MapleScape Official Rules
MapleScape Official Rules
1. Flaming, Disrespect, Harassment and Inappropriate Content
(First offense: 12-24 hour mute, Second offense: 2-7 day mute, Third and final offense: Permanent mute.)
Here at MapleScape, we have a community that contains a a large variety of different races, ethics, sexual orientations, etc. It is important that we preserve and protect each other and that we ensure equality throughout MapleScape.
a. The use of inappropriate, slanderous and/or disrespectful language towards another’s race, belief system, mental health, ethics, or sexual orientation is not tolerated. We expect our members to be courteous towards one another. We suggest using the Ignore System to block peoples messages that have or are actively breaking this rule.
b. Any message sent via the yell command, public chat, or clan chat that is deemed inappropriate, demeaning, or disrespectful per a staff member’s discretion is not permitted and will correspond with the punishments stated above.
c.  Inappropriate, slanderous or disrespectful language within a players user name towards another's race, belief system, ethics, or sexual orientation is not permitted.  Players who fail to comply to this rule will be offered a free name change if they decline this the account will be permanent banned. This will be very clearly stated when the name change is offered.

2. Advertising
(First offense: 24 hour muteFinal offense: Permanent ban.)
~ Advertisement of another RSPS is strictly prohibited. ~
a. Widespread, ordinary links (eg. YouTube, Voting pages, Gyazo/imgur/lightshot links) are acceptable and will oftentimes be allowed, granted one does not take advantage of this.
b. Discussing other active servers in-game and/or on the forums is strictly prohibited. You may discuss any RSPS that is not online that you & your friends may have played in the past. 
c. Direct advertisement will not be tolerated on our server. (ex. "Come PK me on MapleScape, I have better gear on there!", "I'll give you free items if you come play MapleScape."). 

3. Spamming
(First offense 12-24 hour mute, Second Offense: 2-7 day mute, Third Offense: Permanent mute.)
a. An auto-typer is permitted in public chat. However, one must have at least 7 second intervals between each message with or without an auto typer.
b. High tiered donator ranks receive very short yell timers; This can be utilized but if staff determines your messages as spam you may receive a warning then mute.

4. Malicious Links, Hacking, and violent Threats
Sharing of malicous links or content is taken seriously. We expect all links shared on our server to be safe content. Any link or content deemed malicious will be taken down immediately.
Failure to comply with this rule will result in A PERMANENT BAN from the community.
Any form of hacking will result in A PERMANENT BAN from the community.
Threats that will put a member’s livelihood, security, personal information, and reputation at risk will result in A PERMANENT BAN from the community.

a. Threatening to or actively partaking in the DDoS a member of the community will not be tolerated, whether you are joking or not. Players found doing this will be punished. First offenders will receive a 72 Hour Mute/Ban, followed by a 1-week IP-Mute or IP-Ban, and ultimately the player will be MAC banned on their 3rd offense. Depending on the seriousness of the offense you may be MAC banned before you reach offense number 3.

5. Punishment Evasion
Punishments that are assigned to members are given to further better the MaplScape community. We strive to maintain a stable and fair environment. With that being said, those who evade will not be dealt with lightly; if a member feels as if they were wrongly punished, they can go about it the right way by appealing and constructively stating their case. If one evades, it will result in a ban or an IP-Ban, depending on the magnitude of the situation.
6. Real World Trading
The act of purchasing/selling goods or services (accounts, real-life items, RSGP, Microsoft points, Gift cards, or attempting to trade for items on other Servers/games) is not prohibited. These trades are often times sktechy & result in hacks scams. We will not be held responsible for a scam or hacking. Failure to comply will result in the seller being permanently banned, followed with an IP-Ban the second time around. As for the buyer, a 72-hour ban with a complete bank wipe will be arranged, granted it was the first offense. Any offence here-after will result in a permanent ban.
MapleScape Disclaimer: If caught/reported attempting to Real-world trade can be punished by staff. Punishments of attempts may be taken more lightly if the staff member so chooses, but usually they will be the same punishments as actually committing the offence
7. Account Sharing
We DO ALLOW account sharing but all players should be warned this is AT YOUR OWN risk & we will not be held responsible for any missing items, ruined or stolen accounts. If your account is hacked as a result of account sharing the staff team will investigate the issue to remove the person of malicious intent from the community. However, your items may not be returned to your account if they are missing.

8. Multi-Logging
Multi-logging is not against the rules of MapleScape, as we do allow players to be logged into multiple accounts at once. However, The number accounts one player is permitted to have online at one time is 3!

9. Encouraging Others to Break Rules
Members that are somehow encouraging others to break a rule whether or not the enticed member understands that specific rule will receive a 24-48 hour mute or ban, depending on the extremity or severity of the rule.

10. Bug Abuse
Abuse of a bug or glitch that allows a member to somehow have an advantage over another member or the server itself is not tolerated. We strive to better & grow the MapleScape community each and every day. With that said, we ask all players to report any bugs or glitches as soon as they are found; if tampered with after, a Permanent ban may be issued.

a. Boss manipulation (safespotting) is the act of maneuvering a boss into a position where it cannot properly perform its functions and/or mechanics. The usage of safespot methods not available on Oldschool Runescape will not be tolerated. People caught breaking this rule will serve one hour in jail, followed by 5 hours in jail, with the ending result being a permanent ban.

11. Refunds (Scams, Disconnects etc.)
a. Experiencing a disconnect while PvM or PvP will not be refunded, unless directly stated by a member of staff that the server or that member of staff is at fault.
b. Donations will only be refunded if the player has not been given their items or position (forums, server) after 72 hours; otherwise, a refund is not required. Items that have been claimed through our donation system will not be refunded.
c. Reset of the server and/or forums will be refunded if the player has posted valid proof of their purchase otherwise, a refund is not required.
d. Scammed members will not be refunded because we provide effective methods to avoid being scammed, such as using a middleman (Helper, Moderator, Trusted Member, etc). Please note that we do not accept photo evidence people being scammed. (Screenshots, picture of screen from phone etc). One must provide video evidence, or it can not be handled. Please do note that scammers will be punished with a permanent ban on their first offense, followed up by an IP-Ban or MAC ban for offenses there after.
- Scams in the form of trading or gambling will be refunded if the user has proper proof as stated above. 
- Changing agreed-upon rules or switching weapons (Staff of the dead + spec in a dds fight) in a duel is considered scamming regardless of who wins the duel. 
f. Items, Account Status, or loss of experience caused by a glitch will only be refunded if the member has enough proof and has proof of containing the items prior to the occurrence of the glitch.

12. Player versus Player (PvP)
MapleScape is not held responsible for members who have lost, disconnected etc., while in the wilderness. The wilderness, or 'No man's land', if you will, for the most part, has no restrictions; hence why it can be referred to as 'No man's land'. However, we do have a few rules:

a. PvP-Farming will be an automatic Permanent ban with no chance of appeal on all accounts involved, followed up by an IP-Ban.

b. Luring is allowed for the most part. The few exceptions to this rule are members cannot attempt to lure via world yell or servers clan chats such as MapleScape and Help. Attempting to lure staff by asking for help whilst in the wilderness or anything else that involves blatant deception will result in a ban. 
c. Ragging is prohibited in Edge, MapleScape's definition of a ragger is one who consistently goes out of their way to disrupt someone's experience in the wilderness by attacking them repeatedly. All ragging reports must be reported with sufficient video proof. First offenders will be jailed, followed by a 24-hour ban, with an ending result of a permanent ban.
13. Yell System
a. Flaming, flame-baiting, and trolling via world yell will not be tolerated. On top of the standardized punishment (see rule 1), the wrongdoer's right to world yell will be revoked temporarily or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the text.
b. Luring members over world yell is prohibited and can result in the revoking of access to world yell temporarily or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the text.
c. Advertising videos or forums content related to MapleScape is allowed with breaks of at least 3 minutes. If you are the ONLY PLAYER yelling & you spam the world yell with the same link, this may be considered SPAMMING.
d. AFK yelling is only allowed but if the player has been AFK for a long duration of time they may be kicked.
e. Anything that can be seen as intentional spam in yell is a muteable offense, The first offense will result in a 1-hour yell-mute followed up by a 24-hour yell-mute with the ending result being a 7-day yell-mute.

14. Clan Chats
a. Members cannot attempt to lure via world yell or the MapleScape and Help clan chats. The first offense will result in a 24-hour ban followed up by a 72-hour ban with the ending result being a 7-day ban.
b. Anything that can be seen as an intentional disturbance inside clan chats is a muteable or bannable offense. The first offense will result in a 1-hour mute followed up by a 24-hour mute the ending result being a week long ban.
15. Invading Other Communities

Invading other communities will result in a Permanent removal from the entirety of MapleScape with no chance of appeal. Here on MapleScape, we are firm advocates of displaying perpetual, irrefutable integrity. We have the utmost respect for each and every RSPS community and only wish them well.

16. VPN Voting
Any use of changing your IP-address to vote will not be tolerated whatsoever on MapleScape.
VPN voting goes against many of the Top-lists terms of service, which can result in the removal of MapleScape from the Top-lists.
Those who fail to comply with this rule will first receive a 24-hour ban, followed by a 48-hour ban with a bank wipe (*) issued to all accounts involved, followed by a Permanent ban and finally, an IP-ban.

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