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Tournament Attendance
« Topic Start: January 11, 2014, 01:16:33 AM »
I'll start this off by saying this is an IR question.  I have heard that it's okay to offer gold to people for recruiting a unit type you want (100 extra gold to everyone who recruits infantry, for instance); does the same thing apply to the tournament attendance IR?  That is, can someone offer gold to people who *don't* attend the tournament; say they want to boycott it for political reasons, or they have a war to fight or some such.  Is incentivizing people not to exercise their IR a violation of the IR?

Also: is it an IR violation to complain about people going to a tournament if you don't ask/tell people not to go beforehand?
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #1: January 11, 2014, 01:20:13 AM »
My personal position is that both scenarios you have outlined are not allowed. Just let people go to the tournament. If you don't want to, that's fine. If you want to explain your reasons why you're not going, that's fine. But trying to incentivize people to not go is not fine.
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #2: January 11, 2014, 01:32:37 AM »
Personal opinion - I wouldn't have thought that it's an IR violation to offer gold for someone not to attend a tournament. They've still got the choice of whether they want to pocket some gold or to attend the tournament. You're not forcing them to take either choice.

That being said, I'd personally advise just leaving the tournament subject alone. Let people enjoy them (or not) without complicating matters. As is normally said, if you're trying to work a way around an IR you're probably going against the spirit of the IR.

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #3: January 11, 2014, 02:46:14 AM »
All I did is offer those who want to skip the tournament a reward and tried to express my feelings about what I think of people who want to tell me they "are honoring our ancestors by demonstrating our skills" in a torunament while our very realm is endangered! I agree that I overdid it a bit by saying "battering wooden swords against each others heads or grooming your favourite horse for the big day". Still nothing would have happened if I would have said it to my "cousin" in a RP.

If it is forbidden in this game to offer rewards than I really dont know who the [email protected]#$ understood something wrong!

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #4: January 11, 2014, 02:54:42 AM »
The problem is that even the mere suggestion of not attending can be interpreted as an order depending on who sent the letter.  If a Knight suggested to nobles that they not go to the tournament and offered to give them gold instead, some might take it and some might not, but few would feel obligated. 

Now, same scenario with a King instead.  How many will feel obligated to listen to the king?
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #5: January 11, 2014, 03:06:44 AM »
If it is forbidden in this game to offer rewards than I really dont know who the [email protected]#$ understood something wrong!

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Don't suggest people not go to tournaments. Don't complain about people going to tournaments.

I'm not 100% sure about offering money for not going to tournaments; I'm inclined to say if it's framed as a reward for "being good" and staying home from the tournament, that's Bad, but if it's framed as being money for those who will be here, and thus be doing stuff that requires money, that's OK.
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #6: January 11, 2014, 03:15:00 AM »
All I did is offer those who want to skip the tournament a reward and tried to express my feelings about what I think of people who want to tell me they "are honoring our ancestors by demonstrating our skills" in a torunament while our very realm is endangered!

IR violation right there, clear as day, no doubt about it. What Anaris posted is spot on.

Basically, if you can do the same thing without using the word "tournament" or any synonym or descriptive term, you're good. So if you offer money to people who need to recruit a new unit because they lost theirs - fine. If that means people who are at the tournament at that time can't take the offer - too bad.

But as soon as "tournament" enters your reason, you're breaking an IR.


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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #7: January 11, 2014, 03:26:29 AM »
This is by far the most stupid rule I ever heard of.... honestly. I just cant understand why it is forbidden to bribe others or offer rewards. I thought this game had a somehow more realistic view. As far as I unerstood the "goal" of this game is to achieve power and write cool RPs. Power = Gold. And the guy who tried to report me knows a big deal about how great it is to have lots of gold.

I had a VERY high opinion of this sgame but this... All I tried is to rally our troops by offering them rewards and telling them what my personal opinion (and not only mine) is. If I get punished for this, so be it, I regret nothing! But I learned that there are some people around who must be tpuched with velvet gloves unless I want to start a shtstorm.

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #8: January 11, 2014, 03:30:24 AM »
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #9: January 11, 2014, 03:41:55 AM »
Finaly the tournament is over and I hope you very much enjoyed battering wooden swords against each others heads or grooming your favourite horse for the big day while others were trying to secure the peace in the north against enemies of our theocracy.

I hope I dont have to remind you that a small realm, in a rather difficult strategic position, like XXX have to rely on strong allies. Please make haste my Brothers and Sisters! Not only XXX reputation is at stake if we stay away much longer! XXX and XXX have reached a critical size and they dont have too much sympathy towards our realm.


Is this really so offending.......?

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #10: January 11, 2014, 03:49:01 AM »
and I gave an order:

Rally in AXXX!

XXX forces are waiting in XXX! The first ferry to arrive will be rewarded with 250 golden coins!


I learned too late about this game but if this is really forbidden... screw this game. I paid enough for M&F and hope I can be part of building a community where real politcs are made without interesting rules like that. These rules are neccessary to satisfy some people, I fully understand that! I still hope that everybody will be free one day to ignore what he dont wants (especialy if you can just click it away). Im sorry but if I get mobbed out by someone who report me for this I dont know if I want to continue since there is allways a risk that someone like that gets a position where decisions have to be made.

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #11: January 11, 2014, 03:56:32 AM »
You haven't been reported, Ohzen. OFaolain was asking a question about whether what you did was against the rules. This isn't an official case. If you did get reported, and a case opened against you, there's a good possibility your punishment would be...a warning not to do it again.

If you did it again after being warned, though, you'd probably get the book thrown at you (as it should be).
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #12: January 11, 2014, 04:28:24 AM »
It seems like it is forbidden to tell others his opinion because it could cause too many troubles for a game like this to survive. In the future I will hold my tongue... I like this game too much to let others minimize my fun. I still think that I did nothing wrong by telling those who attended the tournament that there wont be a tournament anymore if they dont help defend our realm. and rewards await them instead of a lost entry fee. If something like this offends the very rules of the game... I dont know why Im here. Everybody should be free to say what he wants... just like everybody should be free to ignore what he dont wants. I never even played with the thought of giving penalties to them... but if my words were "offending" I want to wish you all good luck in the future and hope you will sht rainbows as bright as a unicorns tail.

In the country I was raised in every able man was forced to attend military service. This is where I learned to ignore orders... I guess most of you did not had the pleasure to make this wonderful experience.

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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #13: January 11, 2014, 04:32:01 AM »
Again, for almost everything, your character is free to say whatever he wants. The only exceptions are the Inalienable Rights.

And you may not understand it, or even believe it, but for a lot of people, when someone in a position of influence says something like, "You guys who went to the tournament are making trouble for the realm!", they don't ignore it. They take it to heart, and they start thinking, "Well, I shouldn't go to the tournament if it might have some adverse effect on the realm, even if it's something I want to do..."

Just saying, "Well, people should man up and ignore people saying stuff they don't want to do" isn't helpful, because it ignores basic realities of humans in societies of any type.
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Re: Tournament Attendance
« Reply #14: January 11, 2014, 04:40:49 AM »
"Well, people should man up and ignore people saying stuff they don't want to do" isn't helpful, because it ignores basic realities of humans in societies of any type.

I tend to forget that I am surrounded by a bunch of....

I feel a bit sorry right now... I kinda overestimated the poeple who play this game. Wont happen again, important lesson learned!