Server Rules

Sep 19, 2021 at 3:06 AM
Server Rules
  • Applecraft Server Rules
    Applecraft aims to create a fun and safe environment for all players on all of our worlds. Violation, bypassing (or attempting to bypass), or manipulation of any rules may result in consequences. Applecraft reserves the right to change these rules at any time, a changelog is detailed at the bottom of this page. Please contact a Staff member with any questions.
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    Player Chat

    If a player is bothering you, using the /ignoreplayer command in-game will block private messages from them. If you are being bothered in a different way, contact a Staff member for assistance.

    If you are asked to drop a topic by a Staff member, drop it.

    1. Objectionable Content isn't allowed. Our goal is to limit content that is offensive, insensitive, creepy, or intended to harm others. The following, but not limited to, is not allowed:
    • 1.1 Derogatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups, and content likely to humiliate, intimidate, or harm a targeted individual or group.
    • 1.2 Discussions regarding harmful behavior aren't allowed, such as rape, suicide, or encouraging other players to use drugs or other harmful substances.
    • 1.3 Overtly sexual material, such as discussing experiences, desire to perform a sexual act, and requesting pictures.
    • 1.4 Harassment, defined by Webster's Dictionary as, "to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct."

    2. Watch the Spam!
    The following, but not limited to, is not allowed in chat:
    • 2.1 Spamming/flooding chat.
    • 2.2 Spamming teleport requests.
    • 2.3 Excessive caps lock: one line of caps is acceptable, although multiple lines, messages or an overall excessive amount of caps is not allowed.
    • 2.4 Spamming personal advertisements: shop ads, event ads, item requests, stream ads, etc. can be sent, although they must completely disappear from chat before they could be sent again.

    3. Security Rules
    • 3.1 Sharing account information in chat or private messaging is not allowed.
    • 3.2 Personal information that could be used to identify yourself or someone else, such as social media profiles, full name, phone numbers, house address, etc. cannot be shared. Your first name, country, etc. is fine to send.
    • 3.3 Sending links in chat is not allowed.
      • 3.3.1 Exception: links to our website,, and Twitch streamers playing Applecraft are allowed.
    • 3.4 Staff impersonation, Claiming to be a Staff member or changing your name to resemble a Staff member’s name, is not allowed.
    • 3.5 Do not ask for OP or a Staff rank.
    • 3.6 Encouraging other players to violate rules is not allowed.
    4. Additional Chat Rules
    • 4.1 Discussions designed to cause trouble are not allowed.
    • 4.2 Advertising or discussing other Servers is not allowed.
      • 4.2.1 Exception: Hypixel, Mineplex, Hermitcraft, 2B2T are exempt to this rule. However, sending their server IP is not allowed.
    • 4.3 English is the only language allowed in global chat.
      • 4.3.1 Use local chat or private messaging to speak other languages.
        • 4.3.2 Exception: speaking a different language in local at spawn or a server event/location is not allowed.
    • 4.4 Third party fonts and any symbols are not allowed.
    • 4.5 Excessive swearing: cursing is allowed, although intentionally using many in a sentence or multiple messages isn't.
    • 4.6 Political and Religious chat is not allowed.
      • 4.6.1 This includes, but not limited to, referencing modern political figures, political parties, elections, and derogatory viewpoints.

    General Server Rules

    5. Don't Take Advantage of Bugs/Exploits
    • 5.1 Using, or attempting to use, any bugs or exploits is not allowed. This includes bugs from vanilla, server items/rares, plugins, etc.
    • 5.2 Duplicating anything, including tnt, is not allowed.
    • 5.3 Any item with enchants it shouldn’t have may be removed.
    6. Don't Cheat or Use Hacks. The following, but not limited to, are not allowed:
    • 6.1 X-ray
    • 6.2 Speed hacks
    • 6.3 Fly hacks
    • 6.4 Minimap mods that show anything invisible to you. Radar mods/maps are not allowed.
    • 6.5 PVP hacks (including but not limited to: Kill Aura, Auto-click, Anti Knockback)
    6.6 Note: Optifine, shaders, brightness/gamma mods, Litematica, etc. are allowed.

    7. Don't be inappropriate:
    • 7.1 Inappropriate/pornographic/offensive skins or names are not allowed.
    • 7.2 Inappropriate/pornographic/offensive builds are not allowed.
    • 7.3 Inappropriate/pornographic/offensive content, including books and mapart, is not allowed.
    • 7.4 This all includes content that is derogatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups, and content likely to humiliate, intimidate, or harm a targeted individual or group.
    • 7.5 This content is decided at the Staff team's discretion. If you're afraid a build or mapart may violate the rules, ask a Staff member!

    8.1 Lag Rules - Blue/Purple/Red
    • 8.1.1 Building anything designed to cause lag is not allowed.
    • 8.1.2 Builds that cause large server lag may be removed by the Staff team.
    • 8.1.3 Entity cramming is not allowed.
    • 8.1.4 Armor stands: limit 10 per chunk.
    • 8.1.5 Mobs: limit 13-15 per chunk (mobs will not spawn after this).
    • 8.1.6 Hoppers: limit 40 per chunk.
    • 8.1.7 Pistons: limit 40 per chunk.
    • 8.1.8 Observers: limit 40 per chunk.
    • 8.1.9 Redstone Repeaters: limit 45 per chunk.
    • 8.1.10 Large cobblestone generators are banned due to constant piston updates. All cobblestone generators are to be one module (1x5) max.

    8.2 Lag Rules - Green

    • 8.2.1 Building anything designed to cause lag is not allowed.
    • 8.2.2 Builds that cause large server lag may be removed by the Staff team.
    • 8.2.3 Entity cramming is not allowed.
    • 8.2.4 Armor stands: limit 10 per chunk.
    • 8.2.5 Mobs: limit 13-15 per chunk (mobs will not spawn after this).
    • 8.2.6 Hoppers: limit 20 per chunk.
    • 8.2.7 Pistons: limit 20 per chunk.
    • 8.2.8 Observers: limit 20 per chunk.
    • 8.2.9 Redstone Repeaters: limit 20 per chunk.
    • 8.2.10 Autosorters are limited to 2 modules max, meaning you can sort up to 2 chests in a system.

    9. Additional Rules
    • 9.1 Bypassing any punishments, such as using an alt while banned, is not allowed.
      • 9.1.2 Exception: You may use an alt while banned for an inappropriate name.
    • 9.2 Fireworks, spamming arrows, and large disguises are not allowed in spawn or public Events.
    • 9.3 Political mapart is at the discretion of the Staff team. Generally, maparts that reference modern political figures, political parties, or derogatory viewpoints will not be accepted.
    • 9.4 Donation chargebacks are not allowed. Please contact applebranch with server store issues.
    10. Economy Rules
    • 10.1 Gambling is not allowed, including but not limited to:
      • Casinos, bets, mystery boxes, anything pay-to-enter.
    • 10.2 Banks and other systems involving storing anything for other players is not allowed.
    • 10.3 Voting on three or more alts is not allowed.
    • 10.4 Reselling other player’s mapart without permission is not allowed.

    11. Trading Rules

    • 11.1 No scamming in trades
      • 11.1.1 A trade scam is when a player (or players working together) misleads, lies, or does not deliver on an agreed deal with another player for goods or services. If a trade is started, it must be completed.
      • 11.1.2 Trading fake items (ex: selling a fake crate key) is considered a scam.
      • 11.1.3 Killing another player before, during, or within minutes after trading is not allowed.
      • 11.1.4 Lowballing is allowed.
      • 11.1.5 Extortion is not allowed. Extortion is when a player would decide they are not happy with the trade and want a refund, although the other player demands a higher price than originally paid to reverse the trade.
      • 11.1.6 Refunds do not have to be given out if a trade was successfully completed and was not a scam.
      • 11.1.7 If a trade is started, it must be completed or reversed if the trade cannot be completed. Failure to finish a trade after it has started is a scam. If a trade is cancelled before anything is exchanged, this is not a scam.
    • 11.2 Third party deals, receiving/giving anything outside of Applecraft for something inside of Applecraft, is not allowed.
    • 11.3 Extortion or blackmail for real life or server goods/services is not allowed
    Griefs, PVP, and Claims

    12. Griefing/Raiding/Stealing anything that does not belong to you is not allowed.
    • 12.1 Including spawn, the main end island, town warps area, pvp arenas, Shops spawn, and other server-owned areas. These are safe zones.
    • 12.2 Stealing from a claim you’re trusted on without permission is not allowed
    • 12.3 Stealing items in the shop world is not allowed.
      • 12.3.1 You may only take from containers specifically marked as free item containers.
    13. PVP Rules
    • 13.1 PVP is permitted in unclaimed and titan pvp flagged areas
      • 13.1.1 Pushing players out of safe zones, including spawn, town warps, etc. into damage-enabled areas is not allowed.
    • 13.2 TP killing/trapping, or attempting to, is not allowed.
    • 13.3 Killing players, animals, or pets in claims is not allowed.
    14. Respect Others' Claims
    • 14.1 Do not claim or build within 100 blocks or range of another player/player claim.
      • 14.1.1 Claims designed to block a player or troll may be removed.
    • 14.2 If a player asks you to leave their claim/area, leave. Sethomes in or around a claim may be removed upon request.
      • 14.2.1 If you’re asked to leave, you must move at least 100 blocks away from the claim and not use local chat or sethome.
      • 14.2.2 Failure to leave will result in consequences and you will be sent to spawn by a Staff member.
    Our Staff team follows specific, consistent instructions when issuing a punishment to a player. No players are exempt from the rules. In cases of repeated, abnormal, or serious offenses, the Staff team may issue a longer punishment, including a permanent ban. Applecraft reserves the right to change punishments at any time. The ban Appeals section may be used to appeal punishments. Don’t agree with Staff? Use the Issues and Reports section.

    -Added "Large cobblestone generators are banned due to constant piston updates. All cobblestone generators are to be one module max." under Lag Rules section: 27 Jan 2021
    -Added 2B2T to the list of exceptions under the Advertising rule. In addition, clarified that radar mods/maps are not allowed. June 2, 2021
    -Added the existing redstone repeater limit under Lag Rules section. July 4, 2021
    -Added the existing rule that religious discussion is not allowed. August 20, 2021
    -Changed the chat rules category to add the "Objectionable Content" section. September 16, 2021
    -Added numbers to each rule to reference them easier. Noted that evading punishments is not allowed. September 18, 2021

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