FSG Realism Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations are designed for the FSG Realism servers. These are intended to create a fair and fun game play environment along with some minor challenges to add to the overall game play.
Members that are unable to abide by the rules and regulations may be subject to removal from the FSG Realism servers. We want our servers to be fair and fun. Players that cheat or try to find workarounds for any of the rules and regulations are subject to ban from Farm Sim Game Discord and its server set including FSG Realism servers.
All members are expected to have read and understand the Farm Sim Game discord Rules. These rules apply FSG Realism including in game. We are here to have fun.
Our servers are meant to be fun and not a chore.
All FSG Realism servers are application only. All players must go through an application process and be accepted to join any FSG Realism server. To apply login to the website and a link will appear at the top of the page to Start your Application.
- Realism Server Farm Hand - Become a farm hand for an existing farm manager.
- Realism Server Farm Manager - Become a farm manager of your own farm.
Applicants are expected to have read and understand the FSG Rules and Regulations prior to applying for access to the FSG Realism servers. The application process will contain questions based on these rules and regulations that if not answered correctly will cause your application to be rejected. Applicants that are not accepted will be required to wait for one week before eligible to apply again. This requirement is in place to ensure only serious players are joining FSG Realism.
FSG Discord Membership Required
In an effort to ensure that all of our players are safe and friendly we require all players to be an active member of the Farm Sim Game Discord server with the Realism Farm Manager or Realism Farm Hand roles. Users that are not members of the discord or do not have either of the Realism roles will be banned from all FSG Realism servers. Players that join any of the Realism game servers will be kicked and banned if they are not active members with either of the Realism roles. Players that are banned from the servers will have their farms and assets deleted.
Farm Managers are limited to one farm in one server across all FSG Realism servers. New farm managers will be given a list of servers to choose from. They will be able to pick that server and join it as a farm manager and start buying land. Farm Managers are expected to work with existing farm managers as they choose land to buy to ensure they are buying land in a friendly manner. Farm Managers are allowed to have farm hands, or other farm managers assist them. Payment for help is not required, but is encouraged. Money can be sent to other players via the website banking system.
- New farm managers will start out with the following:
- $2.5M starting fund to begin their farm with no starting loan.
- No pre-purchased land. Farm Managers must use the starting fund to buy land.
- No pre-purchased vehicles, equipment, placeables, etc.
- Farm with custom name and password. Can choose color from available on the selected server.
Farm Hands are not limited to a set farm or server, but are required to have permission from Farm Managers before conducting any activities on farms. Farm hands are welcome to require payment agreement before conducting work, but if an agreement is not set beforehand Farm Managers are not required to pay for completed work.
We encourage Farm Managers to hire Farm Hands to complete work on their farms. Farm Hands can join the Farmers Co-Op, and the Farm Manager can give the Co-Op contractor access. Farm Managers are also welcome to give the Farm Hand their farm password at their discretion.
Agreements for payment for work must be documented in our discord via our forums within the FSG Farming text chats to be enforced. We will not enforce verbal agreements.
If a Farm Manager agrees to pay a Farm Hand for work, and the work has been completed, they are to complete that payment as agreed. If payment is unable to be made, the Farm Manager is required to liquidate assets until able to complete payment. If payment is not completed, please contact staff so they can investigate and take corrective actions. If staff finds that the Farm Manager has not completed payment as agreed, and that Farm Manager does not have the money to complete the transaction, staff will enter their farm and liquidate land and assets until able to complete the payment. $100k fee will apply if staff becomes involved with liquidation to complete payments.
Farm Managers are not required to offer pay for jobs, however it is encouraged to pay farm hands and helpers fairly. We do require that Farm Managers do not overpay farm hands or helpers and ask that payment be no more than $40k per real life hour of work.
Some of the FSG Realism servers require DLCs to play. Not all of the servers run the same DLCs. Be sure to check the server for required DLCs.
All FSG Realism servers run the same mod sets. Outside of DLCs and Maps, you can swap between servers without having to change your mod pack. If you would like to suggest a mod, please use the mod suggestions chat for the realism servers in our discord server. Unrealistic mods will not be accepted into the servers. Please only suggest mods that are realistically priced with realistic capacities and settings. If a mod passes suggestions it will be put in a mod voting channel for all realism members to vote on. Mods must have at least 75% of the members vote yes to be considered for further testing. Mods that pass will be placed on a test server to ensure no issues arise. Once passed they will be added to a mod update pack then put live on the servers. Mod updates are done once a month during winter in the game. Emergency updates may occur if there is a mod that is causing game breaking issues.
Sleeping in-game is not allowed. The Real Time Sync mod disables the ability for players to sleep.
Servers Date and Times
FSG Realism servers are synced to one month per day in real life, and the time of day is offset UTC -11. All FSG Realism servers are synced to the same time in-game. Months between servers may vary.
FSG Realism servers are all running one day seasons. One day in real life is equivalent to one month in-game.
Bales and Pallets
Bales and pallets to be stored in appropriate storage structures prior to exiting the server. This is required to aid in server stability. Setting productions to “storing” or “distributing” will also aid with server stability. Players must utilize object storage buildings to store loose bales and pallets. Our servers have the in game object storage and the object storage mod on them to give plenty of options for bale and pallet storage.
Farms that have Logging operations must keep trees and tree stumps clean and tidy. There should be no more than 20 trees cut down, on the ground, or on the move at any given time. Any tree scraps are to be cleaned up with a chipper, or taken to be sold at a wood sell point. Each tree object cut is an added object that the server has to communicate coordinates to all players. Please do your best to abide by this rule to aid in server stability.
Field flipping is prohibited. Farm Managers must keep purchased fields or farmlands for a minimum of one in-game year. This includes any buyable land that is purchased by the player.
Players must drive only on roads. Crop destruction can affect any farmlands that you have contractor access on. Be a good neighbor and do not drive through fields that you do not own.
FSG Co-Op Equipment
FSG Co-Op equipment can only be used for the following tasks:
- Use at shop to assist with loading/unloading
- Use at common areas to assist with loading/unloading
- Snow equipment can be used to clear snow from public roads.
FSG Co-Op equipment must be returned to the original locations and can not be used on player farms.
Hired AI Workers
Farms are only allowed to hire no more than two AI hired workers at any given time.
All hired AI workers must be dismissed prior to exiting the server. AI workers can be taxing to a server. Please be sure to dismiss all workers on your farm before leaving the server. FSG Companion only allows 2 AI per farm at any given time.
Farm Managers that are inactive from servers for greater than two in-game years or 24 real life days, may be subject to foreclosures of all assets and/or deletion of their farm. The player may or may not receive notification prior to foreclosure. If a player is unable to join the server, or unresponsive, everything owned by that farm will be sold. Any pending loans or debts will be paid off in full with the money received to farm from the liquidation. If amount of money left over from liquidation is greater than $2.5 million there will be a 25% charge for the foreclosure and liquidation process, and the remaining funds to be transferred to the farm manager's online bank account. If the player does not have a bank account, the money is deleted. If the remaining money is less than $2.5 million, the money is deleted.
Productions that are not on land owned by the player must not be purchased by any farm manager. This is to ensure that these sites remain open as sell points for all Farmers to sell their goods at. Players that purchase these public production points will have ownership removed, and will not recoup the cost of purchase or any of the product stored within. Farm Managers are allowed to build or place their own productions on farmland that they own.
Realistic Game Settings
FSG Realism servers have the following settings enabled:
- Normal Economy
- Precision Farming
- One day months
- Crop Destruction
- Periodic Plowing
- AI workers can not purchase fuel / seeds / fertilizer / slurry / manure / etc.
- Crop Rotation Mod
FSG Realism servers utilize the Enhanced Loan System mod. The bank requires collateral, so the maximum loan amount is calculated from the current sales value of your vehicles, fields (60%), cash and your already current loans.
Players can only have two in-game contracts active at any given time. We want to ensure other players have access to contracts. We have added the Harvest Contract Fix mod to ensure players are able to get credit for completing harvest contracts on 4x maps.
Farm managers are limited to two of each husbandry per farm.
We strongly discourage verbal agreements in relation to in-game activities that include transactions of any kind. FSG Realism staff will not enforce verbal agreements.
We suggest that if you are going to create an agreement with another player to document the agreement within our FSG Realism forum on discord. Do not use DMs. Create a new forum thread for the agreement in the FSG Realism forum. We are planning to create a system online for custom contracts, but that is a future feature.
Farm Managers have the option to move from their current server to another server one time per real life month at no additional cost.
Farm Managers must complete the following before a server move can be completed:
- Sell or dispose of all pallets on their farm.
- Sell or store all vehicles and tools. Vehicles can be stored to the website at $10k each from the main workshop on the map.
- Sell all animals.
- Sell all placeables owned.
- Clean up any messes and ensure that if another player wants to move into land that it is clean and tidy.
- Repay any pending loans. Must be done before you can transfer money to website.
- Sell all land. If unable to sell land, check for placeables in Advanced Farm Manager to ensure everything is sold.
- Transfer all in game money to the FSG Bank on the website. If loans was just paid, will have to wait an hour for the website to update before you can transfer.
- Once complete or if any issues create a ticket (Farm Sim Game Bot command /ticket) in the FSG Discord labeled Realism Server Move and tag @davar in that to ensure he reads it.
Please allow up to a week for us to process your farm move. We will get to it as quickly as possible. When your new farm is created, the farm is created with a balance of $0. You will have to transfer money from your FSG Bank Account and will not get any additional money for the server move.
Farm Managers have the permission to turn super strength on and off when needed to fix a flipped vehicle or something that they can not fix without it. Farm Managers are to turn it on, do the fix, and turn it back off. It should never get left on. Using it to move pallets or any other objects around such as loading or unloading a trailer is not allowed.
The FSG Companion has these limits built in. It will disallow purchase or placement of placeables that are outside of their allowed limits.
The following limits are per farm and are automatically blocked from purchase once limit is reached:
- Husbandry Limit - 2 max - Limited by animal type. Excludes bees.
- Production Points - 2 max - Limited by store item. Includes anything within the production points selection.
- Selling Points - 1 max - Limited by store item. Includes anything within the sell points selection.
- Farm House - 1 max - Limited by store item. Includes anything within the houses selection.
- Flood Light - 20 max - Limited by light. Includes anything within the lighting selection.
- Placeables - 5 max - Limited by individual placeable store items. Includes anything not outlined above excluding fences and foliage.
These limits are to help assist with server performance, help with game play acceleration limits, and adhere to Realism Rules.
Placeable Store Item: A store item is an individual placeable that is available for selection in the buy menu. Each individual photo that is listed in the placeables buy menu is considered a store item. For items that are limited by store item, you may click any given image and place the amount allowed for that category.
- You can place 2 of each production point that is listed in the menu regardless of the type of production it is.
- You can place 1 of each Farm House that is listed in the menu.
- You can place 5 of each placeable that is not otherwise limited, including beehives.
- You can place 2 pens for each type of animal. Chickens, Cows, Horses, etc.
Cheating and Exploiting
Players that are caught Cheating or Exploiting any non realistic loopholes within the game for greater financial gain may be subject to removal from the leaderboards or banned from the FSG Realism servers. In an effort to maintain a fair and fun realistic game play experience for all of our players, we ask that if any loopholes or possible exploits are found to report them to FSG Staff immediately. This includes but is not limited to over powered vehicles, over powered productions, product purchase to direct sale, stone from query to direct sale, iron ore to direct sale, and item ransom to other players. It is at the discretion of the FSG Staff for level of punishment based on the severity of the players actions.
Updated 2/12/2024 - FSG Rules and FSG Realism Rules and Regulations are subject to change at any time without notice.