An overview of what mods we do and do not allow on Dragonia.
By playing on our server and using mods, you agree to the following guidelines.
Minecraft mods are a large part of the Minecraft experience for many players, mods can range from small performance and visual improvements right through to complete gameplay altering ones. As Minecraft mods provide such a large range of functionality, not all mods are allowed to be used on our server. This outlines what types we do allow on the server.
Before using any mods please be aware that all use of mods on our server is at your own risk, including the ones we list as examples in this guide. We cannot provide any guarantees of mods being within our server rules due to players always finding new exploits.
Any mods you do install should always be obtained from the official source for that given modification, be that the creators website, GitHub or other profiles. Unofficial downloads from other sources may not behave as expected, which could include bugs or unadvertised features (which could result in punishments on our server), or even malicious code (e.g. viruses, spyware, etc.).
Categories of Allowed Mods
Provided below is a list of the mod categories we allow on our server, along with an explanation of what each of these categories does and does not include and allow. If a mod does not fit into one of these categories, it should be assumed that it is disallowed by default, or you can ask a staff member to double check.
Modifications which change only the look and feel of the game without modifying gameplay, such as standard shader modifications or even resource packs. These must not however change the properties of blocks (e.g. make non-transparent blocks transparent) or change the players perspective (e.g. allowing them to see around or over objects they normally wouldn't be able to). X-Ray Resource packs or similar mods are strictly not allowed and users will be punished accordingly.
Client Performance Improvement Mods
Mods which simply seek to improve the performance of the Minecraft client without making changes to the game itself, such as those which improve the FPS of the Minecraft client. An example of a performancing enhancing plugin is Optifine.
Cosmetic HUD (Head-Up Display) Mods
Mods which alter the look and feel of the in-game head-up display (HUD), without adding extra information which would normally be unavailable to the player. For example, HUDs adding armour and status effects, which are available to the player in their inventory screen, are permitted.mini-maps are also allowed. Other player health / armour indicators, player distance / range, etc. are not allowed.
Though we do not provide a thorough list of mods we do not allow, a general rule of thumb is that any modification which provides any significant advantage to the players using them will be against our rules.
Additionally, we do also note that anything which automates any player gameplay action is strictly disallowed, be those Minecraft modifications, external software or hardware. This includes things such as (but not limited to) auto / burst clicking buttons or macros, auto-sprint, and aim assists.
Finally, mods which alter the way in which your Minecraft client interacts with and communicates with our server are also strictly disallowed, even if they otherwise fall into an allowed category. Please ensure that any modifications which are used are strictly client side only, with them not changing or altering the behaviour of the game.
If a modi does not fit clearly into any of the allowed modification categories, it should be assumed to be disallowed, you may also ask a staff member to double check.
These are mods which you can use on our server. For the most part, these are cosmetic mods, or mods which show limited amounts of additional information which should not give you an in game advantage.
As stated previously, any mods listed here are still to be used at your own risk. If the features of any mod have changed since we added it to this list or if bugs have accidentally been introduced, those modifications may no longer be permitted. If you believe that to be the case with any of these, please let us know and we'll investigate that.
Dragonia does not endorse any of the mods named below, which are provided solely as examples of commonly used mods on our server. We are not the developers of any of the named mods and we do not have control over
We are not responsible for the behaviour or actions of any mods, which may be updated or changed at any time by their individual developers.
Client Optimisation Mods
Client mods which have the main goal of improving client FPS (Frames Per Second).
Eg. Replay Mod
Client mods which allowed for the recording and playback of gameplay, while also allowing for the changing of perspective during playback (but not in live gameplay).
Recording gameplay on our server is allowed, however a staff member should be notified prior to the recording. This is to ensure it is allowed and there may be something that we can do to further help you.
Eg. Shaders Mod, Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders, etc.
Client mods which change the visual appearance of the game to make it more aesthetically pleasing.