Re: Nail in the coffin

C.M. Yearsley (
Fri, 3 Dec 1993 15:44:19 +0000 (GMT)

> Okay, no more FT's. The rules for OATH, HONOR, TERRORIZE and SWEAR
> will change slightly. HEIR is gone. Stay tuned.

Is there still Oath-1 and Oath-2, and if so, what's the difference?

> On a related note: should players be able to swear characters to
> another player? Right now I disallow this. Should this be allowed,
> or is potential abuse too much of a problem? I can't actually remember
> what sort of abuse I was trying to protect against, when I disallowed
> players giving away their units...

Players starting a 2nd position, forming a load of nobles, giving
them to their real position, and the bogus position dropping out.

Possible fixes:

1) The program keeps count of how many transfers each player
has received, so you can sort out any abusers.

2) A transferred noble reverts to (a low level of) contract loyalty,
perhaps even contract-0.

Just looking at email address is _not_ enough. I know of several folks
who are likely to want to play Olympia; all but one has lost email
access so up to 2 or 3 could share very similar account/user names.


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