View Full Version : Stoic Community Rules and Guidelines

04-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the Stoic Community! We are very excited to have you here! As with all communities, we do have some rules and guidelines - these are here to ensure this is a helpful, informative, and constructive place. We do have a Rules of Conduct which you can read below but here are they are in pretty basic terms.

Help build the Community
Show respect at all times; don't make an argument personal
Know the difference between differences of opinion and personal attacks
Remember that behind each Display Name there is a real person
Do not spam or advertise anything in your posts or signatures
No personal (real life) attacks are allowed
Posting of pornography, racist or otherwise discriminating remarks, offensive language, to include links to, are strictly forbidden
We do not allow users to bump threads. Doing so will result in the thread being locked, so it is ultimately counter-productive to the intended goal
Do not post farm, to include "+1", "Like", or "First post!", or start pointless threads
Use your inside voices; in other words, do not post in all-caps

In short, please be polite and civil to one another. Messages and threads breaking these rules will be edited or removed at our discretion, and users who break the rules may be warned or suspended from further posting. Also remember that we can not have a rule for everything, and because of unique situations or a few people who may abuse our community or cause other problems (even if those are not listed in the rules), we reserve the right to react to these issues in a way of our choosing.

04-29-2012, 08:34 PM
The Rules of Conduct are guidelines to the user on expected conduct and behavior upon the Stoic website. These guidelines can change at the sole discretion of Stoic as necessary to best benefit the community and cultivate an atmosphere appropriate to a gaming community. Despite our best efforts to detail the different sections with specific examples, there will always be areas that will be ultimately handled on a per incident basis by Stoic. Even when not specified, Stoic has the sole right and final judgment of how to interpret and apply these rules and guidelines to any specific circumstance and situation, including proper punishment or exception.

The total signature image size may not exceed 500 pixels wide by 200 pixels high, or be over 250KB in size. You may not use any images or links which violate any of the community rules.
Avatars may not exceed 100KB in size, and you may not use any images or links which violate any of the community rules.
Post, transmit, promote, or distribute Content that is illegal.
Harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another Member or guest that is unwanted. This includes: saying bad things about Members or guests, repeatedly sending them unwanted messages, attacking their race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, etc. Remember: if you disagree with someone, keep your response targeted at the subject, not the person.
Transmit or facilitate distribution of Content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable. Hate speech is not tolerated.
Disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly or inputting large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, use of excessive shouting [all caps] in an attempt to disturb other users, “spamming” or flooding [posting repetitive text].
Trolling, which we define as posts or threads, which knowingly lead to overly strong negative and emotional responses for mere shock value, are not allowed. Accounts made with the sole intent to “troll” will be immediately and permanently suspended. Constant personal attacks are also considered trolling.
Posts deemed inappropriate to a particular area will be moved to a more appropriate forum or even removed completely depending on the nature of the post. Examples of such posts would be off-topic posts posted in a political forum or a technical help question posted in off-topic. This is done to facilitate proper communication on the forums and allow for the flow of conversation. Posts that have been removed are not to be reposted. Reposting removed posts or making posts questioning said removal, will be cause for account suspension.
Impersonate another person (including celebrities), indicate falsely that you are an Stoic employee or a representative of Stoic, or attempt to mislead users by indicating that you represent Stoic or any of Stoic's partners or affiliates.
Attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a Member or any other user. Remember: Stoic employees will NEVER ask for your password. Do not give your password, reminder words, or billing information out to anyone.
Upload any software or Content that you do not own or have permission to freely distribute.
Promote or encourage any illegal activity including hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software.
Upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data.
Post messages for any purpose other than personal communication, including without limitation advertising or promotional messaging, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or other commercial activities.
Post or communicate any player’s real-world personal information within the Service or through any Site or any Service bulletin board.
Attempt to interfere with, hack into or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service.
You may not give false information or intentionally hide any information when registering for your account. Posting profanity or otherwise objectionable content in your profile is also prohibited. You are responsible to make sure your account information, especially your email address, is up-to-date.
You will not upload or transmit any copyrighted content that you do not own all rights to, unless you have the express written permission of the author or copyright holder. Failure to abide by this rule is grounds for immediate and permanent account closure and legal action.
Community accounts are non-transferable. Registered users are responsible for any actions that take place on their accounts or private messaging systems.
Do not repost copyright and/or press material in its entirety from other sources. Quotations from things such as news articles are fine, provided it is cited and (if possible) linked to. We ask others to respect our content and ask our readers do the same for other people's content.
If you are suspended, it is not proper to get back to the community on an alternate account. If your account is suspended, and you use an alternate account to post, the alternate account will be permanently suspended, and not only will you receive another official warning, but your suspension will be lengthened. Usually, suspensions will step from 24 hours, to 3 days, to 7 days and then Permanent. All suspensions are documented by Stoic. You do not need to contact us to review a suspension, as they are all reviewed by Stoic. If we feel there is an issue with your suspension, we will gladly reverse it, or shorten its length and you will be notified with a Private Message.

Lastly, please have fun. Although it looks like there are a lot of procedures and rules in place, most of these are common sense, and are meant as a safeguard to keep the community active and relevant. Abusing this community affects everyone, so we ask for your cooperation and your support in achieving and maintaining this goal. Suggestions to make this an even better place for our community are always welcome!

Thank you for being part of this community!

04-29-2012, 08:55 PM
And while not a Stoic video or related to Stoic in the least, here is a great video a Valve Community Member made a few years ago for Steam called "Posting and You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9q2jNjOPdk)". It reiterates a lot of what we have above (they are pretty general, common sense community rules) but does it in a comical way.

11-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Its my pleassure to be a part of this.

11-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Certainly would like to be part of the Beta - have a few friends in already. Thanks.

11-06-2012, 08:13 AM
Awesome. Can't wait to see the development of the game. Would lik to be part of the Beta too. Cheers

11-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Oughtn't there be rules for Factions chat too? Or will that be implemented once it's out of beta?

11-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Congrats Stoic on making the game you wanted to make! Really happy to be part of the kickstarter and can't wait till I can play.

11-09-2012, 05:08 AM
Can't wait to participate in the Beta. Good luck guys!

Jason D
11-09-2012, 09:28 AM
I am a backer but have not received a beta invite.

11-09-2012, 09:54 AM
Hi Jason, wrong place to post. Though, to respond to you, community manager Sean posted this http://stoicstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?20-Why-can-I-not-access-the-Kickstarter-forum/page16 please refer to the bottom of the page.

Also based on the color of your forum ID, is the email you registered with the forums the same as your kickstarter account? If so I believe it should be green. Do you have access to the kickstarter area? You should probably try to get Sean's attention so you can properly be registered as a kickstarter backer.

11-09-2012, 11:19 AM
I am a backer but have not received a beta invite.

And you should know better (I know who this is)! Fixed you anways, Jason.

11-16-2012, 10:57 PM
sounds like fun! id love to be a part of the beta more due to the hand drawn artwork.

11-19-2012, 01:09 AM
This is going to be so much fun! I love the artwork of this game and can't wait to give it a shot!

11-19-2012, 10:10 PM
Forget the game, make a complete viking film using this artwork. It really is beautiful.

11-19-2012, 10:42 PM
But I love the game! Seriously though, that movie does sound awesome. The art is thaaaaat good.

11-20-2012, 08:39 AM
Took me a while but I finally joined the forums! Hopefully soon I get the beta invite and can start giving this a try. I loved the art style from the moment I saw it. Its THAT beautiful! :) Cant wait to see more.

11-20-2012, 11:42 AM
I have been looking forward to playing this game. I wanted to help on Kickstarter but when I found out about it it was closed already. Wold love to get the invite for mac beta.

11-20-2012, 11:56 AM
Hi, you would need to pay to enter beta. http://stoicstudio.com/forum/enter-the-fray.php See this page.

Please be aware this is for beta access only. They have not started taking pre-orders for the Single Player Game.

Factions will go live, some time from now (a month or two) for free. Just so you are informed.

11-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Can't wait to see the final game in action.

11-21-2012, 04:49 AM
I was directed to this game for the first time by the post on Kotaku - looks great team, can;t wait to play!

11-23-2012, 05:48 AM
This seems promising, glad to be aboard :)

11-23-2012, 02:06 PM

11-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Looks Great ,Can't wait to play !

11-29-2012, 10:23 PM
:) I have been looking forward to playing this game so long ago finally!!!!!

12-01-2012, 11:21 AM
Thanks, looking forward to it.

12-01-2012, 08:14 PM
Looking forward to trying out the game soon

12-14-2012, 03:27 PM
A lot of the games I've been playing recently have been free to play, and most of them are well-made -or, at the very least, could be well-made with a bit of tweaking. I'm looking forward to this game, too.

12-19-2012, 12:59 AM
can we buy grey variants of the kickstarter shirts

12-23-2012, 01:12 PM
yay, so looking forward to this

12-25-2012, 11:08 PM
I am so glad to be a part of this! The artwork alone was so beautiful that I knew I had to hop onto the Kickstarter bandwagon. Hopefully I'll be able to nudging my brother into playing this as well! =)

12-29-2012, 06:32 AM
hello world

01-04-2013, 12:15 PM
I am so very happy that I rediscoered this game and its webpage.

01-04-2013, 02:04 PM
I'm looking forward this.

01-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Just bought my way in through the holyday sales and getting ready to launch this awsome looking game, try my hand in a bit of strategy :)

01-21-2013, 12:16 AM
Thanx i shalll obey the rules.

01-28-2013, 06:50 PM
i will make my best to help the community

02-11-2013, 03:37 PM
looks sweet , cant wait.

02-18-2013, 08:53 AM
I understand the privacy policy and the rules and regulations of this forum. I try my best to no compromise over the rules and regulations of this forum. Thank you so much for this thread.

02-18-2013, 11:17 PM
Glad to be on board!

02-18-2013, 11:39 PM
Hello, I am a kickstarter backer and I figure now was a good time to look into access the game.

02-19-2013, 12:01 AM
Hello, I am a kickstarter backer and I figure now was a good time to look into access the game.

Same. I've been woefully inactive with many of my Kickstarters. I guess I just trust in those working to develop and give input in the game.

02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Alrightey then.

02-22-2013, 07:29 AM
I love this type of games and i can t wait to play it :)

02-26-2013, 09:27 AM
Yes! Awesome.. thanks.

02-27-2013, 08:07 AM
Everything that moves or fight trough squares has my love, and nowadays this is a lightning trough the darkness, you can't immagine how happy I was yesterday when I found this game on Steam not knowing anything before... I will extremely glad to be a part of the community!


02-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Thank you

03-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Awesome.....the game so simple yet require strategic thinking i really enjoy it thanks ^^

03-03-2013, 01:30 PM
Having followed this game from it's time on kickstarter to its release, I'm very excited to emerse myself in the artwork and gameplay and look forward to seeing how it will grow and evolve over time. That being said, I haven't been able to match-make a game yet, so fingers crossed!

03-04-2013, 01:15 AM
I love the game! Seriously though, that movie does sound awesome. The art is thaaaaat good.

03-05-2013, 05:03 AM
hello tea, nice game but needs patches again :)

03-07-2013, 01:40 AM
Happy to be here! Hello everybody.

03-11-2013, 10:38 PM
I Love Vandal Hearts I downloading the Banner Saga now hope it is equivalent to it I am a big RTS, RPG fan Graffic Look good on my Low End CPU ^-^ <--Happy

03-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Hey, everyone. Long-time lurker (at least, as long as it's possible to be for a game this new), first-time poster. A quick question - I just logged in, but every time I try to view a thread, I get redirected here. Now, I've obviously seen the thread, given this post, but the message won't go away. Anyone else having the same problem?

EDIT: Never mind, it cleared up on its own.

03-14-2013, 09:51 PM
Can't wait to get started

03-18-2013, 10:35 PM
This is a pretty solid set of rules.
I look forward to playing this, it looks amazing.
And Vikings.

03-20-2013, 12:47 PM
It's a good game.

03-21-2013, 12:58 AM
Glad to be here.

03-29-2013, 07:16 AM

Bjorn The FelHanded
03-30-2013, 10:07 PM
I love this game and the community. i really hope this game takes off in a big way.

04-01-2013, 04:05 AM

Herr des Todes
04-15-2013, 10:53 AM
Lets start :)

04-30-2013, 05:49 PM
Yeahhh.. I can't wait..

05-08-2013, 01:52 AM
Fine, works for me

05-23-2013, 03:47 AM
feel good to be part of this community.

05-23-2013, 05:03 AM
Glad to be a part of this community.. I agreed with all rules.. Definitely will follow.

08-08-2013, 02:54 AM
Been playing a little Factions and I'm more pumped than ever. Fantastic job guys

10-02-2013, 04:04 AM
Hello everyone! Good to be here :)

Now, when is this game with vikings going to come out already? :D

10-21-2013, 11:42 PM
This design is wicked. You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. I really enjoyed what you had to say.

11-03-2013, 12:39 PM
I believe I heard mention of a free demo? :D

Where might one find this at?

Game looks great and I wish I would have known about it during the KS campaign.

11-03-2013, 08:01 PM
news and updates, second sticky shows 5 PAX video previews of the single player here on this site : ) if that is what you are referring to . . .

11-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Hey sirchet, are you referring to The Banner Saga: Factions, the free-to-play multiplayer game? If so, here's the link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/219340/

11-04-2013, 04:17 AM
I believe I heard mention of a free demo? :D Where might one find this at?

There's no freely available demo for the single-player paid offline game (to come), at the moment. What you might have heard is the "PAX demo" that was only available to play for those participating in that particular exposition. However, the devs where kind enough to show it to us, too, in the form of five videos. Good news, is that you can play Factions, the multi-player free online PvP game, which features "just" the combat mechanics of the single-player game :)

12-03-2013, 11:30 PM

I am also new here to share my experience with you and to know something from you.

12-04-2013, 02:10 AM
Hello & welcome Arabelle55! :) Feel free to drop by at the forum-chat [ http://stoicstudio.com/forum/misc.php?do=cchatbox ] anytime. Usually, there's people there to ask a quick question, or say hi. ;)

12-13-2013, 08:48 PM
Hi Guys / Gals,

I'm assuming this is the help forum.

I originally backed the game on Kickstarter (way back on Mar 20, 2012) using an email address which was disconnected before I received my BETA key. Is there someone I can contact with my old email and new email to receive my key? I originally pledged $50 (for the poster) but I'm assuming that's long gone and passed by now.


12-13-2013, 09:18 PM
Hi Knight, sent you a reply over emal :). You'll need to go to Kickstarter to update your email there, so that when Stoic releases the rewards and game, you'll get it at your new correct email address.

12-14-2013, 09:33 AM
hey !
Read the rules !

Now, time to start browsing :3

12-17-2013, 05:06 PM
Hi there, longing for mooore !

12-17-2013, 11:46 PM
I will try this.

Chandro Roy
12-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Welcome,thanks for the post, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts,lots of great information and inspiration.I am appreciate.:)

12-27-2013, 02:29 AM
People see your blog and get benifit.It's a great pleasure to visit your website and to enjoy your excellent work.

12-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Hello everyone!

01-12-2014, 10:08 PM
I understand the rules

01-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Every time I try to get my Steam key I am redirected to this thread. A Humble Bundle link or Steam key directly to my email would have been a lot more convenient than wasting 15 minutes signing up for an incredibly slow forum I'll never use.

01-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Finally registered and can't wait to try this out. Poured money into the kickstarter and really looking forward to a classic rpg.

01-13-2014, 02:22 AM
Hello from France ! I can't wait to play !

01-13-2014, 02:40 AM
Fair enough. Looking forward to the game.

01-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Hi everyone ^^, looking forward to the game!

01-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Hyped! Looking forward to finally playing.

01-13-2014, 07:41 AM
jo me is a newcomer^^

01-13-2014, 07:57 AM

01-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Can't wait to play the final game. Great job Stoic!

01-13-2014, 10:25 AM
So excited this project has reached release date!

01-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Hi all!

01-13-2014, 11:05 AM

01-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Hope this game is as good as it looked on the preview !

01-13-2014, 01:17 PM

01-13-2014, 02:42 PM
Hello everyone! Can't wait to play the game!

01-13-2014, 03:28 PM
No problem with this. I will follow the rules. I am a backer too.

01-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Been waiting a long time, excited!

01-13-2014, 09:59 PM
This Game is going to be amazing.

01-14-2014, 09:15 PM

01-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Unable to retrieve Steam key from "Download Game" link!.

07-10-2014, 01:30 AM
I think rule #1 "Help build the Community" is hindered by a forum that requires threads first be approved by a moderator before a discussion can be had. This is obviously a game that deals with death and violence, so I don't see the need for a archaic hand holding system.

07-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Hi Codde :D glad you are here !! There is a history to this archaic hand holding system. Our site was hit hard twice and almost totally demolished. Our devs recovered and overcame the damage (back around Sept 11 of last year I think). The spam issue became overwhelming, so the system was put in to place to minimize that and protect from hits that hurt. Sorry you had to wait to be approved, but glad you are here to contribute to discussions on factions and TBS. I look forward to seeing you in battle, too!

07-10-2014, 08:59 AM
I think rule #1 "Help build the Community" is hindered by a forum that requires threads first be approved by a moderator before a discussion can be had. This is obviously a game that deals with death and violence, so I don't see the need for a archaic hand holding system.

I agree that, presently, this is an issue. Stoicmom explained the reasons behind that, but in those days we had like 5-10 posts a day with an equal number of active forum members. It was really frustrating to have to sort the 2-3 "real" posts amid 5-10 spam-ones. How, now, we're lucky to have more than a handful of posts in a week... :(

Our two active moderators/admins are in USA & Philippines, so there are some "windows" (of up to 12 hours) that nobody will drop by to approve new posts. I understand how new-posters are frustrated by this. For some frequent forum-readers (like, errr, for "me" :o), there's also the problem of losing posts by new members, that are "buried" under posts in the same thread by others...

07-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Hey Codde, welcome to the community, and sorry for the inconvenience!

Like Aleo said, when the moderator approval system was put in place, it was deemed a good trade-off to have almost no spam in exchange for a short waiting period for new posters. Perhaps it wouldn't matter as much now. Even so, there's still about the same amount of spam hitting the filter as there are legitimate new posters. From what I understand, as soon as a new member gets a post approved, all their future posts will be automatically let through.

For the record, our policy is to approve all posts that do not break any of the rules and guidelines posted at the beginning of this thread. We will not delete a post just because we disagree with its content.

07-10-2014, 02:08 PM

Ah, I see my post was in fact approved. I really just want to see this game to grow. It's no fun surrendering a match because you stupidly let 2 units be massacred by a warlord in the first few turns, only to have to fight the same player again or don't fight at all because there is no one online, because the quality of the game and the active community behind it are not in balance as of right now.

Why is this forum targeted? Is it just a connection to the provider being used? Or what? Other forums don't have this problem it would seem.

07-10-2014, 04:03 PM
Why is this forum targeted? Is it just a connection to the provider being used? Or what? Other forums don't have this problem it would seem.

Who knows? Last September was the craziest thing: http://stoicstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?1871