These are the general rules for playing Castle Wars games with #CwExperts. If you are unable to follow these most basic rules, you will most likely be warned and/or removed immediately by a staff member in accordance with our warning system found here: https://cwexperts.org/management/.
If you are looking for more specific rules, check out the pages linked below:
- Spotlight Rules: https://cwexperts.org/spotlight/
- Anti-Crash Rules: https://cwexperts.org/how-to-anti-crash/
- Privacy Rules: https://cwexperts.org/privacy/
- Retirement Policies: https://cwexperts.org/how-to-retire/
1. Always be present in all #CwExperts channels while you are playing games
- You must always be connected to the SwiftIRC channels #cwexperts and #cwexperts1
- You must always be present in the CwExperts Friends Chat on both your main and alt accounts
- You must always be online in the #CwExperts Discord server with both the “#CwExperts” and “Active Members” roles
This is the most important rule as we must know where you are and what you are doing at all times while you are playing Castle Wars games with #CwExperts.
2. Always give a warning before you leave games
You must always give at least a 2 game warning before you leave games in order to allow for roles to be reassigned and other adjustments to be made prior to your departure. You should give your warning via the .gw CWEBot command, as this will inform all other members that you plan to leave after 2 more worlds. You may also announce that you are leaving with more notice than 2 worlds by using .gw #_WORLDS_HERE, or if there is a matter of urgency which you must attend then you must use .gw now to inform all other members that you are leaving immediately.
3. Always remain on the 2nd floor of the castle while idling
You must always remain on the 2nd floor (1st floor in UK conventions) of the castles on all of your accounts while you are idling. You must also exit the pen via the door barriers rather than climb up the ladder when you join the game. This makes it much easier to do head counts and to see if someone has joined the game as all accounts will be in viewing distance.
4. Do not leech
You must always do your best to help games progress, which means you must not leech. There are two ways leeching occurs, either a member fails to follow the basic instructions for playing games, or they choose to consistently skip out on doing roles.
It is extremely important that everyone follows the basic instructions for playing games, as games do not run smoothly if there is not the correct ratio of main accounts to alt accounts. If you are new and are not sure what to do, read the instructions on our how to play page here: https://cwexperts.org/how-to-play/, or ask a staff member for additional help.
There also must be members doing roles for games to run effectively! All members will have to do roles eventually, and CWEBot randomly assigns them via the role commands, so it’s only fair that you do a role when you’re picked. You may not pass on the lead role if you have another role, you must accept the lead role and assign the other roles as needed. You may only pass on a role if you’ve already done a role for a substantial amount of time that day and you absolutely must focus on other things besides RuneScape, or if another member volunteers to do the role for you.
5. Do not use foreign worlds
You must not attempt to use foreign worlds for any reason, including to avoid crashers, as most languages do not have more than 2 members worlds. Furthermore, if crashers find you on foreign worlds you have no choice but to reload your clients again to hop back to English servers.
6. Do not sabotage games
This may seem like common sense, however you must not sabotage #CwExperts Castle Wars games in any way that would cost our members their time or progress. You may not capture the opposing team’s flag, kill any #CwExperts member’s account, stall in either portal to not allow other members to enter, or stay logged in to not allow other members to join the game. This rule is taken very seriously and you will be warned even if your intentions were light-hearted.
1. Do not spam channels with chat or bot commands
You must not spam any #CwExperts channel to the point where you disrupt chat or games. This includes the repeated use of bot commands, and repeatedly posting the same content.
2. Do not use any language other than English
You must only use English when chatting while playing with #CwExperts or in any #CwExperts channel. Languages other than English are considered spam as the majority of members will not be able to understand it.
3. Do not advertise other RuneScape groups
You must not advertise any RuneScape clans or groups which are not related to or partnered with #CwExperts while playing with #CwExperts or in any #CwExperts channel. However, you are free to shit talk any other groups, specifically those which play Castle Wars! You may find the list of our partners on our support us page here: https://cwexperts.org/support-us/.
4. Do not cause any drama
You must not cause any drama. Not everyone who plays Castle Wars will enjoy it. In fact, many people will be dreading their time spent here, so keep things friendly and if you have a problem with someone, private message a staff member about it first. Don’t be a jerk, and you won’t get to see the wrath of Abdel.