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  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,876Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Marisella said:
    With this addition, does it mean all current shrines are by default consecrated, or do we have to run around and consecrate existing shrines now?
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  • MarisellaMarisella Posts: 153Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I think it would be good to get a lognote on the logs that informs the Order which shrine has been consecrated, and which has been desecrated.
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  • TahquilTahquil Posts: 3,827Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    How does the 'cause' work for groups of people dropping shrines now? Is only the single person defiling open for attack or are the four other people there standing about cheering them on open for attack as well?
  • AktillumAktillum PhilippinesPosts: 1,365Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Makarios @Nicola These changes look awesome for shrine wars etc, but won't the changes turn shrines into uber-powerful city defense mechanisms? If it takes 1 minute to desecrate a shrine, and then only 1 person may defile the shrine at a time, that gives cities a much larger of window of opportunity to worldburn the crap out of raiders.

  • NicolaNicola Posts: 608Administrator Achaean staff
    @Aktillum The further changes noted at the end of the announce post and this quote by Makarios should cover your concerns.

    Makarios said:
    Yeah, we'd like shrines to be a bit more relevant other than as a mobile worldburn platform, but if that is to happen there would definitely need to be a cap per order.


    Aktillum
  • AktillumAktillum PhilippinesPosts: 1,365Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    Nicola said:
    @Aktillum The further changes noted at the end of the announce post and this quote by Makarios should cover your concerns.

    Makarios said:
    Yeah, we'd like shrines to be a bit more relevant other than as a mobile worldburn platform, but if that is to happen there would definitely need to be a cap per order.


    I saw that bit, I'm still a little concerned though. It'd have to be quite a small limit to avoid the situation I described, because cities would likely just decide that they'll just keep all their Patron shrines inside their cities. I'm not trying to rain on the parade here, I really do love the changes. Just trying to think of how we could avoid raid parties being wiped out by a city-wide shrine network, if a city decided to only keep shrines inside their city (Mhaldor and Targossas, for instance, would likely go that route).

    I'd have to see the new balance for defiling and exactly how long it takes to destroy a shrine, my main concern is that it's always been a priority to immediately drop any shrines near any room in a city your group is raiding, and if it takes around 2 minutes to drop a shrine now..ouch. So if a cap were instated, it'd need to be like 5 shrines per Order. I dunno, even then a city could probably cover their most vulnerable spots.

    Maybe an alternative could be something like shrines dropping faster inside cities? Meh that would be clunky. I dunno! But really I'm happy to see these changes and how it all plays out :)


  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 3,254Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    Cap per area that declines as you get further from the master shrine area. ex: targ gets 5. Reaches gets 4. Everywhere else gets 3. (Arbitrary numbers)

    I also have no idea if this is even feasible because I don't know where all the master shrines are, but you all get the gist of it.

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  • AktillumAktillum PhilippinesPosts: 1,365Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Valid points @Aerek. My only other suggestion would be if maybe adding a second method of defiling that doesn't involve mob corpses - a 'group channeling' method. If you have 8+ people, they could channel energy to defiling a shrine, and it would only takes 15 seconds to drop it. This would make it so that single-person defilers would be effected by the new changes, but create a way for large groups to quickly dismantle shrines inside cities. And you could create the reverse as well - allow a group of 3 or 5 Order members to channel raising a shrine with no mobs necessary.

  • KayeilKayeil Washington StatePosts: 2,735Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I hope when the limit is announced that we have an oppurtunity to dismantle the ones that go over the limit that we have decided on getting rid of instead of wiping out all the shrines and making everyone start over.
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  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,876Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    From the way @Makarios worded it, it sounded like Orders will be able to decide what shrines they want to keep. I also doubt they would just destroy every shrine everywhere, at least not without giving people opportunity to choose first.

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  • KayeilKayeil Washington StatePosts: 2,735Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Shirszae said:
    From the way @Makarios worded it, it sounded like Orders will be able to decide what shrines they want to keep. I also doubt they would just destroy every shrine everywhere, at least not without giving people opportunity to choose first.
    Just expressing this because during the Bal'met event Orders had to dismantle shrines all over and then start over (if their order survived). Was a pain in the butt.
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  • KakotasKakotas Posts: 261Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    This will be interesting now what would make it more interesting is say limiting the number of shrines a given order can have in a city. So Order X can only have 2 shrines in the same given city/state and they still count against the overall total. That will make it a gamble do we place them in safe protected cities where they worldburn and defend or do we place them where we have a better chance at essence or on different continents.
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  • AesgarAesgar Posts: 391Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
  • UtianimaUtianima Norway and AustriaPosts: 217Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Mizik said:
    That doesn't matter. If I'm not online then I don't care. 

    It's the @Utianima etc rabble who have no interest in fighting that were bothersome. Now they'll get nothing done without a fight!

    For my intents and purposes this just eliminated non coms.
    @Mizik called me rabble. Woot :)

  • UtianimaUtianima Norway and AustriaPosts: 217Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Morthif said:
    Havent they refused to touch this dozens of times already?
    Yeah, they have. Won't happen.

  • KayeilKayeil Washington StatePosts: 2,735Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    On second thought, nevermind.
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  • LyrinLyrin Posts: 143Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    People have to stay in the room for a whole minute?   Oh god the HOLOCAUSTS
  • KietKiet Posts: 2,358Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
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  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinPosts: 2,876Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kiet said:
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
    Its fine, @Kiet. You can come back to Eleusis and plaugh at cities that are backed with just one Order along with the rest of us :tongue:

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  • TahquilTahquil Posts: 3,827Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Desecrated/consecrated and neutral shrines should all have slightly different room descriptions.
    Example -

    Consecrated
    Above a bowl of bronze, a looped jade ribbon twists in the air on an unending and paradoxical path.

    Desecrated
    Above a bowl of bronze, a sliced ruby ribbon flutters about erratically as it attempts to mend itself.




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  • ExelethrilExelethril PhD ScientologyPosts: 3,162Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kiet said:
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
    Clearly you guys just need to split Sartan in two again.

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  • KietKiet Posts: 2,358Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Unironically agree with that :(
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  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,319Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kiet said:
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
    Clearly you guys just need to split Sartan in two again.
    If they keep splitting and re-forming Sartan there won't be anything left.
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  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna bePosts: 3,370Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kiet said:
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
    Clearly you guys just need to split Sartan in two again.
    Or merge Deucora.
    Huh. Neat.
  • MarisellaMarisella Posts: 153Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Antonius said:
    Kiet said:
    Aesgar said:
    My only concern, as of now, is the number of active orders per city playing a role. 

    For example, Targossas and Eleusis will have the comparative advantage to Mhaldor/Ashtan due to when the amount of shrines able to be raised becomes limited, they can divvy up the load and then expand their network elsewhere.

    Other than that looks awesome!

    (@Antonius I did enjoy our last hurrah the other night though)
    This is the only real concern I have with this too. Unless the limit is absurdly high, no order's gonna be able to cover the entire city with shrines. But two orders might get close!
    Clearly you guys just need to split Sartan in two again.
    If they keep splitting and re-forming Sartan there won't be anything left.
    Would also split the city more! 
  • RangorRangor Posts: 2,919Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Could also split the city in two. Upper Mhaldor and Lower Mhaldor. Shaitan2 gets one and Apollyon2 gets the other.
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  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,630Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Like we don'the struggle with population enough already!
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  • AinlyAinly Posts: 121Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Seems to me that shrines are going to be harder to destroy but no harder to raise.  Someone could put in a lot of effort to drop a single shrine just to have one raised easily immediately after.  How about putting a debuff in a room where a shrine was destroyed, making it impossible to raise another shrine there for a period of time. Hi @Melodie.
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  • AesiAesi Posts: 1,210Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Ainly said:
    Seems to me that shrines are going to be harder to destroy but no harder to raise.  Someone could put in a lot of effort to drop a single shrine just to have one raised easily immediately after.  How about putting a debuff in a room where a shrine was destroyed, making it impossible to raise another shrine there for a period of time. Hi @Melodie.
    I'm sorry but wasn't this the point? 

    If if they want to raise again right away, why not? More shrine conflict. More essence drain on your enemies.

    Its just more meaningful and you have a chance to respond now.
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