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The Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement is a set rules, codes, and agreements that all community members should follow. This will cover areas such as the website and gaming online. It is meant to encourage respect and cooperation amongst all community members. Rotten to the Core is made up of people from all over with different backgrounds. We are one community, made up of multiple teams, but most importantly we are one family.
Disclaimer: The Commanders/Founders (Vegas and Xtreme) reserve the right to make changes as needed and can add or remove rules.
ROTTEN TO THE CORE CODE OF CONDUCT
Respect - Rotten to the Core members always strive to show each other the veneration that comes with being a part of the Rotten to the Core family. This respect goes beyond the world of gaming. Respect is the Rotten to the Core way. We show it wherever we go and to whomever we game with.
Unity – Rotten to the Core members work together to beat the other team, to win the objective, and we watch each other’s backs. We are at our strongest when we work together as a team.
Integrity – Rotten to the Core members never leave a teammate behind. Rotten to the Core members act with dignity and respect. Rotten to the Core members rise above those that act with indelicacy or act in any way that is unbecoming of a Rotten to the Core member. Regardless of the peccadillos committed against Rotten to the Core, we will remain irreproachable.
Family – Rotten to the Core members are an amalgamation of a diverse group of individuals who came together in unity to create something bigger than any one gamer. The teamwork and respect of Rotten to the Core’s members is a model of rectitude that continues to show others who we are. Rotten to the Core’s members are there for each other and help one another. What happens to one happens to all. Every member that has joined Rotten to the Core was handpicked by another member and became adopted by all. We are a family and we are Rotten to the Core for life!
ROTTEN TO THE CORE’S RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
ROTTEN TO THE CORE WEBSITE & FORUM USAGE
The Rotten to the Core (RTTC) website is intended for RTTC community members and guests. The site is split into two main sections: public and members only. Anyone can visit the public forums and post and comment. Members only board is for RTTC community members.
When posting to RTTC website please be respectful of other's posts and comments. Debating is never a bad thing, as there will always be difference of opinions, but remember to polite, respectful, and show that you have a higher sense of decorum.
When posting an article or any other information please cite or include a link to the original source material. While RTTC encourages posting and chatting on the website, we cannot condone plagiarism. We will not be viewed as a site that steals information.
ROTTEN TO THE CORE APPLICATION
Anyone wishing to join RTTC needs to fill out an application located in the application section of the website. You must sign up on the website before you fill out an application. RTTC is an 18-year-old and older gaming community. No applications will be accepted of anyone who is not 18 years and older.
Please make sure you answer every question. If you do not it could result in a decline in your application. We do not accept people who are currently in other gaming communities. We do this to discourage applicants who jump around from one gaming community to another.
All applicants must be recommended by somebody who is already a member of RTTC. The member who recommends the applicant must provide reasons as to why the applicant should be a part of RTTC. An application cannot move forward until the clan member, who was listed as the referral, makes the recommendation. This is to discourage random name dropping on the applicant’s part.
Once your application has been approved you will be given a two-week trial period. It is highly encouraged that you play with as many community members as you can. In order for you to be voted on, you must play and earn the recommendation of a member who is an officer or above. This will help ensure you learn how to play with our community and meet different members. Only members of RTTC can vote someone into the community.
If the votes are not in your favor, they can try again, depending on the reasons of denial, in a month’s time. The same rule applies if the you are denied being voted on by the officer. If you are denied three times, then the application process stops, and you can no longer become a part of RTTC. This is meant to discourage continuous applying after multiple failures.
If you become a member of RTTC, then you will go from being a recruit to the rank of private and are now a part of RTTC and will be granted access to the Members Only part of the forums.
GENERAL GAME PLAY
When playing general gameplay each game should be played to win. It is never a bad thing to give it your all, but just remember to show good sportsmanship. Whether you win or lose the match be a good sport. It doesn’t hurt to say good game either after an amazing win or a massive beating.
When playing with other fellow RTTC community members, whether on the same team or opposing team, professionalism should be maintained at all times. Trash talking and blatant hostility toward other RTTC community members will not be tolerated. If you and your team don’t wish to play against other community members then state so.
Community members should be respectful of how the team is playing. If the team wants to hold or rush a side, then do so as a team. If you are shot then call out where you got shot from. Don’t dwell on gettingshot. In the time it took you to yell some curses, you could have saved your teammate, or your teammate could have avenged you. Communication is key to be a successful team.
Remember to always be respectful of your fellow community members and to show good sportsmanship with the opposing team.
TOURNAMENT LEAGUES/ONLINE GAMING COMMUNITY MATCHES
When RTTC joins a tournament league, all members should adhere to the league’s rules and regulations. The RTTC community members should make sure they setup lobbies to the standards of the hosting league. RTTC community members that enter or join league gaming sites, need to follow the rules of engagement set forth by the hosting website.
RTTC community members are to be professional at all times during the matches and throughout a tournament. Poor sportsman like conduct will not be tolerated. During the tournament, each community member is a representative of Rotten to the Core Gaming community. Each member should show good sportsmanship to the other team and to the league hosts.
If RTTC is challenged by another online gaming community and accepts, then both parties should setup rules for the match. RTTC members should ensure that they adhere to the rules set forth by both sides when doing the online gaming community battle.
Have fun while playing in league tournaments and online community gaming matches. Nothing wrong with being proud and wanting to win.
ROTTEN TO THE CORE COMMUNITY TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS
RTTC will host community gaming events. It is to promote unity and to have fun. Such activities could include posting on forums, best screen shots, videos, and tournaments with prizes being offered.
Participation is encouraged but not required. Only those who partake in the events/tournaments are eligible to win. Prizes will vary. There will be NO money substitution for prizes.
The winner or winners must provide an address in which the prize could be shipped (if the prize is an object of some kind). If the winner or winners do not provide an address in time, set by the rules for the event/tournament, then the next runner up gets the prize.
Rules for the tournaments and events will be provided for when that event is held. Not every tournament and event will be the same so each one will have its own unique rules.
Events and tournaments are meant to encourage unity, website participation, and for just good old fun. Be competitive with each other, just remember to have fun.
DISCHARGE FROM ROTTEN TO THE CORE
Honorable Discharge - If any community member leaves RTTC under favorable conditions, we ask that you put in a discharge notice.
Dishonorable Discharge - Anyone who has been kicked out of RTTC is not eligible for re-entry. There is no exception to this rule. You only get to lose our trust once.
CHEATING, HARASSMENT, GRIEFING, ACCUSATIONS
Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated by RTTC. If you are caught cheating, boosting, and/or modding you will be excused from RTTC. RTTC takes great pride in being honest and playing fair. We will not have our name tarnished because some lack the skills to get kills legitimately. DO NOT CHEAT as a member of RTTC.
Harassment of community members will not be tolerated. While everyone may not get along it is imperative that we are respectful to one another. Just because somebody might be better or worse than you doesn’t mean you have the right to make false accusations, go out of your way to be rude, or show any other kind of bedevilment. RTTC is made up of adults we should act as such. We are a family, and everybody brings something to the table. Anyone caught purposely harassing or being belligerent towards a fellow community member will be excused from RTTC.
RTTC will not tolerate harassment of fellow community members based on sexual orientation, creed, race, gender, or religion.
Griefing, or trolling of other RTTC community members will not be tolerated. Griefing in games or doing things that sully the RTTC name will result in you being excused from RTTC.
Accusations/Grievances must be submitted through the RTTC website using the CQC Ticket. All accusations and grievances must be written in detail and written truthfully. The accuser and griever bear the burden of proof. Judgment will be made by the Generals and Commander. Once a judgment has been made the decision is final.
The enlisted ranks go from private to Chief Warrant Officer 5. These ranks are earned through time and grade. Officers are chosen by the leaders of Rotten to the Core.
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