Posts by Edwylm

    this suggestion will likely never happen as its a feature thats not needed. because you can always place a buy/sell offer at a set price and try to work the market out. Also the AI tend to mess the markets up and players tend to play the stock market. Lastly when you join a game there are different offers set for each players which are not the cheapest nor expensive. But overall the feature will likely not happen as it will not be helpful in the long run.

    This suggestion is similar to past ideas. It be nice to have a feature to increase the % of repair however one must remember the replacement of crew members and repairs. don't look at 1 tank and think its all by itself but 1 tank= more than 1 unit, like infantry are made up of more than 1 soldier.

    Also one must consider lvl of factory which should make a difference can't repair a light tank with a lvl1 factory but a lvl 2 would take longer than a lvl3.

    But the easy way that the devs avoid the manual repair is that all mech units auto repair regardless of prov morale and land ownership. So if damage you can repair in enemy lands compare to infantry where their morale will drop.

    The feature has been suggested. the main issues are how to implement the idea and how to balance/prevent exploiting.

    However one must consider that making a full retreat can cause greater loses because your enemy can cut off and retreats or keep your force fighting preventing such a full retreat. its all neat in theory but chaos rules the battlefield which the players can't control battlefield tactics. There are many outcomes. So to prevent such complex coding it be best just to leave the units kill each other till one survives.

    If you are in a team game you can place defense spies in your allied territory.

    Concerning outside team games. its tricky because players can turn on each other at any moment. its possible to add in but its going to be some work because you need to add in more text in newspaper and spy reports. Its not out of the realm of possibility.

    I would like to remind everyone to remain on topic for their respectful threads. If there is no thread for the new topic feel free so it does not over take what threads are suppose to talk about.

    On another note the aircraft carrier idea. Like in another thread that requested such feature this is what I stated. It will likely not happen mainly because in ww1 carriers were late and mostly in prototype stages. In addition they saw limited action. It be best to not add Aircraft carriers as ww1 was different than ww2 and should be.

    Forum Statutes

    I. What is not allowed:

    1) Basics:

    • a) Insulting other forum users or the staff is prohibited. This already results from the rules of etiquette, but should be emphasized here again.
    • b) Posts with racist, sexist, vulgar or any other harmful statements are also not allowed. Images with corresponding contents are also prohibited.
    • c) All links and documentation that instruct cheating are removed. In addition of posting of wares, cheats, cd-keys etc. will be punished with immediate warning. The same goes for personally attacking other users and calls for spam, baiting, hunting etc. Users who put a reply in such a thread will be warned and disabled after re-offense.
      Discussions of file sharing tools will have no place in the forum because of the associated copyright infringement.
    • d) The naming or denunciation of users / players, whom (allegedly) exploit bugs or other inconsistencies, is not permitted, as this can lead to unjustified accusations. Likewise publishing player blacklists or links to such lists is prohibited.
    • e) The denunciation of Goldmark is not permitted and leads to an immediate warning. The use of Gold is an explicit part of the game. The same applies to the premium account.
    • f) Spamming, (creating postings containing only smilies or individual words) is prohibited. Basically a post should contribute to the topic and be self-explanatory. If posts are off topic in a thread, depending on how far off the posts are they are subjected to be moved to a new thread. Contact a moderator to look into threads going off topic.
    • g) Posts by moderators, as well as "edits" or comments, or additions are not to be corrected or deleted by the user.
      Including opening a new thread with the same subject as a previously closed or deleted thread, are to be omitted. Lastly quoting posts that violate the forum’s rules are not allowed to be. Violators will be immediately punished.
    • h) Deputy moderating is not welcome and is not permitted under any circumstances. In problematic threads, the moderators will take care of it.
    • i) Subjects about popular games/products (excluding advertising content) and their evaluation, etc. - unless they are in direct competition with Supremacy1914 - are allowed. Providing links on the forum to sites of such games/products, however, is not allowed.
    • j) We do not condone advertising for commercial sites in our forums. You can link to personal homepages, provided the content adheres to the general requirements (in particular any illegal, harmful, abusive, vulgar, racist, ethnically dubious or other harmful content), and the content corresponds to the link in the signatures and user profiles.
    • k) Possession of more than one account - even if it is only for use in the forums - is prohibited. Potential secondary accounts will be blocked. Should this lead to misunderstandings, this can be resolved with one of the moderators.
    • l) Manually inserting graphics in the signature of a post is permitted, but restricted, for reasons of clarity. The files must not be too large, so they do not cause long loading time. It is forbidden to put images above a size of 800 * 600 pixels directly. Used in this case, installing a link or creating a thumbnail for larger images will be removed under certain circumstances with no comment.
    • m) Surveys for school, college or clubs are not allowed. Birthday and vote threads (for pushing bands / people / guinea pigs) are not allowed. Blogging in the forum is prohibited, however, game advice based threads are welcome.

      It should be noted that violations of criminal laws in the internet are also subject to prosecution and can be brought to the police.

    2) Privacy

    • a) Publishing private correspondence between members of the Supremacy1914 teams and users is strictly forbidden! This also applies for private communication between users. If you want to make a private message accessible to the public, the consent of both participants is required.
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    • c) The moderator or admin will never ask for your password to your account! Remember this and never give it away under any circumstances.

    3. Topics/threads

    1. Thread tags are there to correctly identify threads, and not purely attributed to nonsense. We reserve the right to penalize infringements accordingly. The search function is your friend; use it as well as the FAQ section. Basic questions can be cleared up quickly.
    2. Posts that are written without commas and loaded with spelling errors will be ignored quickly. Moreover, such a messy post is rude to the readers, because it needs more effort to read. For this you should look at the edit function, to make the post clearer.
    3. If you subsequently think of something, please do not produce double post, but also use the Edit function. If there are double posting moderators will close and remove the thread or merge threads if its
    4. For private discussions please use the PM function or personal messaging (eg Skype, discord...). Please do not create threads @ User XY, this is what the PM function is used for.
    5. More emphasis in the thread title, by excessive use of special characters, etc. is also not allowed. Only moderators are permitted to use colors in the forum.
    6. Discussions that deal with politics, ideology and similar controversial topics are to be performed with extra care and with sensitivity. Such issues can quickly lead to bitter disputes, and the moderator will stop the discussion.

    4. Position of the moderators and measures for violations of the rules

    • The moderators have the right to penalize infringements of the above rules. This can result in the editing of posts and the closing of threads, through to the warning or banning of the user.
    • If a user is not satisfied with the measure of a moderator, the user may ask them for an opinion of this via PM (conversations); we are always ready to explain our actions in private. This also means that we will not tolerate public discussions.
      Should moderators exceed their authorities assigned by these statutes or find the answers unsatisfied, affected users can complain to the Super Moderator. If the user has further complaints, these can be addressed by contacting the Main Administrator via PM. If then there are still a need for clarification, the user can contact the Community Manager with his complaint.
    • In the event of an account termination of a user, the user logging in again is not permitted (risk of circumvention). In exceptional cases, it is at the discretion of the operators /administrators to unlock new registrations for this user.


    Principally, a user is banned for receiving a third warning, warnings are declared usually clearly recognizable as a

    warning (rather than a reprimand etc). They shall be made by PM or email and may not be spoken about in the relevant threads. In particularly serious violations, however, the ban can be done earlier, without former warnings. Lastly when a user is banned they will be unable to access the forums. A user banned should receive a email if you don't please make a support ticket with the forum account name so we can locate the account in question.


    The Warning system:

    • Minor offense - 1 point * - ** Duration: 10 day (s)
    • Signature Rules violated - 1 point * - ** Duration: 30 day (s)
    • Prohibited advertising - 1 point * - ** Duration: 30 day (s)
    • Insulting remarks - 2 point + - ** Duration: 60 day (s)
    • Insult other users - 2 point + - ** Duration: 60 day (s)
    • Serious infringement - 4 point * - ** Duration: Infinite

    * Points: 3 points results in a blocking of 7 days in the forum, provided that the points do not expire. For serious violations, bans without expiration dates are maintained.

    ** Duration: this refers to the validity of a point. After expiry of that period, the point will be removed. For example, a user collects that 3 points within 30 days will be blocked for 7 days. But if he only accumulated 2 points in 30 days, after receiving another point, there is no block.


    The Terms and Conditions of Bytro are in place in the forums and will be upheld.

    Forum Statutes

    I. What is not allowed:

    1) Basics:

    a) Insulting other forum users or the staff is prohibited. This already results from the rules of etiquette, but should be emphasised here again.

    b) Posts with racist, sexist, vulgar or any other harmful statements are also not allowed. Images with corresponding contents are also prohibited.

    c) All links and documentation that instruct cheating are removed. Discussions of file sharing tools will have no place in the forum because of the associated copyright infringement.

    d) The naming or denunciation of users / players, whom (allegedly) exploit bugs or other inconsistencies, is not permitted, as this can lead to unjustified accusations. Likewise publishing player blacklists or links to such lists is prohibited.

    e) The denunciation of Goldmark is not permitted and leads to an immediate warning. The use of Gold is an explicit part of the game. The same applies to the premium account.

    It should be noted that violations of criminal laws in the internet are also subject to prosecution and can be brought to the police.

    2) More forum rules:

    a) We do not condone advertising for commercial sites in our forums. You can link to personal homepages, provided the content adheres to the general requirements (in particular any illegal, harmful, abusive, vulgar, racist, ethnically dubious or other harmful content), and the content corresponds to the link in the signatures. (including user profiles)

    b) Subjects about popular games/products (excluding advertising content) and their evaluation, etc. - unless they are in direct competition with Supremacy1914 - are allowed. Providing links on the forum to sites of such games/products, however, is not allowed.

    c) Posting spam, wares, cheats, cd-keys etc. will be punished with immediate warning. The same goes for personally attacking other users and calls for spam, baiting, hunting etc. Users who put a reply in such a thread will be warned and disabled after re-offence. ((repeat of c) All links and documentation that instruct cheating)) best to combine. 2nd part should be part of a respectful which would combine Basics a and d.

    d) Posts that violate the forum’s rules are not allowed to be quoted. (best to include this with number 9 of A few notes)

    e) Possession of more than one account - even if it is only for use in the forums - is prohibited. Potential secondary accounts will be blocked. Should this lead to misunderstandings, this can be resolved with one of the moderators. Would make this Senior Moderators.

    f) So-called spamming or hazing, creating postings containing only smilies or individual words is prohibited. Basically a post should contribute to the topic and be self-explanatory. (with additions to users going off topic in which mods might need to move into seperate thread if needed)

    g) Manually inserting graphics in the signature of a post is permitted, but restricted, for reasons of clarity. The files must not be too large, so they do not cause long loading time. It is forbidden to put images above a size of 800 * 600 pixels directly. Used in this case, installing a link or creating a thumbnail for larger images will be removed under certain circumstances with no comment. Aren't the sizes of pictures they can upload limited already? Do we need a rule about it? The less rules the better in my opinion. This does not link up with the core of moderation in my view, which is keeping a safe and healthy envoirement on the forum.

    h) Birthday threads are forbidden and will be removed without comment.

    i) Deputy moderators are not welcome. In problematic threads, the moderators will take care of it. Would change the sentence to something like:
    There is no need for deputy moderating. Threads and/or answers can be reported to be dealt with by our staff members.

    You always keep users pointing out small things to users,

    j) Vote Threads (for pushing bands / people / guinea pigs) are not allowed.

    k) Thread tags are there to correctly identify threads, and not purely attributed to nonsense. We reserve the right to penalise infringements accordingly.

    l) Surveys for school, college or clubs are not allowed. Should the subject be of a more comprehensive capacity, there is the possibility that the mods or admins are asked for permission.

    m) Blogging in the forum is prohibited, however, advice based threads are welcome.

    n) The creation of threads for criticism or reviews is permitted only in the feedback section. (we don't have feedback section so this part can be removed.) Perhaps we should create a feedback section. Personally I think we should have one, but such sections will ask something from our staff.

    3) Privacy

    a) Publishing private correspondence between members of the Supremacy1914 teams and users is strictly forbidden! This also applies for private communication between users. If you want to make a private message accessible to the public, the consent of both participants is required. For consistency I would name users first, staff secondly.

    b) It generally pertains to respect the privacy of the Supremacy1914 users and basically to not disclose any personal information (address, phone number, email address, RL name ...) of others without their consent. Users and staff

    II. A few notes

    1)The search function is your friend; use it as well as the FAQ section. Basic questions can be cleared up quickly.

    2) Posts that are written without commas and loaded with spelling errors will be ignored quickly. Moreover, such a messy post is rude to the readers, because it needs more effort to read. For this you should look at the edit function, to make the post clearer.

    3) If you subsequently think of something, please do not produce double post, but also use the Edit function.

    4. For private discussions please use the PM function or personal messaging (eg Skype).


    5. Please do not create threads @ User XY, this is what the PM function is used for.


    6. More emphasis in the thread title, by excessive use of special characters, etc. is also not allowed.Only moderators are permitted to use colors in the forum. Change moderators into staff members


    7. Discussions that deal with politics, ideology and similar controversial topics are to be performed with extra care and with sensitivity. Such issues can quickly lead to bitter disputes, and the moderator will stop the discussion. Change moderators to staff members. To keep consistency


    8. The moderator or admin will never ask for your password to your account! Remember this and never give it away under any circumstances. ''staff members will never ask you for etc etc...''


    9. Posts by moderators, as well as "edits" or comments, or additions are not to be corrected or deleted by the user. Violators will be immediately punished. Change moderators into staff members


    10. Users have to follow instructions from moderators and administrators, however, if there is any perceived bias or inconsitency you can appeal the senior staff members. Staff members again


    III. Position of the moderators, measures for violations of the rules Staff members


    1. The moderators have the right to penalise infringements of the above rules. This can result in the editing of posts and the closing of threads, through to the warning or banning of the user. Staff members


    2. Principally, a user is banned for receiving a third warning, warnings are declared usually clearly recognisable as a
    warning (rather than a reprimand etc). They shall be made by PM or email and may not be spoken about in the relevant threads. In particularly serious violations, however, the ban can be done earlier, without former warnings.


    2.1. The Warning system:

    Minor offense - 1 point * - ** Duration: 10 day (s)

    Signature Rules violated - 1 point * - ** Duration: 30 day (s)

    Prohibited advertising - 1 point * - ** Duration: 30 day (s)

    Insulting remarks - 2 point + - ** Duration: 60 day (s)

    Insult other users - 2 point + - ** Duration: 60 day (s)

    Serious infringement - 4 point * - ** Duration: Infinite

    * Points: 3 points results in a blocking of 7 days in the forum, provided that the points do not expire. For serious violations, bans without expiration dates are maintained.

    ** Duration: this refers to the validity of a point. After expiry of that period, the point will be removed. For example, a user collects that 3 points within 30 days will be blocked for 7 days. But if he only accumulated 2 points in 30 days, after receiving another point, there is no block.


    3. Breaching the measures of a moderator, such as opening a new thread with the same subject as a previously closed or deleted thread, are to be omitted, and will be dealt with severely. (should be moved into 9. Posts by moderators, as well as "edits" or comments...) Staff member


    4. In the event of an account termination of a user, the user logging in again is not permitted (risk of circumvention). In exceptional cases, it is at the discretion of the operators /administrators to unlock new registrations for this user. ''operators/administrators'' change to Senior Game Operators/Main Administrators


    5. If a user is not satisfied with the measure of a moderator, the user may ask them for an opinion of this via PM, email or Skype if necessary; we are always ready to explain our actions in private. This also means that we will not tolerate public discussions. Moderators to staff members - we don't use skype, either change it to discord or leave that part out all together. Preferbly such communications go via official channels.


    6. Should moderators exceed their authorities assigned by these statutes, affected users can complain to the Super Moderator. If the user has further complaints, these can be addressed by contacting the Main Administrator via PM. (repeated rule of 10. Users have to follow instructions from moderators... best to combine)


    7. If then there are still a need for clarification, the user can contact the Community Manager with his complaint. Think the CC comes before the CM


    The Terms and Conditions of Bytro are in place in the forums and will be upheld.

    I have noticed that the forum rules need a fix/update. Mainly to remove clutter and to be clearer to staff and users. Since the forum rules are binding to all language servers not just one server should work on this. Which is why this thread exists for all staff to give feedback and allows us easy means to edit and comment.
    The first post will contain the original rules for references and that we can edit in parts where we can add comments to about changes. (please use different colors when adding comments/changes to the rules.)
    The second post will be the the draft itself.

    Please leave comments and posts to help improve the forums.

    Some things I have notices.
    Define/clear what is spam/off topic. In some topics made things can go off track and some of the authors want to limit such. But its not a clear cut what would be considered off topic and there is augment in which moderators are in the middle of affairs that we shouldn't really need to be in.
    Removing repeated and obsolete rules.
    Trying to rework the "The Warning system" (this might require its own thread) Reason why is that when banned users can't access the forums so they don't know why. This needs to be known in public.
    Lastly concerning about guess if they are to make a report/question they need to login otherwise we can not answer them.

    To answer your first question about user names.
    When you sign up and are suppose to read ToS. It states this
    "4.5 During the registration process for the game, the Participant chooses a user name under which he will be registered as a Participant of the game. It is strictly prohibited to chose a name with content which is pornographic, racist, inciteful, glorifies war and/or violence, offensive or otherwise illegal. Breach of this clause entitles Bytro Labs to immediately exclude the Participant from the game."

    Answering your second question is we do have chat rules listed here

    Chat Rules - Rules - Supremacy - ForumThe chat does have a filter system in place but one can not filter all words. A lot of the chat rules are enforced in games as there is no real differences.



    Concerning your last statement is that its best to not deputy mod as you will also be adding to the existing problem. The best way of doing so is to report such content and to avoid further complications.


    Game rewards/payouts


    Currently the system that figures who and how much of a payout when the game ends is by the following.

    Both coalition and players not in the coalition are ranked in the same system. Now the ranking system is the percentage to the end game point goal. For normal games, solo players have the 1000 points to reach to win the game, for coalition its 1500 points. This means that if a solo player has 300 points (30%) compared to a coalition of 350 points (23.33%). Add in another solo player having 20% and a coalition 17% for the fallowing example.


    1st place winner will be the 30% player, payout is the first place reward+ points

    2nd place winner will be the 23.33% coalition team, payout is the 2nd coalition reward

    3rd place winner is the 20% player, payout is the 3rd place +points

    the 17% coalition will receive payout is 0 gms


    The index of power does not determine the winner or who is wining. In order to know who is winning please look for a number between your profile and your resources or it might be placed above your resources bar. If its not showing you might have to zoom out your browser (not the map) for it to show. That is what rank/place you are in the game. Legacy mode does not have this feature:!:

    When you click on the number you will be shown the rank/place you and fellow players are in along with what reward you may receive. Each map is different and that the legacy mode newspaper reward is not updated to show the new rewards/ranks.
    Also note that even inactive players are still in the ranking and will fill in the prized spots.


    When a player/s join a coalition they give up the chance of winning/counted as a solo player.

    In addition this means that all coalition members receive 0 gms that do not make it to the top reward rank needed.


    However the solo players that are active and have Index power points will receive gms = to their index points.


    Lastly if you become inactive the day the game ends you do not receive any rewards.

    What about when the player admits to multi-ing through a bragging personal message and then tells the Mods that the multi account belongs to their "wife"? This happened to me in my most recent game. I know what the player told the mods because the mod accidentally forwarded two of their responses to me.


    I understand the data protection laws and we had to deal with Germany's pre-EU data laws when I was a GO but letting a player know that another anonymous player was cheating is not a violation. The Daily European used to have simple reports like "Player X was removed from the game" which covered everything.


    I agree with the OP regarding the problems with cheating. Using GM is obviously not, but if a player is obviously multi-ing, admits it, and is then allowed to stay in the game even though the evidence is readily apparent through a quick look through my messages in-game how does that make it fair to the rest of us? Not to mention the loss some players might have who have paid for the GM only to have someone screw them over with a multi account.



    Due to being pointed out as a "cheater" (if they are were or were not true) it does hurt their reputation and it is thus protected under Law and game rules. Reason why is that other players will not trust the so called "cheater" and players might try to seek to punish them.

    For the mutli account part, each situation is different which is why we gather evidence. When a player admits, we have to confirm that they are a multi as they could be bluffing or trolling. But seeing that you were once a GO you should understand how difficult it is when dealing with muli accounts and confirming if its the same person.

    Everyone is affected by multis But as I have stated some players will consider our insights as false making things even more complicated.

    I am not a lawyer nor do I live in the countries that have adopted the EU data protection act. Germany being one of the nations having the law, Bytro has to obey to those laws. I will try my best to state what i'm going to explain.

    There are curtain steps in the laws that we can not point out users. To avoid violating the laws its just best to not point out users and giving out what might be seen as "personal data". Is it right, that's debatable. It makes our job harder as we can not give out our reasons to the users or even clarify to the reporter of which report was handled. The term "cheaters" is perspective based. Because lot of people say using GMs is cheating which is not because is a game feature. If players fallow the rules than no action can be taken. We have to protect those that fallow the rules but also protect those that "cheat" because of Laws and even rules themselves.

    When we used to give answers, we get a mix responses, quite a bit is that the player is convinced that the person they are accusing is violated the rules even if Staff rules that they are not violating any rule. This tends to to lead to many paths.

    Overall I understand the frustration when it comes to the responses that we give.

    Concerning

    "is it a normal way how we treat customers nowdays when it comes to reporting insults on chat, blacklisting, wolfpacking , account-pushing and begin attacked by multiaccoutns"


    Even though we do not give out the actions made in responses, this does not make much of a difference when before giving out our actions in responses. Why is that? Its mainly because if you are in a game you are able to tell the difference when we take action as its a notable change.

    Switching to mobile view and not being able to switch back to desktop mode is a known bug and has been mentioned to our developers.


    To switch back to desktop mode, please log out of your game and clear your browser cache. This should resolve your problem.

    The aggressive fire does have ups and downs. I dislike that it will kill everything when you don't want it too. however, I like aspect of the aggressive fire being able to attack units/players that are invading. when a nation declares war on you through diplomacy your units do not fire until you are attacked. this helps with sneak attacks from neutral nations.