Server Rules

Hello everyone, I’m @Wayward_Jack, here’s some things we’re doing to keep you safe. We’d love you to help us by skimming them.


tl;dr, DON’T BE A DICK … now go play DayZ

We run some DayZ Standalone servers (always listed here): They’re all at the Official Game Service Provider (Fragnet) who do everything they can for us and are recommended if you’d like to run a server. We believe in the Managed Hosting model professionally and in our play time as this gives access to very embedded and specialised resources resulting in more uptime for our server guests. Even though it has increased cost implications.

If there’s one thing to take away from this page it’s that we run the servers FAIR, if you kill an admin, no ones going to ban you, we don’t know where you are on the map or what you’re doing. We work really hard to keep anyone with a false advantage out of our servers. Enjoy DayZ it’s amazing, we love it.

If you want to keep up to date with information about the servers we keep this page and follow my twitter here DO NOT GO AND INCONVENIENCE DISCORD MODS THE ONLY THING THEY KNOW MORE THAN YOU IS THAT THEY CLICK THIS LINK : follow my twitter here don’t be a dick.

We have a Servers Discord

Also remember no community server actually needs ‘rules’ this is just our attempt to try and be fair and transparent. Any community server can deny you playing on it for no reason at the drop of a hat. Someone pays the bills, that someone can do whatever they want with their community server. You have no rights, it’s not a democracy, there’s no ombudsman.

None of our servers are RP we don’t tell you how to play.

We do not run CoT or V++ or Tomato or CFTools or anything like that, we think you should be free to play and alone in there, we’re not gonna mummy you or Shitmin ESP you, or be invisible and listen to what you say.  Our start point is that the community is full of good people and they deserve to play their game without the suspicion of fishy stuff going on. There is nobody with a player map on a second monitor, that’s impossible on our servers. You’re alone.

This extends to bases, if you build a base, you protect your base, if you don’t do that it will get attacked, despawned, etc. This is good for the server and fades abandoned bases out of the map. That’s a good thing. We will not help you protect your base.

If you need to report something spooky please go here: Feedback or Complaint forms please, never talk about hackers on the outside, no good comes of it, ever. Your report will be dealt with confidentially to protect you from bad people (they’re hackers). We also don’t like it if you talk about bans and kicks in public, this reduces everyone’s options and puts YOU at risk. And lastly in this bit, we’d say that if you’re telling a community admin ‘they do nothing’ whilst having no knowledge of what’s going on below the waterline to keep a community server afloat, you are an ignorant idiot. Many people are pouring hours and hours a day into keeping servers running for you. Don’t be ignorant.

We prefer 1PP and always will do

We firmly believe that passwording or whitelisting a DayZ server reduces the variety of stories and adventures. DayZ is about the creativity of interactions. Generating exclusivity reduces that potential. We will keep our servers as open and as inclusive as is possible. This is core to the game we want to play.

There’s more good people out there than bad and you might meet someone amazing (and then shoot them)

We love Charnarus dusks and dawns.

We keep our servers as ‘vanilla’ as can be this amplifies the nuances of DayZ.

We resisted going the DayZ way of chaotic restarts as long as we could, we always preferred having a definite restart time in the early evening for a clear gaming run all evening. This has become untenable and now we have to move to the DayZ way which means not only will our servers restart at different, undetermined times but they will also change their restart times as days go on. This is beyond our control. We never wanted this. It may be the good outweighs the bad now. ‘When do servers restart?’ We now don’t know.

Night time is also a lot of fun, it really is better if you don’t gamma boost, we run darker nights which validates many ingame items, from crafted torches to Night Vision Scopes.

We turn as much of the HUD off as we are able to, no white dot.

You might be thinking, “This sounds a bit weird, some random guys on the internet have spent a load of money on a server and asking us to come play, what’s the catch?”

There is no catch, we’ve loved DayZ right from the first time we got shot to fuck on the beach 2 minutes after our first fresh spawn. This was a couple of years ago (back in the Mod). We’ve played DayZ as often as work and family would allow from then on. When we’re not playing DayZ we’ve got someone streaming DayZ going on in the background, TheRunningManz usually). It’s pretty much the only game we play. We are quite old, when that happens the amount of time you have to have fun is inversely proportional to the amount of money you have to have fun with. Some of us are exceptionally fortunate to have a good paying jobs, but not time. So any time spent needs to be efficient (things need to work quickly). Running a server is time efficient. Other people are massively fortunate in the opposite paradigm, they have a large amount of time, but maybe less money.

We rent a couple of servers, it’s good for us. come play.

We would ask a favour. If you play on our servers and have a nice time, maybe you’d consider telling your stream at the end what server you were on, or maybe mentioning us in your YouTube About box, or maybe a tweet promoting the server. If you do a nice video why not put a citation to the server in the About information. We don’t obsess about server population, but if that’s your thing, why not help? That would be a very kind thing to do. Thanks.

If you’re not able to make videos or stream why not make some nice screenshots and post them in our discord, that’s a really nice thing to do. Thanks.

The other side to this coin is that for some reason (streamers) The Community seems to obsess about ‘only play on full pop servers’, which drives the population spoofing industry. If you run around ‘Spaggie servers are empty OMG’ and haven’t done anything to help fill them (if that’s your thing) we’ll make our server -1 more. Either you’re helping or you’re not. 

We do not give a shit about whether the server has 2 people on it (who, because of DayZ Luck end up in a gunfight in some arse end of Chernarus) or has 50 people on it. We do not give a shit about server rankings. We generally do not give a shit about that kind of thing. When you look across your servers and you can see groups of your friends having fun and adventures together, how can a ‘sever’ be ‘ded’. It can’t.

For other places, an empty server doesn’t make money and a full server does. Think about that incentive.

We don’t take donations, thank you.


What we DO care about is that each individual person on our server has an adventure they love.

We would like very much for you to come and play on our servers, we would like you to have a great time. To that end we’ve come up with some rules to protect everyone

No one under the age of 18 should play on our server

Try and leave everything better than you found it. Destroying vehicles is a brilliant thing to do.

Do no harm

Do not use text to chat, use a mic. you will be warned for using text and will be kicked if those warnings are ignored. DayZ is a game about interactions, interact!

if people persistently and excessively hammer in game text chat, we might exclude them. We understand sometimes people can’t use a mic we are very tolerant.

Play as you’d like, there’s no rules about KoS or Safe Zones or formal opinon on RP. Just do what you want. We like to think the best of everyone and think DayZ is a better game when it’s filled with interesting people. However…

We will run a banlist via BEC, shared by very kind admins on other servers, to keep you as safe as we can. Due to very kind support and help from the Server Mod community we currently explicitly ban over 8000 players, to help keep you safe. Have fun, please be as much of a good humoured dick (but not a dick dick so we have to exclude you) as you can.

Please do not use Glitches, Scripts, Hacks, even Ghosting, Grinding, Combat Logging, visual modifications or unfair add on software or you WILL be banned. We will also not tolerate Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Religious Intolerance, Fraud and Impersonation, or activities which would be deemed harassinggriefinghateful or illegal. We do not like the use of the Nword (racism), the Fword(transphobia) and the Rword(ableist) ingame. We will not tolerate Ban Evasion. Have fun, be a dick (but not a dick dick so we have to exclude you), enjoy DayZ but keep DayZ in DayZ, Keep the game in the game if you know what we mean. We have server banned people for meta (‘helping’ someone know where something is or what’s happening outside of the game. Think about how your actions might change the game). Do not talk about hackers in public, they love the attention. Use the Complaint form and let us deal with it.

Also with Meta we tend to not want to tell people who are asking about things that are happening in a server. Go play it and find out rather than doing the ‘i looked in the files’ excuse for not playing

We especially hate ‘Revenge Meta’ where in the Discord someone announces ‘oh well done to the medium geared blue armband group of 3 players who just killed me in Staroye on Chernarus Blue 3 minutes ago and are probably still there, one is wounded and recovering, I hope nothing bad happens to you, GG guys’ and we don’t like it when people give away base locations in Meta

We are being much stricter with VAC, game and trade banned players on our servers, there are a few the reform themselves but generally they’re not good for our servers. If you have a recent VAC, Game and/or Trade ban (less than about 650 days, as a guide before we’ll even read an unban request), you’re likely to be excluded, we don’t trust you.

Sometimes we don’t trust people we suspect are using Proxies

We are also starting excluding people for losing sight that DayZ is a computer game we play for fun, with friends, in a diverse community of cool people. We will help you take your abuse, moaning and whinging elsewhere if you get too much. Don’t be that guy.

We’re also now seeing people add additional load to our servers, that streamers add a server info box to their stream. If we see a streamer doing that we may move to exclude that streamer to protect the performance of the many who are just playing the game.

Chasing us or anyone else around on social platforms whinging at us is unlikely to make things better. Anyone else is not an appeals process and playing Mom off against Dad will just make you look a dick and also get you excluded, take your entitlement somewhere else we don’t want it on our servers

Because we feel that a single high ping player can be detrimental to server performance for all Users on the server, we reserve the right to kick a high ping player. We start getting nervous about ping around the 300s

If someone is harassing you or hacking or something that makes you feel uncomfortable and is outside of the ‘normal’ DayZ try to get video evidence and try to hit them with something. We can act if we have your in game name, their in game name and the time of day (please convert to GMT if required so it matches server logs and we can find them easier) TO BAN THEM. Always feel free to go play on another server while we work out how to help you. We especially recommend HappyBombs server or DUG

In some cases a ban appeal will require the provision of extra information as part of the consideration

If someone we know and like tells us someone we don’t know is being spooky, we’ll side with the people we know and like. We reserve the right to act first and work out what the hell happened later. You may have done nothing wrong. There is an unban form  nothing personal, just tell us wtf if you want

We have a piece of software we have built and run that looks at various aspects of your online accounts and the way you play, these vector go towards a reputation score. If your score is below the threshold the software will ban you because of your reputation. There’s more info here: s2ttrban

We think the best of people and then ask for some details to help them be trusted again. We’ll work really hard to trust you and you can help us with that

The Server Mods decision is final, no conversation or correspondence will be entered into, we also, because we can’t think of everything up front to keep everyone happy and safe, reserve the right to invent rules at the drop of a hat and apply them retrospectively.


If you meet a streamer and you realise they’re a streamer, don’t call them out, just assume they are streaming and be cool, do your thing, have a great adventure.

We’ve had some folk who stream sniped try to say it wasn’t stream sniping because ‘they didn’t kill the streamer’.


We consider being anywhere near one of our servers and in a streamers stream at the same time stream sniping.

We consider stream sniping to be an activity where advantage is taken over the streamer by use of their stream to grief or interact with the streamer in any way that’s not ‘natural’. Streamers are the marketing team of the game we love, them having great streams brings people back to DayZ and helps new people discover DayZ. If you fuck it up for them then we don’t want to play with you

If you find out you had an interaction with streamer, don’t go running to their chat saying ‘OMG my friend of a friends mum’s hamster’s sister told me it was you!!! OMGOMG’ and then launch into a long story about how you were born and clean your teeth.  You are, or you look like a stream sniper and you’re liable to get banned from the chat and from the server

Zombies will fuck you over whenever they can, that’s what we pay them for. Though Janeway Zombie seems to give us a lot for the money.

We reserve the right to wipe the server. We will give as much notice as we can. Please remember we wipe all our servers on the first day of every odd numbered month. Sometimes we decide not to do this if it’s close to an update, we always wipe on updates to stop carry over bugs. My Twitter is the best place to find out what is going on. All servers wipe on Major updates. We may also may wipe a server if it kludges up or someone has kludged it up. We sometimes run an Experimental server, that will receive a lot of partial wipes to test things. The discord has a !wipe command giving more details

Tell your friends to come play on our server (please)

Anyone found bitching about the DayZ Devs or Bohemia Interactive or DayZ will be mercilessly ridiculed every time they turn up anywhere. Read the Status Reports, shit is cool.

Occasionally, we reserve the right to password a server. We try not to do this. Reasons include maintenance and event preparations


We operate a very lean data model collecting and keeping only the minimum of data required to function as a community server. We do not collect or retain any special category information. By playing on our servers or by talking to us by email, twitter, Twitch etc you are opting into our retention of lean data

GDPR doesn’t apply entirely to us for many reasons, but we will always treat any personal information you might give us with respect and functionally appropriate confidentiality.

If you do not agree to these principles, do not play on our server and do not contact us

Your right to be erased/forgotten is over-ridden by it having functional impact

If at any time you feel unsafe or unwell. Seek help

If you make a cool video or something on our server please tweet it to @Spaggie he loves that stuff

Server Mods and Owners accept no responsibility or liability for an accident or event that happens during or in consequence of playing on our server. We’re under no obligation to answer your queries or to talk to you. Our decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into. Playing on our servers indicates acceptance of these rules and conditions. If you don’t like it, play elsewhere.

Drink fluids

Eat food

Love DayZ

Love your DayZ friends

Turn it all off and go out with your family

We are Goodmins not Badmins

@Wayward_Jack Server Events and Operations GoodMin
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Wayward Jack, Jarl, Luc, Rokerz and Spaggie

A thought from Rokerz:

“There are three kinds of people in this world: Pussies, Dicks and Assholes. Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn’t appropriate – and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves… because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes.”

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