Code of Conduct
Updated: 13 Jan 2020
Oceanic Combat Group
Rules, Code of Conduct and Etiquette
The goal of OCG is to provide a realistic, yet balanced environment and experience in DCS.
We strive to achieve the perfect balance between tactical realism and fun. In order to achieve this goal, we have set up the following rules, code of conduct and etiquette that we expect all of our members to uphold and follow to the highest possible standard. This document defines the standard that all members are expected to uphold.
Rules have consequences. Should a person fail to adhere to the standards of this community in terms of their conduct, behaviour or etiquette, actions will be taken. Whilst we do not have a strict ban time frames, each of our administrators and moderators have been entrusted to issue the appropriate level disciplinary action. All of these actions are reviewed by the OCG Leadership group to ensure our administrative teams maintain their integrity and are using the powers the community has entrusted to them correctly.
Section A Rules:
- Content deemed to be explicit, or otherwise inappropriate, such as but not limited to images, chat, usernames and other text, is strictly forbidden and is not to be posted or used on any of our platforms. This includes, but is not limited to both Discord and in game.
- Deliberate Team Killing and/or Asset Destruction on our servers no matter the cause, will not be tolerated. Offenders will be immediately removed from the server. It should also be noted that our servers use SLMod which will auto kick/ban offenders.
- Any form of modifications and/ or scripts, that have not been approved, designed to give you an unfair advantage, disrupt events or detriment other players is forbidden.
- Malicious abuse in any form, of players, OCG members, or administrative staff will not be tolerated.
- OCG has a training ladder. Qualified members have undergone extensive training to receive their mustering, show respect and don’t be a know it all, especially during training.
- Whilst playing on other communities servers, not just DCS servers, members of OCG who are identifiable as being OCG members (such as clan tag, stating so in chat, using OCG imagery) must always abide by that servers rules and code of conduct, in addition to the rules set down by OCG.
Section B Code of Conduct:
- The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:
- Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
- Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
- Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
- Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
- Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
- Inappropriate photography or recording.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
- Sustained disruption of community events.
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
- Spamming the microphone or text chat with music, screaming, or other annoying sounds/text is prohibited in all areas except the SQN Bar.
- During the muster period of tac missions, it is expected that all members maintain a ‘need to speak’ attitude. That is only speak or post if you need to. If you feel the need to share videos or stories, please do so in a different channel so the element leads and those running the mission can get the ball rolling.
- Treat your peers with respect, especially if they have elected to take an element lead role.
- User names are to not be
- Similar to existing members
- Overly complex / long / contain numbers or symbols
- Ambiguous / hard to pronounce
- Dual Memberships between other communities, groups, clans, etc are approved as long as they are not a DCS Group and they do not take away from your commitments as a member. Advise a Moderator/Admin of your duel membership. (See Roles and Responsibilities).
- Hacking of any form is absolutely prohibited.
Section C Etiquette:
- Please remember that this community, its events and its content are all done on a fully voluntary basis. None of us get paid to create and maintain this community so deadlines and events delays may occur so do not get unreasonably angry or post non-constructive criticism when this happens.
- While OCG will strive to be both a supporting and tolerant community, continuous venting, obnoxiousness and passive aggressiveness, especially in public channels will be addressed by admins.
- Push to talk, or comparable voice activation is expected. Admins reserve the right to enforce PTT on members with obnoxious voice activation (Breathing, chewing, background noise).
- ALWAYS RSVP to calendar events. Failure to do so might result in you not getting a slot on the mission night. If you are unable to attend, please do RSVP with a ‘No’
- Always give thanks to your flight leaders and mission makers. Leading elements takes time and a great deal more effort than most other players. Missions also take time and a great deal of effort, Our mission makers give up their own free time to design, build and test their missions, so please give thanks and show them the respect they deserve.
- Should you feel a mission could have been better or improved upon in any way, please feel free to leave constructive criticism and feedback.
- OCG is not here so that you can provoke drama or argue. Please keep your conflicts off our servers and take it to a private means of communication. If you have an issue or concern regarding any aspect of OCG (whether people or process related) please contact an admin.
- OCG always encourages our members to step up to roles and positions which they find challenging. It keeps the sim interesting and helps you develop new skills. Please do not unfairly criticise the performance of others as we all had to start somewhere. Understand that DCS alone has arguably one of the steepest learning curves of any genre, let alone learning aircraft employment. Be patient, eg: if a member struggles to hold a formation, uses incorrect brevity and doesn’t understand combat flow.
- Interact positively with the pubbers (public players). If you see a pubber on his own in Discord join in and have a chat. Anti-social members establish a sense of elitism henceforth damaging the OCG image. Be patient of public players on the server, especially the ones which are obviously new to the sim.
- DCS’ demographic comes in on a large spectrum, understand that public players will most likely not be as well trained, mannered or tolerant as you. It is up to you as a member to lead by example.
Thank you for taking your time to read through the OCG rules, code of conduct and etiquette. We hope that you enjoy your time with us.
Section D Signature
Trainees/applicants are required to “comment” their name into the signature document. This is to signify their commitment to OCGs values and standards.