Official PartyZone Minecraft Server Rules

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    PARTYZONE Server Rules

    The following rules are in effect in every server on the PartyZone network unless specified otherwise.

    General Rules
    These rules are to be followed everywhere at all times.

    • Use common sense » These rules are not all-encompassing and can't possibly include everything you can't do on the server. If you feel you shouldn't be doing something, then don't do it.
    • Do not harass other players » This includes behaving in a way that will make another player feel uncomfortable, humiliated or threatened. Sending a user unwanted or inappropriate messages, or stalking them in-game is not tolerated.
    • Do not flame or intentionally annoy other players » Show respect for all players, do not try to intentionally irritate others. For example, speaking about politics or religion.
    • Be respectful to staff members » Staff members are here to build and moderate the server. Please be polite to staff members as they always will be to you. If you ever have an issue with a staff member do not announce it and instead, report it to the staff abuse section or if you have a problem with a general staff issue report it to the suggestions section.
    • Hateful messages directed towards groups or individuals will not be tolerated » Do not use discriminatory or hateful language towards any group or individual. There is zero tolerance for racial slurs on the PartyZone Network and will result in harsh punishment.
    • Do not ask for personal information » You are not permitted to ask players for personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, etc.
    • Inappropriate language is not allowed » PartyZone is a family-friendly server. Please be mindful that there are young users playing. This rule applies to all aspects of the network (chat, names, RP names, etc.). Any language (either in a name or in a chat message) that is used in a way that can be interpreted as inappropriate by staff members will also fall into this category.
    • Do not spam chat » Spamming makes it difficult to read the chat and can be very aggravating. Irrelevant or random characters, a large number of messages in a short period of time, or the same message repeated an excessive amount of times are counted as spam. Encouraging spam is also against the rules, for example, "Say 123 if...".
    • Do not attempt to bypass any part of the chat filtering system » This includes any of the systems in place to prevent you from talking in a certain place or time on PartyZone. An example of bypassing the chat filter would be if you weren't allowed to type apples and instead you typed @pples. If you have to modify a message because it wouldn't initially go through the chat filter then you are most likely breaking this rule.
    • Do not abuse private messages » Private messages are there for your own convenience, do not abuse this by messaging people spam or inappropriate messages.
    • Do not advertise » As a general rule do not promote things not affiliated with PartyZone. View the Advertising and Promotion section below for more specifics.
    • Do not play against your own team » There are teams for a reason. Finding ways around the system to play against your own team is not allowed.
    • No offensive skins » Use of any offensive/inappropriate symbols, characters, or images on skins is not tolerated.
    • Do not have any unauthorized mods » Use of any mods which give you an advantage over other players in any of our games, is not allowed. For example, health indicators give you no advantage in Murder but they do in Downgrade, so it wouldn't be allowed. If you are unsure whether a mod you wish to use is permitted, contact a staff member. A texture pack that mimics the same abilities as a modded client, would be punishable all the same.
    • Do not take advantage of in-game exploits » When coming across a bug in any area of the network report it on the forums under bug reports. Taking advantage of a bug will result in punishment. (i.e Fountains on Mansion)
    • Do not evade punishments » Logging onto ANY account to bypass a current punishment will result in further punishment.
    Creative Rules
    Rules specifically for the PartyZone Creative server.

    • Do not grief » If someone adds you to their plot, they trust you, don't abuse that trust by making unwanted changes to their plots and builds.
    • Do not make traps » No one wants to be trapped in creative. Do not make any structures that cannot be exited by using /spawn or simply flying out.
    • Make appropriate builds » PartyZone is a family friendly server, and our creative server has many young players online. Do not make any obscene signs, symbols, or gory builds.
    • You can have no more than 50 heads or banners on a plot » Heads and banners in large quantities can have framerate impacts on some players' computers. Please be courteous to those players and refrain from having too many on a plot.
    • You can have no more than 30 item frames on a plot » Large quantities of item frames can have framerate impacts on some players' computers. Please be courteous to those players and refrain from having too many on a plot.
    • You can have no more than 10 active beacons or end portals on a plot » Beacons and end portals can be somewhat graphic intensive to some players' computers. Please be courteous to them and refrain from putting too many on a plot.
    • No anti-AFK contraptions » You are not permitted to prevent the Creative server's anti-AFK measures by using something like an anti-AFK pool
    • No items that will give you premium features » Items that will give you premium features (e.g. speed or glow) are banned, regardless of your in-game rank.
    Advertising and Promotion
    A more in-depth description of the No-Advertising rule
    The PartyZone Minecraft Server's purpose is not to provide a way for you to advertise, do not treat it as such.

    • Promotion of anything not affiliated with PartyZone is only allowed if checked with a moderation staff member first.
    • Advertising Minecraft networks and servers that are not PartyZone is not permitted and can easily get you banned.
    • Advertising and promotion that is unprefaced and without context is never permitted on the server and will get you a perm ban.
    Elite Survival Server
    Rules specifically for the PartyZone Elite Survival Server

    • Do not grief » Do not modify anyone's builds without permission.
    • Do not make inappropriate builds/items » PartyZone is a family friendly server, and our survival server has many young players online. Do not make any obscene items, signs, symbols, or gory builds.
    • Taking items without permission » Taking other's items without their permission is not permitted. The only instance when it is allowed is if you kill them when their pvp is enabled.

    The rules are susceptible to change without notification. It's up to you to stay up to date on the rules
    December 21, 2017
    [*] A few grammar fixes.

    August 6, 2017
    [*] Minor elaborations on a few rules.

    December 1, 2016
    [*]Do not play against your own team » There are teams for a reason. Finding ways around the system to play against your own team is not allowed. This included excessive shooting bystanders in murder.

    July 10, 2016
    [*]Hateful messages directed towards groups or individuals will not be tolerated » Do not use discriminatory or hateful language towards any group or individual. There is zero tolerance for racial slurs on the PartyZone Network and will result in harsh punishment.

    May 22, 2016
    [-] Abbreviation on curse words is not allowed. Combine with inappropriate name and RP name rule. "Abbreviations to inappropriate language or concepts are also not allowed. This includes all aspects of the network(chat, names, RP names, etc.)."

    May 6, 2016
    [+] Do not ask for personal information »You are not permitted to ask players for personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, etc.

    Apr 29, 2016
    [*] Use of any mods which give you an advantage over other players in any of our games, is not allowed. For example, health indicators give you no advantage in Murder but they do in Downgrade, so it wouldn't be allowed. If you are unsure whether a mod you wish to use is permitted, contact a staff member. A texture pack that mimics the same abilities as a modded client, would be punishable all the same.

    Jan 24, 2016
    [*] Abbreviation on curse words are not allowed. Combine with inappropriate name and RP name rule. "Abbreviations to inappropriate language or concepts are also not allowed. This includes all aspects of the network(chat, names, RP names, etc.)."
    [-] Block breaking client rule - this rule is covered by the unapproved mods rule
    [*] Bug exploit rule modification. "When coming across a bug in any area of the network report it on the forums under bug reports. Taking advantage of a bug will result in punishment."
    [*] Gory builds are not allowed on both creative and elite survival. "Do not make any obscene items, signs, symbols, or gory builds."
    [+] Taking items without permission

    Jan 12, 2016
    [*] Do not have any unauthorized mods. "A texture pack that mimics the same abilities as a modded client, would be punishable all the same."
    [+] Do not use any type of x-ray.

    Dec 28, 2015
    [*] Do not spam chat. "Encouraging spam is also against the rules, for example, "Say 123 if..."."

    Dec 14, 2015
    [+] Elite Survival Server rules

    Nov 20, 2015
    [*] You can have no more than 10 active beacons or end portals on a plot
     
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