After further discussion, and with the Fresh Start in 1.9, this rule is no longer enforced, you are free to do as you please. City-Clones Are Now Banned in MainWorld EXCEPTION TO THE NEW RULE: This does not apply to you if you have built an area with ONLY people you know. E.g., friends from school, coworkers, or your neighbours, etc. That is not considered an offending area (city-clone) and is safe. New Rules: From today onward, no new cities that do not fit the aforementioned exception are to be created in MainWorld. Secondly, current city-clones in MainWorld are no longer allowed to take on any new players whom they don't personally know. Finally, current city-clones in MainWorld that do have members that they don't personally know must relocate those players or form an official area within CityWorld. Any city-clone that does not comply with these rules will be locked, and it's fate decided later (this will be strictly enforced). Now that I've stated all that, let me get to the details... Wait, what?As many of you may already know, city-clones have been sapping the life from CityWorld and causing many headaches for admins and players alike. So, it's been decided that about one month from this date, all qualifying city-clones in MainWorld will be shut down City-Clones are any area in MainWorld which: Recruits players whom they don't personally (physically) know Creates ChestShops or Markets Sells/Trades plots to it's members Enforces rules and/or building regulations on the area -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- I Run/Maintain a City-Clone; What does this mean for me?Firstly, you should have seen this coming either sooner or later. We've mentioned time and time again that we were only allowing these city-clones as a temporary measure as CityWorld sorted itself out. We may be willing to work out a deal with you and other city-clone leaders on accommodating you and your members if you do decide to move to CityWorld. The details of this accommodation vary between City17 and Orion (formerly Mykenai), but both will try their best to keep you and your members in plots that are next to or close to each other and possibly even some WorldEdit moving if we have the time/resources available. However, we'll only work with you and your city-clone if you comply with the rules mentioned in the beginning of this post I am a member of a City-Clone; What does this mean for me?We're sorry about this, but you should have been warned of this by your leader. You can opt to move if these rules apply to you, whether to an area by yourself in MainWorld or to a plot within CityWorld is up to you. If you do plan to move to CityWorld, check to see if any of the other players from your city are moving, and try to coordinate with them and your city-clone leader. We'll try to keep you and your friends together if possible and make you aware of any plans made between your city-clone and the two official cities. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here. Don't ask questions regarding this in the server, as it's better that questions and answers are seen by all in this thread.