Rules/FAQ

Server Rules
Breaking of these rules may result in a kick/ban at the seniors’ discretion.

If it looks like someone built it, don’t touch it!
Players are advised not to build or live in areas they haven’t built themselves.

No profanity!
Please use mild language. For the sake of avoiding hostility.

Any resource farm that causes lag may be asked to be taken down.
Not only for farms, but mechanisms as well.

You will manage your own claims!
If you give trust to another person in your claim and they grief you, no one will be held responsible other than yourself. If the griefing is deemed serious, seniors will consider the case and suspend or ban as deemed necessary.

Do not ask for OP/staff/senior position!
We will add to current staff as time goes on and we get to know the players that are trustworthy to be as such. We will completely remove you from consideration should you ask.

Do not beg for resources!
While resources on the surface are scarce, we are still an SMP server. Region: NewCity should serve to provide free food for you to survive on.

No Advertising/No Spam
We’re a bit lenient on this one, but advertising your server and/or spamming is a banable offense.

No Client Mods/No Exploits
Seniors are warned by the game when another player uses a hacked client. All exploits are also warned in game to the seniors as well. Offenders caught will be banned.

General Guidelines
The following aren’t exactly rules, but should be followed to maintain the server in its entirety. These cases are handled case by case and can result in warnings to bans dependent on the situation.

Don’t AFK
The server will automatically kick you if you are idle for more than 15 minutes. However, it is possible to afk using other methods. This is not advised. Players may experience kicks from active seniors if caught.

Minimize hoppers, frames, redstone clocks
Hoppers and frames are considered entities by MineCraft. Hoppers, frames, redstone clocks drain server CPU causing lag for other players. No senior is able to fix this on the server, it’s up to the players to be courteous to others and maintain minimal usage of these items. Consider using ice conveyor belts, redstoneless item elevators, and manually ticking redstone. Players may find the clocks disabled by seniors. Seniors may also send direct warning via signs/books.

Minimize farms
Farms have mobs (including animals) which are entities. Farms have been the main reason for CPU drainage on the server. Approximately 50 active entities takes up the same CPU space as one player does, consider this fact when you create your farms. Seniors will actively diminish your mob/animal population as necessary to keep CPU drainage to a minimum. To avoid this, please minimize your farms and the mobs/animals in them.

Only ONE mayor per region
Because claiming only allows one owner, there can only be one mayor per region. In community builds/towns, it is recommended that the mayor claims the region pole.

Claim your builds!
While claiming your builds is completely optional, note that seniors cannot fully consider it griefing if the area is not protected and gets used by another player.

Please speak only English in public chat!
While we appreciate the big number of players that come from such a diverse amount of countries with different languages, we are still an English speaking community and require English in public chat. Talking in another language in public chat can cause confusion, disruption, and clogging up of chat as usually your native language is directed at an individual. Please use private chat/whispers if you must use a different language.

FAQ
Frequently asked questions. Ask no more.

This area is not claimed/unclaimed. Can I loot/edit it?
We do not recommend that you do this at all. If you didn’t make it, don’t touch it. Doing so may result in kicks and bans.

Someone killed my (insert animal here)! Can you ban them?
Please do not kill anyone’s animal! This will be considered griefing. However, seniors are still granted the liberty of decreasing farms to minimize CPU drainage.

Someone built a wall around a region pole and I cannot access the region. Can I destroy the wall, can you ban them?
This is called pole locking and is a valid way to close off a named region from unwanted visitors. You may not grief the wall and this is not a banable offense. However, the locking player can be considered in the wrong if he/she is building where they shouldn’t be building or if the community at that region did not agree to it.

What should I do if someone is being rude/hostile/vulgar?
Send a form in via the website as soon as possible. A senior should be able to hop on and assess the situation.

I’m running out of claim blocks. How do I get more?
Your claim blocks generate per each hour a player accumulates on the server. This setting is set in place so that new players cannot come in and claim everything.

I live in the wilderness but would like to name my region. How do I do this?
You can have a generic/random generated name given to the region by a senior if you ask. This can only be done in the wilderness. If you’re the mayor of your region and would like to give it a custom name of your choice, you can donate to the server to receive a region name voucher which a senior can redeem for you.

Have any other questions? Send in an email to Blockhermt@gmail.com