The following are a list of rules for all servers on the network and the punishments for breaking them. Many of the punishment lengths are purposefully vague so precedent and staff discretion can be more easily used, allowing staff members to adapt punishments as time goes by, rather than being bound by arbitrary rules created with limited knowledge of the reality they intend to dictate. Words such as “short” and “long” in relation to punishment duration are extremely relative; for example, a “short” punishment for breaking one rule may be a 5 minute mute, while a “short” punishment for a different rule may be a month-long tempban. The punishments follow the following general formula: Offense committed: punishment for first offense -> second offense -> … -> nth offense If you see a “<->”, this means the punishments on either side of that symbol may be used for the same number offense (i.e. first offense, second offense, etc.) depending upon the severity of that offense. 1. Using modded clients - Optifine, Shaders, and other mods which improve game-play are allowed. - Speed mods (Nuker, Fast Break, Fast Mine): warning -> 1-2 month tempban - Fly mods (SurvivalFly): warning/kick -> 1-2 week tempban -> by 1-2 month tempban - Spawning invalid items: warning/kick -> short tempban -> long tempban - Schematica mod: warning/kick <-> in-game jail time <-> short tempban <-> long tempban - Other malicious mods: Staff member's discretion. 2. Advertising: saying a competing server's IP address, name, discord, website and/or any affiliated services in any chat/private message. - This includes things like private Discord servers. - Warning <-> 3-6 month tempban -> 6-12 month tempban -> permanent ban 3. Malicious use of profanity/General disrespect against fellow players or staff members - Warning -> 5-10 minute mute <-> 30-90 minute mute -> short tempban <-> long tempban (Please note: profanity IS allowed to a certain extent. We are usually lenient when it comes to this, but please do not take advantage of our rules regarding profanity.) 4. DDoS threats/hacking threats/resolving/mentioning IPs/distributing personal information. - 3-30 day temporary ban <-> long tempban <-> permanent ban 5. Any kind of discriminative (e.g. racist, homophobic) builds or chat messages - 1-3 hour mute <-> 1-2 day mute <-> short tempban <-> long tempban 6. Lag/crash machines - trying to lag, crash, or otherwise hinder the server or network's performance. - Long tempban <-> permanent ban. 7. Spamming in chat. - Kick <-> short mute -> long mute -> short tempban 8. Repeatedly begging staff or players for goods, services, or actions. - Warning -> short mute <-> long mute -> short tempban -> long tempban 9. Bypassing chat filters/using alternate spellings or characters to use banned words/phrases in chat. - Warning <-> kick <-> short or long mute -> short tempban 10. Spambots. - Immediate IP and username ban. 11. Nude or inappropriate skins. - 1-hour tempban (enough time to change it) 12. Inappropriate usernames, e.g. containing racist or homophobic words/phrases. - 30-day tempban (enough time to change it) - Can be removed if you prove you have changed your username, such as with namemc.com 13. Minimodding/dictating rules to others/attempting to enforce the rules as if a staff member. - Warning -> short mute -> long mute -> possible short tempban 14. Ban evading - using alt accounts or a VPN to join the server while banned. - Username and IP ban. 15. Using too many alt accounts/Too many accounts joining on the same IP address/Using alt accounts to gain an advantage - this includes, but is not limited to all direct benefits like claiming multiple vote party crates or keeping mobs spawning/crops growing. Uses that do not provide an advantage over other players, like recording videos or streaming are fine. - Warning <-> short IP tempban <-> long IP tempban 16. Harassment (sexual/verbal/etc.) towards a player or players on the server. - Warning <-> short mute <-> long mute <-> short tempban -> permanent mute <-> long tempban -> permanent ban 17. Attempting to recruit players for a personal build team, staff team, or similar. - Warning <-> 3-6 month tempban -> 6-12 month tempban -> permanent ban 18. Sending pornographic or "shock" links in chat. - Warning <-> short or long mute <-> short tempban <-> long tempban <-> permanent ban 19. Staff Impersonation/Changing your username to resemble a staff member's/Pretending to be a staff member - if done with possible malicious intent, determined by staff. - Warning -> long mute <-> short tempban - Additionally, the player will be nicknamed to their last known username until they change the offending username. 20. Inappropriate builds. Ex: builds containing male or female genitalia. - Warning (if online) <-> 1-3 day tempban <-> 1-4 week tempban 21. Speaking any other language besides English in Global chat - Any language can be spoken in private message or different channels. - Warning -> short mute -> long mute -> short tempban (should never get to this point unless the player is particularly argumentative, in which case they likely have broken other rules) 22. Sexual roleplaying/conversation on the server/recruiting players for sexual roleplays using the server. - Warning <-> 1-2 week tempban from all SK services -> Permanent ban from all SK services *All rules are subject to change at any time.* NOTE 1: Staff are the law of the server. If they tell you something is against the rules, stating "that wasn't listed in the rules" or similar is not a valid reason to justify your actions. NOTE 2: Shadow Kingdom staff members are not responsible for any players unaware of changes to this list of server rules, and therefore using that as your alibi to disprove a valid punishment is not permitted. Players and staff members are expected to check the official rules regularly for changes.