Saturday, August 27, 2016

Proposal: Piratical Accountability

Vetoed. -RaichuKFM

Adminned at 30 Aug 2016 04:10:31 UTC

Append to the end of the rule, “Piratical Tales”:

A Pirate shall have 24 hours from the request to Parley to answer the Parley. After 24 hours have expired from the time of the request, the requesting Hunter may claim the Parley voided by posting on a comment on their Parley blog post stating that no further action is required by the Pirate. Upon a Parley being voided, the amount originally proposed by the hunter to be gifted to the Pirate shall be added to the Parleying Hunter’s pieces and deducted from the Pirate’s.


Kevan: he/him

27-08-2016 08:41:59 UTC



27-08-2016 17:00:04 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

28-08-2016 17:56:13 UTC

“The Pirate should react to a request to Parley by Telling a Tale, if they have not done so already for that request: upon doing so, they reduce the Hunter’s Pieces by the value specified in the post (this reduction may cause that number to become negative) and privately message the Hunter a Tale to that value, as listed below.”


If I don’t process the action, no Pieces are exchanged; thus, if it’s cancelled by a comment, the refund isn’t actually a refund. One could rob me blind.


29-08-2016 19:30:29 UTC

@RaichuKFM I think that’s the point: it forces you to respond to parleys within 24 hours.


30-08-2016 00:40:34 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

30-08-2016 03:50:19 UTC

Which sometimes I can’t manage?

I don’t want to feel like I’m slowing this Dynasty down, and a few requests have gone a bit long, which I’m sorry about; but one shouldn’t be able to gain Pieces just because they’re reasonably confident I’ll be gone for a day.

It seemed more like a system allowing for cancelling Parleys that had mistaken when the transaction happens?

Punishing me via Pieces loss makes little sense; I’m not really playing, that doesn’t matter to me.

So it just potentially helps Hunters randomly; which, yes, would motivate me to check in more often to prevent that, out of interest for fairness; but largely when I’m not on for an over twenty-four hour period it’s because I can’t be, not because I choose not to be.

Forcing me to do a thing that I will always do when I can doesn’t really accomplish anything.