Global This section will explain all the rules and regulations that apply to every aspect of the server. Violating any of these rules is NOT allowed anywhere on our server, our forums, or our Teamspeak. The rules stated here are subject to change, and more rules can and will be added should they become necessary. The administration reserves the right to change the rules with or without warning. Ban lengths will be under the discretion of the staff. Fines may occur in the form of money wipes and/or item confiscation depending on the severity of the offense. MeepCraft staff reserves the right to punish a player for any reason we deem appropriate, and rules will be enforced based on the spirit, not the letter of them. Admitting to breaking any of the following rules may result in the corresponding punishment, regardless of if proof of the broken rule is recorded. By joining the MeepCraft Minecraft Server, accessing the MeepCraft Forum, accessing the ts.meepcraft.com TeamSpeak or accessing the MeepCraft.com Donation page, you agree to abide by these rules and follow staff requests. 1. Inappropriate Content Content that is deemed inappropriate by a staff member falls under this rule. Violations of this rule include but are not limited to: Spamming chat or encouraging spam Any repetitive posting Random characters, gibberish or nonsense Encouraging spam for no other purpose than to encourage spam Excessive arguing Failing to stop a conversation/topic when requested to by a staff member Intentionally avoiding the caps filter Using global chat (/g, /shout) for the purposes of sales, trade, and advertisements is prohibited and should be limited to the /tr chat (/tr) Using trade chat (/tr, /trade) for the purposes of conversation is prohibited and should be limited to other channels intended for conversation Language/Offensive Topics Any commonly deemed vulgar words are prohibited Any commonly deemed hate content is prohibited Any commonly deemed drug related content is prohibited Any other deemed inappropriate, offensive topics is prohibited Inappropriate/Offensive skins Any repeated or extreme negative action towards a player without their consent may be considered harassment. Any repeated or extreme attempts to get an innocent player in trouble, or repeated or extreme attempts to damage their reputation may be considered slander Inappropriate content can occur through any means. IE: Any form of communication, signs, books, buildings, etc. 2. Scamming/Deception for gain Scamming Any attempt to deceive another player for gain (usually monetary, or for items) with promise of a service, or money and failing to follow through with the deal made. Failing to pay on a lost bet constitutes as scamming Any attempt to deceive a player through chest-shops, including the use of hidden chest-shop signs (usually backwards). The use of hexidecimal values is also prohibited. Also included is the use of decimals in attempt to disguise the price, this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Rank scamming is strictly forbidden, and if caught will result in a Permanent Ban Luring Sending a player a /tpa, or accepting their tpa to you, then killing them is prohibited Using a false pretense in order to get a player to a spot in order to kill him Using any kind of deception in order to kill a player Using any kind of deception in order to hurt a player or gain from a player is prohibited Gaining access to an account using deception is prohibited MeepCraft does not tolerate selling or buying anything related to MeepCraft in exchange for real currency or real items. If scammed, MeepCraft or it’s staff hold no liability and is not required to give a refund. The only exception to this rule is with MeepCraft purchasable such as ranks, fireworks, heads, etc. Also note: backing out of auctions is not considered scamming, but feel free to disallow that person from future auctions. 3. Illegal Ownership of Ranked Items and Illegal Use of Rank Perks Certain items can only be used by certain ranks: Spawners Citizen - Exclusive can own a spawner if found naturally on their plot, but may not have in their inventory Elites can own any naturally found spawner, including blaze, zombie, skeleton, spider, and cave spider Supremes can own any naturally found spawner, and those included in their /spawner command Ultimates can own any naturally found spawner, and those included in their /spawner command Spawners cannot be placed on embassy plots, except if both the player and mayor is of acceptable rank Supremes and Ultimates cannot change spawners for those below their rank Spawn Eggs Spawn eggs from the /warp shop may only be owned by the corresponding ranks A donator cannot place spawn eggs for donors less than the rank necessary to purchase Rank Shop/Perks Elites cannot /fix for anyone below Elite The action of gifting, lending, trading or otherwise items from the Donor shop to a non-donor or lower donation rank than is necessary for the item (ie Gifting bedrock to a supreme) is illegal. No ranked items can be purchased from players without having that rank themselves. 4. Hacking/Cheating The use of any hack, modification, glitch, or texture pack to give yourself an unfair advantage falls under this category. Suspicion of use of a hacked client is sufficient enough to ban. The things that violate this rule are, but not limited to: A modified Minecraft client Any Full-Bright modification Any X-Ray related mod/texture pack/glitch Any form of speed hacks Any form of PVP hacks Any form of duplication, or “duping” Any form of parkour hacks Using any glitch that gives you an unfair advantage, or being warped somewhere that requires you to use a glitch Altering the Gamma of your client to simulate the effects of a full-bright modification (Donors with a full-bright perk are an exception to this rule) Macros, autoclickers, or devices set up to simulate either autoclicker or macro Scripts, or bots, or other externally semi-automated or automated functioning Mods that are allowed on the server: Optifine MCcapes PotionstatusHUD (Or any potion status mod that doesn't also have features listed above) ArmorstatusHUD (Or any armor status mod that doesn't also have features listed above) TabbyChat Minimaps that do not show the location of other players, chests, or entities (if it's togglable, it's still not allowed) Coordinate display mods (So long as it doesn't have features listed above) If you are unsure about a certain modification, ask a staff member before proceeding. Investigating acceptable mods is an ongoing process. Disclosing any information to another player about how to hack/cheat is also considered illegal as well as speaking about hacking/duping casually as if it’s acceptable. 5. Acts Against the Server, and the Owner Any action or conduct that threatens the server, and/or the owner in any way. It includes but is not limited to: Impersonating a staff member Using usernames similar in nature to a staff member's username or a staff member's rank Threats to the server or staff Lagging/Crashing the server with items Charging back a donation Advertising any other Minecraft server (An IP does not have to be included) Toxicity This rule does not prohibit people from expressing this displeasure, but tries to outline the manner in which a player should do so. This means, if you are unhappy with something, you’re welcome to post on the forums, or anywhere else detailing why you are unhappy with a certain aspect in a respectful way. However, some players are not satisfied with this outlet, and begin to become a thorn in the server’s proverbial side. If it is found that the majority of a player's interactions are negative ones against the server, staff, or any player in general, if that player continuously attempts to push the boundaries of the rules for the sake of pushing them, or in general attempts to degrade the enjoyment of the server for others in a continuous manner, this player can and will be considered toxic. Note: All minigame specific rules will be listed in the minigame lobby. Forums All the rules stated in the MeepCraft Global Rules still apply to the Forums. Violating any rules stated above or listed below through any means will result in a warning points, initiated through conversation by a staff member. This message is automated and not written by the staff member you received it from. Depending on the number of warning points you have accumulated, a tempban (or permanent ban after accumulating enough points) will occur automatically. Here are some additional rules that apply to our Forums: 1. Posting in Restricted Areas Posting unrelated content, or posting if you are not involved in these areas is prohibited: Ban Appeals Report a Player Donation Help Once a post has been made, if it does not directly involve you and/or you have nothing useful to contribute then posting in either of those areas violate this rule. In the case of ban appeals and report a player, your opinions are not considered useful contributions. 2. Commenting on Staff Applications Each person is allowed two posts on an application, leaving them one post for a comment, and one for a response to the applicant's comment. All comments will go through a moderation process to ensure they are considered useful contributions. 3. Attracting Likes Attracting likes in the following ways is forbidden: Buying like with meebles, or other payments/services Exchanging a like for a like with another user Using alt accounts to generate likes Asking for likes Any other method of generating likes not legitimately given by the community in general 4. Alternate Forum Accounts Using multiple forum accounts or creating false identities on the forums is not allowed. Using alternate forum accounts to avoid a ban is also prohibited. Teamspeak All rules stated above apply to Teamspeak. Staff does not have to supply proof for any Teamspeak bans. If you need help with adjusting your Teamspeak to follow these rules, contact a staff member. To receive permissions to use our teamspeak server, you should file a /modreq in game for a staff member to verify your identity. Here are some additional rules that apply to our Teamspeak server: 1. Teamspeak Name Your teamspeak name should be the same as your in-game name. You may add another name but your IGN needs to be included somewhere. Your name should not contain anything inappropriate. 2. Recording Conversations You may not record without the consent of everyone in the channel. 3. Music Playing music without the consent of everyone in the channel (unless you are in the music channel) is prohibited. 4. Regarding Mic Use You need to have push-to-talk or a low enough mic sensitivity so no one else can hear any noise other than your own voice. 5. False Complaints Filing false complaints against people without a proper reason in an attempt to force a ban on them will result in a ban for those involved with the complaints. 6. Voice Changers The use of voice changers on teamspeak is prohibited. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel you have been wrongly banned, feel free to file a ban appeal where a staff member other than the one who banned you will review the case. If you see anyone committing any violation of any rule, please take necessary screenshots and post under Report a Player or file a /modreq in game. If you are banned, you may not use any alternate account to get around a ban. Forum ban appeals can be appealed using the form. MeepCraft Staff reserves the right to use good judgement for punishments and ban lengths, along with combined infractions. Lying to a staff member will also result in a harsher punishment. This rules list cannot possibly hope to cover all instances of behavior that is detrimental to the servers or community, thus the MeepCraft Staff reserves the right to warn, kick, or ban players deemed to be detrimental as well as the right to form new rules when needed. Admins also reserve the right to reset player data as needed.