ArcadeWars Factions Rules These are the basic faction rules and are subject to change at any time without being notified. They will also be updated if any changes are made. Strike System On the rare occasion that a faction breaks a rule the following actions may be taken: 1 Strike - Warning 2 Strikes - 35% of FTOP deducted 3 Strikes - Disband General Faction Rules Note: (a) Whenever your faction has been issued a warning you will be expected to immediately stop and not to repeat whatever rule you’re breaking or the punishment may escalate. (b) You may not use allies, alts or players to attempt to bypass these rules. (c) A raid is deemed over after 15 minutes of no shooting, You and your faction or any other connection(s) are not allowed to stall others from raiding by lengthening the raid purposely. This will be determined by an admin+. 1. Insiding Factions Insiding will result in a ban. This is described as betraying your faction by unclaiming all, stealing spawners, mining spawners and/or stealing/removing F Top value, insiding is not limited to just these actions. A faction leader is the judge of your ban and ultimately decides if you should be banned or not if the proof is validated by higher staff members. (a) Insides do not count when you mistrust another faction with faction permissions and they abuse this trust or when chest loot is stolen. (b) If you are insided while being raided you will NOT be compensated. (c) You will only be compensated if the loot is found Punishment: The player who insided will be banned for the rest of the season, the faction is rolled back if loot is found. 2. Allying/Teaming/Leaching Allying is not allowed. If there are 2 factions at a raid, they can not truce up to fight/raid the third faction. Leaving a faction to join another and help out while being raided is NOT allowed. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning (if the faction was raided and there was “enough” teaming they will be rolled back) Repetitive Offences: 1 Strike 3. Alternate Factions You are allowed a maximum of 1 alternate faction, failure to comply will result in a disband of the third faction. Punishment: Illegal alt faction is disbanded. 4. Corners You are allowed a maximum of 1 corner, this includes different worlds. Punishment: You will be given a warning, where you will have 6 hours to unclaim any extra corners. If after the 6 hour time limit the corners are still not removed, an admin+ will forcefully remove any extra corners. 5. B**** Claiming If you claim land with the sole purpose of disrupting another faction currently setting up their base claims they will be unclaimed. B**** claims will be unclaimed during grace period however after grace period ends they will be allowed. Punishment: All b**** claims during grace period will be removed if reported. 6. Merges You may not merge at all. Punishment: All value from the merging will be removed. 7. Excessively Cheating/Ban Evading If more than 2 players are caught hacking in your faction or ban evading you will receive the following punishment. Punishment: 1 Faction Strike 8. Giving/Sharing FTOP Wealth You cannot give a faction wealth, this includes but is not limited to; spawners, eco, banknotes or TNT. Punishment: 1 Faction Strike 9. Allying/Teaming in PvP Allying/Teaming with other players in a different faction to secure objectives (koth and outpost) or multiple factions allying/teaming up and focusing a faction in PvP is not allowed. Punishment: 6 hour ban for any players involved Repetitive offences: 1 Faction Strike Faction Base Rules 10. Patching Walls With Printer / GenBuckets General patching rules will disallow the help to patch/repair walls from any faction but your own whilst being raided. If any other faction but yours is given permission to build and patch your walls this offence will be treated with the same punishments below. Patching your or your ally’s walls or creating new ones while being raided, with printer or gen buckets, is strictly against the rules. Punishment: 3 day ban to players, if this occurs 3 times the faction will receive a strike 11. Buffers Factions are allowed to claim a maximum of 20 chunks of buffer. A buffer starts from the outermost base wall to the wilderness. Punishment: 24 hour warning to remove excess claims -> Forcefully removed 12. Gaps You are not allowed to have a gap in your walls/base, this is anything larger than 2 chunks of mostly air in your walls. A staff will ultimately decide the validity. Punishment: 24 hour warning to remove excess gaps -> Forcefully removed 13. Buffers Between Bases There cannot be a base/buffer within 30 chunks of your base/buffer. Having too small of a distance will require the newer base to be moved or have its walls shortened. You cannot have a second base in line with your main base. Punishment: second faction is given 24 hours to remove/move, or forcefully removed 14. Regen Walls Factions with any kind of regen wall will be punished. Punishment: 1 Strike and forcefully removed 15. TNT Detectors, Raid Alerts, check walls, and AFKing on Walls Check walls with Redstone are not permitted under any circumstances. TNT/Redstone client updates (aka detectors) are not tolerated. Punishment: 1 Strike for Redstone check walls, disband for raid alerts and tnt detectors. If players are caught afking on walls they will be kicked on first offence and receive a one day ban on second offence. 16. Base Defences In no way shape or form may the following be used to defend against a raid: Cobblestone walls (the non-full block one) Fences Cactus Enderchests Enchantment Tables Chests Banners Anvils Cobwebs Just because a defence isn't listed here doesn’t mean it is allowed, however, you will be given a warning before being given 1 strike Punishment: 1 Strike and a 3 day ban to people who placed it 17. Spawners (Mining/Removing/Blocking Spawners) Blocking spawners - Spawners are not allowed to be blocked by blocks or water/lava. You cannot place spawners in such a way that makes raiding them almost impossible (each spawner must have at least 4+ sides free), you may message an admin+ for clarification on this if you need to as well as look at the images within the spoilers. You are not allowed to scatter spawners, to enforce this you must have a minimum of 6 spawners of the same type on a pillar to begin creating a new one. Pillars must be within a reasonable distance of one another. Mining/Removing spawners - When getting raided and you mine/remove your spawners or when you mine/remove them and it's been less than 15 minutes after the last successful shot on your base. If a faction is to mine spawners while being raided, the faction that is raiding will receive the taken down value directly. Spoiler: Allowed Spawner Placements Spoiler: Disallowed Spawner Placements Punishment: 1 Strike + players doing this receive a 3 day ban 18. Using an alt faction to extend your f shield (NEW) Using an alt faction to setup an f shield that would extend your shield time is not allowed. Punishment: f shield for alt faction is removed + original faction receives 1 faction strike 19. Limitations of spawner boxes (NEW) The maximum amount of spawner boxes within a factions base cannot exceed 3. (Note: XP grinder do NOT count as a spawner box.) Punishment: Verbal Warning to remove boxes . If not followed: Boxes with be forcefully removed by an Administrator, and the faction will receive a strike. Repetitive: Faction strike 20. Oceans (NEW) A faction may only have 1 ocean per side of their base. The max size of the ocean is 1 chunk (16 blocks). Punishment: Removal of the illegal ocean Repetitive: Removal + Faction strike Cannon and Raiding Rules 20. Raid Claims Your raid claim cannot be bigger than 10x10. You cannot have more than 1 claim per side of the base at one time. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning to remove Illegal Raid Claims, If breached staff will assess the situation for a rollback If not Removed: Forcefully removed/shrunk + 1 Faction Strike 21. Anti Raid Claims (NEW PUNISHMENT) Anti-raid claims can only be a max size of 6x6 and CANNOT be in line with your base (the actual base not the walls/wraps). You cannot create “lines” of claims or anything similar to prevent people from claiming. 1st Offence: Verbal Warning to remove Illegal Anti Raid Claims, If the illegal anti raid claims were used, staff will assess the situation for a rollback and the offending faction will receive 1 faction strike If not Removed: Forcefully removed/shrunk + 1 Faction Strike 22. Cannons Raiding A Base At One Time There may be only one active cannon firing at a base. If there is someone using a cannon to raid a base you have to wait until their raid is over to shoot your cannon. Punishment: Verbal warning to stop, damaged caused by illegal cannon is rolled back. If breached staff will assess the situation for a rollback 23. Cobble Monstering Cobble monstering in any situation will not be tolerated and will be removed as well as the players will be punished, depending on severity. Punishment: 3 day temp ban to players involved 24. Multi-Wall Oneshots A cannon may fire up to 1 shot per button press and destroy a maximum of 1 wall per button press. Any more and the raid will be deemed illegal. Punishment: 1 Strike, faction being raided is rolled back, players who built the cannon are banned for 5 days 25. Firing Speeds A cannon is legal only if it fires TNT every 4 seconds or slower. You cannot use multiple cannons to bypass this. Anything that has a barrel under y:10 can fire as fast as 0.3s between shots Punishment: 1 Strike, faction being raided is rolled back, players who built the cannon are banned for 5 days 26. Disallowed Cannons (a) Left and right shooters are not allowed. Redirecting SAND horizontally in land that is not claimed by your faction or an ally is not allowed and will cause the raid to be illegal. (b) Cannons that use excessive amounts of TNT that might affect the server's performance unnecessarily will not be tolerated and will be removed.. (c) Bypassing a factions walls by using a roof cannon is allowed, however, it is not allowed if you push TNT/Falling block(s) over or at 255. (d) Wall removers are not allowed. (e) Autos are not allowed, cannons with a barrel below y:10 are exempt, button spammers are allowed but you must click the button manually. (f) Mid Air cannons are not allowed. Note: The border breaks sand. You cannot backstack on the border. Punishment: 1 Strike, faction being raided is rolled back + players who built the cannon are banned for 5 days, cannon removed. 27. Hacking During Raid (NEW) If 2 or more members of the attacking faction or the defending faction during a raid uses any type of blacklisted modification(s), the following punishments will be enforced. Punishment: Faction Strike + Punishment for the person hacking. 28. Patching/Defending in wilderness (NEW) Factions are not allowed to create walls/defend their cannon box or buffer in wilderness. Any walls/patching done must be inside your own factions claims and not wilderness outside of your claim. Punishment: 1d ban to all players involved and the blocks being removed Repetitive offences: 1 faction strike Miscellaneous Faction Rules 29. Eco Glitches / Duping (NEW PUNISHMENT) Exploiting an issue with the economy or a bug that allows you to dupe for an advantage. Punishment: From 2 strikes to disband of faction depending on severity + perm ban for any player involved within the duping. 30. Auto Farms This is any farm that uses Redstone to automate farming of any crop. Punishment: 3 day ban to builders + Removal of Automated Farm 31. Scripting Things such as automated sell scripts or bots, mcMMO level botting and similarly severe offenses. Punishment: Ban + 1 Strike Payout Policies 32. Faction Age In order to qualify for payouts, your faction must exceed an age of 3 days. Disqualified from that weeks payout. 33. Base Size (NEW) In order to qualify for payout, your faction must have AT LEAST 50 walls surrounding your faction's worth. Disqualified from that weeks payout 34. FTop Value Location In order to qualify for payouts, your faction must have A MAJORITY of its value in the main base. (More than 85% of your value MUST be placed in your main base). -> Disqualified from that weeks payout 35. Alt factions Using alternate factions to claim payout is not permitted AT ALL -> Disqualified from payout, 2-4 strikes to the main faction depending on severity 36. Weekly Payouts Two days before each payout, factions will not be able to place value (from 5pm EST Thursday to 5pm EST Saturday). In this time you will be able to lose FTOP value however, you will not be able to place ANY value.