As many of you know already from reading Dave's introduction to the community (Read Here if you missed it), there were 3 general areas he wanted to address. One of these was ending the toxicity in the forums.
The Mod Team has spent the last week or so discussing what exactly this would look like, and specifically clarifying what constitutes 'toxicity'. I think most of us already have a sense of what that is, but it can be hard to pin down. Therefore, we will be going forward with the following definitions:
What it is: The 'daily grind' of negative and dismissive comments, as well as mundane, repetitive hostilities and ethnic slurs will be curbed so that our forums will no longer have that dark, unwelcoming feel that new players often get when they first log on to AtWar forums.
What it is not: David made clear to the Mods he does not want us to be censors. A well placed joke is not going to result in a ban or mod intervention.
The AtWar Rules will not be changing, but will be re-enforced by us as a team going forward. Thank you all for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you all in game!
The AtWar Mod Team