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    Don't like this idea. Banks and alliance loans are already widespread in the game. Also, repayments should not be mechanically enforced. Players defaulting on debt increases the complexity of the game and makes lending more realistic. It forces lenders to take default risk into account and drives player interactions (threats of war to ensure repayment etc). Also, if repayments were mechanically enforced, whales would become financial monsters, because they wouldn't invest in cities anymore. Upper tier cities have such low ROI that it is always preferable to lend to new nations. If there was no default risk and repayments were assured, whales would just stop buying cities entirely and only lend. Upper tier cities are a big money sink and vital to the game's economic stability, because they help keep inflation in check (at least somewhat...). So if this was implemented, inflation would probably spiral out of control, causing all sorts of problems!
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    Buying/Selling Military Units

    I think it would be cool if people could "hire" soldiers from somebody else, on a cost per soldier per day basis. The person lending the soldiers would have those soldiers listed as "abroad", and they would subtract from the lender's total soldier limit, but be unavailable for defence. Both the lender and the borrower could break the contract and send the soldiers home at any time. Additions: On the borrower's nation, the soldiers should be listed as belonging to the lender, so any attackers know who to blame for a sudden increase in soldiers! A change like this might be made more relevant by increasing the time it takes to get to max army without borrowing.
  3. This is a great feature! I especially like that a link to the treaty text is included as an option. Thank you!
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    The Orbis Oracle (TOO): Issue 5

    Excellent newspaper, very informative - especially the interview with Seb. I hope you keep a record of these newspaper issues on the wiki? These will no doubt be an important source of historical information for the Orbis community one day.
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    Orbis News Issue 001 8-19-17

    Great work! Having a newspaper makes it much easier to keep up with what's happening on Orbis. How did this happen? Are they supposed to be much bigger?
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    Definitely going to miss having Mensa around! You guys were awesome and you really added a distinct culture to the mix - one that helped distinguish P&W from C N. Without you, Orbis will be a blander, less vibrant place. Let us know which other games you might be heading to!
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    Testing Forum Mentions

    Yes, but you can't edit your message in BBcode once you've posted. For people that post mod threads and contests and other such things where they need to go back and edit the first post repeatedly, that is important. Also it's difficult to quote somebody properly in BBcode. Also, I know from experience on other forums that BBcode often doesn't format correctly on IPS4 forums. They're just really unfriendly to BBcode. I don't know why they dislike it so. I recognise that you probably can't do much about it, just voicing my frustration.
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    Testing Forum Mentions

    BBcode gives you a lot more control about how content displays. It's really good for transferring content across multiple forums - if you want to post an alliance announcement in a couple of different forums, you only need to format it in BBcode once and then just copy and paste. WYSIWYG editors nearly always have slight differences in how they format content across forums. To take just one basic example, forums often have different coloured backgrounds which makes an announcement look messy when you copy and paste it to a new forum using a WYSIWYG editor. BBcode is also super handy for people who want to post automatically generated daily stats reports.
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    Testing Forum Mentions

    Noooooooo! Where is my beautiful BBcode? @Alex is there any way to turn on BBcode in these this new version?
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    ROK Cancellation Announcement

    o/ Ragnarok
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    Dear Woolly Overlord: Fix the Economy

    Or we could just leave things as is. Declining resource values might have interesting effects on the frequency of wars as alliances accumulate warchests faster.
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    Sup UPN

    You guys are simply awesome!
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    Another TKR DoW

    More blood for the blood god! o/ TKR
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    The war so far

    Eumir you're the best. Keep on shining baby!
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    Message to The Syndicate

    [12:58 AM] Kastorâ¶: I was just filling a slot [12:58 AM] Kastorâ¶: smh [12:58 AM] Kastorâ¶: Y'all hit me hard Nice try Kastor.

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