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In light of the recent delay announcement news, it would appear that Marvel’s Avengers Steam release is very much happening according to a recent website update.
Since the reveal of Marvels Avengers Square Enix has stated that the title would release on PC, however never clarified if it would be released on either Steam or have some sort of Epic Game Store exclusivity deal. Well, now at very least we now have confirmation that Marvels Avengers will release on Steam.
Over on the official Marvels Avengers webpage, a new platform has been added, showing that the game is also coming to Steam. It’s still not available to pre-order nor is there a Steam page, so this update could be accidental as currently the only way to get the PC version is through the Square Enix shop, and it’s physical to our understanding.
Square Enix has yet to officially announce Steam as an available platform for purchase on PC, and we’ve yet to know if it may come to Epic Game Store as well, so for now, take this as a rumor as it could very well be an accidental update on the page.
Delayed from its original release date of May, Crystal Dynamic’s Marvel’s Avengers is set to release on September 4 of this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC. Sometimes this year there will also be a playable Beta (playable on PlayStation 4 first,) though details on when have yet to be revealed. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated as always when new information comes out.
We’ve contacted Square Enix about this and will update the post if we get a statement.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is December 2019's Best-Selling Game
01.16.2020 20:00:10 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finished 2019 as the best-selling game of the year for the 11th year in a row.
According to the NPD, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game of the month for the third month in a row. The Infinity Ward developed reboot of the Modern Warfare franchise finished the year as the selling-game of 2019. Not only that, but the Call of Duty franchise occupies seven spots in the top 10 best-selling games of the decade list.
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Meanwhile, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order finished as the second best-selling game of the month and was 2019’s sixth best-selling game with only two months in the market. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is also Respawn Entertainment’s best-selling game of all time in full-game sales.
Other repeat successes include MLB The Show 19, which is now the best-selling baseball game in U.S. history, as well as Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Pokemon Sword.
In hardware news, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform for both December and all of 2019. But the best-selling hardware for the decade was the PlayStation 4.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Features a Darker, Expanded Version of Skyrim
01.16.2020 19:00:10 ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda have officially revealed the yearlong storyline and expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online today during a livestream event. While it officially begins with the Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack, the story continues in the summer with the Greymoor expansion.
The yearlong storyline, titled “Dark Heart of Skyrim,” explores the world of Skyrim 900 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls 5. With Greymoor, players will explore Western Skyrim when the area is haunted by an ancient vampire lord.
The Elder Scrolls Online is going full gothic with Greymoor introducing vampires, witches, and werewolves to the MMORPG. However, even though Zenimax says this is the “darkest” story yet, characters like Lyris Titanborn and House Ravenwatch will return for the adventure in Skyrim.
Because this is a yearlong adventure, the full story for the “Dark Heart of Skyrim” will progress throughout 2020. It begins with Harrowstorm, a DLC dungeon pack that also comes with a prologue quest that gives a preview for the storyline. Greymoor will arrive afterward followed by another dungeon pack in Q3 and a Q4 story DLC.
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The Skyrim region will be both familiar and different from what people remember from Elder Scrolls 5. The Blackreach cavern has been expanded while players can revisit locations like Solitude, Morthal, Labyrinthian, Dragon Bridge, and more.
Greymoor is the next chapter for ESO following ZeniMax Online’s previous expansions like Morrowind, Summerset, and Elsweyr. Players who purchased Greymoor will have access to all the previous expansions and can begin with Greymoor content right away. While existing players can also jump into Greymoor regardless of their current level.
Greymoor will be released on May 18 for PC and June 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out IGN’s review of the last Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Elsweyr, or our Elder Scrolls Online guide for more coverage.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.
The cosmic horror retro RPG World of horror is coming to Steam Early Access on February 20th
01.16.2020 11:00:10 WORLD OF HORROR, the unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from Panstasz and Ysbryd Games, brings its tales of dread to Steam Early Access for Windows on Feb. 20, 2020. The full release will terrify Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows and Mac OS X platforms in late 2020.
01.16.2020 08:00:10 Over the next few weeks, a host of new items and challenges will arrive, including an in-game Challenge to earn the new Crossbow weapon, more remixed game modes, new playlists, and more in the Store to discover. To make room for all that activity, we are making a one-time extension of Season One its now ending on February 11. During that time, there will be 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Tier Progression to help you finish up your Officer Ranks and Tiers, and get you ready for an exciting Season Two.
Battlefield V Weekly Assignments Reset Chapter 5 Week 12
It’s Thursday, and that means DICE is rolling out the Battlefield V weekly assignments reset, which will, of course, bring in a new set of rewards! This week is Chapter 5 Week 12, and is called “Eye of the Storm,” and rewards a new gun!
Battlefield V Weekly Assignments Reset Chapter 5 Week 12 “Eye of the Storm”
Jump into our Extreme Weather Conquest playlist and complete the tasks to unlock the M3 Grease Gun for Medics and grab the last bit of Chapter 5 XP.
When matchmaking through the nodes, you’ll be joining the Extreme Weather Conquest playlist:
Conquest Fjell 652
Conquest Pacific Storm
FEET FIRMLY PLANTED – 4,000 CHAPTER XP
Capture 3 objectives.
AIM WITH YOUR NOSE – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Kill 1 enemy from a distance of 100 meters or more.
WATCH EACH OTHERS BACKS – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Kill or squad assist 10 enemies.
LIGHT IN THE MURK – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Spot 25 enemies using Spotting Flares.
CHIPPING IN – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Heal teammates or damage enemies for 2500 score.
STRIKE THEN VANISH – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Kill six enemies in a life.
PREDATOR – 4,000 CHAPTER XP
Kill 1 enemy using melee weapons or bayonets.
BIVOUAC – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Build 20 fortifications in objectives areas.
JUGGERNAUT – 4,000 CHAPTER XP
Capture 12 objectives.
(OPTIONAL) FRESH FROM THE FACTORY – 12,000 CHAPTER XP
Kill 15 enemies with headshots using the M3 Grease Gun.
Madden NFL 19 Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses, Origin Access Premier Early Access
The next season of Madden NFL 19 is almost upon us, and as gamers everywhere are preparing to kick off, EA Sports has revealed an impressive line-up of pre-order bonuses ahead of the game's full release date. Players who want the best on offer will be looking for one of the two versions above the standard edition, as these both include a bevy of fantasy packs and hall of fame legends.
Madden NFL 19 Pre-Order Bonuses
Madden NFL 19 is set to release on Friday, August 10th for all players, but those who pick up the Deluxe or Origin Access Premier Edition will be able to play it several days earlier. Keep in mind that the Origin Access Premier is only available on PC – that’s right, Madden is finally returning to PC after a decade of being AWOL. Head over to the EA Madden NFL 19 pre-order page to select the copy that best suits your playstyle.
Madden NFL 19 Standard Edition – $60
Play August 10th
Choice of 1 of 32 elite players from your favorite NFL team (NAT)
5 Gold team fantasy packs
Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Deluxe Edition – $80
Play August 7th – 3 Day Early Access
Choice of 1 of 32 elite players from your favorite NFL team (NAT)
5 Gold team fantasy packs
7 Gold team fantasy packs
Choice of 1 of 5 elite hall of fame legends (NAT)
1 Elite cover athlete player (NAT)
2 Signature uniforms (NAT)
1 Training pack (NAT)
Madden NFL 19 Origin Access Premier – $14.99/Month or $99/Year
Play August 1st – 9 Day Early Access
Choice of 1 of 32 elite players from your favorite NFL team (NAT)
5 Gold team fantasy packs
7 Gold team fantasy packs
Choice of 1 of 5 elite hall of fame legends (NAT)
1 Elite cover athlete player (NAT)
2 Signature uniforms (NAT)
1 Training pack (NAT)
The Origin Access Premier edition of Madden NFL 19 also comes with a host of other benefits:
50,000 MUT coins
The 1st to get full access to EA’s newest releases, with content included in each game
Full access to the vault, an ever-growing library of more than 100 PC games
A 10% discount on all Origin digital purchases
Whether you’re an avid Madden fan or a casual football consumer, there’s an edition for you. Those who have been awaiting Madden NFL’s return to PC will no doubt want to subscribe to EA’s Origin Access Premier, a subscription service EA only recently launched.
Take Your PC Gaming on the Road With These Powerful Gaming Laptops
01.15.2020 17:00:10 Gaming laptops aren't the neutered boat anchors from the days of yore. Thanks to CPU and GPU advancements, modern-day gaming notebooks can be as capable as their gaming PC counterparts. Some even can overclock their components, feature desktop-grade gaming keyboards, high-refresh-rate displays, and employ unique form factors to make them even more effective.
These days the best gaming laptops are thin and powerful, thanks to some of the most powerful mobile processors from Intel's Core and AMD's Ryzen series. Don't think mobile GPUs are a joke either, Nvidia's Turing line has enabled gaming laptops to play games at 4K with a respectable frame rate for the first time. Our choices for the best gaming laptops below are based on our in-depth testing and expert knowledge, so read on to see our picks!
The Acer Predator Triton 500 (read our review) is the shinning beacon of what a modern gaming laptop should be. Equipped with a hexa-core CPU and top-of-the-line graphics, this mobile rig delivers a stunning Full HD gaming experience above 60 frame per second (fps).
Unfortunately, just like all other ultra-modern gaming laptops, battery life is restricted to just two hours it gets fairly warm around the keyboard during prolonged gaming sessions. But these are sacrifices you have to make with a portable and powerful gaming laptop such as this.
2. MSI GF63 Thin
Best Budget Gaming Laptop
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If you've been gritting your teeth at how expensive RTX-powered gaming laptops have been since launch, this extremely cost-effective GTX-powered model should be of great interest. Coming in at well under $1,000 this laptop packs all the power you'll need to get started with most competitive games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and Dota 2.
Thanks to its fairly thin and light form-factor, you'll be able to bring this machine to ever event with ease. It doesn't look cheap either between its sleek, black housing, bright red highlights, and illuminated keyboard.
Gaming laptops typically aren't upgradable, but the Alienware Area-51m (read our review) is a whole other beast. The RAM, storage, CPU, and even the GPU are all upgradable on this gaming laptop if you feel brave and wise enough to embark on such an undertaking.
That said, this particular Intel Core i9 and Nvidia RTX 2080 (non-Max-Q) configuration we've reviewed and chosen to feature should last you more than a few years for solid PC gaming. Just be aware that battery life is practically non-existent—up to, at most, an hour and a half—and you'll need two power bricks to power this thing up, so it's more of a desktop replacement than a portable gaming machine.
4. Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502
Best Gaming Laptop for Everyday Life
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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 utilizes a rare, but increasingly common, fusion of AMD and Nvidia parts that work beautifully together. Thanks to an efficient AMD Ryzen 7 processor with its own potent Vega integrated-graphics, this machine can last long enough to get you through regular tasks.
Then, when you kick on its Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics, suddenly you have a full fledged gaming machine ready to take on any modern PC game your throw at it.
5. Razer Blade 15
Best 15-inch Gaming Laptop
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Not only is the Razer Blade 15 (read our review) one of the best gaming laptop this year, it's one of the best 15-inch laptops we've ever seen. Its thin and light build belies an incredibly powerful gaming PC, with an available Nvidia RTX 2060 and 144hz display. You can even get one with a 4K, touch-enabled display, if you're hungry for more pixels.
The Razer deftly sliced through every benchmark we threw at it, topping the list of its laptop-competitors in 3DMark scores. Unfortunately, the latest Razer Blade 15 doesn't offer nearly as much battery as its predecessor from 2018, so if longevity is a must, you should get last year's model.
6. MSI GT76 Titan DT
Best 17-inch Gaming Laptop
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The gaming laptop market is full of thin-and-powerful options, but if you're going for something as big as a 17-inch notebook, you're probably going to want something about all-out power rather than portability. The MSI GT76 Titan doesn't just promise to be a desktop replacement but a desktop killer. This incredibly thick machine comes packing a desktop-grade Intel Core i9-9900K processor paired with a mobile RTX 2080 for the best performance you can get out of a gaming laptop today.
As for screen options, you have a choice between either a 1080p 240Hz display (as we've selected above) or a 4K panel with 100% Adobe RBG colors. Memory maxes out to a wicked 64GB and the model featured above even comes with 2TB of both NVMe and HDD storage stock. Since this "desktop killer" isn't interested in portability, it weighs in at 9.92 pounds and measures 1.65-inches thick. But all that added bulk has allowed MSI to fit its machine with more heat pipes and massive cooling fans that keep this machine running at peak condition without making nearly as much of a racket as the other thinner options.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 was one of the first 300Hz gaming laptops we saw and we were blown away. A 300Hz refresh rate might sound ridiculously unnecessary, especially on a gaming laptop, but it really makes a world of difference for competitive online games like CS:GO and Rainbow Six: Siege. There's nothing like moving your gaming mouse and watching every frame of the resulting action being rendered as completely crisp and individual frames. When you're lining up a perfect headshot, a 300Hz display also comes in handy for completely removing any potential motion blur on your crosshairs.
To keep up with such a high refresh rate display, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is an amazingly capable machine thanks to its Intel Core i7-9750H processor and Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics. And yet surprisingly slim machine that measures three-fourths of an inch thick. It's even light enough at 5.73 pounds to lug around as an everyday machine and you power it with a simple USB-C adapter while doing non-gaming related tasks.
8. Origin EVO16-S
Most Customizable Gaming Laptop
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There are 15- and 17-inch laptops, but have you ever seen a 16-inch laptop? Origin has beaten Apple to the punch and introduced the world's first 16-inch laptop in the Origin EVO16-S (read our review). The slightly larger display makes a lot of sense as you get more screen real-estate without any noticeable added bulk.
The Origin EVO16-S is also notable for being one of the world's most customizable gaming laptops. Our review configuration is built out as a high-end gaming machine, but if you want more memory, bigger storage, better graphics, all the add-on options are only a click away. You could even submit custom artwork to have it printed or laser etched onto the screen lid to make this gaming laptop your own.
9. Alienware m15 R2
Sleek and Powerful
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If you like the styling of the Alienware Area-51m, but wanted in a thinner and almost equally powerful package, the Alienware m15 R2 is what you should get. This machine is an absolute stunner when it comes to performance thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics. Beyond the new styling and one generation fresher processor, this latest Alienware gaming laptop features a much better cooling system while squashing some old software bugs.
The Alienware m15, and its bigger Alienware m17 sibling, are also two of the few gaming laptops that feature an OLED screen and it's only a $150 upgrade, so I'd highly recommend taking it. Picking the OLED display upgrade also means bumping up the screen resolution to 4K, but this system should have no problem keeping up.
Dual-screen laptops are a burgeoning class of notebooks and the HP Omen X 2S (read our review) is one of the first gaming laptops to tackle this new concept. Just under its 15-inch Full HD display, there's a second 6-inch screen sitting above the keyboard. It might sound gimmicky, but this second screen is helpful for chatting with friends, controlling your music, or watching Twitch streams while you game.
Aside from the second display, the HP Omen X 2S is a fully loaded gaming laptop that features a top-shelf Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics chip. This top-notch system goes for almost $2,100, but you'll also find lower-end SKUs that go for closer to $1,800.
What's next for gaming laptops
The new biggest component you'll want in your next gaming laptop is AMD's new Ryzen 4th Generation mobile processors, which finally bring the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture to mobile platforms. These new CPUs bring unprecedented 8-cores and 16-threads chips to notebooks for a boatload of more processing power.
At CES 2020, just about every laptop of note featured AMD's new Ryzen 4th Generation processors. Our favorite machine from the show was easily the Asus ROG ROG Zephyrus G14 that combined a Ryzen 4th Gen CPU with the power of Nvidia RTX 2060. It looks like the gaming laptop that'll finally give the Razer Blade Stealth some real competition in not only portable gaming power but also longevity—the G14 is said to have up to 10 hours of battery life.
What to look for in a Gaming Laptop
The best gaming laptops have come a long way in relatively little time. Power, portability, and price have all seen dramatic improvements in just the last 5 years, and somehow gaming laptops are getting thinner and adding even more features.
The newest gaming laptops are cramming RTX 2080 graphics cards inside of them. These ray-tracing capable cards from Nvidia are among our picks for the best graphics cards, at least the desktop versions. Fitting them inside of a gaming laptop, like the Asus ROG Zephyrus S, is no easy feat. Nvidia's Max-Q tech makes it possible to run a powerhouse GPU inside a thin laptop frame without the whole thing becoming boiling hot.
Choosing the latest processor isn't quite as necessary, but it's a nice to have. When shopping for a gaming laptop be sure the Intel processor has a model number of Intel Core ix-9xxxH (i.e. Intel Core i7-9750H or Intel Core i9-9900k), this denotes that it's one of Team Blue's latest Coffee Lake H-series processors. If the gaming laptop you're eying has an AMD processor, ensure it's model number has a three at the start of it—such as AMD Ryzen 7 3750H—as it lets you know its one of AMD's latest 3rd Generation processors.
The portability is a huge advantage, as is a ready-to-go display, often equipped with variable refresh rate technology or better-than-HD resolutions. The disadvantage is most gaming laptops are only as portable as the nearest electrical outlet. All that power comes at a price, after all, and while there are a few exceptions, the general rule of gaming laptops is battery life stinks.
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Another big disadvantage a gaming laptop has compared to a gaming desktop is price. It costs quite a lot more to stuff all those components (i.e. the built-in trackpad, keyboard, speakers, and display) into an easy-to-carry shell. When considering a gaming laptop over a gaming desktop, ask yourself, is the premium in price worth it over and would it be cheaper to buy these all separately?
From our experience, it's always better to stick with the least amount of memory and storage on checkout, and then upgrading it yourself with higher capacity components that are much cheaper to buy on their own. A 1TB SSD might sound tempting as it'll help get your system booted in an instant and store all your games, but a high-end upgrade like that can often cost half or a quarter as much as the whole machine.
However, upgrading leads directly to another consideration, how easy it to swap out components. Whereas it's usually a snap to add or replace a component in your desktop rig, upgrading anything in your gaming laptop, other than RAM, will often mean having to buy a whole new computer.
One thing a powerful gaming laptop has over a comparably equipped desktop is a certain "wow" factor. Since it's portable, it's a whole lot easier to show it off. Manufacturers realize how important looking cool is, so gaming laptops are some of the coolest and most aggressively styled computers around. They borrow lines from modern supercars and high-tech jet fighters, and many have flashy LED lights to let everyone around you know how serious you are.
Some gaming laptops like the Asus ROG Mothership and Acer Predator 900 shake up the traditional clamshell laptop formula by introducing innovative 2-in-1 laptop designs. But these gimmick models are rarely worth the extra premium they demand.
For more helpful guides, be sure to check out our guide to the best gaming chairs, gaming desks, and the best gaming headsets.
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Kevin Lee is IGN's Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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