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    Rules

    Post by nGP|EcstatiC on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:13 am

    Index
    1.00 - nGP Information
    2.00 - Definitions
    3.00 - Scheduling
    4.00 - Lineups
    5.00 - Clan Wars
    6.00 - Replays
    7.00 - Roster
    8.00 - Cards
    9.00 - Hosting/Lag/Discontent During Matches
    10.00 - Penalty Point System
    11.00 - Administratitve Powers
    12.00 - Golden Rules - To Be Obeyed Above All Else


    1.00 - nGP Information


    1.10: The nGP is an North American League based upon the Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    1.20: The League is based on Battle.Net
    1.30: The Official league email is nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com Anything that is required to be emailed must be sent there and not any other location!
    1.40: Format for the nGP is 9 1v1 matches which are all Best of 1
    1.50: Each CW has a possible best of 9 Points where each Bo1 Match won will give your team 1 Full point.
    1.60: Managers are FULLY responsible for their team. This means its the Managers Responsibilty to ensure that their team understands the rules of the league. And any players that represents that managers team must follow the rules of the league.
    1.70: Admins are not required present during each CW, but we will try to have one at each CW. So please refer to the rules if questions or a problem occurs during a CW. If there is no rule present to solve the situation or answer the question immediately attempt to contact a Admin. If one cannot be contacted then email the event of the situation to nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com and attempt to create your own solution that must be agreed by both sides.


    2.00 - Definitions

    2.10: Round or Set = A group of 3 matches, all played at the same time on the same map (First 3 matches, middle 3 and final 3 Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 respectively
    2.20: Match = A single game that is a part of a Best of 3 Games
    2.30: BM = Bad Manner
    2.40: CW = Clan War
    2.50: FF = Forfeit
    2.60: PP = Penalty Point
    2.70: Admin = League Administrator
    2.80: Manager = A teams organizer & official that manages the tasks and duties of that team


    3.00 - Scheduling

    3.10: Team Head Managers and/or Assistant Managers are solely responsible for making sure their matches are scheduled.
    3.20: Clan Wars cannot be divided up into more than 1 scheduled time in the given time frame for each week.
    3.30: Managers from BOTH sides must email the league (nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com) of the scheduled time (Both times must match to verify the scheduled time).
    3.31: Both teams should send in their scheduled time at least one day in advance or they will receive 0.5 PP.
    3.40: All 3 matches within a round should be played at the same time (exceptions will be allowed pending the situation)
    3.50: The Scheduled times MUST be sent before Friday 11:59pm (EST and CET) or your team will receive 0.5 PP.
    3.51: If only 1 team has sent in the scheduled time, to ensure that this scheduled time is and was confirmed by the other team, we ask that you provide us with proof, otherwise if need a confirmation by the other teams manager. If you do not provide proof and their manager does not confirm it, then your team will be given .5 PP for a false confirmed time.
    3.60: Teams have (1) Week to complete their CW's
    3.61: Each Week begins on Monday 12:00 am and End on Sunday 11:59 pm(EST and CET).
    3.62: Failure to complete the CW during that 1 week time frame will result in 0.5 PPs (per match incompleted) for each day played outside of the week.
    3.63: In the event of having a difficult time scheduling and no time during the 1 week period cannot be determined Rule (3.62) will be neglected only if an admin agrees with playing outside of the week.
    3.70: If a team is unreachable and proper notification of this is made by the other team (such as providing proof on attempting to contact) no PP's will be given and Rule (3.50) will be neglected. If that team still cannot be contacted to the point of going outside of the play week, that team will FF each series not played.
    3.80: If there is difficulty scheduling a match, you MUST notify the admins by email (nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com). The admins will help you get your match scheduled, and if for some reason a time cannot be agreed upon, teams will be forced to play on Sunday @ 8pm EST (Sunday 20CET).
    3.81: In the event of a CW not being scheduled where admins have no notification, teams must play on Sunday @ 8pm EST(Sunday 20CET). If the teams do not show up for that time, they will both receive 3 PPs and be forced to play the following day @ 8pm EST (20CET)(Continue this process for each day not played).
    3.82: The Default Scheduled Time for unscheduled matches is Sunday @ 8pm EST(Sunday 20 CET) (Refer to Rule 3.81 for details)


    4.00 - Lineups

    4.10: Managers/Sub-Managers are responsible for submitting a lineup by Email to nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com(Only can Managers/Sub-Managers send in lineups, lineups from anyone else will not be accepted, unless a the league is notified that the lineup will come from another)
    4.11: Lineups must be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of the Matches start time. Failure to send it on time will result in 0.5 PPs.
    4.20: Lineups must include the players Name, Country, Race(z,p,t,ra), and clearly designate players A, B, and C
    4.21: The Race that is given in the lineup is the race that player MUST play for his 1st Match in his Bo3 Series.
    4.22: The Name that is given in the lineup MUST match the name on that teams Roster! If it does not match it, the team will be notified and given .2 PPs and they must send in a corrected Lineup simply only fixing that player, no other changes can be made to the lineup.
    4.23: If an Admin does not catch the mistake, youre still responsible for making the error and that player will be Forced to FF his series if not Subbed out(Refer to the rules on Subcards for details). If you catch the mistake before the start of the CW, you will only receive .2 PPs.
    4.30: Failure to send lineup correctly, on time, or sent in at all will result in PPs.
    4.40: Because the admins cant always guarentee that a lineup will be posted 30 min prior to the match, or even posted before the match is scheduled to start, it is expected that teams still use the exact same lineup that they emailed. Simply exchange your lineup at the start of your CW. If there is any difference in what you played for the CW and what was sent in the lineup, you'll either FF or be given PPs accordingly.
    4.50: In the event of using a International Player, the Manager of the team using the international player should make sure that there is a good host for that player. If you find that there is no suitable host available, before the Start of the CW you may send in a new lineup to change that international player for another player on your roster. However, you cannot change that players race, only the player. (You will not recieve PPs in doing this, as long as its before the start of the CW and as long as you only change the player and nothing else in the new lineup)


    5.00 - Clan Wars

    5.10: A Clan War begins according to the Battle.Net's USEast timezone (or CET) that was scheduled and agreed by both teams. (Refer to Rules under Scheduling For Details on other cases)
    5.20: Default Hosting must be done by a Neutral Host unless agreed by both managers that a host from another location will be used. (Refer to Rules under Hosting/Lag/Discontent During Matches for details on Hosting)
    5.30: Each team has 10 Min to verify that their players are present and ready to play (This doesnt mean they must be playing within those 10 min, just simply they MUST be present)
    5.31: If the player is not notified present then either the managers must agree that its ok if they are late or a Wildcard or Subcard must be used. If no card is used and the managers do not have an agreement, the other team is eligible to take a FF win.
    5.40: Players MUST play the race that is sent in the lineup for their 1st match! After the 1st match they may use whatever race they want.
    5.50: Only a 5 min break between matches is allowed. If the player exceeds that 5 min, the other player may take a FF win for that match. The 5 minutes begins once both players have finished their previous games.
    5.60: Because an Admin cannot always be present during a CW, please document any important details when it comes to resolving issues that may occur during that CW. We must always assume the best from each teams and only hard proof can help peoples case when it comes to an issues or problem that may of occurred.


    6.00 - Replays

    6.10: Managers are responsible for making sure their teams replays are saved.
    6.20: Managers must upload every replay won by their team to a suitable replay hosting site, and then link them in the battle report. The links may also be given through email.
    6.30: The league will try to have an Admin present to help save replays, but no guarantees so please save all your games.
    6.40: Replays must be sent in before the end of each Week ( Sunday 11:59pm).
    6.41: If your match is scheduled Sunday, then you have until Monday Night 11:59p.m. to have the replays sent in.6.50: If the replays are not sent in on time your team will receive .2 PP for each replay missing.


    7.00 - Roster

    7.10: Teams must have minimum 4 players on their roster at all times.
    7.20: Your roster must include each players account that they will play on for league matches (Bnet name/ID code), country, and race.
    7.30: Players can be international, but must play on the North American server
    7.31: Players can represent countries of choice
    7.40: To add/remove players email the league at nightmaregamingproject@gmail.com where you must include race, country, and account info.
    7.50: Newly added players must wait one (1) week from the requested added time until they can play for that team in the nGP. Using a player before the week is up will result in an automatic FF.
    7.51: The waiting period may be waived with permission from opposing team.
    7.60: Double Tagging is Strictly Prohibited in the nGP. If a player is caught, from any league, to be double tagging (Playing for 2 or more different teams) that player will be Banned from the nGP. The admin team will decide the penalty for the player's team depending on how much involvement/knowledge the team had. This includes teams not currently participating in nGP, but play in other international leagues (on any server, not just NA)


    8.00 - Cards

    8.10: Each team will receive 3 Subcards and 1 Crazy Card
    8.20: You may only use a subcard once During a Clan War. Its purpose is to allow your team to replace a player that was sent in your lineup with another player that is on your current team roster.
    8.30: Subcards may be used anytime during the CW, even if the war has already begun and the player being subbed out has played a match
    8.31: All matches played by a player who is later subbed out will still be valid and may not be replayed (unless required for another reason)
    8.40: Subcards will apply to all the matches left unplayed by the subbed-out player
    8.41: A player that is already on the lineup is not allowed to sub in for another player
    8.50: Crazy Cards may be used at any time during a war, but must announced before the beginning of the round to which they apply
    8.60: Wildcards are used to change the pre-specified map for a given round, to a map of the team's choosing.
    8.70: Crazy Cards overrule previously played Crazy Cards. That is to say if team A uses a Crazy Card, the team B can in all legality immediately use their own Crazy Card to void the map choice of the team A, and choose the map for the specific round themselves
    8.80: If a team disregards or forgets to play the map chosen through a Crazy Card, they will receive 0.2 PP for each match not played on the designated map


    9.00 - Hosting/Lag/Discontent During Matches

    9.10: A neutral Host must be used and has to be agreed by both players.
    9.11: If an Admin is present and the players cannot agree upon a neutral host, the admin will assign the host. Otherwise Managers will have to agree upon the host.
    9.20: There is a 4 min rule for every match where if you believe that the host is too laggy or your experiencing lag by your computer, you may request a RM.
    9.21: After 2 min, if the game is laggy the game can be saved and re-hosted if agreed by both players. Leaving a game without agreement by other player consent constitutes a forfeit.
    9.30: If a player needs to pause the game, they MUST notify the other player. Once the player is ready to unpause, they MUST get consent from the other player that they are ready for unpause.
    9.40: Proper hosting must be used.
    9.61: Category must be set to melee
    9.62: Game speed must be faster
    9.63: Locked alliances must be
    9.64: Races must be determined before game is started. If player change race during countdown, the other player may leave game immediately after game is started if they wish.
    9.50: If a player disconnects before 4 min, a Remake will be called.
    9.60: If a player disconnects after 4 min and an Admin is present in the game then the Admin will decide if it's a remake or a win unless both players decide to remake. If an admin is not present, the two teams must discuss the situation with one another, and collectively decide to remake the game or not.
    9.70: In the event of someone dropping when an Admin isn't present and the player or team thinks that he was obviously going to win but dropped, then a request for admins to review the replay can be made. Be sure to provide the link to the relevant replay to the admins so that we are easily able to get the replay and watch it to give you a final decision if the player deserved the win.
    9.80: BM during the game by players or observers is strictly prohibited. If there is BM admins will generally warn the team/players first before issuing penalty points unless the BM is extreme.
    9.81: The amount of PPs issued will be determined by the severity of the BM as well as possible justification.
    9.82: Instigating a conflict or BM between teams can be dealt with by issuing a temporary ban from the league to the offending player.


    10.00 - Penalty Point System


    10.10: Penalty points are assigned directly to a team that will deduct their points earned during the season.
    10.11: 1 PP will equal 1 Point removed from your earned points during the season.
    10.20: Depending on what rule you break will determine how many PPs your team will receive. Some rules though depend on how many the Admins think you deserve and there is no set standard to how many you will actually receive. So when it comes down to if teams are tied with points, they wont have an effect on the tie breaker, thats determined by which team beat the other.
    10.30: Accumulating 8 PPs during Qualifiers will get your team removed from the nGP and banned for a subsequent season.
    10.40: Bad Mannering = Depends on how extreme the BMs were and is gernally consulted by more than 1 admin to determine the amount of PPs.
    10.50: Missing Replays = 0.1 PP per Replay Missing (PP get cut in half in turned in one day late, minimum 2 replays)
    10.60: Late Line-up = 0.5 PP
    10.70: Missing Line-up = 0.5 PP
    10.80: Forfeiting a Map = 0.5 PPs
    10.90: Forfeiting a Series = 0.5 PP (this includes FF's from using ineligable players)
    10.100: Cheating of Any Kind = PPs determined based on the severity of the offense, but anywhere from 2 to 8 PPs (8 PPs resulting in instant removal From the nGP)
    10.110: Players Represent a team and if they are singly caught cheating, that player's matches will all be forfeited and the team may be penalized depending on the situation.
    10.120: Playing Outside the Week = .5 PP (per game) (Address rule 3.9 for scheduling conflict)
    10.130: At any time, the Admin team can give out PPs if felt needed for a situation. The Admins will always discuss decision making before going through and doing it to ensure fairness.
    10.140: Failure to notify the league of a scheduled match time one day in advance = 1 PP
    10.150: .5 PP for not playing your lineup race in your first game.
    10.160: The admin team can kick a team from the league for excessive PP and poor organization at any time if we feel they are not in the best interested of the league.




    11.00 - Administratitve Powers


    11.10: At any point during the nGP, admins have the right to add, remove, or overrule written rules. Usually the rules will not go into effect until the next week but the admins have the right to apply a rule at any given time. Please keep yourself updated with the rules to ensure your teams success.
    11.20: Administrators have not only the power, but the obligation to issue an appropriate punishment to a team who violates any of the rules.
    11.30: Administrators have the power to force a regame if they feel the fairness and integrity of the game was compromised in any way. (Even if the offending action was not specified as illegal in the rules)
    11.40: Any order or decision made by an Administrator must be adhered to by the applicable teams to the fullest extent of their power.
    11.50: The Head Administrator (nGP|EcstatiC) has the power to overrule the decisions and orders of all other administrators. Futhermore, he has the power to make any decision he feels appropriate for the situation, no matter how grossly it contravenes any rules.


    12.00 - Golden Rules - To Be Obeyed Above All Else (excepting section 11)


    12.10: The goal of the nGP is to provide a fair and fun (and safe) competitive gaming environment to all participating teams. As such, the rules have been written with this in mind, but there will situations in which the wording of the rules prevents a completely fair experience for all teams. In such a circumstance the rule may and will most likely be voided temporarily by an admin.
    12.20: Teams must follow the spirit of the rules above all else
    12.30: If a team is caught intentionally trying to exploit the precise (and possibly misleading) wording of the rules to gain an advantage, Penalty Points will be issued along with the possibility of ejection from the league and a ban from future seasons.
    12.40: Do not cause problems or issues when there is no such reason. If you feel you have truly suffered an injustice, talk directly to the Head Administrator, or any other administrator should he not be available.
    12.41: Use discretion when bringing an issue to the attention of an administrator. (ie posting a complaint on the main page of the website)
    12.50. Have fun

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