Everyone(and I mean everyone) can bribe their peasants and in a new world (which this forum happens to be for) you can take out wolf lairs, bandit camps and rat castles at Thane rank. Heck, there probably won't be enough AIs for you because of all the players farming the AI for honor. Disease doesn't make an appearance in new worlds until about 15 or so days into that world and by that time you have plenty of opportunity to invest 1 rp in baptism to heal your parish.Guardian001 wrote:So do you realize not everyone can do your stated actions?DavidSpy wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of players who only log into the game once a week(lots multis). If I log into a world and see negative weather I can easily counter it by dropping all taxes and bribing my peasants. This will get me into the peasant multiplier range for fast army builds, before I log out I restore my tax rate to what it was previous. Bad weather also encourages players to remove other negative factors from their parish such as The Wolf AI, bandits, disease, and wolf lairs.sorasdarkness wrote:
3-It doesn't really force players to stay active. Calculating for weather takes all of about 30 seconds, probably less. If you have a friend who plays the game they could even toss you a text 'hey weather dropped might want to change taxes real quick' and the end. If you don't have a friend weather changes at the same time every day so you have to log on quickly to check one time...I don't really consider logging on 1 time a day to click up the tax tab a few times 'active,' plus since it's fairly consistently negative you can just predict the negative weather by keeping taxes slightly lower and you're fine.
For older worlds you are right, as a Thane you will not be taking out Wolf Castles or fighing a high level of disease but....if your steward is anywhere decent you just need to shoot him a nice mail and he will give you a helping hand undermost circumstances. Remove the AI castle, heal the parish, bless it even, send you resources. All these things he can do for himself and you as well.