Rules

All punishments are given at the discretion of the staff member(s). If you have been punished for violating any of these rules and would like to appeal or feel as if your punishment is unfair or too harsh, you may appeal via The Grid discord's ticket system. https://discord.gridmc.io/

Note: Punishments across the GridGaming platforms may vary based on the specific rules of each platform. i.e. Discord, Minecraft Server, Social Media, etc.

Global


Unfair Advantage

You are not allowed to use, or do, anything on the server that allows you, or another player, to gain an advantage over others. This includes offenses such as the use of a hacked client or any other blacklisted modifications on the server, as well as third party softwares and in-game exploits.

1st Offense - 30 Day Ban
2nd Offense - 90 Day Ban
3rd Offense - Permanent Ban

Abuse of Bugs

Utilizing any bug, exploit, or glitch found to gain an advantage or to cause harm to the server or another player is not allowed. Failure to report a bug is also considered within this rule, as well as sharing information about a bug, is considered a violation of this rule.

Note: If a player is caught abusing a bug, everything they gained from it will be removed. (Such as, Money, Items etc..)

Any Offense - Senior Moderators will scale the punishment as seen appropriate. 

Alternate Accounts

A player may have up to one alternate account along with a main account online at one time; any more are strictly prohibited.

Note: Alternate accounts are not allowed to have printers on their account.

1st Offense - Verbal Warning
2nd Offense - 14 Day IP-Ban
3rd Offense - Permanent IP-Ban (Admin must approve a reduction)

Scamming

In game scamming is strictly forbidden. Scamming may consist of lying about what item you are trading/selling, giving away fake items for real items, and/or agreeing to something and not following through with it.

1st Offense - 7 Day Ban
2nd Offense - 14 Day Ban
3rd Offense - 30 Day Ban

Chargebacks

Charging back purchases on the server is by no means allowed under any circumstances. If you do a store deal with another player and they chargeback, you will be banned, however the player that was banned may open a ban appeal and the other player who purchased the items will be banned.

1st Offense - IP-Ban

Punishment Evasion

Going on alts or misusing commands such as report, helpop, and messages to evade a mute or ban is not allowed in any way. If another player using the same IP joins while the previous user is still punished they will be asked to verify their individuality as to not be punished for evasion.

1st Offense - 14 Day IP-Ban
2nd Offense - 30 Day IP-Ban
3rd Offense - 90 Day IP-Ban

Creating Lag / Server Crashing​

Intentionally, creating lag machines, or using something such as a bug to crash the server or lag out another player is strictly forbidden. Additionally, saying you are going to crash or lag the server with malicious intent is also punishable. If you are found conspiring to lag or crash the server or another player, you will also be punished. Automatic farms are considered to be lag machines. If you are unsure if a machine is a lag machine, please contact staff.

1st Offense - 30 Day Ban
2nd Offense - 90 Day Ban
3rd Offense - Permanent Ban

Autoclicking

The use of auto clickers is not allowed on the server. This includes external programs, mods, minecraft glitches, and anything that will perform an action while you are away from your computer. (AFK Mining, Auto-Fish, Mob Aura, Autoclickers, and Macros)

1st Offense - 7 Day Ban
2nd Offense - 14 Day Ban
3rd Offense - 30 Day Ban

Discord Rules

When participating in any of the Official GridGaming Discords in tandem with the GridMC server, players must respect all rules and regulations from both the discord server and the GridMC server.


Chat Offenses


Inappropriate Discussion

Talking about inappropriate content such as (but not limited to) things with sexual connotations, drugs and illegal activities, self harm or general offensive terms. (Including slurs, racism, sexism, bigotry, and targeted harassment)

Note: It will be counted as committing this offense if you attempt to bypass by changing spelling, a letter, or other minor censorship.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 3 Hour Mute
3rd Offense - 1 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Mute

Begging

Begging is the overall action of repeatedly asking for free ranks/items/crates or ingame money from either staff or other players.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 3 Hour Mute
3rd Offense - 1 Day Mute

Advertising

Advertising other server's ip addresses, website links, or discussing another server is not allowed. Advertising your own discord community or social media accounts is also not allowed. You are, however, allowed to mention your personal discord name and tag to connect with other players.

Note: Creator rank may use relative links.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 7 Day Mute
3rd Offense - 30 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Ban (Admin must approve reduction)

Minor Advertising

Encouraging players or telling them blatantly to join a server (by mentioning the server's name, not an ip address), is considered minor advertisement.

    1st Offense - Warning
    2nd Offense - 1 Day Mute
    3rd Offense - 7 Day Mute

Death Threats​

The act of telling someone to kill themselves, or telling someone to "kys" in the main chat, or in private messages is strictly forbidden. Additionally, any other threat of harm, death, or assault is not allowed.

1st Offense - Permanent Mute

Chat Spam / Flooding / Excessive Caps

Spamming or flooding the chat (or action performed by the player that enters chat) with useless messages is not necessary. For this reason, sending 3+ messages in quick succession is punishable. Using an excessive or large amount of caps is also disallowed.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Warning
3rd Offense - 1 Day Mute
4th Offense - 7 Day Mute
5th Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)

English only in public chat​

English will be the only language allowed in public chat. This is because staff members are unable to tell if a player is breaking a rule.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 1 Day Mute
3rd Offense - 7 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)

Abuse of commands/spam​

Spamming commands, such as messaging people rapidly will be counted as command spam. Additionally, misusing helpop will also be counted as committing this offense.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 1 Day Ban
3rd Offense - 7 Day Ban

Promoting in-game services, warps, selling, etc.​

You are more than welcome to promote your warp, sale of an item, service, events, etc. in the game chat. However, you must allow 15 minutes between these messages to avoid flooding the chat with such content.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Warning
3rd Offense - 1 Day Mute
4th Offense - 7 Day Mute

DDoS / Dox / Swat Threats

Putting players information into the public chat is strictly forbidden. If you so much as threaten to do so you will be punished. Joking about this with malicious intent will also get you punished. This also includes posting anything that could be taken as information about a player.

    1st Offense - Permanent IP-Ban

Rioting

Rioting for/against decisions made by the staff team in order to cause disruption or disorder is not allowed.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 1 Day Mute
3rd Offense - 7 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)

Staff Impersonation

Impersonating anyone such as pretending to be someone else by changing your nickname or username in-game or in discord to look like that person is forbidden.

    1st Offense - Warning
    2nd Offense - 14 Day Ban
    3rd Offense - Permanent Ban (Admin must approve reduction)

Disrespect

Being disrespectful, spreading false rumors, or information about another player, a creator, or a staff member is not allowed.

    1st Offense - Warning
    2nd Offense - 7 Day Mute
    3rd Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)

IRL Trading​

The act of trying to sell things for real-life money, skins, or items that are outside of the server is strictly forbidden. However, you may request someone to purchase an item via store.gridmc.io in return of an in-game item.

    1st Offense - Warning
    2nd Offense - 1 Day Mute
    3rd Offense - 7 Day Ban

Sending a link in public chat is prohibited. Trying to send links that could possibly offend, make another player uncomfortable, or harm a player is strictly forbidden. This does include inappropriate, "R" Rated, and malicious links.

1st Offense - 7 Day Mute
2nd Offense - 30 Day Mute
3rd Offense - Permanent Mute

Toxicity​

Being rude or disrespectful in our server chat or in private messages is not allowed. This will include excessively insulting players, being excessively negative towards the server, or hindering the enjoyment of another player.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 1 Day Mute
3th Offense - 14 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)

Towny Specific Rules


Town Distance

The minimum distance between towns should be 40 chunks as a buffer. This is a loose number so some difference in the number will not be enforced as to allow towns to still expand.

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Warning
3rd Offense - Town Disbanded

Town Citizenship

Part A. Towns with inactive players (30 days not online) may request the removal of that player's items, chestshops, etc. from their town.

Part B. Towns with an inactive Mayor (30 days not online) may request the Mayorship be transferred to the next highest ranking member, if there are multiple high ranking town members, the longest standing town member will be given Mayorship.

Note: Town members must make an honest attempt to reach out to inactive players before requesting a removal of their town role, items, shops, etc.

Griefing

Griefing under no circumstances is allowed on survival, this includes creating walls around peoples claims, placing mobs, breaking blocks and placing lava or water. This also includes stealing from other players. Towns have a 1 chunk buffer as well. Anything around the town plus one chunk is not stealable.

Please make sure your town permissions are secure and your land is fully claimed. If you are unsure how to do this, please make a ticket or contact an online moderator/helper. You can be griefed if your land is unclaimed.

Griefing is also the creation of mass structures, such as "Cobble Monsters", along with annoyance structures such as large chunks of obsidian.

    1st Offense - 14 Day Ban
    2nd Offense - 30 Day Ban

Killing People / Trapping

Killing players in game is not allowed if they do not have pvp enabled and are inside a town claim. However, players may be killed when pvp is not enabled and they are in the wilderness by traps or built in game mechanics.

1st Offense - Warning and Loot returned to owner
2nd Offense - 1 Day Ban
3rd Offense - 7 Day Ban
4th Offense - Permanent Ban (Admin must approve reduction)

In-Game Trolling

Following another player or attempting to get in their way to interfere with their gameplay is not allowed. This includes standing in front of crates to disallow someone to use their key(s) or standing in front of someone in the fishing area to take the fish item before they can.

1st Offense - Warning and Loot returned to owner
2nd Offense - 1 Day Ban
3rd Offense - 7 Day Ban
4th Offense - Permanent Ban (Admin must approve reduction)

Fake Auction House Listings

A fake AH listing is an item listed on the auction house that is intended to not be bought. These can vary from selling a dirt block for 1 million dollars to a default diamond helmet for 10 million dollars. This clogs up the auction house and makes legitmate listings get drowned out.

1st Offense - Removal of Item for AH

Item Advertising

Renaming an item to advertise your code, links, etc, are not allowed. Any sort of mentioning of other servers/ips is not allowed either. Creator Rank’s are allowed to bypass for use of advertising media related content.

Punishments

1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - 14 Day Mute
3th Offense - 30 Day Mute
4th Offense - Permanent Mute (Admin must approve reduction)