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Faction Inaction

Hi NXTCRAFT players,

Lately there have been a few problems with factions on NXTCRAFT. The Faction plugin has actually been working properly and as designed, but the feature that auto-kicks members from a faction has caused problems for some users.

nxtguy previously increased the timeout to two weeks over the default one week setting, however when people get busy and don’t play for two weeks, the plugin will automatically remove them from their faction. This by itself is easy to fix if there are other users in your faction: ask someone in the faction to invite you back. A bigger problem occurs if you are the only user in the faction.

If you are the single member of a faction and the auto-kick time is exceeded, you will be removed from the faction as before. But then since the faction now has no members, the plugin removes the faction and unclaims the land. It’s not something regular players want to see when they do join again.

However this is done for a reason. This feature deals with new users that join a server, create a faction in an inconvenient place and then disappear, never to log in again. The plugin will remove the faction after a set time so the land can be reclaimed. It’s a good feature in some cases, but in many cases the timeout should be extended.

So today I increased the Factions plugin timeout (autoLeaveAfterDaysOfInactivity) from 14 to 60 days. I also increased the faction disband time (ConsiderFactionsReallyOfflineAfterXMinutes) from 0 (disbands immediately after the last player leaves) to 10 days. Let’s see how this goes. If you have these problems with your faction, please join the server and go to your faction home, then create a ticket (/ticket) and we will try our best to assist you. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Factions is a nice Bukkit plugin and the authors have done a great job with it. You can read more about the Factions plugin here: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/factions . Here is more info on faction strategies: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/970503-the-ultimate-guide-to-factions .

Happy Minecrafting!