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Author Topic: What's the point of peace talks?  (Read 4377 times)

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What's the point of peace talks?
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:36:03 PM »

If i get a peace talk quest for a tribe that has a natural tendency to become hostile, then what's the point?

I'll get their opinion of me closer to 0, then it will slowly return to the value it was before. It's a total waste of time.

Peace talk quests should only appear for tribes which do not have a natural tendency for their attitude to sour over time.

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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »

If you can get them neutral, they'll start to send caravans and you can visit their towns and give them gifts. It's actually not that hard to appease them and keep them neutral, or even get them to be allies and keep them there.

They'll slowly degrade over time but it takes four *years* to go from ally to enemy. Some games don't even last that long. Even some wins don't ;)
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 07:49:42 PM »

You also get a 6k pop to social for your negotiator.  Not bad in the early years.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 04:36:03 AM »

It's not hard to try. It's nice to train your social pawn to recruit more people.

Though i leave the tribals alone but if it's the rough outlanders. Heck why not i will give it a try since their raids can be severe in late game rivaling the raid size of tribals, but with guns & power armor since they have elite mercs with them.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 09:42:36 AM »

I don't like the "everything goes towards -80" deal. It should be balanced depending on where you're at, so you can stay at some neutral area. Why would someone just gradually slip into hating you?

If you're below -15, sure, slip to -80. If you're above -15, you should reset towards 0.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 10:20:50 AM »

Why would someone just gradually slip into hating you?


You'd have to ask my ex-girlfriends.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 11:21:39 AM »

I did, but they were real busy at the time...
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 11:31:44 AM »

Presumably the Rough Tribes/Outlanders have a system of war and peace more in line with the city-states of Classical Greece or the old Sumer than the current international legal system: war is a normal state of existence between two political orders (read: your settlement and theirs), and it takes special effort (whether through honorable treatment of prisoners, paying of bribes or some other form of appeasement) to avert open conflict.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 05:58:00 PM »

They don't slip into hating you. Without gifts and trade weighted in their favor, they become desperate and raid you out of necessity.

Taking their members' lungs, kidneys and clothes before taking one final organ to kill them and then burning their corpses with Molotov Cocktails is what makes them hate you.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 02:03:37 AM »

Taking their members' lungs, kidneys and clothes before taking one final organ to kill them and then burning their corpses with Molotov Cocktails is what makes them hate you.

How dare you make such accusation.

I merely take their lungs and kidneys, then, in exchange, I'll upgrade their legs into wooden variants and give them a free denture. And then I release them so they may live on. Really, I'm getting the short end of the stick here.
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 03:22:09 PM »

I merely take their lungs and kidneys, then, in exchange, I'll upgrade their legs into wooden variants and give them a free denture. And then I release them so they may live on. Really, I'm getting the short end of the stick here.

Costing you several sticks even!
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 05:34:18 PM »

They don't slip into hating you. Without gifts and trade weighted in their favor, they become desperate and raid you out of necessity.

That's kind of corny, it's entirely possible to make a self sustaining colony in this game.

IMO factions should remain neutral at 0 unless the player does something to ruin their reputation. There should be some way to regain favor (or at least return to neutrality) with a faction without it constantly deteriorating. Sending pawns out on peace talk quests nonstop is just wasteful.

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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2018, 06:01:21 PM »

When I go to a peacetalk I come back with 60+ good will... How quickly are you wasting yours?
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2018, 12:03:20 PM »

naturally warlike people will eventually attack their friends.  Look at history....when warlike nations run out of people to make war against, they break treaties/alliances. 

relations gradually slipping to -80 is the reaction of an aggressive and warlike or greedy people who, upon taking the 2 YEARS of no attempts to improve relations that it takes to go from 0 to -80, have finally decided "you know what? maybe they're not worth being friends with."

As to why go to the peace talks?  the "success" result is usually a massive boost in relations...often 50 or more, and in my games, usually results in an instant cessation of hostilities (again, when it succeeds).  When that happens, I have 2 years (8 quadrums at -10 each, and it needs to hit -75 to go hostile) to do SOMETHING nice for that faction before they'll attack me again...attacking a pirate outpost, fulfilling a trade request, or even periodically trading with their caravans will drastically extend that time.

In my games i've started playing with double factions (2 of each type) just so that i'm not friendly/allied with everyone except the pirates by the time 6 seasons go by.  8 decaying relationships instead of 4 actually means i'll consider those trade requests or pirate bases even if the reward is only marginally useful (11 prosthetic arms is still a "no" though, sorry)
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Re: What's the point of peace talks?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 05:57:58 PM »

They don't slip into hating you. Without gifts and trade weighted in their favor, they become desperate and raid you out of necessity.

That's kind of corny, it's entirely possible to make a self sustaining colony in this game.

IMO factions should remain neutral at 0 unless the player does something to ruin their reputation. There should be some way to regain favor (or at least return to neutrality) with a faction without it constantly deteriorating. Sending pawns out on peace talk quests nonstop is just wasteful.

I wonder if they tried that line when the Romans arrived. "You don't actually need to add our country to your empire, because you're already self-sustaining!"
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