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    Local Moderator Forum Rules
    This board is moderated in large part by local moderators who have been given their positions by reason of their involvement with this project rather than their contributions to TWC. Local moderators are given considerable leeway in moderating their boards, but there are limits to what they're permitted to do—they are not permitted to suppress dissent, for instance, if it does not violate forum rules. If you believe you've been wronged by a local moderator, feel free to contact a TWC moderator and ask him to review the local moderator's decision. Be aware, however, that the TWC moderators will usually not interfere with local moderators' decisions.

    TWC moderators can be identified by their user rank images, which include the name of their rank and a shield design.

    All General Forum Rules apply as normal in this forum:

    General Forum Rules
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    By Siblesz, Eothain, Profler and JM.

    Hello! This topic is designed to teach you all how to make good, worthwile posts and if you follow this, you may end up being a respected civitate (explained later :p) in no time at all!

    Anyway, let's start with an introduction to the forums at Totalwar Center.


    When making topics, always make sure they're in the right forums. An explination of some of the forums is given below:

    Rome Total War General Discussion.
    General discussion of Rome: Total war.

    - Rome: total war basics and FAQ.
    Here you will find an FAQ compiled by the members to answer those basic questions beginners like to ask. New to RTW, ask your questions here!

    - Featured Artist Gallery /Picture of the Day
    Submit your picture of the day, or model preview here!

    Total War: Community news.
    This forum is for all modders and the public in general to post there Total War related news. You can also find articles posted by the Eagle standard and General Sun’s Tent.

    - General Suns tent
    General Suns tent which contain articles and editorials about Rome Total war and some mods. Updated Monthly.

    - The Eagle Standard
    Contains articles and Mod interviews. Updated monthly.

    Barbarian Invasion Expansion, General Discussion.
    Contains information and previews about Rome: Total War’s expansion. Need to know anything about BI? This is the place to ask!

    Rome Total war, Technical help center.

    - Game Fixes
    Information about fixing your Rome: Total War game and/or its mods.

    - The Library
    This is where all general useful information about modding is archived, have a look before asking a question!

    The Mod Workshop

    - Skins, objects and animations
    - Cantus Congregatio
    - Tutorials and Walkthroughs

    RTW Modifications/Projects
    Here you will find modification projects of all sizes. This is also the place to start your own mod or monitor the progress of your favorite mod!

    - Modification and Conversion Projects
    - The Cantus Congregatio
    - Age of Hellas
    - Darthmod
    - The Successors: Total War
    - Chivalry: Total War
    - Chronique de la Lune Noire
    - Iberia: Total War
    - Europa Barbarorum
    - Native America: Total War
    - Punic: Total War
    - Persia: Total War
    - Rome: Total Realism
    - SPQR Total War
    - The Trivium Organization
    - The First Triumvirate
    - The Hun Invasion

    Total War: Collective Discussion.
    Talk about MTW, multiplayer and ask newb questions.
    This forum section can be found here:
    In this area you will find Medieval total general discussion, Shogun total war general discussion,
    Total war Battle Planning, Talk about your R:TW strategies and experiences here. Field of B@ttle, Clans of Total War, and all who want to meet in multiplayer and form matches, gather here! Ave

    Second are the common community forums. In this area you can find five subforums.


    This area is for general off topic, “general discussion” threads situated here: . Post any discussion in here which isn’t spam, illegal or generally against forum rules. Before posting in this area please note that it is further divided into sub forums. The first is the Political Mudpit, where all things political are to be discussed. The second is the Circus Maximus where you can discuss other games. Third is the Ethos, Mores, et Monastica section where all ethical, religious and philosophical topics are discussed.

    Vestigia Vetustatis

    Fingerprints of the Past - Here is the place for all the TWC history buffs to discuss the full spectrum of history. From ancient history to modern history here is the place. This forum is situated here: and has its own subforums. Which are:

    Historic Arts and Literature
    Come read, discuss, and learn with our members in this historical arena of the arts

    The Living Past
    This is a forum where you can post photographs of your local historical places that have sparked the flame of interest in history.

    The Basement.

    Having problems with your computer and technical stuff in general, have a look in this area found here: you might just find what you’re looking for.


    This area is an area where civitates and higher can post and discuss topics of their choice, if members want to contribute here all they have to do is show themselves as good members and staff will promote them.

    Praedae Belli

    This is the current competitions forum section and is under construction. In future it will hold community events.

    Last are the Administrative forums.

    Consilium Publicum

    The Consilium Publicum is the site suggestions and comments forum section situated here: Within this forum section members of all levels can post new ideas, or suggest the improvement of old ones. They can also ask about some major changes which have occurred, or about some problem that have had within the forum.


    The Curia is the forum government sub forum. Only Civitates and higher can post here and this section is where civitates propose amendments to our syntagma, now known as our constitution. Or participate in votes such as the ostrakon of a civitates, staff nominations, amendments, proposals and so on.

    TWC Downloads.

    This is the section situated here: is where you can comment on and discuss things which can be downloaded from TWC. No cracks, warez or any pirated material can be discussed in this, or any area in TWC. If you find illegal material in TWC, please contact a member of staff by Personal message.

    The Sepulcretum.

    This is the forum section where all dead discussions are moved to by moderators. This section can be viewed by all but no one can post in it. Any dangerous material such as posted porn, warez etc are not moved into this area but another area where it will be evaluated by the consuls and subsequently deleted.

    Community News.

    This forum section situated here: is the place where the latest news and events involving the Total War community as well as the general gaming community can be found.
    The news section is constantly updated by staff to give you the latest on the modifying community, Curia votes, TW related news and so on.

    Forum Etiquette

    This simply means the manners and expectations of all members of the forum. Generally it is a good idea to:

    Use proper grammar and spelling, refraining from internet talk ('u', 'ur', 'b4', 'l8r', etc) as much as possible. Using proper grammar and spelling raises the respect you recieve from other people, though one can still regain respect if you user internet talk. It's generally easier for people if you type well. Remember, this is a forum and you don't need to rush to type messages. Slow down, relax and take your own time. Ofcourse, if you English is not your first language, then mistakes are to be expected and we don't mind them, so long as you try.

    Use constructive critisism whenever you are voicing your opinion over something. Look at it from the other person's point of view, if someone tells you that you're "a stupit n00b" then that's not very nice, is it? Treat others as you yourself would like to be treated, with respect, kindness and humilaty. If you do this, then you'll see that people will return this to you.

    Take any constructive critisism as that: constructive critisism. Unless someone flames you (in which case send a moderator a PM telling them about that) then don't take any critism, even if less than positive, personally. Generally, if we critise you, it's to help you become a better forummer.

    Things that you should not do:

    Flame people. This is when you deliberatly insult someone by calling them names and the like. This is unacceptable in this forum and may result in the moderators taking action against you. No matter how annoyed you are with someone, you shouldn't flame them. Though it is understandable, as we're all humans, that occassionally emotions will get the better of you. Nevertheless, do try to prevent this forum happing.

    Troll. You might be wondering what on earth a troll is. Well, a troll is someone who posts messages and threads about contraversial subjects in order to provoke people to raise up against them and also for attention. An example of this is the forummer Glory, who had racist pictures in his avatar and signature. If someone trolls, just ignore them while the mod sorts them out.

    Spam. This one is one of the most common 'offenses' on all forums. This involves posting redundant messages in order to increase one's post count. For example, responding to a topic with just 'lol' or a single smiley (i.e
    : or other similar things. Spamming will also result in the mods taking action, maybe resetting your post count back to zero or banning you, as the case may be. Don't worry, none of this will happen just so long as you make sure that when you make a thread or post, it contributes.


    There are two types of ranks at TWC: ones with power, and ones without. The ranks without power are the title you have under your screen-name, whether it's barbarian, citizen, senator or centurian. These increase with the number of posts you make but do not hold any power or meaning besides being something for fun.

    The ranks with power, however, are different. You can instantly tell if someone has power by the presence of an icon on the right of their name. These ranks are: Civitate, Urbanis Legio, Quaestor, Praetors, Consul and Imperator.

    Civitates are the most common and have little power, but what power they have is pretty important. They can vote on various issues in the Curia and use their numbers to sway the result. Civitates can be nominated by anyone who's at least a civitate, but only the the staff members can vote on whether someone will become a civitate or not.

    Urbanis Legii are the front line moderators of TWC, they will moderate a number of fora and will be responsible for closing, reopening, moving or splitting threads as well as editing posts or warning/suspending members.

    Quaestors are the lowest ranking staff members but are in charge of moderating a large number of fora. As moderators, they have the power to close, reopen, move, merge or split threads as well as edit or delete posts and warn/suspend/ban members.

    Praetors are the next ranking staff members and have the full powers of moderators, slightly above the Quaestors'. They moderate all forums and make sure everything goes smoothly, though individual Praetors also have special responsibilty in particular fora.

    Consuls are the highest ranking staff members in the site (joint with Imperators) and there are only ever two of them. These fine people have great power over the fora and are capable of doing really awesome stuff. Just ask Siblez some time! :p

    Imperator, though lacking a fancy roman shielf, make sure the site's up and alive so as to be used by all the many fora here. They have control over the actual site itself, as does one of the Consuls.

    Technical Help

    This section is to help you on the technical side of the forum.

    Signatures: These are small things attached to the end of your posts (so long as you enable it) and can contain either text or a picture (of no bigger than 300 by 100 pixels). To make one, just go to 'My Control Panel', 'Edit Signature' under the 'personal profile' collum and in the box, type in what you want your signature to contain. If you want a picture in your sig, then all you need to type in is:

    [I.MG]*picture URL here*[/I.MG]

    But without the fullstops in ofcourse. The picture URL can be obtained simply by right clicking on the picture and copying and pasting the link. Easy as pie!

    Avatars: These are small pictures that display next to your name in all your posts and are very similiar to signatures in how you get one. Simply go to 'Edit Avatar Settings' under 'personal profile' in 'My Control Panel' and either type in the link of picture, select a picture from your computer to upload and use or select one from the TWC gallery. The max size of avatars is only 64x64 pixels and any pictures bigger than that will be scaled down in size.

    PMs: No, not Prime Ministers! :p PMs are Private Messages and are a quick, convinient and private way to get into contact with any member of the forum. To send one, simply click on the 'PM ME' button below a person's post. Then just type in the subject and the message body, click send and he'll recieve it as soon as he's next on! If you recieve a PM, you'll first of all recieve an e-mail telling you have, then when you refresh a page a TWC, a box will pop-up telling you that you have a new PM. Simply click on ok to be sent to your inbox and read it now!

    Now, I think you know enough now to become a good forummer. May you go forth, live long and prosper! Good luck and, most of all, have a great time here!

    -Eothain. Edit 27/6/05 Links fixed and subforums changes according to recent changes. JM
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