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There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Topic Start: September 06, 2012, 07:20:38 PM »
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During your travels, you are suddenly attacked by pirates.
You draw your sword, but you are outnumbered and stand little chance. The pirates take 1514 gold coins and race away in their boat.

Very rich.

Anecdote aside, I thought robbers and pirates were disabled for priests? It's not like we can hire a unit to protect ourselves. In any case, the probability must be pretty low because I've travelled all over the place for years and this is the first time this has happened to me.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #1: September 06, 2012, 07:25:45 PM »
Very rich.

Anecdote aside, I thought robbers and pirates were disabled for priests? It's not like we can hire a unit to protect ourselves. In any case, the probability must be pretty low because I've travelled all over the place for years and this is the first time this has happened to me.

I wish priests could hire guards to prevent getting beaten up by evil faiths and  to thwart any robbers.

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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #2: September 06, 2012, 07:38:24 PM »
Very rich.

Anecdote aside, I thought robbers and pirates were disabled for priests? It's not like we can hire a unit to protect ourselves. In any case, the probability must be pretty low because I've travelled all over the place for years and this is the first time this has happened to me.

Same here; I've never had anything like this happen as a priest, and I regularly carry large sums of gold.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #3: September 06, 2012, 07:44:09 PM »
I don't remember when that started, but I, for one, am very glad that it did. The loophole of priests being able to carry unlimited gold without risk always seemed too metagame-ish.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #4: September 06, 2012, 08:03:43 PM »
Wow, I didn't even know this game had pirates.

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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #5: September 06, 2012, 08:58:21 PM »
pirates, bandits... same thing.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #6: September 06, 2012, 09:23:03 PM »
I don't remember when that started, but I, for one, am very glad that it did. The loophole of priests being able to carry unlimited gold without risk always seemed too metagame-ish.

But there's no way for priests to decrease their risk.

If they're going to have a chance of robbery, they should have a means of defense– like being able to "hire guards." Some kind of paraphernalia that isn't a unit necessarily?
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #7: September 06, 2012, 09:28:22 PM »
But there's no way for priests to decrease their risk.

Sure there is. Don't carry massive amounts of gold.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #8: September 06, 2012, 09:45:03 PM »
Sure there is. Don't carry massive amounts of gold.

But being able to be an effective courier is one of the major perks (and historically accurate bits) of being a priest.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #9: September 06, 2012, 10:50:03 PM »
While true, it is something that I, personally, always considered a loophole. It should not be possible to courier huge amounts of gold around without risk.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #10: September 07, 2012, 12:05:17 AM »
But being able to be an effective courier is one of the major perks (and historically accurate bits) of being a priest.

Did you ever think that though the players treated it as a perk, it was never meant to function that way?
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #11: September 07, 2012, 12:48:37 AM »
Did you ever think that though the players treated it as a perk, it was never meant to function that way?

No, because it's what actual Medieval priests did as well. Also, priests used to be able to get robbed, then it was changed so they wouldn't get robbed (because they were always getting robbed). I never knew it had been changed back.

While true, it is something that I, personally, always considered a loophole. It should not be possible to courier huge amounts of gold around without risk.

So priests should be able to do something to manage the risk; simply reducing the usefulness of the class is not a fix.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #12: September 07, 2012, 12:50:58 AM »
Manage the risk by carrying less gold. Or, send someone who can hire guards.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #13: September 07, 2012, 01:08:49 AM »
No, because it's what actual Medieval priests did as well. Also, priests used to be able to get robbed, then it was changed so they wouldn't get robbed (because they were always getting robbed). I never knew it had been changed back.

So priests should be able to do something to manage the risk; simply reducing the usefulness of the class is not a fix.

I'm sorry. Did a new rule get instituted that as long as something is historically accurate the game must follow it? Read the priest description carefully. Tom spells out they are meant to be a RP class. They are not really designed to be a "useful" class.

Was the change announced though? Priest Couriers are common enough that such a change really should have been announced.
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Re: There are rich pirates in D'Hara
« Reply #14: September 07, 2012, 01:28:01 AM »
I'm sorry. Did a new rule get instituted that as long as something is historically accurate the game must follow it? Read the priest description carefully. Tom spells out they are meant to be a RP class. They are not really designed to be a "useful" class.
I get your point but on the priest side it isn't that great that they will randomly lose their money and have nothing to defend themselves with. I think a rather expensive paraphernalia be made for them.
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