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      Cyber Nations Forum Rules   07/03/2016

        Cyber Nations Forum Rules  
      In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
      The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc.   Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator.   A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules.   1.) First Warning
      2.) Second Warning
      3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
      4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
      5.) Permanent Ban   Game Bans and Forum Bans
      If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion.   If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums.   Process of Appeals
      Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game.   Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum.   Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation.   The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise.   Posting
      All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however.   Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have...   A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
      Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
      Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area.   Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
      Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning.   Topic Hijacking
      Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning.   Repeat Topics
      One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise.   Joke Topics
      Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic.   Spam
      Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags.   Posting in All Caps
      Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key.   No Discussion Forums
      There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense.   Moderation Forums
      All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine.   Namecalling
      Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums.   Filtered Words
      Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word.   If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene.   Harassment
      Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning.   Gravedigging
      Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this.   The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread.   Signatures
      Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning.   You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line.   Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
      Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright.   Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted.   Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited.   Drug References
      Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof.   Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
      Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities.   OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
      An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense.   Death Threats / Death Wishes
      A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff.   Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
      Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited.   Forum Names
      With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive.   Multiple Forum Accounts
      With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis.   Posting For Other Players
      Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf.   Imitation &. Impersonation
      Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts.   A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice.   Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions.   Avatars
      Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission.   Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
      The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums.   Moderation Staff
      The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban.   Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning.   Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah.   Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited.   Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked.   Aiding Rule Violators
      Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted.   Aiding Banned Players
      Any user found to be harboring, aiding or otherwise knowingly helping a banned user will be deleted. This includes knowing of their existence within the game without reporting it to the game-moderation staff.   Questionable Actions and Content
      The forum rules are not designed to cover every scenario. Any action that is seen to be counter-productive or harmful to the forum community may be met with moderator action against your account. The Cyber Nations Moderation Staff reserves the right to take action against your account without warning for any reason at any time.   Private Transactions
      Nation selling and other private transactions via such auction sites like eBay is against the Cyber Nations terms and conditions. While our moderators cannot control what people do outside of the game you are not allowed to promote such private exchanges on our forums without expressed permission from admin only. Anyone found to be engaging in such activity without permission will be banned from the game.   Advertising
      Advertising other browser games and forums is prohibited. Soliciting donations towards commercial causes is also prohibited. If you wish to ask for donations towards a charitable cause, please contact a moderator before doing so.   Extorting Donations
      Donations are excluded from any kind of IC payment. Anyone found extorting others for OOC payments will be warned in-game and/or banned.   Third Party Software
      Third party software is not allowed to be advertised on these forums by any means (post, signature, PM, etc). These programs can easily be used to put malware on the user's computer, and as such can cause huge security issues. Anybody who is caught spreading links to these will at the very least have their warning level increased.   Other Forum Terms & Rules   Please take a moment to review these rules detailed below. If you agree with them and wish to proceed with the registration, simply click the "Register" button below. To cancel this registration, simply hit the 'back' button on your browser.   Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. USE THE WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. We will not be liable for any damages for any reason. THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.   The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.   You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.   You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Game FAQ

1.) Are multiple nations allowed?
No. A player may not have more than one nation. This rule was implemented Feb. 18, 2006. There is one nation per player, period. Players in possession of multiple nations before Feb. 18 were grand fathered under the conditions that they do not break any game rules. Players controlling legal, grandfathered multiple nations may not use them to trade, send aid to the others or wage multiple wars on a single opponent. The game staff uses more than just IP evidence to detect multi users, so if you violate this rule you face nation deletion and/or a possible ban from the game.

* Violation of these rules will lead to immediate nation deletion and/or a permanent ban from the game and forums.

2.) My family/friend wants to play but we are on the same network. What do I do?
Multiple accounts controlled by different players on the same computer network are permitted in Cyber Nations Standard Edition. No interaction (war, trade, foreign aid, etc..) between players on the same network is allowed either directly or through 3rd parties (ie. no sending foreign aid to someone who is not on your network who then sends foreign aid back to someone who is on your network). Multiple accounts controlled by the same player remains against the rules.

3.) When does the game update?
The game updates at 6 AM GMT. Time Zone Converter

4.) I don't like my nation/ruler name. Can I change it?
Yes. As a donation bonus, you may have your nation or ruler name changed. See the Donation Bonuses screen for more details.

5.) I just created my nation. Why can't I declare war?
New nations cannot declare war and cannot be declared upon for the first two days.

6.) What are Teams for? What do they do?
Teams are most commonly referred to as trading spheres within the game. They offer nothing for your nation outside of a +1 bonus to Population Happiness when trading with a fellow Team member.

7.) What are alliances? How do I make one?
Alliances are player-created and controlled groups that band together for mutual defense, etc. You can find them in the Player Created Alliances forum. Some alliances are based on a Team but not all. You can create your own alliance through the Alliance Affiliation section of the Edit My Nation page.

8.) What is Environment and what affects its rating?
Environment gauges how clean your nation is. Environment ratings are gained by Technology level, Infrastructure level, Military level, Citizen-to-Land ratio and current resources among other things. Environment ratings have a direct effect on your Population Happiness and Citizen count.

9.) What does Population Happiness do?
Population Happiness is used to measure how much your Citizens take home in income. The more money your Citizens make, the more taxes you may collect at the end of the day.

10.) My Population Happiness just went down! Why?
Many things can unexpectedly drop your Population Happiness. Check your Trade Agreements to make sure one of your trading partners did not cancel the trade or change teams. Also check your government and religion; some governments add a bonus to Population Happiness. Other possible factors in decreased Happiness: Environment rating, soldier casualties and increased DEFCON levels.

11.) How do I find out what my Pop. Happiness is?
View the Population Happiness figure underneath the bar in the Population Information section of your nation display page.

12.) What are the hidden factors affecting Pop. Happiness?
The hidden factors are to remain hidden, by order of the Almighty Admin. You can find them/figure them out on your own but do not expect help from the game staff.

13.) How do I get more Citizens?
The most prominent and elementary method of gaining Citizens is purchasing Infrastructure. Some resources also add to your Citizen count, as well as a high Environment rating.

14.) What government/religion do my people want?
You will have to abide by the will of your people or set your own course in this aspect of the game. By choosing a desired government/religion you receive a Population Happiness bonus of +1 along with the affects of the selected government. Religions do not offer any bonuses outside of the +1 Population Happiness. You may use the religion cheat sheet, found here, and the government cheat sheet which is found here.

15.) How do I increase my nation's Literacy rate?
Purchase levels of Technology to increase Literacy in your nation. A literacy rate of 90% is required for the Scholars bonus resource. Literacy does not affect anything else in the game.

16.) I want a nuke! How do I get one?
Your nation will need a tech level of 75 or greater, an infrastructure level of 1000 or greater, access to uranium for nuclear weapon production, and be ranked within the top 5% nations in order to begin purchasing nuclear weapons, and you will need $500,000 dollars. A player can only purchase 1 nuclear weapon per day. Another way is to construct the "Manhattan Project" wonder, this requires $100,000,000 dollars, 3,000 infrastructure, 300 technology and an uranium trade.

17.) Who can I wage war on?
You can declare war on any nation with 75% of your nation strength (NS) up to 133% of your NS. You can always declare war on any nation that is within 250 ranks of you above or below regardless of nation strength. By clicking on the My Ranking link you can find a list of nations who you may declare war on. Nations set to Peace Mode cannot declare war or have war declared on them.

18.) What happens when you lose a war?
You cannot technically lose a war. Most people consider being put into Anarchy losing the war, though, you can still fight on after that. Your nation does not cease to exist after losing a war. Anarchy will affect your Population Happiness and economy. To quell the riots in your nation, purchase soldiers. Your economy will start to recover from the defeat after the purchase of an adequate defense.

19.) What can I gain/lose from a war?
Attackers will loot the enemy and often take Land, money and/or Technology for spoils of war. Attackers may also lose some by abandoning equipment on foreign soil. Infrastructure can also be lost.

20.) What is the Threat Advisory?
This was a feature that has been removed by administration. It use to help measure the potential threat of a particular nation against your nation. This feature may or may not return in the future.

21.) How are battles determined?
Battles are determined at random. This is why battles are sometimes so lopsided. Technology levels can influence the the outcome of the battle and rumors are afloat that there is a secret attacking troop percentage. Be on the lookout for battle changes in the future.

22.) What is Troop Deployment?
It is how many soldiers you have overseas, your able-bodied force who is ready to do battle at your command. These are the soldiers who will fight in your offensive strikes while your the rest of your soldiers at home defend. You must have troops deployed in order to attack and you may only deploy troops once per day.

23.) What influences military performance?
Government choice, DEFCON level, and technology affect military performance. It should be noted that DEFCON can increase/decrease the cost of soldiers. You can change your DEFCON level by going to Edit My Nation on the game menu.

24.) Why doesn't DEFCON influence military performance?
DEFCON is about defensive readiness, allowing you to purchase more soldiers for a cheaper price, but also at the price of decreased Population Happiness. DEFCON also increases military performance, with a better performance rate at lower defcon levels.

25.) I lost Pop. Happiness due to casualties of war, how long does it take to recover?
It is said to last 3-5 days.

26.) Does my position on the Google Map matter?
No it does not. Your nations position on the Google Map only reflects where your nation is located. It has no other affect in the game.

27.) How does natural growth work?
Natural growth works strictly on Land. If a nation has more Citizens than you but less Infrastructure it is due to the setup of that players trades and government.

28.) Why is no one accepting my trade offers?
They may have their trade slots full, may be inactive or may not need/want what you are offering. Generally, if a trade isn't accepted within two days of the offer, cancel it and try somewhere else. It also considered a courtesy to inform your trading partners if you are canceling a trade.

29.) What happens if I don't collect taxes and pay bills?
Your taxes and your bills will stack. You will be able to collect up to 20 days of missed tax and pay your missed bills as well.

30.) Why can't I purchase anything?
You have to pay your bills. You can only go two days without paying your bills. On the third day you cannot make any purchases until your bills are paid. Bills also collect interest so paying them every day is always a good idea.

31.) Why can't I send Foreign Aid in peace mode?
Nations are no longer allowed to send foreign aid while in peace mode. This is to prevent abuse of the peace mode feature.

32.) Should I buy Technology?
Whether or not you should purchase Technology is entirely up to you as a player and the leader of your nation. Technology improves your military strength, increases Population Happiness and improves your Environment. If you are unsure about what to do with Technology, it is best to balance it out as your Land and Infrastructure levels increase.

33.) What are Improvements?
Improvements will help certain aspects of your nation. You may have one Improvement for every 1,000 Citizens. They are expensive and cannot be destroyed in war. You may destroy an Improvement at any time for no cost.

34.) What are Bonus Resources?
Bonus resources are actually a representative of what your resources go together to do. Say you have Water, Wheat, Lumber, and Aluminium via your trades and your starting resources, you can use all of those to go together and make Beer. Having beer will increase your Population Happiness +2. There are other combinations available as well.

35.) What is the clock next to some names?
The clock means that the player was online within the last hour.

36.) I'm going away. Can I have someone look after my nation?
Yes. You may let someone look after your nation while you are on vacation. It is commonly referred to in the community as nation sitting. The player for who you will be nation sitting must alert the game staff of the temporary transfer in the nation sitting forum found here. You may not trade with, aid, or war against/alongside any nation which you are sitting. You are allowed to resume these actions once the sitting duration has been completed.

37.) If I become inactive, what happens?
At 30 days of inactivity (activity is defined as logging into your nation) your nation will be moved into inactivity mode. It can be reactivated with certain restrictions when you return to the game. You can also give your nation to a friend during your absence (see above section).

38.) The game told me not to cheat. What did I do wrong?
You must have clicked something more than once. Doing so will send multiple requests to the server and it will assume you are trying to cheat by doing something multiple times. Next time just click once and be patient.

Remember you are also not allowed to aid, trade, or war with any nation that has ever been accessed from the same computer or network as your nation. To do so is against the rules, and the game will raise a cheat flag.

39.) Are there going to be any additions to military?
There has been a very recent addition of Navies to the military. Other than that, Kevin, the Admin, is a very busy person. You are playing an excellent game for free and are at the mercy of the Almighty Admin. Be patient.

40.) Can I have a custom flag?
Alliances can upload flags when they reach twenty nations. Apart from this, custom flags can only be obtained through certain achievements in Cyber Nations Tournament Edition.

41.) I want to donate but I want to know where my money is going...
Your donations will be going towards to game development, maintenance, and administration costs. These include but are not limited the highly priced servers needed to run the game over the Internet. For full details please visit the Cyber Nations donation offer page.

42.) How many times can I donate?
You can only donate as many times as you want each month. However, you will only receive a donation bonus for the first donation your nation receives each month. You can donate to both yourself and a friend/friends and all of you who haven't yet received a donation bonus will receive one for the month. Remember the minimum donation amount is $5.00 USD.

43.) Why can't I get a friend to register?
Ingame registrations are sometimes turned off for various reasons, most of the times because a big war is happening in the community and this is a way to prevent people from breaking the game ToS. Don't worry, stay around and after it you can register. See the Open World Forums for information about the war.

44.) Why didn't I get my anniversary bonus?
Nations created after 12 P.M. receive their anniversary bonuses a day late.

45.) I am getting too many negative events. Why?

The odds of receiving an event drop to 7% after the first event, 3% after two events, and 0% after three events. The event you receive itself is totally random, however the odds are slightly in favour of you getting a negative event compared to a positive one. This is an intentional so as to give nations a challenge.

Forum FAQ

46.) I heard about an IRC channel?
Many alliances have channels located on Coldfront. The official Cyber Nations channel on coldfront is #cybernations

47.) Why hasn't the Admin responded to me?
If the Admin has not responded to a PM, suggestion, etc., do not fret. He is a very busy person. Please be patient when dealing with the Admin or any game/forum staff. It may also be a good idea to ask around, as many of the seasoned players may have your answer.

48.) How do I contact a staff member?
Send a PM to the staff for any concern you may have. For forum related requests contact any moderator you may find around. You can find out which moderators are relevant to which forums by clicking here.

49.) Why can’t I use the search feature on the forum?
The search feature is on flood control, so you'll need to wait 30 seconds between searches. It may also be disabled when Cyber Nations is busy to speed up the forums.

50.) How do I change my avatar/signature?
Click ‘My Controls’ in the upper right hand corner of the page, and from there you can upload any avatar and signature providing they adhere to the rules. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in disciplinary action.

51. I got a forum warning. Why?
Moderators issue forum warnings to players who violate forum rules. You should receive notification via a private message (to your CN forum account) that your warning level has been increased and the reason why.

52. How do I check my current forum warning level?
When you make a post on the forum, look under your avatar and title. You will see a bar and a percentage, that's your warning level. Warn go up in multiples of 20%.

53. Can I appeal my forum warn?
Yes, in the appropriate forum here. It is highly recommended that you read the sticky BEFORE appealing to ensure you don't break any further rules.

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This list should be up-to-date now.

If anyone has any additions or notices that something needs to be edited, send me a PM.

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44.) How do I contact a staff member?

Send a PM to the staff for any concern you may have. For nation deletion requests contact Sword of Estel, d.praved, or Thoreau. For forum related requests contact any moderator you may find around.

Shouldn't d.praved be removed from the list?

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I thought I got rid of that already...


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36.) I’m going away. Can I have someone look after my nation?

Yes. You may let someone look after your nation while you are on vacation. It is commonly referred to in the community as nation sitting. The player for who you will be nation sitting must alert the game staff of the temporary transfer. Once someone has watched your nation for you, your nations will have been logged into from the same computer--the standard rules will then apply: you may never aid, trade, or war with/jointly against other players with that nation again. If you do, your nations will likely be deleted.

I'd like a simple clarification on the bolded part please. Does that mean that once I've sat someone else's nation, I won't be able to aid the nation that I've sat in the future? The wording of "you may never aid, trade, or war with/jointly...." is confusing.

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I'd like a simple clarification on the bolded part please. Does that mean that once I've sat someone else's nation, I won't be able to aid the nation that I've sat in the future? The wording of "you may never aid, trade, or war with/jointly...." is confusing.


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If we Delete are CN dose are forum log in get deleted also?? I am thinking about making a new nation by deleting my old one and making a new one several days after but i dont want to get in trouble on the forum with ppl thinking i have two names on the forums. Please help


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If we Delete are CN dose are forum log in get deleted also?? I am thinking about making a new nation by deleting my old one and making a new one several days after but i dont want to get in trouble on the forum with ppl thinking i have two names on the forums. Please help


Your forum account will stay. If your account name doesn't match your new nation or ruler name then ask an admin to change it for you.

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Nukes are $500,000.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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There is a 3-5 business day hold on donations through paypal now. That should probably be in there. At least thats what the message in my inbox says.

Edited by AirMe

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There is only a hold if the money isn't already in the PayPal account.

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There is only a hold if the money isn't already in the PayPal account.

I made the donation the same way that I always do and have never had a hold put on it before until last night. So something had to change, Or I have been the beneficiary of an oversight for all of the months I have donated in the past...which is about 8 months i think.

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Sorry, but you can't (even if it does look as good as the one you linked too).

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I understand the reasoning behind the unique IP thing, but I do have a bit of a moan to make, sorry.

If I want someone to nation sit for me, while I'm off on holiday, I'm going to ask someone in my alliance. Makes sense right? I trust them more than some random.

But, if we do this, we can no longer aid/war/whatever. Which is a bit of pain, since we're in the same alliance.

Just wanted to get it off my chest.


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