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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

Like is says: a Suggestion Box.

[be polite, I meant GAME suggestions!]

That's not to say we haven't got lots of ideas for things in the pipelines, but I'm sure there are lots of players out there who have lots of ideas about how to make the game a better / more interesting one, and we're always interested to hear what those ideas are.

Especially if they're explained clearly and constructively. :)

Who knows maybe you'll see an idea of yours up in lights :)

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TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

Well since you put the suggestion out there to others agencies to do,
which they have been doing. What is the point of this post ???

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

So to it just came to your attn? is acting like the rest of us are naive or you are being misleading. Since you told me you told a couple other agencies how to do this. Would you like me to copy and paste the PM?

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

since you put it in a rude way, then because your agency is unable to block other agency to hunt or to beat them in closing those hunts, then why do you complaint about other agency blocking the hunts?

If you want to blame for giving this suggestion to other agencies, you might as well try to block their hunts as well, then I can see how well your agency can do in treasure hunting. Or else, don't complain.

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

You are correct I guess your true colors are again being shown.

I guess it is time for agencies to challenge Hunts

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

@TJ: reply to your 2nd post.

I don't want to bring the problem from smail to the community board, that's why I put it that way. But yes, I admit that I gave suggestions to other agencies, because this way of blocking hunts is one way to prevent faster/bigger agencies from growing and whether they chose to do it or not, its up to them.

Like your agency never jumped on other agencies' hunts, or else they won't team up against your agency.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

@TJ: reply to your 3rd post.

Since when did Admin said agency can't challenge each other's hunt? I believe every action has a reaction or else they wouldn't have lost quite a number of hunts because your agency couldn't stand looking at the hunts wondering whether they're going to finish it or not or purposely leave the hunt that way in hope to block other agencies.

My standing is still strong, as I told others many times, if you steal from me, you'll definitely see me stealing from you, that's the part of the game. If you can take the lose, then its time to quit.

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

My agency (Renegades) has not yet Jumped a Hunt (challenged) but our Hunts have been jumped by others (unsuccessfully).

Have I challenged hunts in the past YES (when a member of a different agency). Like you said it is part of the game. But I never took part in trying to block hunts or prevent others from taking on TH is they chose to work.

Like you said Ben as set it up for TH to be challenged. So I guess I will consider doing so again.

You brought the problem from Smail to the Board when attempting to Post on the boards. In a way like you knew nothing and then take the opportunity to asking for more rewards for TH.

Droid
Droid

I'd just like to say this about blocking hunts; it's relatively simple to sit on last case on a hunt and deny others a chance to enjoy themselves but it doesn't gain you anything, it just spoils things for others. It does happen accidentally occasionaly (we all ran out of favours on Sunday) but to deliberately wait until just after hunt generation time and then accuse is selfish.

It's not big and it's not clever.

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Ok, my turn. Anyone who signs on and plays SoM on a regular basis knows very well what was going on last week and what this post is all about.

Yes Joseph, other agencies watch and note other agencies routines and take advantage of that knowledge which is exactly what happened this last weekend. Certian agencies actions were watched, noted and acted upon.

Another point you are correct about it that for every action there is a reaction and most likely you are not going to like the outcome.

As for blocking faster/stronger agencies from growing, well if that is the only way for an agency to grow themselve, than it isn't much of an agency now is it.

But, as you and TJ said, Ben has set it up for hunts to be challenged so if that is the way everyone wants it, so be it. However, I would like to bring to light a certain occurance that I think goes beyond unfair, it was down right underhanded and rotten.

As noted, agencies watch routiens of other agencies and the agents in those agencies. Well, not too long ago, a hunt was jumped when the jumping agency knew that the agents from the agency that was jumped would not be online again for quite a few hours. Now is that honorable or are they just such a poor agency that can't win any other way?

Many, many hunts have been opened recently that have taken the agency days to finish and none of us other agencies have touched them. But sometimes you have to say, enough is enough.

Droid
Droid

If hunt blocking becomes a serious problem (which it hasn't yet) there's a solution but it involves Ben doing some coding. Check every hour to see if an agency has progressed a step and if nothing has happened for say 8 hours issue the following broadcast message to the agency:

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Hey <username>,

It's the Priest, things are getting hot around here so I had to give the slightly bent spoon of the Mohicans back to the police clerk.

Treasure Hunt Regressed.
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I think we have to be careful to avoid punishing new agencies that way though so the (say 8 hours) could be modified depending on how many treasures they've already found. It wouldn't be fair to push the small agencies back too quickly, treasure hunts were originally intended to last several days.

I don't see anything wrong with jumping hunts if it's a well established agency, it's meant to be a competition. I don't agree with jumping new ones on their first few hunts as it puts people but that's just because I'm a big softy at heart.

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