Introduction: This Code Applies to EliteForce and EliteForce 2

Ultimately we want [SFI] to have the prestige that comes with being the most fun loving, best-trained, best-committed clan in the gaming community. Being a member requires a strong commitment (which means you can't become a member and show up once a month). These rules have been set forth so that every member knows what is expected of them. First-time offenders will usually have a friendly sit down with a member of the Senior Staff. Pending the result of that discussion, more action may be taken. If the first transgression is severe enough, it may be treated as a second offense. Second offenders are typically brought to The JAG Corps for disciplinary action. Repeated offenders will be demoted or terminated.

Clan Uniforms:

All members must wear the clan tag before their name while gaming, be it on a public server, during training sessions or fighting wars. This showing of the clans colors, earns us a good reputation and establish us a top-flight organization, a force to be reckoned with in the gaming community. The Clan Colors of Blue tag and green rank / name are required only during official clan functions [ ] white SFI for Marines), clan or team practices, and matches with other clans. If you dont know how to wear the uniform, ask another member and they will help you.

Attendance:

We expect you to be online at least a couple times a week. If not to play, at least get involved in the chat sessions that usually occur on MSN most every night. We want everyone to have fun with this, but you cant have fun if youre not involved. We understand the different time zones, school, work and recreational barriers we all have to overcome.

Absence:

If you're going to offline for an extended period of time you should email your Squad Leader with the particulars of the situation and when you expect to return. As long as you keep us informed you won't be terminated for absence. Members must make every effort to attend practice sessions, matches, or any league games. We ask that you try to attend at least one (1) training session per week. Failure to attend at least one (1) training session over a period of two (2) consecutive weeks without email notification could result in demotion in rank or termination. We want this to be an active clan, if youre not going to be able to make it to a training session then you should email the Admiralty at [email protected] or post it in the forum. At times we schedule meetings as a group or on an individual basis. We ask members to be there when they are invited and at the appointed times. Only respond by E-mail or MSN if you cannot make a meeting. If you cannot make a meeting, we will inform you of anything you have missed. If we cannot contact you and we feel that you are avoiding us or make it a habit never to responding to E-mails etc. then we will have to consider demotion in rank or termination.

Arguing:

We will not tolerate arguing between members during a gaming session. If you have an issue with another member you should bring it to the Judge Advocate Generals office for disposition. We should never use harsh words; remember the goal is to have fun.

Cheating: WE NEVER, EVER CHEAT!

We know the temptations of cheating, but it is strictly forbidden. No BOTS, No Cheats etc. Some MOD s have bugs and you may even end up Invisible. Please try to correct the problem and play the right way. If you feel you must cheat then drop the clan tag and don't play on the server we are on.. We DO NOT want to be known as a clan of cheats. Camping is okay ;)

Killing Chatters:

During training - DON'T KILL CHATTERS. An accidental kill is acceptable, as accidents DO happen on occasion however you must apologize.

Profanity:

Will not be tolerated. No exceptions, no excuses.

Killing Teammates:

An accidental team kill (be it by det-pack or an FF accident) is okay, as long as you say your sorry, or the person at least knows you didn't do it on purpose. If this becomes a habit, we will have to consider termination. Its kind of a stupid reason to get kicked out so just dont do it k?

Training

The purpose behind this training is not to frag each other for 2 hours, but to prepare us for upcoming clan wars. During training everyone must pay attention to the Tactical Officer and follow his directions. This means no random weapons fire or taunts while the Tactical Officer is providing instructions or setting offensive and defensive placement. Anyone who fails to pay attention will be called down and if they persist, will be kicked from the server. If necessary the senior officer in charge may take other steps to correct the problem (subject to review by the JAG office afterwards)

Attitude and Good Sportsmanship

Online gaming can be a highly intense experience and in the heat of the moment our emotions can get the better of us. Nevertheless, while you are wearing the [SFI] tag your behavior is a reflection of the entire Clan, so please try to maintain your composure, whether you're winning or losing. During a clan match (or any match for that matter), congratulate your opponent with a good game, or something along those lines. Should your team score a victory, you may brag a little but don't pound it into the losing team's faces. Treat any opponent with the respect that they deserve. Don't spread lies about other clans or players. (Do not accuse someone of cheating without positive proof). If you feel the need tell someone exactly how you feel then good ahead, just try to be tasteful rather than vulgar.

Also, acknowledging when someone frags you with a really good shot is a nice touch. If you are experiencing problems in the game you can mention them but please don't complain! We all have issues with the lag, the map, and the server etc Think of the SFI reputation You must abide by all the rules and regulations of all Leagues in which we participate as well as any rules posted in servers we play in. Failure to follow conduct rules may result in your termination. We want to maintain a very good relationship with all clans and players, Game Network Staff and League Admins. To jeopardize this is to jeopardize your membership in all of these organizations.

Promotion Criteria:

There are several criteria for promotions. They are in the folowing order:
1. Participation, including especially Matches and Practices
2. Other Clan involvement, taking on special assignments and jobs (examples: Hawk's tactical DataBase and A Jag Member)
3. Recruiting: refering applicants to Join SFI
4. Time in the clan (while a factor, It alone won't help you move up the ranks, you have to participate too)
5. Helping the clan out in a time of need (example: a very important Match and you jump to defend the clan's honor as a competitor)
6. New Ideas and concepts you come up with that you recommend to the Admiralty

Harassment:

Any harassment, whether it be verbal or sexual WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Harassment that is not in good fun will get you a warning. If you continue, we will have to consider termination.

Leaving the Clan:

If you feel that you are ready to move on or just move out, we will understand and wish you the best. After all, its a game and not to taken seriously. We don't want any messy breakups and we hope you stop by every now and then to let us know what you have been up to. Please don't use the Forum to post your resignation. Send an e-mail to [email protected] and we'll post a goodbye message in the Forum for you. If you put it on the Forum yourself it will be deleted. It's not that much to ask to avoid the possible complications that could arise.

Marines:

The Marines are the Elite Unit of [SFI] they are comprised of the skilled and most active members of the Clan. If you wish to join them and can make the commitment See the Marine leader after you've joined up with the regular members of the clan. The Marines are the primary team that repesents the Clan all Matches, with reserves coming for the rest of the members (Selected by the Officer in charge of the team at match time)

Chain Of Command

SFI has a strict chain of command we need everyone to follow. Why? If we all follow this, the clan will run smoothly (avoids the too many in charge problem)

Marines will work closely with officers working in the Tactical Office. The Chief Tactical Officer (CTO) will have two or three assistants who will assistant in analyzing the maps that the Marines are mostly likely to face in battle. The Tactical Assistants will help the Marines assign the team to positions to each map offense defense etc.

The Tactical Officer and the Operations Officer report to the Commanding Officer. The Commanding Officer reports to the Chief of Operations who then reports to the Flag Admiral. Who prepares reports for the Fleet Admiral. Orders from the Flag Admirals go to the Chief of Operations who then gives them to the Commanding Officer and so on.

JAG OFFICE:

Issues of misconduct will be reported to the Judge Advocate General, or JAG. The JAG office will investigate any and all accusations of clan code violations. The JAG will report directly to the admiralty on the status of a situation and recommend a course of action.

Multi Clan Membership:

This has been a hot topic for a long time now, but [SFI] Clan Policy is One player, one membership. If you play games [SFI] isnt involved in, then great, join another clan for that game. Just dont join another clan that plays the same games we do as that could become a conflict of interest.

FORUM USE:

The clan provides a forum for the members to use. The posting policy is as follows, the forum is for communicating clan business and occasional good taste humor it is not for settling disputes nor disciplining of personal. As parts of the forum are visable to the public improper use may lead up to disciplinary action based upon the severity of the incident.

If you have any questions about this Code contact one of the Admiralty or any of the JAG Officers and they'll be glad to clarify it for you.

SFI Clan reserves the right to ban anyone who violates these rules from SFI Servers and the forum. To appeal being banned email the clan at [email protected]

Flt. Admiral Eliteone, Clan Founder