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SERVER RULES & LAWS

Staff enforce RULES
Police enforce LAWS

Courts Determine Punishment.


General

Toxicity

Anyone who engages in the following with malicious intent, but is not limited to: personal attacks; insults/name calling; intentionally saying something to cause a negative reaction (trying to trigger someone); someone who intentionally breaks the rules; and or someone who repetitively stirs up drama for their own personal entertainment; a troll.

Per Offence: Staff Discretion - Perm/Temp Ban

Impersonation

Impersonating a staff member and or another player.

Per Offence: Staff Discretion - Perm/Temp Ban

Poaching

Attempting to shift a player's interests elsewhere, to a server that a player owns or is partial to.

Per Offence: Staff Discretion - Perm/Temp Ban

Inappropriate Content

Players cannot message, possess, or produce content with adult themes or vulgar language.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: 2 Day Ban
Third Offence: Perm Ban

Doxing

Publishing private or identifying information about a player.

Per Offence: Staff Discretion - Perm/Temp Ban


Client Modification

Client modifications that give a player unfair advantages and abilities are prohibited;

This does not include minimap and or FPS Improvement modifications such as Optifine and Badlion.

X-Ray

First Offence: Warning (2 Points) + 3 Day Ban + $500 fine + Fine to recover profits made + Repossession of all Ores and Mining Equipment.
Second Offence: Permanent Ban

Other Client Mods

First Offence: Warning (2 Points) + 3 Day Ban + $200 Fine
Second Offence: Permanent Ban


Chat

You need to be patient, respectful, and show maturity at all times on server endorsed chats, forums, and in-game chat.
All Discord terms of service and code of conduct apply on our discord platforms.

Threats

Any statement of an intention to inflict real-life hardship, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.

Per Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Staff Discretion - Perm/Temp Ban

Racism

Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 30 Minute Mute
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 2 Week Ban

Verbal Harassment

Aggressive verbal pressure or intimidation.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $50 Fine payable to victim
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $100 Fine payable to victim + 1 Hour Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $150 Fine payable to victim + 1 Week Ban

Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome sexual behaviour, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $50 Fine payable to victim
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $100 Fine payable to victim + 1 Hour Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $150 Fine payable to victim + 1 Week Ban

Excessive Profanity

Where profanity is; offensive; directed at another player, person, or group of people; and or excessively used.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Week Ban

Begging/Spamming

Harassing staff for special permissions (e.g.teleport).

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Day Ban

Foreign Languages in Global Chat

Using language other than English.

First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Day Ban

Controversial Topics

You can not start discussions about controversial topics, such as real world religion or politics.

First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Mute
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Day Ban

Advertising - General

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Week Ban
Third Offence: Perm Ban

Advertising - Mentioning Discord Servers

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 3 Day Ban
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 2 Week Ban

Advertising - Mentioning Server Names

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Week Ban
Third Offence: Perm Ban

Secretly Recording Voice Channels

Players cannot record a voice channel without all parties consenting.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 1 Day Mute.
Second Offence: Warning (2 Points) + 7 Day Ban
Third Offence: Perm Ban

Blackmail

Players cannot threaten to reveal damaging information or content if a demand is not met.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points)
Second Offence: Warning (2 Points) + 3 Day Ban
Third Offence: Perm Ban


Griefing


NOTE: In the wilderness, you are allowed to destroy the property of other players and take from unlocked chests in unregioned areas.

Vandalism

Non-permitted and unwanted destruction or construction, in bad faith.

Minor (<20 blocks): Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Jail + Repossession of stolen blocks + $150 payable to victim.
Moderate (20-50 blocks): Warning (1 Points) + 2 Week Ban + Repossession of stolen blocks + $250 payable to victim.
Major (50> blocks): Warning (1 Points) + Perm Ban + Repossession of stolen blocks + $250 payable to victim.

Arson

Non-permitted and unwanted destruction by fire, in bad faith.

Minor (<20 blocks): Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minute Jail + Repossession of stolen blocks + $150 payable to victim.
Moderate (20-50 blocks): Warning (1 Points) + 2 Week Ban + Repossession of stolen blocks + $250 payable to victim.
Major (50> blocks): Warning (1 Points) + Perm Ban + Repossession of stolen blocks + $250 payable to victim.

Stealing

Taking another individual’s or entity’s property without permission or legal right.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 15 Minutes Jail + Repossess stolen items (or value of) + $100 payable to the victim.
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 3 Day Ban + Repossess stolen items (or value of) + $200 payable to the victim.
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Perm Ban + Repossess stolen items (or value of) + $300 payable to the victim.

Other:

Alternative Accounts

Only one account per person is permitted.
The server only supports playing from your own account, not another player’s account, even with their permission.


Per Offence: Confirmed alternative accounts will be Perm Banned.

Exploitation of Bugs

Use of and derive benefit from a server bug.

First Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Repossession of items/monies obtained + $500 fine + 15 Minutes Jail.
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Repossession of items/monies obtained + $1000 fine + 1 Week Ban.
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Repossession of items/monies obtained + $1500 fine + Perm Ban.

Fully Automatic Farms

Use of a means of resource gathering that does not require an aspect of player interaction.

First Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained by automation + $500 fine + 15 minutes of jail time
Second Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained by automation + $1000 fine + 1 Week Ban.
Third Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained by automation + $1500 fine + Perm Ban.

AFK-Kick Avoiding

Utilising a method of avoiding away-from-keyboard timeout.

First Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained + $500 fine + 15 minutes of jail time
Second Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained + $1000 fine + 1 Week Ban.
Third Offence: Repossession of items/monies obtained + $1500 fine + Perm Ban.

Ticket Abuse

Unnecessary and intentional frivolous use of the ticket system.

First Offence: $10
Second Offence: $20
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + $50

Killing Staff on a ticket

Killing a staff member while visibly performing their duties.

First Offence: Murder Punishment
Second Offence: Warning (1 Points) + Murder Punishment
Third Offence: Warning (1 Points) + 3 Day Ban

Neglect

The keeping of a villager in less than a 3x3 area.

No punishment.

Public Indecency

Nudity (skins or language/actions), sexual acts, and any way to make a minor uncomfortable in our server.

First Offence: $50 Fine + Verbal Warning.
Second Offence: $100 Fine + Warning (1 points)
Third Offence: 3 Day Ban.

Corruption

To use a government position, elected or otherwise, to benefit one's private interests or corporate ventures. By applying for a position or being elected into a position in government, the player agrees to serve the server over themself.

Per Offence: Courts may order up to $5000 in fines + Removal from public office for a period no longer than 2 months.

Electoral Fraud

Any player caught rigging/meddling with an election through, but not limited to: the use of alternate accounts, bribery, and or threats.

Per Offence: Courts may order up to $25,000 in fines + issue a ban from holding public office indefinitely.


PROPERTY RULES & BUILDING REGULATIONS

Plot Rules


1.0. Plots are zoned as either commercial, residential, or industrial.

1.1. Residential Plots: Plots beginning with ‘R’ are residential plots (e.g. ‘r - 001’). Residential plots may only have houses built on them. A player is restricted to owning one Residentially zoned plot at any one time. Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.


1.2. Commercial Plots: Plots beginning with ‘C’ are commercial plots (e.g. ‘c - 001’). Commercial plots may only have businesses, offices, shops, apartment buildings, and other commercial buildings built on them.


1.3. Industrial Plots: Plots beginning with ‘I’ are industrial plots (e.g. ‘i - 001’). Industrial plots may only have factories, warehouses, production facilities built on them.


2.0. Building themes must be Modern, Victorian, Georgian, Neoclassical, Colonial, or any like design that you would otherwise find in a city.


3.0. If your building is an eyesore, it may be subject to a notice from Building Inspectors.


4.0. You are not allowed to have farms on your plot unless they are underground or hidden.


5.0. You can sell your plot back for 90% of the plot’s original price, resell it to another player, or auction the plot.


6.0. You're not allowed to have more than 2 empty plots in the city.


7.0. A finished plot is defined as a plot with a completed building which is compliant with the
DemocracyCraft building regulations and has a function, or a finished interior.


8.0. After 1 month of inactivity, you may be evicted and your items will be vaulted.


9.0. Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and

rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.

Violation of Building Regulations

Violating plot rules and procedures

Per offence: As outlined by Building Inspector guidelines.

Historical Building Alterations

Changing the physical appearance of a preserved, historical building without permission or consent.

Minor Alteration: $1000 Fine + Verbal Warning
Major Alteration: $3000 Fine + Plot Eviction
Demolished Building: $5000 Fine + Plot Eviction


Landlords

The tenant must abide by the default rules for apartment renters, however you are able to make your own rules for your own apartment building on top of these.

If someone's rent expires, the landlord is allowed to contact a Staff member to vault the previous tenant's items.

Minimum Amenities Requirements

The following amenities must be provided free-of-charge for a residential space to be rentable: 1x Bed, 1x Double Chest, 1x Crafting Table, and 1x Furnace.

Per Offence: $100 Fine

Rules for Tenants

Respect the wishes and rules of your Landlord. If you do not like them, you’re allowed to move to a different place of residence;

Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and parrots are allowed in apartments unless told otherwise by the landlord.

Prohibited Items in Dwellings

The following are prohibited in apartments: Any type of farms; Any types of liquid source blocks; Nether portals; and Chest Shops.

Per Offence: $100 fine

WILDERNESS & WILDLIFE RULES

Wilderness Rules


Griefing of unregioned player property and PvP in the wilderness is allowed;

Players are unable to mine, grief or construct 500 blocks from the City;

You are allowed to claim up to 2000 blocks of land in the wilderness, which disallows other players to grief you;

Unless given permission, your region needs to be at least 20 blocks away from another player’s region;

It costs $10/block to claim land in the Wild; and

Regions in the wild where the owner is inactive for more than 3 months will have the region deleted. This will not be vaulted.

Overcrowding

Any animal farm, regioned or not, must have no less than four blocks per animal. (Chickens require a minimum of two blocks). An individual can not have over 300 animals/mobs in total.

First Offence: Verbal Warning + 24 hours to fix issues.
Second Offence: $500 fine + 10 Minutes Jail + Excess animals euthanised.
Third Offence: $1000 fine + 15 Minutes Jail + All animals euthanised.

End Portal Obstruction

Impeding the use of; regioning; or access of an End Portal.

Per offence: $500 Fine + Region removal.

COMMERCE RULES

Fraud

A dishonest or illegal scheme of obtaining something of value.

First Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $200 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Second Offence: 20 Minutes Jail + $250 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Third Offence: 3 Day Ban + $300 fine + Repossession of items/monies.

Job Exclusivity Breach

Selling ores without holding the job of 'Miner.'
Selling raw meats or spawn eggs without holding the job of 'Stockman.'
Selling raw crops without holding the job of ‘Farmer.’
Selling cooked foods without holding the job of ‘Chef.’
Selling weapons such as swords and firearms without holding the job of ‘Armourer’


First Offence: $100 fine + Removal of Chest Shop.
Second Offence: $200 fine + 5 Minutes Jail + Removal of Chest Shop.
Third Offence: $300 fine + 10 Minutes Jail + Removal of Chest Shop.

Tax Evasion

Using unlawful means of business in order to avoid paying taxes where you would have otherwise been required to pay tax.

Per Offence: $100 Fine

Business Rules

In order to start a business, you must have the entrepreneur qualification.

In order to apply for government grants and support, you must register your business here on forums with the Department of Education and Commerce.

You're allowed to hire employees to complete certain tasks, depending on the business.

Your company’s name can’t be similar to another one.

Corporate Espionage

Any parties participating in, or accessory to the gathering, infiltration, or compromise of any sensitive company information that has not already been released to the public under the instruction of the company's controlling interest.

Per Offence: Courts may order up to $5000 in fines to the company and Its directors + Removal of parties involved from public office for a period no longer than 2 months.

MEDICAL LAWS

Possessing Medical Objectives outside of a Government-approved Medical Facility

Possessing, selling, trading, or crafting medical objectives outside Government-approved Medical Facilities is prohibited. Paramedics are exempt from this law.

First Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $100 Fine
Second Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $500 Fine + Removed from Department of Health for a period of 2 months.
Third Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $1000 Fine + Removed from Department of Health indefinitely.

Contagious Diseases

Refusal of treatment of a contagious disease in a timely manner.

Per Offence: The player will be detained by Police, fined for the cost of cure, as well as an additional fine of $20. The player may also be liable for others’ health costs should they be responsible for transmitting the disease - this can be disputed in court.

Faking a Disease

Pretending to have a disease in bad faith.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail

Player Distribution of Cures to other Players

The sale or gifting of medical objectives, excluding items that are sold in pharmacies.

First Offence: $40 Fine per Objective.
Second Offence: $60 Fine per Objective + 15 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $80 Fine per Objective + 30 Minutes Jail

Abusing the Doctor Call-out Sign

Unnecessary or frivolous use of the Doctor Call-out Sign.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 Minutes Jail

Doctors Selling in Bulk

Over-supplying medical objectives required to treat an illness.

First Offence: Verbal Warning + Report to Health Secretaries
Second Offence: $40 fine + Report to Health Secretaries
Third Offence: $80 fine + Report to Health Secretaries

PvP AND TRESPASSING LAWS

Initiating unwanted PvP in a city is illegal unless both parties give consent.

PvP is fully legal in the Wilderness.

A player may defend themselves with reasonable force should someone else initiate PvP on them.

Assault

Assault is the act of hitting a player, causing a loss of no more than 3 hearts; or putting them in a place of danger (such as pointing a weapon at them).

Per Offence: $40 Fine

Verbal Threats

This is active when a player is threatening a player with a gun to do something.

Per Offence: $100 Fine

Attempted Murder

Attempted Murder is the act of repetitively hitting a player, causing a loss of more than 3 hearts. Note: This law overrides Assault.

Per Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail

Murder

Murder is the act of unlawfully killing another player.
Note: This law overrides Attempted Murder.


Per Offence: $100 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail

Trespassing

To enter or be in the place without the consent of the owner, occupier or person having control or management of the place; or to remain in the place after being requested by a person in authority to leave the place. Failure to comply with the demands or any signs grants the owner legal permission of initiating PvP, provided they can prove the trespasser was warned prior.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $60 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail

TRANSPORTATION AND ROAD LAWS

All roads main roads must be 11 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete tarmac and white concrete lines. All narrow roads must be 5 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete tarmac.

Vehicles

Any rideable entities must follow all road laws when being driven/riden.

Animals will be handled by the DPAW if they need to be put in the pound.

Careless Driving

Driving on the sidewalk or anywhere off the road.

Per Offence: $40 Fine.

Reckless Driving

Driving in a way that endangers drivers or pedestrians or that interferes with the traffic such as; blocking the street by driving too slowly; driving on the wrong side of the road; and or ramming other cars.

Per Offence: $100 Fine.

Improper Parking

Parking a vehicle on public or government land, not on private land or in a designated parking bay.

Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release)

Abandoned Vehicles

Vehicles that are left in the same location for a period of 14 days.

Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release)

Driving Under the Influence

Driving with 8% or more drunkenness (as judged by /brew info).

Per Offence: $40 Fine.

MISCELLANEOUS LAWS

Frivolous Court Case

Lodging a legal case that has no serious purpose or value.

Per Offence: $60 Fine.

Incitement

The attempt to coax or encourage someone to break the law.

First Offence: $100 fine
Second Offence: $200 fine + 5 min Jail
Third Offence: $300 fine + 10 min Jail

Abusing /911

The frivolous use of the /911 command.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 Minutes Jail

Abusing the Tour Guide Call-out Sign

The frivolous use of the tour guide call-out sign.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 15 minutes of jail time

Weaponry in safe zones

The possession of weapons in safe zones (Hospital, Spawn, Capitol, Government House, and the Courthouse)

First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail

Obstruction of Justice

Wilfully interfering with the process of justice through influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, police officer or by providing false information.

First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: 5 Minutes Jail + $10 Fine
Third Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $20 Fine

Public Nuisance

Wilfully causing substantial and unreasonable interference by disrupting, destroying, or trolling DPA Sanctioned Events in its planning, building/creation, and or execution.

First Offence: Verbal Warning + Dismissal from event (if participating).
Second Offence: $60 Fine.
Third Offence: Jailed until the conclusion of the event.

Resisting Arrest

Intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from effecting an authorised arrest on themself. Leaving while a police officer is pursuing you will be also considered resisting arrest.

Per offence: $60 fine.

Contempt of Court

Speaking in a court case when not involved or summoned to provide testimony.

First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $60 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail.

Giving / Asking for Exam Answers

Asking an exam question or giving an exam answer is not allowed.

Per Offence: $20 Fine

Drug Possession

Possession of illicit substances.

First Offence: $150 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail.
Second Offence: $300 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail.

Conspiracy to Commit An Act of Crime

An entity involved in malice aforethought, if found guilty will receive punishment.

Primary Individual: Fine - $250 - $2000
Supporting Individual: Fine - $50 - $1000
Knowledge of Conspiracy Individual: Fine - Warning - $300


Identifying a Whistleblower

Revealing a whistleblower.

Per Offence: Up to $2000 Fine.

Slander

A purposeful false statement of a player to cause damage to that player's reputation.

Per Offence: Minimum of $50.

Locking Items

Locking chests on another person's property without their permission. This also applies to government buildings.
For each item locked: $50.

Staff retain full discretion over server rules and anything beyond these listed rules.
 
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