Friday, January 14, 2011

Proposal: The Proposal is back! (and now it is a proposal)

Times out and fails at 1-6 with 2 unresolved DEFs. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 17 Jan 2011 00:06:40 UTC


As a daily action, an Ant who is above ground may Follow a Trail by spending food equal to that Trail’s Distance. An Ant who Follows a Plant trail may reduce its Size by one to start carrying a Leaf or a Twig. An Ant who Follows a Filling Trail may reduce its Size by one to start carrying a Crumb. An Ant who Follows a Tasty Trail may reduce its Size by 1 to start carrying Sugar, and/or reduce its Size by 1 to increase their Food to 5.

from 2.3 Carrying to 2.6 Trails
Add a new point in Dynasty Rules: “Teams”

Once in a week a Soldier may create a Team giving it a Name and becoming its Leader. All the Teams must be listed in the Teams page in the wiki, with Name, Leader and Components. Any Worker or Soldier can join a Team by consuming 1 food by writing their name in the wiki page under the Team name. An Ant can be at most in 1 Team at a time. An Ant can leave a Team at any moment by removing her name from the list in the wiki.
When in a Team, an Ant may not follow Trails, but when the Leader follows a Trail all the Ants who are in his Team and are Above Ground follow that Trail too, with all the consequences of the case, that the Leader shall change on their stats. If the Trail Size is lower than the number of the Ants in the Team, then the Leader may choose who will carry the resources obtained.
If an Ant dies or stops being Soldier or Worker she shall leave her Team, if she has one. If the Leader of a Team changes her Caste she must leave her Team.
If the Leader leaves her own Team the Team no longer exists and thus shall be deleted from the wiki page.

Create the page Teams in the wiki if it doesn’t exist.

Sorry, when I posted this proposal I was quite in a hurry, now I can do it properly. This is not to battle between Teams, but to perform tasks together, and could be used in battles against other insects or something. I used the word Team because my English is very poor and I could not find anything better. Oh and I choosed to use “she” referring to Ants because here no Drones are involved.


Darknight: he/him

15-01-2011 03:39:33 UTC

imperial I myself like the idea, since it makes sense for ants to forage together, but I’ll defer to Clucky here.


15-01-2011 10:19:19 UTC


Kevan: he/him

15-01-2011 13:24:16 UTC

against Seems a bit elaborate, and explicit teams and leaders don’t feel very antlike to me - ants are largely interchangeable.

Roujo: he/him

15-01-2011 14:52:34 UTC

against Per Kevan, and by re-reading this… I figure it’s more like giving control of your ant to someone else that real teamwork, so yeah. Sorry. =P


15-01-2011 15:29:33 UTC

per most people


15-01-2011 15:41:04 UTC

imperial I quite like the idea of teamwork, but agree that it has to be implemented differently


15-01-2011 17:15:33 UTC

against per Blacky.


15-01-2011 19:11:29 UTC



16-01-2011 15:53:59 UTC

Ok I hope you’ll find something better, I’m leaving on holiday for a week ;) I’ll come once or twice to say for and to avoid idle