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      Battlefield F.A.Q. [Please Read]   04/18/2016

      After multiple questions coming up that were about the same topic we have decided to create a little F.A.Q regarding some of the most talked about topics. Please make sure you read EVERY question and answer. First thing's first, please use the search feature before you ask a question because it might have been answered already: CLICK HERE TO USE THE SEARCH FEATURE Q. I've been banned what do I do? A. Visit the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and click that appropriate link that relates to your ban. Then make sure you fill out the form properly after reading the guidelines to submitting a ban dispute Q. What do I do if someone is hacking? A. If you are in game you can report said individual using @report 'playername' REASON HERE If that doesn't help you, you can always submit a ban request by visiting the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and clicking the appropriate link Q. Can I submit a request for a new server, or a smaller special server? A. Sure but to put it bluntly most requests have been made already so rather than making a request that has already been made you should visit THIS LINK. That link talks about how we can go about getting more servers and what needs to be done to get those. Q. Well why don't you change some of the servers that you have now to those special servers? A. Because we have those servers as they are what stay full and are the easiest to keep populated. Just because 5 people like something doesn't mean that it's a smart option to keep a server that those 5 people think is a good server. Q. Why don't you change the ticket counts? A. Ok this is where you need to start realizing that the admins at ADK have been running servers for well over a combined 20 years if not more. We promise we're not going to do something that won't work and if we do happen to do that we have our admins making sure that we try to provide the best servers possible for as many people as possible. We love suggestions but when the suggestions are made that make us seem like we don't know what the heck we are doing that's when it's a little overboard. Again just because you and your buddies like something doesn't mean it's a great idea for a large gaming community as the server won't stay populated and pay for itself. We do want to start bringing more of those to the community, but please refer to the answer of the 3rd questions where a link was posted regarding different servers and how to make it happen. But to answer this question some, on certain servers like our BF3 TDM, it is meant to be a quick round server where you have a match that ends quickly. Some people don't want to play a round that goes on for 30 minutes, and a lot of people have enjoyed it. And again our admins do look at servers and how they are doing, but don't forget just because a few people want something doesn't mean everyone wants it. Q. How come I can't use explosives in a no explosives server but everybody else can? A. In actuality those individuals aren't supposed to either, but they are choosing to break the rules We are humans and unfortunately we aren't perfect to catch everyone. But our admins do the best that they can to be perfect and we have our auto admin in place for no explosives, but it comes down to rules are rules. If you choose to break them and you get in trouble, that is your fault and there is nobody else to blame. You can make reports and if admins aren't in the server they will go over them to see those who break the rules often and will deal with them. Just because an admin isn't in the server doesn't mean that we aren't looking at the reports. Q. Why don't you have servers that have multiple expansion maps on them? A. Because they are quite difficult to maintain unless you have people willing to be in the servers and make sure they are populated day in and day out. Please refer again to the link in the answer of the third question as this relates to that. If we have people who are going to make sure that these servers will indeed stay populated then possibly but so far we haven't been able to get that. In the past we've done B2K which a lot of people were begging for an it went nowhere. Q. There's someone cursing and using racist remarks in the server, why haven't they been banned? A. Because the reality of it is nobody will ever be happy, these are not remarks that you will see any admin using but we aren't going to police everybody and what they say. What one person might find offensive, the other person might not. So if we remove a few words then we'll need to remove all words that people find offensive. Now if the individual is spamming constantly and/or just being a troll about it you can always submit a ban request and let us know what was happening. Admins will then look over it to see what action needs to be taken. Q. Why don't you kick people who have a high ping? A. In reality high ping doesn't cause as many problems as a lot of people think. Admins have been talked to about how to handle something that is absurd but they will not kick someone with a 150 ping because people are complaining about them. We have members from all over the world and we're not going to limit what servers they play on. Someone's high ping to a server does not cause a server to lag. If the server is lagging it'll be everyone noticing it. BUT if there are only a few individuals who are complaining about lag, it's more than likely an issue with their connection to the server. The best thing to do would be do a tracert to the server, but most people don't want to believe that they might have an issue on their end or somewhere between their house and the server. And the reality is that there could be an issue that someone is seeing. There are plenty of posts about ping in the servers so feel free to do a search to look them up. Q. Why don't you just disable weapons that you can't use in the no explosive server? A. Don't you think we would have done that if it was possible? :) Q. Why can't I dispute a ban after 2 months? A. If people cared so much to play on our servers after a perma ban, they would come and dispute within the first 2 months. We feel 2 months is more than enough time to dispute a perma ban. Q. Why don't you have anything besides 64 slot servers? A. Again refer to the link in the answer to question number three. But long story short, it's not easy to keep small number servers populated as often as possible when we have as many servers as we do. Due to the fact that you could lose 15 people at a time in one game, there goes half the population of the server which could indeed empty the server. So if it's wanted we need people willing to put in the time and effort to do such and to make it so that there is always a queue for the servers. Q. Why does it seem like you guys get frustrated when people ask certain questions? A. Seriously though, it's because they are normally questions that have been answered multiple times and most of the time it appears that the question wasn't thought about in the manner of "Hey I wonder if anybody else has posted about this." Unlike Battlelog where things normally get hidden and admins don't respond, we do see pretty much 99% of everything that is posted without it getting lost because of the fact that we have admins for each particular section of the community. And those admins do make sure that we respond to topics where someone might have a question. So with that last question being answerd, please just take 10 seconds to browse the forums and search to see if your topic has been discussed before you go and make a post. If it's not too old or hasn't been answered feel free to leave your input but a lot of the same questions are coming up over and over. Ping, ping, ping, why can't I use explosives, ping, ping, can we have more servers, why can't we have these maps, why do you only have like 200 tickets on the TDM server, 64 players is a lot of people to have on a server, where are the expansion maps, why is this person using curse words and racist remarks and hasn't been banned yet. As always we do appreciate and ask for suggestions but most of the questions that we see over and over have been answered and could be answered for you by making a search on the forums. Thank you for your support of the community and as always we will continue to provide the best possible gaming experience on our servers for as many people in the world.
    • Dowin

      =ADK= Discord Link   04/24/2017

      Come join us in =ADK= Discord To download the Discord app go here: https://discordapp.com/   Discord is going to have a small learning curve over teamspeak so be prepared, but the fellow members as well as the Admins will gladly help you if you have any issues with installing or using the app. Once you have Discord installed all that's left to do is click the button below.   Welcome to the future of the =ADK= Community.   Click Here To Join! 
caveman70

BF4 - SERVER RULES - Link to other languages in post

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For other languages please see this post: http://www.adkgamers.com/topic/82623-bf4-rules-multiple-languages/

 

General Server Rules:

 

  • No hacking/cheating/glitching/exploiting
  • No Griefing Friendlies**
  • Use common sense - spamming chat is one of those common sense things. Spamming chat constantly with nonsense will get you warned and then kicked. If you come back with a hot head further action will be taken
  • Respect =ADK=, it's members, admins, and players on the server***
  • If you're not an admin, please refrain from admining the servers in chat, this can get you punished and many are giving out bad information.

Metro 2014 NO EXPLOSIVES Server:

 

  • NO EXPLOSIVES including using explosives to make holes or damage the map. If a weapon is not allowed any use can get you "Punished"*
  • You are not allowed to throw away your grenades, unbind that G-key instead
  • If found using Mortars you will be punished as it's not currently detected
  • Same rules as general server rules apply
  • Bi-pods on LMG's are now banned
  • Depopulating and raping the server is on a case by case basis. This requires a video from the players first person view and third person view showing a crazy score and almost never moving from one spot. All ban requests for BF 4 Bi-pod glitches will be locked without video proof.

* Weapons not allowed on the server:

Shotguns:

  • Frag rounds on all Shotguns
  • USAS-12 (pickup weapon)

Grenades:

  • M67 Frag
  • V40 Mini
  • RGO Impact
  • M34 Incendiary
  • M84 Flashbang
  • M32 MGL (pickup grenade launcher)

Assault Gadgets:

  • M320 with explosive & smoke, flashbang rounds

Engineer Gadgets:

  • M15 AT MINE
  • M2 SLAM MINE
  • FIM-92 STINGER
  • RPG-7V2
  • SA-18 IGLA
  • MK153 SMAW
  • FGM-148 JAVELIN
  • FGM-172 SRAW
  • No EOD bots 

Support Gadgets:

  • M18 CLAYMORE
  • XM25 AIRBURST AMMO & XM25 SMOKE
  • M224 MORTAR
  • C4
  • UCAV 

Recon Gadgets:

  • M18 CLAYMORE
  • C4
  • SUAV

Arrows:

  • Explosive tip
  • Poison tip

 

Attachment:

  • Bi-pod on LMG's

 

A separate topic has been created to give feedback or suggestions about these rules: BF4 rules - Feedback & Suggestions

Generally Admins and the Auto Admin will give Punish Points for each infraction. ADK keeps records of these points given, Forgiven and by whom. After 15 points you will be permanently banned from all BF4 ADK servers. You can dispute this ban by filling out the required Ban Dispute form.

Disclosure: ADK bans by your game GUID on all servers, including Temporary Bans. ADK reserves the right to ban whomever for whatever reason from any or all ADK services. ADK strives to provide a fun and laid back tightly knit community for everyone, but some people don't always want to have "fun" in a constructive manner. Following the basic rules and common sense and you will be able to enjoy everything ADK has to offer for years to come.

ADK Admins please refer to the Admin Wiki for your rules and instructions. This is for Members and Players reference only.




**Griefing friendlies can be taken multiple ways. But we will be applying it to blowing up friendly assets, vehicles included. Something that will not be considered will be closing things like doors, gates, etc...behind you unless one individual is in your squad following you doing it constantly to effect you.


*** If someone decides to use words that are offensive we will not punish right away for such. Admins know and have the limits of what they are supposed to do. If they see something getting out of hand they will take care of it. But for someone using curse words or racist terms, they will not be kicked/banned unless they are asked to calm down and don't do such. Everyone has different values on what is offensive and what isn't. So rather than being the =ADK= police we let things like that slide until they get out of hand. If you aren't certain if what someone says is too much, simply make a request to an admin to get their opinion or post a ban request with a mature explanation. Not one of you being pissed off, cursing, etc, etc. .



Updated: 5/13/2016
(These rules can change at any time, please make sure to visit this topic frequently to see if anything has changed)

Edited by Darknae
update - July 11 2017

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New Add on guideline for Battlefield 4 ONLY:

 

Constant negativity in chat has proven to be detrimental to the ADK servers and what ADK is trying to provide in the servers. While we strive to provide a fun and laid back experience for our members and guest the constant complaining of all types needs to stop.

 

Facts: 

 

Only a few server providers are authorized to provide BF4 servers. The chances of our servers being hosted on the same data center as many other servers is great. So comparing servers because of perceived server issues is nonsense. We do have some custom settings such as plugins, gamemode and map rotations but all with in the TOS provided by EA.

 

The game is not perfect. I doubt any game really is perfect but without a doubt BF4 has its issues. ADK has no control over this in anyway. We just provide some servers that we as a community support and pay for. Complaining in game does no good, complain to Dice and EA.

 

Resulting Action:

 

Constant negativity about other players, the game, ADK and/or ADK's servers will earn you Punish Points effective immediately. If you are a No Explosive Server Player this can get you points quickly if your not paying attention and choose to be "that guy" who feels the need to chat in game about all the issues and hackusations etc while playing.

 

What Isn't Included:

 

Basic comments, @reports and general chat banter including our famous freedom of speech is not affected.  This allows communication and general discussions to take place without the derogatory chat that flames others or reduces the "fun" in the server.

 

Last Note:

All players including but not limited to pubbers and members will need to adhere to this. As always you can @report players and dispute points from this add on. Keep in mind we have chat records in a database that is easily viewed as proof for or against each player. BF4 has proven to be very different then other games, including BF3 in the aspect of players constantly complaining about things that no one has control of and/or hackusations because someone happen to kill them which in turn does NOT provide a fun playing experience for the other players in the server. 

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Server Settings:

 

To keep the servers as consistent across the board as possible all servers have the same basic settings. Main differences are maps and of course the NO Explosive plugin settings.

 

1) 300 Ping limit and no ping

 

All no ping players are manually pinged to see if a ping is returned and their ping is within the limit, if they fail to have a ping or it is over the limit they will be kicked.  

We have tested lowering the ping on all servers and even lower on a few servers and the result was not acceptable to the servers population efforts. Each setting players complained to lower it even more than it was set at. We also tested PC settings and found that you can have a better experience by properly setting your PC  up. Sometimes players networks where at fault and have no control over those issues. Just because you play at 120FPS in Ultra doesn't mean your system is running at peak "Performance" just means you have good FPS. Search here on the forums and the internet to find ways to adjust your settings to maximize your performance.  

 

2) Weapon Restrictions

 

Our No Explosive servers have restrictions that after a kill will get players awarded punish points. We can not restrict weapons before they are used. On other servers all weapons are allowed. If we start restricting weapons then players will ask for more restrictions, if you feel a weapon is over powered or shouldn't be allowed let EA and Dice hear your voice.  Generally all weapons can be matched just have to play different. Instead of complaining about shotguns try not running and gunning into small areas. Hate the UCAV? Then don't camp in one spot and the UCAVer will not be able to continually kill you.    

 

3) Vote Kick

 

In almost any game ever made this has been implemented it generally is abused more often then used for good reason. ADK will not implement this on our servers intentionally ever.

 

4) Admin issues

 

Everyone is human and we all have made mistakes, but we have people in place that continually monitor all admins and how they conduct themselves. We strive for perfection but will readily admit if a mistake has occurred.  Keep in mind everyone with an =ADK= tag is not an admin, matter of fact we have only a few admins per game which the members far out number them. We know we have players who like to act like admins in chat but all servers have the @rule feature where you can access the rules for your self.

 

5) Punish Points

 

The Punish System that was developed by ADK's Development Team is utilized on all servers. Of course the NO explosive servers you will see it being used the most. It is a tool available for the admins to help keep our rules and policies adhered to to keep the servers running how ADK wants them run. This isn't the only tool that is used. Depending on the Admin's judgement you may be kicked, killed, or Temp banned instead of punished.

 

6) Killed By Admin

 

This may happen for a few reasons, but rest assured this does not affect your stats and Kill to Death ratio.

 

7) Auto Balancer

 

We currently went with a older style system that is less aggressive that in between rounds will balance the squads. BUT in theory everyone should be squaded up during rounds and it is impossible to balance the teams player count without taking a player from a squad. We are working on the settings to minimize this issue but a way that everyone can be happy will probably never be found. The main issue is when a team is losing and they start to rage quit people have to move to keep it balanced. Otherwise more people would leave and the server is empty. Best way to ensure players are kept together is to ask an Admin in game to move you if possible POLITELY or wait a round till you and friends are not on the bottom of the list as last joiners.

 

8) Lag Issues

 

Due to the way BF4 is configured with the amount of data being transferred and required connections to Battlelog (Blaze backend) there are countless reasons why players are having issues whether individually or as a group on a particular server. For more information please search the forums. Countless topics have been made explaining this issue over and over again. Bottomline it is 90% not the server that is causing the issue as many feel the need to speculate. With EA having only a small number of authorized providers the chances of our servers being hosted in the same datacenter and possibly the same physical server as other servers players feel are better is almost a guarantee.  In order for a provider to be authorized they must provide a minimum amount of resources to adequately run the server according to EA's specs. Saying Server A is better than Server B is ridiculous and non-sense. All servers have a minimum that proves equality baseline among all providers.  

Edited by Bromance

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