Definitions for specifics at the end of the document.
- Use your common sense, play in the spirit of the game.
- Please do not spam the mods if you can figure it out.
- No direct messaging or outside communications is allowed between players during a match.
- All players must be using a mic while alive.
- Players' in-game names must be recognizable within 3 letters.
- No talking about tasks at all aside from pathing of previous rounds and no task claiming.
- No button Round 1 unless there is a kill or sabotage called.
- Players should not be standing watching other players if they don’t have a task in that area. (AKA No stacking)
- Players may peek/check an area but shouldn’t just stand there.
- Even during a sabotage.
- This rule does not apply if there are 6 or fewer players alive.
- No clogging of voice communications.
- An Impostor win will not result in a cancel or dc unless impostors specifically clog voice comms.
- No Medbay-Queuing or Cancelling.
- If you are a ghost, you should be canceling if an alive player comes to do their scan. If you queue a ghost, you do not need to worry, but do not mention it.
- No pink warding (More than 5 seconds).
- If a player leaves or disconnects an active game while alive for any reason, that game is over.
- If that player is dead (This includes if they’re about to be voted off) the game should continue as normal. (Unless game auto ends)
!dccommand is to be run on that player and the lobby should move to the next game.
- This is not a group consensus decision, It is a rule that must be followed.
- No metagaming.
- Making plans with other players. Calling out past game player info. Usage of exploits is not allowed and it’s categorised as cheating
Meta-gaming is a term used to describe a set of actions that are considered poor for the sportsmanship of a game. For Among Us, these include the following:
- Planning future game events that haven’t yet happened:
- Implying to others what tasks you have by saying something such as:
- “Oh I can’t say what task but I was in medbay.”
- Plans to follow other players
- To check medbay/clearing tasks.
- Saying I’m going to stay with this suspicious player.
- Calling for stacking.
- Calling out a specific play.
- I’ll get the left reactor, you get right, you get the button.
- It is still acceptable to remind the lobby that you do not have a button.
- Implying to others what tasks you have by saying something such as:
- Calling out knowledge of a player’s past patterns as direct evidence to their guilt/innocence:
- For example:
- This is a Mako kill, he always pre-vents reactor on Mira!
- Player A made this kill, he always calls Communications and then kills.
- For example:
Please note this is not a comprehensive list, these are examples of what would be considered Meta-gaming.
- Players that are ready should signal they are by being in the bottom right corner of the lobby.
- If a player is not in the bottom right corner and calls for a remake, due to AFK, it will be honored.
- Whilst we understand that ranked can get very frustrating, we ask that you avoid toxic behaviour.
- Intentionally Throwing/Refusing to do tasks.
- Intentionally baiting and/or triggering other player(s)
- Excessive cursing
- Consistently break Game Rules and Meta-gaming
- Racist comments/slurs
- Threatening spiteful actions (e.g.leaving)
Punishments for Rule-breaking:
Disconnections, Rage Quits, and Bugs
It is each player’s responsibility to ensure they have a reliable connection and set aside enough time for the match, therefore, there are a specific set of actions we have in place for players who disconnect.
- If a player disconnects intentionally, but is dead (this includes if they’re about to be voted out), the game should continue as normal. If the game instantly ends (e.g, if they had the last task) the DC command should be run.
- If a player suffers an unintentional disconnect or bug, they should alert the group immediately. The player must provide sufficient evidence such as a screenshot of the bug/disconnect screen.
- If the match is canceled, action should be taken. This means, where appropriate, the !dc command should be run against the player.
- The disconnect command reducts a small amount of MMR and a downvote from the bot
- Any subsequent disconnects will result in harsher MMR reductions.
Elo/MMR System for Ranked Among Us
Each player has a CrewMate MMR and an Impostor MMR. Upon submission of the match result, the CrewMate’s average MMR is compared to the Impostors’ average MMR. The expected win rate of each team is calculated based on ELO formulas and the average win rate of the map (and settings). The exchange of MMR is redistributed via ELO formulas.
Importance of Map average win rates
Unlike chess, wins are not split 50:50 between teams of equal ELO for each map. Therefore Map’s average is used to shift the ELO formula in favor of one team or the other. To accommodate for Meta-Shifts, the most recent 100 matches are used to set a map of an average to input into the ELO formulas to get the expected win rates. This setup makes ALL Maps viable for competitive gameplay.
Take for example MIRA, if the expected win rate of impostors is as low as 20%, for equal MMR impostors vs CrewMates, Impostors expect to win more MMR if they’ve won but stand to lose less MMR if they’ve lost.
Unstable MMR are MMR scores in which the player has not earned enough wins to reveal their true MMR. Wins during unstabled MMR nets in bonus MMR points. A players’ MMR becomes stabilized after 25 Crewmate wins and 5 Impostor wins.
A player’s overall MMR is the average of CrewMate MMR and Impostor MMR.
The 50:50 split is used over the 80:20 split because if the latter ratio was used, players ranked high level are more likely to have poor impostor ratings. This makes for poor competitive matchups as there is no guarantee the impostor teams will have significant Impostor MMR to compete with.
After about 7 days of inactive gameplay (or a certain number of days configured for your version of the bot), 20 MMR will be deducted for each subsequent day of inactivity. MMR Decay is to prevent top players from sitting on their positions without having to fight to maintain it.
Vouching Reputation System
To help players monitor each others’ behavior, Ranked Among Us bots are equipped with a Vouching Reputation System. The systems’ interaction is via direct messaging to allow for anonymity of the person placing the vouch for or against another player.
- Players will have a set number of vouches/condemns.
- The more MMR a player has obtained, the more vouches/condemns can be given out.
- Vouches/condemns for and against a player will only last for a set amount of days.
- Vouches/condemns return to the player who gave it out.
- This system allows for players to change and adjust their behavior for the improvement of sportsmanship in a competitive environment.
Leaders, Tiers, and Roles
Leaders (You cannot have more than one of these roles at once)
- Ace - Top Overall MMR
- Sherlock Holmes - Top CrewMate MMR
- Jack the Ripper - Top Impostor MMR
- 4Head- First tier (1050 Overall MMR required.)
- 5Head- Next tier up from 4head (1150 Overall MMR required)
- 200IQ- Next tier up from 5head (1250 Overall MMR required)
- Marshalls- First reputation role
- Marshalls do not currently have any permissions.
- High Marshalls-
- High Marshalls do not currently have any special permissions but are able to join the Ranked VIP channels.
- Ranked Bad Reputation Blocked
- If a player has an extremely poor reputation, they will be temporarily blocked from ranked.
- Ranked Hard Blocked
Tools for Players
Leaderboards are publicly available at https://scoreboards.rankedamongus.com/
Scorecards for each Among Us leaderboard is available in the same location.
Streamers may freely stream their Ranked Matches, however, this leaves their streams open for stream sniping. It is very difficult to prove beyond the benefit of the doubt if stream sniping has occurred and so left akit if the preventative measure is largely in the streamer’s responsibility.
Whilst streaming, players may not have chat open if they are crew and living.
Getting your Twitch handles on the leaderboards
There are two ways to get your handle on the leaderboards:
- If you are in one of the bigger guilds you can contact the moderators in that guild they have access to do that.
- If you are in a smaller guilds go to Ranked Among Us server https://discord.gg/84VSkwH8BX And open a ticket and provide us with your Twitch handle.
Scorecards URL for Browser source/link.
A streamer may choose to use the available scorecards to place on their stream. There is a stream elements/panel version readily available for use from the !myresults command in discord. The streamer version of the scorecards automatically updates every 30 seconds. The weblink can be used as a browser source for OBS and OBS StreamLabs
Terms and Definitions:
- Pink Warding:
- Standing at a location to watch for vents and closing/tracking where players are going.
- Players intentionally canceling their medscan in order to clear another player instead of completing all 10 seconds.
- Medbay Queuing:
- Getting in line while another person is doing medbay to hard clear them.
- Clogging up voice communications
- Talking over other players.
- The method to start running whilst the loading screen is up (where the game shows players they’re impostor or crewmate). Your character is still able to move even though they are not seen yet.
Other Required, Recommended & Compatible bots
- Reaction Role bot with ban listing
- Persistent roles bot
- Reapplies ban roles back onto players who had been blacklisted
- A Text To Chatbot for members that are mute
- Mute Members are physically disabled such they are unable to talk.
- Banlisting bot
- Logging bot
- Helpdesk/reporting/support ticketing system
- Music Bots
These rules/guidelines have been contributed to by:
Grammar Marshalled by:
 Players may describe their pathing. For example: “I went to medbay and did my temperature task.”
 Please refer to the terms and definitions if you are confused about pink warding.
 Further details can be found under the terms and definitions page.
 By avoiding toxic behaviour, we can have a calm and cozy community of players having fun with each other. This allows for overall better gameplay. All toxic behaviour is not tolerated and can result in a ban.
 If the match continues, the match’s result is considered valid for submission.
 The MMR removed from the player is shared out between all other players in that lobby.
 The temporary block from ranked will only last until their poor reputation cycles off.
 A ranked hard block is generally given for a set length, decided by the moderator where appropriate. This ban can be permanent depending on the situation.
 Hard clears make the game noticeably less fun, and also harder for the impostors to win. For this reason, we do not allow players o queue behind other players on medbay scan.
 It is not a special technique to talk over players in order to suppress other players’ input into discussions.