As mentioned in the Economy Balance thread, we will soon be enforcing an AFK policy on the Empire.First off, the current AFK system will be improved to be more accurate, and will fully identify people who use methods to try to trick the system. Details of how it will identify you will not be released, but if someone can show a case of it identifying you as AFK when it shouldn't have then we will fix that.Away Mode will engage after 10 minutes of inactivity, but at this 10 minute mark all the Away mode flag triggers is auto response to /tell's and Messages.After 1 Hour of being in away mode has passed, 2 things can happen:If the server is 75% full, you will be disconnected.If it is less than 75% full, your Player will go "inactive"Inactive players will be disregarded by the server for most actions:Nothing will spawn near the playerBlocks will not tick (crops)Monsters will despawn if no active player is nearbyEntities will not activate near the player even if in range (Animals will not move much)Player interactions will be blocked (So holding button down will do nothing) What does this mean to automatic farms?Automatic farms will continue to work to what ever level Mojang intends. It appears 1.8 may or may not break them still.However, we are currently not planning to alter the behavior of automatic farms (but reserve the right to if the need is felt).We simply ask that you do not log in on an alt and sit AFK 24 hours a day. We ask that you PLAY the game while collecting resources. In essence, you should find another task to do while waiting for the automatic system to collect resources.Suggestions:Set up a cobblegen! Mine cobble while farming iron or crops, collecting 2 things at onceSet up a farm! Farm crops while collecting iron or goldSmelt/Process! Do the cobble gen while collecting iron and then smelt the cobble. Bonus: extra XP!Hand slay the monsters in your farm: XP And items!As you see, your farms will still work to what ever Mojang allows, we are just stopping the behavior of collecting massive amount of resources while not even playing the game.There is no ETA on when these policies will be enforced, potentially after DT.