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Official Atlas Rules - Iyoforeayo - 02-01-2018

Official Atlas Rules

These rules will outline the expected behavior of all players on the Atlas server. Punishments for breaking these rules vary and are up to admin and moderator discretion. Please read them thoroughly and ask any questions you have. Also, keep in mind that rules are subject to change at any time depending on circumstances and future updates. We want Atlas to be fun for everyone, so make sure you know the rules!

A few points of clarification:
  1. Any rule violations can result in punishment without a formal warning. We try to warn people, especially newer players, but it's not a guarantee. Make sure to follow the rules!
  2. All punishments are brought up to the Staff as a whole, and approved by a majority of staff. If you are punished, it's because multiple members of Staff, never just one individual, agree you broke the rules.
  3. The Staff team, Moderators, Developers, and Admins are all volunteers. All donations go back into running the server, not to pay individuals. So keep in mind, you’re dealing with people who are taking on extra responsibility for the sole reason of trying to make the server a better place!

1. General
  1. Listen to staff! If Admins or Staff ask you to do (or not do) something - follow it!
  2. Behavior that negatively affects the community (at the discretion of Admins and Staff) is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: picking on new players, excessive bickering, or general assholery.
  3. Do not ignore or act publicly defiant in the face of a Staff request. If you have a genuine issue with the request, DM Staff privately. Repeatedly talking back to Staff in public chats will result in punishment.
2. Griefing
  1. Do not destroy or alter any player’s build unless allowed by the player or staff.
  2. Do not unnecessarily damage the landscape of the server outside of sieges.
  3. Do not create 1x1 towers without the intent to remove them shortly afterward.
  4. Do not intentionally destroy, incinerate, or throw another player’s items on the ground with the intent to despawn them.
  5. Do not destroy entities in a nation claim, (i.e item frames, armor stands, minecarts etc.), as this is considered griefing.
3. Alternate Accounts
  1. Players are NOT allowed to have multiple accounts on the server.
4. Modifications
  1. No modified clients.
  2. No use of any form of x-ray. This includes both mods and texture packs.
  3. The following list of mods are allowed through Rift, Fabric, or Forge:
    - Badlion Client
    - Xaero's Minimap (Fair Play Edition)
    - Optifine
    - Litematica
    - JEI

  4. Should you wish any other mods to be allowed, message a staff member on discord with the mod name and reasoning thereof.
5. Community Behavior
  1. Don’t send players any of your or others’ personal information with malicious intentions.
  2. Verbally abusing, bullying, or harassing other players or staff will not be tolerated.
  3. Any form of discrimination or discriminatory language (xenophobia, sexism, etc) will not be tolerated.
  4. Insults and harmful language must be used in good taste.
  5. Don’t use offensive skins, builds, and names.
  6. No home/spawn killing players.
  7. No pvp-logging.
  8. Do not grief, steal, or give out information from your nation while in said nation. This includes aiding others with the intent to grief, steal, or give out information.
  9. Trapping players such that they no longer have access to chat is prohibited.
  10. No slandering of players.
  11. Do not harass new players with invites to other discords (Atlas related or not), servers, or attempts to get them involved in server drama. This can often scare away new players from joining our community.
6. Chat Etiquette.
  1. No shit-talking! This goes for in-game, as well as the Atlas discord and forums.
  2. Do not advertise other servers, products or services that do not pertain to Atlas.
  3. Do not ask for free items or ranks from admins or moderators.
  4. No spamming.
  5. No overuse of capital letters within chat.
  6. Do not private message any player with the intent to annoy, harass, or unnerve.
  7. Don't overuse drunk altered messages in global chat.
7. Automation.
  1. No automated mob grinders or farms that collect or kill mobs. (Both Hostile and Passive mobs fall under this category.) The mobs cannot be trapped and must be able to hit you. Any manipulation of mob movement to benefit the player is not allowed.
  2. Dark rooms (for mob killing) are allowed. Changing spawning conditions to allow for specific mobs is also allowed provided it still qualifies as a dark room.
  3. Autobrewing stations are allowed.
  4. Auto-fishers and AFK-fishing are NOT allowed.
  5. No duping of any kind.
  6. No unnecessarily large redstone contraptions that could lag the server can be built.
  7. Automated crop farms are allowed, provided they don't cause large amounts of server lag.
8. Exploitation
  1. Don’t exploit bugs found on the server.
  2. Report any found bugs or exploits. If you have reported a bug or exploit, it is considered against the rules to use until you have received a definitive answer on its use from Staff.
  3. Don’t log jump.
  4. No block glitching.
  5. No flying machines, or use of pistons to avoid town protection.
  6. If a game mechanic seems far too good to be true, please do contact a staff member and see if perhaps there was an oversight in balancing. It is difficult to be as creative as our player base in finding the optimal way to use the mechanics given, even to the people crafting them.
9. Role Playing and Lore
  1. Role Playing and original player lore are welcomed on the server! However, do not inhibit another player’s RP experience by forcing outlandish or nonsensical claims upon them.
  2. When critiquing lore, all criticism must be constructive. If you have nothing helpful to say, don’t say anything at all.
  3. Lore must happen within Atlas or be related to Atlas.
  4. All lore is written from a player’s perspective or about a player. No use of omnipotent beings to relay stories or information.
  5. No using outside information a character would not normally know to aid them.
  6. A player’s character cannot be too powerful. All characters that are considered too powerful will be universally rejected.
  7. For active in-game RP, use the [Roleplay] chat channel.
    1. Keep RP chat out of other channels. Likewise, keep non-RP chat out of this channel.
    2. Community and chat etiquette rules still apply in the RP channel.
    3. Players are allowed to roleplay “negative” interactions as long as they remain civil - however, do not target a player’s (or their character’s) skill. (i.e. “Your soldiers are pathetic on the battlefield!” is a dig at players’ skill at the game as much as it is at their characters.)

For a full list of prior bans and punishments, visit https://mc-atlas.com/punishments