Official Zeldaria | Rules and Regulations

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    This guide is documented for the Zeldaria Network, it will include all rules and punishment information for the players to abide by. For players that fail to comply with the below system will automatically face the punishments at stake with no second chances given, we hope that you enjoy your time on the server remembering the rules that are set in place to make it a more friendly place.


    All punishments (other than blacklists) are tiered off of the last 30 days, after this your punishment history stays, however, is no longer counting towards your next punishment.

    If you receive a warning and then a mute for harassment this will not count towards your next for spamming. All punishments only follow off of a previous punishment of the same rule or off of ban//mute evasion.


    PUNISHMENT TIERS
    Verbal warning, 1h mute, 1d mute, 1d ban, 7d ban, 14d ban, 30d ban, Blacklist

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    Note: Any punishment that is listed as “repeated” is as high as the duration for that offence goes - therefore if you are punished five times for harassment the punishment will only ever be a 7 day ban (in extreme circumstances where clearly no lesson is being taught further action may be taken by staff after discussion with management about the individual cases).


    All rules are subject to change by Management, no prior notice is needed.
     
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    MINOR OFFENCES

    DISCRIMINATION // HARASSMENT
    First Offence: Verbal warning
    Second offence: 1h Mute
    Third Offence: 24h Mute
    Fourth offence: 24h Ban
    Repeated: 7-day ban

    Players found to be using either indirect or direct discrimination towards other players even under a jokingly way will fall under this category. Promoting a friendly player vibe is what we thrive to do here on Zeldaria.

    • Making players feel uncomfortable whether it’s direct at them or not
    • Promoting a negative vibe within the chat
    • Bashing another player in regards to either direct or indirect discrimination
    • Anything that is seen to be causing tension will be determined by the staff member at the time
    • This rule includes anything directed out our staff members.
    • This rule includes offensive usernames, faction names, faction descriptions and anything else that could be seen as discrimination or harassment.
    • Any “Major offence” that is performed via in-game messaging will also be punishable, to do this we require an in-game timestamp such as your computer clock or similar to what tabbychat provides.
    (Note: Any message that contains some form of derogatory slurs, whether it be: racial, political, religious, sexuality or gender will warrant an instant 1h mute)


    SPAMMING // COMMAND SPAMMING
    First Offence: Verbal warning
    Second Offence: 1h Mute
    Third Offence: 24h mute
    Fourth Offence: 24h ban ( First offence for mass console client logins or any form of bots designed to spam chat in any form)
    Repeated: 7-day ban

    Any form of spamming whether it includes character spam, number spam, command spam, private message spam or anything that is seen to be abusing the fact of over excessive typing will fall under this rule.

    • Command spam (such as faction commands; but not limited to) will also be punished under this rule.
    • Spamming users with /msg /r or any other variant of these commands, the user will be informed to /ignore the player.
    • Spamming join messages from console clients is also disallowed, whilst using console client is allowed, using lots of accounts to join at once is classified as spam and action will be taken against them.
    • Rioting - defined as mass group spam is also not tolerated on Zeldaria. Mass protests that are disruptive to chat fall under this category. Chat games that involve "guess the number 1-100" or any other variant of "game" that can encourage spam in this manner also fall under this clause.

    ADVERTISING TRADES - OUT OF THE NETWORK
    First Offence: Verbal warning
    Second Offence: 1h Mute
    Third Offence: 24h Mute
    Fourth offence: 24h Ban
    Repeated: 7-day ban

    Trades that are classed as “foreign” which means out of the Zeldaria network will be frowned upon as this promotes irl scamming and complications for the staff team in dealing with such situations. All trades that include IRL money or for other gaming platforms will not be tolerated and you will be punished for this.

    For any players that have become a victim to IRL scamming please make sure to contact the Management team at admin@zeldaria.com where we can proceed in helping you the best we can, please see the guide on steps to take if this happens:


    UNSUITABLE TOPICS // DISCUSSIONS
    First Offence: Verbal warning
    Second Offence: 1h Mute
    Third Offence: 24 Mute
    Fourth offence: 24h ban
    Repeated: 7-day ban

    Whether it be in the public chat or via PM this can be seen as promoting a negative vibe which may in some cases be offensive to other players of the network, we want to avoid players not logging onto the server anymore because of the topics discussed in front of them, all staff members will aim to keep the chat friendly and healthy so punishments will be at stake if your conversation falls under this section.

    • Racism
    • Excessive swearing
    • Religious topics
    • Sexuality / Gender topics
    • Politics
    (Note: Any message that contains some form of derogatory slurs, whether it be: racial, political, religious, sexuality or gender will warrant an instant 1h mute under discrimination and harassment)


    INAPPROPRIATE GRAPHIC CONTENT // LINKS - CLEAR CHAT
    First Offence: 24h Mute
    Second Offence: 24h Ban
    Third Offence: 7d Ban
    Repeated: 14d Ban

    Any players seen to be sharing links that lead to inappropriate graphic content such as screamers, porn websites, anything out of the network or content that will make another player feel uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Staff members will automatically issue punishment to anyone that is getting involved and the chat will be cleared.
     
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    MAJOR OFFENCES

    SUICIDAL ENCOURAGEMENT/SELF HARM // DISCUSSION
    First Offence: 7d ban
    Second Offence: 14d ban
    Third Offence: Removal from the server - Perm Ban (can be appealed)
    Repeated: Blacklisted

    Suicide is not a topic that should be brought up ever in the Zeldarian Network as it’s a sensitive topic to some players that may find it a bit personal, no-one knows what other players are going through and for them to be reminded of these times or thoughts will be giving them a negative view on how the server comes across.

    • Any topics and or discussions that are in regards to suicide will be dismissed and punished will be given
    • Any players that are joining in whether it be in-direct or direct will also be punished
    • Anything revolving around this section will not be tolerated on the network
    • Self-harm encouragement also falls under this
    Any comments including but not limited too such as “Kys”, “Cut yourself”, “Drink bleach” come under this rule.


    PERSONAL INFORMATION LEAKS
    First Offence: 7d ban
    Second Offence: 14d ban
    Third Offence: Removal from the server - Perm Ban (can be appealed)
    Repeated: Blacklisted

    This section is for any personal information leaks whether it’s just the players' city or surname, this will be seen as a threat to another player having access to their personal information which will not be tolerated. This is a major concern that another player is messing around with programs that allow them to grab people's information which would fall under the Data Protection Act.

    • Whether you are a friend or stranger to this person, you must not leak any information
    • Nothing that the player has disclosed already should be shared with the server
    • The only people that are given access to such information is Management only
    • IP release, Full name, address = blacklist

    ABUSING GLITCHES & BUGS // STORE GLITCHES
    First Offence: 7d ban
    Second Offence: 14d ban
    Third Offence: Removal from the server - Perm Ban (can be appealed)
    Repeated: Blacklisted

    Abusing a bug or glitch to have personal gain is not something we tolerate on Zeldaria as it shows that you are not interested in the welfare of the server and are not interested to keep it thriving at peak wherever we can for new players. Players are expected to report bugs or glitches whether it be in-game or out to Management as soon as possible so we can work with the Developer team to get it resolved. These punishments are subject to change based upon Management’s discretion


    USAGE OF VPN’s
    First offence: 7d Ban
    Second offence: 14d Ban
    Repeated offence: Blacklist

    Any use of VPN software is disallowed, we use IPs to determine ownership of accounts, any attempt to bypass this will result in punishment - we will NOT investigate who was on the account at time of use, therefore be warned when using public alts//alt sharing as if you log into one it’s binding your IP to that account which can then be linked to you - whilst they are not illegal to use on Zeldaria you’re using them at your own risk.


    FACTIONS CLAIM LIMIT
    (Asked to remove claims by a senior mod//admin, if not done immediately will be escalated further)
    First offence: Unclaimed to limit
    Second offence: All faction land unclaimed
    Third offence: Faction disband
    Repeated offence: Leader and officers banned

    Claiming over the limit of 20 claims from the first wall will result in the above punishments. After the claim distance, there must be 4 chunks before any land can be claimed again - in the event of a faction attempting to raid, the claims are allowed to be there in order for the raiding faction to build cannons.

    (Note: if the claims are used as a buffer from the faction defending their base as an extended buffer the same rules will apply to BOTH factions).


    HACKING AND ILLEGAL MODIFICATIONS
    First offence: Permanent ban (can be appealed after 30 days)
    Repeated offence: Blacklisted

    Any form of client or modification that provides an unfair advantage to you over other players will result in a ban from either a player report or a member of the ban team.

    For a more detailed look at this please click this.

    For cases where there is no evidence they will be instantly dismissed, if you don't have proof of the incident occurring then the staff team will not be able to act on anything. We advise users to record such occasions to help catch players who break our rules.


    INSIDING:
    First offence: Permanent ban (can be appealed after 30 days)
    Repeated offence: Blacklisted

    We define insiding as:

    - Griefing the faction's base for personal benefit and/or the benefit of another faction.
    - Stealing resources from a faction for personal benefit and/or the benefit of another faction.
    - Otherwise selling/distribution/destruction of faction resources or base(s), including teleporting hostile players in for a raid

    Any user found to be guilty of insiding will be banned. In order to be eligible for a ban of insiding you must either be observed insiding by a staff member (who will record the event) or you must be recorded by a faction member//ally. You can report players in the same area for all other player reports where the case will be reviewed by a Adminstrator. Any user found trying to fake someone else insiding will be banned//blacklisted.

    (Note: You will not be given any of your items back or any form of rollback occur after being insided, the player(s) who insided will simply be banned//blacklisted. By using the command /f open (or similar) you forfeit the right to submit a report on the player(s) as you accept responsibility for opening your faction to anyone.)

    Faction leaders also have the ability to /check their claims.

    ILLEGAL CANNONS
    First offence: Unclaim and removal of cannon
    Second offence: Faction disband
    Repeated: Permanent ban

    Any autocannons or phase cannons (or those that utilise equivalent technology) are NOT allowed on Zeldaria as they are regarded as “OP” and unfair. If you suspect a faction of using one of these please tell a staff member and it will be investigated.


    ILLEGAL BASE DEFENSES
    First offence: Removal of defense (if recorded adding this defence whilst being raided you will be banned for 14 days)
    Second offense: Removal of defense
    Repeated offense: Faction disband

    Any base defenses that are regarded as “unfair” such as:

    Watering//TnT//Obbying (encasing in obsidian) directly around spawners is also not allowed, you are allowed to water the enclosure area for the grinder they are in if you wish to regardless of dimensions, provided the water//tnt is not directly on the spawners it is legal - use common sense here, if you place TnT near spawners and the idea is for them to be blown up in the attempt of a raid to prevent a raiding faction from obtaining them then that violates this rule.


    UNDERMINING THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME
    Judged at management's discretion based upon the severity

    Anything that is seen as not being in good sport and in regards to how the game should be played will be judged and action taken at management's discretion - this includes things like intentionally causing lag in order to crash a server.


    ABUSE OF (under 250k fac name)
    First offense: Disband of faction(s)
    Second offense: Disband of faction(s) and all bases of both factions removed
    Third offense: Permanent ban

    Any faction found to be abusing the use of under 250k factions will be disbanded upon report. The feature is there to help new factions get off the ground and get motivated to play on the Zeldaria network. If you wish to report a faction for this please contact a staff member and it will be passed along to the appropriate staff members. Severe abuse of this will be left to management to pass verdict. Any faction found trying to “impersonate” another with this in an attempt to get them disbanded will be punished as if they had committed the crime.


    OFFENSIVE BASE “ART”
    First offense: removal of “art”
    Second offense: removal of base
    Repeated: Faction disband

    Any “artwork” that breaks any of our non-exhaustive list of rules will face the above punishment for doing so.

    (Note: If these structures are found in the wilderness they will just be removed, if it is possible to remove it by yourself we advise you to do so)
     
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    BLACKLISTS
    ALL BLACKLISTS ARE IP BANS

    ADVERTISEMENT // OTHER SERVER LINKS
    New player: Blacklisted
    Loyal player (first time): 7d ban
    Repeated: Blacklisted

    Players that are seen to be advertising other servers via PM (if asked for via PM by one player to another this IS allowed, if this is used to try and blacklist a user without context the punishment will be served to the player framing the user) or public chat will instantly be removed from the server as it indicates to the network that they are not interested in staying to play nor have they any interest in our server overall. If any advertisers are seen but a staff member is not nearby please make sure to screenshot and send evidence to a member of the team.

    We accept that accidents do occasionally happen hence if we see you on a lot our loyal players will receive a punishment of shorter duration (for the first time only).

    If a player down the line either claims that they were not in control of the account at the time or over a few months period grow interest to come and enjoy Zeldaria they can appeal this to Management only by emailing: admin@zeldaria

    Server names are not classified as advertising. Server IP’s, Web addresses or Teamspeak IP’s however are.

    Discord invites that are advertising another factions server are classed as advertisement and will result in punishment being issued. Invites that are for personal use (such as your factions discord) can be sent in private messages to players requesting them.


    MALICIOUS LINKS & DOWNLOADS

    First Offence: Blacklisted

    Any links that are found to be downloads to install illegal programs or to obtain personal information from another player will fall under this section, players that share links like these are not people that will tolerate on the network as it shows corruption and toxicity where we are all for keeping a positive and friendly vibe across the network.


    DDOS DISCUSSIONS, THREATS, ATTACKS OR DOX

    First Offence: Blacklisted

    DDOS/DOX is a serious threat that is not to be joked about or messed with, it’s an illegal crime obtaining personal information of anyone over the internet without consent. Zeldaria will not tolerate anything in relation to DDOS/DOX or any mention of this topic, whether you have been a part of the network for a long time or a short period of time the punishment will be the same for everyone.

    If it turns out that your account was hacked or another situation goes against your punishment you can continue by contacting Management with the information: admin@zeldaria.com


    PAYPAL PAYMENT DISPUTES (CHARGEBACK)
    First offence: Blacklisted

    Blacklisted until the balance of the chargeback is paid, in order to start this process please contact: admin@zeldaria.com

    If another player has purchased something for you and then made a chargeback in order to ban you please contact: admin@zeldaria.com
     
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    BAN // MUTE EVASION POLICY

    Ban//mute evasion is defined as two accounts sharing the same IP or having logged in from the same IP to evade a punishment either via commands or on a different account.

    (If you log on to enquire about your punishment by directly talking to or messaging the staff member that punished you, the account will be banned for the same duration as the previous account, if however you abuse this right and decide to carry on as normal the punishment will be extended)

    Evading any punishment on Zeldaria will result in the account evading and the original account to be moved up a tier. The tiers of punishment are as follows:

    Verbal warning, 1 hour mute, 1 day mute, 1 day ban, 7 day ban, 14d ban, 30d ban, Blacklist

    Examples:
    1) You are banned for suicidal threats, then proceed to evade this, your ban on both the evading account and the original account will be upgraded to 14d.
    2) You are muted for spamming for 1 day, you then evade this punishment, both accounts are then banned for 1 day.

    We determine ownership of accounts via IP, if you have siblings in your household then we advise you to start a conversation with the staff member who banned//muted you and we will conduct an investigation into this, we will aim to do this as soon as possible (this will be done by a senior moderator, administrator or manager).
     
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    FORUMS RULES
    ALL RULES FROM PREVIOUS SECTIONS APPLY WHEN APPLICABLE

    On Zeldaria we use a warning point system- when a user reaches 10 warning points the account will be permanently banned from the forums (If you have exhausted all other forms of communication with management please email admin@zeldaria.com when a user is blacklisted it is done by assigning the maximum number of warning points (which is 999). Different punishments carry varying amounts of warning points based on severity.

    A blacklist in the game or over any of our official platforms will result in a blacklist on every other platform.

    • Accumulating 5-9 warning points will result in a 30 day ban
    • Accumulating 10+ warning points will result in ban till expiry of warning points (3 months until warning points expire)
    • Accumulating more than 10 warning points will result in a blacklist from the forums
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    Microposting: 1 warning point
    Any post that has no meaningful contribution to the discussion at hand, post will be removed and warning point assigned. It is possible to accumulate multiple at once

    Troll posts/staff apps: 1 warning point
    Any staff application that is intentionally trolling and wasting managements time will be deleted and denied, excessive abuse of this will be punished by management.

    Spamming: 1 warning point
    Any form of spamming whether it includes character spam, number spam, command spam, private message spam or anything that is seen to be abusing the fact of over excessive typing will fall under this rule.

    Advertising foreign trades: 1 warning point
    Trades that are classed as “foreign” which means out of the Zeldaria network will be frowned upon as this promotes irl scamming and complications for the staff team in dealing with such situations. All trades that include IRL money or for other gaming platforms will not be tolerated and you will be punished for this.

    Rating spamming/farming: 1 warning point
    Spamming ratings at a user either positive or negative will result in addition of warning points as the ratings are there for a meaningful purpose (to voice your opinion on an issue) which spamming one or many ratings does not contribute to.

    Discrimination//Harassment: 2 warning points
    Players found to be using either indirect or direct discrimination towards other players even under a jokingly way will fall under this category. Promoting a friendly player vibe is what we thrive to do here on Zeldaria.

    • Making players feel uncomfortable whether it’s direct at them or not
    • Promoting a negative vibe within the chat
    • Bashing another player in regards to either direct or indirect discrimination
    • Anything that is seen to be causing tension will be determined by the staff member at the time
    • This rule includes anything directed out our staff members.
    • This rule includes offensive usernames, faction names, faction descriptions and anything else that could be seen as discrimination or harassment.

    Inappropriate topics (discussion): 2 warning points
    Whether it be in the shoutbox or via profile posts this can be seen as promoting a negative vibe which may in some cases be offensive to other players of the network, we want to avoid players not logging onto the server anymore because of the topics discussed in front of them, all staff members will aim to keep the chat friendly and healthy so punishments will be at stake if your conversation falls under this section.

    Advertising other servers: 4 warning points
    Players that are seen to be advertising other servers via shoutbox or profile posts will instantly be removed from the server as it indicates to the network that they are not interested in staying to play nor have they any interest about our server overall. If any advertisers are seen but a staff member is not nearby please make sure to screenshot and send evidence to a member of the team.

    Inappropriate topics (graphical): 5 warning points
    Any players seen to be sharing links that lead to inappropriate graphic content such as screamers, porn websites, anything out of the network or content that will make another player feel uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Staff members will automatically issue punishment to anyone that is getting involved and the content deleted.

    Suicidal encouragement: 5 warning points
    Suicide is not a topic that should be brought up ever in the Zeldarian Network as it’s a sensitive topic to some players that may find it a bit personal, no-one knows what other players are going through and for them to be reminded of these times or thoughts will be giving them a negative view on how the server comes across.

    • Any topics and or discussions that are in regards to suicide will be dismissed and punished will be given
    • Any players that are joining in whether it be in-direct or direct will also be punished
    • Anything revolving around this section will not be tolerated on the network

    Personal information leaks: 10 warning points
    This section is for any personal information leaks whether it’s just the players city or surname, this will be seen as a threat to another player having access to their personal information which will not be tolerated. This is a major concern that another player is messing around with programs that allow them to grab people's information which would fall under the Data Protection Act.

    • Whether you are a friend or stranger to this person, you must not leak any information
    • Nothing that the player has disclosed already should be shared with the server
    • The only people that are given access to such information is Management only
    • IP release - blacklist

    DDoS/DOX threats or attacks: 999 warning points (never expires)
    DDOS/DOX is a serious threat that is not to be joked about or messed with, it’s an illegal crime obtaining personal information of anyone over the internet without consent. Zeldaria will not tolerate anything in relation to DDOS/DOX or any mention of this topic, whether you have been a part of the network for a long time or a short period of time the punishment will be the same for everyone.

    Blacklisted: 999 warning points (never expires)
    Multiple offenses from punishments or have been blacklisted on any of our other platforms.
     
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