Charter

1. With more than 16 years of experience in multiplayer communities and organizations we proudly present: The OBE Co-operation (SID handle: OBEC) Charter. OBEC is the ultimate best-practise community for Star Citizens leading a normal healthy life and just want to enjoy this new world and game in a relaxed and mature way. In OBEC life comes first, the game comes second or even third. 


2. Our stance towards the way OBEC operates: “Freedom, Equality, Friendship”.


3. Is OBEC for me? Well, if you are a hard-core gamer or looking for a virtual high rank and free digital medals you might need to look elsewhere. 


4. OBEC is a network for and by Star Citizens all over the world. The objectives of OBEC are clear and based upon our stance:

4.1. Facilitate, create and maintain an active 24/7 365 days per year community of gamers.

4.2. Build and maintain a self-propelling and self-sustained organization.

4.3. Build strong friendships and relationships within OBEC and with friendly and allied organizations.

4.4. Based upon Freedom (within the boundaries of the game, decency & mutual respect).

4.5. Based upon Equality, we are all the same.

4.6. Based upon Friendship, we are here to help each other.


5. OBEC facilitates in general:

5.1. Voice platform, ts.obec.space TeamSpeak might eventually migrate to RSI Spectrum

5.2. Text chat platform. Discord will eventually migrate to RSI Spectrum

5.3. Forum platform RSI Spectrum

5.4. OBEC Website with specific information obec.space

5.5. Secure File Share system (obec.space)

5.6. Documents & Manuals

5.7. Recruiting

5.8. Media (posters, streams, clips, banners, logo’s icons)

5.9. Moderators, Coders & Administrators


6. OBEC facilitates in game:

6.1. Training & Coaching sessions for members

6.2. Game Nights for members, affiliates and close friends

6.3. Divisions:

6.3.1. Department of Applied Sciences Research & Development

6.3.2. Defenders of AwesomeMilitary division

6.3.3. Excalibur Industries DivisionIndustry, Production & Transport of freight/passengers

6.3.4. Stargazer DivisionExploration

6.3.5. M-SAR DivisionMedical, Search & Rescue Division


7. OBEC Funding

7.1. The Founders will share the costs for the obec.space URL and TeamSpeak Server. Other hosting platforms bring no additional costs except time and dedication. 

7.2. OBEC is free for all members and affiliates. We do not ask or accept any donations.

7.3. OBEC will not collect, accumulate and centrally manage in-game credits. Ventures in the verse will be organized by the members directly, including the necessary funding. The divisions do provide guiding frameworks but it is of course up to the participating member to agree on a funding and payout scheme.


8. OBEC Fleet

8.1. Our fleet is made by your ships and your ships alone. 

8.2. There will not be an organisation funded ship programme. We do not want to create situations where players invest money in OBEC and for whatever reason decide to leave and loose that investment. 


9. OBEC Alignment

9.1. In the alpha releases, you are free to experiment, test and learn the game system. As soon as the beta, gold and eventually the final game is released you are supposed to follow the charter and our guidelines. 

9.2. We are the good guys. What does it mean? It means we are aligned with the United Empire of Earth when Star Citizen finally kicks off. What happens when the game is live is open, to all of us. We might stay in UEE, we might go rogue and turn to a rebel faction, nobody knows. 

9.3. We do not allow criminality by our members. One exception for smuggling: If you get caught running illegal goods it is up to you to pay the fine and do the time.

9.4. Affiliates from OBEC with a main character in an organisation that allow criminal acts are welcome in OBEC, as long as they keep criminal business and reputations far away from OBEC.

9.5. We refer to the OBEC Guidelines for more information. 

9.6. To conclude this paragraph; The charter and guidelines are only put in place to clarify details, not to complicate the game. They are not here to start legal wars about how to interpret them. Please be considerate while playing or interacting with other players. We are all reasonable people.


10. OBEC Command Structure

10.1. OBEC works with ranks, roles and security circles. 

10.2. OBEC Ranks are a token of appreciation and an indication of your activity in OBEC. A 4-star Expert becoming inactive for a year will lose his stars. Stars show your dedication and activity. 

10.2.1.  5 stars - Regular, identifying people joining game nights and being visible in the forums and discord

10.2.2.  4 stars - future use

10.2.3.  3 stars - Occasional, people who occasionally join game night or get engaged in forums or discord 

10.2.4.  2 stars - future use

10.2.5.  1 star - Patron, people who joined the org but are waiting for a more substantial release 

10.2.6.  0 star - New Joiner

10.3. Division Ranks

Although OBEC itself has a flat rank structure, divisions are allowed and free to obtain a rank structure if it benefits smooth operation. Division Ranks only have a meaning within the division and during operations.  

10.4. OBEC Roles (Affiliates cannot have any other role then Affiliate, this is a RSI limitation)

10.4.1. Founder - Founders

10.4.2. Coordinator - Division Leaders or otherwise coordinating activities in OBEC

10.4.3. Recruitment - Recruiters (manage members and affiliates on RSI/Spectrum)

10.4.4. Marketing - Media (manage branding on RSI/Spectrum)

10.4.5. Member - Default Member role

10.4.6. Affiliate- Default Affiliate role

10.5. OBEC Security Circles (Especially for SharePoint and www.obec.space)

10.5.1. Server Guru - Server admin access to 1 or more systems

10.5.2. Moderator - Ban and block power, moderator quarters

10.5.3. Division Leader - Very Important Pub access

10.5.4. Members - Member access

10.5.5. Affiliates - Affiliate access

10.5.6. Public - For the general interest and well-being of the world population


11. OBEC Escrow

The Founders will create an Escrow document to make sure OBEC and OBEC assets are secure when one or more Founders leave the organisation. It also covers the procedure for successors. 


12. OBEC Moderators & Counsellors

The Founders act as and can appoint new Moderators/Counsellors. Moderators or Counsellors are OBEC’s guardians of guidelines and principles and make sure everybody feels at home. Disputes are settled by the members of this group. Based upon the advice and opinions from the others the concerned Moderator/Counsellor will decide any actions that may be necessary.


13. OBEC Division & Department Coordinators

Every department and team will have one or more coordinators to manage the work and activities. The Divisions will coordinate and facilitate any mission requirement suggested or requested of them. 

For instance, if a large or expensive convoy is required from one system to another, Excalibur will set up the transport, DOA will provide escorts, Stargazers the scouts and M-SAR any medical support. 


14. OBEC Members

14.1. Every member is sacred, you are OBEC and OBEC is you. Every member can start an initiative and see if sufficient sponsors stand up to support it.  

14.2. Benefits for Members. OBEC will provide benefits for members. To be developed with the community.


15. OBEC Affiliates

15.1. An affiliate can join most units, divisions and departments in OBEC. It goes without saying that by default an affiliate cannot be a recruiter, diplomat, moderator or coder (read 15.3). 

15.2. An affiliate cannot enjoy the Benefits for Members for obvious reasons (read 15.3). 

15.3. In a case-by-case evaluation by the Founders exceptions on 15.1 and 15.2 can be made. 

15.4. Every affiliate has a home in OBEC, you are one of us.

 

16. The charter is put in place to clarify OBEC and OBEC’s setup. The charter is not intended to start legal wars about how to interpret them. In the end, we are a mature and grown-up team of gamers. No more and certainly not less.


© OBEC 2017