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All posts created by harneloot

harneloot
What happens to an item you are in the middle of crafting if you drop company?

Thanks.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Bringslite
harneloot
Bringslite
It is ridiculous to invade, expect that territory then to be respected as yours by those you invade, and further expect to paint the invaded as the wrongful party when they begin conflict to try and get YOU "the invader" to leave the invaded area.

You don't get to do things like invade people and then call their reactions to that the reason that you invaded, or the reason that you are justified. The server is not quite that stupid, but nice try.

There was no invasion. The *group* of associated settlements and players known as HRC that had disavowed territory claims for months finally made a large claim of hexes. Brighthaven disagreed with the claim for whatever reason and made a counter claim. So we each disagree with the other's claim. There is apparently little agreement on the validity of either groups claim or the various reasons they were made or how negotiations over the contested claim progressed. Objectively, neither claim has any more validity than the other. They had a few holdings in the area, we had a tavern. Both had been there for quite a while. Now there are more holdings there. The closest settlement to the contested area is an NPC settlement. The next closest settlements are 4 or 5 hexes away. Sounds like a territory control game being played by groups of opposing players to me.

If you choose to role that way, that is your choice. The server pressured The HRC to lay "legitimate claims" to the areas that they wanted to preserve for the use of their players and anyone else that they decided to let access them without needing drama.

That "declaration" is one of or possibly the most permissive on the server and instead of acknowledging it, since The BHA was a principle in pressuring for it, The BHA blunders in. Acting just like a "big group"(Midnight's Blob) that is so large that goodness, fairness, common sense, and wisdom is beyond it's ability to master any more.

The sad thing is, none of this was necessary, and many of us are a bit disappointed by these actions. If you want to make war, make war! Please don't try and throw out so many justifications, excuses, and ridiculous angles and expect us to nod and say "Well look at these new reasons, clearly The BHA is justified to do this and still be Good Guys"

Meh, you can spin it however it pleases you BL, but the fact remains that each claim has merits and none is appreciably more valid then the other. Renting hexes from some other loosely grouped collective 5 hexes away from the claimed hexes around our tavern is silly. You can throw your buzz words out as repeatedly as the politicians do hoping they will stick to something or someone I guess but that doesn't show much common sense or fairness and is nothing more than your particular flavor of posturing.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Bringslite
It is ridiculous to invade, expect that territory then to be respected as yours by those you invade, and further expect to paint the invaded as the wrongful party when they begin conflict to try and get YOU "the invader" to leave the invaded area.

You don't get to do things like invade people and then call their reactions to that the reason that you invaded, or the reason that you are justified. The server is not quite that stupid, but nice try.

There was no invasion. The *group* of associated settlements and players known as HRC that had disavowed territory claims for months finally made a large claim of hexes. Brighthaven disagreed with the claim for whatever reason and made a counter claim. So we each disagree with the other's claim. There is apparently little agreement on the validity of either groups claim or the various reasons they were made or how negotiations over the contested claim progressed. Objectively, neither claim has any more validity than the other. They had a few holdings in the area, we had a tavern. Both had been there for quite a while. Now there are more holdings there. The closest settlement to the contested area is an NPC settlement. The next closest settlements are 4 or 5 hexes away. Sounds like a territory control game being played by groups of opposing players to me.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Caden
The fact of the matter is, a former BHA player purchased the rights to name and own (My Edit: and place) the tavern

Incorrect. The Tavern account was jointly paid for by no less than a dozen Brighthaven members. I contributed a substantial portion of the funds required and have never stopped playing nor of being a member in good standing of Brighthaven.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Scarcity is good for the game. T3 wizard spells, especial level 9 ones, should be rare and difficult to scribe, thus the expensive spellbooks. Also, when the map expands there will likely be more hexes that have the rarer resources.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
I think the subtleties of narrative, and story and politics and intrigue and history and agendas are what draw me to this game over a MOBA the same way RPGs draw me over board games or sporting events. What you say has some merit, but it isn't all of the story and certainly not all of the interest…at least for me. YMMV.
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Caldeathe Baequiannia
Decius
Caldeathe Baequiannia
Thod-Theodum
created value by killing 70%
The continuous assertion that players "create value" by taking most of the loot from an escalation is probably the second most ludicrous thing happening on the boards right now. People take down a hex because they get loot. They are not "creating value." If there were the slightest truth to that, they would not have farmed them for weeks on end when it was possible. Fighting escalations is harvesting them, both for loot and for achievements, it is not "creating value."
What? Farming escalations for recipes is pretty much the definition of "creating value". It also involves extracting that value for themselves, which is what players in PvP games do.
Come on, Decius. It creates value for the farmers, immediately. It doesn't create value in the hex. We're talking about the pretense that having taken down part of the escalation, you've somehow earned the right to be part of the boss kill. Taking 70% off the escalation does not make the escalation more valuable for the people that follow, it makes it less valuable. And when done by people from far away, it drains the value from the region where it was created toward the regions where the population is most dense. 20,000 years of civilization has given us ample proof of what happens when empires take what they want from others. They concentrate the wealth in the hands of a small group and send the areas they've raped into poverty. We all understand that's the way it is, but please don't act like it's the British doing South-East Asia or the Americas a favour?
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Quijenoth Starkiller
what we need is community level conflicts, settlement warfare and territory claims that actually mean something! This is the heart of what Xeilias wanted to bring to PFO. the good and evil battle was meaningful, it created content for the game.

Except what they actually brought was juvenile bully tactics against people/a settlement they decided they didn't like because they couldn't get the best of in the Forum wars. Don't lets paint them and their threats to follow certain players out of PFO and into other games just to continue to harass them as anything less that sociopathic, ok?
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Who are the Free Highlanders?
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.
harneloot
Well, to be fair Cal, HRC members in the past have poached resources in our lands (and may still?), often to the point of serious degradation. We are not on terrifically friendly terms with you and you had not claimed said escalation hex. Now that you have made your claim, the next Gathering of Legends is yours to farm in peace (provided you do so in a timely mannersmile). A more chaotic and/or evil settlement group might have ignored your pleas. If you need complete peace in your corner of the world than make stronger alliances, practice appeasement, or use crowdforging to move the game more towards an instanced theme-park where everyone gets their own happy dungeon to explore at their leisure.

Well done on HRC finally entering the territory claim game/bonanza currently sweeping the River Kingdoms. smile
Xyzzy - gatherer, yeoman archer, swamp monster.