I logged on today and went off to hunt gold and was confronted by a sign that tells me I have to join the group or be banned from the land. The last time I had read the Terms of Service for land owners participating they clearly stated that land with coins rezzed must be generally accessible and that it is forbidden to selective ban some to give others an advantage. Have the rules changed? I went and re-read the terms of service and it still states that selectively banning (as is the case when you threaten to ban any hunter who does not belong to a specific group) is contrary to the terms of service. If the rules have changed, how does one read the new rules?
This is not the first time something like this has happened. At least one other land I visited a couple of months ago had put coins in places that were restricted to their group members. Reading the community blogs someone was saying something about having to update profiles or something to play the game on their land (I don't even know quite what they mean by that). Is this still just a traffic boosting game or is it now also a group member boosting system, and if so how does one ascertain what the current rules are since the Terms of Service page has not been updated to reflect that it is now permissible to either selectively ban to advantage members of a specific group or to rezz coins and gems where only some people (such as members of a specific group) can access them?