1. No Hacked/Cracked Clients, Hacking, or Macros Using clients, resource packs, macros/programs etc that modify your gaming experience in a way that would give you an unfair advantage over the rest of the player base (including setting your attack key to something other than your left click, having multiple buttons set to left click, clicking more than one mouse, as well double and triple click/rapid fire buttons on your mouse hardware, using afk alts for raid detection.), against other players or staff will result in a ban without warning. This may include DDoSing, DoSing, Doxing (releasing personal information including ips, maintaining other players' ip addresses, ip address lists, sharing ips, attempting to use / using someone's full name or the like), threats to DDoS, and/or Swatting (which will result in permanent removal from the server and an IP Ban). An overview on the types of mods permitted on Cosmic is located here. Note: Butterfly/Drag clicking and editing / deleting logs/history is not permitted and could result in a ban. (In addition rules may differ from Cosmic HCF) 1st Offense: Permanent Ban Though alting is permitted, if there are affiliated accounts on the server affiliated with the account that has broken this rule they will all be permanently removed from the server. Factions seen teaming with hackers and repeat offenders or ip ban evaders run the risk of the same punishment and/or the disband of their faction as it breaks rule 20. 2. No Advertising Putting a link/reference/name of another server in chat that relates to another server, leads to pornographic images or sites, screamers, pictures, and links/references to your personal youtube/twitch account (where the content is unrelated to CosmicPvP) may result in a ban. 1st Offense: Verbal Warning (warning unless the advertisement is being spammed) 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban (lesser offenses can be appeals on the forums under Ban Appeals) Spam advertising will result in an immediate and permanent ban. 3. Glitches and Exploits - If an exploit is found, report it immediately by contacting a staff member. Using a glitch or exploit within the game to provide yourself, your faction or others an advantage will result in a ban from the server. Examples: Enderpearl Glitching Lava / Water Glitching Item Duplication exploiting /nick to evade getting muted and causing spam 1st Offense: 1 Day Temp Ban 2nd Offense: 7 Day Temp Ban 3rd Offense: 30 Day Temp Ban Fourth Offense: Permanent Glitching into bases will result in an immediate 7d tempban for the first offense with subsequent offences being reviewed by the Admins/Community Manager and could be permanent. If you and another member are caught working as a team to find a means to glitch into a base you will suffer the same consequences. Note: In cases of very serious exploits the resulting punishment regardless of the quantity of offenses will be a permanent ban - examples of this include but are not limited to duplication of items and punishment is at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners / Devs. Factions caught housing members duplicating run the risk of being disbanded. 4. Racism, Discrimination, Sexual, and Derogatory Remarks are not welcome here. We are an all inclusive server. Using discriminatory / racist / homophobic or sexual remarks can make players feel unwelcome on the server. This is not the case and will not be tolerated. In game items created with a racial or antisemitic slur could be confiscated (on top of the consequences listed below) Examples: ****** Beaner *** Cracker Spic Skins Depicting Racist Figures (like Hitler) #KickTrainees 1st Offense: Verbal Warning (unless it's excessive in which case you could be muted or removed from the server.) 2nd Offense: 4hr temp mute 3rd Offense: 1-3 Day Temp Ban depending on severity 4th Offense: 7 Day Temp Ban Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. Punishments could include, but are not limited to Immediate Temp Bans (without warning), Immediate Permanent Ban (without notice), IP Mute, IP Ban, Alt Muting and the like. 5. Respect Players and Staff Staff are volunteers that are here to ensure the server runs smoothly. They do not have the option of ignoring rule breakers. If you choose to disrespect or disregard them, you risk punishment. They are not here to abuse, they are here to keep the server running for everyone. This includes excessive trolling, name calling etc. 1st Offense: Verbal Warning (unless it's excessive) 2nd Offense: Formal Warning (/warn) 3rd Offense: 1 Day Temp Ban 4th Offense: 7 Day Temp Ban Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. Punishments could include, but are not limited to Permanent Ban, IP Mute, IP Ban, Alt Muting and the like. 6. No Sexually Inappropriate Material We are a server for players of all ages. Offering yourself, or pictures of yourself, to any player or staff. Directing sexual gestures and phrases, towards others is not appropriate. This includes inappropriate builds and skins. 1st Offense: Verbal Warning 2nd Offense: Formal Warning 3rd Offense: 1 Day Temp Ban 4th Offense: 7 Day Temp Ban Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. Punishments could include, but are not limited to Permanent Ban, IP Mute, IP Ban, Alt Muting and the like. 7. Don't Spam or Swear Repeating the same phrases, flooding the chat, repeat or random characters (such as in makign designs), writing gibberish or a collection of letters for the purposes of annoying others are all examples of spam as it pertains to this rule. This includes TPA Spam, private message spam, faction join spam and the like. Note: starting hashtags is seen as spam as it coaxes players to start spamming / rioting and purposefully causing spawn may result in an immediate warn/mute/kick without a verbal warning. 1st Offense: Verbal Warning 2nd Offense: Formal Warning 3rd Offense: Temp Mute up to 60 Minutes 4rd Offense: 1 Day Temp Ban As is noted below in Rule #9, attempting to trap with spam like "/tp for wild pvp" can result in an immediate 7 day ban, removal of your inventory, and/or a facmute for your whole faction Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc this includes, but is not limited to, trying to start riots / spam / number spam or the like. Punishments could include, but are not limited to, permanent ban, ipmute, or muting of alts. 8. In Game Scamming is Not Permitted Scamming is not permitted on the server. Players misrepresenting items for sale, offering to give an item in payment for actions and not following through when able, bait and switch, are all examples of scamming. This INCLUDES renaming items as if they are something they are not (like mooshroom eggs, custom enchant books and the like) in the Auction House. Using alts to scam could result in a permanent ban. Insiding is not scamming. Be choosy who you team with! 1st Offense: 5 Day Temp Ban 2nd Offense: 14 Day Temp Ban 3rd Offense: 30 Day Temp Ban Excessive offenses that follow will be reviewed by upper staff and punishment for continued abuse will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. 9. TP/TPA Killing, Portal Trapping, and Traps TP/TPA Killing and Traps that remove a players ability to /spawn or /home will result in removal from the server without warning. Examples of bannable traps are those that would render the player completely unable to play (ie: If the trapper were to log off the player would be stuck there indefinitely). If a player chooses to enter a dangerous area they do so at their own risk (This is, after all Factions boys and girls!) Spamming or advertising for "Wild PvP" in which players unclaim an area with the plan to claim on arrival of the other member can result in the same outcome. 1st Offense: 5 Day Temp Ban 2nd Offense: 14 Day Temp Ban 3rd Offense: 30 Day Temp Ban **Using alts to avoid a harsher punishment could result in removal of your accounts from the server. Attempting to trap with requests like "/tp for wild pvp" can result in an immediate 7 day ban, removal of your inventory, and/or a facmute for your whole faction. Excessive offenses that follow will be reviewed by upper staff and punishment for continued abuse will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. 10. Selling in game items / IGN's etc for paypal or other game items Players are not permitted to sell in game items including their minecraft account on the server for paypal / cash or make deals regarding other game modes 1st Offense: 1 Verbal warning 2nd Offense: 7 Day Temp Ban 3rd Offense: 30 Day Temp Ban Excessive offenses that follow will be reviewed by upper staff and punishment for continued abuse will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. 11. In Real Life Money Scamming / Chargebacks In Real Life Money Scamming in which someone promises to purchase a server store item in return for favors in game will result in a Ban. Scamming someone out of IRL Money is a perm ban. Period. Purchasing ranks for any player other than yourself or in trade for items in game is not permitted. Players who agree to this type of transaction are placing themselves at risk. Chargebacks will result in a permanent ban from the server until the funds are repayed for a first time offense only. Continued offenses will result in complete removal from the server with no chance of appeal. 12. Bypassing Locked / Muted chat will result in removal from the server If you choose to attempt to bypass a chat lock, it could result in removal from the server. Bypassing when staff are trying to communicate without interruption on something that is seen as important only undermines the server as a whole. Bypassing locked chat includes (but is not limited to) /bounty, disbanding factions, etc. 1st Offense: 5m - 60m tempban from the server. Continued offenses could result in complete removal from the server. 13. 20 Chunk Buffer Limit Factions are allowed a maximum of 20 chunks buffering their base. A 20 chunk buffer equates to 160 genned walls (just to put it in perspective for you). The buffer is measured from the EXTERIOR WALL OF YOUR BASE and does NOT include the base itself. If a faction has a buffer that exceeds 20 chunks They may be asked to correct the issue themselves A 5 chunk line maybe unclaimed by an Admin If a faction reclaims that radius, the buffer faction, or the main faction risk further repercussions including (but is not limited to): Warning Ban /f unclaim Disband This means that aside from raid claims (cannon claims) from attacking factions you MUST have a minimum of 5 chunks of wilderness between your claims and the claims from another faction. You may not attempt to bypass this rule by having your "neutral" or "enemy" friends buffer your claims for you. For clarification on this rule please feel free to reference the post under Server Announcements located here. Continued offenses could result in complete and permanent removal from the server, disbanding of your faction or the like. 14. No Inappropriate IGNs As stated in rule 4: Racism, Discrimination, Sexual, and Derogatory Remarks, Impersonating staff, or words that are typically filtered on CosmicPvP are examples of IGN's not welcome here. If a player is seen with an inappropriate IGN, they will be banned until they change their name and an appeal is submitted. 1st Offense: Permanent ban until changed Continued offenses could result in complete removal from the server. 15. You may NOT use TNT of any kind to "protect" your spawners This means you may not place TNT around your spawners to prevent them being raided (or destroyed if you raid them). Trying to create unraidable spawners undermines the spirit of the game (this is factions after all). Players caught breaking this rule could be removed from the server. Repeat offenses could result in permanent removal from the server. Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc this includes, but is not limited to, trying to start riots / spam / number spam or the like. 16. Do not attempt to bypass a mute Bypassing a mute could result in removal from the server. Wait out your mute and follow the rules, it's really that simple. Excessive offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc this includes, but is not limited to, trying to start riots / spam / number spam or the like. 17. Auto Cannoning Auto Cannoning is a bannable offense. It undermines the spirit of the game and player interaction/involvement. Punishment will be at the discretion of upper staff. 18. Spawners cannot be water protected and you are NOT permitted to obby encase them. You may not exploit or try to find ways around this rule. Spawners are not permitted to be water protected, period. You may NOT: Encase your spawners in water protected blocks (obsidian or the like) Do not encase tightly spawners in obsidian or any other uncreggable block. Try to find another means to encase your spawners in an attempt to undermine this rule or the spirit of this rule. You may: Water protect your grinder room (regardless of the block construction) Attempts to undermine this rule could result in your removal from the server (consider this fair warning!) Offenses will be at the discretion of the upper staff and punishment will be at the discretion of the Head Admin / Owners etc. 19. Crusher style derps/traps You are not permitted to create/use crusher-style derps. Players who are trapped must be given a 2 block high by 1 block wide area in which they can move and defend themselves unobstructed. This includes, drowning, suffocation, anvils, glass, gates, fences, slabs, etc. Any attempt at "loop -holing" this rule (or finding a means around it) will result in punishment. You ARE permitted to trap a player with blocks OVER their head, moving a player in to a confined 2 tall by 1 wide hole etc. Punishment will be at the discretion of upper staff. 20. Insiding A faction is viewed as a team and together as a team work towards a common goal. When a player adds spawners to a base or faction claims they are adding into the faction pool. Those spawners are now considered property of the faction and not the player specifically. Players may only remove spawners with the okay from Sr. Faction members (Leaders and CoLeaders) Players may not purposefully or maliciously undermine the faction this includes but is not limited to: Removing Spawners Sabbotaging faction claims or defenses /f open’ing Alt factions Allowing themselves to be killed to make their faction overclaimable Examples of Betrayal that are NOT considered insiding are, but are not limited to: Discussion faction schedules Undermining raids Sharing information that could be gained from proper monitoring of enemies For this rule to be looked into the faction MUST have in place appropriate /f access and /f perms. A tutorial can be found here: Factions must report Insiding immediately and can do so in the teamspeak at the top of the Teamspeak in the Insiding Reports channel. Reports will be reviewed on a case by case basis and could result in removal for the duration of the map or the network indefinitely for the account and / or affiliated accounts. 21. Undermining the Spirit of the Game If you participate in actions that are deemed to undermine the spirit of the game (this can include OP Cannons (that obliterate multiple walls, crash the server, cause significant lag, or undermines the balance intended by the server), OP defenses (like webbing your walls - which is no different than sign defenses or checkerboarding claims to deter the building of cannons) undermining events, information shared in confidence about updates, contests, anything that is implied or understood as unintended game/play exploits, or just overall the spirit of the game or how the game was intended) you can be removed permanently from the server. Punishment will be at the discretion of upper staff. NOTE: Any offense considered excessive, consistent, or persistent on the server could result in a Ban / IP Ban. Breaking ANY of these rules could result in: Formal Warnings Temporary Ban (in game and/or on the forums) Permanent Ban (in game and/or on the forums) "Spam Cleaning" Your account (removal of all posts) NOTE: If you log while frozen, delete files, history, change settings, amend or disable windows logging, start, refresh, or end windows processes, alter game specific logs or the like during or before a screenshare you WILL be permanently banned with the removal of the ability to purchase an unban. This punishment could also apply to alts. Failure to join the teamspeak while frozen will result in the same. You are not permitted to record the screensharing process. If you record the SS process you and all your affiliated accounts and IP will be banned from the server. Evading an IP ban is not permitted. Execution of forum punishments is up to the Administrators, Owners and Developers.