No Raiding/Stealing

Do not steal from other players. If a building looks abandoned, it does not necessarily mean it is. Do not steal from it. This is an offense which can earn you a ban.

No Griefing

Destroying the builds of other players is prohibited. Griefing the land for no other reason than griefing is frowned upon. It is tolerated to harvest from other players’ farms if you replant.

No Hacks

No Speed hack, flying, KillAura, X-ray, ESP, ghosthand, selfdamage, nofalldamage, glide, spiderclimb etc. Nothing which gives you an unfair advantage over other players.

Family-Friendly Server

While friendly banter and some mild profanity that is common to gaming communities is tolerated, excessive offensive language is not allowed. Divisive and controversial subjects such as sexual orientation, politics, narcotics, abortion, religion are discouraged on the server. Too often discussion about those subjects start in a civil fashion but get out of control very quickly.

Controversial builds should be kept private and out of public eye. This includes but is not limited to potentially controversial builds with political, religious, sexual, or prohibited substance themes and/or elements. If any issues arise with your build the staff reserve the right to remove it or ask it be covered or moved. The server is not the place to stir up controversy or make a statement and we ask you keep that in mind with your projects.

Conditional PVP

Only engage in PVP (Player vs Player fight) with consenting players. Do not PVP with random players who are not interested in PVP. Of course, you may kill a player whom you catch stealing from you at your base or griefing your build. The exception to this is in the End dimension where free PVPing is allowed.

No Advertising

Do not advertise other Minecraft servers or websites. If you are a regular player live-streaming your Vanilla High gameplay and want to announce the link in chat, ask for permission first.

Community Behaviour

Do not spam the chat with garbage. Do not be a jerk and upset the gaming community, everyone online wants to play Minecraft and have a good time. Please do not go out of your way to be noticed for all the wrong reasons. Do not place links in chat to web sites or videos that people may find offensive.

Raid/Grief insurance

“No Raiding” and “No Griefing” rules are in place to protect bases built in the insurance distance from uninvited visitors. It has become near impossible for staff to investigate theft among residents of a base. Players are advised to secure their personal valuable belongings in their Ender Chest. Base leaders are advised to resolve such incidents as an internal town matter before escalating it to server staff.

Incidents of raiding and griefing must be reported on the forum as soon as discovered. There is no guarantee of backups going back far more than a few weeks.

Staff Impersonation

Do not impersonate staff. Portraying yourself as an Op or a Moderator can get you banned.

Allowed/tolerated mods

Optifine and Sodium are recommended. Shaders are allowed unless they provide xray-like abilities.
– Litematica mod by ‘masady’
– Minihud mod by ‘masady’
– Minimap mods (VoxelMap, Xaero’s Minimap, Journey Map etc)

Mods not listed above are not explicitly allowed. You may be asked to disable them on Vanilla High or face a penalty for using them depending on their nature.

Performance-related guidelines

Keep your entity count in your loaded chunks to a maximum of 200. To find your entity count, hit F3 (Fn+F3 for Mac/Laptop users). The fourth line in the top left corner, with E: shows your entities rendered/entity count. The second number in E: should not exceed 200.

Do not cram too many entities in a small space. Lots of mobs crammed together causes the server to calculate multiple instances of collision at once, contributing to lag.

Do not build Overworld gold farms that rely on Zombified Piglins (formerly Zombie Pigmen) spawning in multiple large portals. Nether roof building is allowed so please build your gold farm up there.

Server staff may have to remove inactive players from the server from time to time to assist in performance or opening up player slots when the server is full. If auto loggers are in use this may result in a player receiving a temporary ban.

Server staff may require of players to help reduce lag on the server by altering their contraptions.

Miscellaneous and Important rules or information

Traveling on the nether roof is permitted, the breaking of bedrock to reach the nether roof is not permitted.

It is not permissible to break blocks that are not meant to be broken in vanilla survival game play regardless of technique or glitch used (E.g. Bedrock, Command Blocks, End Portal Frames)

Duplicating (duping) of anything (TNT, rails, carpet, blocks, items etc) is prohibited, regardless of the technique used. This is a serious permanent-bannable offense.

Do not ask for Creative, Op, or game-items. If you need help, ask in game.

Vanilla High does not have any admin/moderator application process. New staff members are handpicked by existing admins from the existing pool of players and are asked if they want to be part of the server staff.

This is not an exhaustive rules list. Common sense should also prevail.