Server Rules

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TheMindDroid

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Server Rules


§ Section 1 - Foreword

1.1 -
Exhaustiveness of the Rules
The below list of rules is not exhaustive. While we do our best to include every rule and possible scenario, it is simply not possible to do so. A general rule of thumb is that if what you are doing might offend/annoy someone or grant an unfair advantage over other players, it is likely considered contradictory to the rules.

1.2 - Clarification of Rules
For clarification of rules, please do not hesitate to directly contact a staff member. The below rules may result in punishment being taken against your account. By using our services, you agree to be governed by the list of rules outlined below.

1.3 - Disregard of Rules
Showing disregard to the rules outlined below will not be tolerated. Players displaying a disregard of the rules will be punished at the staff’s discretion. The senior administrative team determines what is classified as disregarding rules, and will be flexible based on the scenario. These terms also include encouraging others to break the rules, in which case both parties will be penalized.

1.4 - Updating of the Rules
The below set of rules may be updated, revised, and altered at any time when seen fit by the administrative team. While we will often attempt to do our best to inform you of any rule changes, that may not always be possible. And as such, it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the rules in order to avoid breaking them.

1.5 – Common Sense
Try to use common sense while on the server. If your actions are questionable then double check with a staff member. Do not try to bend the rules and expect to get away with it.



§ Section 2 - Chat and Forum Rules

"Chat and Forum" are rules which are enforceable on either the main server chat or on any part of the Bronsin website.

2.1 - Advertising
"Advertising" includes sharing a server IP, mentioning a server name, or making reference to another server. You may mention YouTubers/Twitch/any other social media platform, but you may not advertise it with the intention of promoting the channel. The only time you may promote your YouTube/Twitch/Twitter/Swag account is if you have permission from an administrator. This "permission" is not indefinite, it will only last until that administrator either leaves or says it ends.

2.2 - Spamming
Spamming is not tolerated as it irritating and annoying for all of Bronsin's users. Spamming refers to the repeated sending of messages. You should always wait at least 3 seconds before sending messages (in-game). Spamming also refers to the sending of message(s) which are seemingly random (eg aodjeifjrerd9etu9jfeswg1234). Repeated sending of messages regarding things such as the selling of carrots (yay carrots!) can be considered as spam based on the frequency of the messages being sent. Additionally, the consecutive use of 4 or more lines is also considered spam. In the case of shop advertising, you must wait at least 5 minutes before re-sending your advertisement message. "Leet text" and alternating uppercase/lowercase letters (tYpInG lIkE tHiS) is also considered spam. Using excessive and unnecessarily repetitive characters is consider spam as well (eg "noooooooo").

2.3 - Player harassment & Respecting Players
We will not tolerate the chat on the server or forum to be filled with comments and statements deemed as harassing others. This includes, but is not limited to, any toxic chat against other players or speech with the sole purpose of harassment. The staff reserve the right to determine harassment on a case by case basis, and will take the necessary disciplinary actions. You may also take action by running /ignore <player> to end all ingame communication.

2.4 - Links
Posting links in the chat is not allowed unless the link leads to "bronsin.com" or another Bronsin related entity.

2.5 - Profanity

Profanity is allowed but derogatory terms are not permitted such as racial slurs. However, if the expletive is targeted at another player, this would violate § Section 2.3 on player harassment and will not be tolerated. Additionally, excessive expletives will result in a mute.

2.6 - Private Messages and Towny Chat

Most of the rules listed above also apply in these chats. The only exception is profanity (in town chat). This may be allowed / disallowed / moderated by your town mayor or assistants. The administrative team usually refrains from moderating these chats unless serious rule breaking occurs. In general, we are not concerned with what is displayed in private messaging between two players. However, if the recipient of the message feels they are being harassed, the offending party will face punishment.

2.7 - Discussion of Illegal Activities

We are good law-abiding citizens. We don't want to discuss where you've buried the bodies.

2.8 - Disruptive Users

If you are found to be purposely acting in such a way that ensues disruption in chats, you may face action against your account(s) from the administration team.

2.9 - Defamation

The spreading of false or inaccurate statements that harm the reputation of a player or the Bronsin Network is not tolerated.

2.10 - Impersonating Staff

Impersonating staff through the use of name changes (or nicknames) is not tolerated and will result in serious punishment. “Mini-modding” is considered impersonating staff. Please do not “mini-mod” while staff are online. However, if no staff are available, it is acceptable to inform a player if they’re breaking the rules. If you notice a severe account that requires staff attention, please screenshot the incident and inform an administrator for further examination.

2.11 - Personal Information and “Doxing”

The release of someone's personal information or “doxing” (for example: real name, address etc.) is strictly forbidden. In addition to the permanent removal from the server and its services, it is a federal offense that carries consequences far beyond the reach of Bronsin’s jurisdiction.

2.12 - Political Conversation

Political discussion is allowed, but only permitted in private messages. If the recipient of the message begins to feel uncomfortable, the offending party will face punishment.





§ Section 3 - Mods, Clients, Texture Packs and 3rd Party Programs

3.1 - Hacked Clients

Hacked clients are not allowed under any circumstance.

3.2 - Mods
All mods must be approved by the administrative team before use. Using unapproved mods is not allowed, as they can provide an unfair advantage over other players. Anyone caught utilizing an unapproved mod will face action against their account. Ask an administrator whether or not your desired mod violates our terms.

3.3 - X-Ray
X-Raying (including the use of mods, programs and texture packs) is not allowed. It provides an unfair advantage over other players. X-Raying also includes the exploitation of bugs in Minecraft in order to see through chunks and so forth. Punishment is based on severity.

3.4 - 3rd Party Programs
Any 3rd Party Programs are not allowed. If you believe a certain program should be allowed, please contact a member of the administrative team for it to be reviewed.



§ Section 4 - Exploitation

“Exploitation” includes but is not limited to exploiting bugs, using loopholes and abusing glitches.

4.1 - General Exploiting
Exploitation is strictly forbidden. Abusing bugs or otherwise making use of an unintended entity will not be tolerated. Exploitation of items, money, ranks, etc. will usually result in a permanent ban from the network with no option to unlock. If you experience a bug that gives you an unfair advantage, you must report it to an administrator immediately. In some cases, we will reward players for discovering such bugs.

4.2 - Bounty Exploitation
"Bounty Exploitation" is the abuse of the bounty system. This occurs when Individual 1 allows Individual 2 to accept Individual 1's bounty, and allows Individual 2 to kill them to avoid being legitimately killed. This will often warrant a 3-day ban for all parties involved.

4.3 - Exploiting Commands
"Exploiting Commands" is the term coined when a player uses commands to attempt actions they are not permitted to execute. For example, setting homes in places they should not or using commands to see what administrators are online if any. Punishment is up to the administrator’s discretion.



§ Section 5 – “Griefing”, Building, and Town Rules

5.1 - City “Griefing”
In the event that you are able to build in the city areas, you may not grief the city. Doing so will immediately result in the permanent removal from the server.

5.2 - "Minor Griefing”
"Minor Griefing” are any accounts of destruction that do not meet the terms of "Major Griefing”. Punishment is not as severe for "Minor Griefing”, and the affected areas will not be rolled back by an administrator.

5.3 - "Major Griefing”
"Major Griefing” is the destruction of a town (or other protected buildings in the wilderness) that would require one person to spend significant time and resources repairing. In the event of a reported griefing, the administrative team will evaluate the situation on a case by case basis and determine if a roll back is warranted. Destroying purchased monster spawners is also deemed "Major Griefing", and will be replaced. Punishments will be issued for “Major Griefing” offences and the affected areas will be rolled back by an administrator. However, we remind players that greifing in many forms is a part of the game and will not always reverted.

5.4 - Claiming Town Areas
Claiming townland within the Bronsin City area is not allowed. Your claim will be removed without refund. You may not claim areas of land directly surrounding other towns.

5.5 - Limitations regarding types of Farms
Cactus Farms - Max number of Cactus Blocks allowed in one town (including all outposts): 3,000 blocks.

Sugar Cane Farms - Max number of Sugar Cane blocks allowed in one town (including all outposts): 2,000 blocks.

Animal Farms- Large quantities of animals may not be farmed in an enclosed area. There must be at least 1 block of space in the farm for each animal. (Eg, 50 cows must have a 50-block area for a farm).

Fishing - Automatic fishing/fishing machines are not allowed.

5.6 - Homes in the City Area
Setting home is not allowed in the city region. Bypassing this restriction will face punishment.

5.7 - City Plots
Plots within the city borders (both premium and non-premium), do not permit the use of beacons. Additionally, it is strictly prohibited to devise contraptions with the purpose of luring in, and killing other players. The contents of your plot must be appropriate for PG-13 players. Premium plots are purchased in the Bronsin store (the value of which is subject to change). You are allowed to add an additional member to your plot for the price of $20,000 ingame currency. Players retain ownership of their premium plots for as long as they’re active. If an owner of a premium plot does not log into the server for a three-month period, we reserve the right to claim the plot and sell it to another user.

5.8 - AFK Kicker
You may under no circumstances use any accounts, alternate or main, with the sole purpose of bypassing the AFK kicker while in the proximity of an auto farm. You must be actively engaging in gameplay to be considered as not AFK. If we notice that your character is constantly flagging the AFK notifications and you are found near an auto farm, you will be kicked.




§ Section 6 Miscellaneous

6.1 - Circumventing Restrictions placed on your Account/IP

You may not attempt to circumvent nor bypass any restrictions which have been placed against your account or IP. Doing so will result in further (and more serious) action being taken against your account/IP. You may not use a VPN/Proxy while using Bronsin's services.

6.2 - Donating for Others / Trading In-Game -> Real Life Money
We understand that sometimes some players simply aren't able to donate by themselves for various reasons. You are allowed to get other people to purchase items from the shop for you. You may not however sell any form of in-game item or perk (eg diamonds!) for other currencies (virtual or real. Eg gift cards).

In order to clarify these rules, please see the scenarios:
Allowed: Bob buys Fred diamond donor and Fred pays Bob 100k (ingame).
Not Allowed: Sally gives Julia 100k (ingame) and Julia gives Sally a $10 gift card to Starbucks.

6.3 - You/Your Town may not have "Public Spawners"
"Public Spawners" are spawners which the general population of Bronsin are freely able to access. For example, if I am able to type /t spawn and walk straight to a spawner (natural or purchased) without facing any sort of barriers (eg blocks preventing access, doors preventing access, etc) then that spawner is considered "public" and is against these rules. However, you are still able to limit access to your spawner(s) as you wish. For example, you are allowed to allow all of your town members to access your spawner(s). You may charge access for outside players to use your spawner(s), using in-game money only. You may grant specific permission to allow a specific person to access your spawner (even if they aren't in your town). However, the must be limited and you cannot allow everyone and anyone access to your spawner(s). Each town is limited to 15 spawners.



§ Section 7 - Discord Rules

Discord Information: - These rules generally apply to both voice and text channels in the Discord.

7.1 - Spamming
Spamming on the discord is not tolerated at all. Spamming refers to the repeated sending of messages. Spamming also refers to the sending of message(s) which are seemingly random (eg aodjeifjrerd9etu9jfeswg1234). If you are found to be spamming you will receive a warning from a staff member informing you to stop. If you persist, punishment will ensue.

7.2 - Profanity & Player Disrespecting
Profanity is allowed to be used in the Discord but same as the server they must not be derogatory e.g. homophobic & racial slurs. If the profanity is used in a malicious way to disrespect or insult players you may face disciplinary action against your discord account.

7.3 - Disruptive & Toxic users
If you are found to be purposely causing trouble, in the Discord you will face disciplinary action.

7.4 - Advertising
Advertising is strictly forbidden. "Advertising" includes sharing a server IP, mentioning a server name or making reference to another server. You also may not advertise your YouTube/Twitch/Twitter/Swag account unless you have permission from an Admin. This "permission" is not indefinite, it will only last that one time or until and admin says it ends.(edited)



§ Section 8 - Terms of Service

8.1 - Terms of Service

By your use of the Bronsin Network services, you agree to the rules listed in terms of service. If you do not agree to either the rules or terms of service, you may not make use of any of our services.
 
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