FAQ on Towny and Enforcement on Rules

Tercept

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It's that time again where there needs to be a long post regarding the details of Rules 1, 4, 6, and 8.

With Towny being reintroduced we need to address the problems with it in the past. Like anything we can add onto the server it can be abused and exploited for personal gain. This is cheating/Exploiting. If you can't do this in vanilla minecraft and your actions do not serve the purpose of the plugin then you are in the wrong.

That said, the players most likely to attempt to abuse Towny are the Mayors and Town assistants and here is why. These examples have all happened in the past and all are against the rules.
  • Stealing from a players house is forbidden. You have the permissions to access that content for Town purposes, not for personal gain. Anyone caught will lose their town/rank/ or be fined heavily. (That's right I am going to start fining players that break the rules).
  • Having a player join a town just to kill them or steal from them is against the rules.
  • Mayors and Town assistants have access to EVERYTHING in the town. They OWN the town and EVERY PLOT. While they may not own the contents of the plots they do own the plot. How does this work you may ask? They have the right to re sell your plot if you get kicked from the town. Mayors are obligated to offer you back everything inside the plot that is yours (unless you owe them money for breaking rules or such). If you are a burden to a Mayor by demanding they have to bring everything to you, then the mayor can keep the items. For this reason please keep your MOST VALUABLE ITEMS in your ENDERCHEST!
  • Towns are obligated to follow the Server Rules! They can however creates rules for their town and may enforce those rules. A good example is stealing. Stealing is allowed in the server but may not be allowed inside of a town, therefore the leaders may kick you from the town, or impose a fine. Mods will not enforce town rules, only server rules. Mods may not use their Mod power to enforce Town rules in which they reside. I can not kick, ban, or use any other of my adman powers to enforce the town specific rules in my town.
Exploits that people normally find and do are the following (All are against the rules):
  • Border Hopping. Hopping in and out of fights on a border between nonpvp and pvp is not allowed. It is exploiting the protection system. Run or Fight. You can't switch back and forth.
  • Camping. Camping to wait for a victim to show up is not allowed. If a hunter follows a target to a town and becomes locked out they may wait for that specific target to come out. Don't change targets unless provoked. Camping out side of towns is not allowed unless you have followed your target to that town. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
  • Using Teleport commands to get near a town is not allowed if you intend on killing or raiding. Setting /home near a town is not allowed. Per rule 8 we have established your /home must be an area you control and own. Since a Mayor owns the Town you may not set /home inside that area unless it is inside your plot. You may not set your home outside of a town unless you actually build a home (this means chests, not just a shack with a wood door on it). Towns may be open to the public to telelport to, using towny commands to teleport to a town and start raiding is not allowed.
  • Scamming. Players will attempt to scam money in order to afford a town. This is not allowed. Any verbal agreement you make with a player must be followed through if a party has started to fulfill their end of the bargain.
  • Reclusive Towns. Towns that are made for friends only will not be allowed. This is not the purpose of towny. Use Precious Stones instead. Violators may lose their town (a new mayor appointed), be fined, or the town removed. Raiding Towns will be against the rules. Players are encouraged to create large towns, and fight for control over land. PvPing just because you can is a dick move and will not be tolerated.
  • Attacking unarmed/unarmored players unprovoked is a dick move and will not be tolerated. If you think it is fun to take away items from a defenseless player you are going to feel the same when I stroll into your house using my super madmin powers to do the same to you.
Exploits bound to happen:
  • Using Precious Stones protection blocks with Towny. This is not allowed as it will give a town the means to acquire more land than it can afford. Towns have a limited number of plots they can purchase before needing to invite more players to the town. Using PS to expand falsely is against the rules.
Information to Know about Towny:

  • There are many ranks inside of Towny. Mayors can set any town member to any rank inside the town. The ranks include Assistant (Most powerful non-owner rank), and helper (Can invite players to join). Mayors may also assign Owners. These players have the same permissions as the Mayor and can do anything the Mayor can. Use Caution. We can add more ranks if needed and requested and give them permissions based on the request. All towns have the same available ranks.
  • There is more than 1 type of plot and each type can be taxed differently. Shop Plots are designated for a market type area, Embassy plots are available to anyone in any town to purchase and residential plots are your normal plot type. Each type can be taxed differently.
  • Players will be kicked from the town after 30 days of inactivity. This means the Mayor gains ownership of everything the player owned and the plot(s) automatically go back up for sale.
  • Towny War is something that players might enjoy but the mayors would not. Towny War is activated by the admins only when 2 or more towns wish to go to war. There is an extra cost per day for any towns remaining neutral. Towns will be literally taken over by an attacking town and the attacker will gain ownership of plots (also monetary rewards).

The Staff have already been mostly briefed on how towny works and what to expect. There is a lot to learn from everyone so please be patient as things get setup. If you have any questions please post them below. If you think something might be considered against the rules please ask, we wont be so forgiving if you say "You didnt say this was against the rules" or "I didn't know".
 

Fatpenguin45

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The ranks in your town, Consular, Guard, and the other one (can't remember it) what would their actual town rank be, assistant or helper?
 

Tercept

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The ranks in your town, Consular, Guard, and the other one (can't remember it) what would their actual town rank be, assistant or helper?
Sentinel Council members will get Assistant to claim new land. The others will get Helper. I forgot to mention all towny ranks do not get taxed by the town.
 

MooseKos

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  • Reclusive Towns. Towns that are made for friends only will not be allowed. This is not the purpose of towny. Use Precious Stones instead. Violators may lose their town (a new mayor appointed), be fined, or the town removed. Raiding Towns will be against the rules. Players are encouraged to create large towns, and fight for control over land. PvPing just because you can is a dick move and will not be tolerated.
You said we could still attack towns if we were not in a war.
 

Tercept

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You said we could still attack towns if we were not in a war.
Towny war and being at war are two different things. You can attack towns you are at war with at any time, however repeated harassment and raiding a defenseless town unprovoked is a dick move.

Example: Town A declares war on every town on the server except for allies (aka no neutral towns), Town A raids the enemy towns back to back unprovoked every day. This would not be allowed.

To be provoked an official from the town would have to basically shit talk you, declare war, or poke you with a stick. Attacking a town just because you dont like the people is a Dick move.
 

MooseKos

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What about attacking people for some sort of gain? NOT attacking a newly started town with a bunch of naked noobs...
 

Swiftflight

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War games? Maneuvers? When another town and our town practice incase of war? Or whilst preparing for war?
 

ynefpavlov

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I think an anounced world war would be cool with all towns joining, like 2-3 days of war in a weekend or holiday somewhere 5 months from now. People would have to have their town established by then and be prepared for some fun fights :p
 

Tercept

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I think an anounced world war would be cool with all towns joining, like 2-3 days of war in a weekend or holiday somewhere 5 months from now. People would have to have their town established by then and be prepared for some fun fights :p
World Wars can happen without Towny War being on. Towny War lets other towns literally take over your town.

What about attacking people for some sort of gain? NOT attacking a newly started town with a bunch of naked noobs...
This is fine as long as you know they have something on them. Killing for cobblestone and other shit is pointless. I do not want players being targeted just because of the possibility they might have something.

War games? Maneuvers? When another town and our town practice incase of war? Or whilst preparing for war?
War games is non violent and towns may participate in that.