Rules & Guidelines ContentsThe Ioncraft Rules & Regulations§ 1 - GLOBAL§ 2 - PLOTWORLDS§ 3 - FACTION WORLD & MARKETPLACE§ 4 - FLATGRASS§ 5 - TOWNY WORLD§ 6 - MINIGAMES§ 7 - MODERATORS§ 8 - NICKNAMES§ 9 - WEBSTORE TERMS AND CONDITIONSThe Ioncraft Rules & Regulations(top) Listed below are the official rules of Ioncraft. Failure to abide by any of the terms and rules referenced and/or listed on this page may result in strict punishment from the forums and the server. The following server rules may be read in-game by typing /rules into the chat. Click Here to View the Ioncraft Website Terms of Service & Rules § 1 - GLOBAL(top) The following rules apply to all worlds and all aspects of the server. Relax and have fun! Be nice to other players. Do not harass, flame, troll, or say inappropriate, sexual, derogatory, or curse words. Players who start or participate in arguments are also subject to punishment. Any player using a modification ("mod") to the Minecraft game, and/or any player using an alternate client to launch and/or play the Minecraft game, that is designed to cheat, hack, lag the server, crash the server, gain the player unauthorized access to commands or abilities, and/or grant the player an unfair advantage is subject to punishment. Examples of mods not allowed in Ioncraft include, but are not limited to: XRay mods, XRay texture packs, radar & player finders, fly mods, item spawning mods, dungeon or stronghold locators, bots, sneak mods, speedhack mods, wallhack mods, and/or invincibility mods. Exploiting server-related or Minecraft bugs and/or glitches is prohibited. Any and all bugs and/or glitches, no matter how small, should be reported directly to LeaderJ. Players who are aware of bugs or glitches, or aware of other players abusing bugs or glitches, that do not report them to LeaderJ, are also subject to punishment. Do not create "lag machines," or builds designed to cause the server to lag in any way. Do not create anything related to racist, inappropriate, hate-motivated, vulgar, or sexually explicit content. Inappropriate creations, as determined by Ioncraft Staff, will be deleted, and the creator(s) are subject to punishment. Do not spam the chat area. This may include, but is not limited to: sending repeated messages, sending all capital lettered messages, sending rapid multiple messages, and/or spam of letters and symbols. Do not beg for or request Ranks, items, abilities, commands, or game-modes. These can be purchased at www.store.ioncraft.org">our webstore. Do not say any links, IP addresses, or URLs in the chat, public or private. Occasional exceptions at Moderator discretion include, but are not limited to: ioncraft.org, store.ioncraft.org, mcf.ioncraft.org, bit.ly/ioncraft, youtube.com, and/or prntscr.com. Please speak English only in the Global chat channel. Other languages may be spoken in other chat channels or via private messaging. § 2 - PLOTWORLDS(top) The following rules apply to our Creative Plotworld, Smallplots World, and Megaplots World, which may be accessed in-game by typing /warp c, /warp sp, and /warp mp, respectively. Do not create "lag machines," or builds designed to cause the server to lag in any way. Do not create anything related to racist, inappropriate, hate-motivated, vulgar, or sexually explicit content. Inappropriate creations, as determined by Ioncraft Staff, will be deleted, and the creator(s) are subject to punishment. Wasted plots may be reset at a Moderator's discretion. Examples of wasted plots include: nuke-hack plots, lava or water filled plots, and empty plots. You are responsible for the plot(s) you own, and should only allow building rights to players you trust. Grief is not allowed in this world, and is fully punishable at Moderator discretion. § 3 - FACTION WORLD & MARKETPLACE(top) The following rules apply to our pure-survival "Faction" World and the Faction World Marketplace, which may be accessed in-game by typing /warp fw and /warp market, respectively. No cheating of any kind, spawning, flying, god-mode, WorldEdit, or creative mode allowed in this world. Donators or staff may NOT use any special commands in this world that allow them to cheat or have an unfair advantage in any way. You are allowed to grief, steal from, and/or kill players that are not in your faction. However, all of the following rules still apply! You are not allowed to grief or steal directly or indirectly from anyone or anything in the Marketplace or world spawn area. You are not allowed to grief or steal directly or indirectly from your own faction. This is called "intrafaction grief" or "intrafaction stealing". Faction leaders or faction officers may not unclaim their faction's land with the intent to grief or steal from it after. If a player leaves a faction while within or near the faction's territory, and griefs, kills, or steals from the faction, it is still considered an intrafaction violation. Joining a faction with the intent to leak coordinates to the faction's claimed territory or surrounding area is not allowed. Exploiting server-related or Minecraft bugs and/or glitches is prohibited. Any and all bugs and/or glitches, no matter how small, should be reported directly to LeaderJ or the IonCraft forums (ioncraft.org/forums). Players who are aware of bugs or glitches, or aware of other players abusing bugs or glitches, that do not report them to LeaderJ, are also subject to punishment. Ions, our virtual currency, are legal tender for all debts public and private in this world. Within the Marketplace and world spawn area, players are not allowed to scam, or use deception to deprive player(s) of money or possessions. Factions may not contain tags, descriptions, or titles that refer to sexual, racist, derogatory terms, inappropriate swear words, or language. The faction leader ("**" prefix in-game) is responsible for the language used in the tags, description, and titles of his/her faction, unless otherwise proven. Only players who have obtained the rank of VIP or higher are allowed to own Marketplace shops. However, everyone is permitted to browse and trade from all shops in the Marketplace and world spawn area. Players may not store private (not for sale) blocks, items, or possessions in protected Marketplace shops or the world spawn area. Violators may be subject to in-game fines, loss of items, or other punishment as deemed necessary. § 4 - FLATGRASS(top) The following rules apply to our Flatgrass World which may only be accessed by donors in-game by typing /warp f. Build far away from others. Please give other players and yourself enough space to comfortably build whatever you are building. Griefing is not allowed in this world. Modifying another player's build in any way is also considered grief. Do not create "lag machines," or builds designed to cause the server to lag in any way. Do not create anything related to racist, inappropriate, hate-motivated, vulgar, or sexually explicit content. Inappropriate creations, as determined by Ioncraft Staff, will be deleted, and the creator(s) are subject to punishment. Do not perform massive WorldEdits that may lag or crash the server. Get access to this world today by donating at www.store.ioncraft.org">our webstore! § 5 - TOWNY WORLD(top) The following rules apply to our (no-PvP) survival "Towny" World which may be accessed in-game by typing /warp t. Griefing, stealing from, and/or killing other players is not allowed. This world is peaceful. Players who claim land for protection may not do so within or near a Town or Nation's territory. Factions may not create official or unofficial bases, or stake claims in this world. All faction activity is to be done in the Pure-Survival "Faction" World. Players may not create Chest Shops in this world. Ions, our virtual currency, is only valid in the Pure-Survival "Faction" World. Trading ions in this world will not be monitored, and you are liable for any losses. Players are not allowed to scam, or use deception to deprive player(s) of money or possessions. It is strongly recommended that you limit all trading to the "Faction" World Marketplace. Players with the ability to spawn items may not exchange, trade, sell, or give away spawned items. § 6 - MINIGAMES(top) The following rules apply to all of our minigames and their respective worlds. Grief is prohibited in these worlds. PvP combat is not allowed in the designated lobby areas. Exploiting server-related or Minecraft bugs and/or glitches is prohibited. Any and all bugs and/or glitches, no matter how small, should be reported directly to LeaderJ. Players who are aware of bugs or glitches, or aware of other players abusing bugs or glitches, that do not report them to LeaderJ, are also subject to punishment. Cheating, spawning items, flying, god-mode, or creative mode is not allowed in these worlds. Any player caught cheating, in any way, will be banned from the server. Do not enter an arena for any reason, while you are not part of the game. Spectators must stay outside of the arenas at all times. Violators will be punished. § 7 - MODERATORS(top) The following rules apply to our server's Moderators, whose job is to enforce the rules and keep the peace of the server. May use any available commands necessary to enforce the rules, investigate rule-breakers, and to keep the peace of the server. Moderators may not teleport to players in the Towny World without the player's consent, or just cause and proof of just cause. Moderators should answer all server-related questions and respond to help tickets. May not give Ranks, permissions, commands, abilities, game-modes, or spawned items to players, even if they claim they to have donated. May use CoreProtect to inspect alleged grief sites, inappropriate builds, or robbed chests, in areas that do not allow griefing or stealing. Moderators may not abuse any commands or abilities for their own advantage in worlds that do not allow cheating. May not abuse punishment-related commands such as /kick. Moderators may, only if absolutely necessary, use illegal client mods or hacked clients to investigate rulebreakers. You must inform LeaderJ beforehand on which mods or clients you plan to use. Please file a Ban Report on www.ioncraft.org within 72 hours of banning a player, and include proof to justify the ban. § 8 - NICKNAMES(top) The following rules apply to nicknames and players with Nickname permissions. No more than two colors in your Nickname. Do not impersonate another player or staff member. Your Nickname should be somewhat similar to your actual username or easily identifiable. Do not constantly change your Nickname. Moderators will rename players with inappropriate usernames or nicknames, and have the right to take away Nickname privileges if any of the Nickname Rules are violated. § 9 - WEBSTORE TERMS AND CONDITIONS(top) By purchasing any package(s) from our http://store.ioncraft.org">Webstore, including all Flat Donations, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to comply with the following terms, do not make a purchase. Do not purchase anything with your parent’s PayPal account, credit card, or debit card without their permission. Any and all attempted chargebacks will result in a permanent ban. Any payment to Ioncraft is a payment for the virtual items contained in the purchase. There is no guarantee on being able to enter the server, and if the server is no longer operating, the virtual items are forfeit. Refund requests due to issues concerning lag, game glitches, or any other issues are subject to the discretion of the Ioncraft administration. All items are virtual and have no value. Playing on Ioncraft is a privilege, not a right. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you are stating: You are over 18 or have parental permission. You have authorization to use the debit/credit card and/or PayPal account. You will not chargeback, dispute, or reverse any payments. You agree to everything listed above and below. You are not entitled to a refund, even if you are banned. All payments are final. We reserve the right to ban any account without notice for any reason The rewards ("Perks") received after donating for a package are subject to change at any time without prior notice. You are always subject to the Ioncraft website and in-game rules. Player(s) found abusing or taking advantage of a bug, glitch, or loophole within the Webstore are subject to a ban. This includes abusing current and future free packages. We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. If your in-game rank was wrongly adjusted, please allow the administrators 24 hours to adjust your rank appropriately. You may email the administration anytime at email@example.com. Packages may take up to 15 minutes to process. Please be logged in to our Minecraft server during the time of purchase! You can connect by entering our address 'play.ioncraft.org' in your Minecraft multiplayer screen. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us. Ioncraft is not affiliated with Mojang AB, creators of Minecraft. The above rules are subject to change at anytime without notice. Please check back regularly to stay up to date. Last Updated: July 13, 2015 (View this Page on the Wiki) Last Modified: Feb 6, 2016 at 12:54 PM (Cached) --- Double Post Merged, Feb 6, 2016 --- I've created this thread in-case anybody would like to suggest updates or changes to the rules.