Posted By Gromschlog at
All negotiations are made behind hidden doors and if you are not already a member of any group, your opinion is ignored and you cant get any information. Plus, to get any information at all, you need to go do Discord and ask for it, while those information should be here in the forums.
I sort of see the point you're trying to make here but frankly, the kingdoms have no need to justify themselves to people not in their kingdoms. Members in Nirath know why I pushed for Map B and indeed why I prefer Kingdom Three, independents who have watched the map voting channel in discord know some of the reasons because I have elucidated them as to why B works both geopolitically and topographically for my kingdom and my duchy in particular. There is no requirement for me to inform you (or anyone) of my reasoning in a manner that is most convenient for you since you have no responsibilities or loyalties to me or to my community.
Trying to demand that the leaders of communities tell you everything while remaining separate from those communities is just childishness. The fact that others have included you in surveys and discussions is their magnanimity, not your inalienable rights.
I'm not mocking independents here and if I'd spent less money on this game I'd very much be an independent waiting for the option that is best for me, however, I wouldn't be petulantly demanding that every kingdom tells me their reasoning for every decision. Just as I don't petulantly demand that Arkadians explain to me in great detail why they like C or why Tryggr has a Religion Minister because they don't have to justify anything to someone who isn't in their community.
Sure the independents get ignored by the kingdoms, but that's part of the choice they made by remaining independent - you want a voice in a community, join the community - you want to wait till domain selection, wait till domain selection.
The choice is yours, the risks are yours, the consequences are yours and the rewards will be yours. No one is required to help you. Vote how you please, no one can demand you vote one way or another but don't expect kingdoms to have to justify themselves to you.
Given that we're doing map selection now I suspect that there won't be independents in four months time.