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. General Rules Client Modifications Client mods that give players unfair advantages and abilities are prohibited; That being said, mods like Optifine are allowed. Chat Rules Any form of profanity, spamming, racism or bigotry is not allowed; Advertising other servers, communities or other sites is not allowed; Mentioning names of other servers is not allowed; You need to be respectful and show maturity at all times; Refrain from being annoying and impatient. You’re not allowed to beg or ask for special perks or permissions (e.g. don't ask to be teleported to a friend); Giving answers to exams, directly or indirectly, is not allowed in any way; Rules only regarding the Global chat channel: 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. PvP Rules PvP is enabled to help with the realism but is illegal in most areas; Initiating unwanted PvP in the city is punishable. You can only PvP in the city if both parties agree; You can PvP in the wilderness. 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. 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. Other Rules Threatening the server or the players/staff 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; Do not enter other player's apartments or houses without their consent; Do not trespass on government property; If you cooperate once convicted and suspected of a crime and come clean, your punishment will be decreased by 10% and vice versa- if you don’t cooperate and lie and you’re proven guilty your punishment will be increased by 10%; Do not evade punishments; Selling medical objectives outside of Government-approved Medical Facilities is not allowed. Apartment and Plot Rules 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 k100 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. 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. Trespassing on Private Property If you are found trespassing on another player's property, you must leave if asked to do so, and if you do not comply with the owner of said property's wishes, they reserve the right to take necessary action against you; If you are killed when trespassing on private property, the owner must provide sufficient evidence showing that they asked you to leave the premises at least 2 times, and the request was refused. Company Rules 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 k5 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. Wilderness Rules General Wilderness Rules Griefing and PvP in the wilderness are allowed; You’re not allowed to have fully automated farms that require you to do absolutely nothing but get free resources (i.e cactus farm with the fences.). If they at least require you to push a button and/or replant the crops, then it’s most likely good (ask a staff member if your semi-automated farm is allowed to make sure); 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. Private Regions/Land Claim You are allowed to claim land in the wilderness which disallow 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 Rules You need to pass the Drivers exam in order to own a Car/Bike; 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). New City Rules 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" Breaking the Law Client Modification (4 Warnings) X-Ray First Offense: 2 Day ban + 200 Krunas fine + In case any ores sold, that amount will be fined + removal of all ores Second Offense: Permanent Ban Other Client Mods First Offense: 1 hour of Jail + 150 Krunas fee Second Offense: Permanent Ban AFK Pools First Offence: Warning + K100 fee + removal of AFK pool Second Offence: Warning + K200 fee + removal of AFK pool + 15 minutes jail Third Offence: Warning + K300 fee + removal of AFK pool + 1 week ban Chat (1 Warning) Racism / Bigotry First Offence: 30 minutes mute Second Offence: 2 week ban 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 Profanity / Begging / Spamming First Offence: Warning Second Offence: 15 minutes mute Third Offence: 1 day mute Fourth Offence: 2 week ban Foreign Languages in Global chat First Offence: Warning Second Offence: Warning + 2 minutes mute Third Offence: 10 minutes mute Fourth Offence: 1 day mute Fifth Offence: 2 weeks ban Advertising First Offence: 2 weeks ban Second Offence: Ban Giving Exam Answers First Offence: Warning Second Offence: 10 minutes mute Third Offence: 2 hours mute Fourth Offence: 1 day mute Fifth Offence: 2 weeks ban Mentioning names of other servers First Offence: Warning Second Offence: 1 day mute Third Offence: 2 days mute Fourth Offence: 2 weeks mute Fifth Offence: Ban PvP (1 Warning) 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: 2 week ban + forced to pay 25 Krunas to each player per kill Griefing (2 Warnings) Building Modifications Stage A: Minor grief, 15 minutes in jail + return of all blocks griefed + griefed player is paid 100 Krunas Stage B: Moderate grief, 1 week ban + return of all blocks griefed + griefed player is paid 150 Krunas Stage C: Big 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 fined 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 (1 Warning) Jail Evasion: Logging off while jailed will get you banned for 1 hour per minute of jail evaded. Punishment For Abusing the Doctor sign First Offence: Warning Second Offence: k15 fine +Warning Third Offence: k25 fine + Warning 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 Fifth Offence: Ban Treating patients outside of any Government-approved Medical Facility First Offence: Warning Second Offence: Warning + Fine of double the amount of which the care cost the patient Third Offence: Warning (2 pts) + Fired from the Department of Health with change to re-acquire job Fourth Offence: Warning (2 pts) + Fired from the Department of Health permanently Trespassing on private property First Offence: Warning Second Offence: Warning + 50 Krunas warning Third Offence: 15 minutes jail time + 100 Krunas warning Fourth Offence: 20 minutes jail time + 250 Krunas warning Trespassing on Government Property First Offence: K15 fine Second Offence: K40 fine Third Offence: K40 fine + 5 minutes of jail Fourth Offence: K40 fine + 10 minutes of jail 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 Cars Driving on the sidewalk or anywhere off the road is punished with a fee of 50 Krunas; Parking the car in the city, outside of an official parking lot will result in a fine of 75 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; Players who are found to repeatedly commit traffic crimes can be found unfit to drive by the staff team and will then permanently be banned from having a driving license.