Rules of War (Faction vs. Faction Conflicts)

Factions must hold one tile of land and a designated HQ to declare war (controlled by Plugin)

Factions must declare war with a 100 word in-character declaration on the Subreddit
     Declarations do not need to be 100% factual; propaganda is a tool often used in war and conflict 

War must then be declared in game using the ‘/war declare’ command

After war is declared, you must refrain from use of any explosive or incendiary devices or ammunition for one hour from the in-game or Reddit declaration (which ever is lesser)

Warring factions may attack and kill each other whenever encountered on the map.

Individuals not affiliated with either warring side are prohibited from direct involvement. 
     However, if you are attacked first, you may defend yourself.   But we would probably be asking why you are there

There must be a path from the tiles adjacent to the opponent’s territory to their HQ in order to attack the HQ.  
     Attack from ‘outside in’
     Tiles can be badlands, wilderness or another faction     


Expanded Explaination:

Factions should have a reason to be at war with another faction and interactions with other faction members/leadership should be taken. It is highly recommended to speak to the faction leader before coming to war, this is a server about having fun not about being the biggest or the best. Give the people you are warring with the opportunity to engage and take part in the fun. It is best to use the #diplomacy channel on Discord if possible.

Raiding is not allowed on claimed land without a declaration of war being made by a landholding faction on the subreddit using appropriate flair. Independent players cannot raid on claimed land.

When a war declaration is made it must be posted in in-game global chat as well as on reddit and with /war CLAN when declaring war against another faction, it has to follow with the RP of your faction where you need have a clear and prominent reason for your war. Factions must wait at least 1 hour before raiding after a declaration of war. Shooting battles are fine during this time frame but explosives, flamethrowers or incidiary rockets and base cracking are not. Please note that staff use the most recent time when identifying when one hour has passed, either Reddit or in-game declaration

When a faction buys a mercenary (indie), the mercenary temporarily becomes apart of that faction (and must be in clan). Temporarily allowing the indie to raid with the faction.

Factions hired as mercenaries to raid must post a war declaration and declare in game like a normal faction stating they are hired by the warring faction, including declaration on reddit. If your contractor has been defeated you are still considered at war unless you come to peace with the other faction. This is the risk you take as a Merc Faction.

Raiding factions can acquire enemy non headquarters bases/claims by taking the cabinets and replacing doors during war. In war factions must raid and claim land from the outside of the claim inward. Consider ocean tiles as border tiles that cannot be attacked from. The HQ can be taken once you have claimed the land leading up to it. This means if you want to hit the enemies main base you will have to fight your way to it. A single-tile path from wilderness, badlands or an adjacent faction is sufficient to begin raiding the opponent HQ.

Factions that have lost their HQ will need a new HQ claimed before claiming land.

A raiding faction can damage and steal from an enemies base, but not foundation wipe outside of Badlands. Things like walling off the inside of the base and placing doors after you have completed looting are considered griefing.

Essentially, you may strip the base bare, but you cannot ‘take over’ raided structures.

Factions cannot sell, relinquish or transfer land during a time of war without the permission of all parties involved in the war. Factions attempting to circumvent this rule by any means may be subject to punishment by the admin and forfeiture of lands depending on the severity of the circumvention.

Factions that have had all of their land taken from them are automatically considered defeated and must find and claim new land before they can declare war again.

It is strongly advised that in the event of total defeat to attempt to come to peace terms with the opponent.

“Code Raiding” is considered meta-gaming and a dickish thing to do and is not allowed. Anybody found giving out faction codes and those using faction codes to raid will be punished. We have logs, we know what you did.

If you are not directly involved in the war, it is advised that you remain clear of the regions at war. However, it is against the rules to get involved in a war you’re faction is not involved with or interfere with a war in progress as an independent. If you want to get involved, declare yourself so it puts your lands at risk as well; independents are advised to avoid warzones.