Re: Two long-term problems

Brent R. Johnson (
Thu, 29 Sep 1994 11:18:53 -0400

> > Now there's an idea. Require TERRORIZE/BRIBE/whatever to pay for
> > the new noble with whatever number of NP's a FORM would cost.
> > The noble comes over as contract or fear loyalty, and the new
> > owner can build from there.
> You might as well just delete the commands, in my opinion. I thought
> you wanted people to use them. No one is going to spend their time
> trying to bribe people, if all they get is a noble with a few skills
> (all the nobles with great skills will be oathed anyway) and it costs
> one as much as forming one's own nobles.

Ah, but if the purpose is to force a player to spend more of those
precious NPs to OATH the nobles with great skills, then the purpose
has been fulfilled.

If you just remove the commands, then there would only be economic
value to OATHing. And once the cash starts rolling in from established
territories, we may see a lot more willingness to spend money on
contracts rather than spending NPs.

<< Brent

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