Server Guidelines

Nocturnal Souls is a safe, fun community that has zero tolerance for harassment anywhere within the community–in game, on discord, or otherwise.

A general rule of thumb: if you have to ask yourself “is this okay?”, then assume it’s not. 😉

Be Awesome

Nocturnal Souls is a service provided to the public at no charge because we’re passionate about having fun in Final Fantasy XI.

  • Be thoughtful to other players and their gaming experience.
  • No harassment or judgment in how people play their game (assuming they’re not violating other rules).
  • Understand that the development and GM teams are managing this environment in their spare time and on their own dime.

Bots and Third-Party Programs

At this time, automated gameplay, bots, and plugins that alter the intended play of the game are not allowed on Nocturnal Souls.

These include, but are not limited to: all bots, speed, position, and teleport hacks, item duping, item stat-changing, door opening, most treasure pool management plugins from Ashita and Windower, and any other bypass of normal game function.

Why not?!?111

Many, if not all, of these bots are unnecessary due to the enhanced environment of Nocturnal Souls. Skill ups, exp farming, and such are all simplified and/or entirely removed. In addition, the DSP login server doesn’t take kindly to multiple clients connecting from the same IP address, which can result in data corruption and loss on character accounts. In addition, most of the treasure pool management plugins spam the server with unnecessary packets, causing latency and reduced playability.

EXCEPTION: We’ve reviewed CurePlease and the CurePlease addon and approve of players using this bot as a cure/buff bot. However, this bot (just as with dual boxing), cannot be used in Dynamis, Limbus, or other zones that do not support multi-boxing from a single IP address. We’ve tested and support v2.0.3.4 of CurePlease, available at https://github.com/DanielHazzard/Cure-Please/releases. Please be sure to configure CurePlease to use the addon for communication for the best gameplay experience.

Harassment

The Nocturnal Souls community is made up of a diverse group of individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. Harassment has a zero tolerance policy within the Nocturnal Souls community.

Some examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Any language that condemns any race, color, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • Any language, character name, or Linkshell name that is purposely meant to harm or harass other players or groups.

If you feel you are being targeted by harassment, please contact a GM on Discord immediately with log screenshots and any details you can provide.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Intentional use of a monster to kill another player (aka an MPK).
  • Breaking or circumventing normal game mechanics/physics.
  • Breaking or circumventing Level Sync.
  • Intentionally crashing, or attempting to crash the server.
    • We have zero tolerance for this and will land you a Perma-Ban and a public shaming in the private server community.
  • Dualboxing or playing multiple characters from the same IP address in Limbus or Dynamis.
  • Using bots to monitor HNM TOD’s while AFK.
  • Using Ashitacast, or similar addon/plugin, to automate claiming mobs.
    • Ashitacast and Gearswap ARE allowed plugins, however, just not this particular use case.
  • Exploits of any kind, including gil and market manipulation (buying an item from one NPC or vendor and easily selling to another for profit).
    • Exploits should be reported to a GM immediately.
    • Abusing any exploit is subject to a perma-ban from the community.

Auction House

The Auction house normally only allows seven listings per character. A Darkstar bug currently breaks this limit in a way that other servers did (and some still do) deliberately. When you have several hundred items get returned by auction expiry at once, this is more than your delivery box can hold. Any items lost in this manner will NOT be restored.

Additionally, mass listings of any single item can break that item at the AH, displaying a massive stock yet nobody can buy them at any price due to the database error this causes. This requires an individual player to list the exact same item in an insane amount many times larger than the server’s entire player base. Should this occur, the overstock will be deleted without compensation in order to rescue the database from abuse.

We don’t care if you list more than seven, but you do so at your own risk. You probably won’t have a problem unless you seriously try to break something or don’t understand the meaning of the phrase “in moderation”. Fifteen isn’t going to be a problem, 1500 almost certainly is.

For more information on the Auction House, read our quick guide.