TrainMazeLand

Server Behavior Rules
for all players including staff

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Server Rules

The following rules apply to everyone playing on our server.

No hacking
You're hacking when you're trying to cause a damage to someone or get an advantage you're not eligible for by using a special software/hacking tool, when you're trying to guess/change someone else's password, or modify configuration or behavior of our server.
No PVP except for dedicated areas
Some areas do, some don't allow you to hurt other players, but regardles of whether it works, attacking other players anywere else but in dedicated areas such as in minigames and PVP arenas where fight is explicitly allowed, is breaking the rules. Also in minigames only players currently participating in the game are allowed to fight.
No griefing
Griefing is the act of irritating and angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineering. Simply said, when something is not yours, you may only manipulate it in the way the owner of that thing has allowed you. If you do things to another player that he doesn't like, one of you won't stay on the server for long. And we want the good one to stay.
Don't spam chat, use /tell
If there are 10 people on the server and everyone keeps writing something in the chat, noone will be able to play much without hiding the chat completely. So if you wanna write something that doesn't have to be seen by everyone, send it only to the one who's supposed to read it, using the /tell command. You can also use it's shorter alias /w.
No advertising of other servers
You should only connect to our server to play there. If you wanna advertise your or someone else's server, do it where it is appropriate, i.e. on the minecraftpocket-servers.com website, and don't block connection slots that could be used by players who want to play on our server.
No vulgar or rude talk
Our server exists for poeple to have fun, not to insult or abuse each other. Many users playing on the server are kids between 6 and 15 years old and we want their parents to know it is safe to let their children play on our server. Therefore we absolutely do not tolerate any inappropriate talk or behavior and consider it a severe violation of our rules.
Respect A-team and VIP
Everyone makes mistakses, even A-team members do. But you should know that our server exists and keeps getting better so long mainly thanks to the A-team and sponsors. Recall this every time you do not completely like or agree with something an A-team member or VIP players writes or does. Better than arguing and starting conflicts is to simply disconnect from the server for a moment and take a short break.
Don't ask for o op or gmc
TrainMazeLand has exact strict rules defined regading who can do what and who may have the operator permissions or creative mode. Only owners may have op and creative mode can be given to non-staff Members only for a specific task. No one will get it upon request, so asking for op or creative will only bother other players. So don't do it.
Building trains and railroads must be approved by knedlik
Knedlik is the main builder of trains and railroads on our server, so his is the right to make decisions about them, even outside of Trainland. Please respect that and if you want to help with building trains or railroads, first consult your plans with knedlik.
Don't tell anyone your password
If you suspect that someone knows your password, it's better to change it. You can do so by visiting this page, clicking on "Reset Password" in menu, and filling in your e-mail address. You will then receive a link to that e-mail, which you can click on and set your new password. You should also use the /logout command the next time you connect, to make sure noone esle who used your account gets logged in without entering password.
Follow also Trainland and Mazeland rules
These rules apply to the whole server, but in additiona to them, both Trainland and Mazeland have their own additional rules. Keep it in mind and always be careful where you are on the server, so that you know which rules apply there. You can use the /here command to find this out.
Rules apply to everyone without exception
Even police is not allowed to break laws, and likewise even A-team members are required to follow the rules. They should even follow them better than anyone else, so that they can set an example of good behavior for other players.

Trainland Rules

The following rules apply in Trainland, the country owned by knedlik. Server rules are extended, not replaced, by these rules.

Listen to knedlik
In Trainland you're in a country owned by knedlik. Of course, even knedlik should follow rules, but he takes care of Trainland since the time it started existing. So if your opinion about how something should look or work in Trainland is different from knedlik's opinion, knedlik is right.
When you start cutting a tree, finish it
You'll most likely agree that a half of tree fyling in the air looks weird. So don't leave it that way and when you start cutting some tree, cut the whole damn thing, not just half.
Red means "stop", yellow means "beware", green means "go"
Like traffic lights, colors in Trainland may have a meaning. So if you go somewhere, beware yellow and red. It can save you from troubles.
Only send passwords via "/tell knedlik"
If you ever find a password that can help you to gain a reward, don't write it in chat. That will only reveal it to everyone. Use the /tell command or its shorter version /w and send the password privately only to knedlik. Of course, when knedlik is online.
Don't open or close doors in trains
Knedlik's trains are built to look ware in a certain state. Some doors are supposed to remain closed, some open, some get open and closes automatically or by pressing a button. Please respect that and leave doors that do not have controls in the state you find them in.
Don't troll other players
Do not make fun at the cost of other players. Rather make fun of yourself. That won't hurt anyone and people will like you more.
Don't argue with knedlik
If you don't agree with knedlik, simply let him know without any emotions that you have a different opinion, and let it be. It actually doesn't make sense to argue with anyone. Conflicts don't solve anything and don't help anyone.
Knedlik is always right
Don't forget that Trainland belongs to knedlik. When someone isn't right he most likely doesn't want to hear that from you. He has to figure it out on his own. Knedlik is no exception. And if the truth is about Trainland, knedlik has the right of the last word anyway, because he owns Trainland.

Mazeland Rules

The following rules apply in Trainland, the country owned by knedlik. Server rules are extended, not replaced, by these rules.

Build and destroy your own property only
First buy or gain a land and then start building on it. What you build on your own land, madhon will do his best to protect it. If you build something on someone else's land, you can easily lose it.
Close door after going through
If there are any doors in a maze, then they're supposed to stay closed. If you don't close doors behind you, you will be making it easier for other players to succeed in the maze that took so much of your efford to win.
No spectator mode in mazes
Do you wanna try what you can achieve, or do you wanna cheat? Cheating can be a faster way to the reward, but only if you play fair and win, you will really have a good feeling that remains.
Levels and rewards are decided by madhon
Reward for each maze should be adequate to its complexity. If you build a new maze, ask madhon to test it and decide what should be the reward for completing it.
No /tpa or /home
We have already mentioned cheating above. Just like using creative or spectator gamemodes, also teleporting is not fair play. Madhon doesn't like cheaters, so cheating is against the rules.
Don't argue with madhon
If you don't agree with madhon, simply let him know without any emotions that you have a different opinion, and let it be. It actually doesn't make sense to argue with anyone. Conflicts don't solve anything and don't help anyone.
Madhon is always right
Don't forget that Mazeland belongs to madhon. When someone isn't right he most likely doesn't want to hear that from you. He has to figure it out on his own. Madhon is no exception. And if the truth is about Mazeland, madhon has the right of the last word anyway, because he owns Mazeland.

Rank Rules

Every player has a specific rank assigned (belongs to a specific group). Rank defines permissions, but also responsibilities. We use the following ranks in TrainMazeLand.

Bad
You'll get this rank if you keep seriously breaking rules.
Guest
In TrainMazeLand you get born as Guest. It's the default rank you get when you connect to our server for the first time.
Member
Member is a player, who visits our server regularly, follows rules, and has his/her own place in our community.
VIP
Every player, in addition to having one one of our ranks, can also become a VIP. The VIP sign belongs to a player who sponsors our server by buying credits and specifying his/her nickname when buying them.
A-team
A-team is our staff team. It's the group of players who voluteer to take care of this server, make sure it keeps working and there is a lot of fun, so that people enjoy playing there.
A-team consists of people with the following ranks/positions:

Bad

You'll get this rank if you keep seriously breaking rules. Players with this rank:

  • have almost no privileges
  • can't write in the shared chat

CAUTION: You can also get this rank if you reveal your password to someone or if someone guesses it and plays on the server pretending he's you.

Guest

In TrainMazeLand you get born as Guest. It's the default rank you get when you connect to our server for the first time. Players with this rank:

  • can look around this server and chat with other players
  • can play minigames and win rewards
  • can get reward for voting at http://bit.do/votetml
  • can become VIP by sponsoringt this server by purchasing credits
  • can become a Memberem , if they meet all requirements
  • have to pay tax (every 10 minutes $100 is automatically deducted from the each Guest's game money balance)
  • cannot own land or house
  • cannot make money using the /job, /jackpot, or /casino commands
  • must not break server rules
  • must not break Trainland rules in Trainland
  • must not break Mazeland rules in Mazeland
  • must not have the creative mode, not even temporarily

Member

Member is a player, who visits our server regularly, follows rules, and has his/her own place in our community.

You can become a Member after you:

  • have been playing on our sever for at least a week
  • have spent at least 2 hours on the sever within the last month
  • know and follow all rules
  • don't have more dislikes than likes from other players
  • successfully pass the rules knowledge exam

As a Member you are allowed to do everything what Guest is allowed, and in addition to that:

  • don't pay tax every 10 minutes
  • can use the /me command to write in chat what you're doing
  • can return to the place of your last death using the /back command
  • can own a land and build a house on it
  • can set your home position using the /sethome command and teleport to it from anywhere using the /home command
  • can accept job using the /job command and get paid for working
  • can gamble in lottery (using /jackpot) our roulette (using /casino)
  • can create own shop
  • can communicate with other players on Slack after setting an e-mail and requesting invitation using the /setemail command
  • can be given the creative mode, but only temporarily in order to fulfil a task for some A-team member
  • can apply for a position in A-team after meeting all requirements (specified in detail below)

VIP

Every player, in addition to having one one of our ranks, can also become a VIP. Such player will then become VIP Guest, VIP Member, VIP Helper etc.

To get marked as VIP you have to buy hosting credits for our server and when buying, specify the same nickname you use to play on our server.

In addition to the privileges assigned to your rank, you also get the following extra benefits as a VIP:

  • Your name is listed on the VIP wall, along with the info what feature you have supported
  • In the chat and above your skin, your rank is listed, prefixed by the red "VIP" sign
  • You can set your own custom prefix and suffix that appears above your skin in the game
  • You can choose what your sponsored credits will be used for, but only from the options offered by owners

A-team Rules

A-team is our staff team. It's the group of players who voluteer to take care of this server, make sure it keeps working and there is a lot of fun, so that people enjoy playing there.

Being A-team member is not a privilege. It's a job. A-team membership is not for everyone. It's only good for people who enjoy helping other people, people who like to create something nice, good, or useful. These are the ones, thanks to whom TrainMazeLand is what it is, and for that they deserve a great respect.

But please respect also the fact that A-team members do not necessarily have time for you right at the time when you want something from them. They can be busy helping someone else, they can also simply be currently just wanting to spend some time playing for a moment.

A-team members communicate in a private channel on Slack, where they discuss applications, inquiries, and complaints from players, which a single person cannot make good judgements of alone, such as A-team position applications. We also use it to discuss ideas how to make our server even better.

As a staff member, if you cannot participate in the discussion for a longer period of time, you have to apologize. Staff member who neither participates in the Slack channel nor apologies for absence for one month or more can be degraded to lower position or completely fired from staff.

A-team consists of people with the following ranks/positions:

YouTuber
YouTuber is a person who helps to promote our server by regularly publishing videos about it on YouTube.
Helper
Helper is a player who assists other players who need help when they get lost and don't know how to do something on our server.
Builder
Builder builds public buildings intended for all players, expands our server by adding new cities, railroads, roads, mazes, trains, minigames, statues, and other useful buildings.
Mod
Mod moderates communication and mutual behavior of other players. He looks after the server, makes sure that no one is breaking rules, and the mood on the server is friendly and players like to come and play there.
Admin
Admin is a player, who takes care of security and long-term sustainability and expansion of the server. He performs tasks and work that would normally have to be done by the owners, if he has sufficient privileges to do so, and helps the owners to save time for other work.
CoOwner
CoOwner co-owns the server. This rank/position cannot be gained in TrainMazeLand. Only knedlik is CoOwner and it will always be so.
Owner
Owner is only one and that's madhon, who created this server and keeps it running.

Every staff member must, besides server rules, follow also these A-team rules:

  • Be patient and tolerant. Never persecute anyone for first error, rather explain why it's wrong what they have done.
  • Do not offend or disparage other staff members, stick together with them.
  • Never wash dirty linen in public. Discuss conflicts with other staff members privately on Slack, not in front of other players.
  • Do not misuse your privileges. You have them to help others, not to harm them.
  • Do not penalize other staff members for breaking rules. Report it to madhon and let him resolve it.
  • Use sufficiently safe password and do not tell it to anyone.

CAUTION: As a staff member you will have access to some dangerous features. So you have to make sure noone else can connect to the server under your name and misuse them.

YouTuber

YouTuber is a person who helps to promote our server by regularly publishing videos about it on YouTube.

To get hired as a YouTuber you must first:

  • be a Member for at least a month
  • spend at least 2 hours per month playing on our server
  • not have more dislikes than likes from other players
  • have at least 50 subscribers on your YouTube channel
  • have at least one video about TrainMazeLand on your YouTube channel, which is at least 5 minutes long
  • link back to the TrainMazeLand YouTube channel from your video
  • have a link to www.trainmazeland.com in the description of your video
  • be wanted by the existing A-team members
  • use a nickname not longer than 12 characters
  • pass our YouTuber exam

As a YouTuber you can do everything what Member can, and in addition to that:

  • can get the creative mode, but only temporarily for the purpose of shooting a video
  • our channel TrainMazeLand will subscribe to your YouTube channel
  • get access to the private "a-team" channel on Slack
  • may attend the regular A-team meetings
  • must publish at least one at least 5 minutes long video about TrainMazeLand
  • can be degraded back to Member if you're not sufficiently active for more than a month

Helper

Helper is a player who assists other players who need help when they get lost and don't know how to do something on our server.

To get hired as a Helper you must first:

  • be a at least Member for at least a month
  • spend at least quarter hour per day on the server in average (450 minutes per month)
  • have at least 5 more likes than dislikes from other players
  • be wanted by the existing A-team members
  • use a nickname not longer than 12 characters
  • pass our Helper exam

As a Helper you can do everything what Member can, and in addition to that:

  • can reveal information about other players using the /alias and /usrinfo commands
  • can use the /tpo command to teleport yourself to another player
  • can set effects to yourself or other players using the /effect command
  • can change your or someone else's gamemode using the /gamemode command
  • may only use these commands in order to help another player being in trouble
  • can set your own prefix and suffix that appear above your skin in the game
  • can be degraded back to Member if you misuse your privileges or are not sufficiently active for more than a month

Builder

Builder builds public buildings intended for all players, expands our server by adding new cities, railroads, roads, mazes, trains, minigames, statues, and other useful buildings.

To get hired as a Builder you must first:

  • be a Member for at least a month
  • have built at least 5 buildings for other players
  • spend at least 4 hours per month on the server
  • have at least 5 more likes than dislikes from other players
  • be wanted by the existing A-team members
  • use a nickname not longer than 12 characters
  • pass our Builder exam

As a Builder you can do everything what Helper can, and in addition to that:

  • can change your own gamemode using the /gamemode command
  • can give items to yourself and other players using the /give command, but only for the purpose of building generally useful things
  • can found own city and get it protected against griefing by a protected area
  • have to get approval and protected area from the country owner (knedlik for Tranland, madhon for Mazeland) in order to found a city
  • can find out in where you are using the /here command
  • cannot found more than one city in the same country until you connect the previous city with another city using road or railroad
  • can use the /areamanage command to enable other people to build and break things in your city
  • must not tamper with whitelist of any other whitelist than the one of your own city
  • can use the /warp command to quickly teleport yourself to defined warps even without using a warp sign
  • may give the creative gamemode to a Member, but only for a cretain building task and you must set his gamemode back to survival after he finishes the task
  • must build something useful for other players every month
  • can be degraded back to Member if you misuse your privileges or are not sufficiently active for more than a month

Mod

Mod moderates communication and mutual behavior of other players. He looks after the server, makes sure that no one is breaking rules, and the mood on the server is friendly and players like to come and play there.

To get hired as a Mod you must first:

  • be Helper or Builder for at least a month
  • spend at least quarter hour per day on the server in average (450 minutes per month)
  • have at least 10 more likes than dislikes from other players
  • pass our Mod exam

As a Mod you can do everything what Builder can, and in addition to that:

  • have access to an admin web page, where you can discover further information about players
  • can use the /banlist command to list permanently banned players and IP addresses
  • can use the /kick command to kick players off the server when they break the rules
  • must specify the reason every time you use the /kick command
  • can use the /tp command to teleport yourself or other players, but only in order to stop breaking rules
  • your messages appear in white in chat by default to be well visible
  • can use color text in chat
  • must spend at least 450 minutes on the server every month
  • can be degraded back to Member if you misuse your privileges or are not sufficiently active for more than a month

Admin

Admin is a player, who takes care of security and long-term sustainability and expansion of the server. He performs tasks and work that would normally have to be done by the owners, if he has sufficient privileges to do so, and helps the owners to save time for other work.

To get hired as an Admin you must first:

  • be Mod for at least a month
  • spend at least quarter hour per day on the server in average (450 minutes per month)
  • have at least 15 more likes than dislikes from other players
  • have enough trust of the server owners
  • pass our Admin exam

As an Admin you can do everything what Mod can, and in addition to that:

  • can use the /givemoney and /takemoney commands to give game money to and take game money from other players
  • must never give someone game money without reason, only to repair a bug, mistake, or injustice, or as a compensation for doing a work for the server
  • compensation for doing a work for the server must not exceed $10000 per day
  • can create and delete warps
  • can ban players by nickname or IP address temporarily or permanently
  • must not ban players without specifying reason
  • may only ban a player for repeatedly breaking rules, and only after the player continues to break rules even after being warned, or kicked
  • must report every ban including reason to the a-team channel on Slack
  • must not ban anyone for more than 24 hours without sending a proof of the player seriously breaking rules
  • must not set temporary ban for more than 168 hours (1 week)
  • may only use permanent ban if the banned player continues to harm the server or other players even after 168hour ban
  • must spend at least 450 minutes on the server every month
  • can be degraded back to Member if you misuse your privileges or are not sufficiently active for more than a month

CoOwner

CoOwner co-owns the server. This rank/position cannot be gained in TrainMazeLand. Only knedlik is CoOwner and it will always be so.

CoOwner can do almost anything, he just doesn't have access to the server console and the server management app, so he cannot, for example, restart the server or restore it from backup.

Even CoOwner is required to follow all rules.

Owner

Owner is only one and that's madhon, who created this server and keeps it running.

Owner can do almost everything, but even he follows all these rules.