Comprehensive Permissions Guide

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    This guide is meant to help assist you in understanding the permissions to your lot and the impact they can have on your home. Permissions, when understood, allow you to assign the means to do various tasks within your home. Allowing someone into your home as Kindred before understanding permissions can also lead to stolen property, so be careful!

    The Basics

    There are 4 levels of access to a home that can be set by the owner. They act as a tier system where players have access to all tiers below theirs. The permissions are:
    • Co-Owner - Full access to the lot with all capabilities except changing the house and unclaiming the lot.
    • Trustee - Able to interact, move, take, open, e.t.c. items with permissions set to Trustee or Kindred.
    • Kindred - Able to interact, move, take, open, e.t.c. items with permission set to Kindred. All players on this level and above can add items to your home.
    • Guest - Unable to move or take item, but able to enter a locked house.
    To modify these levels, interact with the claim stone or sign that you used to claim the house. You will see this UI:


    The gears can be clicked to display more options. The lower gear by the claimer's name is only available to town owners when in their town. Clicking on the middle gear and choosing Manage Lot Access will bring up this UI:


    Here you can see the four permissions of players entered in. Click on the box that says, "Add Player..." and type in their name. Hit enter. If the player exists, you will see their name in the list. Clicking on that name and choosing Raise Permissions / Lower Permissions will adjust their level and Remove Player will remove the player from the list if they're set to Guest.

    Make note of the checkboxes to the top left. They have the following effects:

    Guild Chapter House: This allows all persons in your guild Kindred access to your house. They will effectively be Kindred and be able to interact with items accordingly. Be sure to use this carefully as someone could join your guild, steal everything set to Kindred, then leave the guild. Guild officers will also have Trustee access, so be wary of that.

    Lock Doors: I hate this setting, but it makes sense I suppose. You can lock your doors. Players will not be able to open the door and view your home or open any fence gates on your property unless set to Guest or above. If this setting is checked, a magical barrier will prevent access even when the door is left open.

    Lastly, adding someone to the banned list will prevent them from entering your lot, much like locking the doors prevents players from running through the door, but for the whole lot.

    Item Permissions

    Each item in your home can have a different levels of permission required to interact, move, or take items from that home. These types of permission vary depending on if the item is a container, vendor, or basic decoration.




    Below is a breakdown of the common elements:

    Item Permission: This is the minimum level of permission a user must have to move or take this object. If it is a container, it is the minimum level needed to open the container. If the user is set to Kindred, they will not be able to interact with Trustee or Co-Owner. If a person has Trustee, they can access Kindred, but not Co-Owner set items. Co-Owners have access to all items not set to private. Some items, such as crafting tables, can be used regardless of permission levels, but permission levels will prevent players from stealing them.

    Privacy: This is set by the player interacting with the object, or the owner and never anyone else. Once an item has been marked private, only that player, players of a higher lot access level, or the property owner can move / take the item and, in the case of chests, claim it. Note that the property owner can transfer privacy to himself or remove privacy from an item completely, regardless of what the player setting the privacy wishes.

    Container only - Remove or Modify Contents: This is the minimum level a player must be set to in order to remove items from the chest, or split items into stacks within the chest. If a player attempts to move an item without permission, it will disallow it and tell them they need a higher permission level.

    Container only - Add Item: This is the minimum level a player must be set to in order to add items to the chest. This can be set separately to, and can be higher or level than, remove or modify contents. This is also the only time public can be set in an item. This allows you to set the item to public for add, with kindred or higher to modify and remove, making a mailbox for deliveries. Players will be able to add the item to the chest, but will not be able to take it back, or anything else in that chest. Contrariwise, a high add level, with low remove level, would restrict the ability to add to the chest while allowing more people to take from it.

    View Log: This creates a log of who take or added items to the lot. It does not state the items that were taken.

    Permissions Options...: This allows you to set a standard permission for all items placed on any lot with your character. The permission levels are identical to right clicking each item individually, but with two exceptions:


    When to apply settings: This lets you determine if the permissions set in this UI take effect with exist items when you move them, or only when you place new items.

    Container: Add Item: You can not set to public from this UI. You will need to right click and choose public for any containers you wish to make public after placing the item.

    It is my recommendation to set all items to Co-Owner. This gives you more freedom to select which items you want to allow some people to use, or others not to.

    Vendors only - Listing: This setting is the minimum level a player must have to be able to list items for sale on the vendor. They will only be able to manage the inventory of the items they list on the vendor and not others. Not even the owner of the lot, or even town, can modify the inventory of items not listed by them.

    And that's it. Now you can adjust the settings of your items to allow greater access without worry about theft!


    So I just learned pretty much this exact same guide is found by clicking ? in the, haha. Oh well :p
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016
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    Thanks! I think knowing UNIX-style permissions helps me understand this stuff, but I still couldn't understand "Private" ...
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