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Your Kingdom's Information screen will show your contact information to anyone who views it. If you would like to make your IM id or email address made available to anyone who plays Star Kingdoms just enter in the information here.
In Star Kingdoms v2.0 a kingdom can have a customizable logo to represent his/her kingdom. This logo will show on your kingdom information screen and in the Sector and Alliance forums. Your logo must follow the game rules and please remember this game is G-rated. Your kingdom can be disabled based on the kingdom logo so be careful.
To set your kingdom logo you first need to get the image on the internet using a free image/website hosting service or your personal server.
You must include the full URL (this includes the beginning http://) and the image must be in PNG, JPG (JPEG), or GIF format. The size is limited to 100x100 (Width x Height) and 12K (12,288 bytes).
You may encounter errors in setting the image. The reasons for the error may include:
- Your host doesn't allow remote linking. You will be able to view the image in your browser line, but it won't allow StarKingdoms to link to it.
- You entered in the URL wrong. Make sure you include the correct sub domain. ie (http://starkingdoms.com is NOT the same as http://www.starkingdoms.com).
- Make sure the image is actually in PNG, JPG, or GIF format. It may end in the correct filename but that does not make it the correct format.
- If the file size is larger than 12K it will not keep checking the link to see how big it is in total. This would be a waste of bandwidth. Try to reduce your image below 12K if you get a filesize too big error.
A kingdom signature is show at the end of all your messages and on your kingdom information screen. It is limited to 128 characters (5 lines) and can include BBCode.
If kingdom, sector, and alliance logo's are taking too long to load because you have a slow Internet connection then you will probably want to disable them.
If you plan on being away from your computer for a few days and don't want your kingdom to be left helpless, you can put it into Vacation Mode. To do this, simply click on Activate Vacation Mode. Once activated, this will put your account into a pending vacation status for 24 hours. During this 24 hours, your kingdom is still gaining resources, land from research, and building military. While pending, your account is considered a fully active account to all others in the game, therefore you can also be attacked. You may not log into your account within this 24 hour period or it will cancel vacation mode and you will have to start the countdown over again.
Once your account has successfully been put into vacation mode, it will be frozen in time, not gaining or losing money/power. You will also be fully protected as if you are in newbie status. For the first 48 hours after the pending vacation mode status has been completed, you will be unable to log into your account whatsoever. It will be completely locked. After this 48 hour period has gone, you may deactivate your vacation mode whenever you wish, simply by logging into your account. Once you have logged into your account, the vacation mode is instantly disabled and your account returns to it's normal status. You will then have to start the process over again if you wish to go back into vacation status.
NOTICE: You can only be in Vacation Mode for 14 days. If you have not logged into your account within 14 days, your account will be deleted.
This is where you can change your password. It's pretty self explanatory. Simply enter in your old password (the one you are currently using) and then enter in your new password in both boxes below (the one you wish to change your password to). Click on change password, and it will be done. A confirmation message will also be emailed to you with your new password.
Deleting your account
If you decide you no longer wish to play and decide to delete your account, you may do it here. Type in your password and click on Delete Account. It will pop up a message asking you to confirm deletion of your account. If so, click Confirm Deletion. This will log you out of the game and put your account into a deletion status. If you do not log in within 24 hours, your account will be deleted. If you change your mind and decide you don't want to delete your account, simply log back in before the 24 hour period has passed, and your account will be instantly removed from deletion status.
WARNING: ONCE YOUR ACCOUNT IS DELETED, IT CAN NOT BE RESTORED.