Hello everyone, I’m @Wayward_Jack, here’s some things we’re doing to keep you safe. We’d love you to help us by skimming them.
tl;dr, DON’T BE A DICK … now go play DayZ
If there’s one thing to take away from this page it’s that we run the servers FAIR, if you kill an admin, no ones going to ban you, we don’t know where you are on the map or what you’re doing. We work really hard to keep anyone with a false advantage out of our servers. Enjoy DayZ it’s amazing, we love it.
None of our servers are RP we don’t tell you how to play.
Except that The Communities on The Village server have decided that you should not use 3rd party comms on their server, talking to your friends on TS or Discord or Skype etc is a big No No and they will ask us to remove you. We only run one exclusion list across our servers and we often share exclusions with other servers. They will find you and then you’ll be excluded. The Village Community police their rules with vim and vigor as it’s what keeps their server special. This is very precious to them and we fully support their stance
Let’s talk about WHY that rule exists. We wanted The Vilage servers to be a true and contained world. we wanted disputes to be resolved ingame, we wanted the world to ‘buzz’. But we didn’t want to prescribe a full set of Role Play rules as we feel these erode the freedoms of a sandbox game. In the beginning the No TS rule was a ‘shouldn’t’ and some people did and some people didn’t use TS but the experiences around those people using ingame voip was so fun The Community decided to make it mandatory You Must Not Us 3rd Party Voip.
They will find you and we will honour requests to exclude players. We only run one banlist so if you get excluded on The Village you get excluded on all our servers. We also share our banlist and know a copy exists in CFTools, so it’s likely you’re getting excluded from lots of servers.
Many people see it only from their own egocentric point of view ‘I want to use TS’ but they’re missing some key scenarios, you’re stealing an experience from other players. You will never know if you ran past someone hiding in a shop, either you and your mates run past in complete silence, or you run past talking to your mates ingame, the second scenario is much more of a heart pounding story for that unknown player. We don’t want groups of people running around in silence, it’s theft in a ‘RPesque’ server. The community love finding people and they have their ways, sure streamers are the easy ones to find, but you’d expect streamers, the shop front of DayZ, to know better. The Village IS NOT an RP server, it’s something different, it’s a world. Please honour that, or play somewhere else.
Search for them with ‘Spaggie‘ IN THE COMMUNITY TAB
We prefer 1PP and always will do
We firmly believe that passwording or whitelisting a DayZ server reduces the variety of stories and adventures. DayZ is about the creativity of interactions. Generating exclusivity reduces that potential. We will keep our servers as open and as inclusive as is possible. This is core to the game we want to play.
There’s more good people out there than bad and you might meet someone amazing (and then shoot them)
The Servers reset twice a day currently on a 5am / 5pm schedule (local times) (which often goes wrong due to server time changes). Resets seem to give servers time to re-evaluate their lives and get going again. We do not give warnings on server restarts because we feel those warnings are only loosely coupled, so kinda useless
Night time is also a lot of fun, it really is better if you don’t gamma boost, we run darker nights which validates many ingame items, from crafted torches to Night Vision Scopes.
We turn as much of the HUD off as we are able to, no white dot.
You might be thinking, “This sounds a bit weird, some random guys on the internet have spent a load of money on a server and asking us to come play, what’s the catch?”
There is no catch, we’ve loved DayZ right from the first time we got shot to fuck on the beach 2 minutes after our first fresh spawn. This was a couple of years ago (back in the Mod). We’ve played DayZ as often as work and family would allow from then on. When we’re not playing DayZ we’ve got someone streaming DayZ going on in the background, TheRunningManz usually). It’s pretty much the only game we play. We are quite old, when that happens the amount of time you have to have fun is inversely proportional to the amount of money you have to have fun with. Some of us are exceptionally fortunate to have a good paying jobs, but not time. So any time spent needs to be efficient (things need to work quickly). Running a server is time efficient. Other people are massively fortunate in the opposite paradigm, they have a large amount of time, but maybe less money. We rent a couple of servers, it’s good for us. come play.
We would ask a favour. If you play on our servers and have a nice time, maybe you’d consider telling your stream at the end what server you were on, or maybe a tweet promoting the server. That would be a very kind thing to do. Thanks.
We do not give a shit about whether the server has 2 people on it (who, because of DayZ Luck end up in a gunfight in some arse end of Chernarus) or has 50 people on it. We do not give a shit about server rankings. We generally do not give a shit about that kind of thing.
CLICK THE COMMUNITY TAB IN THE SERVER BROWSER
What we DO care about is that each individual person on our server has an adventure they love.
We would like very much for you to come and play on our servers, we would like you to have a great time. To that end we’ve come up with some rules to protect everyone
No one under the age of 18 should play on our server
Try and leave everything better than you found it. Destroying vehicles is a brilliant thing to do.
Do no harm
Do not use text to chat, use a mic. you will be warned for using text and will be kicked if those warnings are ignored. DayZ is a game about interactions, interact!
if people persistently and excessively hammer in game text chat, we might exclude them. We understand sometimes people can’t use a mic we are very tolerant.
Play as you’d like, there’s no rules about KoS or Safe Zones or formal opinon on RP. Just do what you want. We like to think the best of everyone and think DayZ is a better game when it’s filled with interesting people. However…
We will run a banlist via BEC, shared by very kind admins on other servers, to keep you as safe as we can. We also may use DAST or CFTools. Due to very kind support and help from the Server Mod community we currently explicitly ban over 8000 players, to help keep you safe. Have fun, please be as much of a good humoured dick (but not a dick dick so we have to exclude you) as you can.
Please do not use Glitches, Scripts, Hacks, even Ghosting, Grinding and Combat Logging or you WILL be banned. We will also not tolerate Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Religious Intolerance, Fraud and Impersonation, or activities which would be deemed harassing, griefing, hateful or illegal. We will not tolerate Ban Evasion. Have fun, be a dick (but not a dick dick so we have to exclude you), enjoy DayZ but keep DayZ in DayZ if you know what we mean. We have server banned people for meta (‘helping’ someone know where something is or what’s happening outside of the game. Think about how your actions might change the game).
We are being much stricter with VACd players on our servers, there are a few the reform themselves but generally they’re not good for our servers. If you have a recent VAC ban (less than about 650 days, as a guide before we’ll even read an unban request) or any game or trade bans, you’re likely to be excluded, we don’t trust you.
Sometimes we don’t trust people we suspect are using Proxies
We are also starting excluding people for losing sight that DayZ is a computer game we play for fun, with friends, in a diverse community of cool people. We will help you take your moaning and whinging elsewhere if you get too much. Don’t be that guy.
Chasing us around on social platforms whinging at us is unlikely to make things better.
Because we feel that a single high ping player can be detrimental to server performance for all Users on the server, we reserve the right to kick a high ping player. We start getting nervous about ping around the 300s
If someone is harassing you or hacking or something that makes you feel uncomfortable and is outside of the ‘normal’ DayZ try to get video evidence and try to hit them with something. We can act if we have your in game name, their in game name and the time of day (please convert to GMT if required so it matches server logs and we can find them easier) TO BAN THEM. Always feel free to go play on another server while we work out how to help you. We especially recommend HappyBombs server or DUG
In some cases a ban appeal will require the provision of extra information as part of the consideration
If someone we know and like tells us someone we don’t know is being spooky, we’ll side with the people we know and like. We reserve the right to act first and work out what the hell happened later. You may have done nothing wrong. There is an unban form nothing personal, just tell us wtf if you want
We have a piece of software we have built and run that looks at various aspects of your online accounts and the way you play, these vector go towards a reputation score. If your score is below the threshold the software will ban you because of your reputation. There’s more info here: s2ttrban
We think the best of people and then ask for some details to help them be trusted again. We’ll work really hard to trust you and you can help us with that
The Server Mods decision is final, no conversation or correspondence will be entered into, we also, because we can’t think of everything up front to keep everyone happy and safe, reserve the right to invent rules at the drop of a hat and apply them retrospectively.
IF YOU STREAM STALK AND WE FIND OUT I WILL BAN YOU SO HARD YOUR CHILDRENS CHILDREN ARE BORN BRUISED. YOU SIR, ARE AN ARSEHAT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
If you meet a streamer and you realise they’re a streamer, don’t call them out, just assume they are streaming and be cool, do your thing, have a great adventure.
We’ve had some folk who stream sniped try to say it wasn’t stream sniping because ‘they didn’t kill the streamer’.
DO NOT IN ANY WAY BE IN OR QUEUING FOR A SERVER WHILE WATCHING A STREAM, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH SERVER THE STREAMER IS ON. THERE ARE WHOLE GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO ENJOY GETTING PEOPLE BANNED ACROSS A NUMBER OF SERVERS FOR BREAKING THIS RULE
We consider being anywhere near one of our servers and in a streamers stream at the same time stream sniping.
We consider stream sniping to be an activity where advantage is taken over the streamer by use of their stream to grief or interact with the streamer in any way that’s not ‘natural’. Streamers are the marketing team of the game we love, them having great streams brings people back to DayZ and helps new people discover DayZ. If you fuck it up for them then we don’t want to play with you
If you find out you had an interaction with streamer, don’t go running to their chat saying ‘OMG my friend of a friends mum’s hamster’s sister told me it was you!!! OMGOMG’ and then launch into a long story about how you were born and clean your teeth. You are, or you look like a stream sniper and you’re liable to get banned from the chat and from the server
Zombies will fuck you over whenever they can, that’s what we pay them for. Though Janeway Zombie seems to give us a lot for the money.
We reserve the right to wipe the server. We will give as much notice as we can
Tell your friends to come play on our server (please)
Anyone found bitching about the DayZ Devs or Bohemia Interactive or DayZ will be mercilessly ridiculed every time they turn up anywhere. Read the Status Reports, shit is cool.
Occasionally, we reserve the right to password a server. We try not to do this. Reasons include maintenance and event preparations
We operate a very lean data model collecting and keeping only the minimum of data required to function as a community server. We do not collect or retain any special category information. By playing on our servers or by talking to us by email, twitter, Twitch etc you are opting into our retention of lean data
GDPR doesn’t apply entirely to us for many reasons, but we will always treat any personal information you might give us with respect and functionally appropriate confidentiality.
If you do not agree to these principles, do not play on our server and do not contact us
Your right to be erased/forgotten is over-ridden by it having functional impact
If at any time you feel unsafe or unwell. Seek help
If you make a cool video or something on our server please tweet it to @Spaggie he loves that stuff
Server Mods and Owners accept no responsibility or liability for an accident or event that happens during or in consequence of playing on our server. Playing on our servers indicates acceptance of these rules
Love your DayZ friends
Turn it all off and go out with your family
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Wayward Jack, Jarl, Luc, Rokerz and Spaggie
A thought from Rokerz:
“There are three kinds of people in this world: Pussies, Dicks and Assholes. Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn’t appropriate – and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves… because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes.”