I can’t wait any longer. Mojang has had 1.8 snapshots out for months, but there still is no sign of a full release. I know people are eager to have a fresh start, so the server will be reset to the new 1.7 map on Friday, just in time for April break at my school. We decided on a set of rules a while back so the write-up is as follows.
The rules are set up for pvp, because you guys wanted pvp, so it is advisable not to run away 8000 blocks to escape from people. I don’t want to hear complaints about getting raided, because that is the intent of the map. Aesthetic builds can be built in safe cities.
The map will consist of designated areas, Cities and Frontier, each with their own unique rules.
256×256 area in which there is no pvp or griefing. Every city will have a simple wall and a community building/town hall in the center. This area should be used as a community hub, for shops, monuments, games, etc. In order to prevent people from building their bases inside the city, all chests within a city are considered community supplies, and can be used by anybody. Strip mines are discouraged, and all items found whilst caving are considered community property. The End island will be considered a city. Also, no mob farms/xp farms/iron golem farms are allowed within a city, because they decrease the value of otherwise rare items. If you want to build these farms, they must be in the frontier, and susceptible to looting.
Any space beyond the boundaries/walls of a city. This is the only area mob farms and private bases will be allowed to be built. The rules of the frontier are no rules, that is, pvp, greifing, looting, and all the like are allowed and encouraged. The frontier is the only place where strip mining will be allowed. The Nether will be considered frontier, except for community-built tracks between cities, which are safe.
-If a location of interest, such as a mesa biome or a village, is found and the finder would like to share with the community, a city will be established at that location. The surrounding area will be checked, however, to make sure nobody is hiding their base there.
-I considered using WorldEdit for building things like the city walls, but have decided that we will stay strictly vanilla in any and all builds on this server. “Cheating,” such as X-ray machines, X-ray texture packs, duplication bugs, bribing an operator, hacking the server, etc. are strictly forbidden. I will make an exception for mods like NEI or Optifine that only affect the client.
I have also decided on a name for the server: Bastion Builders. This name will appear on the blog and server text after we update.