Official In-Game Rules

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  1. Daphsquid

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    Following is a list of server rules and the punishments for breaking them:


    Global Rules:

    1. Using modded clients - Optifine, Shaders, and other mods which improve game-play are ALLOWED.
    Speed mods (Nuker, Fast Break, Fast Mine): 30-60 day tempban.
    Fly mods (SurvivalFly): 30-60 day tempban.
    Spawning invalid items: Jail 10-30 minutes.
    Schematica mod: Kick from server/Possible jail time/Possible tempban.
    Other malicious mods: Staff member's decision on punishment.

    2. Advertising - saying a competing server's IP address, name and/or website in any chat/private message.
    - 6-12 month mute/ban (staff member's decision).

    3. Too much profanity in chat/inappropriate conversations/using profanity to insult another player.
    - 1st time: Warning.
    - 2nd time: 5-10 minute mute.
    - 3rd time: 30-60 minute mute.
    - 4th time: 1-3 day tempban.
    - 5th time: 30-60 day tempban.
    - 6th time: Progressive discipline.
    (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/permanent ban (staff member's decision).

    5. Using racist, homophobic, or any other type of discriminative words/phrases.
    - 1st time: 1-3 hour mute.
    - 2nd time: 12-48 hour mute.
    - 3rd time: 10-30 day tempban.
    - 4th time: Progressive discipline.

    6. Lag/crash machines - trying to lag, crash, or otherwise hinder the server or network's performance.
    - Permanent ban.

    7. Spamming in chat.
    - 1st time: 5-10 minute mute (staff member's decision).
    - 2nd time: Progressive discipline.

    8. Bypassing chat filters/using alternate spellings or characters to use banned words/phrases in chat.
    - 1st time: 1-3 hour mute.
    - 2nd time: 12-48 hour mute.
    - 3rd time: Possible tempban (staff member's decision).

    9. Spambots.
    - Immediate IP and username ban.

    10. Nude or inappropriate skins.
    - 1-hour tempban (enough time to get a new one).

    11. Usernames containing racist or homophobic words/phrases.
    - 30-day tempban (enough time to change it).

    12. Minimodding/dictating others/attempting to enforce the rules.
    - 1st time: Warning.
    - 2nd time: 10-30 minute mute.
    - 3rd time: Progressive discipline (staff member's decision).

    13. Ban evading/Too many alt accounts.
    - Username and IP ban.

    14. Harassment (sexual/verbal/etc.) towards a player on the server.
    - Mute/permanent mute/tempban/permanent ban. This depends on how severe and which type. (staff member's decision).

    15. Attempting to recruit players for a personal build team, staff team, or similar.
    - 1st time: 3-6 months tempban.
    - 2nd time: Permanent ban.

    16. Sending pornographic or "shock" links in chat.
    - 1st time: 30-60 days tempban.
    - 2nd time: 3-6 months tempban.
    - 3rd time: Permanent ban.

    17. Staff Impersonation/Changing your username to resemble a staff member's/Pretending to be a staff member
    - 30-day tempban or mute. (Depending on how similar the name is, and if the player did this with malicious intent. Staff team's decision.)

    18. Inappropriate builds. Ex: builds containing male or female genitalia.
    - 10-30 minute jail time/1-12 hour temporary ban.

    19. Speaking any other language besides English in Global chat. (Any language can be spoken in private message or different channels.)

    - 1st time: Warning.
    - 2nd time: 5-10 minute mute.
    - 3rd time: 1-3 hour mute.
    - 4th time: Progressive discipline (staff member's decision).

    20. Sexual roleplaying/conversation on the server/recruiting players for sexual roleplays using the server.
    - 1st time: Warning.
    - 2nd time: 3-10 day temporary ban + secondary warning.
    - 3rd time: Permanent ban from all SK-affiliated places.


    Creative-Specific Rules:

    1. Griefing/altering another player's creation without permission.
    - 3-12 months tempban (depending on the severity).
    (If a build appears abandoned, that does not give you permission to claim it.)

    2. Do not attempt to fix any grief or blockspam you find. Instead, contact a staff member or /modreq <message>

    3. DONATORS ONLY Creating spammy or random holograms around the server using /ast.
    - 1st time: Possible warning from staff.
    - 2nd time: Potential removal of permission to use /ast.

    Towny-Specific Rules:

    1. Claiming another player's built-on land using Towny.
    - 1st time: Deletion of your Town's claims in that area.
    - 2nd time: Possible deletion of your Town with no refund.

    2. Creating an automatic or "AFK" farm.
    - Warning & possible deletion of your farm after 24 hours if not changed.

    3. Creating a death trap for players/teleporting players maliciously in an attempt to instantly kill them.
    - 1st time: Possible temporary ban (staff member's decision).
    - 2nd time: Progressive discipline.

    4. Creating an unsafe or deathtrap public server warp.
    - Removal of your warp with no refund.

    5. Building within 150 blocks of a Town you don't belong to.
    - 1st time: Warning from staff.
    - 2nd time: Possible deletion or relocation of your build(s).

    6. Repeatedly begging staff or players for goods, services, or actions.
    - 1st time: Warning from staff.
    - 2nd time: 5-30 minute mute (staff member's decision).
    - 3rd time: 1-24 hour mute (staff member's decision).
    - 4th time: Progressive discipline.

    7. Spamming the same Auction items multiple times/too high, abusive, or obviously-a-scam bid increment prices.
    - 1st time: Warning from staff.
    - 2nd time: Server kick/temporary ban (staff member's decision).
    - 3rd time: Potential removal of "/auction start" permissions. (Yes, we will do this.)

    8. Taking from unlocked chests is allowed. This does NOT include Shulker Boxes or hoppers as these cannot be locked.

    9. PvP is allowed anywhere on the server, where it is enabled.

    10. Town Mayors can make Town-specific rules pertaining to their Town, however, these rules may not interfere with already-existing server rules. Furthermore, the server staff is not required to enforce rules created by Town mayors.

    11. Admins will not return items if you die. Do not accept teleport requests from people you don't trust.

    12. Do not /sethome in a player's house without permission.
    - 1st time: Removal of home.
    - 2nd time: Temporary ban.

    13. Do not spam kill players without their permission.
    - Possible server kick/tempban/permanent ban (staff member's decision).

    14. Do not exploit Towns' No-PvP areas with other means. (ie; Using CE Enchants to kill a player in a protected Towny region with no-PvP region perm set. This also includes killing players who have PvP disabled using /pvp or with newbie protection.)
    - 1st time: Possible temporary ban.
    - 2nd time: Progressive discipline.

    15. Not leaving at least one block of air between a portal and a barrier blocking it/Creating portal traps.
    - 1st time: Removal of your portal without warning.
    - 2nd time: Possible server punishments (staff member's decision).

    16. Concerning former town members' items within town limits.

    See comment below.

    Kingdoms-Specific Rules:


    1. Including inappropriate words/phrases in Kingdom names.
    - Deletion of your Kingdom without warning.

    2. Claiming your own bounty/using alt accounts to claim your own bounty.
    - Removal of bounty money from your balance, and possible temporary ban (staff member's decision).

    3. Creating an automatic or "AFK" farm.
    - Server kick & possible deletion of your farm after 24 hours if not changed.

    4. Do not create death traps outside of your claimed land.
    1st time: Removal of your death trap.
    2nd time: Possible temporary ban (staff member's decision).

    5. Griefing, raiding, stealing, and scamming are allowed at any time.

    6. PvP is allowed anywhere on the server, where it is enabled.

    Prison-Specific Rules:

    1. Including inappropriate words/phrases in Faction names.
    - Deletion of your Faction without warning.

    2. Claiming your own bounty/using alt accounts to claim your own bounty.
    - Removal of bounty money from your balance, and possible temporary ban (staff member's decision).

    3. Carrying Contraband items in the Prison building.
    - Removal of the item from your inventory/possible jail/possible hit with a Guard's Baton.

    4. Spamming the same Auction items multiple times/too high, abusive, or obviously-a-scam bid increment prices.
    - 1st time: Warning from staff.
    - 2nd time: Server kick/temporary ban (staff member's decision).
    - 3rd time: Potential removal of "/auction start" permissions. (Yes, we will do this.)


    5. Griefing, raiding, stealing, and scamming are allowed at any time.

    6. PvP is allowed anywhere on the server, where it is enabled.



    *All rules are subject to change at any time.*

    NOTE1: Moderators and Administrators 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.

    NOTE2: 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.
     
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  2. Link_Targaryen

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    Appendage to Towns In-Game Rules
    Concerning rule #2 (Automatic or "AFK" farms):

    The only mob grinders or semi-automatic farms which are allowed are those that are not and cannot be active without continuous activation by the player (i.e. if the player is not present to activate the machine, it will not grind mobs or farm farms). Mob grinders must not fully kill the mobs they spawn; they can wound them within an inch of their lives, but the final blow must come from the player, either through direct hit by any item held by the player or by arrow shot from a bow held by the player (not including arrows shot by dispensers). If these conditions are not met, you will be warned and must change your grinder/farm to be in compliance with these conditions within 24 hours or your grinder/farm will be deleted without any compensation.
     
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  3. Link_Targaryen

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    New Towns-specific Rule
    16. Concerning former town members’ items left within town limits:
    If a member of a town leaves the town of their own volition and accidentally leaves behind some/all of their items in chests they can no longer access, neither Towns Staff nor the town mayor are obligated to give that player their items back. If, however, the player is kicked from the town (admins can check command logs to verify this took place), the town mayor is obligated to add the player back to their town long enough for the player to gather their belongings and leave once again.
    • Player Left Town: If a player who left a town of their own volition repeatedly begs staff or the town mayor for their items, see Towns Rule 6. Repeatedly begging staff or players for goods, services, or actions for punishment.
      • Locked Chests Corollary: If a player leaves a town of their own volition, 48 hours after leaving (plenty of time to dispute the claim of volition), the town mayor can request that a staff member unlock that player’s chests within town limits.
      • Taxes Corollary: If a player is auto-kicked from a town because of town taxes, two things may happen, depending on circumstance:
        • If the player was inactive for at least two weeks without notice to the town mayor (documentation showing such notice can override the word of the mayor), this inactivity is taken as an act of volition; see Locked Chests Corollary, minus the 48 hour waiting period.
        • If it can be shown that the town mayor purposefully raised the town’s taxes in order to kick players from the town, proceed to Player Kicked from Town.
    • Player Kicked from Town: If a town mayor refuses to add a kicked player back so they may claim their items:
      • First time: Warning from a staff member
      • Second time: Possible kick/short tempban
      • Third time: Longer tempban
      • Fourth time: Possible deletion of the town
      • These do not have to be for separate incidents of breaking this rule; can be for continuing to disobey staff in relation to this rule. If the town mayor is tempbanned, an admin can forcibly add the kicked player to the town so they may collect their items, then remove them again.
     
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