AOD's Code of Conduct
The Angels of Death Code of Conduct is the face of our clan. Not only is it a guideline for member conduct, it is also a statement about what kind of gamers we are, and who we're looking for.
All members agree to the Code of Conduct upon being accepted into the clan, and are expected to uphold the code at all times. Our code ensures that our members conduct themselves respectfully and preserve the respected image of the clan.
Violation of the Code of Conduct can result in removal from AOD.
1. Strive to conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner
Do not accuse other players/clans of hacking or tell them they suck. Do not talk garbage when winning or losing. Do not TK on purpose. Do not seek retribution for things like a child. Use common sense. If you hate it being done to you, Don't do it to others.
2. Offer help to anyone who seeks it, if it is possible
Never be too busy to help another member with an issue they have. Don't condemn others for not knowing what you know. If you know how to fix a problem, Do not tell them to go find someone else because you don't want to be bothered.
3. Project a positive image of yourself and the AOD clan to others
Similar to #1. Don't call people hackers. Don't say "you suck". Don't freak out about being team killed. People judge an entire group based on the actions of what ONE person does. If you are being obnoxious, those pubs assume all of AOD is obnoxious.
4. Put the needs of the clan first, above personal goals
If we need people for Instances or PvP matches, or help with a special task, Stop playing and come help us. If we need help figuring something out with game mechanics or glitches, stop playing and help us. AOD benefits from everyone being a part of what we do here.
5. Support members of AOD
If someone isn't up to par with a kit or weapon you know very well. Help them. Don't just let them continue to get slaughtered. Extend any knowledge of anything you are aware of to your fellow members. That helps ALL of us when it comes time to back each other up on the battlefield.
6. Attempt to resolve personal differences directly with the concerned individual(s)
If someone is annoying you or you don't agree with what someone did or how they are acting, let them know. They can't correct things if they don't know what they are doing wrong. Do not yell at them in a ts room full of other people. Be tactful and respectful. Ask them to join another channel or use ts3's private chat function to inform that person of what is going on and how to possibly fix it. If the situation escalates into something that it shouldn't, SIGN OFF teamspeak. Take a breather. Don't let something stupid get 2 members kicked from AOD. WORK IT OUT PEACEFULLY.
7. Remind other AOD members of expected conduct in a tactful, non- threatening way, and if possible, in private
If this needs to be explained after previous rules, you probably don't belong in AOD.
8. Promote fellowship within the game community
Be respectful to pubs and offer assistance. If you notice someone that doesn't know how to use a weapon or equip a cert, help them out. Don't just write them off as idiots. PUGs are where we get our new members from, we used to be them before we joined up. Without them, we limit ourselves. Help them and they will flock to us. Which in turn helps AOD grow.
9. Do not condemn or humiliate other clan members
As rule #7's explanation says, If you need this rule to be explained, you don't belong in AOD.
10. Win and lose games honorably, show sportsmanship
Don't bitch about recons not helping you win. Don't call people hackers. Don't tell the healers they suck because they aren't reviving. Simply say GG, tell someone they did a good job, or don't say anything at all.
11. Maintain AOD loyalty
Don't talk smack behind our back. If you are not happy in AOD, let us know. Don't stay here if its not where you belong.
12. No jokes or comments about a members religion, skin color, or sexual preferences.
It is never OK to comment or joke about a members race, religion, or sexual preference. This goes for Teamspeak chat or comments and also forum posts. Please remember that AOD is a large community consisting of all sorts of people.
This applies in ALL servers, across all games that AOD supports. Our Forums as well as gaming forums.
Actions AOD members should NEVER do:
*Note* This is how OUR division will handle these rules. We are not in charge of other divisions and will only worry about our division. If you notice something wrong outside of the Black Desert division inform a Black Desert CO/XO so that they can take the appropriate steps.
- Do NOT go into the server to make other people rage quit.
- Do NOT troll the community in any way, shape or form.
- Do NOT feed a flame troll.
- Do NOT be disrespectful in game chat or voice.
Repeated infractions of any of these principles may result in rank demotion and/or removal from AOD.
- TeamSpeak: When playing Black Desert, members should be on Teamspeak, preferably in the Black Desert channels.
- Multi-Clanning: Members can be in multiple clans but cannot be in a clan that offers a game that AOD supports as a division. Members have a choice to either leave the other clan(s) or leave AOD. Exceptions are rare and should be proposed directly with the CO/XO.
- Clan tags: All members are to wear AOD tags when playing games that AOD supports. If you take off AOD tags, you quit AOD. In Black Desert, if you leave the armies we run, we must assume you wish to relinquish your Clan membership.
- Smurfing: (Described as playing unknown multiple Names) Black Desert members are not allowed to smurf. You may have multiple accounts, but we ask that you let us know about them. Please notify the Division with a post in the Division Structure Thread.
- Behavior: No political, religious, or racial discussions are condoned. Please be respectful to ALL and if you slip up and make a mistake, apologies immediately after are the quickest way to redemption.
- Whining and Complaining: Do not whine and complain about the game that we are playing. It takes the mood in ts down and is counter intuitive to what we are all here for. Play the game that we are given, not the one that you want it to be. Work around the limitations that are thrown at you and you will become a better player.