All our survival servers have a small list of rules that you must abide by while playing. You will find, below, a COMPLETE list of our server rules. Unless otherwise indicated, these sets of rules should apply to ALL our servers.

  1.  Chat Rules
    This section consists of all the rules regarding speaking in chat or manners concerning main chat. Please be aware this may not be a complete list. Always listen to a server staff when they warn you regarding breaking any of these rules.
    1. Do Not Afk Spam [/Afk] or Logging Spam
      All donators have access to the /afk command, which states in chat when the user is away from their keyboard. This may mean they stepped away from their computer/phone or they simply have Minecraft minimized. We ask that you do not spam this command.

      Also, please do not log on and off in a very short period of time [every few seconds]. This is considered spam in chat. If you are having issues (such as always being disconnected), make sure that your internet is working properly. Also, another option is to take any type of texture pack/approved mods (such as optifine) off and try logging back in. If you still are having issues, please ask for help in #help-me or open a ticket on Discord.
    2. Do Not Ask About Applications on The Forums [In Public or Private Chat]
      If you’ve applied for any position on the forums (staff, builder, event, etc.), please do not ask any member of our community to look at your application. We also ask that you don’t ask their opinion on whether you are “staff” (or other position) material. Best thing to do is look at the app guidelines and see if you meet the minimum requirements for applying for the position. If you have any questions regarding the application itself (such as format or clarifying a question), please PM Alice or a current online Staff Member on the forums.

      Also, all applications are still active and open unless there is a prefix on it [ex: On Hold]. Do not spam any member of our community (whether they are in the team you are applying for or not) regarding your app. Doing so will result in a formal warning regarding this, then afterwards it will result in an auto-deny.

      The only application that you CAN ask the members of our community is builder application (as stated in the app guidelines). You are free to ask builders what they think of your builds and if anything needs to be changed regarding them. However, you are not allowed to ask them to approve or deny your app and/or bug them constantly to look at your builds.
    3. Do Not Attempt to Bypass an Issued Mute
      Mutes are given to those that break chat rules. Please do not try bypassing the mute given with /mail (or /msg), /helpop, alt accounts, books, signs, friends and/or going onto another server to talk about your mute. If you have questions regarding how long your mute is or what it was for, please click here for the mute section of our liteban page. If you wish to discuss your mute, you are free to do so on the forums. Bypassing mute, or discussing it on another server, will result in a jail. If you do any other type of behavior before or after jail, such as spam logging or spamming /afk, you may receive a harsher punishment up to a ban.
    4. Do Not Character Spam (Cspam) or Caps Spam
      Character Spam, by our definition, is typing a set of same characters, usually letters, in a row without a space. [Ex: Hellooooooo] We kindly ask that you do not character spam as it’s annoying to look at and it floods chat with unnecessary information. There is no set limit on the amount of same characters in a word, however, if it looks like spam to you, it is to others. Caps spam is like our character spam; however, it’s typing a set of words all in capital letters. Generally, we try to keep this to maybe one-two words per sentence, however, please do not utilize this to spam one word caps sentences as it will fall under our spam rule.

      We also ask that you do not warn people about caps or c-spam unless it is severe (or they are new to the server). You are welcome to warn players once or twice, but do not ‘harp’ on someone for misdemeanors once or twice, or spam “caps” at people every time they overuse caps. Your warning is flooding the chat and creating your own personal spam.
    5. Do Not Give Out Personal Information Or Anyone Else’s
      For your own personal security, we ask you not to give out your personal information such as your real name, location, email address, etc. [We as staff may ask for email in regards to looking up prior donations] If you are comfortable with sharing any personal information (even in the event it could be abused by trolls), you are more than willing to. We also ask that you don’t share the personal information of others, even if they are your friends.
    6. Do Not Have Inappropriate Builds, Skins, Usernames or Nicks, etc.
      This server is family friendly, meaning that we have children visiting and actively playing on our server. We ask that you do not have any inappropriate usernames when you first join. If you do, you may be given a unique nickname by our staff (which cannot be changed) and/or banned until you change your username. Please do not have an inappropriate skin when playing or you may be banned until you change it. Also, do not have any inappropriate builds on our servers, including any kind of historical build that is offensive in nature.
    7. Do Not Ignore Staff
      Do not ignore staff, whether by simply ignoring whatever they say or doing /ignore. Not only will you miss interacting with staff members, but you may also miss information such as events, warnings, and/or rules.
    8. Do Not Impersonate Staff Members or Players
      Do not impersonate staff members and/or players. This includes, but not limited to: Giving similar nicknames, pretending to be an ex-staff, acting like a staff member or mocking a player’s behavior. Staff members are signified by their prefix and no one should try to act like a staff member if they aren’t [such as saying that they will punish someone].

      We also ask, where applicable, to not set your nickname with the &a (light green) color. This color is to indicate our staff members. You are free to use the color if you have three+ characters in your nickname. Only one character in your name can utilize the light green color.
    9. Do Not Post Links in Public Chat
      Links in public chat cause unnecessary spam. They could also be linked to a spam website that will harm or damage your computer. Please do not post links in public chat. You are free, however, to share links via PM if they aren’t malicious.
    10. Do Not Spam Messages or Commands
      Just like c-spam or caps spam, spam is when you post the same, or similar, message repeatedly. Please do not spam messages. It’s annoying and floods chat, making it difficult for staff and other players to view their own messages. The same is with command spam, including /pay [user], /tpa request, and /msg [user] or yourself.
    11. Do Not Swear, Curse, Or Censor in Public Chat
      As stated before, this is a family friendly server. Do not swear or curse in main chat. Censoring is also discouraged as it still indicates the word. Please also do not use alternate spellings to get around cursing.
      Abbreviations are allowed, such as wtf or ffs, as long as they are not directed towards another player. Some abbreviations have negative meaning and shouldn’t be used at another player in anger.

      We, as staff, try not to punish people for minor swearing (like damn) unless used in excessive or used at someone. Players may think differently and may call you out on these. Please do not start drama in chat regarding these words. Please open a ticket or ask for help in #help-me on discord if you feel that that’s necessary. You are allowed to curse or swear in private message to another player if they are fine with it and it isn’t put negatively towards them.
    12. Do Not Talk About Religion, Politics, Inappropriate or Other Controversial Topics
      We are a family friendly server but we are also fully inclusive of anyone and everyone. However, there are those that aren’t or don’t feel the same way. Therefore, we do not wish for any controversial topics to be discussed at all ANYWHERE on our server. They have caused more harm than good, causing arguments to break out in chat and cause chaos. Controversial topics are all the following: Religion, Politics, Gender or Sexual Orientation, Race or Nationality, Any Inappropriate Topics or Suggestive Remarks, Recent or Past Major Events (particularly traumatic in nature), words that have inappropriate meanings, situations that are inappropriate (‘daddy’ games), joking about sad or inappropriate situations.

      Please be aware: While the above is an extensive list, it is in no way complete. Staff will determine whether a topic is inappropriate and controversial or not.
    13. English Only in Main Chat
      Our CorbaCraft Community accepts everyone, no matter their place of origin or primary language. However, we ask that you please speak English in main chat. Most of our users and staff are English speakers and it’s difficult to communicate with each other in another language. It’s also difficult for staff to determine if someone uses offensive words or curse words in chat if they are in another language. Some staff do, however, speak other languages so we are fortunate enough to have staff speak with individuals in their own language. You are free, however, to speak in your native language in private message and/or utilize it for signs. Just be aware to keep it friendly and don’t harass other players.
    14. Only Advertise Your Shop, Items Being Sold, Etc. Once Every 5 Minutes
      To keep chat clean, we ask that you advertise your shop, items being sold, etc. every 5 minutes. If chat is slow or dead, please wait until at least 20 different people/lines have posted before you. This will help space out your advertisement plus garner potential new players or players who missed the advertisement the first time.
  2. Common Sense
    Most of the rules, stated above, are specified to our everyday chat. However, the below are broader and/or should be taken into consideration for ANY server (whether it be CorbaCraft or another server).
    1. No Hacked Clients/Mods/Modifications
      CorbaCraft has a variety of plugins and mods/modifications that enhances a player’s experience, such as our auction house plugin and our player shop plugins. We, however, wish that you play with only these pre-installed modifications so that all players have a fair and equal chance to play the game. Do not have any added mods, no hacked clients, and no mouse modifications [unless otherwise specified below in allowed mods]. If you are unsure if a mod is acceptable, please ask a staff member before downloading it. Having any type of non-approved mod will result in punishment, up to a perm ban.

      Examples of Mods NOT allowed: X-ray mod, kill aura, fly hacks, Glitch Mods
      Mouse Modifications NOT allowed: ‘rubber-banding’, weighted mouse
      ALLOWED MODS: Inventory Tweaks, OptiFine, MiniMap, and Shaders
    2. No Exploits/Duping
      We have certain measures in place to fix a series of bugs/exploits and dupes that have been introduced over the years of developing Minecraft. This doesn’t mean that new exploits/dupes/bugs can’t pop up that could allow players to exploit. If something like this were to happen we kindly ask you to step forward and report any issues/exploits/dupes to us so we can patch them and take counteractive measures to prevent any significant damage. If an exploit/dupe is not reported when it is discovered, this could result in a hard reset of your stats (balance, levels,… ) or even a punishment depending on the severity. In extreme cases this could also result in a global rollback and this will force us to restore the server from one of our backups.
    3. No Advertising/No Outside Advertising
      We ask that you do not come on to advertise for either your own server or another’s server (including but not limited to Discord servers). This is also the case with realms (as these can be made public). You must also not advertise or talk about other servers in PM, mail, book, signs, etc. Please do not advertise other websites to other servers and/or discords.

      While we appreciate that you love our server, please do not advertise our server on other servers. It gives everyone an image that we are desperate for players and/or we promote people to go do such things.
    4. Respect All Players and Staff/No Bullying
      As mentioned above, our server is accepting of everyone, no matter a person’s race, gender or sexual orientation, age, status, etc. Therefore, we would like all our members to express the same courtesy to other members of our community. You may not have the same viewpoint as us, but we wish that you do not try and bully someone because of your difference in viewpoint. Bullying is cowardly and often does not help either party in the end. If you feel that you are bullied (or see bullying going on in our community), please report it on discord with evidence [screenshots and/or chat log]. We, as staff, do not tolerate bullying of any kind. You are also not restricted to just in-game. If another player, from the server, harasses you outside the community (on Discord, twitter, Facebook, etc.), we WILL act if there’s evidence. Cyber bullying is a federal crime and punishable by law. If you wish to remain anonymous, you are welcome to contact one of our staff on the forums through a private message or pm them in-game.

      We also wish that you respect and listen to staff as well. We will not tolerate bullying of current and former staff. If you are upset with something a former staff member did (or current staff), you are free to discuss this outside the server. If you feel a staff member has abused their privileges with the punishment you received, you are free to report them on Discord with COMPLETE evidence. Please do not report for another individual as it now becomes hearsay and has less weight over the actual individual’s statement.
    5. Do not expose alt accounts publicly without consent
      When a player/staff member joins on a secondary account they usually do so with a good reason. Either because they would like to keep to themselves or just because they need to test something that requires a secondary account.
    6. Do not joke about harmful situations/inappropriate situations
      As stated above in rule 1.12 and rule 2.3, we are accepting of everyone and we also do not tolerate bullying. Therefore, please do not joke about suicidal situations, such as telling someone to “commit suicide” or any wording similar to that effect. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death [Ref] and has a lasting impact on everyone around said party. If you joke about such a situation, you will be perm banned with very limited chance of appeal. This is also the case for anyone who jokes about or counsels “self harming”, a major tragic event (whether past or present), any type of harassment (please view rule 1.12 for specifics), etc.
  3. Griefing And Claiming Rules
    1. Do not grief
      Our server is a no-grief server. Grief is defined as any adjustment to a build, chest or items that aren’t yours (whether claimed or not) without permission. Adjustment/grief is the following: removing a block or chest, stealing items, claiming over an unclaimed build or chest, altering anything about the build, picking up dropped items, moving items, etc.

      Because the nether and the end doesn’t have claims, building in both these areas will not have same protection as the overworld. However, griefing player builds on these two areas are highly frowned upon. Please be aware that if you “lend” someone an item and the item either breaks, gets lost, and/or player logs off with item, we will not refund or compensate this.
    2. Must claim 50 blocks away from other claims
      Please claim 50 blocks away from another person’s claim. This gives a safe distance from another player, just in case they wish to build or expand in their claim. If you want to expand your claim, please be sure to expand it in the direction AWAY from other players. This rule is also effective for spawn, server builds and warp areas (new warp areas only).

      You can build closer than 50 blocks if you get permission from the other party (whether it be player or staff). Along with the no grief and 50 blocks away rule, you must not make any adjustment right next to the claim unless you have permission from the claim owner. This adjustment includes (but not limited to): digging around claim, making buildings, placing chests
    3. Any adjacent claims must not be a nuisance to each other.
      The only purpose for claiming is to protect against grief from other players. Nuisance claims fall under a person [or group of people] who put a claim next to another player’s claim, without their consent, in order to prevent them from expanding their claim aka blocking the player in. Claims made for the purpose of blocking players in or made as a way of harassing a player shall be deemed nuisance claims.

      In such cases, the original player (the one first to claim) can request staff to determine if a nuisance claim has been made. If a nuisance claim has been made it will be removed by staff. Nuisance claims also reference Section “2.3. Be Respectful to Players/Staff.”

Non PVP Rules
Along with our no grief policy, we also have a no player vs player (pvp) rule. Please do not kill or attempt to kill another player or staff. Our server has pvp turned off, so you cannot harm another player (unless you are in designated pvp areas). Attempt to kill means all, but not limited to: Burning someone, pushing them into water/lava, trapping players, drowning them, tricking them to tp to death. Please also be aware that all staff should be treated as if they are in survival mode (whether they are helper, mod or admin) and shouldn’t be tricked to their death or attempt to kill them.

Redstone And Overspawn Rules
Our final section concerns with redstone clocks and animal spawning/owning. These rules have changed recently and two of them (clocks and overspawns) are more controversial and require staff assistance in being sure they comply with rules.

  1. No Automatic Redstone Clocks
    While we do allow redstone clocks, we do not want an automated redstone clock that never turns off. To be safe, we would like it to be run with some sort of on/off switch, so it can be turned off if necessary. If piston or bud detecting clock, please do not have an overly large farm or have it in populated areas (such as player markets or near warps) so it doesn’t cause player lag. If your clock is item sensitive (such as a sorting machine or compactors that detect items), please make sure it isn’t running continuously or always have items in it.
    As for afk fish farms, the same applies as above. This one, however, CANNOT be run on a lever switch as this can cause the most lag. These can be safely made and utilized with a pressure plate.

    If you are unsure if your redstone contraption is legal, please consult with a server staff. In all cases: Admin’s ruling, as to whether a redstone build is legal or not, is final regardless of if it favors the staff or the player. Once a ruling has been made, Admins will take an extremely dim view of players who continue to test boundaries or continue to operate illegal redstone builds. This is how you get banned.
  2. Mob Grinders must have on/off switch
    Mob grinders are, essentially, utilizing a spawner to continually spawn mobs to get items + xp. To combat continuous mob spawning, we ask that you have at least two redstone lamps connected, with redstone, to a lever to turn the lamps on when the spawner isn’t in use.

    If you have any questions, or have issues with setting a mob grinder up, please consult with a server staff. If you set up spawner incorrectly, the spawner can be confiscated.
    PLEASE NOTE: You cannot alter your spawner with mob eggs given at events and/or in server shop, if applicable. You can only have vanilla spawners (one’s found in survival) and ones that you can get in crates.

Nonsensical Overspawns Are Not Allowed
While overspawns (20+ animals) are allowed, please don’t have nonsensical overspawns. This means it’s fine to have 20 animals in a 10-block radius, but don’t have 200 animals in a 10-block radius. If you must have that many animals, please break them up with fencing and/or make the holding area bigger.