Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onward)

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Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onward)

Poll ended at 12:11:22 Sunday, 23 December, 2012

Yes
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29%
No
12
71%
 
Total votes: 17

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Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onward)

Post by Aegis » 12:11:22 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

A simple poll about a simple rule.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Tsaeb XIII » 12:17:24 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Actually having to finally have an avatar sort of bugs me, but I'm begrudgingly voting "yes" anyway because I support the principle behind the rule.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Smyg » 12:18:44 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Fascism.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Aegis » 12:19:25 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Smyg wrote:Fascism.
Definitely the best form of government.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Langben » 12:31:04 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Aegis wrote:
Smyg wrote:Fascism.
Definitely the best form of government.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Smyg » 12:31:15 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Aegis wrote:
Smyg wrote:Fascism.
Definitely the best form of government.
Probably the most efficient, yes.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Snacks » 15:56:33 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Voted no, as per my reasons in the Game II thread.

Edit: so for the record I'm voting no, and this is strictly based on Aegis reasoning for demanding we do this in Game II, because I was never under the impression this forum was about impressing anyone so I don't see why making it look "professional" is necessary, because I don't think that having to put a picture of my leader next to my name would make me feel more involved with the game at all, and because really the only reason I see this happening is because it's how we used to do it and some people think we should still do it.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Gesar » 16:17:41 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

I'm going to vote no until somebody tells me what this accomplishes, beyond being "professional". We pretend to be historical leaders trying to dominate the world, there ain't nothing professional about that.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Aegis » 16:33:27 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Gesar wrote:I'm going to vote no until somebody tells me what this accomplishes, beyond being "professional". We pretend to be historical leaders trying to dominate the world, there ain't nothing professional about that.
I mis-read Gesars post and so have taken out the wrongful information I posted

Some people enjoy being a little more involved in games. To be fair at no point did I say this was a binding poll. I just wanted to gauge peoples views on the issue. Also I'm clearly a fascist and just like making derogatory rules to oppress the proletariat.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Gesar » 16:37:26 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

You know how to get involved? Roleplay your nation. Not just do your turn. An avatar won't change that, people actually caring enough to get involved will.

The sarcasm in your post wasn't appreciated either. Nobody called you a fascist, except for Smyg, and he thinks everybody is a fascist. We just want answers.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Aegis » 17:10:53 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Gesar wrote:You know how to get involved? Roleplay your nation. Not just do your turn. An avatar won't change that, people actually caring enough to get involved will.

The sarcasm in your post wasn't appreciated either. Nobody called you a fascist, except for Smyg, and he thinks everybody is a fascist. We just want answers.
So when people don't, you don't think some effort should be made to do something about it? Maybe this is misguided, Ill admit that, but at least I'm trying something.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Gesar » 17:23:48 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

You're trying something that won't have any effect. There's little to no correlation between having an avatar and boosting activity, I can promise you.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Smyg » 17:55:56 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

Gesar wrote:Nobody called you a fascist, except for Smyg, and he thinks everybody is a fascist.
That's because everyone is a Fascist. Myself included.
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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by Huojin » 18:33:47 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

My thoughts on this matter: I quite like having avatars as being leaders of your country. But forcing people to do it is a silly idea. This is a daft thing to be arguing about, to be honest. It doesn't make that much of a difference whether people have leader avatars or not.

So yeah. I guess it's nice to have them, but people shouldn't be forced to. And games shouldn't be held up because of it.

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Re: Should Avatars contain Main Game leaders (Game III onwar

Post by RinKou » 19:09:20 Sunday, 16 December, 2012

I agree with Huo. While I like the idea, sometimes people are playing the main game as a side. It'd hardly be justified to force a major in a side game to have Kim Il-Sung as his avatar, especially if he's only playing the main game for funsies.

What we could do is have each GM state beforehand whether or not they would prefer that players use their nation's leader as an avatar. It's not binding, but if the players had nothing better to do, they could always use the game avatar for the duration of the game.
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