VenomPvP Rules 1. No Hacked/Cracked Clients, Hacking, threats to hack. Using clients, resource packs, macros/programs that modify your gaming experience in a way that would give you an unfair advantage over the rest of the player base, against other players or staff will result in a ban without warning. This may include threats or wishes to DDoS, Dox or Hack you. 1st Offence [Hacked Client/Threats]: Permanent Ban 1st Offence [DDoSing & Doxing]: Permanent Ban WITHOUT the chance of an unban (No unban can be obtained via Appeals/Purchased Unbans) 2. No Advertising Putting a link/IP in chat that relates to another server, and links/references to your personal youtube/twitch account (where the content is unrelated to the server) may result in a punishment. 1st Offence: Formal Warning (If the advertisement is accidental and not done to steal players from our server) 2nd Offence: Permanent Ban (lesser offences can be appealed on the Forums) 3. No Botting, Scripting, Automated commands, etc. Although the use of a Console Client is allowed, we do not allow all functionalities that allow for the automation of a process through bots, scripts, etc. You may only use a Console Client to auto-reconnect to the server but any other actions automated (or done constantly) with a Console Client are not allowed no matter what they may be. For example: using scripts or alike, to automate commands and actions such as running /sell inv, typing messages or anything similar is not allowed. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban (With the possibility of further punishment) 4. Glitches and Exploits If an exploit is found, report it immediately by contacting a staff member. Using a glitch or exploit of any sort within the game to provide yourself, your faction or others an advantage will result in a ban from the server without warning. Examples: Glitching into bases Item Duplication 1st Offence: Permanent Ban Note: The Duplication of items will most likely result in a complete removal from the server (Blacklisted) Spreading Information about Glitches and Exploits The spreading of information that can lead to exploitation, glitching, etc will also lead to further punishments without any warning. (Providing information to a member of staff does not fall under this rule) 1st Offence: Permanent Ban (WITHOUT the chance of an unban via a purchased unban/appealing) Note: Depending on the situation, further punishments may be given which is not limited to: being completely removed from the server (without the possibility of using an unban), the removal of items, balance, levels, etc and other punishments that are deemed appropriate for the situation. If an exploit is found but is reported to a member of staff/the management team then a permanent ban may not happen depending on the situation. The punishment given for breaking this rule is at the discretion of the Venom Staff Team and punishments not listed above may still be enforced. 5. Racism, Discrimination, Sexual, and Derogatory Remarks and Content. We are an all inclusive server. Using discriminatory / racist / homophobic or sexual remarks can make players feel unwelcome on the server. This is not the case and will not be tolerated. Examples: Beaner Downy Cracker Spic Capes and Banners with racist / sexually inappropriate content Inappropriate Usernames that contain racism or cause offence due to what it is will result in a permanent ban from the server globally without warning, player's may appeal after they have changed their name. Inappropriate Skins (such as Depicting Racist Figures, like hitler, or sexual in nature) will result in an immediate 1 Day temporary ban from the server as they are not able to be updated dynamically. 1st Offence: Formal Warning 2nd Offence or refusal to stop/change: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 6. Respect Players and Staff Disrespecting other members of the community or members of the staff team will to a punishment depending on its severity and how many times the rule is broken. This rule includes excessive trolling, name calling, using [item] with an disrespectful item, etc. 1st Offence: Formal Warning (/warn) 2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 7. Don't Spam or attempt to cause spam Repeating the same phrases, flooding the chat, repeat or random characters (such as in making designs), excessive caps, bypassing chat lock, writing gibberish or a collection of letters for the purposes of annoying others are all examples of spam as it pertains to this rule. This includes TPA Spam, private message spam, faction join spam and the like. 1st Offence: Formal Global Warning 2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban Causing Spam Attempting to cause spam through any means (whether it is asking to guess a certain number/word in chat, saying a phrase that often starts spam, etc) will lead to more severe punishments then what is listed above. 1st Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 2nd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 9. In Real Life Money Trading / Scamming / Chargebacks Purchasing ranks for any player other than yourself or in trade for items in game is not encouraged and done at your own risk, advertising such offers to do this in chat is not allowed, and will be punishable. Agreeing to allow someone to purchase items for you at the server store means you are responsible for that transaction. Players who agree to this type of transaction are placing themselves at risk. In Real Life Money Scamming in which someone promises to purchase a server store item in return for favors in game will result in a Temporary Ban. Although this is a bannable offence, if you get scammed an IRL trade, you do not get refunded. Selling in game items for real life money/paypal/ranks and the like is not permitted and could result in a ban and removal from the server. This includes trading alts or trading in game items for favors on other platforms such as, but not limited to, CS:GO, PayPal, BitCoin and other payment methods/game items/currencies. 1st Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 1 Month Temporary Ban 5th Offence: Permanent Ban Note: These punishments do NOT expire meaning these punishments will be enforced in order no matter how long it is between each violation. Trading for physical items (pre-purchased titles, rank notes, kit notes, etc) is fine as long as you are trading for the physical item and not having them purchase the item under your username. Charging back on other players Charging back on other players is purchasing an item under their username and charging back on them in an attempt of getting them banned for a short period of time. Any attempts of charging back on another player (whether they're a friend, Faction member, etc) will result in further punishments occurring after the chargeback is cancelled. 1st Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: Permanent Ban Note: If multiple people are chargedback upon, it can lead to you being unable to donate to the server and receiving a permanent global ban. Attempting to get someone banned via chargebacks will also lead to an immediate permanent ban. The 1st offence is only for select situations. 10. English in global chat please Our staff speak English as does the majority of the server. Players who speak other languages are welcome to do so via private message and faction chat however in global chat you are requested to use English only. For staff to effectively do their job they must be able to understand what is being said in the chat. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning (Unless it’s excessive) 2nd Offence: Formal Global Warning 3rd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 4th Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 11. Asking for another member of the community (or yourself on another realm) to be unmuted or unbanned is not permitted. We value our community members’ privacy! Players’ accounts and requests for appeals of any kind will only be discussed in the Appeals Forum with the account holder. 1st Offence: Formal Global Warning 2nd Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute 3rd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 12. Abusing /nick or Impersonating Staff Players who have access to /nick must choose a nick that relates and includes part of their IGN so that they can be easily identified. Impersonation or abuse will result in removal from the server. Unrelated nickname An unrelated nickname is where your nickname is not related to your IGN whatsoever and will lead to punishments unless it's changed to a nickname which is related to the player's IGN. 1st Offence: Formal Global Warning 2nd Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: 1 Week Temporary Ban 4th Offence: 2 Week Temporary Ban 5th Offence: 1 Month Temporary Ban 13. Going over the buffer limit Factions that claim land are only allowed 20 chunks in claims from their base. The buffer claims start immediately at the water of the first wall. If your base wall happens to be in the same chunk as the wall, it will still count as the first chunk. For two faction bases close together (in the same buffer) their claims on any side may not exceed 20 chunks. Bases can not have any further claims past their 20 buffer claims. Any bases close together must have a minimum of a 25 chunk gap. Trap claims outside of a base are no longer allowed and will be unclaimed. However you are still allowed as many cannon boxes outside an enemy as you wish. Any attempt to bypass this rule to have extra claims in your buffer will follow the same procedures below. *Please note, these rules are per base. If a new base is created, the process restarts. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning to Leader(s) of faction. 2nd Offence: Extra claims removed. 3rd Offence: Base Unclaimed. 14. Death Wishes/Threats/Suicide Encouragement Using statements, phrases or telling someone to die whether making it clear or not is by no means acceptable and is not tolerated. 1st Offence: 2 Week Temporary Mute 2nd Offence: Permanent Mute 3rd Offence: Permanent Ban 15. No Inappropriate Links Putting a link in chat which leads to Pornographic images/sites or screamers are not tolerated. 1st Offence: Permanent Mute 16. Ban Evasion 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 (by anyone, doesn’t have to be you) 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. Please note that the bans are listed for permanent bans. Temporary bans will have your accounts banned for double the original ban time. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban 2nd Offence: Permanent IP Ban * This is if the ban is permanent. If you are banned for ban evading over a tempban, both accounts are banned temporarily for double the original ban time. 17. Mute Evasion Player who are muted on another account cannot message staff or players in regards to being unmuted or to disrespect the reporter/muter, nor can they go on an alternate account to bypass the mute 1st Offence: If via /msg (or equivalent) ban will equate to length of mute. (Unless Permanent Mute, this will equate to a 7 day ban) If via an alt, both accounts will be muted for double the original length. (In cases of permanent mutes, alternate account will also be permanent muted). 18. Forging Proof If you attempt to report a player with proof that you have edited or created in attempt to get them banned. Through means of photoshop, fake hacker, or any other means is not allowed. 1st Offence: Proof submitted for any cause is no longer accepted & Permanent Ban 19. Releasing Private/Personal Information This includes any information that a player doesn’t want public, this could be as simple as their real life name, where they live, or their skype name. All of these are considered Private/Personal Information that should not be publicly stated unless given permission from the user. What is stated above is an example of types of Private/Personal Information, it is not limited to this. *Age or school level does not constitute personal info. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban (With no ability to purchase an unban or appeal) 20. Blackmailing Attempting or threatening to use proof of someone breaking a rule against them for your own personal gain is not tolerated. This can also include withholding proof from staff waiting for someone to do something wrong by you or purchase an unban. 1st Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban 3rd Offence: Permanent Ban 21. Admitting to Glitching/Duplicating/Hacking/Rule Breaking Any admissions to the above in /msg or /mail will be treated as an honest thing as this is a private mode of talking, any admission in public chat or faction/ally/truce chat will not be punished. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban 22. Malicious Links Any phishing, malicious or account stealing links are not tolerated. No matter where the link is posted or what type of link is posted will result in serious punishments that may surpass the punishment stated below. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban 23. Griefing This is a Factions server so griefing/raiding is obviously allowed, but this is not the case for any server builds such as, but not limited to Shops/Spawns/Events. Under any circumstances or any exploits, griefing these areas is not tolerated unless explicitly stated at the time. 1st Offence: Permanent Ban 24. Bitch Claiming Bitch claiming is the act of a faction claiming land near another factions base in order to raid them when TNT is enabled or preventing the faction to build up their base. Claiming land near a factions base is completely fine once TNT is activated. 1st Offence: Formal warning to unclaim the bitch claims 2nd Offence: ( If not unclaimed when told ) Faction Disbanded Stating that a rule is not listed here in your appeal or as a reason to do it such as a modification not been listed as "blacklisted" will not be classed as a valid reason and you will remain banned. Staff can give more severe punishments/increase punishments then what is stated above depending on the situation/what rule is broken. If you feel that you were wrongfully removed from the server and wish to appeal the decision made, you may appeal on the forums through the use of the "Ban/Mute Appeal" form. ( ! ) Notice: ( ! ) Excessive rule violations from a single faction (including Alt Factions) will result in the disqualification from Faction Top and also the potential to be disbanded depending on the situation/rule broken. Rule violations such as Disrespect will not contribute towards disqualification however it can lead to punishments being given if there are multiple violations from multiple different players. Merging with another Faction (exchanging valuables, members, etc) will lead in that Faction been disqualified from Faction Top as well.