- SERVER RULES, ETIQUETTE, & COMMON SENSE
The days of the old version of simple, direct rules have passed. No longer will players have the excuse that something wasn't included in the rules. Yes, this is going to be lengthy like a typical EULA or ToS. You have two choices. You can skim it quickly and claim to have read it so you can get on with your application process or you can take a few minutes to actually read and understand the contents. Those that do the latter will do better on this server in the long run. Those that don't take the time will likely be banned due to their self-imposed ignorance of the rules.
FRAUDULENT APPLICATION: If a player manages to get accepted to the server and it is discovered later they lied on their application, that is an instant ban. No discussion. No warning. Fraud will not be rewarded here.
NO GAME MODIFICATIONS EXCEPT ONES LISTED BELOW: Acceptable modifications are Lite Loader, Voxel Map, and Opti-Fine. Any other modifications used to alter game play in any way, including but not limited to X-ray methods, is forbidden. Using a game bug or glitch intentionally to advance yourself or your game play is also prohibited. Any discovered bug should be reported to server owner and/or staff in a private message through our forums.
BUILDING AT SPAWN: You are allowed to build one survival house and/or shop in spawn within a plot no larger than 15x15. Allow that amount of space minimum for the existing builds at spawn. If you need more space, get permission from a staff member. NO PLAYER REDSTONE BUILDS AT SPAWN - STAFF ONLY. All spawn builds must be completed within 20 days. Spawn builds showing no activity for 20 days will be considered abandoned and will be destroyed by staff with NO advance notice even if player is active.
BUILDING IN THE WORLD: You are welcome to go out in the world and build your base. Allow yourself and other bases 500-1000 block radius. Thoroughly scout the area, including caves for the underground dwellers. If you can see another player's base from your own, you are too close. Once you are absolutely certain no one has a previous claim and you are not too close to another player's claim, then you may build. If you are in doubt or need more space, contact a staff member. Mark your property clearly. You may use something as simple as a one-block high wall as a border around your property. Post signs with your name, the name of your base, the date you claimed the land, etc. Simply having a bed, chest, furnace and crafting table are NOT sufficient markers. At the same time, use some common sense. If someone has crops planted, livestock in pens, etc., it's obvious someone is living there. Disputes should be referred to staff.
NOTICE OF INACTIVITY: If a player expects to be away from game for an extended period of time, they must post in the Holiday thread stating the circumstances and expected time frame. It is NOT necessary to include personal information. Example, “I'm in the middle of finals. I probably won't be on much for the next two weeks.” These posted notices will not exempt a player indefinitely. Twenty days is the key. No trace of activity by a player for 20 days tags them as having left the server. Once this has happened, staff will dispose of their property as they see fit.
PUBLIC SERVICES: At spawn there are several different services provided, livestock pens, crops, chicken cooker, mob grinders, etc. If you harvest, you MUST replant. If you kill livestock, you MUST reproduce them. Keep in mind you are not the only person on this map. Use what you need from the grinders, farms and such, but clean up after yourself. In the nether fortresses, do NOT take all the nether wart. You only need one to start your own farm. Harvest it. Replant it. Gather your personal soul sand elsewhere, NOT in the fortress.
CONTRIBUTING TO LAG: No iron titans allowed. No non-staff redstone builds/auto farms at spawn. Private bases are allowed to have redstone builds, mob farms, etc. However, if staff believes it is excessive and affecting server lag, player will have to either reduce it or remove it depending on staff request. Also, players are permitted to have livestock, 50 animals per single player base, 100 animals max for any group of players above one player bases no more, and 100 max villagers. No afk scripts, includes ones that will log you back in-game while afking. If a player needs more, speak to staff. Example, dyed sheep wool farm requires a minimum of 32 sheep.
THE END EXPLORING: If you're going to explore the end with a elytra please only go north so the newer players with out elytra's have a chance at finding cities / exploring.
ENDERMAN FARM(S): Do NOT EVER under ANY circumstances go away from keyboard (AFK) while in the end and/or at an enderman farm. This is an auto ban. No discussion. No debate. You go afk there. You get banned. Period.
NETHER PORTAL: All portals generated in the nether are to be at 115 on the y-axis. You may dig a tunnel connecting your side tunnel to one of the main tunnels already established through the nether hub. Your tunnel is NOT allowed to cut through existing tunnels. Your portal MUST sync properly to your overworld portal so that it does not send you through the portal of someone else due to proximity. There is a thread posted by Aercadia under General Discussion that gives step-by-step instructions.
PUBLIC CHAT: Keep the public chat respectful. Spamming chat is not allowed. No racist comments in-chat or on our server will be tolerated. This includes repetitive logging in and out. Do not advertise for another server. Do not curse excessively. No comments regarding politics, religion, race, sexual preference, etc. Do not use derogatory terms associated with race, sexual preference, etc., even if they have become “acceptable slang” for many. If you know something offends “some” people, don't use the term.
PRIVATE CHAT: Be respectful even in private messages. However, you have more freedom in private chat if all parties involved find it acceptable. Repeated private messages to a player after they have asked you to stop, will result in disciplinary action.
STAFF: If a player disagrees with a decision or request made by a staff member, they should send a private message to Yatzy on the forums. They are welcome to discuss the matter with the staff member at the time of the dispute. However, excessive arguing will likely generate negative results for the player. Staff members are human and make mistakes, but they are to be treated with respect at all times, even if player disagrees with them. It is acceptable to agree to disagree. Be respectful. Be civil. Be mature.
REPORTING: If a player suspects another player of doing something unethical, against the rules, etc., it should be reported to a staff member either through private message in game, if they are on-line, or private message on forums. If a player suspects a staff member of something, it should be reported to an Admin in a private message on the forums.
NO GRIEFING: Griefing is causing damage or harm in any way to another player or property not belonging to you. This includes the map in general. Do not leave trees partially harvested. Do not leave creeper holes unfilled. Do not leave random chests, furnaces, crafting tables scattered, etc. Do not break ANY spawners for ANY reason. Do not leave 1x1 pillars around. Do not spam water or lava. Do not leave holes in the nether that can cause damage to players, i.e., falling into lava.
NO STEALING: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you. It does not matter if it is a single block of dirt or a stack of diamond blocks. If it is not your property, don't touch it. Borrowing means you have clear and specific permission from the owner. If you do not, it is not borrowing. It is stealing. Harvesting someone's farm without permission is stealing. Using someone's auto farm, villagers, etc., without permission is stealing from their services as well as trespassing.
PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER (PvP): Attacking another player is not allowed unless all involved parties agree in advance. Even if all parties agree at the onset, once a player says stop, STOP.
RESPECT FELLOW PLAYERS AND THEIR PROPERTY: Treat others with respect in all manners. No snooping bases and/or chests. Respect privacy. Get permission.
MINECRAFT ACCOUNT: You may not have multiple accounts whitelisted to this server. If you are in a particular situation, husband and wife both gaming, for example, speak with staff. You have the right to share your account information with anyone you choose. However, if Jack lets Jill use his account and she breaks the rules, the account is banned. Activities done through an account will be answered for by the account, NOT the person controlling the avatar. If your little brother “hacked” your account, you should have taken more care to protect your account information. Again, the account is held responsible.
THEY CAN'T CATCH ME: This server uses programs that allow staff to see data for any block, any chest, door, gate, sign, etc. Before you take the five diamonds from someone's shop, be aware staff can inspect said chest to retrieve the data naming you as the one taking them and when. This also applies to breaking signs, blocks, starting fires, etc.
REPORTING SUSPECTED GRIEFING AND/OR THIEVING: If you are requesting staff to inspect your property, chest, etc., do not use the item in question until they are finished. You will only create excessive data and prolong the investigation.