In-Game Rules
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All punishments listed for rules are only guidelines and punishments will vary depending on the severity of the situation.

 
Chat Related Offenses
Breaking any of these rules over yell will result in a worse punishment.
Soliciting others into breaking a rule (may it be provoking or blackmailing) is illegal and will result in a temporary or permanent mute depending on the situation.
  • Excessive Profanity.

  • Advertising Other Servers.

  • Staff Impersonation.

  • Cyber-Bullying, Insults, Flaming.

  • Racism, Nazism, Sexism and any other Prejudices.

  • No Discussion of illegal, or otherwise profane Topics.

  • Gibberish/Spamming, Chat-Flooding.

  • Disrespecting Members of Staff and/or Their Decisions.

  • Luring on yell
  • English on yell
Excessive Profanity
At Etherum, users are given the freedom of speech. However, that freedom is not unrestricted. As Etherum is frequented by underage and generally young children, excessive swearing or anything else excessively profane is forbidden in order to shield that aforementioned part of the player-base. Please understand that this is to keep the impressionable out of harm's way. Those who decide not to follow this rule will be punished in the form of a verbal warning and/or temporary mute.

Advertising Other Servers
Etherum does not, in any way shape or form, tolerate advertising other RuneScape servers. If you are caught advertising, recruiting or trying to deceive players to join another server you will be host-muted, and by default, have no chance with an appeal. If you mention another server or talk about one unknowingly you will be asked to stop, if you continue you may be met with a short mute.

Staff Impersonation
On the basis of principle, impersonating a member of the Etherum Staff Team is prohibited. The consequences for breaking this rule vary depending on context: Those caught impersonating with good intentions will be warned not to do so in the future or placed in jail for 24 to 48 hours; those caught impersonating with malevolent intentions or with the goal of scamming other users will be permanently banned from the Etherum server. If severe enough, impersonators may also be host-banned.

Cyber-Bullying, Insults, Flaming
Etherum takes the insulting, harassment and bullying of its members very seriously. This includes leaking the real-life information of other player's without their consent.  A member found to be actively and intentionally breaking this rule will be punished in the form of a mute. The punishment's duration will be left to the discretion of the Staff Member handling the situation. If the player found to be breaking this rule persists in his/her efforts to make the game unpleasant for his/her fellow players, a temporary/.permanent host-mute may be invoked.

Racism, Nazism, Sexism, or any other Prejudice
Etherum does not tolerate its players being prejudiced toward any sex, belief or race (We allow the term 'nigga' as long as it's not used in a racial context, which will be determined on a situation-to-situation basis by the staff). Players who break this rule will be muted for a duration up to the staff member. If however, you make an account who's username breaks this rule, the account will be banned and your items will be lost. Repeat offenders may have their ability to speak permanently revoked or be host-banned from Etherum.

No Discussion of illegal, or otherwise profane Topics
Etherum does not harbor criminals and will not tolerate the discussion of illegal activities; overly profane topics are also not welcome. The consequence for breaking this rule is a temporary mute that may be made permanent. If serious enough, players may be reported to the proper authorities.
Exception: Torrents

Gibberish/Spamming, Chat-Flooding
Though considered to be a minor offense, players found spamming or flooding the chat will be warned not to do so moving forward. If this instruction is ignored, a temporary mute will follow. The mute's duration is left to the Staff Member handling the situation in question, though, punishments will normally not exceed 36 hours. If a player decides to use an auto typer, he/she is to set the delay between messages to at least 5 seconds.
Clan spam will now be legal, as long as no profane topics are spammed and it's not done so in a popular area (home, edgeville wilderness etc).

Disrespecting Members of Staff and/or their Decisions
Etherum does not tolerate its Staff Members or their decisions being disrespected. If a player disagrees with the choices made or punishments given by a Staff Member, that player is to attempt to reason with the Staff Member involved. If the disagreement persists, an Administrator is to be contacted who will have final say on the situation. If the Staff Member's actions are found to be unjust, they will be corrected.
 
Luring on yell
Luring on Etherum through yell is not allowed. While luring is allowed in all other locations (Except the clan chats that have rules restricting it, and using risk fights to lure), we do not allow luring on yell because of the purpose yell serves. Yell is a communication method not only meant to create positive interactions between community members (especially new players) but to allow a safe method of all other activities. Luring on yell creates a negative environment that we can, and will avoid. Please note that while you cannot use lure risk fights to lure, the security of risk fights can only be secured if you use an OMM or staff member to mediate.

English on yell
Unless you are advertising a clan chat for a specific language, we ask that all members speak English on yell. Members who ignore staff warnings will have their yell ability temporarily disabled while repeat offenders may lose their rights to yell permanently.

Action Related Offenses
  • Duping.

  • Bug abusing.

  • Account Sharing.

  • Weapon Game

  • Scamming.

  • Giveaways.

  • Autoclickers/botting

  • Hosting Games of Chance.

  • Evading Punishments.

  • Usage of Third-Party Program for Voting

  • Harassment

  • Bypassing Gambling Systems
  • Boosting
  • Interrupting tournament/middlemanned fights on purpose
  • Standing under fights in the wilderness (edge) and Duel Arena 

Duping
If a player is caught abusing a method of duplicating items, they will be permanently host-banned and have all accounts pertaining to them cleared. If a player is to find a duplication method, he/she is to report it to the highest authority currently available or report on the matter on the Etherum Forums; players who report active duplication methods will be rewarded handsomely.
 
Bug Abusing
Etherum does not tolerate its players abusing server bugs. Players caught breaking this rule will be severely punished in the form of a permanent ban. If the abused bug is serious enough, punishments may also extend to host-bans. If a player is to find a bug, they are to report it on the Forums; those who report bugs posing serious risks to Etherum may be rewarded for their efforts.
Using a visual bug to lure other players is against the rules
 
Account Sharing.
Etherum prohibits the act of sharing an account between multiple players. If an account is caught being shared, it will be permanently banned from the server.

Weapon Game
We do not allow multi-logging or boosting within Weapon Game. Anyone caught boosting is subject to have ranks/rewards stripped, and anyone caught multilogging will be adequately warned (as always, situation-to-situation basis), and further breaking of the rules will result in harsher punishments.
 
Scamming
Scamming fellow Etherum users is prohibited. Those caught scamming other Etherum members will be banned; repeat offenders will be permanently banned from Etherum. A player caught scamming has the option of refunding his victim(s) in exchange for a more lenient punishment for their behavior (the person who was scammed will be refunded by the scammer regardless). If scammed, a player may make a Player Report on the Etherum Forums with sufficient evidence to prove his claims. Please note that in the case of scams involving RSGP, Staff may not assist you as Etherum has no authority over RuneScape.
NOTE: Loaning items is at your own risk. The Etherum Staff Team does not take any responsibility and are not required to help retrieve any items lent out. If you lend items to a friend and want them back, do NOT contact a staff member about this issue.

Other forms of staking
On Etherum, 99% of stakes are regular DDS stakes (no armour, prayer, etc). If you wish to stake in any other manner, be that mage box, DDS shield on or any other adjustments to the 'normal' DDS rules you must get your opponent to agree on this previous to the duel. Simply advertising that you're 'mage boxing 5b' is not good enough. If you don't have proof showing your opponent agreeing to a change of standard rules, you will be jailed and forced to refund. Should players continue to be punished for breaking this rule they will be punished as per any other form of scamming.

Giveaways
Etherum sees no issue in players giving away their items and allows them to do this freely. However, those found giving away their items in an effort to intentionally harm the server's economy will be severely punished. This includes, but is not limited to, intentionally selling bulk items on the POS for extreme amounts under the current market value. Punishments may come in the form of permanent bans and having all accounts pertaining to the player in question cleared.
 
Auto-Clickers
Auto-Clickers provide an unfair advantage to those using them, they are prohibited at all times while playing Etherum. Players caught breaking this rule will receive punishments in the form of a temporary jail and the possibility of having their experience reset. Repeat offenders, though, may receive temporary or permanent bans. Anyone caught using an auto-clicker/botting will immediately be removed from the skilling tournament. 
 
Hosting Games of Chance
Games of Chance are not allowed. Anyone caught attempting to host a Game of Chance will be warned once and may be muted if the actions persist.

Evading Punishments
Players who have received host-bans or host-mutes and decide to evade their punishment will simply be given the punishment once more and have their initial punishment's duration increased. Please also note that evading punishments will significantly decrease the probability of a player's punishment appeal being accepted.
 
Usage of Third-Party Program for Voting
While voting is certainly beneficial to the server, here at Etherum we do not allow player(s) to use a third-party program so that they may avoid the 12-hour voting limit (this includes any method to bypass the 12-hour restriction, unless the votes are done at completely different locations). Restricting the usage of such programs benefits the economy, the players and the overall integrity of the server. If caught using such programs, the player will be warned and stripped of all rewards attained. Any further usage afterward will result in harsher punishments.
 
Harassment
While harassment is normally done verbally, we also recognize that physical harassment is a serious action that we cannot allow at Etherum. Harassment is defined as any physical or verbal action that is meant to distort the gameplay of another community member. The punishment for breaking such rule is on a incident-to-incident basis and will ultimately be decided by the staff member handling the situation.
 
Bypassing Gambling Systems
On Etherum we have two specific systems for Dicing and Staking that are specifically implemented to ensure scamming does not occur. While unfortunately this happens due to player negligence, we do not allow players to make agreements on a gambling bet that bypasses our system nor do we allow players to host items for others. For example, if you want to stake 30 items and you make a "verbal agreement" to pay the two other items after the stake is over, this is bypassing our system. These situations cause tremendous amounts of scamming and prohibit staff from refunding due to the system not being properly used. If you're caught attempting to bypass the gambling systems, punishment will occur in the form of jail time and if your actions continue, you could possibly be banned.


Boosting


Boosting Includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Creating accounts to boost your own or others self-wealth
  • VPN Voting
  • Boosting wilderness kills for yourself or others
Any players caught boosting will be forced to repay the items (or the value thereof) to a staff member. Repeat offenders may receive temporary or permanent host bans.

Interupting tournament/middlemanned fights on purpose

We do not allow players to PJ/interrupt any of these fights held/being overwatched by the server and/or the staff team. Doing so will result in a temportary jail. Repeat offenders will be given a longer punishment.

Standing under fights in the wilderness (Edge) and Duel Arena.

Standing underneath other players fights in the wilderness (Edge area only) or at the Duel Arena will not be tolerated. Anyone found breaking this rule will be warned, repeat offenders will be jailed.

Trade-Related Offenses
  • Buying/Selling/Giving away Accounts.

  • Buying/Selling RuneScape Membership PINs.

  • Trading Third Party Currency.

  • Trading RSGP.

  • Selling/Buying Dicer/Super Donator Ranks.

  • Selling Items/Accounts for Real Life Wealth/Gain
Buying/Selling/Giving away Accounts
Players of Etherum are prohibited from buying, selling or giving away Etherum accounts. Any account found to have been bought, sold or given away will be permanently banned.

Buying/Selling RuneScape Membership PINs
Etherum forbids its players from buying or selling RuneScape Membership PINs. Those caught infringing upon this rule will receive severe punishments ranging from temporary to permanent bans. The exact duration is left to the Staff Member's discretion. Repeatedly breaking this rule may result in being host-banned.

Trading Third Party Currency
You are not allowed to sell/buy any kind of 3rd party currency with Etherum items or gold. It doesn't matter what it is, may it be Microsoft Points or iTunes cards. If you get caught doing one of the things mentioned above, you will be permanently host-banned.

Trading RSGP
Etherum allows its users to freely trade RSGP provided an Official Middleman is used during the transaction. Trades where Rsgp is involved are only allowed when you use an OMM. If you choose not to use an OMM and get caught, you will be punished
Members who are blacklisted will not be allowed to buy any rsgp at all.
A list of Official Middlemen can be found by using the ::checkmms command ingame

Selling/Buying Dicer/Super Donator Ranks.
Members of Etherum are only allowed to sell NEW Dicer/Donator ranks (this does not include subscriptions). You MUST use an a staff member while conducting this trade to ensure the transaction is completed smoothly. Players who conduct trades without using a staff member risk the chance of being punished. It should also be made aware that if a dispute is made, the disputer will be host banned (unless they revert the dispute) and the person receiving the rank will have the rank(s) stripped.

Selling Items/Accounts for Real Life Wealth/Gain
Though Etherum permits the trading of RSGP on its server, doing so in order to make financial gain is strongly prohibited and will result in being permanently host-banned. As this is a matter of zero-tolerance those punished for infringing upon this rule may not appeal their punishments; any appeals made for breaking this rule will be denied by default.

Buying/Selling Etherum currency/items via Third Party Websites
Selling or buying Etherum gold, items, accounts or services third-party websites, or simply attempting to, is strongly prohibited. As Etherum Staff is, through the use of various tracking and identification techniques and methods, able to identify your Etherum identity, violators will be found and severely punished for their actions. The consequence for breaking this rule is being host-banned indefinitely; appeals made for breaking this rule will be denied by default.

Etherum reserves the right to edit these rules at any time without prior notice.
It is the player's duty to read and understand the rules, as they will be held accountable for their actions.
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