An inactive player is one who has not 'logged in' or had a 'mouse-click' for a specific length of time.
In the inactive phase the resource mining of all the players towns is reduced by half (½).
If you become inactive:
- Each level of expansion of your Warehouses gives protection for the reduced amount of 80 units of each resource (1% of the 8,000 storage capacity).
- The protected resources by the town hall is also reduced to 15 units of each resource.
- Opposing players can not occupy your towns, but they can pillage.
- Inactive players that have " paid " ambrosia , not from the tutorial, in their account can not be deleted for legal reasons.
Times until inactive and then ghosted Edit
As of patch 0.4.4, players who go inactive are no longer deleted. Rather, all new inactive accounts will be placed into a "ghost" mode, where they will seemingly disappear from the servers. This applies to Ambrosia accounts as well as non Ambrosia accounts. Any account that was and still is inactive before the patch went live on August 18, 2011, will not be affected by ghosting rules.
When a player returns to that world and logs into their account, their towns will return to their islands. If their previous town spots were taken, they will be planted on other town spots on the same island. If the original island is full then they will planted on the nearest island with the same resource type. Free spots are searched in a circular, clockwise, manner starting with the island, north-east of the original island,as you look at the map (right and a little up) until a free spot is found.
The inactivity phases are now:
- Phase 0 (Hour 0 to Hour 24, sorting the fun registrations out, no long time inactivity): If you do not build anything in the 24 hours after registration, you get deleted.
- Phase 1 (1 week to 2 weeks after registration ): You become inactive after 2 days with no login, you get ghosted 2 days later.
- Phase 2 (Week 2 until 1 Month): You become inactive after 7 days with no login, you get ghosted 4 days later.
- Phase 3 (1 Month until 3 Months): You become inactive after 7 days with no login, you get ghosted 14 days later
- Phase 4 (3 Month until end of times): You become inactive after 7 days with no login, you get ghosted 30 days later.
Old inactives will remain for the present and are not affected by this change.