Important Official Server Rules

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    As you would expect, we have rules that need to be followed when using any of our services. If you have any questions please feel free to message one our staff members.

    Please find below a list of these rules with a rough guideline of the punishment procedures that all of our staff are following. To view the punishment, please click the spoiler button.


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    Global
    Severe Offences
    Hacking/Blacklisted Modifications
    - The use of hacks or any type of 'hacked client' is strictly forbidden as it has the potential to harm the gameplay of other players. To see a list of current blacklisted (disallowed) modifications, please click here.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban

    Advertising Other Servers
    - Advertising another server (website link, direct IP etc...) that is not Arcadian related is forbidden as it has the potential to harm our services in many ways.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Mute

    Spam Botting
    - Using external software or botting programs to flood the chat is not allowed and causes annoyance to online players.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban

    Denial of Service (DoS, DDoS) and Dox(xing)
    - Regardless of circumstance, threatning or actually performing a Denial of Service/Dox attack on another player of Arcadian is a serious offence and isn't taken lightly.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Mute

    Discussing Personal Information
    - Discussing someone elses personal information without their consent, or information which is not known to the public is extremely dangerous as well as an invasion of their privacy. This rule should be taken seriously at all times.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban

    Unfair Use of Macros
    - The use of Macros to gain an unfair advantage over other players is prohibited.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban

    Charge Back (Virtual Store)
    - Charging back violates our Terms of Service which is stated on our store. Doing so will harm Arcadian and your account will be suspended from connecting to our servers until cases are closed or sorted appropriately. Be aware that you accept and agree to these terms when completing any purchase from our store.

    Violating our Terms of Service will result in the following punishment: Global Permanent Ban & BuyCraft Store Ban

    Please note: The BuyCraft Store ban may affect your ability to purchase from other servers stores!

    In-Real-Life (IRL) Scamming & Trading

    - We do not take part in any attempt of an IRL trade between any two or more players on Arcadian. None of our staff can be held responsible for such situation. Although we do everything we can to prevent this, it can still be completed at the players own risk.

    Arcadian and it's staff cannot be held responsible for any IRL trades and therefore will not get involved nor issue any punishments.

    Forging Evidence
    - Forging Evidence in an attempt to get another player punished, or to gain free items in-game by refund is unacceptable.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a punishment which is entirely decided upon based on the severity of the situation.

    Scamming
    - Scamming on the network is a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual or group in an attempt to obtain money or something else of value.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban

    Inappropriate Username
    - Having an inappropriate IGN is not only taken seriously but also results in the denial of access permanently in the form of a ban. We aim to keep ArcadianMC a child-friendly server.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban which can be appealed once you have changed your accounts username.

    Inappropriate Skin
    - Displaying an inappropriate skin is not only unethical but also results in the denial of server access permanently in the form of a ban. We aim to keep ArcadianMC child-friendly.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban which can be appealed once you have changed your accounts skin.

    Griefing
    - Griefing or destroying another player’s hard work is completely unacceptable and will result in a ban from the network. This can include simple things such as breaking someone's spawners and leaving them to be cleared by auto entity clear.

    It is your responsability to add people you trust and know to your islands, plots, personal areas and items.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: Global Permanent Ban

    Bug & Glitch Exploitation
    - Abusing a bug on the network is completely unacceptable and almost always will result in some sort of ban from the network. This also includes any form of duplication. Please report all bugs and glitches so Arcadians Team can be made aware.

    The punishment for failing to follow this rule varies greatly on the situation and how severely a bug or glitch has been exploited.

    Interrupting Staff Duties
    - Lying to staff or preventing them from completing a task is not allowed and will result in immediate punishment. This includes directing a staff member to another staff member with “important” reasoning that is proven to be intentionally false.

    The punishment for failing to follow this rule varies greatly on the situation and the intent.

    Inappropriate Build(s)
    - Any custom builds that are built to display an inappropriate scene or structure will result in a ban from the network. If the build is left on your plot or island, it is your responsibility unless proof is collected from another player constructing it.

    Any of Arcadians Senior Staff have the permission to remove the build or if appropriate, completely clear an island or player plot and remove ownership/building rights.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban

    Bypassing a Temporary or Permanent Mute
    - Using commands, colours, special characters or any other method to send a message global chat while serving a mute punishment is not allowed.

    Failing to follow this rule while temporary muted will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 3 Hour Mute Extension
    Second Offence: 6 Hour Mute Extension
    Third Offence: 1 Day Mute Extension

    Failing to follow this rule while permanently muted will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Hour Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban

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    Moderately Severe & Chat Rules

    Inappropriate Links
    - Links that should not be exposed to the public that would be considered inappropriate.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Mute
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Mute
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Mute

    Inappropriate Conduct & Messages
    - Talking inappropriately in public chat or in private messages is against the rules and can result in getting temporary muted from the network.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: 30 Minute Temporary Mute
    Third Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute

    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

    Spamming
    - Constantly posting the same words, characters, or messages in chat can get very bothersome and obnoxious, which is the reason this is a punishable offense. This includes commands, using random letters to grab the attention of others, using words to excessively promote a cause or intentionally sending the same message constantly.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: Punishment Warning
    Third Offence: 15 Minute Temporary Mute

    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

    Excessive Caps (5+ Words)
    - Typing five words or more in excessive caps is typically used in your favor to get others’ attention and thus is a punishable offense that can lead to a temporary mute. The chat is busy and spamming capital letters is very annoying to other peoples playing experience.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: Punishment Warning
    Third Offence: 15 Minute Temporary Mute

    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

    Advertising Social Media
    - Advertising or promoting certain platforms including YouTube and Twitch that are unauthorized by an Administrator are not allowed and thus result in punishment.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: Punishment Warning
    Third Offence: 15 Minute Temporary Mute

    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

    Filter Bypass
    - Bypassing the chat filter includes using chat colors to avoid the filter, using extra/less lettering, using punctuation/other characters or using commands.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 15 Minute Temporary Mute
    Second Offence: 30 Minute Temporary Mute
    Third Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Mute

    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

    Homophobic, Transphobic, Discrimination, Racism and Sexism
    - There is no tolerance for homophobia, transphobia, or ableism on the network. There is no warning as this rule is taken very seriously due to its impact on other people. If you are caught breaking this rule, you will be instantly banned, whether it be in public chat or direct messaging.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 30 Day Tempoary Ban
    Third Offence: Global Permanent Ban

    Sexual Harassment
    - Sexually harassing another player is completely unacceptable and under all circumstances will result in a ban. This includes public chat and direct messaging.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban

    Direct Threats
    - This offense includes threatening to harm another player in real life and/or take the life of their family members, even if it is just a joke. If you are causing another player or staff member to feel uncomfortable.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 14 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 30 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: Global Permanent Ban

    Abusing /nick and /say Commands
    - Impersonating staff or abusing /nick is unacceptable and can lead to the revoke of your nickname permissions. This includes using /say and inappropriately nicknaming yourself or intimidating a staff member by using something close to their name and pretending to be staff.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the below punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: Punishment Warning
    Third Offence: /nick AND/OR /say Permissions Removed

    Abusing /ticket or /sos Commands
    - Abusing /report, /ticket, or /sos in a way that it should not be used is a punishable offense on the network. This includes joke tickets that are trying to waste the time of staff members.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: Punishment Warning
    Third Offence: 1 Hour Temporary Ban


    Please note: Longer mutes and more severe punishments may be handed out by Senior Staff depending on the situation and severity of the content.

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    SkyBlock and SkyBlockX Specific
    (All Global Rules Still Apply)


    Teleport, Portal and Island Trapping & Killing

    - If you teleport someone to you and trap and/or kill them, then you will be punished. Trying to trap players in places such as nether portals is also punishable as you are not only creating a hassle for the player but also creating inconvenience for staff.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban

    Logging Out in Warzone
    - Logging to purposely escape a player in the warzone is not allowed and will result in immediate punishment due to the unfair advantage it gives from escaping death. This is only punishable if the player has logged out in warzone when running away from someone; combat logging or logging when no one is around is typically fine.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
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    Prison Specific
    (All Global Rules Still Apply)

    Logging Out in Warzone
    - Logging to purposely escape a player in the warzone is not allowed and will result in immediate punishment due to the unfair advantage it gives from escaping death. This is only punishable if the player has logged out in warzone when running away from someone; combat logging or logging when no one is around is typically fine.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban

    Portal Trapping
    - Trapping people in portals is not allowed as it causes a hassle for the victim and staff involved. The player cannot use commands or chat at all, which is a huge inconvenience for everyone, hence the reason for getting banned.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
    Second Offence: 3 Day Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 7 Day Temporary Ban
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    KitPvP Specific
    (All Global Rules Still Apply)

    Escaping the Warzone
    - Using kits to your advantage to escape the warzone is not allowed and can result in a temporary ban from the network. This includes escaping the warzone to enter spawn.

    Failing to follow this rule will result in the following punishments:
    First Offence: Punishment Warning
    Second Offence: 3 Hour Temporary Ban
    Third Offence: 1 Day Temporary Ban
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    General Forum Rules

    Posting Inappropriate Links
    - This rule forbids screamers and pornographic website links from being posted under any circumstance. It is just unnecessary and creates a hassle for the staff team handling reports. If you are caught breaking this rule, you can face a ban from the ArcadianMC forums.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Global Permanent Ban from the forums

    Use of Foul Language
    - Using any type of inappropriate language is against the rules when using this network’s forums.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Reply Ban from the forums - This prevents the user from posting comments on the thread where this rule was broken

    Necroposting
    - Posting on threads that are over a month old on the forums is highly discouraged, and replying to a thread that is over a month old will result in the thread being immediately locked when a staff member can see it.


    Failing to follow this rule will result in a Instant Thread Lock and a warning if done multiple times
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    Please note: Our rules are updated on a regular basis and are changed as and when we feel necessary. Please make sure you check back on our Official Rules from time to time so you can keep yourself up to date!

    Major rule changes will always be announced while as smaller adjustments may not be. Changes can and may be made at any time.


    Thank you for your help in keeping Arcadian a safe place!​
     
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