PAIR Code of Conduct & General Rules

Here are some basic rules to know for all PAIR members. We want to make the game both fun and fair for everyone, regardless of faction.

We will judge Enlightened players by these as well. We will help you in every way possible to report and deal with others of breaking the rules.  Please do not hesitate to ask the team for help. You are an integral part of the group so we will always help whenever we can.

However, we will also not hesitate to report you for some of the serious offenses if you decide you don’t want to play fair.  By being a member of PAIR you are held up to these standards:

  1. This is a game.

    1. Don’t get attached to your portals. They are not YOUR portals. This game is made to go back and forth, don’t get upset when others take it, simply take it back.

    2. Do not do creepy things like take someone’s picture or their car’s picture without their consent. You are not responsible for documenting these things, so don’t act like a stalker.

  2. Don’t be a dick to others.

    1. These are real people you are playing against, in the real world, don’t act anything less than friendly and back off if they don’t wish to engage you in conversation via comm or in person. NO TROLLING.

    2. Don’t tell others where to play or not to play. Do help them if they ask or are doing something obviously wrong such as placement or fielding/linking.

    3. Don't curse or say negative things about others in comm. You can be reported to Niantic for this, so try to be nice even if they are not.
  3. No cheating.

    1. No Spoofing (do NOT use any gps spoofing/auto-hacking apps)

    2. No multiple accounts. NO EXCEPTIONS.

      1. No “Mule” accounts to hold gear.

      2. No using kid’s account to hold items or to place resonators or hack.

      3. No green accounts to spy on comm chats or infiltrating hangouts.

    3. NO buying or selling Ingress items. These are most likely acquired by nefarious means and it is also against Ingress TOS.
  4. No ‘agreements’.

    1. No helping a green in your area get ap in return for getting ap (win-trading)

    2. No ‘do not attack’ zones anywhere, this never works. Ever.

  5. Third Party Apps - We do not encourage use of those that are deemed ‘against TOS’ by Ingress.

    1. IITC - Use at your own risk, people have been flagged for using it.

    2. BROOT - People have been banned, we suggest not using this.

    3. Bots - ANYTHING that automates the process of hacking, glyphing, destroying or various other game mechanics is AGAINST the rules. DO NOT USE.

    4. SPOOFING APPS - DO NOT USE.  No exceptions.

    5. Others - Timers and AP calculators are ok for the most part as long as they don’t access your ingress account info. Ingress MAY not ban those.

  6. Dealing with Accusations and Accusing others.

    1. Do NOT call out suspected spoofers/cheaters in open comm, you may get banned for saying something in the heat of the moment. Instead report directly to Niantic, have multiple members help you report, this will get Niantic on it.

    2. If you are suspected of cheating by other faction, calmly explain the situation or if possible, offer to meet or provide picture proof of being in the area. Do not engage in name-calling even if the other party does it.

  7. Please do not cause or allow other players to come to harm. Seriously, it's just a game. 

If you need clarity regarding any of these rules, feel free to ask a moderator.

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