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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 02:43
Originally posted by Brandmeister Brandmeister wrote:

Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Someone with 60 skinners on a square would probably not be amused.

Someone with 60 unprotected skinners on a square is a fool.

LOL

So a "fool" then retaliates and you take some level of loss.  How does that characterization lessen the loss?

Sometimes it's the littlest, thoughtless actions that cause the biggest problems.  There are bored people in Illy that would care less about loosing 60 skinners but would love to have a "reason" to start a war.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 03:02
Speaking from experience, anyone who sends unprotected harvesters anywhere should be prepared to accept their loss. That's the reason mine have a pension plan; many don't live long enough to collect it. And yes, sending 60 unprotected harvesters of any type to a square, no matter how close to your town, is foolish unless you don't care about losing them.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 04:17
Animals in motion will land on the square, if they will be in place after your harvesters are dispatched, but before they arrive. I've had enough cotters eaten by golden monkeys to prove that point, and I once had 20 skinners eaten by giant beetles. That was the last time I ever sent unescorted skinners to a square. Every time I'm tempted to send them out defenseless, I remember how torqued I was that those skinners got eaten, and I let the animal parts expire.

As to this unlikely scenario, are talking about a 1-in-1,000,000 chance here. Your army would be sent to an empty square a large distance away, maybe 100-200 tiles. In the intervening time before its arrival, a random group of animals would have to toddle over to the square and stop. Then a player would have to kill the animals in question, choose not to leave an army, and send a large number of skinners to harvest. All before your own army reaches the square. I'd have a better chance of throwing a dart off the top of the Empire State Building and hitting a dart board somewhere on the sidewalk.

Salarius, anyone who started a war over an unfortunate and fully documented accident would be quickly shouted down in GC. Short of war, if they sent 1000 saboteurs to your city in retaliation... I guess you won the Bad Luck Lottery. Most players I know would accept a sincere apology and an effort to repay some or all of the damages.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 04:28
"anyone who starte a war over an unfortunate and fully documented accident would be quickly shouted down in GC"

/me chokes
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 04:39
This thread is a guide about thieves. Please keep posts on topic. Discussions about other topics should go elsewhere.

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Edited by GM Luna - 23 Apr 2013 at 04:39
GM Luna | Illyriad Community Manager | community@illyriad.co.uk

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 19:49
Very nice post. job well done.
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