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Treasure Wars Network Rules and Regulations

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CruderTax

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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 offences breaking these rules will result in a punishment.


Rules Notice

All rules listed in this thread are to be followed when playing on the Treasure Wars Network. Rules are subject to be changed and it is your responsibility to keep up to date with them. Please be advised that the punishment ladders supplied are the expected punishment. The Management Team maintain the right to punish, for any offence, at their own discretion. As we have placed the rules in tier categories it does not mean that the punishments will be combined into one, all punishments will still be independent and will not effect any other punishment ladders.


While these rules are only enforced on our server and services, the Management Team (Administrators, Developers or Owners) can still take action against players breaking severe offences on third-party platforms on a case by case basis.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules, please contact a staff member.



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 behaviour. This punishment can only come from Administrators.

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 month 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 Offence]", you will start back at the 1st offence when you purchase an unban. This only applies to the type of offence 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.



Tier 1 Rules:

All rules in the category tier 1 will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:

1st Offence: Formal Warning

2nd Offence: 1 Hour Mute

3rd Offence: 1 Day Mute

4th Offence: 7 day Mute

5th Offence: 30 day Mute

6th Offence: Permanent Mute

Staff Disrespect

Staff disrespect will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Staff disrespect is entirely determined by the staff member present at the time. A staff member is not expected to take any form of abuse at all.

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. We also consider changing the names of items to look very similar to a staff members text impersonation. All staff members can be identified by the rank in front of their username.

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.




Inappropriate Comments

The use of any racial slurs, discriminatory slurs, or any comments deemed inappropriate by staff members in global chat are against this rule.


Spamming Messages or Commands

Attempting to send an excessive amount of unwanted messages or spam that results in the flooding of the 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. As Minecraft does have a character limit per message, we do allow people to have a continued conversation that may span across multiple lines, this is not considered chat flooding and nor should it be confused with spam.

Misuse of '/report'

Players who purposefully misuse the '/report' command, for example jokingly reporting another player, are breaking this rule.


Indirect Advertisement

Indirect advertising is when you advertise or promote another server/game without saying an IP address in chat. This could be considered encouraging players on the TreasureWars Network to join another game etc.

Death Threats

Death Threats in public channels/chats on any of our services is against the rules. Examples of this are, but not limited to, "go die", "kys" or "drink bleach". Death threats are allowed in factions chats and/or private messages.
Tier 2 Rules:
All rules in the category tier 2 will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:

1st Offence: 1 day ban

2nd Offence: 3 day ban

3rd Offence: 7 day ban

4th Offence: 14 day ban

5th Offence: 30 day ban

6th Offence: Permanent ban

TP/TPA Trapping

TP/TPA trapping that removes a players ability to /spawn, /home or otherwise play will result in a punishment without warning. However, you are allowed to ask people to TP for clue scroll kills. If a player chooses to enter a dangerous area they do so at their own risk.

Teaming with Hackers

A faction can be viewed as a group working 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. You are not required to show evidence of faction relations however the video evidence must show clear evidence of the hacker teaming with the player or faction.


In Game Scamming

If you try and sell an item and do not give said item, or do not pay for the item you are trying to buy from another player, you are scamming.This can include /ah scamming. This is when you put an item in /ah and attempt to scam someone for in-game money. For example, when someone puts a golden sword in ah and renames it using an item name tag to the golden knife.

Insiding

Insiding is defined as removing spawners or valuables from the base without the expressed permission of the leader to do so. Once you place goods into a faction’s base, those goods automatically belong to the faction. We recommend getting a recording of the leader sending a message in game, giving you permission to remove any items.


Mute Evading

Players are not allowed to evade mute punishments. This means using methods such as selling notes on the /ah with messages on them or typing on signs to communicate. This is just a short list of examples of what we consider mute evading and is not limited to these examples.

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
  • Slabs
  • Anvils
Fake Warps

Having access to a fake warp and transporting anyone to it for any reason is not allowed.

Patching Walls

If you or your faction are caught patching your walls while being raided using gen buckets, you will be punished accordingly. Doing this is strictly against the rules due to it providing too much of an advantage for the defending faction. However, patching walls with gen buckets, whilst you aren't getting raided, is allowed and normal patching manually whilst being raided without any of the banned ways mentioned above is allowed.

War coin Farming
War coin farming is where players use alternate accounts that are all positioned in warzones where war coins can be obtained by killing them. Using this method will result in a punishment and any attempt to circumvent this rule will not be tolerated.
Tier 3 Rules:
All rules in the category tier 3 will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:

1st Offence: 7 day ban

2nd Offence: 30 day ban

3rd Offence: Permanent ban

IRL Trading

Attempting to trade virtual goods for real life money for any virtual goods via a treasure wars platform is considered Attempted In Real Life Trading.

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.
Tier 4 Rules:
All rules in the category tier 4 will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:


1st Offence: Permanent Ban
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.

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.]


Advertising

Advertising links to websites outside of Treasure Wars, discord servers, and your own social media pages can result in a ban.

Offensive Usernames

If your Minecraft Username does not follow any of 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 under any circumstances if their 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.


In Real Life Scamming

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 in-game and the other player does not follow, they are being scammed with real money.

Chargebacks

Attempting to chargeback your package violates our Terms and Conditions. You are not legible to purchase an unban once you have carried out a chargeback. This rule also includes charging back purchases you have made on another player's account.

Evading Punishment

Evading any punishment will result in a more severe punishment. This could include a permanent mute or ban.


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 discord with a Network Ban.


Alts

You may only have a maximum of 40 alts logged on at any one time.

Duplication Glitches

Any use of a duplication glitch will result in both individual and faction punishment.
Tier 5 Rules:
All rules in the category tier 5 will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:

1st Offence: Network Ban / At the discretion of Management
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 about a player will be considered a release of personal information, regardless if it is from Treasure Wars platforms and services.

This includes but isn't limited to:

"Julian lives at 000 Example Street in Example City."

"You're going offline."

"I'm going to DDoS you."


Exploiting Bugs

Exploiting a glitch or a bug on the server for your own benefit or for others is not allowed. This applies to all glitches or bugs. Failing to report exploits and game breaking bugs to the staff team can result in punishment.
Factions Tier Rules
The following rules are limited to factions only and this punishment ladder can only be applied to these set rules.

Tier 1 Rules:
All rules in the category Faction tier 1 rules will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:
1st Offence: Faction Warning

2nd Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban

3rd Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban & Faction Disband

Faction Names and Descriptions

If a faction name or description breaks any of the server rules, such as containing inappropriate language or racial slurs, 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.



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.

If you break this rule, you can expect to be punished according to the following punishments:

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 Management Team.



Spawner Protection

Protecting your spawners with lava, water or blocks of any kind is against the rules. This means you can not tightly encase your spawners in water, lava or any other blocks. Trying to find other means to encase your spawners in an attempt to undermine this rule or the spirit of this rule is not allowed. All bans on this punishment ladder only apply to Mods+ in the faction. If you break this rule, you can expect to be punished according to the following punishments:


Cannoning

Phase cannons, autocannons and any cannons that intentionally cause lag on the server are strictly against the rules. It is also against the rules to break more than one wall per cannon shot however you can double shot regen walls. It undermines the spirit of the game and player interaction/involvement.If you break this rule, you can expect to be punished at the discretion of the management team.
Tier 2 Rules:
All rules in the category Faction tier 2 rules will follow the appropriate ladder listed below:
1st Offence: Faction Warning

2nd Offence: Faction Disband
Association With Players Abusing Duplication Exploits
Association with players abusing exploits can be defined as but not limited to being in the same faction as said player. Even if you weren't aware that your faction had involvement in it you are still subject to the punishment as you have been indirectly affected by their actions. If you are directly caught with duplicated items you will face more severe punishments.
Reset Rules
The rules below are only applicable during the 24 hour period after a reset of a live realm, these rules can not be used after that period of time, doing so could lead to consequences.
B-claiming

This is claiming within 40 chunks of a corner claim. This rule is not valid for any claim that is not in the corner. For a claim to be considered a corner claim. It must take up the entire corner, meaning the base can only be flanked from 2 sides.This rule will only be valid for 24 hours after the reset date. All reports of this must be reported within 24 hours and videos must have a visible date and time. If you submit a report regarding this rule please wait patiently as these can only be dealt with by the administration team, the usual process is first asking the player to unclaim the land and if that process doesn't work or is required to be skipped then an immediate unclaim of the land is enacted.

 
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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 the 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 judgment of punishment.
  • 9/17/2018: Revamped rules page.
  • 9/30/2018: Changed the punishment ladder for racist/inappropriate comments.
  • 21/11/2018: Added the misuse of the '/report' command rule.
  • 21/11/2018: Removed Evading Chat Filter rule.
  • 09/12/2018: Altered Racial Slurs rule.
  • 22/12/2018: Added Indirect Advertisement rule.
  • 12/01/2019: Added Patching Walls rule.
  • 02/02/2019: Added Cannoning rule.
  • 02/02/2019: Added Spawner Protection rule.
  • 03/02/2019: Added TP/TPA Trapping rule.
  • 03/02/2019: Added In-Game Scamming rule.
  • 03/02/2019: Added Fake Warps rule.
  • 03/02/2019: Added Death Threats in public channels/chats rule.
  • 10/02/2019: Altered inappropriate/racial comments rule ladder.
  • 10/02/2019: Altered staff disrespect rule ladder.
  • 16/03/2019: B Claiming rule added.
  • 16/03/2019: Teaming with Hackers ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Staff Disrespect rule description altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Staff Disrespect rule ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Inappropriate Comments rule re titled.
  • 16/03/2019: Inappropriate Comments description altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Inappropriate Comments ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Spamming Messages of Commands ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Indirect Advertisement ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Death Threats ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: TP Trapping ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Offensive Usernames ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Impersonation of Staff ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: IRL Trading description re written.
  • 16/03/2019: In Game Scamming ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Chargebacks description re written.
  • 16/03/2019: Removal of Report Evidence ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Exploiting Bugs and Duping rules combined.
  • 16/03/2019: Patching Walls ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Fake Warps ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Faction Names and Descriptions clarified.
  • 16/03/2019: Faction Buffer Limit clarified.
  • 16/03/2019: Ban Evading re titled to Evading Punishment.
  • 16/03/2019: Evading Punishment clarified to include mutes.
  • 16/03/2019: Ddos Threats and Personal Attacks rule description altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Crusher Style Derps punishment ladder added.
  • 16/03/2019: Misuse of /report ladder altered.
  • 16/03/2019: Rules Notice altered.
  • 17/03/2019: Insiding added.
  • 20/03/2019: B Claiming removed.
  • 20/03/2019: Mistake corrected in description of exploiting bugs rule.
  • 23/03/2019: Insiding removed.
  • 23/03/2019: Duplication glitches added with faction punishment clause.
  • 04/04/2019: IRL Trading description clarified.
  • 06/04/2019: B claiming rule added.
  • 06/04/2019: Alts rule added.
  • 09/04/2019: B claiming removed.
  • 09/04/2019: Crusher style derps rule punishments clarified.
  • 12/07/2019: Complete Rules revamp, added in tiers to allow ease of use.
  • 10/09/2019: Added War Coin Farming to the rules. (Tier 2)
 
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