Capital rules govern inter-clan space battles and capturing planets.
An UNMANNED capital ship in orbit of a planet in a friendly sector can only be
attacked (including it being targeted, fake signaled, grenaded, tractored or
sabotaged) by WARRING clans when popular support is below 0 and the planet is
flagged UFG. Any unmanned ship that is destroyed before support is below 0
or when the planet is not UFG, in a wartime situation will result in the
restoration of the ship and a second ship gifted to the clan. An unmanned ship
out of orbit of a planet can be attacked. MANNED vessels are free game.
Safe vs. Friendly Sectors and UFG Sectors
Safe sector: Major clans' capital sectors are designated as 'safe sectors'.
These cannot be captured without immortal approval.
Friendly sector: Any sector controlled by the clan in question. These include
Up For Grabs (UFG): Any sector that shows as (UFG) on the PLANETS list. A
sector with this flag means it is vulnerable to capture, and its orbital is
vulnerable to destruction should the planet fall below -1 support. The lack
of an UFG flag does not mean a planet cannot be blockaded, or have its
popular support attacked in some form or fashion.
The major difference between safe and friendly sectors is that if a safe
sector's planetary popular support goes into the negative range while
flagged UFG, you may not destroy any vessels in orbit. However, if they
are out of orbit, or if they are a part of a battlegroup in which the flagship
is manned, or if the staff removes the safe sector flag while the popular
support and UFG conditions are met - they are fair game.
and UFG conditions are met - they are fair game.
- If a Flagship is MANNED, any battlegrouped ships in the same system are
- Logging out, going link-dead, or escaping the capital ship in anyway after
your ship(s) have been targeted will not negate your ship's manned status.
- Usage of any bug to cause a capital ship to target your ship and thereby
attack and destroy a ship defined as safe (Unmanned in orbit of a planet in a
safe sector) will result in the restoration of the destroyed ship, a gift of
another of the same type and the destruction of the offending ship.
- Neutral Government orbital ships are covered by these rules. Do not perform
an aggressive action (described above) against them unless support is below 0
and the planet is flagged UFG.
Refueling in Space
If a clan's capital vessel is stationed in a friendly sector where support
is 40 or higher, it will be refueled automatically if it is not in combat.
We know that from time to time, loopholes can be found and exploited. The staff
reserves the right to judge any capitalrule situation and take appropriate
measures to rectify exploits.
See also: HELP CLANLIMITS