What is ChromaVille?
ChromaVille is a server (network) that is focused at connecting with it’s players, and keeping as little information hidden as possible. In other terms, we aim on having everything (except personal information, sensitive information, and databases) open for everyone. Any information about potential issues on the server, will be available to the public.
All servers are hosted locally, and secure, by Major.
Who is staff at ChromaVille?
- 1. Cheating, server exploits and alternative accounts.
- 2. Behavior and chat.
- 3. Griefing.
- 4. Naming
- 5. Farms
- Appealing and reporting.
- Who are players and who does above rules apply to?
- Who is staff?
- How do I report staff abuse?
1. Cheating, server exploits and alternative accounts.
- 1.1 Cheat clients and other modifications. (Does not apply to Anarchy)
Cheat clients, macro keys and other modifications which give the player gameplay leverage over other players are not allowed. Players found breaking this rule will face a 30 day ban or a permanent ban depending on the kind of cheat used. This rule does not apply to:
- Optifine and other performance improvement mods.
- Armor and effect status HUD mods.
- Minimap mods unless they display things that give an unfair advantage, such as caves.
- Purely aesthetic mods.
- 1.2 Assisting others in breaking server rules.
Players found assisting other players in breaking any of the rules listed on this page may be permanently banned.
- 1.3 Technical errors and server exploits.
Players are not allowed to take advantage of apparent server bugs or otherwise exploit technical oversights. Players found taking advantage bugs or technical oversights without notifying staff may be permanently banned.
- 1.4 Alternative accounts.
Alternative accounts or “alts” for short are NOT allowed. You may only use one account per player. Alternative accounts will be banned and the player’s main account may be warned if this rule is deliberately broken. Please contact server staff if you wish to switch your main account. This rule does not apply to staff who has been allowed to use alts, by Major. If you play multiple users on same network, this may cause false positives. If this happens, please contact staff.
- 1.5 Intentionally causing lag or disrupting ChromaVille services.
Players intentionally causing harm to the services we provide may be permanently banned.
2. Behavior and chat.
- 2.1 TP killing.
TP killing is the act of tricking a player in to accepting your teleportation request with the purpose of killing them. Although frowned upon it is still allowed as it is up to each player whether or not to accept the teleportation request. Repeatedly doing it to everyone who joins however may be classed as toxicity.
- 2.2 Stealing and raiding players/towns/nations.
Stealing and raiding other players is allowed. It’s up to each and every player to protect their assets.
- 2.3 Spam.
Spamming or sending messages in a way that disrupts chat flow, normally by sending a similar message repeatedly, is not allowed. Spammers may be warned and temporarily muted. In some cases the mute may be permanent.
- 2.4 Toxicity.
Toxicity is not allowed on this server. Toxicity in chat can be for instance using racial slurs, sexual harassment or severely explicit language. It can also be other non-chat actions which drive players away from the community, for instance luring newly joined players to your base/town so you can kill them or lock them in a jail.Toxicity is determined on a case-by-case basis by staff. Repeated violations may lead to warnings, mutes and eventually a permanent ban.
- 2.5 Impersonating other players and communities.
Impersonating players by taking advantage of, but not limited to, usernames and/or nicknames is not allowed. Offenders will be asked to revert to their proper character. If any damage is done staff may choose to ban the offending player.
- 2.6 AFK time.
You are allowed to be AFK, no questions asked.
- 2.7 Sharing personal information.
Sharing personal information and identities of others without their explicit permission is strictly forbidden. Personal information may be, but not limited to, “real life” photos of players, phone numbers, home addresses, social networks, school/work location, family relations and IP-addresses.
- 2.8 Sharing links
Malicious links are not allowed, this includes for instance viruses or ip loggers. Links which contribute to breaking any of the rules listed on this page are not allowed. Linking to adult content is not allowed. Other links are allowed.
- 2.9 Advertising.
Advertising is not allowed unless it’s related to the server. Advertisers will be muted.
- 2.10 Selling content and services for real money.
You are not allowed to sell in-game items or services for real life money, or vice-versa.
- 2.11 Language in global chat channels.
When speaking in the global chat you should stick to English only. You can use other private chat channels for other languages such as private messages. If there are only or almost only players who also speak your language online you are allowed to speak it in the global channels.
- 3.1 Destroying land around claims.
Players may not damage terrain around claims (griefing). Players breaking this rule will be warned and damage will be rolled back. Players doing this more than once may face a permanent ban. Please note that players are responsible for misconfigured claim permission settings. Examples of grief:
- Cobble monsters – Mountain-like structures that are built using lava and water.
- Lava/water curtains – Placing rows of lava/water in the sky to make a wall of falling lava.
- TNT craters.
- Mass spawning entities within or around a town (Chickens, Boats, etc.).
- 3.2 Destroying land in wilderness.
Wilderness is defined as any land not currently claimed. You are allowed to grief structures or terrain as long as they are not within or in close proximity to a claimed area. However, any player may request grief to be rolled back even in the wilderness. Breaking railways or roads is not allowed, even in the wilderness, if willingly connecting two locations used by players. This does not only apply to the rails but all blocks the railroad is made of.
- 3.3 Claim blocking.
“Claim blocking” is referring to the act of deliberately placing claims near a build in order to block its expansion. This includes placing a new claim next to another with the intent of blocking their expansion.A player’s claims count as blocking if they create long arms of claims protruding from their claim. These arms are an issue as they do not only block existing claims but also take up large areas where future claims could otherwise be created.
Only owners of claims being claim blocked may report breaking the rule as claiming along someone’s border is fine if all involved claims agree on it.
All claims which staff concludes to be blocking a town will be removed without any refund. Players found to be claim blocking more than once may be warned and denied the ability to place outposts all together.
- 3.4 Stealing specific blocks.
Stealing specific blocks for their value is not considered grief and is therefore allowed. This does not apply to easily acquired blocks even if they are valuable to you.
- 3.5 Major terraforming.
In order to preserve the accurate geography of the map, major terraforming projects are not allowed. In general, if your edits of the landscape alter the Dynmap view of the natural landscape, they will be removed. Examples of this includes for instance draining large lakes/rivers, placing water all over the place for no reason, or covering landmarks with platforms.
- 3.6 End claims.
You may claim in the end, but not on the Main island, nor anywhere clearly marked.
4.1 Nicknames and Minecraft usernames
- Do not use explicit, sexual, racist or otherwise inappropriate nicknames or Minecraft usernames.
5.1 Overpowered farms
- Do not use overpowered farms under any circumstances, what so ever. If you need help on whether a farm is overpowered or not, please contact Major.
5.2 Lag farms
- Your farms may not cause major amounts of server lag. If you need help on whether a farm is laggy or not, please contact Major.
How and where do I appeal my punishment?
You have the chance to appeal for any punishments provided by staff. To do so, go to our forum here, and start a new ticket. After stating the reason for your ban and your in-game username you will be able to explain yourself and the situation to staff. Please use the correct format.
If you do not want to sign up on our forum, that is okay. Feel free to DM Major on Discord too.
How do I report a player breaking the rules?
Please report players at our forum and start a new support ticket. You will of course need an account on our forum to post. You do not have to wait for staff to reply here, instead provide as much evidence as you have of the player and which rules are broken from the list above. Once a staff replies, you will be notified, and if your report has been approved, action will be taken. Please, remember to use the correct format.
Who are players and who does above rules apply to?
Everyone playing on the ChromaVille Minecraft server or anyone part of our discord server is a player. Players cover all ranks, even all staff ranks.
Who is staff?
Anyone who holds the Builder, Helper, Mod, HeadMod, Admin, HeadAdmin, CoOwner and Owner title is considered staff. Plugin developers are not staff although they may have access to support tickets so they can use your feedback to improve their plugins.
How do I report staff abuse?
ChromaVille has zero tolerance for staff abuse. Please contact Major#2698 through discord and provide as much evidence as possible.
Classic SMP, with a twist.
- Unique modifications to improve the experience overall.
- IP: play.chromaville.com
The Femboi Server.
Now, we know. This might sound weird. But this server is technically not a part of ChromaVille. This server is Major’s project, which as of 2021 has been going on for close to a year.
- More info on https://ytmajor.com/femboi.html.
- IP: femboi.ytmajor.com:6734
1. Will you transfer data from an account to another account of mine?
No, we rarely transfer any data between accounts. It is possible, but takes time and can cause losses.
2. How do I apply for moderator?
You can apply on our forum.
3. What are the commands for claims?
/Kit Claim -Gives you the claim tool.
/AbandonClaim -Deletes the claim you're standing in.
/ClaimExplosions -Toggles if explosions are allowed in the claim.
/Trust -Gives another player permission to edit in your claim.
/UnTrust -Revokes any permissions granted to a player in your claim.
/AccessTrust -Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, and beds.
/ContainerTrust -Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, beds, crafting gear, containers, and animals.
/TrustList -Lists the permissions for the claim you're standing in.
/SubdivideClaims -Switches your shovel to subdivision mode, so you can subdivide your claims.
/BasicClaims -Puts your shovel back in basic claims mode.
/PermissionTrust -Grants a player permission to share his permission level with others.
/Untrust All -Removes all permissions for all players in your claim.
/AbandonAllClaims -Deletes all of your claims.
/BuyClaimBlocks -Converts server money to claim blocks.
/SellClaimBlocks -Converts claim blocks to server money.
/ClaimsList -Lists a player's claims and claim block details.
/Trapped -Gets a player out of a land claim he's trapped inside.
4. Why are mobs acting weird/not moving?
Previous, this was because our hardware was old, and unstable before. This is no longer the cause, as we have much better server hardware now. Any weird acting mobs now, are caused by the newer updates.
5. I voted but I did not get my reward. Can I get a refund?
(Voting is currently disabled)
No, the issue is on the side of the voting sites and nothing we can change, but if it is a repeating issue, please report it on the forums.
6. What does it cost to keep ChromaVille 24/7?
Well, this is a hard question to answer; because ChromaVille is hosted by Major, and not by an external host. I (Major) do not know the exact price for electricity so I am using estimated data from Danish statistics.
Estimated electricity cost can be up to roughly 4 USD/day, and roughly 40 USD for internet/month.
So it’s estimated to be at max, around 160USD/month. So it’s quite a bit. But that’s only when the server is under max load, and using its max power, though because of efficiency improvements over the years, that happens extremely rarely.
We are more likely to have a power outage all week than hitting 100% CPU usage.
7. My things got deleted, why?
8. Why is there only 5.5 gigabytes of ram allocated?
This is because of prioritizing. ChromaVille have been very inactive for a long time, and sadly we can’t do anything about it. We don’t have finances for advertisements, so new players are rare.
This is also because of the project I (Major) am working on away from ChromaVille, which have gotten more attention than ChromaVille have had in many many months.