Updated 15th of July, 2023
By playing on Cubeville, you are agreeing to meet a series of expectations and follow a number of rules, which are outlined below. You can also access a summary in-game by using "/rules". These rules are in place to ensure that Cubeville remains a safe and enjoyable place for all players, where we can play together free from harassment with everyone being on a level playing field. All players are responsible for knowing our rules.
|Moderator||Moderators are responsible for helping control our chat, assisting new players, and handling basic support requests.|
|Senior Moderator||Same as above, but with a few more responsibilities. Smods have the ability to ban and use /god to assist players.|
|Administrator||Admins have a variety of additional abilities to help maintain the server. They have the ability to make changes in the survival world such as demo requests, help unlocking items, undoing griefing damage, etc.|
|System Administrator||System Admins are the highest level of staff; they set the rules and direction of the server, and make any decisions or rulings needed. They also monitor and carry out duties of the other staff as well when applicable.|
The rules and expectations are broken down into a few different categories. You need to read all of them, and ignorance of any rule will not be accepted as an excuse for breaking them. The tabs below will take you to specific sections.
We expect all players to respect our staff and follow their instructions. Our staff are there to ensure CV is a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for all players. If a member of staff asks you to stop doing something, do not argue; simply do as requested and allow all players to continue enjoying the server. If you have concerns with the way a member of staff acts then you can message one of the System Admins privately, but that is not something you should seek to address publicly or through arguing back at the time.
All members of staff are chosen because they are mature enough to interpret and enforce the rules of Cubeville. Staff should be the only players enforcing the rules on Cubeville - if you believe you have spotted someone breaking the rules please let a member of staff know. If you believe that a player is unaware of a rule then you can remind them of it if a member of staff is not already involved in the situation. However, trying to take rule enforcement into your own hands is known as 'minimodding' and is discouraged on CV. Examples of minimodding include, but are not limited to:
We expect all players to respect the idea of a level playing field by avoiding hacks, glitches and abuse of unintended behaviours. Minecraft is a much more fun experience when all players are equal without any unfair advantages. To support that goal, the following hacks, glitches, and bypasses are explicitly banned:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, where players have asked about specific mods or behaviours you can find them under section 5 of the rules. If you aren't sure whether a mod or behaviour is allowed on Cubeville, and it hasn't already been addressed under section E, then please ask a member of staff before you make use of it.
All of our players are unique, and we would like to keep it that way. Therefore we do not allow impersonation of any other CV player or representative of CV without their permission. This includes, but is not limited to:
Chat and builds on Cubeville should be appropriate for all players to view, and should not be harmful to anyone. To that end we request that all players follow these rules:
As well as keeping chat appropriate on Cubeville, we also want to emphasise the need to be respectful of all players when talking. We allow discussion of a wide range of topics on CV, so long as they don't devolve into arguments, and this is only possible if all players are respectful of each other. You can disagree with someone else and still respect them and understand that they have different opinions to you. So long as disagreements happen calmly, and are resolved through discussion or just agreeing to disagree, then they are not an issue. However, problems arise when a disagreement becomes an argument, and at that point staff will ask everyone to drop the topic of conversation and may speak individually to players involved if the argument was serious.
We ask that players respect Cubeville while they are playing here, and do not name or otherwise advertise any other servers. This is common practice among minecraft servers and is designed to stop players advertising other servers, even accidentally. We would expect all our players to show the same respect to all other servers they may play on, and not advertise Cubeville there either.
As well as keeping chat appropriate and respectful, we also want it to be accessible and, ideally, not annoying to everyone. That means it should be used for actual conversation and not filled with spam that clutters up chat and is frustrating to have to read. Spam includes, but is not limited to:
Whilst we're talking about in-game chat, it is worth highlighting that Cubeville makes use of a number of different channels to organise chat and ensure it is being highlighted to only players who may be interested. All chat channels are optional and can be joined/left at any time, so it is important for players to use the correct channel to ensure interested players are not left out, and players who are not interested don't necessarily have to read messages. Some of the key chat channels and their purposes:
All players on Cubeville have the following rights:
Our community is built on the principles of inclusivity, respect, and kindness. We celebrate and welcome players from all walks of life, regardless of race, sex, religion, gender, age, orientation, disability, or any other characteristic that makes you unique. In order to maintain a positive and welcoming environment for all, we strictly prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment, or hate speech. This includes, but is not limited to; offensive language, bullying, destroying builds, and any actions that target or marginalize other players based on their identities. By joining our server, you agree to treat all players with respect and embrace the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that enrich our community. Let's work together to create a safe, fun, and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy! Remember: Treat others the way you would like to be treated, and let's create a fantastic Minecraft experience for all!
Do not take items that do not belong to you. If you didn't mine them, farm them, trade for them, or otherwise legitimately acquire them yourself, they are not yours. Examples of stealing include, but are not limited to, the following:
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:
Unless you have an agreement with another player in advance, you may not cause harm to any other player. Methods of harming other players can include but are not limited to:
Whilst it is nice to build together, we ask that all players leave at least 40 blocks between their builds and any others nearby, unless you have permission to build closer. That gives everyone space to build and have ownership of an area. Note that if you do build too close to another player, they may report the issue to staff who will ask you to move, and this can result in an eviction and forced removal of your build. Nobody wants that to happen, so always remember the 40 block rule!
As much fun as it is to build up a mega base full of huge redstone contraptions and farms for every item imaginable, we do ask that players be considerate of others when building. Significant amounts of redstone, lighting updates, or entities can start to cause lag in an area, and that has a negative impact on the experience of other players. We do not have any hard limits on how much redstone you can use, but if your area is found to be causing issues then staff will ask you to take some down, and may do it for you if you don't respond. Some advice for keeping your area lag free: Reducing Area Lag Guide
You are responsible for who you add to your creative plot. If a player makes changes to your plot that you don't agree with after you have given them building permissions, that is not griefing and staff will not intervene. However, intentional damage to a plot which breaks server rules (i.e. harassment or inappropriate builds) is griefing, regardless of region permissions, and will be dealt with by staff in a similar manner to the survival world.
Do nothing that affects blocks outside plots you have building permission on. Note that this includes all liquids, fire charges, dragon eggs, and other entities.
Do not build or bring in lag-causing devices and/or items. You can of course still create redstone contraptions of great complexity, but any constantly running redstone must be capable of being turned off when you leave the plot to reduce the risk of causing lag on the server.
You may not place signs or set region messages which ban specific players from your plot. Whilst you can ask players to leave your plot if they are bothering you, it is not appropriate to publicly ban an individual. If a player is consistently bothering or harassing you on your plot then report the issue to staff who can intervene.
If a game in skylands is being hosted, then the host is always right. You may disagree with their decisions, you may want them to do things a different way; you can make suggestions but you may not make demands. And if your suggestion is declined, please accept that with dignity and grace.
We encourage all players to demonstrate good sportsmanship when playing games on Cubeville. Be humble in victory, dignified in defeat, and kind to all players throughout. To encourage good sportsmanship the following behaviours are against the rules:
The games on Cubeville will all have their own information boards telling you how to play, and specifying any rules that apply to that game. If you want to introduce additional rules, they must be agreed by all players in advance, and will not be enforced by staff. For example, yelling "No rushing in bedwars!" will not be dealt with by staff as there is no server rule against that style of play.
The following list of mods is not comprehensive, and if you're unsure of whether you're allowed to use a mod on Cubeville and it isn't on the list below, then the recommendation is to alway ask before you use it.Allowed Mods