Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
v. 1.2 - 11 April 2014
Tripwire Interactive would like to thank you for submitting an application
to operate a Ranked Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (RO2) Server. In
order to operate a Ranked RO2 Server you must review and agree to comply with
privilege that Tripwire Interactive grants to Game Server Providers and trusted
members of our player community. Ranked RO2 Servers enhance the quality of the
gameplay experience for our players and we take that very seriously. The
operation of a Ranked RO2 Server is subject to the terms of these TOU. These
TOU are a binding agreement between you and Tripwire Interactive.
Please take the time to read through these TOU first because BY SETTING UP
AND OPERATING A RANKED RO2 SERVER YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE READ
THESE TOU, AGREE TO THEIR TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE TO, AND COMPLY WITH, THESE TERMS YOU MAY NOT OPERATE YOUR SERVER AS A
RANKED RO2 SERVER.
1. RO2 Servers
There are two types of servers available for RO2.
Ranked RO2 Servers - Ranked RO2 Servers will allow players to gain stats,
experience, and achievements. These servers will stick to the core gameplay of
RO2 and will allow a limited amount of approved customization. The IP/Port of
each approved Ranked RO2 Server will be integrated into the Approved Game
Server List and each Ranked RO2 Server will be identified and be filtered as
such in the RO2 server browser.
Unranked Servers - Unranked Servers will not allow players to gain stats,
experience, or achievements. These servers can run any mod, mutator, map or
configuration that they would like, and gameplay could differ greatly from the
core Red Orchestra 2 gameplay. Players will still be able to play with all of
their unlocked ranks and abilities on Unranked Servers, just not gain new
These TOU apply only to Ranked RO2 Servers, with the exception of Section 1.1
below, that applies to ALL servers running our games:
1.1 We will not tolerate anyone using the game, or any servers or forums
provided for the game, to be continually or repeatedly abusive to other players.
This includes, but is not limited to, "griefing", racist bigotry, sexism or any
other forms of "cyber bullying". We will also not tolerate anyone hosting
servers for the game where such behaviors are continually or repeatedly
allowed to take place. If we find any server host is permitting or encouraging
any such behaviors, or where server admins are indulging in an such behaviors,
we reserve the right to remove such servers from the Ranked Server Hosting
and/or from the game entirely. This is in addition to Section 6 below and
does not negate that section, nor does it negate any element of the EULA.
2. Ranked RO2 Server Hosting
Ranked RO2 Servers may be hosted in two ways, through an approved Game
Server Provider (GSP) or through an independently operated Community Ranked RO2
a. Managed Ranked RO2 Game Servers - Once approved, a GSP becomes an
Official GSP that may host and rent Managed Ranked RO2 Servers to players and
clans. Each Official GSP must meet hardware and network criteria sufficient to
provide a positive gameplay experience for players at the player counts
offered. For example, if a GSP rents a 64 player Ranked RO2 Server, the server
must be powerful enough to run 64 players without lag and there must be
sufficient allocated bandwidth to the server. An Official GSP is responsible
for ensuring server files are not modified or hacked to allow exploiting of
ranking up. Those renting a Managed Ranked RO2 Server from an Official GSP need
not submit a Ranked Server Application, though they are at liberty to do so.
b. Community Ranked RO2 Servers. Tripwire Interactive will also include
trusted Community Ranked RO2 Servers on the Approved Game Server list.
3. The Application Process
In order to facilitate approved GPS Managed and Community Ranked RO2 Servers
Tripwire Interactive has instituted the following process. An interested GSP or
Community Ranked RO2 Server Administrator must fill out and submit a Ranked RO2
Server Request Form in the format provided by Tripwire Interactive to gain
initial approval to operate a Community Ranked RO2 Server or to rent out GSP
Managed Ranked RO2 Servers. All of the information requested in the form must
be provided. The Request submission process includes an affirmation of the
agreement to the terms of these TOU. Tripwire Interactive will then review the
Request Form and determine if it meets its GSP Managed or Community Ranked RO2
Server criteria. Tripwire Interactive retains the sole discretion as to whether
to grant Official GSP or Community Ranked RO2 Server status in response to a
4. Ranked RO2 Server Requirements.
Permitted Server Maps, Modifications and Configurations.
While Tripwire Interactive encourages custom mods, maps and conversions of
RO2 and fully supports its Mod community, we must limit the use of user
generated mods, maps, configurations and mutations
(“Customizations”) on our Ranked RO2 Servers. So, while we
encourage Customizations, that's what the Unranked Servers are for. The Ranked
RO2 Servers are for approved content and configurations only. We will do what
we can to help GSP Managed and Community Ranked RO2 Server Administrators keep
their Ranked RO2 Servers in compliance, but it is the GSP and Community Ranked
RO2 Server Administrator's responsibility to make sure each Ranked RO2 Server
remains in compliance at all times.
GSP Managed and Community Ranked RO2 Servers will run the commercially
released version of RO2 in the default configuration. In addition, Tripwire
Interactive will provide additional Whitelisted Maps, Mutators and limited
Configuration adjustments that may be run on Ranked RO2 Servers. Whitelisted
content and approved Configurations will be posted on the official RO2 web site
(www.heroesofstalingrad.com) and updated from time to time. Again, it is the
GSP and Community Ranked RO2 Server Administrator's responsibility to make sure
the server remains in compliance at all times.
5. Commercial Exploitation.
Official GSP's may rent Managed Ranked RO2 Servers. Community Ranked RO2
Servers may not be used for any commercial purposes without the prior written
consent of Tripwire Interactive (this limitation does not include the accepting
of funds from individuals solely to pay rent for a server or to cover the
hosting costs necessary to maintain a Community Ranked RO2 Server). Any other
commercial exploitation of RO2 or Ranked RO2 Servers, without the prior written
consent of Tripwire Interactive, is prohibited.
6. No Cheating or Server Hacking.
RO2 was made for gamers by gamers. In addition to any remedial action by
Tripwire Interactive allowed under the RO2 End User License Agreement (EULA),
any GSP Managed or Community Ranked RO2 Server determined to be hacking or
exploiting the ranking systems will be removed from the Approved Game Server
List. If too many Ranked RO2 Servers at an Official GSP are found to be hacking
or exploiting the ranking system Tripwire Interactive may cancel the Official
status of the GSP and remove all of its Ranked RO2 Servers from the Approved
Game Server List.
Using or publicizing any server security holes may also subject a GSP to the
immediate termination of the Official Status of a GSP and the deletion of a
Managed or Community Ranked RO2 Servers from the Approved Game Server List.
Tripwire Interactive may provide a GSP or Community Ranked RO2 Server
Administrator with a Notice of Noncompliance and an opportunity to correct any
Ranked RO2 Server that is not in compliance with these TOU, but is not obliged
7. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WILLFUL ACTS OR NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TRIPWIRE
INTERACTIVE OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, LICENSORS,
LICENSEES, SUBLICENSEE, SUPPLIERS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO
USE ANY SERVER, EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
THOSE DAMAGES. THERE WILL BE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, PERSONAL
INJURY, EVEN SELF INFLICTED INJURY, OR FOR ANY INTENTIONAL TORT COMMITTED BY
YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO PLAYS OR OBSERVES SOMEONE ELSE PLAYING RO2 ON ANY
SERVER. In no event shall Tripwire Interactive's total liability to any player
or server operator for any damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in
contract, tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by that person or entity
8. Controlling Law and Severability.
These TOU are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
State of Georgia, USA. Exclusive venue for all litigation related to these TOU
will be in Fulton County, Georgia. If any provision of these TOU is determined
to be unenforceable by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction,
such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the
remaining portions of these TOU will remain in full force and effect.
9. Complete Agreement.
These TOU constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect
to the operation of a GSP Managed or Community Ranked RO2 Server and related
software. Tripwire Interactive reserves the right to modify the terms of these
TOU from time to time and will post notice of all changes on the official RO2
web site (www.heroesofstalingrad.com).
10. Acceptance of Terms
By selecting the “I Agree” when submitting your Ranked RO2
Server Request application and operating a GSP Managed or Community Ranked RO2
Server, you agree to all of the terms of these TOU.
Have fun with your Ranked RO2 Server and enjoy the full RO2
experience…WW II Combat Redefined!