Friday, June 03, 2022

Proposal: Queue Break

Timed out 4 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Jun 2022 18:49:19 UTC

To the rule “The Queue”, add:-

A Guardian may remove themselves from the Queue at any time.

It’s surprised me a bit that everyone has stayed in the Queue so far, when practically every other dynasty sees at least one player voluntarily sitting out the dynastic play and ending the game on all zeroes. It’s good if that means that players are more engaged in the gameplay for this one, but we should make it clear that it’s also fine for people to tap out if they want to: that we’d prefer a fast-running queue to one that contained players who were only taking actions every single round because they felt they were expected to.

Comments

Trapdoorspyder:

03-06-2022 18:59:21 UTC

Seems reasonable to me, but I’ll wait on voting to see other people’s opinions.

Josh: he/him

03-06-2022 19:09:34 UTC

At this stage I’d frankly prefer that players be idled if they can’t keep up with dynastic actions.

Gozherd:

04-06-2022 08:19:18 UTC

for

Josh: he/him

04-06-2022 09:05:09 UTC

against

Raven1207: he/him

04-06-2022 14:11:39 UTC

against

Kevan: he/him

04-06-2022 14:30:23 UTC

If some players can’t (or don’t want to) keep up with dynastic actions for the whole dynasty, or even just take a break for a single round, I think we should make it as clear as we can that this is fine and that they don’t have to. The current ruleset possibly implies that everyone should be in the Queue (because it wasn’t opt-in), and that if you time out you’re expected to add yourself back immediately. But that isn’t the best way to run the game.

This isn’t a boardgame that becomes unbalanced if someone leaves the table early. The minimum acceptable level of engagement is “take no actions, maybe jump in later” rather than “take an action every round, however late and arbitrary”.

Trapdoorspyder:

04-06-2022 15:55:22 UTC

for I see no reason not to add this in.

Trigon:

04-06-2022 22:47:27 UTC

imperial