Rules

Rules that every Avallion player must read and follow.

These are the rules and guidelines that every player on Avallion must follow. They are made to ensure a friendly and enjoyable multiplayer experience for everyone. Failure to follow these rules will not be tolerated and result in warning and punishment. Having no knowledge about a rule is not a valid reason for breaking it.

If you find someone breaking the rules, please report them on our Discord server's #support channel.

About Avallion

Primarily, we want people to have fun! After all, that is what playing games is for — escaping the real world for a little while. We also aim to create a safe, healthy, and friendly online environment for everyone to enjoy. Therefore, we enforce child-friendly values here, such as forbidding vulgar language, adult topics, etc.

Avallion is a passion project. We run this server because we enjoy playing Minecraft, we enjoy providing a friendly community and we enjoy the technical challenge; not because we're looking for money and profit. This server is free for everyone to play on, and we are all volunteers. Please remember this when interacting with staff! We have real lives and jobs. Sometimes we are tired, and sometimes we make mistakes.

Other important principles that we will be continuing here are transparency and openness. Decisions made by the staff team will be open for all to see, except in circumstances where it would risk the security of the server. When we make mistakes, we own up to them. We hope to see this kind of honesty from our players as well. If you spot a bug or a glitch, tell us! We strive to fix problems quickly and not leave users feeling left out in the cold.

General Rules

  1. Treat everyone with respect and keep an appropriate behavior.
  2. This is a child-friendly server! Vulgar and derogatory language is strictly forbidden. Inappropriate content in any form will be purged and the creator(s) punished appropriately.
  3. Cyberbullying and discrimination toward others in any form is absolutely not tolerated.
  4. Don't scam, troll, or grief other players.
  5. Cheating, hacking, exploiting bugs, and taking unfair advantage is forbidden.
  6. Having multiple accounts (alts) on the server is not allowed.
  7. Advertising other Minecraft servers, websites, or other commercial products in any form is forbidden.
  8. No rules lawyering — if your excuse for bad behavior isn't specifically outlined in these rules, you will still be punished. Forging false proof or framing will double your punishment. Helping or keeping the secrets of rule breakers is punishable, and so is trying to get someone into trouble.
  9. VPN's are not allowed. If you really need to use a VPN for a reason, contact the staff team first on our Discord server.

For more detailed descriptions of each rule, read the Detailed Rules below.

Detailed Rules

DISCLAIMER: The punishments listed here are merely guidelines. In-game, the exact punishments might be different depending on the case. Staff are authorized to base their punishments on their good judgment.

Survival

These are NOT ALLOWED in Survival:

  1. Exploiting game mechanics and attempting to exploit
  2. Duping and building duping machines
  3. Building lag machines
  4. Making inappropriate builds and adult content
  5. Scamming or breaking trade deals. This includes 'free stuff' and giveaway scams.
  6. Setting homes near other players' bases without their permission
  7. Public/player warp-killing
  8. Building a trap at a public/player warp
  9. Teleporting other players into a trap (teleport-trapping)
  10. Building a trap at someone's logout location
  11. Portal-trapping
  12. AFK-fishing
  13. Getting above the nether bedrock roof
  14. Trading in-game items using real money. Avallion Network is NOT responsible for purchases outside our Webstore.

To prevent server lag and let everyone have a smooth multiplayer experience, there are a few regulations regarding spawners and redstone.

Spawners

  • There is no longer a limit for how many spawners you can have in a single chunk.
  • All spawner farms must have a way to disable them when they are not used. This can be in the form of an ON/OFF button using redstone lamps.
  • AFK farms and grinders are allowed as long as mobs from the spawners are killed quickly.

Redstone

  • Redstone devices, regardless of shape and size, must have a way to be disabled.
  • The type of redstone devices that are allowed will change as the game changes. Currently, redstone devices like zero-tick farms, or any other redstone device which dupes or takes advantage of exploits are not allowed.
  • Hoppers must be emptied! Your design must ensure that hoppers do not stay full. Full hoppers cause lag.
  • Limit the number of redstone clocks in an area.
OffensePunishment
1st offenseWarning
2nd offenseKick
3rd offenseBan 3 days
4th offenseBan 7 days
5th offenseBan 30 days
6th offensePermanent ban

Towny

Towny rules are more or less the same as Survival rules, with a few inclusions:

  1. Creating obscene art that is visible on our Dynamic Map is disallowed.
  2. Attempting to trap players by luring them into your Town's Claim is illegal. Setting up traps within your claim (for defending purposes) in general is allowed, but luring players into those traps is not.
  3. Griefing the Town you are in is not allowed. You may not take items from your Town's claim and leave the town with those items you have taken. Griefing other Town's land is NOT ALLOWED outside wars.
  4. Using alternate accounts (known as "alts") to increase your Town size is disallowed. You may not use alt accounts in general, and you may especially not use them to increase your Town/Claim size.
  5. Using End Crystals inside or outside claims for PvP is disallowed. You are not allowed to use End Crystals to fight other players.

Chat

We encourage players to communicate in the English language at all times. This is to ensure ease of communication on public chat and prevent vulgarity in non-English languages. However, you may communicate in any language when using /msg or /party chat.

  1. Swearing and vulgar language is strictly forbidden. Although we have an automatic censoring system, please do not swear and rely on it to censor your language. Please keep the chat environment friendly and harmless for all ages.
  2. Usage of slurs and derogatory terms; whether it be racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious; is NOT tolerated. No amount of reasoning — absolutely none — will excuse. This is no place for bigotry.
  3. Be polite and show respect to others. We play on Avallion to have fun, and being disrespectful is never fun for anyone.
  4. When joking, it is your responsibility to ensure everyone you're chatting with will also see it as an inoffensive joke. You are in no position to blame other people for being 'snowflakes' who can't take jokes.
  5. No spamming or flooding chat. Don't repeat yourself or use CAPS LOCK.
  6. Do not advertise! This includes IPs to other servers, Discord links, website URLs, and other forms of product endorsement.
  7. Do not impersonate anyone, especially other players and staff members.
  8. No fancy text or glitch characters. Not only are they unpleasant to see on in-game chat, but they are also incompatible for narration.
  9. Do not beg for items, ranks, or any other benefit. Just play the game and earn it yourself.
  10. Threatening others is not tolerated. Doxxing, blackmailing, and extortion will be taken seriously. Threatening the server and its security will also be taken very seriously by the staff team.
OffensePunishment
Mild offenseWarning
1st offenseMute 30 minutes
2nd offenseMute 3 hours
3rd offenseMute 24 hours
4th offenseBan 3 days
5th offenseBan 7 days
6th offensePermanent ban

Griefing

Griefing and stealing is impossible inside claims. Always claim your base to prevent griefing. When a player you've trusted to a claim griefs it, they will be punished depending on the damage and the claim will be rollbacked to its undamaged state. All the items inside containers will also be rollbacked. Stolen items will be taken away from the griefer.

If your land isn't claimed and it got griefed, the griefer will still be punished accordingly, and all stolen items will be taken away. However, the damage will not be rollbacked; the area wasn't claimed in the first place and is therefore your responsibility.

OffensePunishment
Mild offenseBan 24 hours
Moderate offenseBan 3 days
Severe offenseBan 7 days
Critical offensePermanent ban

Hacking and Modded Clients

Hacking in any shape is not allowed. No exceptions. We take hackers very seriously in Avallion, and if you attempt to hack here, you will face grave consequences.

Autoclickers, macros and physical weights on your keyboard/mouse/controller are not allowed.

If the hack directly or indirectly gives you advantages in the form of items (such as X-ray), in addition to getting banned, your items will be taken away, and your Survival rank and balance will be reset.

Modded clients that give you unfair advantages are strictly forbidden. Printer, autobuilding, and schematics mods are not allowed. These are the ONLY allowed mods on Avallion:

  1. Forge
  2. Fabric
  3. Optifine, Sodium, and other FPS-enhancing mods
  4. Shaders
  5. Xaero's Minimap and Worldmap

All mods that are not explicitly stated here are forbidden. Do not ask staff whether your mod is allowed or not. If you're caught, or even simply admitting to using a forbidden mod, you will be punished; even if you didn't know it was forbidden.

OffensePunishment
Mild offenseWarning
1st offenseKick
2nd offenseBan 30 days
3rd offensePermanent ban

Accounts and Safety

Please, do NOT share your personal information anywhere online. Even to your closest online friends. This is for your digital and physical safety. Once your identity leaks online, it will never fade away. Even worse, you might be doxxed or blackmailed by complete strangers. Know that Avallion takes these matters seriously and will take it in our hands, but you'll also have to play your part by not sharing private information.

You are only allowed to have one account. This means you are not allowed to have alt accounts. Staff reserve the right to permanently ban any accounts which we suspect to be used by a single person. If other people play from the same location (IP) as you, you must tell staff members by opening a ticket.

Account Security

For increased security, every player has to /register and /login into the server using a password. If you have a Mojang Minecraft account (premium account), type /premium so you won't have to type in a password anymore. To protect your account and recover it in case you forgot your password, link your email address using /email add which will be used for automated password recoveries.

To protect your account even further, use Two Factor Authentication (2FA). This feature makes it so whenever you log into the server, you will be required to enter a 6-digit code which only you can get. For this, you'll need to download an Authenticator application, such as Google Authenticator In-game, type /2fa add. Then click on the link and scan the QR code using your Authenticator app. If everything goes right you will get a 6-digit code on the screen. Type /2fa confirm (code) to enable 2FA. This code in the app changes every 30 seconds, and the previous one will expire quickly. Now, every time you login — whether you have premium or not — you will be asked to type /2fa code (code), in which you'll need to input the latest code in the app.

Punishments and Appealing

Punishments are a method to deter undesirable actions and attitude. They are not personal; so please do not attack the staff who'd punished you. Keep in mind that the punishments listed on this page are just guidelines, and most of the time the actual punishments will vary depending on multiple factors. We treat every player fairly, but if the player in question have committed their offenses repeatedly or severely, we will give heavier punishments.

Mute and Ban Evasion

Do not attempt to evade your punishment. You did something wrong, and now you must face the consequences of your action. If you evade, prepare to face twice the punishment.

Bypassing your ban by logging in with another account will lead to that account being permanently banned, and the ban duration on your main account will be doubled. Evading bans by using a VPN will get you permanently banned on ALL accounts you own.

Bypassing your mute by using /me or chatting live from the Discord server will double your mute. If bypassed from Discord, you will also be muted here.

Appealing for a Ban

Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes people show true regret and remorse for breaking the rules. We think that, in many cases, people deserve another chance. Don’t rush to appeal. Let your emotions cool off, and think about the situation from both sides.

To create a ban appeal, visit our Discord server, go to #support channel and click the letter reaction. Open the #ticket-xxxx channel created for you and choose Unban/Unmute Appeals. Type your Minecraft username and follow the instructions. When appealing, there’s a few important things to keep in mind:

  1. Don’t attack the staff member that banned you! Either they were doing their job, or they made an error in judgment. We are all human, and bashing or attacking the staff member that banned you almost guarantees your appeal won’t be accepted.
  2. Explain the situation as clearly as you can. How did it get to this point? Why did you break the rule?
  3. Show remorse, explain why you think you should be unbanned, and explain how you plan to avoid making the same mistake again.
  4. Be patient. Asking about your appeal, or bugging staff to review it will not help your case! We have real lives, and sometimes things can take a while to get our full attention. Remember, it’s just a game, and there will always be more time to play.
  5. If a staff member is willing to vouch for you, or you are willing to accept a stricter set of rules in order to be unbanned, then mention this in your appeal.

Appeals without these important points are very likely to be dismissed.

Last modified 3:13 PM, 28 February 2021