Ironborn Rules and Regulations

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|Introduction

The following guide is the official documentation regarding rules and punishment for the Ironborn Minecraft Server. This document is being provided as a guide for players and staff on our network. At Ironborn our goal is to provide a fun, safe, and competitive yet friendly environment for all players. In order for us to meet that goal, we have implemented specific rules and clear punishments for breaking those rules. We hope you enjoy your time on Ironborn and use this guide to help us provide a safe environment for all players.

|Disclaimer

  • By logging in to the Ironborn Network you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Ironborn Rules and Regulations Guide.
  • The following list of rules is not a comprehensive list of all punishable offenses. Any changes to the rules and punishments may be done without prior notice. All players are expected to familiarize themselves with the network rules and therefore may not use the argument they were unaware of the rules. It is the player's responsibility to read the Rules and Regulations.
  • The primary use of warnings as a punishment is targeted towards new players to the network. Warnings will not be issued for players familiar with the network as they are already aware of the rules.
  • Players with excessive punishments may be subject to punishment determined at the management team's discretion.
  • Joking about breaking the rules may result in punishment.
 

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Punishments for Level 1:
Warning - 1 Hour Mute - 4 Hour Mute - 24 Hour Mute - 24 Hour Ban- 48 Hour Ban - 7 Day Ban
Harassment/Bullying
This offense can be defined as but not limited to following guidelines:
  • Any harassment towards members of the community including our staff members whether directly or indirectly.
  • Attempting to create a hostile environment towards a community member or members.
  • Discrimination of any kind whether directed towards a specific player or made as a general statement.
  • Subject matter which can include but is not limited to racial slurs, slurs regarding ethnicity, sexual harassment, bullying of any type, use of the word retarded, down syndrome, or autistic with negative connotations.
  • Mocking other players with regards to medical conditions.
  • The misspelling of a slur to bypass the rules is prohibited and will be issued a punishment.
Discussion of Sensitive Subject Matters
The discussion of sensitive subject matter which promotes a negative environment in chat is prohibited. The list of sensitive subject matters includes but is not limited to:
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Gender-Related Insults
  • Sexuality
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Terrorist Attacks
Spamming
Spamming of any form is not allowed. Spamming is defined as posting unwanted or unnecessary messages, often repeatedly in a short amount of time. This includes the following:
  • Character Spam
  • Number Spam
  • Repeating the same message in chat
  • Attempting to initiate spam in chat
  • Command Spamming
  • /tp Spamming
Advertising IRL Trading or Foreign Trades
Any trading of out of game currencies is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
  • PayPal
  • CS:GO
  • Steam Items
  • IRL Money
 
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Punishments for Level 2 Offenses:
4 Hour Mute - 24 Hour Mute - 24 Hour Ban - 48 Hour Ban - 7 Day Ban, ETC​

Personal Information Leaks
Revealing general information about another or implying general information about another player is not allowed. General information can be the following:
  • First Name
  • Age
  • Gender
Adult Related Content
Adult related content of any kind and/or photos are strictly prohibited. Inappropriate media is also prohibited. This includes but is not limited to
  • Gore
  • Disturbing Content
  • Sensitive Subject Matters
  • Pornographic Material
IRL Threats/Suicidal Encouragement
Any threats or suicidal encouragement made even if the player states they are “joking” is not allowed. This includes indirect or direct threats towards a player or specific parts of their personal lives. Discussion of suicide or self-harm in chat is also not allowed and will result in a punishment.

Discrimination
The use of offensive and inappropriate terminology or names regarding the following subject areas:
  • Religion
  • Gender-Related
  • Sexuality
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Medical Condition
 
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Punishments for Level 3 Offenses:
24 Hour Ban - 48 Hour Ban - 7 Day Ban - 30 Day Ban - Blacklist​

Plugin Misuse
An example would be using faction disband to ban evade or spam other factions with invites etc..

Impersonation of Staff or Lying to Staff
Pretending to be a staff member or lying to staff in order to gain an in-game advantage over another player or faction.

Abusing a Glitch (Punishment Bypasses 24 Hour Ban and Starts at 7 Day Ban)
If you find a bug or glitch in game please report it immediately to a staff member.

Advertising Established Players (Punishment Bypasses 24 Hour Ban and Starts at 7 Day Ban)
Example: Putting another server's IP in chat is punishable.
 
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Posting of Malicious/Inappropriate Content (Immediate Blacklist)
Posting of or links to malicious/inappropriate content is not allowed. Please note that shortened URLs are also not allowed.

Advertising Non-Established players (Perm Ban)

Hacking/Illegal Modifications (30 Day Ban (Appealable) - Blacklist)

DOXING, DDoSING, SWATTING Threats (30 Day Ban (Appealable) - Blacklist)

DDoS Attacks, Doxing and Swatting (Blacklist)
  • Immediate Blacklist from all platforms
  • Doxing can be defined as finding and then posting a user's sensitive personal information, including addresses, phone numbers, and even Social Security numbers. It is important to understand that there are legal ramifications including criminal charges that can result from doxing an individual.
  • DDoS can be defined as a type of computer attack that uses a number of hosts to overwhelm a server, causing a website to experience a complete system crash.
  • Swatting can be defined as making a prank call to 911 in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.
  • The Ironborn Network has a zero tolerance policy for DDos, Doxing, or Swatting. Any players involved in any of these offenses will be blacklisted.
Ban Evasion (Punishment will result in an extension of the current punishment by 1 tier on both accounts.)
Players who are banned on another account cannot join the server until the original account is unbanned. In cases of public alts, these are used at your own risk, and if they get banned you will serve the punishment. If you have your main account banned and your alt account banned for ban evasion, and purchase an unban on one of these, you will not be banned for Ban Evasion.

Mute Evasion (Punishment: next level up from specific rule violation.)
Punishment: next level up from specific rule violation.
Players who evade mutes will be punished. You are allowed to hop on an alt to quickly speak with the staff that issued your punishment about the punishment. Once you are finished you may no longer evade with the alt.

Chargebacks (Blacklist)

Griefing the Server (Punishments: 30 Day Ban - Blacklist)
Purposefully intending to lag the server or grief spawn, public lands, shops, etc
 
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AFK Mining (7 day Ban - 30 day ban - Blacklist)
Mining when you are away from the keyboard, whether it is tape or a software program.

TP/Warp killing (2 day ban - 7 day ban - 30 day ban - Blacklist)
Allowing a player to TP to you, or your warp, and killing them.

Printing with Schematica (30 day ban - Blacklist)
Using the Schematica is fine, just not the printer function.

Note: This is for Skyblock only. You can use Printer on factions
No "Trolling" islands (7 day ban - 30 day ban - Blacklist)
Trolling an island can be considered killing passive mobs on another player’s island, joining an island to take items then leaving, joining an island to grief, Gaining access to another island/areas via glitches through doors etc. If you are seen or reported doing any of these things appropriate action will be taken.
 
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Faction Claims

Annoyance Claims
If a faction tries to deny another faction from reaching their full 20 claim buffer (in any direction, directly N/E/S/W or diagonally from the base) by using annoyance claims they will have their claims removed by management. If you feel your faction claims have been unreasonably blocked by another faction, please contact a staff member and you will be assisted.

Factions that use annoyance claims will be warned once and their claims are removed, after the first warning if the faction violates the rule again they will be disbanded.

Corner Claims
After much debate and community input we have decided on a rule regarding the amount of corner claims one faction can have on a map. As of Ironborn 1.0 there will be no claiming more than two corners with a faction, alt faction, fake enemy faction or any other creative ways to circumvent this rule. We felt as though this was a fair decision to make based off the opinions of the community. If a faction is found to be violating this rule the consequences will be as follows:
1st Offense- The faction will be asked to unclaim the land that violates the rule. They will have 24 hours to unclaim the land. If the faction does not comply with the request in a timely manner the faction will be disbanded.
2nd Offense- This will result in your faction being disbanded.

Illegal Defenses
In order to provide a fair and competitive factions server we have decided to implement specific rules in reference to base defenses. Any material that makes a base “unraidable” is illegal. This guide will provide players with important information to make sure their faction stay within the rules of the server. The definition of “unraidable” on the Ironborn server means material used in defense of a base but cannot be destroyed by TNT or Creeper Eggs.

Examples:
  • Cacti
  • Cakes
  • All Types of fences
  • Brewing Stands
  • Enchantment Tables
Spawners Defense
The watering of spawners is not allowed. This means spawners cannot be encased in water or have water flowing from the top covering them. Spawners cannot be encased in obsidian for extra protection. The walls of the grinder containing the spawners can be made of obsidian.

Buffer Limit
There will be a 20 Chunk Claim Limit from the base wall. You must allow 4 chunks after this limit for enemy factions to build a cannon. You may claim after the enemy 4 chunk claim in order to cannon their cannon box only. Anyone that tries to find a way around this rule will be punished. This is including having an ally or alt faction enemy and pretend to be cannoning in order to create a larger buffer.

Raid Alerts:
Raid Alerts of any kind is prohibited.

Punishment:
If a faction is found to be using illegal base defenses or claims they will be warned and asked to remove them. They will be given 24 hours to remove the illegal defenses or claims. If the faction does not comply with the staff’s request in 24 hours the faction will be disbanded with no questions asked.

Illegal Cannons
Punishment: If a faction or factions is found to be using an illegal cannon the punishment will be a 30-day ban with an opportunity to appeal after those 30 days. The punishment will apply to all individuals involved in the raid with the illegal cannon.

In the same spirit of the Illegal Base Defenses/Buffer Limits rule On Ironborn there will also be certain types of cannons that are illegal. This is to make gameplay as fair as possible. The use of Auto-Cannons, and Phase Cannons are not allowed on the server. Cannons will need to work as follows: Manually load the sand and the cannon shoots one shot- Rinse and Repeat. If you are unsure as to whether your cannon is legal please contact a staff member to inspect the cannon and determine if it is legal or not. This also includes "button spammers".
Cannons should only be one wall per shot. Do not claim more land than you need for your cannon box.

Faction Splitting
Factions may not split value between two different factions in order to gain an additional F-Top prize

1st Offence: Faction is disqualified from competing for Faction Top Rewards

Note: Depending on the situation, the punishment may vary however the punishment listed above is the punishment that'll most likely be enforced.
Punishment will be determined by owners and management.
 
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Bot Rules
- Do not abuse the poor little bots.

- Do not spam commands.

- Do not use the bot to play loud music.

- Do not play music over 30 minutes long

- Do not use macros, hacks, etc with the bot.

- Do not add any commands.

- No inappropriate videos in the channel/adult related content.

- Inviting unofficial bots is NOT ALLOWED, any unofficial bots that are found will be INSTANTLY BANNED without warning.

Text Rules
- No Harassment/Racism/Bullying

This rule applies to community members as well as staff members. Be respectful of your fellow community members. Do not start drama or arguments in the text channels. Any type of text that includes sensitive subject matters are strictly prohibited. The following are some examples: homophobic slurs, racial slurs, bullying, use of the word retarded and autistic with negative connotations. The misspelling of any slurs to bypass the rules is not allowed.

- No Spamming

This includes spamming of the following:
  • Messages
  • Characters
  • Pictures
  • Attempting to initiate Spam
  • Etc.

- Adult Related Content

Pornographic links of any kind and/or photos are strictly prohibited. Inappropriate media is also prohibited. This includes but is not limited to gore, disturbing content, and sensitive subject matters.

- No Advertising Servers or Posting of Malicious/Inappropriate Content

Please note that shortened URLs are also not allowed.

- No DDos/Dox/Swat Threats

Please note: even if the threat is intended as a “joke” the following punishment will still apply for not only Discord but in-game.

- No Doxing/Personal Information Leaks

- Death Threats

Please note: even if the threat is intended as a “joke” punishment will still be handed down.

- No IRL Trading or Foreign Trades

Any trading of out of game currencies is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:

PayPal, CS:GO, Steam items, etc.
 
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