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  1. I can relate to this sentiment, because I often feel this way myself. But in this particular case, I think the concern is misplaced. OP went out of their way to be respectful of others' views and playstyles, to an extent that I rarely see on these forums. The proposal was thoughtfully constructed to allow those who want to use pens to continue to do so, but in a way that also addresses the concerns of those who are dismayed by the effects that current rift pens have on the landscape. Everybody wins. It's a great idea imho.
  2. The poll was a sham from the start, its main purpose being to create a veneer of acceptability for the inevitable, railroaded result. I'll add to what I said in my previous post that I find it curious that votes had to be cast publicly here on the forums, instead of through the typical anonymous voting format. I'd imagine there are quite a few lurkers out there who declined to vote because of this, especially considering the highly confrontational tone of this thread. I'd also question whether a poll is the appropriate way to decide the issue, even if it could somehow be conducted in an entirely impartial manner. But it's done. There's no undoing it. I wish we could stop talking about it because it's just depressing at this point. I've previously defended NFI against accusations of selfishness, and I do still believe that it's best to avoid judging the many based on the actions of a few. But I'd be a liar if I said this whole mess hasn't made me think twice about the whole "NFI is toxic" mentality. I thank and commend all those who fought for opt-in.
  3. As long as we assume there are 14 deed owners on Cad. Edit: And as long as we assume everyone who voted is a Cad deed owner.
  4. You realize that this phrasing you’ve chosen is not exactly neutral, right? That you’re putting a negative connotation on the choice to vote no? And that because of this, the poll results don’t necessarily mean all that much? Let’s imagine you’d phrased it differently. For instance, you could have said this: Question: Shall we change the Cadence Community Map to an opt out model? I vote Yes. It would benefit me if things were this way, and that's pretty much all I care about. But perhaps my views would be best expressed in visual form: I vote No. Just as I wouldn’t be too thrilled you walked past my house, saw my name on the mailbox, and took it upon yourself to publicly post my address, I am not in favor of this proposal. Would it make any difference to me in the above scenario if you oh-so-graciously bestowed upon me the choice to opt out of my address being publicly posted? No, it would not. Especially since I may very well have zero idea that any of this is even going on. And especially since if I go on sabbatical, have a family emergency, etc. and forget to pay my rent, y'all can just pop on my by place and rob me blind since you know exactly where to find it. Not to mention, whatever my reason might be for wanting to keep my deed location to myself, it's valid. Valuing privacy is not a crime or a character defect. Alternatively, you could have said the following (preferably without all the preamble concerning your personal opinion and snarky comments about witness protection initiatives): Question: Shall we change the Cadence Community Map to an opt out model? Yes No
  5. Depends on who you ask, of course. I was just stating a fact, not trying to make a point. However... You are assuming that everybody finds it more fun to find a treasure than to sell it for a high price. Everyone's definition of fun is different. To some, making money = fun. Personally, I rarely buy or sell anything. I've done a few maps, which I've found to be extraordinarily fun. Haven't sold any of the loot and have no immediate plans to do so. From the devs' perspective, I'd imagine that it's a delicate balance between making the game "fun" (whatever that even means, considering the above) and keeping the economy robust. And that is as it should be. As players, we tend to focus almost solely on how the game could be better for us as individuals. But that perspective has very little to do with how to keep the game going in the long run. Lots of assumptions you've got going there. I'd pop an "in my opinion" on the front or the back of that statement if I were you. And maybe throw in at least a fact or two to back it up.
  6. I don't think you can say that with any degree of certainty. If a ton of players headed out at once and started clearcutting, things would not grow back as quickly as they do now, obviously. Probably the last I'll say on this topic as I doubt we'll be reaching an agreement on it. Edit: (And let's face it--almost nobody would be replanting.)
  7. Maybe only humanoid mobs then? Could be like recipes. Also kind of fun to think of trolls and goblins hunting for treasure.
  8. I'm certain I'm not the only one who's grinding mining, digging, etc. to a much higher degree lately in order to get maps. I almost never mined before the update, but I've mined a ton since. None of it is visible to anyone who doesn't go into my mine...but if I'd been woodcutting instead, it would be quite obvious to all.
  9. If woodcutting is added, there will shortly be no trees left anywhere. So no on that from me cuz I like trees and forests. Imping already gives rewards in the form of rares that are valuable monetarily and functionally. Rare shards, rare dirt, and rare farmed/foraged/botanized items don't compare in this department. Combat, maybe--although I do see a solid argument against it along the lines of what I said about woodcutting above, in that there could potentially be no mobs left because everybody would be out killing for maps. There's less chance of this happening with burying (which has the added bonus that it actually makes sense that you'd get a map from doing it) and butchering, so those might be okay. I see it as a good thing that newer players who are still working on their deeds can get an advantage here. And established players are likely to be in a better position financially (perhaps from selling boats or weapons) and can therefore buy maps (perhaps from a newer player who needs the money because the only rares they ever get are dirt and rocks) if they don't want or need to mine or terraform. There's also nothing stopping those whose deeds are complete from going out and digging or mining in the wild, making roads and tunnels, smoothing out sharp edges on fallen deeds, helping other players with projects, etc. So as much as I love treasure hunting and wish I could have ALL the maps, in general this is a -1 from me, with the possible exception of combat, butchering, and burying.
  10. I barely care either, tbh. You seem to think idiots are people who don’t play the game the way you think it should be played. I think maybe it’s people who think it’s people who don’t play the game they way they think it should be played. Or else maybe people who argue with each other about ###### they don’t care about.
  11. Not every mechanic has to work exactly the same way and be based on the same underlying concept. It’s part of the draw of the game that it ISN’T like that, in my opinion. In addition, sleep bonus is not equatable to a rare forge. It’s supposed to be for people who don’t have much time to play. Are those people more or less likely to have high FC than those who are in the game every waking hour? Does it make sense that they would be put at a disadvantage by the very mechanic that is supposed to be giving them a leg up?
  12. Not sure it makes sense that those with higher FC should get more sleep bonus--not to mention that on top of that, they'd be making bank off of selling high ql beds.
  13. My feelings are exactly the opposite. Love the update and love the cactus, which will be the very first skin I've ever purchased! May the next update be more to your liking. In which case we can perhaps predict that from my perspective it will be a colossal letdown.
  14. Yeah, this is important to note. Slaying groups aren't the only ones who like silver. Always better to reserve judgment when you're only hearing one side of the story. OP may not even have known that this was what went down.