighted and protected by that site. Images or links to images are not to be included on our site without the express written permission of the owner of the copyrighted image(s). When posting images try to keep them under 640 x 480 resolution and under 20K.
- World of Tank forums serve as a venue for players to discuss and express opinions about World of Tanks gaming. Therefore, heated discussions about religion, politics, morality issues and borderline pornography pics are inappropriate, even in our "Sandbox" Off-Topic forum. This kind of posting behavior has no place on our WoT boards, so if players wish to discuss these type of polarizing issues, they should find other boards that sponsor and encourage discussion of this type of subject matter.
ON-LINE GAMING (Basic Rules of Conduct)
* No swearing;
* No abusive behavior;
* No racist, sexist or homophobic behavior;
* Respect for Tactical Gamer and other members must be maintained at all times;
* Inappropriate or unsociable use of Team Speak will be dealt with at the discretion of the T/S Administrators.
WoT Moderators/Administrators function as trouble-shooters, helping to maintain a positive and enjoyable atmosphere, both in forums and on-line gaming. Moderators/Administrators are able to give warnings, close threads and move threads in all forums. In addition, Moderators/Administrators implement "time outs" or bans if members fail to follow the rules or heed a number of warnings. The WoT Moderators/Administrators have the right to remove any post, topic or person for any reason they see fit. WoT Moderators/Administrators and Tactical Gamer Moderators are the only players who have the right to exercise or take disciplinary actions within the context of Tactical Gamers WoT forums and team Speak. The admins are here to ensure that players are having fun on the server and also to maintain game play that is expected on any Tactical Gamer server.
1) Players should not take responsibility for any concerns that they or other players may have resulting from other players. Report any issues to Tactical Gamer staff, Game Officers or forum moderators.
2) The public servers are our link to the outside world. As such our representation when playing should be one of best behavior.
3) Remember to play the missions as though it is the first time you have played them. New players entering need to see how we play at Tactical Gamer.
4) You are required to review our Standard Operating Procedures regularly for guidance on what is expected on Tactical Gamer forums and servers.
Team-speak / In-game Communication
Team-speak / In-game Communication
We need to set up a few SOPs for in-game communication and Team-speak. People trying to communicate in game cannot sometimes due to all the chatter, so here is how we should handle it.
Team-speak should be used for:
- Contacting an admin
- Communication between rounds
Please be aware that other players may be trying to create a plan before you have entered the game so please keep chat to a minimum.
Local VOIP channel should be used for:
- Communication with nearby players.
- Communication within your local team.
- Communication with your tank crew.
Team VOIP channel should be used for:
- COs to announce orders.
- By local team leaders to request orders.
- By local team leaders giving sit-reps.
Typed Chat should be used for:
- Communications such as "Nice shot!", "Wow, look at 'em fly!" and so forth.
Players should not use the in-game Team VOIP channel for chat and local communication. Make sure you are using Local VOIP within your local teams.
Common sense and thoughtfulness are required -- if your team doesn't need to hear it, don't say it. Misuse of the communications tools can ruin the game for mature/serious players.
What this will do is allow us to set up a better communication and teamwork system for each side. Using this and VOIP we can get our game on track.
Team-speak will not replace VOIP. Once the game has started VOIP will be the priority mode of communication.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Wearing the |TG| Tag
You may see players on the servers using the |TG| tag in their name when they play on the server. Players who become regulars quickly ask: may I use the |TG| tag in my name?
Anyone who endorses and practices our play-style and rule-sets may wear the |TG| tag when playing on our or other servers! Bottom line: if you support Tactical Gamer for what it is and want to show that support, the |TG| tag is a great way to do it. Many players who love it here choose not to sport the tag in their player name, and that's fine, too, if that's what you prefer. The option is there for you to take or leave.
We love it when people support this community with Supporting Memberships, but it's not required to wear the |TG| tag.
By putting on the |TG| tag, you are representing TG and our style of play - it means that you have read and understood all of the Server Rules and SOP's as well as the other REQUIRED Reading. On the game servers, players who may not be aware of our rules or code of conduct are given warnings before being kicked or banned. TG-tagged players are held to a higher standard, and will not be shown the same patience if they violate the server rules or code of conduct.
When a player joins the TG WoT Clan they automatically sport the TG tag in game and thus should be expected to adhere to the primer. Remember we represent TG when we are gaming and as such are held to a higher standard.