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Homecoming Code of Conduct Update - May 13th, 2021


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Just now, Wapsitax said:

To those asking for the reason, read this:

And deduce why the stream policy was likely put into place and what it means that it's been updated in such a manner it has been.

 

Because of the main part of the message I linked they very likely can't just come out and say exactly why the policy change happened. That's how legal negotiations tend to work.

Oh man I dig the yellow birdie image on that link 💛 

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Just now, Glacier Peak said:

Oh man I dig the yellow birdie image on that link 💛 

Yeah I don't know why it decided to pick that image up out of everything there. 🤣

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58 minutes ago, America's Angel said:

Y'all should send out an email blast about this to every account. This is legit huge news that could bring back a lot of lapsed players.

 

No, they should not. Not everyone does videos.

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3 hours ago, Jimmy said:

Hello everyone!

 

As of today, uploads and livestreams of gameplay footage will now be permitted on Homecoming, subject to the updated Video Policy in our Code of Conduct.

 

Check out the full update below:

Click here to read the full Code of Conduct


We’ve also put together a short video detailing some of the key dos and don’ts for creating videos and live streaming:
 

 

Note that our Video Policy, like the rest of the Code of Conduct, is subject to change. If we find that users are unable or unwilling to comply with our rules, we will be forced to revisit this policy.

 

To celebrate this change, @GM Tempest will be live-streaming our 2nd Anniversary Costume Contest on our Twitch channel this Saturday at 9pm UTC. See you there!

 

- The Homecoming Team

Oh well finally, now I do not have to keep marking this game down as a DNP I guess I can start streaming this game's Peregrine Island Radios runs and help get it at least some traction. But dunno this still seems like you guys don't want vods or streaming content to be done in the first place esp if you don't have the IP yet. Would that be more advisable? Not referring to the negative light part but wouldn't it be easier to just cut out the middleman and just say "halt off streams/uploading vods to video services until we get the IP" ? Because after that it shouldn't have to matter what they say (the lovely publisher who will not be named).

 

This is not a knock at anyone here but I am asking for clarification. The only thing I really wanted to do was just stream the Peregrine Island Radios that folks have been doing for a while now.

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The timing on this is rather fortuitous.  I was contemplating how best to author some tutorials for non-game-savvy individuals who are interested in attending the Pride celebrations.

Looks like Youtube video tutorials are back on the menu!

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13 minutes ago, ZephyrWind said:

I don't get it.  Why do we care about this?

Because it's the first step for Homecoming to come out more publicly.

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I've never done streaming or game video posting myself.  I'm tempted to start the latter, but I've got too much RL to deal with at the moment.

 

That said I'm hoping someone(s) will make some spectacular training videos for new players.  I've been trying to get a pair of friends to join, and I realized the other day that what I take for granted comes from years of playing.  The nuances, especially the variations that are unique to Homecoming, would take a ton of time to explain to friends.  I'd love to be able to point them to a training series and say "Watch these, and we'll talk afterwards".

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1 hour ago, ZephyrWind said:

I don't get it.  Why do we care about this?

Because I'm a streamer and YouTuber and I don't have a lot of time to play games unless it's for content. I've been dying to show off my CoH characters

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So will you be retro-actively unbanning people who streamed or uploaded videos? Additionally, are videos shot pre-change in CoC permissible to be uploaded?

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2 hours ago, ZephyrWind said:

I don't get it.  Why do we care about this?

 

BECAUSE NOW WE CAN BROADCAST OUR CRAZY OONTERVARE PAHRTIES!

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12 hours ago, Cipher said:

 

That is correct as long as the content / platform abides by the Code of Conduct (and the video policy therein).

 

 

This means no, you can not stream on Twitch, at least, not without the possibility of a ban on Twitch.

 

They probably won't do anything, but it is against Twitch' terms of service to stream unauthorized servers.  They have banned people in the past.  I doubt NCSoft will go after Twitch for it but I just want people to know that streaming Homecoming City of Heroes on Twitch is directly against their policies and they have acted on it many times before for other games.

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  • Homecoming Team

For those asking about prior bans:

  1. Nobody has been permanently banned just for posting videos
  2. We do not discuss individual cases with anyone but the player in question

Submit a private support ticket if you have further questions about this. A public forum is not the correct venue.

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5 hours ago, Sellefane said:

Additionally, are videos shot pre-change in CoC permissible to be uploaded?

They are, yes, providing they adhere to the Code of Conduct.

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17 hours ago, FriezaReturns00001 said:

But dunno this still seems like you guys don't want vods or streaming content to be done in the first place esp if you don't have the IP yet.

I assure you if they didn't want that they wouldn't have changed the policy to allow it. I'm honestly confused why you even think they don't want us streaming the game in the first place. 

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