CivUniverse

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CivUniverse is a Minecraft server released on December 27, 2020. running on 1.12.2.

The server is administrated by Ian_X12, Samual (aka. daddy1015/DonnieDarko), Sir_Grettir, and TheJmqn with substantial input from dae_shik and Dollaz.

CivUniverse 1.0 ended April 23, 2021 with plans for an eventual 2.0[1]

Controversy

  • Ian_X12, the lead admin, is permanently banned from all other active Civ servers for intolerable and unspeakable behavior.[2][3][4][5]
  • When CivUniverse was founded it gave out only 2 week bans for Doxxing, which was unprecedented in the Civ community which usually permanently bans Doxxing offenders. Though CivUniverse's doxxing ban length has gone up since then.
  • The administration and community are noticeably lenient with who they let into their community including those who have Doxxed routinely and used VPNs to evade bans.[6]
  • The CivUniverse community constantly uses misleading advertisements for CivUniverse using original content from other Civ servers such as CivRealms[7], CivClassic[8][9], Devoted[10], and Civcraft[11].
  • lots of stuff missing

History

After a beta starting November 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST, CivUniverse officially released on December 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.

Duping

On the evening of January 7, 2021, the administration was alerted to suspicious activity by one of the former developers on the server. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that spacejeanss (aka. ubcd) inserted a command that converted a single item into a full item stack, allowing anyone to duplicate stackable items. The server was abruptly taken down to remove the offending command. The blocks duplicated by ubcd and man_page were located and removed. Both players received a permanent ban for exploits.

Rules

(as of Friday, January 29, 2021)

1. You must be 13 years or older to play.

2. Doxxing, Targeted Harassment, Out-of-game Harassment, and Illegal Activity are NOT permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, false accusations, swatting, threats of DDoS, threats of violence, and threats of doxxing.

3. Extreme Toxicity is NOT permitted. This includes, but is not limited to: pedophilia, self-harm, and hate speech (attacks on an individual or group based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or disabilities).

4. Threatening server stability is NOT permitted. This includes DDoS attacks and lag-machines.

5. Exchanging in-game goods or services for real-life money (including cryptocurrency) is NOT permitted.

6. Cheating and hacked-client modifications are NOT permitted. This includes but is not limited to: Baritone, Impact Client, X-Ray, Cavemode, PvP Cheats (Reach, Anti-KB, KillAura, Hitboxes), CivBreak, Debug exploits, player ping tools, duplication tools, lag tools, chat spammers, Vanish ESP, tracers. Merely having these tools installed is not grounds for a ban, but their usage is not permitted.

7. VPN/Proxy/Tor Usage is NOT permitted. Circumventing bans is not allowed and will result in the extension of your ban.

8. You're limited to 2 accounts. A Main account and an Alt account are permitted.

Botting policy:

  1. Players may use MacroMod or other mods/clients to automate in game tasks and may use external frameworks to communicate with and coordinate bots.
  2. Bots are only permitted to read inventory, their selected hot bar slot, their location, health, hunger, potion effects, EXP, boss bar, server-provided chat messages, kick reasons, player logins/logouts, and tab list. Reading environmental data is not permitted.
  3. Macros/bots are not allowed in PVP.

Modding policy:

  1. Neither you nor any of your game mods may view non vanilla-available client information.
  2. World downloading tools are allowed if not used to gain information otherwise unknown (e.g. for a city render, but not to scan for bunkers)
  3. Auto-clickers and Synapse/Interpol are allowed.

Ban policy:
The goal of the administrative team is to remain neutral and not interfere with the server except to enforce the rules. We will only take action on player-submitted evidence of wrong-doing a maximum of 1 month after evidence is discovered. Lying to an administrator during an inquiry into rule-breaking is also grounds for a ban. Ban length is the sole discretion of the administrative team and can range from a day to permanent.

Discord policy:
Community members are free to create and moderate their own Discords in conjunction with CivUniverse. We do not moderate external Discords and players should use them at their own risk. Evidence of external Discords being used for doxxing or illegal activity will result in a ban against those that participated including those that were aware of but did not bring to our attention the existence of such threat.

Worldborder policy:
Vaults and other "defensive infrastructure" are prohibited within 1000 blocks of the worldborder. Obsidian and bastions cannot be placed at the worldborder.

Other resources

References

  1. Ian_X12 (April 23, 2021). “I've decided to end CivUniverse version 1.0 so that we can properly plan the next version of CivUniverse.” – via Discord (#announcements). CivUniverse. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  2. Ian_X12 talking about having sex with underage girls: [1]
  3. Ian_X12 talking about drugging someone: [2]
  4. Ian_X12 using fake Discord screenshots to defame others: [3]
  5. Ian_X12 intentionally injected malicious code via snitch messages to break someone else's snitch bot
  6. https://old.reddit.com/r/CivRealms/comments/juyc16/details_on_multiple_usa_bans/
  7. Phacad3 renamed almost all their CivRealms YouTube videos and descriptions to point to CivUniverse. https://www.youtube.com/c/KingCade/videos Consulted on 20 February 2021.
  8. using a render of Mount Augusta (CivClassic) to advertise CivUniverse on Civ nation subreddits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9, on a fake Devoted subreddit, and on political subreddits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  9. CivUniverse new player guide uses stolen and rebranded plugin tutorials from CivClassic. https://www.reddit.com/r/CivUniverse/comments/k9f6ie/civuniverse_new_player_guide/
  10. Saren_Solaris renamed almost all their Devoted/CivRealms YouTube videos and descriptions to point to CivUniverse. https://www.youtube.com/user/kazarios/videos Consulted on 20 February 2021.
  11. CivUniverse server trailer contains content stolen from various other Civ servers. https://www.reddit.com/r/minerapocalypse/comments/kkh3pn/the_next_great_civ_server_launch_december_27th/