Rules and Moderation

Jul 30, 2017
Rules and Moderation
  • EMC Rule Book
    It is the goal of our friendly Staff Team to make playing on EMC an enjoyable experience for everyone, with a family-friendly atmosphere where all ages can fit in.
    The Empire Minecraft Rules apply to all areas and media used by EMC. See the bottom of this page for additional sections.
    1. Keep EMC Family Friendly

    • The use of mild language, such as 'damn' or 'hell' is the most excessive language allowed. Every type of profanity has a nicer alternative, so please use those instead. Most inappropriate words are filtered on EMC, so don't try to bypass this.
    • Even censored or abbreviated foul language is not allowed. Acronyms are acceptable as long as you do not spell out the full meaning with a banned word (Example: lmao is okay).
    • Keep in mind the topics of your discussion/gameplay. Things like drugs, alcohol, sexual activities, etc are not suitable for our server because we are Family Friendly.
    • Keep your character skins family appropriate.
    2. Do Not Be Rude to Others

    • No insults, name-calling, or other general rude behavior against other players. Harassment/Bullying is not tolerated on EMC.
    • Do not make public accusations against or slander (talk bad about) other players.
    • Be mindful and tolerant of players with other religions, ethnic backgrounds, political views, etc than what you may have. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
    • If you have a question about what is seen as rude, ask a Staff member.
    3. Do Not Touch What Isn't Yours

    • Stealing or breaking blocks that aren't yours (griefing) is not allowed anywhere on EMC.
    • EMC has an Anti-Griefing System and Flags in place to protect your belongings, but no one should touch what isn't theirs to touch. Even if you find an unlocked chest in the wild and no one is around, it is not yours to take and therefore should be left alone.
    4. Do Not Hack, Cheat, or Exploit

    • 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 the 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 any aspect that allows xray vision, cave finder, radar, block glitches, etc. This also includes anything that may allow you to move, jump, or fly in a way not intended by the default game settings. Even if it's a server-side bug, do not abuse it. Stop and report the issue immediately to a Staff member.
    • 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.
    5. Do Not Scam Other Players

    • This includes the abuse of mistakes on shop signs, trying to cheat players out of their items, failing to deliver paid-for items, etc. If you have a question about what might constitute a scam, contact the Staff.
    • Lotteries are disallowed on the Empire due to their high involvement in previous scams.
    • Do not create games or events that are not possible. This is defined by the Staff as a type of scam.
    6. Do Not Harm Other Players

    • No form of PvP is allowed on any server. This includes any indirect methods of harming another player.
    • Note: This rule does not apply in SMP6's PvP Arenas, at /v PvP, or at specific events geared toward PvP and run by the Staff.
    7. Do Not Spam

    • This includes the use of repetitive punctuation, letters, messages, words, shop adverts, etc.
    • Please use English in public Chat channels. In all public chats, the use of other languages is not allowed because a staff member is not able to ensure you are abiding by all EMC Chat Rules and to other players it is seen as spam. This ruling includes Town, Local, Supporter, and Economy Chat channels.
    • Only advertise your shop/residence at a maximum of once every 3 hours, unless otherwise solicited, and only in the Economy Chat or a private message. This 3 hour timer is a per PLAYER and per SERVER message limit. If you have multiple Residences, you may only advertise one every 3 hours.
    • The use of external characters/fonts is prohibited. It shows up as ???'s in the staff logs and is therefore disallowed regardless of the character you are trying to make.
    8. Follow All Extra Rules
    These rules must also be followed, but don't fit into any of the above categories.

    Do not cause public drama.
    • Intentionally doing anything that is likely to cause public upset, arguments, riots, or any other negative action, for any reason, is not allowed. Anyone participating in public drama via threads, pictures, videos or any of EMC’s features, including, but not limited to the Forums, statuses and in-game Chat, will face consequences, as determined by Staff.
    • 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.
    Do not advertise or spread word about other servers.
    • Do not name other servers via threads, pictures, videos or any of EMC’s features, including, but not limited to the Forums, statuses and in-game Chat.
    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. Public Chat channels are: Town, Economy, Local, Residence, Group and Supporter.
    • 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 in private communication channels.

    The only exception to this rule is stated in Off-Server Event Rules page.

    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
    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.
    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 ask for other player's personal (IRL) details.
    • 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.
    Loaning and Banks are not moderated and are participated with at your own risk.
    Reporting Players
    It is possible to report players in-game. Your report is sent to the staff for review. To report a player, use /report [name] [reason]. For example, /report Aikar inappropriate messages. Do not abuse the report system, or you will face consequences.

    If your issue is too big to fit into the Chat, or requires evidence such as a screenshot, or further explanation, then it's best to contact a staff member via PM on the Site.

    For a more in-depth guide on Reporting, and examples, visit the Reporting Guide and Reporting Examples pages at http://report.emc.gs

    Our Staff and Mission

    Our Staff members are specially selected and trained to perform to the best of their abilities and they follow a set of guidelines. However, they are still human and not robots. It is impossible for all of them to enact identical punishments because every situation or report is a little bit different. They will never tell you or ask you to do something unreasonable and are here to help players. Staff directions are to be followed at all times. If you have a problem with the way a situation/report is handled, please contact Krysyy at pmcm.emc.gs to report the issue.

    The rules listed above should not be used as strict limitations of what you can get away with or bend to your needs. If a staff member notices that you are continually bordering on the line of breaking the rules, they may take action even if you didn’t completely cross the line.

    Our mission is to have fun and create lasting memories on Empire Minecraft. Our rules are in place so that everyone can enjoy their time on the Empire. Do your best to follow these rules and we can all focus on having FUN, like we're meant to.

    Please follow the simple and fair EMC rules derived from our professional staff team.

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