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|Posted by glittertjess at Nov 15, 2011 5:36:15 PM|
Re: *Knockout's Outpost Blockade Policy*
I totally agree that weak flags holding valuable islands attracts most blockades. Talking about Knockout as a flag, we have a very intimidating image. Nobody has stepped up to blockade us, whether at a crappy outpost or an important large like Kirin/Terra since RM retired. The picture in a general pirate's mind is like "ZOMG, don't cade Knockout they have so much jobber support and countless poe." This is exactly what I want to change and hence our Outpost Blockade Policy is the first step. Knockout is yet to paywar a blockade on Viridian. We've organized multidrops and such, but when it comes to a heads-up blockade, we kept it as clean as possible. I'm pretty sure, regardless of what island is in question, we aren't going to paywar. Even during the hostile battle with RM, there were tons of intimidating comments passed by both sides but on the blockade day, it was alot cleaner. Sure, I've paywared in the past but we're beyond that. I personally prefer sinking over non sinking anyday. I prefer 300+ jobbers in a blockade than 100-150. It's not really possible to get these things at every blockade and hence we should save it for the better islands that are more worth fighting for. However, smaller blockades at outpost islands with non-sinking promise to encourage people isn't a bad idea at all. Something is better than nothing.
Alliances are never a bad thing in the long run for more than just jobber support. If these one flag had some significant and helpful allies, the ocean could've actually been very competitive. Such flags have a very short run as they'll ultimately go down when the others unite. Being the bad guy only lasts for a limited time. Its a lopsided battle. Alliance wars is what would keep an ocean active throughout the year. Else, we will all be waiting for the one bad guy to stir things and then wait for the next after the previous one has self-destructed.
This again is your short term view. Imagine if RM and Legacy stuck with each other tightly while we were trying to break-through, the battle would've been almost never ending. Just look at the decreasing number of blockades since RM retired. When we actually tried to stir Legacy (the bad guys of that time) up with the multi-drop, they backed out while we were all pumped up for some massive blockades. Atleast we saw Fintan last weekend and it actually made me happy that they're trying to get back on the block and didn't totally fade out. Almost every flag take the political game very seriously and if you blockade them, they consider it as backstabbing a friend. Can I ask you to do the same on Hunter? (i.e Dropping out of Exposed/Blue Ice alliance and help Illusion cade them?) Its not something so easy to do without losing ALOT of friends that you've made over the years. The reason I said that no flag is ruled out from this is because I've not limited this offer just to non allied parties but to our own allies aswell. For example, if Antheas wants to hit us with these terms, I'd be serve them too.
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