We have had some amazing feedback from some of our loyal players giving us some ideas about changes to our rules. Some of these changes we feel will benefit the staff team and improve player experience on the server. To all of those who have helped us with any of these changes the staff team would like to say a big thank you! The following are the rules that have been changed and some of what we predict will be FAQ's about the new rule changes. As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to post them below or ask on the main rules page which will be updated shortly. English Only While this rule will remain on the forums, discord and global chat on the server we will now be allowing this in /msg and /tc (tribe chat). We have made this change to make discuss gameplay easier for players where English is not their first language. We hope this will be easier for tribes who have players from a different nationality to discuss their build plans, pvp tactics etc. Rules such as "no racism" and "no disrespect" still apply and staff will check conversations so please respect the other rules. Griefing There are major changes to the griefing rule: Griefing is now allowed on unclaimed areas. This applies everywhere in /wild. If you want something to be safe from other players griefing it you now need to make sure it is claimed. Griefing is now allowed in the end and nether. Remember nothing can be claimed in these areas anyway. Build farms here and store items at your own risk. This rule will not come into effect for 7 days after this announcement has been made. This should allow you plenty of time to check that all of your builds have been correctly claimed. Anything you do not claim correctly may be griefed and items taken so please take this time to check all of your set homes with a stick to make sure areas are claimed. PVP Staff have been drawn into one too many PVP related arguments which is taking up more and more time when it doesn't need to. The following main rules still apply: No hacks or PVP mods that give you an unfair advantage - please check with staff about any mod you wish to use to ensure that it is allowed. No pets. Other than this everything goes. You enter /warp PVP or a tribe fight at your own risk! If a player promises you that you can have your items back after death it is up to you whether or not you feel they are trustworthy. If you want to have a fight with no bows or 1v1 fight with no players getting involved etc. You again do so at your own risks. Staff are not there to deal with PVP arguments going forward so do not enter the arena with anything you aren't prepared to lose. Swearing After much deliberation we have decided to relax on the swearing rules in some respects. Swearing will now be allowed (within reason) across the server. What you need to know: While swearing is allowed player disrespect is still not tolerated - if you swear at another player in a way that can be considered rude/disrespectful you will receive a punishment. Excessive swearing is not allowed - we don't want to see every other word that comes from your mouth being a curse word. One or two a sentence is deemed ok, more than this really is a little too much. So please keep that in mind. When you join a tribe make sure you check if swearing is allowed in their tribe chat first - most tribe founders might be ok with this, or may let you know certain words they will not tolerate. Be respectful of these rules or you might be removed from the tribe by the founder. Remember tribes have a number of their own set rules for their members, they are allowed to ask that you do not swear and you need to respect this in their chat. Swearing is not tolerated in discord text channels or anywhere on the forums. If a player is swearing a lot and you don't like it then certainly use /ignore (playername). If you are a parent and do not want your child then you can disable the chat (This can be done in the multiplayer settings. You need to press escape to bring up the menu, then click Options. On the Options screen, click Multiplayer Settings. Then click the Chat: button to set it either show commands (which could be useful in some instances) or just be hidden. And you're done. New chat messages from other players won't be shown to you. Note that you won't be able to chat either). You can encourage your child to use the public discord or forums to discuss anything server related as these will be family friendly. If you send a /msg to a player and use a curse word be prepared to stop using that type of language if they ask you to. Players might tune out of global chat but it is harder to disregard messages that are being sent to them directly. Be respectful of other players if you do need to contact them via /msg. Not everyone wants to see a lot of curse words, if they ask you to adjust your language to them in /msg then respect that. Doing it once and changing your behaviour is no issue, ignoring a player and continue to send them messages that you now know they clearly find offensive is disrespect and something you will be punished for if that player reports you. Swearing is not allowed on signs and builds that spell out curse words is also against the rules. This means that players who do not wish to see the curse words can easily turn off their chat and keep their game how they would prefer it. We feel this is a fair compromise for them. Swearing on signs and builds will be punishable so please respect your fellow players and note this counts even within your own claims.