Server Rules

May 20, 2013
Server Rules
  • It is important for you to know the rules because we want you to play here. We want you to know what is expected of you, and what will not be tolerated. It's all really common sense stuff, and while you expect us to treat you fairly, we expect you to know the following rules and guidelines...

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    Pretend to be mature. Attempt to be responsible.

    Please note: We have Helpers, Moderators, Administrators and Overseers. These are the people who enforce the rules. Do not attempt to enforce the rules for us or to "take the law into your own hands" - it just makes it harder for us to know who to punish - and how much.

    1. No Griefing. -- The act of causing a unwanted change in a property .
    Griefing, as used here, is the act of placing blocks, removing blocks, adding water or lava, or starting fires, intentionally or unintentionally causing grief among the other users of the server. This means that breaking even just one glass block in a window and walking in on foreign property is, in fact griefing. Yes, you may be jailed or banned for this. “Lol, it was just one block!” is not an excuse. Just don’t. Simple rule of thumb, "If it is not yours, don't touch it." The nether is an Anarchy Zone. You can grief whatever you find there.

    If you do grief and you are found (which you will be) you will face punishment of jail or ban depending on the extent of the grief, you do not need to grief so don't, or you will face the consequences.

    2. No Trespassing. -- The act of entering a property with out permission.
    All areas of the server which are marked by indications of habitation are considered the property of the builder. This includes houses, all areas within a fence or wall, and areas which are bounded by obvious markers such as one-block walls or three-block pillars. “I was just exploring!” is not a defense if you are caught wandering around in other people’s areas without permission. Unless CLEARLY marked otherwise, such as “Anyone welcome” or “Come on in,” every area except spawn, and the Market, or server event areas should be considered, “No Trespassing.” The nether is an Anarchy Zone. You can trespass your brains out.

    3. No Stealing.
    Stealing consists of taking items or blocks from another person or another person’s property. This includes items dropped during accidental or defensive PVP encounters, or not giving items that have been paid for. The nether is an Anarchy Zone. You can steal every block or dropping you find.

    4. Hacks Mods & Client Side Code. -- No cheating client modifications are allowed!
    Client side code which changes the way the game works for your character, such as no-clipping, flight, healing, invulnerability, transparency textures or futuristic diamond radar type stuff (basically xraying), is not allowed. There is no “testing,” “playing,” or “seeing if it works.” The use of any of these tools will result in a permanent ban. We don’t do it. You don’t get to do it, either. Not sure if a mod is allowed? Ask in-game before installing.

    5. Chat Behavior. --Profanity is tolerated, spam, abuse & harrassment of other players is not.
    Profanity is tolerated, repeated abuse & harrassment of other players is not. You may call someone a name, but don't take it too far, and leave family out of it. If someone tells you to knock it off, chances are good that have taken it too far.

    Do not spam the channel with garbage, ads, repeated requests or nonsense. Spammers can be banned without warning, celebration or mourning. Keep caps use to a minimum. Global chat has a LOT of people in it most of the time, and you SAYING THINGS LIKE THIS is more likely to irritate others than to get your point across.

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    6. Conflict Resolution. -- Solve your own conflicts in private not in the public chat.
    Resolve your own conflicts. Do it quickly and with compassion for the other user. You do not want the staff to have to step in and resolve them for you. You do not want to rant and rail about how someone did something to you. If a user violates a rule, simply report this to staff, and we’ll handle it. Additional profanity or conflict on your part is not necessary.

    7. PVP -- Pvp is limited to the nether, special areas and event locations. Don't pvp any were else.
    PVP is disabled on the overworld except in places where PVP is allowed as a sport or clearly mentioned on a region. However PVP does include splash potions, so don't try to circumvent the rules. Click here for more detailed information: Limited PVP

    8. Staff. -- Always treat the staff with respect they are here to help you.
    MinecraftServer.com staff consists of a group of Overseers who monitor and mentor Administrators who in turn have teams of Helpers and Moderators who generally do a lot of work on the server to help you, the player. All staff are tasked with certain responsibilities, to generally assist other users and guests with questions and gameplay issues. Overseers make policy and set rules, Administrators make sure these new changes and policies go into effect smoothly. Moderators act like the police of the system and Helpers act as a helping hand for new players. All staff can help with Settler promotion and region setup. If you are told to do something, or not to do something, by any member of the staff, you must follow their instructions. If you mess with the staff, you will be banned. Begging staff to spawn items, jail you, entertain you or give you free stuff is grounds for dismissal from your connection to our server. ...and, possibly, any future connections.

    9. I was Banned!?!?
    If you have been banned from the server by a Moderator, you may feel free to request a removal of the ban on the server’s forum. Ensure that your removal request includes your username, what you were banned for doing, why it was wrong, and why you’ll never do it again. The Admin staff will review your request and consider removal from the ban list. Consider, however, that the content of your forum post is also considered. If you rail and rant and scream about how some mod DARED to ban you, we will likely uphold that mod’s decision regardless of other mitigating circumstances. If you were banned by an Overseer/Admin, feel free to make a personal plea to Natbyte via the same forum, as it is his server. Alternatively you are free to ask another Admin as well. Good luck.

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    10. Problems with staff? -- Complain in the right place.
    If you feel that any staff member is abusing their power don't rant about it in the public chat or forums. All complaints belong in the Complaints forum


    See also:
    Our X-Ray Policy
    Our Rollback Policy