Posted By Takeda_Shinukage at 7:25 PM - Mon Apr 15 2019
Posted By Hieronymus at 4:22 PM - Mon Apr 15 2019
So in light of the clarification, what was the point of hiding the IP chart, and for that matter, what is the point of even having time slots if people can simply change their selection position?
To be candid, this rule transforms the IP based selection queue many of us were expecting (including members of the studio, apparently) into a vending machine. To say that this is a disappointing development is a profound understatement.
I still dont see the issue. Whether they passed for 59 seconds before domain selection or 5 minutes after, what is difference? You are never going to know.
Furthermore, Asking why the IP chart was removed implying this change defeats that purpose that is illogical. Go to ebay. They show you the current bid you can target a point and snipe it. Have you ever tried to bid on an ebay product that has no current price or bid on it? How much do you put in? $1? $10? $10000? How are you outbidding? What's your target? The IP Chart is your current bid target. Without it, you have no point of reference.
I don't understand the implication that people are going to be bid sniping. I really encourage anyone who thinks that, to go on Ebay, find an item, black out where it shows the current bid and price with black tape or something, then proceed to try to win the bid within the bid range. It's just not going to happen.
You are a rank 10 mayor (as seen by those who post on the website). You have a decent idea of the IP of those who are rank 9 and below.
You want a temperate coastal town. You look at the map from map voting and using speculation from any number of sources figure there may be only 1 or 2 actual coastal towns fitting that description. The others would be villages or hamlets not what you want. But you are rank 10 so you figure you’re safe. You check you time and go to bed. 6am will come early but your ready.
You wake up and find that 4-5 other mayors who read your idea and story on the website or recruitment post on discord realized they have the same general plans and need a town ranked settlement on the coast as well. They spend enough to push their rank to 10 and spend a little extra and end up with a 5:30am time.
You wake up ready to pick your town and find they have all been picked. Your plan so carefully setup EP purchased to build your perfect town are now worthless and you have to rebuild your idea and tell the shipwrights guild who wanted to settle with you and all the others you recruited that you cannot provide what you promised.
It doesn’t effect me personally but there are already dukes and the like leaving kingdoms and such because of how it appears they will pick and what is a available.
The reason the charts were hidden was to prevent people spending money for a higher place on the chart. Given unless you are in a group of rank 12’s you can very easily assume the IP of those around you. We now have a new IP arms race as people feel the need to better their position so they can keep their communities together.
In short it looks like sbs has decided that an IP war isn’t a bad thing even though they specifically said hiding the charts was to prevent this very thing.
Not to even mention the problem of now having 4-6 people all picking a settlement at the same time when sbs May have only had 1-2 originally at that time. Technical problems will happen with DSS and allowing a dynamic number of people to pick at the same time... will only make things that much worse.
The above is my opinion alone and does not reflect that of my duchy or kingdom.