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IMPORTANT Server Rules

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As it is not possible to list every possible way to violate the rules, we ask you to use common sense when playing on our network. If you see something that would typically be illegal on other networks, but is not specifically listed here, please do not attempt it.

If you feel you have been unfairly punished, you may appeal your ban or mute here:
https://mineville.org/forums/ban-appeals/

If you feel a staff has been unfair or may have abused their powers you may report them by submitting a report here:
https://mineville.org/forums/staff-reports/

Global Punishments

NOTE:

If your punishment for a specific punishment tree surpasses the listed ban or mute times, your punishment length will continue to double.

Rules are subject to change at any time and punishments can vary based on severity and player history.


Automatic punishment system (2 Warnings -> Kick -> 24 Ban)
If you receive 3 Warnings within 7 days, you will be automatically kicked. Your 4th warning will result in a 24 ban. Ban lengths will continue to increase. All warnings are removed after 7 days.

Spam/Command Spam (Warning -> 15m Mute -> 30m Mute -> 3h Mute)
Repeating the same phrase or commands (such as /afk) multiple times.

Persistently speaking a foreign language (Warning -> 5m mute -> 10m mute -> 1h Mute -> 12h Ban -> 1d Ban)
Speaking a foreign language in public chats.

Inappropriate language (Warning (Verbal) > Warning -> 5m Mute -> 10m Mute -> 30m Mute -> 1h Mute -> 5h Mute)
Bypassing the swear filter or making sexual comments and phrases.

Hate Speech (3h mute -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
This includes any type of racism or homophobia. Casual slang such as ‘gay’ will not be punished for unless clearly being used to offend or attack. Severity of the hate speech can determine a longer punishment length
Hate speech is not allowed anywhere on the network, even in PMs or Team Chat

Harassment/Personal Attacks (3h mute -> 6h mute -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
Intentional harassment or attacks of another player

Death, DDos, Dox, and SWAT Threats (30d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Anything containing a direct serious threat to someone’s safety, wellbeing or privacy can be classified as death / ddos / dox / swat threats.

Releasing personal information (3h mute -> 6h mute -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
Releasing any kind of personal information about others. This may be full names, phone numbers, addresses or anything of the like.

Impersonation (Warning -> 1h Mute -> 6h Mute -> 1d Ban)
When a player is attempting to impersonate another player or a staff member through /nick or any other method.

Blatant Advertising (Permanent Ban)
Blatant advertisement is when a player is advertising IP’s to the server / spamming the IP’s to a server.

Unintentional Advertising (30m Mute -> 3h Mute -> 7d Ban)
Unintentional advertising is when a player asks another player to for example come to another server or when a player mentions other server names in chat.

Social Media Advertisement (Warning -> 1h Mute -> 6h Mute)
This is when a player without permissions is advertising any form of personal social media.

Hackusating (Warning -> 30m Mute -> 3h Mute)
This is when a player is accusing another player of hacking in public chat instead of reporting it.

Inappropriate Name (Permanent ban until changed)
Having a name that does not follow one or more of our rules, such as swearing. [Appeal when changed to be unbanned]

Inappropriate Skin (Permanent ban until changed)
Having a skin that’s breaking our rules such as skins that feature nudity or offensive language. [Appeal when changed to be unbanned]

Inappropriate Links (1d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Inappropriate links are links to any NSFW sites or content.

Inappropriate Builds (1d Ban -> 7d Ban -> 30d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Inappropriate builds such as racist symbols or other nsfw content.

Inappropriate Auction House Items (Warning + Deletion of item -> 1h Ban -> 1d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Auction items to advertise warps, other IPs, links, etc... and auctioning items with inappropriate names is prohibited.

Third Party Trades (7d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Offering or trading or requesting any items outside of Mineville (CSGO Skins, Optifine cape, ect.) or IRL money for a service in game.

Hacked Client/Disallowed Modifications (10d Ban -> 20d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Make sure to check out the thread on the forums about Allowed and Disallowed Mods. Macros and Scripts fall under the next rule.

Macros (Kick -> 3d Ban -> 14d Ban)
Anything that loops commands or automatically performs tasks for you without having to do anything is prohibited. This includes external programs or first party interference such as weighting your keyboard or mouse.

Exploiting / Abusing a plugin (7d Ban -> 30d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Using a bug to for example duplicate gear/items, anything that would give you an unfair advantage, is considered exploiting. If you stumble upon something that you think is an exploit, contact an administrator so it can be fixed as soon as possible. The above punishment length tree is most likely to change depending on the severity of your offense.

Chargeback (Permanent Ban)
Forcefully refunding a purchase on the Mineville store.

Ban Evading (IP Ban Twice the length of the original ban -> IP Ban (Double again) -> Perm ban all accounts)
Logging in on any of Mineville's servers using an alt when your main (or other) account has been banned.

Mute Evading (IP Mute (twice the length of the original mute) -> IP Mute (Length x3) -> IP Mute (Length x4) -> IP Mute (Permanent))
Mute evading using, for example, an alt account. (Using signs to talk when muted is allowed.)

Setting homes / warps without permission (1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Setting a home or warp on another players island or land without permission

Exploiting PvP rewards system (3d Ban -> 7d Ban -> Perm Ban)
Constantly killing alts or friends to complete quests and receive PvP rewards.

Abusing PvP Regions (Kick -> 2h Ban -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Crouching over the edge of the safezone in PvP to hit/shoot people in the arena.
Also includes enderpearling back into safezone, using custom enchants or any other methods to get to safety mid fight

Alt Limit

There is a maximum alt account limit of 10 per IP


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Scamming/Stealing (1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Making any sort of trade where one person doesn’t give the promised item/service etc.
This also applies to joining a players island with the intent of stealing items.

Griefing (3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Destroying blocks, stealing protected items or killing animals / mobs inside claimed land is not allowed. (If you have visitor access enabled, it is at your own risk and won't count towards griefing and will therefore not be punishable)

TP/Warp Trapping or TP/Warp Killing (5h Ban -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
When a player sends or is sent a teleport request or is told to warp somewhere with the purpose to trap or kill in any way. This applies to teleport requests and warps.

Glitching into bases or islands (12h Ban -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
Using any method of glitching such as chorus fruit, block glitches or enderpearl glitches to get into sealed off bases or islands is not allowed

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Power Boosting
Adding alt accounts to your kingdom to boost your kingdom power is prohibited. You're not allowed to invite any alt accounts to your kingdom but you're allowed five alt accounts outside of that.

Items in the Wilderness
Any items placed outside of your claimed area won't be considered protected and can be claimed/taken by anyone.

PvP - Claiming Land to Kill
PvP is enabled in Wilderness,and you cannot be attacked in your own land (unless they have enemied your Clan on Space), however you can attack others that are in your land. Claiming chunks in Wilderness just to win a fight is not allowed. You will be punished under the same tree as TP Trapping / TP Killing.

Claim Trapping
Claiming around someone else's claim purely to annoy and trap them is not allowed and may result in your kingdom being disbanded.

Griefing (3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
Destroying blocks, stealing protected items or killing animals / mobs inside claimed land is not allowed. (If you have kingdom permissions allowing people to do so, it is at your own risk and won't count towards griefing and will therefore not be punishable)

TP/Warp Trapping or TP/Warp Killing (1h Ban -> 3d Ban)
When a player sends or is sent a teleport request or is told to warp somewhere with the purpose to trap or kill in any way. This applies to teleport requests and warps.

(If you're hesitant about a teleport, make sure you capture your game. This way, if they do trap or kill you we can help you out.)

Scamming/Stealing (1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban -> Permanent Ban)
Making any sort of trade where one person doesn’t give the promised item/service etc.
This also applies to joining a players kingdom with the intent of stealing items.

Kingdom inactivity disband time
If you are inactive for 20 days, you will be removed from your kingdom. If you are the leader, kingdom leadership will be passed to the next highest ranking member.

Inappropriate land/kingdom/faction names (Force change name + warn -> 1d Ban (Leader) -> 7d Ban (Leader))
Any sort of inappropriate land/kingdom names. Staff determines what is and what isn't inappropriate.

Glitching into bases (12h Ban -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
Using any method of glitching such as chorus fruit, block glitches or enderpearl glitches to get into sealed off bases is not allowed.

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Scamming is allowed
Scamming players while trading is allowed. To trade with a player safely, use the /trade feature.
Scamming for minecoins is NOT allowed

Auction House Scamming is not allowed
Posting scam auction listing in the auction is not allowed. The auction house should be a safe place to buy a sell items for all players.

TP Killing / Trapping is allowed
You are allowed to TP kill or trap players. Teleport to players or accept teleport requests at your own risk

Claim Trapping is not allowed
Unless with the intent of raiding, claiming all around another factions claims is not allowed

Chat rules are more relaxed
Globally, we have rules against swearing, and abbreviations containing prohibited words. These rules are more relaxed on Village. Our global chat filter still applies, and we do not tolerate any homophobia / racism.

Raiding / Griefing is allowed
You are allowed to raid or grief any faction on the server.

Faction inactivity disband time
If you are inactive for 20 days, you will be removed from your faction. If you are the leader, faction leadership will be passed to the next highest ranking member.

Inappropriate land/kingdom/faction names (Force change name + warn -> 1d Ban (Leader) -> 7d Ban (Leader))
Any sort of inappropriate land/kingdom names. Staff determines what is and what isn't inappropriate.

No Bitch Claims (Force land unclaim)
The act of a faction using their own claims to block others/prevent another faction from expanding upon the original factions' claim. During the grace period of a new season, it is a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE for the factions who claim a border. Blocking another faction after a corner/border has been claimed will result in a removal of the claim of the more recent claims.

No AutoCannons above Y Level 40 (Cannon will be forcefully removed)


You cannot hide faction wealth (Warning -> 30d Ban -> Perm Ban)
All spawners and valuables must be placed and claimed at all times unless moving bases.

Removing own valuables while being raided (Force give items to raiders (if successful) + Kick -> Tempban 12h + Force Give Items)
If you are being raided, you are not allowed to mine up your spawners / valuables so the raiders could not get them.

Chunk Buffer Limits
  • Factions that claim land are only allowed 20 chunk claims away from their base on all sides. The buffer claims start at the first outside wall of the actual base.
  • In the case of two faction bases close together (within the same buffer area), the claims on any particular side may not exceed 20 chunks. If you choose to make a gap between your base and the first wall, the gap cannot exceed 10 chunks in length.
  • Bases must not exceed more than 15x15 chunks in size.
  • There must be a gap of 50 chunks between any other factions, be it truces, allies or alts.
  • Temporary claims used to generate extra walls or build defenses outside of your base are illegal.
  • After 20 chunk buffers, you may claim again after 8 chunks away from your furthest buffer.
No use of Printer to rebuild defenses whilst being raided
If you are caught using the Printer mod to rebuild during a raid, you will be punished under our "Disallowed Modifications" punishment

No roof cannons over Y Level 253
If you are found to be using or have used a roof cannon over Y Level 253, it will be removed and you will be punished

Insiding (30d Ban -> Perm Ban)

Stealing value from your faction or teleporting enemies into your base
We will only refund items lost to insiding if there is detailed proof on what was lost

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No offensive / NSFW content
Posting offensive or NSFW content on the forums is not allowed. If you feel your post may offend someone, do not post it. This includes excessive rude language, inappropriate content or offensive language.

Post in the correct section
There are sections for each realm on the forums. Be sure to post anything related to a specific realm in the correct section.

Use the formats provided
When posting staff applications, player/staff reports or ban appeals, be sure to read the requirements and use the format that is provided.

Do not discuss hacks, leaks or glitches on the network
The forums is not the place for this, it should instead be discussed with a staff member.

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Inappropriate Language/Emojis (10m mute -> 15m mute -> 30m mute -> 1h mute > 5h mute)
Swearing or making sexual comments and phrases.

Inappropriate Behavior - Voice Channels (3h mute> 12h ban > 3d Ban)
Any sort of inappropriate behaviour such as inappropriate language, playing earrape and persistently bothering others after being told to stop. Any harassment etc… still falls under the harassment rule.

Inappropriate Profile Pictures (Warning (Verbal) > Kick > 1d ban > 7d ban > Perm ban)

Hate Speech
(3h mute -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban -> 7d Ban)
This includes any type of racism or homophobia. Casual slang such as ‘gay’ will not be punished for unless clearly being used to offend or attack. Severity of the hate speech can determine a longer punishment length

Harassment/Personal Attacks (3h mute -> 6h mute -> 1d Ban -> 3d Ban)
Intentional harassment or attacks of another player

Persistently speaking a foreign language (Warning -> 5m mute -> 10m mute -> 1h Mute -> 12h Ban -> 1d Ban)
When a user is speaking in a foreign language in any of the public chats.

Spamming (15m mute > 30m mute > 3h ban > Perm ban)
Spamming is repeating the same phrase or commands (such as /afk) multiple times.

Death / DDos / Dox / Swat Threats (30d ban > Perm ban)
Anything containing a direct serious threat to someone’s safety, wellbeing or privacy can be classified as death / ddos / dox / swat threats. (Less serious threats will be considered either Harassment/Major Disrespect or inappropriate language depending on the situation/context).

Impersonation (Warning (Verbal) + Edit nickname > 20m mute > 1h mute > 7d ban)
When a player is attempting to impersonate another player or a staff member through nick or any other method. For example putting brackets in front of their name.

Advertising (blatant) (Perm ban)
Blatant advertisement is when a player is advertising IP’s to the server / spamming the IP’s to a server.

Advertising (unintentional) (30m Mute -> 3h Mute -> 7d Ban)
Unintentional advertising is when a player ask another player to for example come to another server or when a player mentions other server names in chat.

Advertising (social media) (30m mute > 1h mute > 6h mute)
This is when a player without permissions is advertising any form of personal social media.

Inappropriate Name (Edit nickname + Warn > 2d Ban)
When a player has an inappropriate name.

Inappropriate Links/Images (1h mute > 5h mute> 1d ban > 7d ban)
Inappropriate links are links to any nsfw sites or content.

3rd Party Trades (1h mute > 7d ban > Perm ban)
Offering or trading or requesting any items outside of Mineville or IRL money for a service in game is not allowed.

Ban Evading (Perm ban)
Logging on using an alternate account when your main (or other) account has already been banned.

#Support channel discussions (Warn > 10m Mute > Kick > 2h Ban)
Off-topic discussions or discussions in general in #support
 
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