A. General Composure Maintain a pleasant, casual atmosphere. Be respectful to staff as well as fellow players and use common sense. Excessive swearing, rudeness and harassment is not tolerated. Try to maintain proper spelling and grammar. Do not spam. Do not link to any of the following: Objectionable material, which includes but is not limited to pornography, "shock sites", viruses, phishing sites and hate groups. Other websites or servers in a manner that constitutes advertising. Personal identifying information of other users. Do not encourage or partake in rule breaking on BuildCraftia network Do not impersonate any member of the BuildCraftia staff, or claim to be a staff member. B. Server Behavior Do not send messages that encourage other players into leaving a team or disconnecting from the server. Unless you are explaining the report process, you may not encourage others to report a specific player. Please do not publicly accuse any players of hacking. If you believe a player is hacking or breaking any rules report. You may not use any form of in game chat to solicit. Any account that is determined to be for the sole use of soliciting will be permanently banned without warning. You may not link to, or solicit players to join, any server public or private that is not part of the BuildCraftia network Your username must be appropriate, and you may be asked to use a different account if your username is found to be inappropriate. (This does not count as ban evasion.) Note All chat messages and commands are logged. Note You may link to your BuildCraftia related livestream, so long as you don’t spam it. C. General Gameplay Players may not abuse glitches. This includes, but is not limited to, placing blocks in areas restricted by the plugin to walk on, creating an "x-ray" effect, and causing yourself to be invincible. Observers may never give tactical information to players or intentionally disrupt gameplay. Tactical information includes, but is not limited to: Revealing the locations of players Please use an appropriate skin - you may be punished for an inappropriate skin. Do not spawn camp. Do not "camp" a spawn by waiting next to or in a spawn for newly spawned players. Do not directly attack any spawn (e.g. run towards a spawn and start hitting people in that spawn, stick around, and kill everyone that spawns). Do not aim TNT cannons at a spawn or repeatedly drop TNT on a spawn. Do not make the spawn area impassable. D. Client Modifications Any client modifications that give an unfair advantage over vanilla Minecraft users are illegal while playing. Any external tools that modify gameplay to give an unfair advantage over users not using the tool are illegal while playing. The following modifications are explicitly permitted during gameplay: Optifine ArmorStatusHUD/StatusEffectHUD Toggle-crouch that does not allow crouching while typing, looking through inventory, or in any menus Texture packs that do not fall under any "explicitly prohibited" category Minimaps except as specified below The following modifications are explicitly prohibited during gameplay: Inventory Sorters Mods that expose or enlarge the name-tags of players Automatic tool selectors Minimaps that show entity positions, or show caves/underground. X-rays Auto-hitters Aimbots Fly mods Damage/Health Indicator SmartMoving Better Sprinting E. Team Griefing Team griefing is prohibited, and is defined as any reckless action that harms your own team, or actions that intentionally harms one's own team. The following are explicitly team griefing: Placing and/or setting off TNT near teammates or near key team infrastructure (eg. chests, defences or ore) within one’s own base Destroying one's own team's chests or workbenches Teamkilling (either by removing blocks from beneath a person to cause them to fall, or pushing teammates off the world) Using/modifying a TNT cannon built by another player without explicit permission Aiding or working together with a member of the other team The following are considered reckless and strongly discouraged Placing TNT in one’s own base, especially building TNT towers in one's own base Building unprotected TNT near teammates or objectives Any actions that are not listed here that hinder your team’s progress towards winning the match, deliberate or not, still fall under "team griefing" and may be dealt with as such. Note Players are NEVER permitted to team grief, even in retaliation to another team griefer. These rules are subject to change at anytime and therefore will be in effect immediately without prior notice. It is your responsibility to acknowledge these rules and guidelines. Works cited: "Rules Last Updated January 25, 2015." Overcast Network. N.p., 25 Jan. 2015. Web. 30 July 2015.