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Vacation Mode

Players who need to take a break from the game for any reason and cannot find sitters can activate Vacation mode in the preferences. The maximum amount of vacation days on a regular speed server is 21. This is also dependant on the server speed, which will be discussed later.

The conditions that must be reached to activate Vacation mode are: 

  • No outgoing troops
  • No incoming troops (attacks or reinforcements) to any villages or oases
  • No reinforcing troops stationed at other accounts
  • No reinforcing troops from other accounts in any of your villages or oases
  • No World Wonder village
  • No village containing an artifact
  • No beginner’s protection
  • No troops in your traps
  • Your account is not in deletion

These requirements are in place to prevent players from hiding in vacation mode, allowing someone to avoid attacks when, for example, you are attacked or when you are attacking someone. You also can’t protect a World Wonder or an artifact for you alliance by using this mode.

When you meet the requirements and decide to turn vacation mode on you must determind how many days you want your vacation mode to last. You may use up to 21 / [server speed] days of vacation mode during a game round. For example, on a 2x speed server you can use up to 11 days (21 / 2 = 10.5, rounded to 11). On a 3x server, the maximum is 7 days (21 / 3 = 7 days). Once days have been used they cannot be regained at all.

Be careful when selecting the number of days you wish your vacation mode to last. Once the vacation mode starts, you cannot change its length at all. The only option to change the length would be to use 10 Gold to exit the vacation mode immediately. If you decide to end the vacation with gold, you will get back all of the days you did not use. For example, if you start vacation mode for 10 days and end it right away, the first day would have already started. Because of this you only get back 9 days, as the first day was already used). If you don’t end vacation early, it will finish after the number of days you specified at the start.

During vacation mode:

  • Your villages and oases cannot be attacked
  • Other players can see that you have vacation mode enabled
  • Your villages may still be added to other player’s raid-lists, but they can’t be raided
  • Your troops may starve

You cannot:

  • Send troops to other players
  • Receive troops from other players
  • Do adventures with your hero.
  • Start new building orders
  • Order new troop training
  • Start celebrations in the town hall
  • Start parties in the brewery
  • Use the market place (with the exception of NPC trade which still works)
  • Start new research in the academy
  • Start upgrades in the smithy
  • Make or place bids on auctions
  • Join or create a new alliance
  • Start account deletion
  • Set up new trade routes

You can:

  • Abort the vacation mode at any time with 10 gold
  • Exchange silver to gold

Extra info:

  • Daily Rewards points will still reset at the usual time (12pm server time).
  • Actions you ordered before vacation mode was started will continue as usual (including troop training, builds, Master Builder, ...). However, Trade routes will be stopped. Also, new orders cannot be placed once in vacation mode.
  • The info box shows a notification about the vacation mode which also contains a link to the vacation abort page
  • The inactivity account deletion is stopped while the account is in vacation mode
  • The price of the "Abort Vacation" action is set to 10 gold
  • Master builder will start any queued building orders when the requirements are met
  • The payment shop will be shown when trying to abort Vacation Mode with insufficient amount of gold

You will find the vacation mode screen in your Preferences.  You will not be able to enter vacation mode until all the conditions are met.  Unmet conditions are in red.  When all conditions are met you can use the -/+ to select the number of days you wish to take vacation.

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