MP CodeOfConduct

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This is a first draft please comment and edit to make it useful. /tsr

Introduction

In the beginning there was this one single-player campaign HtTT, now we have a beautifully shiny new multiplayer server than can host over 1000 players at a time. So yes the community has grown.

That's a good thing™

Unfortunately that also means that not everyone will know everyone else, or that we share the same views on what's acceptable to do. Therefore we have written these simple 'rules'.

What we expect you to do

  • Be polite, especially with people you don't know.
  • Listen to the other players, often they are smart 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 to don't

  • Don't try to insult people using swearwords or other tricks.
  • Don't leave a game without prior warning (we know that you sometimes need/want to leave, but please let the other(s) 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 obsever.

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 administrators can ban you from the server until you have proven that you will not repeat the behavior again.

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 a description of you
/msg nick text write a private message to 'nick' with the 'text'
/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 control to 'nick' to the side number 'side'
nosaves turn of the autosaves function, can be helpful in speading up things in large scenarios
kick nick kick 'nick' out of the game temporarily
ban nick kick and ban 'nick' out of the game

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 freenode.org is good place to ask for help

See also

CommandMode ...?