Funny enough folks, you're pushing for us to slap down FOR SURE rulings right now for you without realizing the consequences of us doing so. IF we do put down a list of rules RIGHT NOW as you want, then you will be immensely dissatisfied with it. Why you ask? Because it'll go to ONLY enforcing rules that we can ABSOLUTELY determine. Meaning, banning for TV without any proof. Never going to happen. Planting for the sole purpose of spamming. Acceptable. Planting to join an alliance and build armor for a single battle? Acceptable. Planting to become a gate on an otherwise inaccessible place? Acceptable.
Us making an absolute ruleset is will mean we will be robots that follow only our predetermined set of rules to follow and abide by.
YOU ALL ARE THE VERY REASON ADMINS STARTED GETTING SO INVOLVED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!
^ I put those in all caps and bold for a reason. Please don't think of this as me yelling or being angry, it's simply to make sure you notice the important parts. It truly truly is the PLAYER BASE that WANTED this much ADMIN INTERVENTION. PLAYERS are the one's who complained and complained for an admin to intervene on anything they thought was "unfair" and the admin's responded in kind by making subset rulings to help them. The issue with this? Obviously, grey area forms.
No handing over crystals without a fight?
Ok, then i'll ask someone to place and "put up a fight".
We step back and don't intervene?
"So and so is cheating the system and just farming the world for a new record"
If we implement rulings right now without discussion? Then this is simply fair play. No admin intervention will be done. EVER.
Players joining alliances with sole purpose of building armor to turn a single battle around? This is fine. It's part of the game and breaks no actual rulesets of the game itself. Heck, technically, it'd be fine to immediately kick that player right after the battle and bring in someone new again (so long as it wasn't a multi).
Someone plants to help a friend by spamming enemy in their hive during a war? Fair game! You can call it "grieving" but it really isn't. It's simply inconvenient for you as a player.
So I ask all of you, TRULY think about what it is you are asking for. The reason this process has taken a longer than expected to come out is BECAUSE of all the grey area involved that we KNOW you THE PLAYER BASE will HATE if we keep it entirely black and white. Compromise is difficult to make when it comes to some of these things. Please be patient and CONSTRUCTIVE in the mean time. Help us to help you.