Welcome to our server! We hope you enjoy your time here with us This guide is for new players to get familiar with how we do things here. The more you know, the less chance of problems or frustration arising!
It is each player's responsibility to read and understand our rules. Failure to do so will result in the staff taking disciplinary actions against you. The rules are simple:
No Griefing, No Stealing, No Raiding
There's quite a few ways that people grief others. No Altering of other player's builds is allowed without that player giving you permission. Follow all instructions left on signs in that person's area. If you accidentally damage something, report it to staff immediately. This includes item frames!!!Failure to report accidental damage will be treated as if it was intentional, which can get you banned.
No Blackmailing, No Scamming, No Unfair Play
Do not attempt to scam or blackmail our members. If you feel that you are being a victim of blackmailing or scamming, report it to a staff member immediately. Attempt to capture the information through screen shots so we have proof the person was attempting this type of harassment.
Hacking and block/item duplication or any other exploitation of glitches and bugs is strictly prohibited. No sand or gravel generators are allowed, or dragon egg machines. Infinite villager breeding facilities are also not approved since these cause excessive server side lag! Cobblestone and Stone generators are fine to build and use.
Any client side modification that gives you an unfair advantage over other players is considered cheating. These include but are not limited to speed, xray, sneak, step, and other hacks.
Keep Chat Clean
No chat spamming, CAPS TALKING, profanity (including abbreviated forms), drama or sensitive discussions (religion and politics spring to mind immediately). Keep general chat family friendly. We do have small children that play here.
If someone (anyone) asks you to stop talking about something, it's best to just take it to private chat channels or private message.
No Begging or Whining
Seems straight forward enough but here's the break down. Don't ask for free stuff. Don't ask for spawned stuff. Don't ask for hand outs. Don't ask for others to buy you stuff. Be self sufficient. This is a survival server. Go survive!
No Discrimination/Sexual Harassment/Threats
We don't care what race, gender, or sexual orientation you are, and nobody else should either. Treating others badly for no other reason than that they are different from you is not acceptable here. Along with that, we will not allow sexual harassment to take place here or threats of bodily harm to someone.
No advertising other sites
We pay the bill for this server to provide a nice environment for our members to come together to enjoy the game, NOT for someone to advertise another server to steal our player base. No linking of other servers IP address, names or websites will be tolerated. Do not mention or discuss other servers in chat, on the website or in ventrilo.
No Impersonating Staff
Do not portray yourself as any member of our staff under any circumstances - ever.
Do not ask for staff positions or Operator
We pick our staff based on activity, helpfulness, and willingness to put others before themselves. If you're interested in becoming a moderator here, you'll have to put the time in and show us you have what it takes to be part of the staff. DO NOT ASK for staff positions. If you feel you have what it takes to be a moderator, please apply on the forums for a staff position.
No arguing with the Staff/Respect the staff
If you see a moderator doing something that you feel is out of line, providing incorrect information on rules, etc, please contact one of the Staff Admins to discuss the problem. Do NOT argue with the moderator in public. The moderators are there to do a job and oftentimes they are provided very specific information on how the Owners/Admins wants things done. If the moderator was out of line, an admin, not you, will provide that feedback to the mod. This keeps drama to a minimum and allows the moderators to do their jobs the way they were told to.
Follow All Posted Rules
Many parts of the server are public areas. These areas will frequently have special rules in place for that specific area. Please read and obey ALL signs in public areas. Common rules you'll see is no /top, /jump, /fly, /mc allowed. You may also see signs advising you not to teleport players to you. These rules are in place to make the game fun and fair for everyone from the lowest rank to the highest regardless of what special perks someone may have paid for through donating.
No Spam Fishing to summon the Kraken
Self explanatory. Don't spam fish. Don't spam fish to intentionally spawn the Kraken.
No Killing/Harming in Non-PvP areas
Do not harm or kill people that are in in non-pvp areas. This is a form of griefing and will not be tolerated.
No Staff Teleports
Do not ask for staff to teleport you to a friend or location. If you'd like the ability to teleport to other locations, check out our donation page to find a rank that best fits your gaming needs.
Don't give out your personal information!!!
In a nutshell, we want you guys to remain safe and secure while on our server. Do not give out any of your personal information (name, age, location, phone number, Facebook pages, Skype, email address, etc) in general chat. Please, please, please be super careful before even giving any information to someone privately. You never know who you may be talking to. If you feel like someone is trying to get your information, report it to ANY staff member immediately if you feel uncomfortable!
No Inappropriate Skins
Do not use skins that may offend someone else. If a staff member asks you to change what you're using, please just make the change.
Use Our Voice Chat
Please do not ask our players to join voice chats that are not sponsored by our server. This includes other Ventrilo servers, Mumble and Team Speak. We ask this so that our players can stay in the moderated, safe environment we provide where they can report inappropriate behavior to our staff or seek assistance if someone is making them feel uncomfortable.
Your Account, Your Responsibility
We log every block/action that is taken on the server by our players. Please be aware that if we have a report of griefing, harassment or other rule breaking, that we will punish the account, regardless of if it was you or someone else on the account when the problem happened. We strongly encourage you NOT to share your account information with other people since their actions may end up with your account banned on our server.
No Selling Things For Real Money
Even if the item was bought from the donation store it is not okay to sell them for real life money. Selling things or perks from the server can and will result in a ban.
If the account you are using is banned, then any alternative accounts are not allowed on the server. Violation will result in the account(s) being banned from the server as well. As well as any other forms of bypassing a ban are a violation of the rules.
*You must build at least 100 blocks from the glowstone border around Spawn. All builds closer than 100 blocks will be removed at the server owner's discretion.
*You must build at least 100 blocks away the edge of *all* neighbor's claimed land.
*Use protection stones to safeguard your builds from griefers.
*If you build underground, you *must* use a protection stone so someone else can't build above you.
*You have 31 days to report griefing to the staff. After that, we can deny your request for rollback.
*Any builds done in the nether/end will be lost when the monthly reset happens. We cannot restore it once the reset occurs. If you don't want to lose your materials, remove it before the end of the month.
*If you are renting or selling shop space, each shop space must have the price clearly posted.
*You are required to have an information board somewhere in the shop space with rules clearly stated and a contact name for the shop owner.
*Renter/Buyers in your shop must have a sign in their shop space with their contact name posted.
*Single Player Shops - After 1 month of inactivity, your shop will be closed and the warp removed. Any future warps will need to be repurchased. Contact an admin in advance to let them know if you have any planned inactive time coming up so arrangements can be made to not fall into the inactive category.
*Multi-player Shops with an inactive owner will be handled on a case by case basis.
*A rule board with all town rules should be clearly visible at the place people will warp into your town at.
*The rule board needs to have a list of residents that live in the town.
*Each house in the town needs to have a sign posted of who owns the house.
*Each house must have have locked doors (/cprivate)
*We strongly encourage you to use protection stones in your town to prevent griefing, and misunderstandings between residents.
*If a resident alters/changes something in an unprotected part of your town, that is not considered griefing. Add a protection stone to the affected area and ask the person not to do changes without your permission.
*If the town owner goes inactive for over 1 month, the town residents may vote on who the new town owner will be. It will be the new town owners responsibility to uphold the list of rules for the warp to the town, or the warp will be revoked.
*The new town owner must be of Donator ranking or higher in order to keep the warp. If not, the owner can be changed to whoever is voted on but the warp will be removed.
*If you are evicting someone from your town, you must allow them 24 hours to move out and find a new home.
*To set your own Warp costs $5,000 in game cash.
*To get a Moderator or Administrator to set up a Warp Sign to your Shop or Town. It costs $2,500.