Many of our rules are not typical of other RP servers, so we highly recommend you read and understand them. As with any server, you will be held to these rules; both in real life and in RP.
Rule infractions are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. For minor infractions, rulebreakers will receive warnings. Most often, a warning or two is enough to shape up a player; but every so often there will be players who just can’t seem to follow the rules that they’ve agreed to. These players will be banned.
There are no probationary periods, temporary bans, or ban appeals on Myraeon. Banning is a last resort for players who have expressed through their actions that they do not want to be a member of the community, and they will be obliged.
1. Respect the Staff Team.
The staff team of this server work incredibly hard to make Myraeon the best experience possible for the players. They all sacrifice time and often money to keep the wheels spinning. While you’re certainly not obliged to /like/ us all, we ask that you respect our positions, commitment, roles, suggestions, and decisions. We hold each other to high standards, and we invite you to do the same.
2. Respect Other Players
You don’t have to like everyone, but you will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. Friendly banter is fine; racism and sexism are not, whether subtle or blatant. Your friends may fight beside you, but only your enemies can bring you glory on the battlefield. Cherish them both.
3. No Harassment or Griefing.
While there are legitimate reasons to do these things in RP, it is also obvious when one is doing them OOCly. If any occurrences of these are found to be out of character and done with malicious intent, the perpetrator will be dealt with.
4. Combat Rules and PVP
PVP combat, using minecraft and SkillAPI mechanics, is open across the server. Any player may attack any other player openly, but all actions will be considered in RP. We have a wide variety of combat-related skills to enrich the experience. On the other hand, RP combat is encouraged and should not be considered a second-class system -- if both players agree to it, RP combat is considered binding. However, Minecraft PVP is the default mechanic for determining armed conflict when parties cannot agree. Note that even the use of Minecraft PVP is restricted to actions that are feasible and reasonable in-character. Bows, swords, axes, and the use of SkillAPI skills are all legitimate, whereas the use of water buckets, fishing rods, and lava buckets, etc, are not (see Rule 7). For more detailled information, please have a look at our Server Philosophy post on Combat, Danger, and Character Deaths.
5. Metagaming and Powergaming
Powergaming is defined as A. making your character unrealistically powerful or skilled, and/or B. controlling someone else's character without permission.
Metagaming is defined as A. taking knowledge you have gained outside of your character, and acting on it in-character, despite your character having no knowledge of it or reason to act on it, and/or B. disclosing sensitive information learned in RP to someone else out of RP.
Both powergaming and metagaming are considered griefing roleplay. Excessive amounts of either are entirely against the rules. To be clear, there are allowable forms of both. Chatting about ongoing stories in Discord, while technically metagaming, hurts nobody, and is not prohibited. While RPing with someone, you might ask "may I powergame you slightly?" before emoting that your character takes ahold of their character's hand. As a general rule, if your actions give your characters or another person's characters an unfair advantage in RP, those actions are against this rule.
6. Mature Content
Use of swearing, innuendo, and mature content in discourse is permitted within boundaries. While this is a mature server, it has no minimum age requirement for application. Respect those around you and do not use this sort of language just for the sake of doing so. No one wants to hear about your genitalia swinging in the breeze as you run. Lastly, if you encounter things you don’t like, you are free to remove yourself from the situation.
Explicitly sexual and erotic RP must be at least in whisper chat ( /ch w ), and only if there are no other players nearby. The line here should be very clear: if it would be illegal for someone underage to read / see, it should not be RPed with other players present. For your convenience, we will enforce a “fade to black” policy to suggest the action for the sake of story, but no commentary from that point is permitted. Take your RP from that point onwards to skype or another private chat if you so wish.
For RP still in this category but not past the aforesaid line, all parties involved are responsible for knowing your fellow players’ ages. Given the server age range and our diversity in countries and states, it is absolutely crucial to confirm the ages of people beforehand. If you are asked to stop something, stop immediately; or it becomes inappropriate harassment. If you have concerns, are feeling harassed, or are worried that you have engaged in a non-permissible activity, direct message any admins and we will speak with you privately and objectively.
7. Exploits and Abuse of Mechanics
Abusing game mechanics and glitches to gain an advantage is prohibited. The act of using an exploit takes the action out of character, and therefore in the realm of metagaming. For example: /tell < >. /tell exists to chat OOCly with another player. You can use it to tell someone you have RP for them, or to ask them if they’d like to RP, but do not use it to pass information and give yourself an advantage in RP. The use of lava buckets in PVP is barred by this rule, as is the abuse of economic or skills glitches.
Any mod that gives you an unfair advantage over other players by giving you more information than your character has are considered hacks, and are banned. Any mod that allows your character to grind while you are AFK (autominers, autofishers, autocasting skill macros) are also banned. The ones we all use are Minimap (keep radar off), Optifine, and Macros. If you have a doubt, ask.
9. Alt Accounts
Alt accounts have two prerequisites and a few guidelines. Before you may register an alt, you must A. have played on the server long enough to become known as a solid player and positive member of the community, and B. have a reasonable explanation for why you would like to play a second character. If you believe you can fulfill both of these, please feel welcome to talk to an admin about an alt account.
Alt accounts should not share items between them and other characters played by the same player. They should not pass information between each other. They should be separate in RP and hold generally different motivations, codes, grudges, and alliances.
10. Personal Canon
All names of people, places, and events outside of core Server Canon are in the public domain and open for interpretation. This doesn’t mean you can say definitively that someone did or did not do something, nor can you act for another character. This does mean that you are welcome to tell your story and explain your side of what happened. Remember to respect other’s stories and keep it classy. For further detail, read through our Server Philosophy post on Lore and Roleplay “Canon.”
11. Build Guidelines
All builds must abide by both the rules of physics and the general architectural practices that would be available to your character and area. Furthermore, even if you have the ability to construct a large build very quickly, please consider building it in an RP-plausible timeframe, given RPly available manpower. While the build is in-progress, utilize scaffolding, piles of building material, etc. As always, keep in mind what is reasonable in RP. If your build is an eyesore, you will recieve a warning; after which your build may be subject to reverse-griefing by the admin team.
Before building within a town (whether in a Towny proper or in an RPly settlement, such as Sorveglianza or Northmarch County), you must receive permission in-RP from the relevant local authorities, or else your building is at risk of repossession or demolition, as according to the local laws. You might be able to get away with a ramshackle shanty in the slums of Verdisio, but not a large house. Furthermore, your character will be expected to make use of the architectural styles of the location, unless otherwise agreed in RP.
Areas not under Towny or Worldguard protection are open-build. You must abide by the same rules as above (rules of physics, reasonable architecture and timeframe). However, unsettled land is just that - unsettled and unprotected. If a build in the wilderness is unprotected, it is at the mercy of bandits, burglars, and the inexorable machinations of the Plot. Players are welcome to hire guards, either players or NPCs, to defend their property; but be warned that the safety bought with a few guards cannot really compare to the safety bought by a city's military.
All builds are property of the server; however credit of the build will be given if we know the architect. They may be used in advertising, named in stories, and are under the protection of the server owners.
Do not build within 15 chunks of any town, village, or large build without asking (and receiving) permission of the owners.
Floating trees are an instant ban. /s
12. RP Integrity
1. Continuity: We welcome players bringing characters to Myraeon from other servers, writing, or media. While individual players will need to communicate with the staff team about particulars, in general you're welcome to RP your character travelling to Myraeon by ship, magical portal, or perhaps falling through a crack between dimensions.
However, to preserve continuity and to avoid time/space paradoxes: Your character must be original and the only (OOC) current canonical version of that character in his/her own timeline. Any other (OOC) current iterations of this character on other servers or in other media must be separate and different instances, with no passing of information or experiences.
Lastly, your character cannot "bounce" between different servers after his/her first appearence on Myraeon. Your character can't enter an archery tournament on Myraeon on Monday, learn archery on another server on Tuesday, and then use that knowledge to win the tournament on Wednesday.
2. Originality: Little jokes notwithstanding, we will do all we can to keep all in-server actions strictly in the story and in-RP, we expect you to do the same. Do not copy and paste characters from TV shows, books, and the like. This includes, but is not limited to, skins, RP names, and in-game chat.