Rules regarding the chat (out of character): Keep in the topic of the chat you are connected to. (With the exception of non-topic channels such as Global, of course.) If in local chat, use the OOC function ((message)) to say something out of character to avoid clutter. We ask that you try to keep religious and political topics to a minimum, as they tend to cause fights. As is common on most servers, we strictly prohibit advertising of other servers in any chat. We ask that you do not incite or initiate spam in any chats. We strictly prohibit any and all flame wars in chats. You are allowed to swear in chat, but try to keep it to a minimum. Rules regarding Roleplay: It is imperative that you do not partake in Powergaming, Metagaming, and Godmodding. Follow the lore, these are the rules and background of the server and is required to be adhered to. Unless it is stated in the lore to be obtainable, modern items do not exist in roleplay. (This generally goes for things like machine guns or televisions.) Abuse of any roleplay permissions (like nobility, for instance) results in strict punishment (if used in a way other than what one would normally do). We employ strict prohibition of any form of sexual roleplay, regardless of consent or age. If your characters want to have a baby, just say you did it without roleplaying it out. When regarding RP death, it is valid only when the instigator is killed while fighting or when the victim fights back. All other instances are voided unless ruled otherwise by a moderator. (Mainly RDM, PowerGaming, and GodModding.) RP combat weapons are only valid with staff lored/renamed items. Killbaiting (trying to kill a character for an arbitrary reason that 'seems legitimate') is prohibited. General Rules: Griefing is strictly enforced, REMEMBER: WE CAN ROLL YOU BACK! If you have been griefed, use /co i to check for the grief and report it to staff, you can do /co i again to turn it back off. Nerd poles and random holes count as grief. We ask that you don’t build anything resembling modern or postmodern structures, such as planes. As a general rule, anything Victorian or earlier is fine. We ask that you try to have “presentable builds,” meaning having windows in homes, trying to include a peaked roof, etc. This means no obsidian homes and the like. (THESE WILL BE REMOVED!) Hacked clients, or any mod that offers an unfair advantage are prohibited. We are OK with the use of a build from, say, PlanetMinecraft, in your builds provided it follows the theme and you provide proper credit with a source, if we find that you stole the build, you will be punished! (This is enforced for formal applications, we're fine with you using a house or something-- just don't plagiarize!) If you wish to PvP, it is only legal in two situations: both parties consent to PvP or during wars in regulated battles. As a general rule, just because it isn’t stated or it has a loophole does not mean it is not against the rules, our rules are subjective (within reason) and are usually only changed if the problem becomes severe. Use a roleplay skin. Generally, this just means not using a skin of a copyrighted character, one of a modern person, or a 'troll skin--' derp, etc. Follow the stance. Building Rules: Builds should be relatively realistic. (supported, etc.) Modern or any build made more advanced than the Victorian era are not allowed. Builds should be lore compliant. Town/Cities/settlements should be in a sensible area. Town Rules: Follow all building rules. You are not allowed to make towns that aren't settlements. (For example, an underground base.) Outposts/keeps/etc. do count as settlements, if they have living quarters. If you want to have a single home protected, please contact a staff member.