Important ManaCube Network: Official Rules

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As we are not perfect and because it is not possible to list every possible way to violate the intent of the rules, we ask you to use common sense. If you see something that would typically be illegal on other networks, but is not specifically listed here, please do not attempt it. Staff have extensive training and all punishments are given at staff discretion. Prolonged discussions interfere with staff's ability to moderate chat and may result in punishment.

Falsifying evidence or framing another player with the sole intent of getting them punished is prohibited and will result in a harsh punishment, at least equal to the punishment the target would have received.

Assisting players with ban or mute evading is prohibited. This includes sharing an account with them or providing an alternate account. These actions will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may result in an IP ban for all involved

You are responsible for your Minecraft account security. Do not share your account details with anyone. Keep your passwords secure and do not give them to anyone.

If you feel a staff has been unfair or may have abused their powers you may report them by creating a Support Ticket here: https://forums.manacube.com/support/

To appeal a punishment (without accusing staff of intentional wrongdoing) you may Appeal your Ban/Mute here: https://forums.manacube.com/forums/ban-appeals/


Global Ban Offenses

Hacked Client:
Allowed modifications can be viewed at https://manacube.wiki/in-game/allowed-mods

Auto Fishing/Auto Clicking/Macros
Using AFK macros is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, Auto Fisher, Auto Mining, Auto Sell (Any macro that can automate a task)
External macros such as taping down your mouse or putting a weight on a button, are also classed as macros as they have the same effect.
Chat macros that automate tasks such as answering questions or welcoming players are allowed.

Advertising
Advertising other servers, through chat, private messages, books, mail and builds.

Griefing
Intentional destruction of another player's build. This also includes stealing, and killing contained passive mobs in other players territory. (This does not include grinders)

Theft
Intentional theft of another player's items. This includes joining other people's islands/parties to take their items.

DDoS and Threats
We take the safety of our players very seriously and thus do not allow others to threaten each other with DDoS attacks or releasing their private information. This does not include jokes between friends, but does include frequent remarks such as "Your internet is about to lag" etc.

Doxing or Doxing Threats
Seeking, obtaining or using a player’s personal information for malicious purposes is strictly prohibited. This includes threats of swatting, doxing, or violence. Repeating or mentioning the personal information of another player or staff member without their explicit or implied permission is not allowed.

Death Threats
Death threats and other malicious attacks are not allowed. At Staff discretion, death wishes and suicide encouragement may also be punished.

Links to Shock/Porn
Any links which may lead to disturbing/pornographic sites are punishable with a 7 day temp ban for first offense. Links which may lead to ip loggers are punishable with a global ban. You can view if a link is safe or not with http://www.getlinkinfo.com

Real World Trading
Trading in-game items or services for real life money is not allowed.

Inappropriate Usernames
Extremely inappropriate usernames are punishable with a ban until the username is changed. If it is a nickname, we will first give a warning before a ban. Nicknames must contain at least two characters.

Offensive/Inappropriate Skins
Offensive or inappropriate skins are punishable with a ban until the skin is changed. Players will generally be given a chance to change the skin prior to ban.

Scamming
Scamming is not allowed on most servers within our Network, the exceptions are KitPvP and Factions. Scamming can include naming an item incorrectly and selling it in the auction house or via other trade methods. Such as naming a wood sword “Diamond Sword” to try and scam people. Another method would be offering to pay a certain amount for an item but when you receive the item the buyer doesn't pay the money and vice versa.

Auction House and Cubit scams are not allowed on any server.

Abusing Auction House
Selling renamed items on auction to display advertisements such as warps, trades and services is not allowed.

Abusing Glitches/Bugs
The severity of the bug determines the length of your ban. Typically we generously reward players who report game-breaking bugs.

Abusing a Glitch/Bug on Parkour will result in a locked rank which prevents earning Mana or Score on courses.

Mute/Ban Evasion
This is when a player uses an alternate account to bypass restrictions set on their main account. The alternate account, and players IP address will be muted/banned for the punishment length on the main account.

Trolling Events
Purposely trying to hurt, or troll events will result in a temporary ban.

Physical Trolling
Purposely trying to interfere with a players gameplay by getting in their way, hurting or trolling them will result in a temporary ban. For example preventing a player from building or using a fishing rod or grappling hook to knock them into a PvP arena.

Inappropriate Builds
Inappropriate Builds, such as penises and swastikas, will be immediately cleared and may result in ban. This applies to all servers that allow building.

Helpop and Report Abuse
Abusing /report or /helpop for disrespecting staff is not allowed. Spamming, trolling and other misuse may result in ban. If you do not receive a reply to your request for assistance you may report the issue in the #help section of Community Discord.

Leaderboard/Payout Deals
Players may not make deals with other players to increase their chances of getting onto or boosted up on the final leaderboards to receive leaderboard/payout prizes.
This gives an unfair advantage based on popularity.
Any deals made will likely result in a leaderboard/payout ban.

Deals include but are not limited to
- Giving someone all of your money/mana so that they win currency leaderboards. This player may then share some of the rewards with those that have helped them, however rewards do not have to be shared for the deal to count as unfair.
- Stat boosting - Boosting stats, by killing alts, paying other players so you may kill them, or any other means is not allowed.
- Olympus - Sharing profits from plots/merging plots (see Olympus plot sharing)
- Factions - Sharing wealth (see sharing wealth rules)
- Sharing an account to get onto leaderboards (alternating use so that the account can be used for longer)
- Survival - Parties cannot team up in order to bypass limits such as spawner caps

Setting Homes/Warps
Except for Factions, setting a home or warp in another player's island or base without permission from the Island or Party Leader is not allowed.

Player run games/giveaways
While players are allowed to run various games, giveaways and casinos on ManaCube, there are a several rules to be aware of.
- In-Game and discord chat games are not allowed and are punished under spamming. For example, 'first to guess the number I am thinking of between 1-100 wins $10k'. However, forum games such as ‘Count to 100 before a staff posts’ are allowed.
- Any prize from a game or giveaway must be available and proven to staff if requested
- Rigging a game or giveaway is not allowed and is punishable under trolling
- Giveaways are allowed but players cannot claim that they are official. Official giveaways are only posted by administrators in the public announcement areas.

Lag/Crash Builds
Builds that significantly lower the FPS of others causing extreme lag, cause a player to lag or lag the server are not allowed, will be cleared and may result in ban. If it is obvious that the laggy build was not intentional, then a ban will not be given, just a warning.

Global Mute Offenses

Most chat offenses will initially be given a warning. However, these warnings are given at Staff discretion. Arguing that you were muted without warning is not worthwhile.

For our Elite Donors, though we appreciate your generous support, please be aware that any chat offense that results in a mute will also result in a /shouts ban. Similarly, any offense that results in a /shouts ban will also result in a mute in-game.

CAPsing
Excessive use of Capitalization over multiple messages is not allowed.

Swearing
Repeatedly bypassing our swear filter by excessively swearing will result in a mute.

Custom Chat Fonts
Using custom fonts as a main font in public chat is not allowed and continued use will result in a mute.

Inappropriate Names/Nicknames/Item Names etc.
We do not allow user names with derogatory or offensive terms, hate speech or swear words. Users who do not change these when asked will be issued with a punishment.

Nickname Formatting
If the perk is won, bold and italic formatting in nicknames may be used, however underlined or magic formats may not as they can cause chat to be covered up or flicker.

Nicknames must also have a minimum of 2 characters.

Impersonating Staff and Players
Changing your nickname to pretend to be someone else or to bully, harass or attack someone else will result in punishment.

Spamming
Spamming includes posting repeated messages to chat in quick succession, repeated nonsense like "odmowlskdjmliaskdmadakmsdo;l2" and excessive character drag such as hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Command spam, encouraging spam, repeatedly begging for items, repeatedly advertising events, coinflips, auctions , etc. and group spam will also result in punishment. Spamming commands like /helpop, /msg, /afk, /marry will result in a ban.

Inappropriate Chat
Players are not allowed to cause drama in chat. This includes, but is not limited to discussing inappropriate topics such as drugs, sexual activities, illegal activities, mental health [e.g. suicide or self-harm] and breaking server rules. Lengthy discussions of topics such as politics should be held outside of public chat.

Disrespect (Player or Staff)
Players can have disagreements and argue but they must do so in a respectful manner. Insulting, harassing, bullying, and abusive speech is not allowed. This includes attacking staff or publicly questioning their competence.

Concerns about staff may be expressed in a staff report. To file a staff report please create a Support Ticket https://forums.manacube.com/support/

Trolling
Tricking or misleading players to issue commands such as /ci or [Alt][F4] falls under Trolling and is punishable at staff discretion. Physical Trolling is also not allowed, see the Physical Trolling rule.

Interfering with Staffing
Players are not allowed to hackusate by calling out hackers in chat or to call out staff that are in vanish. Both of these activities interferes with catching cheaters.

Joking or pretending to hack or cheat is also against the rules and may result in ban.

Flame Wars/Encouraging Flame Wars
If players make personal attacks on others rather than discussing the topic at hand, they are in a Flame War and risk punishment.

“Shock statements” and intentionally bringing up controversial topics just to start arguments, make people emotional or harass/attack other players may result in punishment at staff discretion.

Respectful discussions about politics and other contentious topics are allowed. Players and staff are entitled to their opinions. However, long, drawn out conversations should be moved out of public chat and into direct messages, group chats or onto other platforms.

Disrupting Chat
Disrupting chat with arguments for or against a specific staff decision, punishment or issue is not allowed. Punishments should not be argued in chat and will only be reviewed after an appeal is filed at https://forums.manacube.com/forums/ban-appeals/. Staff will not accept your appeal over Discord or in-game. Warnings for chat disruption are given at staff discretion.

Hate Speech
Abusive or threatening behavior against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation is not allowed. Unlike most chat violations, staff give no warnings for true Hate Speech and the punishments quickly escalate.

Note: Not all offensive, ill-informed, inflammatory statements or opinions are true Hate Speech and therefore may be warned or punished as disrespect, harassment, bullying, flame wars, etc.

Drama/Harassment/Bullying
Players are not allowed to initiate, fuel, spread or discuss drama. Malicious or abusive discussions about other players or staff are punishable.
Intentional harassment of another player will result in a mute and possibly ban

Languages
ManaCube uses American English as the official language. However, players who speak English as a second language are allowed to speak their native language in chat. Regardless of the language used, all chat rules must be followed and lengthy conversations should be held in friend chat, party chat, plot chat, or other private chats. Those who use another language to bypass chat rules may be punished and may lose the privilege to speak languages other than English in public chat.





Please find our Factions Rules in a more interactive form on our wiki! Click here!
https://manacube.wiki/en/factions/factions-rules


Rules specific to our Survival server
Overclaiming Land
When a Party no longer has enough power to protect their land (due to players leaving the party), it will be possible for other parties to overclaim some of their land. Party leaders are responsible for managing their power.

Please report parties who do not have enough power to support their claimed land and the party will be asked to remove some of their land to match their power. Overclaiming to steal/grief is not allowed.

Boosting Power
Alts are not allowed to be added to any party. Using alts to boost party power, regardless of the party they belong to, is not allowed. If caught, an administrator will verify and ban all of the alt accounts, as well as kick them from the party.

Party Boosting
Players are not allowed to find ways around the party limits such as spawner or member caps. For example, a team would not be allowed to make multiple in order to place more spawners

TPA Killing
Tricking players or staff into teleporting to you, which ends up being a trap to kill them is unfair, and is not allowed. Also applies to Skyblock, Islands and Olympus.

Property in Wilderness
Bases, including chests, spawners and other items placed in wilderness are not considered protected. You may lock some items with signs, but this does not guarantee their safety. When placing locked chests in wilderness, leave the bottom chest in each stack empty to prevent items being removed with hoppers.



Rules specific to our Creative server

Inappropriate Builds
Inappropriate Builds, such as penises and swastikas, will be immediately cleared and may result in ban. This applies to all servers that allow building.

Roleplaying in public chat
Roleplaying is not allowed in public chat. Use /plot chat for roleplays or /g for group chats.

Hacked Items
Using external mods, you are allowed to do stuff like set Sharpness 100 on a Milk Bucket. However items with enchantments like Unbreaking 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111, are not allowed as they can crash clients.

Lag/Crash Plots
Plots that significantly lower the FPS of others causing extreme lag or even causing a player to crash are not allowed and will be cleared and may result in ban. If it is obvious that the laggy plot was not intentional, then a ban will not be given, just a warning.




Rules specific to our Skyblock and Islands servers


Speed/Fly/Disguises in Warzone
Donators that use /speed, fly or disguises in the warzone will be warned, and banned if they continue to use it.

Island Hopping
Joining other peoples islands just to take their stuff is not allowed, and is considered griefing under our global rules.

TPA Killing
Tricking players or staff into teleporting to you, which ends up being a trap to kill them is unfair, and is not allowed. Also applies to Islands, Olympus and Survival.




Rules specific to our KitPvP server

Trade Room Scamming
Scamming players in the trade rooms is not allowed. You will be banned, and the scammed items will be returned.

TPA Killing
KitPvP and Factions are the only servers that allows TPA killing.


Rules specific to our Parkour server


Abusing Glitches/Bugs
Abusing a Glitch/Bug on Parkour will result in a locked rank which prevents earning gems or score on courses.

AFK Violations
AFK-ing and AFK jumping to earn a position on the leaderboards is considered cheating. Players who AFK or AFK jump excessively may be sent to hub at staff’s discretion. Excessive AFK violations will result in a ban from server leaderboards.

Trolling/Trapping
Spam closing and opening a trapdoor on parkour so a player cannot get past is not allowed.




Rules specific to our Olympus server

Pay is Disabled
Pay is intentionally disabled. Any means to bypass this are not allowed.

Alt Plot Boosting
Alts are not allowed to own plots. If caught, an administrator will verify and ban all of the alt accounts, as well as delete any extra plots.

Speed/Fly/Disguises in Warzone
Donators that use /speed, fly or disguises in the warzone will be warned, and banned if they continue to use it.

Schematica
Schematica mod is not allowed

Lag/Crash Plots
Plots that significantly lower the FPS of others causing extreme lag or even causing a player to crash are not allowed and will be cleared and may result in ban. If it is obvious that the laggy plot was not intentional, then a ban will not be given, just a warning.

Inappropriate Builds
Inappropriate Builds, such as penises and swastikas, will be immediately cleared and may result in ban. This applies to all servers that allow building.

TPA Killing
Tricking players or staff into teleporting to you, which ends up being a trap to kill them is unfair, and is not allowed. Also applies to Skyblock, Islands and Olympus.

Plot Boosting
Each donor rank is allocated a specific number of plots to build bases, farms, grinders, etc. Plot boosting occurs when a player merges with another player(s) (active, inactive or alt) to gain access to more income. Merging plots with other players is strongly discouraged as it leads to potential bans from leaderboards or realms for plot boosting.

Any player that achieves a spot on the leaderboard or any server awarded prizes (such as begin/end of season rewards) using shared plots will have their situation evaluated to determine prize eligibility. Prizes are awarded at owner’s discretion and decisions will be made at the end of any contests.

Disclaimer - Attempts to find ways around the rules are not allowed. Staff will not pre-approve any such attempts and carrying these out with or without permission could risk your position on leaderboards and for payouts.

Some, but not all, situations that may affect leaderboards, server prizes, and local bans are:
  • Deals that promise something on another game mode or realm
  • Deals with unequal distribution of profit
  • Deals that provide income from more than their allotted number of plots.
  • Deals that intentionally evade the limits on plots per active player
  • Negotiating access to extra income plots for membership in a clan

Plot use - Farming, Market and Free World

Olympus has three plot worlds.
The Farming World is for mob grinders, farms or any FPS intensive plots.
The Market world is for chest shops and can be used for bases and other builds. It may not be used for farms, grinders or FPS intensive plots.
The Free world is for you to explore, collect resources and build weird and wonderful things. It is not for grinders, shops or any other uses that the market and farming world are for.

Incorrect use of the worlds will result in a warning from staff to remove the build within 1 day. If you refuse to remove the build, or do not move it in time, it will be force cleared by staff.
Depending on severity, staff will also determine player eligibility to remain on leaderboards and to receive payouts.

Incorrect use includes but is not limited to
- Having chest shops on your farm is the farming world.
- Having a mob grinder, farm or a FPS intensive plot in the market world’
- Having profit-earning builds in the free world



Use common sense
If you think it may be against the rules, don't post it, or privately ask a Staff Member.


No offensive content
If it is going to offend someone, reconsider your post.

No excessive foul language or caps
A little is okay, but anything deemed excessive is not allowed.

No spam posts
Don't make short and pointless posts. If you like the content and want to show the OP, use the Like button, rather than just saying "Nice", etc.

No advertising
Do not advertise for other servers or unapproved websites through the use of links, images, videos, etc.
Sites such as Imgur are fine for uploading pictures if necessary.


Do not talk about hacks, cheats, or glitches
The only place these things should be discussed is with Staff Members in the Bug or Player Report sections.

Do not ask for Likes
If users like your content, they will Like it on their own volition.

Do not abuse the tagging system
@Users and @Groups can be tagged. Do not abuse this feature.

Do not make alternate accounts
Do not make alternate accounts, especially if your main account has been banned.

Do not 'backseat moderate'
If you see someone breaking any of these rules, use the Report button.

Do respect others
This not only includes just people at ManaCube, but everyone else too.

Do post in the correct section
If you are not sure where to post, ask a Staff Member.

Do use the formats provided
When posting Staff Applications, Player Reports, Ban Appeals, etc, use the format provided in the section.

Do speak English

If you break the forum rules, you may be at risk of receiving a warning.
Warning points last for 1 month, and while you are at or above 3 points, you will be in a Banned state, unable to post new content, or reply to existing content.


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