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    Posted: 04 Jul 2017 at 04:45
For those interested in a history of the Great War




Edited by Ryklaw - 04 Jul 2017 at 09:01
Finishing the Race!
II Tim 4:7,8
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yo! fix your link :D
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Quite a read. Times certainly have changed.

I can't help wonder, what is your motivation for writing/copy pasting this?
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Ha, that was really a good read, mostly mail exchanges, quite an unvarnished account of the war. So general Ryklaw, you were a bloodthirsty tactician who chased cities into exodus as soon as they saw tightly timed armies descend upon them. Doesn't that sound familiar Cool
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Beecks. alas.
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That is some heavy reading :)
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Originally posted by Angrim Angrim wrote:

Beecks. alas.

Indeed.
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Ryklaw must be totally destroyed. As he wished for his surrendered enemies.

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Originally posted by Urian Urian wrote:

Ryklaw must be totally destroyed. As he wished for his surrendered enemies.

Unnecessary. This game needs a healthy PvP culture restored. The narrative of annihilation pushed by Ryklaw and his allies must be rejected. The damage from that philosophy cannot be repaired by perpetuating it.

The stagnation in Elgea is a direct result of the game being polarized into only two options: peace through fear, or complete destruction in war. A strategy game like Illyriad needs a spectrum of PvP options, from minor skirmishes up through major wars. Otherwise, disgruntled parties are just encouraged to plot and scheme until an opportunity for annihilation presents itself. Broken Lands became a healthier PvP environment, with the default warfare option restored to a surrender after heavy troop losses but only minor city casualties, resulting in light surrender terms. The animosity caused by massive surrender terms or complete account destruction is a detriment to the community.
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Originally posted by Ten Kulch Ten Kulch wrote:

Originally posted by Urian Urian wrote:

Ryklaw must be totally destroyed. As he wished for his surrendered enemies.

Unnecessary. This game needs a healthy PvP culture restored. The narrative of annihilation pushed by Ryklaw and his allies must be rejected. The damage from that philosophy cannot be repaired by perpetuating it.

The stagnation in Elgea is a direct result of the game being polarized into only two options: peace through fear, or complete destruction in war. A strategy game like Illyriad needs a spectrum of PvP options, from minor skirmishes up through major wars. Otherwise, disgruntled parties are just encouraged to plot and scheme until an opportunity for annihilation presents itself. Broken Lands became a healthier PvP environment, with the default warfare option restored to a surrender after heavy troop losses but only minor city casualties, resulting in light surrender terms. The animosity caused by massive surrender terms or complete account destruction is a detriment to the community.

Wow, I have fallen under conviction after reading this. You are right. You and your alliances are very honorable. I hope everyone can see this and realize what great people you are.
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