Posted By Logain at 3:51 PM - Fri May 26 2017
I hope you don't mind a couple of (maybe stupid) questions, but considering some of your other posts on the forum, I know you're a very smart person who likely planned ahead.
Thanks for the compliment :D
How do you intend to organize law-enforcement (guards)?
Farwatch is not going to be one of those super rigid societies. We are a border town after all, far from the capital. Law will be imposed by all or not at all. See how it goes and the types of folks we have. Maybe we'll have a Dennis from The Holy Grail;
Dennis: I told you, we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as sort of executive officer for the week...
King Arthur: Yes...
Dennis: ...but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting...
King Arthur: Yes I see...
Dennis:...by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs...
King Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis:...but by a two thirds majority in the case of more...
King Arthur: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
Peasant Woman: "Order", eh? Who does he think he is?
King Arthur: I am your king.
Peasant Woman: Well, I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Peasant Woman: Well, how'd you become king, then?
[Angelic music plays...].
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.
Dennis: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis: You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
Arthur: Shut up!
Dennis: I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
Arthur: [grabs Dennis] Shut up! Will you shut up?!
Dennis: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!
Arthur: [shakes Dennis] Shut up!
Dennis: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
Arthur: Bloody Peasant!
Dennis: Ooh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw it, didn't you?
How are you going to compensate for times when there are only OPC/NPC guards around?
You mention that geography is one of your main selection criteria, but you're not going into detail as to your preferred biomes (since I plan on being a gatherer, what could I hope to find)?
I'll know it when I see it ;)
What are your plans to increase your area during KoE (likely the only way to gain a considerable and sustainable amount of human players, though erasing competing NPC settlements in your vicinity)?
How do you plan to handle people who're going to try and replace existing crafters (e.g. somebody buys 125 'crafting material packs' during exposition with the discounted $200 EP deal, basically leaving the competition without a chance)?
What sort of law and tax are you looking for in the duchy/kingdom you're joining?
Hadn't thought that far ahead!
Thank you in advance!
You are most welcome.