+ Region Destruction +Greetings, HollowWorld. This thread is dedicated to the ongoing process of the destruction of inactive regions and the potential maintenance of one in such a state. Region destruction occurs in an attempt to reduce the volume of “ghost towns” and to better maintain and condense RP to more active regions. Everyone within a region is usually affected in this endeavor when it occurs, whether you're part of the region as a citizen character, own one, or co-own one. Destruction is set to occur, specifically, when an Owner of a region is inactive for 4+ months and the region is abandoned with no effort by an active Co-Owner to keep it maintained. If the owner doesn't get online and transfer ownership to an active player, the region will have to be deleted with no refund. They will also become subject to server events and destruction. When a region is destroyed, all the chests and valuable building blocks will be removed as well. The region's buildings will become 'ruins' due to obvious lack of maintenance and activity by characters in the region, a natural by-product of the lack of active roleplay in such regions. Finally, the abandoned dock ships from the region will be left to server property if the builder of the ship makes no claim for it.
Owners and Heirs will be warned before this process commences, so while some of these regions won't be immediately ruined, the ones that have been inactive for over four months will be wrecked fairly quickly.
Being active for a short while and disappearing again will not reset the inactivity timer; i.e logging on for an hour or less and disappearing for weeks/months. However, if you transfer the region, the timer will reset to whoever you transfer it to.
- The command to transfer regions is: /domain transfer [region] [player]
An Owner, Co-Owner, or Builder of certain long-standing builds of the region can have those builds preserved from destruction while the rest goes to ruins until another player claims the plots.
Additionally, an Owner can appoint anyone they choose as their heir, to take over Ownership if they go inactive long enough for the region to get onto the Doomed List.
See the update here.
Below are a variety of different forms to appeal for the different situations described above, regarding a region that's entered the queue for destruction. Please read all the posts before deciding which form is more suited for you and your region.
Co-Owner is defined as one person and won't be interchanged to another at all. They're usually the ones actively working on the region and coordinating events/builds/RP, etc. If there is more than one appeal for the region by different Co-Owners, then discuss it among yourselves on who will take up reigns. It is not the staff's job to mediate such negotiations.
[+] When Co-Owners request to keep the region alive, without destruction, during the Owner’s long gaps of absence- due to taking reigns in keeping the region active with RP, events, and/or builds. Forum conversation or thread post below is acceptable.
Co-Owner of the region:
Why do you specifically wish to maintain the region and how will you go about it?:
Example "As the current Co-Owner, I plan to maintain the place through Rp/Events/Building and will keep the region active during the Owners absence. I know that when my interest and activity dwindles in the region, the region will be set back up for destruction because the Owner's not active at all and has not transferred the region to me to reset the timer. I know I can't hand Co-Ownership to another person if I get tired of the region so that they can keep it alive because I took up the responsibility, but I will coordinate the region for the time the Owner's gone."
If there is literally no one still actively doing something with the region as a Co-Owner while the Owner's absent for a long time, regions are going to be shunted back to the destruction queue.
[+] When Owners request transfer to one current Co-Owner through a forum conversation.
Owners can't transfer their regions to any players if they aren't able to log in. They'd have to choose from their current Co-Owners. This goes the same for banned players. Banned players can only use the forum conversation to request a transfer to a Co-Owner. This is to make sure we can track forum accounts to MC accounts. If there is an ounce of suspicion on legitimacy in the requests made (false accounts), it might be declined outright.
If you're able to log in, then please use the command yourself.
+ For Owners
Owner of this region:
Co-Owner you wish to transfer to: [MC ign and forum tag]
"I give the region I own to this Co-Owner. I know that what they do with it won't be dictated by my vision for the region and their plans for it will be their own. If it differs from what we planned, then I can't complain because the region is now their responsibility. I know I cannot later demand to have the region back."
+ For Co-Owners
Co-Owner of this region:
The owner of the region is: [MC ign and forum tag]
"I plan to accept the region because I will [Insert paragraph of potential plans for the region here.]"
[+] When you are an Owner or Builder of a region or build (Co-Owner in case of absent Owner) and you wish to preserve a few important buildings before destruction.. Conversation or post below is acceptable.
In some cases, the Owner accepts region destruction, but a builder, owner, co-owner wishes to preserve some builds. They can make an appeal below by filling the form. Appealing to preserve the build (such as a palace, statue, shrine, something important), requires consent from Owners and Builders alike. (By preserving, means the build stays in place and is not WE'ed out). The build will avoid the process of being ruined. However, if it holds valuable blocks such as diamonds or emeralds and chests- those will be removed. Be sure you know that if someone claims the region, they might modify it. The preservation of a build will carry under server protection until someone claims the plot of the build.
+ For Owners of a region/Co-Owner of region/Builder of a building in that region
Owner of the region: [MC ign and forum tag]
Do you have their approval?:
Builder of build/s: [MC ign and forum tag]
Do you have their approval?:
Building/s you wish to preserve:
Please explain why you believe the build/s should be preserved and what importance they hold:
Are you aware the region will still be destroyed and that in the case if neither Owner or builder approve the builds being preserved, the appeal will be declined? (On occasions of internal dispute, please sort it out beforehand. On occasions where the owner is absent- request a Co-Owner to stand in for approval.)
Are you aware of the server protection of not ruining the build holds until someone claims the plot the build is on?
[+] When Co-Owners requests to become an owner of an inactive region. This form applies to Co-Owners who have placed a tremendous amount of time, money, and/or effort and the Owner is no longer applicable (i.e; Banned or has (with confirmation) left the server or de-whitelisted with no confirmation of transferring.). Forum conversation or thread post below is acceptable.
There MUST be evidence of your position as Heir or work and time spent poured into the region. The more evidence, the better your chances. If you are accepted, you cannot immediately request a refund after 4 months, although some cases may be considered. If there is no one still actively doing something with the region, it will then be plopped back to destruction.
Co-Owner of the region:
Why do you specifically wish to own the region?:
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