Rules & Laws

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Guidelines & Expected Behavior[edit]

  1. General Guidlines
    1. Respect others. This includes not using overly foul language, and if it is foul, it must not be derogatory or directed at another player.
    2. If an issue arises, please use the player report form on the website. Be thorough, include links and screenshots, and remember that we will hear both sides of the story, so try to work it out amongst yourselves before bringing it to us, and if at that point you can't resolve it, submit a report.
    3. Follow rules of the road. When driving, don't cut across fields. Use the roadways, that's why they were built. Use blinkers, flashers, etc.
    4. Resetting of vehicles is a LAST resort, and is only allowed with admin approval. In real life you can't poof your vehicle back to a store. So if you flip something, or get stuck, have someone tow or flip you, if at all possible.
    5. The use of AI is prohibited to help limit server lag.
    6. If you are in the server, you need to be present. If you expect to be AFK longer than 15 minutes, please log out and back in.
    7. If you are logged into the server, you must be available in discord. Voice is not REQUIRED at this point, but it is ENCOURAGED.
    8. Mod requests and changes can be made with the request form via your account on the website. People are always welcome to submit ideas, suggestions and the like, but we cannot guarantee they will be accepted or implemented.
    9. If you find something you believe to be a windfall, it's more than likely NOT intended, and should be considered an exploit. If found to be using this windfall, and not reporting it as an issue, you are potentially subject to repercussions. If you see something that seems too good to be true, whether in game or on site, or with our mechanics, do the right thing and report it so we can maintain a balanced community.
    10. Administrative staff reserves the right, if any mechanic on a particular server or website location is deemed to provide an unfair advantage (Meaning same or less work) for a substantially larger benefit, to make changes to those mechanics to rectify that situation and bring it in line with the spirit of the community that is intended for FSN.
    11. If you have an issue, or need something done, unless it is an absolute emergency, do not DM staff. The ticketing system is designed to ensure we handle all issues in the order that they are received. If you DM staff about an issue or a request, you will be directed to submit a ticket.
    12. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated. We understand everyone has their opinions and beliefs, but when you are here, you will treat your fellow players, and the staff of FSN, with respect. Blatant failure to do so can and will result in temporary or permanent bans depending on severity of the situation.


  1. Moving Primary Farm Location Guidelines
    1. There will be 1 move allowed every 60 days, except in the case of bankruptcy.
    2. In order to move your land must be sold at auction. If you are unable to sell your land, you must wait to perform your move until it can be sold.
    3. You may not move to a land valued at more than 300k (The estimated average parcel bought as a new farm.), to prevent established farms from taking advantage of getting to pick any land without competition while also having a much higher buying power.
    4. If you are coming from a wooded parcel that you have clear cut, you must have re-prepared the land for the next owner. This means trees planted, or truly workable fields created (Not a 2 wide strip on a mountain.)


  1. Equipment Guidelines
    1. Use proper equipment for appropriate tasks. Ex. Do not use a small tractor to pull a large implement. If you see someone using equipment in an improper manner, please report it.
    2. Tippers not allowed in fields, only auger wagons. Auger wagons not allowed on roadways with any fill, empty only.
    3. Small & Medium tractors allowed on roadway. Large Tractors, Harvesters, and Crop Dusters require escort vehicle or must be loaded on semi + lowboy.
    4. Any agricultural vehicles on roadways is required to have hazards on at all times.
    5. Equipment must be registered. Every time you make a purchase, register it with a store purchase on your home map with no shipping. Any items requiring shipping or admin purchase will go into a que from the website purchase screen and will go into your registered vehicles upon delivery. Equipment not registered is subject to a fine, likewise, equipment that has been sold but is still registered is subject to a fine.


  1. Farm & Contractor Guidelines
    1. Farm Managers should stay in their Farms, unless a change is requested by a staff member or admin.
    2. Contractors should remain out of a Farm if they own no equipment and are not on a contract. If they own equipment they can stay in the Server Farm, but only use their items. If they are on a contract, it is up to the Farm Manager and the situation to determine whether or not the contractor should join the farm they are contracting for, or whether they should stay in Server Farm (Perhaps if using their own equipment). Server Farm can be easily contracted so that you can work another Farms fields when necessary.
    3. Never accept work without a contract, unless you are willing to work for free. FSN staff will not guarantee any contract, auction, or agreement unless it is done through the website system that was made for such things.
    4. Farms & Contractors are now allowed to make private deals regarding equipment leasing, equipment purchasing, and land LEASING.
    5. There will be 1 transfer per farm, per day. Please plan ahead. You can put in more than one request, but only one will be processed in a day.
    6. Farms are allowed to completely move 1 time per month at 10%. If you move twice in a month, it will be 25%, if you move three times in a month, it will be a 50% penalty. This is to keep people from switching maps super often, both from an administrative side and a gameplay side. FURTHERMORE, starting October 15, when you perform a move, your BASE parcel you choose and buy, must be sold back to the server. This is to prevent our capitalist friends from buying a parcel at cost and then reselling for a sizable gain.


  1. Contractor Specific Rules
    1. If you are a contractor, respect your fellow contractors and the Farm Managers. Do not join a farm and begin using their equipment, dealing with their land or animals without their consent, or agreed to contract.
    2. The contractors have the ability to earn land and equipment, but this is thru the Server Farm. If you see another contractors equipment, again, respect it, and don't just use it because it's in the server farm that you are in.


  1. Permit Rules
    1. Permits must be purchased in order to conduct any operation a permit is listed for. Failure to have a permit can result in a fine.
    2. Permits are not transferable, or resalable, and are only to be used by the purchasing entity, or someone contracted to do work on purchasing entities land on their behalf.

Laws[edit]

  1. Farm Related
    1. Littering $2,000
      1. Crop heaps left on fields for more than a day.
      2. Bales left on fields for more than a day.
      3. Trees left on ground for more than a day.
      4. Pallets not stored inside a building for more than a day.
    2. Animal Negligence $50/animal
      1. Animals in red category in cleanliness and/or food.
    3. Lacking Proper Permits $1,500
      1. Please refer to website for proper permits needed.


  1. Equipment Related
    1. Reckless Driving $2,500
      1. Flipped vehicles.
      2. Driving on the wrong side of the road.
      3. Excessive speed.
      4. Failure to yield at traffic signal. $2,000
      5. Failure to signal lane change or turn. $1,000
      6. Failure to use hazards on agricultural equipment. $1,500
      7. Failure to provide escort vehicle for oversized vehicle.
    2. Property Damage $3,000
      1. Driving over fields instead of area between fields that are not yours.
    3. Equipment Abandonment $2,500
      1. Equipment left on others’ property without permission for more than a day.
      2. Equipment left on store property without permission for more than a day.
    4. Equipment Safety $2,000
      1. Equipment under 50% Maintenance, Very Dirty.
      2. Equipment under 25% Maintenance, Clean.
    5. Lacking Proper Permits
      1. Please refer to website for proper permits needed.
    6. Trailer Field Ban $3,000
      1. Only Auger wagons are allowed on fields, only exception being during rootcrop harvesting, one semi & trailer are allowed at any given time.
    7. Improper Hauling
      1. Auger wagons may not have any items in them when transporting on public roadways.
      2. Logs may only be hauled on logging trailers.
      3. Allowed Setups
        1. Single Tire Rear Axle Trucks - 24ft or smaller Trailer.
        2. Dual Tire Rear Axle Trucks - 40ft Trailer.
        3. Semi Truck - Semi Trailers with fifth wheel hookup.
        4. Tractors - Any Trailer with Tractor hookup.
      4. Not Allowed
        1. No more than one trailer, except for Wilson Super-B and/or Pup Trailer.