AreaRules trigger manualRules when a player walks into a defined region. This is useful if you want to create certain rules that only apply in specific areas.
To start with, you need one or more manualRules: configured. A manual rule is the same as a normal rule, however it is not applied automatically to a player. A manual rule is only applied when entering/exiting an area or via the API for third party plugins.
In this example, I create a manualRule called sticksOnly that prevents the use of any tool or weapon (using aliases) but allows the use of sticks. Note I use mode: denyPrevious which removes all previously applied rules.
manualRules: sticksOnly: mode: denyPrevious actions: [USE, CRAFT] items: allow:  restrict: [woodenEquipment, ironEquipment, stoneEquipment, goldEquipment, diamondEquipment]
Now I create a zone that applies the sticksOnly rule when they walk into the region and then removes the sticksOnly rule when they leave.
areaRules: StickZone: description: 'use sticks to pummel people' world: pickleMasher ne: [253, 65, 293] sw: [259, 63, 314] messages: onEntrance: 'You are now entering the Stick only PvP Zone' onExit: 'You are now leaving the Stick Only PvP Zone' entrance: [sticksOnly] exit: [sticksOnly]
Here is a breakdown of options with areaRules:
|description||'use sticks to pummel people'||Shown to player when they type /rules or login|
|world||'worldname'||the name of the world this region is in. You can only have 1 per areaRule.|
|ne||[253, 65, 293]||A list of x, y, z coordinates for the northeast corner of region.|
|sw||[259, 63, 314]||A list of x, y, z coordinates for the southwest corner of region.|
|onEntrance||'You are now entering StickVille'||The message displayed to player when walking into region|
|onExit||'Thanks for visiting Stickville'||The message displayed to player when walking out of region|
|entrance||['ruleName', 'anotherRuleName']||A list of manualRules applied to player when entering area|
|exit||['ruleName', 'anotherName']||A list of manualRules removed from player when exiting area|