Right, another balance playtest thingy has just rolled around, which means it's time for an updated version of shiny new awesome rules of awesome!.
I'll keep this brief, since I know how much you all love reading my text. Failure to read will likely result in your threads being locked, so it's for your benefit.
1) Play nice. - It's very simple. You can either be civil to eachother, or you can lose your access to the section depending on how far into uncivilness you decide to take things.
2) This section is for discussion of Balance Playtest stuff only - Playtest related connection stuff, Playtest related balance discussion, Playtest related strategy discussion, Playtest related patch discussion, and so on. All fine. What's not fine is coming in and going 'Hey Relic when will you fix the Pershing?', or 'WTF guys? Why aren't trenches fixed?' isn't going to happen, or rather, it might happen, but it'll get locked.
3) All the existing CoH forum rules are in effect. - Clicky.
4) Changelog discussion. - Will operate the same as the old beta section. There will be a stickied locked changelog list updated by relic, and a seperate thread to conduct actual discussion of the changes, which will help keep things organised. This will be a first come first served basis. The first person to create a thread discussing a new changelog is the one that will be used for discussion. Look for that thread rather than blindly creating your own.
5) Balance suggestions. - Balance suggestions do not go here unless they are directly related to a change that was made in the playtest. If you want to suggest balance changes from standard OF, you need to use the Community Bug List. The sole purpose of this section is for discussion of changes already in effect. It's not going to be a giant wishlist of doom, because it will drown out the actual discussion on present topics.
That is all.
If we all play nice, this will go swimmingly. If people arrive in and persist in being jackasses, then they will be removed. It's not hard to read a few stickies, and it's not hard to remain civil. The less asshattery from people, the less I have to do, and the less I have to do, the less likely it is that I will have to unleash the bees.