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 Server 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) Physical harassment 1st offense: Warning + K20 fine given to the victim 2nd offense: Warning + K20 fine given to the victim + 5 min jail 3rd offense: Warning + K20 fine given to the victim + 15 min jail 4th offense: Warning + K20 fine given to the victim + 1 week ban 5th offense: Warning + K20 fine given to the victim + 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 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 temporarily 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. In the event of a player being permanently banned, their items will be vaulted, balance cleared and given to the government, plots sold, and all rent regions unrented after one week or after their ban appeal is denied. 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 Wilderness and Property 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 must give a 3 day warning before evicting someone from a rent region; 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 Business Craft 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. If a player is inactive for 1 month, they will be evicted and their possessions on the plot will be vaulted. 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. Farm Plot rules You may only rent 3 farm plots in the capital at a time Breaking the seeds or water sources in the farming district or other intentional grief will result in: Farmland Grief 1st Offense: k250 fine, 5m jail time 2nd Offense: K500 fine, 10m jail time 3rd Offense: K750 fine, 15m jail time Fines increase by k250 and jail time of 5m with each offense past the 3rd. 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; Brewing setups. 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. All city and town expansions cost K2 per block. Farming Rules You can not have over 300 mobs in total; There is a limit of 20 tamable animals of the players choosing including horses, dogs, cats, and parrots with no more than 8 of each species. More than the specified amounts will lead to fines of K20 per mob over the limit along with said mobs being euthanized or put up for adoption. Any animal farm in the wild, regioned or not, is not allowed to hold less than: 8 blocks per polar bears, panda bears, and turtles (MUST have water at least two blocks deep and 6 blocks wide) 4 blocks per cows, mooshrooms, sheep, pigs, foxes, horses/donkeys, llamas 2 blocks per chickens, rabbits, wolves, cats/ocelots 2 blocks horizontally and 3 blocks vertically per bee (also must have at least one flower per bee) Animal Rights First Offence: euthanasia of excess animals + K5 fine per excess animal Second Offence: euthanasia of excess animals + K10 fine per excess animal + 5 minutes jail time. 50 Krunas fine per animal left unsupervised in cities For every 1 villager there must be 4 blocks of space said villager can walk on, not including a bed, water, an occupation block, etc. 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. If a player is inactive for 2 months, their region will be deleted and their items will be vaulted. 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 and Employment Economic Rules Only farmers are allowed to sell crops (crops being specified as carrots, potatoes, wheat, beetroots, sugar cane, melons, cocoa beans, and pumpkins); 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 After hiring an employee through the company plugin, business owners may request the criminal record of the employee. 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 on reasonable grounds. You have the right to sue for wrongful dismissal if you are wrongfully dismissed from a Government Position. Bank Rules Bank loans and savings accounts must be repaid in a timely manner Players Failure to Repay Loans First Offence: Player Jailed for 15 mins, Assets seized until loan value is met Second Offence: Player jailed for 20 Mins, Assets seized until loan value is met with K500 extra in value Third offence: Player jailed for 30 mins, Assets seized until loan value is met with K1000 extra in value Banks Failure to Repay Savings Account First Offence: Bank fined K500 Second Offence: Bank fined K1000 and cannot participate in the current month’s insurance Third Offence: Bank fined K2000 and all assets are taken until balanced is met. The bank will then be banned from banking insurance. Medical 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. Only Pharmacist's are allowed to sell Pharmacy items (Leg Splint, Bandage, Warm Gel, Soothing Potion) through chest shops. 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. Possession of; or use of; or selling medical objectives (a medical objective being anything having to do with the disease plugin) outside of Government-approved Medical Facilities is not allowed; Unlawful use of Medical Objectives 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 and Trespassing PvP Laws PvP is disabled in protected areas such as Spawn, Hospital and University; PvP is fully legal in the Wilderness unless the recipient is a government employee actively working (ex. an EM on a project). Initiating unwanted PvP in a city/town is illegal unless both parties give consent; Initiating Unwanted PvP Where a player hits another player, causing a loss of hearts. First Offence: K20 fine Second Offence: K40 fine Third Offence: K80 fine + 10 minutes of jail time Note: A player may defend themselves with reasonable force should someone else initiate PvP on the them. Murder The unlawful killing of another player. Per Offence: K80 fine + 10 minutes of jail time Note: This law overrides Initiating PvP 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 in town/city limits and government facilities is illegal; A player, and any player added to the region with written permission, is allowed to defend their property with lethal force, after warning that they may not trespass on their property. Trespassing First Offence: K20 fine Second Offence: K60 fine Third Offence: K60 fine + 10 minutes jail Fourth Offence: K200 fine + 15 minutes jail Transportation and Road 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: K40 fine 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) Miscellaneous 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. It is unlawful for the government, business, or any other employer to fire a player for breaking a role-play law, but may fire an employee for reasons relating to it. Role-play laws do not have set punishments, instead a judge will determine the punishment as they see fit. Players may not sell or distribute illegal drugs (lumas root, docweed, muscle milk and absinthe). 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 Abusing the taxi driver 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. Incitement First Offence: K100 fine Second Offence: K200 fine + 5 min Jail Third Offence: K300 fine + 10 min Jail Where a player can provide ample evidence of incitement, they are entitled to a one-time per case reward of K20. (/unfine) 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 Non-Compete Being a part of Servers run by current or present players of BusinessCraft that are known to be deliberately poaching members and/or copying distinct features of BusinessCraft is not allowed. Poaching members includes, but is not limited to, advertising the server or attempting to recruit any player of the BusinessCraft Server in any way, shape or form. Distinct features include jobs, outline of any section of the whole map or a specific part (e.g. a part of the city, a building, etc.), plugins or plugin settings and similar systems and regulations (e.g. government system, rank colors). This rule only applies to servers set in a City theme and primarily managed by players who were known to be active players of BusinessCraft. We reserve to take any action necessary, which includes removal from all platforms utilized by the server.