Empire Auction Rules - READ BEFORE POSTING

Discussion in 'Auctions' started by Krysyy, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Last Updated: September 17, 2018
    Welcome to the Empire Auctions forum. In the auctions forum, you may auction off items from in-game. 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 such as being blacklisted from the Marketplace and/or possibly receiving in-game punishment. Not reading the rules is not an excuse for not following them.

    If you see that anyone is not following the auction rules, please report the post with an explanation of why you reported it and a staff member will be able to assist.

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  2. Special Guidelines have been laid out for many items in order to facilitate smooth operation of the auction forums.

    If you are unsure about a certain item that is not on this list, please consult with a Community Manager or stick with the default of one double chest worth of items in any auction.

    Auctionable Item Guidelines
    Last Updated: September 17, 2018
    Auctionable Items
    All auctioned items must be listed fully and clearly in any auction. All lists must be clearly legible and relevant links must be included in the same legible format, if so required by the individual item guidelines below.

    If you have any questions regarding the item guidelines below, you are encouraged to ask Krysyy at pmcm.emc.gs

    Common Vanilla Items

    These are any items in Vanilla Minecraft, that are relatively easy to acquire. They may be auctioned in a minimum quantity of 9 stacks. If the item does not naturally stack, the minimum quantity is 9. Full details on every item included must be listed in the OP of the auction.

    Mixing of items is not allowed. For example, you may not host an auction with 3 stacks of yellow wool, 3 stacks of blue wool, and 3 stacks of green wool. You MAY combine items if each individual item meets the minimum quantity. Example: 9 stacks of yellow wool, 9 stacks of blue wool, and 9 stacks of green wool.


    Rare Vanilla Items

    These are any items in Vanilla Minecraft, that are rare in occurrence, or have been decidedly added to this list by staff. They may be auctioned in any quantity. Full details on every item included must be listed in the OP of the auction.

    Full List of Rare Vanilla Items:

    • Beacon
    • Nether Star
    • Elytra
    • Dragon Egg
    • Enchanted Item/Gear (not Books)
    • Horse Mob Egg (must list all stats, if applicable)
    • Written Book
    • Totem of Undying


    EMC Custom Items

    Items individually listed under the Custom Items category on the Empire Wiki may be auctioned in any quantity unless otherwise specified. All auctions for Custom Items must have the appropriate wiki page linked in the auction post.

    Full List of Applicable Items:


    Bonus Chests

    Due to the ability to tell what items are inside with a stacking system, these are disallowed from auctions.


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

    These are disallowed from auctions. For more details, contact Krysyy at pmcm.emc.gs.


    Temporary Items from Survival Update v2

    These items expire after a certain amount of time. Due to this, they are disallowed from auctions.


    Blind Box Auctions / Surprise Items

    All auctions must have all details listed in full for the bidders to see. Blind auctions are not allowed.


    Vote Bonus Items

    The items are personalized and given to players to thank them for voting. They are also replaceable if lost. Due to this, the items are not allowed to be auctioned. Exception is made for the Empire Waffle, which is listed as an allowed EMC Custom Item.


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

  3. Auction Rules
    Disobeying or ignoring any of these auction rules may result in punishments including, but not limited to, being blacklisted from the Marketplace and receiving in-game punishment. All players are provided the rules and expected to follow them. If you have a question, ask. Ignorance of the rules will not excuse you from punishment.

    If you see that anyone is not following the auction rules, please report the post with an explanation of why you reported it and a staff member will be able to assist.

    Special Guidelines have been laid out for many items in order to facilitate smooth operation of the auction forums.

    If you are unsure about a certain item that is not on this list, please message Krysyy at pmcm.emc.gs.


    Auctionable Item Guidelines(top)


    Please see the sub-page regarding Auctionable Items.

    Template for Auction Threads(top)



    Your auction thread must contain all of these details. The formatting is variable, given that all info is shown.

    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*

    **You may not include a Maximum Bid Increment. This leads to confusing auctions and,due to the actions of some, has been removed for all.

    Rules for Auction Hosts(top)


    Last Updated: September 17, 2018
    • You may hold a maximum of 1 auction at a time in the Auctions section.
    • You may hold a maximum of 5 auctions at a time in the Supporter Auctions section.
    • 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 bump your auction after 12 hours since the last post by anyone.
    • You may advertise your auction in in-game Chat, including Market Chat. You may only advertise once every 12 hours. You may not advertise in Discord Chat nor in a forum status update at this time.
    • Posting an auction is irrevocable. By doing so, you agree to sell the item at the price it is won for. You may not change any details of your auction after it begins. If you wish to close an auction, you may do so only if no valid bids have been posted by reporting the post to Staff.
    • 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.
    • 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 also offer delivery.
    • You may not offer a "buy it now" price.
    • You may not have a "reserve price".
    • You may not stop an auction before the posted ending time. Minimum ending time is 1 hour.
    • You may not specify a maximum bid increment.
    • An auction that receives no valid bids within 7 days of starting is considered closed automatically.

    Rules for Bidders(top)


    Last Updated: August 11, 2018
    • You may only post in whole Rupees and in the proper amount.
      • 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.
    • Do not bid on items that you cannot afford at the time of bidding. This includes having active bids open on other auctions that would bring your balance below what is necessary on another auction.
    • Do not make joke bids. All bids are final and you may not withdraw a posted bid.
    • 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.
    • Only post on an auction thread if:
      • You are bidding
      • You won the auction, and are discussing collection/payment with the Auction Host
    • Asking to split an auction is not a valid post. Please discuss matters like that in a PM.
    • You must not bid on auctions created by your alternate accounts, or on auctions created on an IP that you use. Don't attempt to scam players through auctions. Conspiracy to rig auctions will be handled by Staff as scamming.
    • When bidding, you may either bid using the format "1500r", or "1.5k", as they mean the same thing. Be careful with any typos.
    • You may not bid on an auction if you are currently permanently banned on EMC. Temporarily banned players are still allowed to bid on auctions.
    Please follow the simple and fair EMC rules derived from our professional staff team.

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  9. Nice Krys, hopefully it will clear stuff up.
  10. Does obscuring a bid count a joke bid?

    I have seen this bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb 5k
    and this
    10k
    and this 1000000r
    quite a few times.
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  11. I hope so. I usually report all of those anyway while asking for a rule to be made
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  12. Isn't this what Jack posted? :p
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  13. It has been updated as of August 6th now.
  14. Will existing auctions with maximum bid increments still go on the same, or are they subject to the rule change as well?
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  15. They are subject to the rule changes and should have already been shut down.
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  16. Instead of completely banning it, can we have the option to appeal a staff member for a reasonable max bid increment? Say I am auctioning off a dragon egg, and the market value is 500,000r. I would appeal that my max bid increment be 10,000r, just to keep the auction alive.
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  17. Omg thank you :D
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  18. I've seen players outbid themselves over and over again because they want the auction to go by quickly - including me :p
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  19. Wow there is a lot of rules :D
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