Sunday, June 30, 2019

Proposal: stablize overpopulation

1-5 with 2 def. Less than quorum not voting against. Failed by Derrick.

Adminned at 02 Jul 2019 17:11:44 UTC

append to Stable

As a daily action, a wizard may sell an animal which is the following atomic action:
*choose an animal in their stable
*gain food equal to its upkeep cost
*subtract food equal to the number of non-Wild qualities which don’t match the Wizard’s Underling quality
*remove that animal from their stable


Kevan: City he/him

30-06-2019 23:52:07 UTC

The maths gets a bit grindy here, I think. If a rival Wizard has a Distimmed Frog (where Distimmed is any quality of Upkeep 2 or less), I can breed a Giant Distimmed Frog for 2 or less Food, then sell it for 3 Food (or 4 if I’ve got the Underling for it).

That means I can (and in most cases should) breed and sell a Frog every day to keep gaining 1-4 Food.


01-07-2019 02:29:14 UTC

oh right, because you don’t have to pay for the upkeep of the new quality when you breed a creature. I keep on thinking you have to pay for all of them. I think there wouldn’t be any gain if you only got back half of the food you put in? Even considering underlings, you’d have to do a lot of work to make any profit.
I think the calculation itself is keepable in its current form if the action were changed to a weekly action.

Kevan: City he/him

01-07-2019 08:35:53 UTC

If this was fixed so that you got less Food out than you put in, sure.



01-07-2019 10:29:57 UTC



01-07-2019 15:57:43 UTC

Also has potential to get people stuck for three hours if the removal is illegal, (spectral, on campaign,) which could be a big pain to roll back for.


01-07-2019 17:02:05 UTC

imperial I do want a way to get rid of animals though.

derrick: he/him

01-07-2019 20:32:13 UTC


Kaia’s got a point though: if animal upkeep is charged every feeding cycle, wizards will want to dump some of their animals.

Kevan: City he/him

02-07-2019 07:52:11 UTC

You can always Whelp a vanilla/gaudy/wild Creature over the top of a Creature you don’t want, can’t you?