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How to Spycrab - Spycrab Rules
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How To Spycrab and Spycrab Rules for BOOM! Gaming Servers
Originally By: Skipper

This is a modified repost of a post done by Skipper on the TF2-Trader's Website. The original post was modified for our servers here at BOOM! +Props and thanks to Skipper!

The Basics
"Spycrabbing" is a one-on-one gamble between two players in the same TF2 Server. Each player puts up items of value that the other wants and the two compete for the opposing player's items. In order to win, the loser must spycrab three times before the loser does.

A "Spycrab" is a taunt that happens randomly when a spy taunts with his disguise kit. It has been said that there is a 1 out of 6 chance you will spycrab when you repeatedly taunt as a Spy. All players in the competition should agree and actually have the wager item.  Any items wagers that are more valuable than a bills hat should be held by a middleman / admin for the competition.  The middleman will deliver the winnings to the winner at the end of the match.

Below is an example of what it looks like when you Spycrab (aka: "Crab")



The Rules
1) Any spycrab wager is acceptable here, but regardless of the wager, if you lose, you MUST pay or you will be banned!
2) NO jumping, crouching, shooting, spinning, or any movement of any sort during the spycrab.
3) You should use a trusted middleman / admin for the spycrabs to protect yourself. If you don't use a middle man and the other person runs, you will need proof of what happened for us to deal with it.
4) You will trade the middleman your items. The middleman will never trade you. And always have the middleman confirm that is them you are trading.
5) All competitors should agree that it is the THE FIRST PERSON TO SPYCRAB 3 TIMES LOSES. NO NOT CHANGE THIS RULE FOR ANY REASON. IF YOU DO, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING FOR YOU IF YOU GET SCAMMED. PERIOD!
6) All competitors should go at the same time. Don't rush. Wait on other players so that you are all synchronized.
7) Once you start the spycrab competition you cannot leave it. If you happen to leave it, you will be banned for spycrab scamming. (YOU WILL NEVER GET UNBANNED!)
8] As a bystander, DO NOT interfere with the spycrab wha-so-ever! Doing so will result in a kick or ban.

How It Works
Once you have a competitor, you should find a middleman you both agree to.  Once you have chosen the middleman, you and your competitor will trade him/her your wagers. The middleman should will give you some sort of code before accepting the items. This code is to help us verify it is you and not someone who changed their name. You will give the middleman your code when you trade him after you win. The Middleman will hold the spycrab in an area safe to do so without other players interfering. Make sure you know the rules of the Spycrab by reading this before you begin. Once someone wins, they trade with the middleman who will will ask for your code. You give him/her your code and he/she will trade you your winnings.
 
REMEMBER: THE MIDDLEMAN SHOULD NEVER TRADE REQUEST THE PLAYERS. THE PLAYERS SHOULD TRADE REQUEST THE MIDDLEMAN.

Spycrab Runners
If a player runs away from a spycrab without paying or leaves when they are in the middle of a match, please get any evidence of it and report him for a ban at: http://bans.boomgaming.net. You will need screenshots or other proof of him leaving the spycrab. Please provide the runner's steam ID and name in the report and don't forget to enter your Email! address where requested! We log all chat and can view the chat on all our servers anytime.

FAQ
Q) Why don't I have a disguised kit?
A) You have the external reward. Go to your spy loadout and change your knife to the standard spy knife

Q) How do I know who to use for middleman?
A) After playing on our servers, you will get to know who's responsible. You can also find middlemen here: http://steamrep.com/list/M but they may charge a small fee.

Q) Can I use a regular player for middleman?
A) Yes, but you are responsible for knowing the REP of this person and whether or not you can trust them.

Q) Why does the middleman give me a code?
A) This code is to verify that you are dealing with the right person. There have been many attempts where people change their name to the winner's name and the middleman accidentally gives the wrong person the winnings. This is a security measure and all Middleman should be doing this.

Last but not least, have fun!
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