Treasure Wars Network Rules and Regulations

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    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. This punishment can only come from Administrators.


    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.

    [Screenshots of yourself on a client are acceptable evidence.]

    Teaming with Hackers
    A faction can be viewed as a team and together work towards a common goal or accomplishment. Factions can be warned and disbanded for hosting or helping a hacker in the faction.

    Anyone caught teaming with a hacker, whether that's supplying them gear or being in the same faction as 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: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    2nd Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
    3rd Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban
    4th Offence: 21 Day Temporary 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: 1 Hour Temp Mute
    3rd Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute
    4th Offence: 6 Hour Temp Mute
    5th Offence: 1 Day Temp Ban
    6th Offence: 1 Week Temp Ban
    7th Offence: 2 Week Temp Ban
    8th Offence: 1 Month Temp Ban
    9th Offence: Permanent Ban​

    Racist/Inappropriate Comments
    While our filter can be toggled, there are some comments that aren't allowed on the server, under any circumstances. The use of any racial slurs, discriminatory slurs, or any comments deemed inappropriate by staff members can result the following punishments.

    1st Offence: Verbal Warning
    2nd Offence: Formal Warning (With Evidence of Verbal Warning)
    3rd Offence: 1 Hour Temp Mute
    4th Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute
    5th Offence: 1 Day Temp Mute
    6th Offence: 3 Day Temp Mute
    7th Offence: 1 Week Temp Mute
    8th Offence: 2 Week Temp Mute
    9th Offence: 1 Month Temp Mute
    10th Offence: 2 Month Temp Mute
    11th Offence: 3 Month Temp Mute
    12th Offence: Permanent Mute​

    Evading Chat Filter
    Since we have players of all ages on the server, we have a Chat Filter in place to protect the members of a younger age from seeing vulgar or inappropriate comments. Attempting to bypass or evade the filter in a way that allows inappropriate comments to be seen past the filter will result in one of the following punishments.

    1st Offence: Formal Warning
    2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temp Mute
    3rd Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute
    4th Offence: 6 Hour Temp Mute
    5th Offence: 12 Hour Temp Mute
    6th Offence: 1 Day Temp Mute
    7th Offence: 3 Day Temp Mute
    8th Offence: 1 Week Temp Mute
    9th Offence: 1 Month Temp Mute
    10th Offence: 3 Month Temp Mute
    11th Offence: Permanent Mute​

    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.

    OTHER LANGUAGES: Speaking in any language other than English can result in a punishment, as the majority of our staff team are only fluent in English. The resulting punishment is at the discretion of the staff member present at the time. This rule also applies in the race chat.


    Spamming Messages or Commands
    Attempting to send any excessive amount of unwanted messages or spam that results in the flooding of chat will result in punishment. Multiple messages that share a resemblance or are flooding the chat can be considered spam. Starting spam can result in a punishment for spam as well.

    1st Offence: Formal Warning
    2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temp Mute
    3rd Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute
    4th Offence: 6 Hour Temp Mute
    5th Offence: 12 Hour Temp Mute
    6th Offence: 1 Day Temp Mute
    7th Offence: 3 Day Temp Mute
    8th Offence: 1 Week Temp Mute
    9th Offence: 1 Month Temp Mute
    10th Offence: 3 Month Temp Mute
    11th Offence: Permanent Mute​


    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. Punishments are determined by staff discretion.

    Helpers have a pink Helper tag.
    Junior Moderators have a purple Jr. Mod tag.
    Moderators have a blue Mod tag.
    Senior Moderators have a gold Sr. Mod tag.
    Administrators have a red Admin tag.

    1st Offence: Formal Warning
    2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temp Mute
    3rd Offence: 2 Hour Temp Mute
    4th Offence: 6 Hour Temp Mute
    5th Offence: 12 Hour Temp Mute
    6th Offence: 1 Day Temp Mute
    7th Offence: 3 Day Temp Mute
    8th Offence: 1 Week Temp Mute
    9th Offence: 1 Month Temp Mute
    10th Offence: 3 Month Temp Mute
    11th Offence: Permanent Mute​

    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. Trading items on other platforms through Treasure Wars platforms isn't allowed either.

    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 on all platforms.

    1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
    2nd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban
    3rd Offence: Permanent Ban​
    Committing to an IRL trade will result in a 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. Furthermore, you are not legible to purchase an unban once you have carried out a chargeback.

    Charging back other players will result in a permanent ban from the server with no chance of purchasable unban.


    Removal of Report Evidence
    If you make a report, and then later remove the evidence, you are putting yourself at risk of being banned for Removal of Evidence. Removing any kind of evidence against a player will result in you being punished.

    1st Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban
    2nd Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban
    3rd Offence: 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.


    Duping/Duplication of In Game Items
    Having possession of in game items that have been duplicated will result in staff members removing the items. This affects the realm economy in a very negative way by inflating the global balance of items and bringing down their values.

    Duplicating in game items themselves will result in a Permanent IP Ban from the server with no chance of appeal or purchase of unban. Reporting players may result in a possible reward if found guilty. Players who are punished for suspected duping but have no duplicated items in their inventory or vaults will be given the option for a reduced ban if they give sustainable evidence to an Administrator of other players who may be duping.


    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, but faction discord links are permitted as long as not advertised in public chat.

    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 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.

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    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.

    If found ban evading on multiple accounts (3 or more), you will be punished through the forums and the discord with a Network 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, personal images, 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.
    This includes but isn't limited to:
    • "Menslooter lives at 000 Example Street in Example City."
    • "You're going offline."
    • "I'm going to DDoS you."
    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​


    Crusher Style Derps
    Players are not allowed to create, or use, crusher-style derps, or traps, in which players are trapped in less than the following: a two block high, by one block wide region where they can defend themselves without any obstructions. This can include, but is not limited to, the following instances:
    • Drowning
    • Suffocation
    • Glass
    • Gates
    • Fences
    • Slab
    • Anvils
    Any attempt at bypassing the stated rule will result in the same level of punishment as breaking the original rule. This rule doesn't include blocking players into a reasonably sized (as stated in the rule) area and then ganking them.

    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.


    You can find a list of Discord Specific Rules here.
    You can find a list of Forums Specific Rules here.



    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 contact a Community Administrator
     
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    Rules Changelog
    Important changes made to the rules will be listed below. While we may send an announcement regarding changes, it is still your responsibility to keep up with them. Failure to follow these rule updates will result in a punishment and excessive offenses can result in a banishment/account suspension from our server and services.

    • 5/21/2017: Specification regarding players teaming with hackers and rules being followed in faction/private chats added.
    • 6/17/2017: Addition of separate rule for appropriate faction bases and builds.
    • 6/27/2017: Clarification against using any extra attachments on your mouse/trackpad for an advantage. This can lead to suspicion of you using an illegal modification and may result in a punishment. You can view this notice in the Whitelisted Modifications list.
    • 7/16/2017: Updated information regarding rules in Faction Chat and Race Chat. Staff do not actively moderate Faction Chat, and will only be taking action if players who are breaking severe offenses, are reported. All rules apply to the Race Chat.
    • 8/24/2017: The Administration Team has the right to punish players who break severe offenses on third party platforms, this will be handled case to case basis.
    • 8/26/2017: Additional category regarding the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) being prohibited.
    • 9/3/2017: Further clarification regarding Inappropriate Usernames added. Players will no longer be unbanned if they have had a previous inappropriate username before OR if the username was disrespecting a staff member. (All Inappropriate Username/Skin/Cape bans will follow this guideline from now on)
    • 9/17/2017: Addition of clarification regarding purchasing an unban from the store. These don't exempt you from being banned again, please read through this section thoroughly.
    • 9/17/2017: Addition of higher severity offense punishments and punishments for staff disrespect.
    • 10/21/2017: Added in further clarification regarding the faction buffer rule.
    • 10/23/2017: Created a section of the rules with clarification regarding "Fake Warps"
    • 11/24/2017: Forums rating clause has been altered for clarity and rules for purchasable unbans have been clarified for chargeback bans
    • 02/13/2018: Added in clarification on speaking foreign languages in chat.
    • 3/30/2018: Added clarification on Duplication/Duping Bans.
    • 4/23/2018: Referred Duplication Bans back to previous ban, added rewards. Added Water/Lava Protections being prohibited.
    • 4/24/2018: Removed Water Spawner Protection rule.
    • 5/8/2018: Excessive Ban Evasion rule added.
    • 7/24/2018: Added AFKing in Warzone Rule.
    • 8/12/2018: Clarified Inappropriate Comments Rule, Added Evading Filter Rule, Removed Lava Protection Rule, Changed Punishment Ladder for Teaming With Hackers Rule and added detail to judgement of punishment.
    • 9/17/2018: Revamped rules page.
    • 9/30/2018: Changed the punishment ladder for racist/inappropriate comments.
     
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