SAFE SURVIVAL OFFICIAL RULES 1. NO PROFANITY. This rule includes skins and IGN's too, if it's inappropriate you will be banned until it's changed. Profanity is allowed only in PM's if both players consent (see rule 2). Abbreviations that include or imply profanity cannot be used either. All item names and signs must remain appropriate as well. 2. RESPECT OTHER PLAYERS. No flaming, flame-baiting, or trolling (i.e. faking a PM through the /me command). Inherently controversial topics should be kept to a minimum. Any form of trade scamming is not allowed. Selling a copied map art without the author's permission is not allowed. Any builds considered inappropriate are not allowed and will be taken down. No copying skins or making similar IGNs to other players without their permission. Do not attempt to bypass /ignores. Builds made for the purpose of intimidating another player to leave their nearby claims are not allowed. 3. NO ADVERTISING OR SPAM. Advertising external servers/sites/accounts are not allowed, new players that log on and immediately advertise are permanently banned. Do not advertise Safe Survival on other servers. Spam of any kind is not allowed. This includes character spam, repeated messages, begging for items, unnecessary space fillers (►, ▇, », etc) and overuse of striking colors. As a part of the spam rule, English must be used in public chat, and on signs and item names. Links are not allowed in chat. In-game trade advertisements must be limited to once every 10 minutes. Attempting to bypass the 10 mins by having multiple players advertise a single establishment is not allowed. 4. NO AFK OR LAG MACHINES. Automatic/autokill, as well as fishing and gold farms, are not allowed. Only one iron farm per player/city, the farm may have no more than 4 villages. Please keep 30 entities or below per chunk. Areas that are creating significant lag and are affecting FPS due to entities/redstone/mobs must be modified or completely removed so they do not affect other players. AFKing at grinders is not allowed. Includes using alts/second accounts to activate spawners, even if you're playing on your main account, is not allowed. Redstone clocks cannot be left running at all times. Add a toggle to such circuits. 5. NO HACKED/MODDED CLIENTS AND X-RAY PACKS. You will lose all ores, valuables, spawners found in dungeons, armor, etc. if caught using an exploit/texture pack/unfair way of mining. Using known Minecraft exploits is not allowed. The only game modifications allowed are Optifine, shaders, and Vivecraft. Duping is not allowed. 6. NO GRIEFING, EVEN IF SOMETHING IS UNCLAIMED. This rule applies to both unclaimed and claimed builds and their surrounding areas. When in doubt if an unclaimed build is abandoned and reclaimable, ask a moderator for a check. Even if the build is effectively abandoned, you're not allowed to loot it: any valuable items inside will first be removed and placed in the inactive player's inventory. Blocking public pathways, claims and warp exits is not allowed. 7. DO NOT CLAIM OR BUILD NEAR OTHER PLAYER'S CLAIMS OR BUILDS. Do not claim land within 100 blocks of another player's claim, unless it is within 500 blocks of an admin claim/warp. Land claims created in infringement of this rule will be removed at the other claim owner's request. You have 60 days to report the offending player if you want them to move their build or claim. 8. PLAYING ON AN ALT ACCOUNT IF YOUR OTHER ACCOUNT IS BANNED IS NOT ALLOWED. The only exception to this rule is inappropriate IGN bans - if you're banned on your main account for having an inappropriate IGN, you can still play on an alt account. Warnings that are given to one account may also be given to alternate accounts. 9. REAL MONEY IN-GAME TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Players are not allowed to trade real money for in-game goods, or vice-versa, exception made for trading in-game goods for donations (ranks) in the Store. Offending players will be subject to punishment at the discretion of the server Staff, proportionally to the severity of the offense. 10. GAMBLING MACHINES MUST BE TRANSPARENT AND FAIR Falsely advertised gambling machines are considered scamming and will result in bans. The odds for each prize must be listed clearly for the user. Gambling machines must be verified by staff before being opened to the public or after being modified. 11. PLAYERS CANNOT RUN BANKS, INVESTMENTS SCHEMES, LOTTERIES, OR ANY OTHER SCHEME THAT STORES VALUABLES FOR ANOTHER PLAYER 12. COPYING EXISTING HEADS/HATS FROM THE IN-GAME SHOPS, DONATOR STORE, OR EVENTS THROUGH SKIN CHANGES IS NOT ALLOWED. THEY WILL BE REPLACED WHEN FOUND. STAFF HAS FINAL SAY WHETHER OR NOT A RULE WAS BROKEN. We take the time to think over the evidence and arguments from both sides. Once a moderator declares that a player has broken a rule, the decision is final. If a mod asks you to stop what you're doing, please stop. Failure to listen to a mod's request may result in punishment. If you feel like you have been wrongfully banned, appeal on the Ban Appeals subforum. Make sure to read the Big Book of Ban Appeals before appealing. FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I donated for a nickname. How do I get one? To set your own nick, use the command /nick desirednickhere A comprehensive guide of the color codes can be found here. Donators are only allowed one nickname change per week. After using /nick, you'll only be able to do it again after 7 days. Nicknames must abide by the general chat rules (must not contain offensive words, swearing, profanity or spam; excessive use of the black (&0) is also forbidden, being limited to 2 characters each in the entire nickname). Nicknames must not be used to impersonate, confuse or attempt to scam/fool other players. Punishments for violating the nickname rules are as follows: 1st. offense: 1 warn + nickname removed for the rest of the week. 2nd. offense: 1 warn + nickname removed for the rest of the week. 3rd. offense: 2 days ban + nickname removed for the rest of the week. 4th. offense onwards: /nick permissions revoked. Are Iron Farms allowed? Yes. However, only one farm is allowed per player/community. You are limited to 4 "villages" per farm ("village" is considered the part where the doors, villagers and where the Iron Golems spawn). The iron farm cannot be fully automatic (auto-killing). Can I transfer my pet to another player? No. Do land claims expire? Yes. The following rules apply to land claim expiration: As a general rule, land claims expire in 90 days offline. After 90 days of inactivity, the claim will be deleted. If a claim near a warp or spawn (500 blocks of admin claim border) has had no significant build or purpose given to it by its owner within 45 days of them acquiring it, it will be removed. A notice will be given 5 days in advance before it is removed. If you plan to be inactive for a period longer than 90 days, please notify a mod and we will save the claim for you. Players are allowed to request any Staff members for information regarding when was a player last seen. You are, however, limited to 2 requests per day. ABOUT BANS Your account is your responsibility, if you allow others to play on it and they break a rule your account will be responsible, as we do not know who is playing it. Please keep this in mind. Using AltsBypassing bans with an alt is not allowed! If you are found to be playing on an alt while your main is banned the alt will be banned for the remaining time left on main accounts ban. By using a sold alt account - you risk your main account being affiliated with other users of an alt. Alts that are sold online are often used by many different players, if they break a rule and get banned, and you use the same alt, you will be banned as well. BANNABLE OFFENSES: 1. Flying/Modded Client 1st Offense: 14 Day Temporary Ban 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban 2. X-Raying 1st Offense: 14 Day Temporary Ban, All Ores/Gems/Valuables and found spawners will be removed. 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban, All Ores/Gems/Valuables and found spawners will be removed. 3. Advertising: New players that log on with no intent to play and advertise are banned permanently. Most of the time these bans are still permanent, except in cases where mods decide it isn't necessary. 4. Duping 1st Offense: 3 month ban, players trying to help others dupe can also be banned 2nd Offense: Permanent ban 5. WorldDownloader Mod Instant 2-day ban NOTE: When a player is permanently banned, all valuables will be lost (including spawners). PUNISHMENTS STACK. i.e. If a player is caught flying, they'll serve a 14 day temporary ban. If, after coming back, the player is found to be x-raying, they'll serve a permanent ban. Or, if a player has been previously banned for a hacked client or x-ray and has been found to break a rule (or any punishable rule) such as griefing, being disrespectful, etc., you may be subject to a stacked ban. Warnings may also stack. If you have been warned for the same thing multiple times, examples being griefing or disrespect, you may be subject to a ban instead of an additional warning. PERMANENTLY-BANNED PLAYERS' VALUABLES WILL BE CONFISCATED. By infringing the rules to the extent of being punished with a permanent ban, you assume the risk of losing all your items. As such, permanently-banned players will not be allowed to dispose freely of their valuables, which will be confiscated, exception made to cosmetic items, such as heads, etc. ABOUT WARNINGS We have a way of warning players now for any issues (foul language/disrespect/spamming/etc). Warnings exist for two weeks, and it follows the template below. First offense within two weeks will warn the said player. Second offense within two weeks will warn said player again. Third offense within two weeks will automatically kick said player. Fourth offense within two weeks will automatically ban said player for 2 days. Players with extensive amounts of warnings may be subject to significantly increased ban times. Disclaimer: these rules may be subject to change and can be amended without prior notice.