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    Using any third party program to script, hack or modify your gameplay is strictly forbidden. This includes speed hacks, spawn hacks, X-Ray hacks (whether texture pack or modified), fly hacks and hacked clients, mods or any other resource used to alter the game for the player’s advantage. As stated in the EULA from Mojang, all players must have equal playing opportunities that allow all members in the server to receive the same benefits as all other players, or the ability to obtain said benefit (without altering their game or files), (not including staff ranks, OP or other restricted permissions).
    Any person launching any attack directly or indirectly to any asset that is owned by Valrathen or its affiliates is strictly prohibited. This includes using third-party applications, websites, clients or services that may launch these attacks on your behalf. If you are affiliated or initiated it in any way whether written, spoken, clicking, touching or pressing a button to launch the attack it is still considered prohibited.
    Advertising on Valrathen is against the rules. Advertising Minecraft Servers will find you being banned permanently. This includes any Minecraft website that may advertise other servers within the site, or Minecraft “fansites” dedicated toward other servers. We would like to keep our members within our community, if you are only interested in advertising, we suggest you find somewhere else.
    Any player found Glitching or trying to exploit a bug for personal gain will be warned, kicked or banned from the server depending on the severity, how many times they’ve done it or what it is they were doing. If you come across a bug or exploit please notify one of the staff members so that they can act on it. Doing this will ensure the server is safe and that everything is fair for all players. Reporting glitches and bugs might bring rewards to you also.
    While it is somewhat difficult to scam in Minecraft, it is still possible through a few different ways. Scamming is strictly prohibited. Use your head, if you think what you are doing is wrong, it probably is, so just stop.
    Deliberately annoying other players is not permitted in any server associated with Valrathen. Please do not engage in any activity that may annoy another player directly or indirectly, such as chat spamming, private messaging when asked to stop, asking for materials or favors, or just generally doing anything the recipient does not want. Note that griefing is also not permitted (again, unless on a dedicated PvP or Faction server where this may be a tactic to gain the lead against the opposition).

    It is almost impossible to grief a players land in Valrathen as we have a plugin that prevents destruction on another person’s land. The only way a player may grief your land is if you “trust” them within your claim. Depending on the trust level, they may be able to build or destroy your blocks. Please be careful who you trust in your claim to prevent this. Any building found that is unclaimed is free for looting, however please be mindful of new players who are not yet sure how to claim land. If you can see that a person is trying to build and their land is not claim, please do not destroy or grief this area. Simply notify them on how to protect their land.
    This could also be covered under 4.5, however here it is to reiterate its importance. Please do not spam the chat. Although we have plugins to avoid chat spam, we will still actively monitor the chat for such incidences. Any occurrences of chat spam found will result in you being either kicked, muted or banned depending on the nature of the spam, how many times you have been warned, or whether you have previously been kicked for the same offense.
    I feel this deserves a special mention. Please do not harass any staff member for anything. Asking once is enough, however there are some questions you are not permitted to ask, such as; any question relating to staff applications, build submissions, ranks and OP or free items, money, titles or other specific items that may not be generally available to all users.
    Any player found ignoring an instruction from a staff member will be muted, kicked or banned from the server, depending on the issue, severity and whether it is a repeat offense. Whether you like the staff member or not, you must listen and obey to all directions given to you by an elected staff member. An elected staff member is one that displays the title GameMaster. If a person claims they are a staff member without this title being displayed, please check the staff page. If they are not on this staff page, please report the user to an actual GameMaster.
    As most people know, racism or sexism has no place in most world communities, and Valrathen is not exempt from that. No player shall engage in racist or sexist jokes, comments or discussions at all, whether in private chat or public chat. We are a community of friends, and we do not single out anybody because of their gender, race or religion. Please respect all users equally.
    Any player found engaging themselves in illegal activity on any part of Valrathen will be banned immediately. We do not solicit or the practice of any illegal activity. This includes, but is not limited to real life incidences such as murder, the sale of illicit substances (drugs), theft or burglary, assault, bullying, including fraud or any related activity pursuant to US Code 1030 – Fraud and related activity in connection with computers.
    Any player found with an inappropriate name will most likely be banned depending on the name concerned. As we have a lot of young players on the server, any name likely to offend or corrupt a young person’s mind will be force changed, banned or removed from the server. If you believe your name may be offensive, please check with one of the GameMasters, otherwise you may initiate a name change through Mojang. Just simply google “How to change my Minecraft Name”.

    As for signs, any signs that contain offensive material will simply be removed, and we probably won’t replace your sign either. If you have to question yourself as to whether what you’re writing is wrong, perhaps you probably just shouldn’t write it.
    Any player threatening the server with “DDoSing” or “Hacking” will be globally IP Banned. Your DDoS may succeed initially but we will ensure it doesn’t keep happening one way or another. Please see Section 2 that refers to these issues more in-depth.
    Although it may be fun, please do not troll any other member unless you specifically know they are okay with it, or if they have given you permission to play pranks on them. Harmless jokes are completely okay as long as they do not break any of the Valrathen rules. Please make yourself familiar with rule 7 and ensure you are not crossing the line into harassment.
    The use of obscene language and profanity is not allowed. As we may have young people playing on our servers, we are to ensure they are not exposed to such material. We must preserve the mind and innocence of our young players. Players of all ages may become offended by the use of explicit language, therefore all members are to ensure they are mindful with what words they use. You are permitted to swear in private chat as long as the recipient does not object to the use of such language so long as this is not in an aggressive manner. If the recipient asks you to stop, you are to do so immediately.
    As the title suggests, no players shall engage in the talk of illicit substances openly where young persons may be exposed to the conversation. Please be mindful about what you post.
    No player is to engage in the discussion of any sexual nature openly in the server.
    As Valrathen is a safe community for all players, genders, religion, race, ages, we do not tolerate bullying. Any player found bullying another person will be dealt with accordingly. This is unacceptable on any level and serious consequences may occur if you are found to break this rule.
    Any player found to be building any structure that can be deemed offensive will have their building removed and they will receive a warning. This may include, but not limited to, the male genitalia, swastikas or religious symbols (in a hateful manner), or any other structure that could be considered offensive or obscene.
    If it is found that a player has claimed a useless plot (ie 3x3 with nothing built on it in a place that doesn’t make sense), and it is found the player has not been active, it is likely the plot will be removed. Please note that administrators have the right to remove any land claim they see fit if they have a valid reason to do so. In the case of ValrathenRP, houses purchased by players may be sold in Auction if you are deemed inactive for 3 months or more. The balance received from the sale will be added to your account.
    Any member that has an unfinished building that can be considered ugly to the nature may have this building removed if it is found the person has been inactive for more than 3 weeks. This also includes abandoned buildings where the owner may not have logged in for 2 months or more. This will ensure that land is not reserved to a person who may not use it again. Please note that administrators have the right to remove any building they see fit if they have a valid reason to do so.


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Be respectful
You must respect all users, regardless of your liking towards them. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

No Inappropriate Language
The use of profanity should be kept to a minimum. However, any derogatory language towards any user is prohibited.

No spamming
Don't send a lot of small messages right after each other. Do not disrupt chat by spamming.

No pornographic/adult/other NSFW material
This is a community server and not meant to share this kind of material. A NSFW channel may be used for this purpose.

No advertisements
We do not tolerate any kind of advertisements, whether it be for other communities or streams. You can post your content in the media channel if it is relevant and provides actual value (Video/Art)

No offensive names and profile pictures
You will be asked to change your name or picture if the staff deems them inappropriate.

Server Raiding
Raiding or mentions of raiding are not allowed.

Direct & Indirect Threats
Threats to other users of DDoS, Death, DoX, abuse, and other malicious threats are absolutely prohibited and disallowed.

Follow the Discord Community Guidelines
You can find them here: https://discordapp.com/guidelines

The Community team will Mute/Kick/Ban at their discretion. If you feel mistreated dm a Community Leader and we will resolve the issue.

All Channels will have pinned messages explaining what they are there for and how everything works. If you don't understand something, feel free to ask!

Your presence in the server implies accepting these rules, including all further changes. These changes might be done at any time without notice, it is your responsibility to check for them.