Reduced restricted items limitations

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Eru Iluvatar
Staff member
Mar 1, 2014
Dutch (native), English, French.
From the very beginning of the server, we had to block access to certain blocks, items or features. In the old days this was called 'List of Forbidden Blocks', which were usable by everyone, there was no implementation doing any proper blocking or monitoring. Enforcers were then supposed to check player inventories, search people, houses, chests, anything that could hold items.

Soon after we started using WorldGuard's methods to make the server block certain items and things from happening, and Enforcers pretty much got unemployed in that aspect. However, each time there was an incident, the resolution usually meant adding more stuff to the WorldGuard list. (for example adding workbenches to prevent people from crafting - which would hopefully reduce the amount of people trying to gather materials). We've evolved much from that aspect and our methods of protection as well, which is why WorldGuard's restriction will be heavily reduced.

Before the situation was like this:
Nobody except staff may place/use/receive: fire, tnt, flint and steel, iceblocks, snow, buckets, bedrock, water and lava (both static and liquid), tracks, workbench, anvil, furnace, buttons, levers, pressure plates, redstone dust, repeaters, minecarts, sensors, portals, spawn eggs, ender eyes, xp bottles, fire charges, tripwire hooks, ender chests, beacons, comparators, block of redstone, ...

Most of these items were either added throughout history because of safety reasons or as measure after something happened. In others, it prevented excessive use of redstone and "possibly server intensive things" to stabilise the server (redstone constructs in particular)

Today there is a new list of restricted items which I think we can use. Summarised, this is what it looks like now:

Global Block are the collection of items unusable by anyone.
Right now it are mobspawners, spawneggs, experience potions and all variants of the minecarts.

Restricted Interaction and Usage is a collection of stuff that are considered as 'grey zone'. Right now: Bedrock, water and lava (liquid and non liquid), all types of buckets and the barrier block.

It's considered 'grey' because by default nobody can uses them except for Designers, Artists and Enforcers.

Redstone Restrictions is collection of all types of devices and items that could make a contraption work. The list is much shorter to what it once was, allowing more ranks to freely use the previously blocked items. Right now the server blocks all types of commandblocks, redstone dust, all the variants of carts, the redstone repeater and the comparator.

The list is still a work in progress, and if redstone would start to impact the server again (through running clocks, logic gates/circuits) these contraptions would be removed immediately


Hardcore MCME-er
Feb 29, 2016
Wait…so does this mean that the redstone torch is accessible to artists too now? Or am I reeeealy misunderstanding the term "all the variants of carts"


Hardcore MCME-er
Media Team
Mar 12, 2016
The glorious Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch, English, French, German
Wait…so does this mean that the redstone torch is accessible to artists too now? Or am I reeeealy misunderstanding the term "all the variants of carts"
All variants of carts means a normal minecart and all other minecart which contain a block, like minecart with craftingtable, with furnace or with a command block etc. So I guess we can now place redstone torches by ourselves!


hon. Head Designer
Mar 2, 2014
German (native), English, French
Wait…so does this mean that the redstone torch is accessible to artists too now? Or am I reeeealy misunderstanding the term "all the variants of carts"
This was the main motivation to review this list, so that Artists do not have to rely on Designers for half of the interior of a house ;) The idea is that its pretty much impossible to create a redstone circuit without Redstone Dust, comparator and repeater.