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City of Stars - Official General Server Guide

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  1. =MGN=RedEagle2

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    ===Why Join?===
    City of Stars is an amazing server with a HUGE railway network, 500+ friendly members, a working economy and amazing cafes and adventure parks!



    Watch the video, it's more updated than the written guide!
    ===How to Join===

    To join our server:

    1) If you are not a member of this FORUM, please SIGN UP/LOGIN first :).

    2) Send us the username you would like to use by posting here, you may also just "reply" to this topic once logged in!


    NOTE: If you break rules on our server, you will be banned from all =MGN= servers.
    ===Game Guide===

    View our MAP [​IMG].

    1)Getting Started

    =NEW PLAYERS=
    Since our latest update, some parts of our map have changed but the same ideas and principles remain. We have moved the tower far from spawn to limit griefing but at spawn you can get all you need to journey to the space tower. The first thing you need to do when you spawn is to buy a starter kit. The starter kits are the chests for sale just right of the spawn point. Click the image under to see them. They are just under my blockhead. To get the gold coins (gc) needed to buy the chest, just ask any of our friendly members to lend you some gc. Remember to help other new members too!

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    In your starting chest you will see a fur coat, put this on, you will not be able to stand the cold of space/sky without it. Follow this map to get to the space tower:

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    Once at the space tower, it's time to get a job. The lowest floor of the tower features all the factories in which you can work. The top floor has all the farms in which you can be hired. Ask around to get a job.

    New member tips: Don't try to get GC (or valuables) super fast, you have to work for money, we have disallowed all the ways that allow you to get it fast so we can make the server realistic. Do this and you almost never will get banned. Also, if you can't access your account, let us know right away. If someone hacks you and griefs in your name then you may be banned by a mod and we may not be able to unban you for safety reasons.

    2) Understanding our World

    Our vision with City of Stars is to create a stunning real-life type world in space. The main idea is to create a world in which blockheads DO NOT need to grow food and chop trees and mine for a living. Rather, each blockhead does one specialized job as verbalized by his/her employer. For example, the central government hires artisans to create parks and monuments. These artisans are then paid by the government. The artisans in turn buy food and homes with the money earned. The government earns back its money via park fees or profits on nearby hotels.

    The fundamental mechanism behind our world is a market economy. Every blockhead has needs such as food, clothing, relationships and building materials. As a blockhead you either participate in this economy by furnishing SHOP KEEPERS with the food or materials they sell, or you are a shop owner. You may also participate by engaging in specialized jobs which aid or empower other blockheads to make sales. One example of this is advertising. You may be employed by a shop keeper to let others know about their store in creative ways.

    3)Employment and Entrepreneurship

    You cannot eat unless you can make money. Simple as that. The key to making money is to find a job or start a business. Let’s look at both of these options:

    =Employment=

    Finding a job is as simple as finding an entrepreneur with a need a fulfilling it. You are free to solicit any store owner for a job at any point. With this noted, the easiest way to get a job is to look for the job postings at the job office. Anyone can post a job provided they pay you what they said they will. Look for the job which takes the least time and pays the most. If finding a job is difficult, visit the quest room left of the job office. The quest room are government provided missions which pay new users to accomplish simple tasks. These tasks can help you buy food, lodging and basic tools. NOTE: Some jobs you can start doing right away. Consider working in the clothing factory for example, click here. If you have goods to sell me because you mined ores or because you worked in my factory, visit this link to understand how to get paid.

    =Entrepreneurship=

    An entrepreneur is basically someone who owns their own business in our world. Such a person may include a hotel owner, a real estate agent, shop owner, adventure park manager, casino owner, cafe manager, independent Artisan, property renter (buys land and rents it out), farm owner or independent miner (miner who owns a mini store).

    ==How to Start a Business==

    To start a business, one must get a job and earn the money needed for a commercial property license or simply register for a business license with the business office. Almost all businesses require land. See a real estate agent or the local agency to get a commercial property license. These licenses are quite expensive, however, if you would like to speed up the process of getting your business, visit the bank when RedEagle is online. He can offer you a loan for interest if you are a well reputed player and if you can present something of value as down payment. Take this money to start your business and pay back the bank with your profits. Don’t do this lightly as unpaid loans will incur consequences.

    4)Features

    =Make your own city=

    Once Star City becomes a bustling city of employment and opportunity, the need will soon arise for new cities with new ideas. Only those who are in the hall of fame (find out how to get on it here) can apply to start a new city. A fee of 10,000 + gold will need to be paid also. This sort of money can be earned in a matter of days in Star City if you know what business are best. All other cities would be subject to rules imposed by the government and certain price standards. No such cities would include residential property.

    =Relationships and Marriage=

    Getting married on CoS allows you to:

    Share a house, warp in all 5 blockheads, share goods and co-own goods and houses and apartments. You may not share factories or non-residential properties. You may only marry one person and you may not divorce that person (legally speaking) so choose wisely. Beta test (may not be allowed later) - You can also “have kids” aka, you can invite two people to join the server, have them share your home for 30 days. They can move out and get their own place when they can afford it. You cannot share items or GC (more than 5gc per week) with your kids.
    People who marry get a 3,000 gc grant from the government.

    To get married you must:

    Visit the dating forum and post a topic with the prefix “Seeking” if you don't already have someone it mind. Once you have a date announce it using the forum (see my examples).
    To date you must:
    Be the member of the same lodge as your date and visit it together. (or make 30 posts each)
    Dress your best and visit a cafe together and post the pictures HERE. (or make 25 posts each)
    Buy/make each other a gift chest worth 200 GC and trade them :). (or make 35 posts each)
    Once you are married you should announce that too. If you need help setting up those posts see the rules listed in this thread.

    5)New Limitations
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    In order to create a new feel to the gameplay of blockheads. We have introduced a new set of limitations. These limitations help us introduce the new “realism factor” into the game.

    a)You can only build houses on plots of land you purchase.
    b)You can only leave chests in the guest house, government building areas (places under construction) or your own house.
    c)You can only warp in two blockheads. You need to marry or use the best friend skill to warp in more.
    d)You must own a store, commercial property or business license to sell goods.
    e)You cannot chop down wood you did not grow (only applies to home island).
    f) You may not mine without a license.
    g)You may not leave home island without a license to go to your destination.


    6)Hints and Tips

    =The Best Business in a New City IMO=
    The most complicated items to build are also the easiest to sell for exorbitant prices. Starting a paint business will most likely bring in more profit faster than starting a food store. With that said, follow the rule of supply and demand, find the biggest need and profit from it :).

    =Using Trains=
    You are free to use any train that does not include carriages without asking the owner. Use this map to find our train stations:
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    This guide is a work in progress. Some things may change and changes may impact plans based on it. The features section is especially subject to change.


    MORE GUIDES:
    Real Estate Guide
    Miners Guide on CoS
    Introduction to Reputation
    What is a club? Basics of clubs!



    Official Rules:

    1) Read guide
    2) Be mature & kind
    3) Don't build on lava, edit/remove blocks or buildings
    4) No duping, using duplicated time crystals, using Portal Chests without the required skill
    5) Help new members by giving them gold coins and helping them get a job





    I plan to add more to this guide soon!

    Advances/Details

    Minimum Wage.

    So far huge progress has been made as far as the physical infrastructure is concerned.


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  2. Thebloxhead

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    You should add a job list somewhere on this forum
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  3. =MGN=RedEagle2

    =MGN=RedEagle2 Commander Awesomesauce Founding Team =MGN= Admin Proud Founder of PSD Proud Citizen of Dawn

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    My house and my shop is still there! Lol
     
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    I believe your house is now part of an apartment. Anyway, someone else's house is open. He was a hacker and he bought it with hacks without me knowing. So his place can be yours :).
     
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    Oh, thanks :)
     
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    No problem! See pm.
     
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    Do you have the items in the apartment?
     
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    Not sure what you mean.
     
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    Like the chests, building materials, etc.
     
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    =MGN=RedEagle2 Commander Awesomesauce Founding Team =MGN= Admin Proud Founder of PSD Proud Citizen of Dawn

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    You are allowed to put items in your apartment yes.
     
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    Lol I'm like never on when you are
     
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    I think the image should be updated to include the new rail lines...
     
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    =MGN=RedEagle2 Commander Awesomesauce Founding Team =MGN= Admin Proud Founder of PSD Proud Citizen of Dawn

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    Plan a total revamp of guides.
     
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    Help! I got banned for going to the lava room! D:

    You told me to ingore the sign ...

    Plz unban me so i can play the server its cool :). ID:MEMOHANY
     
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    Done. The mods don't know about the changes yet ;)