|Eidos Forums FAQ Index|
|What are BB codes, how do I use them on the forums and which ones are available?
Where can I get technical support?
What user groups do exist and how do they affect my forum usage?
Why do images not show up in my signature?
What do certain abbreviations used on the forums mean?
How does one become a moderator?
How do I use the multi quote feature?
|What are BB codes, how do I use them on the forums and which ones are available?|
|BB codes are special tags for inserting images and videos, formatting text, etc.
We have a wide variety of BB codes, including many custom ones. Click here for a list of all BB codes and examples of how to use them.
|Where can I get technical support?|
|There are several technical forums for Eidos games on the Eidos forums, which can be found here.
However, these are mainly user-to-user forums; the Eidos forums are not official channels for technical support. Please follow this link for the official support pages.
|What user groups do exist and how do they affect my forum usage?|
New users with 0 or 1 post.
As a registered user you can not write Private Messages. This is set up because of a new breed of spam bots that spam via PM.
New Player entering the game.
Every newly registered user becomes a New Player after his second post.
You can now write Private Messages and your PM box can hold 10 messages. You may also upload a custom avatar, create a forum signature and use signature images.
30 posts and 14 days of membership makes you a Gamer.
Your PM box can now hold 100 messages, you can vote in polls and create your own, and you can use smilies and text formatting BB code in your signature.
1000 posts and 3 years of membership makes you a Protagonist.
Your PM box can now hold 150 messages and you have a fancier user title.
3000 posts and 5 years of membership on this forum make you a true hero in our eyes.
Your PM box can now hold 200 messages, you have the option to insert a Profile Picture and if you wish, you can contact an admin to request a custom User Title.
Since you can read this text, you are not banned, so the following won't apply to you.
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Members who have been temporarily banned. The forum staff issues temp bans to those who have seriously and/or repeatedly broken the forum rules, yet still not in a major way which would deserve a permanent ban, and another chance will be granted once they had a little "cool off".
Ex-members who have been permanently banned from these forums. This is done when members have majorly broken our rules (posting porn, racism, etc) or when they have been repeatedly warned about lesser violations (inappropriate language, flaming / trolling, rudeness towards the staff, etc) but don't stop.
|Why do images not show up in my signature?|
|We have disabled the standard [img] tags in signatures. Images may only be inserted into signatures with the [sigimage] tags and need to be validated first.
These special tags are only available for members after they made 2 forum posts (anti-spam measure).
Go to your User CP > Edit Signature for more information on how to validate a signature image.
|How does one become a moderator?|
|New moderators are chosen by the current staff when there is a need for one. If a forum is understaffed, a member who has a good track record of being polite, helpful and eloquent is usually approached privately by a member of staff with the question if he or she is interested in helping out keeping the forum clean.
So if you are interested in becoming a moderator here, the best way is to be a model member.
Members who ask to become moderators, though, are usually the ones ending up not being picked
|How do I use the multi quote feature?|
|If you want to reply to multiple posts at the same time you can select the posts by clicking the multi quote button.
Examples: Once clicked, this button will change to indicate that you've selected the post.
Examples: When you finished selecting all posts you want to reply to, click the "Post Reply button" either at the top or at bottom of the thread page. All posts you selected will then be automatically quoted for you on the reply page.
|What do certain abbreviations used on the forums mean?|
|Eidos Forums specific abbreviations and their meaning.
ECC = Eidos Community Chat forum (link)
PM = Private Message
VM = Visitor Message
EM = Eidos Montréal
DX = Deus Ex
CD = Crystal Dynamics
TR = Tomb Raider
LOK = Legacy Of Kain
SE = Square Enix
SEE = Square Enix Europe
SELS = Square Enix London Studios
SEA = Square Enix America
SEJ = Square Enix Japan
CM = Community Manager
General forum abbreviations and their meaning.
OP = Original Poster; the person who started the thread
OT = Off Topic
sig = signature; a pre-defined text and/or image which appears under a member's post
devs = developers
QTE = Quick Time Events; quickly pressing a sequence of buttons during a cutscene
VTOL = Vertical Take-Off and Landing
IP = Internet Protocol (address); a computer's "telephone number" - OR - Intellectual Property; a game franchise
troll = a person intentionally being annoying or otherwise disruptive on a forum
RTFM = Read The Freaking Manual
POV = Point Of View
IMO/IMHO = In My (Humble) Opinion
QFT = Quoted For Truth
NVM = nevermind
AFAIK/AFAIC = As Far As I Know/As Far As I'm Concerned
BTW = By The Way
AKA = Also Known As
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROFL/ROTFL = Rolling On (The) Floor Laughing
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
ATM = At The Moment
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
TBH = To Be Honest
bf/gf = boyfriend/girlfriend
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