Treasure Wars Network Rules and Regulations Here at Treasure Wars, we have a few rules put into place to maintain a safe and fun environment for all players. These rules, listed below, are to be followed at all times when playing on the Treasure Wars Server, or using our services. Any offenses breaking these rules will result in a punishment. Common Sense and Good Morality When playing on our server or using any of our services, use common sense when making decisions and actions on the server. While some things may not be listed in the rules directly, it’s your responsibility to uphold good behavior. This is a game for players to come on and have fun together, there is no reason for unsportmanship or rude attitude. Illegal Modifications and Hacked Clients Any player found using something that modifies the game and gives you an unfair advantage is against the rules and will result in a ban on the server without any warning given. We do not want any clients, resource packs, mod, or any other program that will modify the game outside of what has been set up for the server. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban You can find a list of modifications which are safe to use in our Whitelisted Modifications List. Teaming with Hackers Anyone caught teaming with a hacker, whether that's supplying them gear or being truced/allied to them and not reporting them to a staff member, will be subject to a punishment. Having repeated hackers in your faction can result in faction members being punished/the faction disbanded. 1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: Permanent Ban Respect all Staff Members The staff members volunteer their time to help make sure all players on Treasure Wars are in a fun and safe environment. They make sure that the rules are being followed at all times and help with questions some players may have. When it comes to moderation, please respect the staff member’s decision regarding the rules or topic that they state. Players who are caught harassing or disrespecting staff will be punished accordingly. 1st Offence: Formal Warning 2nd Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temp Ban 4th Offence: 1 Week Temp Ban 5th Offence: 1 Month Temp Ban 6th Offence: 3 Month Temp Ban 7th Offence: Permanent Ban Vulgar and Inappropriate Language The use of vulgar and inappropriate language in public chat is not allowed. Such terms can include cursing, racism, discrimination, etc. We have a filter placed to prevent players from using such profane words, and bypassing it / using this language will result in a punishment. 1st Offence: Formal Warning 2nd Offence: 2 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 5th Offence: 1 Month Temporary Ban 6th Offence: 3 Month Temporary Ban 7th Offence: Permanent Ban RACE CHAT NOTICE: All rules are applied to the race chat. Please report players accordingly as if they were violating rules in the public chat. Anyone caught breaking rules in race chat will be punished accordingly. FACTION CHAT NOTICE: While we do not actively moderate faction/private chats, we will still punish players who are reported and caught sending DDoS Threats/Severe Offences. Please keep in mind of who you're chatting with and our rules listed here. Spamming Messages or Commands Attempting to flood chat with messages which are sent rapidly, contain excessive characters or symbols, repeat the same word or phrase, or are filled with random letters are considered spam. This also includes teleport requests, private messages, faction commands, and ally chats. 1st Offence: Verbal / Formal Warning 2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 5th Offence: 1 Month Temporary Ban 6th Offence: 3 Month Temporary Ban 7th Offence: Permanent Ban Attempting to start spam or have other players fill up chat will result in a more severe consequence. Asking players to pick a number from X through Y is considered attempting to start spam. 1st Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Advertising is not Permitted Advertising another server on the Treasure Wars Server, Forums or Discord will result in an immediate ban from the server, and possibly the forums/discord. Advertising links to websites outside of Treasure Wars, discord servers, and your own social media pages can result in a ban. IP Addresses posted in chat will result in a ban and subject to be considered release of personal information. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban Offensive Usernames are not Permitted Usernames which contain profane language or explicit slurs are forbidden. If your Minecraft Username does not follow our rules, you will be banned permanently from the server. You will be able to appeal your ban after you have changed your username to one which follows our rules. Players WILL NOT be unbanned if they A) Have had a previous ban for an inappropriate username. B) The username was disrespecting a staff member. Offensive skins and capes representing explicit material are forbidden. Players whose skin or cape do not follow our rules will be permanently banned from the server until changed. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban until changed 2nd Offence: Permanent Ban Impersonation of Staff Members Attempting to impersonate a staff member through nicknames or changing your actual Minecraft Username to one very similar to a staff member’s can be considered impersonation. All staff members can be identified by the rank in front of their username. Helpers have a pink <Helper> tag. Moderators have a blue <Mod> tag. Senior Moderators members have a gold <Sr. Mod> tag. Administrators have a red <Admin> tag. 1st Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Ingame Scamming is Not Allowed Scamming is not permitted. Players caught tricking others by selling falsely labeled items, lying, /ah selling (renamed items as something else), or failing to give payment when initially offered will be punished against scamming. Anyone found scamming should be reported to a staff member immediately and reported with video evidence on the forums via the “Player Reports” section to be reviewed by a moderator. 1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Fake Warps The creation and use of fake warps in an attempt to trick other players into believing they are in a safe area is NOT allowed. Anyone found with a home at a fake warp, or using a fake warp to trick/scam players will be punished accordingly. 1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban In Real Life Trading In Real Life Scamming is when a player attempts to trade items or goods on the server for real life money or a package from our webstore. When a player pays IRL money to another player trade for something ingame and the other player does not follow, they are being scammed with real money. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban Attempting to trade virtual goods for real life money is considered In Real Life Trading / Scamming and will result in a punishment. 1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: Permanent Ban Chargebacks When you purchase a package off our webstore, you agree to our Terms and Conditions, which states clearly that all transactions are final and that we do not offer refunds. Attempting to chargeback your package violates our terms and conditions and will lead into a permanent ban. Exploiting Bugs is Bannable Exploiting a glitch or a bug on the server for your own benefit or for others will result in a ban. If you find something broken ingame, you are to report it here with sufficient proof and information on how we can reproduce it, so we can get it patched. Attempting to take advantage of any broken feature in the game can result in your stats being wiped and a ban from the server. Failing to report exploits and gamebreaking bugs to the staff team can result in a punishment. Teleport Trapping and Killing Teleport trapping and killing under any circumstance is not allowed. This includes if the player was offered money, items, or if they were warned prior to teleporting that they will be killed. Traps that remove a player's ability to type in chat, and derps that instantly kick players as soon as they fall are also punishable. 1st Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Faction Names and Descriptions If a faction name or description breaks any of the server rules, such as containing inappropriate language or profane words, the owner and officers of that faction will face consequences based off the rule which they violated. Faction descriptions are to not advertise other servers or services, and are not to have inappropriate/masked links. Punishments are based on the severity of whichever rules are being violated. This can result up to a temporary or permanent ban from the server and risk of your faction being disbanded. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning to Change (Depending on Severity) 2nd Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Faction Bases All builds on the server must be appropriate and follow our general guidelines for being suitable for all ages. Faction bases, creations, pixel arts, etc which contain explicit, discriminatory, sexual or profane material will be removed and you will be warned. Repeated offenses can result in a base removal, faction owner/member ban, and a possible faction disband. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning to Change (Depending on Severity) 2nd Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 4th Offence: Permanent Ban Faction Chunk Buffer Limit Factions are allowed up to a 20 chunk buffer limit to claim outside of their bases. To put into perspective, 20 chunks is equivalent to 160 genned walls. The buffer is measured from the exterior wall of your base and does not include your base itself. Spoiler: Faction Buffer Example Factions who do not follow this rule will be warned and asked to fix the issue, and if continued will be subject to a temporary ban, /f unclaim, or faction disband. NOTE: There must be at LEAST a 2 chunk gap between the end of your claims and the start of a truce, allies, or friend's faction claims. ANY attempts to evade this rule will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the Administration Team* 1st Offence: Formal Warning to Change 2nd Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban and Faction Disband Ban Evading and Alternate Accounts Logging onto an alternate account when you have an active ban on your account(s) is considered Ban Evading. Evading any punishment will result in a more severe or permanent mute/ban from the server. All alternate accounts which are logged onto the server under your IP Address will be linked to your account and considered your responsibility for any rules violated on these accounts. Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) when playing on the server is prohibited! If you attempt to connect to the server using another Third Party Connection, you'll be putting your account at risk of being punished. Virtual Private Networks (VPN) The use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or any sort of Anonymizer is strictly forbidden on the server and forums. These services have been known to be used by players to evade bans and punishments, and will not be tolerated. All users attempting to join the server whilst using a VPN will be kicked with a message saying to check their network connection. Using a VPN not only is blocked by the server, it's bannable if you're caught using one and can result in a punishment. VPNs link your accounts with other players' accounts and can result in you being banned for ban evading. Death Threats Messages which threaten another player’s life with harsh remarks is forbidden, regardless of the context, they’re being used in or if they’re being said as a joke. Such terms can include “Go kill yourself”, “kys”, “Drink bleach”, “Go Die”, etc. Anyone caught saying these messages to another player, or even in general, will be banned from the server. 1st Offence: 2 Week Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 1 Month Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: Permanent Ban DDoS Threats / Personal Attacks Purposefully attacking any player by releasing their information, threatening them, or sending them attacks is not tolerated under any circumstances. Sensitive information such as full names, addresses, IP Addresses, phone numbers, and etc are to be respected by that person’s privacy. Releasing any type of information of a player will be considered release of personal information, regardless if it is off of Treasure Wars platforms and services. Attempting to make an attack on a member in our community will result in a permanent ban from the network and subject to a network ban off all of our services. 1st Offence: Network Ban Purchasing an Unban Players who have been banned temporarily or permanently from the server, and are not Network Banned, may purchase an unban from our store. This unban package may only be purchased once a year and can be purchased for any ban reason. Players who purchase this unban will have their punishment ladder for what they were banned for reset. For example, if you were banned for "Offensive Language [4th Offense]", you will start back at the 1st offense when you purchase an unban. This only applies to the type of offense and violation you were previously banned for and when you purchase the unban, and does not affect any other violation ladder. Keep in mind that when you purchase an unban, you're not exempt from being banned again. Be sure to read through the rules again so you do not risk your account being removed from the server. Your permission to buy an unban may be revoked at any time by an admin, depending on the severity of your punishment. Forums and Discord Specific Rules All rules stated above are to be followed on our Discord Server and Forums. Violating any of the following rules can lead to an account suspension and removal from our services. Necro Posting - Do not reply to threads which are outdated or inactive. Spamming - Do not spam multiple threads or replies which repeat the same message. Trolling - Do not post troll threads which are hard to read/have to relevance. Advertising - Do not use our forums to advertise other servers or self-promote your channel. (You can link social media accounts if they have Treasure Wars related content) Appropriate Links - All links posted must lead to safe and appropriate websites, and cannot be masked. Ratings Boosting - Do not boost your personal ratings, or another account’s ratings, with your own/alternate account. Avatars - All avatars must be appropriate and cannot contain any profane language, explicit content, racism, etc. Rules Notice All rules listed in this thread are to be followed when playing on the Treasure Wars Server and using the Forums and Discord. Rules are subject to be changed and it is your responsibility to keep up to date with them. Failure to follow these rules will result in a punishment and excessive offenses can result in a banishment/account suspension from our server and services. While these rules are only forced on our server and services, the Administration Team can still take action against players breaking severe offenses on third party platforms on a case by case basis. All punishments are at the discretion of the Administration Team, and excessive punishments can result in a permanent removal from the network. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules, please start a conversation with me here.