Rules

Welcome to SMPEarth's rules page!
Check out all the sections of the server rules from the tabs.
Following these rules is a crucial element to keeping our server safe and fun for everyone, regardless of age. Chat rules relate to all available channels, from general chat, to /message, to allied Towny chat, as well as town/nation names, signs, written books, item names, etc. unless otherwise stated. These are punishable through warnings, mutes, kicks & bans if broken.
 
C1: Avoid harassing other players or staff. This applies to all chats, whether it is general, towny, alliance chat, /message, or any other available channel.

C2: Spamming is prohibited in all available channels. This includes sending repeated messages, sending different messages with quick succession, character spam, or sending messages in all, or majority, caps.

C3: Keep chat PG-13. The occasional F-bomb is allowed but keep it to a minimum, especially if a staff member has previously asked. This also includes NSFW content. 

C4: Including any offensive content in conversation in any form is prohibited in all available channels and includes topics such as politics, religion, acts of violence, rape, suicide/self-harm, school shootings, and other serious topics. Also keep in mind that hate speech including racial slurs or derivatives thereof, sexist or homophobic statements, and other similar types of messages are not tolerated on this server. We understand that as a geopolitical server, politics related conversation is impossible to avoid but please keep anything controversial out of public chat.

C5: Your Minecraft username and /nick if you have one must be compliant with all of our rules. In addition, your /nick must not imitate another user and should meet the following criteria:
  • Easily readable and typeable with an English keyboard (I.e. no fully nicknames prefixed with "&k")
  • Does not attempt to falsely mark oneself as being part of the staff team
  • Contains no inappropriate content
C6: We ask that all player-related drama is dealt with outside of public chat channels, including our Discord server. This means you should take this to either /message in-game or Discord DM’s.

C7: Advertisement of other Minecraft servers, giveaways, one’s own social media/content creation channels, or things of similar nature are prohibited without approval from a manager. This includes advertisements in all available channels, on signs or in written books. Advertising in-game trades or shops is allowed, but please refrain from reposting advertising messages too frequently.

C8: When having conversations on the server, please speak English as it is a common language we all more or less understand. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee we will be able to moderate non-English content. If you wish to converse in other languages then please do so in /msg only. Signs and written books are acceptable to use non-English in.

C9: Intentional misuse of the /report function is a warnable offense as it pings all the staff. Repeated offenses will lead to a mute.
Note: Please claim any and all items. SMPEarth staff are not responsible for lost items due to stealing. If you have accidentally left on permissions we are not responsible for the lost items.

G1: Builds that display NSFW/offensive content are prohibited. This includes signs and books. 

G2: Your Minecraft skin must be compliant with all of our rules.

G3: Impersonating staff members either through skins, in-game names, or messages in chat is prohibited. This includes mini-modding.

G4: Glitch abuse is a very serious offense. The decision of whether or not something is a glitch will be decided by the moderators. If you find a glitch, please report it immediately to #ticket-support or #bug-reports (in the community discord). Do not share glitches with other people, and do not use it for your advantage.

G5: Constructive criticism is welcomed, but please remain respectful. There’s a line between giving genuine feedback so we can improve and being rude. Criticism is welcomed as long as it’s constructive!

G6: Respect decisions made by all staff. If you have any concerns regarding staff and their decisions, please consult in #ticket-support. Please do not argue with or harass staff members in public chats. Please take that sort of stuff to DMs, preferably with someone other than the staff member who punished you.

G7: We allow the usage of three accounts per IP address. If more are logged into the network at any time we may take action depending on severity. If you have siblings who also play on our server, and are inappropriately punished, please contact us via a ban appeal.

G8: Any use of lag machines/farms/builds that cause server/client lag will be punishable depending on the severity. 

G9: Any sort of glitching (including, but not limited to, ender pearl/vehicle/boat/entity glitching) that allows you to get through a previously blocked wall will be counted as abusing a bug/glitch.

G10: Use of world downloads is not allowed. This includes world downloads made before this rule.

G11: If a player or players are working with another player who is breaking a rule and there is reasonable belief that they are aware of what the other player is doing, the player in question will be considered just as bad as the player breaking the rule.

G12: Claiming public areas including, but not limited to, server /warps (Not including /warps for donators) and volcanoes is not allowed, and your claim will be removed.

G13: Exploiting our rule system to benefit yourself in any way is a punishable offense. Just because you don't see an exact example in our rules doesn't mean it is allowed.

G14: The use of proxies or vpns are strictly prohibited unless pre authorized by the leadership team.
T1: Only players in nations at war are permitted to PvP in the wilderness. Any attempt to bypass anti-PvP may be punished.

T2: Claimblocking is not allowed and will be reverted without warning or your money back. Try to keep your towns/nations within their respective areas (e.g If you are making New York City, don’t make your base in Russia).

T3: Griefing of any type in a claim is prohibited, and we will revert/punish depending on the situation. However, if your build is in an unclaimed area we are not responsible for any damage done to your property, including loss of mobs. Major griefing in the wilderness (Ex: Lavacasts) is also not allowed.

T4: Insiding is not allowed. Insiding is defined as stealing items maliciously and/or betraying your town during times of war.

T5: Trapping of any kind is prohibited and is a bannable offense. (this includes spawn killing and tp-trapping). Trapping is defined as something that restrains the player’s movement and/or ability to fight back. Having someone teleport to you and instantly killing them is also not allowed.

T6: Scamming other players is a serious offense. Make sure that you put precautions in place to make sure that you have evidence of all parts of a trade in-case a player is scamming you. Please note, however, that you trade with players at your own risk – we do not take the liability for it, and are not responsible for returning anything lost.
X1: Griefing of any type in a claim is prohibited, and we will revert/punish depending on the situation. However, if your build is in an unclaimed area, we are not responsible for any damage done to your property, including loss of mobs. Major griefing in the wilderness (Ex: lavacasts) is also not allowed.

X2: Insiding is not allowed. Insiding is defined as stealing items malicious and/or betraying your town during times of war.

X3: Claim-blocking is not allowed and will be reverted without warning or your money back. 

X4: Scamming other players is not allowed. Make sure that you put precautions in place to make sure that you have evidence of all parts of a trade in-case a player is scamming you. Please note, however, that you trade with players at your own risk – we do not take the liability for it and are not responsible for returning anything lost.

X5: These forms of trapping (foot grinders/ganks/spawn-killing) are allowed but teleportation trapping (tp trapping) is prohibited. Having someone teleport to you and instantly killing them is also not allowed.

X6: Any form of pearl glitching to enter an enclosed area is prohibited.

X7: Any form of point feeding (purposely dying to the attacker/defender) is prohibited.

X8: Town/Outpost claims must not completely encircle another town unless the town in the inner circle is peaceful. This rule applies to towns in the same nation to prevent permanent siege immunity on the server. You can only encircle a peaceful town that belongs to your nation, encircling a town outside of your nation and without permission is claimblocking.

X9: Placing of a banner to initiate a siege in an area which has been intentionally made inaccessible by claims is not allowed. This includes placing of a banner inside a walled town or surrounding an area with outposts or claims and initiating a siege. The claiming of outposts when initiating a siege to give the siege initiator an unfair advantage is also against the rules.

X10: Gaining banner control during a siege with an alt account is not allowed and will lead to a tempban.
F1: All global server rules apply.

F2: Raids and griefing are allowed on Factions. Please declare war before any raiding/griefing takes place.

F3: KOS is allowed on Factions.

F4: Scamming within the Factions server is allowed assuming all items are within the Minecraft server. 

F5: Trapping players/enemies is only allowed in your own faction’s claims. Random traps will be considered punishable. Tp-trapping is also not allowed.

F6: Insiding is not allowed.  Insiding is defined as stealing items maliciously and/or betraying your Faction during times of war. (e.g. blowing up/griefing the faction base).

F7: TNT cannons built must not lag the server when fired. 

F8: No ghost factions. A ghost faction is any faction that is run by an alt.
S1: In the event that you are punished by server staff for breaking any rules, attempts to evade the punishment will result in an increase of the existing punishment.

S2: Modifying your client so that you have a major advantage over players is a bannable offense. Ex: logging in with a hacked client.

S3: Chargebacks on store purchases are prohibited, and will result in an immediate ban from the server should this happen.

S4: Please do not share other people’s personal information such as real names, addresses, other social media accounts, etc. without their permission. Sharing this with malicious intent may be construed as doxxing, which will result in an instant ban.

S5: Any scams that include real life objects/possessions/money will be considered bannable and will come with a much heavier punishment.