General Rules

Be kind to everyone:

Be the type of person you would want to encounter here. If you wouldn't want to be on the receiving-end of a comment, then don't say it.

Be Constructive and Positive:

Your goal should always be to make our community a better place. If you have some feedback/criticism, you should first think about how the problem could be solved, and post suggestions on what you think we could do. All criticisms need to be accompanied by constructive suggestions on how it could be fixed/improved. Keep in mind that criticizing an idea is not the same as attacking someone's person. You can be honest and say you don't agree with someone's idea, just make sure that you're actually offering criticism and being not insulting.

Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. Constructive criticism should not defame anyone or hurt anyone's feelings.

Do not be rude to others

Don’t be intentionally rude to other players. Constructive criticism is okay, but putting someone down, insulting them, name calling, being generally rude or inappropriate use of images/memes to insult others will not be tolerated!

Do not advertise

Threads, discussions or dms to our memebers centered around rival/other servers are not allowed. Directly/Indirectly advertising social media related to other servers is also not allowed.

Do not slander or spread hate about our community (Applicable to wall posts)

Spreading false rumours about staff or the community or any methods used in order to bring hate to any individual of the community, including staff members, YTs, Twitch Streams etc. will not be tolerated! This also includes actively supporting and helping to spread hate or slander brought up by other people.

Age Limit

We have an age limit of 13 this is so we are sure the people we whitelist are mature enough for this server. If an applicant is under 13 they can be whitelisted provided they have an accompanying adult (over 18) who also joins the community under a seperate account. If either of the accounts are found breaking the rules then both parties will be held accountable; this means if one account is banned then the other will be too!

Warnings and global ban

Warnings

Breaking any of our rules will cause you to receive a warning. Making an attempt to work around or abuse loopholes in the rules will also result in a warning.

Permanent ban

Receiving a total of 3 warnings will result in a permanent ban. On rare occasions a player may be permanently banned without warning or before reaching the max warning threshold, this will only happen with large infractions.

Malicious activity on Enjin

Any malicious activity on Enjin, such as harassment, bullying, or pornographic content may result in a permanent ban without a warning being issued. This includes but is not limited to wall posts, global signatures, and usernames. Bullying or Harassment punishments are only given in extreme cases where a user has committed multiple instances of the offence.

Ban appeal rules

We have only one rule in place: Once you are banned you are not getting back in there is no option to appeal! We consider every ban carefully, if someone was banned by us, then they deserved it.

Forum Guidelines

Do not make pointless threads/posts:

If the post/thread that you are about to write won't contribute in a positive way to the community but would only bring hate, then don't waste your time on it. Instead, try to contribute to the positive changes which you'd like to see happen.

Title threads appropriately:

The title of your thread should be a summary of the content of it. Any thread that has a misleading title will result in a thread lock. If you have feedback on something you don't like, don't bring hate to the title. Instead of "The New Update Sucks!!", title it something like "Feedback on recent changes".

Do Not Spread Hate

If you don't like something that has happened, please post it in a mature fashion. Do not make threads trying to convince other people of how terrible something/someone is. Do not write long paragraphs about how much you hate something/someone. Your goal should be getting problems solved in a fashion which is as efficient as possible. It shouldn't be to see how much attention you can get, or how many people you can get to rally behind your cause. Please help us in creating an atmosphere where problems can be dealt with quickly, efficiently, and without added drama or hostility.

Do not post boost

Posting irrelevant content or repeated information (for users posted repeated information after a 30 minutes margin and had 15 or more posts in similar fashion within 2 days) as previously stated in the thread in order to increase your post count; bumping people's thread without writing any relevant or constructive replies; 4 or more consecutive posts.

Do not spam or flood the page with multiple posts

Spamming includes but is not limited to hashtags, images, videos, random messages.

Do not make inappropriate posts/threads

This includes but not limited to posting content that is not age appropriate for young audiences, use of sexual references, or profane language or use image/meme in an inappropriate way. Whether or not a thread or post is inappropriate is deemed at the discretion of our Staff team.

Do not post inappropriate link(s)

This includes but is not limited to posting links that contain inappropriate content, illegal distribution of any content (e.g. software/games/music), etc.

Do not make threads to promote any downloadable apps/software

This is including but not limited to threads that include any downloadable contents such as report tools, map/mod download. Any thread that violates this rule will be archived and OP will receive a warning message. Reposting will result in a warning for reversing staff action.

Do not make threads that are sexual, religious or political in nature...

This is including but not limited to any threads that are centered around discussion of sexuality, religious or political issues. We want to ensure that all discussions in our community stay fun and community related. Such threads will be archived and OP will be issued with this warning point.

Non-Constructive Criticisms/Feedback

As part of the forums guidelines, we require all posts and threads concerning criticism to be constructive, with suggestions on how the given problem should be fixed or how a situation could be improved. Simply saying "this sucks" will not be tolerated without a good constructive suggestion.

Discord Rules

Joining our Discord server

After you join our Discord server the role “Alien” will be automatically given to you. You will stick with this role until you send in your whitelist application and we approve it.

In case you join our Discord server without submitting your whitelist application you will be automatically kicked from our discord group after a couple of hours. The reason for kicking you is simple, we do not allow non-members in our Discord server.

Discord chat rules

  • No spamming or chat flooding
  • No advertising
  • Do not post links to pirated content
  • Do not mention everyone or specific groups if not needed
  • Do not advertise (anything)
  • Be mature

Discord voice rules

  • Be mature
  • You are not alone in voice chat! Let others speak aswell...
  • Keep in mind when choosing words that there are children in our community!

Channels

All our Discord channels are sorted in to groups representing either a general area or a game specific area. Do not post stuff in a group that your information is intended for (eg: Minecraft related stuff should be posted only unde Minecraft group!)

Modded Minecraft Rules

Resource Gathering in the Overworld and Automated Mining

Be considerate when gathering resources, of any kind (ores, sand, flowers, dirt, everything), in the Overworld.

Basically you should aim to leave the Overworld as natural looking as possible and limit your gathering to the immediate area in and around your base as much as possible.

Gathering in small amounts outside of your base is okay, just make sure to not leave a swathe of devastation in your path (cutting down a few trees is okay, cutting down an entire forest not so much, same applies to all other resources, even flowers).

Caving (that is going through cave systems and mining its resources) is also allowed anywhere in the Overworld, but proper mining operations (only in case you're making a huge basement for your base or an underground base) are to be limited to your base and the immediate area (max. two chunks from your base’s border as the limit) or the mining dimension.

Anything you need to gather in large amounts, including materials such as sand, clay and marble, you should gather in the mining dimensions provided at spawn. Said mining dimensions will have normal terrain generation, but reset at the first of each month, so you can gather away there to your hearts content.

Automated Mining in secondary dimensions

All dimensions except the Overworld is considered as secondary and with that you are allowed to use automated contraptions to mine for resources.

Things to avoid

  • Do not set up your quarry at mining dimension spawn, move at least 1000 (1k) blocks away!
  • If possible set your mining contraption so that it fills back the hole it creates (dirt, cobble,...)
  • Do not use a builder from rftools to clear land in the overworld!

Lava and how to get it

Pumping lava from any dimension is strictly forbidden (you are allowed to grab lava manually with a bucket from the nether)!

As we know that lava is essential to minecraft we have set up on all our servers a FREE ender tank (color code: orange/orange/orange) with lava.
Simply craft an ender tank (color code: orange/orange/orange) and you will have access to unlimited FREE lava.

Creating custom dimensions

Creation of custom dimensions (for example with RFTools) is strictly forbidden on all our modded servers. Making a custom dimension will result in a permanent ban without any warning!

To compensate for not allowing everyone to create their own custom dimension we have added the option to order a custom RFTools dimension in our web store (go check it out).

Additionally there will be a public mining dimension made available with a portal at spawn, which will be reset at the first of each month.

Be server friendly

Given the nature of minecraft and modded minecraft especially, we need all our community members to be as efficient as possible when it comes to making complicated contraptions. Things like large amounts of animals, mobs or villagers in a farm or overly complicated factory setups are big, server resource consuming, no-goes! Occasionally there will also be simpler elements that will go wrong without your fault, because of bugs in a mod or simply poor coding.

In either case, if your contraption begins to take up a significant amount of server resources, we will need you to downsize it or remove certain parts; If you have been asked to do so by our staff and have not done so, we will remove the contraption in question without compensation.

Refunds

We do not issue refunds for items lost due to a fault in a mod or plugin, due to a rollback caused by a crash, for items being banned and even less due to a player’s own fault.

Only time we will issue a refund is in the exceptional case that we are cleaning up after a griefer; In this case we will only refund items that are being shown to us by our logblock system (log of items from logblock will be made visible to public on griefers banned thread).

All other stuff

  • PVP without the consent of both parties is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not attempt to bypass the rules for banned items.
  • Remove single block pillars that you have built while exploring, same goes for trees, chop them down completely.
  • Do not spawn in any destructive bosses in the overworld, unless it is in a secure cell in your base. If such a boss gets loose from such a cell, you will still be held accountable.
  • Using auto-clickers will result in a warning, do not use them!

AFK

  • You will automatically be kicked if you are AFK longer than 10 minutes!
  • If you are caught bypassing the AFK kicking with an Anti AFK Build/using Macros then you will be issued with a warning!

Chat related

Keep your swear usage to a minimum in chat and do not yell or in other words DO NOT USE CAPS if possible.

Begging

Do not beg for everyone to sleep, I know it is hard to start fresh, but just dig a hole and wait out the night. Do not beg for free ranks, items, permissions or other stuff either. If you want something for free then read on our FAQ page in the economy section on how to get free stuff!

Alternate accounts

Using alternate Minecraft accounts is allowed. Just get your alt account through the whitelist procedure and you are good to go (Limit is set to a max of 3 accounts from same IP address, this limit is not negotiable).

Rest

Do not advertise other servers (any kind, even if it is not related to minecraft), this will result in an immediate ban.

Do not use any methods that give you an unfair advantage over other players, such as x-ray-mods/resource packs or taking advantage of exploits.

Griefing

What is considered griefing (just to get an idea, this list is by no means complete):

  • Attempting to break blocks belonging to another player without permission
  • Attempting to take items belonging to another player without permission
  • Using items that actively harm a player
  • Casting spells or testing your awesome new weapon on a player without permission
  • Killing mobs belonging to another player without permission
  • Breaking / harvesting crops belonging to another player without permission
  • Borrowing items without permission
  • Allowing wither bosses or other destructive bosses to escape your “secure” kill chamber

The above list does not show all scenarios, just keep in mind if it is not yours or if you are not sure if an item/building is naturally generated or player owned, just leave it as is, the consequence for taking just a cookie from a chest that does not belong to you is a permanent ban! 

Claiming and Chunkloading

Claiming your land is allowed only in overworld (main world where we have spawn) If we find your claim in any other dimension you will recieve a warning (read the section about warnings)!

Chunkloading is allowed in all dimensions but keep in mind that you are playing on a server and not in a single player world!

General game server rules

Be excellent to each other

Be the type of player you’d want to encounter!
That includes respecting other player’s privacy and ideally asking politely when you want to enter their bases.

PvP

PvP without the consent of both parties is strictly prohibited - if a game we host is mainly PvP oriented then this rule will be overriden by that games specific rules.

Raidng / Wiping / Griefing / Stealing

Simply put it is strictly prohibited.

Exploits

Do not use any methods that give you an unfair advantage over other players (hacks, cheats, exploits)!

Terms of Service

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Disruptive communication is anything that inhibits the clean flow of communication between users on Shape The Cube.

Disruptive communication includes but is not limited to:

  • Flooding: Posting an excessive number of threads or posts is disruptive to communication. Don't do it.
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Refund Policy

All sales are final, you may not buyback, stop, credit the server by any means necessary in order to receive your funds back that of which have been paid. And in doing so we reserve the right to disallow your continued play on the server/forums and not allow further funds to be added or taken away. We reserve the right to pursue any legal or collection action necessary to recover damages in the event of a forced charge-back. 

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