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    Laws of BusinessCraft

    BusinessCraft aims to be a welcome, friendly, and fun enviornment for all players to play and interact with each other. As such, a series of laws has been established. Laws may frequently change under new Acts of Parliament which are announced in the Government Announcements forum and updated here.



    Client Modifications

    • Client modifications that give unfair advantages and abilities are prohibited;
    • Players are allowed to use mods like Optifine.
    Chat Rules

    • Offensive slurs, harassment, spamming, excessive swearing, racism, or bigotry is not allowed;
    • Swearing is only allowed under these conditions: no offensive slurs of any type, no swearing at another player, person, or group of people, no excessive use of swears, no obviously offensive swears;
    • Advertising other servers, communities, or other sites is not allowed;
    • Mentioning names of other servers is not allowed;
    • You need to be patient, respectful, and show maturity at all times;
    • Don't ask for special perks or permissions (e.g. don't ask to be teleported to a friend);
    • Asking an exam question or giving an exam answer is not allowed;
    • Rules regarding the Global chat channel only:
      • You can not speak any other language besides English;
      • You can not start discussions about controversial topics, such as religion or politics.
    Account Rules

    • You can only have one account on the server;
    • You are not allowed to log on another player’s account, even with their permission;
    • Accounts are treated as one entity: if any laws are broken on an account (even if the account was compromised), that account will suffer the consequences.
    Griefing

    • Any sort of griefing is not allowed, this includes (but is not limited to):
      • Picking up dropped items of players without their consent;
      • Destroying or modifying other player’s property;
      • Using items such as TNT, flint and steel, lava etc. on player property;
      • Locking other player’s doors or other items that can be locked;
      • Needlessly destroying the landscape.
    • In the wilderness, you are allowed to destroy the property of other players unless it’s regioned.
    Banned Players/Repossessions

    • In the event of a player being banned, their rightfully claimed property, which includes but is not limited to, owned plots, buildings, and items may be repossessed by the Government if such is deemed necessary;
    • The following factors will be taken into account:
      • Status of the player (temporarily banned, permanently banned);
      • Offence(s) the player committed;
      • Outstanding debt towards the Government or other.
    • Banned players also have no right to request what happens with their property.
    Other Rules

    • Rules are enforced by Staff members, Laws are enforced by the Government/Police Officers;
    • Threatening the server or the players/staff is not allowed;
    • Calling a ticket for a staff members assistance should not be abused or taken lightly;
    • Killing staff while they are on a ticket is not allowed;
    • We reserve the right to ban you in case we find your name inappropriate or too similar (purposely changed) to another player’s name;
    • We reserve the right to ban you in case your skin is inappropriate;
    • Evading punishments may result in a ban;
    • Selling medical objectives outside of Government-approved Medical Facilities is not allowed;
    • Refusal of treatment of a contagious disease will result in confinement and a cost of cures for those infected along with an additional fine of 15 krunas;
    • Animals, cars, weapons and solicitation is not allowed in the hospital;
    • If you have access to the Entrepreneur shop, you are not allowed to sell for players who do not have access;
    • If you have access to the Designer shop, you are not allowed to buy materials for non-Designers who do not have access.


    Apartment Owner Rules

    • You’re free to enforce the default rules for apartment renters and you’re allowed to make your own ones;
    • You can charge for extra amenities but 1 bed, 1 double chest, 1 crafting table, and 2 furnaces must be allowed for free, any extra can be charged;
      • Failure to allow these initial free amenities will result in a 100 Krunas fine of the landlord.
    • If someone's rent expires and they haven't been on the server for at least 3 days, you're allowed to contact a Staffer to vault their items and remove all locked items. After the Staffer is done, you can destroy their items and keep them;
    Rules for Renters

    • You can not have the following items in your apartments:
      • Any type of farms;
      • Any types of liquids;
      • Nether portals;
      • Chest Shops.
    • Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and parrots are allowed in apartments unless told otherwise by the landlord;
    • Respect the wishes and rules of your renter. If you do not like them, you’re allowed to move to a different place.
    Plot Rules

    • If you have a plot in a city, it will either be a residential or commercial property.
    • The theme of your building needs to be modern;
    • If your building is an eyesore, it may be taken down after a warning;
    • You are not allowed to have farms on your plot unless they are underground or hidden;
    • You can sell your plot back for 90% of the plot’s price, resell it to another player or auction the plot on forums;
    • You're not allowed to have more than 2 empty plots in a city;
    • You are not allowed to alter the exterior or interior of a preserved, historical building.
    Eyesores

    • When you first buy a plot, you will be given minimally 2 weeks (depending on that City’s rule) to build;
    • You will be sent a mail in-game and will be given 2 weeks to improve your building. If you don't comply you can be evicted from your plot;
    • You can hire a personal builder or someone from the Department of Construction to help you with your building; we don’t expect every single person to be a talented builder.


    PvP Laws

    • Initiating unwanted PvP in a city is illegal unless both parties give consent;
    • PvP is disabled in protected areas such as Spawn, Hospital and University;
    • PvP is fully legal in the Wilderness.
    Trespassing Laws

    • Trespassing on private property and government property is illegal;
    • If you are found trespassing on another player's property, you must leave if asked to do so. Failure to comply may result in consequences, such as death;
      • If you are killed when trespassing on private property, the property owner must provide sufficient evidence showing that they had asked you to leave the premises at least 2 times.


    Business Owner Rules

    • You’re allowed to make your own business only if you are an Entrepreneur or if your company is related to your profession (i.e Pubs can be made by Brewers);
    • Once you make your business HQ on a plot, you need to post information about your business on forum explaining:
      • Basic information and introduction to your company;
      • The location of the building;
      • The owner and other employees (optional).
    • You're allowed to hire employees that complete certain tasks, depending on the business. However you must pay them for their work no less than 5 Krunas per every 15 minutes, otherwise it’ll be treated as scamming and the employee can start a lawsuit against the employer.
    • Your company’s name can’t be similar to another one;
    Employee Rules

    • If you were invited to work in a corporation, you're free to accept or decline the offer;
    • You will have to complete the tasks you got from your employer. In case they’re illegal or you don’t get paid for the completed tasks, you’re able to report your employer and the business;
    • Your employer reserves the right to fire you.


    General Wilderness Rules

    • Griefing and PvP in the wilderness are allowed;
    • You’re not allowed to have fully automated farms that require no player interaction but rather gather free resources (i.e cactus farm with the fences.). If they at least require some player interaction (e.g. push of a button and/or replant the crops), they are legal;
    • You can not have over 300 mobs in total;
    • Any animal farm in the wild, regioned or not, is not allowed to hold less than 4 blocks per animal. For chickens it is 2 blocks. If found breaking this law and the area is not fixed after a weeks warning the owner of said farm will be placed in jail for 5 minutes while their animals will be euthanized until it is the right amount for that space.
    • One(1) villager per four(4) blocks, and to extend villager rights, no villager will be allowe to be bought, sold, or rented for use.
    Private Regions/Land Claim

    • You are allowed to claim land in the wilderness which disallows other players to grief you;
    • Unless given permission, your region needs to be at least 20 blocks away from another player’s region;
    • It costs 4 Krunas per block to claim land in the Wild.;
    • A private region needs to be away from a government approved city for at least 500 blocks from either of the city borders.


    Vehicle Laws

    • You need to pass the Drivers exam in order to own a Vehicle;
    • You can only drive on the right side;
    • Entering cars/bikes of other players without their permission is illegal;
    • Driving anywhere off the road is not permitted;
    • Vehicles are only permitted on the official city roads and designated parking lots;
      • Parking lots are private if they:
      • Are on Suburbs plots;
      • Are clearly marked as private using signs that has [Private Parking] on the first line and the names of the owner(s) on the other lines;
    • Plot owners can rent out parking spaces in their building for a maximum of 70 Krunas per parking lot (for every 30 days);
    • Leaving a Vehicle in a city on a non-parking location for more than a week will result in the confiscation of the vehicle and a fine.
    New City Laws

    • All official cities need to be approved by the Government;
    • The city owner needs to buy the new city land from the Government or inherit an already existing city’s land in order to become that city’s Owner;
    • The new city needs to be connected to the other cities via the highway (and the airport optionally);
    • Newly made Mayors (and their Councillors) need to start work on the city within 14 days from when they obtained it; They will have to keep in touch with Community Coordinators and the Department of Public Affairs, which will check on the city and its progress from time to time;
    • If they fail to start working on the city within those 14 days, they will be given a 7 day grace period to elaborate what went wrong and if they need some ideas/help, consult with the Department of Construction;
    • If still the progress of the city is minimal to none, the Prime Minister will present the city and case to Parliament which will then vote if the city will be repossessed by the Government. If the city is to be repossessed, the old Mayor will receive a 90% refund. The city land will once again be auctioned off and the same Mayor/Councillors will not be able to place any bids on that city land;
    • Private cities will be required to have a physical copy of their city rules, in game (preferably visible to all)- "A city rule board";
    • Cities must provide a community/event center.
    • All roads must have at least a minimum of 3 blocks per lane, and a 5 block maximum, while 4 blocks is highly recommended.
    Hospital Laws

    • Selling medical objectives outside of Government-approved Medical Facilities is not allowed;
    • Refusal of treatment of a contagious disease will result in confinement and a cost of cures for those infected along with an additional fine of 15 krunas;
    • Weaponry is not allowed in the Hospital and other safe zones (Spawn, University);
    • You are obligated to follow instructions of Doctors and pay them before they hand over the cure;
    • Animals, cars, weapons and solicitation is not allowed in the hospital.
    Other Laws

    • Only farmers are allowed to sell crops (crops being specified as carrots, potatoes, wheat, beetroots, sugar cane, melons, and pumpkin as well as raw meats);
    • Reporting false crimes (abusing /911) and/or joking around with the justice system is illegal;
    • Leaving abandoned vehicles in the cities and highways will result in a fine.


    Client Modification*

    • X-Ray
      • First Offense: 2 day ban + 200 Krunas fine + In case any ores sold, that amount will be fined + removal of all ores + Warning worth 4 points
      • Second Offense: Permanent Ban
    • Other Client Mods
      • First Offense: 2 day ban + 150 Krunas fee + Warning worth 4 points
      • Second Offense: Permanent Ban
    Chat*

    • Racism / Bigotry
      • First Offence: 30 minutes mute + Warning worth 2 points
      • Second Offence: 2 week ban + Warning worth 2 points
    • Verbal Harassment
      • First Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim
      • Second Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 15 min mute
      • Third Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 1 hour mute
      • Fourth Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 3 day ban
      • Fifth Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 2 week ban
    • Sexual Harassment
      • First Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 10 min mute if verbal/5 min jail if physical
      • Second Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 30 min mute if verbal/10 min jail if physical
      • Third Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 1 day mute if verbal/20 min jail if physical
      • Fourth Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 1 week ban
      • Fifth Offence: Warning + K50 fine given to the victim + 3 week ban
    • Excessive Profanity / Begging / Spamming
      • First Offence: Warning
      • Second Offence: 15 minutes mute + Warning
      • Third Offence: 2 hour mute + Warning
      • Fourth Offence: 2 week ban + Warning
    • Foreign Languages in Global chat
      • First Offence: Warning
      • Second Offence: Warning + 2 minutes mute
      • Third Offence: 10 minutes mute + Warning
      • Fourth Offence: 2 hour mute + Warning
      • Fifth Offence: 2 weeks ban + Warning
    • Advertising
      • First Offence: 1 week ban + Warning worth 2 points
      • Second Offence: Permanent Ban
    • Giving / Asking for Exam Answers
      • k25 fine for each exam question answered or asked
    • Mentioning Names of Other Servers
      • First Offence: Warning
      • Second Offence: 1 hour mute + Warning
      • Third Offence: 1 day mute + Warning
      • Fourth Offence: 1 week ban + Warning
      • Fifth Offence: Permanent Ban
    Griefing*

    • Building Modifications
      • Stage A (<20 blocks): Minor grief, 15 minutes in jail + return of all blocks griefed + griefed player is paid 100 Krunas
      • Stage B (20-50 blocks): Moderate grief, 1 week ban + return of all blocks griefed + griefed player is paid 150 Krunas
      • Stage C (50> blocks): Major grief, 3 weeks ban + return of all blocks griefed + griefed player is paid 200 Krunas
    • Scamming
      • First Offence: Jailed for 10 minutes + 200 Krunas fine + scammed items will be given back
      • Second Offence: 1 week ban + 250 Krunas fine + scammed items will be given back
      • Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + 300 Krunas fine + scammed items will be given back
    • TNT Usage
      • First Offence: Jailed for 15 minutes + all damage by TNT will be calculated and the player will be fined
      • Second Offence: 1 week ban + all damage by TNT will be calculated and the player will be fined
      • Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + all damage by TNT will be calculated and the player will be fine
    • Locking Doors
      • First Offence: Jailed for 10 minutes + 20 Krunas fine per door locked
      • Second Offence: 1 week ban + 25 Krunas fine per door locked
      • Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + 25 Krunas fine per door locked
    • Stealing
      • First Offence: 1 day ban + return of all items stolen or fined for the item value + 100 Kruna fee to the victim + Warning (2 pts)
      • Second Offence: 1 week ban + return of all items stolen or fined for the item value + K100 fined from the criminal given to the victim + 2 warning points
      • Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + return of all items stolen or fined for the item value + K100 fined from the criminal given to the victim + 2 warning points
      • Fourth Offence: Permanent ban + return of all items stolen or fined for the item value + K100 fined from the criminal given to the victim + 2 warning points
    Other Staff-enforced*

    • Selling medical objectives outside Government-approved Medical Facilities
      • First Offence: Warning + Removal of all medical remedies within the method of selling at the time
      • Second Offence: Warning + 6 hour ban + Removal of all medical remedies within the method of selling
      • Third Offence: Warning (2 pts) + 1 day ban + Removal of all medical remedies + Fired from Department of Health with chance to re-acquire job
      • Fourth Offence: Warning (2 pts) + 2 week ban + Removal of all medical remedies + Fired from Department of Health permanently
    • Non-Farmers selling crops
      • First Offence: Warning + 100 Krunas fine + removal of chest shop
      • Second Offence: Warning + 5 minutes jail + K200 fine
      • Third Offence: Warning + 1 day ban + K300 fine
      • Fourth Offence: Warning + 1 week ban + K500 fine
      • Fifth Offence + : Warning + 2 week ban + K1,000 fine
    • Exploitation of Bugs
      • First Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + 500 Krunas fine + 15 minutes of jail time
      • Second Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + 1000 Krunas fine + 1 week ban
      • Third Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + Permanent ban
    • AFK-kick avoiding/automatic farms
      • First Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + 500 Krunas fine + 15 minutes of jail time
      • Second Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + 1000 Krunas fine + 1 week ban
      • Third Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + Permanent Ban
    • Ticket Abuse
      • First Offence: Warning
      • Second Offence: Warning
      • Third Offence: Warning
      • Fourth Offence: Warning + 1 week ban
      • Fifth Offence: Warning + 2 week ban
    • Killing Staff on a ticket
      • First Offence: Warning + 15 minutes jail
      • Second Offence: 1 week ban
      • Third Offence: Permanent Ban
    • Animal Rights
      • Jail of 5 minutes + 10 Krunas fine per animal
      • 50 Krunas fine per animal left unsupervised in cities
    • Villager Rights
      • First Offence: Warning + k100 fine per villager
      • Second Offence: Warning + k100 fine per villager + 1d ban
      • Third Offence: Warning + k100 fine per villager + 1w ban
    • Historical Building Alterations
      • Minor Alteration: k1000 fine + verbal warning
      • Major Alteration: k3000 fine + eviction
      • Demolished Building: k5000 fine + eviction
    • Government Shop Access
      • Selling items for players who do not have access to the Entrepreneur shop will result in a k150 fine + revoked access to the shop.
      • Buying items for players who do not have access to the Designer shop will result in a k150 fine.
    PvP*

    • Initiating unwanted PvP
      • First Offence: 5 minutes of jail time per kill + forced to pay 20 Krunas to each player per kill
      • Second Offence: 10 minutes of jail time per kill + forced to pay 25 Krunas to each player per kill
      • Third Offence: 30 minutes of jail time per kill + forced to pay 40 Krunas to each player per kill
    Trespassing*

    • Trespassing on private property
      • First Offence: Verbal Warning
      • Second Offence: k60 fine
      • Third Offence: k60 fine + 5 minutes jail
      • Fourth Offence: k200 fine + 10 minutes jail
    • Trespassing on Government Property
      • First Offence: k60 fine
      • Second Offence: k100 fine + 5 minutes jail
      • Third Offence: k100 fine + 10 minutes jail
      • Fourth Offence: k200 fine + 20 minutes jail

    Vehicles*

    • Vehicles
      • Driving on the sidewalk or anywhere off the road is punished with a fee of 40 Krunas;
      • Parking the car in the city, outside of an official parking lot will result in a fine of 80 Krunas;
      • Driving in a way that endangers drivers or pedestrians or that interferes with the traffic (blocking the street by driving too slowly, driving on the wrong side of the road, ramming other cars) is punished with up to a 100 Krunas fine;
      • Driving under the influence of alcohol results in a 40 Krunas fine.
    • Abandoned Vehicles
      • First Offence: 60 Krunas Fine
      • Second Offence: 100 Krunas Fine + revoked Driver's license
      • Third Offence: 200 Krunas Fine + Permanently banned from having driver’s license (can be appealed in court)
    Other Police-enforced*

    • Weaponry in safe zones
      • First Offence: Verbal Warning
      • Second Offence: 40 Krunas fine
      • Third Offence: 60 Krunas fine + 5 minutes Jail
    • Treating patients outside of any Government-approved Medical Facility
      • First Offence: Verbal Warning + Report to Hospital Secretaries
      • Second Offence: 40 Krunas Fine + Report to Hospital Secretaries
      • Third Offence: 80 Krunas Fine + Report to Hospital Secretaries


    * = Enforced by the Staff

    * = Enforced by the Police


     
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