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ϱ Games – Player Code of Conduct

Updated 7th June 2021

Community is a central focus for us at ϱ. We take pride in our Community, and we want you to take pride in us. From Sniper Elite and Zombie Army, to Evil Genius 2 and Strange Brigade C our community is passionate, ever-expanding and will always be at the heart of what we do. We are as much a part of it as our players.

Players continue to join our community from all around the world and share in online experiences via ϱ䡯s various platforms. We want to hear their stories and experiences, good and bad, and our aim is to facilitate that within spaces that are safe, welcoming and fun for everyone. Our positive community is a testament to our players and the way theyve embraced our games over many years, and that is something we are determined to develop further. Its only right that we share our expectations of our Community when operating in these spaces, and, as is also outlined in ϱ䡯s Terms of Service and other agreements, we will endeavour to emphasise the rules that apply during players use of ϱ䡯s services. 

These Community Rules apply to all users of ϱ䡯s games, services, and environments whether they have been part of the Community for years, or if this is their first experience with us. 

Our Community spaces thrive on shared experiences, mutual respect and a dedication to the game, and the below information explains how we expect our players to behave. We hope youll help us in ϱ䡯s mission to keep it that way.

Code of Conduct

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  • Be respectful. Our games are for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, nationality, creed or disability. Treat everyone with the same respect you would expect to receive yourself. We welcome diversity, so we will not accept any form of marginalisation, hateful language, ableist language, bullying or discrimination. Diversity enriches our lives, and when we all play, we all win.
  • Welcome new players – we were all the newbie once! Trying to make someone else feel worse so you feel better doesnt work – it is much easier, and more fun, to enjoy the experience together! Help them, set a good example, they could be your new ally or comrade!
  • Keep it appropriate. Keep the bad language amongst friends, and dont post anything NSFW C this has no place in ϱ䡯s community spaces. We all have opinions of the world, but not everyone wants to hear them whilst playing games. A lot of people play games to escape the real-world C let them!

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  • Its just a game! They are designed and produced to be fun. If you start getting frustrated or angry, its ok to take a break. Dont ruin your own, or someone elses, experience C it could lead to a report being filed against you, and in an extreme case, some enforced and extended leave from your favourite game.
  • Its not real! Whilst some of our games are based in reality and situations that happened, theyre still just made up! We will not allow arguments in favour of fascism or racism in our community spaces. If thats the game or forum you want, youre in the wrong place.
  • Our forums are public! What you post will be seen by others, so make sure you are comfortable with what you share. Dont disclose your own, or other peoples, real-life personal information. And threatening to do so will incur sanctions.

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  • Discriminate against anyone based on who they are. As stated previously, our games are for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, nationality, creed or disability. Prejudice of any kind is totally unacceptable.
  • Harass, bully, threaten, marginalize, demean, intimidate or threaten others to do so. None of these behaviours are acceptable and will not be tolerated at all. Any activity you engage in that targets an individual with the aim of upsetting them or targeting them unfairly constitutes bullying. Repeated activity of this nature is harassment. We take this very seriously, and many law enforcement agencies identify this as online abuse, for which you will be reported.
  • Cheat or troll. Play fairly and within the rules of the game. Dont cheat, grief, or exploit bugs and glitches. Dont promote or advertise known cheats, bugs, or exploits.
  • Impersonate someone else. Pretending to be some other than yourself in order to deceive or defraud others will be reported. This includes other players, streamers, celebrities, government officials, ϱ employees. Dont take credit for another player or entitys creation.
  • Participate in or encourage illegal or dangerous activities. Gambling, illegal drug use, phishing, human trafficking, prostitution, doxing, swatting, or sharing content that glorifies or incites violence will not be tolerated in ϱ䡯s community spaces. Threats of harm to yourself or others are taken seriously – dont make them, especially as a joke. If you see something that puts other players at risk, report them to ϱ. 
  • Take advantage of fellow players. Dont do it. Scams or deceptive practices are prohibited, including seeking account information, and buying or selling accounts or personal information.

Code of Conduct breaches

We take any breach of the Code of Conduct very seriously. We will normally take action against accounts that we determine to have breached (or which we have been notified by a partner have breached) our own, or any partners, Code of Conduct and rules. These actions will normally range from warnings to suspensions of account, with the most severe being a permanent termination of access to (or use of) our games, termination of our services and / or termination of access to (or use of) our channels. We may also take other actions, including moving players we believe to have breached our own, or any partners, Code of Conduct and rules onto separate servers or lobbies.  This is at ϱ䡯s discretion, and will be always be in the best interests of the Community, our customers and ϱ as a whole.  We will not review our decisions or allow appeals against them.

We are all a part of this community, and it is up to us to keep it friendly, fun, and free of negativity.

If you encounter a player not respecting the Code of Conduct, you can report them to ϱ via one of our support portals or Community Managers. We will take action against players we observe not following the Code of Conduct and escalate based upon the offense.

If you meet someone you dont like but arent violating the Community Rules, you can block them.

The ϱ Code of Conduct will change over time, so make sure you check back regularly to stay up to date. But, I didnt know is not a good excuse. Were all here to have fun, create and enjoy great games!

Thank you for being a part of the ϱ community and doing your part to maintain a safe and fun space for everyone.