Server Rules

In order to protect our community and to foster healthy interactions, we need to define a clear set of rules to follow while on BronyTales. All players, staff included, are expected to follow these guidelines while on BT-controlled servers.

General Server Rules

  • Keep it PG. Explicit material or roleplay is not tolerated, regardless of what channel you are in. If it’s not in the show, don’t bring it to the server. Additionally, talking about illicit drugs, substance abuse, self-harm, or other illegal or deeply negative experiences will not be permitted on any server affiliated with BronyTales. Players with minecraft usernames that don’t conform to the language guidelines for the server will be asked to change their account name before they can play.
  • You are responsible for your account. BronyTales is not responsible for your Minecraft, Discord, or any other account used to interact with the BronyTales community. You are expected to keep your account secure and to take responsibility for all actions taken by the account you use.
  • Alt accounts are not for gameplay. One alt is allowed, but must be clear that it is yours. Alts are not to be used for ban evasion or gaming advantages (chunk loading, additional homes, etc)
  • Do not spoil server lore. There are secret areas on the map that are meant for players to discover on their own or with help. You may assist a player who is asking for help finding an area so long as you aren’t revealing the secret at the end.
  • Do not bypass the chat filter. There are some fun replacements in the chat filter, but there are also language filters in place. The language filters are there to censor vulgar language. If you have any issues with the chat filter, please submit a ticket.
  • Respect other players. We’re all here to relax, hang out, make friends, and just have fun. Bullying or harassing players, spamming, swearing, derogatory language, hate speech, racism, sexism, and slurs against any person or group are not tolerated. If you have any questions or concerns about your or another’s behavior, please ask a staff member.
  • Respect other player builds. Replant if you use public farms. Don't take from town chests without permission. Don't go around breaking or vandalizing parts of builds. BronyTales is a co-op survival world and we're all here to play together, not against each other.
  • Respect the server. Please do not advertise servers outside the control of BronyTales or its partners in game chat or in Discord. Permissible advertisements would be in private messages such as links to a private Discord server, minigame servers like Hypixel or Mineplex, or other games or game services.
  • Leave drama at the door. Don’t incite, discus, fuel, or spread drama. If you need to talk about something out at length with another player, take it out of general chat. Discussions on and off-server involving other players of this server that are deemed malicious or abusive are subject to repercussions up to and including bans.
  • Use English. This server caters primarily to an English-speaking community, so please refrain from using other languages in general chat - you are free to use any other languages in private or local chats, of course.
  • No AFK farms. Auto-farming is allowed only if you are actually online and playing. Using programs or mechanics to gain a game advantage while AFK is prohibited.
  • No lag machines. Large contraptions or farms that cause significant server or client lag are subject to removal without warning.
  • No player traps. Builds that impose a deliberate threat to players must be marked as such. Killing afk players or players with pvp disabled is also considered player trapping.

Cheating, Bugs, and Exploits

Cheating is not permitted. Any modifications to the vanilla version of Minecraft game or texturepacks that gives the player an unfair advantage are not allowed. This includes XRay texturepacks. If you are discovered to be using a cheat, you will receive a higher punishment up to and including bans.

Bugs happen, but do not exploit bugs for your own gain. BronyTales is not perfect. There will be bugs that we will miss. If you find a bug, please submit a ticket explaining either where you encounter it, or steps to repeat it. Exploiting a bug to unfairly affect gameplay instead of notifying staff is not tolerated. Exploits may result in a punishment as determined by the administration. Each case will be treated on an individual basis.

Build Rules

  • Respect other player builds. Do not destroy or build on another player’s builds and do not build close to someone else’s build unless you have explicit permission from that player. If you join another player’s town, please abide by any build guidelines the town you join has.
  • Clean up after yourself. On the main survival map, if you are going to alter the terrain by a substantial amount, please be sure to terraform the edges of the altered terrain. Don’t leave 1x1 sky pillars or open pegaholes in the ground.
  • Keep RP Town Themes. When in an RP town, please keep your build style similar to the build style of the town around you. Some customization is allowed on the exterior of your home. If a staff member tells you to change your home, please comply. If you think the staff member isn’t within their right to ask you to change your build, feel free to submit a ticket. We will review the situation.
  • Abandoned Builds: Players come and go and builds eventually get abandoned. There are times that you may find a build which is not protected by any claims and where it is not clear if the player who made it is active.
    A build is considered abandoned if it is more than 90 days old and:
    • Staff cannot find who built it
    • -OR- The player who built it has not been online for 90 days
    If a build has been abandoned, players may ask staff to unlock chests and signs in the area and may be allowed to build there. In a town build with multiple players, any active player in the town becomes the 'owner' of the town as far as this rule applies. Setting up a claim can help protect a build and makes it much easier for staff to determine if it's abandoned or not.

Canon and Roleplay

  • Roleplay must stay within server rating. Roleplay must be kept PG, just as in any other chat channel.
  • Roleplay is not a contest. It’s ok to lose sometimes - you don’t need to be the best at everything to be a good character.
  • Respect character autonomy. Don’t force anyone’s character to do something they don’t want to do.
  • Roleplay is not mandatory. If someone says they don’t want to roleplay, don’t force them to.
  • Most importantly, roleplay is meant to be fun. If at any point you stop having fun, then speak up.
  • Canon Names require an application. Please do not use a name which is a character in MLP unless you have applied for and have been accepted for the role. You will be asked to use a different nickname.
  • AU Canon Names are Canon Names. If you wish to play an alternate universe version of a character, you should have the canon role first.
  • For more information about Canon (Show) Characters, see the Roleplay page

Thank you!

Whew, that was a lot! Generally, though, most rules boil simply down to "Love others and love yourself." Treat other players with love and respect, and we can all get along. Lack of a rule against something does not mean it is ok to do so. If you are unsure, please ask a staff member whether whatever thing you want to do is permitted.