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All posts created by Flari-Merchant

Flari-Merchant
Here's the thing. We did ask for ways to resolve conflict. Ways in which we could make a difference in an enemy's ability to war on us. This proposal is one way in which that could be made to happen. Looks like much of it would be manual GM work, so I appreciate that part the most.
-First though, we need controls over who can and can't use facilities(banking training, resting, etc…smile in our settlements. Fighting off aggressors and wining, losing, getting owned is all part of PVP and can be stomached. I am not sure whether GW appreciates how infuriating and demoralizing and all around annoying(NOT IN A CUTE WAY) it is to watch enemies banking and training and recouping power right there in the city you have built. If GW does realize this, I have to believe it would have been "fixed" long ago.
-Second, you need a way to control when/if we can deposit bulk resources in our Settlement Upkeep Vaults(for siege purposes. As expensive as full sieges look like they will be, it will not be dangerous to move bulk into the besieged vault. Meaning that it isn't as if most attackers could throw up multiple sieges, making lowering any other stockpile not really dangerous.
-Third, motivations for crushing and evicting(completely) any enemy from their settlement is really an uncommon goal. It will be very expensive and time intensive. Sure, if this gets in, there will be a few ASAP just to try things out. Until/without more supporting features, all of your work will wind up being unutilized.<—Speculation
-Fourth, at this stage of the game's development, it looks pretty unrewarding for the overall cost and effort that is implied. Without some kind of loot possible, all it will be is another avenue of PVP without any gain. At least for the foreseeable future.

Any ideas?:
How will you control us from just throwing more bulk into the vault when we are besieged?
Will evicted players(from their settlement) have ways, other than joining a new settlement or taking a new one away, to get new "digs"?
Will these evicted characters be able to compete to do any of this when they have NO settlement and they fall to lvl 8?
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Flari-Merchant
Excellent and Thanks Lisa! It is mostly overlooked that, though you are in charge, this MMO CEO gig isn't your playing field typically. Sorry about that. smile
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Flari-Merchant
Paddy Fitzpatrick
Thing is, if you can't keep any of the buildings from the enemy settlement that you take over, there won't be any back and forth like in an actual war. There is no point if the default result is flattening and there are no options of having actual spoils of war.

I have no desire for a new flattened piece of rubble to put even more time and effort to start over from scratch, especially if it can get knocked down again. I definitely won't have a desire to get MY settlement back if I wont even have some of my former settlement left to take back. I have no incentive to try to retake my flattened rubble that was once a settlement when I know I can flatten an enemy settlement and do a lot more damage.

This is where I am worried that this could easily turn into a downward spiral.

What I am thinking is that there should be a "disabled" state for In-Settlement buildings instead of totally destroyed. There should be material gain "possible"(if there is any there to begin with).
The problem with complicating the planned features(as they seem to be laid out) is that what we would want is probably an amount of modification that makes the whole thing beyond reach right now.
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Flari-Merchant
Uhg! Best of luck Thorgrim.
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Flari-Merchant
Well you are DOING Something to stir the pot! I like that very much! Here are a few things that I feel bad for posting since I have been one of those screaming for ANYTHING to jazz up the play. I feel bad because I know that this is a thing that is possible and within reach of accomplishment and now some of us are going to complain about it.

Pro: You are thinking outside the box to add a feature that, even though mostly manual, is another step toward PVP for reasons.
Pro: In an unexpected way, you have found a method to make Bulk Resources have some value which makes holdings more important again. This will lead to new reasons to trade and to be diplomatic.
Con: Many of your players are on hiatus or waiting to see adequate funding and forward motion. I am ok with this because… "you snooze, you lose" but I doubt that those waiting will appreciate it much. I have my doubts that this will bring back more than a small portion of those players or that very many active players will use the feature…
because,
Con: Sieges will be expensive, time consuming, and something that you do only if you really HATE(RP wise, in the most friendly OoC way possible) another group AND there is no material reward. There is no loot mentioned. There is only a few players taking ghost towns away from a few other players, at great expense.
Suggested: Find a way for LOOT to be part of the equation. Find a way to make it a COIN SINK. Find a way to block Bulk Resources from being deposited to the settlement upkeep vault so long as there are 6(a complete encirclement) siege holdings, but allow them to be smuggled in if there are gaps in the circle, i.e.5 or less Holdings.
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Flari-Merchant
Bob
Amazing, all nine Gatherings from the penultimate wave got taken down, the last one defeated just in the nick of time! Now there are ten more glorious Gatherings up, and one of them even went in a hex that didn't get one in any of the previous waves because it had been occupied each time it got a chance. Plus, no pressure on taking these down quickly, aside from the usual concern that others might take it down before you get your chance.

Congratulations to everyone for cleaning up all these waves so quickly and for achieving the maximum number of Gatherings you could get! Here's hoping you're all rewarded with some great loot from your final legendary victims!
+1 Thx again, Bob!
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Flari-Merchant
Now you have a grievance or series of charges against certain players of The Dominion. You have done all of your judging and sentencing within your own system and condemned an entire nation for the actions of a few. You have brought unjust measures of punishment to many. Your system of response is flawed.
The Dominion will not bend or break. You have communicated that you wish no long term grudge, but your actions have caused many long term grudges that will only be eased with long term "screwery", open war, and general hostility. Where there were only a few(from one group) that were annoying The Aeonian League, there will be many. We are apparently the single focus of your overbearing retribution. I can promise that we will rise to, or rather fall to, your method of response with all aplomb. Not our first choice but certainly our only choice as set by your actions.
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Flari-Merchant
Greetings Leaders of The Barbarian and Lawless Horde Known as the Aeonian League,
We embark upon a new year stranded together in this tiny portion of the River Kingdoms. I would impart a select and direct message to you from The Dominion of The Northern Marches.
I and many others deem you lawless, indeed, for your philosophy which is very evident in your current actions as well as your past actions. You simply do not fathom the application, the use, the purpose, or the true aim of Law. For you, the purpose of Law is for the aggrandizement of The State and the empowerment of the priviledged individual. A VERY shortsighted view of one of the greatest concepts humanity has ever concieved and a bit of a shame to be so abused and misrepresented by your feeble grasp of it's glorious concepts and possibilities.
LAW
Proper pursuit of Law is a two fold concept, with a single proper application, and an all important measure.
Concepts
Those who are enabled to apply it, hold responsibility to empower and apply it in it's proper form. The first reason and concept of Law is for the protection of the individual and The State, which should exist to protect and empower the individual. This being The State's responsibility to protect it's citizens from crimnal activity against native groups and individuals or against activities that threaten the righteous state itself.
The second concept of Law is the protection and empowerment of The Accussed. Simply stated: Accusation is far more easy than crime. Under the proper application and pursuit of Law and Justice, the Accused deserve their day in court. Anything else, under the guise of Law, is willfull abuse of concept and applcation, by those in power, and clear sign of Tyranny.
Application
The proper application of Law by a Respectworthy State involves the protection of the victims of wrong doings AND the accused. ALL deserve to speak their piece within the clear hearing of All involved. All viewpoints deserve airing and measuring against the whole of the situation. Anything less is judgement without measure and clear sign of Tyranny.
Measure
Those who make law, apply law, persecute the "breaking of law", and apply a measure of justice for that "breaking" hold great responsibility. Punishiment should be sought that MEETS but does not exceed the "Making Whole"of the wronged for thier loss and for pain and suffering as judged, by rational beings, as "fair".
Finally, here is where a strange "measure" that civilized and enlightend nations consider when they judge those accused and found guilty of crimes. It is called "Mercy" but it can as easily be called "justifiable rational" or "reasonable consideration of circumstances".Not that such should neccesarily excuse crimes. Only that they should be considered and pondered prior judgement. It is amazing what becomes clear with this last step in a civilized and enlightened culture's system of justice.

Edit: Charges removed as they are spurious considering that war is afoot.
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Flari-Merchant
Like the title says, I hope that all you Goons have a great Year! That is for you and all that you care about! Make stuff happen for yourselves! smile
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Flari-Merchant
A little tune borrowed from some well know RL Band….

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
When I'm rollin' in my tight T3
And that man comes on with forum RP
And he's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
When I'm watchin' Gen Chat Blight
And that man comes on to tell me
How white my cloak should be
But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't fight
The same damned fight as me
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
I can't get no feudal satisfaction
I can't get no player reaction
Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
When I'm runnin' round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signing that
And I'm tryin' to make some deal
That guy tells me baby better come back next week
Cause you see I'm on a neutral streak
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction
"I buy Azoth for 5sp/ea. I will trade Enchanting or other rare materials/anything for Azoth. Contact me if interested. GET YOUR COIN EASY!"
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