The repugnant gnome bends over revealing the full glory of his arsless leather chaps. Hands on cheeks he words out, "Last I heard Hammerfall has more towers than the entire Northern Coalition...combined"
TEO Pino wrote:
Pino really nailed it here, 10/33 crafting settlements was unlikely to be viable in the short term or the long. If we arbitrarily cut off "non failing" relative to overall population at currently >30, we find 3/13 ( a little under 25%) of them are crafting towns.
If I had to wing a guess that sounds like the correct ratio. I also agree that the crafting towns within major blocs will get bumps when certain mechanics are in.
It will be a process for GW to get the systems right so we behave as intended. But generally speaking, we want more tower PvP, gathering far from your home base should be dangerous, and settlements should be safe sans random lunatics who get squashed by Thornguards.
Naturally this patch or that patch will have part of that equation out of wack, but that's the goal.
Thannon Forsworn wrote:
That's how I feel it will sort itself out. There is probably no profession that will have as many "dabblers" as gathering. It's the job of the dedicated gatherer to get the high quality resources and the army of dabblers to get the lower ones.
Quit your whining Blud, this right here:
...is the difference between your case and all the others.
Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
You might need to read the whole conversation. Aragon very much cares. One group within Aragon is not happy with the NAP. What happens to Allegiant is up the them, and to Aragon. All the tribunal can decide is whether Aragon should be held accountable for them.
I've read it.
Allegient Gemstone = hang 'em
Aragon = If they defend Allegient, hang 'em also.
Just tryin' to save ya'll a big headache. But if you wish to proceed, by all means...
FMS Quietus wrote:
I say hang 'em til their eyeballs pop out. If they openly mock the NAP they will openly mock any tribunal.
Save the hassles of the tribunal for a defendant that actually cares. We all got enough on our plates as it is.
Andius the Afflicted wrote:
I see your military/logistics/leadership genius didn't win you any fans in Star Citizen either. Welcome back!
It is perfectly your right to continue to post and announce yourself as a neutral arbiter who is "in the know". It is also my right to question your credentials on both counts.
The dwarf is robed like a wizard, fitted in emeralds and face painted as the bard. Smiling white paint one side of the face and a frowning mask on the other. He stands at the bank of Keeeper's Pass, shouting dramatically at the merchants gathered around him
A skirmish over an unclaimed tower in the middle of nowhere used as an excuse to bathe hidden allies in glory and defame their justly enemies.
Theodum! This neutrality fools absolutely noone. Emerald's Lodge has been highly competitive since we all first rushed to claim on lands and only hides behind the original stated intent when it suits them to cry foul! Now they collect taxes to pay our sworn enemies, scourges of the River Kingdom.
We have dealt with poisonous-honey types before and will do so again. And again! And again!
Indeed my friends, judge them by their actions!
No. Absolutely not. Let the market sort itself out. There simply isn't a big enough population to support 33 settlements, so you do nothing positive by handing the keys from a non existent group to one that has 5-6 people.
If a few months down the road we have 10K active players and not enough active settlements to host them, then we can talk about doing this. Unless that day comes, let the population congregate around the settlements who are surviving and we'll take the ghost settlements when the mechanics are available.
It was always my belief that EE was going to be a ~15 settlement affair.
I have to admit I'm a bit surprised at just how much fun the game is. Alpha was a very poor reflection of what has been built, all of these systems were designed to pair with competition and group play. As a non competitive solo game PFO sucks donkey balls. With friends and rivals it really shines, even in this basic state. I have yet to hear a single player say the game is not fun since EE began.
My hats off to Goblinworks, I was a fanboi with doubts but now I applaud them. Now we just need to get people in the game...
Andius the Afflicted wrote:
The chest thumping will continue until morale improves!
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