Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Proposal: Radio silence

Reaches quorum and passes 6-1 ~ southpointingchariot

Adminned at 05 May 2012 16:18:57 UTC

Add a new sentence to the paragraph starting with “Then, players Restock” in rule 2.5 “Cycle Resolution”:

If a Player did not send any valid Direction this Cycle, their amount of Credits is either doubled, or increased by the number of currently Powered Institutions, not counting the Public, whichever would make it lower.

If a majority of the EVC on this Proposal contains the text “FORMULATION B IS BETTER”, substitute for that sentence:

If a Player did not send any valid Direction this Cycle, they earn in Credits the minimum of their current amount of Credits and the number of currently Powered Institutions (not counting the Public).

The two sentences are supposed to be equivalent, except for the (hugely bad faith-requiring) flaw “if x and y are equal, then neither x nor y is lower” in the first formulation.

Basically not submitting Directions would be equivalent to submitting the Direction “send 1 Credit to every Powered Institutions, if I have enough Credits” (with the exception of the Public because you wouldn’t want to win it with 1 Credit). And with the inconvenient that you can’t actually Influence any Institution this way. And maybe there’s an issue with the Bank, too.

EDIT: Made it a Proposal within 15 minutes.

Comments

Josh: HE/HIM

05-02-2012 23:27:31 UTC

for

RobinHood3:

05-03-2012 00:35:52 UTC

for
This will actually allow me to get credits without doing anything! *plans on stocking up bunches of credits:P

Murphy:

05-03-2012 01:44:15 UTC

against

I lost ground for the cycles I missed, so should everyone else.

Yonah:

05-03-2012 01:48:43 UTC

for

southpointingchariot:

05-03-2012 04:40:50 UTC

for FORMULATION B IS BETTER

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-03-2012 08:21:09 UTC

for FORMULATION B IS BETTER

Cpt_Koen:

05-03-2012 22:48:53 UTC

for I guess FORMULATION B IS BETTER