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StarMade => Announcements => Topic started by: ErthParadine on April 11, 2016, 10:57:56 PM

Title: Server & Forum Rules
Post by: ErthParadine on April 11, 2016, 10:57:56 PM
The rules are simple

What do these rules mean to you?

If you ask in General chat, most veteran pliots will tell you about our guiding rule: "If it crashes or lags the server, it's not allowed." As for the finer details, please see below.

Respect Others
Do not abuse, harass, undermine or threaten others. This includes, but is not limited to:

Do not spam. This includes, but is not limited to:

Do not grief (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griefer). This includes but is not limited to:

Our no griefing rule means there is no fixed limit on build sizes. Although if your build renders griefing related effects, that's a problem.

Admins are not babysitters. If you fail to use in-game mechanics designed to protect your work (e.g. docking, faction blocks, homebase, doors, logic locks, etc), then you have in-effect eliminated any claim to whatever you might have lost. Ignorance of such game mechanics is not an excuse: you're on the internet, learn to use Google.

The following pirate-like behaviors are OK, and Admins will not consider these to be griefing:

Be Civil & Communal
Being Civil Means:

Being Communal, Means:

Don't Cheat


Block & Entity Limits


Planet Destruction & Mining:
Out of consideration for all pilots, if you want to mine a planet and doing so causes any lag, you MUST pop the core. You are also not permitted to mine more than one planet and/or its segments, at a time.

Upon destruction of a planet core, you MUST completely mine all segments within 72 hours, and before mining another planet. Doing otherwise simply litters the map, confuses players, and causes server-wide lag.

Complete means complete: all segments must be gone.

Destruction of planet cores for any other reasons is not permitted.


Spawn Parking:
Unless pre-arranged otherwise, you may park at spawn for no longer than 24 hours. After that, ships are fed to pirates whenever an admin gets around to forcefully undocking them. Undocked and unpiloted ships around spawn are subject to immediate impound.

Parked too long at spawn? Pirate feeding grounds are at 5 5 5, good luck.


Admins
Admins are not god, we're just fellow pilots with a few responsibilities that we'd rather not have, but can't hand out to just anyone.

When asking an Admin for assistance, please remember that we're investing time into helping you with your (usually) unique issue. Having the following information ready, will help Admins better assist you:


Consequences & Reporting:
You are ultimately responsible for what happens on your account. If you come across someone breaking the rules, or otherwise conducting themselves in a negative fashion, please notify an admin by email if you cannot reach them via chat.

If you (or an entity you create) breaks the rules, warnings/responses may include, but are not limited to:

If you've found yourself in a potentially dangerous, harmful or sticky situation that could go bad very easily, it is always best to step back and examine your actions. Violators will typically receive at least one warning, although it is at each admin's discretion how much they're willing to put up with.

When possible, offending entities will be moved to an "impound sector" where you will be asked to dismantle the offending entity before being teleported out of the sector. Entities are not permitted to enter/exit this sector. A well stocked shop is available in impound. Abandoned ships are fed to pirates.

In pursuit of server stability/availability, cures to lag related issues may receive no warnings: to determine if there's a correlation between your actions and server performance, we recommend monitoring the General chat channel, and using the [TAB] key. Ignorance of your action's affects is not an excuse for others to endure the consequences.

Admins are responsible for documenting bans. At no time will any ban be lifted by another admin, until you've petitioned for ban removal by contacting an admin via forums private messaging, or by starting a public forum thread in our Support Board (http://forums.bitminery.com/index.php?board=3.0).

While efforts are made to involve the entire community, rules may be revised at any time, without prior notice. It is your responsibility to periodically review our rules and ensure your own compliance.


Child Safe Online
If you are below the age of majority (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_majority), then your use of our services indicates parental consent, supervision, and responsibility.