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Faction Rules

Changes & Terms of Service

We reserve the right to make changes, additions, & removals to rules or game design at any time for any reason, we do not have to notify you of these changes or give you a explanation for any actions we make.

Hacked Clients

The use of hacked clients are strictly forbidden and will result in permanent username and IP ban.

Allowed Clients

Optifine, Replay, Schematica (With restrictions listed below), Laby Mod, Minimap mods (Must not show entities or players).

AUTO Abusing

Auto Fishing/Auto Clicking or similar designs that keep a player AFK are not allowed and will be removed by a staff member. This also applies to Auto Fishers. Using an auto clicker to afk mine/grind is not allowed, and will be treated the same as hacking.

Bans & Faction Strikes

  • Every 5 bans from a faction will result in a faction strike
  • Every 7 tempbans will result in a faction strike
  • Every 20 kicks will result in a faction strike.
  • Faction Striking

  • 1st Strike || -10% of faction payout (if your faction wins a payout)
  • 2nd Strike || -20% of faction payout
  • 3rd Strike || -50% of faction payout
  • 4th Strike || - Faction winnings disqualified, you will no longer win any payouts.
  • 5th Strike || - Faction disbanded, base is removed, faction leader(s) are banned.
  • Griefing

    This only applies to staff or server areas only, if you have found a way to destroy or raid a area that is clearly claimed by the server then you may be banned or have your faction disbanded, this is extremely strictly enforced.

    Theft / Scamming

    Theft of other player's items is allowed through legitimate means only such as raiding/killing is the only legitimate way to take another player's items, scamming is not allowed.

    Threats

    DDoS Threats/Doxing We take the safety of our players very seriously and thus do not allow others to threaten each other with DDoS attacks or releasing their private information. This does not include jokes between friends, but does include frequent remarks such as "Your internet is about to lag" etc.

    Advertising

    Advertising other servers or links to anywhere in chat messages or PM's will be a ban!

    Pornographic Links

    Any links which may lead to disturbing/pornographic sites are punishable with a 7 day temp ban for first offense. Links which may lead to ip loggers are punishable with a global ban. You can view if a link is safe or not with http://www.getlinkinfo.com

    IRL trading

    IRL trading is allowed however, we do not recommend you partake in them, we are not held liable for any damages or scamming whatsoever, if you partake in a IRL trade you assume all of the risk and responsibility. This is not grounds for a refund, and if you do try to force a refund you will be banned.

    Inappropriate Usernames

    Extremely inappropriate usernames are punishable with a ban until the username is changed. If it is a nickname, we will first give a warning before a ban.

    Offensive/Inappropriate Skins

    Offensive or inappropriate skins are punishable with a ban until the skin is changed. Players will generally be given a chance to change the skin prior to ban, however this is not always a guaranteed warning.

    Abusing Glitches/Bugs

    The severity of the bug determines the length of your ban. Typically we generously reward players who report game-breaking bugs. Abusing a Glitch/Bug can result in a loss of your donor rank, disbanding of your faction, cleared inventory, destruction of your faction land, ban, loss of ability to appeal a ban, loss of ability to buy an unban, permanent negative power for you or your faction, and more. We take glitches and bugs very seriously, reporting them properly usually grants much more reward than abusing them and being caught.

    Mute/Ban Evasion

    This is when a player uses an alternate account to bypass restrictions set on their main account. The alternate account, and players IP address will be muted/banned for the punishment length on the main account. The punishment may also be extended due to the evasion. If this is systemic or linked to a specific faction the faction involved will receive a strike for every evasion of punishment attempted.
  • -1st Offense (Ban Evasion): Permanent Ban, Faction Strike
  • -2nd Offense (Mute Evasion): Mute for the length of the first Mute, Faction Strike
  • -2nd Offense (Mute Evasion): Permanent Ban, Faction Strike
  • Trolling Events

    Purposely trying to troll staff, events, or players is not allowed.

    Inappropriate Builds

    Inappropriate Builds that are racist, or generally rude will not be allowed.

    Abusing the report-a-player feature

    Report abusing is not allowed, severity of the reports will decide the punishment.

    Chunk Buffers

    The Chunk Buffer is 25 Chunks.

    Cannon Speed

    All cannons must be 3 or more seconds. Button spamming a 3 second cannon is not allowed, once a cannon is completely finished firing you must then wait an additional 3 seconds to fire again. (E.g. Button Press, Cannon fires, Cannon finishes firing, wait 3 seconds, fire again)

    B-claiming

    B-Claiming is not allowed.

    Insiding

    Insiding is not allowed, Insiding is defined as intetionally endangering or hurting your own faction, such as teleporting other people inside your base, offering your own faction's goods or services without their permission, selling large quantities of loot or stealing spawners from your faction without permission.

    Corner Claims

    A faction may only claim one corner at a time in any world.

    Wall Patching

    During an active raid, genbuckets and printer will be considered illegal to use while patching. A raid remains active for defenders 15 minutes after the last shot. Video proof must be provided if you wish to report someone for patching during an active raid, which must show the user witnessing the TnT explode and patching it within a 15 minute window afterwards.

    Cannon Boxes

    You may only have up to 3 chunks of walls surrounding your cannon box.

    Illegal cannons

    There are only a handful of cannon technologies that are outlawed on Longshot. If your cannon falls under any of these categories, it is considered illegal:
  • -Is capable of destroying more than one wall per button press.
  • -Preloading sand is fine as long as you only destroy one wall per button press.
  • -Exists for no other purpose than to generate lag. (Lag machines, overcomplicated cannons, and piston farms.)
  • -Is, or functions similarly to an AC130 cannon. (roof cannoning)
  • -Is, or functions similarly to a Flux Cannon.
  • -Any use of raid detectors by a third party software, or in-game detection methods is not allowed.
  • Players found abusing any of the illegal technology will be rewarded with a faction warning point. If it continues, we will begin banning all players involved. Please approach the management team if you have questions on whether your cannon is legal if you aren’t 100% sure. Punishments: If you are caught using the cannon, you will be banned for 1 day, the cannon will be completely removed, and any damage done to a faction’s base will be rolled back. If you are found with a potentially illegal cannon, you will receive a faction strike and it will be broken.

    Illegal Defense

    Covering spawners in any block and watering it, as well as covering spawners in obsidian is illegal and will result in complete removal of the structure, including any spawners that were inside. All spawners must be eggable once a base has been breached. Unraidable blocks, if found, should be reported immediately as a bug and to management. Failure to do so may result in additional punishment. Reporting issues and not taking advantage of them is the only way to keep yourself from being punished. Regen walls are not legal. If you find a way to create any type of self-repairing wall that uses water and lava in any manner, it will be removed and you will receive a faction strike. If you aren’t sure it’s legal, please check with the management team prior to building it on the main realms. Using obsidian superfluously to protect your spawners will result in those protection blocks being removed and a strike being given. Examples of this are covering spawners completely except for a single block, using waters and doors to falsely say it’s eggable, making a single line of trapdoors or other objects that require the user to use an excessive amount of creeper eggs to get to your spawners. The excessiveness of a defense will be determined by the staff member who is responsible for inspecting your base. If you are not sure if your defense is too much then ask a staff member. Record a video of them approving it, along with keeping track of the date, and time that the approval was made. If you falsify the video evidence, or lie about what a staff member has approved. Your faction will receive a strike, as well as a removal of all of the spawners, or whatever you claimed was approved originally, in conjunction with being banned yourself.

    F-Top Addendum:

    If you’re using “bases” to proliferate out your f-top value to the extreme and for the sake of making your value virtually “unraidable” - we will take action against you, which may include, but is not limited to the following:
  • -Complete removal (world edit out) of your base(s).
  • -Issue warning points to your faction.
  • -Disqualify your faction completely from the F-Top competition for the remainder of the season.
  • You may merge or split for the first week of grace period. Any other merging or splitting after grace period has ended will be considered illegal merging & splitting and will be punished accordingly. Please approach an administrator+ for specifics on what you can and can’t do if you aren’t 100% sure. If you were kicked or you left your faction, you may not bring any of that faction’s f-top value with you to a new faction. Please try to do this before the grace period ends in order to be considered for the f-top contest. Two factions may not merge if their collective value will put them inside of the F-Top, or increase their placement inside of F-top, also if both merging factions have corner claims then one of them must give up their corner as a faction may only have 1 corner claim at a time.

    Impersonating Staff

    Tricking someone into thinking that you are a staff member or another player for personal gain or gain for your faction is not tolerated. This includes trying to obtain spawners, money, paypal, buycraft or valuable items. Any attempts to bypass this rule in any manner will result in immediate punishment.
  • -1st Offense: 1 Day Temporary Ban, Faction Strike
  • -2nd Offense: 3 Day Temporary Ban, Faction Strike
  • -3rd Offense: 1 Week Temporary Ban, Faction Strike
  • Cobble Monstering

    Any form of using lava and water to create a cobblestone structure, which was made to cause harm and frustration for the other faction.

    Payout-Boosting

    Doing BuyCraft deals for ridiculous amounts (for example $0.01 for 10 billion) is not allowed. Giving players or factions, faction value whether for free or in a loan, just to be boosted in faction value or to beat another faction in the weekly payout is considered payout boosting. Loans are not allowed, trades must be made in full at the time of the trade.

    Bypassing Fee

    Any form of bypassing the mining fee is not allowed and the spawners will be removed.

    Forging proof

    If you attempt to report a player with proof that you have edited or created in attempt to get them banned. Through means of photoshop, fake hacker, or any other means is not allowed.
  • -1st Offense: Permanent ban, Rollback of any damages caused, Faction Strike
  • -2nd Offense: Permanent ban, Rollback of any damages caused, Faction Strike
  • -3rd Offense: Permanent ban, Rollback of any damages caused, Faction disqualified from winnings
  • -4th Offense: Permanent ban, Rollback of any damages caused, Faction disbanded and base removed
  • Winnings holdings

    We are allowed to put your winnings on hold if we are investigating your faction for breaking rules.

    Faction honesty

    You are allowed to lie to other players (as long as it does not violate any of the other rules listed), however lying to staff is strictly against the rules, especially in the case of faction leaders. If we are investigating an issue and we question you, if you lie your faction may suffer major consequences as a result of it, including but not limited too, faction strike, winnings being disqualified, winnings be revoked, base removal, faction disbandment, or being banned.

    Duping

    Duping is not allowed in any way, and is strictly enforced, if you find a dupe glitch, you must report it. If you abuse it in any way you and your faction will suffer major consequences.
  • -1st Offense: Faction strike, all chests removed in your faction, faction bank set to 0, all inventories in your faction cleared
  • -2nd Offense: Faction base removed, Faction Strike.
  • -3rd Offense: Faction disbanded, all players involved in duping banned.
  • Winnings

    Winnings are given via Paypal G&S.
  • Winnings may be withheld or revoked if you/your faction have broken rules that directly relates to the faction winning
  • Winnings will be rewarded within 72 Hours of a payout time, if your faction paypal is not set when a payout is scheduled you will not receive your winnings ever.
  • You are not allowed to try and steal a winning from a faction by changing their paypal via insiding, if you do you will be banned, winnings will be revoked and given to the correct paypal. Falsifying this situation to get possible double winnings will result in a ban, buycraft ban, and if it is tied to a faction that faction will be disbanded and base removed, along with the leader(s) being banned. In conjunction with a chargeback being filed.
  • Faction locking

    If a faction is in the process of a rollback, or a staff action for some reason then you may not raid within 30 minutes of the last staff action. A common marker we will make that a faction is currently in lock is we will claim the outside adjacent chunks or border with safezone. If you see this you must wait until the safezone is gone, then wait 30 minutes before raiding.

    Faction Shield

    You are allowed to have a faction shield 4 hours per day, you are allowed to pick when the time for the faction shield will be before graceperiod, or whenever you make a new faction after graceperiod, you will only be allowed to pick it 1 time after graceperiod has ended when you make a new faction. Disbanding your faction and making a new one to re-pick your graceperiod time is forbidden and will result in the faction being disbanded.

    Staff request/spectating

    As a faction you may request for staff to spectate or moderate a raid. To do so create a ticket in our discord 24 hours ahead of the time (or as soon as you can) you want to raid, and let us know the time & place you plan to raid. We will do our best to be there to help enforce the rules during a raid to ensure legitimacy. We will try our best to confirm any & all details of being there.

    Double Raiding

    A faction is not allowed to raid another faction if they are already being raided. You must wait 15 minutes after the last cannon shot.

    Counter Raiding

    You are allowed to build counter-cannons and you are allowed to counter raid a faction as long as they are not already being raided by someone else.

    Faction Max Raiding

    A single faction may only actively raid 1 other faction at a time, you must wait a minimum of 15 minutes from your last cannon shot to begin raiding another faction (E.g. Must be 15 minutes between one shot and the other)

    Dispenser limitations

    A single cannon is allowed to have a maximum of 3,250 dispensers, however cannons that approach this limit will be more heavily scrutinized and inspected to ensure they do not qualify as a lag machine, cannons with less dispensers will be less scrutinized than cannons with more.

    Lag inducing design

    if you accidentally design a spawner room, farm, or cannon that is extremely laggy or detrimental to server performance you may be asked to redesign said item/area. Commonly we will give a recommendation and may assist in redesigning it if said redesign is extremely large. If you ignore a redesign request the item/area will be removed entirely. If the redesign is extremely large we may also place your faction under a shield making it invulerable to raiding while the changes are made, during this period you are not allowed to raid another faction until we have removed your invulnerability.

    Staff Intervention & Locks

    If staff has intervened in a faction for a redesign, or to investigate a issue causing us to lock or shield the faction you are not allowed to raid it until we have removed the invulnerability or finished our investigation, likewise the faction that is under the lock or invulnerability is not allowed to raid anyone, build a counter-cannon, patch walls, or any repair actions. Essentially you cannot do anything while under staff protection that would improve your faction or lessen your faction that would not be considered a "Normal activity" (normal activity including things such as grinding mobs in a farm, farming crops, mining, etc.). Abusing this protection period may result in a rollback, faction strike, disbandment, removal of base, or more. We take this type of abuse extremely seriously and will issue extremely harsh punishments based on it.

    Ticket grabbing/Channel watching

    We do not allow anyone under any circumstance for you to spy or watch our tickets channel with the intention to see when other factions submit raid tickets or assistance tickets.

    Bribing & "Favors"

    Any form of bribing or asking for "Favors" from a staff member will result in your faction being disbanded immediately, your base being removed, and everyone involved being banned or removed from Longshot entirely. This is under a zero tolerance policy, any attempt to do this will be met with extremely harsh punishments for even the most minimal attempts. We highly recommend you do not try to do this even as a joke.

    Player boxes

    Player boxes inside of a faction base are allowed however the wall must only be 1 block thick.

    Alts

    Alts are allowed however they must follow the following conditions
  • They must be from the same IP as the person hosting the alts (AKA no VPS usage for alts except for the condition below)
  • If you are going to use a VPS you must make a clear indication to staff as to who the owner of the alts are, the quantity of the alts, and all of their player names. To register your alts as your own you must create a ticket in our discord and supply all of the information listed above. (1 owner of alts must only use 1 IP for all their alts unless they have notified staff, using proxies or a VPN to bypass this will result in a strike)
  • They must be in the faction as a member
  • They cannot serve any other purpose than to AFK (No chatlogging, command running, autofarming, etc.)
  • They must owner of the alts must also be in the faction at the time the alts are also online (Cannot rotate he/she out)
  • They cannot be used as wall warnings (Basically you cannot place them on your walls and wait for them to be killed to test if a raid is coming)
  • Alts cannot be used to bypass a ban or punishment (if the owner of the alts or an alt is banned that entire list of alts the owner is using is no longer allowed)
  • Alts are NOT allowed on Factions within the first 6 hours of release under any circumstance, you may claim the alts at anytime however if they login before the 6 hour mark of release the faction associated with them will receive a strike, and a tempIPBan for 12 hours
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