EA Rules of Conduct (ROE)

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EA Rules of Conduct (ROE)

Post by kraze » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:26 pm

These are the posted EA Roles of Engagement/Conduct (ROE) for Bad Company 2.
Online Conduct

Players are expected to abide by the EA Online Terms and Conditions while playing on ranked Battlefield servers. You agreed to the EA Online Terms and Conditions when you established your EA Account.

The purpose of these Rules of Conduct is to illustrate how the EA Online Terms and Conditions apply when you play on ranked Battlefield servers. Multiple or critical violations of the Terms and Conditions may result in the loss of online play or stat/award reset. Violation may also result in the termination of your EA Account and the loss of anything associated with it (such as points, tokens or in-game items).

The following are examples of conduct that is not permitted by the EA Online Terms and Conditions:

* You are not permitted to use offensive soldier names or clan tags. Also, you may not actively encourage other players to violate the EA Online Terms and Conditions while in-game.
* You may not organize any Clans or groups that are based on, or espouse, any racist, sexist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate-mongering philosophy.
* You may not attempt to interfere with, hack into, or decipher any data streams or transmissions to or from EA or partner services, or use any application or software while using the Battlefield services which are not approved by EA or partner.
* You may not exploit any bug or abuse any game system (such as the scoring or award systems) in an EA product or service. You may not intentionally use or share any bug found within any Battlefield games, real or fictitious, regardless of whether or not it grants an unfair advantage. You will not directly or indirectly communicate the existence of any such bug to any other user of EA's games or services.
o Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to:
+ Playing on restricted kit servers (knife, shock, and pistol only)
+ Taking turns killing, reviving, receiving ammo, etc.
+ Abusing world geometry to your advantage without risk
+ Exploiting vehicle damage to repair indefinitely
+ Creating a play environment which, by definition or action, creates an inflated scoring scenario

Ranked Server Administrators

If you are an administrator of a ranked Battlefield server (referred to below as a "Server Administrator"), you must also comply with the EA Online Terms and Conditions.

Server Administrators are in violation of the EA Online Terms and Conditions if they enforce server rules on ranked servers that prohibit or severely limit players from using any roles, kits, weapons, vehicles, or other features of the game while playing on their server. Examples of such rules that would violate the EA Online Terms and Conditions include:

* Preventing players from using certain vehicles such as ATV's, helicopters, or armored vehicles
* Running knife / specific weapon / pistol-only servers
* Preventing players from using all game assets (mortar strike, vehicles, UAV or motion sensors). If using the Infantry-only server-side option, this should be clearly stated in the game's loading screen
* Preventing players from using certain weapons or items (such as flash bangs or C4) or enforcing a "pistol only" or "knife only" server rule

Server Administrators may implement and enforce rules that result in minor changes to gameplay behavior or styles as long as these are clearly stated before a player starts playing on a server. These rules typically introduce minor or limited restrictions on how a certain aspect of the game can be used, but do not create or promote an environment that would allow abuse of the scoring/award system. Examples of such rules that are acceptable are:

* Limiting movement of combat assets, such as Aircraft and Vehicles during game play - For example, disallowing all aircraft is not acceptable.
* Disallowing repeated main base camping/attacking of bases that cannot be captured. In some cases, however, attacking the base with reasonable intent to take out assets (artillery, M-Com points) is acceptable.
* Limiting the use of mortar strikes or in-game assets to a particular region of the map.
Server Administrators will also violate the EA Online Terms and Conditions if they (i) use offensive server names, server art or clan tags; or (ii) encourage other players to violate the EA Online Terms and Conditions while in game.

Exploit/Abuse Reports

To report players who are cheating or intentionally violating the Terms and Conditions (including scoring abuse, exploits, or map errors), use the following link:

* http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/ph ... aqid=11549

You can also report unapproved software or applications that provide an unfair advantage or manipulate the game in a way it was not meant to the PunkBuster staff at: research@evenbalance.com

In all cases, please provide as much information as possible when making reports. EA's support staff will be the final decision makers regarding investigations. Intentional submissions of misinformation or false abuse reports can be considered a violation of the EA Terms and Conditions and may result in disciplinary actions.
@Kraze^NFo> Juski has a very valid point
@Juski> Got my new signature, thanks!
@Kraze^NFo> Out of context!
@Juski> Doesn't matter!
@Juski> You said I had a valid point! You can't take it back now! It's out there!

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