Saturday, February 27, 2010

Proposal: The revenge of the return of the son of the corrected nephew of the proposal-shaped arrows, part IV

Times out and fails 6-9. Ienpw

Adminned at 01 Mar 2010 14:41:08 UTC

Create a new rule, “Flavour rewards”:

When voting on a proposal, Commoners should include an arrow icon (:ARROW:) in comments in which they vote, if they think the proposal is particularly flavourful or has good flavour text; this is not a voting icon, but can be used additionally to voting icons in the same comment. Within 48 hours of a proposal being enacted or failed, its author can increase his own Coal by the number of EVCs on that proposal that include arrow items, excluding EVCs by the proposal’s author but including EVCs by the Mad Prince, but only if he has not performed this action with respect to that proposal before.




02-27-2010 22:40:12 UTC


Josh: HE/HIM

02-27-2010 22:41:00 UTC

Have I missed a rule-change or is this an illegal third pending proposal?

Josh: HE/HIM

02-27-2010 22:44:49 UTC

Ah, I see.



02-27-2010 22:50:21 UTC

Preceding one isn’t a proposal, of course. I keep doing that.


02-27-2010 22:59:13 UTC

against Don’t really like in-Dynasty rewards for flavor.  I would consider this Rule to encourage Proposal-Authoring Grinding even if it didn’t give the reward out to failed proposals.


02-27-2010 23:21:20 UTC

for  arrow

Darknight: HE/HIM

02-27-2010 23:39:15 UTC

against personaly i think arrows have run their course.

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-27-2010 23:52:49 UTC

against A flavour reward doesn’t seem to fit very neatly into a numbers-and-levers type dynasty. And yes, per Hix, if you can write good flavour you might as well grind out a random, minor mechanic every day.


02-28-2010 02:13:42 UTC


Ienpw III:

02-28-2010 03:10:07 UTC



02-28-2010 03:47:10 UTC

against If only to prevent Hix from gaining ressources from his grinding proposal.

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-28-2010 10:15:15 UTC

Note to admins: the Alethioscript Greasemonkey plugin doesn’t report votes correctly when arrows are used, as it treats the arrow icon as the final vote, and ignores it. (It’s currently reporting this as 5-4 rather than 6-4.)


02-28-2010 16:19:20 UTC

CoV arrow  against


02-28-2010 20:13:13 UTC



02-28-2010 21:26:11 UTC



03-01-2010 07:46:41 UTC



03-01-2010 09:37:18 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-01-2010 12:23:23 UTC

Actually, one significant difference from the original rule from the Caribbean Vacation Dynasty is that you get a Coal for every arrow (rather than a fixed bonus for a quorum of arrows) - this means that any group of friends or collaborating players have no reason not to arrow-up every proposal made by their friends. (And if any of that group wasn’t intending to make proposals this dynasty, they should make a minor proposal every day, to get free coal.)

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-01-2010 12:28:23 UTC

If we genuinely wanted to reward flavour text, perhaps we could just have the Mad Prince dealing out rewards for any that he likes?


03-01-2010 18:44:29 UTC

against dont like any arrow-rule.