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This page states and explains the rules of the public Dogcraft Server, Dogcraft Discord and website, including the Dogcraft Wiki. These rules and explanations can also be found on the official Dogcraft Discord in the #rules channel and on the public server on signs in the world spawns.


General Dogcraft Rules

These rules apply to the Server, Discord and Website. Failure to follow these rules may result in an official warning or ban, depending on the rule and the severity of the violation. Three accumulated warnings result in an automatic ban. Bans can be appealed by submitting a ban appeal on the dogcraft website, or by private-messaging a Headmod on Discord.

1. Like Rendog鈥檚 channel, our community is family-friendly and PG13. This means swearing and 鈥榓dult content鈥 are largely prohibited.

  • Keep your language PG13. If you wouldn鈥檛 say it in front of your grandmother, don鈥檛 say it here. This applies to acronyms, abbreviations & symbols to represent swears
  • By 鈥榓dult content鈥, we mean anything involving topics such as pornography, sex, flirting/courting, physical intimacy, violence, weapons, racism, homophobia, politics, religion, gambling, alcohol, drugs, and piracy.
  • The following subjects ARE appropriate for chat, however, do bear in mind you may be asked to move to a private chat for extended discussion to keep chat open for others who need assistance.
    • How one identifies and preferred pronoun
    • Declaration of one's sexual orientation, religious and/or cultural ideology
    • Expressing personal questions about the previous two points

2. English is the only language allowed in public, to not exclude anyone and to enable moderation of chat.

  • Other languages are allowed to be spoken in private messages if the receiving party consents to this.

3. No spamming or trolling.

  • Generally speaking, the line we draw for spamming in text is 鈥渕aximum 3 of the same character in a row鈥. Going over the limit will usually first get a moderator to tell you to stop doing it. Repeat offense may result in an official warning.
  • Repeating the same thing over and over again is also seen as spam.
  • Spam includes: Letters/numbers, excessive caps, color abuse, font abuse and excessive line breaks.

4. No advertising in public.

  • Advertising servers, websites and products is not allowed in public chat.
  • If someone asks you for a website link or Discord invite, you may do so in a private message.
  • Advertising shops/sales of services on the server in public chat is not allowed. If you are looking to buy from a shop/service, you may ask about it in chat. If asked about a product/shop in game, you may respond to the question.

5. You consent to being 13 years or older.

  • Due to complications of international law, our policy is to not allow anyone under the age of 13.
  • When asked about your date of birth by a staff member, you are obligated to answer truthfully.
  • As our servers are located in Europe, our full Privacy Notice, written in compliance with the European GDPR laws, can be found here:

6. One account per player, one player per account.

  • You are not allowed to have multiple accounts (鈥榓lts鈥) on the website, server or Discord. If you are caught using multiple, one of them will be banned. If you are using a second account to circumvent a ban, you will be banned for this.
  • You are not allowed to share your account with others. Everything that happens on your account, is your own responsibility. 鈥淚 was hacked鈥 or 鈥渕y little sister did it鈥 are not acceptable reasons when rules were broken by your account.

7. Respect all other players.

  • Treat everyone with respect, in public chat and private messages, no matter what the reason. If you feel you are being bullied, please contact a staff member and provide detailed records of the bullying in question.
  • Do not disclose other people鈥檚 personal information (name, age, location, etc.) without their explicit consent, nor ask players for information like that.
  • If someone asks you to leave them alone, honor their request. Do not harass players in private messages, whether it鈥檚 on the server, website or Discord.
  • We have a 鈥榸ero tolerance鈥 policy against (cyber-)bullying.

8. Treat staff members respectfully and follow their directions. Do not backseat moderate.

  • All staff members fulfill their function on a voluntary basis. They have been given authority and means to moderate chat and the server, and to act when necessary. They can be recognized by their purple, green, red, orange and blue names.
  • Decisions by staff members are final. If you do not agree with a warning, ban or other measures that was taken against you, private message a Headmod on Discord to file an appeal.
  • Backseat moderating is not allowed. Moderators are capable of performing their task by themselves, do not try to imitate them or interfere. If you see a rule violation that goes unnoticed by staff, private message them with a screenshot instead of acting upon it yourself.
  • On the Dogcraft server, don鈥檛 abuse the command /helpop. It鈥檚 meant only for situations where a staff member is required, but not responding to you.

9. Be respectful of RenDog and his involvement in the community.

  • RenDog does occasionally pay a visit to the server. If and when he does, be respectful towards him.
  • Please refrain from asking when RenDog will be online or releases a new episode. We do not know.
  • If and when RenDog streams from the server, do not disrupt this. This includes jumping in his face, crowding him, trying to get his attention in chat, and watching the stream while playing a competitive game against him (鈥榮tream-sniping鈥).

10. You are not allowed to be drunk or otherwise intoxicated by substances while using the server, website and Discord.

  • It makes you more prone to breaking rules, it鈥檚 for your own protection.
  • The rule applies to players and staff members alike.

Server-specific Rules

All General Rules apply to the Dogcraft server.

11. Protect your builds, and build respectfully.

  • While griefing/stealing is prohibited, it鈥檚 always better to prevent it. Claim your builds with the tools provided by the server.
  • You can use a golden shovel to claim land and a golden hoe to lock containers (chests, furnaces, etc.). For a guide, please check the Guide to Claiming.
  • Do not build within 100 blocks of any other builds or claims without the owner鈥檚 explicit permission. It鈥檚 advised to take even more distance, to also offer room for expansion for yourself and others.
  • This also goes for mining resources in for example a mesa or desert.
  • Do not build offensive, obscene or otherwise inappropriate structures. Keep Rule 1 in mind when building.
  • You are allowed to build closer to each other in the immediate surroundings of Spawn (500 blocks). Claims may only be a maximum size of about 25x25. Do not build large pillars near Spawn that only exist to activate your elytra from. Do not build (mob)farms near Spawn.

12. Do not grief or steal.

  • Do not change, remove or alter builds that aren鈥檛 yours without the owner鈥檚 explicit permission.
  • Unclaimed builds and chests are no exception to this. If it鈥檚 not yours, don鈥檛 touch it.
  • This extends to purposely damaging the area near someone鈥檚 claim, or in public areas.
  • You are only allowed to remove obsidian from the main End island if you respawn and kill the dragon immediately after. Do not remove endstone or build on the main island without undoing it (e.g. pillars to destroy crystals).

13. Do not use bugs, glitches or anything of the kind.

  • Item duplication is not allowed.
  • You are not allowed to break bedrock or get on top of the Nether.
  • Anything that adds items or changes their properties in a way that is not confirmed as a Minecraft feature, is not allowed.

14. Do not use cracked clients, cheats and only use mods from the allowed list.

  • The only exceptions are the mods listed below.
  • Texturepacks (excluding x-ray) and shaders are allowed.
  • These mods have been selected specifically to allow improved client side experience. Asking 鈥渃an this mod also be an exception?鈥 will always be answered with 鈥渘o鈥. Some of these mods may not be compatible with each other.
  • You can use whatever launcher you would like to start the game, but you must only log into Dogcraft with the allowed mods. PvP clients and launchers that boot the game with different mods are not allowed.
  • X-raying results in a permanent ban, as well as fly mods and similar modifications.

For more information see

List of allowed mods

15. Cheating the AFK kicker is not allowed.

  • After 7 minutes, you will be automatically moved to the Hub, where you will not earn DCD or claimblocks. This is to prevent AFK鈥檌ng by people to farm resources.
  • Bypassing this kicker in any way, for example with an AFK pool, flying machine, autoclicker or a rejoin script, is not allowed.
  • AFK fishers are also bypassing the AFK kicker. You can only use these machines if you are able to respond in chat when asked by a staff member.

16. Use public areas thoughtfully.

  • Don鈥檛 leave flying machines just out in the wild. They might be snatched by predators.
  • Do not build farms or redstone contraptions in the Mall

17. You may not cause large amounts of lag to the server with your farms.

  • You may only have a total of 6 ironfarm platforms/cells per base, defined as 3 villagers capable of spawning iron golems.
  • Pigman farms cannot be larger than a 25x25 square with a max of 2 spawning platforms.
  • Please adhere to a limit of 100 mobs of the same kind in the same area. Exceeding this amount will result in a staff member telling you to cull the herd. Variants of mobs (coloured sheep, coloured llamas, etc.) do not count as separate kinds. Ironfarm villagers count towards your 100 max villagers.
  • You are not allowed to use withers in farms. If spawning it for witherroses, you must kill the wither immediately after.
  • You may not build raidfarms. Please fight raids the normal way.
  • Don鈥檛 complain about lag, it鈥檚 not going to fix the problem.

18. Only engage in PVP with consent from all parties involved.

  • Playertraps with things such as lava, TNT or anvils are also covered by this rule.
  • You can toggle PVP on or off with /pvp.

The server will not reimburse items or currencies that were lost in glitches, lag or crashes. If the website is down, DCDs will not work properly, as they鈥檙e linked to the website.

Discord-specific Rules

All General Rules apply to the Dogcraft Discord server. The General Rules also apply to voice channels on the Dogcraft Discord.

19. Place messages in the appropriate channels. For example, images should go to #pics2show and not #chat.

  • We only allow links as well as official Minecraft and Hermitcraft links.
  • You may post images, links and videos in muted on voice channels that are relevant to discussion occurring in that voice channel.

20. You are allowed to share (or 鈥榩lug鈥) your videos, streams, content channels or other created content in #shameless_plugs only.

  • Discord servers/invites are not allowed to be posted anywhere.
  • The @Content tag is allowed to be used in this channel. You can opt-out of pings from this role using the button in the #pick-roles channel.

21. You are not allowed to tag the Hermits.

  • They are here as a courtesy to Ren, not to answer your specific questions. If you would like to get in touch with them, Twitter is your best bet.

Website and Wiki-specific Rules

All General Rules apply to the Dogcraft website.

22. Do not abuse the suggestion and reporting feeds on the website.

  • We accept suggestions, feedback, ban appeals and bug reports through forms on the website. Do not abuse these feeds, such as by spamming them or using inappropriate language or conduct.
  • When reporting bugs, give a detailed description of the problem and how it can be reproduced. When giving feedback or suggestions, be descriptive and specific.

23. Do not vandalise the Dogcraft Wiki.

  • Vandalism is the act of editing the Dogcraft Wiki maliciously. This could be by deleting or overwriting existing pages and content or repeatedly and purposefully adding misleading or incorrect information to the site.
  • As per general rules, content on the Wiki must be suitable for a PG-13 audience. Please refer to the Wiki Guidelines for more information.