Rules and Moderation

May 31, 2020 at 11:33 PM
Rules and Moderation
  • Our Staff and Mission

    Our mission is to have fun and create lasting memories.
    The rules listed below are in place so that everyone can enjoy their time on our server. If you EVER have a question about a rule, please ask a Staff member for clarification. They are humans, not bots, and are specially selected and trained to act in an unbiased manner determined by circumstance, evidence, and many other factors. The Staff will never tell you or ask you to do anything unreasonable. If you ever have a problem with a Staff member or you feel a situation/report was handled incorrectly, contact the Community Manager at pmcm.emc.gs so that the situation/report can be reviewed.

    EMC Staff reserves the right to ban accounts for causing problems that border the lines of the rules. EMC Staff reserves the right to update any rule, as necessary, and it is the player's responsibility to read and follow the most current version of the rules. A staff post will be created alongside any major content change.

    Reporting Players
    If a player breaks a rule in-game and you witness it, please report them to a Staff member by using our report system. In-game staff may be able to assist, but can also be busy doing other tasks. To report a player, use /report [name] [reason]. For example, /report Aikar inappropriate messages. This report will be logged into the Staff's system and a Staff will be able to take care of the situation quickly and sometimes without even logging in-game. Do not abuse the report system to file false or joke reports. Doing so may result in punishment.

    For a more in-depth guide on Reporting, and examples, see Reporting a Player that Breaks the Rules.
    For an in-depth guide to the possible staff-issued punishments on the server and how to appeal, see EMC Punishment System.

    EMC Rule Book
    The Empire Minecraft Rules apply to all areas and media used by EMC, including but not limited to in-game, forums, Discord, streaming platforms, Facebook, and Twitter.
    Additional rules may apply to particular features, such as the forums, and are listed on separate pages.
    1. Keep EMC Clean and Friendly

    • Most of the disallowed words are automatically filtered on EMC. Bypassing the Chat filter is a punishable offense.
    • The use of mild language such as "damn" or "hell" is the most excessive language allowed, and even then should only be used in moderation, not just because you can. We are Family Friendly and there are players of all ages on the server. Every type of profanity you use has a nicer alternative and we expect you to do so out of respect for the other players who do not curse or who are not allowed to at home.
    • Censored or misspelled foul language is not allowed. (Ex:No sh** or f***'s allowed.)
    • Acronyms are acceptable but should be used in moderation if intended to be using a vulgar word (Ex: WTF should be used in moderation only).
    • Usernames which are deemed inappropriate or contain vulgar words are not allowed.

    • This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
      • Drugs (including recreational)
      • Alcohol
      • Sexual Activities
      • Politics
      • Religion
      • Sexuality
      • Illegal Activities
      • Breaking Server Rules
      • Racism
      • Sexism
      • Mental Health/Suicide
    • NOTE: We are not Anti-LGBTQ+ and welcome players who are a part of the LGBTQ+ Community. However, to protect those who are from any harassment and to prevent the discussion of sexuality within the server where the audience can include children whose parents may not be comfortable with the topic, the discussion of sexuality should be kept out of the Public Chat channels.
    • If you wish to discuss anything deemed inappropriate or controversial, please do so in Private, Group, or Residence Chat Channels only. These channels are not routinely monitored by Staff, but if you are reported for something, Staff will investigate and take action if necessary.

    • EMC does not tolerate bullying or harassment of our players. This includes, but is not limited to:
      • Racist comments
      • Sexist comments
      • Threats of any kind
      • Insults
      • Talking negatively about another player
      • Contacting a player in any manner after they told you not to
        • Note that EMC does have built-in features to block contact from another player. Circumventing these features to harass another player is not okay.
    • Keep in mind that there are players with different backgrounds than you on the server and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    • This includes the use of repetitive punctuation, symbols, letters, messages, words, shop adverts, etc.
    • You must use the cross-server Market channel or private Chat for all economy/shop/service advertisements.
    • Advertise your shop/residence in Market Chat no more than once every 3 hours, unless otherwise solicited. This 3 hour timer is a per PLAYER message limit. If you have multiple Residences, you may only advertise one every 3 hours.

    • Our server is primarily English and players are required to use English in all Public conversations. If you wish to speak another language, please do so outside of the Public Chatchannels.
      • NOTE: Casual salutations and comments may be given in alternative languages on occasion without consequence. The extended conversation of multiple languages should be taken outside of the Public Chat channels
      • Ex: saying 'hola' (Spanish) instead of hello or saying 'vaarwel' (Dutch) instead of goodbye
    • External fonts and special characters should not be used in the Public Chat channels and are classified the same as an alternative language

    • The Empire is a place for players of all ages to play and feel safe. Always practice safe internet use practices. If someone asks you for your information, do not give it out. Report the action to a staff member immediately.

    • Skins should have clothes on and covering the chest and bottom region of the character
    • Bikinis, speedos, underwear, or otherwise excessively revealing outfits are not allowed.

    • Vulgar or inappropriate builds, include but are not limited to:
      • swastikas
      • builds that include any word blocked by the automatic Chat filter
      • sexual builds of any nature

    • Intentionally doing anything that is likely to cause public upset, arguments, riots, or any other negative action, for any reason, is not allowed.
    • Do not argue about or talk negatively about Staff's actions in Public Chat channels. If you wish to report a staff member for not acting appropriately or for unfair action, please message Krysyy on the forums directly.
    • Do not disrupt gameplay or intentionally cause problems for your own enjoyment, i.e. trolling behavior.
    • Publicly stating that you are cheating or breaking the rules as a joke is a form of causing public drama. If you state that you are breaking the rules, you will be punished for the rule you are stating breakage of as a self-confession with no need for proof.

    • You may not:
      • Post threads stating that people can PM you for the IP to a private server.
      • Publicly post any IP on the forums.
      • Share IPs in-game in any Public Chat channel.
      • Talk about other servers on the EMC forums, or in-game.
      • Ask others to play on other public servers with you, with or without stating the IP.
      • PM or /tell random people with IPs for servers.
      • Send unsolicited messages in any form to other players.
    • If you wish to play with your friends from EMC on a private server, you may do so privately. Keep all talk of this server outside of the Public Chat channels.
    2. No Raiding, Griefing, or Stealing

    • Raiding/Griefing is not allowed anywhere on EMC and includes, but is not limited to:
      • Stealing items from another player's chest
      • Breaking blocks belonging to another player
      • Causing damage to another player's build in any manner
    • NOTE: Keep in mind that no one should touch what does not belong to them.
    • EMC does have an Anti-Griefing System, Lock Signs, and Flags in place to protect your belongings and you should use them. Failure to do so can result in loss of items which may not be replaced.
    3. No Hacking, Cheating, Exploiting, or Abusing the Server

    • Please reference the Approved Mods list for any mods that may be used. If the mod that you want to use is not on this list, please message a Staff member to review it.
      • You may not use a mod until it is added to the list.
    • Do not use any mods, macros or game bugs that give a significant advantage over other players. This includes, but is not limited to, any aspect that allows:
      • x-ray vision
      • cave finder
      • radar
      • block glitches
      • allowing you to move in a way not intended by the default game settings
    • Even if it's a server-side or Mojang-side bug, do not abuse it.
      • Stop and report the issue immediately to a Staff member.
      • EMC reserves the right to indicate any 'intended' behavior as not allowed if Staff deem it necessary for the server.
    • Do not abuse the server resources.
      • We are a multiplayer server and you are not the only one online. Do not attempt to crash the server or create intense lag-generating events or machines. Staff may contact you if your build exceeds the limit and is affecting server performance.
    • Automating actions, including - but not limited to - using auto-clickers, is legal as long as you are not AFK while doing so and the ability does not exceed normal play ability.
      • Kill auras, fast-clicking, etc are NOT normal play ability.
      • You must be aware, and able to respond to staff and Minecraft at all times.
    4. No Scamming

    • Scamming includes, but is not limited to:
      • abusing mistakes on shop signs
      • trying to cheat players out of their items/Rupees
      • failing to deliver paid-for items
      • failing to complete a paid-for task
      • giving excessively false information to new players about the economy prices
    • Scamming does NOT include:
      • purchasing from shops which have outdated prices and/or reselling from a shop
        • Player shops are responsible for maintaining their shops are kept up to date. If a shop owner leaves the server for an unspecified amount of time, they should close their store in their absence.
      • adverts that state 'cheapest', 'best', 'fastest on EMC', etc when it is technically not
        • This is gimmicky advertising and not intentional scamming in the eyes of Staff. Players are responsible for understanding the market for any items they purchase/sell.
    • Lotteries are disallowed on the Empire due to their high involvement in previous scams.
    • Loaning and Banks are not moderated and are participated with at your own risk.
    • Do not create games or events that are not possible to complete successfully.
    • Do not reveal the location of a wild base or outpost that you don't own.
      • Ask for and receive permission from the owner first.
    • Do not sell residence permissions without unclaiming the residence.
      • You may not sell individual perms to a residence, such as allowing people to have access to move, build, use, container, etc in exchange for Rupees. Selling access to certain rooms of a build, as in a hotel or farm, is allowed. However, you must make it clear to the buyer that they are purchasing access signs to that room and not to residence Flags.
    5. No Harming Other Players

    • This includes, but is not limited to:
      • damaging another player directly or indirectly
      • creating player traps
    • NOTE: The server has designated areas where PvP is allowed, such as the PvP arenas on SMP6, the Games Server, or any specific event geared towards PvP and run by the Staff.
    6. No Participating in Illegal Account Activity

    • Do not use compromised/hacked accounts.
      • The use of compromised accounts is disallowed on the Empire. Any IP associated with compromised accounts will be banned along with possible individual account bans.
      • If your own account becomes compromised, please report it to a staff member to be temp-banned for your own protection.
      • Be wary when utilizing any accounts that you did not purchase directly from Mojang/Microsoft. Accounts gained from MC account sharing sites may not be used.
    • Do not participate in RMT transactions (Real-Money-Trading).
      • Any attempt to use our forums or in-game communication to buy or sell any item outside of the Empire Minecraft Community (including, but not limited to, Minecraft accounts and Steam games) will result in a severe punishment. Any attempt to sell in-game items or currency for real world currency is not allowed. Do not get involved in such transactions.
      • For clarification, the following types of transactions are NOT allowed:
        • Rupees exchanging for real world item
        • Real world money exchanging for in-game items
        • Real world money exchanging for in-game currency
        • Real world money exchanging for real world items
      • The following transactions ARE allowed:
        • Free giveaways of real world items
        • Rupees exchanging for signature graphics, avatars, etc that will be used on EMC forums

    Last Updated: May 14th, 2020

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