Dark Gaming - Terraria Server Rules

The following is the complete list of Rules. While this thread may seem long, most of these rules are “common sense” rules; if you have no intention of offending other players, harming the server, and/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, this is why if a rule is broken, players are allowed to appeal the ban, which will give them a chance to read over the rules. However, some breakages of these rules are obvious without even knowing the rules, such as griefing, advertising and spamming.

There are a few key words to summarise here:

  • Respect
  • Maturity
  • Rationality

Section 0 - General


These rules aim to be a 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, in the event that behaviour is subversive, malicious or otherwise widely unwanted, the rules may not be used to counter such behaviour. A ban that is 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 the use of 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.

#2 Proof

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 the evidence before it can be properly collected. Other bans do not require proof.

#3 Accountability

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 to test the system, are permitted to then not be accountable on breaking that specific rule.

#4 Community

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 have their accounts seized without warning or reason. This rule will only be applied when it is clear that a user is trying to ruin an experience of another member, by repeated insults, teasing or other means.

#5 Warnings

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.

Section 1 - Chat Rules

#1 Spam

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.

#2 Spam - Caps

Full Caps, repeated use of caps and mostly caps is not tolerated in the chat. It is not needed in anyway and is seen simply as spam. The same conditions apply to 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.

#3 Spam - Caps Exceptions

Emoticons, such as XD and :smiley: are permitted on the basis that they are not consecutively used without any attached words. Such that a user sends 2 chat lines, each with only one Emoticon and therefore is considered as spam. The same goes for acronyms such as LOL and OMG; While they’re permitted, repeated, single-word use (or in combination with an emoticon) is forbidden and is considered as spam.

#4 Racism

Racism is not tolerated in the chat. Any person found being racist in the chat will find themselves Banned.

#5 Profanity and Related

Profanity and related language is to be used rarely, and may not be used against someone.

#6 Religious, sexual or other

Religious, sexual or other related discussions are not to be held within the server. These simply create divides between players and/or are not suitable for the Terraria audience.

#7 Impersonation

Attempting to, using the name of or otherwise impersonating another person is forbidden. If you impersonate you will be banned.

#8 Non-English Languages

For the public chat, English is the only language supported. i.e. Players are free to use any language they want, but 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’ve understood our warnings, if their inability to understand the warnings is due to their inability to understand English.

#9 Character or otherwise, Usernames

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.

#10 Advertising

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 are wanting to tell friends of another server, use “/w” to directly chat to the player. You are allowed to advertise a domain such as “youtube.com” as it is already commonly known and not directly associated with our servers content and environment.

#11 Filters

Subverting any filters put in place (such as anti-advertising) will lead to a warning and then a ban. Unless before the warning the user has many violations.

Section 2 - Griefing

#1 Griefing

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.

#2 Mass Grief

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.

#3 Small Griefing

Any Griefing as small as 0-15 blocks, collectively including all grief found, is not bannable but the player will be warned.

Section 3 - PvP

#1 Commands

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 may 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’re teleporting to is not inside the PvP arena
  • /warp and related
  • /i - except when used for “heart”

#2 Prefixed ammo, armor, etc

Prefixing items such as Ammo and Armor through the use of the “/i” command is allowed as it does not provide an unfair advantage to other players who also have the same ability.

#3 Through-wall bug/exploit

Some weapons have an ability to shoot through walls, non-intentionally. While this can be annoying, other players have the ability to do exactly the same and therefore using through-wall shooting is allowed.

#4 Teaming

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.

#5 PvP-Logging

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.

Section 4 - PvE

#1 Commands

Most commands are allowed in pve. With exceptions:

  • /buff, /permabuff - you cannot buff yourself with the following: Shadow Dodge, Rapid Healing, any of the nebula’s.

#2 Ownership

You cannot tell people to go away, or stay out of an area where bosses are spawned.

Section 5 - Hacking/Exploits

#1 Hacked Clients [or Modified Clients]

All types of modified clients, that deviate gameplay functionally in any way from the original Terraria client; this also includes using 3rd party programs, such as Inventory Editors, to modify your character to possess impossibilities, but texture packs are exempt*. Warnings may be given, however due to the nature of the people using these clients, warnings may not be required, and in cases where this affects other players in a negative way, to a degree of selfishness, then the ban may not be appealed.

People using any sort of Modications 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 in-tact that the originals do except the art style.

#2 Exploits

Rare or otherwise unknown client-based exploits (such as the now patched, shooting through walls) are not allowed either. Unknown is defined as exploits that are not listed as allowed in the rules. Public posted exploits below are allowed.

#2.1 Allowed Exploits


Why is ‘x’ Banned?

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 has the capability to cause severe client lag

Section 6 - Building

#1 Buildings related to Racism

Buildings which reference or otherwise are related to Racism will be removed without warning. Further actions such as revoking of building rights may occur if the builder doesn’t show reluctance to stop.

#2 Buildings related to Religious, Sexual or other topics

Buildings which reference or otherwise are related to Religious, Sexual or related to topics will be removed without warning. Further actions such as revoking of building rights may occur if the builder doesn’t show reluctance to stop.

#3 Buildings related to Advertising

Buildings that Advertise or otherwise contain content that could be counted as Advertising will be deleted and the player will be banned.

#4 World Grief

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.

Section 7 - Accounts

#1 Multiple Accounts

Multiple Accounts are forbidden. You are only permitted one account per person. Our experience only facilitates a person having a single account. Therefore, duplicate accounts will be deleted and violation of this rule after a warning (whether non-verbal or simply acknowledgement from the perpetrator that they know the accounts were closed) will result in the purge of all of your accounts as well as a Ban.

#2 Other people using your Account (Who were permitted)

If other people use your account, you are responsible for all the actions done by that person on your account. In the case of an account having a Staff Position, it is not permitted and the Staff Member might be fired.

#3 Other people using your Account (Who were not permitted)

If someone is using your account without your permission, notify an Admin and change your password via (/password).

#4 Removing Accounts

You cannot request removal of your account unless for good reason.

Section 8 - The Trading System

#1 Boosting

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.

#2 Bugs & Exploits

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 or suspended.

#3 Abuse of commands

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 making use of permissions and chat customisation provided by the Trading System.

Section 9 - GameModes

#1 Classes

Intentionally cheating items into a class-enabled lobby is forbidden. You are ruining the lobby. Players doing this will be banned after a warning.

#2 Lobbies

Do not attempt to interfere with other peoples Lobbies while the battle is in-progress. Such as standing at the outside of 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.

#3 Exploits

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.

#4 AFK

Do not AFK during a lobby unless the people you’re 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.

#5 Commands

The following restrictions are in place for commands in GameModes:

  • /buff, /permabuff - not permitted

Section 10 - Survival

#1 Scamming

Scamming other users is not allowed. This includes, but not limited to, tricking players to give 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’re trading to someone else, this can be see as a violation of S0#4.

#2 AFK

Do not AFK during a lobby unless the people you’re playing with are ok with it. If you are found being AFK in survival without other players being ok with it, you will be kicked and may be banned if you keep doing it.

#3 Commands

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.

#4 Item Drops

Keeping illegit item drops is equivalent to using a Modified Client to spawn them in. Refer to S5#1.

#5 Statues

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 on unattended, staff can remove all wiring, statues and timers of the problem structure. Repeated offenses after a warning is bannable.

#6 Exploits

Abusing or otherwise using an exploit is forbidden and you will be banned if you use them. This does not include hoik’s.

#7 Bosses

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.

[Accepted] Itsfierydiv's ban appeal (teraria name ItsDiv)
The ban apeal of geof
[Denied] Aurko's ban appeal
[Accepted] June's Ban Appeal
Ban appel. breh
[Accepted] ray x x's Ban Appeal - Griefing Ban (Regional Protection Confusion)
[Accepted] Leuqas' Ban Appeal
The ban apeal of geof
My ban appeal (speed shy)
[Accepted] Ban appeal: Oofter
[Accepted] LightenBerry’s ban appeal 2
[Denied] Ban appeal Zlatko1
[Denied] Ban appeal Zlatko1
Appeal of MatooMato's Ban
[Accepted] XxslayerxX appeal ban #2
[Accepted] Xxx_Homie_xxX's Ban appeal
[Accepted] Issues' Ban appeal
Player report sid
Ally report
[Accepted] Butter bread ban appeal
[Accepted] Barackobama2. ban appeal
Rj_rik's Ban appeal
[Accepted] Ban Appeal: Obi
A lot of FAQ info and links for reference.
[Accepted] Ban Appeal
[Accepted] Wilton's Ban Appeal
Allowing Life Drain as a permabuff
[Accepted] Redwing's ban appeal
[Accepted] Hex's ban appeal
My ban apeal
Jacks ban appeal unban me plz
2th Ban Appeal: beetleeye1602
Ban appeal V2 (revised)
Can I please be unbanned I still wanna play
Can I please be unbanned I still wanna play
PantherMan's ban appeal
Zombie exploit ban appeal
Ban apeal (sry forgot to check the last one and it closed)
Ban Appeal - Launcher xd
Zombie exploit ban appeal
Ban Appeal - Launcher xd
Ban apeal (sry forgot to check the last one and it closed)
PantherMan's ban appeal
Ban AppeaI for Cheating in Survival (Executor)
What ban appeals could be
How to quote the rules
Auto banned for posting an ip after entering a long version number
Auto banned for posting an ip after entering a long version number
Ban appeal: kijjhj
Ban Appeal (Shadistik26)
Water0121 Ban Appeal
Ban appealLl
YoBoiPizza Ban appeal
N word report
Player Report`
Invincible player in Zombies gamemode
More invincible people in Zombies
UrLuckyClovr Unban 3
UrLuckyClovr Unban 3
I'm sorry I regret
[Accepted] Itsfierydiv's ban appeal (teraria name ItsDiv)
[UPDATED] TheLorde123321 Ban Appeal
[Accepted] Neoe's ban appeal #2
[Accepted] Itsfierydiv's ban appeal (teraria name ItsDiv)
[Accepted] SecretKalu's ban appeal
[Accepted] Fabsol's Second Ban Appeal
The ban apeal of geof

Just a quiry for the PVP section. Is spawn killing against the rule, i say this becuase somtimes people complain about constantly being killed?

Redigit has already coded an invincibility on re-spawn. If you cannot get away fast enough in that time or kill the other person, then you’re doing something wrong.

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How about talking about your personal life, such as religion, because everyone knows that it is a problem here. Also, not just religion, but like other stuff I should not say on here(sexual).

Yes, I’ve been meaning to ask Rofl about that for a long time. Maybe the rule could be:
Do not argue about religion and/or sexuality on the server and/or the Dark-Gaming website.
This has caused a lot of controversy, so I think that Rofl, or someone, should put this in the list of rules. :stuck_out_tongue: Thank you Rofl. :smiley:

I’d also like to address the rule about speaking other languages on the server. It’s not in the list of rules but Lego/Chenaley has quoted you saying that it is not permitted to speak any other language other than English on the server. I was just wondering if this is a proper rule or not. Thanks for reading. :smiley:

Added a rule of advisory. It’s permitted to an extent but staff members are not liable if a User cannot understand the rules or their violations.

I made an arena with some friends and I would like it to be a /warp. Is there any way I can do that? Or is there a rule against that?

could I ask if swearing is allowed?
I have seen people using it and it worries me that there may be kids on this server

[quote=popstarfreas]# Profanity
Profanity is to be limited and may not be used against someone. [/quote]

Could fake reporting be a rule so say if someone says someone is hacking and he isnt they could get a warning or something.

They should have Proof/Screenshots of Them or the Chat that they are truly hacking and it looks obvious that it’s hacking. Sometimes It is thought to be a hack but it is not (ex. 0 hp = Still alive = Just lag). If there is a report that is about about but they are not hacking. It may be refused.

BUT if anyone saw them in the chat saying something like “I will make a false report on him lel” It should be said in the report app they made.

A Section was added about Building seeing as that was one hole in the rules that has a slight relation to Chat Rules.

my tunnel was to find a spot for a mod hut as jacksonjf wanted to join and help me and now im banned for the tunnel, tell me popstarfreas, is that a good, valid reason to ban me

pegasus if you don’t like the way you can leave. *Opens door and gestures toward outside). Join a new server with jackson and make a tunnel with him there if you are so fired up about it.

im not fired up im just upset

Pegasus why should you get unbanned when loads of people have been banned for the same reason?

Flamewarrior his ban appeal was denied.

oh ok sorry tip

Can you add a rule against PVP TP’ing? It’s annoying and a cheap way for some people to farm easy kills.

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