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  1. 9/19/20 Our donation goal has changed from $650 to $750 as we look to grow as a community. Thank you for your support!
  2. 9/15/20 All members (excluding those banned) can change their display name once every 90 days without DMing a BD! Go to the profile dropdown on the top-right of the page, click "Account Settings", and click "CHANGE" beside your display name. NOTE: Forum rules apply, which means no racism or anything distasteful please! We reserve the right to remove this functionality if there's abuse. NOTE: At this time we have restricted the ability to view display name changes. This is in case someone accidentally changes their name to something we don't want people to see (full name, etc.) NOTE (EDIT 2020-09-15 1:36PM EDT): We reserve the right to roll-back your name change if you change your name to something that causes issues. For example, taking the former name of an admin. Your 1-time name change will be used up and will not be refunded.
  3. Zombie Escape Mapping Contest! Zombie Escape is without any doubt the most popular custom gamemode being played on CSGO. The biggest communities have come together to organize and sponsor a mapping contest! Rules Make sure to read them through carefully before deciding to enter the contest. If you have any questions regarding them, simply comment the #questions channel in the below Discord server and we can clarify any issues. Prizes 1st place: $300 2nd place: $175 3rd place: $100 4th place: $50 5th place: $25 Judging Maps are judged against four criteria: Quality of the design (is the map beautiful and well designed?) Gameplay (is the map boring?) Replayability (would you play this map every day or tryhard it every week?) Originality (is it an overused theme?) 2 judges will come from each community involved! If you have any questions, please ask by responding to this thread or ask in the CS:GO Mapping Contests Discord. Good luck to all participants!
  4. Guys this dude is Papi Chulo!

  5. We're addressing this ASAP, expect a post soon. @ImSkidoodleIRL
  6. "• Reasonable Orders - An order that is straightforward, clear, to the point, easy to understand, not meant to confuse or trick, and gives the prisoners enough time to follow." Admins are welcome to enforce this definition. You can call an admin if someone's purposefully trying to trick Ts by giving long-winded, unnecessarily complex orders.
  7. On top of the above, you must make sure that you give enough time for Ts to follow the order. Besides that, this is your official answer.
  8. Certain Jailbreak maps have areas you can pixel surf as an intended feature. It is difficult to say which areas are intended and which aren't in the rules. Thus, we default to how the "no exploits" rule is now: exploits are admin discretion.
  9. Enforcing includes making sure Ts are not rebelling by picking up primaries and other rebellious acts. "• Rebelling is when a prisoner: picks up a primary weapon, draws/equips a pistol/zeus, harms/kills a CT, breaks out of a cell, blatantly disobeys or enters a KOS zone" So, the situation you described is against the rules and you can call an admin on to deal with them.
  10. "• Blatantly Disobeying - When prisoners act in a way that would make you lose track of them, and overall makes your job as a CT harder because you have to shift your focus from the main group, to the disobeying prisoner". Seems pretty straight-forward. LMK if you have any questions @MeGGi<3
  11. "• Reasonable Orders - An order that is straightforward, clear, to the point, easy to understand, not meant to confuse or trick, and gives the prisoners enough time to follow." Already in the rules (: no change needed.
  12. The 2017 protocol is the exact same as the protocol today - I don't think it ever changed since 2015/2016 when I joined. The only difference is, admins back then stuck their neck out for regulars and would be susceptible to punishment if they were wrong. We discouraged this behaviour starting last year when clarifying posts were made at the admin level. However, I don't think it's improper to discuss adding some wiggle room for admins. I'll add it to our agenda to discuss which you can followup on in a few weeks by pinging me or DMing me directly. As for that server crash issue, our technical team was recently busy with focusing entirely on the new forums, and with that out of the way I've asked for it to be prioritized as I'm sure having the population cut in half every 2-3 hours isn't very productive. So yes, lots of elbow grease being put in. As for the screenshot, the only thing I can suggest is to talk to whichever admin that was in private first, and if you're unable to resolve it, make an admin complaint. Thanks again for your candid feedback! Again, you're more than welcome to hold me/us accountable by pinging in this thread or in DMs for followup.
  13. My personal response, not on behalf of the Board: When we talk about admins needing to see something in order to deal with it, the intent behind it is so that they are 100% sure (no less) that the person who broke the rule deserves to be punished. If player experience is being impacted that much, then perhaps there is leeway for us to discuss relaxing that policy or find other ways of being 100% sure besides just seeing the situation. Logs aren't enough though. On our server, there are many more ways to be "justified" in killing someone such as various ways of T baiting or performing traitorous acts. I've conveyed this to the TTT managers and they're looking to address the "grey area". Once this is addressed, we can move forward with determining whether we can be more "lenient" with enforcing the rules (that is, increasing the number of situations we can be 100% certain a rule was broken). Punishments are entirely up to the admin. We have a strict policy of warn OR kick before a ban. In the worst case, this means a player is given one chance to straighten up before they're permed if they mess up again. It's entirely up to the admin to determine how severe they think punishments are given. Situations are extremely case-by-case so unfortunately I can't speak more about it in this post. We've tried using karma as a preventative method to prevent RDMers from dealing significant amounts of damage if they're joining just to RDM, but unfortunately there's no good way to prevent people from RDMing if they're regulars besides having admins on. Probably the best preventative method is to have more admins, so if you're interested feel free to apply (: . Yes, I agree with this. Having events regularly would be helpful. On Jailbreak, we are discussing having 3 events per week minimum to encourage player-to-player and player-to-admin interaction. I imagine TTT would benefit from this as well. @Trazz @Gentoo You're welcome to suggest other ways of increasing community interaction! The "lack of motivation" you feel is likely because admins are adhering to the "if you're not 100% sure, don't act" policy. In reality, there's many admins (including myself last year) who challenged this policy, but it's for the best that we punish players for things we're 100% certain they deserved punishment for. We can implement other ways of becoming 100% certain (more logs, demos?) which will increase the likelihood of an admin being able to act. I imagine this will alleviate this concern. Regarding not knowing how admins really are: at the end of the day, this is a gaming community. It isn't exactly our place to demand extremely thorough background checks, employment history, etc. that a normal company would perform. We have safeguards in place to prevent admin abuse from happening such as a trial admin period (Junior Administrator), logs, and a clear hierarchy of managers who overlook staff they're managing. We also time promotions so that no one can climb the ranks quickly so that there is a better chance we catch any attitude problems. The admins you mentioned that were involved in the Discord riot were given disciplinary action, and Dominic and Zayne's behaviour which led to them being permed largely occurred after they resigned. The screenshot you provided is out of context, so it's hard to tell whether he was being sarcastic. I imagine you guys were being friendly and that's how he jokingly talks to people he considers his friends. Maybe you should let him know you don't appreciate him acting like that towards you? Of course, I'm not trying to put blame on you, but when an admin adds you on his friends list and goes to another game some banter isn't unexpected. I've mentioned it to the TTT managers a few times already, and I tasked @Greggy Gjust now with following up with the managers to investigate a fix. I think your opinions were valid, but we need your (and the community's) help in brainstorming solutions to them. Identifying problems is good, now let's work towards solutions (: . Rest assured, we're aware of many of these problems already and it's refreshing to hear someone genuinely speak up and share their thoughts. Thanks for your constructive criticism! Hope you'll be able to feel significant changes soon with the direction and vision we're moving towards.