Mc-Caverns Official Rules By playing the Mc-Caverns official server or using the website, you, the account holder, hereby agree to the following rules. Breaking of the following rules may lead to a punishment in game or on the website. You are responsible to know the rules and review them often. The rules may change at any time without notice. We hold full rights to punish you in game, punish you on the website, or close your website account if we feel needed. General Rules 1. Do not bypass the swear filter. Swearing is not allowed. 2. Do not harass or discriminate others. 3. Do not spam, use caps, or use excessive characters. 4. Do not advertise servers, realms, discords, teamspeaks, etc. (Unless owned by McCaverns) 5. Do not give out or ask for personal information. 6. Impersonation of staff is strictly forbidden. 7. Hacking and Xraying are not allowed. (Even mods or texture packs that make blocks invisible) 8. Do not ask for free ranks, op, or staff ranks. 9. Do not act in an inappropriate or sexual manner. (Keep the chat PG) 10. Respect the staff team. Our decisions are final. Arguing punishments will result in a longer punishment. 11. Do not use exploits, glitches, or abuse bugs. 12. Do not threated or wish death upon others. 13. Do not attempt/threaten to DDos or Dox a player. (Instant Permanent IP Ban) 14. You may only have 3 accounts on an IP Per person. (Exceptions made if it's a family playing together or multiple friends) 15. Discussion of drugs, illegal activities, or anything else unlawful is not allowed. 16. Evading punishments with separate accounts is not allowed. 17. Do not trash talk the server, staff, or players. 18. You may not have any controversial or inappropriate names, skins, or nicknames. (This includes, but not limited to: Sexually explicit, political, nudity, discriminatory) 19. Drama will not be tolerated. Don't attempt to start or get yourself involved in drama. 20. Lying to a staff member about a serious situation will result in punishment. 21. Trolling is allowed to a minimum. Nothing that will upset anyone. 22. Do not attempt to waste a staff member's time or ask for favors / items. 23. Do not attempt to setup a player to get punished or you will be punished as well. 24. You are responsible for everything done on your account. Do not share your password with ANYONE. We will never ask for your minecraft password. 25. Toxicity is strictly forbidden. 26. Do not falsely accuse players of breaking rules without evidence. 27. If you are trash talking or spreading drama about the server or it's players outside the server, you are not immune to punishment. If proof arises, you will receive the same punishment. 28. Do not discuss any possibly controversial topics. Survival Rules 1. Griefing is not allowed. (Claimed or not claimed, you still cannot grief) 2. Raiding of chests from other players is not allowed if the build is claimed. (You may not tpa to players with the intent to raid them. This isn't factions.) 3. Inappropriate and controversial builds are not allowed. 4. Scamming players is not allowed. (This also includes /ah) 5. Do not build in the spawn world. (Flat land) 6. Over claiming is not allowed. 7. Lag machines and lava walls are not allowed. 8. Only add players to your claims that you trust. This is your responsibility. 9. Stealing items off the ground or taking mobs is allowed as it is not traceable! Factions Rules 1. Griefing and Raiding are allowed. 2. Scamming in /ah is allowed. 3. Swearing is allowed to a minimum. (Nothing excessive, and do not bypass the filter) 4. Do not glitch to get into bases. 5. Duplication is not allowed. 6. Only add people to your faction that you trust. Betrayal is allowed. Forum Rules 1. You may only bump a post once per 24 hours. 2. You may only apply once every two weeks. 3. You must follow all of the general rules in the forums. 4. Do not rate applications if you are not staff. 5. Do not post any spam or irrelevant posts. 6. Post in the right section. 7. Asking staff to review applications, mentioning them, etc is an automatic denial. 8. Do not post false or troll applications. 9. You may not appeal bans that are 7 days or less. 10. You may not apply if you have had a ban within the last 30 days. Video / Stream Rules 1. Anyone may record or stream on our server. 2. You are not allowed to record / stream griefing videos. (Unless on factions) 3. You may not record / stream videos harassing, insulting, "exposing", or being rude to the staff and/or the server in any way. 4. If caught using a hack client or unfair modification while recording / streaming, you will obtain the same punishment in game. 5. You may link your videos / streams in chat if they are done on the server, but they must not contain any other server's information, ips, names, etc. 6. You may advertise your channels, but may not spam them. 7. Do not spam links to your videos / streams. Staff + Builder Rules 1. Staff are required to follow the server rules just like normal players. 2. Staff may use xray texture packs / mods in order to find xrayers. They may NOT use any form of hack client. Doing so will result in normal punishments. They may NOT use xray for personal gain. (Management team is an exception due to testing) 3. Staff may not abuse their powers. We are generally okay about small pranks and things to that nature, but if a player is mad, or a rule is broken, you will be punished. 4. Staff punishments are more severe than generally player punishments. This is due to the fact that we put a lot of trust and expectation into our staff team. 5. Staff and builders with creative mode are NOT allowed to give out items, sell items, or keep items for their personal gain. (If you are building a house for someone, they must supply the materials. You may build your own stuff with creative, but you may not use excessive ores or anything of major value.) 6. Get along with the other staff. If you are going to start fights or constantly argue with other staff, you will have your rank taken without question. 7. Do not leak any player's personal information, ip address, or anything confidential. This will lead to a permanent IP ban from the server. 8. Do not intertwine staff and personal relationships. (All staff should be professional toward each other, no sexual or extremely intimate relationships in the server.) (Outside of the sever is not our business.) 9. If you have access to the wand, you may clear land for players if you would like to. You may not set blocks for the such as wood, ores, etc. 10. Staff are not required to teleport to or assist members if they refuse to give a valid reason for needing assistants. 11. Staff are required to let higher staff know about any reported bugs or issues found on the server. (Including, but not limited to, glitches, exploits, etc.) 12. Admin+ and their alternate accounts may not hold a position on any leader boards (Balance, level, etc.) 13. If you are staff on our server, we expect you to be loyal to the server. You may be demoted if you are staff on multiple servers depending on if it effects moderation time on this server. 14. Staff are required to follow all staff rules on the server, website, and discord! 15. Staff are allowed to have more than 3 alternate accounts for use of catching rule breakers. They may NOT use it for person gain. 16. All staff are required to obey the commands of the management team. 17. The management team is allowed to demote any staff member, but must supply a reason. 18. If 2/3 management team members vote on a rule, promotion, demotion, etc then it will be put into place. 19. If management happens to break staff rules, punishments will be more severe. 20. If you start drama or get involved in drama as a staff member, you will most likely receive an instant demotion and negotiable ban based on the offence. 21. Procrastinating getting on the server, yet playing elsewhere will not be tolerated. If you cannot get in your hour a day but can on another server, then you might as well apply there. 22. Do not whine or constantly get offended by everything. As staff, you are meant to be mature and able to handle anyone. This server is not your safe space to hide from players. 23. Do not encourage bullying, harassment, self-harm, etc. This will most likely result in an instant demotion and negotiable ban. 24. Staff members are not allowed to swear, even if it's filtered. Private messages or staff chat is okay, but public chat is not. This will lead to an instant strike. 25. Do not create hatred toward other staff. If there is someone you do not like working with, then come to the management team and explain the situation. The management team is here to run the server and watch over the staff team. Do not be afraid to come to the management team if you have any issues. Disallowed Mods Xray Hack client related mods ESPs Player finders (Tracers) Schematics / Auto Build Knockback Modifier No fall damage World download Auto Clicker (Not just hacks, any auto clicker) Flight Auto Reconnect Anything that could be used as an unfair advantage Approved Mods Optifine Mini Map (No player trackers) FPS Mods Brightness Mods Toggle Sprint Cosmetic Mods. Mods that do not effect game play.