If you can't enjoy a game with bad graphics, you have my unending pity. In many ways the classics are absolutely the best. Graphics are an element to good design, but a relatively small one.
I would expect iteration on graphics, but if you're expecting a total overhaul (and if such would be a requirement for you to play), then don't hold your breath.
In terms of 'stuff to do' - there is plenty of stuff to do. But there is not much content, as that is what I expect you mean. This isn't that sort of game. The other players are the content. See: EVE Online.
Pyronous Rath wrote:
To be a tyrant, you need to have some sort of authority. I don't - I just disagree with you. Do you feel oppressed?
1. No, because all that time spent converting is time not spent making the game any better.
I take the opposite interpretation. Just because the Thornguard won't kill you, doesn't mean any of the NPCs will give you the time of day. If these two things aren't independent, it'll only be because they don't have the tech yet.
Being able to operate normally at home while in low rep would undermine the rep system to such an extent as it make it effective irrelevant, and I don't think Ryan would go for it.
Al Smithy wrote:
You are half correct, right up til the second comma at least. I was parodying you because I found your original comment absurd, and I found parodying it amusing.
I try not to make assumptions about people's motivations. You should try it.
Erian has hit the nail on the head, I think. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the EBA is, and what function it serves. As I understand it, the EBA is just a casual alliance of friends, rather than an entity that can exercise control over any settlement.
Contrast to the Aeonian League. For the most parts, our member settlements are independent in policy and behavior. However, we do have certain agreements that all settlements are required to uphold. These are enforced (although without teeth, but this has yet to be an issue). Thus, you CAN deal with the Aeonian League at a diplomatic level, and expect all it's member settlements to comply with that agreement.
It is a key difference. The EBA is barely more than words and smiles between friends. It is not an entity unto itself.
I take strong execution to the idea harvesting is ever theft. You simply do not own the resources.
You should try telling that to an oil company, see how far that gets you. Or opening a mine without the permission of the govt. Or any such. In geopolitics, unharvested resources are most certainly owned.
Al Smithy wrote:
...he says, not actually taking Erian up on the offer.
Something something hot gas.