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    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 aforementioned services. With your cooperation, we can ensure that the network is a safe and healthy environment for all players.

    Note that joking about or pretending to break any of the following rules may result in the same punishment as if the player were actually breaking the rule.

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    Constructive Criticism Clause:
    Needless toxicity, vulgarities, insults, non-constructive-criticism, attempts to drive new players away or intimidate them, and attempts at starting conflict can be subject to a warning, temporary mute/ban or permanent ban from any of our platforms.


    The following are guidelines for acceptable criticisms and taunting. It's a little saddening to have to create templates for these kinds of things, but the community has proven it necessary.

    To understand the rule better: If you truly want the better for the network, you would provide valid suggestions and constructive criticism, but if you do not and you'd rather sit around scaring new players away before they can form their own opinion of the network, it would be much healthier for all parties involved if you were removed or restricted from the server.

    Example of Acceptable Criticism // Taunts
    • I don't like XXX because XXX
    • This isn't going to work because of XXX
    • I think this should be changed to that because XXX
    • XXX is not the best idea, it should be changed because XXX
    • Your walls were bad / weak / easy to cannon through
    • We killed your whole faction with less people than you had, etc
    Examples of Unacceptable Criticism // Taunts
    • Trash server / **** server / Dead server
    • This server is dead anyway
    • Staff are trash and don't know how to do their jobs
    • Who even still plays this trash
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    ♦ 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.
    ♦ 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.
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    • [Oct 9, 2016] Thread Published
    • [Oct 31, 2016] Discrimination // Offensive Slurs moved from Tier 1 to 2.
    • [Jan 5, 2017] Filter Evasion moved from Tier 2 to 1 // Mildly edited.
    • [Feb 28, 2017] Ban Evasion policy has been reducted.
    • [Mar 10, 2017] Ban evasion punishment has returned with several changes
    • [May 23, 2017] Combined Toxic language, hackusations and Questioning staff under Harassment.
    • [May 23, 2017] Seperated and clarified inappropriate conduct into two different rules. (discussions and graphical content).
    • [May 24, 2017] X-Ray is now considered as a full on hack resulting in tier 4 bans.
    • [Dec 22, 2017] All blacklists dropped, blacklists are only applied to hacking after multiple offenses + malicious attacks( hacking into accounts, DDoSing and Doxing). Current policy is 30 - > 60 - > blacklist.
    • [Jan 17, 2018] T4 have been separated between orange / red offenses. Red offenses are blacklist worthy.
    • [Feb 23, 2018] Changes to T4 rules have been made, mainly the way we handle DDoS / Dox threats.
    • [April 10, 2018] Adjusted the description of personal information offenses. Offenses will now be considered malicious, even if meant jokingly, or otherwise. If you threaten a user, it will be taken seriously, and no questions will be asked.
    • [April 17, 2018] Added official documentation regarding cases of insiding and faction betrayal to the Tier Four section. Moved Illegal Cannons documentation to the Gameplay Rules and Regulations thread.
    • [April 21, 2018] Removed rule disallowing insiding.
    • [April 27, 2018] Clarified phrasing of Tier 4 punishment durations. Specified that DoX threats warrant 60 day bans, and that DoX attacks (alongside DoS attacks) warrant blacklists. Additionally clarified other Tier 4 offenses to be more clear, but made no other changes in duration were made. Added a link to the screensharing policy thread beneath the ban evasion policy link.
    • [May 3, 2018] Added a statement to the 'Game Modifications' of the 'Client Policy' section outlawing 'Fly Boost', a software that allows you to increase your normal flight speed.
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    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Repeated Offences: 4h Mute > 24h Mute > 48h Mute
    Repeated Offences (3 and above): 24h Ban (then follows 7, 14 and 30 day bans)


    | Harassment
    To continually hound a player or staff member on similar subjects, especially after being asked to stop. Including the following:
    • Unrequited sexual advances, implications, or references to non-consensual sexual acts.
    • Inappropriately questioning the authoritative actions of staff members.Being unnecessarily rude or defiant to staff members can be immediately warnable or punishable, depending on severity. (Issues against the rules can be brought to a Manager directly.)
    • Continued accusations toward other players even if proof is provided. Instead of wasting time in public chat, use the Reports section ( https://desteria.com/community/forums/report-users.21/ ) or contact a staff member if you believe someone is cheating.
    • Continual hostility & insults in public chat. Especially those needlessly at a person's expense, or those that extend beyond Desteria.
    |Spamming // Excessive Caps
    Messages or characters that are the same or similar in nature being posted in rapid succession into chat. Examples include but are not limited to:
    > Mass-Protest: Players posting protest messages in chat frequently
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    Group Spam: A group of players that each post similar messages - all parties involved will be punished.
    |Advertising Foreign Trades
    Advertising trades that involve currency outside of Desteria's economic system is not accepted and are punishable if excessive. This includes trading money and/or items in other games. Trading of in-game money for donation items, and vice versa, is allowed.
    |Sensitive Subjects
    Any conversation pertaining to controversial religious and political topics // making light of national or worldwide disasters.
    |Personal Information Leaks
    Releasing personal information about someone without their consent.
    VERBAL WARNING // MUTE: First Name, State, Country, Age, Cities (General area) followed by a mute if actions continue.

    | Inappropriate Content (Discussions)
    Discussions linked to (sexual, ****ographic, grotesque, horror links, or otherwise) deemed inappropriate for public chat that is inappropriately discussed or done so excessively.

    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.

     
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    First Offence: 24h Mute
    Repeated Offences: 48h Mute
    Repeated Offences (3 and above): 24h (then escalates to 7,14 and then 30 day) Ban
    |Suicide Encouragement
    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 disallowed under this rule.

    |IRL 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.
    |Offensive Language // Slurs // Discrimination
    Speech that contains harmful language that may cause discomfort, utilizing someone's age, gender, name, sexual preference, beliefs, political stance, medical conditions, or anything similar for the sake of degradation. Innapropriate usage of "Gay" is not tolerated, You must use it in the correct context or otherwise be punished under this rule.

    (Note+ If you are unsure whether or not a slur is punishable please message a staff member in game or on the forums)
    |Inappropriate Content (Graphical)
    Content linked to (sexual, ****ographic, grotesque, horror links, or otherwise) deemed inappropriate for public chat that is graphical in nature.
    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.

     
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    First Offence: 7d tempban
    Repeated Offences: 30 days banned before appeals considered
    Repeated Offences (3 and above): 60 days banned before appeals considered

    |Advertisements
    Advertising full IP’s in the public chat 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. NOTE: If the rule violater is clearly not a player of Desteria, the ban will be permanent.
    |Illegal TP Trapping
    Any trap that doesn’t allow the trapped player to die, escape, or tp out, when the trapper logs out.

    |Impersonation
    Needless to say, one should never attempt to be an existing staff member / higher rank than they are, in order to mislead other players or get the victim into trouble.
    |Abusing Glitches or Bugs
    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. This also includes but its not limited to block glitching, enderpearl glitching, Flying whilst being in combat, etc.

    *Please note that a higher punishment can be issued if the severity of the glitch abused is quite high

    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.


     
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    First Offence: 30 Days Banned before Appeals will be considered
    Repeated Offences: 60 Days Banned before Appeals will be considered
    Red Offences: Blacklist
    If a given offense specifies another punishment duration, note that takes priority over this generalized scaling system.

    |Malicious Links
    Any link that redirects to a malicious site designed to grab your personal information. (Phishing links, RAT’s, etc.)

    Punishment: Blacklist (Not appealable)
    |DoS Attacks // Hack attacks.
    DDoS/DoS’ing another player on Desteria will not be tolerated. Any evidence presented that supports or rejects the actual action will be looked at and taken into consideration. This can include, but is not limited to, admitting to it in-game, forum posts, and recorded evidence.

    Punishment: Blacklist (Not appealable)

    |Personal Information Leaks // DOX Leaks
    Releasing personal information about another user. Due to the large area that this rule can cover, breaking this rule in varying levels of severity will lead to the following punishments:

    VERBAL WARNING // MUTE: First Name, State, Country, Age, Cities (General area)
    Blacklist: Picture, Social Media, Full Names (And last name), Exact Addresses, Schools, IP Addresses.

    |DoS Threats // Hack Threats // Swat Threats // 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. Additionally, this also includes threatening to DOX or release personal information of another user. (See 'personal information leaks' section below for details)

    Punishment: 60d ban -> Blacklist (Please consider reenacting this sort of a offense as you only have one chance before being blacklisted from our network forever)

    |Scamming [Real money only]

    Any scam that involves someone tricking another play into paying them in-real-life money for in-game items/money is punishable. If no IRL money or purchases were ever made, and only in-game items were exchanged, no punishment can be issued.
    |Offensive and Inappropriate Names
    Any name that actively breaks any of our rules and is considered discriminatory, offensive, or has the connotation of death or harm towards players.
    | Unfair Modifications // Hacked Clients
    Logging in with // the use of a hacked client or modification which grants you an unfair advantage over other players. 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. Further, any modification that undermines the server's intended plugins, features, perks, etc are also prohibited.
    | Griefing Public Territory // Near Public Territory
    Inclusive of building barriers, walls, trenches, etc around public warps to impede players from being able to fairly play the game.
    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.
     
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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
    |Microposting
    [Warning Points: 1]

    Posting minimal words without meaningful conversation or without adding anything to the content of the topic in question. (eg. "first", "k")
    |Spamming
    [Warning Points: 1]
    Messages that are the same or similar in nature being posted in rapid succession.
    Examples include but are not limited to:
    >Group Spam: A group of players that each post similar messages - all parties involved will be punished.
    >Rating Spam: Either having a friend "boost" your rating amounts rapidly, or spamming others with unwanted ratings due to a personal disagreement or the like.
    |Rating-Farming
    [Warning Points: 1]

    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 to the point of creating spam.

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    |Troll Posts // Applications // Accounts

    [Warning Points: 2]

    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.
    |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.
    |Impersonation
    [Warning Points: 2]

    Needless to say, one should never attempt to be an existing staff member / higher rank than they are, in order to mislead other players or get the victim into trouble.
    |Advertising Foreign Trades
    [Warning Points: 2]

    Advertising trades that involve currency outside of Desteria's economic system. This includes trading money and/or items in other games. Trading of in-game money for donation items, and vice versa, is allowed.
    |Sensitive Subjects
    [Warning Points: 2]

    Any conversation pertaining to controversial religious and political topics // making light of national or worldwide disasters.
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    |Offensive Language // Slurs // Discrimination
    [Warning Points: 3]

    Speech that contains harmful language that may cause discomfort, utilizing someone's age, gender, name, sexual preference, beliefs, political stance, medical conditions, or anything similar for the sake of degradation.
    |Harassment
    [Warning Points: 3]

    To continually hound a player or staff member, especially on similar subjects.
    Unrequited sexual advances, implications, or references to non-consensual sexual acts fall under this category.
    |Inappropriate Content
    [Warning Points: 3]

    Any discussion or linked content (sexual, ****ographic, grotesque, horror links, or otherwise) deemed inappropriate for public view.
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    |Suicide Encouragement
    [Warning Points: 5]

    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 disallowed under this rule.
    |IRL Threats
    [Warning Points: 5]

    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.
    |DDOS Threats // Hack Threats
    [Warning Points: 5]

    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.
    |Releasing Personal Information
    [Warning Points: 5]

    Releasing personal information about someone without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to, last names, age, social media, address [work or residential], IP Addresses, etc. It does NOT matter if the information released is contained within the player's username or faction name - ASK before releasing any kind of personal details about someone else.
    |Advertisements
    [Warning Points: 5]

    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.
    NOTE: If player is new and clearly only here to advertise the IP, ban will be permanent.

    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.
     
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    Chat rules
    | Spamming
    Spamming chats on the discord will result from a kick from the server then followed up with a ban if any further attempts are continued.
    | Harassment
    To continually hound a player or staff member on similar subjects, especially after being asked to stop. Including the following:
    • Unrequited sexual advances, implications, or references to non-consensual sexual acts.
    • Inappropriately questioning the authoritative actions of staff members.
    • Being unnecessarily rude or defiant to staff members can be immediately warnable or punishable, depending on severity. (Issues against the rules can be brought to a Manager directly.)
    • Continued accusations toward other players even if proof is provided. Instead of wasting time in public chat, use the Reports section ( https://desteria.com/community/forums/report-users.21/ ) or contact a staff member if you believe someone is cheating.
    • Continual hostility & insults in Discord. Especially those needlessly at a person's expense, or those that extend beyond Desteria.
    | Adult related content
    Adult based content for instance; explicit sexual images and graphical gore is not welcome on the Discord and will result in an instant ban.
    | Inappropriate Usernames Names
    Using racist, offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content in your username will result in a ban from the server.

    Voice chat rules
    | Soundboards
    Soundboards are fine as long as they are set to a reasonable level (Something that isn’t louder than your normal speaking voice). If you’re unable to get this setting, then don’t use a soundboard.

    | Voice Changers
    Voice changers are not allowed if they distort your voice in an unnatural, annoying, or extreme way.
    | Microphone spam
    Purposely making loud, obnoxious, and unruly sounds in the Discord.
    | Channel spam
    Moving channels rapidly for the sole purpose of bothering people with the constant notification from Discord will result in the removal of your channel moving privileges.

    Excessive offences will be punished upon at the discretion of the Admins, Managers, Developers & Owners.



     
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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 common occurrences. Unless otherwise stated, these offenses are by default a 30d ban.

    (+ means allowed; - means NOT allowed*)
    (*Not allowed list is NOT exhaustive)

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    Any client modification active on the server made with the intention to cheat in combat, building, survival or otherwise.
    + Optifine, MCPatcher, TCPNoDelay, Schematica
    - Hacked Clients, Ghost Clients, Injectable Clients, XRay Texturepacks, Raid Alerts, Fly Boost
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    Modifications that display information that would not be accessible to those who do not have the modification.
    + Damage Indicators, Armor HUDs, Status-Effect HUDs, Keystroke Mods, 5zig, Minimaps
    - Minimaps with player/mob indicators or cave finder.
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    Shortcuts that accomplish more than one task, or that change the method that the task would be accomplished.
    + Non-Automated Text / Command shortcuts
    - Autoclickers, double-clickers, automated text / commands - spam bots, /sell hand timer macros (automated)
    If you're not sure if a modification is allowed, always ask to be safe!
    A more in-depth explanation of allowed clients can be seen here.
     
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