We reserve the right to modify / remove any and all content on any/all our servers, without notice, for any reason, without explaination, including, but not limited to: in-game builds, player stats, forum posts, rules, etc. For more information on this policy, check ElyssiaMC's Game Servers and Forums Terms of Service, or ElyssiaMC's Terms of Service for Purchases. By connecting or purchasing to any of our servers, must agree to our Terms of Service for the respective service. If you do not agree with the respective Terms of Service, please do not connect to our servers or use our webstore or webservers. In short, you are a guest on this server, it is a privilage, not a right to play on any server.
Real money trade is forbidden on ElyssiaMC. This is defined as the sale of in-game elements, including, and not limited to, items and currency, for real money.
Owners may overrule any prior and future interpretation of any rules or cases. This includes the right to break precedent.
Bans carry over to Teamspeak, Discord and in some cases, Forums. Forum bans are only in extreme cases, since if you are forum banned, it signifies a Permenant Ban with no chance at appeal.
Attempting to "play the rules" (exploiting vaugness in the rules in order to be a negative impact on the server, attempting to use an unfair modification that is not explicitly stated, etc.) to be right at the edge of the rules will not be tolerated.
While on a normal basis, players are given up to three chances to appeal. Every case is weighed differently, and particularly difficult cases may cause some or all of these chances to be revoked. Remember, appealing is asking to return after a wrong deed, not your chance to try to reinterpret the rules to justify your actions.
Staff are only allowed to discuss ban appeals to players in the ban appeals section. Due to numerous past attempts to try to argue with Staff, demand staff to speed their appeal up, or try to talk their way out of their appeal, contacting staff about your ban appeal outside of the Ban Appeals section of the forums, both in-game or on any medium (Teamspeak, Discord, Forums PM, etc.) will only decreases your chances or lead to your ban appeal being denied. Only Ban appeals will be considered in this forum section. Calling for demands or not following the ban appeal format will lead to your post being deleted, declined or ignored.
While on a normal basis, players are given up to four warnings, then kick(s), tempban(s), etc. up to permenant bans, ip-bans, account resets / reductions, etc. for their actions (which will be refered to as the punishment ladder for the remainder of the rules). Every case is weighed differntly, and particularly difficult cases may cause a player to skip some or all of these steps on the punishment ladder. Meaning, depending on the severity of the rule broken, up to the Staff member's discretion, players can go through the entire ladder, or could end up skipped straight to ban appeals. In very rare cases, Owners may overrule a Staff member's judgement (for example, if an Owner deemed a decision too harsh). Remember, the punishment ladder is a friendly reminder and is completely up to the present Staff member's discretion on how to handle the situation, and what punishment should be given.
As a reminder, we reserve the right to modify and remove any and all content on our servers at any time, without warning, for any reason. While the rules outline the general ideas of what will restrict your access to the server, as the server develops and players find new ways to demean, cheat, or just be generally distaining to the server, the rules are to grow and develop. As a general rule of thumb, simply ask your self, am I being demeaning, cheating or just generally destaining to another player, staff or the server. If so this may result in your access to the server being restricted.
In conclusion, in accordance to our Term of Service, these rules merely outline the general behavior to which you must adheer to on our servers, which may expand and change without notice. As mentioned previously, since players with ill-intent often attempt to slip through cracks in the rules ( attempting to call into question ambiguity, using a modification not explicitly stated, claiming harassment was directed towards the ambigous rather than a single individual ), as such ElyssiaMC reserves the right to restrict, modify, or remove, any and all content or access to content on our servers, without notice, for any reason, without explaination. In short, these rules are so detailed because people constantly call into question new ways to be distaining to the server. Upon closer inspection, these rules can be simplifed to a single base rule, to which I will drop the formalities to state: Don't be a dick. Like, it's simple. If you're gonna be a dick, a troll, a cheater, an ass, an attention whore, a diva, or a jerk-- don't. See?