As far as I understand, you can only disobey a direct order if you are honestly acting in the best interest of your side
. - This is your duty stat coming into play.
If you are not acting in the best interest of your side, you can either turn, or you autodisband - this means that anyone who is still a unit of a particular side, whatever their feelings, has not yet intentionally
acted against it.
You can un
intentionally act against your side: Parson did it by not supervising the city properly, and Wanda did it by bringing Stanley on when she expected him to fall. Note the moment she deliberately
started acting against Faq, she turned.
EDIT: I should also add the other method of disbanding is when your Ruler doesn't want you around anymore, so s/he intentionally disbands you. This is where Caesar is at right now: He hasn't intentionally damaged the side, even though his inner thoughts might not be entirely pure, so he hasn't auto
Although, correct, we have not seen anyone auto-disband, so it might well be a boogey-man story, but so far the logic holds, and I think we can trust what we've been told on the topic.
Anyway, back to Don.
I think the key here, is that Don wasn't planning
Kingworld. He just wanted a
side to get between him and GK. Yeah Kingworld was Charlie's idea, and would have been awesome if there'd been some follow through by any one of a number of people, but that wasn't the plan from the start. All Don was doing was setting aside a chunk of his money to put against GK through someone else. I dare say that were it not for Faq, he would be fighting GK anyway, so that money is spent against them either way. So he loses three cities, but Faq gains three, and they are fighting GK pretty much on TV's behalf.
The fact that Jillian almost ended GK's advantage but didnt', doesnt stop the fact that putting someone between you and the bad guy is a great idea.
The problem is that Jillian is all he had to work with, but what were his options?
Lamech wrote:Looks like Jillian is about to eat it actually.
Is exactly the point. If it wasn't Jillian who was next in the firing line, it would be TV. If you accept that as a reasonable suggestion, then Don's investment in Faq has been beneficial. Note I didn't say "worth it", but I happen to think that also.
Lamech wrote:It would be a solid plan if Don would accept defeat and ask GK to bail them out. It didn't work. Its over he lost. Now accept the fact that you need to make a deal with the devil to not die to carpool. And he should have kept a tighter leash on Jillian. See that thinkamancer? She can put a suggestion on Jillian.
This is all good, but an alliance with GK is something they can consider now, or if/when Jetstone falls and their safety buffer is growing thin. Carpool are not knocking on their door yet, and if TV's allies were lucky enough to end the GK threat, then Faq can turn its attention to protecting TV for a few turns until they are back on their feet again.
A suggestion would have been a great idea.
smoker wrote:I think its a matter of perspective. It's easy to cry foul when Jillian quit the field early (and yeah, I agree that was pretty naughty of her), but remember that if not for some pretty exceptional circumstances then things would be very very different right now.
Agree with this. Disagree with what the different result would be. If Charlie didn't provide FAQ super spell, giants, and a turnamancer, Jillian and her airforce would have been splattered by GK on their way to the tower.
Hard to say, Jillian could
have charged all her Mega's at Wanda while the tower tried to cover them... I figure if she can nab Ansom from a massive stack then she could do the same to Wanda - squash/capture her right off the back of her Dwagon, then squeeze her into a corpse. There's not much to say how probable that is, but I dont think its impossible
that they could have at least croaked Wanda.
But anyway, that's getting into speculation territory, but all I'm saying is that the plan only went as far as "Put up someone between them and us" and so far its worked really well.
Of course Don might ruin it all in the next update, saying its not about war, its about Royalty.. but so far, I consider the above to be a pretty reasonable POV.
No, no. It hit him in the brain because it killed him. - Dante