Michael Gorman on Wed, 14 Apr 2004 21:08:38 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [eia] access adjustments ?

At 02:51 PM 4/13/2004 -0400, you wrote:
    I think that adjusting Voluntary Access in response to Minor Country
Control was justified in this particular instance because there was so much
action with regard to Minor Countries being attacked.  But let's not forget
that usually Voluntary Access decisions are made and sent in with the
Political Phase escrow.  (In the last game, a Voluntary Access amendment was
rejected because it was not made at the proper time.)
    So I just want to make sure everyone is aware that we are making an
exception to the rule in this case, but we shouldn't expect to be able to
make such Voluntary Access amendments all the time.

I think this is a poor solution. We found in our last game that minors were going neutral with great regularity. One bad war and you can start losing control of minors from going into instability. Having to guess what will happen in a previous step of the political phase and write your orders without knowing something that you might be supposed to know before you make that decision is a problem. We haven't even addressed the question of where in the political phase this step is supposed to be placed, which would then decide if you should know minor control before deciding access or not. If it is step J, then I think we need a third escrowe for the political phase so you can base your access decisions on what may have changed previously in the phase.

I already think the access in the political phase is a bad idea, putting it effectively after declaration of war and before everything else, which is where everything in the second escrowe sits, is just asking for too many what if access decisions.


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