Users Code of Conduct Last Updated: (7/18/2014)

All users in the cockatrice community are expected to behave in a mature and polite manner while on the server in order to create an open and welcoming an environment for all players. This guide should serve as an example of what is not acceptable behavior. Anything written here may be updated at any time, without notification. Users are encouraged to periodically review this page to familiarize themselves with the most recent updates. The following is not to be seen as an all-inclusive list of punishable offenses. The cockatrice moderation team reserves the right to take action against offenses not listed below. It's important to note that if someone else gets access to your account and gets you banned, you will not be unbanned. You are responsible for what goes on with your account. Similarly, if another user in your household or on your network gets your IP address banned, it will not be unbanned. If you feel that you have recieved an unjust or unreasonable ban, please contact an administrator / moderator and they will forward all requests accordingly. This server incorporates the 3 strike rule system. How ever the cockatrice moderation team reserves the right to take immediate action without warning if they find that the situation calls for it.

Description of strike system are as follows:
  • Strike One: Verbal warning
  • Strike Two: Short term temporary ban
  • Strike Three: Long term temporary ban with notification to owner

  • If you've been warned and/or banned for offensive behavior, don't expect to be warned if you repeat it. You are expected to learn your lesson the first time.

    Terms of Service

    Inappropriate Game Names/Usernames/Avatars Cockatrice usernames and/or game room names must not contain words or phrases that could be concidered offensive or excessively vulgar, and a user's avatar must not contain imagery that could be concidered offensive or excessively vulgar. Keep in mind that Magic is a game played by people of all ages, and we want this server to be an acceptable place for them.

    This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Derogatory language based on race, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Graphic descriptions/depictions of sex or violence.
  • Pedophilia
  • Directed insults (e.g. "John is a retard")

  • Harassment

    No user may under any circumstances insult or in any other way harass another user with the intent to disturb or upset them.

    This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Hateful or demeaning messages in the main chat and/or personal messages.
  • Deliberately provoking another user with the intent of causing an argument.

  • Main Chat Conduct

    The target audience for the various games made available in the cockatrice application is generally early to mid teen years. The main chat area's subjects and forms of communication is to be kept "age appropriate" and orderly at all times. This means refraining from excessively vulgar or offensive language, or other behavior that could be considered disruptive.

    This includes, but is no limited to:
  • Graphic descriptions of sex or violence.
  • Derogatory language based on race, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Pedophilia
  • Chat Flooding/Spam
  • Provoking people to cause arguments/"drama" (e.g. John is stupid, don't play against him.)
  • Repeated flood of game advertisements (Keep draft/edh/whatever adverts to once per game every few minutes, not 10 lines in a row in 3 seconds)

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    Cockatrice aims to provide a fun and fulfilling gameplay experience for all users. Playing games to intentionally detract from the enjoyment of other users will not be tolerated.

    This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Cheating
  • Repeatedly kicking people without a valid reason.
  • Disrupting draft tournaments. In order to create a friendly environment for Limited players, leaving draft rooms in the middle several times will not be tolerated. Other disruptive attitudes, such as double queuing, are not encouraged. However, accidental disconections won't be banned.

  • Advertisement

    The cockatrice client are not bulletin boards. Therefore, advertisement with the intent of buying or selling products is strictly forbidden. And referral links or other links intended to benefit you by posting them are to be kept at a minimum. Room advertisement is allowed with the following limitations:

  • A maximum of one "advert" every 2 minutes
  • No Caps lock
  • No Card tags
  • No arbitrary characters added for the purpose of making an advertisement stand out

  • Charging For Game Play

    Under no circumstances are there to be cash games or paid tournaments/games offering prizes of monetary value held on this server. Users engaging in such tournaments or games do so at their own risk. The server users/owners or moderators will in no way be held accountable for any issues leading to the loss of assets. In the event a player (or group of players) are found violating this rule, they will be banned with no possibility of reinstatement. We do not encourage or condone profit of any sort using the cockatrice application.


    All user, moderator, administrator and game communication on this server is logged. These logs may be viewed by the owners and moderation staff at any time. By using this server you agree that any forms of communications across the server can be used in any way the owning party of the server see's fit.

    Proxy Server Usage

    The use of proxy servers to connect to any of our hosted services is strictly prohibited. Any proxy server address found to be in use connecting to our hosted services will be set as a perminant ban by ip address and the player found using the proxy could face disciplinary actions to be determined by the moderation team at time of incident. We have scheduled processes that do reverse lookups on IP addresses that are connected to our hosted services and if a proxy server is detected the address of the proxy server will be prevented from connecting.