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Beginning with Season 9, we introduced the Faction Warning system in addition to the Global Rules so we can better handle issues that arise on the server and to provide a better gameplay experience. In addition to the Global Rules (where applicable), these rules are to be followed. Otherwise, there will be punishments issued.



CANNON RULES
  • Roof cannons are not allowed, unless the Y level of the roof is under 254.
  • Phase cannons are not allowed.
  • Horizontal Pseudo cannons are not allowed.
  • Left/Right shooting cannons are not allowed.
  • Wall removers are not allowed.
  • No auto cannons unless the barrel of the cannon is under y=15 (anywhere above must be a button). Along with that, no clock or huge auto sand comp plates (semi autocannons are allowed along with printing sand with alts).
  • Cannons can not shoot faster than once every 4 seconds (unless the barrel of the cannon is under y=15). Any type of reverse cannon with the barrel at or under y=15 can not shoot faster than once every 4 seconds.
  • Any cannons that destroy two walls in one shot are not allowed. You are unable to fire more than 1 cannon at the same time in attempt to bypass this rule.
  • A faction may only fire 1 cannon at a time while raiding a faction.
  • A factions can only raid from one side of a base at a time, if you want to switch sides you must wait at least 15 minutes before shooting from the new side.
  • If a faction is caught using any illegal cannon, they will instantly receive a Faction Warning (there will be no verbal warning). The user(s) who built the cannon will also receive a Severity 3 Gameplay punishment.
  • If a faction is breached by an illegal cannon, the value will be stripped from the faction that used the cannon and the value will be reinstated to the faction that got raided. All cases will be handled by the staff team to ensure this isn't abused.

GAMEPLAY RULES
  • Insiding is bannable. Doing so will result in a permanent ban from the network. If the account that insided is an alternate account, then the main account owner will be issued the punishment. The faction(s) that benefit from the inside will be disqualified. If someone joins a faction with the intention to get them a disqualification, the situation will be handled accordingly.
  • Even though TNT is disabled during the grace period, raiding is not allowed during the grace period. You can only over claim, but insiding is still bannable.
  • Merging with another faction is only allowed during grace period. Doing so will result in 3 faction warnings.
  • Giving another faction value in any shape or form or assisting another faction to attempt to manipulate FTop is not allowed. You will receive 1 faction warning doing so.
  • Using redstone for detection is not allowed. You must fly outside your faction's sand walls or check them using any other legitimate method. Being caught breaking this rule will result in 1 faction warning.
  • AFKing walls is not allowed. The user(s) must be AFK for atleast 5 minutes for a warning to be issued. You have 3 verbal warnings before you receive 1 warning point.
  • Creating a cobblestone monster is not allowed and will result in a Severity 3 Gameplay Offense.
  • Using water to create an artificial ocean inside another Factions claims, will result in a Faction Warning.
  • Spawners cannot be fully protected with any types of blocks or liquids. This means that a spawner has to always be raidable using a Creeper Egg. Covering spawners will result in 1 faction warning.
  • Any usage of raid detectors is not allowed. (View this thread). If thorough and valid evidence is found then a disband and disqualification of the faction will take place.
  • Freecamming either on an alt account or main account, will result in a warning being issued to the faction (main faction will receive warning if freecammed via an alt faction) as well as a ban punishment on the main account (if alt account is used).
  • Abusing a Severity 3 Glitch or exploit, either on an alt account or main account, will result in a warning being issued to the faction (main faction will receive warning if glitched abused on an alt account via an alt faction) as well as a ban punishment on the main account (if alt account is used).
  • Using printer or gen buckets to patch walls while being raided is not allowed. You will receive 1 verbal warning, if the offense is repeated, then a Faction Warning will be issued. You are allowed to start gen/printer patching after a raid is terminated.
  • You cannot have another faction living in your base in general. Each faction is responsible for their own defenses. A verbal warning will be issued, if they don't get out within 24 hours then warnings will be issued. After that there won't be any future verbal warnings.
  • If a Faction knowingly invites a blacklisted player on an alt into their Faction, Or if they gain any advantage from a blacklisted user, this will result in 1 warning being issued.
  • Using bots in any way to automate / assist with making easy money (example: Auto Farming) will result in 1 warning being issued.
  • A Faction is not allowed to take down spawners whilst being raided. This means you can not Mine, TNT or Creeper Egg your spawners to prevent the raiding Faction from obtaining your spawners. Doing so the faction will receive 1 faction warning.
  • If 10 players from the same faction are banned for client modifications the faction will receive 1 faction warning. If another 10 are banned 2 warning points will be given. If a faction uses alts to evade warnings the main faction will still be punished.Please note the bans must take place on factions in order to count towards a warning.
  • Only one faction is allowed to raid a base at once. No other factions or players are allowed to be at the base being raided besides the faction raiding and the faction being raided. Another faction may start raiding 10 minutes after the previous raid is terminated. A raid is terminated if the defenders destroy the cannon or the faction stops raiding for 15 minutes.
  • Only the faction being raided can defend the base and help stop the raid.
  • Using console client alts to imitate how freecam pearling works in order to gain an advantage over another faction (whether you are raiding them or trying to reach a spot impossible to legitimately pearl to) is not allowed. This will result in 1 faction warning.
  • Players are not allowed to faction hop using their main account or an alt. Faction hopping is when you leave your faction to go help another faction with raiding or defending and then join back. You will receive 1 warning if you are caught breaking this rule.

CLAIMING & BASE RULES
All warnings below require a verbal warning
  • Raid claims cannot be larger than 10x10 and anti-raid claims cannot be larger than 6x6. This means the width and length of the claims cannot exceed 10 chunks either direction (raid claims) or 6 chunks (anti-raid claims).
  • During the grace period, any b***h claims will be removed. Afterwards, they will not be removed.
  • Each faction is only allowed one corner on the server. There is a total of 16 corners. You cannot claim corners on an alt account. Accounts can be checked by staff.
  • Whoever has the true corner in a chunk (the one that touches both border corners) gets the corner claim. Any other claims will be removed in the surrounding area as the faction that has the true corner presides over other factions. (B***h Claims will only be removed during grace period).
  • Illegal buffer claims are not allowed. (View this thread).
  • Gap bases and Gap raid boxes are prohibited (Anti-Pearl defense).
  • A Factions Anti raid claims cannot act as extended buffer. Meaning they cannot be in line of the factions base.
  • Each faction is allowed 1 raid claim per side of a buffer. You cannot use a alt faction to bypass this rule.
  • If you are wanting to make a base next to another base there must be a 60 chunk gap between the end of the two buffers.
  • You are only allowed to have 40 Sand/Gravel/Anvil walls per side of a buffer.
  • You are not allowed to have a raid claim on your allies base.



FACTION WARNINGS
The Faction Warning system is designed to carry out disciplinary measures against factions that break the rules. They also aim to keep the community in line. All warnings are tracked by the staff team. A warning will be issued if any of the rules above are violated. Continuous violations of the rules above will result in further punishments which are defined below.

  • 3 warnings will result in a 25% deduction of the faction value. (Value will be taken once the season has ended, this will determine your Factions end of season value)
  • 5 warnings will result in a disqualification of the faction.

Here is some additional information on how faction warnings are handled.
  • In the event of co-leaders leaving a faction with warnings to create a new faction, warnings will only carry over if the majority of the previous faction leadership leave for the new faction. If the leader moves over, then the warnings will stay regardless. This is to prevent the evasion of faction warnings.
  • Creating an alternate faction attempting to evade warnings is not allowed either.
  • If a faction breaks the same offence again, the point value will increase (ex. First warning is 1 point, second warning is 2 points, etc.)

Warnings are tracked in the Faction Leadership Discord. If you're not a leader or co-leader of a faction, but you still wish to see the warnings for the current season, then you may join the Discord server via this invite link: https://discord.gg/DDBMAmG