Server Rules

We aim to be a mature environment that is enjoyable for adults, but still appropriate (enough) for younger players too.

Chat Code of Conduct

Discrimination of any kind is always prohibited. Harassment of any kind is always prohibited (this includes slurs and name calling). Please only use English in public chat because our staff are unable to moderate other languages.

You may use swear words to convey emotion or add additional meaning to your messages (this is the way most people use this language IRL). Do not swear excessively or use it as filler-text that doesn’t contribute to your message in any way.

Some topics are completely prohibited. Words related to these topics may be blocked by the server. For example, please do not discuss anything of sexual nature in our public chats.

No advertising

Advertising other servers of any type is always prohibited. This includes Minecraft servers and Realms. Additionally, do not share any YouTube, Twitch, or other social media unless the content is directly related to the server.

You may share a server IP or social media link in private messages if the player receiving the message requested the information first.

Hacks and mods policy

Any hack or mod that give you an unfair advantage in the game is not allowed. Additionally, most in-game exploits are allowed – unless they give you materials you are not supposed to have (such as duplication glitches). 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 that do not show additional data such as entities, cave systems, or chest locations
  • 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 (auto-build feature is prohibited)
  • Armor and status HUDs

Absolutely no “griefing”

You are allowed to loot anything in the survival worlds that is unclaimed. However, you are never allowed to “grief” anything. “Griefing” is any action that is intended to cause another player grief. For example, damaging an unclaimed house because you want the original owner to log in and find it destroyed.

Griefing also includes purposely making an area very unpleasant to look at. If you purposely destroy, or place, random blocks, or create obscene builds, in order to make an area unpleasant to look at you will be permanently banned for griefing.

Land claiming policy

Please be courteous when claiming your land. Do not claim unnecessarily large areas, do not claim any areas you haven’t built within, and do not claim too close to another player without their permission. In general, you may claim up to 50 blocks beyond the furthest point of your build, and you should claim at least 50 blocks away from other players.

If you do not properly claim your land and something is stolen, broken, or lost, we will not replace it. You can claim in any of the survival worlds with /claim.

PvP policy

Do not engage in PvP unless it is consensual between all parties involved. In general, Altitude is a PvP-free server, however we do allow it to be toggled with /pvp if someone would like to engage in it for fun.

You are responsible for anything that happens while you have PvP enabled. However, unless agreed upon beforehand, stuff must be returned to the rightful owner after a PvP battle. Anyone who kills someone and takes their stuff without permission will be temporarily or permanently banned.

Name and skin limitations

Username or skins that would offend a majority of people OR break any of our chat-related rules will result in an immediate ban. This includes names or skins with slurs, sexual content, or other prohibited language/topics.

For donors, nicknames must relate to your actual username so that people can still recognize you. Custom prefixes must be 10 characters or less, can not contain any sensitive topics (I.E. religion and politics), must be only one word, and must follow all other chat-related rules.

You are responsible for your account

You are responsible for the security of any accounts you have on our services. If someone else uses your account and breaks a rule your account will still be punished, up to a permanent ban. Additionally, we will not restore any data lost due to someone else accessing your account.

Alt accounts may be banned if they are used to exploit our systems, such as using them while another account is banned. If you have a family member or friend connecting from the same location as you, please notify a staff member, otherwise we may assume it’s an alt account.

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 trying to play. Please help us keep things peaceful and reach out at [email protected].

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