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aravan
08-30-2005, 02:23 AM
How about posting somewhere, maybe on a players main page, the size of the top five single armies. I dont necessarily want to know who owns them, but I would like to know how big the largest armies are. That way I have something to compare to. There could be other stats like this posted, this was just a first thought...

rasqual
08-30-2005, 06:00 AM
It would be kind of nice to know where one is in the food chain, if for no better purpose than to foster despair and self-loathing. ;-)

How about a simple ranking of armies? Perhaps each army anyone has could be tagged with a percentile figure? Something?

I dunno what stats should be anonymous, which should "name names," and so forth. Depends a bit on what Mickey might want to do with intel reports and the like.

aravan
08-30-2005, 02:03 PM
I'd just like to have some way to compare my strength versus others. Plus it might be a way to provide a check on players who arent playing by the rules. It may raise a few eyebrows if some army sizes are way out of line...

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 04:53 PM
Bullpoo

Beezer
08-30-2005, 06:24 PM
I'd be ok with showing a list, ranked most troops to fewest troops, of armies in the game. However, I would not include the actual number of troops in each army. That would make it much easier to figure out which city has how many troops in it.

Also, showing the number of troops in each army would make the "spy" idea worthless. If the information can be had freely and is known to be accurate, then paying for the "spy" feature (where the information could be accurate or inaccurate) would be pointless. This assumes, of course, that Mickey is still contemplating adding a "spy" feature to the game eventually.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 06:30 PM
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT SPIES...

If there is a yin, there has to be a yang

If you add spies you will have to add anti-spies as well. So do not even bother...

Beezer
08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
The original idea with spies was that you would pay to get information on your enimies. It was then suggested to Mickey that if he is going to have spies that there should be a risk factor in purchasing information. It could either be valid information or it could be invalid information. So you've got a 50/50 chance of getting bad information.

The "intelligence reports" suggestion is on the To Do list, but I'm not sure how much thought he has put into it.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
I hate gamble in this!

A poo can get you 100 carats and some other may get you 10000 hihi :spin:

Yuck!...

rasqual
08-30-2005, 07:13 PM
If there is a yin, there has to be a yang
If that statement is itself a yin, what would be it's yang? ;-)

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 07:15 PM
Where there is a rasqual, there will always be a War&Peace

Na, na, na, na, naaa-na! :) :P

Beezer
08-30-2005, 07:24 PM
Where there is a rasqual, there will always be a War&Peace

So are you yang to his yin?? ;)

Man....that was a terrible joke.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 07:26 PM
It was not a joke!

I stand way over here and he stands way over there...

I am sweet, he is sour

etc...
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Mickey
08-30-2005, 07:36 PM
I hate gamble in this!

A game like this uses chance as it's backbone. I try to give more advantages to those that use good strategy (read: bigger armies), but it'll always come down to some degree of chance.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 07:41 PM
I really like you when you are on TV or Disneyland, not here as an Administrator...

I can't believe I just said that!!... ???...

Beezer
08-30-2005, 07:44 PM
It was not a joke!

I was referring to the poor attempt at a joke that I made about you being the yang to his yin.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 07:49 PM
That was not a joke too! :)

You, go with rasqual and help him with that sandwich...

aravan
08-30-2005, 09:09 PM
The spy idea would still be valid. Here's an example of what I am talking about:

Largest Armies Intelligence

1. 21,250
2. 18,760
3. 18,500
4. 18,490
5. 16,250

You still wouldnt know who owned what, or where these armies existed, just that you do, or dont, stack up versus the biggest. You could still use spies to see what size the armies are in the cities, etc. etc. etc...

rasqual
08-30-2005, 09:55 PM
Yeah, that kind of thing.

War_Peace
08-30-2005, 10:08 PM
All kinds of information should be restricted!

His Lord Uberdude
08-31-2005, 01:37 AM
I'm all for intelligence. Hey, we're out for realism here, and last I checked the real world has spies in other countries. So, go intelligence, depite War_Peace's demands.