General Clarifications To Keep In Mind

Just because you can do something in Vanilla Minecraft/singleplayer does not mean it is okay on the server. Mega farms may be something you can make in singleplayer/Vanilla for example, but this is a multiplayer server where a lot of people will have their games ruined if everybody has stupid amounts of money/skills/items and the economy is ruined.

As a general rule of thumb, ontop of the below rules, use some common sense. Just because something is not explicitly stated on here does not mean it is okay - if it may possibly fit into one of our rules then it is likely not okay - check with staff first.

And while there is a list of the general guidelines for the punishments we will give for rule breaking - this is ultimately down to staff discretion at the time. For example they are way more likely to give harsher punishments for someone who comes on and starts breaking rules immediately (whether they’ve read the rules or not, as you have no excuse not to know the rules of the server you’re playing on), than if an older player slips up and breaks a rule by accident even if it was the same rule broken.

Rule 1:

Be Courteous and Respectful

This basically boils down to:

We also encourage users to try and be helpful, friendly and sociable - particularly to players new to our server - though these qualities are not enforced.

Rule 1a:

Keep the Chat Clean

Rule 2:

Harassment is Not Allowed.

Harassment can be defined as sexually, emotionally, physically, or verbally abusing another player.

This can be anywhere from insulting a player, abusing PVP, or making strange sexual remarks towards the player. Please also be aware that just because you might find something acceptable to do/say in your own circle of friends in real life does not mean that it is acceptable when speaking to people online who do not know you or what you are or are not being serious about.

Rule 2a:

PvP and Harassment

There is a fine line between PVP and harassment. For example these would definitely fall under harrassment and are not allowed:

In general, as stated at the top of the page, just use some common sense. PVP is allowed but don’t take the piss/cause problems with it.

Rule 3:

Griefing is Not Allowed

“Don’t grief” basically means “don’t touch what isn’t yours”. In most cases sticking by this will avoid you being banned for griefing - if it’s not naturally generated or your own stuff, leave it alone..

There are a few exceptions to this:

HOWEVER - If you break a block and do not replace it/report it immediately, and it is reported by another player or staff find it hours later, then it will be treated as a grief regardless of how it happened. If you break blocks in order to specifically get into someones house/build etc.. and it is found then that IS grief, whether it was replaced or not. We can generally figure out if this was the case by the number of blocks broken and whether anything else happened inside the area.

Rule 3a:

Placement Grief

If you place a block in someone elses build area that is as much griefing as it is to break things. Unless you have been given permission to place in/edit the area by the player who lives there do not place or break anything.

If you get into an area someone else has built, either because it’s not entirely walled off or the doors/gates are not locked, and fall down into an area you cannot jump up out of, then the smart thing to do would be to use a /home, /t spawn, go to /spawn or /tpa to someone instead. Placing a block to get out and then leaving it there is placement grief, as there is zero need to do it when you can teleport out.

Note that none of this applies to the Resource world, Nether or the End - All of these worlds are free for all. Do not build/live in them (aside from them being griefable they will also be reset regularly).

Rule 3b:

Unfair Raiding

Raiding IS allowed with some restrictions.

Fair Raiding, which is allowed, includes:

All crops are raidable if they are not protected correctly/are accessible without breaking rules, but only the crop. For example:

Unfair Raiding is defined as taking crops or killing animals in an enclosed area, or taking from a town chest in a town you do not belong to. If you come across a fenced off farm or animal pen you may NOT:

Rule 4:

Keep the Environment Nice

If you come across an area near you that you did not notice that has been built in but only a small amount, and the players that built it have been offline for 45+ days then you can request their stuff be moved to the staff world by opening a /ticket next to it. If the player has been on more recently than 45 days, and/or it’s a large build that may be shared between players, it is not permitted to be touched/moved in any way except by the people who own it.

Rule 5:

Super Farming is Not Allowed

This is a very grey area, but generally having resource gathering mechanisms is allowed so long as:

As a generalistaion of what mob farms are allowed:

As a generalisation of what mob farms are not allowed:

These are mostly due to them being way too efficient at gaining jobs xp/money, mcmmo xp and MD loot - if you can spend an hour at them and gain more than a player without access to the farm can get in even a week, it’s not acceptable or fair (this does not mean giving public access makes it fair - nobody should be able to gain that much that quick).

As with all server rules - just because it is not explicitly stated here does not mean it is/isn’t okay. Use some common sense when comparing to the rules that are listed and/or ask the staff to be sure!

Tree farms are also limited. It is not permitted to have a large area of trees (especially giant trees such as the 2x2 Spruce/Jungle trees) for use with the tree feller ability due to the extreme server TPS drops the ability causes when the server is trying to process a lot of block changes/item drops at once. Tree farms for manually cutting the trees down - not using tree feller - are fine, as long as they are not above a large hopper setup for transferring the items as hoppers are also a common cause of lag when used in excess.

These limitations are - in part - in place because some jobs are grindable while others are not. For example, (if they were allowed) if you made a guardian farm you would easily get money as a WitchHunter, but there is no equivalent for a Miner. The same would apply to Mythic Drops loot - natural mob spawns drop MD loot, so these kinds of farms allow for rapid gathering of better tier equipment which adds to why this is not allowed.

It should also be noted that any mechanism that you use while AFK are prohibited from the server, such as slides that push you around with water to bump your acrobatics, AFK fish farming or any other bug/glitch/unintentional feature (whether it is caused by Minecraft itself or a plugin we have added). This includes going AFK near spawners or dark rooms to build up an excessive amount of mobs at once.

Rule 6:

Client Mod Limitations

With some exceptions. We particularly discourage the use of modifications that allow or cause:

Note that this is NOT a complete list - just because something is not listed does not mean it is allowed - check with the staff first.

This is a list of some allowed modifications:

If a mod is not on this list, ask an admin/owner first to make sure it is allowed.

This rule also applies to doing ANYTHING with the intention of crashing the server, or another players client, or causing damage to the server itself. We have protections in place to stop the majority of this but if we find what we know to be an item made for this purpose you will be banned - whether it worked or not - and will not have an appeal posted.

Rule 7:

No Alt Accounts

There is seriously no need/reason/point to having an alt account unless you use one for development purposes. Which you will never need on another persons server - so no.

This extends to the use of Bots - regardless of what they are for/do, they are not a server feature and are not welcome on the server.

Rule 8:

No Pointless Bugging of the Staff

Don’t bother asking for OP, rank ups, or any special treatment - it only reduces your chances of getting them in the future. No PMC reviewers, we know they aren’t real and even on the slightest chance you are telling the truth, you will still NOT get any special treatment. The same applies to people requesting fly for making videos etc… If you say our name and we don’t reply, that means we are busy. If it is a staff matter use /report [message], if it is a personal matter use /mail send [playername] [message] or message us on the forums/discord and we will get to you when we are available.

Rule 9:

Staff Warnings

Just because it is not on this list does not mean the staff can’t warn you for it, there will be times where a rule isn’t posted on here, you do whatever isnt posted and the staff team deems it inappropriate, for this you will receive a warning. Should you continue this act you will be banned from the server.

By all means if you are warned for something that is not posted in the rule book and you find it ridiculous, you may speak to an Owner/Admin.

Unnecessary arguing with staff members is prohibited.

Don’t get us wrong you can hate/dislike a staff member, but once they have made a decision you must either respect that decision or go to an Owner/Admin about the staff member in question. At the end of the day the staff are not there to be liked, they are there to uphold the server rules and keep the server a fun and fair place for all players to enjoy themselves.

Report All Bugs

If you come across something broken/not working as expected and it can be used to gain an unfair advantage over other players - such as duplication bugs, invincibility glitches etc… - report it to the staff team by using the /bug command ASAP so it can be fixed!

Once reported the bug/glitch should be avoided until it has been patched/fixed. Abuse of any bug/glitch will result in punishments. This is not limited to bugs/glitches/unintentional features we have added via plugins - Anything that is not intentional is NOT allowed, even if it is an issue in Minecraft itself (such as AFK fish farms, or enderpearl glitching through doors etc…).

General Punishment Guidelines

These are only a rough idea of expected punishments for rule breaking - ultimately it is situational and down to the staff that deals with the issue.

It should also be noted that breaking one rule and getting a minor punishment such as a warning/mute etc.. counts against you for all future punishment considerations. If you continue to toe the line for harrassment for example you will then be more likely to be straight up banned rather than warned for a minor offense later on.

Rule 1/1a: Being Courteous and Respectful/Keeping the Chat Clean:

Instances that will always result in a permanent ban without appeal:

The Staff Policy on Other Forms of Media

The moderation team will not act on any forms of hate/problems outside of LC related media. If the issue in question happened anywhere outside of the server, discord or forums, it is not our responsibility and please do not bring it over to LC!