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    Rules & 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.

    Chat rules apply to the forums too. Forum specific rules can be found on the Forum Rules page.


    RULES are enforced by the Server Staff
    LAWS are enforced by the Police



    Account

    • You can only have one account on the server;
      • Confirmed alt accounts will result in a ban permanently;
      • Transferring money from an alt account will result in a fine of the amount transferred.
    • 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.
    Client Modification

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

    X-Ray

    First Offence: 2 day ban + K200 fine + In case any ores sold, that amount will be fined + removal of all ores + Warning (4 points)
    Second Offence: Permanent Ban

    Other Client Mods

    First Offence: 2 day ban + K150 fine + Warning (4 points)
    Second Offence: Permanent Ban

    Chat

    • 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);
    • You can not start discussions about controversial topics, such as religion or politics in global chat.
    • Offensive slurs, harassment, spamming, excessive swearing, racism, or bigotry is not allowed;

    Racism / Bigotry

    First Offence: 30 minute 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

    • 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;
    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


    • Mentioning names of other servers, advertising other servers, communities, or other sites is not allowed;
    Advertising - General
    First offence: 1 week ban + warning (2 points)
    Second offence: 3 day ban + warning (2 points)


    Advertising - Mentioning Discord Servers

    First offence: Warning (2 points)
    Second offence: 3 day ban + warning (2 points)
    Third offence: 1 week ban + warning (2 points)
    Fourth offence: Permanent ban

    Advertising - Mentioning Server Names

    First Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Second Offence: 1 hour mute + Warning (2 points)
    Third Offence: 1 day mute + Warning (2 points)
    Fourth Offence: 1 week ban + Warning (2 points)
    Fifth Offence: Permanent Ban


    • Asking an exam question or giving an exam answer is not allowed
    Giving / Asking for Exam Answers
    Per Offence: K25 fine for each exam question answered or asked

    • You can not speak any other language besides English;
    Foreign Languages on Global Chat.
    First Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Second Offence: Warning (2 points) + 2 minutes mute
    Third Offence: 10 minutes mute + Warning (2 points)
    Fourth Offence: 2 hour mute + Warning (2 points)
    Fifth Offence: 2 weeks ban + Warning (2 points)

    Griefing

    • Griefing and PvP in the wilderness is allowed.

    • Any sort of griefing in cities/towns 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;
      • Unlawfully locking doors and other lockable items;
      • Needlessly destroying the landscape.
    Needlessly Destroying Landscape
    First Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Second Offence: K20 fine
    Third Offence: K60 fine + 5 minutes jail time
    • Players are unable to mine, grief or construct 100 blocks from a city, and 75 blocks from a town.

    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


    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 Items

    First Offence: Jailed for 10 minutes + 20 Krunas fine per door locked
    Second Offence: 1 week ban + K25 fine per door locked
    Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + K25 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 + warning (2 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 + warning (2 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 + warning (2 points)

    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


    • 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;
    • A toxic player (e.g. a troll) identified by staff can be punished as staff sees fit, which includes immediately banning the player from the server. They do not have to wait for them to break enough rules to remove them.
    • 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;

    Ticket Abuse

    First Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Second Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Third Offence: Warning (2 points)
    Fourth Offence: Warning + 1 week ban
    Fifth Offence: Warning + 2 week ban

    Exploitation of Bugs
    First Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + K500 fine + 15 minutes of jail time
    Second Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + K1000 fine + 1 week ban
    Third Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by the exploitation of the bug + Permanent ban



    Plot Rules

    • 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;
      • A finished plot is defined as a plot with a completed building which is compliant with the BusinessCraft building codes and has a function, or a finished interior.
    • You are not allowed to alter the exterior or interior of a preserved, historical building.

    Historical Building Alterations

    Minor Alteration: K1000 fine + verbal warning
    Major Alteration: K3000 fine + eviction
    Demolished Building: K5000 fine + eviction

    Suburb Rules

    • You may only have 1 plot in the suburbs;
    • You can only build a house in the suburbs;
    • The house needs to look good. You can not use some of the basic materials in the construction of your house, such as:
      • Dirt
      • Cobblestone
      • Wood
      • Other ugly/basic looking materials that players use to build their first base
    • After 2 months of inactivity, you may be evicted and your items will be vaulted;
    • You can not destroy a pre-made house without approval if you did buy that plot;
    • Additionally, you can hire someone to make the house for you.
    • Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.
    • Players cannot have Suburb plots merged.

    Eyesores

    • When you first buy a plot, you will be given a minimum of 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.
    Apartment Owner Rules

    • You’re free to enforce the default rules for apartment renters and you’re allowed to make your own ones;
    • If someone's rent expires and they haven't been on the server for at least 3 days, you're allowed to contact staff to vault their items and remove all locked items. After the Staffer is done, you can destroy their items and keep them;
    • 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;

    Failing to Provide Amenities

    Per Offence: K100 fine.
    Rules for Tenants

    • 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.
    Mall Shop

    • When renting another mall region, you must have your current mall region completely furnished and have a minimum of 5 chest shops.
    • Players are not allowed to rent out mall shops to other players.

    Mall Shop Violations

    Removal of violating mall shops
    If you have more than 2 mall shops, you will be fined the cost to rent per month of each mall shop above the limit.
    New City

    • 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";
    • All roads must have at least a minimum of 3 blocks per lane, and a 5 block maximum, while 4 blocks is highly recommended.
    Farming Rules

    • 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 two (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.

      Animal Rights
      Jail of 5 minutes + K10 fine per animal
      50 Krunas fine per animal left unsupervised in cities

    • One (1) villager per four (4) blocks, and to extend villager rights, no villager will be allowed to be bought, sold, or rented for use.

      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
    • 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;

    AFK-Kick Avoiding/Automatic Farms

    First Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + K500 fine + 15 minutes of jail time
    Second Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + K1000 fine + 1 week ban
    Third Offence: Removal of all items or Krunas obtained by avoiding AFK kick time + Permanent Ban
    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 7 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.
    • Players are not allowed to obstruct entrances to or region an End Portal.

      End Portal Regioning
      Per Offence: Fine equal to the region's cost.


    Economic Rules


    • 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);

    Non-Farmers Selling Crops

    First Offence: Warning (2 points) + 100 Krunas fine + removal of chest shop
    Second Offence: Warning (2 points) + 5 minutes jail + K200 fine
    Third Offence: Warning (2 points) + 1 day ban + K300 fine
    Fourth Offence: Warning (2 points) + 1 week ban + K500 fine
    Fifth Offence + : Warning (2 points) + 2 week ban + K1,000 fine

    Scamming
    First Offence: Jailed for 10 minutes + K200 fine + scammed items will be given back
    Second Offence: 1 week ban + K250 fine + scammed items will be given back
    Third Offence: 3 weeks ban + K300 fine + scammed items will be given back
    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 10 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;
    • You cannot use a government position, elected or otherwise, to benefit your private interests or corporate ventures. By applying for a government position or being elected into a position, you agree to serve the server over yourself
    Corruption
    Per Offence: Removed from government position + temporary ban from holding public office for a period of 2 months.


    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.


    • Animals, cars, weapons and solicitation is not allowed in the hospital;
    • You are obligated to follow instructions of Doctors and pay them before they hand over the cure;
    • Doctor's are prohibited from selling more than one cure to a patient in a single visit.

    Dept. Health Staff Selling in Bulk

    First Offence: Verbal Warning + Report to Hospital Secretaries
    Second Offence: K40 Fine + Report to Hospital Secretaries
    Third Offence: K80 Fine + Report to Hospital Secretaries


    • Refusal of treatment of a contagious disease will result in confinement and fines;

    Refusing Treatment of Contagious Disease

    Per Offence: A fine for the cost of cures for those infected along during the period + K15 fine.

    • It is illegal to fake an illness to obtain cures;

    Faking a Disease

    First Offence: K20 Fine
    Second Offence: 40K Fine + 5 minutes of Jail
    Third Offence: K60 Fine + 10 minutes of Jail

    • Players are prohibited from distributing cures to other players;

    Player Distribution of Cures to other Players

    First Offence: K40 Fine per bottle.
    Second Offence: K60 Krunas Fine per bottle + 15 minutes of Jail
    Third Offence: K80 Krunas Fine per bottle + 30 minutes of Jail This law excludes items that are sold in pharmacy.

    • Selling medical objectives outside of Government-approved Medical Facilities is not allowed;

    Selling Medical Objectives Outside Government-Approved Medical Facilities

    First Offence: Warning (2 pts) + Removal of all medical remedies within the method of selling at the time
    Second Offence: Warning (2 pts) + 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.




    PvP Laws

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

    Initiating Unwanted PvP

    Per Offence: 10 minutes of jail time + K60 fine.

    • Killing staff while they are on a ticket is not allowed

    Killing Staff on a Ticket

    First Offence: Warning + 15 minutes jail
    Second Offence: 1 week ban
    Third Offence: Permanent Ban

    Trespassing Laws


    • Trespassing on private property and government facilities is illegal;

    Trespassing
    First Offence: K20 fine
    Second Offence: K60 fine
    Third Offence: K60 fine + 10 minutes jail
    Fourth Offence: K200 fine + 15 minutes jail



    Vehicle Laws

    • You need to pass the Drivers exam in order to own a Vehicle;
    • You can only drive on the right side of the road;
    • 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.
    • Leaving a Vehicle in a city on a non-parking location will result in the confiscation of the vehicle and a fine. However, a player can park their vehicle on their own plot.
    • 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)

    Reckless Driving

    Per Offence: K40 fine

    • Driving under the influence of more than 8%, as indicated by /brew info, is illegal.
    Drunk Driving
    Per Offence: K60


    • Leaving abandoned vehicles in the cities and highways will result in a fine;

    Abandoned Vehicles
    First Offence: K60 Fine
    Second Offence: K100 Fine + revoked Driver's license
    Third Offence: K200 Fine + Permanently banned from having driver’s license (can be appealed in court)



    • Reporting false crimes and/or joking around with the justice system is illegal;
    • Frivolous cases will result in a fine and imprisonment.
    • Failing to provide evidence in the original court post will result in a frivolous case.

      Frivolous Case

      First Offence: Verbal warning + K40 fine
      Second Offence: K60 Fine + 15 minutes Jail
      Third Offence: K80 Fine + 30 minutes Jail

    • Player's are prohibited from abusing the doctor sign, the /911 command, or the tour guide sign

    Abusing the Doctor sign

    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: K20 fine per call
    Third Offence: K40 fine per call + 15 minutes of jail time


    Abusing /911
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: K20 fine per call
    Third Offence: K40 fine per call + 15 minutes of jail time


    Abusing the tour guide sign
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: K20 fine per call
    Third Offence: K40 fine per call + 15 minutes of jail time

    Other


    Weaponry in Safe Zones (Spawn, University, Hospital)
    First Offence: Verbal Warning
    Second Offence: K40 fine
    Third Offence: Krunas 60 fine + 5 minutes jail

    Evading Arrest
    First Offence: Double the fine of the offense committed. If an offense does not have a fine as punishment, they will be fined K40.

    Obstruction of Justice

    Per Offence: 5 minutes jail time.


    You can request a copy of your criminal record through a Police Officer.

    Note: When a player exceeds the penalties listed on a law or rule, the last punishment is recurring with any future offence of the same law or rule.


     
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