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Thread: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

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    Default PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Notice: Please do not vote on this poll if you do not play on this PvP server. This is for the community of this server.

    Proposal

    -Remove faction and public portal system we currently use entirely.

    -Replace it with a new system whereby each faction may own up to five public portals, each costing $10,000. These portals will be governed by two rules:

    1. They cannot be blocked, either on your side or the safe zone side. They must be left open at all times. You may, however, place them in locked rooms if you wish, so people can come through them but not wander your base.

    2. They cannot be made a part of your defences. Don't build mazes around them, don't build lava rooms around them. They are for travel only.

    These portals may be placed upon any chunks you own, at any distance apart. Your portals will be converted on a money-spent basis. This means that factions that currently own a Faction Portal get 1 free portal, factions that own both a Faction and Public portal will get 4 free portals. Your free portals will be set up in an amnesty period should this vote succeed: if you do not use your full allotment of free portals in this period you will have to pay again for new ones when it ends. We will not keep free potential portals open for you forever.

    The portals will operate like faction portals in terms of where you spawn: you will spawn on the portal pad itself, not the middle of the Safe Zone.

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    This is a public opinion poll and, while it does not guarantee a reform should it win, strong opinion in favour of this portal reformwill be given considerable attention by the Mods.

    Vote is open for three days.
    Last edited by Poach; June 13, 2012 at 08:00 PM.

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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Never mind delete


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    This bodes very well for the server, in terms of community input
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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Voted yes. This arrangement would truly allow for proper kingdoms consisting of more than just one notable town.

    Though I'd like to state at this opportunity, that I feel like with this arrangement portals are priced too low. I'd go for 20.000 a portal. Those who had a faction portal should still get it converted to a public one, though, and those who had one of each type should get two.
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    O god, o god! i feel myself almost a citizen right now! Beeing able to vote on polls and stuff.

    VOTED Yes! Since we can travel through all our bases right then!
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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Could public portals take us back to the portal room like faction portals do, rather than to the middle of the City?




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    Yes Inarus, they will. I should've clarified that.

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    The numbers kinda speaks for themselves.
    I agree that the prices on these could be higher. Why not make the first one cheep and then make the price double or something.
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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Quote Originally Posted by EUIII
    The need for reform is dire
    Quote Originally Posted by apple View Post
    The numbers kinda speaks for themselves.
    I agree that the prices on these could be higher. Why not make the first one cheep and then make the price double or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apple View Post
    The numbers kinda speaks for themselves.
    I agree that the prices on these could be higher. Why not make the first one cheep and then make the price double or something.
    this.
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    Why 5 to me it seems to many. Don't really mind other then that.
    Quote Originally Posted by apple View Post
    I agree that the prices on these could be higher. Why not make the first one cheep and then make the price double or something.
    This is a brilliant idea though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apple
    I agree that the prices on these could be higher. Why not make the first one cheep and then make the price double or something.
    I don't know if that would be better than my suggestion of 20,000 per portal (which would have its pros, too, imo), but I'd be content with "This ^".

    You know, I've always wondered why a faction portal is cheaper than a public one - It should be (or should've been, looking at the poll) the other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketzerfreund View Post
    You know, I've always wondered why a faction portal is cheaper than a public one - It should be (or should've been, looking at the poll) the other way around.
    Probably because you can stop people from using public portal and just use it yourself as a faction portal and in times of war your allies can help you really fast if you are attacked.
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    On the other hand, public portals potentially allow enemies to fall in like locusts. That was why I wondered. But you're right about their pros. To what amount they balance out the con, I'm still not sure though.
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    So make first portal 10k second 20k third 40k forth 80k and fifth 160k
    A faction only need 1 portal so the other are considered luxury goods.
    The higher prices would also help the server inflation as a nice side effect.
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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Well so far the only "no" vote is from someone who can't read the first line of the opening post. Everyone on the "yes" list I recognise, and the abstain list isn't a problem.

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    85% approval? Madness.

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    100% approval of non-abstaining votes, there is no opposition yet.

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    Default Re: PUBLIC POLL: Portals

    Yes, you could rig the statistics that way, but I know what you're up to Paddington!

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    I oppose, we all know there are some dispirited young lads cheeky enough to go through a portal and declare war on a faction just after going through that portal.

    I would recommend rules for people declaring war, perhaps do it before going through the portal, and so the mods could enforce this? I am not very sure (before you start saying that we are all people with standards) that ALL of us can be trusted with this, especially players who have demonstrated to attack a faction during a "friendly" visit.

    EDIT: if anyone could reassure this issue, well I might consider a change of opinion.
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