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All posts created by Flari-Merchant

Flari-Merchant
It would add some basic tactical depth to playing if there were actual choke points because of height and water obstacles. We have to keep in mind that this is a really small team of Developers. They don't get much smaller, hehe.

There really is a great deal of room for game improvement here but certainly no matter what state a game is in, with ToT you will have somebody crying about something no matter what you spend your efforts on improving or adding.

I still wonder what kind of possibilities there are for interning up and coming game development students, amateurs and volunteers there might be. There certainly must be some sort of angle to approach that would allow for such development methods.
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Flari-Merchant
Is that bad? I usually just post in the personals… "Unlocked house seeks strong man or men with moving van." smile
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Flari-Merchant
Bob
Duffy Swiftshadow
You are a Troll
I think the gathering up of bulk from a raided holding should work more like moving stuff on and off a mule, not a character husk. Picking up one piece of bulk wood at a time when there might be 50+ seems like a punishment rather than a reward for raiding.

It would be one stack at a time, so at most there would be maybe 4 stacks?

It's not a full stack at a time, just up to 5 encumbrance (or 1 item at minimum) from 1 stack at a time. For bulk resources, that's basically 5 items from a stack each time.

The idea is to keep the victors from instantly grabbing their spoils and taking off running. Unless the holding already contained tons of bulk resources, the daily output will be around 100 units at most, so the victors could probably just grab all of that in one quick go (perhaps one quick grab per character to spread the weight) and then start running. Double or triple that amount and a good-sized party might still be able to carry everything pretty easily. Slowing the process down just a bit shouldn't make loading up take too long (unless you're talking just 1-2 characters getting lucky and raiding an overloaded vault), though I'm open to argument if it seems more problematic than I'd originally assumed.
Thanks Bob.
"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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Flari-Merchant
Fiery
Of note, tight control of platinum would be nearly, if not more, crippling than black. Much less is used per item, but it is necessary to make a number of things. The resource problem this game has extends far beyond black, even though black is the elephant in the room.
Well I had thought that as well. That fact is though, no one clamors for it and I have not seen many people around the area, though I do know of one I have seen enough times to wonder about. smile He knows who he is. Since whomever is getting their platinum is not stripping it and we are not around that area much… I at least am not making a point of watching the plat fields.
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Flari-Merchant
Fiery
We have a current policy of trading black to all groups, bringslite, but stripping remains a problem that threatens all trade of black. If anyone wants to trade for black, they merely need to talk to us and negotiate. As long as poaching continues though, which I don't expect will stop, quantities available for trade will be limited. I am well aware of the consequences of black not being open to trade for, which is why I made it a point to to offer it and our other resources for trade to hrc after the war, as part of the peace process, though they dissolved before the moratorium of maybe 30 days. We have offered to trade to certain bandits found poaching our resources. The black is there for trade, and prices can be negotiated, but it won't be cheap that's true. I'm sure there are a fair number of people that will refuse the prices we expect, and will thus prefer to poach, or people who don't like to feed monopolistic control of resources.
Well I didn't know all of that. It sounds like you guys are at least trying on your side of things. Which isn't something that you are obliged to do.
I am not regularly mining plat like I used to but I do several times/week as do many Dominion players. I haven't seen myself or heard that those hexes have been stripped in a long time. Platinum is far less in demand but there are only about 56 pieces available at top level.
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Flari-Merchant
Fiery
I'll amend my statement because you're misconstruing it - I don't currently sell anything for coin for reasons beyond ability to buy market items, so it would take more than what your example addresses to get me to sell anything for coin, and I have no concept of what a coin price for much of anything would look like at that point. You're asking me an amazingly complicated question that I would need to be prescient to answer, so any answer I could give would almost certainly be wrong or meaningless. My inability to answer the question is not tied to the value of black, or to my unwillingness to state a value, so you're conflating issues in ways that simply are misleading.

Easy Tiger! I did write in my reply that it would have to be a custom trade did I not? There is nothing wrong with that. We have made successful trades with you that I think were mutually beneficial.

The fact remains that lots of players are unable to have access to their character's abilities because they don't even know if you WILL trade some black or craft spell books for sale. Not really your fault if THEY WILL NOT ASK YOU ABOUT IT! <—That's a hint for bookless Wizards.
Just trying to start a dialogue. You will find yourself stripped constantly if there isn't at least a minor meeting of demand for black. Or maybe it doesn't matter to naughty players either way, but I am only trying to help you out.
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Flari-Merchant
Fiery
That's too vague a question, and I wouldn't sell for coin right now. I'm not trying to dodge your question bl, but that's a truly impossible question to answer. If stripping was stopped completely, there would certainly be a drop in price, but it still wouldn't be in coin.

Alright, Coin is far too common. I figured that I'd get a non answer. smile

It kind of goes to show that it is so valuable that each trade needs to be custom designed. I am glad that I don't play a wizard.
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Flari-Merchant
@ Bob

Will a raid in progress show the red line like a feud does?
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Flari-Merchant
@ Fiery
I know that you don't like to get pinned down but let me ask a question with a cpl hypothetical qualifiers.

Let's say that you could get the things that you want at certain market places and I mean pretty much anything that can be sold. Let's say that stripping of your "black" hexes went away.

What would PR sell black for on the open market, in coin?
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Flari-Merchant
You are a Troll
I kinda like the tabard idea, and certainly more color customization is a good thing, but please don't lets give yet another special thing to the tiny number of settlement leaders as opposed to the bulk of the player base.
Naw. It should be for everyone. If more armors could take more colors, it would already be better. If there were vivid colors for each god and they could be displayed better and with more crispness? in-game even better. Like gold compared to yellow or orange and red were more defined.

I understand Bob though. I have a touch of red-green… challenge myself. smile
"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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