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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
In the beginning there was this one single-player campaign [[HeirToTheThrone|HtTT]], now we have a beautifully shiny new multiplayer server that can host over 1000 players at a time. So yes the community has grown.
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In the beginning there was this one single-player campaign [[HeirToTheThrone|HttT]], now we have a beautiful, shiny new multiplayer server that we aim to be able to host over 1000 players at a time. So yes the community has grown.
  
That's a good thing™
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That's a good thing™.
  
 
Although Wesnoth is an open-source game and the multiplayer server is free to use for everyone it doesn't mean we don't need rules. The following rules are here to give everyone a pleasant multiplayer experience.
 
Although Wesnoth is an open-source game and the multiplayer server is free to use for everyone it doesn't mean we don't need rules. The following rules are here to give everyone a pleasant multiplayer experience.
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==What we expect you to do==
 
==What we expect you to do==
  
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* Abide by common chat rules: Don't spam, write all in caps or be insulting to other players.
 
* Be polite, especially with people you don't know.
 
* Be polite, especially with people you don't know.
 
* Listen to the other players, often they are smart and friendly persons who want to help.
 
* Listen to the other players, often they are smart and friendly persons who want to help.
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==What we expect you not to do==
 
==What we expect you not to do==
  
* Don't try to insult people using swearwords or other tricks.
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* Don't use profanity in nicks, map titles, labels, chat, etc.
 
* Don't leave a game without prior warning (we know that you sometimes need/want to leave, but please let the other player(s) know in advance).
 
* Don't leave a game without prior warning (we know that you sometimes need/want to leave, but please let the other player(s) know in advance).
* Don't flood the lobby or gamechat with irrelevant messages.
 
 
* Don't give away information to the players when you are an observer.
 
* Don't give away information to the players when you are an observer.
* Don't [[Competitive_Gaming#Cheating|cheat]], this includes observing a game you are playing in without letting the other player(s) know.
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* Don't [[Competitive_Gaming#Cheating|cheat]].
  
 
==Exception==
 
==Exception==
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* All players are free to put anyone on their ignore list.
 
* All players are free to put anyone on their ignore list.
 
* All hosts are free to kick or ban players from their game.
 
* All hosts are free to kick or ban players from their game.
* All server [[#List_of_current_server_administrators|administrators]] can ban you from the server until you have proven that you will not repeat the behavior again.  
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* All [[#List_of_current_server_moderators|server moderators]] can ban you from the server until you have proven that you will not repeat the offending behavior again.  
  
''To get unbanned you need to contact the administrator that banned you in the first place and explain why s/he should unban you, but please make sure that s/he has a reason to do so, either by apology or by showing that you wont repeat your actions''
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''To get unbanned you need to contact the moderator that banned you in the first place and explain why s/he should unban you, but please make sure that s/he has a reason to do so, either by apology or by showing that you wont repeat your actions.''
  
 
==Useful commands==
 
==Useful commands==
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|-
 
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|/me text
 
|/me text
|write 'text' as a description of you
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|write 'text' as an action from you
 
|-
 
|-
 
|/msg nick text
 
|/msg nick text
|write a private message to 'nick' with the 'text'
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|write a private message 'text' to 'nick'
 
|-
 
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|/list addfriend nick
 
|/list addfriend nick
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|-
 
|-
 
|control side nick
 
|control side nick
|give control to 'nick' to the side number 'side'
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|give 'nick' control over the side number 'side'
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|nosaves
 
|turn of the autosaves function, can be helpful in speading up things in large scenarios
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|kick nick
 
|kick nick
|kick 'nick' out of the game temporarily
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|kick 'nick' from the game
 
|-
 
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|ban nick
 
|ban nick
|kick and ban 'nick' out of the game
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|kick and ban 'nick' from the game (the player does not have to be in the game but on the server)
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|-
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|nosaves
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|turn off the autosaves function, can be helpful in speading up things in large scenarios
 
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==Where to look for help==
 
==Where to look for help==
  
'''IRC:''' The #wesnoth-mp channel on freenode.org is good place to ask for help related to the multiplayer server.
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'''IRC:''' The #wesnoth-mp channel on irc.freenode.org is good place to ask for help related to the multiplayer server.
  
There you can ask for general help or ask one of the server [[#List_of_current_server_administrators|administrators]] to take action.
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There you can ask for general help or ask one of the [[#List_of_current_server_moderators|server moderators]] to take action.
  
 
''For an introduction to IRC check out [http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html irchelp.org's tutorial] and remember that the server-network to connect to is freenode and the relevant channels are #wesnoth-mp and #wesnoth''
 
''For an introduction to IRC check out [http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html irchelp.org's tutorial] and remember that the server-network to connect to is freenode and the relevant channels are #wesnoth-mp and #wesnoth''
  
==List of current server administrators==
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==List of current server moderators==
  
 
* Blueblaze
 
* Blueblaze

Revision as of 14:31, 16 April 2008

Introduction

In the beginning there was this one single-player campaign HttT, now we have a beautiful, shiny new multiplayer server that we aim to be able to host over 1000 players at a time. So yes the community has grown.

That's a good thing™.

Although Wesnoth is an open-source game and the multiplayer server is free to use for everyone it doesn't mean we don't need rules. The following rules are here to give everyone a pleasant multiplayer experience.

What we expect you to do

  • Abide by common chat rules: Don't spam, write all in caps or be insulting to other players.
  • Be polite, especially with people you don't know.
  • Listen to the other players, often they are smart and friendly persons who want to help.
  • Only join the games you intend to finish.
  • As an observer respect the players, use the observer team-chat to talk about the game.

What we expect you not to do

  • Don't use profanity in nicks, map titles, labels, chat, etc.
  • Don't leave a game without prior warning (we know that you sometimes need/want to leave, but please let the other player(s) know in advance).
  • Don't give away information to the players when you are an observer.
  • Don't cheat.

Exception

There is one exception to the above: if you are absolutely sure that only people you know will encounter your behaviour and you know they will be ok with it, go ahead...

Sanctions

  • All players are free to put anyone on their ignore list.
  • All hosts are free to kick or ban players from their game.
  • All server moderators can ban you from the server until you have proven that you will not repeat the offending behavior again.

To get unbanned you need to contact the moderator that banned you in the first place and explain why s/he should unban you, but please make sure that s/he has a reason to do so, either by apology or by showing that you wont repeat your actions.

Useful commands

The wesnoth multiplayer server supports a few commands that can be helpful when dealing with the games and people that you meet. The most useful are:

Command Description
To be typed in a message box, either directly in lobby or by pressing 'm' in a game
/me text write 'text' as an action from you
/msg nick text write a private message 'text' to 'nick'
/list addfriend nick add 'nick' to your friendslist (so that 'nick' will be listed at the top of the lobby)
/list addignore nick add 'nick' to your ignorelist (so that 'nick' will be listed at the bottom of the lobby and you don't see messages written by 'nick')
To be typed in a command box, by pressing ':' in a game
control side nick give 'nick' control over the side number 'side'
kick nick kick 'nick' from the game
ban nick kick and ban 'nick' from the game (the player does not have to be in the game but on the server)
nosaves turn off the autosaves function, can be helpful in speading up things in large scenarios

For more information see: CommandMode and (non-found link to the /-commands, like /help, /msg, /me, /list)

Where to look for help

IRC: The #wesnoth-mp channel on irc.freenode.org is good place to ask for help related to the multiplayer server.

There you can ask for general help or ask one of the server moderators to take action.

For an introduction to IRC check out irchelp.org's tutorial and remember that the server-network to connect to is freenode and the relevant channels are #wesnoth-mp and #wesnoth

List of current server moderators

  • Blueblaze
  • Dragonking
  • jb
  • Noy
  • Pikel
  • ping
  • Soliton
  • Truper
  • Weeksy

See also