krusher wrote:Regarding the plead of ignorance I had that happen to me quite often. I Adapted by being as specific as possible. What commonly happened was I'd ask for a 2 round notice before breaking the truce on (specific border) people would abuse this and count the round that they announced their wish to disolve the truce i.e end of round 13 they'd finish their turn and announce their wish to break truce, on round 15 they'd immidietly attack, in my mind a 2 round notice would mean they announce on 13 and attack on 16. So 14 and 15 would be the 2 rounds, I don't count the round that they announce because most of the time you have already played your turn and can't do nothing about it and typically a 1 round notice is not enough to prepare your defenses in a border that is defenseless.
I guess if you noted the specific round the attacking could begin that would solve any confusion eh? *makes mental note*.
krusher wrote:I am a firm believer in truces, its a strategy game after all and I think diplomacy is as important as the attack button. Not to mention it can make the game fun.
Don't get me wrong, I've used diplomacy to win, I can be very fork-tongued when I choose but I do end up feeling a little cheap. It's a fault of mine and another reason I don't use it much.
krusher wrote:Back in the day truces were different, the terms were more vague and generally people were more hesitant to attack unless they could eliminate you or hold what they took from you. We were all regulars and knew each other so there was a higher standard. Maps have become more complex harder for 1 man to control and the people more random and "liberal" on their words and actions which all adds up to the decay of the trust that is needed for a truce to work.
This is a good point. I don't know most of the people I play with so proposing a truce is that much more risky. If I was playing with a friend and they broke a truce there would be serious consequences.
I was a former conqueror but sadly these hypocrits refuse to award me the medal since I was busted fo SD.
Well, live and learn eh? If you became conqueror again would you get the medal this time around(assuming you didn't use SD)? If so, it's never too late.