Server Rules

Regulations for players to follow
This thread is about the rules & regulations of Ham5teak.

Yes, we know Ham5teak does rule (no pun intended). Disobey any of the following, and you will face punishment. Ban appeals can be made here. You are not to evade bans or mutes via any means (e.g new account, etc). Doing so will result in an extension of your current punishment and/or a permanent (ip) ban from our server and discord.

Section 1:

No cheating or hacking in on the server. The use of any client modifications that cheat the gameplay is strictly forbidden on Ham5teak. Don't exploit the game mechanics to get an unfair advantage over other players. Hackers will automatically get kicked by the server. However, mods that do not give you a distinct advantage over other players (texture packs, chat mods, music mods, map mods (except mob and/or player radar), generally anything that does not cheat the game or the server) are allowed. For example, Optifine and 5Zig mod is allowed. If in doubt, ask the staff members.

Section 2:

Respect other people and the server. Keep any aggression or toxic behaviour out of the server chat*. Don't say extremely negative things in the chat about the server or other players. Inappropriate usernames or skins are not allowed. Players who break these rules may be muted or permanently banned. Swearing, verbal bullying and insulting others will not be tolerated, and lying to staff is not allowed. Do not attempt to bypass our server's swear filter. You are also not to ruin the server experience for other players in any way (e.g by repeatedly harassing, trolling or killing them). When our staff ask you to stop doing something because it’s against the rules, listen to them and stop it, or it will result in further action from us.

*Taunting and insults are allowed as long as there are no personal attacks or attacks on race/religion/country for the Factions server, due to its nature

Section 3:

No spamming. Don't spam the same text or send messages too quickly, if you do, you may be muted by a staff member. Don't talk in the chat with all capitals. Don't advertise or mention other servers, if you do, you will immediately be banned! URLs are also not allowed in the chat. The only exceptions to this rule are the posting of Ham5teak-related links for the purposes of helping players get to the information they are asking for.

Section 4:

Do not ask for items, ranks or /op. If you want to help the community, find the link under 'Application' at bottom of the website to apply. You can also give a donation for a donor rank, at Failure to comply with this may eventually result in a permanent mute.

Section 5:

No griefing or raiding*. Don't build on other people's islands / claims^ without their permission. Don't break or steal other people's things. To build, you must have an island / a claim*. Don't create offensive structures, or your builds will be removed by a staff member. Killing other player’s pets or animals without their permission is disallowed. Use of TNT or (luring) mobs to cause damage and destruction to other player's property is also forbidden. Nature griefing (mass damage to natural structures via TNT or creepers) is also not allowed. It makes the server look unsightly to newcomers. Looting natural structures is allowed, though.

*The only exception to this rule is when you are on the Factions server. Section 5 does not apply to Factions as raiding, grieifing and killing is allowed there

^Skyblocks and Survival respectively

Section 6:

No trapping or tp-killing*. Do not use any methods of killing players in safe zones such as Spawn, or PvP-disabled regions.

No trapping: Don't build traps, holes or 1x1 towers meant to target players in order to trap or kill them. Should you be found to have any homes (/sethome) near other players’ territories without their permission (with the intent to camp / kill them), your homes may be subject to removal.

No tp-killing: Tp-killing refers to the scenario where you either (a), teleport directly to the target with the intention to kill them, whether it be immediate or delayed or (b), teleport to a player near to the target with the intention to kill either of them. Do not trick others to teleport to you, your home, your warp, or your territory with the intent to kill them in any way. The staff team will decide whether or not you have broken this rule on a per-case scenario, based on your intentions and past infractions.

NOTE: Normal PvP and killing is allowed on Ham5teak as long as it does not infringe any of the above statements. We are not a peaceful server which disallows PvP completely. However, staff members will have the final say in any case and you should not argue with their decisions or it may result in a ban.

*The only exception to this rule is when you are on the Factions server. Section 6 does not apply to Factions as any form of traps and killing is allowed there

Section 7:

Lying and scamming is not allowed*. If you do not follow your end of the deal, staff members can force you to do so by removing your items. You might also be temp-banned for scamming. This is applicable to trading, agreements in PvP (if both parties agree to return items), and various other activities. If in doubt, consult a staff member.

*The only exception to this rule is when you are on the Factions server. Section 7 does not apply to Factions as scamming and treason is allowed there

Section 8:

"1337" Hackers. Threatening to DDOS / attacking the server with bots (spam join), or hacking into another player's account will result in an instant IP ban. Your main account will also be banned. "I was just kidding" excuses are not accepted in appeals. You are also not allowed to use a proxy or VPN service to connect to the server*. The simultaneous use of multiple accounts* for AFK-farming is also prohibited. Any attempts to bypass our AFK detection system (game mechanics, client modifications, macros, etc) may result in your account(s) being suspended.

*Unless special permission has been granted to you by the Owner due to specific reasons (e.g network issues, friends and siblings sharing same network, etc)

Claim Management*:

Claims whose owner has not logged in for more than 90 days (determined with /seen), are subject to deletion and removal to save server space. This land usually applies first to land that is unused but can apply to any claims as a staff member sees fit depending on the situation. As this is a common issue, it is impossible to address every of such issues on the server, and players must be aware that their claims can be lost if they become inactive for too long. Such land will automatically be unclaimed by our plugin and may be reclaimed by any other player. Should you find any builds from previous or existing staff members on unclaimed land, please inform our staff team immediately. [Private] Lockettee signs in an expired claim may be removed on request, by an Administrator (or higher). Claims of resigned staff members should be reported and removed by an Administrator (or higher) with worldedit as they cannot be transferred to anyone.

Claim Locking*:

Claim locking is NOT allowed. Claim locking refers to the act of claiming around another player's land with the intent to stop the other player from expanding his / her claim further. This rule used to be under "common sense" (read below) but apparently many players didn't quite get the idea of it. Should you be found to claim lock other players, your claims WILL be subject to removal. For repeated offences, your claim blocks WILL be reset as well. Any disputes will be handled by a staff member. Do note that our staff team will exercise their judgement and decide if what you're doing is considered as claim locking. Should you just happen to build nearby another older claim, your claims will be moved somewhere else by an Administrator (or higher), after letting you know.

*For Survival only

Please note that common sense with these rules should be considered. We reserve the right to punish players that we feel are damaging the experience for other players. These rules apply to you even if you have donated to the server. Should we find you to be ruining the gameplay of others, your ranks or perks will be removed and you may be banned from the server, without any form of compensation. In any case, the server Owner's decision on punishment is final. It is the responsibility of players to keep up to date with the server rules as they are subject to change without prior notice.

Bans can be checked here and appealed here.