The PDIH Codex
Table of Contents
The basic set of guidelines for the community, it is mainly reference material but I recommend that new users read it through at least once.
Community, the Essence
Code of Behaviour
As PDGG was initially created to provide forumers with a chill environment with as little stress as possible, we’ve tried our best not to implement very strict and “in your ass” rules. That being said, we don’t really expect to see much players banned/unvouched.
Signing for Games
The only thing we have to say about this is very simple;
Do not sign for games you do not intend to play in.
These commands are the ones you need to know.
- !votekick [playerslot]
If you are to pause a game, you should note that there is a countdown rule for pausing
, which requires you to do a simple “3”, “2”, “1” pre-pause. This ensures that players in very critical moments of the game has a heads up instead of a sudden pause which could severely hurt their game.
If someone is away during the picking phase or has not arrived 30 seconds prior to creep spawns then you should pause the game at this point, then highlight the person in question in the client chat and wait for a while. Most likely they haven’t heard that the game started, in worst case scenarios the game will simply be remade.
Forfeiting and Remaking
People are free to forfeit at any given moment
though there are limitations regarding when it is possible to forfeit due to how the bot is programmed. It's similar to to the !ready command as you may use it at your own discretion
, and you may do so for any reason you might have. Even if you do forfeit you are supposed to give the game as much effort as any other game so long as the game is still running. When appropriate and a majority of your team wants to forfeit it is encouraged to do so.
As the first player drops from a game it becomes possible to use the !votermk command, you are free to use this as you deem fit
, but keep in mind that if the vote does not pass any leaves post-voting will be treated with in accordance to the common rules for leaving.
Inevitably we must arrive at this point.
During my time in this community there have been quite a lot people who have been slightly below the average skill level and these people have usually been flamed in all manner of ways. This is something I don't practice, and I do not think you should either.
These persons will not be kicked out for the sole reason of being bad
and thus I instead encourage you to give them constructive criticism so they may work on their flaws, and grow as players.
If you however encounter some form of cancerous player who is both bad and lacks manners then do contact one of us admins, provide reference material, and we will make sure to remove this person. We have no intent to allow players who do not wish to grow with the community to stay
Being able to let out some emotions during a game is completely reasonable, but we do not wish to see the games as a stage for your personal vendettas and drama shows.
"Do not say anything you are not prepared to take the consequences for.
Though we'd like a leisure environment there are some concrete rules we need to impose on the users as to ascertain that a certain standard is met.
Offenses and Punishment
These are the offenses as well as their corresponding ban values;
- Severe flaming - Up to 5 days
- Spamming - Up to 1 day
- Leaving - Up to 10 days
- Ruining the game on purpose
- Intentional suiciding - 10 days
- Intentional feeding - 10 days
- Destroying the item(s) of an ally - 10 days
- Purposefully harming your allies - 10 days
- Going AFK for more than three minutes without a reason we judge as valid - Up to 5 days
- Abusing bugs - 10 days
- Multiaccounting - Unvouch on the newest account(s) and a 14 day ban on the remaining account
- Multiaccounting to evade a ban - Unvouch on both accounts
- Using hacks - Unvouch
The designated staff members will decide when a certain person is unwanted in the group, which will result in an unvouching of the user's account. This will take place after a set number of bans has been reached. The amount of bans required to get unvouched depends on the reasons a person was banned for.
We no longer tolerate excessive flaming or racism in the channel, lobby or ingame.
It is also important to note that the ban values will vary depending on each individual case, therefore these ban times are not set in stone but merely a visual indication of the severity of the ban for each action we judge harmful to the community.
''PDGG is a privilege, not a right.''
Self-explanatory in its essence.
If you feel a desire to leave then speak to the players in the game and ask for their consent, if they do give it you will be allowed to leave without receiving a ban.
I say admins, but this is meant to encompass all those with any rights granted above member level.
We exist to make sure that nothing goes out of hand, we do not act in situations where our intervention is not definitely needed. The community should handle itself, even without us around, and hopefully (though not likely) we will never need to act.
The responsibilities for those with rights involves;
- Vouching new users
- Balancing games
- Opening observer slots
- Punishing users who break the rules
Should you encounter any problems down the chain of authority then send a message to one of the serving administrators, and at this point I mean administrators.
If you happen to find that you're below the skill level of most of the players and want to get better these are some guides on subjects which may be of interest to you;
In addition it is recommended to get a grip on the most basic mechanics, starting here
would be a good choice. In addition the Advanced Mechanics Guides
section provides a lot of worthwhile information.