Author Topic: Approved: Abolish autopause for adv. if other characters are still being played  (Read 1687 times)

feyeleanor

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Title: Abolish autopause for adventurers if other characters are still being played

Summary: Only autopause adventurer characters if all of a player's noble characters are also to be autopaused

Details: Change the way the current autopause for adventurers is activated by first making sure that all of the player's noble characters are paused.

Benefits:
The adventurer game can be a bit of a grind-fest and I often find I don't want to play my adventurer characters for several successive days (sometimes a couple of weeks) - especially when my nobles are busy. Sometimes I miss-count how long some or all of them have been unplayed and then one or more autopauses will happen, dropping guild and religion memberships along with any positive balances or debts they've accrued. I know I could quick-play them every turn but clicking for clicking's sake is just more grind and that plays into the whole reason why those characters aren't being played at the time.

By only autopausing adventurers when the account itself hasn't been played for a while it makes the adventurer game a little more casual without breaking the guild and religion ties which are often its main social aspect.

Possible Downsides or Exploits:
The proposal only applies to adventurers so this wouldn't make it any easier for players to sit on government positions, Dukedoms or Lordships without maintaining reasonable activity. It might interfere slightly with the disbanding of guilds when they lose all other members but if so it would only be a question of a few extra days.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 01:38:58 PM by Wimpie »

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I am not at all happy about the idea of changing how autopausing works. Fundamentally, it is based on the character itself: if you're not playing them, they shouldn't sit around making other people think they're active.

However, one thing that might be worthwhile is an indication on the family page that your character is close to autopausing, for both nobles and adventurers. That should solve this problem, as well as helping with some other ones.
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I am not at all happy about the idea of changing how autopausing works. Fundamentally, it is based on the character itself: if you're not playing them, they shouldn't sit around making other people think they're active.

However, one thing that might be worthwhile is an indication on the family page that your character is close to autopausing, for both nobles and adventurers. That should solve this problem, as well as helping with some other ones.

I completely agree with the above.

Is this something you could live with?
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I completely agree with the above.

Is this something you could live with?

I suggested it, didn't I? ;D

If you want to start working on implementing this, be my guest.
Timothy Collett

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I suggested it, didn't I? ;D

If you want to start working on implementing this, be my guest.

Was talking to feyeleanor.
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Was talking to feyeleanor.

I was originally going to make that suggestion myself, but it read much less clearly when I wrote it up so I decided to push for my ideal solution and see where discussion took it.

An indication that autopause is happening in a couple of days would certainly work for me.

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PAUSED: Nasgar (Avernus, DWI), Jari (Outer Tilog, COL)