Posted on: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:50 am by Min
Ok, this is a general information post. It seems that we all need to be reminded of the proper way to conduct strict and tournament games. These rules are not guidelines, they aren't something that can be followed once in awhile, and ignored other times. This is how things are done. The rules are designed to ensure fair and fun gameplay for everyone playing.
Do not start playing until people join, teams are decided, made, the game is locked and the go is called. If you should choose to ignore this rule and start playing. The usual response is everyone who joins after you will create a massive team against you and smash you into the ground so quickly you may as well not even have tried. If you become a repeat offender of this nature, your access to the game servers could be revoked. For those of you who do not understand what the go is, its simple. 1........2.........3...........go!!! is the typical way the game is called.
Do not farm before you see the go scroll. This rule is simple to understand, if you decide to farm before everyone else this gives you an advantage. This means its unfair for everyone else. This is not acceptable.
Do not jump the go. Wait until the word go enters your scroll bar before doing anything. Do not accelerate, do not farm, do not collect 200 dollars. Do not move until the word go is seen. The only movement allowed before the game starts is to get onto the correct side for the teams that were created. Some people seem to be under the impression that moving is allowed the moment they see someone start calling, this is incorrect. Do not move until you see the go on your message bar.
Do not start on land. This means if for whatever reason your pushed onto land (people starting on top of you can do it sometimes) drive into deep water, and respawn. There is no exceptions to this rule. If your on land, waiting for everyone else to take a base before going is still unacceptable. There are no excuses, if your on land, die, respawn and drive back to your side, tell everyone else to wait before calling. It happens sometimes, people will understand.
If you join a strict game, and you notice bases are taken, just quit, the game is in progress. Someone probably forgot to lock, or unlocked to allow a player who dropped connection to rejoin. It happens, don't screw the game up for them, find a new game to play. Or start your own game.
Ok, that's the basic rules of strict and tournament games. If you do not follow these rules your access to all game servers can and will be revoked. How long it is revoked for is up to the owner of the game server in question and of course, how bad the offense was.
Typically the way things like this get dealt with is simple, if you offend, we try to talk to you about it. If you act reasonably, understand the rules and agree to no longer misbehave, then great. Otherwise, sorry, we don't want you ruining the game for everyone else.