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Rules[edit | edit source]

The rules listed here might not be up to date as rules can be clarified or changed. For the actual rules please check this thread.

You can also find the French, German, Japanese and Dutch translations there.

Current Rules[edit | edit source]

Wynncraft Rules[edit | edit source]

To make sure everyone has a great time in Wynncraft, every member of the community must follow these rules. Do not worry, we aren't monsters. Most of the time, we will simply warn you if you break a rule. However, in more serious cases, it can end up with a ban. Fortunately, you can appeal for a second chance.


Keep in mind that the rules are subject to change for either clarity, to remove an old rule, or to add a new one (if there is an issue with a rule msg @Pretzule). Moderators also have discretion in how they enforce the rules. Some might be more tough than others, and it's fine. These rules can be interchanged between the different platforms depending on the situation e.g. in-game rules may be used on the forums.


(Last update: 11th of March, 2018.)​


Game Rules​[edit | edit source]

1. No hacking/hacked clients.

Any modified client that gives you a gameplay advantage is hacking. Modded clients that do not give a gameplay advantage (for example optifine) are allowed. (ex. fly hacking, aimbotting/killaura, water walking, xray, entity tracker, speed hacking & possession of a hacked client, even when not in use.)


Extra Information.

Having a hacked client running when you connect to Wynncraft is not allowed even if none of its features are enabled. There’s no reason to join using a hacked version other than to hack, and it creates too much of a risk that it will be turned on and thus being an unfair advantage. If you are unsure if a mod is allowed send a private message to one of our moderators.


2. Macros.

Macros are only allowed to be used to input a single 3-click spell command at a time or to automate chat commands such as the party system. Macros that loop or are designed to do anything else are not allowed as it gives you an unfair advantage.


3. Do not abuse bugs, glitches or exploits.

Any behavior of the game which is unintended by the developers and gives the player an advantage or can otherwise be exploited is a glitch. Showing or sharing any information about a glitch or an exploit with another person (other than moderators or QAs) is not allowed and will be punished for. (Leaving the map, obtaining illegal items, duping, bypassing restricted areas, bypassing territory cool-down, and using colored text in chat are some examples.)

Extra Information.

Not knowing that something is a glitch is not an excuse and can be punished. If you are unsure if something is intended you can send a private message to one of our moderators. If you find a glitch and report it to us you will never be punished provided you don’t use it afterwards.


4. Do not curse at, insult or harass people.

Includes bypassing words that are censored. Swearing is fine, as long as it is not abused and not directed at someone. (This includes, but is not limited to, racism, sexism or sexual harassment, belittling players, ignoring requests to stop annoying them, making fun of mental illness and other psychological issues that one may have.)


5. Do not spam.

Spam is sending messages extremely quickly or sending messages with no useful content in an attempt to clutter chat. (This includes through /p, /r, /msg, /g, /report and shouts.)


6. Do not misuse /report.

Tools to contact mods are only for serious issues. (Fake reports, spamming /report, reporting to get attention, sending joke reports.)


7. Do not scam players.

Additional information concerning of scamming other players can be found in this thread on the Trade Market. (Selling something that is grossly overpriced, tricking someone into underpricing their item, tricking someone into buying an item that was not promised.)


8. Do not keep or trade vanilla items.

This includes abusing glitches to obtain them and selling/buying them. If you get one by accident just throw it out.


Example of Vanilla Items.

Default Minecraft items that lack the lore that Wynncraft items have (For example a Wynncraft Rotten Flesh item will have “Junk item” as lore, a vanilla one will not)

Items that are renamed and / or retextured by the Resource Pack but are otherwise a vanilla item. (For example, a vanilla wooden plank will appear as a water wand.)


9. Do not advertise.

YT and Twitch is fine through PM. You are allowed to talk about any of these, but giving a direct link/IP in the goal of only advertising isn't tolerated. (This includes but is not limited to YouTube Channels, Twitch Streams, Minecraft Servers.)


10. Do not impersonate staff.

Changing your MC name to a name very similar to a staff member and/or claiming you are staff when you are not. Staff includes Content Team.


11. Do not make invasions or deliberately kill players.

Leading mobs towards a city with the intent to kill players within the city is a player made invasion, or PMI. Also includes leading mobs towards people that are “safe” in order to get them killed or pushing players into unsafe and dangerous areas or into lava/water. Using totems to make mobs keep spawning in a city is also not allowed even if you didn’t bring the mobs there.


12. Do not buy or sell in-game items for real money.

Using real life money, or something worth real life money, to purchase an in-game item from another player. This includes selling/buying Wynncraft store items for items in-game or selling art or services for real money using our platforms.


13. Rules regarding alternate accounts.

Alternate Minecraft accounts are allowed to be used ingame. If one of your accounts breaks a rule they will all receive the same punishment.


You are not allowed to do the following on an alternate account:

  • Assist the guild your main account is in or is allied with in any way, such as attacking territories faster using the alt.
  • If you are banned, you are not permitted to use an alternate account to continue to play, as this is ban evasion.


Info On Shared Accounts.

Anyone who you willingly give access to your account may use the account as if it is their own. Additionally if the account violates any Wynncraft rules it will be considered an offense against that account regardless of who was using it. For these reasons sharing accounts is highly discouraged.


14. Do not leak information.

Leaking information about unreleased content or updates, including blocked off areas is prohibited. You may talk about unreleased content that has been shown publicly by the content team or admins.


15. Refunds Policy.

We cannot refund items that are acquired in-game, no matter how they are lost. For any problems with items (packages) that are purchased through our store, please contact us at support@wynncraft.com.


16. No inappropriate usernames, pet names or skins.

Usernames or pet names that contain vulgar or offensive language or innuendos are not allowed. This is true for all languages. Player skins that are offensive or nude are not allowed and must be changed to something appropriate.


17. Minimaps.

Minimaps and waypoints are allowed. Entity radar that show mobs, and / or chests are not allowed. Player radar is allowed only to show players who are mutual friends with you, party members, or guild members (the same restrictions as Wynncraft’s online map). Cave maps (Map that shows any blocks not open to the sky) are also not allowed.


18. Do not use alternate guilds or sub-guilds to maintain territory.

An alternate guild doesn’t have to be owned by a person’s alternate account. This applies to any guild being used to capture territories which are then allowed to be captured by a main guild.


19. Do not AFK farm or farm boss minions.

AFK farming is using any method to kill mobs while no input is required from the player, and is not allowed to be used to kill any mobs. Boss minions are mobs spawned during boss fights that can sometimes spawn in large numbers. Killing these to farm their drops is not allowed. Killing the minions and collecting their drops while fighting the boss normally is allowed.


Forum/Shoutbox Rules​[edit | edit source]

1. No inappropriate posts.

This includes also making hints towards inappropriate stuff. (Anything NSFW or borderline, keep it PG-13.)


2. No useless content, spamming, or cheating the 10 character limit.

(Useless content is: not putting any thought into a post or a post that has no purpose or does not add anything to the section or thread.) Spamming is any low quality post submitted repeatedly on the forums, including the shoutbox. Skipping the 10 character limit by adding something like “10chars” to your message is also not allowed except in the Trade Market when offering or negotiating an item price. You are allowed to post an otherwise useless message to bump a thread such as a shop, but not more than twice a day.


3. No Alternate accounts/owning more than 1 account.

You are only allowed one forum account. You are not allowed to share forum accounts or create accounts for groups such as guilds. Alternate forum accounts are called “sockpuppet accounts” and will lead to punishment if created. You are responsible for your own account.

You are also not allowed to create a sockpuppet in order to attempt to evade a forum ban.


4. Do not hijack threads.

Purposefully creating a new, unrelated topic within someone else’s thread.


5. No airing dirty laundry.

If you don’t like someone or think they’re doing something wrong, don’t spread it everywhere, take it to a private message or contact a Moderator about the issue.


6. Do not Like bomb or ask for likes.

Asking for likes in any way is not allowed. (Liking a person’s content with the intent of getting their like count up, liking a large amount of posts in a thread)


7. Do not post referral, scam, or malicious links.

Referral links are websites that advertise things such as free steam money or Minecraft capes, often in exchange for reposting the link. These are almost always scams and can be dangerous.


8. Do not spur on Flame Wars.

If you see a flame war (people arguing and the argument getting out of hand), hit the report button. Do not add more fuel to the fire. Flame wars are posts that do nothing but create controversy and mass-arguing with no resolutions.


9. Do not harass, insult, or be passive aggressive to other people.

(Harassment includes, but is not limited to, racism, sexism or sexual harassment, belittling people, ignoring requests to stop annoying them, making fun of mental illness and other psychological issues that one may have. Examples of being passive aggressive are posting "who cares", or excessively making fun of someone.)


10. Advertising.

Streams, and videos are fine anywhere. Discord invite links are only allowed on profiles or your information page. IPs of servers and referral links are not. If you are unsure ask a Moderator before posting.


11. Ask me anything (AMAs).

They are allowed, but you need Moderator approval before creating one.


12. Giveaways.

Giveaways and rank giveaways are allowed. Donation pools, normal tier items, or under 1LE are not allowed for giveaways. “Lotteries” are not allowed because they can easily be rigged and used to scam.


13. Introduction and Goodbye posts.

Only new members may create introduction posts, not returning members. Goodbye posts are allowed on either your profile, or in the Introduce Yourself forum section. You are only allowed to make one goodbye post unless a mod approves you making another. You may add a giveaway to a goodbye post if you want to.


14. Do not necropost.

Posting on a thread that has been untouched for more than around 30 days or has no discussion is called a necropost and is not allowed unless your post starts a new discussion. The poster of a thread can request for an unlock by sending a private message to a moderator or reporting the thread with the message “please unlock”.


15. Selling Unidentified Items

Selling unidentified Mythics is not allowed. Legendary and below is fine. If a player sells an unidentified item with a promise that it will be a certain item, and the item turns out to be a different item than is advertised, a refund must be given, as it would be considered scamming. Additional information is given in this thread.

But the most important rule of them all is to have fun in Wynncraft. Use some common sense and enjoy the game!

Changelog.

November 18th, 2016:

  • Created changelog.
  • Edited rule 10 of forums category to include mental illness.
  • Edited rule 15 of forums category to give more detail.

December 10th, 2016:

  • Edited rule 13 of forums category to be more clear.

December 23rd, 2016:

  • Added Discord rules.

December 24th, 2016:

  • Edited a Discord rule.

January 5th, 2017:

  • Clarified rule 16 of the forums.

January 25th, 2017:

  • Discord rules have been removed, they are on discord.

May 2nd, 2017:

  • Added Refunds Policy

June 26th, 2017:

  • Added rule 19 for forums.
  • Edited rule 8 for in-game.

June 27th, 2017:

  • Clarified rule 2 of the Game.

June 28th, 2017:

  • Game rule 2 re-written for clarity.

July 9th, 2017:

  • Edited rule 19 for forums.

August 13th, 2017:

  • Added rule 17 for in-game.

January 1st, 2018:

  • Added rule 18 for in-game.

March 11th, 2018:

  • Rules have been updated and reworked entirely.

Old rules of 28th December 2015[edit | edit source]

This Spoiler contains the rules of 28th December 2015.

These are the rules listed on the forums accurate as of 28th December 2015. The old post by Tama is not available on the Wynncraft Forums currently, due to an unusual incident causing them to lose some of their threads. You may see the updated rules here. The original post might be available through sifting through the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization with a goal to preserve knowledge of the digital era.

The three main rules

In his post Tama states that there are three set rules:

  • Do not hack
  • Stay polite and don't be mean in general
  • Have fun!

An extra rule resulting in a ban

As of the 14th April 2014 Tama states: Selling in-game items for store packages is now illegal. Anyone caught doing so will be banned.

Rules surrounding /report

Abusing /report is against the rules. Examples of abuse are: false or silly ones and spamming.

Spoiling Secrets

Showing the locations of Relics to other players spoils the fun of them finding the Relics. The same goes for Secrets. Spoiling these will result in a temporary ban at most.

Vanilla items

Owning illegal items, also known as vanillas is now against the rules and will result in a warning and a ban if said items are not destroyed within a week.

Map boundaries

Being outside the map will result in a ban, no matter how and why you got outside the map (that if you try to explore or abuse of that. If you end up there by a random glitch, just use /kill or scroll and it will be fine)

Cheating the 10 characters rule

This is a rule concerning the forum 10 characters limit. People on the forums are not allowed to type messages shorter than 10 characters followed by a little message to circumpass the limit. (e.g. "K. 10chars lim" is not allowed)

Other moderator dependent rules

There are unlisted rules which each moderator is left to create their own punishment:

  • Scamming
  • Player Made Invasions (PMI) where players lead mobs into safe zones such as towns and cities. This also includes pushing afk people in order to kill them
  • Selling illegal items
  • Exploiting glitches/bugs
  • Spamming
  • Targeted spam (Messaging)
  • Duplicating items
  • Entity radars
  • Cave maps
  • Advertising other servers

The punishments for breaking rules

Some rules have bigger punishments than the other rules, e.g. Spamming will result in a mute whilst PMIs can result in a warning or a temporary ban.

Although each moderator may have different views about what punishments should be given, Tama warns that players must respect each mod's decision.

What is allowed

Finally, Tama lays out certain things that are allowed:

  • Swearing is allowed, (since we have /toggle) but please do not abuse it.
  • Insults, however, are not allowed. Please use common sense when possible.