Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Proposal: Like Cattle to the Laughter

Passes 6-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 28 Apr 2016 17:04:23 UTC

Enact a new rule called “Visitors” as follows:

Time in Nomicland is tracked in Business Days, which do not necessarily correspond to real-time days. On any given Business Day, up to X Visitors may pass through Nomicland, where X is the number of Imagineers when that Business Day began. There is a queue of these Visitors, divided by Business Days, in a wiki page at [[Nomicland Visitors]].

Visitors come in four market segments: Child, Teen, Adult and Senior. These may be written in shorthand as c, t, A and S respectively.

At any time, the Boss may end one Business Day and begin the next by adding a new labeled list item to the queue, and should make a post announcing that this has been done. For example, at the start of the third Business Day, the queue might look as follows:

  1. AtSScAA
  2. ccctcS

Each Imagineer’s most recently processed Business Day is tracked as a numeric column called “LBD” in the GNDT, which defaults to the highest-numbered existing Business Day, or 0 if there are none. At any time, an Imagineer may process a Business Day, if they have not already processed that Business Day and have processed all previous Business Days. To do so, they must perform the following steps in immediate sequence, without taking any other action between them:

  1. Global Accounting: Move the Boss’s Debt toward 0 by (10 times the number of Visitors for that Business Day).
  2. Local Accounting: Move processing Imagineer’s Debt toward 0 by (20 times the number of Visitors for that Business Day).
  3. File Records: Update their LBD in the GNDT to the number of the Business Day thus processed.

Add a subrule to the rule “Budget” called “Breaking Even” as follows:

If an Imagineer would move their Debt toward 0 by a value greater than the current absolute value of their Debt, instead, their Debt is set to 0. If an Imagineer would move the Boss’s Debt toward 0 by a value greater than the current absolute value of the Boss’s Debt, instead, the Boss’s Debt is set to 0.

If the proposal “Dousing the Flames” has passed, reword the last sentence of the first paragraph of the rule “Visitors” as follows:

There is a queue of these Visitors, divided by Business Days, maintained in the wiki page at [[Nomicland]] in a page section called “Visitors.” This section does not represent a Zone.

The goal here is to make sure more and less active players get to benefit from gamewide actions, but also potentially allow canny players to manipulate the queue to their advantage.

Comments

Clucky: he/him

27-04-2016 18:39:15 UTC

for

GenericPerson:

27-04-2016 18:59:34 UTC

for

Kevan: City he/him

27-04-2016 21:48:57 UTC

for But opening day was in six months!

IceFromHell:

27-04-2016 21:54:10 UTC

for

Brendan: he/him

27-04-2016 22:10:28 UTC

I was going to assure Kevan that we’re not opening until I create the first business day, and then I realized I CAN’T legally create a new business day without ending a previous one, and there aren’t any previous ones. I’ll patch that.

Larrytheturtle:

28-04-2016 02:52:22 UTC

for