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Roleplaying / Re: The Tale of Barrett Brine
« Last post by pcw27 on September 20, 2020, 07:02:36 AM »
Helm:

"Get out of that ditch lad, and face us in battle, or leave by sea, I don't care which. If you hide in the ditch then we'll hunt you out.

I'm no duelist, I've won a couple of contests by luck but I've no great skill with the sword, so I'll not be fighting a duel with you."

Barrett:

"Well that is a shame. Just goes to show you can't believe every bit of tavern gossip you hear. The ships that sail these waters cannot accommodate my men and I'll not leave them behind. I'm all to happy to confound your efforts and keep you tied up here as long as possible. Or one of you can test your mettle. That's a "nay" from cravens, Carlos and Helm. What about the rest of you lot? Come on! If you live you'll be telling your grandkids how you once stood up to the great Barrett Brine! And if you don't well your next of kin will tell your tale none the less."

Helm:
"Sir Barrett, I see that you are a knight of SA. I'm the Sword of the Maddening, the General of Astrum. Why not join Astrum and serve in the vanguard of the Bloodstars? You sound like a stout lad and I'm always on the lookout for good knights. It's a man's life in The "Bloodstar Invincibles" !

Barrett:
"Lord Helm, It cannot be. I am oathsworn to Navarch Solomon. He won my loyalty fair and square in a contest of arms and I never break my word."

Helm:
"Pity. But admirable, a knight should keep his word. Now I must rest, see you at sunset if you fail to evade successfully. By the way, your best chance  of getting away is to head for Libidizedd evading. If  you evade again successfully you can then use the free ferry route to Eidulb. Several of your realm mates have used that route to escape. Good Luck."

Barrett:
"That is mighty sporting of you. If that's the bet way to save my men I'll have to commit to it. I invite you to give chase."
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Roleplaying / Re: The Tale of Barrett Brine
« Last post by pcw27 on September 19, 2020, 08:59:06 PM »
Barrett scowls at the puny fishing boat before him. No larger vessel could travers the rocky shoals off the coast of Libiddo.

"I'm sorry m'lord but there's only room for you, save yourself and leave your men behind," says the skipper.

"I've left a lot of men behind over the years," says Barrett, "I've no desire to abandon any more."

Turning from the peasant Barrett inspects his beloved marines. Only five still stand, the rest are laid out in the healer's tent. Barrett absentmindedly touches the bandage on his own arm. Then looking inland he sees the Astrumese banners cresting the hill once again.

A returning scout interrupts his moment's reflection.

"Sir, there's no possibly way we could make it through Libbido or Dizzedo, both are lousy with militia"

Barrett sneers and turns back towards the encroaching troops.

"Tell the men to hide if they can," he says.

With that he strolls to an adjacent hill and cries out at the enemy,

"Come on you mangy dogs, take me head on! I'll duel every last one of you!"
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Feature Requests / Re: Option to Auto-Add 'Dear John'
« Last post by Anaris on September 18, 2020, 04:54:59 PM »
Including full titles in the salutation of a letter—especially for many nobles at once!—would be inappropriately grandiose in all but the very most formal of circumstances. The vast majority of the time, you will be writing to someone in only one of their capacities—usually the "highest", though not always—and it would be much more appropriate to only address them as "King Kepler" or "Warder of the Church Kepler". Furthermore, most such titles have a mode of address that would be considered to be more correct when addressing them directly ("Your Majesty," "Your Holiness", "Warder", etc), which our current title system does not capture in any way.

It would certainly be nice to have those modes of address alongside the titles in the system; however, that's significantly more work.

All in all, I could see possibly adding an option on a per-message basis to automatically add in a single title in the salutation.

In general, though, if you're playing a game like BattleMaster on your phone, while I am more than willing to try to improve the experience in many ways, this game is centered very heavily around written messages, and until your phone has a telepathic interface, there's no way for the game to know what the "right" mode of address is for any given letter.
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Feature Requests / Re: Option to Auto-Add 'Dear John'
« Last post by Abstract on September 18, 2020, 04:33:48 PM »
This reminds me of another feature idea which was a customizable conclusion to letters that would be automatically placed at the end. For example: "For the Kingdom," in place of a "sincerely,". Though I don't remember if it was ever officially requested/rejected, I do remember one of the arguments against it was the less personalized feel. Essentially it creates/incentivizes a boiler plate which feels lifeless.

I suspect this idea would share a similar concern. I'm assuming this is what you had in mind when you added the "downside" of blandness.
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Feature Requests / Option to Auto-Add 'Dear John'
« Last post by Ardent on September 18, 2020, 10:47:39 AM »
Title:
Option to Auto-Add 'Dear John'

Summary:
I would love a messaging option that would automatically fill in the 'Dear John' line or lines based on the recipient or recipients' name and titles as presented when selecting which nobles to deliver the message too.

Details:
So if I selected 'James Dublin, King of Perdia, Royal of Perdia, Duke of East Marshes, Margrave of Delfana' as the recipient of the message the message would include this as the 'Dear John' like this:

Code: [Select]
James Dublin, King of Perdia, Royal of Perdia, Duke of East Marshes, Margrave of Delfana,

Alister Krongent
Knight of Spandelen

If I selected 'Martha Schwitzperk, Baroness of Marxburg' and 'Emet Smith, Knight of Melri' as recipients the message would start like this:

Code: [Select]
Martha Schwitzperk, Baroness of Marxburg,
Emet Smith, Knight of Melri,

Alister Krongent
Knight of Spandelen

I could then prepend 'Majesty' or 'Lord/Lady' or 'Sir/Dame' quickly and add my content. Maybe limit the auto 'Dear John' to 3 nobles after which it might be too cumbersome and inefficient making a manually typed 'Lords and Ladies' (or something similar) more fitting.

If there is already a place to define 'addresses' based on position (Kings and Queens of Perdia are addressed as 'Majesty', Dukes and Duchesses of Perdia are addressed as 'Grace', Margraves/Counts/Barons of Perdia are addressed as 'Lord or Lady', Estate holders of Perdia are addressed as 'Sir or Dame', and so on) then it could be possible to have fully automatic 'Dear Johns' selecting the highest level of 'address' to prepend that person's 'Dear John' with. But I don't know if this kind of thing is collected somewhere.

Benefits:
I see this as an especially useful option on mobile where copying and pasting titles and names can be a bit annoying. Even on a PC really. Not a game breaker but maybe a time saver for some.

Possible Downsides/Exploits:
It could lead to bland 'Dear Johns'. If no limit on the number of auto 'Dear John' lines is enforced you could end up with a message where you have 30 'Dear John' lines which would look horrid.
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Other Games / Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Last post by Abstract on September 17, 2020, 01:03:52 PM »
I haven't really paid attention to the game. I've really been out of the loop when it comes to new games for the past ~8 years.  :P

That said there is a YouTube channel I watch occasionally that is ran by a guy who did some advisory for this new game. Jackson Crawford is the channel/guy's name. His videos are very informative and would recommend.

https://www.youtube.com/c/JacksonCrawford

This said, I would recommend looking into joining the discord if you want more responses to this question. Unfortunately the forum isn't as active as it once was. Now the forum is really only used for the occasional long form discussion about BattleMaster.
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Other Games / Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Last post by Deprived_silhouette on September 14, 2020, 07:57:56 AM »
One of the upcoming games is Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and personally I really wait for it eagerly since it is said to be like Witcher 3 but with Vikings. The setting and the story seem promising, not to mention gameplay. What are your thoughts on it? Do you wait for it? Are your expectations positive or negative?
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Feature Requests / Online Status
« Last post by Abstract on September 13, 2020, 05:13:17 AM »
Title: Online Status

Summary:

Allow users to list when they are online or not and to see who else in their realm is listed online. The goal is to encourage in-game messaging and activity.

Details:

Currently players have to guess whether or not anyone is online. Couple different online status listings that the user can choose from: online, away, busy, invisible (offline). Some menu bar so that players can see who in their realm(s) are online and to set their own status. No mention of last login time, this would be open to abuse and is unnecessary.

Benefits:

When you know someone else is online in your realm you will be more likely to attempt dialogue in-game. This is something that most communication mediums, such as discord, have.

Possible Downsides/Exploits:

Activity police, those desiring last minute movements and such. This would mean that an inalienable right, or some general rule, for setting your online status would be needed. With such a rule this downside goes away.

The unfortunate potential for a player, notably a new player, to fall into the mistaken impression that no one online right now means the realm/game is dead.
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East Island / Re: Good Job Dudes
« Last post by pcw27 on September 12, 2020, 10:51:21 PM »
Oh also is the traversability of the seas new? I actually hadn't had a chance to try them before.
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BM General Discussion / Re: Lemon Fame 3
« Last post by Anaris on September 12, 2020, 08:36:12 PM »
Heroic Death Fame Point:

Hero dies in battle with a "Fame Threshold" of 200 or greater. "Fame Threshold" = x, Prestige = p, Honor = h.

"Fame Threshold" is determined by x = 5(p) + h

This is correct.
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