The following is the complete list of Rules. This topic intends to be comprehensive. If you have no intention of offending other players, harming the server, or gaining certain unfair advantages, then you will already be following most of these rules.
Further, some people may argue that players do not have a chance to read the rules; if a player is banned, they may appeal, giving them a chance to read over the rules.
There are a few key words to summarise here:
These rules aim to be complete coverage of actions or issues that are not permitted here. It is lengthy to provide accurate descriptions of what the rule is and how it can be broken. However, when a player’s behaviour is subversive, malicious or otherwise widely unwanted, then the rules may not be used to counter such behaviour. A ban made of this type will only be created if it has either: been made clear to the player that such behaviour is causing trouble and necessary warnings have been conveyed, or when such behaviour involves rare cases such as bots or software exploits. When such an issue is not unique and is found to be repeated enough times, it will be listed as a rule.
Proof of breakage of rules is only required in the case of grief, where the images clearly show what was griefed, the history displays when it was griefed, and the actions rolled back. The exception is when the griefer attempts to tamper with the evidence before it can be collected appropriately. Other bans do not require proof.
All members are responsible for their own actions when judged against the rules. Only managers with direct orders to subvert a specific rule, such as testing the system, are permitted not to be accountable for breaking that specific rule.
Any actions, which may or may not include those covered by the rules in the other sections, which go against other users specifically to ruin their experience in the community, may be banned without warning. This rule will only be applied when it is clear that a user is trying to ruin another member’s experience by repeated insults, teasing or other means.
Unless otherwise stated in a specific rule, warnings whose purpose is to fulfil the requirements for a ban are only considered valid if given by a Staff Member. Thus, warnings given by non-staff members do not count towards any requirements for a ban when a rule requires them before a ban can be made.
Spam is not tolerated in the chat. An anti-spam plugin is in use on the server to control spam while limited moderation is in effect; however, spam is punishable by Ban if the spammer shows no reluctance of future spam.
Full Caps, repeated use of caps and mostly caps are not tolerated in the chat. It is not needed in any way and is seen simply as spam. The same conditions apply to the use of Caps as other types of spam.
Acceptable: Make sure that you DO NOT take it off until the end.
Unacceptable: MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT TAKE IT OFF near the end.
Emoticons, such as XD and are permitted on the basis that they are not consecutively used without any attached words. Suppose that a user sends 2 chat lines, each with only one Emoticon; this is considered spam. The same goes for acronyms such as LOL and OMG; While they are permitted, repeated, single-word use (or in combination with an emoticon) is forbidden and considered spam.
Racism is not tolerated in the chat. Any person found being racist in the chat will find themselves Banned.
Profanity and related language is to be used rarely and may not be used against someone.
Religious, sexual or other related discussions are not to be held within the server. These create divides between players and/or are not suitable for the Terraria audience.
Attempting to, using the name of or otherwise impersonating another person is forbidden. If you impersonate, you will be banned.
For the public chat, English is the only language supported. i.e. Players are free to use any language they want. However, our Staff is not required to understand nor speak any language other than English. Players can be punished for violations of the rules regardless of whether they have understood our warnings if their inability to understand the warnings is due to their inability to understand English.
Character Names and Usernames cannot hold profanity in them. Profanity is to be limited, and therefore having it in your name is in violation. Players will be given 2 warnings before being Banned.
Publicly displaying, trying to display or sending anything closely related to a foreign IP or domain is forbidden. This includes IPv6, IPv4 and local network IP addresses. If you want to tell friends of another server, use “/w” to chat to the player directly. It is a violation if you use
/w or other commands to send out to random players foreign IP addresses or domains as a way of bypassing public chat for advertising. You are allowed to advertise a domain such as “youtube.com” as it is already commonly known and not directly associated with the content and environment of our servers.
Subverting any filters put in place (such as anti-advertising, anti-spam) will lead to a ban. Getting around a filter means you received the automated warning and ignored it on purpose, breaking the rules knowingly.
Griefing is the removal/addition of blocks to another player’s structure without their permission to do so. Griefing is punishable by no other than a ban and will not expire. Protection is irrelevant in all cases of grief. It is only there to avoid having others break this rule.
Any player that Mass Grief’s, therefore, destroying multiple structures while still having the ability to create an unban app will need a very good reason to be unbanned.
Any Griefing as small as 0-15 blocks, collectively including all grief found, is not bannable, but the player will be warned.
Using commands that were not given with the intent to be used in PvP, such as “/buildmode”, are disallowed from use in PvP and said accounts might have their groups changed to avoid future abuse of said command. This includes but is not limited to blocking the function after equipping the related command(s).
PvP allowed commands:
- /buff, /permabuff - you may not buff yourself with any buffs that you cannot obtain through potions
- /heal - only on yourself. After use, you may not enter PvP until after 30 seconds. This is strict. If you do not want to have to count, do not use the command with any intentions to PvP
- /tp - only when the person you are teleporting to is not inside the PvP arena
- /warp and related
- /i - except when used for “heart”
Prefixing items such as Ammo and Armor through the “/i” command is allowed. It does not provide an unfair advantage to other players who also have the same ability.
Some weapons can shoot through walls unintentionally. While this can be annoying, other players can do the same and therefore, through-wall shooting is allowed.
PvP is, by default, a free-for-all. If you wish to team up with one or more players, everyone online must agree to it, not just the player(s) you want to team with.
Leaving and rejoining PvP with the sole intention of avoiding damage or death is disallowed. We expect users to exhibit a level of decency and respect. Leaving the dimension or server multiple times to avoid death, only to rejoin and continue PvPing, is unsportsmanlike and unneeded. Users who are PvP-logging will receive up to 2 warnings before being banned.
Most commands are allowed in PvE. With exceptions:
- /buff, /permabuff - you cannot buff yourself with the following: Shadow Dodge, Rapid Healing, any of the nebulas.
You cannot tell people to go away or stay out of an area where bosses are spawned.
All types of modified clients that deviate gameplay functionally in any way from the original Terraria client is forbidden; this also includes using 3rd party programs, such as Inventory Editors, to modify your character to possess impossibilities. However, texture packs are exempt*. Warnings may be given; however, due to the nature of the people using these clients, warnings may not be required. In cases where this negatively affects other players, to a degree of selfishness, then the ban may not be appealed.
People using any Modifications for PvP Advantages are deemed worse. Therefore, they should not be warned and instead banned.
* That do not alter game mechanics (e.g. hitboxes, visibility of tiles/walls, visibility of lighting). In other words, they must keep all things intact that the originals do except the art style.
An exploit is unintended behaviour of the game that can be done without using third-party modifications (as that would be considered violation of S5#1). This also includes unintended behaviour of the server. The use of exploits is forbidden and punishable by a ban. It will be up to the discretion of staff to provide a warning instead, where an exploit has a minor impact.
Exceptions to this rule are:
This section explains bans on items that may seem odd. Items such as bombs are not included here as the reason is obvious.
Item: Christmas Hook
Reason: Creates light that can cause severe client lag
Buildings that reference or otherwise are related to racism will be removed without warning. Further actions such as revoking building rights may occur if the builder does not show reluctance to stop.
Buildings that reference or otherwise are related to Religious, Sexual or related topics will be removed without warning. Further actions such as revoking building rights may occur if the builder does not show reluctance to stop.
Buildings that Advertise or otherwise contain content that could be counted as Advertising will be deleted, and the player will be banned.
Builders that place/destroy blocks randomly around the world are griefing the world. This deconstructs the environment and destroys normal terrain. Players that do this will share the same consequences as actual griefing.
Multiple Accounts are forbidden. You are only permitted one account per person. Our experience only facilitates a person having a single account. Duplicate accounts will be deleted, and violation of this rule after a warning will result in a Ban. The player does not get to choose which account is considered the primary account.
Accounts are one per person. An account may be temporarily or permanently suspended if it exhibits abnormal usage patterns.
If someone is using your account without your permission, notify an Admin and change your password via (/password).
Your account will not be deleted or removed, even upon request, unless it is deemed necessary by Staff.
Using more than one client at a time on the server, intentionally letting someone kill you multiple times and other forms of PvP XP Farming, aka ‘Boosting’ is forbidden. XP denotes earned Experience. Boosting is not earned Experience.
The exploitation of bugs or other unintentional mechanics is forbidden. Problems should be reported and should not be abused while they exist. Accounts that use bugs and exploits will be reset, suspended or the person may even be banned.
Abuse of any commands or permissions obtained through the Trading System may result in your account being permanently downgraded to a normal member account, thus preventing you from using permissions and chat customisation provided by the Trading System.
Intentionally cheating items into a class-enabled lobby is forbidden. You are ruining the lobby. Players doing this will be banned after a warning.
Do not attempt to interfere with other peoples Lobbies while the battle is in progress. Such as standing outside the arena shooting into it, or in the case of zombies, even being near the arena. If you do so, you will be warned, kicked, and can be banned.
Abusing or otherwise using an exploit, such as killing yourself before a battle based on lives starts, causing the battle to end, is forbidden, and you will be banned if you continue to use such exploits.
Do not AFK during a lobby unless the people you are playing with are ok with it. If you are found being AFK in random lobbies or where the users there do not accept your behaviour, you will be kicked and may be banned if you keep doing it.
The following restrictions are in place for commands in GameModes:
- /buff, /permabuff - not permitted
Scamming other users is not allowed. This includes, but not limited to, tricking players into giving you items, deceiving players in trades, and lying to other players to gain an advantage. If you break this rule, then you will be warned, kicked, and possibly banned.
If you drop an item for someone and someone else picks it up unintentionally and does not give it back, this is not scamming. You are expected to take precautions such as not trading near other players and turning on teleport protection. However, if someone is trying to catch item drops, you are trading to someone else; this can be seen as a violation of S0#4.
The following restrictions are in place for commands on survival:
- /buff - You are only allowed to buff yourself with potion buffs. Any non-potion buffs are not allowed.
Keeping illegitimate item drops is equivalent to using a Modified Client to spawn them in. Refer to S5#1.
Statue spawns on a timer or otherwise, must be appropriately controlled and not unattended. If the statue spawns leave their spawn area, or a timer is left unattended, staff can remove all wiring, statues and timers of the problem structure. Repeated offences after a warning is bannable.
The spawn area is not to be used for boss fights. Any bosses being fought at spawn can and most likely will be despawned without loot drops.
An area claimed as a house using the
/house command is owned by that player. However, only the tiles and contents of containers are considered claimed. The mobs and item drops in that area are not, and people cannot tell others to refrain from taking item drops or killing mobs in their house.
Areas outside of those claimed as a house are owned by the server. The tiles, mobs, contents of containers and item drops can be taken by anyone, and no one can claim that they own the structure, terrain, mobs, contents of containers or item drops and/or otherwise tell others that they should not use any of these things.
A warning will be given to those that violate this rule. If they continue, then they may be banned.
Sidenote: Even without having ownership, there is still a possible violating case where a player (A) would be violating S0#4 if they follow another player (B), where A follows B to try to take item drops or contents of a container encountered by B, kill B with traps or liquids, destroy structures built by B or otherwise ruin B’s experience.