Information Blocktopia Rules

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NOTE: These rules are subject to change soon as we are working on new rules!

1. Respect all staff members.

(a):
Blocktopia Staff exist to ensure that everyone has a more pleasant and enjoyable experience. Decisions made by the Blocktopia staff team are considered to be final. Please do not argue with a judgement made by one of our staff members; if you feel as though a member of Blocktopia staff is being abusive or unjust, contact a Controller or Admin in-game, on the forums, Discord or message them privately.

2. Chat Responsibly.

(a):
Profane language (such as swearing) is allowed in moderation. Excessive use of swear words on the server is not permitted. It is acceptable to swear once in a while. Swearing multiple times per sentence or every sentence however is unacceptable.

(b): Offensive language will not be tolerated on Blocktopia; for example, this includes racist and homophobic terms that are likely to upset and offend other players. Though you may not be offended by certain words – this does not mean that other people won't be.

(c): Threatening or personally attacking other players is forbidden.

(d): Sharing the personal information of another player without their express permission to do so is forbidden.

(e):
Use of offensive or profane language on signs, plot titles, custom named-items, pets, sketch-map or through any other medium is not allowed.

(f): Posting links to inappropriate content is forbidden. We do have younger players on Create and in the community who should not be exposed to such content. Furthermore, encouraging users to search for inappropriate or unsafe content is forbidden.

(g): Discussion of Politics and Religion is not allowed. Due to the sensitive nature of these topics and the controversy they can cause, they're best avoided.

(h): Any language other than English is not permitted in main chat. You can however use other languages in private messages or other channels.

(i): Chat rules apply to other languages.

3. Do not Spam or use Excessive Capital Letters.

(a): Spam is not allowed on the server.
We define spam as posting the same or similar messages consecutively multiple times in quick succession. Messages that are mostly in caps will also be considered spam.

(b): Excessive spamming of cosmetic effects or fireworks around other players is not allowed.

4.Do not Grief/Modify other player buildings without permission.

(a): Griefing is forbidden.
We regard griefing as the unauthorised modification of a players build in any way. This includes and is not limited to; removal of blocks, placing blocks or impacting the structural integrity of a build in any way. Use of any plugin on any building that is not yours is not permitted nor is the use of spawn eggs or mob spawning commands on or in other players builds.

5. Respect all players.

(a):
We are all human and deserve to be deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. If you do not get along with a particular user, it is still expected that you both show mutual respect to each other. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated and will result in a severe punishment. We do not tolerate the following;
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Ageism
  • Discrimination based on disabilities
  • Religion
  • Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation (LGBTQ+)
Any other kind of discrimination is not tolerated.

6. Advertising is not permitted.

(a): Advertising other servers outside of the Escape Restart network is forbidden.
This involves linking IP’s or websites in chat, PM’s, signs, pet names, plot titles, items etc.

(b): Advertising a Minecraft server or any other gaming server/group is only permitted if express permission from an [Admin] has been given.

7. Do not impersonate staff.

(a):
Impersonating staff is not allowed. If you witness anyone attempting to impersonate a staff member of Create or other servers, contact a Moderator+ as soon as possible.

(b): Staff members are recognisable based on their tags to the left of their name. They will be displayed as follows;
  • [Trusted]: Player
  • [Mod]: Player
  • [Controller]: Player
  • [Admin]: Player
*Staff may have a different name replacing their rank in-game. However, the colour of their tag will remain the same.

8. Do not exploit bugs & glitches.

(a):
If you discover a bug, glitch or unintentional design flaw in-game, do not abuse it.

(b): Report any bugs, glitches or design flaws immediately to any Moderator+.

(c): Withholding information regarding the existence of a bug, glitch or exploit or encouraging the use of a bug, glitch or exploit is punishable.

9. Build Responsibly.

(a): Building offensive or profane structures is inappropriate, immature and not permitted in any world.

(b):
The mass creation of redstone clocks and timers is not allowed.

(c): Repeated misuse of commands such as WorldEdit and VoxelSniper that have an impact upon other players or upon server performance may result in restrictions to your build kit or further action being taken.

10. Do not change to or use an inappropriate name or skin.

(a):
If your name or skin is inappropriate or offensive, you will be banned until you change it.

(b): This includes political figures, controversial public figures and any image/representation of something which may conflict with the rules listed above.


World-specific Rules

These rules apply specifically to certain worlds on Blocktopia.


SimCity

General World Rules.


(a): SimCity follows a realistic city theme, please adhere to it when creating your city.

(b): Lakes and Oceans may not be over 250 blocks wide.

(c): No Minecart Railways.

(d): No PixelArt or Redstone.


Setting up your City & Border Expansion.

(a):
When starting a city, it is best to look at the Create DynMap, located here. It should automatically load on the SimCity (Flattwo). If it doesn't, use the Navigation bar on the right and click either the 'Flat' or 'Surface' option for the SimCity world, either one will do, it's your choice!

(b): New cities should be at least 200 blocks away from any neighbouring cities. The further away cities are spaced, the better! If in the event you are struggling to find somewhere to build, you can ask one of our staff members to find somewhere to build.

(c): If in the event you decide to build a city within 200 blocks of a neighbouring city, you MUST ask the leader of the neighbouring city and have their express permission to build there.

(d): Border expansions should only be done by staff and will be issued if needed.

(e): Fill in the majority of your land before requesting a border expansion.

Roads.

(a):
When choosing a road design or layout, you may decide on what it looks like for YOUR city.
If your road design differs from the appearance of a neighbouring city and you want to connect, the owners of both cities must consent & be satisfied with how it joins/connects. If you cannot get in touch with the owner of the city, get in touch with a staff member!

(b): Building roads does not claim territory. This however does not mean that you were permitted to grief & modify them in any way you choose. However, this does mean that you may build a city close to that road.

Space World


General World Rules.

(a): Space World follows a semi-realistic theme. Build things that belong in Space.

(b): Be respectful of other peoples spaces. Build far away from other peoples areas.

(c): No Minecart Railways \ Train Systems.

(d): No PixelArt or Redstone Machines (May be permitted if used within a Space Ship / Vehicle)

(e): Keep builds a decent amount away from spawn.

(f): If you feel someone is too close to you, talk to a staff member.

(g): Use your building space appropriately.
 
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