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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:


We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.



For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here: http://tripwireinteractive.com/policies/privacy-notice
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Forum Rules

CHANGES
  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
  • If you have a complaint regarding another user, PM the appropriate moderators, or if you have an administrative issue, [RO]schneidzekk.

General Behaviour
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention either in the title or the body of the post.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • Political discussions are prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • Personal insults (directed at anyone) will result in a ban. If the behavior is not corrected, it will be made more permanent.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    2. Name Shaming and Public "Witch Hunts" are also not allowed.
    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
  • We understand that people have strong feelings about our games, what we do for a living and how we respond (or don't) to comments on the forums. We all aren't going to agree about everything. So, BE CIVIL in your disagreements!

DO NOTs
  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable. This includes publicizing private information, such as individual's real names, IP addresses and anything else that might be used to identify them to the freakier members of the internet. This also means you may NOT publically share private communications (PM, email or anything else) without the original poster's permission.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • DO NOT link to posts on any other forums, or any other form of media, that breaches our rules. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here.
  • DO NOT Double Post, cross Post, "necro post" or restart closed threads.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • DO NOT post cheats or exploits; THIS INCLUDES ALL/ANY REFERENCES TO HACKING, PIRATED SOFTWARE etc.
  • DO NOT complain about being banned from a server and DO NOT complain about other players on servers - that is between you and the admin, no need to get the community involved.

Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
  • No offensive user names
  • Avatars:
    Avatars are disabled.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
  • - For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • - For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, 150 pixels tall and 100kb in size plus 2 lines normal size text and up to 100 chars per line
Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
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.




Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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    What Is the hook (Maneater)?
    A single player ShaRkPG! But what does that mean? You, the player, are a shark (hooked yet?)!

    Starting off as a shark pup, you are put forth into an aquatic world based around the gulf coast of the southern United States. Your mission is to eat, grow, and evolve as you explore this world and hunt down the man who killed your mother in an epic aquatic RPG adventure.

    Decide if you are a stealthy predator, or perhaps the biggest apex predator in the Gulf of Mexico. Eat, Grow and Evolve to your playstyle! But be careful, as your wreck more destruction along the coast, foes will appear to sink your ambition of revenge.

    Where and when can I book my vacation and dive in (play Maneater)?
    Maneater will be available on PC, at the Epic Games Store at its launch later this year (2019). After one year, it will be swimming into other PC digital store fronts, such as Steam.

    Epic Games Store: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-U.../maneater/home

    What is steering this ship (working on the game)?
    Maneater was originally conceived and developed by Blindside Interactive and was set to be published by Tripwire Interactive.

    It has now been acquired wholy by Tripwire Interactive and is being developed by an in-house Tripwire team with support from Blindside and other partners.

    Is (Early Access) chum in the water?
    Currently we are not planning for any paid early access period. Some long time Tripwire community members and content creators may be invited to help us test and showcase the game at various points before its full release.

    Why is it exclusive to one beach (Epic Game Store) for a year on PC?
    That is a great question and one with a many part answer which this FAQ hopes to give you some insight into this decision.

    Let’s start with the big one. Will Maneater be an exclusive forever?
    We understand that the Epic Game Store won’t be the right fit for all players, and that is OK! Maneater will be coming to other PC platforms at a later date after one year at the Epic Games Store.

    But Why? Do you hate Steam?
    Tripwire has been near the forefront of digital distribution since Steam was young (Red Orchestra: Ostfront was the third third-party game on Steam!). We’ve had a great relationship with Valve as a company and those we’ve worked with there over the past decade and a half.

    What we see today reminds us of what we saw back when Steam was new. People wary of a new platform and change. What was once chatter about never giving up boxes on players shelves has become mirrored by not giving up their Steam libraries. And just like then, nobody is asking you to. It is another option set before you.

    As a developer what we want is to create the best game and reach the most people with it (and be successful so we can keep doing it!). Sometimes this means partnerships that allow us to do more, or even something we were not able to do before:
    • Steam and the launch of Red Orchestra - Valve accepted a no name company that wouldn’t sign a deal with the traditional publishers and was out of money to keep going


    or
    • Killing Floor Calamity and Killing Floor Incursion would not have happened without partners willing to help us mitigate risk to try new things.



    No Seriously, Why? Are you being paid?
    Yes, we have a form of paid partnership with Epic. However, this partnership is allowing us to focus more time and effort onto Maneater, and at the end of the day, will help Maneater and future Tripwire products reach more people in more places as a long term bet.

    We are likely in talks with your favorite non Steam/EGS game store now about how to best make use of their platform now and moving ahead!

    How much for a bite (cost to purchase)?
    We haven’t yet determined the final price point.

    What are the (hardware) requirements to swim?
    Beyond proper bathing gear, we haven’t yet reached the point where we are ready to determine the minimum or recommended hardware specifications required to play the game!

    However, we do expect them to be inline with other Unreal Engine 4 titles launching this year.

    Where can I lurk for the latest news?
    Forums:https://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/forum/maneater
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/maneatergame
    Website: https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/maneater
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maneatergame/
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