Disobeying the rules will get you a warning or ban in that particular category. This means you can have multiple warnings at once in different categories. Some minor offenses might be overlooked the first couple of times, but serious offenses will give immediate bans without warnings. The banning tiers are as follows. The 2 week ban is repeatable which means that minor offenses won't make you jump to the 1 year tier of ban. Website offenses will result in playing bans.
1st time: Warning
2nd time: 1 week ban
3rd time: 2 week ban (repeatable)
4th time: 1 year ban
- 1.1 Cheating in any way (*)
- 1.2 Dis-/reconnecting to play battles before countdown is over
- 1.3 Repeatedly reconnecting (F12 spam)
- 1.4 Exploiting bugs
- 2.1 Spamming
- 2.2 Writing in other languages than English (Exceptions: very briefly or in private)
- 2.3 Writing very offensive or insulting material
- 3.1 Starting a battle on a level that has been battled or otherwise released before
- 3.2 Starting a battle in a level created by somebody else (unless agreed upon)
- 3.3 Starting battles on offensive, buggy or otherwise unsuitable levels
- 3.4 Starting a battle in internals
- 3.5 Playing own battles (Exception: Flag Tags)
- 3.6 Giving tips or otherwise helping people with your battle
- 4.1 Vandalizing the wiki
- 4.2 In any way trying to hack or harm the server or website (*)
- 4.3 Creating more than one user
- 4.4 Joining a team you're not officially a member of
- 4.5 Senseless nick/team changing
If you find a bug you should always report it according to how it's explained in this lauta topic. Do not attempt to test exploits on your own.
A few lines of non english here and there will be allowed. If you are bad at english or talking to someone who is, it's fine to talk in another language shortly. But if it turns into a longer conversation move it to private or elsewhere.
- New levels never played by anyone
- Internal remixes
- Remixes of others levels
- But remember they have to be noticably different, especially when it's internals (changing polygons required). And keep amount of remixes to a minimum.
- Remixes only changing the start position
- Making level smaller etc.
- Remixes with very small changes
- Practise/Train levels
- Mirror levels
- Scaled levels
- Using same level for different battle type
You should always use your "official" nick, as in the nick you usually use, and the team you're a member of if any.
In extreme cases these can give an immediate one year or even permanent ban.
The admins always have the final word, however if you feel you're being treated unjustly, you can send a ban appeal and another admin will look at it. Serious cases will always be discussed in the admin group.
When you register you do not have rights to start battles. This is for you to learn what a battle is before starting one, and to avoid new players accidentally starting one. To get battle rights you currently need to contact a mod, the easiest way is using the discord and finding someone with the eolmod role.
There are three types of battle starting rights. You can have multiple at once.
- Normal (Normal, One-life, First Finish, Slowness, Survivor, Last Counts, Finish-count, Crippled, 1-60 minutes duration)
- Special (1 hour TT, Flag Tag, Apple, Speed, Drunk, Apple Bugs, Multi)
- Long (65-180 minutes duration)
Requirements to obtain battle rights are put in place to make sure you understand how to use them. Exceptions can be made if this can be verified otherwise.
- Normal: Play five battles, ask a mod.
- Special: Start five battles, ask a mod.
- Long: Start 50 battles, ask a mod.
Since battles are started serially using a queue, starting a battle affects what people can play and how much room there is for others to start battles. Don't let that stop you, just keep it in mind when starting many battles, especially special and long battles. Long battles over 60 minutes are recommended to not be started more than once a week and to be preannounced in discord or mopolauta. Long battles are still new and experimental, rights may be taken away so you have to ask again.