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like make them generate troops ;)

Still think it can be done without any additional development required.
We're talking in the realms of something even I could possibly do with the appropriate access.

Please add some equipment tiers, make villages the only place that can produce trade goods but can sell only low tier gear and basic siege equipment.  Castles don't produce trade goods or very few, but can sell mid / high tier gear and advanced siege eq. Towns have a higher sell price and have top tier gear e.g. plate etc. 

Also please make town and castles actually buy decent equipment for defences, peasant gear in towns is fucking retarded.

I guess that'd be really a lot of coding work though so probably that wont happen.

Dunno about this Strat, but Dupre attempted to make towns and castles buy better gear by increasing the silver inside those fiefs since that was being used to decide what gear to buy. The mechanic for AI to purchase gear automatically wasn't transparent (at the time at least) so even with the increases made then we were legitimately concerned that the AI defenders at the start of Strat could theoretically have spawned with anything from strawhats to plate, if I remember correctly we didnt actually know till the fiefs started being attacked it was a complete guess.

The other suggestions would potentially need a bit of web-dev but doesn't sound like it would need all that much.

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Spam / Re: The Temple of Spam
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:58:18 PM »
I just want you to know that I know you de-profanity edited your post

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Well, idk what you guys do in EU, but some of NAs best battles have been fought in villages. Village battles are arguably the best since the defenders barely have an advantage*, and fighting in a village provides a little more excitement than just running at each other in a wide open field.

It only took you 2 sentences to identify first why EU don't bother to fight over villages, and secondly why EU map is always boring as hell.

This is why any future development of Strat (if it happens) needs to create a reason for min-maxers to defend villages.

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General Off Topic / Re: Am I racist? 2.0
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:32:16 PM »
Oberyn advocating action rather than meaningless rhetorical acrobatics about the various ways the world should be but isnt?

We're through the looking glass people.

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General Discussion / Re: Remove the mod killing restrictions already.
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:10:41 PM »
Panos the TurkSlayer? More like Panos the Wise, I agree with all three.

STF should take us to retirement level, and if we're also getting crazy (with someone willing to actually implement the change) IMO they should still be able to gain exp on this character. The tradeoff is that a STF character retiring always gets 1 loompoint fewer than a non-STF character at the same level.

For example, STF straight to lvl 31 and if you retire immediately you get no loompoints. But if you grind to level 32 first you'll get something, just 1 loom less than a player that went from 1 to lvl 32 manually.

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Unrestricted respecs would make Strat battles more fun, and penalty-free reforges would help people take advantage of new items.

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Everyone's disappointed by the bugs (apart from me because I only looked at cRPG again a week ago), hopefully rather than rushing to reset we can take the opportunity to try and find and fix as many bugs as possible in time for a big June reset. June's always been a good month for cRPG usually one of our best for new accounts being created, so especially if we get a Steam sale we can really push MODDB and get a lot of people playing.

We can make the most of this time, although it is disappointing to only have DTV in EU. But tbf the EU invasion of NA was a really positive thing and got a lot of people playing PVP, for us EU players that's a big deal since we can't get EU1 going. The downside was EU working overtime to play the part of villain, then getting upset over uneven rosters. Or not explaining as well as you did about the village battle times, and instead acting like it was a clever tactic, then getting upset when NA did the same back. An EU invasion can't afford to piss off all potential NA mercs when you'll be relying on them for roster support

Even now, if having really good battles and drama was the goal then there is zero reason why the surviving EU armies in NA couldn't rebrand and have a really fun time (I'm not talking about shitty exp battles, but legitimate well-played drama). The only thing preventing that is the individual attitudes of the people leading those armies, and whilst some are content to just quit I know some who could be tempted to find something else fun to do until we can get these other issues sorted. I think in general many EU are too dependent on just a few personalities to lead them, but by now you all know how to play on Strategus on your own, and most of you already have all the troops, gear and silver you need.

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 19, 2018, 12:15:26 PM »
When you spill milk do you grab a cloth or do you just stare gormlessly at the milk and muse on the historical context and chain of events that inevitably led to this mess, and all the different outcomes if you could only go back in time, as the milk slowly drips onto your lap?

Maybe you're also helpful if someone else tries to clean it up for you "Oh, oh how precious, you grab a cloth now but you didn't grab one whilst the milk was in the process of falling or whilst I was about to spill it", or "Oh you'll clean milk but you wont pay my rent for me! Also how can you be thinking about milk whilst MILLIONS of refugees are continuously entering Europe every single minute?!?!".


"President Trump, we have reports of a Chemical attack in Syria"
"I can't believe that the previous administration interfered in Syria trying to depose Assad!"
"... yeah... so about this attack?"
"Just think about all these different outcomes if only we could go back in time..."
"... are we going to do anything?"
"All these different outcomes..."

Yeah, you're really working for the betterment of mankind Oberyn xD Captain Hindsight over here. Help me out here, I'm hungry now what should I have had for breakfast last Tuesday?

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Strat is broken so half the EU quit. The other half thought it would be funny to invade NA for a bit before it's reset. Turns out it wasn't fun. Strat is still broken. Quit.

I heard several EU explicitly say that Strat was broken and EU wanted a reset, NA didn't want a reset, so EU wanted to ruin NA Strat/make them quit so that they'd want a reset.

Also EU failed at PR which is needed in Strat.

Besides EU doesnt want battles, they want the crpg.net site to say that there was a battle and that their faction won. It's why they always quit when the battles don't go well.

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:39:51 AM »
It's mindblowing to me that the same soyboy leftist idiots pontificating on how deposing Saddam and Ghadaffi led to even more blood and instability (and that the onus of responsability for all the deaths and refugees created rests collectively on the shoulders of every single westerner, of course)

It's mindblowing to me that you think anyone on this forum has ever argued that. I guess it's become too difficult for you to respond to real arguments so you had to invent one?

Yeah because a Syria where Assad fell wouldn't just have been a beat for beat repeat of Iraq and Lybia, down to the continuing ethnic warfare and cleansing and a pathetically transparent attempt at "democracy" being drowned in a tidal wave of blood. This is totally worse. Kill yourself.

Cos none of those things are happening right now lol.

Sure Oberyn, the best-case scenario is clearly that the US spends millions of dollars destabilising and backing anti-Assad factions which doesn't even accomplish their goal of removing Assad. Millions of dollars wasted, no forced regime change, whilst still keeping all the 'benefits' of creating a destabilised shithole.

Boy when you're right you're right. Syria's a liberal paradise compared to if (shock-horror) Assad had been removed, wow just imagine if ethnic warfare was happening in Syria today xD or 'tidal waves of blood', thank god we kept Assad. You've completely turned me around on this topic, how'd you get this smart?

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:33:00 AM »
Not surprised to find every kind of conspiracy theory on this forum about the Chemical attack.

We know the official story can't be correct because "ebil West", so the only sane explanations are:
- There was no Chemical Attack
- The Chemical Attack was carried out by rebels so that Assad would be hit (in a way that doesn't even remotely threaten his regime?)
- There was a Chemical Attack, but that's not the real reason that Western Nations chose to act now rather than all those other times it made sense (AKA - "I don't care about Chemical Weapons therefore neither should the West, therefore they dont care, therefore all the evidence that they care is a conspiracy" - what passes for logic online)
- Some confused mix of all 3 (AKA - Oberyn)

What I am surprised is the lack of conspiracy theory about the Western missile strike. What, a 'before' and 'after' on Google maps of a couple of sites that have been demolished with captions saying "Warhouse in Syria - 2018" is all the evidence you need? Where are the "missile strike never happened" conspirists? The "Russia shot down all of the missiles, the West doesnt want you to know!" theorists?

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:03:07 PM »
Events over the past few years would indicate there was a window of opportunity to depose Assad and he missed it.

If that was their goal, I'd say destabilising without accomplishing any of the desired objectives is probably the worst outcome.

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:52:05 PM »
It's been 'the red line' for years. The difference is that Obama didnt back that claim up, and Trump did.

Is he wrong?

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:39:53 PM »
The perfect time to strike is now that the war is practically done and these dangerous "rebels" almost been eradicated by Assad's regime. 100% logic.

The perfect time to strike was years ago if the goal was removing Assad from power, but the previous US administration didn't want it enough and the new administration campaigned on a platform of less involvement, not more.

Your new post runs counter to your previous one, it is only 100% logic to strike now if you take the 'regressive western narrative' at face value, which is that deploying these weapons is a red line. If you're trying to say the goal hasn't changed and that the West is still trying to remove Assad, then maybe you're able to justify why the timing for military action now makes 0% logical sense because it 100% fits the version of events i'm hearing.

I wonder why you'd want to only focus on the present situation and not the chain of events and context that led to it.

Because it's within our ability to influence the present situation, time travel sadly eludes us. You're right, that is the pragmatic attitude. Plenty good for basement-dwellers with delusions of grandeur to just say "you made your bed" when talking about your own country or civilisation, but anyone with any kind of authority needs to think about the actions they have available now given that they cant just cry and wish away the current version of reality.

FYI, maybe this will someday sink in, crying about history and the chain of events leading to a situation doesn't actually do anything. If you want to do something you need to take action, action such as firing missiles at the Chemical Weapon stockpile of someone we believe to be using those weapons.

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:31:53 PM »
@Oberyn Maybe you should stop following what the situation was 'for YEARS' then and follow what the situation is right now. The West has basically given up trying to remove Assad from power, they still want him gone but with Russia's backing and a lack of desire to be actively involved the West has to settle for sitting on the sidelines.

And sure, it sweetens the deal that they get to launch a targeted strike against Assad's regime with the pretext of Chemical Weapon usage. But it's not any sort of action that even remotely increases the chance of Assad being removed from power, and it's not like the countries involved were ignorant of that fact.

It's hard to decipher when you're being sarcastic or not when the entire post reads as bad copy-pasta that has nothing to do with any of the things I or anyone else here have actually said. I dont think anyone mentioned 'TEH CHILRENS'. It's says something that you always mock the emotional response to a situation (even in situations where nobody has actually given that response), given that kneejerk emotional responses are all you're capable of.

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General Off Topic / Re: Meanwhile in USA
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:05:07 PM »
Agreeing with the dominant worldview on a variety of moral, practical, selfish and nationalist grounds, yes.

Agreeing with the 'facts' put forwards by the premier of my country, yours and by Donald Trump (wonder if your rant would have been about fake liberal leftist media if instead of agreeing with Trump I'd used the strikes as an opportunity to critique him, nooo perish the idea of Oberyn being sensationalistic for the sake of it).

If you'd read my post you'd know better than to pretend I was arguing against Assad using chemical weapons against radicals in his town on empathetic grounds. I don't give a shit how he chooses to kill the people resisting him in Syria, I do give a shit that an unstable country is producing and stockpiling these weapons. A country that nearly fell under full IS control. You dont need to be an edge-lord to know that's a bad thing. The final part of that paragraph and the last paragraph, what even is it that you think you're trying to argue? Lol. Is it a hoax or is it typical regressive western liberal *placeholder* *placeholder* *placeholder* media only caring when it suits them? And please explain to me the relevance of your emotional little refugee rant to an argument about the morality of chemical weapons and whether or not the West fired missiles for the reasons they stated or not. Damn those liberals such as Trump pushing their liberal agendas, jesus you need to sort yourself out before you start posting.

Make up your mind. Your 'argument' appears to be trying to mock 'evil warmongering west' attitudes whilst also trying to mock anyone that supports the version of events being told by the west, these are opposite accounts of the story. You don't have a fucking clue what you're arguing do you? Did you just miss me or something and stick bits of old rants together? Clearly when you don't have an argument just putting quotes around the word 'facts' and sprinkling juicy words like 'neo-liberal' haphazardly around your post is all you can rely on.

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