The following covers our main rules and guidelines that we expect when playing on our servers.
TTT is a game-mode that depends on a set of rules to dictate game-play and guide proper flow. Due to this, we enforce this set of rules to make game-play enjoyable, and fair for all players participating on our servers.
- Don't be an ass
- Do not RDM
- No ghosting
- No room claiming/killing for following
- Do not delay the round
- No accessing unreachable/unreasonable areas
- No confusing/unreadable nicknames
- No abuse of user-generated content
- No explicit or NSFW material
- Do not harass other players or spam
- No hacking/using game-advantage scripts on our servers
And now in more detail:
1. Don't be an ass
At the end of the day, we're all here to play together and enjoy each other's company. If you're here to cause trouble, instigate drama, or generally be a nuisance, then your place isn't with us.
The punishment for this varies and depends on the severity of the offense, but as long as you avoid this altogether, none of this should be a problem.
2. Do not RDM
RDM stands for Random Deathmatch. This is the act of randomly attacking a player without a proper reason. For innocents/detectives, this means attacking someone who has not committed a traitorous act or hasn't implied they were a traitor through another action (such as being KOS'd or implicated through a traitor tester). For traitors, this oftem means attacking your fellow traitor buddy.
Note that this rule also applies to spectators (such as through controlling props), and during fun rounds (such as causing fall damage to your allies).
We have more in-depth information on how RDM and KOSing works in our servers. Please read it below.
3. No Ghosting
Ghosting means providing round-related information about the game to a participating player, through any method (like Steam chat, Discord, Skype, and including in-game PMs), often with the goal of giving them an advantage or access to information they did not have before or weren't aware of. Ghosting most commonly occurs when one of the players is dead, but is not limited to that.
Round-related information is anything that may influence the round (player locations or roles; strategic advice, etc.). No matter how obvious it may seem that the player is aware of this information, it is still against the rules. It is suggested to refrain from talking about the current round until the round has ended, or both players are dead.
Please note: Ghosting is handled on a case-by-case basis. Staff members may refer to a higher ranked supervisor to alter the punishment to something more appropriate to the case.
4. No room claiming/killing for following
5. Do not delay the round
6. No accessing unreachable/unreasonable areas
7. No confusing/unreadable nicknames
8. No abuse of user-generated content
You are able to put your own personal spin on many of Project Crescent’s assets, such as renaming weapons, deathbadges, custom titles, quotes while loading in, sprays, etc. Your Steam username is also treated as user-generated content and must comply with these rules.
In general, these tools may be used however you wish. But some things are strictly off-limits. Your user-generated content should not be offensive and may not harass other users. Friendly banter is great - just don't take it too far. Under no circumstances may your content include the use of slurs – similar-sounding alternatives are also against the rules.
Intention is taken into account – if the intention of the content goes against the principle of the rule, it will be treated as a violation.
9. No explicit or NSFW materials
Crescent TTT, like most games, tends to attract a younger audience, and exposing such audiences to explicit material is both legally and morally wrong. While we do recognize that our players come from a wide range of ages, we have to think of everyone. This is one of the global rules of Project Crescent and applies to all forms of presentation in our servers, including (but not limited to) sprays, text chat, voice chat, links, and Steam profiles/avatars.
Explicit material includes material that can be described as pornographic (nudity, sexual fluids, sexual acts), or overly sexual in its nature. Even if the image crops out the pornography/sexual act, the image may fall under this guideline.
Gore/Disgusting material includes images that depict extreme violence, blood, corpses, human waste, or anything unsettling like this.
Of course, given the broad range of things that may fall under this definition, the decision is often up to the judgement of the staff member that handles the case, but we also trust you to use your own common sense when it comes to this.
A good guideline is: If it's not safe to show at an average workplace, it probably doesn't fit community either.
10. Do not harass other players or spam
Harassment can be loosely defined as aggressive intimidation or pressure placed on a person with the intent to insult or hurt the enjoyment of others in the community. This can include general insults, slurs, or aggressive intimidation.
Of course, as with all online communities, shit-talking and friendly banter is common to some degree and is an integral part of online culture. Please be aware that slurs will always be treated as harassment, targeted or not.
If a staff member asks you to stop - you need to stop. If you have a problem with another player, let the staff know. Do not take the matter into your own hands. 'Self-defense' is not a valid excuse.
Spam includes repeated, or unnecessary/annoying sounds/messages over text or voice. For example, flooding the chat with messages, coughing/breathing/screaming loudly in to your mic, playing music over your microphone without the vast majority of players agreeing with it, repeating messages over and over, etc.
Like before, it is impossible to list every possible type of spam. Therefore, this offense is discretionary to the staff member handling it. As before, if a staff member asks you to stop, you need to stop.
11. No hacking/using non-engine scripts
Hacking and scripting involves using third party programs or tools to alter your performance or capabilities, often to your advantage or to another player's disadvantage. For example: aimbots/aim-assists, trigger-bots, bunny-hop scripts, wall-hacks, no-recoil macros, etc.
We take this rule very seriously. Violations will result in a permanent ban from our community.
If a staff member asks you to stop doing something, you must comply. Failure to do so may result in further punishment.
While discussion with an admin+ is encouraged, moderators are trusted with discretionary decisions and as such may hand out harsher or more lenient punishments for offenses, as well as hand out punishments for things such as toxic gameplay without the involvement of an admin.
If you believe a staff member has overstepped their boundaries or is abusing their privileges, you may report them at the Reports and Appeals forum.