NAK Server Rules

SERVER RULES
All rules have definitions to help reduce arguments. The level of punishment is at the discretion of the Admin and will be based on the severity of the action. If you break multiple rules your punishment may run consecutively.  Punishment enforced on the Arma servers may carry over to all NAK servers, including TeamSpeak. Continued violation of any rules may be met with a permanent ban. If you feel a rule has an unfair/unclear/incorrect definition, pleased contact Vile Ace.
IMPORTANT
If you feel you were wrongly warned, kicked or banned, do not argue with the Admin. Arguing with an admin can result in a 24-hour ban. If you or a friend wish to dispute an action taken by an admin you have multiple options. First, in our forums, you will find “Misconduct Reports ” and  “Ban Appeals” topics. Both topics have a template that you should use to help resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  If you need help you may join TeamSpeak and an admin will be happy to help you. The next option if you feel you were wrongly warned, kicked or banned is to speak to an Admin on the TeamSpeak server.  Once you join the TeamSpeak server you enter a help room.   All admins online will receive a message that you are requesting help.  Some issues may not be able to be resolved immediately and the Admin may require that you submit a Ban Appeal. The final option is to send an email to admin@naksquad.net, this is very likely to prolong a resolution to your appeal.
RULE #1) NO Racism.
1st Offense: Permanent ban.

Definition: Any and all racial slurs are considered racism by NAK and will NOT be tolerated.

RULE #2) Impersonating an admin.
1st Offense: Permanent ban.

Definition: Impersonating on admin involves but is not limited to: Telling people you are a server admin, threatening a particular punishment (kick/ban), copying an admin name, or making fake NAK Command tags.

RULE #3) Intentional Team Killing.

1st Offense: 1-day ban

2nd Offense: 7-day ban.

3rd Offense: Permanent ban.

Definition: Intentional Team Killing is the act of killing any friendly player with the intent to do so. Intent is decided by the admin issuing the ban based on their investigation and review of all relevant information and evidence. Failing to take commonly recognized steps to prevent team killing, such as checking your map or verifying a target outside of thermals, is considered intentional team killing. Do not retaliate against players who team kill (TK), report it to an Admin. Simply type “Admin “player name” TK” in the game chat, there is often an admin monitoring the servers.

RULE #4) Griefing/Harassment.

1st Offense: 1-day ban.

2nd Offense: 7-day ban.

3rd Offense: Permanent ban.

Definition: Griefing/Harassment are viewed as the act of INTENTIONALLY irritating and angering people through the use of destruction, language, forcing team kills, being a general annoyance to the server and more.

RULE #5) Firing at the base.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 1-day ban.

Definition: Firing at base consists of intentional, discharging your weapon at the base. NOTE: An accidental single discharge from small arms does not count for a first offense.

RULE #6) Wasting Server Assets.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 3-day ban.

Definition: Wasting server assets is the act of destroying/crashing vehicles due to a preventable circumstance. This includes repeated, crashing due to lack of knowledge on how to operate a vehicle (SEE NOTE BELOW), messing around with other players or ramming other vehicles.

NOTE: NAK Servers are high population and are not suitable for LEARNING how to use air vehicles, please do this in the editor and come fly with us when you are ready.

RULE #7) Using Voice in Restricted Channels.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 3-day ban.

Definition: The use of voice chat in Side Chat, Command Chat, and Global Chat is not permitted on NAK Servers by anyone OTHER than admins. There are no exceptions to this rule.

RULE #8) Using Vehicles as a Taxi in Base.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 3-day ban.

Definition: The use of a vehicle to move from 1 section of the base to another is strictly forbidden. The flag poles at the base can transport you to any of the areas you need to go. Please use these.

RULE #9) Playing as infantry while in a pilot slot.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 3-day ban.

Definition: There are a limited number of pilot positions. It is expected that individuals in any of those roles (Vortex Pilot and UAV) to be in the air. Pilots can not fight on the ground. Pilots that are shot down should respawn to and return to piloting.

RULE #10) Arguing with the administration over punishment.
1st Offense: 24-hour ban.

Definition: If you or a friend has been kicked or banned, and you feel it was unwarranted, there ways you can report the admin. These methods were detailed in the “IMPORTANT” section at the top of this page. Misconduct reports are reviewed by a Chief of Staff and are taken very seriously. If you would like to speak to one of the Chief of Staff, join TeamSpeak and we will be happy to speak with you, but very rarely will we reverse the ruling of another admin without an appeal being placed.

RULE #11) All pilots, UAV operator, and ATC must be on the NAK SQUAD TeamSpeak server (excluding NAK Elite). No pilot may be AFK.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: 1-hour ban.

Definition: There are a limited number of Pilot roles on our servers. We require that if you are in one of these roles, that you are logged into the NAK Squad TeamSpeak server (ts3.naksquad.net). You must be in the Pilots channel for the server you are on and your in-game name and TeamSpeak nickname must match. It is also required that any pilot in one of these roles, not be AFK (away from keyboard), you must be able to respond when requested to do so by a NAK Admin. NAK Elite are not required to be in TeamSpeak if they are using their NAK Elite tag or add [NAK Elite] after their profile name.

RULE #12) Minimum age on our servers is 16.

1st Offense: Written warning.

2nd Offense: Kick from the server.

3rd Offense: Age-based ban.

We are a mature gaming community and the content of our games and our social interactions may not be suitable for younger age groups. For that reason, we have a minimum age requirement for members of our community, which is 16. As we have no way of confirming an individual’s age, if an Admin believes that you are underage you may be asked to leave the server. Beyond this, it is a parents responsibility to police their children. If for whatever reason they slip into our community unnoticed, we hold no responsibility for their safety or well-being.

RULE #13) No verbal abuse.

First offense: Kick

Second Offense: 3-day ban

Third Offense: Permanent ban

Harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, slanderous, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive language or cursing directed at a player is not allowed and may lead to an immediate ban. If you are having issues with another player, send a message which includes Admin in-game chat. If an Admin is online we will be happy to help you.

RULE #14) No use of language that is lewd, obscene, vulgar, discriminatory (on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), illegal, hate speech, promoting violence, drug use or any illegal activity, promoting crimes against humanity, genocide or torture, or is otherwise objectionable. Whether something is considered “objectionable” is up to NAK Squad Command (the Admins). This includes profile names, in-game chat, voice chat, and any other public communication.

First Offense: Kick

Second Offense: 1-day ban

Third Offense: 7-day ban

Fourth Offense: Permanent ban

Please watch your language. This is a public server. We understand that we play an age restricted game, but we choose not to hear this type of language in our community. If you tend to curse, mute yourself, and refrain from typing in-game chat.

RULE #15) No recruiting

First Offense: Based on severity, up to a permanent ban.

Recruiting is not allowed on the server. Using any NAK resources including, but not limited to, game servers, TeamSpeak or website, to recruit or entice players away from NAK resources is not allowed. Mass sending of friend requests via Steam, to players on the server, is also not allowed.

Additional Information
This page does not cover all the rules; only the basic ones.

If an Admin finds an unfitting behavior he will moderate it accordingly.  We NAK Squad reserve the right to refuse access/service to anyone, at any time, for any reason.

If there is no Admin online please do not take actions into your own hands.

You can always contact administrators later or make a complaint. We will listen to both sides and take appropriate action. The NAK website has a forum topic to report users: http://naksquad.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=10