Im lmbo at this entire thread. Why? Because I have gotten into so many fights over highway when I played its not funny. One has even been made public on the forums, most will remember the situation over at Rivendell where I had won that case. I think the rule is perfectly fine and I am going to share a few stories with you guys and I hope you guys understand the rule and how its works then. Story #1 - The checkered highway and Northwood Long ago when Deliverance was first being settled I was one the Elders at New Ultimarus. Ascorbic had owned New Vegas and we had the checkered highway between out deeds and it was thought to be a good idea to take it as far east as we could. I believe it ends at carisann to this day. During the course of building it I occasionally went out there to help him and would mediate with the local mayors to help him run it through and their was this one deed. Northwood. He already had a 2 tile road running through the middle of his deed so we thought it would be okay to connect to it, go to the other side the deed and continue it on. Boy were we mistaken. That mayor logged on and filed a support ticket. Enki came out while me and Ascorbic where there. He asked the mayor several questions mainly being why he didn't want it and such. He didn't fight with the guy, just asked why? Then he turned to us and said pretty much, guys, Mr Mayor(long forgot his name) doesn't want it. Let me see if I can't help you guys come up with a new way. So he showed us how we could route it around the guys deed using the least amount of effort and even offered to come out on his own player account and help us with it. We were happy we could move on and mayor was happy his deed road was not part of the highway. Points in the story: 1. Mayor saw we had made a highway up to his road trying to make his deed part of highway. He immediately filed a GM report. 2. GM responded, spoke with mayor, made us re-route highway. 3. One could say "GM is to enforce the rules not make them". Well your right but also the GM deemed that by us doing that to the guy it was kind of harassment and told us to move it. If we didn't he would take it as greifing. The rule on griefing. Now it says "harassment such as" but not "limited to". So don't take those few things right their as the only forms of harassment in this game. Also failure to abide to a GM instruction. GM could tell you to jump. If you don't jump then your subject to penalty. Of course you'd appeal it to oracle because wurmanians, can't jump. Now Story #2 - The Rivendell situation We wanted a highway between our deed and an allies deed, that was it. This highway went no where else. Now if you notice the rules state that you can fence it in. So, I fenced it in to protect us as we traveled and we put a gate at each end. Well we had a griefer player over there, so we were making his life miserable and we KoS'd him on both ends of this highway. We were able to do this because each deed was the terminus of said highway. All we had to do was leave him room to get off. The guy had plenty of room to get off our deed. If he wanted to leave his, he had to cross the KoS'd deeds or he had to go around the mountain where there was no road. The highway we fenced off lead no where, it was just an inconvenience to him because, well the highway was fenced in(the rules allow it) so that forced him to either, go on the deeds he was kos'd to get onto that highway or to go around the mountain. GM's (I say that plural cause in total 4 were called out) were called out and we were right and we were fine. Points of this story: -If your deed is the terminus, you can kos people. You don't fall under the rules. You only fall under the KoS rules which ALL DEEDS HIGHWAY OR NOT fall under. -If you have a problem just know the rules file a /support and speak with a gm. They're not dumb, they know the rules(if they forget it just remind them a judge doesn't have every law memorized, no ones perfect). Now I know y'all know the rule but allow me to go through it word for word. A. Pretty simple. Contact a GM for approval to do anything to an existing highway. B. Again simple. C. Only the town people can build a highway through a deed unless the settings are set by the mayor to allow non-citizens to do so. Ending statement: Simply tells us what is a highway and about the terminus. So if your little 2 tile road is only in your deed, Is it a highway? Come on guys, do we really need to ask and answer that? No its not. It goes nowhere except from one end of your deed to the other end of your deed. If Jimmy comes up and tries to make it go somewhere, what do you do guys? Call a gm. The gm will 9/10 (I haven't heard where they haven't but I leave 1/10 for that chance) make the person move it. Conclusion of this post. The rule is fine. I think as others have stated you guys are over analyzing, thinking, reading to far into, and every other way its been put, into the rule. If someone builds a highway to your little 2 tile road in your deed. Report it, call a GM. They will talk with you about it, then if the builder isn't saying "hey i did it" then they can examine the tile and see who placed it and contact that player. They will either have them move the highway or allow you to remove it from connecting to you. If someone builds a highway and they clearly built it, which from jerrys post's sounds like he did and I was around when it was built, for community purpose then yes. It is protected by highway rules and yes if you want to make a canal on it, then yes you should have to provide an alternate route for the players. Its only fair. Late Edit: Tinkererer they shouldn't have to ask to build a road through your perimeter. Its the wild. Its not yours. The only reason they can't build a structure on it is because they don't want people to build homesteads on peoples perimeters. Sure they can build a fenced in area but if it doesn't fall under enclosure rules and you don't like it, bash it down. The perimeter is not your area. Period. Another Edit: P.S. Oracle, Enki and all other GM's. I love you and I miss our fights over the rules. To all the other players, these guys really are fair, they know the rules, their not mean warmongers who are here to eat your babies and make your life miserable. Edit to the third degree: You guys should really get the people that make the maps, to highlight roads that are highways and roads that aren't highways. We all know that their are some roads on the map that just aren't highways. Edit to the fourth degree: Oracle I think the people are just asking you to edit the rule and put in their that it is considered griefing to build a highway to someones "two tiles road" and from their "two tile road" on their deed which forces them into it the highway rules. Also to put in the rules that two tile roads on a deed are not considered a highway unless the lead to and from that deed.