Code of Conduct

91st Code of Conduct:

All members of the 91st Sturmbattalion are expected to follow 5 basic guidelines or they may be subject to removal from the squad:

1. Playing Axis (Only): The 91st is a dedicated Axis-only squad. All our members play only as the Axis side, and we do not switch sides during the middle of campaigns. One exception: after you reach full member rank, and played in the squad for at least one full campaign, then you are allowed to switch and play the Allied side. In order to switch to the Allied side you must first (1) announce your intention to play Allied side at the beginning of a campaign, and (2) remain on the Allied side for the full duration of the campaign. After the campaign is over you may rejoin the 91st –“with full honors” 

2. Squad Voice Chat:
The 91st Sturmbattalion uses the popular and free voice chat program called “Discord” to coordinate squad activities in game. Discord voice communications are mandatory for all 91st members. (Note: you are not required to talk on Discord and use a microphone, but you are required to at least be able to hear voice chat in game). Voice communications are essential for effective 91st squad coordination in game. Also, voice chat is the best way for new players to learn and understand how to play the game effectively.

3. Cheating, Hacking or Spying: Any 91st member caught cheating, hacking, or spying for the other side in game will be removed from the squad immediately. Please remember your actions in game not only reflect on yourself, they also reflect on the entire squad’s good reputation. So please be smart and play the game the right way! GMs in game can secretly watch players who are suspected of suspicious activity, and if you get caught in the act, it will be too late to recover your 91st member privileges.

4. Inappropriate Comments on Squad Chat and Forums: The 91st is group of mature players, and we often have fun and joke around with each other in squad chat. Adult language can occur on squad chat at times. (Ex.: occasional cussing etc… is permissible). But please keep in mind that it is unacceptable to “cross- the-line” with other members in chat, and say things about other people that are abusive, mean-spirited, rude, sexually derogatory, racially discriminatory, harassing, obnoxious etc... Any such comments in chat (or by email, in the forums, on Discord etc…) can lead to removal from the squad.

Fascism, Racism: The 91st is an Axis squad, but it does not align itself with Fascism or the Nazi party. Nor does it condone any other racist ideology or groups, such as KKK etc... These kinds of topics can be very offensive to some people and illegal in some countries. Any members who preach these topics in chat, or promote their symbolism in the game (or on the forums etc…) can be removed from the squad.

Negative Game Comments: WW2 Online is a challenging game to play. People often get mad and frustrated when they die. This happens to everyone. But keep in mind that too much “negativity” and constant complaining about the game can spoil the game experience for others who are on squad chat with you. So be courteous. It is ok to complain once in a while, but as Oddball once said in the WW2 movie Kelly’s Heroes: “Please don’t hit us with too much of them negative waves baby!” ;-}

Battle Comms: Players are free to talk on squad chat. In fact, communication is encouraged for all members. But there are times when there are a large number of players on squad chat, or a difficult squad operation is going on in game, and it becomes necessary to cut down on the squad talk temporarily so players can concentrate on what is going on in game. Anyone in the squad has the right to ask for “Battle Comms” in game, and all squad members (including officers) should respect a Battle Comms request. Members are also encouraged to setup ‘Mute/Volume Control’ toggle buttons in their Discord settings – this will also help control any extra unwanted chatter on squad voice chat.

Guests on Chat: The 91st is a group of adult players, but sometimes there are guests on the 91st squad chat who are clearly ‘minor’ in age. When this occurs, squad members should be courteous given the situation, and refrain from using strong adult language, etc… on squad chat. If the guest on squad chat is being abusive, too immature, too loud, or just making squad members uncomfortable then ask an officer (or the ‘Officer in Charge’ of the squad at the time) to ask the unwelcomed guest to leave the squad channel.

5. Following Orders & Playing Together: The 91st Sturmbattalion has a squad culture of teamwork and togetherness. (It is a tradition of “all-for-one” and “one-for-all” in game). Thus, members are generally expected to follow squad orders, and help each other out when help is asked for in game. However, it is understood that from time-to-time players may be busy, and they are unable to stop what they are doing immediately to participate with the rest of the squad in game. (You will not be removed from the squad if this happens occasionally). But overall, as a general rule, you will be expected to participate with the squad most of the time. If you do not want to be a team player, then the 91st is probably not the right squad for you.