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Game Server Rules and Information

Game Server Administrators

We currently have two levels of server administrator, they are:
Head Admin's: these Administrator's can be identified by the tag [UK2]**
Player Admins: these Administrator's can be identified by the tag [UK2]*

If at anytime you are asked to do something by a player who carries any of the above tags on the end of their player name please comply.

Please note that an admin does NOT have to be tagged up whilst undercover. In addition admin's may take action at any time as and when required entirely at their own discretion, this can be with or without a warning.

If you have any question about who is admin in game, ask them and they will prove that they are indeed admin's by posting a message onto the server such as “ MESSAGE FROM ADMIN: hello”.

Please speak English on UK2.
We ask that all players speak English if possible on UK2. We accept that some people can not understand English, but ask that you speak English if you can.
 
What is NOT considered cheating?

Buy scripts are legal . Please try to use one that does not spam team chat with details e.g. One that does not say “AK47/Colt Brought!!” as these can be very annoying to other players.

Boosting with ONE team mate is allowed. On DE maps it is legal to boost with ONE other player to plant a bomb in a hard to access area. If a team uses more than one other player to boost with it is considered cheating. If the opposing team only has one player left and cannot reach the bomb due to not having another player to reach the bomb's location with, it is still considered a legal bomb plant.

Camping is allowed if defending an objective within the game. For example defending the bomb that has been dropped if you are a CT on a de map, or defending the hostages in the house on cs _italy. If you are low on Health it is also allowed to hide, as long as you are actively achieving an objective, e.g. defending bombing.

Punishments

Minor / First Offence – 2 week ban from all UK2 Servers
Second Offence – 1 month ban from all UK2 Servers
Major Offence – Permanent ban from all UK2 Servers

The Three Strike Rule

If you are caught committing a Minor offence on three occasions you will be considered to have committed a Major Offence and therefore subject to a PERMANENT BAN from all UK2 Servers, we do NOT tolerate the repeated breaking of server rules on the game servers.

Punishments do not specifically have to follow that order should the offence be considered serious enough to warrant a permanent ban.

What are Offences on UK2 Gaming Servers ?

Listed below are what we consider offences that can result in a BAN from all UK2 servers. These rules are subject to change and you should always do as the ADMIN tells you when in any doubt.

Minor Offences

Bunny hopping or "strafe jumping" that allows you to move EXTREMELY fast through the map. If you are seen using this cheat and it is believed to be scripted you will be banned.

Sky walking - Using the hidden levels above certain maps to achieve a advantage, If you use this exploit you will be banned also if you help someone to skywalk, by assisting people to do so by boosting them up to the ledge etc, you are also open to a ban.

Grenade scripts - those that BUY, ARM and TOSS bound to a single key. If you use them to repeatedly spam grenades you will be banned.

Ghosting - This is using either a home LAN / cyber cafe LAN, where both of you play via the LAN on the same server to spot players for a team mate when you are dead is considered cheating. The same applies to the use of 3rd party voice communications software, e.g. Battlecom, Ventrilo, Teamspeak, mobile phones/landlines telephones and /or Steam Friends service to do the same is also considered extremely unsporting by us if you are caught and punishment will be levelled.

Boosting with MORE THAN ONE team mate to gain ANY advantage due to map bug and you will be banned.

Map bugs /exploits - Any Player that takes advantage of a map exploit we deem to be an unintended advantage over the other team/players will be banned. The boosting though any floor or roofs on ANY map is NOT allowed.
Map exploits, but not limited to, are listed below. Please check to see if we allow you to use it:

de_aztec
Lower ledges are allowed ( Screenshot ) ( Screenshot )
Upper ledges are not allowed ( Screenshot ) ( Screenshot )

de_cbble

It's allowed to sit on the boxes ( Screenshot )
All ledges above doors are allowed ( Screenshot )

de_dust2
Upper ledges are not allowed ( Screenshot )
All ledges above doors are allowed ( Screenshot )

de_inferno
All ledges are allowed ( Screenshot )
All roofs are allowed ( Screenshot )

de_nuke
The upper roof is not allowed ( Screenshot )

It's allowed to be on the rock and the roof of the small house ( Screenshot )

de_prodigy
It's not allowed to sit on the ledge with the barbwire or the lamp ( Screenshot )

Screen shots and definition's are from ClanBase and require you to go through their website to view them.

Team flashing - Throwing flash bangs intentionally at your own team to either provoke/irritate them or to hamper their game is a bannable offence.

Spamming Voice / Text Chat - Repeatedly spamming in game chat / voice comms with adverts/ comments or voice communication with anything intended to distract other players will result in a ban.

Team Wounding - Shooting other players in your team intentionally to remove health points is also an offence and will result in a ban.

Team Killing - Team killing, which is killing members of your own team on purpose, is also an Offence. Anyone spotted team killing at spawn points will be banned.

If you are subject to someone Team Killing you, please do not retaliate, as an Admin may be present .Retaliation is not justified under any circumstances. Please either report the player to Admin team or record a demo / screenshot of status screen. See here for further details on how to report Teamkilling and other offences.

Blocking - Blocking doors/ windows needed by your team to progress with the objective on the map is unsporting and a bannable offence

Half Life Sound Selector - Using HLSS on UK2 is not allowed. It may seem a great source of amusement for yourself on the servers, but for the majority of people on the server it is a severe irritation, if you get caught using it on a UK2 server you will be banned.

Spawn Killing - Some custom maps are badly designed and allow teams to see each other at spawn, so players can shoot the other team before they have brought a weapon or moved at the beginning of the round, we consider that extremely unsporting on the servers.

Spawn Camping - If you are on the attacking team, e.g. CT team on a hostage rescue map you are expected to try and achieve the objective, that is rescue the hostages. You are not allowed to camp at spawn with snipers rifles for extended periods.

Commonly used offensive language used in a game nickname. Offensive language will be determined by the Server Admin. It contains items such as the serious sexual swear words including racist terms, the rule of thumb is you should try and remain as polite as possible at all times on the servers.

We expect people playing at UK2 to be mature in their conduct and will not tolerate any of the above actions with the intent of harassing any other player.

Admin Time Wasting - If you are caught wasting an admins time intentionally, or continually calling an admin to investigate players on a server, which prove to be nothing more than a better skilled player than yourself, the admin team reserve the right to take action against such a person, we admins at UK2 are volunteers and we do this in our free time and have no wish to have it wasted.

Admin Abuse - We server admins, carry out the work we do in our own free time, and of our own free will, we are human, not machines, therefore we are not infallible. Where mistakes are made, we work hard to rectify them, but we will not tolerate any abuse or harassment aimed at any member of the admin team and we will always take action against any player that abuses any member of the team.

Major Offences

The offences listed below are what we consider to be major offences on the UK2 servers, they will result usually in an immediate and permanent ban from all UK2 servers without any warning, should any player be caught doing any of the following.

Cheating - Using ANY cheats/ plug-ins / hooks /altered graphic card drivers to give you an advantage over any normal game install on UK2 is a major offence and will result in a permanent ban from ALL UK2 Servers.

Serious Abuse - This includes any Racism/ Homophobic abuse and prolonged use of Sexual Swearwords, UK2 operates a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in relation to Racism and Homophobic Abuse and will permanently ban any person caught doing so on the servers.

Pornographic / Racist sprays are not allowed on any UK2 server, if you are spotted using a Pornographic/ Racist spray you will be banned from ALL UK2 servers.

Ban Evasion - If you are banned on UK2, you are banned completely from the servers, having another ID to play on the servers, does not entitle you to ignore that ban and carry on playing on the servers. If you are caught evading or ignoring your ban, we will permanently ban any further IDs that you are found playing on.

Any of these Minor or Major offences listed above can result in being banned from UK2 servers.

No specific warning needs to be given by any member of the admin team and they may ban any person entirely at their own discretion, should they feel the offence justifies the punishment.

If you are banned....

If you receive a message on joining the game servers, which informs you, that you have been permanently banned off this server, and you feel that this is unjustified, then you need to make a ban appeal, you can do so by registering on our forums and making an appeal via the ban appeal section of our forums here.

If you are banned and receive a "you are banned until [date]" that is an automatic ban by the VAC system, or Valve Anti Cheat , and UK2 have no powers to un-ban you. If you receive a VAC ban you will need to contact Valve directly if the ban is unfair. UK2 admin's can and will not enter into a VAC dispute.

If you receive a message after your ban directing you to Steambans, then you need to follow those instructions to appeal your ban on the Steambans Network, which is an Anti-Cheat plugin that all our game servers use where applicable, it only bans people reported for cheating and more information can be found on it here regarding the plugin and the Steambans Network.

Ban on Sight - Explanation of what it means for the UK2 Player

Well known cheat clans and any other majorly disruptive clans are always marked as "Ban on Sight" by the UK2 Admin team and will be removed without any question from the servers and community. We want a happy community where people are free to enjoy their games, the admin does not even need to join the server to ban a "Ban on Sight" tag user.

The list of tags is not published publicly by the UK2 Admin Team, so players are here warned that if they feel any tag they might wear, would possibly carry this association with them being a member of any well known CHEAT/ DISRUPTIVE clan, do NOT use it under any circumstance, it will only invite trouble upon yourself. (Our monitoring system picks up on any of these names instantaneously off the servers and alerts the admin team to respond).

The "Ban on Sight" ruling of the admin team can also be applied to any teams, groups or “clans” whose players are reported by the public more than once for main or serious offences (it is the strongest collective punishment that we possess at UK2), if there is proof that one or more of their players behaves in a manner that is disruptive to play or cheats, then the whole clan can be removed. We do not tolerate any groups of players creating a nuisance on the UK2 gaming servers, especially when that detracts from the enjoyment of other players.

In these instances anyone caught using that "ban on sight" tag will be removed from the UK2 gaming servers and community.

We believe at UK2 that it is then a reasonable action for the Clan Leader to ensure that all associated team players behave in a way on the public servers that reflects the clan and only a Clan Leader will be able to liase with the admin team in the event of any ban being placed on the clan in order to work with the admin team to try and resolve that situation..

These rules are subject to change. This comprehensive listing may not cover every single offence possible. If an offence that is committed does not fall into the remit of these server rules directly or indirectly, the Head Admin team reserve the right to punish the offender accordingly or rule on any case where the offence is not clearly set out within the rules. The ruling of any member of the Head Admin team in any case is deemed final unless otherwise stated.

Last update: 10th September 2005 by Macready[UK2]**


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