Rules & Ethics

Elite Game Network Terms of Use

The Elite Game Network is in no shape or form owned, operated by, or affiliated with ‘Mojang’ or ‘Microsoft’

The Elite Game Network (or “EGN” for short) was founded on the principle of providing a high quality, exceptional gaming experience for all of our community. To ensure that this experience remains positive and optimal, we have set forth a list of policies and ‘rules’ that must be followed, and procedures, protocols and ‘punishments’, which together are collectively called our “Terms of Use”. By playing on and interacting with any servers, media, tools, or third-party sites affiliated with EGN, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all the rules, policies, procedures and protocols listed herein.

Interpretation of policies are subject to the discretion of staff. We reserve the right to change, add to, remove from, or alter these policies at any time, with or without notice.

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General – Applies to Everything and Everywhere*

*Unless exceptions are explicitly made.
Regarding your Communications:   Sections   I – IV

I. Chat Spam:
Any spamming in chat is not permitted, including repeating your chat message more than once in a 10 second period, and posting unreasonable and/or unnecessary quantities of characters.

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – Defined as 2-3 chat entries.
Moderate Offense – Defined as 4+ chat entries.

Offense Level: Mild Offense Moderate Offense
Action Taken: Chat Mute: 1 – 24 Hours Chat Mute: 12 – 24 Hours

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 Days

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II. Chat Language:
What you say and how you say it is regulated on all servers. Unacceptable chat language to other players (ex. direct messages) or all players (ex. global/public chat) includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cussing
  • Profanity
  • Racist/Sexist Remarks
  • Hate Speech
  • Bullying
  • Threats
  • Illegal Activity

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – Cussing and Profanity
Moderate Offense – Bullying, Verbal Harassment, Rioting, Racism, Sexism
Severe Offense – Hate Speech, Threats (including Malicious Threats, Hacking, Security Compromises, Death, Harm, DoS/DDoS, “Pizza Bomb”, “Doxxing”, “SWAT” Threats, Severe Harassment, Illegal/Illicit Activities

Offense Level: Mild Offense: Moderate Offense: Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Chat Mute: 1 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 – 7 Days

Chat Mute: 24 Hours

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 – 30 Days

Temp Ban: 30 Days

 

 

Permanent Ban

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III. Unauthorized Promotion:
Unauthorized promotion of non-affiliated servers and/or websites is not permitted, including direct advertisement (ex. providing link in chat) or indirect advertisement (ex. telling people that a Youtuber is on their server streaming). Promotion includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minecraft Servers
  • Gaming Servers
  • Non-endorsed Social Media Accounts
  • Non-EGN Affiliated Links

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – Minecraft servers, gaming servers, social media accounts
Moderate Offense – Hacking websites, dark web content
Severe Offense – Pornography, illegal/illicit content

Offense Level: Mild Offense: Moderate Offense: Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Chat Mute: 1 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 Days

Chat Mute: 12 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 – 7 Days

Permanent Ban
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IV. Staff Disrespect:
Disrespect towards staff members is strictly prohibited. Disrespect includes, but is not limited to:

  • “Back-talking”
  • Provoking unnecessary staff intervention in a situation
  • Harassing staff
  • General disrespect towards a staff member

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – “Back-talking”, general disrespect
Moderate Offense – Provocation, Player-Staff Intervention, Harassment, Ignoring/Undermining staff authority, Impersonation
Severe Offense – Threats

Offense Level: Mild Offense: Moderate Offense: Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Chat Mute: 12 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 – 15 Days

Temp Ban: 7 – 30 Days Permanent Ban
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Regarding your Game-Play:   Sections   V – IX

V. Excessive Alternate Accounts:
Commonly referred to as ‘alts’ or ‘alt accounts’. The maximum number of alternate accounts is 5.

Punishment Ranking:

Offense Level:  Mild Offense:
Action Taken: Temp Ban: 3 – 7 Days
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VI. Illegitimate Accounts:
Use of third party accounts (ex. legit accounts not owned by you), “hacked” and offline accounts are not permitted. You must own the account you are playing on, and those accounts must be obtained through Mojang’s official web-store https://minecraft.net/en-us/.

Punishment Ranking:

Offense Level: Mild Offense:
Action Taken: Temp Ban: 30 Days

 

 

Permanent Ban

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VII. Inappropriate Names/Skins:
Any character skin, Minecraft (Mojang) IGN or plugin nick-name (EGN custom name) that appears profane, racist, sexist, or embodies hate speech is strictly prohibited.

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – Cuss words, profanity, impersonation of others
Moderate Offense – Racism, sexism, mild hate speech
Severe Offense – Threats

Offense Level:  Mild Offense: Moderate Offense:  Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Chat Mute: 1 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 Days

Chat Mute: 12 – 24 Hrs

 

 

Temp Ban: 3 – 7 Days

Temp Ban: 30 Days

 

 

Permanent Ban

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VIII. Punishment Evasion:
Evading or “getting around” actions and punishments implemented by staff members is strictly prohibited and will result in a punishment extension (for that punishment type) or permanent ban, where applicable.

This includes, but is not limited to,

  • Ban Evasion of any kind, including use of alt accounts
  • Mute Evasion
  • Using alternative IP addresses, including VPNs

IX. Use of Third-Party Clients, Exploitation of Code:
We do not permit client side modifications (hacked clients) that give any kind of unfair advantages (i.e. “hacking”) in terms of game-play movement, combat, or speed of game play.

Modifications/Clients we permit:

  • Optifine
  • Badlion
  • Lunar Client
  • Cheat Breaker
  • 5-Zig
  • Keystrokes Mod
  • GUIs/HUDs displaying CPS/FPS/Armor and Potion Status
  • Mini-maps

Any other modifications are considered forbidden, and action will be taken against players that use such clients. If you have reasonable beliefs that a client should be permitted, please make a suggestion on the forums here

Any exploit in the following categories that would modify your game play and give you an advantage over a “vanilla Minecraft” experience is strictly forbidden:

  • Movement / Interaction
  • PvP / PvE / Combat
  • Perception / Point-of-View
  • World Manipulation / Player-to-Server Exploits
  • ANY and ALL Macros
  • Duplication of any kind
  • Exploitation of code
  • Abusing or Glitching of any kind

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

*Note: Due to the dynamic nature of exploits, and ever-changing nature of clients/mods, we have made an effort to classify exploits and give examples of the types of exploits that are forbidden. This is not a complete or exhaustive list of all exploits possible.

Mild Offense – Fly/Speed modifications, Glide, No-Fall, Auto-Fish, Auto-Mine
Moderate Offense – Aimbot, AutoClick, KillAura, TriggerBot, Criticals, Regen, BowAimBot, Anti-Knockback, Reach, Auto Armor, FreeCam, X-Ray, ESP
Severe Offense – Nuker, Phase, Timer), macros, duplication, exploitation of code, abusing or glitching of any kind

Offense Level: Mild Offense: Moderate Offense: Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Temp Ban: 3 – 15 Days Temp Ban: 7 – 30 Days Temp Ban: 30 Days

 

 

Permanent Ban

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X. Griefing and Building:
The term “griefing” refers to any creation, modification, or deletion/destruction to any structure, build, or claim in Minecraft that is unauthorized, un-permitted or forbidden. Unless explicitly noted, “griefing” of any kind is strictly prohibited, whether the structure, build, or claim is owned by anther player or the server (EGN) itself.

Furthermore, any structure, build or claim that contains, embodies, or symbolizes any lewdness, profanity, cussing, racism, pornographic nature, or negatively affects server performance in any way (ex. lag machines; physics manipulation using sand/gravel to fall and create lag) are strictly prohibited.

Punishment Ranking and Definitions:

Mild Offense – Phallic structures, words that resemble cussing or profanity
Moderate Offense – Words that resemble racism or hate speech
Severe Offense – Grieving any build, structure, claim owned by EGN, creating structures, builds or claims that create lag

Offense Level: Mild Offense: Moderate Offense: Severe Offense:
Action Taken: Temp Ban: 7 – 15 Days Temp Ban: 15 – 30 Days

Temp Ban: 30 Days

Permanent Ban

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Regarding your Relationship with EGN:   Sections   XI – XVI

XI. Server Infrastructure, Security, Reliability and Performance:
We take the security, reliability and performance of our infrastructure very seriously. Any individual or group who threatens, attempts to, or performs any kind of exploit, security breach, attack, or theft of any kind against our network, including but not limited to, our servers, network, IP, website, internet accounts, or any affiliated EGN owned or third party system (hereby known as “systems”), will be permanently banned from our entire network, and any connected or affiliated systems owned or controlled by EGN. Any individual or group who has knowledge of such individuals or groups and does not report them, shall also be banned as if they performed the act themselves. Any individual or group who made any purchase or transaction from EGN, or accrued EGN Points as the result of game play, has violated this entire Terms of Use and agrees to be bound to Section XI. Purchase and Asset Loss and Forfeiture.

XII. Purchase and Asset Loss and Forfeiture:
In the event that an individual or group of individuals (hereby known as “violator”) conducts themselves in a manner that violates this Terms of Use in a way that would result in the temporary or permanent loss or suspension of their chat privileges and/or availability of EGN owned and/or controlled resources and systems, or purchased items from EGN, or assets earned and accrued via game play, that violator agrees to the forfeiture of their right to use, redeem, refund or claim any purchase made by them or for them, as well as any digital asset they may of earned (such as EGN Points). Furthermore, that violator acknowledges that EGN reserves the right to permanently remove any chats, EGN Points, comments, posts, or data made or created by the violator. The violator acknowledges their breach of this Terms of Use, and agrees not to pursue any retribution of any kind, including purchase charge-backs and legal action, against EGN.

XIII. Online Accounts and Collected Personal Information:
In order to accurately and securely process and record player purchases, we require all individuals who purchase from or transact with EGN to create and use an online account. All personal data collected, specifically names, email addresses, and phone numbers, are used in part to process payments and service the accounts as required, such as manage refunds or handle disputes. IP addresses are recorded and collected for verification, security, and purchase resolution purposes only. All personal data is processed and held securely, and is not sold, copied, transferred or distributed to any third party or EGN staff member. EGN and any applicable staff members who service accounts created do not have any access to any financial data, such as credit card numbers, passwords or PINs. EGN staff members who have any access to your account and your personal information have agreed to and are bound by a confidentiality agreement. All financial data is not collected or processed on our network, but that network owned and operated by the payment processor. While individuals have the right to control of the privacy and distribution of their content, EGN is required by Mojang’s EULA and applicable law to hold all online accounts and purchase history for legal purposes.

XIV. Purchaser/Recipient Agreement and Obligations:
Purchases made on our web store help support EGN and continue to serve our community while meeting our financial obligations. While we appreciate all who make purchases and support us, we strongly discourage individuals making purchases for or benefiting anyone other than themselves. By making any purchase, you (known as “Purchaser”) agree and attest that any financial instrument, including bank accounts, gift cards and credit cards, are owned by the Purchaser or the Purchaser is authorized to use such instruments. If the Purchaser and the Recipient of the purchase are not the same entity, the Purchaser acknowledges their responsibility to notify the Recipient of this entire Terms of Use, and attests that the Recipient has read and accepted this Terms of Use. The Purchaser and Recipient both acknowledge that in the event of fraud, disputes, or charge backs, EGN will fully comply with any legal process, government agency and/or corporate entities’ requests and release to them any and all records pertaining to any disputed purchase. In the event that any claim of fraud or any dispute or charge back should occur, EGN has the right to permanently ban any Minecraft IGN and/or IP address associated with the Purchaser and/or any Minecraft IGN that the purchase was intended for, including the Recipient. By completing the purchase and by receiving the purchased good, both the Purchaser and Recipient (whether the same individual or separate), agree to the terms of forfeiture and loss, as declared in Section XI of this Terms of Use.

XV. Purchase Warranty and Refund Policy of Purchases:
Purchases made on our web store are completely virtual, and can be expended or used immediately after purchase. EGN offers a full 30 day refund to the original Purchaser, using the original method of payment, of “EGN Points”, providing the following conditions are true:

  • Purchaser and Recipient (whether the same person or individual) have read and agreed to this Terms of Use in its entirety
  • The EGN Points have not been expended (spent)
  • The Recipient’s Mojang account is in good standing with EGN
  • The Recipient’s Mojang account has not been terminated by Mojang
  • The Recipient’s Mojang account has not been compromised in any way

If the EGN Points available on the Recipient’s account are less than the purchased points, the Purchaser will receive a partial refund, based on number of EGN points that remain on the Recipient’s account. Unless otherwise noted, any other purchase other than EGN Points, such as single-use items, are not refundable. All items sold by EGN are sold as “final” and “as is”, with no warranty or guarantees, expressed or implied.

XVI. EGN Points and the EGN Shop System Disclaimer/Waiver:
Purchases made in game via our EGN Shop system utilize EGN Points. While we work to constantly improve, perfect and optimize our system, EGN disclaims any faults, losses, errors, mistakes, or glitches while players and users interact with and utilize these systems. By interacting with the EGN Points and EGN Shop systems, you agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless EGN of any such mistakes, glitches, errors, faults, losses or “work-arounds” that may be encountered with the EGN Shop system and the EGN Points system, including unforeseen database corruption or any loss of any kind. You agree that EGN is in no way liable for any such issues, and EGN has rights to correct such issues that result in unfair, unjust, or inappropriate abuses or “work-arounds” of both EGN Points and EGN Shop systems.

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Factions Rules – Applies to Factions server only

XVI. Factions: Exception to Section II. Chat Language
Applicable to the Factions servers only, we allow:

  • Mild to Moderate Cussing

This applies to public/global chat and private or party chat systems. All other rules and any actions taken (punishments) of Section II. Chat Language of this Terms of Use still apply.

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For game mode specific policies please refer to:
Survival
Factions