Mercenaries International Alliance
Code of Ethics / Clan Rules
Article 1E. Exploiting is defined as making use of something in game that was not intended by the game developers or making use of a glitch that would alter game play in a manner that would give an individual an advantage over another through any means other than skill or acceptable tactics.
Server Rules and Conduct
A. General behavior of all persons should at all times be in-line with all [MIA] codes and regulations, if otherwise then admin action should be taken to correct the instance.
B. Respect all persons in AND out of the game. At no time should there be any character bashing of anyone or of any kind.
C. Avoid complaining about or ridiculing other people’s style of gameplay.
D. Be gracious in your victories and losses. Nobody really cares how good you are, nor does anybody enjoy hearing you complain every time you die (i.e., “wtf”, “lucky shot”, “my team sucks”). However, good-natured taunting between friends is encouraged. We are here to have fun.
E. No profane, racial, derogatory or inappropriate language should be used. This includes anything that could be taken incorrectly or out of context and insinuations of language that would otherwise be inappropriate.
F. Absolutely no use of Exploits, Hacks, cheating at any time. This includes anything that gives any person an advantage over another by any other means than by true skill. No Stat padding will be tolerated. This includes any team work or exploit to pad your score or gain higher rank.
G. Team killing and team wounding are strictly prohibited at any time. This includes purposeful killing or wounding of teammates, and does not include accidental instances unless it violates another article or paragraph.
H. The use of political, drug, racial, religious, and foul language as names is strictly prohibited and should be considered inappropriate.
I. There should be no arguing or smack talking of any kind while in game. However, good-natured taunting between friends is encouraged. We are here to have fun.
J. There should also be no arguing with clan officers or with others about the rules that are herby stated. If there is a dispute regarding a rule or act of enforcement it should be brought up to [MIA] UnderTaker member by use of PM in the forums.
K. There should be no accusing anyone of Cheating/Hacking, if you have a legitimate concern take it to an officer. Accusing someone of Cheating/Hacking while in game is strictly prohibited.
1.2 Expectations For Members
A. All members should wear their Proper Clan Tag while in game.
B. While wearing the [MIA] tags all [MIA] standards and expectations apply whether the servers rules state it or not. If it is found that an [MIA] member wearing tag or not is causing problems in any server there will be action taken. You are a representative of [MIA], act like it.
1.3 Expectations For Recruits
A. All recruits should wear their proper recruit clan tag “[mia]” while in game.
B. While you are wearing the [mia] recruit tag you are responsible for your actions in regards to the [MIA] rules of appropriate conduct. If it comes to the attention of [MIA] that you disobey those rules your recruitment may be withdrawn.
Forums Procedure and Conduct
2.1 General MIAClan.net Forum Rules and Regulations
A. Upon registering, you agree to never use this forum for any vulgar, false, sexually oriented, threatening, obscene, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or anything that violates ANY acceptable laws.
B. Never post any copyrighted material, which you do not expressly own the copyright to, or that you do not have the authorization to use.
C. Advertisements, Spam (or useless information posted often), solicitation, and chain letters ARE NOT allowed on this forum.
D. Please watch you language when posting on the forums. The Moderators or Administrators will delete pointless posts.
E. Do NOT use the [MIA] Forums for personal messaging. Please use the PM system for this type of material. The Moderators or Administrators will remove threads with personal conversations.
F. Do NOT post unless you are sure of your information. Giving false or misleading information is harmful. The Moderators or Administrators will remove any post they feel contains potentially harmful information.
G. Do not post offensive, inconsiderate messages or attempt to flame another member. Discussions and arguments can be private messaged to a Forum Moderator or Administrator to be handled.
H. Your avatar should be no more than 160 by 160. You should have no more than you are restricted to one signature unless otherwise agreed to by [MIA] UnderTaker.
I. Leave the admining and moderation to the forum administrators and moderators.
J. Do not put inappropriate websites in your individual profile. Things such as MySpace can change content on a daily basis and are considered off limits.
K. Do not post to something that you are/were not involved in. In the case of an admin banning someone, the admin that bans is more than capable of explaining it. If necessary your statements can be taken by the Clan Leader. If you post to something in this fashion your post will be deleted and your access rights to the section may be removed.
2.2 Forums Reminders
A. Warnings can and will be issued by the Forum Administration or Moderators. Violators of any rules will be issued a warning and face potential banning. If a Ban is required, you will lose all Forum and Server privileges and your post may be removed from the forum.
B. Please be advised: [MIA] is committed to maintaining a friendly and clean Forum. Please use common sense when posting.
C. Your IP address is logged each time you post a message, login or logout of the forum and each click is logged for a certain amount of time. This information will be expressly used to assist us if there are any attempts to hack into certain areas of this forum and may be used to contact your ISP upon breaking this agreement.
D. Forum Administrator, and Moderator actions: Those who own and/or are charged with running this forum will strive at all times to be as consistent in their decisions as possible. Members by their participation acknowledge that the actions of those charged with running this forum are undertaken with an objective desire, but a subjective eye, and agree to accept these decisions as final.
[MIA] Clan Officers
3.1 Explanation of the Clan Officers
A. The [MIA] Clan Officers are the decision making body of [MIA] and exercises that authority given to them by [MIA] UnderTaker. At no time will that authority be used against the will of [MIA] UnderTaker or against the betterment of [MIA].
B. The Clan Officers are comprised of members that [MIA] UnderTaker chooses to make up that body and exercise that authority.
C. The rulings of the Clan Officers can only be overruled by themselves, [MIA] UnderTaker, and other new evidence that could change the decision.
3.2 Duties and Responsibilities
A. As a Clan Officer you should be fair and impartial in dealing with any situation that you are dealing with.
B. As a Clan Officer Officers it is your responsibility to keep up on the matters of the clan within reason.
C. In dealing with perm bans regarding people accused of Cheating/Hacking all decisions and rulings should be unanimous with all Council Officers that vote.
4.1 Rules and Standards
A. Always be on your best behavior when in the presence of any non-[MIA] team or personnel. You are a representative of [MIA] at all times.
B. There will be no inner clan matches, practice scrimmage's, or squad practice's, on the public servers, unless approved by you division leader.
C. All squad members will follow their chain of command set forth by the squad leader of that squad.
D. Any complaints and/or accusations must be done in writing by e-mail or PM and sent to [MIA] UnderTaker.
E. Do not go AFK during any scrimmage or match, you could cost your team a win by doing so.
F. Sportsmanship should always be observed. Do not bash your squad members.
G. All [MIA] regulations apply no matter what sort of clan function you are present for.
H. Any [MIA] member or squad that are in violation of any of the above rules will be subject to suspension and/or banned from the clan depending on circumstances reviewed by the Council Officers.
I. 1st offense 2 week ban 2nd offense 1 month ban 3rd offense expelled from [MIA]. Other punishments may also be enforced depending on the offense.
J. These guidelines may change at anytime.
5.1 - General Definitions
A. It is considered abuse of admin when the admin in question makes use of his/her power without justified reason or cause. It is not considered admin abuse when this is done to someone in a joking manner and the person subjected deems it as such.
B. AFK or Away From Keyboard is defined as going away from your keyboard without legitimate reason and/or without informing and admin of your reasoning, i.e. typing brb, afk, etc and Regardless of reason you may get kicked for being AFK at any time.
C. Spamming is defined as making use of communications types in excessive amounts in such that it detracts from the enjoyment of the game by other persons. This can be done through voice chat, text chat, or automated voice. or hand signals. The only time this is acceptable is if an admin is trying to relay a message to an offender.
D. Cheating/Hacking is defined as employing a program that performs an operation or function that would normally be performed by a human player.
F. Camping is defined as a person or persons cutting off the opposing teams route out of their area. In the instance that there is more than one exit the opposing team cannot camp both exits.
H. Proper [MIA] Name is defined as the name that is visible on the official [MIA] roster located on the community pages. The only additions that you may have to your proper name is to signify something that could impact the game such as something that would impair your hearing should an admin as you a question. Your given rank, squad tags or anything otherwise approved by the [MIA] Council and/or [MIA] UnderTaker is also acceptable.
I. An alias is defined as a name that the majority of people would not know you as.