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[BG] Keliber Mar 29, 2016 @ 6:16am
Community Guidelines
No spam.
We don’t want your tattered old spandex wrestling pants. No one does.

No personal attacks.
We all understand how it goes. Someone on the Internet disagrees with your theory about which is the best low-cost brand of pasta sauce and you simply must go into full-blown rage mode to defend your honour. Because…reasons. We’re just asking that you exercise a little restraint on our forums. Otherwise, we have to get involved and that’s a headache for us cos, y’know, we’re busy making a game right now.

Please appreciate that English isn’t everyone’s first language.
Learning a new language is tough – no need to mock someone because of it.

Please appreciate that even simple feature requests are complicated.
It may be your lifetime dream to run around The Ship killing people with a giant pink Donald Trump-shaped ♥♥♥♥♥ and perhaps you think all we need to do is whip together the weapon model and dump it in the game. Sadly, it’s more complicated than that – everything needs to be planned, scheduled, developed and tested (alongside hundreds of other things). You can still dream though. Always dream.

Please don’t scare off newbies.
Multiplayer games need a steady flow of new players to sustain, so it’s in everyone’s interest to help out new players. The Ship is an unusual game and some new players can be hesitant to join matches if they feel that they might make a mistake (and get flamed, etc). But actually, the gameplay is quite a simple concept and easy to pick up (but difficult to master!). If you have any questions at all, just ask.

Please appreciate that you don’t have all the information.
Things go wrong – they break or unexpected bugs crop up. That’s just game development. We make a lot of effort to provide up to date information but there’s just a bunch of stuff we can’t share right now and that’s for a very good reason. We know it’s frustrating for you – it is for us as well. But we all also know how many times a game dev project can go sour because too much was promised early on! So, we’re asking for a little bit of patience on that front – we have a solid process in place to take feedback from the community and communicate changes back out. It may not be as quick or effective as you’d like, but we’re doing the best we can.

No illegal download chat.
If you’re going to pirate our game and then come to the forums and complain about something, you may find our enthusiasm to help you may be less than optimal. Sarcasm, on the other hand, sarcasm will be plentiful.

No discrimination.
Period. No excuses.

Please be appreciative of different opinions.
Yes, you and l33tsh!pr2000 may have very different views on how the toilet animation should work, but c’mon…banging your heads against your keyboards arguing about it isn’t going to get either of you anywhere. We read everything on the forums and suggestions that have merit may make their way into the game, but forcing your ideas down the throat of someone else isn’t going to help you get that done. There are no right or wrong suggestions in game development. Just an unlimited supply of good ideas. :)

Please no attacks directed towards staff or at our studio.
This is our job and we have a right to work in a hostility-free environment. By all means post constructive criticisms and like everything else, we’ll listen. However, personal attacks will result in a ban.

Please no backseat moderation.
We appreciate players getting actively involved with the community, but there are a few situations where it’s better to let BG staff deal with problems that may crop up. With the best intentions in the world, too many people getting involved in a potentially volatile situation can just end up creating more problems. And that’s a pain for us. Please use the report button to let us know about issues and let us deal with them appropriately.

If in doubt, take a step back.
We’ve all been in situations where a discussion gets a little bit too heated. It isn’t easy communicating effectively over the Internet. As a species, we’re still in our infancy when it comes to these things. If you find yourself in a situation that’s edging towards being a little bit too intense, then it’s OK to step away from it. Alternatively, post a funny (and reasonably SFW) gif. That always helps.

No. It is not.

Still in doubt?
Assume I’m going to tell your mum what you’re about to do. How does that feel?
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Date Posted: Mar 29, 2016 @ 6:16am
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