HydroVanillaSMP Rules and Guidelines

1. Cheating, server exploits and alternative accounts

1.1 Cheat clients and other modifications

Cheat clients, macro keys and other modifications which give the player gameplay leverage and unfair advantages over other players are not allowed. Players found breaking this rule will face a permanent ban, and yes, permanent means permanent.

This rule does not apply to:

  • Optifine and other performance improvement mods.
  • Armor and effect status HUD mods.
  • Minimap mods unless they display more information than our Dynmap provides.
  • Purely aesthetic mods.
  • Litematica without printer function (Schematica is not allowed however).

1.2 Knowingly benefitting from or assisting others in breaking server rules

Players found intentionally assisting in, knowingly participating in, or knowingly benefitting from other players breaking any of the rules listed on this page may be treated as if they committed the act themselves.

1.3 Technical errors and server exploits

Players are not allowed to take advantage of apparent server bugs or otherwise exploit technical oversights. Players found taking advantage bugs or technical oversights without notifying staff may be permanently banned.
Duplication glitches and machines that allow duplications are strictly prohibited unless they're approved from appropriate Staff. Approved duplications are Rail and carpet duping, TNT Quarries and NOTHING ELSE!

1.4 Alternative accounts

Alternative accounts or “alts” for short are not allowed. You may only use one account per player. Alternative accounts will be banned and the player’s main account may be warned if this rule is deliberately broken. Please contact server staff if you wish to switch your main account.
Technically you shouldn't even be able to join with any other account due to whitelist being on and DiscordSRV which allows us to make you merge your IGN with Discord profile. That way we make sure you can't use alts on the server, however loopholes could exist even here - if you're found using alternative accounts, you'll be permanently banned on all accounts.

1.5 Intentionally causing lag or disrupting HydroVanillaSMP services

Players intentionally causing harm to the services we provide may be permanently banned unless they react accordingly upon being warned.

2. Behaviour and chat

2.1 Killing of other members

Killing of other members without their consent is not allowed.

2.2 Stealing and raiding players

Raiding and stealing from other players is not allowed. It’s up to each and every player to protect their assets.

2.2 Spam

Spamming or sending messages in a way that disrupts chat flow, normally by sending a similar message repeatedly, is not allowed.

2.3 Unwanted behavior

Listed unwanted behavior is not allowed on the server. Unwanted behavior includes:
  • Explicit forms of bullying.
  • Repetitive use of derogatory terms.
  • Comments encouraging self-harm.
  • Inciting violence or explicit forms of hate speech against racial and social minorities.
  • Explicit talk about sex.
Toxicity is evaluated on a case by case basis and staff has final say in what is considered toxic behavior. Repeated behavior may lead to warnings, mutes and eventually a permanent ban.

2.4 Impersonating other players

Impersonating players by taking advantage of, but not limited to, usernames, nicknames is not allowed. Offenders will be asked to revert to their proper character. If any damage is done staff may choose to ban the offending player.

2.5 Sharing personal information

Sharing personal information and identities of others without their explicit permission is strictly forbidden. Personal information may be, but not limited to, “real life” photos of players, phone numbers, home addresses, social networks, school/work location, family relations and IP-addresses.
Malicious links are not allowed, this includes for instance viruses or IP loggers. Links which contribute to breaking any of the rules listed on this page are not allowed. This includes sending links to other players in Discord for instance as well.
Linking to sexual or extremely violent/disturbing content is not allowed. Other links are allowed, although they may get caught by the spam filter.

2.7 Advertising

Advertising is not allowed unless it’s related to the server.

2.8 Selling content and services for real money

You are not allowed to sell in-game items or services for real life money, or vice-versa.

2.9 Language in global chat channels

When speaking in either the global chat or the server chat channel you should stick to English only. You can use other private chat channels for other languages such private chat or private messages. If there are only or almost only players who also speak your language online you are allowed to speak it in the global channels too.

2.10 Naming Minecraft and Discord accounts

The following account characteristics may not be explicit, sexual, racist or otherwise inappropriate:
  • Username and IGN
  • Nickname
  • Player skin

3. Griefing

3.1 Destroying land in or around claims and community areas

Players may not damage land in or around claims (griefing). Players breaking this rule will be warned and damage will be rolled back. Players doing this more than once may face a permanent ban.
Players who grief the server intentionally, especially in community areas are going to be permanently banned.
Examples of grief (but not limited to):
  • Cobble monsters – Mountain-like structures that are built using lava and water or straight up cobblestone.
  • Lava/water curtains – Placing rows of lava/water in the sky to make a wall of falling lava.
  • TNT craters.
  • Mass spawning entities within or around community areas (Chickens, Boats, etc.).

3.2 Map art

Creating map art is allowed as long as it does not interfere with other claims. It is recommended to place map art in places far from spawn close to border as there is a lot of unused space there.
Your map art may not contain nudity, sexual content, racist imagery or anything else that breaks any part of Rule 2.