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Before you join our server, there are a few rules and regulations that you need to know and follow – whether it’s on our forums or on the server itself. We want to keep WolvHaven enjoyable for all – so it is important that you know these rules. Failure to adhere to these rules can result in a ban. So be prepared!

NOTE: As of 7th January 2017, the SECTION A: General rules section of this page will serve as a summary. For the full rules and regulations, including punishments, please refer to the WolvHaven Statutes.

Rules & Regulations

  1. No griefing Griefing of any form is NOT tolerated here on the server and the penalty is a 1h jail term to a perm ban
  2. Dont be a Jerk Respect each other on the server regardless of race, religion and place of origin. Especially staff members.
  3. Try to keep Religious and political views OUT of the server. As a server, We want our members to try to keep religious and political views i.e. views about real life governments, politicians and a race or religion out of the server. We dont want a server fight breaking out!
  4. Do not spam or use caps excessively We want to make the experience for you and your fellow server members the best. You can help us by not spamming the chat. Please try to keep messages 1-3 seconds apart.
  5. Advertising is strictly prohibited. Advertising is not nice for the server or its community. If you wish to advertise, please do it somewhere else that permits it. Servers can only be mentioned if they are to provide context or clarity to a conversation such as if an event has happened regarding a foreign server, for example. Any endorsement of a server with the server name mentioned and excessive mentioning of other servers will be considered as advertising.
  6. Staff are not your servants The server staff are around to help keep the server safe and moderate users. They are not there for you to ask for teleports, blocks and items. Please do not be offended if we disagree to any of your requests.
  7. Do not ask for a promotion to a different rank Asking for a promotion to a higher rank will only decrease the chances of you being promoted to that rank. It annoys staff members and can be considered as begging.
  8. Do not steal/download anything from the server Downloading/ripping anything off the server using whatever method is prohibited and is punishable by IP BAN
  9. Speak in English Only Please use English only when chatting in the server. An exception to the rule is made when conversing with another user who has difficulty communicating in English.
  1. Observe ALL general rules
  2. NO*:
  • 1x1 towers
  • Offensive builds
  • Wastage of plots
  • Excessive use of beacons
  • Excessive trolling
  • Leaving of hurtful/negative comments
  • Messing with bedrock level
  • Digging tunnels accross plots
  • Messing of roads
  • Building on and in roads
  • Redstone lag machines
  • Railway systems
  • Usage of trains without admin supervision
  • Slimeblock automobiles outside of designated lab area.
*Builds that violate rule B2 will be removed during a SandBox cleanup.
  1. Observe all General Rules
  2. Hack mods or clients Hacks or mods which give you a significant advantage over players are PROHIBITED. Example: X-Ray, Fly mod
  3. You may steal from unprotected chests ONLY It is the person's responsibility to ensure that their items are safe. You may lock your chests using /lock
M: Misconception Ans: Answer M: My sibling used my account to grief! It is his fault not mine!! I get to be unbanned do I? Ans: YOU are RESPONSIBLE for your OWN account. We will not hesitate to ban any griefers on the server. M: I just accidentally spammed the chat... Can I be unmuted? Ans: There is no such thing as "accidentally" spamming the chat. M: I had to grief to get to his chest in survival..... Ans: Griefing just to get to chests etc. is prohibited as it falls under General Rule "No Griefing" - even if you fixed the grief M: Since I cant access the protected chest... I can go around the protection by a way which I found works and will be ok! Ans: Stealing from protected chests in any way or method violates SMP Rule "No stealing from protected chests". M: This rule is so stupid! It's so easy to bend around using logic! Ans: Bending the rules using "smarty" or "troll-y" ways is not accepted and can result in a ban. Yes, that includes no bending of this clarification too.

WolvHaven Council

Whitelisted Mods Act

The following is a list of mods which can be used on the server. This list serves as a confirmation of mods which are definitely allowed on the server. You are allowed to:
  • Use any of the mods in the list below.
  • Use mods that are not in the list below as long as they do not violate the rules and regulations governing the usage of mods
You are NOT allowed to:
  • Use any mods that violate the rules governing the use of mods
If you are using a mod that is not on this list and are unsure if it violates our rules and regulations, please ask a member of staff. Whitelisted Mods:
  • Optifine
  • Shaders*
  • HUDs*
  • NotEnoughItems
  • TooManyItems
  • Minimaps*
  • Schematica**
*These are a general category of mods. Meaning that all mods which fall under such a category are allowed provided that they do not give you a significant advantage over other players. **Only in NewGardellia

Gardellia Rules

  1. Observe ALL general rules.
  2. Each player is entitled to 1 station claim or land area claim in any part of the world. (For now. This rule will be revised at a later date)
  3. Any decision(s) made by staff is/are final.
Note: The term town and city are used interchangeably.
  1. Definition of a town/city:
    1. An official town/city should have the following:
      1. A town/city hall (Size does not matter; as long as it looks appropriate)
      2. A local council (minimum size: 1 person)
      3. A local administrative hierarchy system (i.e. mayor, deputy…)
      4. A set of municipal rules/regulations or policies
    2. An unofficial town/city is a collection of 5 or more buildings (built prior to recognition/designation as a proper community)
  2. The ownership of a town/city automatically goes to the player who builds/constructs the first completed build in an area unless agreed on otherwise.
  3. Decisions of the owner of their town/city are final within their town/city limits.
    1. These decisions must be reasonable to anyone affected by them. E.g. Town owner wants to remove a building by another player, he asks the player or gives the player a notification at least a week before removing his/her building/structure.
    2. These decisions may be overwritten by any member of staff.
  4. Town/City limits are:
    1. Any piece of free land that is within 150 blocks of the town/city’s radius.
      1. The radius is defined by the outermost buildings of the town/city. Roads are not included in this.
  1. The owner of the town/city should implement a set of local rules and policies.
    1. These rules/policies must not be in violation of any server rules and regulations.
    2. Local rules/policies can include:
      1. A (clearly specified) build style, if any. This can give the town/city a uniform build style or look and feel. (E.g. Architectural style: Beaux Arts Architecture only.)
      2. Building/Zoning policies This can lay out the policies for constructing or removal of builds. (E.g. the owner can state that if any build he wants removed that is within town/city limits, it will be removed without notice.)
      3. Any other custom policies that the town/city owner would like to impose.
  2. The town’s city hall should have the following information:
    1. The town/city’s owner(s)
    2. Local rules and municipal policies
  1. Gardellia is a City/Town building world. Players should not build individual builds that are not within city limits dotted around the world without permission from a member of staff.
  2. Always ask the owner of a town/city before building inside an existing town/city’s limits unless otherwise stated by the town/city’s local policy.
    1. It is also advised that you look at the local rules/policies in the town/city hall and understand them before starting construction.
    2. Always contact the owner of a town/city when in doubt.
  3. Do not start or build a new town/city within 300 blocks of the nearest town/city’s limits.
    1. Players who intentionally start a new town/city to hinder the development of another town/city will have their town/city either relocated or removed.
    2. Do not start or build a new town/city in between railway stations.
  4. Builds within towns/cities are considered private/semi-private builds
Do not make any large land/sea changes that severely alters the landscape of the area you are working with. (If absolutely necessary, contact staff)
The following builds are not allowed:
  1. 1x1 n00b towers
  2. Builds considered offensive to other players
  3. Builds that contain excessive activated beacons
  4. Redstone lag machines
  5. Slime-block automated machinery
The following actions are not allowed:
  1. Trolling by modification of one’s buildings (considered griefing)
  2. Messing with the bedrock level.
The following builds are regulated - please ask for permission from a member of staff (via official email, discord, twitter, or forum conversation) before building the following:
  1. Airports
  2. Roads that extend over 100 blocks from the city/town limits (See sect. C3)
  3. Railways that extend over 100 blocks from the city/town limits (See sect. C3)
Please keep the following in mind when building railways:
  1. Construction of any new station on the Gardellia mainlines is prohibited.
  2. Any internal city railway (e.g. Metro/Tram) should not extend out of the city’s limits by over 50 blocks.
  3. Stations are not considered as buildings - and cannot be used to extend the city’s limits
  4. Usage of TrainCarts is allowed - however:
    1. Only semi-automatic and manual systems are allowed
      1. Semi-automatic systems are systems where players push a button to request for a train spawn, and the trains are automatically cleared at a station if empty
      2. Manual systems are systems that require players to manually drive trains.
  5. Permission is required for inter-town/city railway lines from:
    1. A member of staff, AND:
    2. The owners of ALL towns/cities involved.
  6. When building railways outside city/town limits:
    1. The railway is a private build.
    2. Staff may overrule or modify the railway’s route at any point of time.
    3. The railway must not hinder any other town/city’s progress.
    4. The railway should respect terrain and require minimal terraforming.
  7. Railways should be realistic
    1. They should have proper structures that show that the railway can support itself when subject to real-life physical forces.
Please keep the following in mind when building roads:
  1. Any internal city roads (e.g. Streets/Avenues/Alleyways/Internal expressways) should not extend out of the city’s limits by over 100 blocks.
    1. An exception to this rule is given if the road connects to an existing semi-private road. (e.g. Expressways or A-class roads)
  2. Roads are not considered as buildings - and cannot be used to extend the city’s limits
  3. The size and width of roads within your own city limits is unregulated. (i.e. up to you)
  4. The traffic directionality of roads within your own city limits is entirely up to the owner of the town/city
    1. Proper crossovers from right-hand traffic (↓↑) to left-hand traffic (↑↓) and vice versa are required if necessary.
  5. Permission is required for inter-town/city roads from:
    1. A member of staff, AND:
    2. The owners of ALL towns/cities involved.
  6. When building roads outside city/town limits:
    1. The road is a semi-private build.
    2. The maximum width of the road is 11 blocks (inclusive of both directions) unless otherwise authorized by a member of staff.
    3. Staff may overrule or modify the road’s route at any point of time.
    4. The road should respect the terrain and not plough through it.
    5. The road must adhere to Right-Hand Traffic (↓↑)
    6. A minimum of 8 blocks clearance must be provided.
  7. Roads should be realistic
    1. They should have proper structures that show that the road can support itself when subject to real-life physical forces.
    2. Reasonable lane markings (if required)
    3. Smooth curves instead of sharp 90 degree turns are encouraged.
  1. An existing structure refers to any build or structure present in Gardellia before it was opened to the public. They are:
    1. Gard mainline stations
    2. Gard mainline guideways
    3. Gard Expressways / A-class roads
  2. You may only modify an existing structure if it is within your town/city limits.
  3. Modifications that do not hinder the purpose of the structure is only allowed. (Examples of allowed changes: Change of track viaduct design, moving of station underground without breaking the tracks, changing the wall designs of an existing expressway / A-class road, diverting the expressway / A-class road underground through a tunnel without cutting off the expressway) (Examples of banned changes: Deleting sections of rail from Gardellia mainlines, removing lanes from existing expressway / A class roads)
  4. The following existing structures should not be modified:
    1. The Central station, AND:
    2. Any other buildings within the spawn city.

Staff code of conduct

  1. No abuse of commands Spawning items for users without permission is prohibited Usage of commands which affects gameplay SIGNIFICANTLY is prohibited Usage of /eco to give/spawn him/herself in-game money is prohibited (since 2012)
  1. Server staff are to teleport people only when the person wants to be teleported
  2. Server staff are to use /tpaall instead of /tpall when teleporting everyone in the server
  3. Server staff are allowed to decline any request to teleport a user to another user.
If any server staff member disrespects you within any websites/services managed by WolvHaven, please take a screenshot and file a report.
Players can report a staff member for breaking any of the rules stated above. Please provide evidence such as screenshots, chat logs and specific date and time of which the incident occurred. To file a report, please post a new thread under the courtroom forum section of the website. It is advised that you read the pinned thread which documents how the report should be formatted.