a. Racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia and other hatred-based commentary are prohibited. This includes using discrimination, slurs, and derogatory words.
b. Ad-hominem attacks taking the place of respectful discussion will be removed.
c. Threats of real-world or online action against other players are not allowed and will be treated severely.
d. Sharing personal/private information about yourself and/or others is strictly forbidden.
e. Hate-based commentary excused as a joke will never be considered acceptable, and users will be subject to the same punishment as if it was said in all seriousness.
Rule 2. No spamming.
a. Distribution of IP addresses, invite codes, URLs, etc. of other gaming communities and their respective services that may follow - VOIP services/servers, website, game servers, forums, social media, private Minecraft servers, etc., not related to an organization within TGN (such as a town, group, base, or alliance) is strictly forbidden.
b. Spam is strictly forbidden. Messages by a user(s) in a short amount of time with the intent to spam and clog a public channel is not allowed. Message line spamming is also unacceptable.
c. Abuse of chat formatting is unacceptable. You may not abuse chat formatting to make fake player messages or ban/mute messages. Characters that lag chat or clients are not permitted.
Rule 3. No griefing other claims and creations.
a. Removals, additions, or alterations of others' builds, entities, and property claims on private land is strictly forbidden. Structures such as lavacasts or lavawalls that are intentionally built near another player's claim will be removed. Surrounding another player's claim with your owns is forbidden and your claim will be dissolved.
b. Luring mobs, placing blocks, removing blocks, making redstone contraptions, bed/ender crystal bombing, etc. that circumvents a player's private chest protection and/or property claim is strictly forbidden.
c. When removing a user from a claim, if possessing the authority to do so, a minimum of 7 days notice must be given for them to remove their belongings. The way to do this is to leave a sign outside of a player's claim with the date on it and eviction notice on it. Do not remove the notice and claim after 7 days until permitted to do so from a moderator.
d. Using the /sethome command or setting a bed spawn point within another player's claim is forbidden.
e. Annexing a town requires permission from the owner(s) of the town; however, you will still need to do a formal eviction for all players you wish to evict. You are not required to evict players when gaining ownership of a town.
f. Using mobs, redstone machines, explosions, etc. outside normal combat that negatively impacts a player on their own claim or a public claim is prohibited (e.g. Withers in the Nether Hub).
g. Usage of chorus fruit or enderpearls to access a property claim that would normally be inaccessible is forbidden.
h. A player is permitted to place blocks in a claim that, in turn, can be broken by an opposing party if those two players are engaged in combat. In essence, think of Fortnite's build mechanics, you're permitted to build a wall, but not an entire structure that would be semi-permanent or difficult to take down.
i. A player can be attacked and is permitted to attack other players in a property claim.
Rule 4. No inappropriate usage of modded gameplay.
a. Modified game files and scripts that give you an unfair advantage, i.e. cheats, or cracked client, and/or are not explicitly permitted is strictly forbidden. Enhancements beyond human capability, such as an autoclicker or auto-targeter, are not allowed. Some modified game files are allowed and clarified below.
b. Using any disallowed in-game, e.g. x-ray, or item duplication, or server-based glitches, i.e. permission misconfiguration, is strictly forbidden.
c. Bypassing AFK checks is strictly forbidden.
d. Intentionally or unintentionally causing lag, i.e. FPS lag, TPS lag, etc., is strictly forbidden. Larger mob farms can cause lag to the server, and moderators reserve the right to remove, freeze farm AI, or change the farm.
Rule 5. No inappropriate content.
a. Content that falls under this term include player skins and capes, usernames, titles, pixel art, map art, drawings, and builds. This content cannot be inappropriate and must be safe for work as a point of reference.
b. Entity, item usage (signs, etc.), and item names may be inappropriate but must not include any hatred-based commentary - see Rule 1. a.
Rule 6. No disregard for player and account safety.
a. You may not use any kind of staff-related words in your title, including rank names (administrator, moderator, etc.), and staff usernames.
b. Sharing of your Minecraft account on our server is not allowed.
c. Using multiple accounts to play on our server is not allowed, also known as alternate "alt" accounts. Please pick one main account, any alternate accounts are permanently banned.
d. Phishing links, IP loggers, URL shorteners, and other similarly malicious acts is strictly forbidden through any method.
e. Chargebacks of purchases made through the store is forbidden. A permanent ban will be automatically administered to players that chargeback their purchase.
Rule 7. Miscellaneous and Player Traps.
a. Players intentionally aiding others in breaking the rules will be equally punished for the actions of the people they are aiding. In the case of trading, as long as the seller is unaware, selling items to a player which are later used in an illegal activity will result in no punishment towards the seller.
b. Scamming other players with in-game deals or services is forbidden.
c. Traps which are manually activated by a player are allowed to kill and loot other players as long as there is a legal method of escape. In essence, if the trap does not kill and prevents the player from continuing without the need to /spawn or /home, it is forbidden. This trap does not have to be manually activated by the creator, and for example can be activated by the trapped player through usage with redstone plates.
There are three elements that most traps on TGN possess. A trap is legal as long as it does not possess all three elements. These factors are as follow:
i. The trap is knowingly, consciously entered by a player. An example would be a room that the player walks into.
ii. The trap puts the player in combat. An example would be a lava pit.
iii. The trap is not escapable without griefing. An example would be a trap that pushes a block above you once you fall into it.
A legal trap will never fill all three of these elements, but a trap may have two. The only exceptions to this rule are nether portal traps or unescapable traps that continue to damage the player, preventing them from using /spawn to escape. Examples of a trap like that would be an entity cramming trap. Magma block traps do not fall under that category.
d. Combat logging is forbidden and will be punished by your character's death on disconnection. This includes any disconnection out of the player's control - for example, ISP issues or power outage.
e. Moving another player outside of PVP protected zones, by any means, is forbidden.