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  1. *** The following rules have been created to make a safe environment for everyone. Please remember that children play GrinderScape and use the GS Servers. *** Golden Rule - Use Common Sense! *** Note: If you want staff to take action for any offense you see a player commit. You must collect evidence of the rule being broken for staff to take action. This can be with pictures (Gyazo, light shot) or with a video. Please do not spam staff if you don't have proof of an offense. 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. Excessive Profanity At GrinderScape, users are given the freedom of speech. However, that freedom is not unrestricted. As GrinderScape 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 GrinderScape 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 GrinderScape 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 GrinderScape server. If severe enough, impersonators may also be host-banned. Cyber-Bullying, Insults, Flaming GrinderScape takes the insulting, harassment and bullying of its members very seriously. 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, though, punishments will usually not exceed three days. 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 host-mute may be invoked. Racism, Nazism, Sexism, or any other Prejudice GrinderScape does not tolerate its players being prejudiced toward any sex, race or belief. 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 GrinderScape. No Discussion of illegal, or otherwise profane Topics GrinderScape 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 autotyper, 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. Disrespecting Members of Staff and/or their Decisions GrinderScape 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. Action Related Offenses Duping. Bug abusing. Account Sharing. Multilogging in Weapons Game. Scamming. Giveaways. Autoclickers. Hosting Games of Chance. Evading Punishments. Usage of Third-Party Program for Voting 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 GrinderScape Forums; players who report active duplication methods will be rewarded handsomely. Bug Abusing GrinderScape 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 GrinderScape may be rewarded for their efforts. Using a visual bug to lure other players is against the rules Account Sharing. GrinderScape 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. Multilogging in Weapons Game Not allowed anymore Scamming Scamming fellow GrinderScape users is prohibited. Those caught scamming other GrinderScape members will be banned; repeat offenders will be permanently banned from GrinderScape. A player caught scamming has the option of refunding his victim(s) in exchange for a more lenient punishment for their behavior. If scammed, a player may make a Player Report on the GrinderScape Forums with sufficient evidence to prove his claims. Please note that in the case of scams involving RSGP, Staff may not assist you as GrinderScape has no authority over RuneScape. NOTE : Loaning items is at your own risk. The Grinderscape 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. Giveaways GrinderScape 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. Punishments may come in the form of permanent bans and having all accounts pertaining to the player in question cleared. Auto-Clickers s Auto-Clickers provide an unfair advantage to those using them, they are prohibited at all times while playing GrinderScape. Players caught breaking this rule will receive punishments in the form of a temporary jail of a time ranging from 24 to 48 hours. Repeat offenders, though, may receive temporary bans. Hosting Games of Chance GrinderScape allows for games of chance. This includes all forms of player made games, this is for players who have lost interest in dicing or staking that want to try something new. This rule will be monitored heavily, as any player caught scamming using a custom made game of chance, will be banned from the server and the account will be wiped. 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 Grinderscape we do not allow player(s) to use a third-party program so that they may avoid the 12 hour voting limit. 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 afterwards will result in harsher punishments. 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 GrinderScape are prohibited from buying, selling or giving away GrinderScape accounts. Any account found to have been bought, sold or given away will be permanently banned. Buying/Selling RuneScape Membership PINs GrinderScape 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 Grinderscape 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 GrinderScape 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. Merching Rsgp is something we don't allow either A list of Official Middlemen can be found here. Selling/Buying Dicer/Super Donator Ranks. Members of GrinderScape are prohibited from selling Dicer and/or Super Donator Ranks or buying them for other members under any circumstances. Those caught breaking this rule will be severely punished; punishments range from jail time to permanent bans and host-bans. Selling Items/Accounts for Real Life Wealth/Gain Though GrinderScape 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 GrinderScape currency/items via Third Party Websites Selling or buying GrinderScape gold, items, accounts or services third party websites, or simply attempting to, is strongly prohibited. As GrinderScape Staff is, through the use of various tracking and identification techniques and methods, able to identify your GrinderScape 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. GrinderScape 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.
  2. Well guys, It's been a long run for me already now, but due to irl reasons I really am not/hardly able to get on anymore due to school mostly. I've been getting a huge load of assignments, internship tasks & my exams are coming up in a few weeks too and I unfortunately won't have any time left to moderate at all anymore. I've been getting more & more inactive, as most of you probably already noticed the past few weeks, which I'm sorry about. I thought it'd pass with my internship ending last Friday, but it's not. The tasks keep heaping up & I've been busy till 8 pm today again working for stuff just due tomorrow. I've put "temp?" because I will be resigning from my staff duties for now, but I most likely might/will return in the future when I get my irl situations sorted out. I've discussed it with Ron and he wants me to stay helping even after I resign, so I will still be helping out with middle man checks & stuff, just not dealing with any staff duties anymore as I don't have the time for it anymore right now. I've got staff pretty fast and grew even faster within the staff team, but this would not have been possible without all the people I've met on here. I've met so many great people here and I'd like to thank all of you for making it such a great journey. I'd like to specially thank Ron, Max, Byron & PB (& all the other ex-staff members of course too) for all the work they've done for Grinderscape and some are still doing it, almost no one knew how much time you spent/spend to keep everything going. Without you 4 I'd have never been where I was now, and I'm thankful that you gave me a chance in the past years. & I'm glad I got you back Ron. Some might not like your way of handling, but you've been the biggest asset to keeping Grinderscape together in these past 5-6+ years besides from PB, and no one should take that for granted. I could go on and on now about everything, but I'm gonna stop here now before it gets too long. Thanks for everything guys, it's been a great time, and maybe I'll be back soon, all depends how school & stuff turns out & I wish you all the best. Peace
  3. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Acolyte from Elite-Moderator to In-game Administrator. @Acolyte has been doing a great job for a long time now, and we believe he's up for the next task. Now there will be admin time covered over the American (GMT - 5) timezone, and everything should be going much better. Keep up the work Joe, and don't let us down. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial, but we have no doubt that he'll do great. Congratulations again Joe, and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  4. Dear players, Due to a lot of people getting hacked lately from the emails in the old database leak, we decided to reset ALL the emails linked to accounts in-game. This means that none of your accounts are linked to your e-mail anymore! So please re-add an e-mail to your account to make your account safe again! Preferably a different one than the one you were using, OR the same email with a password that you have not used on any of your accounts, anytime at GrinderScape!. You can add an email linked to your account by clicking here. Please log in with your in-game details of the account you want to link an e-mail to. Or click on "Subscribe e-mail" in your quest tab in-game. Regards, the Grinderscape Staff team.
  5. Since you guys really wanna make a fool of yourself, here's the proof. You're buying rsgp from someone & then tell him you're "selling for $". I don't see you anywhere near close to joking in there. Only when you got caught, suddenly it's a joke. We've had this same story happen plenty of times & it always turned out that they were rwting. It's not too hard to know you're not joking, and as I said, the ban stays.
  6. Closed as requested.
  7. It's been a long run man, we've had to deal with a lot of stuff for so long, I'm glad you were there to deal with a lot. Thanks for everything you've done for me, the staff team, the server, for everyone. Without you we weren't be where we are right now with the current capabilities we have. I wish you the best of luck irl mate, and I'm sure we'll still talk from time to time!
  8. Well, you know what I told you mate, thanks for everything you did for the staff team, still sad to see you & a few others who've already left go just doe to the playercount dropping. I really hope things will change soon. Keep up irl buddy, I'm sure we'll still talk from time to time.
  9. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Ridok from Server Support to In-game Moderator. @Ridok has been doing a great job for quite some time now, and we believe he's up for the next task. Amninder lives in New Zealand (GMT + 12 ) & will be helping out mostly here. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial. Congratulations Amninder, and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  10. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Saim to Server Support. @Nubowngerhas been doing a great job & has been helping out a lot for quite some time now, and we believe he's ready for the chance as a server support. Saim lives in Norway (GMT + 1) & will be helping out mostly at this timezone. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial. Congratulations Saim, and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  11. Dear players, As from now on you will be able to swap Dicer/Super donator rank between accounts. It was already possible to swap the rank on your account itself using 5k premium points in the premium points store, this only works once. Now you can also swap your rank between different accounts of you, we do not swap it to an account of a friend. This system is a little different (not automated) than the feature in premium shop as PB does not have any time to add this feature yet with the combat update coming up really soon now. So this will be how you can swap your rank : Same as with the rank swapping on the same account, you will have to pay 5k premium points to either me or Soccerlove before we will swap the rank. This means, you buy items worth 5k premium points in the shop after asking for the rank swap, items bought before it is asked will not be accepted. But before we can do that there is one thing that we have to check. We will only swap ranks if you donated more than 180 days ago for your dicer/super donator rank and if you can provide us proof of your donation. Once you paid the items to me or Soccerlove your rank will be swapped. NOTE : Converting your Super Donator to get the 5k premium points to swap your rank does not count, a converted Super Donator stays converted. Best regards, Grinderscape Staff Team
  12. Between 1 account the rank swap is already possible via premium points shop, if you want to swap between 2 of your accounts you have to reach me or Soccerlove. Everything is said in the post above
  13. I've heard the so called "I still owed him money" story from Tyler, so I looked it up to see if it was true. He never gave you more than what you just gave him back in 2014 (according to your story/stories) , yet you already gave him more before than what you already gave him, so the story is NOT true. Tyler just warned you (both) that what you're doing is illegal, he did nothing wrong. We're just trying to check anything suspicious, you do not have to blame him for things like this when he's just doing his job. Please try to make constructive feedback instead of flaming a staff member for checking things out & doing his job. Thank you for the feedback! - Closed
  14. Hey guys, I'll be leaving tomorrow on camp to be a soccer instructor for 10 days, so I will not be able to get online in-game for those 10 days (returning on the 20th, will prob be on the 21st). I will be online on forums/skype whenever I can (as long as I have available data on my phone), but that's about it for what I can get online the next 10 days sorry. I'll try to come in-game a little tomorrow morning, but my train leaves at 10:53 am my time (GMT + 1), so it won't be much. See you guys again then ^^
  15. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Raiderist to Server Support. @Raiderist has been doing a great job & has been helping out a lot for quite some time now, and we believe he's ready for the chance as a server support. James lives in the USA (GMT - 4) & will be helping out mostly at this timezone. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial. Congratulations James, and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  16. If you were actually selling ropes I would not have had any problem with it. But you had no ropes in your inventory or bank, so what could possibly be the only intention of what you yelled? Already clear enough right? I did not warn you because this is not the first time you went through with "jokes" like those, and they are not funny at all. Sorry for not warning you tho @pyk , I muted everyone who participated in that "joke" for the same amount of time but forgot you didn't do anything before that as far as I know, so your mute was not completely deserved, my excuses for that. Either way, I do not want any of those "jokes" on yell again, I can easily see your intentions & I know you well enough also to know what you meant with it. You just gotta realise that some things are NOT funny & should NOT be joked with. - Closed
  17. If you were regular donator it is normal that it has run out. It only lasts 31 days..
  18. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Aa cc ii dd from In-game Moderator to Elite Moderator. [MENTION=64801]Aa Cc Ii Dd[/MENTION] has been doing a great job for quite some time now, and we believe he's up for the next task. Jack lives in Australia (GMT + 8 ) & will be helping out mostly here. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial. Congratulations Jack , and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  19. Glad to see you exactly know how promotions (& no what you told/got told in the past is not relevant at all anymore) & what we are looking for works!!! Anyways, now you're done with that, mind leaving us doing our job & you doing yours? That'd solve a lot, thanks.
  20. Thanks for the feedback! Just wanted to give a reason why this is. I'm online almost every single day for several hours. If I'm not online for a while I'll let it know like I did for last weekend (Defqon. 1 with Byron). Whenever I am online I do not AFK tho (we, staff members, have a 3-5 minutes iddle timer, which means, if we are more than 3-5 minutes afk we disconnect).I would love to have my pm on whenever I am online, but I just can't. I have so much stuff to do every day I get online. Priority is : Account recoveries > appeals > shoutbox requests/reports on forums > in-game reports/other stuff to deal with (such as hacking/etc) > forum pms > maybe if I have time left pms on in-game I simply just can not have my pm on all the time because I am dealing with other stuff all the time I am online & I'd have to "ignore" the pms I'd be having at that time. And if I yell something I always get 2-5 people yelling/pming others to want to talk to me about stuff, so that just gives me more work when I'm still dealing with other things, so I only do that when I have nothing/hardly anything else to deal with. I do put my pm online whenever I can (when I don't have to deal with anything else), but that hardly happens as I spend 3-5 hours a day (minimum, if I can be online for that long of course) with all the other things I mentioned above.. But yeah, I see where your feedback is coming from and I appreciate it. Thanks a lot ^^
  21. Dear players, Today we decided to promote Sma11zplz from In-game Moderator to Elite Moderator. [MENTION=72697]Sma11zplz[/MENTION] has been doing a great job for quite some time now, and we believe he's up for the next task. Ryan lives in the UK (GMT) & will be helping out mostly here. Of course as all promotions, he will be on a 2 week trial. Congratulations Ryan, and good luck! Regards, GrinderScape Staff
  22. I put it under your other post, try that first please. If it doesn't work, let me know via pm. - Closed
  23. If this issue still occurs try what I said here, and if it still happens, please pm me about it & I'll get it solved asap. - Closed
  24. Try downloading the latest Java platform SE binary. When you right click the downloaded client & click on "open with" you should be able to see the Java TM in it or search it in your computer & open the client with that, that should solve it. If it doesn't, please let me know via pm. - Closed
  25. Try fixing it by reading this guide and let me know via pm if you still can't log in or not after trying it out please. - Closed