Recently we have been looking into faulty landclaim power. Landclaim power is the power generated by your faction members which directly dictates how much you are allowed to claim. This has always been an absolute number, and most* factions actually keep to this ruleset. There have lately however been more richer and bigger factions who hire poor people or alts to join the faction, use their land claim and then kick them again. This sort of practice is highly unwanted, so we have acted against this sort of thing lately. This post will detail when you are in the red zone, or green zone, and some exceptions.
Currently as it stands, we find a 3* player power a reasonable limit. So: If you have 30 players, your land power is 300. If you have a land claim of 900, this would be “reasonable”. Mods however reserve the right to say your land claim is not reasonable. This high amount is “alarming” and will require some explanation, this will however rarely happen unless you claim half a continent without actually using it. We realize that leaders cannot be held responsible for members going inactive or leaving, but some faction use this as an excuse not to continue recruiting people and just sit on a massive amount of landclaim.
One prime example is Elders, they recruited people then all of them either left or got kicked, resulting in the faction claiming 616 chunks with only 2 players in the faction.
Our action in this field is primarily a reaction towards small factions being unfairly treaten, and a function within our Factions plugin essentially being completely ignored. The power limit base is there for gameplay balance reasons, and also a roleplay reason. After all, one cannot claim a kingdom without having the military to support it.
If your faction has more then the allowed x3 calculation, an admin at some point may contact your faction leader to discuss what would happen next. It would be reasonable to expect the admin will ask you to recruit more members, because in turn, this also helps new players get footing in the server.
There may be some exceptions to this rule
- Heavy Roleplay Reasons
- Large material storage (like White lotus)
- Other reasons in consult with admins (we will not accept X faction is historial because it’s old! or X faction is important because it’s the oldest faction)
These will only be accepted in discussion with at least 3 admins.
I hope this informs you all, post any further questions below. Ranting and raging at this decision will not be appreciated. We are already being increadibly reasonable by allowing a 3x limit, instead of forcing everyone to stay at the actual landclaim limit.
We realize your buildings are important, but in the end, we are a roleplay server, and for us gameplay balance and equality for poor and rich players is important.