One-time purchase for a permanent unlock = OK
One-time purchase for a permanent kit = OK
One-time purchase for a permanent rank = OK
One-time purchase for a permanent benefit = OK
Repeatable purchase $1 for 1 Eaglefire = BAD
Repeatable purchase $1 for 1 Fighter Jet = BAD
Repeatable purchase $1 for 1000 XP = BAD
Repeatable purchase $1 for 1000 Server Bucks = BAD
For a while there have been unwritten rules that servers breaking Steam community guidelines or infringing workshop file copyright would be banned. These have recently been formalized here: https://github.com/SmartlyDressedGames/U3-Docs/blob/master/ServerHostingRules.md
I feel it would be hypocritical to regulate server hosting until SDG (eventually) hosts official vanilla servers, but in the meantime I think it would be reasonable to ban the purchase of individual in-game items because it would not impact any existing server’s customers. To clarify:
- Cosmetic perks, and perks like additional vault space would be unaffected.
- New sales of in-game items for real money would not be allowed. For example in-game item shops selling guns and ammo for real money.
- Servers continuing to sell in-game items for real money would be removed from the server list after a warning.
Do you have any concerns about this?