Monday, September 03, 2007

Proposal: Media Frenzy Redux

reached quorum 9-0, enacted by aaronwinborn

Adminned at 05 Sep 2007 04:46:43 UTC

Enact a new rule, ‘Media Frenzy’:

A wiki page shall be created, titled ‘The Media Circus’. A Kaiju God may, once per day, post a headline to the top of that page, underneath the section header for the current day (creating a new section if there is not one currently for that day), adding their name in parentheses after the headline. The headline may include up to one of the phrases cited below (which will enact the effects listed for that phrase), replacing the word ‘Monster’ (when it appears) with the name of an active monster in the game that has a wiki page, and replacing the word ‘Neighborhood’ (when it appears) with the name of a Neighborhood listed in The City Document that has listed Building and Population values. Any headline’s effect to an attribute, rating, or other value assumes that such a value exists; otherwise that specific part of the effect will be ignored. The Kaiju God posting the headline will make the appropriate changes in other gamestate documents for the effects.

If none of the following phrases appears, but one or two otherwise active monsters are named in the headline, then if only two active monsters are named, then the overall threat levels of each of those monsters that already has an overall threat level is raised by 75,000 points; or if only one such active monster is named, then its overall threat level (if present) is raised by 100,000 points.

Headline Phrases:

Monster Spotted Offshore: The named monster will have its overall threat level raised by 150,000 points.

Monster a Hoax: The named monster will have its overall threat level reduced by 50,000 points.

Monster Spotted Near Neighborhood: The named monster will have its overall threat level raised by 200,000 points. Additionally, if the named Neighborhood has a population of at least 5, and there is any other Neighborhood with a positive population, then the population of the named Neighborhood will be reduced by 1, and a different Neighborhood with the highest population of the other Neighborhoods (or with the earliest lexicographical name if tied for highest population) will have its population increased by 1.

There will always be some holdouts and naysayers, thus the requirement for a 5 population. Also, the Overpopulation rule should take care of cases when a city becomes overfilled, even if it means sending back the refugees.

 

Comments

aaronwinborn:

09-03-2007 19:02:24 UTC

I believe this covers the problems noted with the last proposal.

Darknight:

09-03-2007 19:08:09 UTC

for

Amnistar:

09-03-2007 19:17:27 UTC

for

Hix:

09-03-2007 19:24:16 UTC

for Fun Times

Kevan:

09-03-2007 19:37:14 UTC

for Numbers look a bit low, but otherwise this seems fine.

aaronwinborn:

09-03-2007 19:52:45 UTC

I figure that numbers will increase when monsters starting actually tearing up buildings. Also, see the next proposal. Of course, we can always amend these numbers if they don’t work in practice.

Kevan:

09-03-2007 21:02:27 UTC

Absolutely.

snowballinhell7001:

09-03-2007 21:20:10 UTC

If none of the following phrases appears, but one or two otherwise active monsters are named in the headline, then if only two active monsters are named, then the overall threat levels of each of those monsters that already has an overall threat level is raised by 75,000 points; or if only one such active monster is named, then its overall threat level (if present) is raised by 100,000 points.

What does this mean?

Chivalrybean:

09-03-2007 22:30:50 UTC

for

aaronwinborn:

09-03-2007 22:38:46 UTC

The way I intended it, you could have a headline like ‘TV Guide Interviews Godzilla’, which would not match any phrases, but would match Godzilla, giving him 100,000 pts. Or you could have ‘King Kong Fights Godzilla’, which would give them both 75000 points. But if you had ‘King Kong, Godzilla, and the Giant Moth Duke it Out’, none of them would get points, since it’s more than two monsters.

An example of a phrase that matches would be ‘Mayor Says Queztecoatl a Hoax’, which would reduce that monster’s threat level by 50000.

Zephyr:

09-04-2007 10:08:33 UTC

for

snowballinhell7001:

09-04-2007 13:26:46 UTC

for now that I understand the wording.

Clucky:

09-04-2007 17:44:52 UTC

for

aaronwinborn:

09-04-2007 17:50:57 UTC

yeah, looking at the threat levels coming in, we should probably increase these numbers by a factor of 10 or 100…