Monday, March 23, 2020

Proposal: Je Regrette Tout

Reached quorum 10 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Mar 2020 18:24:27 UTC

To “Excess Spending”, add a paragraph:

A Nobleman who has at least one Item in their Estate may declare Bankruptcy by making a blog post to that effect. Upon doing so, they must set their Prestige and Power to default values and remove all the Items from their Estate. When a Nobleman declares Bankruptcy, their Debt is set to 1.

I liked the optional reset button on TyGuy6’s Bankruptcy proposal. Here’s a more reset version of it.



03-23-2020 18:44:54 UTC



03-23-2020 19:14:03 UTC



03-23-2020 21:03:49 UTC

I feel it’s a waste of the Auctions, NOT to penalize high bidders with buyer’s regret. against


03-23-2020 21:04:16 UTC

I can be persuaded.

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-23-2020 21:32:14 UTC

I think reset mechanics are generally a fair thing to have around, because they’re equivalent to leaving the game but asking a friend to join and take actions on your behalf. We can all theoretically find a friend to do that for us, so we might as well save the effort all round and allow players to just start again if they mess things up badly.

Winning great stuff and deciding to throw it all away and start again at zero still sounds pretty remorseful.


03-23-2020 22:03:36 UTC

Sorry, I don’t buy it. You shouldn’t rope your friends into winning a weird online game.


03-23-2020 23:05:00 UTC

for Player elimination is a bad mechanic. I don’t like the full reset as it still leaves the reset player with a huge deficit - but it’s better than nothing.

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-23-2020 23:09:07 UTC

Isn’t that more of an argument for a reset button than against? A reset button moves the option out of “well you could do that but you shouldn’t” (where some players would and others wouldn’t, giving an advantage to the former) and into a space where everyone has the same toolbox.

Clucky: HE/HIM

03-23-2020 23:19:13 UTC


Darknight: HE/HIM

03-24-2020 02:34:36 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-24-2020 09:50:07 UTC

There’s also the angle that if we wouldn’t - on a purely gameplay level - object to a frustrated player leaving the game and an (unrelated but potentially genius level) new player joining to replace them, we shouldn’t object to the frustrated player effectively becoming a new player either.

And from a social perspective that’s better, as it means we don’t lose a player who feels locked out of the game and gives up.


03-24-2020 13:59:26 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

03-24-2020 15:05:27 UTC



03-24-2020 15:49:31 UTC

The social argument works, I suppose. Kevan, friend to the people!  for

Tantusar: HE/THEY

03-24-2020 23:41:05 UTC


pencilgame: HE/HIM

03-24-2020 23:53:23 UTC


No noble shall be condemned to poverty for eternity!