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[Server Rules] King's Law

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Retired Staff

The King's Law
Hollowworld's Server Rules


Section A
General HollowWorld Rules
These rules apply to any official HollowWorld medium, whether it is in Minecraft, Discord, the Social Media Sites, or the forums.

1. Discrimination, OOC racism, bullying, harassment are against the rules. Bullying in any form is a bannable offense, and it is not tolerated as HollowWorld is intended to be a safe and fun community for everyone. Report any sign of such behavior to Staff immediately.

2. Remember chat etiquette. No all-caps and no spam. Do not use text speak such as "U, k, y, etc." We do have a chat filter for swearing/cursing, but abbreviations and other ways to bypass the filter are equal to the actual swear. Rules, kicks, mutes, and bans will be used as Staff sees fit. Swearing within RP is fine, but in OOC it is not.

3. Do not discuss other Roleplay Servers. This includes the server name and the server's connection info. Other types of servers, such as Hunger Games and Mini Games are fine.

4. Use the appropriate threads for requesting staff help and attention. All issues should be addressed in the Support Section of the forums, or the Help and Tutorials section. Unless it is urgent, in-game, Skype, Discord, or any other off-thread requests may be ignored.

>> If you are reporting rule breaking and request staff help, please see Rule A6 and { This Thread }
>> Send a Support Ticket

5. Creating or using alternate accounts to avoid a previous ban is a bannable offense.

6. Players must not incite drama storms. If you are reporting a problem or player, please provide proof and don't make it public - make a conversation with any staff member. Posts and OOC IG discussions designed to stir up trouble will be handled as Staff see necessary. If the discussion is causing trouble, whether intended or not, and the participants continue to escalate it despite Staff warnings, the thread may be locked and players given warnings.

7. Citizens are required to protect the harmony of the HollowWorld community and ensure that they contribute positively to it. This means players must behave in a manner befitting an upstanding HollowWorld Citizen and refraining from activities which could be construed as damaging the community by Staff.

8. Please do not imitate staff via the forums or in-game. Any attempt to do so will be a bannable offense.


Section B

Server Rules
These are the rules for appropriate conduct when logged into the Minecraft Server. They are largely in regards to OOC conduct, but some may also have bearing on Roleplay.

1. PVP is allowed in the Sorrows and Frontier map but not allowed on the main Eastern Continent map without consent and PVP permissions enabled in the region.

>> Read about RP Combat Rules { This Thread }
>> Read about Consent rules in Roleplay, Evens and Regions for information on RP Combat { This Thread }

2. Keep builds appropriate to a Medieval Fantasy setting. This means no pixel art, modern buildings, futuristic technologies, etc. Aesthetic should be fitting, so no dirt builds, or full cobble structures. Nothing should be left floating. Any dirt/cobble/misc. towers used to help build are expected to be removed after. Staff may remove infractions without warning.

3. Griefing is not allowed on the main Northern Kingdoms map. This includes, but is not limited to: Altering builds without permission in any form, marring the landscape via fire/lava/water/misc., and killing player pets/livestock without permission. However, griefing builds IS allowed in the Sorrows, though destroying the landscape is not. The Sorrows is for resource gathering, not for digging messages into the dirt, setting fire to the plains, and/or making lava lakes for your amusement. Lastly, the Frontier map is not a resource world, but won't be fully moderated for griefing. Please, at least, do not mar the landscape and no floating objects.

4. Theft is a serious offense. Taking from another player's chests/shelves on the Northern Kingdoms map is not allowed UNLESS it is a region owner removing chests and possessions of a player that has gone inactive, or you are RPing a theft and have OOC permission from the region owner and the owner of chests/shelves/house to do such. In order for a Town Owner to be able to remove a player's possessions, the Town Census thread must have an existing rule about how long a player must be inactive before possessions are removed. Only the town owner or Staff members are permitted to take items once the inactive criteria is met. Any other instances are considered theft and can be met with appropriate reprimands. However, theft and looting IS allowed in the Sorrows and the Frontier map if you can access it an open chest.

5. Players must review [this guide] and [this guide] before purchasing a region. Regions have a radius of influence and new regions cannot be built within that radius. This also includes information on server owned property where regions can't be created as well.

6. Do not abuse /fly. It is intended for building, or RP climbing within reason, and flying to your RP/OOC destinations. Do not fly around while there is roleplay happening. Warnings, /fly removals, and bans may result after repeated abuse. (To see further explanation of gaining fly in RP, [look here] at the /fly.)

7. Client-side mods intended to give a benefit to the player otherwise not available in vanilla Minecraft are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, flymod, and X-Ray mod (and X-Ray texturepacks). If you want to know if a mod is allowed, ask a Staff member first before presuming it is okay.

8. No recruiting in the OOC in-game chat for players to join your clan, guild, village, town, city or other organization. We have forums for such recruitment, each with their own rules and regulations. You may only mention your town if a player specifically asks for a town to join in-game!

9. Mob-Grinders, Cobblestone Generators, and Automatic Farms are NOT allowed. This means you may not make or use any contraption that will prevent the mobs from attacking you. This includes using a 'window' to kill the mobs. Automatic farming systems which run without any user input are not allowed on the server. This includes but is not limited to timed wheat field flooding and crop collection via hoppers, automatic egg collecting from chickens into chests or automated drowning and item collection systems for animals.

10. Farms cannot be overpopulated. Too many animals create unnecessary lag. Farms should allocate two blocks per small animal, and four for larger animals. To make this simple, make sure the animals can all freely walk around.

11. Redstone contraptions should not be overly complicated or large. Automated redstone or piston constructions are likely to put strain on our server, so all large/omplex redstone circuits should be shown to a Staff before being fully constructed.

12. After six months inactivity, you will be de-whitelisted. If you are de-whitelisted, you will have to reapply to join the server. If you owned a region and become inactive, your regions will be added to the Inactive Regions list and destroyed. There will be no guarantee of your possessions, radiants, or regions still being in place upon your return. Similarly, if you publicly declare that you're leaving the server, there is no guarantee for your possessions, as it becomes the region owner's prerogative of what to do with your chests and possessions.

13. Plagiarism is against HollowWorld's standard code of conduct. Do not claim another player's work as your own, or replicate sources from popular culture as your own. (ie. Do not make Thor, build a city from Skyrim, steal another player's builds without permission, rewrite books under your own name, etc.)


Section C

Roleplay Rules
These are rules regarding IC conduct and RP

1. >>Inappropriate Roleplay is not allowed.<< This is a link to further explanation!

2. Meta-gaming, powergaming, and alt abuse are all bannable offenses. Alt or main accounts cannot be used to benefit your other accounts as this can be meta-gaming in most cases. Read { this } for definitions on meta-gaming and powergaming. And { this } for Code of Conducts

3. During Roleplay, players cannot insert invisible NPC's that benefit their character, such as guards, skill trainers, and other types that could give an unfair advantage. Atmospheric NPC's such as tavern keepers, shop attendants, couriers delivering simple letters, passersby in a crowd are fine as they don't give a character a benefit or edge over another character. If you want guards to follow you around, find players willing to do it. If you want a cult of 20+ people, find players to join the cult. You also can't use the name of a player character that isn't there, either.

4. Skills should be gained legitimately through RP, whether through valid solo-RP on the server or through a teacher in-game. New characters should begin at a novice skill level with most things. Players have worked hard to improve their characters' skills in game over time and it is unfair to create a character out of the gate that is automatically a master at everything. Not only this, but it can be considered powergaming to be a master at everything without RP to back it up.

5. Players may refuse to consent to character death if they believe that the roleplay basis for it is illegitimate. This includes, but is not strictly limited to: metagaming involved with the circumstance of the violence, powergaming in the violent circumstance itself, and OOC motivation leading to the altercation (spontaneous murder sprees, revenge for an alt's friend, etc).

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object oriented
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As of 8/2/19: From now until the 1.14 update, griefing will be disallowed in the Frontier. Make sure your chests and doors are locked and protected. Report any Griefing.
The Kings Law will be temporarily updated for this section.


object oriented
Staff member
Retired Owner
9/8/2020, Update of upkeep. How things are currently:

+Main Information is now Bold and easier to read.

+A4 adds link to support ticket

+B1 - Updated to following instead of saying combat RP is not allowed on regions:
>> Read about Combat Rules
>>Read about Consent rules in Roleplay, Events, and Regions for more information on RP Combat

-Removed "Flying across land and sea as a means of travel is an abuse of the command."
-Added "It is intended for building, or RP climbing within reason, and flying to your RP/OOC destinations. Do not fly around while there is roleplay happening."

+No build radius & sphere page is updated
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