Server Rules

We reserve the right to modify these rules and guidelines at the staff's discretion, even without direct prompting of such. These rules and guidelines and any modifications are effective immediately upon the public posting of them. It is your responsibility to keep up-to-date with these modifications as the time arises. By participating here on Catcraft, you agree to understand, acknowledge, and conform to the rules/guidelines outlined below.

General Behavior Expectations

  • Treat fellow players with respect.
  • Maintain a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
  • Skins or usernames that are offensive are not permitted.

Reporting Rule Violations

  • Open a support ticket on our discord server by visiting the #🙋support channel and clicking on the Create Ticket button.


The following modifications are allowed:

  • Client-side performance improvement mods (i.e. Optifine, Lunar, Sodium).
  • Aesthetic modifications (e.g. Shaders mods).
  • Armour and effect status hud mods.
  • Brightness and gamma adjustment mods.
  • Litematica Mod (auto-placing/easyplace blocks feature or related is not allowed)


Cheating and using any form of a hacked client is strictly not allowed.

  • AFK mining, grinding, or other automatic cheats is strictly not allowed. However, AFK pools are allowed.
  • Auto clickers may be used for tasks requiring constant left/right mouse clicking, such as killing mobs in a grinder, to alleviate strain from repetitive actions. Auto-clickers must not exceed a CPS of 10.
  • Macros are strictly not allowed. Macros are defined as automated sequences of actions executed through software or hardware configurations. This includes, but is not limited to, macros for automatic mining, resource gathering, or movement.
  • XRAY is strictly not allowed – this includes any xray-related resource packs, mods, etc. We take Xray extremely seriously and use an advanced heuristics to distinguish any form of xray, as well as standard manual checks.

Chat Rules

  • Calling anyone about hateful or discriminatory ideas, symbols, movements, stereotypes, or groups.
  • Any threats towards other players on the server or the server itself will result in an IP ban. This includes releasing the personal information of other players onto the network.
  • Swearing/Profanity is not allowed in global chat.
  • To bypass the chat filter when speaking in clan chat, use the command /c <message>
  • Attempting to bypass the chat filter in global chat intentionally is punishable.
  • Any form of spamming, character spam and overuse of caps on purpose will result in a warning, mute, then temporarily ban.
  • All names (including nicknames, clan names and item names) must be appropriate. Any nicknames that include discriminatory words, phrases, sexual innuendos, racism, and hatred towards other players are not allowed.
  • Nicknames must also not impersonate any staff member.
  • Being homophobic or disrespectful is not allowed.
  • Spamming items (with [item] in chat) to annoy others is not allowed.
  • Please only use English in chat. You are welcome to speak other languages in clan chat or private messages
  • Joking about or encouraging players to break the server rules is not allowed.
  • No politics.
  • No mentioning of illegal drugs in any shape or form.
  • Any form of twisting words, bickering and drama is not allowed. If a staff member tells you to stop, you must end the conversation.
  • Do not talk about other players bans in Minecraft or discord chat.
  • Please refrain from excessively begging other members for items/blocks.
  • Please don't act as if you have authority over others (mini-modding). If you notice a player breaking the server rules, please report them using /report in-game or by opening a ticket on our Discord server.
Chat rules typically have a 3-warning system (Warning -> Mute -> Temp-ban). However, each scenario may differ depending on the circumstances of what the player said.


  • Do not share your account with other players or use someone else's account.
  • Do not spawn-kill and/or repeatedly kill the same player.
  • Both parties must agree to a PVP duel in the overworld, nether, resource and end world. PvP in the catcraft arena (/PVP) is a free-for-all.
  • Keep Inventory is turned on in the catcraft PVP arena (/PVP).


  • Any form of exploiting, glitches and/or duplication will result in a permanent ban.
  • If you notice bugs or exploits on the server, contact staff through a ticket at #staff-help (on the discord server) or email us at or the developer at


  • Any form of stealing, looting and/or griefing any player-made structures is not allowed. This includes claimed or unclaimed land.
  • Do not build within 100 blocks of another player's claimed land, unless you both agree to be neighbors. Confirm any agreement with a screenshot. Once you've agreed, you can't change your mind unless everyone agrees. If a third player wants to join and build close, they need the first claim owner's okay, shown with a screenshot. No screenshot of approval means the third player can't build there.
  • Any form of tp-killing and trapping is not allowed.

Mob Farms

  • Automated mob farms are allowed.
  • Chunks causing significant lag due to entity counts, Redstone contraptions and/or mobs may be subject to modification or partial removal.
  • Intentionally creating lag causing machines is strictly not allowed.
  • Redstone clocks must not be left running all the time. All Redstone clock circuits must have an off-switch.
  • Villagers can not be trapped in 1x1 holes, as they contribute up to 10 times more lag than a normal villager. The minimum space should be at least 2x1 (recommended 2x2). No longer enforced because villagers that are unable to move become designated trading hall villagers. These villagers only refresh their trades and don't require the advanced pathfinding resulting in substantially less server lag. If you have villagers in a trading hall, please ensure they can not move.
  • Chunk loaders are not allowed.

Redstone Restrictions

  • 64 hoppers per chunk.
  • 128 Redstone dust per chunk.
  • 64 Redstone repeaters per chunk.
  • 64 pistons per chunk.
  • 64 observers per chunk.
  • 2 hopper minecarts per area.

Mob Limitations

  • 3 axolotl per chunk.
  • 25 villagers per a grouped distance of 50 blocks.

Market Rules

Click to direct for the Market Rules

Alt Accounts

  • Previously we had a rule against players using alt accounts; however, we have decided to remove this rule and allow players to use alts on CatCraft. There are no restrictions on the number of alt accounts you choose to use; however, if you are banned and attempt to evade the ban by using an alt account, this would result in an IP ban.


  • Ban evading is strictly not allowed. Attempting to ban evade would result in significantly more severe punishment. It is more beneficial to appeal your ban.
  • Do not message staff through discord on anything related to do with your ban appeal. Ban appeals will be looked into applications submitted through


  • You are more than welcome to advertise streams/recordings about catcraft. Any other form of advertising other servers, websites are not allowed.


  • Banks and other systems involving storing anything for other players is not allowed.
  • Diamonds are the only accepted currency for market chest-shops.
  • Scamming is not allowed.
  • Anything involving a stock market is not allowed.
  • Gambling is not allowed. Gambling involves risking something of value or diamonds on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning additional diamonds or valuable items.


  • Slot Machines: Any redstone contraption designed to operate like a slot machine where players insert items with the hope of winning more based on a random outcome.
  • Lottery Systems: Hosting a lottery where players pay items for a chance to win a larger pot of items collected from all participants.
  • Betting on Random Outcomes: Organizing events where players bet items on outcomes not under their control or influence, such as betting on which animal will win in a randomly decided race.
  • Betting on competitive Events: Organizing or participating in betting on the outcomes of PvP tournaments, build battles, races, or any other competitive events, regardless of the skill involved. This includes placing bets on oneself or others to win or lose.


  • Skill-based Competitions: Hosting PvP tournaments, archery contests, etc., where players pay an entry fee to compete based on their skills. The key distinction is that there must be no betting involved, either on oneself or on the outcomes of others' performances.
  • Adventure maps: Charging an entry fee for access to a custom adventure map where players are paying for the experience, and there are no rewards based on random outcomes.
  • Spectator fees: Charging an entry fee for players to spectate events like a well-organized PvP tournament or a build-off, emphasizing that the fee is strictly for the experience of watching.
  • Participation in Build Competitions: Organizing competitions where players are charged an entry fee for the logistics of the event. Winners are decided based on skill, creativity, or adherence to a theme, judged by appointed or community votes. Prizes are symbolic and not related to the participants' stakes.

  • Lowballing is NOT allowed

If you willingly offer more than what most players think something is worth when trading, that's your choice, and the trade is considered final. But, if someone offers you a deal where they stand to gain significantly more than you—specifically offering less than 30% of the item's widely recognised value—this would be categorised as lowballing. Engaging in lowballing, either as a buyer or a seller, is strictly against our rules.

Example of acceptable trading:
Let's say you have a rare sword in a game, and most people agree it's worth about 100 diamond blocks (dbs). You decide to sell it for 30 dbs because you're in a rush to sell it or for any other reason. Since you willingly chose to do this, the trade is final, and you can't undo it because you agreed to the terms.

Example of lowballing:
However, if someone comes to you and says, "I'll give you 30 dbs for your rare sword," but you don't realize the sword is actually worth 100 dbs, they are trying to benefit more from the trade unfairly. This is called lowballing because they're offering you over 30% less than what your sword is worth, with the aim to take advantage of you.

If you suspect you've been a victim of lowballing, please report it to our staff team through our Discord support tickets, along with supporting screenshots or evidence.


  • Do not build inappropriate builds that evoke racism, discrimination, pornography, gore etc.
  • Do not build within 100 blocks of another player's claimed land, unless you both agree to be neighbors. Confirm any agreement with a screenshot. Once you've agreed, you can't change your mind unless everyone agrees. If a third player wants to join and build close, they need the first claim owner's okay, shown with a screenshot. No screenshot of approval means the third player can't build there.
  • Do not claim builds that you did not build unless a staff member has explicitly permitted you.
  • Do not sell copied map art that does not belong to you.

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Last update 3rd April 2024


+ Clarified No-claiming within 100 blocks of another player rule

+ Clarified the N0-lowballing rule

+ Clarified & Updated the No Gambling Rule

+ Updated Autoclicker rule

+ Added new Newspaper Advertising Limitations Rule