Author Topic: TODO - Adjust Buying a Region Mechanics  (Read 985 times)

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TODO - Adjust Buying a Region Mechanics
« Topic Start: January 28, 2020, 05:59:21 PM »
Title: Adjust Buying a Region Mechanics

Summary: Currently, when a region is taken over, a different realm can buy the region if it is lordless within seconds of the turn change. This has resulted in what people call "click wars". Given that the game prides itself on not punishing inactivity, it really doesn't make sense to have a mechanic that forces you to be clicking refresh on your character at turn change unless you want to lose your freshly gained region. Furthermore, any one ordering a Duke to do this to appoint a lord is violating the Dukes IR for activity. So how do you defeat it? You can't, really. Which is why I propose a grace period. One turn after the region is taken, the administrators still haven't returned to work, and there is no one there to bribe. That way, the gaining Duke has one turn to log in at their leisure and appoint a lord. After that one turn, it is still a free for all.

Details: Include a restriction that prevents the purchase of a lordless region for one turn after the region is taken over.

Benefits: There will be MUCH less frustration from players losing regions they worked over a week taking over, only to lose it to something they can't control. Since this affects both sides of any war, everyone experiences less negativity and bitterness over the mechanic.

Possible Downsides or Exploits: I am making this request to combat an exploit. The only downside I can think of is for realms with hyper-active players that have huge family fortunes being upset that they can't indefinitely prolong a war by constantly winning the click war. Honestly though, that doesn't sound like a downside.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 03:51:47 PM by Gildre »
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Re: Adjust Buying a Region Mechanics
« Reply #1: January 28, 2020, 06:00:24 PM »
This is already a TODO (alongside blocking region allegiance changes immediately after a TO or revolt).
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Re: Adjust Buying a Region Mechanics
« Reply #2: January 28, 2020, 06:19:11 PM »
My apologies! Thanks!
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