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UniverseMC - Competitive Server Rules.
Last edited on 16th of November 2020.


Disclaimer: These rules are just examples, and staff are free to classify different things under each offense based upon their own judgment of the situation and context. These rules apply on all of our competitive realms including; Uranus, Mars and Pluto.


These rules and punishments are free to be changed by the Management Team at all times.
(( If you have an issue with any of the rules please contact Lollipop56_#0001 on discord. ))

Evading any of these rules by having your friends/others in chat asynchronously will still result in punishment for all people involved. Finding loopholes in the rules will still count as a punishment until the loophole has been added and patched into the rules. This will be handled at the management teams discretion.



SEVERITY ONE

Spamming/Chat Flood/Excessive Caps/Profanity
Excessive amount of sentences being sent within a short amount of time, flooding the chat with meaningless characters/words, using an excessive amount of capitals in your messages or evading our profanity filter to say inappropriate words, please note that any filter bypass is punishable under this rule and will result in a punishment. When typing in chat you must show respect to fellow community members and staff members.

1st Offence: Verbal Warning
2nd Offence: Warning (Expires after 12 Hours)
3rd Offence: 30m Temporary Mute


Misuse of /report
Using /report for anything but reporting a player. Spamming /report is also misuse of /report. You may not use /report to evade your mute and/or use it to disrespect staff.


1st Offence: Verbal Warning
2nd Offence: Warning (Expires after 24 Hours)
3rd Offence: 15m Temporary Ban

Chargeback Threats/Encouraging Chargeback
Threatening or implying you will chargeback against the network. Chargeback is strictly against our Terms of Service. Any attempt to encourage people to chargeback will be met with the same punishment. All purchasable products are working digital products, if you have an issue contact our support do not imply or encourage any form of chargeback against the network.


1st Offence: 3h Temporary Mute
2nd Offence: 1d Temporary Ban

Posting Outside Links in Global Chat
You may not post links unrelated to UniverseMC, this includes advertising your own social medias, websites or online shops. You may not post links to websites, image links or any links that may be harmful to the UniverseMC community.

1st Offence: Warning (Expires after 24 Hours)
2nd Offence: 30m Temporary Mute
3rd Offence: 1h Temporary Mute
4th Offence: 3h Temporary Mute

Nickname Abuse
Nicknames that are offensive, inappropriate in any way, impersonation etc.
If a staff member tells you to change it, change it, no exceptions. Using nicknames to trick other players will result in punishment. In addition having an IGN that impersonates a staff member will result in a permanent ban until the IGN is changed.

1st Offence: 30m Temporary Mute
2nd Offence: 1h Temporary Mute
3rd Offence: 6h Temporary Ban

SEVERITY
TWO

Pornographic Links, Pictures or Gifs.
Posting any links to inappropriate sites or images in chat that may/will cause alarm or distress to members of the community. You may not under any circumstances post imagery that is distressing.

1st Offence: 48h Temporary Mute
2nd Offence: 72h Temporary Mute
3rd Offence: 1d Temporary Ban

Homophobic/Racial/Transphobic/Derogatory Slurs
Discrimination of any group of people, everyone is entitled to play on UniverseMC and we will take discrimination of any player due to their race, sexuality or backround seriously. If you have an issue with someone please create a ticket on our discord do not use hate speech or derogatory slurs.


1st Offence: 3h Temporary Mute

2nd Offence: 6h Temporary Mute
3rd Offence: 12h Temporary Mute

4th Offence: 24h Temporary Mute

Influencing Suicide / Self-Harm / Death Wishes
Encouraging suicide and/or self-harm in any way. This includes but is not limited to statements regarding how a person should harm themselves. Wishing death upon someone will also result in punishment, examples include "I hope you die."


1st Offence: 30m Temporary Mute
2nd Offence: 1h Temporary Mute
3rd Offence: 6h Temporary Mute

Inappropriate Buildings
Building something that is going against any of our current rules and/or discriminating against a certain group/person outside of a faction base/island/cell.


1st Offence: Forcefully Removed

Bug Abuse
Abusing the way the game was meant to be made/violating something that was not meant to be there.

Defined by the management team.

(Capping Conquest with alts would also be considered as bug abuse)
(Some common examples: Smiting through walls, smiting in ct, and f chesting in ct, Fly Capping Koth/Outpost, Invis PvPing, Stacked Potions, Logging in the deathzone Void)

1st Offence: 1d - 3d Temporary Ban

Mute Evasion
Evading a mute on any of your accounts by either going on another account or bypassing it in a way meaning you can still communicate. You may use signs to comminicate but using anything to communicate through chat, such as nicknames will result in punishment.

Saying it’s a sibling will not be accepted, you’re responsible for your IP. You also use public/shared accounts at your own risk.

1st Offence: Warning (Expires after 24 Hours)
2nd Offence: Permanent IP Mute

Ban Evasion/Assisting Ban Evasion
Evading a ban on any of your accounts by going on another account is strictly prohibited. You are responsible for your ip, siblings do not count as a valid excuse, if you choose to use a public alt you do so at your own risk.

Assisting Ban Evasion, including making jokes to help other player evade their punishment will result in a temporary suspension.
Determined by staff.

1st Offence: Permanent IP Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent IP Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist

Admitted Blacklisted Modifications
Admitting to using a restricted modification that is listed on the list or that is giving you an unfair advantage.

Defined by the Management Team.

1st Offence: 5d Temporary Ban
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal

Lying to a staff member/Failure to comply with a staff member
Lying or not co-operating for your personal gain or gain of others, if a staff member tells you to do something, do it. If you are unhappy with what a staff member is telling you, create a staff report on the forums.

Punishment lengths depend on severity.

1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist

Lying/Falsifying evidence to be refunded.
You may not lie or deceive staff to refund you for your, or another's, own benefit. You need evidence of your issue when you make a ticket unless worked out in said ticket. Please note that staff need admin confirmed proof before punishing!


1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal + refunded value will be taken
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal + refunded value will be taken
3rd Offence: Blacklist.

IRL Deals

Any kind of trade involving IRL money, you may not trade in-game items for store items. You may not purchase ranks on other networks, steam games or iTunes gift cards with irl money, items or perks.

1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist


Blacklisted Modifications
Any kind of modification that can give you an advantage that the "average" player does not already have. Any mod that is currently said as a blacklisted modification is strictly prohibited.


1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist

Emptying Recycling Bin
Emptying your recycling bin after being frozen is strictly prohibited and will be detected.


1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist

Logging out Whilst Frozen
Logging out after being frozen is strictly prohibited and you will be punished for it.


1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist

Doing /back in Enemy Land
Doing /back into enemy land.


1st Offence: 3d Ban

Teleporting into Darkzone
Teleporting into deathzone via any method other than through ./warp darkzone. Examples include, /home, /back, /f assist and tpa bypasses. You may only enter deathzone through /warp darkzone. Bypassing this in anyway will result in a punishment.


ALL Offences: 1d Ban


SEVERITY THREE

DDoS Threats/DDoS Implications/DDoSing
Threatening or implying to "hit someone off" will result in a permanent blacklist. You may not have any DDoS related tools on your PC. Threatening to DDoS or implying you will DDoS is strictly forbidden. Jokes will not be tolerated and will be treated as serious threats. Any implication towards someones internet safety will result in a blacklist from UniverseMC. You may not have an IGN that implies DDoS or threatens to do so, this includes nicknames, renamed items or signs. Threatening staff via other platforms such as discord servers, social medias or the internet will result in a blacklist. If what you say can be perceived as a threat then it will be down to the administrator to determine if an offence has been commited. Arguing about your punishment will result in any appeal being void.

[Determined by staff, Jokes are not allowed]

1st Offence: Blacklist w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Blacklist w/o appeal

Dox Threats/Dox Implications/Doxing
Leaking, exposing or threatening to release personal, private information will result in a permanent blacklist. Personal information such as private social medias, phone numbers, ip addresses, addresses, schools, pictures, emails or full name may not be shared, threatening or implying you will do so will also result in a permanent blacklist. We will
not accept reports against public social medias, emails or pictures. Threatening staff via other platforms such as discord servers, social medias or the internet will result in a blacklist. Jokes will not be tolerated and be treated as serious threats. Any private information regarding a person is theirs to disclose, disclosing it for them is a breach of their privacy and will result in a blacklist. Please further note is does not matter if the information is correct or not, false information will still be treated as doxing.

[Determined by staff, Jokes are not allowed]

1st Offence: Blacklist w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Blacklist w/o appeal

SWAT Threats/SWAT Implications/SWATing
Threatening or implying you will SWAT other user to harm them or scare them. Threatening to SWAT a member of the UniverseMC community will result in a permanent blacklist, this includes threatening to kick in their door or force entry into their home. Making any form of threat to enter a players property will be matched with the same punishment. Threatening staff via other platforms such as discord servers, social medias or the internet will result in a blacklist. Jokes will not be tolerated and be treated as serious threats. False SWATing is a serious crime and we will not tolerate it, reports of real SWAT raids will result in a permanent blacklist with no appeal.
[Determined by staff, Jokes are not allowed]

1st Offence: Blacklist w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Blacklist w/o appeal

Death Threats/Hack Threats/Terrorist Threats
Threatening or implying to kill another player in real life or threatening to harm them. Threatening to hack a player or cause their PC harm including ratting, viruses or bugs. Sending any malware to another player will result in a equal punishment. You may not use our platform to talk about attacks that will harm anybody, society or threaten to do so. Anything that may cause danger to life will not be tolerated and you may also face legal action. Please use our platform responsibly. Threatening staff via other platforms such as discord servers, social medias or the internet will result in a blacklist. Jokes will not be tolerated and be treated as serious threats.

[Determined by staff, Jokes are not allowed]

1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Blacklist w/ appeal
3rd Offence: Blacklist w/o appeal

Advertising
Advertising or promoting anything that is not related to UniverseMC e.g Minecraft Servers, Businesses.

(Mentioning server names in chat is not classed as advertising and is not punishable, bypassing our filters to mention server names is however not allowed.) This includes sending direct messages to players via means of discord, forums or in-game.

1st Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal
2nd Offence: Permanent Ban w/o appeal

Spam Bot/Botting
Threatening to or spam botting/botting UniverseMC or any of its platforms.

Determined by staff (administrator), being suspected to bot is enough to be banned. If you wish to prove your innocence, contact support/admin who banned you.

1st Offence: Blacklist

Insiding
Insiding your Island/Faction in anyway, (taking value that isn't yours,unclaiming land to cause your faction to get raided,tping enemies into base).


DISCLAIMER: Once you place value in your faction’s land is is not considered yours, it is property of your faction leader as they own the faction. Only exception is personal boxes that have been explicitly specified as “player’s box” through means such as a wooden sign.

1st Offence: Permanent Ban

Buying someone a rank without their consent
Buying someone a rank without their consent or buying them a lower rank so they lose access to features.


1st Offence: Permanent Ban + Giftcard used disabled




If you have been blacklisted or have “blacklisted” in your ban message, consult a member of the management team before trying to buy an unban.