Rules - Last Updated: 04/19/19

By joining and playing on Dominion you agree to and consent to the actions stipulated in the following rules and guidelines:


1. CHEATING, EXPLOTS AND ACCOUNTS

1.1 CHEATING

The use of a Cheat/Hacked clients, macro keys and/or other modifications that give you an explicit advantage over another players is not allowed.

The use of mods to effect the games performance or improve aesthetics, quality of life (inventory management), or provide a minimap are allowed provided they also do not also provide an explicit advantage.


PENALTY: A permanent ban.


1.2 EXPLOITS AND ERRORS

The use of an exploit within the current version of minecraft, or within any of the plugins which are used on the server is not allowed.

PENALTY: Minor Exploits: A 24 hour ban. Servere Exploits: A permanent ban.


If a player finds an exploit (such as item duping, plugin mechanic avoidance etc) can inform a member of staff and receive a finder's reward for doing the right thing. If you are unsure, you can always ask a staff member.


1.3 ALTERNATE ACCOUNTS

The use of a secondary or more accounts (or 'alt' account) is not allowed.

You may only use one account per player.


PENALTY: All alternate account/s permanently banned and 1 warning.


1.4 BAN/MUTE EVASION

The use of an alternate account to avoid a ban/mute is not allowed.

Connecting with a different IP address or changing your IP address to connect to the server before your punishment expires is not allowed.

Evading punitive measures in any way, shape or form is not allowed.


PENALTY: A permanent IP ban.


1.5 INTENTIONAL DISRUPTION OF SERVERS

The attempt to purposely slow, lag, hinder, harm or affect the server's performance in any way is not allowed.


PENALTY: A permanent IP ban.


1.6 AFK FARMING

The use of AFK farms that require player interaction are not allowed. This includes but is not limited to weighted keys and or mouse macros which continuously click.

Standing in place to allow the spawning of mobs for a mob farm is allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


2. BEHAVIOR

2.1 PVP

PVP is off by default within towns and is on when two nations are at war.

Towns can enable PvP at any time and if is your responsibility to understand this risk.

Killing another player for fun and/or looting their items is allowed.


2.2 IMPERSONATION

The impersonation of any other player, staff member, town, or nation is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


2.3 COERCING/ENCOURAGING RULE BREAKING

Convincing, tricking or encouraging  another player to break any rule is not allowed.    


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


2.4 SELLING CONTENT/SERVICE FOR REAL MONEY

The selling of in-game items and/or services for real life money (this includes cryptocurrency, or gift cards) is now allowed.


PENALTY: A permanent ban.


2.5 LANGUAGE

When speaking in the global chat, help chat or donator chat, please stick to speaking English

You may use whichever language you would like in the local chat, town chat and nation chat.


PENALTY: A reminder.  A 24 hour mute and 1 warning if continued.


2.6 TP KILLING

Tp killing is defined as the act of tricking a player to teleport to you and then killing them either by hand or by trap. It also includes turning Town/nation spawn plots into death traps.

Tricking a player into their death via teleporting is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


2.7 TOWN 'INSIDING' OR INFILTRATION

The joining of a town with the intention of stealing from, griefing, causing damage or any other form of malicious intent is not allowed.

This rule does not apply to nations. You are allowed to join a nation with your town with the intention to back stab or otherwise spy on your  enemies.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


2.8 TOWN/NATION MANAGEMENT

Stealing from residents is not allowed.

Stealing from the town/nation vault is not allowed.

Griefing residents is not allowed.

Kicking a player from your town is allowed only if the player has been warned by you previously.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


3. CHAT

3.1 SWEARING

Swearing is allowed as long as it does not break any other chat rules and is not used in excess.


PENALTY: A mute of up to 24 hours and 1 warning.


3.2 RACISM, SEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA AND BIGOTRY

The mention/discussion of Race, Religion and Politics in any chat channel is not allowed.

Any homophobic, sexist or otherwise bigory comments are not allowed.


While these topics are appropriate to discuss elsewhere, Dominion and minecraft are not places suitable for these topics. There are people of all backgrounds, cultures and ages who play on Dominion and it will continue to be a place for all players to feel comfortable having fun.


PENALTY: A mute of up to 24 hours and 1 warning. A ban if it continues.


3.3 SPAM

Spamming the chat is not allowed and will be blocked by our plugins.

Intentional avoidance of the spam blocker is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban.


3.4 ADVERTISING

Advertising your Town/Nation or items/services is allowed provided it does not break any other rules.

Advertising of your own websites, Minecraft servers or Discord servers is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour mute and 1 warning.


3.5 PERSONAL INFORMATION

The sharing or purposeful exposing of another players personal information is not allowed.


PENALTY: A permanent ban.


3.6 LINKS

Donators and above are allowed to post links/URLs into chat. They must be considered 'Safe for Work'.

Posting links which are 18+, unsafe or phishing is not allowed.

PENALTY: A 24 hour mute and 1 warning.


Please note: All staff members have the ability to monitor all chat channels at any time. This includes town/nation chat and private messages. These forms of chat all fall under the above rules.


4. Griefing

4.1 RAIDING AND STEALING

Wilderness is defined as any land not yet claimed by a town.

Stealing from chests not protected by Towny plots is allowed.

Griefing of buildings/bases not protected by Towny plots is allowed.

Breaking railways and their associated blocks (such as redstone torches) is not allowed.

Breaking roads and their associated blocks is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


4.3 BORDER GRIEFING AND  WORLD GRIEFING

Border griefing is defined as the intentional destruction of the area surrounding a town's claim. This includes but is not limited to: lava/water spam, tree spam, block spam, trench digging, cobblestone volcanoes, mass tnt.

Border griefing is not allowed.

Griefing anywhere in the world for the purpose of meaningless destruction and/or to irritate another player or entity is not allowed.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


4.3 CLAIM BLOCKING

Claim blocking is defined as the act of deliberately placing town claims near another town in order to block their expansion.

Claim Blocking is not allowed.

This includes placing a new town next to another with the intent of blocking their expansion.

This is most often characterised as long arms of claimed plots reaching toward another town.


PENALTY: All claims in which a staff member considers 'Claim Blocking' will be removed without a refund. Players who claimed those plots will receive 1 warning.


5. Naming

5.1 USERNAMES

Minecraft Usernames must not contain any explicit, sexual, racist or otherwise inappropriate words or phrases.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning. The player will be required to change their username before rejoining the server.      


5.2 TITLES

Titles given by Towns and Nations must not contain any explicit, sexual, racist or otherwise inappropriate words or phrases.


PENALTY: A 24 hour ban and 1 warning.


5.3 TOWN AND NATION NAMES

Town/Nation names must not contain any explicit, sexual, racist or otherwise inappropriate words or phrases.


PENALTY: The town/nations name will be renamed and the creator will receive a 24 hour ban and 1 warning.



HOW MANY WARNINGS CAN I GET?

If you receive a total of 3 warnings in one month, you will be permanently banned. This can be appealed via the directions below.

However, If you receive 2 warnings for similar or severe offences within a short space of time, a staff member may act to ban you sooner.


HOW DO I APPEAL A PUNISHMENT?

Visit our discord by clicking HERE and following the step by step guide in the 'APPEALS' channel.


HOW DO I REPORT A PLAYER?

Please use /modreq create <message> to report players. This will create an open ticket that our staff members can use to communicate with you and keep track of progress.


WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM A DONATOR?

Being a donator does in NO WAY affect the punishments issued due to breaking the rules.

Being a donator does not prevent you from being banned on the server.

If you willingly break any rules you are responsible for the consequences regardless of whether you have supported the server.


WHO IS STAFF?

Anybody who holds the Mod [M], Admin [A] or Owner [O] rank on the server is considered staff.

Moderators do not have the ability to issue permanent bans, permanent mutes, enter creative mode, spawn items or roll back items/land.


HOW DO I REPORT STAFF ABUSE?

We take the concept of staff abuse very seriously. Please contact ItsWilven#2268 via Discord and provide as much evidence as possible.