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Gildre

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Prison Ransom
« Topic Start: February 11, 2018, 04:49:47 PM »
Is there a reason the ransom when you first get in prison is always higher than the gold you have? If the purpose is to force you to stay in prison for a day, why not just make it a full day before being able to ransom? The ransom being higher just seem silly to me.

I have also never played a Judge, do they set their own ransoms? And I have just had douchebag judges imprison me? lol
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Re: Prison Ransom
« Reply #1: February 11, 2018, 06:34:34 PM »
Honestly, I've never entirely understood the rationale behind the ransom calculations. Without looking at the relevant code, I think that there are certain cases where you can end up with a ransom that's payable the first day, but it's rare.

They are, however, entirely set by the game; judges have no say whatsoever in how high they are.

We've talked a few times about changing how they work, allowing for more important prisoners to be kept for longer and held for higher ransoms, but it's never been a high priority.
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Re: Prison Ransom
« Reply #2: February 11, 2018, 09:41:50 PM »
Doesn't it allow you to have your family pay twice the ransom? Meaning that first day with a too high ransom for you to pay, would actually allow you to pledge double of that with your family?

Not entirely sure.
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Re: Prison Ransom
« Reply #3: February 12, 2018, 04:24:34 AM »
Doesn't it allow you to have your family pay twice the ransom? Meaning that first day with a too high ransom for you to pay, would actually allow you to pledge double of that with your family?

I think that starts a day later, but I'm not 100% sure. I haven't looked at that code in a long time.
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Re: Prison Ransom
« Reply #4: February 13, 2018, 12:57:28 AM »
Yeah I am pretty sure the double family payment pops up after you have been there for a day or so.
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