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General Category => Announcements => Topic started by: Unkl on February 03, 2020, 05:28:02 AM

Title: Our Guiding Principles
Post by: Unkl on February 03, 2020, 05:28:02 AM
Practically Real Gaming is funded by contributing members who receive no further perks from their contribution other than the satisfaction of helping keep the lights on.

Practically Real Gaming was founded with a few very simple principles extended from our former home at with great respect for it’s owner, Apophis, and members thereof:

1) Create an environment conducive for mature gamers to enjoy the games they play without the everyday interference from the less-than-mature gamers.

2) Create an environment where there was mutual respect for your fellow gamers and where all members would be working together to advance the enjoyment of their hobby.

3) Support game play in a near-simulation environment. Where the focus of play would not be solely on doing what it takes to win, but doing so utilizing real-world combat strategy and tactics rather than leveraging exploits provided to players by the design of the game engine, regardless of the level of advantage, if any, it gives over the opposing team.

The group is open to players who strive to uphold the principles above. There is no ranks or exclusive access that exist beyond that necessary to run the group and resolve any issues, with respect for persons, without the public antics that can permeate the internet elsewhere.

Game servers will welcome new guests and kindly show the guiding principles in action. We understand that for many players it will be a very new way of playing that takes time to understand. Extending the invitation to play our way is key to keeping this group healthy.


All game engines have limitations due to the simple nature that they are games and produced largely for their entertainment. How you interpret these limitations will determine if you truly do understand why Practically Real Gaming is here and if you support our goals.

Games will have specific rules that will ensure an environment in that game in order to meet these goals. So why do we have these rules? It’s quite simple, to keep the players focused on their primary objectives rather than padding their own personal scores.

Within Practically Real Gaming, ANY activity that capitalizes on the limitations of a game to provide the advantage rather than that advantage coming from superior teamwork, strategy and tactics, is frowned upon. We all want to win when we play, but the focus at Practically Real Gaming should be one of winning with some sort of dignity, honor, and skill, not because you were able to out-exploit the other team or box them into a corner built on technological weakness that gives you the advantage.

Practically Real Gaming requires teamwork because only through working as a team can we complete the objectives we are assigned. The reward for winning through superior strategy and tactics is far greater than the reward for winning through exploitation and oppression.