These are not rules, but are courtesies that people have come to expect
from one another, and SHOULD try to apply in their playing.
ActivationSome chars may be
too weak to handle what you can. Popping seals in the Chaos Sanctuary,
when people are not ready for it, can and usually does produce lag for
people with worse systems than yours. Just because you can handle having
Lord De Seis and his mob released right on top of you DOES NOT mean others
can or should be able to do likewise. This may also apply to fighting
TagsTagging your name
to the variant you're playing is a courtesy and a friendly reminder to
other folks which variant you are playing. A tag informs your cooper the
rules and restrictions you are under so others can take appropriate precaution
and understand why you talk/act a certain way (don't take you for a jerk
when you are role playing a BRAG, for example). Likewise, it will help
you to be a better person to coop with if you have a good knowledge of
all the variants out there. This does not mean you should know all the
variants by heart but it's recommended to at least skim as much as you
can; if only the ones you meet often. Ask what they are about if you are
Quests and Quest
Someone may choose
to keep a quest item.
Someone might want
to bring in a mule for the cube.
Wait for the person
if he/she dropped. You can always do some leveling in other areas.
start new games with mules leaving all quests open for people who join
If you're killing
much faster than your partners, don't go killing everything in sight
and leave your partner nothing to do, unless your assistance is needed
and asked for. This does not show you are a good player. It shows your
character is over powered. What to do? Tone down your skills. Use a
less powerful skill, go to a harder area. etc.
Item DivisionAll drops are shared
and go to the most appropriate character in the game.(For example, don't
keep an assassin's claws that dropped if your character, IN THE GAME,
is a barbarian and there is an assassin in the game). All class specific
items should go to that class, if not wanted, sell or keep for yourself,
or just leave it on the ground.
Just because you
hosted the game does not mean every drop in the game rightly belongs to
If there is more
than one char doing the quest for the first time, then drops should be
divided as most appropriate to class among those 'questers'.
CO-OPWe like to play together
- even when we are starting a new character needing all quests in normal
act 1, we would join a normal game in process anyway to see who is in
game. Usually, people already in game would gladly wrap up at a convenient
stopping point and join a new game you host so you can get your quests.
Don't steal. If you
see an item you like lying on the ground, ask first to see if anyone wants
to keep the item, if not, its yours to do whatever you wish to.
Dueling- When dueling,
wait for everyone in the game to wrap up what quests and things they need
done BEFORE you declare hostile on anyone, because once you declare hostile
all portals in game close and some people may still need them.
Lag- If someone lags
out of your game, wait a reasonable amount of time before completing any
quests they might have been working on with you. Also, if they do not
rejoin, pick up any items they may have left and keep them in case they
still want these items. For a time limit, assume they had to reboot and
are using a slow machine.
When a person joins
a game, invite them into your party.
If you join a pre-existing
game and plan to clear a section of the game that has not been already
cleared, ask the players in the game whether they mind if you clear that
section. If they do not want you to clear this area then don't.
Do not repeatedly
beg or badger any person for equipment.
Give a warning to
your fellow players when you are about to do something that you know will
cause excessive lag, or activate a swarm of monsters that you don't think
you, or them, can handle.
If you are offered
something particularly good by a vendor and you don't want it, announce
what it is in case others would like to purchase it.
At the end of acts,
let people pick out what items they want that were left lying around.
After everyone is finished, help clean up and sell all the rest, don't
just leave 1 or 2 people to do it.