In late July 2007 amn3sia, heh that's me :), (aka Smokin, Smokey, or just
Steve if you know me) got bored and decided to go check up on KOTS2000 and see how
everything was going. I hadn't played the mod in at least 2 years and I found that
a number of things didn't work anymore such as the ranks page, some of the website
links, and a number of players were disappointed with a number of bugs still left
in the mod. There were a few threads discussing new ideas and talking about creating
a new mod. After talking with a few people no one seemed to have the time to work
on it. I took it upon myself to go ahead and start creating the mod from scratch
since no source code was available from KOTS2000 and I didn't have any of the code
from the orginal KOTS.
With the help of the community and support of the KOTS2000 admin DaveIs we were
able to get things going pretty quickly. In less than 2 months we had a rough beta
version with a lot of the trees implemented, but still lacking a few things and
definitely lacking a lot of the polish and features. There was a ton of support
from the community since the start of the mod. Nearly all of the KOTS2000 community
switched to the beta versions of KOTS2007 and began offering new ideas and helping
test everything out. By the end of the year we had about 4 or 5 dedicated servers
in 3 different areas around the world. One December 31st, 2007 the first official
version was released accompanied by a reset of all characters. The reset was a bit
rocky, but it eventually came together.
Unfortunately with all this going on there was something major still lacking. The
website basically just consited of a forum and a ranks page (which if I had my way
would be fine, but that's not very newbie friendly). So that's where I am right
now. Anyway, enough of this boring crap, get to the good stuff.
NOTE: The following rules can also be found on the
KotS2007 - Re-Start Your Reign
Okay, before we get started there's a few ways rule breakers are dealt
with. Server admins, this is also for you:
Local Server Ban: This kind of ban
is reserved for players who break server rules or as a sort of temporary block until
a global ban or curse is able to be given. Local Server Bans are usually for cheaters
who need an immediate ban for a given server, people who break the rules set forth
on that server, or pretty much however the Server Admins see fit. It's their server,
and their server is a priviledge that can be revoked for just about any reason.
The only reasons not condoned are banning players for playing a certain class or
with a certain weapon unless there's some sort of rule about it. But it would have
to be on some sort of "That's a really gay way of doing such-and-such" rather than
banning all cg users. Perhaps a certain camping spot on a map. It's up to the server
admins so make sure you know their rules before playing there. K2K7 administration
will allow server admins to do as they please for the most part so do not contact
K2K7 administration regarding specific server bans.
Curse: When a character is cursed
the character name remains active yet it is impossible to log on to it. Essentially
its like stringing the hung body up for everyone to see. This is what we use to
deter cheaters and exploiters. If you cheat or exploit or whatever else debauchery
not allowed (which will be covered in a bit) your character will most likely be
cursed. This means that level 12 you've been playing for a month is now gone. You
may QQ all you want, but its unlikely that it will be uncursed unless there is CONVINCING
evidence otherwise. Just don't cheat damnit!
Global Server Ban: This is the big
daddy. A global server ban is reserved for when cursing simply isn't enough. When
you are globally banned you are restricted from playing K2K7 entirely until the
duration of the ban is finished (if you're lucky enough to get a duration, that
is). Most people who deserve a global server ban probably will be permanently banned
since it takes quite the repeat offender to merit something as strong as this. Repeat
attempts to bypass this ban may be notified to your ISP so, yeah, K2K7 isn't really
worth losing that pricey Cable contract your parents are paying.
Now that that's out of the way...
Da Big Rules
- Do NOT bot. If you have to aim like a god, go get ocular implants. Or go practice.
- Do NOT use any misc. hacks like nosepak or any other advantage. Now since bright
skins (bright, not fucking white or green shells) are allowed in tournament play,
those are acceptable. But if there is evidence that you're using some sort of crazy
pak that would not be acceptable in a tournament you could be cursed depending on
how bad it is.
- Do NOT use any sort of client with clear advantages such as timers to even wallhacks.
These are NOT ALLOWED in tournaments so they are NOT ALLOWED here. Acceptable clients
include but are not limited to: R1Q2, EGL, APRQ2. Most, if not, all servers will
be running R1CH's anticheat. We have ways of looking up your cheating record, so,
seriously, think twice.
- Do NOT try to force your way into a character or the database through hacking or
use DoS / DDoS attacks on the server. ISP will be notified. Like earlier, is K2K7
really worth it?
- Do NOT dummy kill or use the damage based exp system to get free exp (this doesn't
necessarily include type killing). What this means is having a high level soak up
damage, heal back up, and then soak up more. DONT DO THIS GOD DAMNIT.
- Do NOT use bugs, glitches, or exploits within the mod to gain a clear advantage
or in anyway to support your character outside of acceptable play. This means don't
abuse things that make you better or give your character aid that it wouldn't normally
DO NOT TEST THESE BUGS. REPORT THEM TO A K2K7 ADMIN IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT SHARE
THEM WITH OTHER PLAYERS. ALL PARTIES ARE SUBJECT TO CURSES IF THIS IS NOT FOLLOWED!!
THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY WARNING!!
Character Sharing - There's
two parts of this. Character Sharing as defined by the active sharing by two or
more parties of one character to collaborate and obtain more exp than would be possible
than by themselves is NOT allowed. The character will usually be cursed.
Now, for people who are trustworthy and mature about this, we DO allow people to
let a friend play on their char for a map or so. Just so long as this friend doesn't
play it often, you're allowed to let others play. We will not be treating this rule
extremely seriously as the Zero Tolerance rules up above, but if this leniency is
abused then we will take it away. Please respect this rule, we're trying to be nice
In-Game Cheat Accusations - People
who repeatedly harass or accuse others of foul play can be candidates for an all-expense
paid trip to mute land. Take a demo, show an admin, shut the hell up.
TK'ing - Type Killing in this mod
is handled a bit differently. Since you actually get exp for TK'ing, some server
admins may prohibit TK'ing. This will be up to the servers to decide.
The "I was here first and playing PVM, lemme
play PVM damnit" guy - Come on, just let the man play PVM if he was there
first. This also will be up to servers on how this is dealt with. A little common
courtesy never hurt anyone.
So yeah That wasn't so bad, was it?
Oh yeah and by playing on any K2K7 servers you pretty much agree to follow these
rules and shit, so if you say "I DIDN'T KNOW THAT" QQ BITCH, READ THE RULES.
One more thing: the KOTS2k7 administration reserves the right to change these rules
at any time for any reason.