Housellama wrote:They aren't talking about Erfworld itself, they are talking about rules for Erfsim.
No, we're talking about high school level math. I am literally stunned that you guys didn't get this. But I suppose my high school included Grade 13, which was a University prep year. Lots of that got re-taught in First Year.
Funny, I seem to remember being accused of the same thing by Kreistor a while back. Using 'bad information' from sources I couldn't directly quote. I think at the time I had the decency to admit that I wasn't an expert. I also had the decency to apologize. Course, I could be misremembering. You know how bad memory can be.
Honestly, Housellama, to me, this doesn't take an expert, unless you think High School math takes an expert. We're not talking second year physics, here, but slightly advanced pre-university math. Maybe it's first year university. At best. You can see how close the two-line approximation is just by eyeballing the two graphs I provided. There's not much error there. I should use the word "were", because I'm not discussing the issue anymore. Bland's gone way off the deep end with personal insults, and Drach's just trolling.
But, yeah, on this I am an expert. I don't remember all the math, more's the tragedy, but that doesn't make me wrong. Like I said, I'm just stunned that I need to explain a single word of it. To me, this was high school math. I shouldn't have to defend it at all!
Whispri wrote:On the nobility front, it occurs to me that 'Lady' isn't a unique title, there's only one 'Countess of Firestone' for example. There's only one 'Lady Wanda Firebaugh' admittedly, but she doesn't have a City mixed into her title and nor has anyone else with a title such Lord, Lady, Sir or Dame. That may mean a lot to some.
In the case of British Nobility, each daughter of a noble is called "Lady" until married, and takes title from her father. She then takes title from her husband, potentially losing title and her children not being noble. (She remains noble if her husband is a commoner, but she loses "Lady" and no longer enters with the entourage.) That does not translate to Erfworld, since there is no Marriage. Boys don't get a title, except for the heir, which is referred to by the second highest title of his father. (Ie. Arthur Welsley was made Baron Wellington, then Count, then Duke. Each of those titles is retained... Arthur was Baron, Count, and Duke Wellington. Since the second highest title is Count Wellington, his oldest son would be called Count Wellington, even though technically Arthur still held that title. No other son got a title unless the first died, and his children is not noble. (I don't remember if the other sons are actually noble.)
Overlord Firebaugh, if a noble, would have daughters that bore the title Lady with no associated region. This does not mean Wanda is noble. We do not know if nobles can pop nobles: Parson only states that Royals can pop nobles, and British nobility does prevent noble status being inherited by the children of nobles.
Rob i clearly not able to use British rules, so he has his own.
Whispri wrote:By that argument someone could hire a freelancer then later walk into said freelancer's home and grab their stuff to refurnish their own.
I have no idea how you got there from my statements.
Anyway, I just reviewed Book 1, and Wanda's scrolls came from her private stash. But note that when Wanda was asked why she didn't mention them, she does not respond with "They're mine to use as I please", but with "You didn't [ask]". Remember that this game treats all Units of a Side somewhat as slaves. Possession and ownership are cloudy issues.
If she is indeed an allied Barbarian, she's paid by Gobwin Knob. That money is hers, to do with as she likes.
You don't give an allied Barbarian 500000 schmuckers to buy a spell and let her walk into the MK with it.
There is no chance that we're this deep into Book 2 and it hasn't been mentioned that Wanda is a Barbarian ally. I don't know how you can even entertain the idea. That would have been on the original character pages.
Wanda is a Dethroned Ruler, the last Overlord of fallen Goodminton. She is not random Commander #83960782581 as you seem to think. If those Casters were caught in the field when their Side was destroyed, they'd disband. Which is not the case with Wanda, who was promoted to heir at great expense and who Ruled a Capital Side for thirty seconds or so.
Barbarian is barbarian, regardless of how you got there. No one can tell the difference. Ansom couldn't tell Jillian was a Royal, much less a dethroned Overlord. Wanda is, in Book 0, a Barbarian, and it matters not one little bit how she got that way, except to her own ego. We know barbarian casters can join Sides, so at this point, no, Wanda is a member of GK until something specifically says otherwise.
The difference between a Ruler and a subject is petty to you?
Go back and re-read that. You grossly misinterpreted my statement. I was calling a rule that distinguished between Barbarian and Sided Warlords for the purposes of determining who could Turn as petty, which is dead opposite to your interpretation. I want them treated identically with no exception for Side status, which treats both the same: fair treatment for two differently described individuals cannot be characterized as petty.