ANTKB Gaming Community Rules
As with any other community, ANTKB has established rules and guidelines to assist its members in improving the gaming experience. The rules exist to help all of the members of ANTKB enjoy their gaming experience through cooperation and fraternity. All members regardless of rank or position are expected to comply with these rules.
1. Be Respectful – ANTKB believes that each individual is uniquely important and that each gamer deserves the same respect and rights as everyone else. While not everyone will always agree on allpoints, disagreements do not require or demand rudeness or personal attacks. Any personal attacks that are based on race, culture, religion, gender, or sexual orientation will not be permitted.
2. Use Appropriate Language – ANTKB believes that each member has the right to communicate freely; however, each member is also free to not hear offensive words or inappropriate language. Please remember that we do have teens and children in our gaming community, and it is our desire to protect them just as much as anyone else.
3. Be Careful of Arguing – ANTKB believes in the rights of each community member to express his or her ideas; however, no person in the gaming community is here to be attacked. If two or more people within the gaming community wish to engage in a heated discussion, they need to move to an empty chat channel to do so.
4. Avoid Emotionally Sensitive Topics – ANTKB believes that each person has the right to enjoy their gaming time and the cooperation fostered in the community. Therefore, certain topics which elicit strong emotions should be avoided in order to not upset the unity which the gaming community works to maintain. In like manner, each member of the community deserves the benefit of the doubt whenever possible.
5. Avoid Hot Miking – ANTKB uses Teamspeak 3 in order to coordinate community activities and promote community unity; however, it is important that each community member using Teamspeak 3 select "Push to Talk” for the microphone settings. Hot Miking occurs when a microphone is left on all the time and background noises which should not be broadcast over the internet are heard by everyone in the community.
6. Be Careful When Poking – ANTKB understands that at times it is important to get in contact with someone in another room; however, it is vital to be careful with using the Poking option in Teamspeak 3. Poking will often pull individuals from their game which can result in bad consequences for that individual. Please be responsible with this option, and only use it sparingly.
7. Avoid Poaching – ANTKB believes in creating a strong, vibrant, unified community in order to improve each fleet members gaming experience; however, some individuals join gaming communities only to recruit people away for their own groups. Please do not solicit others to join your groups while in ANTKB. If a group wants to merge with ANTKB, please consult with a council member for further information.
8. Demonstrate Good Sportsmanship – ANTKB exists to make each individual member of the gaming community stronger and in so doing make the entire fleet stronger as a whole. The adage that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link certainly applies to the gaming community. Often ANTKB engages in competitions within the gaming community. While it is true that no community member actually wants to lose, remember that neither in winning or losing should any community member be disrespected. There are often many things to learn by both the winner and the loser. Often during our competitions, members from opposite teams will give advice to try and help improve their opponents. In many ways, the winners are both the one who helps other community members the most and the one who grows the most from learning and listening to others.
The rules listed above are not designed to interfere with anyone’s gaming experience but rather to enhance and improve everyone’s gaming experience. ANTKB believes that as the individual improves and grows so does the entire gaming community.
ANTKB also understands that membership within the gaming community is voluntary. Any community member found breaking either the letter or the spirit of the above stated rules will be removed from the community. Warnings will be given when applicable; however, flagrant violations may result in immediate termination of membership.