These are the official rules of the BlockLands server. If you are confused about any of the rules, contact staff on discord for clarification. These same rules can be viewed in-game with the command
/rules, however, this list is more in-depth. If you find yourself wondering if something would break the rules, we recommend you simply don't do it to avoid any negative consequences.
The three basic rules of the server are to be kind and respectful to everyone, follow staff instructions, and use common sense. We do not tolerate bullying or toxicity whatsoever; be nice to each other. If something is not written in the rules, but you think it may not be allowed, it probably isn't.
1. Spamming - Spamming is sending multiple repeating messages in a short period of time or sending long unnecessary messages, sometimes in all caps. Both of these are not allowed and will usually result in warnings and short mutes.
2. Non-English - As this is an English-speaking server, chatting in foreign languages is not allowed, the exception being when you talk to your friends in direct messages. You will not be punished for speaking in foreign languages unless you continually do it after you are told not to. This rule exists because we are unable to moderate chat in multiple languages.
3. Inappropriate Content - This includes sexual, offensive, or drug-related content. If you aren't sure if saying something is inappropriate or not, assume it is and don't say it. Inappropriate Content refers to not only chat messages but usernames, named items, and anything else you can think of. Punishments for breaking this rule can range from small warnings to bans.
4. Language - Occasional light swearing is allowed, but heavy swearing or insults directed at other players are not allowed. The usual consequences of this rule are warnings and mutes.
5. Discrimination - We do not tolerate any form of discrimination whatsoever, with no exceptions. Breaking this rule will almost always result in permanent mutes and bans.
6. Threats - Threats are also not condoned; including threats to harm someone or to steal/leak personal information. Depending on the threat, punishments can vary from mutes to permanent bans.
7. Irl Trading - Trading real-life gift cards/money for in-game items is not allowed. This will result in a ban for both players involved in the trade.
8. Advertising - Advertising other Minecraft servers, discord servers, or similar will result in a ban. This includes advertising servers through direct messages.
9. Evading Punishments - Avoiding mutes or bans using alt accounts or other methods will result in a doubling of the original punishment (Ex: 3 day mute -> 6 day mute)
10. Modifications/Hacking - Any modification, programs, or hacked clients that offer an advantage over other players are forbidden. Breaking this rule will result in a ban
11. Scamming - Scamming players of items or money will result in a ban. If the items or money that was scammed is not returned to the victim, the ban will be increased. TP-Killing is also considered a form of a scam and is punishable.
12. Griefing - We define griefing as destroying/damaging someone's base or the surroundings of it, or stealing from someone. Things such as claiming chunks next to the base for the sole purpose of griefing, tricking the player into trusting you so you can steal from them, and claiming someone else's base or belongings are also not allowed. Breaking this rule will result in a ban
13. Bug Abuse - Abusing or not reporting bugs is not allowed. If you discover an exploit report it to staff immediately, even if you aren't sure if its a bug or not.
14. Chargeback - If you purchase something from the store and then proceed to chargeback that item without talking to the staff about it first, you will be permanently banned
15. Leaving the Borders (Earth) - Leaving the borders of the map on Earth is disallowed and will result in a ban and your inventory will be cleared. This is due to the fact that beyond the borders there are materials you can gain access to that we have specifically removed from the map.
16. Loopholes - We know that our rules aren't perfect; there are always going to be ways to do something bad without specifically breaking a rule. However if you think of a way to go around a rule, it is still punishable, even if you aren't directly breaking the rule. Use common sense and think, "is what I'm about to do going to hurt someone or hurt the server?" If it is, then it's likely not allowed
If you notice anyone breaking these rules, please get evidence of it and contact our support team through the discord. Also, if you think something is missing or needs to be changed in this list, feel free to open a ticket and tell the staff team; we are open to feedback!