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.
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.