Pipstickz Posted February 7, 2017 Report Share Posted February 7, 2017 (edited) I would like to address some points in the recent announcement on takeovers. Quote An alliance takeover either by destroying the alliance or gaining access to it is a legitimate ingame action. These things happen from time to time and generally take a decent amount of effort in terms of actual work, or monetary cost. Therefore for all alliances but official ones (TK is the only one I can think of) if they are lost they wont be immediately returned. If they are to be immediately returned, the person or persons who managed the feat will be rewarded, to pay them back for the effort they put in. The immediate return would be decided on rarely by myself or Mur, but these actions would not be taken without considerable thought. As one of the realm's top takeover artists, I have never been given any "reward" for the efforts I put in other than the personal satisfaction. Just want to make that entirely clear first of all in case any had cause to wonder, or were reaching for pocketbooks . Quote Actions to reclaim an alliance vary, typically it requires some effort to show you are cohesive or important in the alliances purpose. Using illusions or a hanging invite to regain an alliance isnt allowed and if this is the method that the alliance is reclaimed we will remove you from the alliance again. The reason for this is that, at one point in time, both of these were used to reclaim an alliance and we deemed this unfair and abusive. We (Mur and I) talked to the group involved and agreed that they will stop using these methods, in exchange we wont formally code in the restrictions so we could work on other things. But that if it were to be continue to be abused with no sign of halting, we would waste our time coding it in. Since then no problems of this kind has occurred. The reasons is that, if an alliance is disbanded it makes no sense to have invites for the previous group. And in addition using an illusion to regrain an alliance is just a gross abuse of the mp7 system. I have nothing to say about illusions as a method to takeover at this time, that has nothing to do with me. However, hanging invite, meaning an invitation that was sent to someone but never accepted, that is not seen as a viable takeover method? That's ridiculous to me. If the leader of an alliance is too lazy to check the invitations and cancel one that looks funny, they deserve their alliance to be taken. Is there some reason this is not viable? Quote This formalises more general agreements with people in the past, and precedant. I will not be going back to try and "fix" abuses since or before the agreements were made. We understand that losing an alliance is a sad process, but it is one that happens from time to time. We dont want to see these "lost" alliances fade away so will be looking forward to seeing efforts to revive them. This includes recently lost alliances and ones lost much longer ago. Claim your alliances! This sounds to me like a call to Role Leaders, whose role in takeovers you failed to explain in this announcement. Does this mean Role Leaders are no longer acknowledged? Edited February 7, 2017 by Pipstickz Blackshade Rider and Aethon 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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