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Free MMO Server Section Rules, Guidelines and Information

Please note that these are subject to change without prior notice, you're responsible to keep yourself updated regarding, unless you want to end up being infraction banned.

Please also note that the TeemoCell forum rules still applies in this section, you'll find those here: Forum Rules - TeemoCell forums


General Section Rules - These rules applies to the general section, as well as all sub-sections
 



1. Tags
We require all threads in the main section and upcoming section to be tagged with correct format, and correct game tag. The tag should display what game the thread is advertising for, not the name of your server.
Examples: [Cabal], [Silkroad], [Vindictus], [Lineage 2], [Pokemon], ...
Sub Sections: Threads posted in sub-sections (Mu Online, Habbo, ...) other than the Upcoming Servers sub-section should not be tagged.

2. Necroposting
Do not necro-post, or revive old threads. Threads with dead servers does not need to be brought back up to page 1. If you have questions regarding an old thread, you simply contact the original poster, or report the server in the "Report Dead Servers" sticky. We can't always guarantee the server is still alive, even when displayed in these sections.

3. Criticism
Constructive criticism is fully allowed, but to a certain extent. Flame wars, insults and troll posts will not be tolerated and will result in immediate infraction. There's a difference between sabotaging an advertisement and giving constructive criticism on how to improve a server.

4. Advertisements only
Threads should only be made for the purpose of advertisement. Recruitment, development, and help threads will be deleted immediately. If you're looking to recruit a team, use the recruitment section located here: https://www.teemo-cell.com/index.php?/forums/forum/28-team-recruitment/

5. Community networks and services
We don't allow advertisement for community networks and services. All advertisement posted here must be related to MMO AND/OR MMORPG servers, any non-affiliated advertisement will be deleted, and the creator will receive an infraction for not coping with this rule.

6. Who can advertise?
The server owners or administrators are the only ones allowed to create the advertisement thread. This should not be done by Game Masters, Supporters, Members, Sponsors or anyone else.

7. One advertisement per server
You are only allowed to post one single advertisement thread for your server(s), network or website.
Clarification:

  • If you need to change the advertisement content, you can edit your original post.
  • If the change concerns the thread title or if you wish the advertisement to be cleaned, you can request that in the "Request a Clean/Title Change" sticky of the respective section, or by contacting a moderator directly.
  • If you plan to take your server down and reopen it at a later time, please inform a moderator so he/she can move your thread to the upcoming section if necessary.
  • If you plan to open a new server, please edit your current advertisement or request it to be removed. This can be done by reporting your post or post in the respective "Report dead servers" sticky.


Do not create a new advertisement thread if you already own one!
Exception: You may create one advertisement thread for each game you're owning. If you just own different servers of the same game, e.g. a high rate and a low rate server, please advertise them in one thread / don't create multiple threads for them.

8. Thread Bumping
Only the original thread creator (= the server owner) is allowed to bump his advertisement. He must allow at least 24 hours to pass between post bumps. Fans, members and server staff are allowed to ask for help, offer help, give feedback and comment for obvious reasons, but not for the single purpose of bumping. Posting updates and announcements also counts towards post bumping. However, replying to users / providing support for them is fine.

9. Announcements / Updates
The original thread creator is the only person allowed to give out announcements on behalf of the server. Server updates, server information, events and status updates should only be given by the original poster. New links, and vital information must also be included to the original post, the actual thread. Members can notify or link to update logs or announcements on the servers website. However, they may not do server announcements for the server in the thread.

10. English only
This is an English forum, and all communication / advertisements have to be written in English. If you're unable to speak English, use a translator and provide the translated text in your post.

11. Links
No direct link to registration, or any other link that should benefit the server and make members do something like surveys, voting, etc. A solid link to a forum, or preferable a website is required. We also strongly recommend that regular users are able to obtain information and view forums without having to register.

12. Closing advertisements / servers
Instead of editing your ad into "closed" or something similar, you have to either post in the corresponding subsection's "Report dead servers" thread or use the report function. Failure to do so will result in an infraction.

13. Advertising on alt accounts
Do not sign up or use new accounts to create or push your advertisement(s). Your main account is the only one eligible for creating an advertisement thread.
Using an alt account to promote or bump your thread will result in the removal of the thread and a permanent ban for the alt account. Repeated offenders will also face a temporary or permanent ban on their main accounts. On top of that the server will be restricted from being advertised for 1 week.
 



Advertisement requirements - The following information is required for absolutely all advertisement threads.
 



Thread title:

  • The thread title must include the name of the server/network.
  • The game tag must be included in the thread title. Follow the format above.
  • The server's language and hosting location have to be mentioned in the title if they're non-english. You can use short tags for that, e.g. [NA], [SEA], [EU], [RO], [VN]
  • If any third party program is required for users to connect such as Hamachi, this must be mentioned in the thread title.



Examples of good thread titles:
KillZone Flyff Exp 200x | Drop 300x | Penya 200x | Custom Maps[PvP][v20]
Super Hotel 20 000 coins daily | 100 active members | New rooms | Unique furniture | Hamachi
Great MU | Custom Feature XY | Exp 9999x | Drop 500x | [v97d] [PvP] [NA]


Server Rates (This applies for games where these options are changeable)

  • Xp Rate:
  • Drop Rate:
  • Currency Rate:


Server Specifications (required)

  • Hosting Location (where the physical server is hosted)
  • Server Language (if non-english)


Screenshots

  • Provide at least 1 screenshot.
  • Screenshots MUST be of in-game content (screenshots of your logo, webpage or banner are not sufficient)
  • Screenshots MUST be embedded (That means that they should be visible in the thread. Links are not acceptable)
  • Screenshot MUST contain an admin character displaying the message: Hello TeemoCell!
  • Posting a video is fine, but it MUST be accompanied by screenshots. A video on its own is not sufficient.


Links:

  • You must provide link to an active and working website. Direct links to downloads, register and so on is not sufficient.
  • Adding links to other essential links such as FAQ, Forum and so on are a bonus, and a great advantage.


Other essential information:

  • You should be as descriptive as possible. Include features, specialties, unique systems, custom maps and so on. The more you add, the more likely people are to get interested in your server and start playing. You should also try to describe your server best possible, the purpose of the server, and what makes it so unique compare to other servers.
  • Remember that you're not limited to just 1 screenshot. Again, the more, the better. Videos are also a huge bonus.
  • Make an effort to your thread, it will pay off in player count.

 



Upcoming Servers Rules - This section has its own rules due to conflict with the regular rules as the server is still under development and not yet active. If you're posting in the Upcoming Servers section, use the following rules, as well as the General Free MMO Server section rules & the General Forum Rules.
 


 

  • Use tags
    • This one is the most important rule as it helps identify which game you are promoting, example [MapleStory] Super duper clone server 4.9 or [Travian] x100 rates, automated and stupid.
  • Include a considerable amount of information!
    • What helps identify a legitimate upcoming server to a wasteful thread is one that contains enough information for a user to actually conclude whether or not they want to play! This means screenshots, rates and actual independently coded features that exist! The more = the better! We would recommend you still go through the advertisement requirements above and include as much information as possible based on those requirements.
  • No Dummy Servers
    • Any attempt to dupe users into thinking your server is legitimate when in fact it is a troll job will be met with an account ban and more.
  • Any hateful/flame comments being passed off as "constructive feedback" will be deleted and infractions will be handed out. If you don't know the difference between constructive criticism and flaming then don't post at all. We're working hard on dealing with issues like this and we will not tolerate such behaviour.

 

 

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IF YOU SEE ANYONE BREAKING THE RULES ABOVE, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A REPORT FOR THE MODERATION TEAM TO SEE. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CLICKING THE REPORT ICON IN THE LOW LEFT CORNER OF EVERY POST. THANKS FOR HELPING US CLEANING THIS SECTION!


Lastly, please use common sense while posting on this forum. I won't be listing out every obvious rule violation in this thread, so think before you act. If you have any further questions or feel that a moderator needs to be contacted, feel free to contact one of us moderators using the private message function.



 

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