Sacking should make you rich!

 
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Gustav II Adolf
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Sacking should make you rich!

Perhaps it would be intresting if you would get part of your enemies resources when you sack their towns, i.e. destroy their buildings. It would be an economic incentive to be aggressive.

Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject:

No, it should not for a simple reason: It overadvantages the sacking player and punishes the suffering player twice. That'd result in even shorter matches.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Perhaps there should be a game mode where players can sack.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject:

Arsalaan wrote:
Perhaps there should be a game mode where players can sack.
To what end though?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject:

Well, it would make for a more unforgiving game. Apart from being an incentive to be aggressive, it would also make base defence more important. Although an all out attack could be beneficial, it could also be very risky leaving your base unprotected. A more careful playstyle would be wise, and I'm not sure it would lead to shorter matches.

It would also be realistic. Sacking was an important part of war. Besides, where do the civs store their resources? Do the Dutch have nothing in their banks? Not all buildings should give resources, not towers and walls, but maybe towncenters, markets and banks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:17 am    Post subject:

What about the idea the some buildings will drop resource crates when they are razed by an enemy?

This would have the effect of incentivising the sacking of an enemy town, but would also require the attacking player to risk their vulnerable gatherers. Furthermore, the defending player could successfully repel the raid, after losing some buildings, then gather those resources themselves (such as, say, 200F, 200W, 200G, for a TC), and recover some of their losses.

Just a random idea, at least, I'm not sure it's a good one, but I found it interesting.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:03 am    Post subject:

Just no, no, no, no. Forget about it guys. It's super imbalanced.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject:

Funnily enough first time I saw the title I read: Shagging should make you rich. That's something I would absolutely approve...
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