New To StrongholdNation - FAQ

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New To StrongholdNation - FAQ

What is StrongholdNation?

StrongholdNation is a community supported website, which is constantly growing all the time. We offer a chance for people to learn about the different games we focus on, and to give users answers to questions. Each game we cover has a forum of it's own in the General Discussion category, and in addition, we also have The Open Castle Inn (off topic) and several other forums, including a Gaming Events forum, full of any upcoming multiplayer games and a Competitions forum, where you can win prizes.


Our forums are primarily, a place to gain support and ask questions, as well as discussion around the games. You'll receive the best help if you provide as much information about your question or problem as possible. If you are unsure what to add to your post, take a read from here. We encourage learning about the games and will help you in almost any way possible, however we will not do your project for you.

When asking questions:


  • Provide clear details on your problem

  • Use Standard English

  • Be polite at all times

  • Thank users who help you

  • Search for a similar question before you post. Another user may have already been given the answer.

  • Vote up helpful replies

Do Not:

  • Use abbreviations (I.E. gr 8, pl z, 2 moro)

  • Be rude or abuse towards other members. This is one of the quickest ways to get your topic closed.

  • Spam or advertise your own websites .etc

  • Duplicate Post

  • Ask for help with piracy or other illegal means

When answering questions:


  • Provide an in-depth explanation in detail to help the user understand the solution, as well as the actual problem

  • Vote up posts that are helpful

  • Provide a solution other people will find helpful in the future

  • Be polite and professional

Do Not:

  • Enforce the rules. Report this to a moderator using the "report" link at the bottom right of that post, or create a new thread explaining the issue in The Castle Courthouse for a moderator to deal with.

  • Tell someone to "Google it". That's how they arrived here.

  • Be rude, abusive or post in that thread purely for means of criticising the original poster. Every question is valid, and deserves equal help.

  • Use the reputation system for retribution, or to indicate disagreement

  • Necro Post

  • Edit your post and remove all the content. This is the quickest possible way to lose any editing abilities.

  • Double post within several hours without a good reason. An example of a bad reason would be "someone please help me?" or "I've edited my post" whereas a good reason might be "I've since tried doing X, Y and Z but only Z appears to work. Any ideas why?"

You can earn reputation from other users for your posts made. Reputation should only be given to users when you find a post helpful or you like a post. Reputation should only be taken when an answer is blatantly incorrect or a user is abusive.

Editing Posts

Until five posts have been made, you will have a five minute editing slot. After this time, this will be extended to two weeks.

User Groups

New Members (Less than 5 posts)


  • Post replies and create new topics

  • Give 5 negative and 10 positive reputation votes a day

  • Upload files

  • Post replies to files


  • Set their own member title

  • View user profiles

  • Delete posts

  • Delete topics

  • Edit their posts after five minutes

  • Post links

  • Post quicker than every 30 seconds

  • Use private messaging

  • Double post quicker than every fifteen minutes

  • Start a thread in an advanced discussion forum

Members (More than 5 posts)


  • Post replies and create new topics

  • Give 10 negative and 20 positive reputation votes a day

  • Upload files

  • Post replies to files

  • View user profiles

  • Post quicker than every 30 seconds

  • Post links

  • Use private messaging

  • Start a thread in an advanced discussion forum

  • Edit their posts for two weeks


  • Delete posts

  • Delete topics

  • Set their own member title

  • Double post quicker than every fifteen minutes


Users who continuously answer questions accurately are deemed to be experts in particular games and will be rewarded by being promoted to an experts group. These have the same privileges as the standard members group still, however, this group will have a special colour. These members are often looked on for the moderator nomination process.


Members who have made over 800 posts and have submitted at least 20 files are placed into this group. All have provided quality content to the StrongholdNation community, and have a special colour to indicate this. Again, these members still have the same permissions as Experts and Members.

Former Staff

These are members who were once StrongholdNation staff, but have stood down over time, now escaped from the grips of the dungeon where all SHN staff are kept. As a sign of respect and gratitude, they have a special group colour.

Community Liaisons

Members who show they are fully capable of following the rules and help people regularly are rewarded by being placed in the Community Liaisons group. They have moderator privileges in any forums they lead, and handle very basic moderation. These members are often looked on much more quickly than the other groups for moderator nomination.


Members who have exhibited great expertise, leadership and professionalism. These members lead specific forum(s) and help start or lead discussions. They have full moderator privileges in the forums they lead.

Global Moderators

These members are very active who have contributed to the community many times, shown a desire to help, fully understand the rules and personality of the site and are willing to dedicate several hours a day to moderate the forums they are in charge of. Unlike Moderators, Global Moderators have the ability to moderate all forums, even if they aren't assigned to moderate them.


These members are extremely active in the community, helping on a daily basis, participating in community decisions and suggesting improvements to the site overall. They participate in regular team discussion about improvements and future of the site.

Head Admins

These members are incredibly active in the community, helping people several times a day, help oversee daily operations and sometimes even active in developing the site further. They make the final administrative decisions on the future of the site. Other moderation team members are very carefully picked by the head administration team on a whole, and not very often. These are often the most active and helpful users on the site.


The webmaster is the main administrator of the site who oversees daily operations. Along with the head administration team, the Webmaster makes the final decisions on the future of StrongholdNation.

Member Titles

Member titles are based on the amount of posts you have made, and are displayed below your username. The more posts you have made, the higher your rank will become. The different achievable ranks are based on medieval society, which are the following:

  1. Village Idiot - 0

  2. Serf - 1

  3. Peasant - 3

  4. Armed Peasant - 6

  5. Freeman - 11

  6. Commoner - 18

  7. Thane - 27

  8. Yeoman - 38

  9. Spearman - 51

  10. Archer - 66

  11. Maceman - 84

  12. Crossbowman - 105

  13. Pikeman - 129

  14. Swordsman - 156

  15. Knight Bachelor - 186

  16. Knight Banneret - 220

  17. Knight Errant - 258

  18. Royal Champion - 300

  19. Baron - 346

  20. Viscount - 396

  21. Earl - 457

  22. Marquis - 511

  23. Duke - 576

  24. Archduke - 646

  25. Grand Duke - 711

  26. Earl Constable - 787

  27. Earl Marshal - 863

  28. Regent - 951

  29. Prince - 1,045

  30. King - 1,145

  31. High Emperor - 1,252

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