OFFICIAL IN GAME RULES Last Update: 8/13/18 | Interface These rules apply to all users on the FadeCloud Network, regardless of any package or rank purchased from our store.If you fail and/or refuse to comply and follow these rules, you may be permanently banned or muted, therefore, we highly recommend that each user reads and follows these rules to avoid receiving punishments. We strongly prohibit any kind of punishment avoiding which includes the usage of alternative accounts. All decisions made by the staff are final. If you feel a member of our team is abusing please report them using the correct forum section or contact another staff member, preferably an admin. | Disclaimer Spoiler: Disclaimer Admins reserve the right to change these rules with or without notice. Admins can permanently ban at their discretion if you are considered to be a nuisance to the server, staff, or its players. Players are expected to familiarize themselves with the rules before using any of our services. Staff members are required to keep proof of your punishments for seven days (This excludes warnings and mutes less than a day). Any appeals or complaints after that will not be reviewed and they will be denied. If you are muted more than 20 times within a time span of 1-2 months (The severity of these offenses will also be monitored), admins can issue a permanent mute if they feel that you are a nuisance to the server, staff, or players. You may appeal to be unmuted/ unbanned after 6 months of being permanently muted/ banned for being a nuisance. Notice: If a player asks a question such as "Is [insert rule breaking word here] a mute?" They will not be punished. If a player asks something such as "What were they muted for? [Insert rule breaking word here] ?" They, again, will not be muted. However, if a player asks a question such as "What are you, [insert rule breaking word here] ?" that will be a muted. Keep in mind there are only some examples, staff will decide based off of context and common sense on what should and should not be a mute in scenarios such as this. | Evasion Evading a mute with an alt will result in a mute. If you use the alt to evade a mute your main will be banned for the remainder of the time and your alt will be muted for the remainder of the time. If you break a rule while muted on your main in something such as /shout, party chat, /msg and so on, you will be banned for the remainder of the mute. Ban evasion is also a punishment. If you are caught evading a ban, you will be banned for the remainder of the original punishment. | 1 | Excessive Swearing We allow players to use general, less offensive swear words on our server. However, you are not allowed to use excessive vulgar language towards a player. Although we allow you to use some language towards each other or to describe things and situations to a degree, abuse of this leniency will result in a warning for either bullying/harassment or excessive swearing. Examples of what is allowed would be - Light pvp banter (Ex. “C'mon pussy fight me”, “You killed me you bitch”) 1st Offence (Warning) 2nd Offence (30min mute) 3rd Offence (2h mute) 4th Offence (4h mute) 5th Offence (12h mute) 6th Offence (24h mute) Continued Offences (12h ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 2 | Spam // Chat flooding // Spam promotion Any sort of obnoxious spam or caps is punishable, please try to avoid this. Examples of spam/chat flooding is continuously posting the same thing over and over again in chat, this includes character spam such as “hellooooooooooooo”. If you are trying to advertise a shop/item/auction (Auctions with no bids changing), You have to keep your ads and repeating messages 1 minute apart, this also applies when advertising your twitch/youtube stream. No exceptions. If you use multiple accounts to bypass the 1-minute shop/stream advertisements, all accounts involved will be punished. 1st Offence (Verbal Warning) 2nd Offence (10min mute) 3rd Offence (30min mute) 4th Offence (1h mute) Continued Offences (Will cycle again (verbal warning- 10min mute- 30min mute- 1 hour mute)) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 3 | Harassment // Excessive player and Server disrespect Excessive profanity/insults/unwanted actions to harass a player or groups of players will not be tolerated. This includes swearing towards or about other players if used negatively. An example of player disrespect would be “John is such a c**nt” or “I hate John, he’s so stupid”. An example of server disrespect would be “This server is so s**t” or “I hate this dead server, it’s so f*****g bad” 1st Offence (15min mute) 2nd Offence (1h mute) 3rd Offence (3h ban) 4th Offence (1d ban) 5th Offence (3d ban) Continued Offences (7d ban) NOTE If this is excessive you may be removed from the network by an admin if they feel you are harmful to the server. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 4 | Sensitive subjects Arguments or discussions over sensitive subjects need to be kept in private messages. This includes discussing topics that could cause distress to other players or are not appropriate for younger audiences. Examples include drugs, suicide, terrorism, substance abuse, self-harm, religion, politics (all in a negative way). An example of breaking this rule of sensitive subjects would be to mock self-harm, someone's religion or to joke about terrorism. Someone may joke about certain terrorist attacks and claim “Everyone deserved it”. 1st Offence (15min mute) 2nd Offence (1h mute) 3rd Offence (3h ban) 4th Offence (1d ban) 5th Offence (3d ban) Continued Offences (7d ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 5 | Offering foreign trades Offering any trades outside the FadeCloud servers is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, trading money in other games. Anything that is not involved with the server FadeCloud, is not allowed to be used for a trade. Examples of this include offering or asking for CsGo skins, VBucks, capes, accounts in exchange for server side or IRL currency. All trades must be Fade to Fade such as in-game items/currency for something in our store. You will be punished for saying things such as “Offering VBucks for 1 million on Prison!” or “Looking to buy CsGO skins for 1 million each on Skyblock!” 1st Offence (warning) 2nd Offence (10min mute) 3rd Offence (20min mute) 4th Offence (1h ban) 5th Offence (1d ban) Continued Offences (2d ban) NOTE If the trade is completed, you will be punished for going through with Foreign trades. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 6 | Going Through with Foreign trades Any completed trades outside the FadeCloud servers are prohibited. This includes but is not limited to trading money in other games. Anything that is not involved with the server FadeCloud, is not allowed to be used for a trade. Examples of this include offering or asking for CsGo skins, VBucks, capes, accounts in exchange for server side or IRL currency and actually going through with said trade. All trades must be Fade to Fade such as in-game items/currency for something in our store. You will be punished for actually going through with the trade. 1st Offence (14d ban) 2nd Offence (30d ban) 3rd Offence (60d ban) 4th Offence (Perm ban) 5th Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 7 | Unintentional advertisement Saying a server name or IP is not allowed, even if the name or IP is legitimate or fake. Players who are advertising a server with the sole purpose of rerouting several players will be banned intentional advertisement. An example of Unintentional advertisement includes mentioning server names other than FadeCloud. You will be punished if you were to say “Let’s go and play Skywars on *******” or “Shall we go and duel on ******” 1st Offence (warning) 2nd Offence (30min mute) 3rd Offence (12h mute) 4th Offence (1d mute) 5th Offence (1d ban) Continued Offences (3d ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 8 | Intentional Advertisement Advertising IP addresses/servers with the purpose to reroute players to another server permanently. This includes but is not limited to any IP/server that looks genuine regardless if it was a joke or not. An example would be to post server ip’s in chat other than FadeCloud’s. People without hesitation will be banned if they were to post things such as “JOIN MC.EXAMPLE.NET FOR FREE RANKS” 1st Offence (Perm ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 9 | Suicide encouragement // Death wishes Any statements, remarks, jokes encouraging, suggesting self-harm or self-prompted death or wishing someone to take a harmful action(s) to themselves IRL. This also includes wishing someone or their family to become victim to death. Examples of this would include someone telling another player after they’ve been beaten in a PVP situation to harm themselves IRL. You will be punished for saying things such as “KYS” or “I hope you and your family die in a fire” 1st Offence (1d ban) 2nd Offence (2d ban) 3rd Offence (5d ban) 4th Offence (7d ban) 5th Offence (10d ban) Continued Offences (14d ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 10 | Offensive Language // Racism Severe offensive language/hate speech directed to a player or used in a negative connotation/context is not allowed, keep your opinions to yourself. This includes but is not limited to Homophobia, Racism and Mocking Diseases and beliefs. An example would be calling a player a faggot or a n****r. Any racial terminology, whether it is a joke or not, is punishable. No exceptions. You will be punished throwing around “gay” as an insult or using it in a negative manner. This includes saying things such as “this server is so gay” or “you’re gay”. Calling yourself “gay” is not punishable, but please be considerate towards others. 1st Offence (1d mute) 2nd Offence (2d ban) 3rd Offence (5d ban) 4th Offence (7d ban) 5th Offence (10d ban) Continued Offences (14d ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 11 | Inappropriate content // Nicknames // Faction names Posting links to inappropriate pornographic,gore,screamer,racist content including websites and pictures is prohibited. Discussing inappropriate topics such as pornography, sexual acts are prohibited. Having a nickname/faction name that breaks our chat rules is also prohibited. This includes having an item with an inappropriate name. You will be given an item rename tag and be told to change it there and then. Failure to do so will result in the item being taken away. NOTE Your faction will be disbanded by 3rd offence (and further offences) if your faction name or description is inappropriate. Examples include asking for sexual favours, even as a joke or speaking about pornography you may or may not have watched. 1st Offence (1h mute) 2nd Offence (12h mute ) 3rd Offence (1d ban) 4th Offence (4d ban) 5th Offence (7d ban) Continued Offences (14d ban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 12 | IRL Threats Any threats towards another player or their family IRL is not allowed, even if in a joking matter. This includes threats or comments that could be interpreted as a threat towards themselves or their personal lives outside of MineCraft. Examples of IRL threats includes towards family, workplace, friends, any animals that the targeted user has a connection with IRL. Things such as “I’m going to burn your house town” or “I’m going to swat your house” will not be tolerated. 1st Offence (30d ban) 2nd Offence (Perm ban) 3rd Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 13 | Impersonation Attempt to mislead players to break rules or get in trouble by pretending to be an existing staff member or an attempt to get a player in trouble by impersonating them. Directly using a staff member's IGN as a nick is also punishable. NOTE If you attempt to get someone punished by using their nickname and report ‘them’ you will be punished for Forging proof. 1st Offence (Warning) 2nd Offence (1h mute) 3rd Offence (12h mute) 4th Offence (2d mute) 5th Offence (5d mute) Continued Offences (7d mute) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 14 | Teleport trapping TP trapping includes warping a player via command, signs, or even comments in chat to an area they cannot escape and will ultimately die. This includes tricking people into pvp without them knowing and killing them. Examples of TP trapping includes posting comments in chat such as “tp for free diamonds” and killing them or asking someone to “press a sign” which spawns them near or into lava etc. NOTE This does not apply to Factions. 1st Offence (3d ban) 2nd Offence (7d ban) 3rd Offence (14d ban) 4th Offence (30d ban) 5th Offence (Permban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 15 | Inappropriate builds Any form of builds that seem inappropriate or offensive towards players. Includes inappropriate cannons (Factions) such as penis nukers and inappropriate builds and rp’s (Creative). Examples include building male and female genitalia or any sexual content. This also includes building offensive symbols such as the swastika. 1st Offence (1d ban) 2nd Offence (3d ban) 3rd Offence (7d ban) 4th Offence (14d ban) 5th Offence (30d ban) Continued Offences (Permban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 16 | Griefing Destroying plots, claims that you do not own is not allowed. This includes Creative Plots, Prison Plots and Survival Claims. All griefing rules are exempt from Factions unfortunately griefing/raiding is part of the game so be careful who you trust. Examples of griefing include breaking down structures or buildings on plots, claims or destroying the way something looks with Lava, Water etc. NOTE Although griefing is not allowed on Prison, Skyblock, Survival and Creative there is no guarantee that your items will be replaced, but users will be punished so only trust people you know won’t betray you. 1st Offence (7d ban) 2nd Offence (30d ban) 3rd Offence (60d ban) 4th Offence (Permban) 5th Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 17 | Exploiting Bugs and issues should always be reported as soon as they are found. You will be punished if you are caught using the bug for personal or group gain. If you are testing a bug, please have a recording of it or have a staff member present to check it out and do not repeatedly test the bug. Exploiting bugs and issues includes duping, any sort of pvp bug, money multipliers etc. 1st Offence (Permban) 2nd Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 18 | Inappropriate usernames // Capes // Skins If you have a username, skin and/or cape with offensive words and images you will be asked to change it, this includes sexual content, racism etc. Examples include penis capes, nudity skins and inappropriate usernames with include racism, homophobia, sexual content and foul language. NOTE You will never be blacklisted for these offenses, you will be required to change it before you can appeal your ban. If you argue against your warning, you will be perm banned until it is changed. 1st Offence (Warning - if not changed permban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 19 | Forging proof Forging proof against a player in spite of getting themselves punished by making it look like they hack with the use of a software or tampering/faking screenshots of chats. Examples of this includes photoshopping screenshots or editing footage of another play to make it look like they are hacking or breaking rules when in fact they are not. 1st Offence (Permban) 2nd Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 20 | Malicious Links Posting links in chat that redirect you to a malicious website that steals your information won’t be tolerated. An example of this includes but is not limited to ip grabbers. 1st Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 21 | DDoS // Hack threats Any threats that involve hacking into another player account or interfering with a player's connection is not allowed, even as a joke. An example of DDoS and hacking threats include “I’m going to fry your router”, “I’m booting you off” or “I’m going to Hack you” 1st Offence (Permban) 2nd Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 22 | Scamming // In-real life money only Any form of scams that tricks a user into paying another player with real-life money for in-game items. NOTE Scamming in-game items for in-game money is not punishable. 1st Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 23 | Illegal modifications // Hacked Clients Any form of illegal clients that give the player an unfair advantage over other players. Every staff member is required to gather evidence before a punishment is issued. Please don’t use “I didn’t know” as an excuse, we have provided an illegal modifications list (https://goo.gl/03kmvL). If you are still unaware of whether certain modifications are allowed just ask staff member. Examples of illegal modifications include Hacked Clients such as Wurst or autoclickers. 1st Offence (Permban) 2nd Offence (Blacklist) ————————————————————————————————————————————————| 24 | Alt Abusing Using an excessive amount of alts shows us that you're using the power of getting public alternative accounts in order to give yourself an unfair advantage. In the event that you purchased the Minecraft account from the official website rather than using a public alt gen, you can record yourself changing the skin of the account in order to be unbanned. 1st Offence (Permban of all alts) 2nd Offence (Permban of main) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 25 | Personal information // DOX leaks If you decide to leak someone's personal information without consent, you will be punished. Personal information includes, real names (unless already publicly announced on the server), social media, addresses etc. Before action is taken, staff should investigate and verify that the victim has a problem with his or her information being released. Please don’t post addresses or numbers even if fake or a joke. Examples include things like “John’s address is 123 MineCraft Lane” or “John’s mobile number is 123456765676” 1st Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 26 | AFK Fishing// Survival ONLY Any form of fishing while afk will be punishable. 1st Offence (Kick & Warning) 2nd Offence (1d ban) 3rd Offence (7d ban) 4th Offence (14d ban) 5th Offence (30d ban) Continued Offences (Permban) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 27 | Toxicity // Non-constructive Criticism // Taunts All toxicity, insults and non constructive criticism towards new players, staff or the server will either result in a warning, mute or ban from all FadeCloud platforms. Examples of acceptable and prohibited criticism: Spoiler: Example Accepted criticism I dislike <this> because of <this>. <This> is not the best idea, maybe change it to <this>. This isn't working out because <this>. Prohibited criticism Server diss tracks Rant threads 1st Offence (Verbal Warning & 3d ban) 2nd Offence (14d ban) 3rd Offence (30d ban) 4th Offence (Permban) 5th Offence (Blacklist) ———————————————————————————————————————————————— | 28 | F11 Trick Using the F11 trick to AFK Mine is not allowed. As well as using the F11 trick to auto sell and click shop signs on any server is now punishable. NOTE This is not allowed on Prison and Survival. Any other form of the F11 trick is allowed. 1st Offence (7d ban) 2nd Offence (Perm ban) Decisions made by staff members are final. Do not argue with a punishment that has been made by one the staff at FadeCloud. If you feel that one of our Staff members have falsely punished you, please create a ban appeal and if you feel it is needed, a staff report. Any issues or concerns, private message one of the staff members in the administrator team.