Rules Section #1

Overview

PickaxeMania is a community-centric server and a place for everyone to play together and enjoy themselves! We do not allow any behavior that intentionally hurts others. Keep everyone in mind when you do something, and avoid behavior that would make others feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. A game isn’t much fun if it’s cheating-to-win. The challenge of survival is what makes it fun, please don’t ruin the fun for everyone else!

Rules Section #2

Game Playing

  • Follow the 50/100 claiming rule: you may claim up to 50 blocks beyond the furthest point of your build, and you must claim at least 100 blocks away from other players. Don’t claim unnecessarily large areas, don’t claim things just to sell them, and don't claim land you don’t plan to build on (within a month). Due to players trying to place just a few blocks to claim land, it is up to staff discretion if a build is significant enough to justify a claim.
  • Do not steal (take without permission) from a claim you are trusted in, or from a player after they’ve just died or set something down.
  • Respect other's builds! Do not "grief" builds (damage with intent to harm), don't leave unneeded towers in the world, etc. Also, do not break structures meant to be traveled on, such as railroads - they cannot be easily claimed and should never be destroyed. In our main survival world, nether and the end worlds, it is against the rules to steal from unclaimed chests or to take items that are not yours. The exception to this would be loot chests. We will not actively pursue stolen items. If items are reported stolen longer than 6 months out, no action will be taken nor will a rollback happen. Note: Only in Survival World:Ancient (aka World 3) you may take resources from chests in unclaimed builds. But we ask that you not destroy any builds or claim them as your own. You can take a few placed rare blocks as long as it doesn't make the build look griefed. Avoid making things unnecessarily ugly.
  • PickaxeMania is a PvP free server. This means you should never kill another player unless both players toggled PvP on and agreed to battle first! Additionally, you should return all items unless an agreement otherwise is made beforehand. Never use any means of bypassing PvP protection such as player traps, lava, fire, and pushing players into deadly items.
  • Do not attempt to trick or scam others during item trades or economy transactions.
  • It is up to everyone in the community to help keep lag to a minimum. Many factors cause lag and you can read about them here. If we find something on the server that is causing a problem with lag (such as large animal farms or grinders) we may have to shut it down.
  • Bypassing the automatic AFK system is prohibited. Additionally, leaving your game unattended while sitting near a mob spawner, or any other automated system, AFK grinding is not allowed. You may use automated grinders as long as you are present while using them.
  • We have a system in place to restrict the number of mobs that can be in a certain area (more info here). Please do not try to circumvent this system. Additionally, mob grinder holding chambers must be either 1x1 or 1x2 blocks in size.
Rules Section #3

Interaction / Communication

  • Keep it civil. Potentially sensitive topics (like politics, religion) are allowed in public chats as long as there is no hateful, inflammatory, or harassing language. Remember: criticize the ideas, not people.
  • No one likes a spammer. Repeating the same thing over and over again, in public or private chat is considered spamming. It's bad for your health and against the rules.
  • We are a family-friendly server. We define that as avoiding sex-related discussions or builds. This includes, but not limited too, sexual orientation, sexual topics, sexual references, and sexual jokes.
  • Don’t use profanity and don't be insulting, antagonizing, or inflaming. This includes but not limited to, the ever-popular f*** word or the shortened version of WTF.
  • Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed.
  • Never promote other Minecraft servers, Realms, or Discord servers in any of our public chats. You may share this type of content in a private message, but only if the recipient requested the information first.
  • Creators are awesome! Creators leeching off of others to promote their own work are not. You may share content you've created as long as you are not using our services merely as a means of promoting your own content. We may deny an individual from promoting their work if we feel this is being abused.
  • Please only use English in public chats. We are unable to moderate the discussion in other languages and you will be asked to take it to a private channel.
  • Do not impersonate staff members or portray yourself as one when you are not. It is ok to share the rules with others, but please do not try to force others to follow them - reach out to a staff member if you need help.
  • You are not allowed to attempt to help a player when a staff member is already helping them. We appreciate players trying to help out other players but if the staff is already helping it can cause confusion. You can never act like you can enforce the rules or threaten punishment.
Rules Section #4

Hacks and Mods

Any hack or mod that gives you an unfair advantage in the game is not allowed. Additionally, most vanilla exploits are allowed – unless they give you materials you are not supposed to have (such as duplication glitches). Exploiting any non-vanilla features (our plugins) is prohibited. You may use any mods that fit into the categories below.

We allow modifications in the following categories:

  • Mods that improve client performance (Optifine)
  • Minimaps, as long as it doesn't show anything you can't normally see (caves, dungeon locations, etc.)
  • Aesthetic modifications that do not give you an unfair advantage or change gameplay (Shaders)
  • Inventory management systems, such as automatic organization
  • Mods for recording gameplay (ReplayMod)
  • The Schematica mod (the auto-build feature is prohibited)
  • Armor and status HUDs (as long as info shown is accessible in vanilla)
  • Macros (setting certain actions to specific buttons)
Rules Section #5

Disputing a Rule or Punishment

If you would like to dispute a moderator’s decision, a punishment you’ve received, or one of our rules, please contact us privately. We understand that things can get frustrating and sometimes a discussion is necessary to make sure we are doing the right thing, but we don’t want a potentially sensitive discussion to interrupt everyone else who is playing. Please help us keep things peaceful and reach out at https://www.pickaxemania.com/unban.