Server Rules

These are the rules of Cubeville. They have been updated for our 1.2.3 release. They must be followed to play on Cubeville. A summary of these rules can be viewed in-game by typing /rules.

These rules are here to show you how to play with other players, without being offensive or harmful, even with dealing with the younger players which frequent this server. Minecraft is wonderful in that you can create whatever you want, and multiplayer was created to allow you to share that experience with others. This is why we keep a set of rules on Cubeville.

These rules are not here to hinder you from enjoying Cubeville. They are here to ensure that all players can enjoy Cubeville. All players are responsible for knowing our rules, and all players must read /rules before completing our tutorial and playing. When the rules are broken, we do not require the staff to inform you of a broken rule before rendering punishments. Please have a good idea of our rules before playing on our server.

Breaking our rules can have various consequences. While most of the time breaking a rule results in a ban, other punishments can follow as well. If you think you received an undeserved ban, you may send an email to bans@cubeville.org, or post on the ban appeal board.

Brief Description of Staff positions and responsibilities:

  • Mod – We choose players to be moderators to help control our chat and also to assist new players. If you have an issue with a moderator kicking you for swearing in chat, keep in mind they are doing as we ask.
  • SMods – Same as above, but with a few more responsibilities. Smods have the ability to ban and use /god to assist players.
  • Admin – These players are the primary staff of Cubeville, they help players, the enforce rules, they ban players.
  • SAdmin – Super Admins are the highest staff, they set overall rules of the server, they build the server, they apply the mods to the server, etc. They also monitor and carry out duties of the other staff as well when applicable.

Inactivity Process:

To keep our map as clean as possible, all builds owned by players who have been inactive 60 days will be removed due to inactivity unless the player has posted in our Vacation forums & left a sign at their build/base, notifying us of their absence. Once the player has notified us in that thread AND on signs in game, staff will not touch the builds owned by that player.

Specific Rules ALL players must abide by

1) Do as the staff says

  • We choose every member of staff because we feel they can help us keep order on the server. If a staff member tells you to stop doing something, DO NOT ARGUE. Simply do as they say and allow all players to continue enjoying the server.
  • If you ever have an issue with one, PM an Admin/SA on the boards or /MSG them in game.

Punishments can include: Kicks, tempbans, and bans.

2) Do not Grief

Griefing is the action of destroying someone else’s things. When a player builds something on our map, they should be able to leave and come back later without their work being destroyed. Griefing can include:

  • Removing or adding blocks to a build
  • Flooding with lava/water
  • Rewriting or leaving signs
  • Locking others’ chests and doors
  • Removing or adding paintings
  • Destroying any part of a build/Killing someone’s farm animals

Punishments can include: Bans and tempbans.

3) Do not steal

Do not take items that do not belong to you. Examples of stealing include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Taking items from someone else’s chests/furnaces/dispensers
  • Picking up items that someone dropped to give to another user
  • Taking items from any server structure

Punishments can include: Bans and temp-bans

4) Do not hack on our server

Hacking is changing how data is sent between the server and the client or using that data in a way not intended by the game. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • - X-ray mods, x-ray texture packs, and ore finders
  • Fly/Speed hacks
  • Inventory/Item hacks
  • Spam/Login hacks
  • The use on NODUS clients is now restricted on Cubeville as of 6-21-2012

We do not restrict anyone from using whatever client they would like to while on Cubeville. We simply ask that you do not use the client’s abilities while on our server. You may see admins in-game using flymods to work on our server. In some instances, this is okay.

Punishments can include: Bans, temp-bans, and IP bans.

5) Do not use rude or vulgar language on our server

  • - Do not swear or use vulgar language in any chat, even Private Messages or /MSG.
  • Do not put any vulgar language on signs or build words out of blocks.
  • Do not use rude or vulgar behavior. This includes being rude to other players.
  • Do not post links in chat to vulgar content. This includes inappropriate and offensive videos, sites intended to crash web browsers, and any other harmful site.

Again, if you are told to stop, do so. It doesn’t matter if you think it is not offensive, someone else might.

Punishments may include: Kick, mute, temp-ban, ban

6) Do not exploit glitches

Glitches are those weird little quirks that abuse the game’s code to make things happen when they should not. Most are harmless, but some can be extremely harmful to our server.

  • This includes duplication glitches, infinite items, logout glitches, and anything else which can be called a “glitch”. As of May 1st, 2015, this will include any way to avoid the AFK Kicker.

Punishments can include: Bans, temp-bans, and IP bans

7) Do not build offensive or vulgar symbols

  • This includes Nazi symbols, upside-down crosses, rude body parts, and any other symbol which has a negative meaning.
  • We believe every person has the right to express their beliefs. If you wish you place a non-offensive symbol on your personal build, you may. This means crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols. However, we cannot allow swastikas as they have a strong negative meaning.

Punishment: Temp-ban or ban

8) No non-consented PvP

Do not cause any harm to another player who has not agreed to it. This includes traps, placing sand over someone’s head, intentional drowning, and luring mobs to kill them.

Punishment: Ban or temp-ban

9) Please don’t waste our time

  • Our staff gets busy and have schedules to keep both in and out of game. Please, if you have an issue in-game, use /modreq or call for an admin via /MSG or in global chat. If you want to show off your build, we might be too busy to come admire your work.
  • Do not raise an alarm in global chat to tell us that you finally completed a build. Do not call for admins unless there is a good reason.
  • /modreq should be used to report rules being broken or to ask for help in-game. Do not abuse our help system.

Punishment: Kick, temp-ban, or ban

10) Do not advertise other servers

  • Cubeville is not the place for you to advertise your server. We do not go to other servers and advertise Cubeville and ask that you treat us with the same respect.
  • We will also punish players who advertise Cubeville on other servers without that server’s permission. Do not do this. They get very annoyed.

Punishment: Kick or ban

11) Do not use client mods to give you an in-game advantage.

We allow certain mods to be used on Cubeville. However, any mods which change the data in the game or are specifically made to give you an advantage over other players may not be used.

Punishment: Ban or temp-ban

12) Report any violation of the rules to a member of the staff

Failure to report a violation of above rules may sometimes constitute a violation in itself. This can include, but it not limited to:

  • Mining with someone you suspect is using an X-ray mod
  • Chatting with people and they state they have mods
  • Receiving items that another obtained via hack, mod, or griefing

Punishment: Ban or temp-ban

13) Do not build within 40 horizontal blocks of another player’s build or within 100 blocks of a town/village

The minimum block distance rule only applies outside of towns, cities, and Spawn. Within those, the lot lines serve as the build zones and are handled as such.

- As of 7-17-2012, “within view of a town” will be considered viewing distance of “Far” settings, or a minimum of 100 blocks.

- As of 6-1-2015, the 100 block rule will become effective for villages as well as towns, and we encourage village owners to seek incorporation over eviction when possible.

Punishment: Buildings being removed, bans, temp-bans

14) Do not create mob farms that may cause excessive lag

Farms with an excessive amount of mobs are detrimental to server performance and impair the playing experience for everyone. Mob farms (villagers included) found to have more than 100 mobs are subject to mob removal at an admin’s discretion. The only exception to this rule is for approved public farms.

Punishment: Removal of mobs, temp-ban or ban on repeat offenses

15) Staff Impersonation

As of  10-9-2016, we do not allow any sort of staff impersonation. This includes but is not limited to,

  • Changing to a name that is similar to a staff members username
  • Changing to a name that suggests an official Cubeville representative
  • Changing into a staff members skin without permission
  • Claiming to be staff
  • Minimodding – Let staff do their job, if you think they didn’t see something, let them know in PM!

Reporting a rules violation

Report any rules being broken to the admins or mods immediately. If you see us in-game, /MSG or /modreq. If no admins are online, you may PM us on the forums or create a topic on the forums to report a violation to us. If you report via forums, please try to get screenshots of the rule being broken.

We will give punishment as we feel is needed to keep Cubeville friendly and safe. We do not have to warn anyone before we deal out punishments.

When you play on Cubeville, we will assume you have read our rules and punish accordingly. Not knowing our rules is not an excuse, as the rules are available in-game via /rules and must be read before finishing our tutorial.

The staff know the rules and abide by them. We do not break the rules just because we see feel like it. SysAdmins can make new rules and policies as they need to, whenever they feel one is required. We can modify these rules anytime, and will make the change public knowledge when we do.

We do give players rights on our server!

  • You have the right to enjoy Minecraft without being harassed by anyone, staff or citizen.
  • You have the right to appeal any ban on the forums, whether you are guilty or not. Be polite and apologize, and you might be allowed back on our server.
  • You have the right to report poor staff behavior to the admins. If you have a problem with a Mod/Smod, report to an Admin or SAdmin. If you have a problem with an Admin or SAdmin, report it via forum PM or email to inutterable or GoalieGuy6.

Keep in mind, this is our server. You do not have any right to play here, but we are glad to share our awesome server with you. Respect our rules and staff, and think your actions through, and everyone can play and enjoy Cubeville together.