Server Rules

Woodenaxe is an accepting community for all players to enjoy. In order to ensure everyone’s time on the server is a pleasant one, and to remove confusion there are a number of rules that all players must follow.

These rules cover a number of gameplay aspects including what is allowed and banned in normal gameplay and regulations for building and getting protections/claims. You can see a brief list of rules by typing /rules in game. An in depth explanation is laid out below.

0: Don’t be a dick.
This is a very general rule that extends to what is and is not acceptable in chat, on signs, what you build in public locations etc. If players feel that they are being discriminated against, staff will intervene and ensure that it no longer happens. For the most part, staff will not intervene. We do not have a list of what is and what is not acceptable, it will be up to the staff online at the time.

1: Rules related to Players
Do not troll, harass, or bully other players in any way.
Do not use an offensive skin, username or nickname.
Do not reveal Real Life information, especially home addresses.
Do not break the Mojang Terms of Services or engage in illegal actions.
Do not scam other players either on the Forums or in-Game.
Do not invite players to land claims just to steal from them.
Do not steal skins from players or maliciously edit them.
Do not pretend to be staff if you are not staff
Our staff team are active and are more than capable of dealing with rule-breakers. While we appreciate the support from the community, it becomes frustrating for both staff and the player being dealt with if you are trying to do the staff teams job.

If you have a problem with Staff or Players, report them on the Forum.

2: Rules related to Griefing
Do not grief or destroy other people’s builds.
Do not intentionally make someone else’s build look ugly, or build offensive structures.
Do not destroy unclaimed land that still have people using them.
However if you find a unclaimed land and nobody is there then you are free to claim it or remove it, do not just grief it then leave, Take all or nothing.

3: Rules related to Chat
Keep Woodenaxe Family Friendly

Do not misuse chat channels for something else other than their purpose.
Do not cause drama in public chats. Divert your complaints or reports to the Forums.
Do not impersonate staff or pretend/allude to be staff in any way or form.
Do not engage in political, religious, sensitive, or inappropriate topics in public channels.
Do not advertise competing servers either in public or private Chat Channels.

The use of mild language, such as ‘damn’ or ‘hell’ is the most excessive language allowed. Every type of profanity has a nicer alternative, so please use those instead. Most inappropriate words are filtered on Woodenaxe, so don’t try to bypass this.
Even censored or abbreviated foul language is not allowed. Acronyms are acceptable as long as you do not spell out the full meaning with a banned word (Example: lmao is okay).
Keep in mind the topics of your discussion/gameplay. Things like drugs, alcohol, sexual activities, etc are not suitable for our server because we are Family Friendly.
Keep your character skins family appropriate.

We do not tolerate flaming or spamming the chat, whether it’s in /msg to another player, or globally. Exactly what constitutes spam is up to the staff online at the time. Please don’t directly attack another player, there is a line between banter and blatant hate towards a specific person.

4: Rules related to Cheats and Glitches
AFK Fishing use of Autoclickers or Macros or Mouse/Keyboard features is allowed.

5: Rules related to Plugins and Mechanics
Anything that causes lag, or is understood to cause lag by staff can and will be removed. keep all Grinders and farms to a low count so that it do\es not lag the server.

6: Rules related to Land Claims
You must claim your land with grief protection. Staff will not rollback griefed land that is unclaimed. (Players offline for over 6 months will lose their protection on their claim).

7: Rules related to the PvP.
If a players is in their claimed area then they are protected from PVP. if a players is outside a protected area then they are subject to PvP. Any repeated killing of the same players will be considered harassing and you will be Jailed.

If you want to lava your friends or make traps in your protected land , staff will turn a blind eye. Staff will not replace any items lost due to general trickery of this sort. If you agree to ignore this rule and then cry to staff about it we will laugh at you.

Damaging players who never consented to PvP (building traps anyone can fall into, killing new players with lava, TPing people to PvP arenas without their knowledge etc) will be taken seriously.

8: Rules related to ban
Do not bypass your ban with an alt account.
Appeal on the forums and wait for a decision. If you bypass a ban with an alt we will find out and you will be IP banned.

9: Rules related to Owners decisions
Owners decisions at the time are final.
It’s really that simple. Ignoring or arguing with a owner decision in the server chat is not allowed, and will subject to being kicked off the server.

10: Rules related to Mob Grinders and Farms
Keep All Grinders and Auto Farms to a low count
We do not want it to lag the server.

11: Do not cause public drama.
Intentionally doing anything that is likely to cause public upset, arguments, riots, or any other negative action, for any reason, is not allowed. Anyone participating in public drama via threads, pictures, videos or any of Woodenaxe’s features, including, but not limited to the Forums, statuses and in-game Chat, will face consequences, as determined by Staff.

Publicly stating that you are cheating or breaking the rules as a joke is a form of causing public drama. If you state that you are breaking the rules, you will be punished for the rule you are claiming to break.

12: Ignoring guidelines
If you ignore the guidelines below (after being given a reasonable time to make changes, except in cases where server performance is being impacted) below after being spoken to informally by staff then staff will take action on your behalf and punish you for their trouble.

General Guidelines
• Do not backseat moderate, or threaten others with punishment.
• Do not waste or abuse owners time when online.
• Never ask owner to abuse his powers or rank privileges.
• Don’t build or claim within 100 blocks of another player without permission
• Don’t build 1×1 (or similar) pillars into the sky and leave them there
• Don’t destroy small shores of sand, you can use /resource to teleport to the resource world.
• Don’t leave trees floating, cut the whole thing down.
• Fast redstone clocks must have an off switch, and be left off when not in use.
• Minimise the amount of hoppers and pistons in your redstone.
• Try not to build laggy machines wherever possible.

Why So Many Rules?

Players will avoid Common sense rules to try to circumvent them, or ignore them because it is not spelled out exactly. Although I have asked others to come up with rules that help player understand them better, I have received no help, so I am doing the best I can to cover most subjects.

As the rules are being circumvented I will be adding more clearly defined rules to the server rule page.

Thank You.
CEWallace
Sep 29 2019

Easter Egg: You can now cook flesh into leather.
You Can Set 5 Sethomes  and can have Unlimited landclaims any size.