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[OFFICIAL] Rules and Regulations

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Desteria Team

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Preface
Welcome to the official Desteria Rules & Regulations thread! When accessing any of our services, you are expected to abide by the following rules and conditions. Failure to comply may lead to a partial or complete restriction to the aforementioned services. With your cooperation, we can ensure that the network is a safe and healthy environment for all players. NOTE: Printing on live servers is not permitted and could result in a ban.

Disclaimers

  • The rules stated below are not, in any way, an exhaustive list of offences that are punishable.
  • Any changes may be made to the following thread without prior notice.
  • Players are expected to familiarize themselves with the rules upon utilizing any of our services.
    • “I didn't know that was against the rules” will not be accepted as an appeal or excuse in any case. As soon as you join our network (any of it's platforms) and begin using them, we will treat you as if you had read the rules and agreed to them.
  • Warnings are a precaution against clueless new players and do NOT have to be given out against players who clearly know what they're doing. This said, it is within a Staff Member's rights to give warnings for tier one infractions as they see fit.
  • Joking about or pretending to break any rule may result in the same punishment as if the player were actually breaking the rule. It is not our job to determine whether or not you are joking or simply messing around with a friend.
  • If you make a statement about another user, we will assume it is true. If you release information, we will assume it is accurate. If you insult someone, whether or not they truly share the characteristic you insulted, we will assume they do for the purposes of punishing you.
  • Hindering staff's ability to moderate chat purposely is a punishable offense.

Update Log

  • [May 31st, 2018] Thread published.
  • [June 18th, 2018] Cleared up that allies claims count towards your 7x7 raid claims if adjacent to claims of your own. Yours, plus that of your friendly factions, cannot exceed a 7x7 area.
  • [June 18th, 2018] Updated Forums and Discord Rules section to match the In-Game parameters, along with an overhaul of the distributed points that attach to our warning system.
  • [June 30th, 2018] Added a rule against insiding and betraying factions back to the Tier 3 section.
  • [July 5th, 2018] Clarified that users whom return the goods they stole after insiding a faction will not be banned if the victim faction is satisfied.
  • [July 21st, 2018] Clarified the personal information release section of the T3 rule to explain that our intention isn't to ban users for joking, but rather to enforce a strict rule against users genuine intents to releases others' information. It was clarified that if necessary, Management will take individual cases and resolve them as is seen most appropriate.
  • [July 30th, 2018] Updated "Personal Attacks // Slurs // Offensive Behaviour" section specifically referencing the word "gay" and it's restricted usage.
  • [August 2nd, 2018] Clarified that plugin misuse will result in a 24h, not a 7d tempban, if the behavior continues after a kick.
  • [August 9th, 2018] Elaborated on an older announcement post that explains regen walls are not legal on Desteria by officially adding a statement about them to the "Illegal Defenses" section of the "Gameplay Rules and Regulations" page.
  • [October 3rd, 2018] Added a disclaimer regarding players purposely trying to hinder staff's ability to moderate chat.
  • [October 15th, 2018] Added clarification that Discord Links to other servers are also punishable under the 'Advertisements' rule.
  • [October 29th, 2018] Altered and clarified the 'Sensitive Information Release' Tier 1 rule.
  • [January 16th, 2019] Updated the Tier 2 offenses to include using Printer as a bannable offense.
  • January 16th, 2019] Added a third section to the "F-Top Contest" section of the Gameplay Rules and Regulations clarifying how Factions will now win F-Top Coupons across multiple realms.
  • [January 16th, 2019] Added a clarification to how we're going to hand out top voting rewards from this point forward.
  • [February 10th, 2019] Updated the "Can I use the word 'gay'?" clause to include the term 'retard/retarded' as well.
  • [February 16th, 2019] Updated the cannon box limit from 7x7 to 10x10. Also added a cannon box buffer zone to keep factions from combining their cannon boxes into a giant cannon zone.
  • [March 30th, 2019] Updated the following rules:
    • Addendum for "No Spamming" covering the punishment of enticers.
    • Addendum for "Be Respectful" covering the punishment of enticers.
    • Rework of "Sensitive Information" that goes more in-depth about social media releases.
    • Addendum to "Illegal Teleport Trapping" to further explain what isn't allowed.
    • Added an explanation for the new Faction Strike System we'll be using under "Gameplay Rules and Regulations".
    • Addendum to "20 chunk buffer limit" section clarifying how multiple bases either from the same faction or other factions should set up their claims
    • Addendum to "Raid Claims" section regarding claiming your cannon box and how outside claims interact with it.
    • Changed how we handle Nuisance claims over the course of the map.
    • Updated "F-Top Contest" to be more clear on what is and isn't allowed near the end of the map so mistakes are less likely to be made in the future.
  • [April 17th, 2019] Updated the following rules:
    • Addendum added to the F-Top Contest in regards to Merging
    • Addendum added to Buffer Claims to address factions building too closely together
    • Removed hoppers from the Inside Rule section since they no longer carry value
  • [April 19th, 2019] Updated the following rules:
    • Addendum added in Raid Claims regarding making unclaimed defenses in front of a defending faction's counter cannon
    • Re-worded the rule regarding raid claims so it's a bit easier to understand.
  • [April 21st, 2019] Addendum created under the Exploits rule to include faction names.

Contents

  • Tier One Offenses - In-Game
  • Tier Two Offenses- In-Game
  • Tier Three Offenses- In-Game
  • Illegal Modifications and Hacked Client Policy
  • Gameplay Rules and Regulations
  • Screenshare Policy
  • Evasion Policy
  • Forums and Discord Rules
 
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Desteria Team

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Tier One Offences
Mutes: 4h > 24h > 48h > Tempbans: 24h > 7d > 14d > 14d
1. No Harassment or Pessimism
The act of continued badgering or pestering of another player or Staff Member. You’re expected to behave respectfully towards your peers. Furthermore, constructive criticism has its place, but overtly negative or pessimistic statements serve no purpose and are not welcome in public chat.


2. No Spamming
Public chat is used by more players than just yourself and the person you’re speaking to. Any attempts made to hinder other users’ access to public chat through spam of any kind, or excessive capital letter usage, will not be tolerated. This rule also applies to users who wish to entice others into spamming.

Examples also include but are not limited to:
  • Repetitive Spam: Posting the same or similar message multiple times within 3 minutes.
  • Character Spam: Using an unreasonable amount of excessive characters.
  • Group Spam: A group of players that each post similar messages - all parties involved will be punished.
  • Offering something in return for player(s) to spam chat.
  • Spam Bots: Using multiple accounts to create massive amounts of spam automatically. Users will be banned for 30 days - this is the only exception to the spamming rule.
3. No Public Advertising of Foreign Trades
Desteria cannot guarantee your safety if you choose to partake in trades that involve external goods or currencies. Correspondingly, we ask that you keep offers of trades that involve such foreign currencies or commodities out of public chat. Desteria will not punish you for partaking in these trades, just be aware we cannot, and will not middleman or authenticate them for you.


4. Be Respectful
This rule aims to cover the usage of slurs or other derogatory comments. Any attacks made towards other users based off of individual characteristics or defining traits, or attempts made to shame other users for their beliefs, personal choices, or their lifestyles will not be tolerated. Variations of these words (real or fake) will also fall under this rule. You’re entitled to your opinion, but not the right to impose it on others. Be respectful of your peers. This rule also applies to users who wish to entice others into being disrespectful.

The term “gay” will be punished for, without warning, if it is used in any way to degrade, demoralize, harass, offend, or otherwise bring hate to another player. We will not punish you for using this term to reference one's sexuality or to denote a negative feeling or distaste towards an activity or item.

When using 'retard' or 'retarded', please understand that as long as it's directed at an object or non-sentient object, it's perfectly fine to use. The idea behind this is that it's a substitute for calling something stupid, so we won't be punishing for it. However, if you decide to suddenly start accusing other players or other people 'retarded', we will take action against it since it's disrespectful and unnecessary. You can just call them stupid if that tickles your fancy.


5. Don't Release Sensitive Information
Personal information you want to release yourself is allowed (this applies to general information such as first names, age, city, country, Snapchat, etc.). Repeating other people's personal information is not immediately punishable, but should that user decide they don't want that information on our networks, they should let a staff member know and we will take action against any player who continues to state that information.

Desteria does not recommend releasing any kind of personal information due to how easy it is to obtain someone's location, sensitive information, and other private details from simple facts you may think are harmless by themselves. We encourage everyone to stay as anonymous as possible on the internet since not doing so may result in information being released that you never wanted to be public.

Keep in mind that social media that is found through internet searches is NOT actually "DOX"ing since you've left it openly available for people to find, so please protect yourself by making sure your accounts are all private or not easily searchable via usernames or nicknames. We will only moderate our own servers and are not responsible for information found outside of that.

This rule only applies to Tier 1 Sensitive Information Release. If you're releasing anything sensitive such as IP address, full address, last name, etc - it will be treated as a Tier 3 punishment regardless of whose information it is.


6. No Inappropriate Content
Desteria’s public chat is not the place for the excessive discussion of any mature content nor is it a platform for you to share it. Use your common sense (as will we when choosing whether or not to punish you). Examples of such content include explicitly sexual or grotesque imagery, or links to websites, images, or videos.


7. No Threats or Suggestive Comments
Any statement made that suggests harm will or should come to another user, their family, friends, property, pets, or any other such aspect of their life that is NOT a part of Minecraft will result in immediate punishment.
 
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Tier Two Offences
Tempbans: 7d > 14d > 30d > 60d > Blacklist
8. No Advertisements
Advertising other servers (through either direct IP addresses, Discord Invites, etc.) in public chat. Whether or not the IP is an actual IP, if it is structured as an IP address, or if it is a Discord link that goes to another server's discord, we will treat it as a functional address and you will be punished.
  • NOTE: If the rule violator is clearly not a player of Desteria and their only intent is to siphon players from our network, their offense will be met with a permanent ban.
9. Illegal Trapping
Any trap that doesn’t allow the victim to die, escape, or teleport out once the trapper leaves. All traps must allow the trapped player to fight back and cannot force them to suffocate or take damage automatically with no player involvement.


10. No Abusing Glitches, Bugs or Exploits
Abuse of any exploit or bug found within the game may result in punishment. The only time interaction with bugs will be tolerated is when you have explicit permission from the Staff Team to be recreating them towards the purpose of it being fixed.

NOTE: Inappropriate use of in-game plugins or commands to cause spam or other mischiefs will result in a kick, and then a 24h temp ban. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Spamming other users or Staff Members in PM
  • Blocking signs other players need to access
  • Spamming Factions commands
  • Using Faction commands to evade your mute
  • Using faction names to break or bypass rules
NOTE: Higher punishment durations may be dolled out as the situation calls for based on the severity of the glitch abused and the gameplay consequences involved.


11. No Printing On Auren, Besen, or Caden
Using printer on any of the main realms is not allowed and may result in a ban. You are still able to use printer as much as you want on Drego or Cannon Realm for testing purposes.
 
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Bans: 30d > 60d > Blacklist. Some exceptions.

| Malicious Links
Any link that redirects to a malicious site designed to grab your personal information or install malware onto your machine. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Phishing links
  • IP Grabbers
    • http://prntscr.com/jpblec - Here are some examples of IP grabbers, so that you can protect yourself against them. Credit to @Vin for creating this list.
  • Malicious software downloads
NOTE: Breaking this rule warrants an immediate blacklist.


| DoS Threats // DoX Threats // Hack Threats // Swat Threats
  • DoS Threats:
    • Threats of an attack that will be made against other users’ internet or any of Desteria’s servers.
  • DoX Threats
    • Threats of information release including users’ picture, social media accounts, full names, exact addresses, schools, IP addresses or any other information deemed private and/or sensitive by the Staff Team.
  • Hack Threat:
    • Threats made claiming the perpetrator will implant malware on another user’s computer or to break into one of their accounts.
  • Swat Threats
    • Threatening to send law enforcement to other users’ residence.
NOTE: All of the above infractions warrant a 60 day ban, with subsequent Tier Three offenses warranting a blacklist.


| DoS Attacks // Sensitive Information Leaks // Hack Attempts // Swatting
  • DoS Attacks:
    • Attacks made against other users’ internet or any of Desteria’s servers.
  • DoX Attacks // Sensitive Information Leaks:
    • Release of other users’ picture, social media accounts, full names, exact addresses, schools, IP addresses or any other information deemed private by the Staff Team. If necessary, unique cases will be handled as is appropriate by the Management Team. This rule aims to protect users privacy, not ban new players for not knowing better and harmlessly playing around.
  • Hack Attempts:
    • Attempts made to implant malware on another users’ computer or to break into one of their accounts.
  • Swatting
    • Sending law enforcement to other users’ residence.
NOTE: All of the above infractions warrant an immediate blacklist.


| Scamming Real Money
Any scam that involves a player tricking another user into paying them real life money with no compensation is punishable. If no real money was transferred or purchases were ever made, only in-game items were lost, no punishment can be issued. Keep in mind that agreements must be documented in order to hold players responsible. If no proof is available to display that both players have previously agreed to the terms of the agreement, then no punishment can be made.


| Offensive or Inappropriate Names or Skins
Any user with a name or skin that is discriminatory, offensive, or derogatory in any way will be banned indefinitely until they change their name or skin. At that point in time they will be unbanned upon appeal. This rule will be handled with the discretion of the involved Staff Member(s).


| Illegal Modification // Hacked Clients
Use of, or logging on with a Hacked Client on Desteria will warrant an immediate ban even if you aren’t using it. Use of any modifications to your game which would give you an advantage in gameplay, combat, factions, building, survival, etc, that others would not have reasonable means of obtaining themselves without said modifications is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any modification that undermines the server’s intended functioning of plugins, features, perks, etc, are also prohibited. If you aren’t sure about the legality of a mod you’re using, ask a Moderator or higher before using the mod or client.

| Insiding or Betraying
Any purposeful action that directly or indirectly (significantly) lowers a faction’s F-Top value as a result. This non-exhaustive list includes unclaiming land, breaking down defenses to let others in, and mining or destroying spawners.
  • Criteria that is considered illegal:
    • Mining or destroying spawners within faction claimed land without permission.
    • Aiding others in their efforts to destroy spawners within the faction.
    • Unclaiming land to cause loss in faction value.
    • Any other griefing that directly or indirectly causes (significant) faction value loss.
  • Criteria that IS NOT considered illegal:
    • Mining or destroying spawners during a raid in order to save them.
    • Griefing that doesn’t cause F-Top value loss.
    • Unclaiming land that doesn’t cause F-Top value loss.
    • Stealing items from chests. Permissions are there for you to utilize them to prevent this from happening.
    • TPA’ing others outside of faction claims.
    • Revealing faction coordinates to the public.
NOTE: If goods stolen in the case of an inside are returned to the satisfaction of the victim faction, no punishment will need be delivered. Our objective with this rule is to limit the amount of betrayal within factions that takes place on our network, not use this rule as an excuse to ban players unnecessarily.
 
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Any modifications to your game which would give you an advantage in terms of combat, factions, building, survival, or otherwise, that others would not have reasonable means of obtaining themselves without the mods, are strictly prohibited. Further, any modification that undermines the server's intended plugins, features, perks, etc are also prohibited. Pretending to have an illegal modification (also known as fake-hacking) and trying to imitate the features is also prohibited.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of modifications that are considered legal and illegal on our network. Credit for @Navi for originally creating this list and maintaining it up until now.



Legal modifications to Minecraft include:
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- HUDs
- Minimaps // With no player trackers
- Keybinds // Command Macros
- Optifine // FPS Boosting Mods
- Toggle Sneak/Sprint Mods // BetterSprint 1.8 is NOT allowed

- Damage Indicators
- Better PvP Mod // Auto-Pot, Macro for auto eat, quick-use, and Minimap (with player locations) should all be disabled
- Brightness Mods
- Replay Mod
- Schematica and World Download Mods
- 5zig mod or LabyMod
- Liteloader
- TCPNoDelay
- Schematica mod is allowed for outlines only


Illegal modifications to Minecraft include:
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- Hacked Clients of any kind
- Minimaps that show and track players, mobs, or underground caves/structures
- Autoclickers, double clickers, etc.
- Inventory Tweaks
- Raid Alerts
- X-Ray Texture Packs
- Fly Boost
- Action Macros or Mods // Macros or mods that enhance player abilities against other players and give unfair advantages to yourself. Examples include auto-sell hand-bots, spam bots, etc.
- Printer

To be abundantly clear, this is NOT an exhaustive list of what is and isn't illegal on Desteria. If you have questions about something you'd like to use, DO NOT ASSUME IT IS LEGAL. Ask a Staff Member, preferably a Moderator+, and they will clarify for you whether or not that software is legal on Desteria. Just because you didn't know something was illegal DOES NOT mean we will not punish you for using it.
 
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Gameplay Rules and Regulations

| Faction Strike System
In order to differentiate between faction offenses, we've adopted a new warning system for factions. Each faction will still only have 3 strikes until disbanded, however we will be incorporating a point system for each strike.
  • 3 warning points = 1 strike
  • 3 strikes = faction disband
Not all faction rule infractions will be worth only 1 warning point, but it allows us to separate the offenses a little bit better in terms of severity. Faction Leaders will receive a warning (viewable on the bans page) and will also be notified via /mail. Any online members will also be notified if a warning point is issued.
| 20 Chunk Buffer Limit
A buffer is defined as the claims around, but not including, your one base. It is measured from the first wall outside the shell of your base itself outwards, but does not include the base itself. You may claim 20 chunks in each direction stemming outwards from your base.

If you wish to house multiple bases within your buffer claims, you may do so at the cost of buffer walls. Your chunk buffer limit will only account for the original base (the furthest base from the edge of your buffer claims) when measuring your buffer. If you are found to be exceeding this, you may be given a warning point.

If multiple factions want to share an area, they are allowed to do so - however each faction will be required to claim their own walls/buffers completely (even if it's an alt faction). Faction A cannot claim the buffer or the base for Faction B. If you fail to abide by these rules, you may end up with warning points.


Faction buffers cannot be too close to surrounding faction buffers. Please make sure there is a 20 chunk gap between the end of your own faction buffer and any surrounding faction buffers around you. Any attempt to bypass this rule will result in a warning with possible points being added.

You may place additional claims to defend yourself against a raiding faction as long as those claims are not in-between the opposing cannon's line of fire and your base. This said, the expectation is that as soon as the enemy faction removes their offensive claims, you as the defending faction will remove yours as well. If you're found using an alt or supporting faction to increase your buffer claims beyond 20, you may receive warning points. You may also receive warning points if your faction attempts to build non-claimed defenses in the opposing faction's cannon line of fire.

If your faction is found breaking this rule, your faction leader will receive a notification, your faction will be given a warning point and your claims will be forcibly removed by server staff. Repeated offenses will warrant faction strikes, which eventually result in disbanding. If you find a faction that has more than a 20 chunk buffer, please submit a report to the ‘Report Factions Claims’ area of the Forums.



| Raid Claims
When planning a raid you (or anyone in coordination with you) may not claim more than a 10x10 area for your cannon box and the walls that surround it. This should include any backboards you need to support your cannon firing. Defending/Opposing factions should not have to work exceedingly hard to breach your cannon box and end your raid. You may also receive warning points if your faction attempts to build non-claimed defenses in the opposing/defending faction's cannon line of fire.

Factions found with raid claims that exceed 10x10 will have the extra claims removed, and their faction will be given warning points. Additional warning points will warrant faction strikes, which will result in faction disbanding. If a defending faction claims an area that prevents you from firing your cannon, then you should have designed your cannon to fire within the 10x10 area.

Raid claims (10x10 max area) needs to have a 7 chunk buffer on at least one side (not including the cannon's directional line of fire) to allow a defending faction to build a counter cannon. If you want to build a cannon next to another raider, it needs to be 7 chunks away from the edge of another cannon box.



| Illegal Defenses
Encasing your spawners in obsidian or water is not legal. To clarify, here is an example image: http://prntscr.com/j8rovj. You may alternate obsidian and spawners, but you cannot encase them entirely in obsidian. Enemies must be able to C-Egg your spawners once they've breached your base and we will not allow you to prevent them from doing this via the use of obsidian.

Regenerating walls are not legal. Due to the nature of the way lava flows, these walls should already be disabled on most realms as it currently stands. Nonetheless, if you find a way to create a self-repairing wall using lava and water, Staff will be forced to removed it - distributing a warning point to your faction if you refuse to do it yourself. Subsequent offenses will result in disbands.

If you happen to find a block that is unraidable with TnT, abuse of such an impenetrable defense can warrant punishment in the form of faction disbanding and a 7 day temp-ban for abuse of a glitch. Factions found covering spawners with obsidian will have the obsidian removed, and their faction will be given a warning point. Additional warning points will warrant faction strikes, which can result in disbanding.



| Illegal Cannons
There are only a select few cannon technologies that are outlawed on Desteria. If your cannon does the following, it is considered illegal:
  • Runs on a redstone timer to fire repetitively without the user pressing a button each shot. (auto cannon)
  • Is capable of destroying more than one wall per button press. Note: A cannon that has more than one shot's worth of sand preloaded is fine, it simply can't shoot more than 255 (more than what's needed to bust one wall) per shot. (semi-auto cannons)
  • Exists for no other purpose than to generate lag when another cannon could accomplish the goal of raiding the defending base. (lag generators)
    • As a side note, genuine lag machines (of a non-cannon variety) also are outlawed on Desteria. If you're found creating or participating in the creation of a redstone contraption for the pure purpose of stressing the server your contraption will be removed and you'll be subject to a 60 day ban.
  • Is, or functions similarly to an AC130 cannon. If your design aims to fire entities at or above the build limit, we will consider it illegal. If your cannon aims to outright bypass walls (flux cannons) we will consider it illegal. This should already be a non-issue as entities are forced to despawn if they breach skylimit, but if you're able to find a way around this understand that is still considered illegal technology.
Players found abusing any aforementioned illegal technology will be warned a single time, and if the user(s) do(esn’t) (not) immediately begin breaking their cannon they will each receive 30 day bans. Any user present in the cannon box will be considered a 'cannoner' participating in the raid and is liable to be punished after receiving a warning. If you aren't sure if your cannon technology is legal, assume it isn't, and ask a Staff Member for clarification.


| Nuisance Claims
Referred to as b**ch claims on many other servers, Desteria has adapted its own regulation against what we'll refer to as nuisance claims:

Any faction attempting to inhibit another faction from reaching their full 20 claim buffer (in any direction, directly N/E/S/W or diagonally from the base) will have their claims removed by an upper staff member. This will only apply during grace period to allow factions to fully build up and claim their buffers. If you have nuisance claims around your base AFTER grace period has ended, it will be considered legal. Warning points will be given out as necessary to any faction purposely trying to harass other factions during grace period.

If you have nuisance claims from a faction that has not logged in for a significant amount of time (7 days) - then you can reach out to an admin+ to have them removed.



| F-Top Contest
If your faction is found in any way to be merging with other factions, or splitting itself into multiple factions towards the end of winning F-Top rewards you may be disqualified. After the third F-Top Reward has been announced, any factions subsequently merging or splitting will be disqualified from the F-Top contest. Play fair. Each faction and collection of players should only be capable of placing a single time per realm. If you want to merge, do it earlier rather than later to ensure total fairness of the contest. To clarify, getting raided and joining another faction is allowed as long as no significant f-top value is brought with you.

If your group of players wants to shoot for multiple rewards, you should start the map in separate factions to ensure you are not at risk of punishment. If you are found in any way other than merging/splitting to be attempting to give yourself or your faction an unfair advantage at winning the F-Top contest, you may still be disqualified. To clarify, this rule is not exhaustive in listing all the ways you may be disqualified. Disqualifications will be dolled out at the discretion of the Management Team.

Factions that want to play multiple realms are allowed to do so, but for the sake of being as fair as possible, we will only use your highest placement on a single realm as your winning F-Top coupon. If you place 2nd place on two separate realms, we will only give you the F-Top Rewards for a single 2nd place position. Drego will not be included in this section since it follows a separate timeline.


| Drego Realm Only
F-Top will only be taken once at the very end of the map, so no merging will be allowed at all once grace period is over (to give everyone a chance to adjust their faction roster to their liking during the first week). Any suspicious activity may result in disqualification - if you're unsure about something, please ask beforehand so we can come to a resolution before disqualification becomes something we even consider.


| Active Raid
Factions should not be using gen buckets or printer to repair holes in their walls at a rate that prevents an attacking faction from breaching their base while they are being raided. To report someone for breaking this rule, your video must:
  • Show the accused user witness TnT explode on one of their walls.
  • Show the user THEN begin to patch the hole made by the previous TnT payload, within five minutes of the payload reaching the wall.
    • After five minutes of not seeing TnT again, the defending user is welcome to patch their walls with gen buckets or printer, as seemingly the raid has stalled.
  • As soon as TnT is seen again, the five minute timer restarts.
If there ever is a case where the difference of five minutes vs. not five minutes is a matter of seconds, we will allow the user innocence. The point of this rule is to allow attacking factions to successfully raid their enemies, not get them banned due to a poorly written rule. If you are found breaking this rule, we will treat it as if you have abused an illegal modification, and you will be correspondingly banned for 30 days.


| Raid Alerts Tech
Any software that acts to inform your faction that your base may be under attack is disallowed. Similarly, we do not allow factions to create redstone checkboxes atop their walls to act as signals for when walls have been breached. We expect users to check their walls manually.

NOTE: Using sand checkboxes is perfectly fine, you simply must not use redstone. If you are found abusing a redstone checkbox you will get a warning and it will be removed. If your faction is found again with another redstone checkbox it will be subject to an immediate disband. If an individual is found using a raid alerts software it will be considered abuse of an illegal modification and they will be banned alongside the disbanding of their faction.


| Corners
If you lay claim to the exact chunk in a corner of the map, you will be given rights to the entire buffer of that chunk. No single faction should lay claim to more than one corner on a given realm, per map. If your faction is found with more than one corner in their possession they will have one of the two corners forcibly unclaimed after a warning is given. Subsequent offenses over the course of a map may warrant faction disbanding. If you want more than one corner for your ‘faction’, you should split your group of players into separate factions at the START OF THE MAP and remain separate but allied throughout the course of the map. If at any point you then merge into one faction afterwards there may be consequences.


| Top Voter Rewards

Due to some confusion, this has been added to clarify how Top Voter Rewards will be handed out in the future. Regardless of how many people reach max votes, we will still be distributing rewards entirely on the top 5 players who got to that number first. This means that if two players both have maximum votes, the #1 spot will receive the #1 reward, and the #2 player will receive the #2 reward, and so on.
 
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What is Screensharing?
If a Moderator+ suspects that you might be using a hacked client or an illegal modification they will freeze your Minecraft character forcing you to remain still. A message will pop up in your chat saying the following:

Don't panic. You'll be instructed to join the Discord. If you're wondering "Well how can I join the discord if I don't know it?" Don't worry, we'll give you an invitation link and instructions as to how to join via PM.
NOTE: We search for Auto Clickers, Clients, Booters, IP Stressors, Raid Alerts tech, and anything else listed as illegal under the rules.

Rules and Process
The following will result in a ban (appealable in 60 days):​
  • Disconnecting while frozen - This means logging out of Desteria while you were frozen.
  • Stalling - That involves joking around constantly, ignoring instructions, or anything to prevent the screenshare from progressing. You'll be warned once only.
  • Refusing to Screenshare - Not downloading the given links that the Moderator provides or not joining the Discord in 5 minutes. Recording screenshares or refusing to stop recording.
  • VPNs - Use of a VPN is not permitted under any circumstance.
  • Usage of illegal modifications - Any illegal or suspicious modifications found being used on Desteria at the time of the screenshare or evidence that the above have been used.
  • Any Booter / IP stressor - If software of this sort is found on the user's computer regardless of whether it is used or not will result in a permanent ban from the server.
  • Editing your recycling bin directly before a screenshare - This will result in a ban.
  • Failure to follow ANY instructions given by the Staff Member - This involves refusing to give mouse control or access.
  • The usage of ANY Ghost / Injectable Client - This will result in a removal from our network no matter the date of usage.
The following will result in a ban (appealable in 30 days):
  • Admitting to using illegal or suspicious modifications BEFORE the screensharing process starts.
  • CIA - CIA stands for caught in action. We use this for players that are not needed for screensharing and that are obviously hacking.

Other Notes:

When you get into the Discord, you'll be asked to download a screensharing software called AnyDesk.

When being screenshared, Staff Members may go through your files, web browser history, recycling bin, etc.

When being screenshared you must
NOT record any part of the screenshare. We will look to see if you're recording and if we do find out that you're running a recording of us, we'll ask you to stop recording and to delete the footage. If you refuse, a punishment will be issued.

Do not worry about getting any viruses from any of our screenshare tools, they are safe and will cause no harm to your computer.

If we end up finding
ANY illegal modification, Hacked Clients, illegal macros, ghost clients, etc being used on Desteria, you will be banned and will be given a chance to appeal 60 days after your ban. You MUST NOT appeal right when you get banned.
AnyDesk
It's likely most of you are not familiar with the program we use for screen sharing. Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of how it functions.

Click here for the link to the AnyDesk download page.

When you're finishing downloading and running AnyDesk the Staff Member will go ahead and ask you for your AnyDesk ID. Most players get confused and panic but it's not hard to find. Here's a picture of where it's located:





Now, this ID is going to look different from yours but this is the general location for your ID. You'll be able to right-click the numbers and click "Copy Invitation" or just click the "Send Invitation" button right under the numbers and from there you can paste it in the chat to the Staff Member. When the Staff Member joins through the link you'll see another AnyDesk notification pop up in your taskbar and that's them accepting to view your screen. Here's a picture of what it looks like:





Be sure to uncheck the allow to hear sounds box and then hit accept. Then your screen will be live to the Staff Member.
When the Screenshare is finished, simply hit "Dismiss" and that will make whoever is watching disconnect and not be allowed to reconnect without your permission to accept.


 
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Hello, hello, Desteria! To dispel any confusion about our mute and ban evasion policies here on Desteria, the Management team sat down and properly discussed the issue. In order to reach a compromise in which players are never unfairly punished for factors out of their control and are given chances where necessary, but also so that cheaters are properly addressed and punished, we've produced the following policy.


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BAN EVASION POLICY
Definition:
For a player to join our network, at the same time when one or more accounts under their ownership are restricted for any reason. Ownership is determined by a shared IP-Address.
Punishment:
Any accounts found online while sharing an IP with a banned account will be forcibly removed and restricted from the server. Staff members are able to detect linked accounts and will take action without warning to the offending player.

NOTE: Ban evasion will result in an extension of the current punishment by 1 level.
Sidenote: Evading a KOTH deathban will result in a 24h ban.

CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS
What if I use a publicly available alt?
Public alts will be treated no differently than a normal alt. If you use a public alt and get it banned, even if you did not purchase the account originally, we will be looking at the last-in-use IP (yours) when searching for other accounts that might potentially be evading the alt's ban. If you get yourself banned with an alt, you're putting your main at risk for ban evasion. Don't do it.
What if it was my brother / grandmother / dog (etc) who got their account banned?
If you are banned for evasion, but the original offender was a family member or friend using the same IP as you, you may appeal ONCE. The next time someone sharing your IP is caught, the ban will be permanent and un-appealable.

In order for your appeal to be accepted, you MUST organize a time with a Moderator+ in which ALL you, your relative that was originally banned, and the Moderator+ could join a discord voice channel. You and your relative both need to talk from the same microphone under the same discord account. You and your relative MAY be asked several questions to prove that there was indeed a second party involved rather than a ban evasion case.
What if I used a public shared IP (i.e. school or library)?
It is easy to find if your IP truly links to a public network. Make an appeal and an Administrator or higher will look into it.


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MUTE EVASION POLICY

Definition:
Logging into alternate accounts to be able to talk as normal in chat while muted on your main is considered mute evasion. Ownership can be determined by a shared IP address. Punishment will be delivered based on the circumstance and at the discretion of the involved Staff Member.
Punishment:
If you are discovered to be mute evading, your punishment on the originally punished account AND the alternate account(s) will be the next punishment scaling upwards of what your main originally received. For example, if the account IMuteEvade was muted for 24h, and the individual got on the account IMuteEvadeToo and was found guilty of mute evading, now both IMuteEvade and IMuteEvadeToo will be muted for 48h. This stacking continues for every account thus found guilty.


CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS
What if I get on an alt but I don't talk?
If you have only been found guilty of a mute you are free to log on as long as you do not talk in public chat.
Can I message a staff member to discuss a mute?
Of course, you are allowed to message a staff member to discuss your mute but as stated above, if you are found evading your mute by talking in public chat you will be punished as described above.
 
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Our system of forum moderation utilizes "Warning Points".
Each time a rule is broken, the offending post is deleted and a certain amount of warning points are issued to the offending user. Evasion of a ban based off warning points will have the ban elevated higher.

The following thresholds are in place for the warning system:
5 Points: 3d Ban
6 Points: 7d Ban
7 Points: 14d Ban
8 Points: 30d Ban
9 Points: 60d Ban
10 Points: Permanent Ban

|Ratings Spamming
[Warning Points: 1]

Either having a friend "boost" your rating amounts rapidly, or spamming others with unwanted ratings due to a personal disagreement or the like.
|Public Advertising of Foreign Trades
[Warning Points: 1]

Desteria cannot guarantee your safety if you choose to partake in trades that involve external goods or currencies. Correspondingly, we ask that you keep offers of trades that involve such foreign currencies or commodities out of public chat. Desteria will not punish you for partaking in these trades, just be aware we cannot (and will not) middleman or authenticate them for you.

|Troll Posts // Applications // Accounts
[Warning Points: 1]

Accounts, posts, and applications made solely to cause trouble, upset, or waste time, will be removed. The owner's main account will receive the punishment. Staff reserve the right to determine and define what exactly counts as a "troll" post, application or account.
|Microposting // Ratings Farming
[Warning Points: 1]

• Microposting: Posting minimal words without meaningful conversation or without adding anything to the content of the topic in question. (eg. "first", "k")

• Ratings Farming: To create alts to farm likes, comments, or other positive remarks or ratings. This includes getting friends/acquaintances to needlessly rate your posts, as well as doing so for other people.

|Harassment // Pessimism
[Warning Points: 2]

The act of continued badgering or pestering of another player or Staff Member. You’re expected to behave respectfully towards your peers. Furthermore, constructive criticism has its place, but overtly negative or pessimistic statements serve no purpose and are not welcome in public chat.
|Recreating Locked Threads
[Warning Points: 2]

Locked threads are locked for a reason - do not re-post them, or similar content. Applies to deleted threads as well.
|Threats // Suggestive Comments
[Warning Points: 2]

Any statement made that suggests harm will or should come to another user, their family, friends, property, pets, or any other such aspect of their life that is NOT a part of Minecraft will result in immediate punishment.
|Inappropriate Content
[Warning Points: 2]

Desteria’s public chat is not the place for the excessive discussion of any mature content nor is it a platform for you to share it. Use your common sense (as will we when choosing whether or not to punish you). Examples of such content include explicitly sexual or grotesque imagery, or links to websites, images, or videos.
|Personal Attacks // Slurs // Offensive Behaviour
[Warning Points: 2]

This rule aims to cover the usage of slurs or other derogatory comments. Any attacks made towards other users based off of individual characteristics or defining traits. Attempts made to shame other users for their beliefs, personal choices, or their lifestyles will not be tolerated. You’re entitled to your opinion, but not the right to impose it on others. Be respectful of your peers.

|Inappropriate Name // Profile Picture
[Warning Points: 3]

Just like Inappropriate Content, your name or profile picture is not the place to show off mature content, nor is it the platform to share it. Please use common sense when choosing a name or profile picture. Examples of such content include, but is not limited to, explicitly sexual or grotesque imagery.
|Sensitive Information Release
[Warning Points: 3]

Any sensitive information regarding another user distributed without their explicit permission could warrant a punishment. Information about other users lives is not yours to distribute even if you find it publicly available.

Furthermore, it is not the job of the Staff Team to ascertain proof as to whether or not the information you’re releasing is valid. If you claim ‘x’ is someone’s address, even if it is not, you will be punished as if it is. Also, there is no way for us to prove whether or not information you claim to be releasing about YOURSELF is truly your own or that of someone else. This said, save for information such as first names and other basic details about yourself that you may choose to share - any identifying sensitive information released ANYWHERE on our network may result in your being punished.


Beneath is a non-exhaustive list of mutable offenses:
  • Age, Cities (or general area of residence), State

|Advertisements
[Warning Points: 5]

Advertising other servers’ IP addresses in public chat. Whether or not the IP is an actual IP, if it is structured as an IP address, we will treat it as a functional address and you will be punished.
  • NOTE: If the rule violator is clearly not a player of Desteria and their only intent is to syphon players from our network, their offense will be met with a permanent ban.

|DoS // DoX // Hack // Swat Threats
[Warning Points: 9]

  • DoS Threats:
    • Threats of an attack that will be made against other users’ internet or any of Desteria’s servers.
  • DoX Threats
    • Threats of information release including users’ picture, social media accounts, full names, exact addresses, schools, IP addresses or any other information deemed private and/or sensitive by the Staff Team.
  • Hack Threat:
    • Threats made claiming the perpetrator will implant malware on another user’s computer or to break into one of their accounts.
  • Swat Threats
    • Threatening to send law enforcement to other users’ residence.
|Malicious Links
[Warning Points: 10]

Any link that redirects to a malicious site designed to grab your personal information or install malware onto your machine. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Phishing links
  • IP Grabbers
    • http://prntscr.com/jpblec - Here are some examples of IP grabbers, so that you can protect yourself against them. Credit to @Vin for creating this list.
  • Malicious software downloads
|DoS Attacks // Sensitive Information Leaks // Hack Attempts // Swatting
[Warning Points: 10]

  • DoS Attacks:
    • Attacks made against other users’ internet or any of Desteria’s servers.
  • DoX Attacks // Sensitive Information Leaks:
    • Release of other users’ picture, social media accounts, full names, exact addresses, schools, IP addresses or any other information deemed private by the Staff Team.
  • Hack Attempts:
    • Attempts made to implant malware on another users’ computer or to break into one of their accounts.
  • Swatting
    • Sending law enforcement to other users’ residence.

NOTE: The rules for the Desteria Discord can be found in the #rules channel of said Discord.
 
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