Code Of Ops

Updated: 05 November 2017 by leader.gifGreatJackal

Member Ranks

MOTM Member of the Month is awarded to members of a particular month for spectacular performance, activity, and effort towards Damage Inc (Clan Wide).
– Enter Hall of Fame
– Access to the Opium Den (Officers Forum).
– Appointed based on overall activity across the whole Clan throughout the Month
– Must be a Member (Officers/Initiates ineligible)
HMOTM House Member of the Month is awarded monthly to members of a specific House for spectacular performance, activity, and effort towards their House.
– Access to the Speak Easy (Senior Member Forum) & House HQ (House Forum)
– Appointed based on overall activity across a House throughout the Month
– Must be a Member (Officers/Initiates ineligible)

Wardens are the bridge between officers and members that generally serve as 2nd-in-Command’s of a team.
– Basic moderator perms (including Events creation) & Speak Easy access
 – Hand picked promotion only.
Mentor Mentors are senior members of the community who play a crucial role in the development and integration of initiates and newer members.
– Access to the Speak Easy (Senior Member Forum) & the Ludus Magnum
– Volunteer promotion by any Member.
Veteran Veterans are the epitome of Damage Inc membership, the die-hard core of the clan that have proven their loyalty.
– Access to the Speak Easy (Senior Member Forum)
– Officer Achievement, or
– 12+ Months membership, 100+ Events attended and  800+ posts.
Elites are semi-pro full members of the community who are top 1% within their respective games.
– Ability to Vote on Full Member Applications
– Joined through the Elite Entry Program or are  top 1% in their game.
Full members are the backbone of DI’s Community, and awarded on completion of initiation.
– Ability to Vote on Full Member Applications
See Full Member Applications
Initiate An Initiate is a possible future full member of Damage Inc tasked with completing all assigned requirements in order to be eligible to become a full member. See Initiate Applications
Probation Probation is for full members that have gone inactive on forums and/or TeamSpeak without any reason or have obtained too many strikes through misconduct and gives the member an opportunity to keep membership.  – A “safety catch” privilege for full members to preserve membership.

To read about Officer Ranks or the Clan Structure click here.

Activity Requirements

Activity Requirements are designed to ensure our community remains extremely active and tightly-knit (which is one of our greatest qualities) and is the minimum baseline expectation from the community. Everyone is expected to contribute in one way or another to continue to support our vision as a community.
 Competitive  (per month)
 Casual  (per month)
Inactivity Grace Period  (days)
For members who prefer to focus on playing games the most. Must be in a Competitive Team on MDR. For members who prefer to focus on participating in the community the most. Must be in a Casual Team on MDR. The period of time someone can be offline from TeamSpeak/Forums without notifying anyone in Vacation/Absence Requests.
 Officers 1 – Event | 5 – Posts
(based on the extra managerial workload expected of officers)
TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 5
Elites  8 – Events | 0 – Posts  1 – Event | 20 – Posts
4+ Hours of Streaming / Coaching
TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 9
Full Members  6 – Events | 5 – Posts  1 – Event | 20 – Posts TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 5
Elite Initiates As per Initiation Requirements TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 4
Regular Initiates  As per Initiation Requirements TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 3
Failure to meet these Activity Requirements will result in being placed on Probation (Full Members) or removal from DI (Initiates) Longer periods of inactivity without an Absence request will result in Probation or removal from DI.
Be Recognizable
You are required to have the same display name on Forums, TeamSpeak, Steam or any other platform. This is to ensure we keep track of where our members are so that you are not removed by mistake. You are able to change your name in your forum profile settings.


All members are expected to maintain high levels of discipline and professionalism within the community. Listed below are all the events which are considered breaches of our code of professionalism (aka rules) and the penalty that will accompany them. Initiates are removed from DI if they reach 3x Strike Points. Members are placed on Probation at 5x and Blacklisted 6x Strike Points respectively.

Not idling in Teamspeak when online (ie. Steam) 30 Days
1 Point
You are required to be on TeamSpeak if your status on Steam or another Game Client says “online” or “in-game”. You are exempt if your status on Steam says “away” or “snooze” or if you are accessing Steam from a mobile device/browser.
Failure to Notify Attendance 60 Days
1 Point
You are required to RSVP your availability/ability to attend Official Events relating to your Team, Division or Clan in the Calendar.
Failing to comply with orders 60 Days
1 Point
If you are asked to do something by a certain deadline from a ranking officer then you are required to do it.
Lack of Integrity Displayed 60 Days
2 Points
You are expected to behave in an honorable and honest manner. Don’t take shortcuts or be lazy, and don’t game the system to avoid your responsibility to the clan.
Spamming 30 Days
1 Point
Content on the forum must add to the conversation or topic. The use of mass, unsolicited information or a pasted response to multiple threads is not accepted.
Inappropriate Content 30 Days
1 Point
Creating content that is of a racial, discriminatory, self harm/suicidal, overly religious or overly sexual in nature, or encouraging illegal activity on any of DI’s platforms.
Minor Abusive Behavior 30 Days
1 Point
Small level flame/excessive trolling against others in DI. Includes cyber bullying, discriminatory or inappropriate speech to induce emotional pain, annoyance etc.
Major Abusive Behavior 30 Days
3 Points
Excessive flame/harassment against others in DI. Includes attacks of ones religion, ethnicity, gender, race, family member, personal property, etc.
Negligence 30 Days
1 Point
Failing to fulfill responsibilities and/or commitments to DI in or out of game due to laziness or any circumstance that is within your control is considered negligence.
Inciting Unrest in DI 60 Days
3 Points
Causing arguments, fueling tension and breeding mistrust for whatever reason is not tolerated. We are meant to work together as a family, not cause divide.
Inciting Revolt Against DI 120 Days
6 Points
Scheming or planning to break off from DI with members, or plotting to betray DI and influence others to your cause is a massive betrayal of the loyalty that you swore to this clan.
Treason 120 Days
6 Points
Betrayal of any kind1 against the clan will result in an immediate blacklist. 

Clans/Communities that are not allowed, and would fall under the multi-clanning rule:
– Anything that has any form of membership (Official teams, website membership, roster, etc)
– Anything that requires that you represent them (e.g. clan tag in your name, advertise/recruit for them)
– Anything that plays games that could put you in opposition to DI (e.g. other factions in SHK, opposing dota/LoL teams, etc) 
Lack of Officer Qualities Displayed 60 Days
3 Points
*Officers Only* Being an Officer means setting an example to members. Failing to set an example or acting immaturely, unprofessionally or without loyalty will result in a strike. An Officer’s commitment to this clan should never be questioned.
Negligence in Officer Duties 60 Days
1 Point
*Officers Only* Failing to fulfill responsibilities as an officer due to laziness, incompetence or any circumstance that is within your control is considered negligence.

Justice System

Strikes or Blacklists that are deemed unfair or an abuse of power may be appealed to the Justice Committee by the affected member. Officer Bans or any rule changes cannot be appealed through the Justice Committee. You can also not lodge an appeal on someone’s behalf. To lodge and appeal click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was my strike upheld? The strike was correctly given by the officer deeming you to have breached the Code of Ops
The strike I handed out was overturned, why? Either the member did not breach the Code of Ops or the wrong strike was issued that did not align to the breach.
This officer is mistreating me. The strikes they gave me were overturned, but what happens to them now? If an officer is behaving unprofessionally they will be penalized accordingly. No one in the clan is above the rules, however, you will not be informed of what punishment is handed out to the officer.
I am appealing a strike that a Justice gave me, how does this work? In this situation, the Justice in question will not be involved in the review, however may be consulted as a witness to the event.
My strike was upheld, can I appeal again? The only situation in which you can re-appeal a strike is when new evidence has come to light that could change the decision. If there is no new evidence, the strike cannot be re-appealed, as all Justice decisions are final.
The officer didn’t warn me before giving a strike, why?  Officers are not obligated to give an additional warning before the warning. A strike is a warning, and if you receive one, it tells you that “you have received a warning”. 
What happens in a Justice review? Justice review will go through 3 stages. Investigation, Debate and Voting. During the Investigation (if required) more information will be gathered from involved parties. During the Debate the Justices will evaluate the information prior to voting on a decision through majority vote.

Division Triumphs

Laurel Triumph

Being the Victors of an entire Age on Stronghold Kingdoms or winning a major Tournament that Damage Inc officially entered is considered a tremendous achievement for a Division that takes hundreds of hours of effort and commitment and is recognized with a laurel wreath.

– Win an entire Age in SHK
– Win an Official Tournament that Damage Inc has entered
Super Division Triumph

It takes an entire Division working together to put forth the effort to be granted the legendary honor and status of “Super Division”. Countless hours and teamwork is needed to achieve this triumph and its recognized with a gold crown.

– Achieve “Super Division” Status