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Title: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Liera on November 22, 2007, 14:57:43 PM
To avoid automatic 10 hour ban:

1. Before you click I Agree . Check if you have 6 consecutive hours in black within the 24hour period.

2. If you're ingame go to Statistics > Hours Online to check your time.You need to have 6 consecutive hours in green within the 24h period.

Note:
    It is counted as an hour used even if you only have 1 minute of activity in the game.

7 or more means 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, etc... you can stay for only 22 hours if your block is longer than 6 hours.

6 green and not more than 6 -> max 23 red - tested by me many times, still not even 1 ban.

7 or more green -> max 22 red - tested by many bulgarian players - after 23 hour is started one gets banned for 10...reports say it's not enforced immediately but couple of minutes after the start of 23th hour.

no green -> no clear information (I've stayed for 20 playing with no block, but fell asleep and couldn't test. Probably one can stay for at least 22, maybe 23 but I wouldn't risk if I have army :P )

My recommendation - always have 6 hour block, no matter if you do or do not plan to stay for 23 hours.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Leila on November 22, 2007, 15:05:33 PM
Once you click "I agree" the current hour is marked by used, no matter what you do :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: omarduarte on November 30, 2007, 00:22:34 AM
If I only knew this:


Your account has been blocked until 2007-11-30 09:09:16
You have violated the rules.



Вашият акаунт е заключен до 2007-11-30 09:09:16
Вие сте наказан за неспазване на правилата


THese are my statistics:

Personal statistic
Hour
23 RED
22 BLACK
21 BLACK
20 BLACK
19 RED
18 RED
17 RED
16 RED
15 RED
14 RED
13 BLACK
12 BLACK
11 BLACK
10 BLACK
9 BLACK
8 RED
7 RED
6 RED
5 RED
4 BLACK
3 BLACK
2 RED
1 RED
0 RED
23 RED
22 RED
 
Was I booted for this... according to the rules I donºt have 6 consecutive blacks.

Can a moderator please check my issue?






Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on November 30, 2007, 00:23:59 AM
Where did you see that you have 6 consecutive black hours? *evil*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: stud on November 30, 2007, 00:47:35 AM
“6 consecutive hours” means 6 hours in a row   *crazy*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: citral on November 30, 2007, 03:59:59 AM
And u can safely stay 22  hours and 59 minutes online, in a row, without being banned. Aftere 23 hours u have a ban!!


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Jane_Air on November 30, 2007, 15:06:05 PM
And u can safely stay 22  hours and 59 minutes online, in a row, without being banned. Aftere 23 hours u have a ban!!

Don't misleed him. it is not always safe to do this ;)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 30, 2007, 16:10:53 PM
yes, she`s right. well, actually she explained me why it isn`t always safe to do that  *rose*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Hiske on November 30, 2007, 16:11:35 PM
Don't misleed him. it is not always safe to do this ;)

it's not??? please explain!


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 30, 2007, 16:13:03 PM
has smth to do with servers reseting


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Hiske on November 30, 2007, 16:15:23 PM
has smth to do with servers reseting

come on... that's too vague... I think everyone deserves an explanation about this... what is possible, what is not possible... (I asked the same thing in mod-area; but no answer yet...) I'd really like to know to avoid a ban!!!  *rose*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 30, 2007, 16:22:29 PM
Quote
come on... that's too vague... I think everyone deserves an explanation about this... what is possible, what is not possible... (I asked the same thing in mod-area; but no answer yet...) I'd really like to know to avoid a ban!!!

 *rose* i know, but Ina can explain better than me. i only know that if servers resets or smth similar, one risk getting banned if stays 22 h online


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Poliban_ on November 30, 2007, 18:22:01 PM
Servers don't reset...!


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Leila on November 30, 2007, 18:35:37 PM
And u can safely stay 22  hours and 59 minutes online, in a row, without being banned. Aftere 23 hours u have a ban!!


It is safe to stay 23 game hours if you have 6 hour block, if your block is 7 or more hours then you can stay for 22 game hours.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Hiske on November 30, 2007, 18:38:04 PM
so if my block is 10 hrs I can only stay online for 19 hrs? ???


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 30, 2007, 18:54:56 PM
no, quin, because the server`s day is over, same things works here


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Leila on November 30, 2007, 19:06:20 PM
To Hiske...

7 or more means 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, etc... you can stay for only 22 hours if your block is longer than 6 hours.

6 green and not more than 6 -> max 23 red - tested by me many times, still not even 1 ban.

7 or more green -> max 22 red - tested by many bulgarian players - after 23 hour is started one gets banned for 10...reports say it's not enforced immediately but couple of minutes after the start of 23th hour.

no green -> no clear information (I've stayed for 20 playing with no block, but fell asleep and couldn't test. Probably one can stay for at least 22, maybe 23 but I wouldn't risk if I have army :P )

My recommendation - always have 6 hour block, no matter if you do or do not plan to stay for 23 hours.


btw updating the first post with details will be helpful  ;)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Hiske on November 30, 2007, 19:17:45 PM
thanks a lot, leila!  *rose*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Leila on November 30, 2007, 19:21:01 PM
I like to help  :-[ I also like positive karma  :-X and beer  *bear*  and stuff (http://www.greensmilies.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/smiley_emoticons_joint.gif)

Good luck to all insomnia empresses and emperors  *bravo*


Title: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: canga on December 04, 2007, 18:48:21 PM
hello I'm Cangaru
I just logged on and have been blocked violation of a rule not sure which hmmm I thought maybe the 6 hr rule but is only blocked until 0329 servertime I think its says repr or another operator has to see hmmm!!! Also how do I check if i'm on the blocked list if I can't log on??? And message another players also!!!
Canga


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: V-Bramm on December 06, 2007, 00:24:22 AM
hello I'm Cangaru
I just logged on and have been blocked violation of a rule not sure which hmmm I thought maybe the 6 hr rule but is only blocked until 0329 servertime I think its says repr or another operator has to see hmmm!!! Also how do I check if i'm on the blocked list if I can't log on??? And message another players also!!!
Canga
same here -,-


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: V-Bramm on December 07, 2007, 13:39:06 PM
wtf this is so weird:

14-15-0-1-4-5-6-7-8-10-11 are all not red.
And I still got another block? What is this :S?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on December 07, 2007, 13:48:19 PM
u need consecutive 6 h


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: V-Bramm on December 07, 2007, 13:49:06 PM
omg....i thought just 6 in 24 hours -,- how gay....


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Nebthe on December 07, 2007, 15:16:42 PM
It is stated clearly in the rules you're agreeing with that those hours must be consecutive.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: CruZifiX on January 05, 2008, 18:50:43 PM
Man i didn't get that ...now my alliance is at war and i cant help .....cant you just leave me with a warning this time and remove the ban? now that i know about the 6 hour thingy.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: rutek322 on January 06, 2008, 17:51:16 PM
how people can play 24/24  :o anyway i never get this ban

(http://www.anemora.com/rutek322)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: zaxvata on January 09, 2008, 09:51:30 AM
I have violated this rule don't have cosecutive 6 hours


I'm blocked for 10 hours


and I need to know is it possible for someone to attack me and take my resources away while I'm blocked or my account is completely locked and my country stops producing resources during I'm blocked?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: nasio on January 09, 2008, 10:37:07 AM
u will be blocked and all players can attack you in thiese 10 hours and the production continues as normal  *bear*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: zaxvata on January 09, 2008, 11:46:40 AM
oh that's not fair

 other players must be able to attack (as I'm punished) me but my country must stop producing resources I think that should have been fair



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: bolin on January 21, 2008, 08:08:45 AM
Can't we have a sign saying you can just play ex.3 hours before you get banned before you click i agree


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Pyrette on January 21, 2008, 16:12:38 PM
I'm new to this game I recieved this message while playing........

Your account has been blocked until 2008-01-22 00:54:50
You have violated the rules.   

So the Bans are not permanent right???  I hope not....cause I just donated money to this site and to get my account deleted for just playing the game would be kinda lame....don't you think.  I've read the posts in this thread and I'll make sure that I'm not on for 6 hours in a row every day.  Though to me it sounds like the people who pay for the servers need to pay a little more so us players who DO pay you guys and support this game can play at all hours of the day without penalty......This is my opinion though.   :D



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: samyoboy on January 28, 2008, 01:07:55 AM
*rose* i know, but Ina can explain better than me. i only know that if servers resets or smth similar, one risk getting banned if stays 22 h online


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: samyoboy on January 28, 2008, 01:19:15 AM
Why when I know i've logged out for 6-6half hours is my time satistic not showing it. I have been barred now for the second time now. And have written down the time when i've logged. My time satistic seems to show game time when I log out. Time statistic seems to show game time when I log out and uk time when I log in. Who do I talk to as this is not fair


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: stud on January 28, 2008, 01:31:09 AM
if u're logged even for a minute in one hour, the whole hour is marked as used (4 ex: if u logged of at 14:05, the whole 14 hour is used, and ur 6-hours period starts at 15, so u shouldn't log back in at 20:05 even though it's been 6 hours, instead u should log in at 21:01)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: samyoboy on January 28, 2008, 01:40:45 AM
How is this fair as the rules state 6 hours not nearly 7. I have been playing by the rules. And am being punished. Rules are fair but then also the programs should be exact


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on January 28, 2008, 01:43:26 AM
it's not anything wrong. This is how it is defined an offline hour *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: samyoboy on January 28, 2008, 02:01:57 AM
it's not anything wrong. This is how it is defined an offline hour *pardon*

Oh well rules are rules. So I take it best to log out just before hours ends like10:55 and then just after hour ends like 17:05.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on January 28, 2008, 02:03:50 AM
Yes, this is best and this is how many people do :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: TYhermyte on January 31, 2008, 17:28:40 PM
I did not see any mention of Blitz Games being different.  For a Blitz (like R10) is it still 6 consecutive real world clock hours?  Or is it Game Time?  I have to assume RW hours unless I know otherwise...


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on January 31, 2008, 17:46:34 PM
real time, ofc :D


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Leila on February 05, 2008, 00:32:20 AM
that makes the blitz so interesting ;p


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: renis on February 05, 2008, 01:41:57 AM
I'm new to this game I recieved this message while playing........

Your account has been blocked until 2008-01-22 00:54:50
You have violated the rules.   

So the Bans are not permanent right???  I hope not....cause I just donated money to this site and to get my account deleted for just playing the game would be kinda lame....don't you think.  I've read the posts in this thread and I'll make sure that I'm not on for 6 hours in a row every day.  Though to me it sounds like the people who pay for the servers need to pay a little more so us players who DO pay you guys and support this game can play at all hours of the day without penalty......This is my opinion though.   :D

1. If you payed for something, that comes as "is". If you don't like it, then don't buy it.

2. You have not donated money. You payed a premium membership.

3. Yes, you can play all hours of the day. But you also sleeps... right? Don't you think this game is taking care of your health  :D


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maxentius on March 14, 2008, 17:15:07 PM
Something with the personal statistic of the online hours is wrong in R5. I can only see the last 4 hours....when I check it after the login....before the login the statistics shows many offline hours...but this cannot be.

What's up? How can I control the offline time like this? Do I have to make a second statistic???   *WASSUP*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on March 14, 2008, 17:23:01 PM
there are at least 2 other topics regarding that :D


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maxentius on March 18, 2008, 20:32:46 PM
Do you have a link? *bravo*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Krumplee on March 29, 2008, 13:52:13 PM
Hi all!

This program doesnt work well... i have more than 10 free hours in the previous 24 hours!!! Is there any GM or somebody who can check my acc (Krumplee)

THX


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: infinity on April 20, 2008, 02:48:08 AM
i got the same problem...i was ofline this day 3h,then loged in,wasloget for 2 h,offline again about 3h,anyway i have 10h of pause sure...and this FAK.... PROG..... is stil bloking m e...and this is the 3rd time this week......or i am stupid and my eng is bad....can someone help me....do you need to be ob at least 6h straight or just 6 jours(2+1+3) a day????

cos i am getting mad...

thx4 help


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: stud on April 20, 2008, 11:54:12 AM
6h straight


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: infinity on April 27, 2008, 22:53:05 PM
just got to say...i dont faking care if i am erased or wtf...just who made this faking 6 hour pousi is faking retard..an alliance declear war upon us...wtf should i do....get logout and wait faking 6 hours????cmon...i just lose 500 000 gold and mi whole army cos this FAKING rule......

i seriousli hope that someone from mods,or creators see this and i dont waking care about anithing....

change this shit rule,cos its unusefull!

INFINITY(realm 3)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on April 27, 2008, 23:00:52 PM
wow ... you are so wrong .... the 6 off line hours rule is the best rule that i find in a online game ... just think about this : if there is no off line rule all the alliance will start doing babysitting and you wont be able to fight a war because you can't catch nobody's army , and of course the normal people need to sleep , don't tell me that you can stay online 24 hours per day , ween you need to go in off line just send you army in 10x and sped your resources and everything is ok ... and by the way in the version 4 realms there is no off line rule so you can go and play there if you hate this rule so much  *ok*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: infinity on April 27, 2008, 23:15:06 PM
you dont understand...its oky this rully...but why when in war.....cmon....why dos not turn of..when in war with an aliinace....and of cors i cant be 24h on ....but then change the rule....whatever..man i jut loose my 3 day work...my gold,my army,and my fortres...and the best of it....the biggest player in the attacking aliance,got the same points as our lowest...cmon....i bet the attacke me all at one...and what te f...can i do???nothing???why cos this faking 6h rule!

cmon


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on April 27, 2008, 23:19:52 PM
this rule is very important especially in wars .. and how i just said : you can always send your army in 10x for 7,8,9,10 hours ( this depends of your cartography ) and your army wont be killed , it's very important in wars to make armysave  *ok*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: beloved on April 28, 2008, 07:14:19 AM
this rule is very important especially in wars .. and how i just said : you can always send your army in 10x for 7,8,9,10 hours ( this depends of your cartography ) and your army wont be killed , it's very important in wars to make armysave  *ok*

hi, i'm really new, so can you explain this more simply. What do you mean by sending the army 10x? You mean armies are not attacked when on the move? How do you ensure that your army is back when you need them?

thanks


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on April 28, 2008, 08:49:15 AM
yes your army cant be attacked when it's moving , and of course you can calculate to know when your army is back . The 10x players are the players that are having some yellow coins near the name , this means they are inactive from at least 7 days . To find this kind of players you go to statistics---> players and you have there a button ''10x'' you push on it and there are a lot if inactive players that you can attack when you are not online or when you're online if you want , and if you go to bigger distances like 2000 or more your army will be ''on road'' for 6-7 hours and you cant lose your soldiers in this time.  *ok*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: citral on April 30, 2008, 22:46:38 PM
I think that you should get a warning, when u are online, that you are about to be online to long.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on April 30, 2008, 22:48:49 PM
this will be good


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: beloved on May 04, 2008, 21:08:24 PM
I am so mad right now! :evil3: I just attacked a few guys consecutively and accumulated close to a million in gold. The last attack was about to bring in about 500K plus in gold. My army was on the way back and I was preparing to churn out my first Heavy Swordsmen and Archers (that's right, I'm new)... when the screen goes off and I am told my account is blocked because I violated some rules.

Now, the rules state clearly 6 consecutive hours offline in 24 hours. That's what I have been doing all this while: yesterday, I only logged-in in the 15th hour (i.e. offline 15 consecutive hours), and today I was planning to go off in an hour's time (i.e. i'll be offline 12 consecutive hours). So, how have I broken the rules!!!!!!!!!!

So, the first 24 hours I was logged off 15 hours and the second 24 hours i was planning to be off 12 hours. Now, if the moderators tell me that it's 6 consecutive hours in a 24 consecutive hours block, then my point is this:

  • first, why wasn't this clearly stated? The rules simply say 6 consecutive hours offline in 24 hours (it could simply be written: 6 consecutive hours offline in a 24 consecutive hour block)

  • second, if a block of 24 consecutive hours is what was meant, then why would you confuse and mislead gamers by writing the hours (0,1,2,...24). By doing that, wouldnt gamers misunderstand that you mean within this 0-24 block (instead of any consecutive 24 hours). In that case, I suggest that the numbers be removed (since they do not serve any purpose) and simply use black and red coloured horizontal blocks/bars. I am certain people can count 6 black coloured horizontal bars.

Some other suggestions:
  • Give first time offenders a warning. i think that's only fair. Repeat offenders should be blocked.
  • If I am going to be blocked off, then at least make sure others cannot attack me (like a 10 hour vacation mode). But, as a form of penalisation, during this 10 hour block, my empire cannot produce or accumulate resources. I think this is better than allowing others to attack while i cannot do anything.

Now, the million in gold I had accumulated over many hours is going to be taken by one lucky chap (who is going to become stronger at my expense) just because the rules were not clearly explained or were misleading.

 :evil3:[/list][/list][/list][/list]


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on May 04, 2008, 21:35:42 PM
Every player must have 6 consecutive hours of offline time on every 24 hours. *pardon*

And those hours are not from 0 to 24...are 30 hours...in those 30 hours you must have at least 6 offline *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: goretint on May 11, 2008, 19:10:38 PM
Every player must have 6 consecutive hours of offline time on every 24 hours. *pardon*

And those hours are not from 0 to 24...are 30 hours...in those 30 hours you must have at least 6 offline *freak*

And that would be why people don't understand this rule.  Maybe they should find some people with a reasonable level of skill to write more complex rules clearly.  Or at least someone with a decent grasp of English.  After all, you are trying to make money right?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Easy007 on May 24, 2008, 19:02:31 PM
So my account has just been locked by the most ridiculous rule i have ever heard of..... "The 6h Rule"

I logged out of my account at 1.03 in the morning and logged back in at 7.50ish the following morning now apparently there is no 6h period in that time  *hmm* i can see a 6h period from 1.03 to 7.03  *crazy*

In the period i was offline i was able to have enough sleep to last my body for the whole of the next day but this isn't enough time for this game  :rant:

I think the rule needs amending to count minutes in a row not hours ie you need 360 minutes consecutive not 6 hours.

I shall expect my several weeks of hard saving, training and attacking to be completely undone by this daft rule. I was going to see this realm out and then with my next realm i was going to purchase credits and play the game properly.......... now if my provinces are in ruins when this stupid ban is over i may just walk away and keep my hard earned money in my own pocket and not use it to fund further progression of the game or to pay for the servers, which i note keep failing.

I hope a mod reads this and takes not as it seems i am not the only person who has these views!

Easy007, a VERY disgruntled Imperia player (for now).


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Polymeron on May 25, 2008, 01:06:08 AM
If a single 10 hour ban is enough to break your spirit, you must not like this game very much... I got it twice during my first era and once during my second, and I saw both of them through with decent achievements :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on May 25, 2008, 01:45:34 AM
If a single 10 hour ban is enough to break your spirit, you must not like this game very much... I got it twice during my first era and once during my second, and I saw both of them through with decent achievements :)
i never got any kind of in-game ban :) (note:public chat doesn't count)  *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Easy007 on May 25, 2008, 14:04:29 PM
If a single 10 hour ban is enough to break your spirit, you must not like this game very much... I got it twice during my first era and once during my second, and I saw both of them through with decent achievements :)

It's more a point of principle.... i was off for 6h 50mins!!!!!!!!!!!

Upon my return i have lost 70000 troops, all my fortresses and 35000 points! all because i was offline for 50mins over the 6hours.

The ingame clock can count minutes why can't the offline rule thing???????


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on May 25, 2008, 16:40:34 PM
an hour offline means an hour with no activity *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: SirCyan on June 12, 2008, 01:25:53 AM
I used to play this game, just started getting into it and was 2x in a row caught by teh 6 hour thing and quit as too anoying.

Came back and had a look around, saw no mention of the 6 hour thing and went Whoopeee...


Now I find this thread. Glad I did so before I spent money this time!

I fully understand why you want accounts to have their 6 hour break, makes sense and adds to game play.

BUT... would it really really be soooo hard to instead of having a ban just hard code it so you CAN NOT LOG IN IF IT BREAKS THE RULE Surely easy to code, would save yo a lot of grief and not lose you nice money paying members.

Anyaways I'm off again. Come back in another year and see if its changed or not. Real shame as apart form this one thing you have a really good game.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: raito on June 12, 2008, 02:28:21 AM
I used to play this game, just started getting into it and was 2x in a row caught by teh 6 hour thing and quit as too anoying.

Came back and had a look around, saw no mention of the 6 hour thing and went Whoopeee...


Now I find this thread. Glad I did so before I spent money this time!

I fully understand why you want accounts to have their 6 hour break, makes sense and adds to game play.

BUT... would it really really be soooo hard to instead of having a ban just hard code it so you CAN NOT LOG IN IF IT BREAKS THE RULE Surely easy to code, would save yo a lot of grief and not lose you nice money paying members.

Anyaways I'm off again. Come back in another year and see if its changed or not. Real shame as apart form this one thing you have a really good game.
It's clear that you haven't read enough. some realms don't have the 6 hour rule.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: AlexWolf on June 25, 2008, 02:30:24 AM
It's clear that you haven't read enough. some realms don't have the 6 hour rule.
Can u post a list of realms where 6h rule don't work? R25 interest me essentially.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on June 25, 2008, 02:34:32 AM
in all v4 realms, the 6h rule doesn`t work. in r25, i tested it in the beginning

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Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: olsi on June 25, 2008, 02:46:37 AM
So my account has just been locked by the most ridiculous rule i have ever heard of..... "The 6h Rule"

I logged out of my account at 1.03 in the morning and logged back in at 7.50ish the following morning now apparently there is no 6h period in that time  *hmm* i can see a 6h period from 1.03 to 7.03  *crazy*

In the period i was offline i was able to have enough sleep to last my body for the whole of the next day but this isn't enough time for this game  :rant:

I think the rule needs amending to count minutes in a row not hours ie you need 360 minutes consecutive not 6 hours.

I shall expect my several weeks of hard saving, training and attacking to be completely undone by this daft rule. I was going to see this realm out and then with my next realm i was going to purchase credits and play the game properly.......... now if my provinces are in ruins when this stupid ban is over i may just walk away and keep my hard earned money in my own pocket and not use it to fund further progression of the game or to pay for the servers, which i note keep failing.

I hope a mod reads this and takes not as it seems i am not the only person who has these views!

Easy007, a VERY disgruntled Imperia player (for now).

This rule is the best Man. I heard rumours that it will be taken away. And it's going to be very hard for non cheaters if this rule goes away. After you understand this game a little bit more, you will realize that taking away this rule, is gonna be babysitters paradise.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on June 25, 2008, 02:49:30 AM
yes, but unfortunately, admins disagree. it was removed from now in v4 realms, but one can never know how many realms will remain without those rules.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: olsi on June 25, 2008, 02:54:37 AM
yes, but unfortunately, admins disagree. it was removed from now in v4 realms, but one can never know how many realms will remain without those rules.

Mihai. Just a Curiosity. In R4 for example, If I observe someone and he is online 48 consecutive hours a day. Also print screen every hour his status. Will admins realize that this is babysitting. Cause the player is not crazy to stay 48 hours online.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on June 25, 2008, 03:05:27 AM
Mihai. Just a Curiosity. In R4 for example, If I observe someone and he is online 48 consecutive hours a day. Also print screen every hour his status. Will admins realize that this is babysitting. Cause the player is not crazy to stay 48 hours online.

well, r4 is with a 6h rule. but in general, they will reject that, already happened in GIO. we were in a war with an alliance who`s members were on 24/24 (they did smth every hour), who went in vacation all after the 3rd day or smth to keep the score. no one did anything. at that moment, i quit playing GIO (and i was one of the romanian translators of that game). ofc we made a zillion topics about the consequences of the removal of the rules, there, and here, but since no one listened, why playing under those rules, especially in alliances.... and is one of the reasons why i dislike that much v4 rules, who are copied from GIO, they can be abused with so much ease, and it seems almost everyone sees that, except the designers.

is also difficult to make screens, cause those are realms with no online stats.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: olsi on June 25, 2008, 03:14:02 AM
well, r4 is with a 6h rule. but in general, they will reject that, already happened in GIO. we were in a war with an alliance who`s members were on 24/24 (they did smth every hour), who went in vacation all after the 3rd day or smth to keep the score. no one did anything. at that moment, i quit playing GIO (and i was one of the romanian translators of that game). ofc we made a zillion topics about the consequences of the removal of the rules, there, and here, but since no one listened, why playing under those rules, especially in alliances.... and is one of the reasons why i dislike that much v4 rules, who are copied from GIO, they can be abused with so much ease, and it seems almost everyone sees that, except the designers.

is also difficult to make screens, cause those are realms with no online stats.

Thanks!


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on June 25, 2008, 03:51:27 AM
Thanks!

6h rule is important cause admins here will never, or almost have enough proofs to ban someone for babysitting (which is devastating in v4, where wars tend to be based on pillages on 84 h). at least, it set some limits to that practice


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: AlexWolf on June 25, 2008, 15:15:14 PM
in all v4 realms, the 6h rule doesn`t work. in r25, i tested it in the beginning

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u3/polish200/addiction.jpg)
Very great thanx!!!! (+karma of course)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on June 25, 2008, 15:42:37 PM
no problem. i tested that from the moment when Caxo told us, in the GIO forum, that the rules was removed from r25, who was then the only international v4 realm. i got my 4th or 5th province then, by attacking a lot of people :D


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on June 25, 2008, 16:11:17 PM
another one of the you greatest IO rules was throw out from the game in v4  :head_hurts_kr: :head_hurts_kr:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starmyth on June 28, 2008, 11:13:40 AM
It is easy enough to understand what is meant by 6 consecutive hours.  After a bit of observation it is clear what constitutes a 24 hour block.  I have been playing in a realm with v4 rules.
What isn't clear:
  Why this rule exists.  Explanation?
  Whether this rule even applies.  Forum posts are contradictory regarding this.  The in-game version rules should clearly indicate if the rule has been suspended.  Or, delete the "I Agree" wording regarding the rule.  Otherwise, everyone should believe the rule is 'in-force' and that it will be properly enforced fairly to all players equally. 
  Why this rule even exists.  For 18 hours in every 24 hour block, there doesn't appear to be any mechanism to prevent babysitting if that is the purpose of this rule.  It is easy enough to enforce this rule during game startup "I Agree" screen and during gameplay by checking compliance once an hour during login.  Don't allow anyone to log in if they are not compliant.  Auto log off anyone who becomes non-compliant during hourly gameplay compliance checks.  If enforcement of this rule is important to fair gameplay then by all means do something to actually enforce the rule.
Starmyth



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: makavelis on June 28, 2008, 11:50:27 AM
if you're playing in a v4 mode realm this rule was removed so you can stay online as long as you want


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: jigga on July 01, 2008, 12:44:41 PM
I was blocked this morning cause I went in one hour too early - I just forgot about the rule since I'm new to the game. But getting blocked for 10 hours, that's just too much. There should be a warning that flashes in RED telling you that you are about to enter without 6 consecutive hours offline - doesn't that make sense?!!? (creators of the game should take a serious look at my suggestion,cause this thing really makes one angry)
Where can I check now how many more hours before the blockage ends?

Does BEING BLOCKED mean that you stop gathering resources or  that you only can't enter the game?

Thanks. :rant:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on July 01, 2008, 12:54:08 PM
before you press accept, you can see how many hours you were offline. resources still gather


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: jigga on July 01, 2008, 13:27:10 PM
Yes, I get that.What if I try to enter tha game again, will I be blocked for additional hours or am I just gonna get the notice that I'm already blocked? (it may sound stupid,but after this I gotta ask everything)

Thanks.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: jigga on July 01, 2008, 14:22:58 PM
I really need to know when exactly I can log in again, where can I check it?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on July 01, 2008, 14:42:07 PM
check my previous post. when will you have 10 consecutive offline hours


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on July 01, 2008, 15:05:52 PM
check my previous post. when will you have 10 consecutive offline hours
i thought it is 6 hours  *xxx* you get 10 hours of vacation for not respecting that rule  :)
btw,dont mind me i haven't read all previous posts  *hmm*  *tired*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: jigga on July 01, 2008, 15:17:33 PM
Ok,I get it. This waiting game is killing me - knowing that someone might be eating for free in my provinces while I'm blocked. *WALL*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on July 01, 2008, 15:23:48 PM
i thought it is 6 hours  *xxx* you get 10 hours of vacation for not respecting that rule  :)
btw,dont mind me i haven't read all previous posts  *hmm*  *tired*

then don`t post on serious issues. he was baned for 10 hours

Ok,I get it. This waiting game is killing me - knowing that someone might be eating for free in my provinces while I'm blocked. *WALL*

:( next time, check to see, at the accept page if you have 6 consecutive hours off, then press accept


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: jigga on July 01, 2008, 16:52:14 PM
Well, no point in me being angry, it's the rules. I've got some things to learn.
Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Alex123 on July 20, 2008, 12:46:21 PM
GUYS, ITS REALLY UNHEALTHY NOT TO GET A FULL NIGHT SLEEP (8 HOURS).


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Polymeron on July 22, 2008, 09:46:16 AM
GUYS, ITS REALLY UNHEALTHY NOT TO GET A FULL NIGHT SLEEP (8 HOURS).

You haven't been playing this game very long, have you  *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Alex123 on July 22, 2008, 13:44:41 PM
You haven't been playing this game very long, have you  *freak*
no, ur right about that. but maybe someone should add "u'll get so addicted that u wont wanna go to sleep" to the terms and conditions to the game


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Polymeron on July 22, 2008, 18:16:27 PM
Hahahaha, oh, you are so right about that!  *hahaha*

I wish I could still give Karma, someone give him some positive K for this. BTW, check out the window caption when you're browsing the Statistics>hours online screen ;)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Alex123 on July 22, 2008, 22:37:16 PM
Hahahaha, oh, you are so right about that!  *hahaha*

I wish I could still give Karma, someone give him some positive K for this. BTW, check out the window caption when you're browsing the Statistics>hours online screen ;)
LOL, "players excessively online" i agree, but it doesnt distinguish between the ones that are and the ones that arent. they should make it so each person gets a funny evaluation of how much he plays, like "how do u expect to win with such short time?" or "get a life"


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on July 22, 2008, 22:43:02 PM
 *hahaha*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: LTIKE on October 31, 2008, 20:53:08 PM
ok if im off for 6 hours but iteams like buildings and research are still going does this count against me? if not then somethinig is wrong i just got banned and i was off line last night for over 6 hours i tryed to get on this time and im locked out thats not right.

also can someome attack me me if im banned if they can then thats not right also.

i get smacked by some players all the time and lose all my stuff or alot of resources, i think there should be a rule about this also, liike you cant hit the same player unless in a war but every 72 hours or more.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on October 31, 2008, 21:24:28 PM
ok if im off for 6 hours but iteams like buildings and research are still going does this count against me?

nope

if not then somethinig is wrong i just got banned and i was off line last night for over 6 hours i tryed to get on this time and im locked out thats not right.

you must be offline 6 CONTINUOUS HOURS EVERY 24 HOURS to respect the rule.
everytime you log in, no matter for how long, the full hour will be counted as "logged" .... use the menu "Statistic/Hours played online" and the hourly chart before entering your Kingdom. They'll inform you whether or not you did respect the 6hrs offline rule or not

also can someome attack me me if im banned if they can then thats not right also.

i get smacked by some players all the time and lose all my stuff or alot of resources, i think there should be a rule about this also, liike you cant hit the same player unless in a war but every 72 hours or more.

there are no reasons why players shouldn't be able to attack you. Precisely because of babysitting abuses and other mobile warning devices allowed to some nationalities only, there are already grave imbalances for attacking players.  :head_hurts_kr:
If you can't stand a fight (or lots of fight), then start building an army or go play with carebears ....  :evil4:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 02, 2008, 12:25:42 PM
yay, first time that i saw carebears (smth like KJ) used on this forum :D i`m waiting for other classical expressions, like gimp, gtfo etc  *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on November 02, 2008, 15:01:09 PM
yay, first time that i saw carebears (smth like KJ) used on this forum :D i`m waiting for other classical expressions, like gimp, gtfo etc  *freak*

different generations ....


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: k_mihai on November 02, 2008, 16:20:08 PM
different generations ....

hmm, maybe, or different type of game forums


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: kkx123 on December 02, 2008, 05:30:16 AM
why is there a nid for ban for the 6 hrs offline???


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on December 02, 2008, 06:55:20 AM
v4 realms don't limit online activity, but other realms do.
In addition to looking after the health of players, it mostly provide more competition by limiting the ability of babysitters and no-lifers to be present 24/7, therefore getting immune from most attacks while scourging the realm .... *freak* *hahaha*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Astarte on December 02, 2008, 07:22:43 AM
v4 realms don't limit online activity, but other realms do.
In addition to looking after the health of players, it mostly provide more competition by limiting the ability of babysitters and no-lifers to be present 24/7, therefore getting immune from most attacks while scourging the realm .... *freak* *hahaha*
Hey! I'm a no-lifer, and I still liked taking my 6 hour break!!!  *hahaha*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: fragmaster on December 08, 2008, 22:12:32 PM
there is no offline rules in v4 ,in r5 for example?i was calculating manually if i can log in....


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on December 09, 2008, 00:36:16 AM
Yep ... no offline rule in all v4 Realms ;)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: fragmaster on December 09, 2008, 00:47:58 AM
thx on info .i have to donate one [ + ] for u ,u are such dedicated moderator


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on December 09, 2008, 00:51:00 AM
Thx for the compliments, but you may as well give it to mods in general  *rose*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on December 09, 2008, 01:32:52 AM
Thx for the compliments, but you may as well give it to mods in general  *rose*
*freak* starbucks plan:make everyone think hes good,then hack IO and take all gold..mwhahahahha  *freak*  :evil3:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on December 09, 2008, 01:44:59 AM
don't forget the girls too ....  *stop* .... coz why looking for power, if you don't have a harem to cheer for you ?  :evil3:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: lame0 on December 10, 2008, 05:08:49 AM
i would like to know what version is realm 9 coz in the forum it says r9 is v3 but in the game, they put there v4 rules. and is there a 6 hour offline rule in it?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: kalesh on December 18, 2008, 21:51:31 PM
that was one sick rule..... but it was what made this game interesting.. Just came back after a year... things seem much simpler now....
lets see... :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: LCFDIVINE on December 19, 2008, 13:08:13 PM
Yep ... no offline rule in all v4 Realms ;)
but they are the best  :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: zorgus on December 20, 2008, 00:14:18 AM
G! G! G!...  *freak* I don't understand this mathematics - if you're online more you can be OFFline less...  *freak*  *freak*  *freak*  There are guys that have fullmoth like - 'OK, if you're nice I'll tell you how you can avoid rules etc...' and 'I never sleep you know...' Jesus...


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Corvus on January 11, 2009, 09:33:33 AM
Is English a second language for you all? Cuz this thread is NOT clear at all for this native English speaker.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on January 11, 2009, 09:36:01 AM
Is English a second language for you all? Cuz this thread is NOT clear at all for this native English speaker.

What is it that you don't understand ?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: samyoboy on January 11, 2009, 19:31:46 PM
but they are the best  :)

If you like less competition and killing noobs then v4 is best!! If you like taking on the best v1 and v2 realms are best


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Corvus on January 11, 2009, 22:01:01 PM
Quote
Is English a second language for you all? Cuz this thread is NOT clear at all for this native English speaker.


What is it that you don't understand ?

What are you all talking about...is it in the game or not, some posts say no, yet most discuss it as in the game.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on January 11, 2009, 22:45:47 PM
What are you all talking about...is it in the game or not, some posts say no, yet most discuss it as in the game.
V4 and newer realms dont have 6 h offline rule. in general thats all realms from R5 - R63 and further. Realm versions V1, V2, V3 have 6h offline rule. Thats R1 - R4 + R10(blitz). Is it a little clearer now?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Corvus on January 14, 2009, 20:53:05 PM
Yes, thank you.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: majorwick on January 15, 2009, 18:08:55 PM
The six hour rule is ridiculus.  It is more like the seven hour rule.  I left the game at 2:18 in the morning local time, and loged in at 8:58 in the morning local time.  By my calculations that makes six hours and forty minutes.  But I was banned anyways when i logged in, this morning, why can't they do half hour increments or something.  Rounding up on the hour is ridiculus, because now I am banned for ten hours in the middle of a major alliance war.  How can I complain too, to get this fixed.

 Thanks


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: robyalla2econda on January 15, 2009, 18:20:58 PM
If u log at 2:18 the entire hour is calculated... If u log at 2:18 or 2:59 it doesnt change...


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on January 15, 2009, 18:29:02 PM
The six hour rule is ridiculus.  It is more like the seven hour rule.  I left the game at 2:18 in the morning local time, and loged in at 8:58 in the morning local time.  By my calculations that makes six hours and forty minutes.  But I was banned anyways when i logged in, this morning, why can't they do half hour increments or something.  Rounding up on the hour is ridiculus, because now I am banned for ten hours in the middle of a major alliance war.  How can I complain too, to get this fixed.
 Thanks

You could have waited 2 more minutes before logging in. And whenever you enter, you can see how many offline hours you have *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: lame0 on January 16, 2009, 17:58:02 PM
but by the time you are able to see the hour tables, it'll be too late, isn't it. won't that will count as you are online too?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on January 16, 2009, 18:01:18 PM
but by the time you are able to see the hour tables, it'll be too late, isn't it. won't that will count as you are online too?
Nope. you need to click login(i agree in older version) and that would count as activity. simply closing that window will not count as activity


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on January 16, 2009, 18:47:46 PM
Nope. you need to click login(i agree in older version) and that would count as activity. simply closing that window will not count as activity

If you don't want to log in yet, don't refresh the page or it may count as activity ... instead, just close the internet page and restart anohter one :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Hanoverian on January 17, 2009, 21:19:13 PM
Why bother with the 6 hour offline rule at all, the game rewards players who are online 18hrs a day, as that's the only way you can concentrate forces rapidly enough to defend your capital, whilst keeping the cost of maintaining an army to a manageable level by disbursing them throughout your provinces.

Either, increase the notice time to players that they are being advanced towards, or have an auto function that allows your army to concentrate and fight, I mean would an army standby and watch the province being put to the sword, for lack of instructions to the contrary..

Comments please....?



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on January 17, 2009, 21:33:38 PM
Why bother with the 6 hour offline rule at all, the game rewards players who are online 18hrs a day, as that's the only way you can concentrate forces rapidly enough to defend your capital, whilst keeping the cost of maintaining an army to a manageable level by disbursing them throughout your provinces.

Either, increase the notice time to players that they are being advanced towards, or have an auto function that allows your army to concentrate and fight, I mean would an army standby and watch the province being put to the sword, for lack of instructions to the contrary..

Comments please....?


First, 6 h offline rules forces players in R1-r4 + R10 to have 6 h brakes during day and get some rest. In other realms there isnt 6h rule. And this rule is great. atleast 6h per day you are vulnerable. With babysitting and no 6h rule, such acc are online all day, which isnt fair.
In real life, army would fight if attacked. But you cant expect to have everyting automated in IO. Then game would look like this: you create acc, in some checkbox you choose what you wish to win that era and after 4 months you see what hapend. Army is in 1 province. general sleeps and nobody told them to go to other province. How would you hit your stronger neighboor if his army would always move to province you attack. Or how would somebody save army which is undefeatable in main, boxed province but easilly killed in another. Neighboor attack other province, you are not online and system automaticly sends your troops to defeat.
You have retreat and fight options, which is more then enough.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on January 17, 2009, 21:37:24 PM
Why bother with the 6 hour offline rule at all, the game rewards players who are online 18hrs a day, as that's the only way you can concentrate forces rapidly enough to defend your capital, whilst keeping the cost of maintaining an army to a manageable level by disbursing them throughout your provinces.

Either, increase the notice time to players that they are being advanced towards, or have an auto function that allows your army to concentrate and fight, I mean would an army standby and watch the province being put to the sword, for lack of instructions to the contrary..

Comments please....?



Well 6hour offline rule, saves your eyes, cus some freaks sit opposite computer about all day.
Well it's just my oppinion.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Console_Cowboy on January 23, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
Maybe I am a little thick  *freak* but what does 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE mean?  What are we talking about?  :head_hurts_kr:

What is a 6 hour off-line rule?  *sos* I mean in simple language.... *hmm*

1 - Am I punished if I am offline 6 consecutive hours?  (I need to be online everyday for 6 hours - against inactive accounts)

2 - Am I punished if I am online for more than 6 consecutive hours? (I need to be offline for at least 6 consecutive hours - against Bots)

3 - Does this apply always and forever - or just the first time as in the first day when I Agree? (prevent member Spam: inactive accounts/Bots)

And, it seems another related question, which bothers me is:

4 - What version realm am I in (with registration in January 2009)?  (I did not even know there were different versions until I started to see calculations using different versions and I do not know which calculation to use.)   

4 - BONUS:  A nice tie-in answer relates to version upgrades as in: Will my realm's version be upgraded automatically or am I stuck to the current version (which is what version as at today's date)?

This Might be worth a Sticky.

Cheers,
CC


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on January 23, 2009, 11:59:38 AM

1 - Am I punished if I am offline 6 consecutive hours?  (I need to be online everyday for 6 hours - against inactive accounts)


you need to be offline at least 6 consecutive hrs every 24 hrs

2 - Am I punished if I am online for more than 6 consecutive hours? (I need to be offline for at least 6 consecutive hours - against Bots)


nope ... as long as you respect 1)


3 - Does this apply always and forever - or just the first time as in the first day when I Agree? (prevent member Spam: inactive accounts/Bots)


all the time in Classic Realms (games using version 1, 2 or 3)
in v4 and v4a Realms, you can play 24/7 if you want


4 - What version realm am I in (with registeration in January 2009)?  (I did not even know there were different versions until I started to see calculations using different versions and I do not know which calculation to use.)   

4 - BONUS:  A nice tie-in answer relates to version upgrades as in: Will my realm's version be upgraded automatically or am I stuck to the current version (which is what version as at today's date)?


Check the News section

Maybe I am a little thick  *freak*

you are a serious candidate for a yes, but rest assured there is a plenty of similar folks around us



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Console_Cowboy on January 23, 2009, 12:06:24 PM
Check the News section

you are a serious candidate for a yes, but rest assured there is a plenty of similar folks around us
Great!  I would hate to be left out from the teeming masses *hahaha*

Thanks for the clarifications, Starbuck.  I didn't read through 8 pages.  I will check out the news section now.

Cheers.
CC


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Console_Cowboy on January 23, 2009, 12:12:27 PM
Check the News section (http://www4.imperiaonline.org/forums/int/index.php?topic=3445.0)

Done. Short and Sweet answer (http://www4.imperiaonline.org/forums/int/index.php?topic=3445.0).  Thanks again.  Karma +1

CC


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: mafei on January 26, 2009, 16:04:49 PM
Oh... I think it is 6 hours off per day only, that's why I got banned yesterday and today. I missed the "consecutive".

Now, I understand.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: g_samurai on January 30, 2009, 22:20:34 PM
I"m still learning this game...

But where is this rule posted?

Are there any other rules like this I should know about?

Thanks
G_S


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on January 30, 2009, 22:23:13 PM
This rule is posted at the first page of this topic.

If you wanna know more about rules, read in game manual.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: g_samurai on January 30, 2009, 22:31:43 PM
maeof,

I have read and re-read the english manual section.  I have found no reference to this rule.

Some help in this matter will be appreciated :)  Hopefully a nice mod will point me the way :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Radooo on January 30, 2009, 23:19:11 PM
the rule is where you press I agree *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: g_samurai on January 31, 2009, 03:07:41 AM
Since I am past the point of clicking "I agree" is there a place I can see the rules?

Peace


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on January 31, 2009, 03:15:33 AM
To avoid automatic 10 hour ban:

1. Before you click I Agree . Check if you have 6 consecutive hours in black within the 24hour period.

2. If you're ingame go to Statistics > Hours Online to check your time.You need to have 6 consecutive hours in green within the 24h period.

Note:
    It is counted as an hour used even if you only have 1 minute of activity in the game.


If you had taken the time to check the first page of this post as you were advised, you would have learned most of it.
In your kingdom's screen, go check the menu Statistics/Online Hours to see which hours have been "used" and whether you need to go offline for 6 consecutive hours or not.

Please bear in mind, that this rule is only active for Classic Realms (v1, v2 and v3) ... not the New Realms :)

Have fun,


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: foolinaround on February 05, 2009, 15:41:33 PM
Starbuck, I too was rather puzzled by the rule statements, same as g_samurai - and not for lack of trying...  :hard:
Please bear in mind, that this rule is only active for Classic Realms (v1, v2 and v3) ... not the New Realms :)
This statement of yours, though, might be the explanation sought (I'm guessing g_samurai just like me is on v4x realms)

I found no reference to the rule and its appliance to be only for v1-v3 realms, but since that's clarified...
In my v4x realm, I only have a list of brown hours for online time lol
Not easy to get, but thanks for taking the ban rule out of my concern  *ok*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: sharky on February 19, 2009, 12:24:12 PM
today i just banned from the english public chat

first i spamming, yeah sorry i didnt know that it is forbidden

but the next, i asked how to make italic word, i REALLY2 DONT KNOW!!!

but the mod there still accuse me that im spamming, they banned me!!

can someone explain how long i am banned?
and cant they forgive me?
 
i really really dont know how to make italic word, they not explain, but banned and punished me

THATS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on February 19, 2009, 14:39:26 PM
For one thing, spamming is never taken lightly in EVERY forum or public spaces. Basic common sense tells you to look for any rules before breaking the house.
Second, why do you write in the wrong topic ? you have been banned for whatever reason and wants to complain, then send a pm to any Moderator .... no need to post for that.
Third, bans are temporary unless you keep flouting my first 2 points :)

Have fun,


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on February 19, 2009, 15:19:02 PM
today i just banned from the english public chat

first i spamming, yeah sorry i didnt know that it is forbidden

but the next, i asked how to make italic word, i REALLY2 DONT KNOW!!!

but the mod there still accuse me that im spamming, they banned me!!

can someone explain how long i am banned?
and cant they forgive me?
 
i really really dont know how to make italic word, they not explain, but banned and punished me

THATS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
i came just in moment to see you asking how to make italics letter..and you spammed roll eyes emotion after that  *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: sharky on February 20, 2009, 05:47:06 AM
you took it as spam????

what the........................................

mods here are very cruel i think, not like the others game


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on February 20, 2009, 06:20:30 AM
you took it as spam????
what the........................................
mods here are very cruel i think, not like the others game

You duplicate the same message and post it off-topic .... that's forum spam.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: acesx31 on February 28, 2009, 18:36:44 PM
Has the 6 hours rule been removed? someone told me that it was removed. thansk


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on February 28, 2009, 18:38:24 PM
Has the 6 hours rule been removed? someone told me that it was removed. thansk
its only in realms 1-4 and i think its still in r10 :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KwalB on February 28, 2009, 18:40:22 PM
no, it has not been removed new realm, 50++ have v4 rules, so 6 hour offline rules dont apply


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: acesx31 on February 28, 2009, 18:49:46 PM
its only in realms 1-4 and i think its still in r10 :)

so realm 50 up still have the offline rule?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on February 28, 2009, 18:53:45 PM
so realm 50 up still have the offline rule?
no,only r1 -r4 and r10 have it  *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: acesx31 on February 28, 2009, 18:59:58 PM
thanks... cheers.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tedo on March 06, 2009, 15:53:10 PM
well now its more clear to me, but if you ask me it would be much better without this rule! and the biggest problem is that you can get attack! last time it happend to me my army was totaly destroyed and i was back at beggining!*black_eye*
at least it could be rule that in this time you dont get resources but you can not get attacked!!!
what do you think?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on March 06, 2009, 17:38:22 PM
well now its more clear to me, but if you ask me it would be much better without this rule! and the biggest problem is that you can get attack! last time it happend to me my army was totaly destroyed and i was back at beggining!*black_eye*
at least it could be rule that in this time you dont get resources but you can not get attacked!!!
what do you think?

weak players makes for weak games.
competitive rules makes for good experience.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: alhatal on March 06, 2009, 18:02:58 PM
lol - no attacks? Why? One reason?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: stud on March 06, 2009, 20:51:07 PM
at least it could be rule that in this time you dont get resources but you can not get attacked!!!
what do you think?

let me get this straight, i should be able to attack you only when you`re online, when you can move your army and res?!?!? *crazy*

i`m sorry, but that the stupidest suggestion i`ve read on this forum *hihi*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on March 06, 2009, 22:02:06 PM
i`m sorry, but that the stupidest suggestion i`ve read on this forum *hihi*

ah come on ... I'm sure we can find stupider than that ... plus, it's really nothing new from newbies and farmers. Actually, we should start a KJ award to rank the best suggestions to make it easier for farmers to play sim city alone at IO :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: KoSaC on March 06, 2009, 22:47:13 PM
i think it would be fun to attack only when enemy is online...that way they would have to watch me pillaging them and rant while my soldiers rape and kill their villagers  *freak* *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: HerrSchultze on March 12, 2009, 11:25:56 AM
ah come on ... I'm sure we can find stupider than that ... plus, it's really nothing new from newbies and farmers. Actually, we should start a KJ award to rank the best suggestions to make it easier for farmers to play sim city alone at IO :)
*bravo*
i think it would be fun to attack only when enemy is online...that way they would have to watch me pillaging them and rant while my soldiers rape and kill their villagers  *freak* *freak*
*hahaha* *hahaha* *hahaha* *hahaha* *hahaha* omg man you really kind find the fun side in every lil spam you make!!! *hihi* *hahaha* *hahaha* *hahaha* *hahaha*

maybe there could be some kind of button, that allows the player, to choose when he's going offline, and don't let him enter before they have passed  *ok*
and ofc i am anxiously waiting for this rule to be in the new realms too *rose*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: medgrower on June 06, 2009, 22:02:28 PM
I have not been able to find this rule in 'game rules'.
I have read the 11 pages of this topic and I have no idea what will get me banned and what won't.
I suggest that you remove all 11 pages of JUNK from this topic, then you need to CLEARLY spell out this rule.
This game has a severe need for a professional editor.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: chegewara on June 06, 2009, 22:13:49 PM
what you dont understand? rule is simple, if you login you can play only 18h with or without logouts but if you logout for longer than 6h your timer is reset and you can play 18h without 6h break. if you havent break at last 6h after this 18h you will be banned for 10h *cool*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Starbuck on June 06, 2009, 22:26:43 PM
I have not been able to find this rule in 'game rules'.
I have read the 11 pages of this topic and I have no idea what will get me banned and what won't.
I suggest that you remove all 11 pages of JUNK from this topic, then you need to CLEARLY spell out this rule.
This game has a severe need for a professional editor.

everything is spelled out in the first page :

1) this applies only to Classic Realms (v1, v2 and v3Blitz), not New Realms (v4 and v4a)
2) if you don't respect it, you'll get auto banned for 10hrs
3) to respect that rule you need to have 6 continuous offline hours every 24 hrs ...

Doesn't matter when, or how many total offline hours you take. What matters is 6 continuous offline hours every 24hrs.

the 11 pages are just there to show examples to all those that still don't understand that :)


Have fun,


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: medgrower on June 06, 2009, 23:36:26 PM
Thank you Starbuck, well done!
I'm glad this rule does not apply to the realm where I play.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: magog on August 12, 2009, 05:20:56 AM
I have been playing this relm for months and this is the first I have heard of this rule. The message locking you out could tell you what rule you have broken. Are my provences at risk while I am locked out. How about a warning.... hey if you log in now you will break the stuipd rules.....


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on August 12, 2009, 09:31:23 AM
in realms in which the rule is applied, you have window with your active and inactive hours before you log in actually. so you can check if you can log in or you cant.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Tarantio on January 05, 2010, 11:12:16 AM
an update and a warning. Many of us play in MORE than one realm. If you are already in a realm, and you open the log in window to check your off line hours in a different realm, if you do not close the screen in which you have not achieved the 6 consecutive hours, when you next click on the game you were already in there is a definite risk it will switch realm to the one you were checking and if so you run a 10 hour ban risk. This has happened to me twice now. Admins is there any way to stop the game switching realms of its own accord or is this something we must deal with. its annoying. but i accept it is user error lol


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Frankster on May 01, 2010, 10:39:17 AM
there's a problem with the new rule: I have just spent a good night's sleep (definitely more than 6 hours) and yesterday I already had an offline period of more than 7 hours. When trying to log in now, the system says my account is locked for 6 hour offline break and that I should enjoy the rest. This break is imposed exactly 24 hours after I logged on and got a message that my next break period would start in 24 hours. Is this the new rule????


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: HerrSchultze on May 03, 2010, 05:22:10 AM
if you log'd out minutes past 6pm you can't login till 1 am, coz minutes are not counted only full hours *xxx*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: fragmaster on May 03, 2010, 12:12:55 PM
herr stick to spam area.now minutes are counted,not hours as used/unused


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: HerrSchultze on May 05, 2010, 17:29:13 PM
herr stick to spam area.now minutes are counted,not hours as used/unused
:-[ gotcha *freak* *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: vasa on May 21, 2010, 03:56:22 AM
This is very stupid rule!!! When is war a sleep one or two hours a day, and now they can burn and rob my empire and destroy me !!!   :evil4:


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Kopator on May 21, 2010, 05:26:30 AM
This is very stupid rule!!! When is war a sleep one or two hours a day, and now they can burn and rob my empire and destroy me !!!   :evil4:

Then you can also "burn and rob" your enemies, while they are in 6hour breake.  *gamer*



 *hahaha* that´s true Fraggy....  *hahaha*
stick to spam  *hahaha*  *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: vasa on May 21, 2010, 15:25:20 PM
Yes I can burn and rob them but every player can be destroyed and all his playing all realm will be lost for nothing.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: _rico on May 21, 2010, 20:40:23 PM
How do you know when somebody has the break? You can use it to make an ambush! It brings new opportunities for attacking and also for making great traps.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Moonshadow on May 21, 2010, 22:39:53 PM
How do you know when somebody has the break? You can use it to make an ambush! It brings new opportunities for attacking and also for making great traps.

I dont see your point ... when people go to sleep it is usually about six hours and they time their attacks so that there army is away for those six hours so even if you know it you cant do much about it  *pardon*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Rassie on June 02, 2010, 22:19:22 PM
Hi

I am a newbie...
I started playing 7 days ago.
I read this and then checked the rules in Realm 8 International.
Under offline rule it did not specify the 6 hours, but on other version it did.
Today I got a funny message about the 6hour thing and checked the rules and now the 6 hours are in.

Why was this changed?
Where can I see when I will be banned if I continue playing... I did log out and back in again and the message was nit there anymore...or do you get another warning?

Thanks
Rassie



Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: reni on June 03, 2010, 05:23:58 AM
Yes I can burn and rob them but every player can be destroyed and all his playing all realm will be lost for nothing.

Don't worry, it will not happen! This rule existed always for classic realms and this scenario was not verified. Instead this rule is a good weapon against cheaters (babysitters)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Rassie on June 03, 2010, 21:58:50 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I posted the question to the IO team and they responded that I reached over a 1000 points and must have 6 consecutive hours offline in a 30 hour period.
My profile and ranking is:

#         Player   Alliance   Military points   NetWorth   Honor
35         Rassie   _AVENGERS_   6            235          27

Where do I see my over 1000 points?
Thanks
Rassie


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on June 03, 2010, 22:03:01 PM
Go to players list and you will see your points. Click on scroll icon  under workers and buildings icon in upper right corner.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: xseoer on June 27, 2010, 11:44:26 AM
 :evil4:
How to break the rule  *sos*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on June 27, 2010, 13:43:50 PM
Be a no-lifer.

Play Imperia Online NON-STOP 18:01 hours and you will break the rule.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: _rico on June 27, 2010, 15:24:17 PM
24:01...


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Kopator on June 27, 2010, 15:25:34 PM
24:01...

exactly  *hihi*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on June 27, 2010, 15:52:45 PM
Well.

Yes. :)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on January 24, 2011, 22:50:22 PM
“6 consecutive hours” means 6 hours in a row   *crazy*
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Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: fragmaster on February 12, 2011, 19:43:50 PM
Its not bot my dear Watson, bots usually have last activity time same as last post time..  *BOSS*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on February 12, 2011, 23:58:42 PM
Oh.. I`m so sorry boss !

I want to be the great detective as you are !  *freak* (watson and someones adventures)


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: fragmaster on February 13, 2011, 00:10:40 AM
elementary my dear watson  *freak*  *hahaha*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Kopator on February 16, 2011, 21:32:15 PM
elementary my dear watson  *freak*  *hahaha*

badger spamming question forum topic....... NICE!  *bravo*
 *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: maeof on February 16, 2011, 22:09:08 PM
BSQFT didn`t you know? :O


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Kopator on February 17, 2011, 18:34:11 PM
BSQFT didn`t you know? :O

pancake!
 *freak*


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: pooperado on June 05, 2011, 19:48:34 PM
I dont understand this rule. I was offline from 01:00 to 09:00 this morning and i have a message telling me ive only 2 hrs left online WTF is going on ?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Vizier on March 11, 2012, 17:04:27 PM
I dont understand this rule. I was offline from 01:00 to 09:00 this morning and i have a message telling me ive only 2 hrs left online WTF is going on ?

I dont get it too,but im a dumb ass with a recorded iq of only 130.
I was offline for hours yesterday and hours today only logging in occasionally yeterday and once today.Now i try to loggin and it says i have a 6 hour ban in effect.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: tiger on March 11, 2012, 21:06:07 PM
I dont get it too,but im a dumb ass with a recorded iq of only 130.
I was offline for hours yesterday and hours today only logging in occasionally yeterday and once today.Now i try to loggin and it says i have a 6 hour ban in effect.
You must have 6 consecutive hours - one after another offline. So it must be 6h in 1 piece, not 1 hour now, 2 later, 1 after that - --- 6 hours in 1 piece.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: sistupy on June 15, 2012, 09:47:40 AM
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Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Cynergy on January 30, 2013, 13:44:24 PM
i have been online 30 minutes only today and i have now offline block .. i can't understand why ? and now we my alliance has war and my army will be home in 20 minutes, what can i do now ? whom can i write this ? administator reads here messages?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Angela on January 30, 2013, 14:14:33 PM
It doesn`t matter how long have you been logged in today, the period is counted for 24 hours. You have to make 6 hours in a row, 6 consecutive hours out of the game, if you like to postpone and reset the time for offline block. You can always monitor the time left until the mandatory offline block from the counter below the village and upon a system notification upon logging in.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Cynergy on January 30, 2013, 14:24:35 PM
it will be definitely more than 6 hours that i have been offline in the last 24 hours .. now i can't do nothing yes


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Angela on January 30, 2013, 15:45:01 PM
Every activity on the account resets the counter and it starts counting new 6 hours offline. What remaining time to offline block was shown on the login screen upon your last logging today?


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: ovizxc on February 02, 2013, 22:58:06 PM
it will be definitely more than 6 hours that i have been offline in the last 24 hours .. now i can't do nothing yes

if you are absolutely sure that you let your account in offline more than 6 hours, that means someone else have your password and accessed it without your permission


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: alander on July 12, 2015, 22:22:03 PM
What happened to this rule?
This is not a war game anymore for a year, it's just hide and seek and finding players who has almost 2x less points then yourself,
if IO wants this to be a war game, then let it be a war game and not just a hide and seek/lottery game.
allot of things has to change to make this game a good solid war game again, and 2 major things hs to be implanted, 1 that 6 hour off-line rule, and 2 remove thtat babysit option, let people defend their own stuff, people who use babysitters are just pussies.


Title: Re: 6HOUR OFFLINE RULE
Post by: Prezs on July 13, 2015, 17:36:06 PM
I losed motivation for playing in IO, everything witout money is non-sense.

This game is for selling, no for playing.  *tired*