Rules

MineCrax has rules designed to maintain high community standards and fair play.

Global​

This section will explain all the rules and regulations that apply to every aspect of the server. Violating any of these rules is NOT allowed anywhere on our server, our forums, or our Discord. The rules stated here are subject to change, and more rules can and will be added should they become necessary. The administration reserves the right to change the rules with or without warning. Ban lengths will be under the discretion of the staff. Fines may occur in the form of money wipes and/or item confiscation depending on the severity of the offense. MineCrax staff reserves the right to punish a player for any reason we deem appropriate, and rules will be enforced based on the spirit, not the letter of them. Admitting to breaking any of the following rules may result in the corresponding punishment, regardless of if proof of the broken rule is recorded.

By joining the MineCrax Minecraft Server, accessing the MineCrax Forum, accessing the servers Discord or accessing the MineCrax.com Donation page, you agree to abide by these rules and follow staff requests.

1. Inappropriate Content

Content that is deemed inappropriate by a staff member falls under this rule. Violations of this rule include but are not limited to:
Spamming chat or encouraging spam
Any repetitive posting
Random characters, gibberish or nonsense
Encouraging spam for no other purpose than to encourage spam
Excessive arguing
Failing to stop a conversation/topic when requested to by a staff member
Intentionally avoiding the caps filter
Offensive Topics
Any commonly deemed hate content is prohibited
Any repeated or extreme negative action towards a player without their consent may be considered harassment.
Any repeated or extreme attempts to get an innocent player in trouble, or repeated or extreme attempts to damage their reputation may be considered slander
Inappropriate content can occur through any means. IE: Any form of communication, signs, books, buildings, etc.
Swearing is allowed at a minimum, and as long as swearing is not directed at a persons self.

2. Scamming/Deception for gain ​

Scamming is NOT allowed.

3. Hacking/Cheating​

The use or incinuation of any hack, modification, glitch, or texture pack to give yourself an unfair advantage falls under this category. Suspicion of use of a hacked client is sufficient enough to ban. The things that violate this rule are, but not limited to:
A modified Minecraft client
Any Full-Bright modification
Any X-Ray related mod/texture pack/glitch
Any form of speed hacks
Any form of PVP hacks
Any form of duplication, or “duping”
Any form of parkour hacks
Using any glitch that gives you an unfair advantage, or being warped somewhere that requires you to use a glitch
Altering the Gamma of your client to simulate the effects of a full-bright modification (Donors with a full-bright perk are an exception to this rule)
Macros, autoclickers, or devices set up to simulate either autoclicker or macro
AFK machines are not allowed. Smelters and potion machines are acceptable.
Any form of Scripts, or bots.

Mods that are allowed on the server:
Optifine
MCcapes
PotionstatusHUD (Or any potion status mod that doesn't also have features listed above)
ArmorstatusHUD (Or any armor status mod that doesn't also have features listed above)
TabbyChat
Minimaps that do not show the location of other players, chests, or entities (if it's togglable, it's still not allowed)
Coordinate display mods (So long as it doesn't have features listed above)
If you are unsure about a certain modification, ask a staff member before proceeding. Investigating acceptable mods is an ongoing process. Disclosing any information to another player about how to hack/cheat is also considered illegal as well as speaking about hacking/duping casually as if it’s acceptable.

4. Acts Against the Server, and the Owner

Any action or conduct that threatens the server, and/or the owner in any way. It includes but is not limited to:
Impersonating a staff member
Using usernames similar in nature to a staff member's username or a staff member's rank
Threats to the server or staff
Lagging/Crashing the server with items
Charging back a donation
Advertising any other Minecraft server (An IP does not have to be included)
Toxicity
This rule does not prohibit people from expressing this displeasure, but tries to outline the manner in which a player should do so. This means, if you are unhappy with something, you’re welcome to post on the forums, or anywhere else detailing why you are unhappy with a certain aspect in a respectful way. However, some players are not satisfied with this outlet, and begin to become a thorn in the server’s proverbial side. If it is found that the majority of a player's interactions are negative ones against the server, staff, or any player in general, if that player continuously attempts to push the boundaries of the rules for the sake of pushing them, or in general attempts to degrade the enjoyment of the server for others in a continuous manner, this player can and will be considered toxic.

Note: All minigame specific rules will be listed in the minigame lobby.

Forums​

All the rules stated in the MineCrax Global Rules still apply to the Forums. Violating any rules stated above or listed below through any means will result in a warning points, initiated through conversation by a staff member. This message is automated and not written by the staff member you received it from. Depending on the number of warning points you have accumulated, a tempban (or permanent ban after accumulating enough points) will occur automatically.

Here are some additional rules that apply to our Forums:

1. Posting in Restricted Areas

Posting unrelated content, or posting if you are not involved in these areas is prohibited:
Ban Appeals
Report a Player
Donation Help
Once a post has been made, if it does not directly involve you and/or you have nothing useful to contribute then posting in either of those areas violate this rule. In the case of ban appeals and report a player, your opinions are not considered useful contributions.

2. Commenting on Staff Applications​

Each person is allowed two posts on an application, leaving them one post for a comment, and one for a response to the applicant's comment. All comments will go through a moderation process to ensure they are considered useful contributions.

3. Alternate Forum Accounts

Using multiple forum accounts or creating false identities on the forums is not allowed. Using alternate forum accounts to avoid a ban is also prohibited.

Discord​

All rules stated above apply to Discord. Staff does not have to supply proof for any Discord bans. If you need help with adjusting your Discord to follow these rules, contact a staff member. To receive permissions to use our discord server, you should file a /report in game for a staff member to verify your identity.

Here are some additional rules that apply to our Discord server:

1. Discord Name​

Your Discord name should be the same as your in-game name. You may add another name but your IGN needs to be included somewhere. Your name should not contain anything inappropriate.

2. Recording Conversations​

You may not record without the consent of everyone in the channel.

3. Music​

Playing music without the consent of everyone in the channel (unless you are in the music channel) is prohibited.

4. Regarding Mic Use​

You need to have push-to-talk or a low enough mic sensitivity so no one else can hear any noise other than your own voice.

5. Voice Changers​

The use of voice changers on discord is prohibited.

Towny​

All rules stated within the Global rules also apply to the Towny server. Towny and Towns have additional rules that you must abide by on the Towny server. All townships reserve the right to create their own Town rules, and specific town rules made for a town must be kept in a dated book, have a witness sign, and the original kept in a safe location. Lose the Original book and the rules are declared back to default. This does not apply to the Towny tax laws. By joining the MineCrax Minecraft Server, accessing the MineCrax Forum, accessing the servers discord, or accessing the MineCrax.com Donation page, you agree to abide by these rules and follow staff requests.

Rules for Towny player

1. Griefing / Theft​

You may not alter any building, plot or town that does not belong to you without consent. Alterations include but are not limited to:
Placing or destroying blocks
Taking items from any container
Placing or dropping any unwanted items in hoppers
Spawning unwanted animals or mobs
Claiming a plot without the consent of the mayor (Unless otherwise stated in the town rules)
Using your Mayor or Assistant powers to commit any crime
Breaking blocks on your plot, and making it look unpleasant before leaving the town
If you decide to leave a town and/or the server, you must leave your plot the way you received it unless you receive the consent of the mayor to do otherwise
2. Traps

Any trap in the towny server with the intention to harm and/or kill another player violates this rule. You may not have:
Any redstone device that, once activated, harms a player
A town spawn that does not allow for safe entry/exit
Large holes that are not properly secured
Trapping portals or making portals unsafe in the nether or end
3. Trespassing​

Trespassing is the act of entering private property without permission. The plot must have no access with standard access with standard permissions unless otherwise stated by signs. Alternatively, a player can be asked to leave and if they do not, it is considered trespassing. To prevent trespassing, one can toggle their town to private or close off their plot with all perms off. Illegal grinder usage also falls under trespassing. The grinder must be closed off and have clearly posted signs stating who is or isn’t allowed to use the grinder. If the grinder is open and no signs are placed, then it will not be considered trespassing until they are asked to leave. If you do not want certain people to enter your town/plot, place a sign in a visible location in relation to that town/plot.

4. Toggling PvP

If someone is on your property you reserve the right to ask them to leave. If they do not, then you may toggle PVP after these conditions have been met:
You must give them 3 warnings, 15 seconds or more apart before toggling PvP
You must allow the adequate time to leave as well as a clear definition of where they're not allowed
The player is not AFK
You must take screenshots of the warnings
5. Personal PvP Arenas

Personal PvP arenas follow the same rules as those in the Terrarium. The exceptions are:
Poison potions are allowed
Camping is allowed
Logging will not be enforced in personal arenas
Note: any other rules you would like out of your PVP arena must be clearly stated on signs (eg: disallowing /dis, /fix)

Rules for Mayors / Town Staff

All towny rules apply for Mayors and all other town staff, in addition to:

1. Town Rules​

You must have rules clearly written at your /t spawn and the actions you take upon violating these rules. You must have evidence that they committed the infraction.

Any changes to the rule require a 7 day notice, and/or those rules do not take effect for 7 days after the alteration

2. Town Taxes​
Tax rules that towns must follow:
Town taxes may not be change under any circumstances without a 7 day warning of the change and a clearly public note on the amount it is being changed to. Failure to do this will result in a very serious ban.
Residents must be given a 7 day warning before any tax increases
Changing a player’s plot type to a higher tax bracket is considered increasing taxes, and requires a 7 day warning. The exception to this is if the town rules already detail how, when, and why they will do this (For example: If a resident is inactive 14 days, their plot will be switched to embassy or shop, which can have a higher tax)

3. Kicking Residents​

When kicking a resident, here are the guidelines for how mayors should do so:
Inactivity Kick - If a player is inactive for 14 days or more then no warning is necessary for player removal
For General Removal (No rule violation) - If a player has committed no violation of towny rules, or your town’s rules, then a 7 day warning is necessary with a /mail to the player, and a sign on their plot is optional
For Rule Violation - If a player has violated a towny rule, or your town’s rule, you can kick them according to the way described in your rule book. If no book is present, a 7 day warning must be given
Players with a tempban - If a player has a tempban, then you must give them a 7 day warning after their ban has expired. The warning must be done with /mail, and a sign on their plot optional
Players with a Perm ban - If a player has been permanently banned. If the ban is reduced to a tempban, you must give them a 7 day warning after the ban was expired. If the player is unbanned, you must give them a 7 day warning.
4. Settling and Expanding​

When expanding or starting your town, you must follow the following rules:
You are not allowed to settle or expand within 3 plots of another town without the approval of the mayor of the town you want to expand near, this includes outposts. You are allowed to claim a plot within 3 plots for 24 hours for raiding purposes. The original town is also allowed to expand within this 3 plot limit.
You must have consent to surround another town on 3 sides or more, even if you are abiding by the 3 plot rule
You are not allowed to devalue or harass another town by creating visually offending structures, signs, or anything else deemed to be made for purpose of harassment/annoyance
Towny Spawn: You may claim only ONE side of Towny Spawn which cannot wrap plots around. The three plot limit does not count within 30 blocks of the spawn! Do not box other towns in.
5. Towny Deletion

A town may NOT be deleted under any circumstances unless the town has no members in the town or all member of the town were warned of the deletion 14 days previously using the message board. An honest attempt to contact town members must also occur. Removing money from bank to cause a town to fall is also prohibited.

6. Relationship between Mayor and Co-Mayor

The Mayor and Co-Mayor are equal in rank within the town, the co-mayor not needing permission for actions such as, but not limited to:
/t claim
/t unclaim
/t withdraw
Alteration to any property in town possession
Removal or usage of any item on town property
The exception to this rule is in cases where the action taken by co-mayor puts the town at risk of falling. When withdrawing, a co-mayor must leave a minimum of 7 days worth of upkeep in the town, if the town falls, the co-mayor will be held responsible for the situation. Also prohibited is the act of joining a town as staff with the only intention to grief/steal and will be considered scamming. All other mayor and co-mayor disputes will not be moderated.

4. Alternate Accounts​

Using alternate accounts to generate easy money is prohibited. This rule also includes using friends who allow you to kill them.


If you feel you have been wrongly banned, feel free to file a ban appeal where a staff member other than the one who banned you will review the case.

If you see anyone committing any violation of any rule, please take necessary screenshots and post under Report a Player.

If you are banned, you may not use any alternate account to get around a ban. Forum ban appeals can be appealed using the form.

MineCrax Staff reserves the right to use good judgement for punishments and ban lengths, along with combined infractions. Lying to a staff member will also result in a harsher punishment.

This rules list cannot possibly hope to cover all instances of behavior that is detrimental to the servers or community, thus the MineCrax Staff reserves the right to warn, kick, or ban players deemed to be detrimental as well as the right to form new rules when needed. Admins also reserve the right to reset player data as needed. ​



Staff Guidelines:

This section is for applying for Trusted, Chat Mod, Mod, and Dev. If you cannot see the application please log in! You must have a valid account on the server and the website to apply for any of these positions.

Rank Requirements

Trusted:
-Must be active on the server for one week before applying
-Must show an understanding of server rules
*We look for interaction, assistance, and general knowledge. We want people who understand what we look for in the server. This is pretty open for interpretation, so if you feel you are what we want, then feel free to apply.

Chat Moderator:
-Must be Trusted for at least a week
-Must be able to be on the server for around 15-20 hours a week
-Must have extensive knowledge of the server and its rules
-Must be mature

Moderator:
-Must be a Chat Moderator for at least two weeks
-Must fill all chat moderator requirements
-Must be able to be on the server for at least 20-30 hours a week
-Must maintain server forums

Developer:
-Must be active on the server, no minimum play time required
-Must show they can actually make plugins!
-Must understand that your job is to create what we need, not what you think we need