Welcome to TeslaCloud! On this page you can learn all about our guideline values for our community, feel free to contact us anytime if something is unclear to you.
We value free speech and transparency. The user will always have access to read and comment on server activities, including all major factions, suggestions, criticisms and general debate topics. The user's speech will not be impaired by arbitrary restrictions, and they are permitted to voice contrary opinions without fear of removal.
If a forum debate devolves into non-stop drama/insults, a forum moderator may temporarily lock said discussion until the conflict can be resolved privately. Once settled, the thread may be continued as normal.
Disclosure: Harassment, threats, bullying, child abuse and sexually explicit content will not be tolerated.
We do not want to moderate your IC roleplay - you decide your own backstory, development, and direction. The world will react accordingly, whether positively or negatively. We universally apply S2K to the HL2RP server, combined with freedom of movement. There will never be any floating text disallowing entry to zones, or any mechanics that will significantly restrict roleplay opportunities.Disclosure:
- While we may not want to moderate your RP, we do want major combat scenarios to be balanced. An example would be 3 CPs vs 20 Rebels, this would be denied. If it was a 3vs6 or 5vs9, 11vs20 scenario, etc, then those would be allowed. Contact a GM before a large-scale to be sure.
- ERP is allowed but only if both parties oocly consent beforehand, Gamemasters may ask you to stop if abused.
- Metagame and powergame is not tolerated.
- Hacking and gaining items via exploits, rather than actual IC progression, is not tolerated.
The Freedom Policy is something we value greatly here at TeslaCloud. You might have seen it mentioned on the Discord and here on the forums, even on this very post in the first section. Basically, the freedom policy is what we use to 'give power' to the players. We want all our players to feel welcomed here and be free to do and say as they please. To do that, we created this policy that allows freedom of movement in-game, freedom to talk in both discord and the forums without being censored (Unless it is hostile), free to speak their opinions and concerns, etc.
It is essentially freedom of speech except with a few extra additions of other parts of freedom not related to speech but in-game activities as well. You may notice we have little rules here and moderation feels non-existent. That is because we do not moderate unless it is really necessary, if someone was being outright rude, we would moderate them, but if someone was just memeing for example in a random chat, we most likely wouldn't do much. We do not want people to think that we are some sort of community in the business of being overly serious, so we allow some leniency to our players.
This does not just extend to players, but staff members as well. They are not bound by any form of activity requirement, event requirement, or so on. We allow them to continue as long as they do not abuse their abilities given to them or make members feel unwelcome. Everything they do requires no authorisation, it is in their hands and if they do mess up, the Community Managers will be the ones to deal with them if such things come to pass.
The Gamemaster concept, inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, is a person who acts as an organizer, arbitrator and ambassador for the TeslaCloud Community. Unlike the standard understanding of a server admin, as referenced from other Garry’s Mod servers, the Gamemaster’s focus is not of moderation but that of content creation. It is imperative that Gamemasters enjoy enough autonomy to create interesting and joyful scenarios, not just for the players involved but also for themselves included.