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Team GONG

Discussion in 'Team FREE' started by Empiremaker, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Empiremaker

    Empiremaker Human Fish

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    In a couple of turns we will meet GONG. What should we say to them? I think it is our responsibility to contact them because we know contact is coming, while they are unsuspecting. We also need to decide who our ambassador will be.
     
  2. Empiremaker

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    Since no one else has volunteered, here is a proposed letter to GONG, to be sent when we meet them.

     
  3. CommandoBob

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    Sounds good; sorta light and fluffy, which is what a first contact email should be.
     
  4. aluka

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    Sent unaltered to GONG.

     
  5. Empiremaker

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    Since BABE hasn't responded to a map trade with us, we could try GONG.
     
  6. CommandoBob

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    Received from Team GONG after their Turn 118 and after our Turn 118.
     
  7. Empiremaker

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    Proposed letter for a map trade

     
  8. CommandoBob

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    Instead of

    'This sounds terrible.'

    How about

    'This sounds like a vast productivity-focused conspiracy led by Pointy-Haired Bosses! Shall we call in the BOFH?'

    Otherwise, it sounds good.
     
  9. Empiremaker

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    Edited. Are people okay with a map trade with GONG?

     
  10. Empiremaker

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    Will send letter in previous post after I find out who established the embassy.
     
  11. Empiremaker

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    Received from GONG
     
  12. Empiremaker

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    In response to the previous letter we can do a few things
    1. Nothing; ignore their letter and continue exploring. Tis would probably lead to war with both GONG and BABE
    2. Move outside their water and wait for astronomy to continue
    3. Work out some sort RoP deal, as they suggested
    4. Map trade, so exploration would be unnecessary

    I would go from the bottom up in that list- start out with a map trade, and if that fails, and RoP, etc.

    A proposed letter under those assumptions. Feel free to suggest other options and what we should do.


    I threw in engineering because they will get it from the Glib regardless of what we do. On the other hand, we could toss in communication with the council. Preferences?
     
  13. CommandoBob

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    Well, we didn't ask permission, so they have us nailed there.

    And to trade Engineering we would need to get persmission from The Council.

    How about this (for starters):
     
  14. Empiremaker

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    I think the Council would grant permission to trade engineering because GONG will get it anyway from the GLib, although they do not know that at this time.

    I will send your letter CB, and if they want to negotiate we can toss in engineering or contact.
     
  15. Empiremaker

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    For reference; sent.

     
  16. Empiremaker

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    Received from GONG

     
  17. Empiremaker

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    What should we do? For this turn, 120, I propose that we keep moving the boat along, and say we didn't get their email until after we played.
     
  18. CommandoBob

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    Lets do something a bit different, if a bit risky for Triumph of Teal.

    First, compare the sea around our land to that of Gong's. Triumph of Teal is 1N of Gong's '... Beach' city, which is in the same location as our city of Freehand. The Gong city of 'E...' is in the same location as TaTuba. Northeast of TaTuba is section of coastal tiles that lead to Gong's south west shores. Lydia Sutherland is exploring those tiles right now.

    What if we send Triumph of Teal to the NE, moving either NE, E and E (ending in a sea tile) and try to find the same coastal tiles to continue exploring Babe-land?

    We risk being at sea for one turn, but the safest way to get to those tiles means unmasking more of Gong-land, and they won't like that.

    On the other hand, if we send Triumph of Teal directly homeward, we should inform Gong of the route she would take in their coastal waters.

    EDIT:
    I posted this with the assumption that Team Gong, via Gmail, could tell when we opened their email. They may not be able to do that.
     
  19. CommandoBob

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    Some email services will inform you when the mail you send has been opened. I sniffed around in Gmail and still don't know if it does that or not.

    If Gmail does not notify the user of when their email has been opened (the most likely case) then we can do this and blame it upon the latest turn player, who was too focused on getting the turn played and didn't check the previous message.

    If Gmail does notify the user of when their email has been opened (not likely, but possible) then we could be unmasked as liars, unless we use the same line of defense as above; that is, whoever opened the email did not play the turn.

    I think this is doable, but only for the next turn (120). And we would need to creatively apologize to Gong for our movement after we play the turn.
     
  20. Empiremaker

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    In that case I'll play the turn ASAP. I think as the usual turn player, CB should apologize for the "error"
     

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