As indicated in http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...ml#post3769690
, the Admin team has been discussing quarrying and other automated mining mechanisms on the Mindcrack server. With the new Myst worlds added, the suitability of quarries on different dimensions was questioned. Various points were discussed, including the depth, content and design of the dimensions as well as their purpose and style. The issue of danger to players was considered, both on the dimensions in general and whether quarries would change that. The suitability of the present quarry rules was not really the issue. The issue was whether quarrying was suitable outside the Overworld.
The decision was made that automated mining will only be allowed on the Overworld and on the Wastelands, following the existing rules in both cases. Therefore, all mining on the Twilight, the Nether, the End, the Jorune Skylands and in the Caverns has to be done by handtools. This can include handheld mining lasers.
The TOG Minecraft Server Code of Conduct
will be adjusted to indicate this.