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April 2017

Server Rules

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Official Server Rules List

Hello. We have officially added a rules list to the Realm of Andor with their consequences list. These rules are non-negotiable. What is most important to us is that everyone on Andor is kind and conducts themselves in a respectful manner. We’re going to list things and how we will generally respond or not respond to them in-game. There will be things we just won’t respond to, like being killed by a hard mob to get your stuff back. Andor has really tough mobs. So if you venture out, you need to be ready for it!  (This is a living document)

 

Tier One Offenses: Consequence is an immediate IP ban from the server indefinitely.

(1) Griefing:  is a player who deliberately irritates and angers other players within the game over and over, often using aspects of the game in unintended ways. Examples: Standing at nexus spawn and killing players over and over who enter, OR using game mechanics to destroy peoples builds or to steal someone’s stuff multiple times to the point it feels bad for them to play on Andor.

(2) Cheating:  is finding a way to use bugs in the game to steal people’s stuff, to duplicate diamonds, or anything involved with finding an exploit and using it to your advantage.

(3) Hate Speech:  is speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation. This includes on signs in your buildings or in chat or even in private chat with others.

 

Tier Two Offenses: Consequence is a cool off ban of 24 hours and a warning to change.

(4) Toxicity:  is trolling, harassment, extremely negative attitudes, offensive language, and verbal abuse.

(5) Disrespecting Staff:  is talking disrespectfully to a moderator or administrator. We understand if you get angry or frustrated, which isn’t included, but calling names or raging in public chat and flaming us will count.

(6) Abusing in game mechanics: Is finding an in-game mechanic you can exploit to your benefit. Be a good citizen and report that you think something is way out of balance BEFORE you exploit it. Help us make a good world for everyone to thrive in and enjoy. As an example: Say you notice you can claim an inordinate amount of chunks, and you use that exploit to claim an entire biome you don’t plan on building on in the near future. While this isn’t technically cheating, it is definitely within the spirit of cheating. Please let a moderator or admin know about it first.

 

Tier Three Offenses:  Consequence is a series of warnings that can escalate into a Tier 2 ban and then a Tier 1 ban if the behavior doesn’t change.

(7) Defacing the landscape:  Please do not deforest an entire biome or completely wreck a part of the world just to do it. Part of what makes Andor great is its beauty and we want to preserve that for all players to enjoy while they explore. This does not include mining underground.

(8) Cussing: Generally we want to keep the server “family friendly” which means there is no cussing in global chat or on the forums or in discord. We understand if you’re angry or frustrated. There are more healthy ways to handle those emotions. Get up and take a walk. Go have a snack. Do something to cool down.

 

General Rules/Laws/Mechanics of the land:

(9) There is no warping/ports in Andor: We want you to use the portal system to navigate and explore Andor. I know this isn’t like most servers, and if that’s a deal-breaker for you, we understand. It is core to the experience of RP in our opinion, and this won’t change.

(10) No creepers:  We don’t mean you creeping on other players… although, don’t do that. Only admins are allowed to do that. LOL. We mean there are no monster creepers in Andor. We’re not a fan of explosions.

(11) No explosions:  For obvious reasons.

(12) Fire does not spread:  Again, for obvious reasons.

(13) Monsters do not spawn at night in random spots:  We’re not huge fans of creepers and monsters spawning in the dark. We think if you build walls, it should keep the baddies out. That being said, the monsters you do find out in the wild are OP as heck. So don’t go out there with just diamond armor on and expect to ace them, you will get wrecked and we will not recover your stuff.

(14) Portals: There is only one portal to the nether, end, and the Twilight in-game. You must either find them through exploration OR an information broker. Ask in global chat who will sell you the location. Building these portals won’t work. You can find many materials from the nether in the Red City’s Emporium or in the Trade district (once it opens). You can get to the Red City through the 1st portal on the right down the green path.

 

Things admins won’t respond to/get involved in:

(15) Town/nation politics: We won’t get involved in your town or nations politics. We think that is good gameplay including if it gets hostile, so long as everyone follows the above rules.

(16) Your stuff is stolen: YOU MUST SECURE YOUR STUFF IN NORMAL CHESTS. Towny only affects normal chest use. So if you leave things on racks outside, or you use other chests, your items can get stolen. We think being a thief is also a valid form of play. It might get you a contract landed on your head, but that leads to yet, more compelling play. Moving forward, unless you can PROVE your stuff was stolen due to a server bug OR someone was breaking the above rules, we won’t respond anymore to things being stolen. The reply you’ll get from us will be something like “That’s unfortunate Denizen, perhaps you should find a bank to store your valuables in.”

(17) You decided to venture into protected NPC area’s, got stuck, and lost your gear: Venture forth into protected NPC areas at your own risk. We will not replace your gear if you get stuck. We will not help you get unstuck. You will need to use the /suicide command to kill yourself and respawn in the Nimbus. If you ask for help, we won’t respond to this. The three big NPC areas are “The nation of Narquelion & The Red City, Behind the Black Wall in the Dark Lands, and the nation of Eldar. They will tell you you’ve entered those lands as you do. You can not break blocks inside those regions.

(18) You didn’t make money to pay your daily tax, and lost your buildings/plot: You must make money to own land in Andor. Take a look at update v1.2.1 to understand how much you will need on a daily (24 real hours) basis. You will need to earn money by selling diamonds and gold coins or selling things to other players you make for diamonds or gold coins.

(19) Jumping off the sides of the NEXUS: You will die. The Nexus is in it’s own dimesion and if you fall off the side of it while jumping on the cloud blocks, you will die and lose your stuff. We will not replace your items.

Andor Public – Version 1.2.1

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The “anomaly47, slayer of nations” update.

So as with new servers and new server owners, we had some things to learn about game balance and config files. The main one being Towny. We had accidently set the permissions to allow every member of a town up to 360 individual plots at only $25 a plot. Our resident warrior town, Naz Thuul decided they wanted to start taking over the world, as good warrior people do. Unfortunately, this is not the intended path.

SO. First, I started to play with /townyadmin controls, and I accidently nuked Naz Thuul off the face of Andor. Fortunately, Executor Sapmagic anticipated my blunder and had a quick save to reboot us to. MY BAD!

So we now have new configurations to share with you all! These may seem restrictive at first, but we want you to know, we are always open to tweaking the levels and making adjustments. Generally, we think you should only claim what you want to build on. If you have a very large claim (I’m looking at you Naz), you won’t lose your territory but you will need to pay for it, in order to maintain it.

So here’s the basic costs breakdown:

  • New Nation Cost = $75,000 (up from $10,000)
  • New Town Cost = $1,000 (no change)
  • Outpost Cost = $4,000 (up from $100)
  • Price to claim new plot = $100 (up from $25)
  • Price to claim bonus plots = $100 (up from $25)

Here are the daily taxes:

  • Price Nation Upkeep: $50 (no change)
  • Price Town Upkeep: $5 (down from $25)
  • *NEW* Daily town taxes are now $5 x Each plot you own. E.g., If your town owns 100 plots, you now owe $500 / per day in taxes. If you have something like 4,750 plots, your daily tax will be $23,750. So if you have 20 people in your town, that’s $1,187.5. That’s 23.75 diamonds a day or 296 gold coins.

Here are the town plot max amounts:

  • Town Mayor’s get 8 plots (chunks)
  • Town residents get 6 plots
  • Nations give each additional resident and mayor 2 more plots
  • E.g., If you have a town with 20 residents and 1 mayor you have a total of 128 plots

Keep in mind that towns with current claims won’t lose what they currently have but they WILL be responsible for the taxes on their claims. So you have two options, continue to hold the plots you do and pay the taxes OR reduce the space you own to something more manageable.

If you have questions or lose stuff or anything at all, we’ll be on discord and you can always open topics on the forum.

Thanks!

Anomaly47

Andor Public – version 1.2.0

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The “nothing to see here” update.

  • We’ve moved to a brand new fully dedicated server for the realm of Andor! We’re hoping this makes things much more smooth. There is currently a moderate wait time when getting into the world, you will see a black screen, but be patient and it will pop you in.

That’s all!

Andor Public – Version 1.0.4

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Housekeeping Items:

New rules 

  • 1. There is a zero tolerance on toxicity on the server. That means no raging. No calling names. No swear words. We expect you to be kind or at a very minimum respectful of everyone. If you’re frustrated, sign off, go take a walk, and come back. We now have two moderators and a total of 5 admins. Someone will see it. 1st offense is a verbal warning. 2nd offense is a 1-day ban. 3rd offense is a permanent IP ban.
  • 2. You can claim and build around a portal, BUT you must create a direct accessible path that leads to the edge of your town. No parkour or mazes. It must be very easy to get out into the zone. We will do a sweep of all portals and will make adjustments ourselves if changes haven’t been made in the next 24 hours.

 

The “arbitration” update.

  • Updated and added the Arbiter role with appropriate permissions. We’ve added two moderators (thneh and switch) to our group. They’ve been extremely helpful to all who’ve joined Andor. (thanks to them for their help). They can now moderate chat and even help you get out of a tough spot.
  • Fixed Nimbus / Nexus portal The adjustments continue! We’ve modified the portal from the nimbus to the nexus to be less likely to cause bugs.
  • Fixed the Twilight You can now break blocks and adventure properly in the twilight. Have fun!
  • Fixed the Nether! If you can find the portal, it now works properly.

Andor Public – Version 1.0.3

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The “snakes & darkness” update.

  • Removed snakes from overworld spawn. Apparently, they’re really deadly and one got into the Capital city portal and killed a bunch of you. Welp.
  • Disabled Bears in the camping mod. Hopefully, this is their end.
  • Removed Hardcore Darkness from the server. This was making too many people dizzy.
  • Modified day_interval to double it. Not sure if this will affect how long the day / night cycle is but hopefully it makes it longer.
  • Added instructions on how to get the explorer kit to the nimbus. (You can type /kit explorer to get some bread. There is no cool down.)
  • Upgraded the server to handle more traffic. Hope this helps with any lag.
  • Fixed an issue where nether portals could be created. This no longer works. (by design). There is one portal to the nether in the world. You will have to find it. If you need materials, you can buy them from the Narquelion Central Emporium. We think the nether is a realm for adventure, not material gathering.

Andor Public – Version 1.0.2

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The Hey Everyone Update

  • Modified Chat to be Global. We had chat limited to local 100 blocks only. Seeing as the server is new, and we want more of you to connect with one another to build communities and nations, we opened it to global chat.

That’s it!

Andor Public – Version 1.0.1

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The Mini MONSTER Redaction Update

  • Removed grizzly bears from the server entirely. We found these to be too difficult and too high in population. We didn’t want a lot of friction to exploration, just the occasional exciting moments.
  • Removed dragons from the server entirely. We felt these were also a little too OP. Especially when trying to head to the market.
  • Highly reduced spawn rates for in wild monsters. You should notice a lot fewer monster spawns in the wild. This doesn’t affect anything in dungeons, and once in a while you may see monsters. They will be OP when you see them, so engage at your own risk. We hope this reduces how hard it is to explore Andor.

Comments/Questions: Please email us at therealmofandor@gmail.com