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Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.
Examples:
So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.




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  • #31
    We are already considering it. When Valve has a new feature, we are usually near the front of the line of teams they pitch it to.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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    • #32
      Not trying to be a doomsayer or anything, but if the modding community dies, this series will die.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
        We are already considering it. When Valve has a new feature, we are usually near the front of the line of teams they pitch it to.
        Oh wow that sounds awesome Yosiro! Thanks for the info!
        Formerly Extremity
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
          We are already considering it. When Valve has a new feature, we are usually near the front of the line of teams they pitch it to.
          nice you have a good relationship with valve

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Raneman View Post
            After the SDK, we had a burst of creativity with several new mutators and maps coming out. Now we haven't had a new one in a long while, and no one is playing custom maps. Why aren't there 64 servers running Butovo, Provkhoy, Ogledow, Arad, etc.

            I had to run an event with prizes offered just to get 32 players on Arad2.

            It's so dissapointing.
            To answer your broader question about lack of a modding or custom map community, it's really not hard to figure out. Hardly anyone plays RO2. You need a decent sized community to take advantage of non-stock as well as stock content in a game. Furthermore, mod teams are less likely to form in extremely small communities, or won't want to waste time developing for games which don't have a large enough fanbase to support mods. There are other factors certainly, but I think this is by far the biggest one. People will make due with a lack-luster or bugged SDK if there is a strong community to support custom content, so that's not really the issue as annoying as it may be.

            To quote another poster:

            Originally posted by pixelbaron View Post
            Well, from what I've heard from people that have used the SDK it still needs optimization. Plus when it was released it was during a time when people were abandoning the game in droves. As a modder, why spend months of time working on a mutator or map if there are very few people around to play it? I know there are a couple of large mods in the works right now, but for most people it is discouraging to even try it.
            In this case, unfortunately the obvious answer is the right one ....
            Last edited by hockeywarrior; 04-25-2012, 11:19 AM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by pixelbaron View Post
              Well, from what I've heard from people that have used the SDK it still needs optimization. Plus when it was released it was during a time when people were abandoning the game in droves. As a modder, why spend months of time working on a mutator or map if there are very few people around to play it? I know there are a couple of large mods in the works right now, but for most people it is discouraging to even try it.
              Well I'm using the SDK from the beta SDK release and must say it hardly crash on me.
              The only certain crash I will have is when I copy in Lit mode.

              I manage to made a large part of my map with only 4 gig and even then the crashes I had where the mentioned Copy in Lit mode. And off course at a certain moment it refused to build lighting caused by not enough memory. Solved that with upgrading to 12 gig.

              But as Hockeywarrior said we need people playing custom maps. But that I already mentioned in my
              previous post in this topic. It all takes to long now. Now I'm waiting with a map ready to test/play.
              But this will only happen when all problems are solved.
              A good thing is I have plenty of time polishing the bloody thing.
              Last edited by Drecks; 04-25-2012, 11:30 AM. Reason: As the post was done in Lithuanian.

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              • #37
                Drecks, we patiently wait.... Coldsteel is fun to play as it is, I can only imagine what you've done to make it better.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Drecks View Post
                  Now I'm waiting with a map ready to test/play. ...A good thing is I have plenty of time polishing the bloody thing.
                  ohhhh, goody!

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