Raza wrote:Iunno dude, I think the archon queasiness is a bit of a strawman. From what we know, Chalrie's got loads of simultaneous operations running all over erfworld, he provides telecommunications for more income than that, and he's got any number of other passive benefits from having his dish running (*cough* thinkamancy tracking *cough*).
For him to shut down his dish means everything he does is being much less perfectly coordinated (as this update sets an example of - those archons needed orders but were fatally put on hold because charlie was momentarily unavailable), he forgoes that turn's worth of thinkagram income, and he misses out on an unknown number of potentially useful pieces of intelligence. His entire side runs on that network, moreso even than GK ran of the eyemancy table.
Scouting works fine even with Charlie in a link, apparently. Also, he's not out that long that he can't leave meaningful orders behind.
The fact that he forgoes the Thinkamancy income is one thing, but if he has this power at his disposal, why bother with it anyways?
splintermute wrote:Your issue seems to be: "why hasn't he conquered the world already?" However, I'm operating under the assumption that this is the first time KingWorld has been cast - you don't just immediately go from your first successful nuke test to instant world domination. I do agree with you that, now that he's had his successful nuke test, he can cast it every second or third turn from now on.
That assumption (first test) is the first thing on this topic in this thread that makes a crazy amount of sense. At first.
Wanda got uber-powerful by attuning to a Tool. This event we got to see, it was in Erf-time fairly recent, and she developped that power well.
How long has Charlie had a) the ArkenDish and b) a good reputation in the Magic Kingdom? Given these two basic ingredients, it is hardly implausible that Charlie would try link-experiments. Indeed, he probably did, if this update is any indication.
So he may (and I say, SHOULD) have stumbled on Turnamancer links, or any other nifty ability, sooner. He wouldn't be at the testing phase now, at least for other things. If he has already tested, powerful spells in the arsenal, now would be a good time to use them. Or, way back when Unaroyal was besieged.
In any case, like Sunfall says, wait and see. As updates progress, we are bound to see other ramifications and costs for link ups that will explain why Charlie can't just do these things all the time. And I will have to accept that indeed, Charlie can't do them (nigh) all the time.
But that's a bit beside the point. We will see those things, because we expect there to be no plotholes, but I would have prefferred them to be up-front rather than (arguably) clunkily pasted in afterwards.