Joe, very funny.. thanks.
About discussions, diplomacy. After I died in the elementalist game, and before the announcement of this new game, i discussed diplomacy with several people. They told me the only 'rule' about diplomacy was that you did not come into the game with a pre set alliance. I agree. I discussed gem trades with several players in our game. The nation starts give some indication of gems available out of the gate. I thought it was OK. After discussing gem trades with Ghostwes, I suggested we consider other areas of possible cooperation... and the location came up. Perhaps I am too trusting?
I apologize if I trespassed some diplomacy rule that is commonly understood in the Dom3 MP community but not stated in the manual.
I am OK with whatever house rules the players wish to adopt. If the desire of the players is to only allow communication outside the game between players who have met in the game. - I am OK with that. Please note that the in game message mechanism is just the same as email... so I really don't see a difference, but I will abide by this, and any other house rules that exist. Please just help me, (and other newbs) to actually know what these house rules are.
I still prefer a neutral person to view our start up map... and see if it does distribute the startup locations fairly well apart. No startup is likely to be totally fair, nor even. However, if most players want to continue on the current map - I will remain amenable to this, as well
- Respectfully requested.
Edit: re: following question re: curre3nt map. I have no problem with the current map - just a concern about the start up positions. Whatever the majority wants is fine by me.