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Dearest Cerulean,

As of late, I've been grappling with my desire to remain playing this game. Thankfully, I've been provided the spark to continue. I will be committing myself to reckless blockading unless my conditions are met:

1) No player owned large island has a tax rate of 30% or above
2) I don't feel like burning a weekend
3) I run out of ships, stock or poe (Don't worry I won't)
4) I find it in my heart to love (Don't worry I won't)
5) A non-enforceable demand of a pony

My demands are listed, ensure they're met.

As always,

Cheers,

Majorjr
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Currently, of Tilinka's 18 demands made in 3 Ultimata, 6 have been met. That's a 33% success rate. We'll be watching how this works out for you.

Personally I think she had a good strategy of releasing her second Ultimatum as soon as one clause of the first was met. Keep that momentum rollin'
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Lol,
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5) A non-enforceable demand of a pony

I'm confused by this point. How is this non-enforceable, in relation to the other demands? Also, are there even ponies in circulation these days, or would you be banking on a pony in reserve?
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With the population on the ocean being so low, you really need to take into account the population of the islands. See the yppeage: Tax So, for example, while Eta has a "tax" rate or 100%, it has a population of only 16, making the effective tax rate less than 30%.

Here is a list of islands, with their effective tax rates:
Island                        Pop     Tax  Eff tax
Kirin Island 330 40 40.00
Eta Island 16 100 29.80
Cormorant Island 7 100 27.10
Endurance Island 3 100 25.90
Iris Island 3 100 25.90
Dendrite Island 0 100 25.00
Terra Island 60 39 16.77
Cranberry Island 22 50 15.80
Ansel Island 2 50 12.80
Park Island 7 45 12.20
Jorvik Island 21 35 10.96
Papaya Island 8 40 10.96
Turtle Island 58 25 10.60
Guava Island 30 30 10.20
Nu Island 12 35 10.01
Fintan Island 17 33 9.93
Tigerleaf Mountain 49 25 9.93
Tinga Island 5 35 9.28
Vernal Equinox 2 35 8.96
Olive Island 7 32 8.67
Namath Island 25 25 8.12
Spring Island 23 25 7.98
Labyrinth Moors 20 25 7.75
Garden Cradle 1 30 7.59
Orca Island 1 30 7.59
Cochineal Island 11 25 7.08
Napi Peak 34 20 7.04
Wrasse Island 10 25 7.00
Hephaestus' Forge 9 25 6.93
Midsummer 9 25 6.93
Lagniappe Island 7 25 6.78
Harmattan Island 5 25 6.62
Jubilee Island 5 25 6.62
Carmine Island 3 25 6.48
Conglin Island 2 25 6.40
Frond Island 0 25 6.25
Winter Solstice 17 20 6.02
Delta Island 15 20 5.90
Zeta Island 10 20 5.60
Dragon's Nest 41 15 5.59
Remora Island 4 20 5.24
Emperor Island 1 20 5.06
Lima Island 28 15 5.01
Alpha Island 21 15 4.70
Sakejima Island 21 15 4.70
Epsilon Island 18 15 4.56
Beta Island 11 16 4.53
Pranayama Island 5 17 4.50
Gaea Island 20 12 3.72
Cleopatra's Pearls 10 11 3.08
Byrne Island 11 10 2.83
Prolix Purlieu 3 10 2.59
Ostreum Island 1 10 2.53
Oyster Island 7 6 1.63
Islay of Luthien 11 5 1.42
Chaparral Island 0 3 0.75
Xi Island 19 1 0.31
Angelfish Island 0 0 0.00
Cnossos Island 29 0 0.00
Corona Reef 1 0 0.00
Diastrophe Island 0 0 0.00
Eclipse Island 1 0 0.00
Meke Island 0 0 0.00
Raven's Roost 0 0 0.00
Spectre Island 0 0 0.00
Typhoon Island 0 0 0.00
Viridis Island 1 0 0.00

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Bu-bu-but blockades tho. (Playing nobody's advocate.)
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I'm only in it for the blockades, I can't be bothered to do any maths when justifying my tyranny.
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I didn't intend to discourage blockades, and you can certainly choose whatever reason you want, but you did choose taxes. I just thought it was useful to point out how the current populations change the effective tax rate. Only Terra and Turtle can even match Kirin's tax rate if they set their taxes near 100%, and I didn't think that was obvious. I suspect that almost all islands don't break even off of taxes.

All I did was take a program I had that had all the data, pulled in the formula from the yppedia and post the results. Maybe a more useful was to present it is that if an island has a population of near 0, you should divide the tax rate by 4 (25%), if an island has a population near 25, divide the tax rate by 3 (33%), and if the island has a population near 80, divide it in half (50%).
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It was interesting and useful information.
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