Breaking these rules will result in an immediate and permanent ban.
No Griefing - Breaking or placing blocks within another players clearly defined area is strictly prohibited. This is true even in PvP. Breaking even a single block placed by another player is against the rules.
No Client Mods/Exploits - Client modifications or exploits to the game are not allowed. (flying, speed, xray, item duplication etc.)
No Advertising/Spam - No advertising servers/websites/mods in the chat or filling the chat with repeated messages.
Common sense - This is a game, be respectful, have fun, don't rage, don't harass people, etc.
PvP Rules The world is divided in half. East of spawn is non-PvP. West of spawn is PvP allowed. You still cannot spawn camp or grief anywhere. If you kill a player on the east you are responsible for returning their inventory even if you lost it. Any repeated killing of players on the east will be considered harassing and you will be banned.
Conventions These are some general guidelines we have come to expect as a community. They generally do not result in an immediate ban and are instead resolved on a case-by-case basis.
Don't AFK for extended periods of time. This takes up server resources and breaks mob spawning for everyone else in the world. If you aren't actively playing the game then log out. Attempting to get around AFK timers with minecarts or boats will result in a kick and/or a ban.
Don't run high-frequency clocks. Again, this takes up server resources and causes others to lag. If you need a clock make sure it's running at a reasonably slow tick rate to avoid annoying everyone else.
Keep farms and mob grinders to sane levels. Same as with AFKing and clocks, large amounts of mobs/animals causes lag for everyone on the server. 50 mobs/animals equals one player as far as server resources. So for each 50 mobs, that's 1 less person that can join the server.
Ask Before Building in a Town - Anyone can create a "town" by clearly defining a boundary (walls, fences, a valley, etc.). It is a good idea to ask the originator if it's ok to build in/near their area.
Don't ask for things. Don't bug pilotdan1985 by asking for items or teleport requests or help with things that you can do on your own. If you need help ask another player, mod, contact the staff on the forums, or google info about plugins.
Don't travel aimlessly in one direction for hours on end for no reason. Our server runs on ramdisk which means it runs entirely in ram. When you travel great distances (more than 20,000 blocks from spawn) you waste our memory for really no reason at all. Since we run in ram (72gb of it) the cost for us to upgrade our ram would be probably several thousand dollars.
Staff These are some general guidelines that all staff should follow.
Help out and be respectful to all players.
Show who we are in a positive way, try not to be negative.
Do not abuse special priveledges like playing with /kick /ban or /tempban.
If you are personally annoyed by a player do /ignore not /mute.
Do not teleport to a player randomly while visible.
FAQ I found an unlocked chest. Can I loot it? Yes. Locking chests is trivial. You can create a LWC protection for your chests by doing /cprivate then clicking on the chest. As a result, there shouldn't be any unlocked chests and there's no excuse to not have yours locked. So looting one is not against the rules. Lock your stuff! Note: while looting an unlocked chest is allowed, you can not break a structure to get to it. That would be griefing. You can only open an unlocked door or find one in the open.
Someone killed my animals, can they be banned? No, killing animals is not loggable, and therefore not bannable. You can protect your farms by making sure there are walls and a roof so that a person would have to break a block to get in.
So-and-so is being rude and vulgar, can't they be banned for harassment? No. Anyone has the ability to /ignore any other players or to simply choose to not be offended by what they're saying. Words are not a bannable offence.
These are some examples of what IS considered harassment and can be bannable.
Spamming a player with /tpa requests or private messages
Following a player and standing in their way to prevent them from building
Creating a residence or private signs within somebody else's building.
Repeated killing on the east
Can you kill somebody in their house? Yes. But there are a couple conditions
You cannot camp their spawn location, which is usually their house.
You cannot destroy blocks of their house to gain entry.
I teleported to someones residence and fell into a trap. They should be banned. This isn't a question. But also, this isn't against the rules. If you teleport to someones residence there is no guarantee that it will be in a safe location. It is your responsibility to only teleport to people/places that you trust. If you type something incorrectly and die as a result, there's no remediation. You can of course ask the owner of the residence if they could return the items, but there is no requirement to do so.
New addition as of 3/30/2017
I died and lost my stuff will you restore my intentory? Please? Even if I ask nicely?
This place looks abandoned can I live here or tear it down?
Technically, our rules clearly state you can not break even a single block placed by another player. However, you can choose to assume the risk of being banned if you are pretty sure the person who buit it quit or moved. Be very cautious with this because we have players who have been playing here for years and occasionally people get bored, then come back. If the person who you thought "abandoned" their build and you took it over and they file a complaint you would be resonsible.