Posted By Woogawoman at 1:14 PM - Thu Sep 12 2019
Calling anyone who hasn't spent a ton of time in DIscord a "random" does not seem like a good start to having a considerate, productive conversation.
As another "random," I would not expect hostility directed at me because I did what I am allowed to do when it is my turn - pick a settlement. If it is my turn, it is my turn.
I have always been more interested in choosing a specific tribe with a specific environment to support the activities I want to have in my settlement. To date, most kingdom web sites and discord channels have come across as very "Neran" in tone, with little detail on how they expect to adapt based on the actual makeup of their regions and the actual attributes of those tribes,
As such, I have not selected a kingdom (and duke, and count, and whatever). And, in my opinion, I should not have to. My investment in the game and my influence level dictate my place in the order, and I should not need to adjust my choice in order to ensure someone who is going after me gets their preferred spot based on out of game discussions.
A random is someone who picks without connection or even introduction to the local group. It can and often does take less than a day before being welcomed into a group if they have space.
The major issue seems to be people equating something being allowed with it being socially acceptable.
If you want to play the game without regard to the other players, that's fine, plenty of people will do that. But to expect them to say or do nothing in response?