Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Proposal: Fake Friends

Enacted 8-0. TDS

Adminned at 27 Jan 2023 04:09:49 UTC

In the rule “Factions”, append the following bullet point to the list of required conditions for a Settler to change their Faction:

The current Visitor is not a King or the Pirate Captain

As it stands now, the second a King comes up as the Visitor everyone is immediately encouraged to pledge their loyalty just so they can perform a raid, and the first Settler to do so not only gets to choose whoever they want to raid but also becomes immune to being raided themselves. This attempts to mitigate the rather large first-mover advantage.

Comments

JonathanDark: he/him

24-01-2023 22:24:40 UTC

This might have the opposite effect of no one joining any Factions if there is no benefit other than the Pirates being able to halve their Target value and likely avoid the Corsair. On the other hand, your Proposal is a very simple change.

The other way to mitigate the first-mover advantage would be to change the raiding rules such that the King / Pirate Captain sets some new variable that lasts after the following Production of Resources, then tie Raiding to that variable rather than the Visitor variable. This would give an entire “turn” for everyone to decide whether or not to join the Faction of the King / Pirate Captain. It would also be slightly more complicated, and would not solve the issue of everyone likely joining the same Faction and possibly having no one to raid.

JonathanDark: he/him

25-01-2023 00:13:37 UTC

Ok, now with your other Proposal this one makes more sense.

Trapdoorspyder: Onlooker

25-01-2023 04:19:07 UTC

I will wait and see how likely your other proposal is to pass before voting on this one.

Kevan: he/him

25-01-2023 10:42:21 UTC

for

Josh: he/they

25-01-2023 12:19:02 UTC

for

JonathanDark: he/him

25-01-2023 13:44:32 UTC

for

Trapdoorspyder: Onlooker

25-01-2023 13:59:34 UTC

for

Chiiika: she/her

26-01-2023 07:13:10 UTC

for

Raven1207: he/him

26-01-2023 07:53:58 UTC

for

quirck: he/him

26-01-2023 16:42:00 UTC

for