Monday, March 11, 2024

Proposal: Hunter/Seeker

Timed out 3 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Mar 2024 11:34:52 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule, called Upgrades:

If a Seeker believes that a Shot that they have previously posted (but which has not previously been the subject of an Upgrade Request) meets an Upgrade Benchmark then they may make an Upgrade Request.

An Upgrade Request is a post in the Story Post - Votable Matter category which indicates a single Snap posted by the same author and a single Upgrade Benchmark that it purports to meet, and nothing else.

An Upgrade Request is voted on and resolved in the same manner as a Proposal, with the exceptions that it does not need to be resolved in chronological order (nor does it count as a proposal for the purposes of determining the oldest pending Proposal). Seekers should vote FOR on any Upgrade Request where they believe that the specified Snap does meet the specified Upgrade Benchmark. When an Upgrade Request is enacted, the Development Interval of its poster is reduced by 1, to a minimum of 1.

Upgrade Benchmarks are listed in this rule and are as follows:
* A Snap that was taken in the same place as another Snap taken by a different Seeker.


JonathanDark: he/him

11-03-2024 12:53:22 UTC

Are we ok leaving the definition of “same place” loose and up to a vote to decide? Earth is the “same place” if you extend the definition far enough.

Clucky: he/him

11-03-2024 15:05:16 UTC

note that if fails to pass but this passes we’ll need to define “Snap”

I’m torn on this because I like the concept, but this feels strongly biased towards people who live in the same geographical area…

Josh: he/they

11-03-2024 15:39:42 UTC

@Clucky Yeah I worried about that. I kept it in because we can have other Upgrade Benchmarks, and because we don’t have to take photos ourselves, the party to whom this is really biased might actually be the quite geographically remote…


11-03-2024 17:49:36 UTC

Hard disagree there, @Josh. With No Cooperation on, it’s very difficult to get a photo taken by another player else that fulfills the conditions one would want. I think a better benchmark might have been similar-looking pictures by different players, rather than location.

Josh: he/they

11-03-2024 18:04:28 UTC

Doesn’t have to be a player! We’re on the internet, reckon I could find someone to do me a solid in any major city

Kevan: City he/him

11-03-2024 19:08:37 UTC



12-03-2024 13:49:18 UTC

I like the idea of upgrades but as far as I know, no pair of players are in anything like a similar location except for Kevan and Josh.  against

Josh: he/they

12-03-2024 13:56:09 UTC

I might be wrong about this but I don’t think Kevan and I live in the same city right now.

Kevan: City he/him

12-03-2024 15:49:59 UTC

You are wrong about this! I didn’t recognise your park, though.

JonathanDark: he/him

12-03-2024 15:59:25 UTC

against Since it seems that Josh and Kevan have an advantage.

Josh: he/they

12-03-2024 16:06:27 UTC

Again, I’m not sure it’s an advantage. If I want to play defensively to prevent Kevan getting an advantage (and remember, I am emperor, I can’t win myself) then I have to work a lot harder to obscure my trail.

JonathanDark: he/him

12-03-2024 16:22:23 UTC

I appreciate that this Proposal may be an attempt to encourage Seekers to find similar spaces near each other for Snaps (or conversely, avoid each other if any of us are geographically close), but practically speaking, I don’t think it’s going to work out except for the two of you chasing each other around UK locations, which isn’t much fun for the rest of us.

Clucky: he/him

13-03-2024 06:13:22 UTC


As Josh can’t win, a rule that helps Kevan weirdly I think is beneficial at this stage in the game as it’ll help break up any sort of Kevan/Pokes/JonathanDark cabal that is focused in keeping power among the three of them