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The rules may not explicitely state all situations:
Do not use this as an excuse
DoD servers are meant to be FUN.
This means they are not a forum for:
GRIEFING: The act of irritating and angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineering.
MISOGYNY (the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women - one of our more experienced players is (a) female and (b) will give you a good case of whoop-ass)
Anyone causing unnecessary drama or being abusive in game will be kicked from server.
Being fun also means that you are mature enough to play with others. Players ages run from early teens to those old enough to be the teenager’s parent.
Being mature also means that you will not be offended by “bad” language (excepting language that has bigotry, racism, etc.), being killed, having your base raided, your vehicle destroyed, etc.
DoD servers are SEMI-MILITARIZED. This means that there is a high level of military-grade weapons. For a noobie this will mean you will need to spend a lot of time:
Scrounging - weapons and vehicles and selling them to increase your pop tabs and respect
Dying - recognize that there will be players who have spent a great deal of time on the servers and have a lot of pop tabs and respect and can afford to buy the high powered weapons. Remember: You may have played Exile on other servers but in starting on DoD servers you are a noob. Also remember that everyone knows where the good loot spawns so do not complain about dying.
Cheating is not acceptable
This applies to regular players AND administrators.
Accusing someone of cheating, especially admins, is a serious accusation - it reflects on the personal character of a person. With this in mind:
You will not be punished for reporting a duping method, but you will be punished for not reporting it, and attempting to cover it up.
If you find any method to dupe or exploit, immediately report it to an administrator. You can contact us on TeamSpeak.
Any accusations of cheating MUST be accompanied by video evidence either by Youtube or another publicly accessible video site.
Accusations of player cheating must be reported on the DoD web site (http://www.doordiegamers.com/) in the forum provided for accusations. NOTE: You will also be exposing yourself in being the accuser - you should be very sure of your accusation before posting. REMEMBER: False accusations fall under the category of griefing and may get you banned.
Admin Abuse: There is a level of trust that is above any player in being an admin. Many times it is a thankless job that takes away from gameplay. Without admins the servers will not function correctly.
If you have evidence of admin abuse the reporting method is via TeamSpeak
The server owner is THE SOLE ARBITRATOR whose decision is FINAL.
The decision and discussion will be made in private by the server owner and whomever they decide will be part of the discussion.
The decision on the server owner will be posted publically.
Side Chat Rules
Watch your language in side chat.
No swearing, racist words or hate speech is allowed.
English only in Side Chat.
Do not speak in only CAPS in side chat.
For help or assistance please see the Chain of Command section at the bottom of this page
Safe zone camping: Camping near Safe Zones is prohibited.
This includes waiting outside for other players exiting the safe zone, staying just inside the safe zone and waiting for players entering or flying a helicopter or aircraft inside the safe zone waiting for players entering or leaving.
Engaging players ingressing or egressing a safe zone is fair play - however, specifically planning to ambush players entering or exiting the safe zone is considered camping.
Similarly, building a base so that you can engage players entering or exiting a safe zone is considered camping and may result in your base being removedwithout compensation.
Spawn zone camping: Camping spawn zones - from ANY distance and ESPECIALLY from bases is prohibited and may result in a ban.
Similar to Safe Zone Caming this may result in your base being removedwithoutcompensation.
Combat Logging: Combat logging is not permitted.
This includes both if you are engaged with another player or AI.
Just because you don't have the combat symbol, does not mean you are not in a combat situation.
NOTE: It is recognized that there may be times that players must immediately leave the game (e.g., emergencies). Admins will monitor players for a history of combat logging.
Using the Safe Zone to Retreat from Combat: You are not permitted to enter a safe zone during open combat. If you are engaging someone, do not retreat to the safe zone when they come after you.
No logging out in enemy base before or after restart.
Map Base Marking: Do not mark enemy bases on the map
“Spam Killing”: Mass killing of players with attack helicopters/aircraft is not permitted. During PVP this is permitted but if a player starts griefing others is out of line.
Vehicle Towing/Slign Loading
Do NOT fly around with a repair vehicle attached to your helicopter to keep yourself from being shot down.
Do NOT fly around with an ammo truck attached to your helicopter to keep yourself from running out of ammo.
DoNOT tow a repair vehicle attached to your armored vehicle in combat to keep yourself from being destroyed.
DoNOT two an ammo truck attached to your armored vehicle in combat to keep yourself from running out of ammo.
Do NOT buy ammo or fuel or repair trucks and base them in a safe zone. They will be deleted.
Shooting from a sling loaded tank under a helicopter is NOT permitted.
Do NOT engage payers with armed fighting vehicles (e.g., tanks, Ural w/ 23mm cannons, etc.) from built-up areas of your base - you can engage from ground level only!
Bases are not meant to be heavy gun platforms.
Do not beg admins for gear, teleports or any other benefits. They will not be given. Repeating asking may result in being kicked from the server.
No blocking roads with bicycles.
No dropping vehicles on bases from helicopters (or kamikaze attacks).
Impersonating Staff: Do not impersonate any member of staff. Doing so may result in a ban.
Admin Events: Do not engage, block or interfere with an admin event if you are not part of it. If you are not part of the event you may spectate the event (but you still could get killed).
Exile / ArmA Bugs: There will be no compensation for items lost due to Exile / ArmA bugs nor admin teleports for your character.
Parking on wood or concrete floors is dont at your own risk.
Do NOT beg Admins for compensation.
Random Spawn Vehicle: Random spawned vehicles will be deleted after restart unless you purchase a code lock for them and claim ownership.
Combat use of virtual garage: Use of the virtual garage to save vehicles is prohibited.
DO NOT destroy trader buildings or drive vehicles in a unsafe manner around trader areas.
Territories and Building
There is only one (1) territory per player.
Territory protection money must be paid within seven (7) days.
A flag must be accessible. The base of your flag your flag must be accessible - it cannot be under the ground or below a floor (e.g. hanger). This does not mean that it has to be easily accessible. You cannot place your flag base in such as way that the flag cannot be stolen. If you are unsure ask an Admin.
However, you can make it as difficult to steal as possible! Everyone has the ability to buy explosives, grind locks, etc.
All distances are measured from the OUTSIDE RADIUS of the various zones (e.g,. That thin outside circle around a trader)
The maximum building height is 25 meters. If you exceed 25 meters you will be asked to delete the offending base parts. If you do not remove the offending base parts they will be removed for you. There will be no compensation if offending base parts are removed by an Admin.
You must be more than the distances below. NOTE: The distance is from the closest edge of the zone, NOT from the center):
From a spawn zone - 1000 meters (500 meters if not line-of-sight)
From a safe zone - 1000 meters
From an airfield - 500 meters
From a public cement mixer - 250 meters
If you are not in line-of-sight for the above you MAY build if you do not exceed the 25 meters. Ask an admin if you have any doubts.
You may not build in high-loot areas. You must build at least 500 meters from such an area. For example: Military towers, churches, mosques, North-west Airfield on DoD1
Extended base mod: You can only have a limit of 20 per base
Building in Debug: Done at your own risk. Do NOT complain if your base disappears.
Prohibited EBM base parts:
Solar towers from the EBM mod are not allowed on the server as they are too high.
Large Domes: There is a bug in EBM which prevents players and Admins from deleting them. This becomes a manual, database edit. If this is fixed we may consider reintroducing them.
Remember: If you are in doubt about where you are building contact an administrator
Administrators are continuously monitoring bases
If your base does not conform to the rules you will have to move it. An administrator will help you in this move. However, you may not be compensated for the increased levels (e.g., you may only get a Level 1 flag). Bases will not be deleted without contacting the owner - however, if after contact it is not moved it may be deleted without notice.
If your base exceeds the 25 meter limit the exceeding parts will be deleted - There will be no compensation if offending base parts are removed by an Admin.
The owner reserves the right to delete base parts that have been removed from the prices list/loot tables. (e.g., a television, lawn chairs, etc.)
Any vehicle unlocked is considered “fair game” with the following exceptions:
Safe Zones - you are not allowed to steal a vehicle from a safe zone; e.g., another player drives it in and has gotten out
Safe Zone Exception - all vehicles left in the safe zone automatically unlock at server restart. For the first 5 minutes after restart these vehicles are also “fair game” for being sold. This is to prevent players from “storing” their vehicles in the safe zone.
Admins donate their time - they are not paid.
Being an admin is a position of trust.
Believe it or not, admins do like to play the game.
Accusing an admin of cheating is considered very serious - see section above on cheating.
Repeated abuse of admins will result in a penalty such as being kicked or banned.
Abusing an admin will NOT be tolerated.
Safe Zone Rules
Do not camp safe zones. Do not sit just outside, inside or on the edge of the safe zone. (See above)
Do not run down players with your vehicles in trader/safe zones.
Do not steal from another player in the safe zone.
Do not destroy vehicles in the safe zone.
Do not leave a vehicle in the safe zone at a restart, as they will automatically unlock after the restart.
If someone steals your vehicle outside the safe zone, you cannot steal it back inside the safe zone.
Do not enter, attempt to loot or ram any vehicles inside of a trader.