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Minecraft Server Rules
Here, you'll find the current rules that apply to the server. We ask that you respect other players, staff or not. Breaking these rules can result in a mute, kick, or ban, depending on the severity of the rule-breaking. We are an English-only server. Please understand that it is difficult to moderate multiple languages without a staff of translators.
Respect all players
Remember, you will be primarily using a public chat with people of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds.
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 do 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 others are not allowed.
Don't Spam (Repeating the same phrases more than once in chat), Advertise (using chat to bring attention to a product that is not related to, or benefits, the server), Flood (emphasising a word by using 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 can be upsetting and incite disagreement among 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 personal information about someone else
Growing friendships online may result in someone sharing personal information with you. If they do this, it is your responsibility to keep it private. Never share personal information about someone else, even as a 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.
Respect other players' builds and items.
You share the world with hundreds of other players. It is important that you are considerate of them while playing on the server.
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 will want to make a claim with adequate space to expand into as you get more claim blocks and your builds grow. 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 others, to expand your claims and grow without someone else's build obstructing your or their progress on the server. Placing claims within the 50-block radius of another player's claim will result in your claim and any builds being removed by Moderators.
Don't steal from other players or destroy their builds
Players spend a lot of time collecting rare items and materials. Don't help yourself to anything from another player's chests or builds without permission from the owner. Making a copy of someone else's map art without permission is also considered stealing.
Don't unnecessarily claim land you do not intend to use
Natural structures and rare locations on the server exist to help new players progress by giving them something to loot or use as a starting place for a starter home or larger build. Please do not take it upon yourself to go around the server and claim land you have no intention of using to stop others from using it or to "preserve" land. It is unfair to prevent others from using the world around you.
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 includes anything built that will upset or offend others.
Don't destroy the world around you
On Simple Survival, we do not reset our worlds. Therefore, all your actions are permanent unless rolled back by a staff member. So we ask that players not destroy abandoned bases, dig up entire biomes, grief the landscape, use TNT to make massive holes or destroy naturally generated buildings. Generally, do not take part in activities that will make the overworld ugly or unwelcoming for new and old players alike. You can go crazy in the resource world. Just try to keep our overworld looking semi-decent.
Players have the right to play in a fair and free environment of cheating and exploitation.
Minecraft modifications are a large part of the Minecraft experience with many clients offering the ability to alter your gameplay, from small performance and visual improvements right through to gameplay-altering ones. As these modifications offer such a wide variety of functionality, not all of them are permitted on our server.
Below is a list of categories of modification we allow on Simple Survival, along with an explanation of what each of these categories does. If you have a modification which does not fit into one of the following categories, it should be assumed that it is not permitted.
👉 Client Performance Improvement Modifications
Modifications that simply seek to improve the performance of the Minecraft client without making changes to the game itself, such as those which improve the FPS of the Minecraft client.
👉 Aestetic Modifications
Modifications that change only the look and feel of the game without modifying gameplay, such as standard shader modifications and resource packs. However, these must not change the properties of blocks (e.g make non-transparent blocks transparent or visible behind other blocks).
👉 Cosmetic HUD (Heads-Up Display) Modifications
Modifications that alter the look and feel of the in-game heads-up display (HUD), without adding extra information which would normally be unavailable to the player. For example, HUDs adding armour and status effects, which are available to the player in their inventory screen, are permitted, while other player health/armour indicators, player distance/range etc. are not. if you can access the information within the vanilla game by yourself, you can display it on your HUD. if the information is hidden from you within the vanilla game, it is not permitted to be added via modification.
👉 Brightness & Gamma Adjustment Modifications
Modifications that alter the brightness and gamma settings of the Minecraft client, allowing you to see in darker areas that would normally be too dark to see in.
If you set off our anti-cheat while using modifications, we will assume that the modifications you are using are not permitted. For this reason, all modifications are used at your own risk.
Don't abuse bugs and glitches
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 not permitted.
Additional actions which are deemed to be unfair and thus not permitted:
- 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 player'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 an abnormal amount of server resources will not be permitted. You will be asked to remove any build that causes server lag and failure to do say will result in staff disabling or removing it on your behalf.
Don't create player traps or kill players 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 made with the intention to kill them, placing lava and TNT around a player or using end crystals to kill players.
Simple Survival is an English-speaking server and is moderated as such. Therefore, you must speak in English on global channels. You can speak other languages in other channels which are not moderated, such as party, clan, and private dms.
Don't trade any items or money on the server for real-world items/money.
No virtual items on Simple have any real-world value, and anyone offering to purchase items is liable to be scammed by other players. You are permitted 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.
Do not use inappropriate names or skins on the server.
Simple Survival is a family-friendly server and all content across the server should be suitable for children and adults of all ethnical and racial backgrounds. You will be asked to change your name or skin if it is seen to be inappropriate by server Moderators.
Don't steal other players' intellectual property without permission.
This includes items like map art, banners, and named items, which a player has personally made and would not exist without that player's time and effort.
Player shop rules:
- 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' without the 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 it.
- 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, 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.
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 a player money or items to use your farm.
- Hire players to AFK for you at your farm.
- Sell or rent out access trust to containers containing farm loot.
- Use an alternative account to AFK at the farm while playing elsewhere on another account.
Do not loan or rent items or money to other players.
You may not engage in any loaning or renting of money, items, or resources to other players. This rule is designed to prevent exploitation and discourage predatory behaviour. Any items or money being 'loaned' will instead be considered traded and full ownership will go to the recipient.
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.