– Public Communication

Public communication must be done using English only. Using a language other than English is considered private communication.


– Voting via Text

All votes need to be done primarily in the in-game chat. Votes in discord chat may only be held if the game is being relobbied. Voting via voice chat is no longer permitted. All votes should be held in the last 20 seconds of the turn while the game is paused unless the game has already been paused for another reason. Voting must not take place during a break and if a vote has been requested it must be completed before another vote can take place or a break is started.


– Voting Time Limit

You have two minutes to submit your vote or you will be counted as voting in favor of the proposal. This time begins when the game has been paused after a vote has been posted. 


– Voting Resolution

The host is responsible for resolving all votes. A vote is not considered complete until the host posts the outcome of the vote in the game text channel.


– Ties in votes

All vote ties are broken by the game host.


– Turn Timer changes

Turn timer changes mid-game can be voted on and requires a majority of all players still in the game.


– Backing out of the Game

The game officially starts when you have clicked the final plus on the game settings vote! If a vote for settings is not used, players can leave a game without penalty as long as they have not clicked the in-game ready button.


– 2 Minute Rule

The 2 minute rule, which is in reference to voting, only applies to pauses. If you want to claim that someone did not vote within 2 minutes, the game must have been paused for 2 minutes. The 2 minute timer starts at the beginning of the pause.


– Multiple Drafts

In the event that multiple drafts are finished (all players have clicked plus or manual drafts), the first one printed by the bot must be used. If the first draft cannot be determined, a new draft should be called by the host.


– Quitting a game before permitted:

The game officially starts when you have clicked the final plus on the game settings vote! If a vote for settings is not used, players can leave a game without penalty as long as they have not clicked the in-game ready button.

In order to leave a game you must either lose 66% of your cities or get a successful irrelevancy vote (simple majority vote). We aren’t against you leaving the game as much as we are against your leaving making a considerable impact on the outcome of the game.


– Draft Trading

If draft trading is permitted by vote, players are allowed to trade another player’s civ options with any player of their choosing as long as both parties are in agreement. You must trade all of your draft picks.


– Drafting Civs you don’t own

If a player receives a draft where they do not own that specific DLC civ(s), they must choose from the option(s) that they have left (or trade as per rule above). If a player receives a draft where they do not own any civ, the host will separately draft him/her a civ using the .draft-1 command. This will be done after everyone else has picked their civ, and the player must pick the first civ in that draft command that nobody chose and is not banned.


– Friendship/Ally Limits

Friendships and Alliances are limited to the number voted on by players with the VoteBot.  There are no exceptions and AI Friendships/Alliances count towards this number.  Due to this change you may start or renew Friendships/Alliances with the AI.

Extra unofficial friendships/alliances are allowed, but be warned, these are non-binding.


– Custom Host Rules

If you want to have a custom rule in your game, like banning a pantheon for example, you must post the rule in #voting before you post the vote. This ensures that the rule was not created after people have started voting on things. For example, it prevents the host from banning fractal, if he/she sees the votes start to collect on fractal. I will attempt to make this process easier with a bot in the future.


– Reporting Games

The winning player (or team captain) of a game, is ultimately responsible for reporting said game within 2 hours. Failure to do so will result in the winner being removed from the report and receiving a Minor Tier infraction. If the order can not be decided on, the game will be scrapped and all players, other than the winner, will receive 5 points.


– Attempting to negatively affect the community

Any action involving flame wars, encouraging members to break rules, hack, cheat, falsifying reported game results, impersonating another member or publicly recruiting away from our group are forbidden.  (To be clear….you ARE allowed to join and participate in other groups and communities but suggesting for players to leave this one to join another one will be taken as a serious offense).

NOTE: Rule breaking events that can be fixed by relobbying must be. These include, but are not limited to:

    • Great Person passing
    • Different war moves
    • Capturing and keeping more than the allowed number of City-States
    • Amani abuse


– Self Suspensions

We are finding it difficult to keep consistency with self suspensions and therefore have decided that we will no longer be applying/accepting them. Sorry for any trouble this may cause you.


NOTE: Admins/Mods have the right to issue temporary penalties until other members of the Admin/mod team can review the case and issue a formal review in #suspended_players. Even if your case is issued a verdict by the admin/mod team, you have the right to appeal for a second review of the case by the Vice Admins and Head Admin.


NOTE: We also reserve the right to determine what conduct we consider to be a violation of the rules.

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