Vast Horizon Policies

bugs, scripting, aliases and triggers

Bugs, Scripting, Aliases and Triggers

Bugs and Exploits

A bug abuse or exploit is (repeatedly) doing an activity that allows you to gain more money or points than seems normal. This includes but is not limited to the following:

1. Doing more damage to ships, fellow Humans or ground combat creatures than seems reasonably possible;
2. Doing an activity more often than the game would normally allow;
3. Gaining thousands of points in one day or for one activity;
4. Gaining far more dollars than you normally would for this activity;

Simply put, if it seems too good to be true, it very likely is bugged.

When you Find a bug, reporting it to the staff is strongly encouraged. There is no harm in reporting something that ends up not being a bug or exploit, better be safe than sorry. Understand that the staff will take unusual amounts of points or dollars gained from a bug from your record to keep the playing field balanced and equal.

Frequent infractions of bug abuse may result in more serious actions from the staff. Sharing information on bugs with other players with the intention of them abusing the bug as well is a flagrant violation of this policy,, and when found out, will be met with harsh measures. You have been warned!

Scripting, Triggers and Aliases

The use of aliases, triggers or scripts to enhance your gaming experience is not allowed here at Vast Horizon. Simply put, no hotkeys, aliases, macros, scripts, command stacking or any other form of automation in which you can earn points, money or both is allowed in this game. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Speed walking to your destination;
2. Using aliases, hotkeys, scripts and so on to make any activity, be it starship combat, ground combat, asteroid tugging or any other easier to achieve;
3. Using scripts that will allow your character to progress and do things while you are away from your computer.
4. Aliases and hotkeys that allow you to do a multi-line command in one go;
5. Using timers or alarms in order to achieve a task that is delayed;

If you are caught violating this policy the punishment can range from a warning, point loss and finally more serious consequences for habitual offenders.

Sound and color triggers used to enhance accessibility are permitted. We are also fine with shortcut keys that do not involve any game activity that would benefit your character by gaining points or dollars.

This policy was last modified: 05/06/22 at 2:47 p.m.

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