GM House Upkeep & Decay Procedure

Robmo

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GM House Upkeep & Decay Procedure

We have had several incidents involving upkeep and GM actions including the recent stronghold debacle, that have led us to revise our current procedures surrounding upkeep and player house decay:

Any building that has naturally fallen due to upkeep will not be restored.

The only situation where a building will be restored is when a bug is involved, and the house owner had previously paid their upkeep but due to a bug their upkeep becomes empty causing their house to start decaying.

Upkeep Decay Information


When your building is at 0 upkeep, it will naturally decay over 24 hours. The Game Masters can confirm this via their internal tools and logs, and will not restore buildings when players forget or neglect to pay the upkeep.

It is the building owner’s responsibility to pay their upkeep and ensure their building does not decay. All buildings have a maximum payable upkeep of 60 days, but with NPC contractors this maximum time can decrease, so remember to keep an eye on your remaining days after adding any NPCs to your house.

We have also talked recently internally about extending the 24 hour decay window to be longer in the future. The upkeep and decay mechanic is essential to our sandbox MMO so the lands of Nave are not just populated by derelict buildings not being used by players who have either walked away from the game temporarily or permanently.

Abusing the Game Masters or the Petition System


We would like to take this opportunity to remind players that using the petition system to gain unfair advantage or to lie to the Game Masters will result in infractions against your account. Star Vault does not tolerate this and we have and will take action in these cases.

We appreciate the patience the player base has had with us trying to resolve this issue.
 
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GM House Upkeep & Decay Procedure

We have had several incidents involving upkeep and GM actions including the recent stronghold debacle, that have led us to revise our current procedures surrounding upkeep and player house decay:

Any building that has naturally fallen due to upkeep will not be restored.

The only situation where a building will be restored is when a bug is involved, and the house owner had previously paid their upkeep but due to a bug their upkeep becomes empty causing their house to start decaying.

Upkeep Decay Information

When your building is at 0 upkeep, it will naturally decay over 24 hours. The Game Masters can confirm this via their internal tools and logs, and will not restore buildings when players forget or neglect to pay the upkeep.

It is the building owner’s responsibility to pay their upkeep and ensure their building does not decay. All buildings have a maximum payable upkeep of 60 days, but with NPC contractors this maximum time can decrease, so remember to keep an eye on your remaining days after adding any NPCs to your house.

We have also talked recently internally about extending the 24 hour decay window to be longer in the future. The upkeep and decay mechanic is essential to our sandbox MMO so the lands of Nave are not just populated by derelict buildings not being used by players who have either walked away from the game temporarily or permanently.

Abusing the Game Masters or the Petition System

We would like to take this opportunity to remind players that using the petition system to gain unfair advantage or to lie to the Game Masters will result in infractions against your account. Star Vault does not tolerate this and we have and will take action in these cases.

We appreciate the patience the player base has had with us trying to resolve this issue.
Does that mean the Stronghold they restored that was lost to upkeep will be demo'ed by the GM's or does it mean that only they get the special treatment and then the goalpost will now be moved?
 
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Robmo

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Does that mean the Stronghold they restored that was lost to upkeep will be demo'ed by the GM's or does it mean that only they get the special treatment and then the goalpost will now be moved?
It was removed before this post was made.
 
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Gnidex

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What about all the BS your GMs were fooled into restoring for the past YEAR?
 

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Whilst I agree that players have responsibility to keep an eye on their upkeep payments and we should be discouraging the presence of buildings belonging to players that no longer play, IMO Upgrading a building or adding NPC services should not necessitate the need to keep revisiting the property to pay upkeep every week or two. A larger property with more upkeep should allow larger funds to be deposited at any one time. I lost my 3 tier house with workbenches and months of materials/pets due to miscalculation and I'm generally fastidious. How many players have fallen to this brutal mechanic and quit this amazing game? Henrik says he accepts individual players will dip in and out of the game and casual players should be supported. Please allow players to pay at least 1 months upkeep by increasing the deposit cap according to the daily rate rise 🙏