hi, and welcome to halcyon!

as you probably know already, this private server is dedicated to closet cheating in the rhythm game, osu!

as such, there must be strict rules and guidelines to make sure we stick to that concept of closet cheating. this page will detail that.

all users will be given 2 total chances to abide by the rules. in the case of a overcheat, either one offending score, or all of the scores will be wiped from their account.

regardless of what type of wipe is performed, that counts to their total wipe counter. if they are caught overcheating again, they will be restricted for up to 2 weeks.

rule I

no blatant or unfair cheating

any blatant cheating will likely be caught by our auto moderation system, but here's what we check for:

  • autobots
  • replay stealing/modification of your own replays
  • map altercation (OD, CS, HP, etc..)
  • inhuman UR/blatant relax
  • inhuman/blatant aim assist (e.g. obvious snapping to circles)

  • rule II

    timewarping limits

    if you are using any speed-changing mods, then you are NOT ALLOWED to use timewarp hacks to gain an advantage.

    you are allowed to go as low as 90% of full speed when playing with no speed-changing mods.

    you may also increase the speed using timewarp with speed-changing mods enabled if you desire.

    rule III

    relax limits

    you should not be appearing as if you're blatantly cheating with relax. (e.g. singletapping everything, deathstreaming 300bpm+ easily, inhuman UR)

    your unconverted UR should be above, equal or very close in proximity (for high accuracy plays) to 60.

    you must (attempt to) fill the entire 300 hit window. please use discretion when using relax.

    rule IV

    enlighten limits

    hidden removers and AR editing ARE allowed, however you may NOT use flashlight removers here.

    unlike other servers, we don't care if there are legitimate plays on bancho with flashlight on the map in question.

    this means, ALL flashlight plays above 200pp MUST be accompanied with a flashlight liveplay UNLESS you have demonstrated enough ability with the mod prior.

    even so, we (or any other user, for integrity's sake), reserve the right to ask for a liveplay.

    rule V

    aim assistance limits

    you should NOT be being obviously aim assisted. visible snaps are okay as long as they look organic and natural.

    if you are barely aiming the circle or cursordancing and still hitting the circles; then you are obviously aim assisting.

    obviously, this includes algorithms like chatter and anti-aim.

    rule VI

    play limits

    singletapping 480bpm 1/4th jumps or teleporting to circles is an issue here. please use discretion when playing. do what you think may be possible one day on bancho.

    that being said, here are some ground limits.

    ALL ranked maps must have AT MINIMUM, a C rank pass OR 80% accuracy, whichever comes first.

    to play a map with no-mod, if there are HT plays or NF plays of AT LEAST a B rank, you may play those with no difficulty increasing mods (HR, FL, DT, etc.) and without the difficulty decreasing mods (NF, HT, etc..)

    to play a map with DT, there MUST be AT MINIMUM a B rank pass with DT (including NF plays, e.g. NFDT; in this case, you may play without NF).

    to play a map with DT and HR (DTHR), there MUST be AT MINIMUM an A rank, or 90% accuracy. whichever comes first.

    difficulty decreasing mods like EZ do not invalidate the former boundaries.

    to play a map with EZDT, there MUST be AT MINIMUM a B rank, OR 85% accuracy, whichever comes first; if both requirements are satisifed; accuracy takes precedent.

    however, difficulty decreasing mods like EZ itself (without any combinations) are exempt from the prior boundaries established.

    those mods (in reference to just the difficulty decreasing mods) may be used on any map of any difficulty regardless of pass status, and obviously HD is a preference mod here; so that has no impact on a map's status.

    rule VII

    the catch-all

    administrators and moderators have full discretion over our ruling of these rules.

    if you are unsure of any rule here, please ask for clarification. ignorance does not excuse you from wipes and restrictions here.

    this rule also encapsulates all other infractions that may occur outside the scope of these rules (e.g. chat spam, hate speech, etc.); among other things. be civil.

    rule VIII

    rule exemptions

    relax sub-gamemodes are completely exempt from rule 6. we feel as if our rules encapsulate enough to allow our relax players to use discretion when playing.

    mania, fruits and taiko are exempt from rules 2 and 6. they are not cursor based gamemodes, and are less popular (which limits to scopes of scores able to be set, if we were to follow rule 6).

    we will still wipe and restrict you for the other rules if you go too far beyond the scope of the server, however.


    standard rule infractions

  • 1st offence: if you show remorse, and demonstrate you've read the rules after breaking them -- we can work with you and not count this one to your total wipes. we get it, this is a lot of text to consider and it may be confusing.
  • 2nd offence: regardless of what the outcome of the 1st offence is, this will result in either a score wipe or a total account wipe if caught breaking the rules across more than 2 maps. if you fail to show remorse and do not demonstrate yourself to have read the rules, we deserve the discretion to skip directly to this step of the justice process.
  • 3rd and every subsequent offence: if you make it here, you will receive an account wipe regardless of amount of scores affected, and you will be restricted for up to 2 weeks. you must appeal your restriction after 2 weeks.

    if you are verified and have not broken the rules yet but do so while verified, you will automatically skip to the 3rd offence.

    all appeals are voted on by the staff team, and a successful appeal does not reset your offence counter. if you are allowed back and break our rules again, your restriction time doubles and it becomes harder for the staff team to accept your appeal.

    automatic detection of rule infractions

  • 1st and every subsequent offence: you will be account wiped and restricted indefinitely UNLESS you were restricted for a pp cap violation.
  • other than the aforementioned case, this is usually not wrong. you may attempt to appeal anyways, but it is doubtful you'll get anywhere.