Poll

Which items should be banned from zone battles?

Potions
3 (9.4%)
Armor enchants affecting protection stats
4 (12.5%)
Weapon enchants affecting attack stats
4 (12.5%)
Diamond swords
4 (12.5%)
If yes to option 4, additionally ban iron swords
1 (3.1%)
Diamond armor
4 (12.5%)
If yes to option 6, additionally ban all other armor
0 (0%)
Tool enchants affecting block destruction speed
2 (6.3%)
Ender pearls
5 (15.6%)
Lava
1 (3.1%)
TNT
1 (3.1%)
Vote yes here if you want items/xp to drop on death
1 (3.1%)
Nothing should be banned
2 (6.3%)

Total Members Voted: 8

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Re: Battleground Information
« Reply #50 on: 2014 02 23, 12:31:24 »
i suppose you have to specify that the max build height is below the bottom block in the flag or else they'd just surround it with lava instead of putting it above, and that the flagpole is exempt from this max build height limitation

but isn't there that rule that the flag must be visible or something which means the defenders could not cover it in lava anyways so the build height rule is not necessary to prevent that from happening.

The rules say
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Building at or above the height of the bottom block of the flag on a zone is not allowed by either team during or before a battle. Growing trees/mushrooms or using pistons or other methods to get above this height is not allowed either.

I wrote in a post, but the visibility isn't in the current rules:
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I hope people will make relatively realistic flagpoles so that the flags are visible around 10-20m above the surface.

Anyway, I've written this rule, which should ensure it doesn't happen:

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*The flagpole, however, should be built so that it is 1x1 block wide and leads up to the flag along its side, and reaches the same height as the top block of the flag.
*Lava and water should not be placed such that it flows within 4 blocks of the flag and flagpole.
*The flag should not be surrounded by blocks such that it isn't visible from most of the surface.

So the max build height limit rule should be unnecessary now to deal with the lava problems. However, do we really want people to build so high up? I personally think the battles will be more fun if people assault the base head-on instead of building skysnakes very high up.

We might also want to write some rules on the base spawn position, such as minimum distance from the flag, so the defenders don't respawn right next to the flag, then it probably becomes too hard to take the flag. Therefore I have written this rule:
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No spawnpoint may be less than 20 blocks from the flagpole.