Server Rules

These rules apply to all of our services. This includes (but is not limited to) our Minecraft server, forums, and Discord.

Respect the server moderators & admins

Not every rule and exception can be addressed in this document, therefore staff members are permitted to make judgement calls on what is appropriate and what isn't at their own discretion. Please do not publicly dispute a judgement made by one of our staff members. If you feel a staff member is being abusive or that one of their judgments was incorrect please contact us privately at [email protected].

Do not "mini-mod" or publicly accuse or complain about a player in chat, on Discord, or on our forums. Always submit a contact form so that we can take care of the situation properly. You may be muted or temporarily banned from one of our services if you try to mini-mod or argue publicly about a judgement made by one of our staff members.

You are responsible for your account

You are responsible for the security of your Minecraft account, as well as accounts you have on any of our other services. If another user gains access to your account by any means, you are still responsible for the actions on that account. If your account is shared with another user and they break a rule which results in punishment, the punishment will remain on the account regardless of who was using the account.

Please do not use more than one account on any of our services (alt accounts). If you use an alt account on one of our services without good reason the alt account will be banned. Additionally, if you attempt to use an alternative account to avoid a punishment one or all of your accounts may be permanently banned from our services. This includes logging onto the server with an alt-account after a ban, or using an alt-account to break any of our other rules.

Be mature and respectful

Our goal is to keep the server friendly and inviting for everyone. We do not allow discrimination towards anyone in any form (this includes racism, sexism, ageism, remarks about disabilities, and religion). Nor do we allow harassing of anyone on any of our services. Do not do anything in an attempt to make someone else upset, or that may reasonably result in someone being upset.

​Joining the server with an offensive or distasteful username, skin or cape is not allowed. You may be temporarily or permanently banned if you join the server with a skin or username that may reasonably result in someone being offended. Inappropriate usernames include references to inappropriate or sexual topics, or inclusion of offensive language.

Do not build or do anything in any of our worlds that could be offensive towards someone else. Keep your builds appropriate for all ages to view, as we are a public server and welcome all ages to the server. We want to maintain a server that is appropriate for families and children to play on.

Keep chat friendly and clean

Please be mature about what you send in chat. Make sure your humor is mature and tasteful. We do not allow conversations or comments about highly opinionated or inappropriate topics. This includes religion, politics, and distasteful subjects like the holocaust. Do not spam the chat or the Discord. Spam includes: repeating the same message more than once, meaningless messages that do not add to the conversation, or obnoxious messages to get people's attention.

​We allow moderate use of swearing and CAPS on the server. You may use both of these in times of excitement or frustration. However, we ask that you use both of these within reason and be mature about it. Please avoid using them frequently. You may be muted or temporarily banned if you abuse either of these.

The public chat should be English only. If you wish to use a language other than English please use private messages or the party chat feature. It is best to ask for help in English as this is the language that most of the staffing team and players online will understand.

Do not advertise other servers

Advertising other servers or Realms on any of Altitude's services is strictly prohibited. You may not share the name or IP of any other server in any of our public chats. You may share another server with someone via private message or group chat ONLY if that player first requests information about the server. If you use private messages or group chat to advertise you will be banned.

Do not advertise your YouTube, Twitch, or any social media on any of Altitude's services unless you are producing content directly related to the server. You may share links to these upon request by another user, however if it is determined that you are abusing this and using it to advertise you will be muted or banned.

Only use approved modified clients

The use of client modifications on Altitude is limited. You may only use modifications on the server that fit into the categories below. If a mod or client you want to use has ANY functionality that falls outside these categories, the entire mod or client is prohibited from use.

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)
  • Mods for recording gameplay (ReplayMod))
  • Armor and status HUDs

Hacks and exploits are prohibited

Do not use any modified client that gives you an unfair advantage over other players (hacks). You will be banned if we have reason to believe you may be using these. The server has an internal anti-hack system. If you believe this system is falsely flagging you for hacking please contact us at [email protected].

Exploiting any plugin or server related bug is prohibited. This includes doing anything that will bypass the AFK detection system! Do not use any sort of AFK grinding system, even for the short amount of time the server lets you sit AFK. This also includes abusing the auto-regenerating loot chests. All natural chests in the world regenerate their loot for others to enjoy. Do not grind these chests in any way. If you attempt to exploit the server or one of our plugins you may be temporarily or permanently banned.

Most vanilla exploits are allowed as long as all players are able to do them, and they can be done in a single player world without any mods. Duplication exploits, however, are prohibited.

Do not grief or steal from other players

Griefing any of the worlds is strictly forbidden. "Griefing" is classified as any world modification that is intended to be unpleasant to the eyes, or to intentionally hurt another player. If you grief any of the worlds on Altitude you will be permanently banned.

Players are allowed to loot, claim, and inhabit any builds that are unclaimed (other than railroads) as long as you are reasonably certain that the builds are abandoned. Do not claim or loot builds that are actively owned by another player. If you loot or claim a home and we have reason to believe that you knew the home was actively used by another player prior to doing so you will be temporarily or permanently banned. The only exception is railroads. Many players build railroads to travel across the world and are unable to claim the entire track. Because of this, you are prohibited from taking, breaking, or claiming any tracks, redstone, or blocks that another player has placed to build a railroad.

If you are unable to claim something you've built, you must do something to make it clear the home is actively owned, such as placing a sign at the door with your last log-on date. If your home was looted or claimed and you did not have any nearby claims to prove you owned the land, the player who looted or claimed it gets to keep the stuff!

Claiming limitations & exceptions

Your claim allowance should only be used to protect things that you have built, so please, do not claim large areas of land that you have not build a significant amount on. If we find out that your claim protects a large area of land that you have not built much on it will likely be deleted or resized.

Please, only claim natural structures (like villages and temples) if you intend to make it your primary home. These structures auto regen their loot, so we would like to keep as many as we can public for everyone to enjoy. This rule does not apply to mineshafts (since they are everywhere), mob spawners, or ocean monuments (both used for grinders). Never claim end fortresses, as they are very limited in the world.

Finally, do not create a claim within 50 blocks of another player's claim, unless both of you have agreed to allow claims closer together. If your claim is found to be within 50 blocks of another player's it will be deleted! This also applies to expanding your claim, so make sure that when you are expanding your claim you do not get too close to another player. If you believe that somebody has created a claim just to prevent you from expanding, please contact a staff member.

Hostile PvP is prohibited

PvP on the server is prohibited. If you are caught purposely killing another player in any way you will be temporarily or permanently banned. This includes using any sort of player traps outside of your own claim or home. You are allowed to build player traps within your own builds and within any land claims that have a significant amount of stuff built within them. Do not claim a small portion of land just to build a player trap.

We may allow players to toggle their pvp with the /pvp command. In this case, the command should only be used when both parties have agreed to pvp each other. Rules should be laid out before enabling your pvp, such as who gets to keep the items if someone dies. If you enable your pvp and die you are responsible for what you lose! Staff will not replace any items you've lost or require the other player to return the items, unless you can prove that it was agreed beforehand that you would get your items back.

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