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Diamond Shaft Minecraft Server(s) Official Rules!

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Diamond Shaft Network - Official Universal Rules

All rules that are listed on this thread are in effect as of May 2015 and apply to all ranks on the Diamond Shaft Network. The following rules apply to the Diamond Shaft Minecraft Servers & Discord..All of the chat rules apply to any of our chat systems we have, an example of this would be private message or party chat.

All users are to read and follow the rules to avoid the punishment of kick or ban. If for any reason a rule needs to be changed or modified, the Diamond Shaft Administration has the right to do so.

Using an alternate account to avoid punishment such as a mute or ban is prohibited on the Diamond Shaft network. If caught doing this your ban/mute may be extended and the alternate account will be banned.

(1.1) Respect All Staff Members
All decisions made by the Diamond Shaft Staff Team is considered final. Please do not argue with a judgement made by one of our staff members. If you feel a member of staff is abusing you or others, please use the Contact Us button at the bottom of our forums.

(1.2) Respect All Users
RAU - Respect All Users, we are all human and we all like the Diamond Shaft Network. Please be respectful and kind to others while playing games, or even lounging in channels. Forum respect will be enforced, do not write something that will be considered rude, it does hurt someone’s feelings in the end. Discrimination or threats of any kind is not tolerated and will result in possible warnings, then ban.
We will NOT allow the following:

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Ageism
  • Remarks about Disabilities
  • Religion
  • Or any other kinds of Discrimination

Also a note on other languages, it is not considered racist if they don't speak your language. English is recommended when asking something from an English Staff Member, though we do not require you to speak it. You are free to speak any language on the Diamond Shaft server (In Private Chat, Party Chat), but speaking any other language in the main chat, swearing or breaking chat rules in another language will not be allowed.

Please be mindful of others when speaking in chat, we do have children playing on the network with you. Direct Cursing (swearing) is not allowed. This also includes the naming of 'pets'. Profane or offensive pet names will not be tolerated.

(1.3) You are Responsible for your own Security
Any breach made by a family, friend, or random stranger is on you. The Diamond Shaft Network does not take responsibility for your security on your Minecraft accounts or forum account. If a rule is broken under an account, that account will be punished. No exceptions.

(1.4) Do not Impersonate or Act as a Staff Member
Impersonating is a serious offense on the Diamond Shaft Network, as we do not take this lightly. If you witness someone impersonating a YouTuber or Staff Member, please contact a Moderator ASAP. Impersonating to be staff on the forums is not allowed, please do not trick someone to think you are able to do something that you can’t.
Moderators will have the light red [Mod] prefix, and all Administrators will have a dark red [Admin] prefix for identification.

(1.5) Do not Attempt to Attack our Servers 

Attempting or threatening to attack or take down any of our servers will be dealt with promptly by a permanent ban without appeal. DDOSing or other forms of this will result in contact with law enforcement agencies. 

Threatening to 'hack' the server or gain unauthorized access will result in a permanent ban.

(1.6) Staff Team Decision (repeat offending or disruption)
Staff team decision. Repeatedly committing offences after being punished or warned previously will result in a ban or causing any form of disruption to our forums, Discord or in-game server will result in a ban at the discretion of the staff member.

(1.7) Advertising is not Permitted
Advertising other servers on the Diamond Shaft Network or Discord without administrator permission will result in an immediate permanent ban from the Network & Forums. This includes sharing an IP or Website/Domain (other than that of Diamond Shaft) in public chat, messaging system, forum post etc.

(2.1) Do not Spam or use Excessive Capital Letters
Spam of any type is not permitted. The minimal requirement for it to be classified as spam includes, but is not restricted to the posting of same or similar messages consecutively, a repetitive number of times within the space of a few or more seconds. Messages comprising of all or a large amount of caps is also considered spam. Spam on the Forums will not be tolerated, spamming posts or threads will either get you suspended or banned from the forums.

(2.2) Offensive Skins are not Permitted
Skins that are offensive or sexually explicit are not permitted on the Diamond Shaft Network. All who have a skin of such nature will be warned at first, but further consequences may follow if use of the skin is continued.

(2.3) Offensive Capes are not Permitted
Capes that have offensive or sexually explicit content are not permitted on the Diamond Shaft Network. As capes are an extension of your skin inappropriate capes will be treated the same as inappropriate skins. All who have a cape of this kind will be warned first, if you do not change or remove the cape then further action will be taken.

We are aware that players can be bought capes without their knowledge and they can be offensive. In this case, if you are warned by a member of staff that you have an offensive cape on we will require you to take it off. If not then you will be punished in the same way.

(2.4) Offensive Usernames are not Permitted
Usernames that could be considered offensive like, sexual topics, bad words or distasteful are forbidden. If you don't follow that rule you will be permanently banned from the server. Please don't forget that we want a server family friendly.

(2.5) Offensive Builds are not Permitted                                                                                           

Builds that are highly inappropriate or profane will result in the build being demolished, and the builder being tempbanned, warned, or banned if the staff member so decides.

(2.6) Client Modifications/Hacks are Strictly Forbidden
Use of modified clients or hacked clients is strictly forbidden on the Diamond Shaft Network. Any modification that will help a user win a game or give them an advantage is considered illegal. If caught using Hacked Clients or Modifications, will result in a temporary ban or permanent ban from the Diamond Shaft Network.
Types of modifications that are allowed:

  • Mods that are purely for aesthetic purposes, eg: Shaders Mods
  • Mods that provide enhancement to the way Minecraft performs (FPS etc), eg: Optifine.
  • Rei's Minimap and Better Sprinting are now allowed as we can limit certain options.

Types of modifications that are not allowed:

  • Mods that provide enhanced player movement, eg: Smart Movement Mod.
  • Mods that allow flight, 'speed hacks', and extended reach.
  • Mods that provide additional data to the player that would otherwise not be seen, eg: Radar Chest Mods.
  • Mods that exploit the AFK prevention system by constantly pinging player movement, eg: Macros and 'Rave Mods'.
  • Macro Mods are strictly prohibited to staff use, anyone using them that isn't a staff member will be dealt with accordingly. 
  • Mods that change your gamma and allow brightness other than that found in normal minecraft. (This includes modifying your client to increase gamma)
  • Texture packs that increase your brightness or gamma beyond that found in normal minecraft.


(3.0) Discord
Rules that are listed above are still enforced on the Discord server, do not think that only the rules below apply to you on Discord. Please read the rules below that relate to the Diamond Shaft Discord.

  • Playing loud music or sound files is forbidden, unless approved by all users in the channel.
  • Using a voice changer is not allowed.
  • Names that can be considered offensive or inappropriate are not allowed.
  • Voice Recording on Discord without user agreement or staff agreement is considered forbidden in all events.
    • In some countries/states it is considered illegal to record voice without the user’s permission. (We do not take responsibility for your actions.)
  • Trolling, Screaming, or acting childish will not be tolerated.
  • Switching Channels continuously is considered spam, don’t do it.
  • Do not annoy or bother the staff members too much!

Failure to follow Discord Rules will result in a kick, then a ban from the Discord server. If you have history of rule breaking you will be permanently banned. Can also result in ban on the server itself if the admins decide to.

(4.0) Rules for those Interested in Helping In-Game
Currently there are quite a lot of problems with people getting annoyed at being told what to do by a non-staff member, on top of this there is also a lot of you wondering how you can become a staff member if you keep getting told off for helping. Well here are some guidelines/rules for you to follow to stop this confusion from happening.

(4.1) You can answer players questions, there is nothing wrong with that. However, don’t answer questions if you are unsure on the answer, its not game related or it’s not directed at you. It’s okay to answer questions such as “how to equip a hat” “how to join factions” etc, basically any information that can be spotted on signs around lobbies or under /help.
Answering questions on how to buy ranks, upgrade to ranks or even where to report stuff is acceptable, but once again if you are unsure please remember don’t answer if you are unsure. There is nothing worse than giving out the wrong information as it just causes problems at a later date.

(4.2) You cannot be rude to any other person even if they’re being rude to you, treat people with respect you don’t know what the situation is at the other end. On top of this you can’t be giving out orders regarding the rules, for example “STOP SPAMMING” there should be a staff member in the server, a Guardian is a staff member even if their provocative is to help they’re still staff and have commands to control these situations. If the staff member in your lobby isn’t responding to a question or isn’t dealing with said rule breaker, and its now been 20-30 seconds of a user spamming an IP or breaking a rule, try /msg to the staff member or better yet screenshot what is going wrong and report it here on the forums. You can also seek another staff member from a different serer, but please don’t take the situation into your own hands and try telling them what to do, it tends to make the situation worse.

(4.3) If you aren’t a staff member we don’t want you using macros, since it can cause unnecessary spam with yourself and the staff member answering the question at the same time. It can also be a problem if you use the wrong macro as that leads to false information. Staff members shouldn’t need to be racing to answer questions in case a donator gets there first, this itself can cause mistakes and we want you guys to be enjoying the server. So you really want to be a staff member or know someone who does? You aren’t going to impress the staff if you are annoying them by beating them to the post, causing problems by giving out the wrong information or even telling others what to do when you shouldn’t be.

(4.4) You can impress us by helping when a staff member appears to be AFK, answering the smaller general questions, reporting rule breakers on the forums, being on the Discord server often and talking. If a staff member asks you to ease it up a little don’t be offended its for all the best reasons, just be polite about it.

(4.5) Causing commotion or an argument with a staff member will put you on their bad books, lowering your chances. The staff are one huge family in a way, meaning if you annoy one it will spread badly to the others.

(4.6) Someone who isn't liked by staff members won't get accepted as it will cause friction which we can't have among staff. It’s not fun for the staff when they have players running around yelling at them for doing their job, we are volunteers and there to help and moderate that is what we have been chosen for. All we ask is that you don’t take the fun away for us but instead start to help us, if you are unsure be sure to message any moderator if you have concerns on what you can and can’t do.

(5.0) Administration

The Diamond Shaft Network Rules are subject to change at anytime, you are responsible for keeping up to date with them. The Diamond Shaft Administration has the right to add, remove or modify any and all items on the list of rules and regulations. Thank you for reading the rules and following them.

(6.0) Donations

As per the terms & conditions, you agree to when purchasing a rank, all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the server and therefore cannot be refunded. Ranks are subject to change at any time.

Terms of Service for Donations:

By agreeing to the terms and conditions you are stating that:

  • You are over the age of 18 OR you have your parent's permission to make this purchase.
  • You have authorization to use the debit/credit card and/or Paypal account.
  • You will not chargeback, dispute, or reverse this payment. You will be responsible for any and all administrative, legal, collection, and processing fees incurred by opening fraudulent chargebacks and reversals.
  • We reserve the right to ban any account for any reason. No refunds will be granted if you are banned.
  • You agree to everything listed above and below.
  • All purchases are final and non-refundable. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED.

There is no guarantee on being able to enter the server and play on DiamondShaft. If DiamondShaft is no longer operational, the virtual items are forfeit and the terms and conditions set herein will remain valid indefinitely.

Purchases are non-transferable for any reason. DiamondShaft is not responsible if the incorrect username was entered during checkout.

The perks, kits, benefits, commands, items, and rewards you receive from purchasing a rank or in-game item can change at ANY time. No refunds will be given for changes made to ranks or in-game items.

DiamondShaft is not responsible if the user does not receive an item due to having full inventory, dying shortly after the item has been awarded, dropping the item, lag, glitches, or server resets. It is the responsibility of the user and buyer to ensure the user is a safe area with space in their inventory to receive the item. 

We reserve the right to change the Terms and Conditions and in-game rules at any time, and without notice. You agree to abide by the most recent Terms and Conditions agreement and DiamondShaft in-game rules each time you use DiamondShaft.com suite of servers and any websites affiliated or owned by DiamondShaft.com. It is recommended that you check the Terms and Conditions from time to time to ensure no changes have been made.

For a list of our in-game rules, please see http://www.diamondshaft.com/rules

Minecraft is a copyright of Mojang AB. DiamondShaft is not affiliated with Mojang AB.

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Survival Server Rules

This is a continuation on the rules above If you have not already read them, I recommend you do. This post is more specific towards the Survival server rather than a guideline for all servers.

(6.1) Griefing

Just like anyone, we do not like griefers. We understand how you feel to have the building you spent hours on making demolished. If you ever get griefed just ask a staff member to assist you and they will ban the griefer and roll back the grief. Griefing is not attached to just breaking blocks, but also destroying another players crops and not replanting them, it is just as bad as destroying a home.

(6.1.1) Stealing

Though stealing is a branch of griefing, we do not allow users to steal other players' items. If you kill someone and they drop their items, you are not permitted to take them. If you do they will be returned to their owner(s). This goes for stealing from containers as well.

(6.2) Ingame Direct Swearing

As stated in the Universal Rules, directly swearing at another player is against the rules, no one likes to be harassed/bullied online. We also understand that words slip sometimes, example: You are out mining and you break the block in front of you and lava gushes in front of you and burns you. It is okay to have a moment of rage, just do not direct it towards anyone else!

(6.2.1) Racism/Discrimination

Like Direct Swearing, racism is a form of harassment/bullying in which we do not condone. Anyone caught saying racist remarks towards another player will be dealt with accordingly.

(6.3) Ugly Builds

No one enjoys poopy looking builds. It gives the server a bad image if the first thing you see when you join is a log of poop house. If you are not a good builder that is fine! Not all of us can be amazing builders, that's a given. However, we would appreciate it if you could make your build further away from spawn so it's not as likely for new members to see! 1x1 towers and close-to-spawn floating islands are also not appreciated.

(6.4) AFK Pools/Machines.

We don't need afk machines everywhere. Players get kicked after 15 minutes of activity for a reason. The more players there are on the server, the more lag is created, so people get kicked after a while of AFK'ing to clear up lag. 

(6.5) English in Main chat

This is a primarily English speaking server, we are aware that other ethnicity's and various language speaking players are bound to find our server. You are permitted to speak other languages ONLY in private messages and in party chat. It is forbidden anywhere else. If you are caught speaking another language you will be told that you are only allowed to speak English in main chat. If you continue you will be kicked until we must finally ban you.

(7) Teleport Killing

This seems to be a recent problem with the addition of the "Bounty Hunters" plugin that was updated in the recent server update. If you are a staff member, or those that have special permission to /tp, killing a player that way is not allowed. It is the same with /tpa, despite it being a request. It is fine if the player allows you to tp kill them, however if they let you tp and you kill them without permission, you will receive consequences.

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Since most people are still confused about the Mob Grinder rule, I'm going to elaborate each rule for them further. Naturally, if you skip reading these rules and get banned, that's on you.








  • No AFK'ing at a grinder.
    - It was agreed that in order to use grinders, players must be active while using them. If you want enemies to pile up without AFK'ing, build some extra stuff around the grinder, like chests or whatever and sort them out, etc. If a player is found AFK'ing at a grinder, they will receive a warning and if the problem consists, they will be banned.
  • No Crushers/Instant Deaths For Mobs.
    - Mobs must be killed by your own hand/weapon. So no using lava, crushers, etc. It is fine to bring a mob down to one heart using a long fall, but that's it. If insta-kill methods are found in a players grinder, they will be asked to remove it, if they don't the grinder will be edited/removed.
  • Spawner Types.
    - Spawner Blocks, Towers, etc are all fine methods to spawning mobs, of course as long as it is legit and does not cause any server lag if possible. If a player destroys your Spawner Cage/Block, that is at your own risk. They will be banned as in any case with griefing, but we may not able to bring back the Spawner Block.
  • "Special" Mobs.
    - Mobs like Endermen, Blazes, Wither Skeletons, etc are fine. Keep in mind the End has resets nearly every month.
  • Iron & Gold Farms.
    - Iron & Gold farms are all prohibited as of 1.16. This is due to the worth of Iron & Gold being significantly higher than every other item that can be autofarmed. If any Iron or Gold farms are spotted, they will be removed.
  • No Alternate Accounts.
    - We've had players use their alt accounts to help spawn mobs faster and have them go AFK. This of course is not allowed, though it is fine to have a friend with you as long as no one is going AFK. If an alt account is found out, we will ask the person to bring the other account offline, if they don't go offline the alt will be banned, and if it continues the base account will be IP Banned.


If any staff want to edit this post, feel free.

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Though we have mob grinder rules, most people are confused over crop/plant farms and whether or not they can automate them. I'm going to elaborate the rules on crop farms. Crop farms can be automated if they follow these rules.

  • Crop farms may not lag or overwork their chunks (area) - Any crop farms that give players extremely low FPS (around 3) or give the server high ping, will be removed, and the player will be warned.
  • You cannot AFK or use alternate accounts at auto farms - Obviously, it's very annoying to have people go AFK so the item payout increases while they are in the chunk, doing nothing. It's the same if you leave an alt account sitting there. Anyone who is AFK at a farm will be kicked, as well as the alt account.
  • Fish Farms - These rules also apply to auto fish farms (created with one pool of water & redstone.) Anyone breaking these rules with a fish farm, will be warned and have their farm removed.
  • Friends - Your friends, or other players can use your farms if they wish, but they obviously have to replant.
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