Today August 7, 2014,  we have decided to make a few policy changes. Additionally, we would like to clarify a few rules that have long been considered common sense, but may be confused by some.

Our first topic of change is in regards to Portal Traps. Not to be confused with Trapped Portals; where a player goes through and either instantly dies, or loses the ability to defend themselves. Portal Traps can be defined as a portal that is not visible immediately, completely out of sight, and therefore a player may unintentionally enter the portal. Originally, this design of portals was created for cosmetic means in order to keep a medieval look. However, its integration into PvP has become undesireable in popular opinion. Therefore, portal traps are no longer allowed when being used in a deceiving manner for pvp. You may continue to use your interior hidden portals for cosmetic means, but you must do this responsibly.

Collecting disarmed weapons with hoppers will now officially be punishable. This goes against the intended purpose of how disarm was originally changed for the better of the player base. As always, you may not abuse Minecraft mechanics to break changes implemented by MassiveCraft.

The worlds of Aloria have become quite inhabited. With this comes the issue of faction claiming. We have long since had the sixteen chunk rule. However, with the growth of our player base, we have decided it is time for a change. The distance will be reduced from sixteen chunks down to ten chunks. This means you may not claim any closer than 160 blocks from another faction. Additionally, you may not claim over actively used land or active LWC locks. We’d like to remind our players that they have access to tools in order to help protect themselves from breaking the rules. You may use /f map to check your distance from another faction. You may /he tool blocks to see if they’re actively being used/changed/lived in. You can then do /seen to see if the player is still active in case you find signs with a name.

Our final topic of clarification is in regards to houses in Regalia. We’re changing the housing rule, stating you may now own up to 3 houses per account, with an upper maximum of 4 over 2 accounts. Previously, this was was 2 houses per account with an upper maximum of 3 over 2 accounts. However, it should be taken into account that this raise is only for real estate. Meaning, if you already own 3 houses over 2 accounts, you are expected to sell your fourth house within a week. We have decided this to encourage people who want to start a real estate business.

These rules can be viewed on our rules page at:

https://www.massivecraft.com/rules