On MCCentral we want everyone to have the best experience possible. There are some rules and limitations that the staff team has made to help keep everything fair for everyone. Our server rules may be found below. Please remember that our rules are not limited to everything listed below! Use good common sense and you will be fine.

Punishment Types

MCCentral categorizes all punishments into three main categories: Chat, Gameplay and Client Modification Offences. There is also a category called Miscellaneous Punishments which outline punishments that don’t fall into the normal punishment severities. In-game offenses will be listed under these three categories below. Each punishment category has three sub-categories called a severity. The higher the severity, the longer the punishment. Also, the more of one type of severity you receive, the longer the punishment. Please note that Severity 1 Chat Offences do not require a warning if the offence is reported through a chatreport or a report ticket on the forums.

Other punishment types include:

Warning: You will receive an in-game text warning.

IP Ban: Your IP Address will be banned.


Please note that the offences aren’t limited to the examples in this document! These examples are only meant to give you an idea of what the offences can look like.


● MUTE AND BAN DURATIONS ●

Chat Offences (Mutes)

Severity 1

Severity 2

Severity 3

1st Offence: 30 Minutes

2nd Offence: 12 Hours

3rd Offence: 1 Day

4th Offence: 2 Days

5th+ Offence: 3 Days

1st Offence: 2 Days

2nd Offence: 4 Days

3rd Offence: 5 Days

4th Offence: 7 Days

5th+ Offence: 14 Days

1st Offence: Permanent

Gameplay Offences (Bans)

Severity 1

Severity 2

Severity 3

1st Offence: 1 Hour

2nd Offence: 2 Hours

3rd Offence: 3 Hours

4th Offence: 4 Hours

5th+ Offence: 5 Hours

1st Offence: 6 Hours

2nd Offence: 12 Hours

3rd Offence: 1 Day

4th Offence: 2 Days

5th+ Offence: 4 Days

1st Offence: 7 Days

2nd Offence: 14 Days

3rd Offence: 21 Days

4th Offence: 28 Days

5th+ Offence: Permanent

Client Modification Offences (Bans)

Severity 1

Severity 2

Severity 3

1st Offence: 2 Days

2nd Offence: 4 Days

3rd Offence: 6 Days

4th Offence: 8 Days

5th+ Offence: 10 Days

1st Offence: 7 Days

2nd Offence: 14 Days

3rd Offence: 21 Days

4th Offence: 28 Days

5th+ Offence: Permanent

1st Offence: 30 Days

2nd Offence: 60 Days

3rd+ Offence: Permanent


● CHAT OFFENCES ●

Offence and Description

Examples

Severity and Notes

Spamming

Sending three or more similar messages within the chat box or in a short period of time. This includes countdowns.

User:

MSG1: Come to my shop!

MSG2: Come to my shop!!

MSG3: Come to my shop plz!

User:

MSG1: Skin competition in 3!

MSG2: 2

MSG3: 1

MSG4: GO!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Group Spam

Player sends a message that is intended to participate in spam, after staff have warned everyone verbally not to participate in the group spam.

This punishment is also used for players who reply to players who have Encouraged Group Spam.

User1: Let’s spam! #Rebel

User2: Let’s spam! #Rebel

User3: Let’s spam! #Rebel

User4: Let’s spam! #Rebel

*Replying to a player who Encouraged Group Spam:*

User1: 123

User2: 123

User3: 123!!!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Reported Group Spam does not require a verbal warning before punishment.

Excessive Use of CAPS/Unicode

Excessive use of capitalized words or Unicode characters in a message.

Capitalizing 5 or more words in a message or using 8 or more Unicode characters.

User: OMG YOU JUST LOST A MATCH OF SURVIVAL GAMES?!

User: Ϩ❤☭☭☂☂❄ӑM❤☭

Severity 1

Warning Required

Character Spam

Sending 2 or more messages with multiple unnecessary characters, making the message long and annoying.

User: Noooooooooooooooooo!

User: Whyyyyyyyy did uuuuu kill meeee?!!!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Abuse of Another User/Disrespect

Being intentionally abusive and disrespectful towards other players.

User: stfu, I hate you!

User: No one likes you, you are useless!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Excessive Accusations

Repeatedly accusing someone of hacking, scamming, ddossing, doxing or breaking the rules, after being asked to stop.

Telling staff members to spectate a hacker is allowed, as this isn’t excessive.

User: vislo is a scammer, he lies!

STAFF: Scamming is allowed on Prison.

User: vislo scams, he will take your money!!

User: Guys, vislo is a pathetic scammer!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Arguments

Constant arguing in public chat.

N/A

Severity 1

Warning Required

Fake Messages

Sending fake messages in an attempt to trick players.

User: [Legend]Ben has joined the server!

User: You have received $1000 from user Ben!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Discussing Unapproved Deals

Talking about an unapproved IRL deal or trade in public chat.

Only trades that include web store items and in-game items are allowed.

User: I’m selling my inventory for $50 USD PayPal! Msg me!

User: Selling my Minecraft account! Message me offers!

Severity 1

Warning Required

Unrelated Links

Sending links that aren’t related to MCCentral in public chat.

User: Check out my Instagram! [Link]

Links to any Discord servers that aren’t the official Discord Servers of MCCentral.

Severity 1

Warning Required

Staff Trolling

Knowingly wasting a staff member’s time by asking them questions or nagging them about non-staff related matters.

User: Hey staff, please tp, I need help!

User: Lol, just joking! Could you rate my plot though?

Severity 1

Warning Required

Impersonating Staff Members

Pretending to be a member of staff, with for example fake staff tags.

User: [Helper]Ben: Hey! I’m staff now!

Severity 1

Excessive Inappropriate Language

Using 3 or more cuss words in a message.

N/A

Severity 1

Bypassing Chat Filter

Finding a way to bypass the chat filter.

Bypassing racial slurs is a Severity 2 offence.

Quoting these words is also punishable.

You can see if a word is blacklisted by using /BlacklistCheck [Word]. Any alternative forms of the word are not allowed, including plural and partially censored forms.

Severity 1

Encouraging Spam

Instructing or encouraging users to spam message(s) in public chat.

User1: Say 123 if you love MCC!

User2: 123

User3: 123

User4: 123

Severity 1

Inappropriate Links

Sending offensive or inappropriate links in chat.

Links to sexual, racist or disturbing websites.

Links to hacked clients and their download pages.

Severity 2

Racial/Religious/Political Disputes

Arguing over race, religion or politics in public chat.

User1: <Name> is a better politician!

User2: Nah, <Name> is!

User: Religions are all dumb!

Severity 2

Racial Slurs/Discrimination

Using racist/derogatory words and discriminating people.

N/A

Severity 2

Explicit Conversation

Talking about inappropriate or explicit topics.

Talking about sexual topics.

Talking about terrorism in a positive light.

Severity 2

Death Threats / Encouraging Suicide / Encouraging Self-Harm

Encouraging suicidal acts or putting death threats on other players.

Encouraging other players to go hurt themselves in real life.

N/A

Severity 2

Not punishable if the message is clearly talking about an in-game death.

Chat Flooding

Sending several messages in chat (5-6+) in chat causing it to flood chat with a user’s message(s).

The activity of the chat and the context of the messages can be taken into consideration when issuing the punishment.

User: My plot is amazing!!

User: Have you

User: seen

User: my plot

User: yet?!

Severity 2

Advertising

Sharing the IP address, the website address, TeamSpeak 3 IP, Discord link or web store link (etc.) of another server. Advertising with fake IPs or addresses is also punishable. Sending an IP in private messages is allowed if the other player has requested for it.

If a user accidently pastes a server IP in chat or gets tricked into saying an IP, they can appeal it after 1 month.

User: Join this great server: <IP>!

User: Here’s the link to <Server>’s website: <Website>

User: <IP>

Severity 3

Can be appealed in 6 months after the mute.

Spambot

A large amount of users quickly spamming the server chat.

N/A

Severity 3 + IP Ban

Phishing

Trying to compromise personal information or accounts with for example phishing links.

User: Visit <Link> to get your free cape! Just enter your account details.

Severity 3

Can be appealed in 6 months after the mute.

Leaking Personal Information

Sending personal information of another user. These may include full name, address, IP address or login information to accounts. Leaking fake personal information is also punishable.

Also punishable if the personal information is sent to the user whose information it is.

User: The IP of User2 is <IP>!!!

User1 in PMs to User2: User2, I have your address: <Address>! Nice, huh?

Severity 3

Can be appealed in 6 months after the mute.

Excessive Chat Offences

Having 40 or more Chat Offences or Warnings combined.

Only warnings and mutes within the last 2 years count towards this limit.

After being unmuted, the player is allowed to have 15 Chat Offences or Warnings before being muted again for Excessive Chat Offences.

N/A

Severity 3

Can be appealed in 6 months after the mute.


● GAMEPLAY OFFENCES ●

Offence and Description

Examples

Severity and Notes

Map Exploiting

Exploiting the design of a map to give oneself an unfair advantage over others.

User finds a way to escape a Minigame map.

Severity 1

Bug Exploiting (Minor)

Abuse of plugins/ features to gain an unfair advantage over others.

User finds a way to get out of combat tag early.

User glitches through a door or trapdoor.

User glitch-breaks a block that they aren’t supposed to break.

User freezes/lags their game while falling into the void on Skywars to prevent dying.

Severity 1

Chat / Gameplay Trolling

Instructing players to do things that result in an unexpected outcome in gameplay.

User: Press Alt + F4 to get speed boost on Survival server!

User: Don’t do /pay alex_markey -1000!!! It’s taking all my money!

User: Say the IP to another server to get $10 million!

Severity 1

Gameplay Trolling with the /pay scam is allowed on Prison and Factions.

Command Spam

Spamming commands so that there are 3 or more messages sent in the chat.

User is Legend rank and logs in and out to spam with the join announcement.

User spams the /pay command.

Severity 1

Obstruction of Server

Purposely blocking the operation of the server or staff. This includes disobeying the instructions of a staff member.

This punishment is not limited to the examples on the right.

Auction House rules:

- Allowed to have up to 5 items which advertise a plot or an island. If there are more, the extra ones get removed by staff.

- No items which are meant to scam others. (Allowed on Prison and Factions).

- No inappropriate items.

User continues to disrupt staff when staff is trying to do an important staff action.

User continues to build inappropriate builds after plot clear.

User fills the hopper system of another player with junk, in order to block the system from working. (Allowed on Prison).

User continues to break the Auction House rules even after a warning.

Severity 2

Physical Obstruction of Others

Purposely, and physically blocking another user as a disruption.

User stands in the way when another player tries to build their base.

Severity 2

Account Grinding

Using other accounts to farm kills, stats or money etc.

All players who are involved in the Account Grinding will be punished.

User logs in with an alternate account and kills it repeatedly to gain money on KitPvP.

Severity 2

Teaming / Cross Teaming

Teaming with another player or players in solo mode.

OR

Teaming with a player who belongs to another team in team mode.

Punishable in these Minigames:

- (Team) Skywars

- Team CakeWars

- Ultra Hardcore

- Capture the Flag (see special description *)

User1 joins up with User2 in a solo game and stays with them until deathmatch.

* Capture the Flag:

Punishable on CTF only if a user is holding the other team's flag in order to prevent their own team from winning.

Severity 2

Teaming is allowed if there are only 2 players left (no more than that) in the game, as it doesn’t affect the gameplay at that point.

Team Killing

Intentionally killing members of the same team in Minigames or Ultra Hardcore (UHC).

User1 mines blocks under User2, resulting in User2’s death. User1 and User2 are in the same team on TSW.

Severity 2

Inappropriate Builds

Creating a build to offend another player or generally offensive, explicit or racial builds.

Inappropriate faction base art is also punishable.

N/A

Severity 2

Punishable if the creator of the build can be traced. (With logs, video recording etc.)

Mute Bypass

Finding a way to bypass a mute in public chat or private messages.

Talking through signs or items is allowed.

N/A

Severity 2

Abuse of /Chatreport

Using the Chatreport system as a joke or using it repeatedly for submitting non-chat offenses by a user.

N/A

Severity 2

Ghosting (Ultra Hardcore)

Being a spectator in UHC and giving an unfair advantage to a player who is alive in the match. Staff have to record the incident.

Both the player who is spectating and the player who benefits from it will be punished.

A spectating user tells what gear another user has or their location to a player who is alive in the match.

User tells the location of a desert temple or another useful place where they can get equipment from.

Severity 2

Scamming

Tricking someone into thinking something other than what was intended.

User1 and User2 made a deal of trading 10 golden carrots for $100 in-game on Skyblock. User1 gives the carrots, but User2 teleports away.

User blocks the view of a ChestShop with another ChestShop, resulting in an unintended purchase.

Severity 3

Scamming is allowed on Prison and Factions! 

Death Trapping

Tricking users into dying or into entering a trap which leads to their in-game death.

User1 teleports to User2, and falls into a trap.

User creates a piston trap which pushes players to their death.

Severity 3

Death Trapping is allowed on Prison and Factions!

Griefing

Purposely destroying the builds of other users or stealing items without permission.

User1 destroys the plot of User2 on Creative.

User steals items from the island of another player.

Severity 3

Griefing is allowed on Prison and Factions!

Bug Exploiting (Severe)

Abuse of plugins/ features to gain an unfair advantage over others.

User finds a way to spawn in items or money unlimitedly.

Severity 3

Creating Lag or Crashing the Server

Intentionally creating lag or causing a crash.

N/A

Severity 3

DDoS Threats / Rat Threats / DOX Threats / Swat Threats

Threatening to DDoS / Rat / DOX / Swat a player.

Joking about this topic is not tolerated! Even threats made as a joke can lead to a punishment!

Also punishable if done in-game on signs and if a staff member witnesses the placing of the signs.

Severity 3

Can only be witnessed by staff or reported with /Chatreport.  

Completing Unapproved Deals

Trading something other than in-game goods or web store items.

User1 buys User2’s balance of $50 million on Prison for $20 USD.

User trades a set of armour on KitPvP for a Minecraft account.

Severity 3


● CLIENT MODIFICATION OFFENCES ●

Offence and Description

Examples

Severity and Notes

Unapproved Client Modification

Use of any client modification which is not on our approved modifications list.

Minimap mod showing the locations of players and/or caves.

Severity 1

Macros / Scripting

Using macros other than for use of chatting or other aesthetic purposes.

Using a script that runs a command in a pattern. (For example scripting kits or AutoSelling).

User has a macro for the /fix all command.

User has a macro to disconnect from the server when low on health.

User is scripting kits on KitPvP.

Severity 2

Using Breadcrumbs

Use of the breadcrumbs feature of a modification.

User has a modification which allows them to see the path of entities or TNT.

Severity 2

Any Use of a Hacked Client

Using any hacked client. Having a hacked client is enough for a ban, no hacks need to be enabled.

(Fake) Hacks in Screenshots

If a player has a watermark of a hacked client or a text such as “KillAura enabled” on their screen, they can be banned, even if the text is from another modification.

N/A

Severity 3

Autoclicking

Using an external program or macro to increase your click speed / clicks per second.

N/A

Severity 3

Players have to be screenshared by staff before a ban for Autoclicking in PvP. (Screensharing does not apply to mob farm autoclicking.)

X-Ray

Any use of x-ray whether it's a part of an illegal modification, hacked client or texture pack.


Also punishable if found in a screenshare in the Minecraft folder, even if it wasn't currently in use.

N/A

Severity 3

AutoFishing

Any use of AutoFishing whether it’s part of an illegal modification or a hacked client.

N/A

Severity 3

Hacks Found in a Screenshare

A staff member discovers active use of a hacked client on MCCentral during the screenshare or directly prior to the screenshare.

N/A

Severity 3

Refusal to Screenshare

User refuses to join Discord for screensharing or disobeys the staff member during the screenshare.

Modifying Files While Frozen

Logging out while frozen or during screenshare

N/A

Severity 3

Players have up to 5 minutes to join the Screenshare Discord after being frozen in-game.

Only a staff member can issue any sort of punishments when it comes to screensharing. A regular user cannot use this rule against another player to get them banned.


● MISCELLANEOUS PUNISHMENTS ●

Offence and Description

Examples

Severity and Notes

DDoSing / DOXing

DDoSing or DOXing other members of the community.

Compiling and publishing private or identifying information about an individual in any way with a malicious intent.

Full Blacklist

Mute Evading

Having three (or more) accounts muted on the server simultaneously under the same IP.

N/A

IP Ban

Can be appealed in 6 months after the IP Ban.

Ban Evading

Having two (or more) accounts banned on the server simultaneously under the same IP, for any of the following offences:

* Severity 3 Gameplay Offences

* Severity 2 Client Modification Offences

* Severity 3 Client Modification Offences

* Insiding on Factions

N/A

IP Ban

Can be appealed in 6 months after the IP Ban.

TPA Spamming

Spamming teleport requests to another player.

User: /tpa User2

User: /tpa User2

User: /tpa User2

TPA Tempban

Bans the user from using any teleport commands for 2 days.

Auto Selling

Using the /sell command to gain an unfair advantage over others, for example using the command with a macro/hotkey or as a script.

User has a script that runs the /sell command every 3 seconds.

User has a macro, so that when they click a key on their keyboard, it automatically uses the /sell command.

Sell Revoke

Revokes the access to the /sell command permanently.

Can be appealed in 1 month after being issued.

Insiding on Factions

Taking valuable items from the faction that you are in.

User takes all of the Iron Golem spawners of their faction and leaves the faction.

User takes the Harvest Hoes of their own faction and gives them to an enemy faction.

Temporary Ban

The ban expires after the ongoing Factions season has ended.

Inappropriate/Offensive Username or Skin

Having a username or skin that is offensive, inappropriate or racial. Includes usernames that have a blacklisted word in them.

N/A

Permanent Ban

Can be appealed after changing the username or skin.

If the user does it again, the ban can only be appealed after 6 months.