TKC BF3 Basic Server Rules Posted:
03.11.2012 17:57:22 TKC BF3 Server Rules:
1. No cheating (Aimbots, ESP hack, etc.. these are autoban)
2. No disrespecting other players (this includes but not limited to racial/ethnic slurs these will incur an automatic ban)
3. No Uncap/base rapping (if a player is shooting at you with the AA or other vehicle from their base you may attack that vehicle only.
4. No spawn camping
5. No Sniping from Uncaps (if you snipe from uncap, don't complain when a tank, chopper or sniper shoots into the uncap to kill you)
6. No destroying other teams assets in Uncap/base.
7. No setting claymores, mines or morters into the Uncap/base (spawn area) Do not Mine, Claymore, or mortar exit areas from the Uncap/Base.
8. No destroying vehicles as they are leaving the Uncap (unless they are shooting at you)
These rules are not all inclusive but cover the main issues that arise
Purchase reserved slots for our Bad Company 2 Servers! Posted:
01.25.2011 05:11:58 You can now purchase a reserved slot on all of our BC2 servers for just $5/month. Your $5 donation will reserve your slot on ALL of our BC2 servers for 30 days. This means no more waiting in line to play. No more wasted time. Not only that, but your donation will go toward paying our bills and will continue to enable TKC the ability to provide quality servers for the PC community.
To purchase your reserved slot just click the "Donate" tab above, then either find your nickname or type in your EXACT solider name (WITHOUT clan tag) in the box provided. Then for donation type be sure to select that you are purchasing a reserved slot. To purchase multiple months just donate the appropriate amount, i.e. $15 for 3 months.
Serious gamers don't wait in line, purchase your reserved slot today and prove to the world that you're no noob!
You can easily find any of our servers by using the "Server Status" tab. If you download and install a small piece of software called "Gametracker Lite", downloadable when you click "Join", you will be able to join our servers directly from the website. In addition to the servers listed above, we also have a 50 slot Teamspeak server which you will gain access to once you apply for membership.
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure the playing environment is safe for all ages. No profanity or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for HL2DM please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible Steam ID, to this website: http://tkc.clanservers.com/sourcebans. Just click the "Submit a Ban" tab and fill out the information requested. If you need to report players from our BC2, BC2:Vietnam servers please do so here: "Server Vistors Complaint" forum. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, metabans or punkbuster depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to steambans.com or pbbans.com (if the game is steambans and pbbans enabled) and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID or GUID depending on the game. At present these two sites have nearly banned 200,000 cheaters world wide.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
A member who helped found clan TKC.
A member who has earned the eLitE tags for HL2DM.
A member who has obtained the rank of Clan Leader.
A member who has finished 1st in rank while earning the eLitE tags for HL2DM.
A member who has obtained the rank of Division Leader.
A member who has earned the eLitE tags for COD4.
A member who leads the Campaign Department.
A member who has finished 1st in rank while earning the eLitE tags for COD4.
A member who coordinates league play and tournament teams.
A member who has earned the eLitE tags for BC2.
A member who has obtained the rank of Server Admin.
A member who has finished 1st in rank while earning the eLitE tags for BC2.
A member who is on the TKC staff as a recruiter.
A member who has earned the eLitE tags for BF3.
A member who is on the TKC staff in the Ad Department.
A member who has finished 1st in rank while earning the eLitE tags for BF3.
A member who has served on the Board of Ribbons.
A member who has earned the eLitE tags for two different games in the same month.
A member who donates at least $10-$50 to the clan.
A member who has won the 6th eLitE slot by being 1st in that months skill competition.
A member who donates at least $51-$200 to the clan.
A member who has passed TKC membership candidacy to become a full member of the clan.
A member who donates at least $201+ to the clan.
A member who has competed in a special event and been victorious. Stars=wins+1. Big star=6 or more wins.
A member who has submitted at least 5 demos that have been accepted and approved by Steambans.
A member who has participated in a designated TKC special event.
A member who has submitted at least 10 demos that have been accepted and approved by Steambans.
A member who has competed in a clan war, tournament or league.
A member who has submitted at least 25 demos that have been accepted and approved by Steambans.
A member who reguarly goes out of his or her way to help fellow clan members or visitors.
A member who has posted at least 1000 times on forums.
A member who participates regularly in clan events and the forums.
A member who has posted at least 5000 times on forums.
A member who has displayed excellent conduct in all things over an extended period of many months.
A member who has posted at least 10000 times on forums.
A member who has recruited another member into the clan.
A member who participates in the WarZ division.
A member who participates in the League of Legends division.
A member who participates in the Battlefield 3 division.
A member who participates in the Bad Company 2 division.
A member who participates in the Medal of Honor division.
A member who participates in the Call of Duty 4 division.
A member who participates in the Call of Duty 6 division.
A member who participates in the Half-Life 2 Deathmatch division.
A member who participates in the HL2: Capture the Flag division.
A member who participates in the Left 4 Dead division.
A member who participates in the Left 4 Dead 2 division.
A member who has sacrificed playing time to help seed TKC servers at least 400 times.
A member who has won the Distinguished Service Cross.
A member who has donated at least $500 to the clan.
A member who has won the Defense Superior Service.
A member who has won the Founders Award the clans 3rd highest honor.
A member who has won the Rookie of the Year our highest honor for a first year member.
A member who has won the Spirit of TKC.
A member who has won the Medal of Honor the clans highest honor given once a year.
A member who has won the Member of the Year the clans 2nd highest honor.
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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