Gain offensive points by attacking Barbarians

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  • Gain offensive points by attacking Barbarians

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      Yes (2) 14%
      No (12) 86%
    General Information:

    Right now, when you attack the Barbarians and win, you do not get Offensive Points. I want that to change.

    What are you suggesting?

    Players should get the full Offensive Point values for fighting the Barbarians.

    How will it change the interface/gameplay/battles/system?

    It will change the high score tables. No big deal.

    Suggestion Reason:

    Giving a player zero points for defeating the Barbarians gives other players a false impression of that player's fighting ability. It also normalises fighting by treating the Barbarians as any other enemy.

    Special Notes:

    I'm not sure if Defence Points are similarly treated but if so, then they too should be changed.
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    The post was edited 2 times, last by -Hera- ().

  • sorry, i genuinely dont want offensive points to be acquired through barbarians, it will decrease the meaning of having or seeking OP rankings. which i believe is a big deal for many fighters out there.
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  • The problem is barbarians can't be treated as any other player. They can't wave troops, bring in reinforcement etc.
    Also a normal player would most likely do a (real) revenge attack (barbarians won't even make it past the wall most times).

    I agree that giving zero points for attacking barbarians isn't the best solution either, but as I've said, you can't use the same scale for attacking AI as for attacking real player.
  • Even if the idea sounds good in the begin - Barbarians is not a part of real fights in the game, they are just for individual's training purposes, so I can't see much sense in this idea.
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  • Quartz wrote:

    The origin of the idea was when I was accused by another player of being militarily inactive when I was not.
    Despite understanding what you are saying, the contrary can be said about one's play and one's offensive points.
    Let's say offensive points are added when you hit barbarians. Then it will actually mean that other players will now attack you thinking that you are some 'military ace'?

    As some already mentioned above, hitting barbarians does not mean 'offensive'. Offensive is when a player attacks another player; and that other player can hit you back, if he wants.
    Yes, I know barbarians hit back... but hey! come on! let's face it, when barbarians smash their heads against a +40 wall level... I would hardly call that defensive points!
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  • Indeed you are. And no doubt, a player can spend a lot of frontline and swords, and bombs/gyros (for the high level barbarians) . For the rest, he will need to spend time recalling and waving in fresh artilleries and long-ranch.

    But, then that would also mean a need for a 'counter-action'.... the defensive points.
    And as I mentioned above, I would hardly call barbarians smashing their heads against your wall as defensive points.

    The title 'Scourge of the Barbarians' is one way of showing your defeat "military activeness" against the barbarians. And it's hard to get that title...

    edit: sorry, not 'defeat' (!), but "military activeness" against the barbarians!
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    The post was edited 1 time, last by iots ().

  • Quartz wrote:

    But I'm still expending resources - in the form of troops - to gain those points. That seems reasonable to me.
    Just observing this idea as a neutral, perhaps you might suggest a new offensive points-like score to be added that's specifically tailored to the barbarians?

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  • Hopla wrote:

    Once a suggestion is approved, it gets 90 days to be discussed. If your idea is very well received by the Ikariam community and players feels it is merited, then it will be moved to the Reported Suggestions forum. For a suggestion to get into the Reported section, the suggestion must receive more than 80% upvotes, minimum 12 out of 15 votes, after 90 days of being active.

    90 Days + have passed unfortunately this community (or any other community at this point in time) have not given enough votes for it to be moved into Reported Suggestions. Therefore, I am going to have to reject this suggestion.

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