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Minecraft Server Rules
#1 Respect all Players
Remember, you will be primarily using a public chat!
Don’t be obnoxious or disrespectful to others, be aware that there may be children online, and not all language is appropriate for all audiences. While we allow some swearing, it is primarily forgiven when done in the moment and not aimed at anyone else. Any disrespectful or aggressive remarks made towards other players are not allowed.
Don't Spam (Repeating the same phrases repeatedly), Advertise (using global chat to bring attention to a product that is not related to, or benefits, the server), Flood (emphasising a word by adding more characters than necessary or pasting large walls of text). In general, global chat is a busy place and can become difficult to read at the best of times, be considerate of your fellow players when using it.
Don’t start and/or encourage controversial topics in global chat. Controversial topics are anything that may be upsetting for your fellow players. This includes conversations regarding politics, weapons, physical/mental abuse, mental illness, self-harm, suicide, discrimination, religious beliefs, skin tone or how some people identify themselves.
Don’t threaten or discuss violence and hatred towards others. Regardless of how serious your intentions may or may not be, we will take these cases seriously and inform your local authorities if we feel you or someone close to you is in danger.
Don’t lie about and/or reveal the personal info of other players in any way. Growing friendships online may result in someone sharing personal information with you. If they do this, then it is your responsibility to keep that private. Never share someone else's personal information, even as a light-hearted joke.
Don't impersonate staff. Staff are here to protect you and the server. Everyone should be able to quickly identify staff for help when needed and not be confused by normal players imitating staff or playing a pseudo-staff role.
#2 Respect other players' builds and items.
You share the world with hundreds of other players and be considerate of one another.
Be aware of where you build and what you claim. When you first join the server, you won't have many claim blocks to protect your builds (these are obtained through voting over time). Therefore you'll want to find a place to build with space to expand into in the future as you get more claim blocks and your builds get bigger. Other players also want to build and expand, so we state that you cannot build within 50 blocks of another player's claim to allow you and other players to expand your claims and grow without someone else's build getting in the way.
Additionally, trolling by placing a claim within the 50-block radius or purposely building so another claim owner cannot expand their build will result in your claim and build being removed.
Don’t steal from other players. Players spend a lot of time collecting rare items and materials for their collections and builds. Don't take anything from another player's chests or builds without permission. Making a copy of someone else's mapart without permission is also considered stealing.
Don't make inappropriate builds, signs or pictures. Any builds unsuitable for a Minecraft server that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds will be removed without warning. This is anything built that will offend or upset others.
Don't destroy the world around you. On Simple, we do not reset our worlds. Therefore all your actions are primarily permanent. So, we ask that players not destroy abandoned bases, dig up entire biomes, grieve the landscape, use TNT to make massive holes in the floor, or destroy naturally generated buildings. Generally, do not do things that make the overworld ugly or unwelcoming for players.
You can go crazy in the resource world if you like. Just keep our overworld looking semi-decent.
#3 Play Fair
Players have the right to play in a fair and free environment of cheating and exploitation.
To provide a positive experience for all players, we disallow all hacks, glitches, cheats, macros, and other behaviours used to gain an unfair advantage.
Clients allowed on Simple:
- Feather Fabric
Anything not on this list is considered a disallowed modification, and you will receive a warning and ban if you are found to be using any other modifications.
If you set off the anti-cheat on any client that is not vanilla, then we will assume you are using illegal modifications.
All non-Vanilla or Optifine mods are used at your own risk.
You could still face a warning or ban if lag causes you to ping the anti-cheat whilst using another client.
Don't abuse bugs and glitches to gain an unfair advantage. Every new version of Minecraft comes with its fair share of bugs and glitches, as do plugins. Using any of these to glitch yourself or someone else, duplicate items, gain perks etc., is strictly prohibited.
Additional actions considered to be unfair:
- Abusing game mechanics to avoid server features, such as anti-AFK machines.
- Using an alt to AFK for you.
- Constructing machines or items to lag or otherwise disrupt other people's gameplay.
- Creating chunk-loading devices which keep a chunk loaded even while you are not within the activation area.
Don't take part in actions that harm the server itself. Every computer has a limited amount of resources, and when you play on a server like Simple's, those resources are shared among the players. Some players' farming may take a little more resources than other players who are building, and this is normal.
However, making unnecessarily large machines, contraptions, cramming entities and other builds that require a lot of the server's resources to run is not allowed. Building a large farm that starts to lag the server will not result in a ban, but you may be asked not to use it at peak times, make it smaller to require fewer resources to run or remove it altogether. So be mindful of the server and other players when creating any large entity or Redstone-based build.
Staff reserve the right to disable or remove anything built on the server which has been proven to disrupt others' gameplay experience.
Ban evasion will result in an instant ipban and an extension to your current ban!
Don't create player traps or kill others who have not agreed to PVP with you. This includes teleporting a player to a location where they will likely die, teleporting a player into a contraption you have intending to kill them, placing lava and TNT around a player and blowing up end crystals near another player.
#4 Additional Rules
These rules don’t fall under the previous three sections but still need to be followed. For any additional information or help, please check out our Discord.
Simple Survival is an English server and is Moderated as such. Therefore, you must use English in global chat. You may use other languages in a party and private chat.
Don't trade any items or money on the server for real-world items/money. No virtual items on Simple have real-world value, and anyone offering to purchase items is liable to be scammed by other players. You are allowed to gift items from the webstore as these do have real-world 'usable' value, and we can protect you and your purchase.
Don't scam or use any other dishonest tricks to steal money and items from other players.
Don't steal other players’ intellectual property without permission. This includes items like Maparts, banners and named items, which a player personally made and would not exist without that player's time and effort.
About Player shop plots:
- You must use your shop plot to sell items to other players.
- Letting other players use your shop to sell their goods does not constitute you using the plot.
- Any shops attempting to scam players will be removed.
- Any unused plots or plots used as a 'flex' or 'troll' with no intention to sell goods will be removed.
- You cannot charge a player more than you pay in rent to have shops on your plot if sharing.
- Do not place beacons in or around the shopping district.
- You may only rent a single shop plot at a time.
- You may not charge more than four weeks of a plot's rent when selling a plot.
- Your shop must contain at least five chests selling items.
- Shops must be used to sell items. Buying is optional, but you cannot have a shop that only buys items.
- The shop owner must be the primary seller within the plot.
- Don't sell everyday items for high prices as a placeholder to keep an otherwise useless shop.
Player shops on the server are an in-demand commodity, and we try our best to make them as fair as possible and give everyone an equal chance to obtain and use this aspect of the server.
Player Farms - Only the player using the farm can make money from it.
This rule's primary function is to prevent disingenuous contraptions and schemes from stealing or taking a 'tax' from players using farms they do not own.
If you are using a farm, you are entitled to 100% of the loot you earn from it.
Farm owners are not permitted to do the following:
- Create contraptions that take some drops and move them into containers that the player using the farm cannot access.
- Charge players money or items to use their farm.
- Hire players to AFK for them at their farm.
- Sell or rent out access trust to containers containing farm loot.
- Use an alternate account to AFK at the farm while playing elsewhere on another account.
We expect our users to participate in our forums in a respectful and welcoming manner. This means that disrespectful or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Our rules apply to every part of the forums, including threads, replies, profile posts, conversation messages, linked content (videos, images, and websites shared through URLs), and account content (avatars, profile banners, signatures, usernames, about pages, etc.).
Examples of behaviour that is not allowed, regardless of intent, include but are not limited to:
Abusive or Inappropriate Content
Jokes or discussions surrounding adult topics, encouraging or participating in flame wars, disrespectful language, threatening language, sharing IP loggers and other malicious content, discriminatory language, or videos/gifs containing excessive flashing and/or noises.
A reply is considered a necropost if it is made on a thread where the original post is no longer relevant, the last reply was more than 30 days ago, and the reply itself does not add significant value to the discussion.
Repeatedly posting similar/duplicate content, content that adds little to no value to the forums, intentionally posting content in the incorrect section, repeated bumping of threads, replying multiple times in a row to the same thread, or reposting content that has been deleted/locked by the staff team. Utilizing a group to repeatedly bump a thread, including through the use of off-topic conversations, is also classified as Spamming and can lead to punishments being issued to one or more of the involved parties.
Threads About Punishments
If you believe you were falsely punished, it is important to go through the appeals process and not clutter the forums with content related to these punishments. This will allow the staff team to review and revert falsely issued punishments more efficiently. Once your appeal has been reviewed, the decision will not be overturned.
Low-Quality or Low-Effort Content
Plagiarized content, "copypastas," trolling, rage posts, or any other form of content that adds no value to discussions.
The Simple Survival Forums are intended to be a place for meaningful discussion, engagement and communication between all players. Forum threads and posts are not the places for "tweets," low-quality content, or trolling. Before posting, please consider whether or not it will significantly contribute to the discussion positively. If not, it may be better to be posted as a profile post or on another platform. If you are looking for more short-form conversations, we encourage you to join the Simple Survival Discord server.
Public shaming is intended to call out a community member for commonly perceived unfavourable actions.
Advertising Giveaways, Contests, or IRL Trading
Advertising giveaways, contents, trades, and commissions have limitations, as described below:
- Giveaways or contests with real-life currency as prizes are disallowed.
- Any sale or trade of in-game items, store items, or real-life currency is disallowed.
- Commissions for external services, such as art, are disallowed.
- Commissions involving the sale of in-game services are allowed, as long as they are only in exchange for items from within the same game.
Spamming reactions, using reactions to harass other users, boosting solutions, or creating content exclusively to ask others to give you reactions.
Misleading or Falsified Content
Intentionally spreading misinformation, extremely misleading thread titles, manipulating or falsifying quotes to harm others, impersonating staff members or public figures, or creating content intended to look official without any disclaimers (such as fake updates).
Threads intended to publicly announce a departure from the network, as they often lead to flame wars and clutter the forums. If you are leaving, it is best to create a profile post or message other users directly to let them know.
Political or Religious Discussion
Due to their divisive nature, any form of political or religious discussion is disallowed; however, your account content can reference your religious views.
Accounts intended to evade punishments, troll and post harmful content, harass other users, or increase another account's reaction score.
Sharing Social Media (YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Discord, etc.)
We allow social media to be shared in the following locations:
- Relevant videos may be linked elsewhere as a resource to support your message, as long as the intent isn't to advertise your channel.
- Your forum profile (profile posts, signature, account details, etc.).
- Your Introduction thread.
- Clan-related social media can be advertised on clan threads.