Hello, and welcome to the official UniverseMC server rules and terms of service. You are expected to be familiar with the rules before you make any advances in game. Failure to comply with the rules listed will result in a punishment provided by the staff member. By joining any portion of our server, you hereby agree to follow all rules. You also agree that you understand all of our rules and that you WILL be punished for breaking the rules. | Toxic Language & Disrespect ● However bantering may be a part of factions, it's never pleasant to see a chat filled with toxic words and phrases. Disrespect towards other players is also not allowed. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Player Harassment ● Harassment is officially pronounced when you continuously call someone out in chat, target someone, make sexual advances towards someone, or to continue to talk about a topic with someone after being told to stop multiple times. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Misuse of reports ● Misuage of /report is not tolerated and will be punished upon. E.g reporting yourself, or reports others for invalid reasons. | Chat Flood, Caps & Character spam ● Messages or characters that are the same or similar in nature being posted in rapid succession into chat. This is not allowed and is not allowed at all. | Sensitive Topics ● Do not speak of topics on our server that can be seen as sensitive. This includes the following subjects: School shootings, theories, 9-11, terrorist attacks, religious subjects, political topics, making light of worldwide disasters. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Hackusating in global chat ● Do not hackusate in chat. First of all when you do that the player expects a staff member to watch and then toggles their hacks. Second of all, it is annoying to join a server and see people being hackusated against. Record the player and report it, or report it to an online staff member. | Chat filter bypass ● Do not use special characters, numbers, etc. in the attempt to bypass a chat filter. The chat filter was put in place for a reason. Excessive offenses of this will result in a suspension of your ability to speak at all. | Self-promotion & Promotion of links not related to the server ● If you do not own the youtube rank or twitch rank, do not link your channel. Also, discord links other than the one of UniverseMC is not tolerated. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Inappropriate Links ● In order to keep UniverseMC a friendly server, it is necessary that we ask that you do not post links that have any sort of pornographic, blood, or gore pictures/videos on the website. This rule also follows on from the one just above. If it doesn't relate to the server, don't post it! This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Server Names ● Saying any server name, other than the one of UniverseMC, is not tolerated and is an obvious tactic. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. Spoiler: Tier-One Punishments First Offence: Warning Second Offence: 10m mute, 1hr mute, 1day mute Third Offence: 1day ban, following a 7, 15, 30-day bans. | Encouraging Suicide ● Any statement that can be interpreted to suggest harmful action against another player in real life, joking or otherwise. This includes lethal drinking suggestions or other dangerous activities. Graphic mentions of self-harm or suicide are also not allowed. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. | Discrimination ● Speech that contains harmful language that may cause discomfort, utilizing someone's age, gender, name, race, sexual preference, beliefs, political stance, medical conditions, or anything similar for the sake of degradation. Inappropriate usage of "Gay" is not tolerated. Using the "N" word in any form, with or without the "er" at the end will result in the 12hour mute. | Slander ● Slander consists of telling lies about the server. Also, this values telling lies & trying to get players to quit the server. Slander is not allowed for a variety of reasons and is strictly prohibited on our server. This rule also contains creating rumors on the server e.g Server resets, etc. This rule carries over to, but is not limited to, private messages, factions chat messages, re-name items, and signs. Spoiler: Tier-Two Punishments First Offence: 12 hours mute Second Offence: 1-day ban Third Offence: 30-day ban | Advertising ● Advertising full IP’s with or without additional information with the sole intention of diverting players to another server. Any IP that looks like an actual IP, regardless if it is a joke or not, may be met with the same punishment, a permanent ban. | Glitch & Bug abusing ● Always report bugs to staff members as soon as they are found - anyone found using them, even for purpose of testing, will be punished accordingly. (First offense for this will be a 30-day ban) | In real life threats ● Any statement that can be interpreted to threaten harmful action against another player, or their family, friends, property, and pets, in real life, joking or otherwise. | Skyblock player killing ● Attempting to or killing a player in any way on skyblock will result in a permanent ban. | Griefing / Insiding on skyblock ● Griefing is not allowed, however with most reported cases we ask that coop members solve the issue among themselves. /trust and /coop users at your own risk. Griefs from the same user will result in a permanent ban and minor grief punishments vary by a moderator. Single large griefs will also result in punishment, as long as there is evidence that it was truly malicious griefing and not a spat among team members. Just to sum it up. Any grieifing / insiding / player killing will not result in a perm ban. <> Scamming players is allowed. <> | Insiding factions ● Insiding yours or another faction is now a permanent ban on our server. Spoiler: Tier-Three Punishments First Offence: Permanent Ban w/ appeal Second Offence: Permanent Ban w/out appeal Third Offence: Permanent IP-ban no appeal / unban | DDOS / DOX Threats ● Any threatening message, joking or not, that has to do with hacking into another player’s account or the server itself (such as Minecraft accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or maliciously interfering with another player's connection. This also included the stressing, booting, or termination of an IP. | Buycraft Scamming ● Any scam that involves someone tricking another play into paying them in-real-life money for in-game items/money, and scamming them is punishable. | Leaking Personal Information ● Releasing personal information about someone without their consent. Before taking action, staff should check to see if the "victim" has an issue with the information leak. This also includes threatening to DOX or release personal information. (This includes but is not limited to: ages, names, birth dates, sex, family members, numbers, emails, skypes.) | Malicious Links & Topics ● Any link that redirects to a malicious site designed to grab your personal information. (Phishing links, RAT’s, etc.) Speaking of ddosing > doxing will also fall under this category. | Lag Machines / Server Crashers ● Any machine or client that is intended for the use of solely crashing or lagging the server falls in this category. | Blacklisted modifications & Hack clients ● Logging in / use of a hacked client or modification which grants you an unfair advantage over other players. This includes using any modification that is enlisted in any hacked client. | Chargebacks ● A chargeback is something PayPal uses. If you buy something using PayPal, you have a set amount of days to return it and ask for your money back (I believe 10 days). However, they charge money to the company that you've returned the item from. Chargebacks are disputed with the owner and PayPal directly. Your account will be permanently terminated unless the chargeback is won. This also includes buying another person a rank. Do not buy a rank from someone unless they are fully trustworthy. If someone buys you a rank or another item and charges back, your account and the buyer will both be banned. If this occurs, we will unban your account and allow you to keep the rank unless the chargeback is lost by UniverseMC. Chargebacks are strictly prohibited on the server and in buycraft "No refunds" is printed in the fine print. Spoiler: Tier-Four Punishments First Offence: Spoiler: Tier-Four Punishments Permanent Ban no appeal Second Offence: Permanent IP-ban no appeal / unban Third Offence: Permanent Blacklist By joining any portion of our server, you hereby agree to follow all rules. You also agree that you understand all of our rules and that you WILL be punished for breaking the rules. Excessive offenses will be punished upon at the discretion of the Owner, Admins, Managers, & Developers.