Monday, December 14, 2020

Proposal: That poor orphanage

Enacted, 5-0. Josh

Adminned at 16 Dec 2020 11:03:38 UTC

Rewrite the rule Team Victory to read as follows:

Each Corporation has a number of Crowns, which defaults to zero and is publicly tracked.

A Corporation is Meritous when it has a number of Crowns that exceeds the number of Civilian Casualties divided by 1,000,000, and which is greater than 1.

If a Corporation is Meritous, any Pilot whose Affiliation was that Corporation when its most recent Crown was awarded may make a Promotion Request by making a story post to the blog with “Promotion Request” as its title. When a Promotion Request is posted, the Poindexter shall evaluate whether the specified Corporation is Meritous, and if he agrees that it is, he shall choose a random Pilot whose Affiliation was that Corporation when the Crown was Awarded and name them in a comment to the Promotion Request. The selected Pilot achieves victory.

If a Crown is Awarded to a Corporation, but there is no Pilot whose Affiliation was that Corporation when the Crown was Awarded, then that Corporation cannot be Meritous until it wins another Crown.

The first time a RAKSHASHA-designation Bogey is eliminated, the Pilot who eliminated it may award their Corporation one Crown. If they do then they must immediately remove this paragraph from the ruleset.

Add the following to the end of the rule Attack a Civilian Target:

Civilian Casualties are a publicly-tracked integer defaulting to 1,000,000. When a Bogey completes an Attack a Civilian Target action, increase the Civilian Casualties by x, where x is a random number between 1 and 100,000, multiplied by that Bogey’s Attack.



14-12-2020 16:07:26 UTC

I see some timing headaches here. A Pilot might not realize their Corporation is Meritorious until, thanks to additional Civilian Casualties, it no longer is. In fact, they might not ever have a window to make a Promotion Request, if the Crown is Awarded in a Schedule Post that has later Civilian Casualties - that sort of hidden information is why I made Poindexter responsible originally.

Clucky: he/him

14-12-2020 21:41:50 UTC


robotabc773: he/him

15-12-2020 05:23:55 UTC

for I feel like this is overall positive and Bucky’s concern can be fixed with a clause that makes a corporation stay Meritorious once they achieve it once.


15-12-2020 13:12:17 UTC



15-12-2020 19:18:34 UTC