Shortened Server Rules
1. Act maturely, responsibly and respectfully at all times.
2. No griefing under any circumstances!
3. Unless stated otherwise by server staff, stealing from unlocked chests is allowed.
4. Always obey server staff, at all times.
5. Do not interfere with staff duties.
6. No profane of insulting structures.
7. Do not beg staff to do things for you.
8. Do not hide an exploit. Report it immediately.
9. Client-side modding is not allowed, except for special circumstances.
10. Do not spawn kill, kill players directly outside of towns, or camp their homes.
11. No multiple accounts, or multiple users for your account.
C1. Abuse of /jump, /j, /top and Compass Jump are not allowed.
C2. Abuse of the Multihome perk and/or the Warp system is prohibited.
C3. Exploiting /item spawning privileges is not allowed.

Expansion and elaboration of Server Rules
Sublimity Gaming is an online Minecraft multiplayer server, with a large selection of plugins and things to do. Like most online servers, we have a collection of rules that all players must comply with at all times. Failure to comply with these rules usually results in a punishment of some form. The punishments stated in this thread are only guidelines for Moderators, Administrators, Managers and Founders, and these staff members are reminded that these are ONLY guidelines, and can be completely ignored if the situation justifies it.

General Server Rules
1. Act maturely, responsibly and respectfully at all times.
This is self-explanatory. We expect all players to act maturely, responsibly and respectfully at all times. This rule can be broken in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) 'caps spam', constant profanity, abusive language and acting a nuisance.
Punishment:
o First offence: Kick by server staff.
o Second offence: One day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Fourth offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Fifth offence: Permanent ban.

2. No griefing under any circumstances!
This is self-explanatory. We expect all players to respect the property of others at all times. This rule is broken by destroying blocks that clearly belong to another player, or a group of players. The placement of lava and water are also considered griefing, along with the attempted placement of fire with a Flint and Steel. If you have been griefed, do not panic! An administrator can rollback almost all of the damage instantly!
Punishment:
Minor grief (the destruction of less than 10 blocks)
o First offence: One day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Fourth offence: Permanent ban.
Moderate grief (the destruction of roughly 10-50 blocks)
o First offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Permanent ban.
Major grief (the destruction of more than 50 blocks. Serious damage)
First offence: Non-appealable permanent ban.*
*players will only be unbanned if there is strong evidence that shows the banned user is not responsible for the grief. A video of someone else using your account does not fulfil this since you are responsible for your own account.

3. Unless stated otherwise by server staff, stealing from unlocked chests is allowed.
Stealing from unlocked chests is allowed at all times, unless otherwise stated by server staff. In the event that stealing has been banned, there will be a forum announcement and a running notice from the server console. We cannot be held responsible for stolen items if you haven't locked your chests. Type /lwc help for info on how to lock your chests.

4. Always obey server staff, at all times.
If a moderator, administrator, manager or founder is addressing you, please promptly reply and be as useful as possible. Do not waste their time with meaningless questions or pointless queries. The Sublimity Gaming server staff are here to help you as much as possible with genuine issues, please do not abuse this benefit. Wasting the time of server staff may lead to a punishment.
Punishment:
o First offence: Kick by server staff (to get the attention of an AFK player)
o Second offence: One day temporary ban.
o Further offences will result in an additional one day temporary ban.

5. Do not interfere with staff duties.
If a member of server staff is currently investigating a breach of rules, or consulting another member of staff, do not hinder, attack, provoke or annoy them. They are doing their job. Failure to comply may result in a punishment.
Punishment:
o First offence: Kick by server staff.
o Second offence: One day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Fourth offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Fifth offence: Permanent ban.

6. No profane or insulting structures.
If a structure is deemed to be offensive or profane by server staff, it will be destroyed. The definition of �profane or insulting� is the choice of the server staff, however these structures include Nazi imagery, genitalia and religious symbols that are disrespectful towards another religion.
Punishment:
o First offence: Permanent ban and removal of the structure.

7. Do not beg staff to do things for you.
This includes (but is not limited to): begging for spawned items, �op status�, promotion to a staff rank or promotion to an additional rank. Server staff will regularly look at applications, so please do not rush them. Additionally, reporting your own application could lead to punishment.
Punishment:
o First offence: Kick by server staff.
o Second offence: One day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Fourth offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Fifth offence: Permanent ban.

8. Do not hide an exploit. Report it immediately.
If you are caught using an exploit, or withholding information regarding an exploit, a punishment will almost always follow. We want everyone on this server to have a fun and fair time, and we want to ensure that all exploits are removed. Exploits include (but are not limited to): creeper griefing to enter a property, abusing any kind of shop system, boosting McMMO skills, the creation and usage of darkrooms, automatic mob-grinding (including Iron Golem Farms) and �AFK-farming�.
Punishment:
o Punishment is dependant on the exploit, however, most exploits will lead to your money being wiped, stats removed and a temporary ban.

9. Client-side modding is not allowed, except for special circumstances.
Client-side modding is the process of installing mods in your minecraft.jar file, in an attempt to modify the game in your favour. Illegal client-side mods include (but are not limited to): X-ray packs, speed hacks, flying mods and super-breaker packs. There are certain mods that are allowed, but always check with an administrator before installing a mod.
Punishment:
o First offence: Five day temporary ban, and all stats and money to be wiped.
o Second offence: Permanent ban.

10. Do not spawn kill, kill players directly outside of a town or camp their homes.
Spawn-killing is the process in which a player is killed by another player directly after respawning. Spawn-killing also involves teleporting to another player and killing them immediately upon arrival, even if the other player instigates the teleport. Camping a home is the process in which a player deliberately impedes another player and doesn�t allow them to leave their home. These are not allowed, along with the abuse of mechanics to murder a player. This includes firing arrows and dangerous potions from outside of a town, into a town. The same applies for the spawn area as well.
Punishment:
o First offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Five day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Permanent ban.

11. No multiple accounts, or multiple users for your own account.
The first part of the rule relates to the usage of multiple accounts to avoid a server ban. If a player logs in on another account with an identical IP address to the banned player, we have reason to believe that they are ban-dodging, and we will take action. The second part of the rule relates to individual account responsibility. You are responsible for the actions that take place under your own account name, and you will be punished if illegal actions are undertaken with your account.
Punishment:
o Multiple accounts: First offence: Permanent ban for both accounts.

Additional command-specific rules
C1. Abuse of /jump, /j, and /top are not allowed.
Using the aforementioned commands to illegitimately enter another player�s property is not allowed under any circumstance. A player who has purchased any of the aforementioned commands can use their purchased commands to escape from battle ONLY IF the player in question has not instigated the battle and has not attacked an aggressor. Once blows are exchanged, all commands are off limits, and players involved must either battle to the death or agree to a cessation of hostilities.
Punishment:
o First offence: One day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Five day temporary ban and removal of command(/s).
o Fourth offence: Permanent ban.

C2. Abuse of the Multihome perk and/or the Warp system is prohibited.
Setting a home or creating a warp into another player�s private property is unfair and illegal. This constitutes as spawn and home camping, and therefore is not allowed. If homes/warps are discovered inside the property of another player without the permission of the owner, they will be removed and the owner of the home/warp will be punished.
Punishment:
o First offence: One day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Five day temporary ban and removal of command(/s).
o Fourth offence: Permanent ban.

C3. Exploiting /item spawning privileges is not allowed.
Purchasing the item spawning package means that you also agree to the terms and conditions of this purchase. These terms and conditions dictate that you must not trade, sell or store spawned items, you must not spawn unobtainable items (sponge and bedrock for example) and you must never give spawned items to other players. Failure to comply will always result in a punishment.
Punishment:
o First offence: Three day temporary ban.
o Second offence: Seven day temporary ban.
o Third offence: Fourteen day temporary ban and removal of command(/s).
o Fourth offence: Permanent ban.