Defining Maturity For The Future: Language Rule Update

Vision: The #1 gaming community on the internet.

Mission: Provide the best punk free gaming experience.

Culture: Professional gamers creating the #1 place to play games and make friends.

In 2006 JohnT, Artimus, and the rest of the founders started our community to have a place to play games without having to encounter immaturity. The mission was simple: PUNK FREE GAMING. Ten years later the mission hasn’t changed. However, pop culture and the gaming world have faced steep changes. People play games much differently than ten years ago. People communicate much differently than ten years ago. Just because an individual communicates different from the EGO norm doesn’t mean they are immature. More importantly it doesn’t mean that they are a punk. It is important that our rules reflect the environment we now game in.

Effective immediately, we will adjust our focus of PUNK FREE GAMING towards targeting disrespect. Understanding that every individual communicates differently from another, we need to focus less on the little things people say and attack the larger more hurtful things. Our Code of Conduct will now read:

  1. No disrespect tolerated. This includes excessive swearing and the use of any racist, sexist or homophobic term.
  2. All names, sprays and avatar icons must be PG-13 rated.

While we anticipate such a large change to bring a lot of debate, we want to reassure people by saying we have the best Leadership staff on the internet to make sure our policies and rules are upheld at the highest standards. With our top-notch Leadership and knowledgeable admin staff on hand our servers will continue to always be punk free and a place for any gamer to play.

[ADMINS]: All eG or eGO ranked members should review our Admin Private forums for further information on this policy.

Austin

A part of EdgeGamers since May 2008, Austin has been a part of many aspects of our community. After leading the Counter-Strike Division, Austin was brought up to the Community Manager rank in March 2011, and later accepted the rank of Chief Operations Officer in July 2014.

2 thoughts on “Defining Maturity For The Future: Language Rule Update

  • August 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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    First off all the games you provide servers on are rated M 18+ and why should we change how we speak and act to go on your fucking servers?

  • August 27, 2016 at 9:07 am
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    Thanks for the perfect example FlamboyantWaffle. In your reply you chose to add an F bomb to your question. That immediately escalates the question from a simple polite inquiry to a more hostile feeling question.
    The same thing happens in games, often to an even greater degree. When someone loses their cool and starts ripping into another player for any reason, it detracts from the fun of the game, often for many on the server, not just the target of the attack.
    It isn’t about the fact that my delicate ears can’t handle naughty words. It’s that on servers where threats and insults and harsh language are flung around constantly, generally makes the game less fun. And I don’t know about you, but I play games to have fun.

    There are plenty of people who are mature enough to be able to play, even at a highly competitive level, and have the self control to not devolve into over the top insults and language. Those are the people who gravitate to eGO and those are the kinds of people I enjoy hanging around with.

    Bottom line, to take it back to your comment. If you actually have to change how you speak and act when playing here, then eGO servers simply may not be for you.

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