Server Rules

Mutual respect among players is the main driving factor in our rules. If you are still unsure whether something is against the rules, ask a staff member. If you need additional assistance on the server, consider opening a ticket in our Discord.

General Conduct and Community Policing

Community Policing is done very hands-off on Massive, meaning we mostly rely on Players self-moderating, with reports for serious offenses or situations where Players cannot resolve their own disputes. By default, we ask that Players assume ignorance or carelessness, never malice on the part of other Players, because genuinely very few people come to a Roleplay Server to give others a bad experience. Trying to not attribute malicious intentions in others, is always a great starting point for conflict resolution.

  • Ease of Entry: MassiveCraft is a non-Whitelist server with a heavy emphasis on ease of entry. We aim to have as few obstacles as possible stopping a player from immediately roleplaying on the Server. We also ask that Players remove any barriers for new players to join their roleplay groups. It is not required to be friends with everyone, we promote the liberal use of /ignore add if someone is unpleasant, but generally we ask inclusiveness and a helpful and mindful attitude to new players.
  • Social Conduct: We encourage a respectful, no-trolling, and generally positive environment where Players should show basic respect. MassiveCraft is a heavily LGBT+ friendly server, that seeks to be socially conscious to the diverse population that interacts with our community. This includes all the usual: no discrimination, racism, sexism, bullying, purposely excluding someone from the community, inflaming an ongoing dispute by needlessly picking sides, malicious passive aggression, and so forth.
  • Respectful Language: Avoid using slurs or derogatory language directed at other players. Respectful communication is key to maintaining a welcoming environment for everyone on MassiveCraft.
  • Appropriate Conduct: MassiveCraft is a mature-positive, but ultimately teenager-friendly environment. The majority of the player base is adult, but we do not exclude minors from the community. MassiveCraft is a recommended experience for 16+, given the reading comprehension required. Interacting with minors in a sexual way is strictly forbidden, even when it happens off-server, and will result in permanent termination. Erotic Roleplay is forbidden on the server, including any and all Official Discords.
  • Forbidden Topics: MassiveCraft seeks to keep some topics entirely outside of the community. We do not want to see any discussions concerning suicide, sexual assault, religious violence, domestic abuse, drug abuse, and don’t want to see these topics come up in Roleplay at all either. Players on a Minecraft server are not suitable replacements for therapy and/or professional help, or law-enforcement assistance in case of a home problem. We also ask that Players refrain from posting pictures of minors, or discuss infants.
  • Gossiping: Everybody loves gossip, and while the phrase “No-drama zone” is common, ultimately some drama will happen. MassiveCraft does not police private social conduct within a safe environment for example on Discord, but malicious gossiping with the intent to exclude or eject someone from the community circumventing Staff discipline, is strictly disallowed, even in private. Venting to release pressure is encouraged, insofar everyone understands that it is not meant to sway public opinion against the individual.
  • Plagiarism: MassiveCraft has a fairly strong policy against plagiarism. You are not permitted to steal Characters, art, buildings, or content belonging or paid for by others without their consent. MassiveCraft provides free skins on PlanetMinecraft under the tag “MassiveLooks“, as taking skins from others is severely frowned upon. You may not submit traced art to any of our media sources unless it is specifically marked as traced art, and the same goes for AI-generated art.
  • Overfamiliarity: Players are encouraged to approach each other respectfully, as nobody needs to be afraid to approach or meet new people, but to do so with tact. If a Roleplay scene looks personal or tense, DM one of the participants to ask if you can get involved. If you are not over-familiar or friends with someone, refrain from over-familiar humor or personalization, like using their real-life name or using insult-humor. Players should feel comfortable to set boundaries for each other.
  • Plugin Use: Generally speaking, Plugins should be used what they were intended for. Abuse of plugins by for example using the announce or scream chat modifiers excessively to broadcast roleplay across Regalia, Minecraft-glitch with ender pearls, are disallowed. Abuse of plugins or Minecraft features should be reported to staff to investigate. Cheating is also strictly disallowed, and falls under the general server rules of not using hacked clients or mods to the advantage of the player besides cosmetics.
  • Added Rules: Some of our Forums and Discords will have additional rules covering the use of channels. Avail yourself to Pinned Messages or Threads to find them, they are often too short to mention here.

Staff Engagement

Staff on MassiveCraft are generally speaking unpaid, while the Server Owner grants free Server Ranks and occasional gifts to Staff Members, in general they work for the betterment of the server, having a seat at the table of decision making, popularity, or a healthy mix of these three. It falls on Server Management to curb negative social excesses of Staff, while channeling their efforts into a productive and positive environment where no matter the source of motivation, it leads to a more fun experience for Players.

  • Staff Treatment: Players are requested to stand their ground if they feel mistreated, but also try to walk a fine line between that and not being over-argumentative. Staff are willing to accept different points of view, but these should be expressed formally and politely, not with back-handed commentary, passive aggression, or learning about it from some other Discord. If Staff mistreat Players, either Discord Tickets, or Forum Reports can be made to call in higher ups for policing.
  • Service Hours: MassiveCraft Staff tries to be present at all times of day, however since most Players and staff hover in the EST timezone and adjacent, there will be times in which Staff are unavailable. Tickets may take up to a day to answer, and responsiveness may vary, with a request to the players for patience. In general, players should avail themselves of the Ticket bot, to avoid asking Staff to work in off-hours, as some Staff have opted to make their Discord friends list private, and don’t want public tags.
  • Boundaries: Staff Boundaries of Authority work both ways: on one hand we cannot enforce Rules on Discord Servers we do not own (like our Official Servers), but players also should not expect us to try and act when something they do not like happens somewhere else. MassiveCraft Staff will never attempt to moderate how you spend social time with your friends, so long as it does not conflict with other Rules, or starts actively hurting other players. Private Discords are private, so long as nobody gets hurt publicly.

Conflict Resolution

There is a general step procedure to follow when players encounter a rule violation, or run into a conflict of opinion or preference:

  • In general, we request that players do not presume guilt until proven otherwise, and try to assume ignorance instead of malice from others.
  • Inform each other of your discomfort, or what you disagree with, and explain your reasons why without resorting to irony or passive aggression.
  • Be solution oriented, propose alternative solutions and try to find a compromise that makes everyone happy instead of relenting to avoid conflict.
  • Is the situation urgent or a severe rule violation that warrants a permanent ban? Contact staff immediately. Reporter anonymity will be respected.
  • If you cannot resolve the matter immediately, attempt to alert staff who are online in a Server /Ticket. If this is not fast enough, try Discord Tickets.
  • Please provide as much unedited evidence or timestamps. We generally do not accept evidence from outside of the server except for cases involving minors.
  • For more complex cases, we request Forum Reports where Players have more time and space to write full messages and attach files for evidence.
  • Staff will always be ready to assist you in Discord Tickets if you need more explanation, or would like input in an ongoing or past situation.

Roleplay Conduct

MassiveCraft assumes new roleplayers understand common roleplay rules that may apply to a server, such as: No Metagaming, No Godmodding, No Powergaming, etc. Roleplay Conduct Rules assume an equal playing field between all players where staff act as guarantors for equity.

Staff will not accept responsibility for a refusal to report rule violations or issues, and will actively watch for rule violations in so far they see them, but not investigate beyond if a player is unwilling to stand their own ground for their mistreatment by cooperating with Staff to find out the details. Roleplay Rule enforcement relies on mutual respect and inclusion, this includes Staff members. You cannot force players to adhere to fake rules, by social pressure or otherwise, in essence.

  • Kill-Perms: MassiveCraft does not believe in robbing a player of agency when their Character dies. No Player can force death on your Character unless you want to. There are some extenuating circumstances: In some cases the Regalian State may execute your Character, but this will never come as a surprise, and must always be signed off by Lore Staff through an OOC request. Staff will always ensure that a Player has had adequate forewarning or awareness of the path their Character is going down.
  • Design-Rights: Also called “Maim-Perms” referring to the idea that Players cannot force your character to become maimed, irreparably physically changed, or have part of their core concept removed or made impossible through physical harm. There are some exceptions, for example even though Vampirism is a core concept, Vampirism is curable and can as such be removed. The State can in some cases also cut off a hand or arm from a murderer or serial-attacker, though these must always be approved by Staff.
  • Character Design: MassiveCraft does not have a Character approval Process, all we require is a recorded listing of Abilities so that they do not suddenly change mid-combat. We request Players do not incorporate mental illnesses into Characters, or rely on backstory trauma too excessively for shock value or motivations or out of canon lore. In general, each Character should function stand-alone without over-reliance on specific Abilities or functions in Roleplay.
  • Lore Continuity: MassiveCraft creates a generally fairly open-ended framework for the lore. This means that Societies, Religions, and History and more exist with some strict lore, but that the finer details behind those things (like cities, places, events, etc.) are usually up to the players. We ask that the players try to work with the lore instead of emphasizing contrarian concepts, and try to appreciate parts of the lore that they feel excited about, instead of trying to change them or reinterpret them.
  • Combat Roleplay: Combat Roleplay is in most cases, opt-in. If a Character aggresses your Character without a valid reason, you may decline. If however your Character is competing or aggressed another Character or their friends prior, you may not decline conflict. If you initiate Combat, you cannot log off mid-combat, or decline further consequences. “logic-rp” Combat is permitted, but we also provide an Optional Combat System for those more comfortable with stratified rules and Dice rolls.
  • Clean Roleplay: In general, Roleplay should be clean and not overtly gross, traumatic, or sexual. Cursing and crude language is permitted, but emoting gross actions (such as urination, torture, gore, or dismemberment) are never permitted near minors, only with consent from all adult parties in private. Trauma Roleplay is permitted, but it is always a courtesy to notify players in advance that a scene is about to become very sad or traumatic. Erotically charged dialogue is never permitted towards minors or without consent.
  • Scene Respect: Generally speaking, Players should respect the boundaries of a scene and understand that time passes quickly for people not involved in the RP. You should not use Minecraft running to your advantage to quickly alert allies, who in turn can just use the launcher to instantly switch skins. Even if reinforcements are required, the groups involved should allow for adequate time to pass for quality RP to take place before trying to “win” as quickly as possible.
  • Character Swapping: Generally speaking, having more than one Character belonging to you in a scene is disallowed. In some corner cases, however, you may be forced to swap Characters by leaving a scene and coming back. As soon as you have used a Character Sheet (Abilities/Proficiencies) from one Character, and then rotate to a different Character, you are still locked into the Sheet of that Character, including all Abilities and enduring Cooldown Timers.

Private Roleplay

Players can, assuming all participants of a scene are fully able to voice their opinion without social pressure consent, suspend certain rules to expand their roleplay options. If a player ever feels pressured to disregard rules or protocols, they are strongly recommended to make a ticket to report the matter to staff.

Private Roleplay is roleplay that takes place with a controlled amount of people who communicate well, and do so in an environment where they can control who walks in. It is by definition not possible to have Private Roleplay in the city itself, because a player can always walk in. Private Roleplay is therefore best done in Rental Regions, Instanced Regions, or so far removed from the city in the Regalian Wilderness that no player could reasonable stumble into it by running around.

Suppose Lore/Rules were broken In Private Roleplay with the consent of all participants (for example by pretending they have 2x the amount of Proficiency Points, or that they can cheat death when lore says they cannot). In that case, all participants must ensure that this Private Roleplay remains contained. What this means it that nobody should talk to people who were not present about the events, or use the events to dictate further actions taken by them in public roleplay. This kind of scrutiny is not required when you are just casually roleplaying 1 on 1 and are still “in-lore,” only when you opt to break Lore Continuity or Rules for your Roleplay.

Roleplay Happenings

These are rules regarding tagging other players for roleplay in the MassiveCraft Community Discord.

  • Messages tagging players in Roleplay Happenings should be restricted in the information it provides. This information is limited to the name of the Characters involved, the publicly available area they’re in, and the general purpose for them being there.
  • Players cannot tag in Roleplay Happenings when Combat Roleplay is in progress. Players can be alerted once combat concludes when tagging for medics, however. Exceptions to this are no-stakes combat such as duels between characters, or CRP Tournament Events.

Crime Roleplay

The these general behavior rules are applicable to all organizations, including Criminals, Vigilantes, Mercenaries and even regular citizens.

  • Reinforcements entering a situation (or stumbling upon it during a patrol) must emote their entry, either individually or as a group under one emote. After this emote, it is necessary that the both sides are given a reasonable amount of time to emote their response to the reinforcements. Reasonable here means if they are able to. For example someone who is already on the floor and cuffed cannot reasonably respond. This emote requirement does not apply for sneaking or arriving from an angle from which the opposing side could not see those arriving.
  • It is forbidden to accuse any party of metagaming their presence through DynMap, radar, or Minecraft names through walls either directly or indirectly, particularly during a roleplay scene or otherwise. If you suspect foul play on part of whoever found your base or combat roleplay scene, make a ticket and have staff investigate it. If no staff can help immediately, continue roleplaying out the scene as you would. You can make a report later, and have the roleplay voided by staff if foul play is proven. No good has ever come from a meta accusation in OOC chat. If any of such accusations are made, the guilty party should immediately be reported for harassment.

Gameplay and Plugin Conduct

Lag Reduction

  • Do not build large redstone contraption, pulsating circuits, redstone farms (animal or crops) or move excessive amounts of mobs or items with water, carts or pistons. Mobs will automatically despawn if more than 50 of the same type are grouped within a 2 chunk radius.

Buildings and Griefing

  • Do not build unappealing structures (nerd poles, non-medieval, floating structures) or lava/water cast. Do not grief claimed chunks. Unclaimed structures are free game.

Raids, Sieges, and Traps

  • Factions under 30 days old cannot be raided for more than 3 hours per week.
  • Factions must have more than half of their claim border to wilderness to allow for sieges.
  • Do not feed points during a siege (e.g, dying unnaturally often, rapid forfeit of sieges) or disband your faction to escape the consequences of losing a siege, or reset your no-raid period.
  • Do not siege protected kingdomless factions.
  • Do not create traps that players cannot teleport out of. Traps that involve portals must be visible and unobstructed.

Siege Bases

  • Siege bases are allowed to be run by alternate accounts.
  • The faction has to be clearly named SiegeBase (KingdomName). If there are multiple siege bases, add a number.
  • Siege bases must be removed within 3 days of a siege ending. If not removed after three days, 2 siege points will be deducted for each day it remains. Siege bases that have not been cleaned up after this period will be disbanded and removed from the map.
  • If you plan to use the same siege base for consecutive weekends, you must declare the siege on the next faction the following Monday.

Alternate Accounts (Alts)

  • A main account is defined as the account which a player is known as.​ An alternate account (or alt) is an account which has been used by the same player in the past 30 days.
  • Do not use Alts to perform actions your main account would not be able to do e.g. steal, bypass punishment, repeat quests or gauntlets, artificially increase mob spawns, or own additional regions.
  • Factions may have a maximum of 2 alts per main account and cannot exceed 6 alts in the faction. A single player can own up to 3 factions maximum (2 alt factions, 1 main).
  • Alt factions are not allowed in Ithania or Ravanna.

Glitches, Bugs, Mechanics, and Mods

  • Do not abuse glitches, bugs, or unintentional game mechanics (i.e. locking full builds).
  • Do not use client modification, macros, or hardware features to gain an unfair advantage. Irregular clicking methods are not allowed.
  • Allowed mods include, FPS improving mods, aesthetic mods, armor or status effect HUDs, brightness or gamma mods, or schematic mods.

Faction Claim Abuse

Some claiming methods are considered abuse because they disrupt gameplay. It is important for players report claim abuse so cases can be resolved.

Claim Abuse TypeImage ClarificationStaff Response
Perfect ClaimsThese are perfect claims and there is nothing wrong with them, added to the list for contextual reference towards the other images.
Bridge ClaimBridge Claims are illegal because they make use of the lack of blobbing mechanics to extend the full Claim Near beyond what the faction normally. If staff verify such a Claim Bridge, a request will be sent to the faction to make sure such a bridge is at least 6 in 10 as wide as it is long. For example, if such a bridge is 10 chunks long, it needs to be 6 chunks wide. If it is 5 chunks long, it needs to be 3 chunks wide, and so forth.
Shotgun ClaimShotgun Claims are some of the worst Claim abuses possible. They lock down an entire area without the actual power to keep it up. If such a claim is found, Staff will not warn the faction, and simply unclaim all chunks away that are not connected to the /f home chunk.
Pincer ClaimPincer Claims or Crab Claims can be seen as ways that players use to maliciously deny another faction from expanding to try and bully them out of the way of their desired faction location. Such claims can be identified with long thin arms wrapping around the Claim Near of another faction. Staff will not warn the faction in question and simply unclaim the offending chunks marked in red on the image.
Dither ClaimDither Claims are used to falsely define a border between factions. They usually happen when two factions refuse to civilly resolve their border, so they just start claiming small one chunks as close as they can to prevent expansion. If such a claim is identified, Staff will not warn the faction and simply unclaim all chunks marked in red, which are essentially disconnected from the /f home claim, as well as some padding that is believed to be responsible for the Dither Claim.
Snake Claim Snake Claims represent either factions which are long strings, or factions with long strings of claims sticking out of them in a Snake-like fashion. After identifying such a claim, staff will warn the faction and simply disband the offending chunks marked in red.
Spider ClaimSpider Claims can be identified with long thin claims sticking out of the main body. If staff identify such a claim, the faction will not be warned, and the claims marked in red will simply be removed.

Region Rules

  • Do not rent regions to strip them of materials.
  • You may only rent one (1) marketplace shop.
  • You may only rent one (1) house in each survival world spawn.
  • You may rent as many regions as the plugin allows in roleplay worlds.
  • You may request wool or glass colors to be changed via ticket.
  • Owning a market shop without any stocked chest shops inside is not permitted.
  • You may not alter the exterior of any building, either through use of pistons or accidental access to the region that overlaps outside walls. This includes windows, doorways, and walls.
  • Rentable regions in Regalia must be used for roleplay. Do not use them for storage purposes. Do not create portals in Regalian rentals. Temporary storage for building purposes is fine, but you must remove chests afterwards.
  • Portals are allowed in market regions and survival spawn rental regions only. Portals in rental regions must not have a malicious intent. Any portals in rental regions that link to a PvP enabled zone must have a sign in clear view stating so and be fully locked behind a door.

Banned Blocks

  • Glow Signs
  • Item Frame (any kind)
  • Railway Cart (any kind)

Limited Usage Blocks

  • Decoheads
  • Armour Stand
  • Banner

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