Kyrt wrote:Smoker wrote:Because GK forces are still there. If the enemy CWL really had given up all hope, to the point where he's just sulking in his tower thinking "Fine! Croak them all! But dont expect me to watch!" then why doesn't he disband them all and deny the Jetstone units the considerable experience they will gain from slaughtering a horde of Dwagons and highlevel warlords and Casters?
Meaningless....he may just want to cause as much damage as possible but can't until free to cause damage. That experience will also be shared between several hundred archers and possibly some ground troops. Some game systems would also award XP simply by defeating GK, although Erfworld seems to require a kill. Even so, 600 archers and 4 casters share the XP for...40 dwagons and riders? 50? You'll note they didn't disband their ground troops at the bridge either and those troops also fought a battle lost before they began.
GKs quandry could thus be....cause as much damage as possible, or give each of several hundred archers a limited XP boost. From Trams pov, the quandry is "are they still there because they want to talk or are they still there because they want to cause as much damage as possible?"
GK forces at the bridge were allowed to fight to the death because they could still damage the enemy. They wouldn't win, but they'd still take some on the way down, which is less to deal with later on.
Currently, the GK forces in the airspace cant do jack. So they cant even peg a few archers on the way down, or burn a few buildings. They best they can do is crap, which they can do anytime. The fact that they haven't means....
On the topic of "The XP isn't worth so much, so GK might just as well let JS have it." Imagine if the casters drain the tower defenses and their own juice, then a small number of Archers peg all the remaining forces. You at least beef your casters up, and we KNOW how valuable that can be. You cant discount the value of the XP here.