The HelloClan server in Battlefield Vietnam, also known as -[HELLO]-Bfv | Allmaps - started up the summer of 2008, then known as -[HELLO]-Flaming Dart 24/7. We had several servers before that, back in 2007 we ran two v1.2 servers called -[HELLO]-Mission Possible & -[HELLO]-Combat Zone, the latter one being more of a SSM & CSM Sandbox for members - inspired by another server called axeman. -[HELLO]-Bfv | Allmaps got through several names, -[HELLO]-Paradise City, -[HELLO]-Flaming Dart 24/7, -[HELLO]-Clan Server & several more. Today, -[HELLO]-Bfv | Allmaps is the largest server in bfv. Which means it has the most players flowing through it per day. The main ideal is to provide players with all of the Maps BFV has to offer with no exceptions, and then a completely "custom rules" free enviroment to play in. We have however decided to put rules on the players that decide to interact using the chat, which basically forbids racism, insulting and more generally disrupting the friendly enviroment we strive for.
This is probably our main rule on -[HELLO]-Bfv | Allmaps, and is not to be interpreted wrongly. While cussing, swearing, having controversial discussions and using controversial nicknames is allowed to a certain point, the line is crossed when someone is offended. So, what is offensive? This is one of the biggest issues we have in the community perception of ban reports. Obviously, people have different opinions and views on certain matters. So to clarify, something is offensive when someone is offended, even if the offender doesn't think it is. The least we can do then is to ask of him to stop bothering the person in question. Moving on from what's generally offensive, to insulting. We ask you not to insult people in a offensive manner based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, disability status, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability or any other status that might really offend a person.
We are not overly strict about what names you choose for yourself in-game. I mean, it's what defines you and allows others to recognize you when they see you. There are a few no-no's when it comes to names on our server though. We ask that you do not use a default name i.e. Player. If other new players are using this name, (which we try stop) and they end up breaking the rules thus admin action is taken against them, you might be targeted instead out of confusion because of the same name. We ask that you keep your name original, but it must not be a name that will come off as derogatory or offending. It must not target any other players in a derogatory way either i.e. mock names.
The ability to team-switch is a great thing to have in game. However, it can be used malevolently. It can also indirectly cause unescessary frustration to other players who are trying to stay on their own team but are thrown back and forth due to other players switching in an excessive manner. Thus we ask every player to not manually switch more than three times in one map. If you are auto switched, please try stay on the team you are sent to, we'd like to keep the team's as balanced as possible.
Hacking is severly frowned upon. If you are caught, you will be banned for life with no chance of appeal. If you are found glitching through buildings you will be admin killed & warned, this is not hacking but it is not tolerated. Exploiting any glitch which exists in the game that gives a player an advantage over other players will be met with admin action in the form of a kill and warning to stop.