Sure. It just doesn't feel great to repeal something you've worked hard on.

What should we replace it with? I'd like to see my pending system as a part
of the repeal. Other than that... maybe re adopt the Alexis's Party system?
We all agreed that it was fun to play, apart from some bugs, which could
definitely be fixed.

-Aris

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:46 AM Reuben Staley <reuben.sta...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> It's okay. I was a newer player, in over my head, who didn't have a
> great grasp of Agoran language, who would turn out to be a bad officer.
> But it was an interesting mechanic for a while.
>
> And thanks for offering to write up the repeal proposal, but I think it
> would only be appropriate that I finish the job I started.
>
> On 7/5/2018 12:38 PM, Aris Merchant wrote:
> > I hate to do this, but I'm going to write up a full repeal. They're
> > interesting mechanics, but they just don't seem to be much fun to play. I
> > have a feeling that the problems are systemic enough that no amount of
> > tweaking will actually fix them. I'm sorry. I know you worked hard on
> this.
> >
> >
> > -Aris
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:45 AM Reuben Staley <reuben.sta...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> If we want to "fix" Arcadia, we need to figure out what the underlying
> >> issues are. So what /are/ the issues with these mechanics?
> >>
> >> I did not take zombies into consideration when writing up the original
> >> PAoaM proposal. Zombies provided a cheap way to get double your monthly
> >> income when I wanted the only way to gain more income to be by
> >> interacting with the facilities mechanic. If zombies hadn't been a
> >> thing, maybe the monopolies wouldn't have been so simple to nail down.
> >>
> >> It was unbalanced in ways that I couldn't have forseen. Upgrading
> >> Processing Facilities is something we're just getting into now, but it's
> >> an important thing. A rank 5 mine feeding 10 ore a week into a rank 5
> >> refinery... that is 130 coins a week. Once someone goes a couple weeks
> >> with this setup, they might be impossible to defeat.
> >>
> >> Players also stopped caring. Maybe if we had some of the early adopters
> >> of the Arcadia mechanics still playing, it would be easier to gang up on
> >> the monopolists, but many of them have simply stopped caring about these
> >> mechanics. It's gotten too dramatic.
> >>
> >> I was not the best at being an effective Cartographor. I didn't do
> >> weekly land auctions half of the time. I could have done a lot more to
> >> ensure healthy development of the map.
> >>
> >> PAoaM was a buggy mess that took months to fix. That really hindered
> >> people's enjoyment of it for ~3 months after it passed.
> >>
> >> In my opinion, the Arcadia subgame has gotten progressively less fun due
> >> to a multitude of reasons. People keep on trying to patch it, but all
> >> those patches fall through and are either abandoned by their creator or
> >> they don't actually fix the underlying issues.
> >>
> >> But, as G. says here, the underlying issues might not even the biggest
> >> problem. A lack of knowledge on how these mechanics will effect the game
> >> is. We. Don't. Playtest. And I don't know how keen others would be on
> >> trial and error to find a balanced set of mechanics. That sure sounds
> >> like a borefest to me.
> >>
> >> If it's true that to get a perfect set of mechanics is just repeated
> >> tests, count me with the repeal-the-whole-dang-thing crowd. I think lots
> >> of us here would agree.
> >>
> >> I know I said that I wanted to preserve the Arcadian mechanics as long
> >> as I could but I'm beginning to think that it really is time to get rid
> >> of these mechanics. Hopefully someone else can come up with a
> breakthrough.
> >>
> >> On 07/05/2018 11:22 AM, Kerim Aydin wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Eh, mark me as someone who would be burned out.
> >>>
> >>> It took - hmm, a few months play, a coin/corn bug, and a big payroll
> from
> >>> zombies to open up the board (for everyone) and get some land enough to
> >> get
> >>> to this point.
> >>>
> >>> At this point - with several land - I'm starting to get into the worker
> >>> placement and currency budgeting part and it's kind of interesting.
> I'm
> >>> even willing to keep trying for a little bit as-is.  But I'm not keen
> >>> enough to do a reset and go through all that again over months to get
> to
> >>> this point.
> >>>
> >>> Now maybe your reforms would help substantially, but they're not
> >> play-tested.
> >>> If we could tweak in fast-time ("go through" enough rounds without
> taking
> >>> weeks to do so each time) we might find a set of rules that worked via
> >>> playtesting.  Maybe doing auctions differently would help.  But after
> >>> shinies and then this, I'm not really feeling the commitment to do
> >> economy
> >>> round#3 at Agora-speed while waiting for the inevitable crashing bugs.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, 5 Jul 2018, Reuben Staley wrote:
> >>>> Reply-to is the worst.
> >>>>
> >>>> On 07/05/2018 10:33 AM, Reuben Staley wrote:
> >>>>> As in resetting the map and giving everyone a welcome-package-sized
> >> amount
> >>>>> of resources and making a little spawn island? It might work,
> >> considering
> >>>>> that that reform plan was supposed to fix balancing issues. But also
> I
> >> think
> >>>>> that would just make even more people burned out on this subgame.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On 07/05/2018 10:20 AM, Corona wrote:
> >>>>>> ​What about just resetting the economy (to the same state as when it
> >> was
> >>>>>> enacted) while implementing Trigon's planned reforms?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ~Corona
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Kerim Aydin <ke...@u.washington.edu
> >
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Aaaaand .... yeah, not to do with paper, but on the Coins side I'm
> >> done
> >>>>>>> here.
> >>>>>>> I'll support a full repeal of this mess.  Restraint is not
> something
> >>>>>>> that
> >>>>>>> everyone does well.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Thu, 5 Jul 2018, Corona wrote:
> >>>>>>>> I bid 32 coins in auction 1.
> >>>>>>>> I bid 34 coins in auction 5.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> ~Corona
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 9:22 PM, Kerim Aydin <
> ke...@u.washington.edu
> >>>
> >>>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> I bid 32 coins in auction 5.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> On Mon, 2 Jul 2018, Kerim Aydin wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>> I bid 25 coins in auction 5.
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> On Mon, 2 Jul 2018, Reuben Staley wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>> There are currently more public, unpreserved, non-aether land
> >>>>>>> units in
> >>>>>>>>>>> existence than I feel like counting. 5 land units of my choice
> >>>>>>>>>>> are
> >>>>>>> put
> >>>>>>>>> up for
> >>>>>>>>>>> auction.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> For the following 5 auctions, I am the announcer, Agora is the
> >>>>>>>>> auctioneer, and
> >>>>>>>>>>> the minimum bid is 1 coin, and the lots are as such:
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> AUCTION 1: the land unit at (-6, -1)
> >>>>>>>>>>> AUCTION 2: the land unit at (-6, +1)
> >>>>>>>>>>> AUCTION 3: the land unit at (-6, -2)
> >>>>>>>>>>> AUCTION 4: the land unit at (-6, +2)
> >>>>>>>>>>> AUCTION 5: the land unit at (+6, -1)
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> --
> >>>>>>>>>>> Trigon
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Trigon
> >>>>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Trigon
> >>
> >
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