Server Rules

Effective September 8, 2018.

By playing on SnowynMC server or using any of our services you agree to abide by these rules and to check them frequently for any changes. We reserve the right to punish any actions deemed to be inappropriate or having a negative impact on our server, based on the severity of the action, server rule violation or not.

If you think another player is breaking server rules please take screenshots or video and report them with your evidence on our forums.
If you would like to dispute a staffs decision or a punishment you received, we ask you do so personally with proof on our forums.
Mining must be done in the resource world.
Warning
1 Day Ban
8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
Resource gathering must be done in resource or town farms.
Warning
1 Day Ban
8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
Be respectful to everyone
  • Be nice towards SnowynMC staff and other players.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Death threats and suicide encouragement will result in a immediate permanent ban from all SnowynMC services.
    Permanent Ban
  • Return items that don't belong to you, to their owner, regardless of how they were obtained, unless the owner states you may keep something.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • No inappropriate or offensive skins.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • No inappropriate or offensive builds.
    14 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not harass players in any way.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • The use of hate speech, slurs or discrimination towards anyone, even when meant as a joke between friends, is not permitted.
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not share private or personal information about others.
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not impersonate other players or SnowynMC staff names in any way, such as nicknames.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
Use chat responsibly and appropriately
  • English only in public chat channels.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
  • No inappropriate nicknames, usernames or named items.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Mild profanity is permitted but must not be excessive or directed towards others. Attempting to evade the profanity filter could lead to a ban.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not spam chat, be it excessive characters or lots of short messages in quick succession.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not use excessive caps.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Do not advertise other servers.
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not post malicious links.
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Polarizing topics such as politics or religion, even with the intent of a mature debate have no place in public chat channels.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Drug references are not permitted.
    Warning
    1 Hour Mute
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
No Scamming
  • Uphold agreements you have made with others unless that agreement would break any server rules.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Player casinos or slot machines are permitted but must have clear signs informing the cost, payouts and the chances of each payout.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban ― Must remove the structure.
  • Players must not use the discord, forum or any server chat channels to offer monetary transactions in exchange for in-game items.
    14 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
No AFK or Auto-Farms
Warning
1 Day Ban
8 Day Ban ― Must remove the structure.
  • These would not help with your jobs anyway.
  • Mob grinders with or without spawners are allowed, but the mobs must be killed by the player.
  • Auto smelters are allowed but will not pay out for your job.
No Griefing
  • If you didn't build it, do not add or take away from it without the builders permission in any world, town claimed or not.
    Warning
    8 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Do not kill animals, owned or unowned within a town, follow town farm rules.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    14 Day Ban
  • Do not take from unlocked chests except when permitted to do so by the owner or town (e.g. public town chests)
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Do not tamper with redstone circuits, such as adding or remove items from hoppers.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Do not spawn unwanted animals or mobs within towns.
    Warning
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Do not make your plot look unpleasant before leaving a town through any actions that would constitute grief.
    Warning
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
No Alternate Accounts or Alts
30 Day Ban
Permanent Ban
  • One account per player.
  • You are responsible for your account regardless of who was using it.
No Cheating
  • Do not exploit glitches. If you found glitches report them via our forums.
    8 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Hacking or the use of unapproved mods will result in an immediate ban.
    14 Day Ban
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • See list of approved mods here. If there is a mod you would like added to the approved list, submit it for review.
No traps with the intent to harm or kill another player
Warning
8 Day Ban
14 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Any redstone machine.
  • An unsafe town spawn.
  • Teleporting a player to an unsafe location such as the edge of a ravine, under water or into lava.
  • Making portals unsafe in the end, nether or overworld.
  • Requesting a player to teleport to you while you are in a PvP arena.
General Rules
  • Mayors may evict a resident after 7 days of inactivity unless they have a pre-existing agreement with that resident stating otherwise.
    Warning
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • If you wish to evict a player from your town you must give them 7 days notice to clear their plots.
    Warning
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Mayors may set town rules and taxes which must be clearly written at town spawn along with the consequences for breaking said rules.
    Warning ― Must post rules and taxes before next day.
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Any changes to town rules require a 4 day notice to all residents and may only be enforced after those 4 days.
    Warning ― Must notify residents and wait 4 days before enforcing the changed rules.
    1 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Any changes to town taxes require a 4 day notice to all residents prior to the change.
    • Changing a players plot type to one with a higher tax is considered changing taxes.
    Warning ― Must revert taxes and wait 4 days.
    1 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • Mayors may remove builds at their discretion, but must notify and give the plot owner 2 days to remove their build.
    • After these 2 days mayors may remove the build, minus chests, but must return blocks and items to the plot owner.
    • In the event of the plot owner having left town, or been evicted or banned from town, the blocks and items become property of the town.
    • This does not apply in cases where the player has built outside of their permitted area, inappropriate builds or griefing ― these should be reported to staff.
    Warning ― Must give 2 days notice and return blocks or items.
    14 Day Ban
  • Mayors and assistants can use /clearprotections to remove chests of inactive players after 7 days. If a player leaves town but remains active on the server, mayors should in the first place ask the former resident to remove the chests, failing this mayors may contact staff to clear the chests for them.
  • You must not surround another town as this would prevent them from expanding.
    Warning
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • You cannot claim within 10 chunks of a town.
  • Do not harass other towns.
    Warning
    30 Day Ban
    Permanent Ban
  • Mayors may only delete a town if the town has no residents and all town residents have been given 8 days notice of the deletion.
  • Depleting the town bank to cause the town to fall is not permitted.
  • Town staff disputes will not be moderated.
  • You may only have 25 hoppers per two chunks.
Town PvP Arenas
  • PvP arenas must have rules clearly written outside of the arena and the consequences for breaking those rules.
    Warning ― Must post rules outside of the arena entrance.
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban
  • Combat logging is not permitted within any arena.
    • Intentionally disconnecting from the server by any means during combat or any form of teleportation out of an arena is considered logging.
    Warning
    1 Day Ban
    8 Day Ban ― After 6 repeats turns into a permanent ban.
  • SnowynMC staff will not intervene with the running of town PvP arenas.

In addition to SnowynMC general rules, users of the forums must also follow these rules.

  • Just as alternate accounts are not allowed on the server you are also not permitted to have more than one forum account.
  • Conduct yourself in a mature manner. If you wouldn't want to be called something or read something about a topic or about you, don't create that content yourself.
  • Death threats and suicide encouragement will result in a immediate permanent ban from all SnowynMC services.
  • Threads should be given an appropriate title which summarises its contents.
  • Rather than creating a thread just complaining about an issue, try to think of a possible solution to include.
  • Do not post inappropriate links.
  • Your privileges may be revoked or your account deleted if you are found to be breaking any of these rules or abusing any features of the forum.
  • Previous behaviour will be taken into account by SnowynMC staff when issuing punishments.

In addition to SnowynMC general rules, users of the discord must also follow these rules.

  • Please only speak English in voice and text channels.
  • Do not use excessive caps or spam.
  • Do not post inappropriate links or photos.
  • Do not harass or discriminate others.
  • Do not impersonate another.
  • Do not discuss inflammatory topics.
  • Death threats and suicide encouragement will result in a immediate permanent ban from all SnowynMC services.
  • If your discord name does not match or include your in-game name, you must set your nickname to match your in-game name.
  • Do not play loud music or noises through your microphone.
  • Please be considerate of other users and try to keep background noise to a minimum.
  • Voice changers are not allowed.

Below is a list of approved mods which you are allowed to use on server. You should check this list regularly as it is subject to change.

Mod Category Restrictions
OptiFine Performance
FoamFix Performance
BetterFps Performance
Inventory Tweaks Useful Tools
Mouse Tweaks Useful Tools
Crafting Tweaks Useful Tools
Schematica Useful Tools Without the use of Print mode
Macro Mod Useful Tools Macros require constant interaction from the player and must not be used while AFK
JourneyMap Minimap
MapWriter Minimap
VoxelMap Minimap
Dynamic Surroundings Aesthetic
Light Level Overlay Reloaded Aesthetic
Shaders Aesthetic
Just Enough Items Game Info
Not Enough Items Game Info
StatusEffectHUD Game Info
ArmorStatusHUD Game Info
Ingame Info XML Game Info
5zig Mod Game Info
Waila Game Info
Chatlog Chat
Chat Tweaks Chat
TabbyChat Chat