⁄kick & ⁄ban:
Mods have the power to ⁄kick players and ⁄ban players who are breaking rules. Obviously, you must decide wether the offense warrants a warning (⁄kick) or a ⁄ban. These guidelines should help you make a decision.
Firstly, remember to give a message when you ⁄kick someone. They will see the message when they are kicked, and so it serves as a great way to get the message across that they are doing something wrong. To do this, type:
"⁄kick player_name reason_for_kick"
When someone is banned using the ⁄ban command, we log who issued the ban, and what reason was used for the ban. You should always state a reason why you ⁄ban someone. Do this by:
"⁄ban player_name reason_for_ban"
Also, you can also let them know they can appeal their ban through modchat on ⁄r⁄mcpublic in the reason, if you feel that they deserve a second chance later on. Remember that we will give almost everyone a second chance, where possible.
We have a mod request feature, where users can ask for staff help, and it is organized into a handy list for us. No one should abuse the request feature (this includes both staff and users!). To check for any pending requests, type:
Once you have completed a request, type:
"⁄done request_number message_if_you_want_one"
⁄say: This should only be used to inform the userbase of something important. Do not use it to communicate with specific users, or for jokes or anything else. 99% of the time, you will not need to use this feature.
Issuing Warnings and the Server Rules: We have several rules in place to ensure that there is a friendly and welcoming environment for all players on the server. If you see anyone breaking any of the rules, confront them through the in-game chat. They may not notice the message you send, so if you want, use the "⁄msg username message" command, as this makes incoming messages much more obvious. If they still do not respond, you have to make the decision to either ⁄kick them or ⁄ban them.
Griefing of any kind will not be tolerated on the server. If you see anyone destroying any work which does not belong to them, confront them straight away. Ask them what they are doing and why they are doing it. There may be cases where they are destroying things for other people. If you are unsure if they have permission or not, tell them to stop and ask the owner to place a sign⁄let staff know that the user is allowed to destroy that building. Only then, can they continue to destroy that building.
Placing any of the banned blocks is prohibited. No one, other than staff should be able to spawn and place banned items. You will get a grey message in chat when someone acquires and⁄or places banned items. You can use the ⁄vanish command to become invisible and ⁄tp to them to see what they are up to. Most of the time, its people using buckets to try and place water or something. Remind them that they cannot use these items, and if they need these items to ask staff in the future. If people continue to (attempt to) place banned blocks after you have warned them you can ⁄ban them. If you see people actually placing these blocks (and they don’t disappear) they are using an inventory editor and⁄or a hacked client. This is strictly against the rules, and you should issue a ⁄ban straight away. If you see people flying, instead of banning them straight away, issue a warning, telling them to stop using a hacked client. If they don’t oblige, ⁄ban them.
Racism and any other abuse toward any specific user will result in a instant, normally permanent ban. This includes both chat and through signs. Obviously you will have to decide whether it is a harmless joke, or actual abuse, but its normally pretty easy to distinguish between the two.
Players should respect and obey what staff ask of them. If a player blatantly disregards what you are telling them, ⁄kick them with a warning. At the same time, remember that you are not above the rules - you should not berate other players.
Cuboid Usage & Warps:
Mods have the power to ⁄protect users’ creations and set warps. Cuboid protect takes it toll on the server when there a large number of creations protected. Try and only protect significant structures (e.g. not little houses or stuff) as too many protected creations will stress the server out. To protect something, you have to imagine a box surrounding the entire structure. You select a corner, and the opposite corner (so top left and bottom right) by right clicking with a wooden shovel. It should say something along the lines of "First point selected; Second point selected" in green text when you select the points. then type:
"⁄protect o:player_name name_of_protection"
To add someone else to a protected area, type:
"⁄cmod protection_name allow player_name"
Owners (o:player_name) can add people to their protected areas, so let them know once you protect something.
Only set warps to significant structures - we don’t want to fill the list of warps with peoples small houses and stuff. It should be reserved for unique creations or very impressive builds. Also, make sure you don’t set warps to areas which already have warps close by.
To set a warp, stand and face the direction of where the warp should be, and type:
Admins can use more powerful cuboid commands such as ⁄creplace, ⁄ccopy and ⁄cdel. Admins are not to dig large area out for anyone - all digging must be done by hand. They can only edit areas that users have already manipulated. Also, try and not to create huge areas of lava or water, as this will stress the server too much.
Banned Blocks: All staff members can spawn banned items. Staff can place banned items for users if they have a legitimate reason for them. Once again, try and not place too many water or lava blocks (especially water⁄lava falls) for the sake of the server’s performance.
Along with the standard no abuse through chat or signs rules there are some others:
If you see anyone using a hacked client (flying etc) you should kick them straight away with a message telling them to stop using it. If they persist, you should ban them.
If you see someone spawning loads of items, have doubts about how they got a lot of items, or see them in possession of unobtainable items, you should confront them, and if not convinced, ban them. Also, let an admin know straight away, as we can look through their inventory for other items, which could help see if they are lying or not.
We have a no griefing policy on this server too. Regardless of it being a PvP or PvE environment, players are not allowed to destroy or modify anyone else’s property in any way. If you see anyone doing this, confront them, and ban them if they carry on after a warning.
PvE: Players are not allowed to harm or kill anyone in this area. If you see anyone trying to do any of these, issue a warning, and if they persist, ban them. This includes, but is not limited to: lava dumping, cactus trapping and sand⁄gravel dropping.
Players cannot steal other peoples’ buildings in this area. Takeovers are not allowed, and neither is resource stealing (from person or locked chest).
PvP: Almost anything goes here. Players are not allowed to destroy other peoples buildings, but may forcibly take them over. Once in their possession, they may make additions to the buildings, but may not destroy currently built parts. Obviously they cant completely fill the building with anything - the buildings should still be usable.
Once again, stealing from locked chests is not allowed, and should result in a ban.
Mod Powers: Mods have the power to ⁄tp(here) ⁄kick and ⁄ban. Also, they have the magic compass ability.
Admins have all the powers they have on creative (⁄give etc).
Neither admins, nor mods, should abuse any of their powers. This includes doing none of the following unless for moderation purposes: No using ⁄tp to get around to places quickly because you don’t feel like walking. No tp’ing other players to anywhere. No using magic compass to walk around, unless for moderation purposes. No giving yourself, or anybody else items unless for moderation purposes (or placing banned items for users). No killing someone in ⁄god mode or ⁄vanish mode
Remember that this is just a guideline, and you will have to make your own judgments - so please be responsible. Remember that you have been given these powers because we trust you. If we catch you misusing any of them, we will have to strip you of your powers, and it is unlikely you will be considered in the future for becoming a mod or admin again.
Handy Commands: ⁄tphere player_name - teleports a player to you ⁄tpoverride(here) player_name - overrides tptoggle ⁄vanish - makes you invisible - do it again to become visible ⁄god - makes you invinsible ⁄protect username _name_of_protection ⁄cmod - lists available cuboid commands you can use ⁄preview player_name - view a players inventory ⁄restore - restore your inventory after peaking at someone elses.