MCCentral Rules // Official

On MCCentral we want everyone to have the best experience possible. However, there are some rules and limitations that the staff team has made to help keep everything fair for everyone. Our server rules may be found below. Please remember that our rules are not limited to everything listed below! Use good common sense and you will be fine.

Punishment Types
MCCentral categorizes all punishments into three main categories: Chat Offense, Game Play, and Client Modification. Then there is a new category called Miscellaneous Punishments which outline punishments that don't fall into the normal punishment severities. In-game offenses will be listed under these three categories below. Each punishment category has three sub-categories called a severity. The higher the severity, the longer the punishment. Also, the more of one type of severity you receive, the longer the punishment.
Other punishment types include:
Warning: You will receive an In-game text warning.
IPBan: Your IP Address will be banned.
Faction Warning: Issued when you break one of the faction rules (more info at the bottom of this thread)

Offense Times:
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Chat Offenses

Offense
Punishment Severity
Example
SpammingSeverity OneSpamming chat or private messages.
Group SpamSeverity OnePlayer sends a message that is intended to participate in an Encouraging Spam punishment after a verbal warning.
Caps/ Unicode CharactersSeverity OneExcessive use of caps or odd unicode characters. Capitalizing 5 or more words in one message.
Abuse of Another UserSeverity OneBeing intentionally disrespectful or abusive to other users.
Excessive HackusationSeverity OneRepeatedly accusing another user of hacking, with no evidence.
ArgumentsSeverity OneConsistent arguments in public chat.
Impersonation Staff MembersSeverity OnePretending to be a member of the staff team.
Fake MessagesSeverity OneSending fake/ spoofed messages in attempt to deceive others.
Excessive Inappropriate LanguageSeverity OneUsing an excessive amount of explicit language in chat.
Bypassing Chat FilterSeverity OneFinding ways to bypass the chat filter.
Discussing Unapproved Deals/TradesSeverity OneSaying or discussing an unapproved IRL deal or trade in public chat.
Unrelated LinksSeverity OneLinks in chat unrelated to Minecraft Central in public chat.
Staff TrollingSeverity OneKnowingly wasting a staff member’s time by asking them questions or nagging them about non-staff related matters.
Inappropriate Links in Chat3Severity TwoLinks in chat which users may find inappropriate or offensive.
Racial/ Religious DisputesSeverity TwoArguments over race, religion, ect. in public chat.
Explicit ConversationSeverity TwoInappropriate or explicit topics in public chat.
Death Threats/ Suicidal EncouragementSeverity TwoEncouraging suicidal acts or putting death threats on other players.
DiscriminationSeverity TwoDiscrimination toward a race, religion, sexual orientation, color or creed.
Encouraging SpamSeverity TwoInstructing or encouraging users to spam message(s) in public chat.
Chat FloodingSeverity TwoSending several messages in chat (5-6+) in chat causing it to flood chat with a user’s message(s).
Account Phishing4Severity ThreeAttempting to compromise user accounts
Advertising4Severity ThreeSharing the IP address of another minecraft server.
Excessive Chat Offenses4Severity ThreeWhen you exceed ~40 or more chat offenses (mutes and warnings combined) in your punishment history
Leaking Personal Info4Severity ThreeLeaking anyones private/personal information in chat (i.e. address, school, phone number, etc.)
Spambot4Severity ThreeA large amount of users quickly spamming the server chat.

Game Play Offenses

Offense
Punishment Severity
Example
Map ExploitingSeverity OneExploiting map designs to gain an unfair advantage.
Bug Exploiting (Minor)Severity OneAbuse of plugins/ features to gain an unfair advantage.
Gameplay TrollingSeverity OneInstructing users to do things that may result in an unexpected outcome.
Command SpamSeverity OneSpamming commands which result in excessive chat messages or undesirable effects.
Obstruction of ServerSeverity TwoPurposely blocking operation of the server in any way.
Physical Disruption of ServerSeverity TwoPurposely, and physically blocking another user as a disruption.
Alt GrindingSeverity TwoUsing alt accounts to gain stats, kills, credits, ect.
Teaming/Cross TeamingSeverity TwoTeaming up with two or more individuals in a solo mode or two or more individuals from different teams in a team mode.
Inappropriate Builds (Champion Builder)Severity TwoCreating a build specifically to offend another user or generally offensive, explicit or racial.
Mute BypassSeverity TwoFinding ways to bypass a mute punishment in server chat or private messages.
ChatReport AbuseSeverity TwoUsing the ChatReport system as a joke or repeated use for submitting non-chat offenses by a user.
Scripting Kits 6Severity ThreeUsing macros to get kits while AFK on KitPvP.
Scamming2 6Severity ThreeTricking users into thinking something, then going back on word.
Griefing2 6Severity ThreePurposely destroying other users builds/ works.
Death Trapping2 6Severity ThreeTricking users into entering, or teleporting into a trap, which leads to their In-Game death.
Bug Exploit (Severe)6Severity ThreeAbuse of plugins/ features to gain an unfair advantage over others.
Trading Goods In-Game for IRL Money6Severity ThreeTrading or selling in-game goods (ex. Donator sets, Ancient pickaxes, etc.) for IRL money.

Client Modification Offenses

Offense
Punishment Severity
Example
Unapproved Client ModSeverity OneUse of any client modification which is not on our approved mods list.
MacrosSeverity TwoUsing macros OTHER than for use of chatting or other aesthetic purposes.
Autoclicking6Severity TwoUsing an external program or macro to illegally increase your click speed/clicks per second
Any Use of a Hacked Client6Severity ThreeUsing any modification of a hacked client (EX. Kill Aura, Anti Knockback, Fast Place, Derp, etc.)
X-Ray6Severity ThreeAny use of x-ray whether it's a part of an illegal modificaiton, hacked client or texture pack
Refusal to Screenshare/Logging Out While Asked to Screenshare5 6Severity ThreeLogging out when asked to screenshare, refusing to screenshare, etc... READ
Hacks Found In A Screenshare5 6Severity ThreeA staff member discovers active use of a hacked client on MCC during the screenshare or directly prior to the screenshare

Miscellaneous Punishments

Offense
Punishment Length
Example
DDoSing/DoSingFull BlacklistDDoSing/DoSing other members of the community
DoxingFull BlacklistCompile and publish private or identifiying information about an individual in any way with a malicious intent
Ban/Mute Evading4IPBanExcessive accounts currently banned or muted on the server. (Three or more).
DDoS/DoS Threats17 Day BanThreatening to DDoS/ DoS another user
TPA Spamming2 Day Ban From TPA AccessSpamming another user with TPA requests
Auto Selling4Permanent Ban From /Sell AccessUsing the /sell command to gain an unfair advantage over others
Offensive/Explicit Username or Skin7Permanent BanHaving a username specifically to offend another user or a skin that is generally offensive, explicit or racial.

1 Can only be witnessed by a staff member or via ChatReport
2 Allowed only on Faction and Prison servers
3 This includes linking users to a hacked client in chat
4 You can not appeal this until you serve the punishment for a minimum of 6 months
5 Only a staff member can issue any sort of punishments when it comes to screensharing. A regular user cannot use this rule against another player to get them banned
6 GAMEPLAY OFFENSE: If received Severity 3 5th Offense (Perm Ban) [REFER TO 4]
6 CLIENT MODIFICATION: If received Severity 2 5th Offense (Perm Ban) or Severity 3 3rd Offense (Perm Ban) [REFER TO 4]

7 If you appeal with an appropriate username or skin on the first offense your ban will be lifted. However, if it happens again you will not be able to appeal this punishment for a minimum of 9 months.

Faction Rules and Warnings
The Faction Rules and Warnings is the punishment system and baselines rules the staff team and Factions community put together to bring oversigh and better moderation to Factions. In addition to the Global Rules (found above), these rules are to be followed. Otherwise, there will be punishments issued as well as the enforcement of this system,. Please visit the thread below for more information!

https://www.mccentral.org/forum/m/17339729/viewthread/31775795-faction-rules-warnings