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A new report after two weeks of nothingness. First the usual important general stuff: The Great Jedi War is in full swing and we're winning. That's good! Everybody, go play!
The new Lord Marshal site has gone live and can be access through: http://www.darkjedibrotherhood.org/lm/site/html/. Big props go to Deputy Korras who did a really good work on the page itself. On this note, we're still trying to fill it with content. At the moment, you can access a small number of patches and missions for the flying sim. Eventually, however, we plan to mirror a full file database there with stuff going so far as to even have Allegiance uploaded there.
On this very site, the Rules of Engagement have also been uploaded. Either read them here or scroll down to the bottom of this report to save you some time. Those rules are official - I can't stress that enough. If you violate them and get reported, you'll be held responsible.
</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td valign="top" bgcolor="#990000">**Dark Brotherhood
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As you may have read from the news pages, Kelric has stepped down as Baron in favor of Spears. This was due to Kelric being unable to actually play Star Wars Galaxies. I'm happy to report that Spears has been doing a very good job so far. I'll have the Baron himself speak up:
> <div align="left">_Work continues on our planned expansion to the
planet of Naboo where we plan to establish an outpost type city. Once Obsidian City reaches the point where it is self sustainable we can begin the process of building our new city. Khobai has already set aside most of the structures we need for the new city and one of our members is working on Politican so that he can manage the city when this does happen.
In recent weeks our city was attacked by a group of Rebel players. This happened extremely early in the mornign while our base was vulnerable and we lost our Imperial Base. Construction of a new base as well as fortification of the city is currently still on the drawing board until Kelric returns.
Our weekend hunts are still going on although with hectic summer scheduels attendence has been a bit light. We are working on increasing this by increasing the number of hunts we hold on the weekend. This is still in discussion amoung members to find the best times for the most members.
We are getting more members from the DBJ to join especailly resently which is a large plus. My hope is that the more members we can get to join the PA the better. If members who have been recruited in game can see the interaction bonus from members who are active in the DBJ we may be able to get more and more of them to take active roles in the DBJ as well as in SWG._
We are also currently working on a way to get DBPA-members enlisted to the DB without them having to actually pass the Shadow Academy. This is due to the fact that a lot of DBPA-members who come from outside the DB just want to play SWG and have almost nothing to do with the DB itself. Naturally, those people will never hold the same rights as normal DB-members without passing the same courses.
</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td valign="top" bgcolor="#990000">**Rules of
</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">The meat and potatoes of our multiplayer matches have
finally be ratified and are now here for your viewing pleasure. Behold the official DB Rules of Engagement (RoE):
> _These Rules of Engagement (RoE) are general guidelines
to be used in a competition. If specific things contrary to these guidelines are not outlined prior to a competition, the rules will follow these guidelines by default. Competition hosts are free to modify these rules with proper notice given to the participants at the start of the competition.
**WRITING:** _ 1. _Submissions without proper ID-lines will be voided._ 2. _Plagiarism is illegal._ > **_XvT/XWA:_** 1. _"W"-trick is illegal (alternating between lasers/ions to improve
2. _Games should be hosted by both participants. If a game lasts
10 minutes, each participants hosts 5 minutes long (providing there's only two combattants, of course)._
3. _Scores are set if a disconnect occurs after 3 minutes of playtime._ 4. _Fleeing to recharge shields is illegal._ 5. _Jumping to hyperspace is illegal as well._ > _**JK/JO/JA:** _ 1. _"Saber-hilt outtime"-rule is NOT getting applied. Whether
you have your saber activated or deactivated, people are free to attack you._
2. _Spamming moves is legal but frowned upon and labels you officially
3. _Running for shields and health in Full Force-matches is illegal.
(Note: This is acceptable in Gun-matches)_
4. _Bacta-tanks usage in saber-matches is illegal._ > _**GENERAL** _ 1. _Rules of the match have to be agreed on before starting the
match. If you don't, the following defaults apply:__ JK/JO/JA: 10 points, no time, Duel Force (jump, all three sabers, pull, push)__ XvT/XWA: 10 minutes, TIE Interceptors, no shields, no missles, open space_
2. _Act with courtesy to your opponents._ 3. _Do not play the same opponent for the competitions more than
three (3) times per week. You can play him/her more times - but those will not count towards the competition standings, only the first three will. This rule applies only to competitions that run for more than one day._
4. _Do not exploit other people's lack of knowledge in a game.
(Don't try to hoodwink people into hosting all of one match in XvT for example.)_
5. _If the game is lagging, each participant has the option of
quitting it within the first two minutes or before 1/3 of the winning points have been reached (rounded down). After this threshold, leaving a game is illegal._
6. _You may not play members of your own Clan or members of the
Dark Council for the competitions except when playing team games such as Allegiance. Even in this case, however, if must be agreed upon between the two (or more) players. In all cases there must be at least two members from different Clans playing against one another for the match to count. This rule does not apply to "free for all"-competitions such as combat nights etc. This rule only applies to competitions in a bigger fictional background where Clans(etc.) are battling each other._
7. _There will be no multiple awards for one game, even if it
counts for multiple competitions._
8. _Performing an act marked as "illegal" immediatly disqualifies
you and gives the win to your opponent._
9. _Do not refuse a challenge without a sound reason: if you don't
think your reason will hold up to the Lord Marshal, it's not a sound reason. This rule applies only to competitions that run for more than one day._
10. _Members violating the rules will face individual punishment.
In addition, their Clan will be severly punished for their misbehaviour as well. This applies only when a bigger competition is on that is embedded in a RP-enviroment and/or uses a point system to track Member and/or Clan(etc.) statistics for at least two days._
And this concludes my exciting and short report. Tune in for another one next week.
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