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2015-10-10T21:54:37+00:00

Alright guys, I said I was gonna update the post I made before to be more specific about what's to be expected from the community as a whole and to clarify exactly what constitutes as a thing to report and what is something that we can ignore. So here goes.

As with each and all servers in the Minecraft world, there are certain rules to be adhered to on Standard as well. Although we take things far more lightly than others and tend to have more adult fun, there are some things that should not be said and done in chat, and some actions which could have you out of game for a few hours to a permanent ban.


Firstly, none of these rules are set in stone. Things can, may and will be changed depending on the current situation and circumstances. When a new rule is added, punishments tend to be lighter at the beginning, as the player breaking it might not have done it purposefully.



——— IN GAME RULES ——————

In game, there's not a lot that can get you in trouble if you play regularly. You are allowed to grief, raid, pvp, live thousands of kilometers out, etc. But there are a few things that should be avoided for the good of the server.


1. Hacking is an instant ban that more than likely will be permanent. This includes x-ray, see-through resource packs, pvp enhancements and radars that have player detectors or mob detectors. This does NOT include visual effects (movement mods that are client side, resource packs) or minimaps/waypoints. Optifine, Shader mods and Rei's Minimap are officially approved mods.

2. While griefing is allowed on this server, the use of lava to cause grief is strictly prohibited with permanent bans for serious offenses. This includes using lava for pvp purposes and using lava as a defensive measure for your base that is not obvious to a player who happens upon your base. You MAY use lava to make a moat around your base and use it for decorations or lighting along with other obvious functions (furnaces, lava falls, mob grinders).
Just remember this rule if you're not sure it's a legal use for lava; If you were a new player who came to your base, can you tell there is lava used as a defense? If you can tell, you're in the clear. If not, you may want to reevaluate how you use it so you're not dinged for misusing it.

3a. If you have a mob grinder or village spawner and it causes you lag or others around you to lag, you need to cut down on the numbers. Mob grinders are wonderful for pvpers and others who could use the experience. However, there are limits that the server has set in place to keep the numbers from running out of control and causing server lag. But with those limits, there are ways around them. If it becomes a server wide problem and mods have to step in, you won't like it. Those noncompliant with our requests will be banned until a compliant member of the group deals with the problem at hand. The ones banned will have a determined time to be brought in again based on the level of noncompliance and the mod handling the issue.

3b. Redstone usage is completely legal and encouraged in some cases to make life easier. Just don't construct clocks or machines used to annoy people if you have neighbors or fellow group members. The lag that can be generated from these can lag the server if large enough and cause players with weaker PCs to have to avoid the area… That shouldn't be a problem. Offenders will be asked to dismantle the machine. Noncompliance will again result in a ban until a group member complies and destroys the machine.

4. Spawn killing is acceptable within reason As of the last reincarnation of Standard (SSV) it has become somewhat necessary to pvp other players to lower their group protection enough to raid them. But that does not give a player or group attacking another group the excuse to continually kill off the players once the loot has been acquired. Once again, I'll make an example of this: If you get to the point where the defending players are going bare fist against your diamond armor, you're probably overdoing it. Once a group has aquire sufficient valuables to leave the victim group, the raid is over.  I will respectfully ask players to discontinue attacking players in the victim group once they have been raided successfully. Any attempts to kill a player in the victim group after a successful raid in their base will be effective considered spawn killing UNLESS the victim group is defending their group against griefing, which regardless of raid status, IS STILL ALLOWED. In the event you believe a player or group is spawn killing you without reason, take screenshots. Pull up your groups protection level and show us where you are. If we determine that the evidence is sufficient, the offending party will be kicked or temp banned… and trust us, you do not want to have either done while in hostile territory. >.>

5. The end dimension is public. No group or player is allowed to own or control it by claiming or complicating access to the portal on the outside and inside. Offenders will be asked to unclaim the portal/revert the changes made to the area. Not complying to such requests will result in bans similarly as explained above.

6. Nether portal traps are allowed. However, portal coffins have been effectively disabled. If you are standing in a coffin, you will find you are able to break the blocks preventing you from exiting the frame, even if they are claimed or locked. This is to prevent the dreaded situation where you stand trapped inside a portal, unable to access chat or even the pause menu.



——— CHAT RULES ——————

The in game chat, webchat, and forum messages are great ways to communicate with other players, and as with the server, are regulated relatively lightly. However, as the server grows, we need to implement a few things to keep players coming back and not just be a haven for vets who have grown backbones.


1. Advertising is obviously a huge no. The exception here is this; I personally do not mind players talking about other servers as long as the ip address is not mentioned. This includes websites associated with the server and trying to hint at other players to go to the server. If you talk about this privately to yourselves, the mods cannot see it, but the server admin can, and has banned for talking about it like this before. Best rule of thumb is if you're gonna talk about other servers, do it outside of this server so you don't accidentally cross a line and end up banned. Offenders will be banned. With time and a reasonable story, however, I have let one or two players come back on after a ban for this. New players who come on and spam advertisements will be banned without hope for re-admittance.

2. Spamming. No. Just don't do it. Spamming is defined as the act of typing and repeating a message over in chat to the point of becoming obnoxious. This also applies for players who type messages in chat at a fast pace or spaces the messages out…
like
this
here.
To be punishable, spamming needs to have automatically kicked the offending player for spam, or the spam needs to cover a large portion of chat if they're going slow enough for the kicker not to catch it, or they're in webchat. Repeating pointless messages just for the sake of pointlessness may also be ruled spam, even if it is more spread out. For forum messages, if a player is sending you continuous messages and you do not wish to receive them anymore, bring the issue to the mods and we will warn the player.

3a. (Severe!) personal abuse is not acceptable. Standard is home to a very hardy group of people, and for good reason. You have to be good at the game to survive longer than an hour on this server. With that hardiness comes pretty crazy talk, and again, we tend to be lenient on these conversations, even having mods become involved in it from time to time. But when someone becomes offended with a conversation or does not wish for it to continue, we need to put the foot down. You can report abuse that goes to the extreme and universally can be considered so. For anything less, use the "/ignore" command!

3b. Touchy subjects can include a number of things and involves a lot of conversations:

I. Religion
II. Sexual Activity
III. Diseases or Illnesses
IV. Race
V. Suicide/Death Threats


The list could continue for a while, but those are the major ones I can think of. We do not mind an intellectual conversation involving any of these subjects. If you are debating with someone else over these subjects, have at it. However, if someone decides they do not want to listen to it and asks you to stop, you are advised to stop the conversation and either continue it elsewhere, via private chat or an outside chat source like TeamSpeak or Kik, or agree to disagree until another time. If you do not stop the conversation and continue to talk about the subjects, the offended party can report the matter and we will issue a punishment. However, the offended party must make an effort to stop the conversation and must show proof in their screenshots that they did try, or we will not punish the players responsible! We would prefer the method of stopping them to be more than the word "stop" too, as that is very vague and can be referring to anything.

In the case of slander, if you feel like a player is offending you by calling you by a racial slur or another slur based on religion, nationality, etc., then again, make the effort to stop them. If they do not stop, you may report them as long as the evidence shows you did make an effort.

In the case of general use of slur words, e.g. "Nigger" (simply because I know 3/4 of you will ask me about this or make a huge deal about it… >.> ) - If the receiving end is not offended by it, you are free to use it in private or group chats! Use it in public chat at your own risk. If someone is offended by it that is not involved and they ask you to stop, you are to stop using the word as if you had started calling them that word. If you do not, and it is reported, you will be punished it the criteria is met!

In the case of suicidal talk, or suggestive comments, (Kill yourself, slit your wrists, etc) talk of this nature should be avoided unless the conversation is between you and a friend and there is a clear understanding of a joke. As for saying it in general, the person offended should make it clear they do not want to be told to go harm themselves. If the offender persists, take screenshots and report the issue. Offenders will be muted for a determined amount of time. Repeat offenders may see longer mutes, becoming permanent with persistent abuse.

These set of criteria should cut down on the crap we see in chat, and also keep people from posting pointless threads about a single word in chat, claiming they're doing it for the better of the server… If you are not offended by the chat and you post a pointless claim asking for justice, you will be ignored or told to grow a backbone.

Cursing and use of curse words is allowed, and always has been. That's a plus. >.>

4. Raging is ok in bouts and anger at the loss of equipment and armor either by pvp or natural causes is understandable. We allow people to vent in chat within reason. This is mainly geared toward the pvp side of loss as it happens far more often there, but if you're going off the deep end on someone for winning or continually shouting at them over a fight, then the mods will ask you to stop after a certain amount of time. If you refuse or you direct your anger at the mods, we will forcefully excuse you. And don't think the forums will be your sanctuary either… If you jump on there and start posting threads to enrage others or flame, they will be deleted as well. All honesty, if you feel that ill toward someone or something, take a break. Come back later or another day, relax, and chill. Everything in this game, rare or not, is replaceable. If you lose something, you can get it back with time and patience.


——— FORUM RULES ——————

The forums are to be used for subjects that deal with the server that would be too long to explain in chat or to talk to players about other subjects, make complaints against players for mods to see, etc. These rules apply strictly to this area of the server. Also remember, if you are banned from the forums, only Server, the admin, can undo these bans. Choose wisely how you act on here.


1a. Spamming forums, either with continuous replies to the same forum or making 5 to 6 posts in a short amount of time can be construed as spam. Offenders will be warned to stop. Continuing offenses will result in a forum ban.

1b. Bumping old forum topics just for the sake of bumping is a form of spam. Don't play necromancer, we only study ethically acceptable magic on here!

2. Flame wars or instigating flame wars are a huge no. Fighting on the forums to an extent is ok, but continuous abuse of other players that results in a fight or trying to start a fight by making a forum post, e.g. a picture of a player giving the middle finger, is not something to be doing. Offenders will have their posts removed from the forums and be asked to stop. Repeat offenders will be banned.

3a. Regarding posting personal information, if you post something about yourself and later feel like you made a mistake, you are more than welcome to come to the mods to take a topic or comment down and delete it. We will also enforce a restraint of the knowledge from being spread by players that seen it before it was deleted. This may be hard to enforce, but any player that maliciously spreads the knowledge of the player affected will be warned not to do so and have their comments deleted on the forums, or if it persists in game, potentially muted. Continual offense will result in a ban on both ends.

3b. If the person has not previously published it themselves, posting personal information of someone without their knowledge and agreement will result in an instant ban. This of course also applies to in game chat.

4. Each section of the forums has a specific purpose and certain threads that are to be posted. Sometimes, mistakes are made, and stuff is posted in other sections, which is understandable, but veteran players should know where to post topics. If you post something in a section where it does not belong, either you can ask for it to be moved, or we will do so regardless if we feel it needs to be moved. Not necessarily something to be enforced, but just a reminder of how mods can help.

5. The forum sections Groups and Creations are there to advertise various players creations and to recruit for groups in game. While commentary is ok on Creations and questions are welcome on groups for players with questions, if you're not interested in what was built or legitimately joining a group, you don't need to be there. Going into the Groups section to bash a group will result in the comments being deleted. Maliciously continuing the assault on the forums will result in a ban.




——— REPORTING ISSUES OR CONCERNS ——————

As for reporting issues, here's what you need to know:


1. All reports will need 3 complete screenshots of the offense at minimum, along with any other regulations that are mentioned above. Cropped screenshots will not be accepted at all! There are very rare exceptions to this rule, e.g. one screenshot usually suffices for players who blatantly advertise. Your case likely is not such an exception. Use 3+ screenshots!

2. If you are reporting a hack or glitch, please download a recording software and use it to capture a hacker in the act. Screenshots can be used, but it is very difficult to capture a hacker in the act when all we have to go on are pictures of a player swinging. With screenshots, you will hardly ever see a punishment for hacking simply because it is harder than hell to tell what's happening.

3. When you name your topic, name it something that will attract mods and not start a flame war in the post. This can be hard to do and I don't expect a lot to be done for this, but at least try. :/

4. Reporting players need only make one topic of a problem, then wait for a mod to see it. Bumping once a day is acceptable, or if a mod is on, that's fine. Multiple reports of the same problem will only delay a response and possibly confuse the situation. It is ok for the accused to defend themselves on the post, but not to make a whole new post explaining the situation. Again, that only confuses the situation and makes it harder to sift through the mess.

5. Once a post has been closed by a mod, the situation has been resolved. Normally, the responding mod will act upon the situation with an explanation and possibly a punishment, and close the topic. Once this has been done, the accused player, if punished, can appeal via the Mute and Ban Appeal sticky post located around this post. You can explain your situation there by following the format used. From there, we will decide what we will do. But know that once a topic is closed, the topic is done. Don't post a new topic bloating you got somebody in trouble or picking fun at the punished player. Also, if the mods favor against your post and close it, don't fight us over it. But I'll cover that shortly.



——— WHEN NOT TO REPORT ——————

Here are scenarios where reporting will only cause you more harm than good…


1. Being made fun of, or called a curse word. Mods may ask players to lay off, but more than likely, we'll boldly ask you to man or woman up and grow a backbone. Again, use the "/ignore" command.

2. One word offenses. If you see someone say a word and you instinctively spam your screenshot button and post it, the topic will just be closed. Again, man or woman up!

3. When someone griefs you. Grief is legal.

4. Reporting trolls when you're antagonizing them. Trolls sometimes go too far, yes, but when you're firing food at them and causing them to attack you based on what you say, you're only shooting yourself in the foot. Best shut up and just let it pass… if it ever does. >.>

5. To be spiteful against someone. This goes hand in hand with the one word offenses rule. Don't report someone for something so horribly minor just hoping for a punishment to get them muted, banned, etc. If you can't stand someone, get your revenge by other means.



——— STAFF AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY ——————

This is a reiteration of Jester's post in General Discussion, but this is who we are:


drusz (Server, Serge): Server Admin
CrimsonAngel (Crim): Mod
Persephinie (Perse): Mod



All of us are semi active to active players, mostly in our late teen to young adulthoods. We are all normally available and can be reached in chat, via forum posts and forum PMs.

If you feel things on the server get out of hand, and no staff member is online nor jumping in to intervene, send us a forum message to let us know what's going on. All forums messages are accompanied by and email sent to the player informing them of the message, so we will know within a few minutes an issue is going on.

We mods are responsible for the upkeep of the server and to keep things in check. We were all selected based on our dedication to the server and relatively mature attitudes. We are not hiring, nor will we ever. If a new mod is to be selected, Server will do so himself.

When we hand down a decision, it is final. If you fight us over it, you might be muted. Any bitching or complaining about the rules may also be punished. If you want to talk to us about it or post an appeal in the forum topic mentioned above, that's fine, but don't try to sway our decision unless you have a valid reason for doing so. We will address when a line has been crossed and will ask you to stop.

Bypassing/circumventing any punishment is absolutely forbidden. By doing so, you risk countermeasures such as the alt used being permanently banned/muted and your punishment being extended considerably.



Think that covers everything. If I missed something, let me know. Took me a good hour to type this.

No tldr this time. READ THE ENTIRE DAMN THING! >.<
Edited by CrimsonAngel 2018-03-17T18:24:04+00:00

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2015-10-10T22:18:22+00:00

Fifth!

Great rules, to me.
Love ya Crim, keep up the great work.

2015-10-10T23:32:27+00:00

Sixth!
CrimsonAngel
A picture of a player giving the middle finger, is not something to be doing.

*cough* adonis
Edited by Jamesology101 2015-10-10T23:57:46+00:00

2015-10-10T23:33:51+00:00

Seventh

GROW A BACK BONE

I dont want to be a sixth lord
Lmaoyanisekeksauce

2015-10-10T23:55:50+00:00

NickCaek
Seventh

GROW A BACK BONE

I dont want to be a sixth lord
Lmaoyanisekeksauce


I need to copyright "Lmayonaise"

2015-10-10T23:57:11+00:00

BrettZillaa
NickCaek
Seventh

GROW A BACK BONE

I dont want to be a sixth lord
Lmaoyanisekeksauce


I need to copyright "Lmayonaise"


"Lmayonaise" ©

2lateminenow

2015-10-11T00:21:56+00:00

Yes. Lenny face.

2015-10-11T01:24:29+00:00

I shall respect these rules

2015-10-11T02:50:33+00:00

NaomiBliss
While I appreciate you trying to make more specific rules so there's less misunderstanding about what's allowed and what's not, and less people feeling they have gotten an unfair punishment compared to someone else who did something similar, I do have a few points I wanted to mention:

- I don't think see-through texture packs work in 1.8, especially on Standard. I haven't heard any instances of this happening yet. X-Ray is also incredibly hard to pull off, if at all.
- Spawnkill is as good as nerfed on here. There would be no way to tell if someone is being spawnkilled because of how long the timer is for another kill to show up after you've killed someone a few times. Once someone starts getting spawnkilled, you literally can't kill them anymore because they are invincible until they move. If they move, they're most likely trying to fight back which makes it not spawnkilling. If they don't move, their screen is auto-spammed with "YOU ARE IN SPAWNKILL PROTECTION! Do /clearbed to get away!"
- I know people with clocks that do nothing other than create lag that are used to annoy people but nothing has been done because they claim it's not enough to lag people.
- It can look like people are spamming late at night when no one else is talking. Just saying a lot of things that aren't the same shouldn't really be considered spam.
- Are 1g's going to actually get punished, then?
- A forum ban wouldn't stop someone from spamming someone's mailbox. They could still log into their forum account, they just couldn't post.
- Do you really need to make an effort to stop people if they're going above and beyond with racial insults and stuff like that? I mean, doesn't it just reach a point where what someone saying is just not allowed overall, and you don't need to get involved for them to be banned for it?
- The definition of a flame war is incredibly vague. I've seen people verbally abusing others on here and not getting in trouble since the other person was "fighting back."
- Why is a picture of the middle finger so bad? People are allowed to say "fuck you" and posts memes with the word "fuck" in them.
- A lot of groups in the "Groups" section make joke applications just for fun. Many people apply just for kicks and know they'll not actually get accepted, but it doesn't harm anyone.
- I don't think it's true that it's okay for the accused to defend themselves on the post, since Neil got forum muted for defending himself on a false complaint against him and is yet to be unmuted.


I'll try to answer these as best I can:

- Texture packs may not work, but it's a cautionary thing in case we see it.

- We're still gonna have issues with people who complain about it. This was directed to them. Also, may have been fixed, but just in case it happens again.

- You need to report them if there's an issue. Give me a video and I can see if it's worth handling or not.

- There are obviously gonna be times that this rule will be less effective. Late at night, when there are only a few people on, you can't judge spam based on who's talking and there aren't enough people on who care.

- If there's 1g spam, then yes.

- I didn't think of that. It's a punishment regardless so the offender will learn not to be a dick.

- I made the requirement of the offended player trying to stop them to show me that they really don't want to see it and are making an effort to stop it, and to see if the offending player(s) are willing to stop. This helps me determine if I even need to step in. If I have to, I have no reason to hold back and can mute a person for however long the punishment seems fit where as before, players would just report a single word and I'd be torn because I made the rule and it was being used to stop such a minor offense. >.>

- Each case of flaming is unique as with the complaints and such, and the severity in question is usually highly varied. That's why I left it vague and open to interpretation.

- In all honesty, it's not. I was just making a funny remark on how that happened earlier yesterday and was showing that as an example of what not to put on the forums. And also why I made a comment about curse words being ok.

- What I said wasn't mean to be toward groups with gag applications. What I meant was against players going onto other application posts and bashing the groups on there. Had groups complain to me because players went to the threads and spewed garbage in their posts.

- I myself don't mind players defending themselves in posts that they're accused in. I don't remember the circumstances involved with that post nor was I involved with Neil being forum banned. Had it been me, I possibly would have reacted differently.

Hope that helps!

2015-10-11T04:10:14+00:00

What happened to the "You must make an effort to try to stop the offender from insulting you, otherwise we will not take it seriously" rule?

2015-10-11T04:27:51+00:00

1. Being made fun of, or called a curse word. Mods may ask players to lay off, but more than likely, we'll boldly ask you to man or woman up and grow a backbone. Again, use the "/ignore" command.


Throwback to how communist was muted. Makes sense.

2015-10-13T04:14:32+00:00

Edited. Added a clause in chat rules for people telling others to go kill themselves or making suggestions of the sort.

2015-10-13T11:02:41+00:00

CrimsonAngel
Edited. Added a clause in chat rules for people telling others to go kill themselves or making suggestions of the sort.

CrimsonAngel
Alright guys, I said I was gonna update the post I made before to be more specific about what's to be expected from the community as a whole and to clarify exactly what constitutes as a thing to report and what is something that we can ignore. So here goes.

As with each and all servers in the Minecraft world, there are certain rules to be adhered to on Standard as well. Although we take things far more lightly than others and tend to have more adult fun, there are some things that should not be said and done in chat, and some actions which could have you out of game for a few hours to a permanent ban.


Firstly, none of these rules are set in stone. Things can, may and will be changed depending on the current situation and circumstances. When a new rule is added, punishments tend to be lighter at the beginning, as the player breaking it might not have done it purposefully.



——— IN GAME RULES ——————

In game, there's not a lot that can get you in trouble if you play regularly. You are allowed to grief, raid, pvp, live thousands of kilometers out, etc. But there are a few things that should be avoided for the good of the server.


1. Hacking is an instant ban that more than likely will be permanent. This includes x-ray, see-through resource packs, pvp enhancements and radars that have player detectors or mob detectors. This does NOT include visual effects (movement mods that are client side, resource packs) or minimaps/waypoints. Optifine, Shader mods and Rei's Minimap are officially approved mods.

2. While griefing is allowed on this server, the use of lava to cause grief is strictly prohibited with permanent bans for serious offenses. This includes using lava for pvp purposes and using lava as a defensive measure for your base that is not obvious to a player who happens upon your base. You MAY use lava to make a moat around your base and use it for decorations or lighting along with other obvious functions (furnaces, lava falls, mob grinders).
Just remember this rule if you're not sure it's a legal use for lava; If you were a new player who came to your base, can you tell there is lava used as a defense? If you can tell, you're in the clear. If not, you may want to reevaluate how you use it so you're not dinged for misusing it.

3a. If you have a mob grinder or village spawner and it causes you lag or others around you to lag, you need to cut down on the numbers. Mob grinders are wonderful for pvpers and others who could use the experience. However, there are limits that the server has set in place to keep the numbers from running out of control and causing server lag. But with those limits, there are ways around them, so there's this rule. If it becomes a server wide problem and mods have to step in, you won't like it. Those noncompliant with our requests will be banned until a compliant member of the group deals with the problem at hand. The ones banned will have a determined time to be brought in again based on the level of noncompliance and the mod handling the issue.

3b. Redstone usage is completely legal and encouraged in some cases to make life easier. Just don't construct clocks or machines used to annoy people if you have neighbors or fellow group members. The lag that can be generated from these can lag the server if large enough and cause players with weaker PCs to have to avoid the area… That shouldn't be a problem. Offenders will be asked to dismantle the machine. Noncompliance will again result in a ban until a group member complies and destroys the machine.

4. You may not spawn kill players at their bed nor camp freshly (re-)spawned players at the world's spawn points. You are welcome to pvp as you please, but do know that you pvp at a disadvantage when you raid someone. Really, there are few rewards to gain from these besides killing the opposing party for what they have on them, but once a raid is conducted and you've either won or lost, you need to leave. Spawn killing players has been a problem in the past and has caused us to implement features to combat it, but it doesn't mean it's impossible anymore.
Spawn killing is defined as the continuous slaughter of a player or players for more than 30 seconds. This rule is null if the victim continues to attack, but only up to a certain extent… If you're in enchanted diamond armor and a player is attacking you bare fisted, you're better off leaving than continuing to insult them and spamming chat with kill messages. Offenders of this rule will receive a temp ban based on the amount of time spent killing said player. And trust us, you do not want to be banned or kicked in an opponents territory… so watch for the warnings from the mods about this. >.>

5. The end dimension is public. No group or player is allowed to own or control it by claiming or complicating access to the portal on the out- and inside. Offenders will be asked to unclaim the portal/revert the changes made to the area. Not complying to such requests will result in bans similarly as explained above.

6. Nether portal traps are allowed. However, portal coffins have been effectively disabled. If you are standing in a coffin, you will find you are able to break the blocks preventing you from exiting the frame, even if they are claimed or locked. This is to prevent the dreaded situation where you stand trapped inside a portal, unable to access chat or even the pause menu.



——— CHAT RULES ——————

The in game chat, webchat, and forum messages are great ways to communicate with other players, and as with the server, are regulated relatively lightly. However, as the server grows, we need to implement a few things to keep players coming back and not just be a haven for vets who have grown backbones.


1. Advertising is obviously a huge no. The exception here is this; I personally do not mind players talking about other servers as long as the ip address is not mentioned. This includes websites associated with the server and trying to hint at other players to go to the server. If you talk about this privately to yourselves, the mods cannot see it, but the server admin can, and has banned for talking about it like this before. Best rule of thumb is if you're gonna talk about other servers, do it outside of this server so you don't accidentally cross a line and end up banned. Offenders will be banned. With time and a reasonable story, however, I have let one or two players come back on after a ban for this. New players who come on and spam advertisements will be banned without hope for re-admittance.

2. Spamming. No. Just don't do it. Spamming is defined as the act of typing and repeating a message over in chat to the point of becoming obnoxious. This also applies for players who type messages in chat at a fast pace or spaces the messages out…
like
this
here.
To be punishable, spamming needs to have automatically kicked the offending player for spam, or the spam needs to cover a large portion of chat if they're going slow enough for the kicker not to catch it, or they're in webchat. Repeating pointless messages just for the sake of pointlessness may also be ruled spam, even if it is more spread out. For forum messages, if a player is sending you continuous messages and you do not wish to receive them anymore, bring the issue to the mods and we will warn the player.

3a. (Severe!) personal abuse is not acceptable. Standard is home to a very hardy group of people, and for good reason. You have to be good at the game to survive longer than an hour on this server. With that hardiness comes pretty crazy talk, and again, we tend to be lenient on these conversations, even having mods become involved in it from time to time. But when someone becomes offended with a conversation or does not wish for it to continue, we need to put the foot down. You can report abuse that goes to the extreme and universally can be considered so. For anything less, use the "/ignore" command!

3b. Touchy subjects can include a number of things and involves a lot of conversations:

I. Religion
II. Sexual Activity
III. Diseases or Illnesses
IV. Race
V. Suicide/Death Threats


The list could continue for a while, but those are the major ones I can think of. We do not mind an intellectual conversation involving any of these subjects. If you are debating with someone else over these subjects, have at it. However, if someone decides they do not want to listen to it and asks you to stop, you are advised to stop the conversation and either continue it elsewhere, via private chat or an outside chat source like TeamSpeak or Kik, or agree to disagree until another time. If you do not stop the conversation and continue to talk about the subjects, the offended party can report the matter and we will issue a punishment. However, the offended party must make an effort to stop the conversation and must show proof in their screenshots that they did try, or we will not punish the players responsible! We would prefer the method of stopping them to be more than the word "stop" too, as that is very vague and can be referring to anything.

In the case of slander, if you feel like a player is offending you by calling you by a racial slur or another slur based on religion, nationality, etc., then again, make the effort to stop them. If they do not stop, you may report them as long as the evidence shows you did make an effort.

In the case of general use of slur words, e.g. "Nigger" (simply because I know 3/4 of you will ask me about this or make a huge deal about it… >.> ) - If the receiving end is not offended by it, you are free to use it in private or group chats! Use it in public chat at your own risk. If someone is offended by it that is not involved and they ask you to stop, you are to stop using the word as if you had started calling them that word. If you do not, and it is reported, you will be punished it the criteria is met!

In the case of suicidal talk, or suggestive comments, (Kill yourself, slit your wrists, etc) talk of this nature should be avoided unless the conversation is between you and a friend and there is a clear understanding of a joke. As for saying it in general, the person offended should make it clear they do not want to be told to go harm themselves. If the offender persists, take screenshots and report the issue. Offenders will be muted for a determined amount of time. Repeat offenders may see longer mutes, becoming permanent with persistent abuse.

These set of criteria should cut down on the crap we see in chat, and also keep people from posting pointless threads about a single word in chat, claiming they're doing it for the better of the server… If you are not offended by the chat and you post a pointless claim asking for justice, you will be ignored or told to grow a backbone.

Cursing and use of curse words is allowed, and always has been. That's a plus. >.>

4. Raging is ok in bouts and anger at the loss of equipment and armor either by pvp or natural causes is understandable. We allow people to vent in chat within reason. This is mainly geared toward the pvp side of loss as it happens far more often there, but if you're going off the deep end on someone for winning or continually shouting at them over a fight, then the mods will ask you to stop after a certain amount of time. If you refuse or you direct your anger at the mods, we will forcefully excuse you. And don't think the forums will be your sanctuary either… If you jump on there and start posting threads to enrage others or flame, they will be deleted as well. All honesty, if you feel that ill toward someone or something, take a break. Come back later or another day, relax, and chill. Everything in this game, rare or not, is replaceable. If you lose something, you can get it back with time and patience.


——— FORUM RULES ——————

The forums are to be used for subjects that deal with the server that would be too long to explain in chat or to talk to players about other subjects, make complaints against players for mods to see, etc. These rules apply strictly to this area of the server. Also remember, if you are banned from the forums, only Server, the admin, can undo these bans. Choose wisely how you act on here.


1a. Spamming forums, either with continuous replies to the same forum or making 5 to 6 posts in a short amount of time can be construed as spam. Offenders will be warned to stop. Continuing offenses will result in a forum ban.

1b. Bumping old forum topics just for the sake of bumping is a form of spam. Don't play necromancer, we only study ethically acceptable magic on here!

2. Flame wars or instigating flame wars are a huge no. Fighting on the forums to an extent is ok, but continuous abuse of other players that results in a fight or trying to start a fight by making a forum post, e.g. a picture of a player giving the middle finger, is not something to be doing. Offenders will have their posts removed from the forums and be asked to stop. Repeat offenders will be banned.

3a. Regarding posting personal information, if you post something about yourself and later feel like you made a mistake, you are more than welcome to come to the mods to take a topic or comment down and delete it. We will also enforce a restraint of the knowledge from being spread by players that seen it before it was deleted. This may be hard to enforce, but any player that maliciously spreads the knowledge of the player affected will be warned not to do so and have their comments deleted on the forums, or if it persists in game, potentially muted. Continual offense will result in a ban on both ends.

3b. If the person has not previously published it themselvesm, posting personal information of someone without their knowledge and agreement will result in an instant ban. This of course also applies to in game chat.

4. Each section of the forums has a specific purpose and certain threads that are to be posted. Sometimes, mistakes are made, and stuff is posted in other sections, which is understandable, but veteran players should know where to post topics. If you post something in a section where it does not belong, either you can ask for it to be moved, or we will do so regardless if we feel it needs to be moved. Not necessarily something to be enforced, but just a reminder of how mods can help.

5. The forum sections Groups and Creations are there to advertise various players creations and to recruit for groups in game. While commentary is ok on Creations and questions are welcome on groups for players with questions, if you're not interested in what was built or legitimately joining a group, you don't need to be there. Going into the Groups section to bash a group will result in the comments being deleted. Maliciously continuing the assault on the forums will result in a ban.




——— REPORTING ISSUES OR CONCERNS ——————

As for reporting issues, here's what you need to know:


1. All reports will need 3 complete screenshots of the offense at minimum, along with any other regulations that are mentioned above. Cropped screenshots will not be accepted at all! There are very rare exceptions to this rule, e.g. one screenshot usually suffices for players who blatantly advertise. Your case likely is not such an exception. Use 3+ screenshots!

2. If you are reporting a hack or glitch, please download a recording software and use it to capture a hacker in the act. Screenshots can be used, but it is very difficult to capture a hacker in the act when all we have to go on are pictures of a player swinging. With screenshots, you will hardly ever see a punishment for hacking simply because it is harder than hell to tell what's happening.

3. When you name your topic, name it something that will attract mods and not start a flame war in the post. This can be hard to do and I don't expect a lot to be done for this, but at least try. :/

4. Reporting players need only make one topic of a problem, then wait for a mod to see it. Bumping once a day is acceptable, or if a mod is on, that's fine. Multiple reports of the same problem will only delay a response and possibly confuse the situation. It is ok for the accused to defend themselves on the post, but not to make a whole new post explaining the situation. Again, that only confuses the situation and makes it harder to sift through the mess.

5. Once a post has been closed by a mod, the situation has been resolved. Normally, the responding mod will act upon the situation with an explanation and possibly a punishment, and close the topic. Once this has been done, the accused player, if punished, can appeal via the Mute and Ban Appeal sticky post located around this post. You can explain your situation there by following the format used. From there, we will decide what we will do. But know that once a topic is closed, the topic is done. Don't post a new topic bloating you got somebody in trouble or picking fun at the punished player. Also, if the mods favor against your post and close it, don't fight us over it. But I'll cover that shortly.



——— WHEN NOT TO REPORT ——————

Here are scenarios where reporting will only cause you more harm than good…


1. Being made fun of, or called a curse word. Mods may ask players to lay off, but more than likely, we'll boldly ask you to man or woman up and grow a backbone. Again, use the "/ignore" command.

2. One word offenses. If you see someone say a word and you instinctively spam your screenshot button and post it, the topic will just be closed. Again, man or woman up!

3. When someone griefs you. Grief is legal.

4. Reporting trolls when you're antagonizing them. Trolls sometimes go too far, yes, but when you're firing food at them and causing them to attack you based on what you say, you're only shooting yourself in the foot. Best shut up and just let it pass… if it ever does. >.>

5. To be spiteful against someone. This goes hand in hand with the one word offenses rule. Don't report someone for something so horribly minor just hoping for a punishment to get them muted, banned, etc. If you can't stand someone, get your revenge by other means.



——— STAFF AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY ——————

This is a reiteration of Jester's post in General Discussion, but this is who we are:


drusz (Server, Serge): Server Admin
Jester1o1 (Jester): Mod
CrimsonAngel (CrimReaper, Crim): Mod
apv1313 (apv): Mod



All of us are semi active to active players, mostly in our late teen to young adulthoods. We are all normally available and can be reached in chat, via forum posts and forum PMs. There are also select spies that do help to keep things under control. So just because we're not around doesn't mean that the mods aren't watching… >.>

If you feel things on the server get out of hand, and no staff member is online nor jumping in to intervene, you can try to use our contact details outside of Standard Survival and alert us of the situation. This should be done for emergencies only. (Currently only apv can be contacted by everyone, see this post for details.)

We mods are responsible for the upkeep of the server and to keep things in check. We were all selected based on our dedication to the server and relatively mature attitudes. We are not hiring, nor will we ever. If a new mod is to be selected, Server will do so himself.

When we hand down a decision, it is final. If you fight us over it, you might be muted. Any bitching or complaining about the rules may also be punished. If you want to talk to us about it or post an appeal in the forum topic mentioned above, that's fine, but don't try to sway our decision unless you have a valid reason for doing so. We will address when a line has been crossed and will ask you to stop.

Bypassing/circumventing any punishment is absolutely forbidden. By doing so, you risk countermeasures such as the alt used being permanently banned/muted and your punishment being extended considerably.



Think that covers everything. If I missed something, let me know. Took me a good hour to type this.

No tldr this time. READ THE ENTIRE DAMN THING! >.<

EDIT: Small update per APV's spellchecking and other skills involving correct grammar. Thanks dude!

God, I don't want to read all that!

2016-03-24T22:52:41+00:00

"Optifine, Shader mods and Rei's Minimap are officially approved mods."

What about Xaero's minimap? It is not a radar mod….

2016-03-24T23:30:36+00:00

AlmnostSteve
"Optifine, Shader mods and Rei's Minimap are officially approved mods."

What about Xaero's minimap? It is not a radar mod….

Xaero's Minimap [1.9 | 1.8.9 | 1.8 | 1.7.10]
Taken directly from the list of features:
Displays mobs on the map as yellow dots. Customizable in the settings. Hostile and friendly mobs can be coloured differently.
Displays players on the map as white dots. Customizable in the settings.
Displays items on the map as red dots. Customizable in the settings.
Displays all the other entities such as arrows and item frames as purple dots (Different types of entities can be disabled in mod settings). Customizable in the settings.

^ those are radar features.
Edited by Jester 2016-03-24T23:31:38+00:00

2016-03-25T03:10:26+00:00

Oh oh oh thanks jester I didn't see that, I will just go without or find another
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