With a number of the CraftRealms servers being down for maintenance recently, NightFall has had an increase in membership applications. At the same time we have had a significant increase in the number of bans for language, stealing, and griefing. We have rules posted at the spawn and also signs saying how to apply for membership, but people seem to be ignoring the signs. There are more rules but none will get you banned faster than language, stealing or griefing.
All of NightFall is a no griefing/stealing area, even areas not claimed. If you break a build, kill their animals, steal from a chest, or trample crops you will be found and banned. English is the only language allowed in chat/messages/mail/signs and the CR standards for language are enforced with a warning then a ban unless racist or extreme (perm ban 1st time).
The application process is going to be slowed down so I have more time to find a players history. Players without any history may not be approved as fast as normal so we can see how you are in-game. If you know someone already a member of NightFall, you may want to ask them to comment on your application as member opinions will help.
Bottom line, the application process for NightFall is going to be taking longer. There are going to be more rejects (but you may want to reapply after the other servers are back up). Good comments from current members will help.