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Message Boards (Village, Alliance, Public)

Message Boards  

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  1. 1. Would you like message boards to be more useful?

    • Yes!
      7
    • Maybe, depends on if they are actually functional.
      1
    • No.
      1


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I'd like to ask for some serious message board changes.

 

Currently:

Message Boards: 6 planks, 3 small nails, 2 shafts.

Paper or papyrus :  pressed wood pulp or reeds with a press

ink :  a octopus ink sac or dye  (color strongly dependent on skills)

reed pen :  reed cut with carving knife  (cannot improve and limits length of message based on quality of pen)

 

So to leave a message on any board, one must have paper, a pen of decent quality, AND permissions.  Just to leave messages and notices.  There are no permissions to allow people to take paper and ink for writing, there is no way to add this to a board for ease of use.  So in short, what is the intent of these boards?

 

I would like to recommend some changes to make things a little easier to facilitate in-game communication.

 

Message boards have permissions that must be manually done.

 

Change 1;  Alter all message boards to include 2 fuel slot containers.

  • Slot 1: Paper box.
  • Slot 2: Ink Jar

This is to allow a person to set up a board that can be openly used.  without the need of carrying numerous decay prone items.

 

The inclusion of the two items as fuel slots will open a window of time that notes can be written on the boards.  The consumption of these items should be determined strictly by the quality of the board itself.  1 kilo of paper, and 1 kilo of ink should last about 24 hours on a 30 quality board.  about 240 hours on a 50 quality board, 4 days on a 70 ql board, 8 days on a 90 ql board, and 14 days on 95+ boards.

 

Change 2: Allow for upgrading a village message board to an alliance message board.

  • Allow this after courier has been cast on the board.

This is to allow a uniform board that can be viewed by a person on their specific deed, but be connected to a single board in use based on alliance.

 

Change 3:  Allow for board to become a public message board.

  • If deed is connected to a starter town via highway.  it would display public announcements.
  • Board must be upgraded with a Cat's eye.
  • Allows anyone to post on it

 

This I think is just kinda fun, have anyone who posts a notice in a starter town have it delivered to all towns that are connected and have boards.  provides a reason to connect towns and an in game "news system"

 

New addition: 

 

Trade board:   Allow a board to be placed that would be connected to a server wide searchable database that would show what items are available, and what deed they are in.  This would come in handy with the new highway system.  Perhaps limiting items on the trade board to merchants on deeds connected via a highway network?

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I'm fully on board (heh) with these QoL suggestions and fleshing it out to suit the highway system too. My only complaint with this is that it only addresses part of the issues involved with writing and sending letters. As you mentioned, pens cannot be imped, and would remain a major bottleneck for the text limit without the message board for sending private messages ingame. I'd like to see these changes, but also to see reed pens imp-able, or add a fancier pen that can be imped, and to let paper further contribute to the text limit based on its own quality too.

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2 hours ago, Hoseph said:

I'm fully on board (heh) with these QoL suggestions and fleshing it out to suit the highway system too. My only complaint with this is that it only addresses part of the issues involved with writing and sending letters. As you mentioned, pens cannot be imped, and would remain a major bottleneck for the text limit without the message board for sending private messages ingame. I'd like to see these changes, but also to see reed pens imp-able, or add a fancier pen that can be imped, and to let paper further contribute to the text limit based on its own quality too.

 

I cannot agree more with you on the issue of message length and pen quality.  Perhaps the allowance of an iron pen made from a needle, reed pen, and something else?  Make it a fine carpentry item?

 

Lastly quality of the Pen should determine time it takes to write the letter and ink consumed.   The length of the letter should determine how much paper is used.

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