Message from Staff Team: Before we get into the rules and regulations I need to point out that we (staff) try to follow a guideline when giving out Warnings/Jail/Bans/ect. However, each case is different and it is up to the trained staff to choose the option that they feel is appropriate for each and every case. If you feel Staff is not doing their jobs properly please send your reports to Trev at MysticTrev84@gmail.com if you need to report Trev please send email to JordanPinney1@gmail.com
Getting Help From the Staff Team:
Any/all help needed on the server must be done through the support chat on TAWK. To get to the Support Chat, simply click the orange tawk bubble on the top right of the home page. We will no longer be accepting messages/private mail/etc while helping users. With the ever-growing community, it is difficult to help users in chat. We are finding that users are missing staff asking what they need help with and thusly thinking the staff is “ignoring” them. Please remember some staff members are online to build and test new things on the server.
Look for the tick marks. You can check if a staff member is available in game by pressing tab and looking for a green ✔ by their name. If there is a red ✖, then they are unavailable to help you at that moment.
Get evidence for reports. If you need to report another player, the appropriate place to do so is in the Support Chat. However, we will need some kind of evidence in order to punish a player. Screenshots are usually the easiest to take and transfer, so make sure you take a screenshot (pressing fn + f2 in game) when you see someone breaking the rules.
Still have questions? If you still have a question about the rules after reading the full rules list here, then you can always visit the Support Chat for clarification.
All of the following rules apply to both the Support Chat and the server Discord, as well as in game.
Respect all players and property. This includes but not limited to, name calling, putting someone down, making fun of, disrespecting, stealing, griefing CLAIMED land, and scamming players. This rule applies to both open chat and private chats. If we receive screenshots from any player showing disrespect from another player we will handle the situation as if it were done in open chat.
No arguing/disrespecting/participating in drama with any user and/or staff member. If you have a personal issue with someone, please privately message a staff member or visit the Support Chat. This rule applies to both open chat and private chats. If we receive screenshots from any player showing disrespect from another player/staff member we will handle the situation as if it were done in open chat.
Be Family Friendly and All-Age Appropriate. We are known as a family friendly server and we intend on keeping it that way. This rule applies to both open chat and private chats, as well as nicknames and in game names. If we receive screenshots from any player/staff member showing inappropriate behavior/comments/etc from another player/staff member, we will handle the situation as if it were done in open chat.
No cursing. We have players from all over the world, so a word that you do not consider a swear may be considered a swear to someone else. It is impossible to filter all swear words, so if you are ever unsure, privately ask a staff member for clarification before saying it in global chat.
No capitalized messages. The only exception to this rule is when using caps for grammatical correctness, such as the words I and A when being used properly in a sentence or the first letter in each sentence. Words such as tbh/omg/oml/etc are not an exception to this rule. In game names that have a lot of capitalized letters are allowed, but we ask that you do not abuse this exception to the rule. Nicknames that violate the caps rule are not allowed.
No advertising on/for other servers. This includes even mentioning other servers or realms, even if they are not specifically named. This also includes spamming/advertising our server on another server. We do not want to be getting users in an unfair or wrong way.
No spamming. Spam includes but is not limited to: many repeated characters/messages, many random characters, attempts to bypass the server chat filter, text arrows/unnecessary special characters (such as L()()K and <--), posting links for any website besides the RNC official website or Discord unless approved by an Owner+, and repeating the same or similar message more than once per chat page. This also includes the spamming of /TPA requests and relog messages.
No Trolling/Flaming. It’s disrespectful and it will not be tolerated.
No asking for Ranks, Money, Items, etc. This includes continuously posting about how broke you are, or that you need this or that. You may ask fellow players to help, but please respect chat and do not spam it continuously.
English only. Bi-lingual users are asked to not speak other languages on our server as it confuses both the players and the staff, and we are unaware if you're requesting help, cursing, etc.
Be patient. We understand that at times you need staff’s attention. Please note that staff is busy at all times and that we will get to you as soon as we are free. Messaging us privately will only make matters worse. Please be patient and wait your turn. The Support Chat is the best way to get in contact with the staff and sort out issues.
All topics to be kept to a controlled discussion. This includes politics, religion, and sexuality. Controlled is defined as a conversation that does not begin to cause arguments, or heavy debates. This also means that as soon as someone is uncomfortable, all discussion must be taken into private chats.
Land claims of different people must be at least 16 blocks apart. This is to prevent people from crowding each other. This does not apply in close proximity to server locations such as at spawns.
No AFK/illegal/glitch horse training. Leveling your horse in any way that is not sitting on your horse and riding him/her with the natural Minecraft ground/world with your hands on the keyboard is forbidden. The use of placed blocks to make the leveling process faster in any way is also forbidden.
Do not sell horses for less than $20,000 (in game money). Horses are set at that price to keep the economy stable. Any player caught trying to get around this rule will be punished appropriately.
IF ANY PLAYER IS CAUGHT STEALING A HORSE, OR BRAGGING THAT THEY HAVE STOLEN A HORSE, THEY WILL RECEIVE A 1 DAY BAN, AND BE JAILED FOR 5,000 BLOCKS. NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS! ALSO, NO APPEAL…
DO NOT claim horses that you find in the wild. Doing so can cause issues within the HorseRPG database and could result in you losing all your previously claimed horses.
Do not claim abandoned RPG horses. This can mean that the original owner is never found and mean they lose out on their horse, which they may have accidentally spawned.
Selling Fake RPG items is not allowed. This is unfair to all players who saved up to buy legitimate items and end up with a fake that cannot be used.
If you have lost horse levels, contact any Guide+. They can then pass the information to the appropriate staff member who will help restore the levels, if screenshots are shown.
No Hacks. You are not allowed to use any hacks of any kind. Mods are allowed as long as they only affect YOUR gameplay, are not a threat to the server, and do not give you any unfair advantages/items/etc. Examples of approved mods are Shaders or Optifine.
Do not take advantages of glitches. This is considered cheating and will be punished as so. Please report any glitches you find immediately and privately to a staff member. If you tell/show the server about the glitch, that is breaking the rules, and you will be punished.
You may NOT use alts to give your main account advantages. Examples of advantages include first-join kits and Quest World prizes.
NO mob grinders, xp farms or spawners. This includes anything that forces mobs to spawn, automatically kills mobs that have spawned, or moves them to a more convenient spot to be killed. if you have a natural spawner, no changes should be made to the area to encourage spawn rate, or means of killing spawned mobs... If you encounter a natural spawner, no changes should be made to the area to encourage spawn rate, or means of killing spawned mobs.
No 1x1 towers. They are unnecessary and annoying.
You are only allowed to have a certain amount of each animal type (excluding claimed horses) according to your rank. Members get 10 and the number of animals increases by 5 for every rank after that.
Users are responsible for their own account. This means that we will not accept the "it was my brother/sister/mother/father/dog/hacker/ect" as an excuse for breaking any/all rules.
Additional Rules for Staff Members:
The staff is here to help and guide users in their Ranch and Craft journey. The staff is also here to ensure the safety and well-being of each and every user that logs into our wonderful server. However, we can get extremely busy at times and we ask that you the users understand this and be patient when you are in need of help. Moderators+ Can:
Visibly, invisibly, or using any disguises, follow any online player for any amount of time, with just cause and proof of just cause only.
Ban, IP-ban, kick, demote, mute, or otherwise punish or remove rights from any player caught or deemed breaking the Ranch n’ Craft website or server rules. Additionally, any players with a record of two or more bans for griefing is subject to a permanent ban from our server
Inspect any location, build, chest, inventory, and a furnace for any amount of time, with player consent, or just cause and proof of just cause.
Discriminate any player based on experience, knowledge, age, race, sexual orientation, or language.
Abuse any granted powers for one's own self-interest.
Give players any items, commands, game modes, or special abilities not immediately granted by the player's current rank.
Disclose personal or private information about any player, including, but not limited to Internet Protocol (IP) address(es), name(s), location(s), and other non-public information the player wishes to remain private.
Follow the same rules and guidelines as any other user.
Keep updated on website forums.
Read all of RnC Staff chat on a regular basis.
Read the Ban appeals forum on a daily basis.
Be aware of how they portray themselves to the users and the server.
Post when they jail using the appropriate form.
Post sufficient evidence any time they punish a player in any way.