As with any other server, we have rules that we need everyone to follow (including all staff members). No one is exempt from these rules. Failing to read and understand them does not exempt you from the consequences of failing to abide by them.

While we may have missed a specific rule on this page, staff have the final say on what they consider a breach of these rules and if your behaviour(s) or action(s) are deemed as misconduct.

Section 1 - Building

1.1 Disallowed Structures

There are several structures that we don’t allow on any of our servers for various reasons ranging from ethical and civil to performance. These structures are prohibited even in the wild. These include but are not limited to:

  • Continuous redstone clocks
  • Structures that are inappropriate, taboo and NSFW (Not safe for work)
  • Structures that cause a lot of lighting updates
  • Structures that will cause performance issues (Such as lag machines)
  • Structures that are built out of anything designated as a tile entity in an area for purposes other than their general intended purpose within Minecraft gameplay
    • Tile entities include (but may not be limited to, depending on future updates): Chests, Furnaces, Brewing stands, Noteblocks, Enchanting Tables and Signs
  • Cobble monstering / Lava casting
    • This is the proccess of using lava and water to create large structures of cobblestone
  • Structures that display inappropriate wording
  • Structures built with the intent to crash players clients
  • Structures built to insult, annoy, or cause harm to another Player or Players within reason

1.2 Land Claiming

In some of the game modes we provide, there is the ability to claim territory from the server as your own. Overtime, as you accumulate playtime on the server you gain the ability to claim more territory. When claiming territory from the server you must ensure that:

  • The territory does not partially or fully surround/encompass an existing territory unless given express permission by the owners(s) of the territory
    • This does not apply to territories older than the territory it surrounds
    • This does not apply to territories that surround/encompass and area of 1000² and is mostly unclaimed wilderness.
      • An area is considered mostly unclaimed wilderness if more than 80% of it is unclaimed. If you are unsure, notify an administrator.
  • You agree to take full responsibility for the risks involved with trusting a player to your territory. Trusting a player allows them to build, open containers, and teleport in and out of your territory.
  • You are not allowed to claim territory in such a way that it causes the following:
    • Obstructing players from leaving or entering their territory
    • Obstruction of vanilla game progress
    • Monopolising a key/valuable resource that already exists in the world
    • Annoyance to players within legitimate reasoning that is not covered by section 4
    • Obstruction of claiming territory where only parts of an area have been claimed to prevent others from claiming it due to not having enough claim blocks
  • You cannot claim territory that will obstruct other players from entering/leaving their territory or from their stored belongings

Section 2 - Farms

All things in moderation. Don't cause lag with excessive TNT, entities (farm harvests, ore mining), etc. Be aware that our lag monitor will cancel large events, so you can lose items if harvesting/mining large quantities in mass, and these will not be replaced by staff.

Players who create builds with the intent to lag or crash the server will be banned. No over-the-top farms will be allowed. Your massive mob farm will not get the rates you're expecting on a server.

Don't run high-frequency clocks. All redstone clocks must have an “off switch”. Again, this takes up server resources and causes others to lag. If you need a clock make sure it's running at a reasonably slow tick rate to avoid annoying everyone else, and never leave it running if you're AFK or not in the area. This is disrespectful to all of your fellow players. Find ways to run your farms without clocks.

“Zero-tick” farms are not allowed. In addition to being an unnecessary source of frame lag (high frequency, crazy pistons), we also consider these to be a game exploit (items are generated far faster than they would be under normal conditions), putting you in danger of a ban.

Section 3 - Player vs Player (PvP)

In some game modes pvp is enabled at all times and anyone can pick up your items on death, while in others it is toggleable.

  • When pvp is enabled, you do so at your own risk. Players who kill you are not and will never be required to give items back
    • In events where the /pvp command is broken, or the functionality of it preventing pvp is broken, you are not to kill players without their consent to do so.
  • Staff will not take any action or refund any items in any case of you dying in a PvP area or when PvP is enabled, unless an exploit was involved.
  • Abusing any mechanic of the server to spawn kill or teleport kill is not legal.

Section 4 - Theft, Containers & Griefing

Containers are defined as any tile/tile entity that allows you to store items inside of them.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure your items remain in your possession
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your structures don't get stolen/griefed
  • The wilderness (wildi) is defined as any area of any world that is not claimed by a player or by the server
  • With exceptions, every player is allowed:
    • To take from any container they have access to
    • To break or build in areas that they have access to while adhering to section 1.1
    • To take/kill/breed entities that they have access to
    • To claim territory that contains structures that they did or did not build as long as it adheres to section 1.2
  • The above actions are also allowed in claims you have access to as long as the privilages for accessing, building and interacting with the claim(s) were granted through a legitimate process.
    • An example of a legitimate process is a player trusting you to their claim
  • The above actions are not allowed in a claimed area if the privilages for accessing, building and interacting with the claim(s) were gained illegitimately (such as through a bug or exploit).
  • The above actions are also not allowed on any server claimed territory or territory that is designated as server territory regardless of it being claimed.
  • You are not permitted to grief the environment for the sake of griefing

Section 5 - Personal Conduct

We encourage players to have fun and cooperate in a way that doesn’t disrespect or abuses other players. This includes anywhere on the server and in the Discord server. Treat others how you would like to be treated. Behaviour in the chat that is not tolerated is as follows:

  • Discrimination - negative comments related to skin colour, gender, or other personal qualities
  • Overuse of bad language
  • Trolling players
  • Insulting other players in any way
  • Encouraging violence or hatred towards other players
  • Falsifying information about other players
  • Sharing another player’s personal information without their consent
  • Media Advertising - posting links to YouTube, Twitter, SnapChat, Domains, etc
  • Spamming - pasting the same or similar messages over and over
  • Intentionally avoiding the chat filter
  • Talking about self-harm, or other deeply negative experiences
  • Advertising giveaways
  • Excessive caps
  • Command spamming
  • Death threats
  • Asking for items/services from staff
  • Sexual harassment
  • DDoS/Doxxing/Swatting threats
  • Sharing IPs in general
  • Staff Impersonation - pretending to be a member of staff (Helper, Moderator or Admin)
  • General toxicity
  • Ban/Mute/Blacklist evading

Section 6 - Cheating, Unfair play and Exploiting

To provide a fun in-game experience for all players. We forbid the use of hacks, cheats, mods, macros, and other all other behaviours that are used to gain an unfair advantage.

Any bug on the server or within Minecraft, to gain an in-game advantage over other players, is seen as unfair gameplay and is not allowed. This is to ensure that bugs that do arise are not used in an abusive manner to gain an unfair advantage in any of our game modes.

This means no matter where they are on the server, regardless of the reason, game modifications, “cheating” or exploiting that gives unfair advantages to gameplay are strictly prohibited.

Unfair advantages includes the following:

  • Encouraging cheating and/or rule breaking
  • The use of an exploit
    • The exception to this rule is TNT Entity duping.
  • The use of modifications (mods) that have not been whitelisted for use or have been blacklisted
  • Autoclick
  • Macroing
  • Botting
  • Scripting
  • The use of a Hacked client
  • Griefing
  • Illegal Modifications of any sort. Including modifications which give the player an advantage over those on a vanilla client
  • Ban evasion
  • AFK kick evasion
  • Block glitching
    • The use of lag or server latency/delay to move freely around the map or get out of trapped areas where building is not legal
  • Xray, Texture packs, World downloading, or any other method to view ores or valuables that would normally be hidden.

Section 7 - Player Safety

As a Minecraft server, we do not have any control over your Minecraft account. However player safety is very important to us, so where possible we take steps to help protect our players from losing their accounts or otherwise being tricked or subjected to scams.

Please do NOT share your Minecraft account details with anyone else. You are responsible for what happens to your account so make sure that your passwords are secure and that you never give them out to anyone.

As per this rule we disallow the following:

  • Staff Impersonation - pretending to be a member of staff
  • Trading Items or Accounts for real world currency
  • Scamming
  • Posting phishing links
  • Account selling
  • Doxxing
  • Denial of service attacks

Section 8 - Store purchases

To stay afloat, Vertex must have financial funding. Running servers are not cheap. While you are not forced to buy anything from our store, it is greatly appreciated. Your funds go towards the upkeep of the server, server upgrades, and development of new features.

  • All purchases are final and non-refundable. Any account attempting to perform a chargeback is given a permanent account and IP ban.

We are not affiliated with Mojang or Microsoft in any way at all. All purchases go towards Vertex.

Section 9 - Miscellaneous

Administrators reserve the right to punish a player for a reason/rule not listed here if they deem it to be wrong within reason.