Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Proposal: Idle Handcuffs

Passes 14-2. Quorum for.—alethiophile

Adminned at 31 Dec 2009 05:34:03 UTC

In Rule 1.2, replace “Admins may de-Idle a Adventurer at his request” with:-

Admins may de-Idle an Adventurer at his request (unless that Adventurer asked to become idle within the previous 4 days)

Cutting down on the scope for “tactical idling”, of being able to remove yourself from the game for a few seconds or hours as a cheap cloaking device. (Per this discussion at the end of the last dynasty, which Wakukee won by idling and unidling himself and another player purely to trigger some gamestate changes.)

Players should only go idle if they genuinely aren’t going to be around for a few days. Players who time out aren’t affected, and can wake back up immediately.

Comments

Ornithopter:

12-29-2009 17:13:59 UTC

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I was going to say something about how it shouldn’t apply to timed-out idlers, but then I realized they don’t ask to be idle, so it doesn’t. Success!

Ienpw III:

12-29-2009 17:32:01 UTC

for

Bucky:

12-29-2009 17:37:12 UTC

for

Oze:

12-29-2009 20:09:20 UTC

for

Klisz:

12-29-2009 20:32:47 UTC

against  In my recent case, I genuinely thought I would be gone longer than I was; I unidled to vote on a proposal. Similarly, in Rod’s meta, Clucky was going to idle but unidled to prevent a scam.

Kevan:

12-29-2009 21:14:40 UTC

That someone could use the existing unidling mechanic to prevent a scam (and only in the rare case where they intend to go idle, are actually still around, and are somehow the only person who can prevent something) doesn’t seem worth letting another player use the same mechanic to achieve a scam.

Darknight:

12-29-2009 21:56:23 UTC

for

Klisz:

12-29-2009 22:02:34 UTC

@Kevan: I would vote FOR if there was a shorter limit; perhaps only 24 hours.

alethiophile:

12-29-2009 22:25:23 UTC

against

ais523:

12-29-2009 23:07:08 UTC

for

ais523:

12-29-2009 23:07:41 UTC

(And, of course, true scammers don’t mind waiting 4 days, so this just keeps all the amateurs out :P)

There:

12-30-2009 01:10:48 UTC

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SanguineTeddy:

12-30-2009 04:57:41 UTC

for

Nausved:

12-30-2009 05:01:56 UTC

for

digibomber:

12-30-2009 18:45:25 UTC

for

NoOneImportant:

12-30-2009 22:02:08 UTC

for

alethiophile:

12-31-2009 03:23:42 UTC

Note: An admin might still scam by tactically idling, since if they idle themselves they didn’t technically request to be idled.

tecslicer:

12-31-2009 04:48:37 UTC

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