Empire Auction Rules - READ BEFORE POSTING

Discussion in 'Community Auction Archives' started by JackBiggin, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. Welcome to the Empire Auctions forum. In the auctions forum, you may auction off pretty much any item on EMC. However, in order to keep this forum operating well, there are a quite a few rules we need you to make sure you follow when using the auction forums.

    Disobeying or ignoring any of these auction rules may result in punishments, up to, but not limited to being blacklisted from the Marketplace, and receiving an automatic minimum 5 day ban. Not reading the rules is not an excuse for not knowing them.

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  2. Which items can be auctioned off?
    Auctionable Items

    Bonus Chests

    These items are currently disallowed from auctions


    Grinders, Co-ordinates, Non-EMC items, and Non-Tangible Items

    These items are currently disallowed from auctions


    Not Special Dirt

    These items are currently disallowed from auctions except in double chest quantities.


    Regular Items Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers

    Regular items are any items in Vanilla Minecraft, that are not listed separately here. They must be auctioned off in full double chest quantities. All items must have full durability. Variants (colors of wool, types of wood, etc) cannot be mixed.


    Dragon Eggs Best Minecraft Servers

    Dragon Eggs, whether they be Original, or Regular may be auctioned in any quantity. Please ensure you state the type of egg clearly in the OP of your auction.


    Nether Stars, Beacons & Elytra Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers

    Nether Stars, Beacons & Elytra (unenchanted) can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 5.


    Enchanted Items Best Minecraft Servers

    Enchanted Items can be auctioned off in any quantity. You may mix multiple types of enchants/tools. You must list every item's enchantments, including enchantment name, and level, and they all must have full durability.


    Potions Best Minecraft Servers

    Potions can be auctioned off in minimum quantities of 54. You cannot mix potion types in a single set of 54. Zombie Virus' are considered potions.


    Horse Eggs Best Minecraft Servers

    Horse eggs can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 10. You must list every horse's info, including speed, health, jump, and type.


    Horse Armour Best Minecraft Servers

    Horse armour can be auctioned off in with a minimum quantity of 10. You can mix the type of horse armor (eg: diamond with gold), but you must list how much of each type you are auctioning off.


    Certain EMC Custom Items Best Minecraft ServersBest Minecraft Servers

    Items listed as being Promotional Items, Special Event Items, Special Mob Drops, or Voucher Items on the Empire Wiki can be auctioned off in any quantity unless otherwise specified in this list. You may NOT auction a currently running promo item or a special mob drop from a currently active event.


    Mob/Player Heads Best Minecraft ServersBest Minecraft Servers

    Mob/Player Heads can be auctioned off in with a minimum quantity of 54. You cannot include both player and mob Heads in a single set of 54. When auctioning mob Heads,you may mix mob types, but you must include the type of each head. When auctioning player Heads, you may mix head types, but must include the name of each player. Do not use alts to fake other players' heads - this is scamming.


    Shiny Arrows & Shiny Flesh Best Minecraft ServersBest Minecraft Servers

    Shiny items can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 5 stacks.


    Dragon Stone Fragments & Stones Best Minecraft Servers Best Minecraft Servers

    Dragon Stone Fragments & Stones can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 32 fragments or 4 stones.


    Haunted Candy Best Minecraft Servers

    Haunted Candy can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 5 stacks. You may not mix types of candy together in the auction.


    Enchanted Golden Apples (purple text) Best Minecraft Servers

    Enchanted Golden Apples can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 64 (1 stack).


    Cupid's Arrow Best Minecraft Servers

    Cupid's Arrow can be auctioned off with a minimum quantity of 5 stacks.


    Please follow the simple and fair EMC rules derived from our professional staff team.


    You can mix multiple types of these items.
  3. Rules for Auction Hosts
    Last Updated: 31st March 2014
    • You may hold a maximum of 1 auction at a time in the Community Auctions section.
    • You may hold a maximum of 5 auctions at a time in the Supporter Auctions section.
    • You may use alt accounts to hold additional auctions. However, you must bump the auction using the account that created them - your main account, or any other player may not bump your auction. You may not use alts to bid on your own auction.
    • You must post full details of your auction in the OP. If you forget any detail, use the report button to alert the staff team. Include the missing information in the report reason.
    • You may not change any details of your auction after it begins, including, but not limited to the minimum bid increment. There is one exception to this rule: you may lower your auctions starting price if you haven't got any bids.
    • Even if you're unhappy with the price that someone wins your auction, you must still give them the items for that price.
    • You may only create auctions where rupees are used to bid. Items cannot be used to bid.
    • You may not include "bonus items" as a reward to the auction winner, IF those items don't adhere to the auction rules themselves.
    • You must provide a secure pickup location in the Town world for the auction winner to collect your items. We recommend you use [ACCESS] signs to do this. You may offer delivery.
    • You may not offer a "buy it now" price.
    • You may not have a "reserve price".
    • You may bump, at earliest, 3 hours after the last post. This three hour timer is based on the last post by any player.
  4. Template for Auction Threads
    Last Updated: 31st January 2014

    Your auction thread must contain all of these details. However, if you wish, you may display them in a slightly different format, provided all the info is still there.

    Thread Title: [AUCTION] Item Names Here
    Item: _________
    Starting Bid: _________
    Minimum Bid Increment: ________
    Auction Ending Time: _________

    Example
    [AUCTION] Double Chest of Sponge
    Item: One double chest of sponge blocks
    Starting Bid: 1,000,000 rupees
    Minimum Bid Increment: 10,000 rupees
    Auction Ending Time: 48 hours after the last valid bid
  5. Rules for Bidders
    Last Updated: 31st January 2014
    • Do not bid on items you don't have funds for at the time of bidding.
    • Do not spend rupees when you have an active bid which would take your rupee balance below the price of the bid.
    • Do not make joke bids.
    • You may only bid in rupees.
    • You are expected to pay within 48 hours of winning an auction, unless you and the auction host agree to different terms, or if the auction's OP states that there is a different time you have to pay within.
    • If you post a bid, you are bound it. You may not withdraw bids.
    • Only post on an auction thread if:
      • You are bidding
      • You are asking a question about the specific auction, or item
      • You won the auction, and are discussion collection/payment with the Auction Host
      • You are posting content that the staff deem relevant to the auction at hand
    • Asking to split an auction is not a valid post. Please discuss matters like that in a PM.
    • The first bid on an auction must be equal to, or higher than the starting bid.
    • All subsequent bids must be at least the last valid bid, plus the minimum bid increment. For example, if the current valid bid is 100 rupees, and the minimum bid increment is 10 rupees, the lowest you could bid is 110r.
    • You must not bid on auctions created by alt accounts, or on auctions created on an IP that you use.
    • As rupees are only available in whole numbers, bids must be in whole rupees too.
    • When bidding, you may either bid using the format "1500r", or "1.5k", as they mean the same thing.
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  7. Think something's missing here, or have an idea for an improvement/correction? Please post it on this thread!
  8. You should put the bid in A WHOLE NUMBER!
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  9. Grinders, Co-ordinates, Non-EMC items, and Non-Tangible Items

    These items are currently disallowed from auctions.

    What does that mean?
  10. In the rules of auction hosts it says:
    These is one exception to this rule: you may lower your auctions starting price if you haven't got any bids.

    It should be:
    There is one exception to this rule: you may lower your auctions starting price if you haven't got any bids.
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  11. Added. Note that 5.1k is still fine, since it means 5100r.

    Fix'd. :)
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  12. This was badly needed

    THANKS JACK

    Can we get a thread like this but in the suggestion box?
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  13. When I have a few hours to sit down and design one for it, probably. :p Post on my profile what you'd like to see on it. :)

    Don't auction those items.
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  14. Is it possible to allow edits on this specific thread? I hate to double post.
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  15. Nope, sorry. If you do double post, I'll just merge them. :)
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  16. :D
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  17. Haunted candy is listed on the promotional items page. Does this mean you can auction it off with only 1 item, or is there a different rule?
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  18. There's a different rule... I just need to find what we decided it as. >_<
  19. Okay, thanks. You might want to mention that in the OP for now, to avoid confusion and invalid auctions.
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