Posts by Sniffa

    So what if several SoE servers only really have the playermaterial to properly fill 2-3 regions, let them fill those, and let the players who want more space and care less of ranking play in the other regions.

    Who says that the other play4ers care less about ranking? It may just be that they never get the chance to compete properly due to only have 50 people in the region compared to 100 in one city elsewhere.

    There is also a lot of associations and players that better associations just don't want to have next to them, because they are negatively effecting just about every aspect of the game, and pre-regging in 5 assos in 1 region helps getting rid of some windowlickers.

    Bigger does not mean better, I have seen some extremely good players in small associations, constantly beating many larger groups.

    Why should you foist the 'windowlickers' as you call them on to other players, blocking all newcomers who are potentially going to be problems from interfering with your game but happy for them to spoilt it for others?

    The diplomacy and building of relations for the next gameround is also a strategic element in the macro-level of the game.

    On both the SoE servers where I have played for many rounds I have seen the power shift because new alliances were made, it's not so "given" or obvious that someone will "rule forever" as people think.

    Current limits work fine.

    I am on one of the same servers as you are and I agree that power does shift when players tire of the game or look to move as a group, however it is very difficult to build up sufficient power to challenge them if all of the top associations stay together.

    I also use chains - normally far more profitable running a full supply route. Low $$ earners are regularly better for prestige but not by that much from what I have seen.

    What if this additional slot gave two options that affect other stats - for example:
    +1 waggon, -1 acceleration
    +1 acceleration, -5% reliability

    I think that is sensible - up to each person to decide which is most important to them, but is it changeable? Maybe you would normally go for the extra accceleration but, if you know you will be offline for a while, maybe reliability is best so you may wish to switch between them.

    My point is, that if in city is player that goes without integration on purpose, there is now way to deal with him. But personal embargo could be solution for this, if let's say 10 people vote for embargo for individual then individual would get for example +100% on waiting time. There should also be counter embargo points for case that people from one association will give points to individual from second association without proper reason.

    Everything you have mentioned here can be countered, up to a point, without any need for embargoes.

    Eg can this one person earn enough $$$ to break the majority when 7 or 8 in an association are investing against him? The only thing that cannot be countered properly is on Europe if one or two individuals decide to level a city when everybody else is on the landmark. It is far easier for 2 people to haul 4 RGs and grow a level 8-12 city than it is for many players to haul a larger tonnage of multiple RGs for the same level LM.

    Hmm that is possible, maybe. What discount does new starter give you? Surely not from almost 2 minutes to less than 30 seconds (compared to #3 from their same association)

    Levelling up surprised me. I expected to have time to start my EH on level 6 before getting 600 prestige, so didn't use my starter pack voucher. Was afk for an hour and when I returned I had gained 150 prestige from industry and city levels so my voucher was useless, being now on 610 prestige :(.

    I am really confused by the Wait Times on the Origin server. My association has the majority and I have invested the most $$, so it would be reasonable to presume I would have the lowest WT. However #2 who is in a different association has half my wait and another person in my association has half of their WT.

    How does this work?

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