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Title: Thoughts on 'Rule Policing' and Friendly Play
Post by: Jakdaw on March 11, 2019, 10:53:31 am
Thoughts on 'Rule Policing' and Friendly Play

We've got an awesome community here in GZ.  For the most part, you can expect to deal with friendly, mature players, that want nothing more than to have a space to get their zombie/PvP hunting on.  It's because of you all that I was inspired to an Admin.   :)

Because our community cares, many people try to "police" the server in an attempt to help us Admins.  Those efforts don't go unnoticed, and they're appreciated.

But there is a problem: when it goes too far.  Namely, when a person bends the rules, breaks the rules, or otherwise gets so close to breaking them that we have to intervene.  The reason this is a problem is because there ARE people that will abuse the rules in these ways -intentionally or not- and it frequently results in toxic situations where we Admins are forced to make tough decisions on how to mete out justice.

To combat this problem, we need to be clear on our stance towards this:

"If you're going to break a rule, or the spirit of a rule, you're putting yourself at risk.  All infractions are taken seriously."

What does this mean for me?

If you are a troublemaker that is trying to stir the pot for your own personal amusement, you best watch out.  YES, we pay attention.  YES, we know who you are.  YES, we will come down on you if you continue to make trouble.  Please don't make us do that.  We want you to enjoy the server, too.

If you are a well-meaning player trying to do your part for the community, don't stop caring!  You're why this server works.  But when there's a problem, consider taking steps that protect you, the other players, and the server.  Here's some helpful tips:

Damnit, Jakdaw!  TL:DR  Just say it simply!

1) If you're breaking a rule, you could get in trouble, no matter how good your intentions are.
2) If you see a problem, report it. PM us on Discord, and provide info!

Thank you very much for you attention on this matter!  /endrant
Title: Re: PSA: Regarding attempts to "Help" other players.
Post by: Reyven on March 11, 2019, 11:33:41 am
Well said! Aside from excellent Admins, our player community is what makes GZ the exceptional server that it is! Common sense and manners go along way and usually that is the norm for our server. I hope to see that continue! :)

Title: Re: PSA: Regarding attempts to "Help" other players.
Post by: LuvThighsThatTouch on March 14, 2019, 04:07:06 pm
 ;) oki doki