Welcome to the Clans Rulebook, this rulebook will contain a lot of information you need to know as a Clans player. Please check back frequently in order to stay updated on new rules! Alongside this remember that you are still subject to the global Mineplex rules which can be found here.
It must be noted that some of these punishments may only result in a blacklist from clans and not ban from the network, alongside this some blacklists may be applied for a longer period than you are banned from the network (for example being blacklisted for 60 days whilst being banned for 30 days in relation to hacking) - when you are blacklisted you will be unable to connect to any clans server however you will be able to play on the rest of the Mineplex network as you normally would. You can appeal a blacklist in the same way you can appeal a ban via the appeals section.
If you have catch any player breaking any rules mentioned below, please make a report, following this guide, in the clans reports section.
If you have any questions regarding the rules of Clans feel free to message a member of the Clans Management team for further insight/clarification; you can find the members via the staff page under "Clans Management"!
Disclaimer: The rules are subjected to the discretion of the Clans Management team. However, if you believe a Clans Management member is abusing this right please privately contact mepman9 via enjin PM (With Evidence if Applicable).
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|Using abilities to get through solid blocks e.g. doors/corners.|
Using an ability, such as flash/evade, to get into an area you cannot enter without using an ability. If there's a reasonable barrier that would prevent a player from getting to a point, such as a door, without abusing a bug/glitch/exploit, then it is blacklistable to bypass the barrier.
Clarification: Iron Bars, Trap Doors, Glass Blocks / Panes, Doors, Corners, etc. are all considered "solid." The only things you can legally Flash/Blink through are holes made by half slabs / stairs or OPENED trapdoors.
|This will warrant you a 7 day blacklist along with a gameplay ban. 30 day blacklist for further offences.|
Breaking blocks underwater causing it to push you through the block below. Or any other kind of block glitching.
|Breaking a block that is covered by water in order for the flow to push you through,e.g. a water covered roof in a claimed base.||This will warrant you a 7 day blacklist along with a gameplay ban. 30 day blacklist for further offenses.|
|Inappropriate/Troll Clan Name|
This is any clan name which contains an inappropriate theme or word, even if it is in a form of bypassing. This also includes clan names that could cause harm to players if they accidentally make a typo when doing "/c clanname", such as a clan being named "Unlcaim". Meant to make the user accidentally type "Unclaim".
|This will warrant the founder a 1 day blacklist, along with the clan being completely disbanded. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.|
|Being on top or on the inside walls of the Boss Arena.|
Using abilities such as flash to get on top of the barrier blocks (or just being on top of the arena in general) at the boss arena OR standing on the inside walls or corners to bypass damage from bosses/hide from players.
|This will warrant you a 1 day blacklist alongside severity 1 gameplay ban after a formal warning. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.|
Excessively griefing someones base/the clans map (whether it be with trees, dirt, or any block type).
This will warrant you a 1 day blacklist and a Severity Gameplay 1 ban, however the blacklist duration may increase dependent on how severe the offence is. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.
|Individual Warpoint Evasion|
Doing something that prevents the opposing clan from gaining a war-point once you are combat tagged. For example, logging out while in combat OR using /kill in a situation in which you cannot escape. For example, being trapped in another Clan's trap or moat and using /kill before they can combat tag you. This is only applicable if that clan is currently online.
|This will warrant you a 1 day blacklist, alongside a severity 1 gameplay offence ban. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.|
|Exploiting a bug in order to Induce Damage in the shops or spawns.||Using a flame bow to set a player on fire whilst they are in the safezone and otherwise safe.|
This will warrant you a 1 day blacklist, alongside a severity 1 gameplay offence ban. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.
|Refusal to relog whilst invisible to others (Outdated)||If a player is found to be invisible and is prompted to relog, yet refuses to do so.|
This will warrant you a 7 day blacklist along with a gameplay ban. 30 day blacklist for further offenses. THIS IS NOT PUNISHABLE VIA REPORT, ONLY IF A STAFF MEMBER IS PRESENT IN-GAME.
|Splitting Claims||Having 2 or more areas claimed which are not connected so a clan can have multiple claimed bases. This includes diagonally claimed areas.|
If a player is caught creating this, they will receive a severity 1 gameplay ban and a 1 day blacklist. Additionally, the split claim will be unclaimed. If no one from the clan is online and their split claims are found, the smaller/poorest one will be unclaimed until the clan has 1 claimed area remaining. Online clan members will get a say in which area(s) will be unclaimed. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.
|Mixed Armour Sets|
Wearing mixed armour sets in order to gain vanilla armour values instead of custom clans armour values. For example, wearing full brute with knight boots.
|This will warrant you a 1 day blacklist alongside a severity 1 gameplay ban after a formal warning. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.|
|Other Severity 1 Gameplay Offences||Breaking any other severity one gameplay rules found here as they apply to Clans.|
These offenses will warrant you a 1 day blacklist along with the appropriate ban (and warning if applicable). 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.
Exploiting of any kind in order to leave an active event arena.
|Using any method (other than in-game commands) to escape the arena of an active boss event||This will result in a severity 1 gameplay ban along with a 1 day blacklist. 7 day blacklist for recurring offences.|
|Clan Based War Point Evasion||Disbanding and reforming a clan to reset war points.|
This will warrant the founder of the reformed clan a 7 day blacklist. 30 day blacklist for further offenses.
|Spawn/Fields/Shop Griefing||Using abilities, items or cannons to grief spawn, fields or shop.|
This will warrant you a 7 day blacklist alongside a gameplay ban. 30 day blacklist for further offenses.
|Duping||Using any method to duplicate items. (Blacklist durations may change case by case, however minor cases are as stated)|
This will warrant you a 30 day blacklist, however this may vary dependent on how severe the case is. You will also be issued a severity 1 gameplay ban.
|Severity 1 Hacking||Any severity 1 hacking offence, which can be seen in more detail here.||This will warrant you a 14 day blacklist, alongside your appropriate severity 1 hacking ban.|
|Using a block destruction bug in order to grief/raid|
Using any bug to destroy blocks within others' claims allowing you to grief and/or raid without starting a siege. Please note that breaking gravel, crafting tables, and sand are perfectly allowed.
|This will warrant you a 14 day blacklist, and a severity 1 gameplay ban.|
Exploiting a bug allowing players to use skills from other Champions classes than the class they currently have equipped.
|This will result in a severity 1 gameplay ban and a 14 day blacklist. 30 day blacklist for repeated offences.|
|Severity 2 Hacking||Any severity 2 hacking offence, which can be seen in more detail here.|
This will warrant you a 60 day blacklist alongside your appropriate hacking ban.
Note: 2+ offences of severity 2 or higher hacking in Clans will now result in a 90 day, non-deteriorating blacklist.
|Severity 3 Hacking||Any severity 3 hacking offence which can be found here.|
This will warrant you a 90 day blacklist alongside the appropriate severity 3 gameplay ban.
Threatening to harm or take the life of a player (or their family), or threatening to hack or DDOS a player/the server.
|This will warrant you a 90 day blacklist alongside the appropriate severity 3 mute.|
|Using Replay Mods||Using this mod that gives players an unfair advantage specifically in Clans.|
This will warrant a 60 day blacklist on first offence, and a 90 day blacklist for any repeated offences afterwards.
|Using X-Ray modifications or resource packs|
Using a mod or resource pack that allows you to see through blocks, giving an unfair advantage.
|This will warrant a 60 day blacklist on first offence, and a 90 day blacklist for any repeated offences afterwards.|
|Using an alternate account to bypass a Clans Blacklist.|
Player123 was banned for Killaura and received a blacklist. He proceeded to log into the Clans with an alt account called Player124.
|This will warrant the alt account an identical punishment to the previous one.|
|Gaining assistance from (or assisting) freelancing hackers.|
Clan 1 gives gear to Hacker 1. Hacker 1 kills players and gives all the profit back to Clan 1. This is an offense regardless of whether or not Hacker 1 is in Clan 1 or just assisting them.
|If caught doing so excessively, this can lead to clan-wide punishments such as the clan being fully disbanded, all items being wiped from the clan, the claim of the clan being wiped, and so on. Specific numbers are NOT publicly available.|
|Farming hours in Casual servers|
AFKing in casual servers for excessive amounts of timed as determined by a member of the staff team (you will be messaged with multiple warnings first).
|This will result in a severity 1 gameplay ban and a permanent blacklist.|
If you suspect a staff member is abusing their power or punishing incorrectly then please submit a support ticket here or contact their appropriate higher-up who can be found via the staff page. If you aren’t entirely sure of who their higher-up is, then contact any member of Trainee Management if the report is for a Trainee, a member of Mod Coordination for a Mod, and if the suspect is a Sr.Mod/C.Mod then contact the Admin of the Sr.Mod's team, however support tickets are always the viable and recommended option.
Thread originally made by Acaulis with help
from Espx [Jack2k35] and revamped by Meme™
Thread maintained and updated by the Clans Management Team!