Minecraft Server Rules
Discord Server Rules
"OGCraft" - The term "OGCraft" refers to OGCraft, which is represented by the OGCraft Founder Team. The terms "staff", “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to OGCraft and the OGCraft Founder Team. The terms "donor", "member", “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, and any other users of our Services.
"Service" and "Services" - The terms "Service" and "Services" refer to any service that OGCraft offers, which includes (but not limited to) our Minecraft Servers, Websites, Forums etc.
"OGCraft Minecraft" - The term "OGCraft Minecraft" refers to the Minecraft servers we offer, which includes servers running on or connected through the ip: "play.OGCraft.org". OGCraft is not in any way affiliated with Mojang AB or any other company, copyright, or trademark.
“OGCraft Discord Server” – The term “OGCraft Discord Server” refers to the public discord server where all our public information can be seen, our staff can be contacted and you can contact other players of the OGCraft Minecraft server. Our discord can be found by typing this link into a web-browser - https://ogcraft.org/discord
"Rules" - The term "Rules" and "Server Rules" refers to our rules found on the OGCraft Minecraft server by type /rules and /rules 2 in chat
Application of Server Rules
In addition to the Minecraft EULA, all OGCraft Rules apply to all members, and all members agree to be bound by these when on the server and partaking in anything server related (this extends to the OGCraft’s discord server) as long as they are members of OGCraft. A breach of the Rules or these Terms will result in restriction of access to our Services either temporarily or permanently at our discretion. In the event a user has their privileges or access to a OGCraft service restricted for a breach of the rules or these terms of service, they will be given a fair chance to have their concerns heard.
In consideration of you paying our fees in accordance with these Terms, you may obtain additional privileges during the Plan Period. Your Plan will start on the date on which you sign up for the Plan on our server store (“Start Date”) and, subject to earlier termination in accordance with these Terms, will continue until the Plan expires, you cancel your Plan, or you change to another Plan, in accordance with these Terms (“Plan Period”). This applies to the two monthly plans, CEO and OG ($10 a month and $20 a month, respectively)
In consideration of you paying our fees in accordance with these Terms, you may obtain additional privileges after the purchase of the plan. Your plan will start immediately, and you will gain the privileges within 24 hours on the OGCraft Minecraft Server. This applies to the one-time-purchase plans Miner, Collector and Banker ($10, $20 and $30 one-time-payment, respectively)
We may refuse to accept any order by you to purchase a Plan at any time at our discretion.
We may suspend or cancel your Plan at any time at our discretion for any reason. In the case where you are blocked/banned from our services and your plan has not yet expire, OGCraft hold the right to refuse refund you in full or in partial payments.
Any payments must be made with the expressed authorization of the account holder or card holder. Payments not made with expressed authorization are not welcomed by OGCraft and if issues arise OGCraft reserves the right to remove privileges and restrict or remove the user’s access to OGCraft services.
All stated payment values are in US Dollars (USD). While OGCraft does not charge international fees and absorbs any international fees from payments originating outside of the United States, please be aware that some banks, depending on the method of payment, may still directly charge you a small fee, usually varying with the amount of the payment, which we can neither control nor reimburse.
Payments are accepted through our store (store.OGCraft.org) via PayPal, which allows quick and automatic processing from verified accounts.
The Minecraft username for the account which privileges should be applied must be specified accurately under the “username” field.
Payments made through PayPal are communicated automatically to our system. Any privileges should be applied within 5 minutes after the payment is made but may take up to 24 hours. If privileges are not applied after 24 hours of successful completion of a payment you should contact an OGCraft staff member. Note that while your nickname and prefix might not immediately change, permissions should still be applied. Once again, please contact a staff member if these need to be updated.
Please be aware that PayPal may hold payments from unverified accounts or payments by check until that payment clears with your bank, which can increase processing time by up to two weeks. Unfortunately, we have no control over these holds and will not apply any privileges until payment is confirmed.
Payments made to OGCraft are non-refundable unless otherwise allowed in these Terms. OGCraft will always endeavour to provide a satisfactory outcome as is judged best by the Founder Team for all players and OGCraft. We attempt to be as transparent as possible in our processes and in what you should expect. Even if you are still not satisfied with an outcome, a refund should not be expected, nor will it be given, but please feel free to contact us about the matter.
You can cancel your subscription at any time through your PayPal account. If you voluntarily choose to cancel your Plan, your cancellation will take effect at the end of the current paid term. In such cases of voluntary cancellation, pro-rated refunds will not be granted.
To be eligible to purchase a Plan, you must have full legal capacity to enter into a contract in your country of residence; and if you are an individual, be at least 18 years old; and you further represent and warrant to us that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site or purchase a Plan to access the Services. Where you do not meet these requirements above you will need to ask a person who does satisfy those requirements to purchase the Plan on your behalf and enter a contract with us.
These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. You acknowledge that in entering in purchasing a Plan you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them. You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in these Terms.
You may receive virtual rewards in the form of in-game privileges. These privileges are not tangible goods, are provided as a way to thank users who support OGCraft morally or financially and are not intended to give supporters an unfair advantage over other members. Please be aware that supporters will not be given special consideration or treatment because they have made a donation or purchase. Many of the privileges awarded to those who have provided financial support can be obtained by other methods, and those that cannot are considered cosmetic or do not significantly alter gameplay. All awarded privileges are non-transferrable, and the perks, price, names, and weight of ranks may change at any time.
The official list of the privileges for each rank can be found in the description of the ranks. This page supersedes information from any other source, including that given by staff members or located on the DonationStore webstore. OGCraft will do its best to honor the privileges it specified to a user at the time that they were awarded. However, this is not always possible and OGCraft reserves the right to make changes to the reward scheme and OGCraft’s services as OGCraft sees fit.
OGCraft reserves the right to remove any privileges granted at any time for any reason.
You also have the option to donate without receiving privileges. Donating beneath the “Help Support The Server!” category shall be considered a donation without reward(s).
Changes may occur, such as a server reset, data corruption, or user error, that could remove privileges or affect gameplay. We will do our best to restore privileges for current subscriptions and active users in good standing, but some items may be irretrievable.
Our Services are provided on an as-is and as-available basis. We will always make reasonable efforts to keep the Services operational. Technical difficulties may result in temporary interruptions to the Services. No interruptions to the Services shall entitle you to a refund of any payment already made by you. We are under no obligation to provide any content for the Services and reserve the right to upload, remove, vary or otherwise deal with any content provided on our Services from time to time. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of our Services without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services.
All and any personal information we collect will never be shared outside the Founder team unless required to do so by a law division of any governing body.
If at any point there is a data breach and your personal information is leaked, OGCraft reserves the right to not inform you of this breach, but we will try our hardest to contact every single person we have collected data on that their data may have been breached.
Any non-personal information or material transmitted to us or through our Services will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. By sending us any non-personal information or material, you affirm that you are the legal owner, creator, and/or controller of that information or material and that you give us an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (1) you give us permission to do so, (2) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of our Services will be published or otherwise used with your name on it, or (3) we are required to do so by law. This also includes if we are concerned for your safety or safety of others around you, we reserve the right to inform your local authority of your name (to the best of our abilities) and your IP address.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under our Contract with you to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under our Contract with you if to another person if we agree in writing.
This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
Each of the clauses of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.
If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
These Terms shall remain in full force and effect while you use our Services. Without limiting any other provision of these Terms, we reserve the right to, at our discretion and without notice or liability, restrict or deny access to and use of our services (including blocking IP addresses), to anyone for any reason, including, without limitation for breach of any part of these Terms or of any applicable law or regulation.
We may also, at our discretion, suspend, terminate, or delete your account and any created content or information at any time, without warning. If we suspend or terminate your account for any reason, you are prohibited from re-registering or creating a new account. In addition, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
OGCraft respects intellectual property rights. If you believe that any content available on or through our Services infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please notify us OGCraft Discord Server by creating a support ticket and tagging the people with the Founder tag.
Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for: death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any other loss or liability which may not be excluded or limited by law. We will under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise howsoever arising for: any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; loss or corruption of data, information or software; loss of anticipated savings; loss of goodwill; or any indirect or consequential loss.
Our total liability to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise howsoever arising, shall in no circumstances exceed 100% of the total Plan Fees paid by you in the 12-month period prior to the date on which the act or omission giving rise to the liability occurred.
Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Services. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the content provided through the Services is suitable for your purposes.
You agree to fully indemnify, hold harmless and defend (collectively “indemnify” and “indemnification”) OGCraft and its directors, officers, employees, agents, stockholders and Affiliates (collectively, “Indemnified Parties”) from and against all claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, liabilities, losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses), settlements, judgments, costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs), whether or not involving a third party claim, which arise out of or relate to (1) any breach of any representation or warranty of OGCraft contained in this Agreement, (2) any breach or violation of any covenant or other obligation or duty of OGCraft under this Agreement or under applicable law, (3) your breach or negligent performance or non-performance of any of these Terms, in each case whether or not caused by the negligence of OGCraft or any other Indemnified Party and whether or not the relevant Claim has merit.
By continued use of this Site and other OGCraft Services and by making a payment to OGCraft you indicate your agreement with these Terms and Conditions and you further agree that:
• You are above the age of 18 or 18 years of age, or you are operating with the guidance and consent of a parent or legal guardian.
• By making a payment you have authorization to use the debit/credit card and/or PayPal account.
• By making a payment to OGCraft you are not entitled to any tangible goods.
• You will not charge back, dispute, or otherwise reverse any payments.
• You understand and agree that you will not be issued a refund.
• You will not abuse and/or misuse any awarded privilege(s).
• We reserve the right to ban any account without notice for any reason.
• You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as listed above.
If you do not agree with the Terms listed above then do not apply for membership or use our Services. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions or breaking Server Rules can lead to a permanent ban from all of our Services without refund.
Is it that time already? Yes it is! OGCraft is resetting it’s map!
Like every reset, we have a brand new map! We wanted to go outside the box a little bit and do something we’ve never done before…
When is the reset happening?
Map 5 Closing: 28th September 2023 16:00 UTC
Map 6 Opening: 30th September 2023 16:00 UTC
Some new additions
Small General Changes
Things that are being reset:
Things that will NOT be reset:
Weekly Games Nights
Map 6 is bringing a new twist to the server with Weekly Game Nights.
There will be 4 events throughout the month where players compete in multiple games to earn points and prizes!
Points you say? With the points that you earn, you get entered into the Battle of Gamers where the top three players of the month each receive prizes on top of the previous prizes!
We will also be doing a random draw from the rest of the players who scored where each point gives you an entry into the lucky draw!
The dates of the events will be announced on the last day of the month prior!
How can I bring items to the new map?
Much like last time we are limiting the transfer of items to only trophy items (such as ones won from events) or historical items like Dragon Eggs.
Fill a shulker box with all your trophy and historical items and give it to a staff member, but once we have been given the shulker box you cannot get it back. Don’t forget to rename it with your minecraft username (not nickname!)
If you don’t have a shulker box, please do /kit Shulker to receive a free one!
The final day for turning in shulker boxes is 27th September!
Once we open on the new map, your shulker boxes will be given out by the moderators.
In one month's time, August 15th 2023, we will be celebrating OGCraft's 3rd Birthday! For the events this year we are bringing back a couple of old minigames, a custom built new type of minigame and we are giving away over $100 worth of things from the store!
We will start the events Saturday, 12 August 2023 17:00 UTC so make sure to mark the date down...
Dodgeball in the Original arena
Dodgeball in a new, custom built arena
Infected, which is a brand new custom built minigame
Treasure Hunt in spawn
Drop Party time!
There will be prizes for the top 3 people/teams of each game
We will also have some other surprises along the way so make sure you join us!
To start things off I'm going to go back to the roots of what our goal is as a server. We want to provide a safe, happy and enjoyable environment for everyone who decides to play on OGCraft no matter your age or background. To do this we have a wonderful staff team who volunteer their free time to bring you the server and all the changes we make along the way. The internet is a scary place and if we can be that light that helps guide people the correct way then we've achieved what we set out to do.
That being said, the other key aspect of the server is you, the players. You playing on the server and voting for the server keeps our numbers up and therefore more people will find the server and play on it. More people means more votes, and more votes means more people. It's just one big snowball effect.
However, to do both of the above we need donations to keep the server up. None of us (including myself) take any profit from the server as 100% of donations go back into server related things. The main three things are hosting the server, bringing more players and player retention, and if one of these three fail then the server stops growing and we will eventually close and there won't be an OGCraft to play on, which for obvious reasons we don't want to happen.
The three main things we've had feedback on recently are the fact mending has been removed from crate items, netherite has been removed from all kits and people not wanting to vote.
The reason we removed mending from crate items is because when we originally did the items, they were a one time purchase and therefore if you had one there was no reason for people to keep donation, meaning we were struggling to host the server
When people tell me or other staff members they don't want to vote, to us that's your way of saying you don't support the server and without that support, we cant bring more players. Voting is a direct way to help support the server for completely free.
The reason we removed netherite was because if you want netherite tools, it's going to give the server more player interaction with you seeking out the ancient debris and going through the grind than you just popping it straight out from your kit to your tools. Without that player interaction, we have little to no player retention.
We understand your frustrations, we really do. It was actually the reasoning behind me wanting to add spawner keys to ./shop along with creating the enchanting machine, so players had access to premium features without having to pay a premium for them. However we also had to think about keeping the in game prices high enough so the donation items were not flooded throughout the server. It meant we wouldn't have the above issue of no donations. It's been a fine line we've been trying to find over the last 2.5 years and we believe we are close to finding it. The admin team have collectively put in thousands of hours into bringing the server to life and all of it was purely because we wanted to. We wanted to bring you a server where you could be yourselves, be happy playing with a community that grows together and most importantly be safe. Most, if not all, of the limitations we implement are because it impacts the server in one of the three main areas mentioned above. We don't change things because we want to be mean, we do it so in the long run you guys still have a server to play on.
Between the Admins, we are all either in full time education (Roman, Annei, Derryl) or work full time jobs (myself, Nix, Swanky) so any changes done to the server are done whenever we have free time. This is why sometimes it can take a day or two to implement a fix for a bug or something along that type of thing. I know personally I didnt actually start "playing" the current map until 2 days after it's official release because I was fixing things that needed sorting at that moment.
In the past we've attempted different things to bring in more players, for example we've promoted ourselves on server listings, opened a tiktok account, partnered with streamers and even tried advertising. However all of these cost money so if we funnel too much money into that, we have none to keep the server going and therefore we would have no server. The more people we bring in, the more features we can bring to the server. Donations and voting are the two biggest ways we can do that, the latter being the free version for everyone along with helping with achieving vote parties for everyone.
That being said, I want to thank every single donator, both past and recent, because without you we wouldn't be where we are today. Without you we wouldn't have OGCraft. I also want to say thank you to superminiminer who not only became the first "Supporter", but went straight for Supporter III. Monthly donations are by far the best way to help support us which is why we also added Carpenter to the monthly rank crew.
I know there's a lot of information but we just wanted to be honest with you guys what we do as an admin team and why things change over time.
Thank you for reading
- OGCraft Admin Team