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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Krath on September 21, 2019, 01:18:51 AM »
Here is where the confusion comes in for me when talking about the original subject and I would like staff to weigh in.

Are the guild "crews" the equivalent of corner owners of the real life crips/bloods/MS-13/Latin Kings etc?
    Assuming this is the case, if one of the "corner" leaders got killed on their block, Upper management would expect the rest of their block gang
    to handle it, or they get wiped out and they move on to another crew that is capable of holding/protecting their corner and generating revenue.
    It is a dog eat dog world in the rinth/ghetto, and if you and your crew cannot handle your own shit on your own, including retribution. Someone
    fucks with your product, distribution, crew? Your crew sends a message back twice as hard. If they cannot, why would any other crews/upper
    management respect/fear/help that weak crew? Just kill the weak and promote a stronger crew in replacement.

In my earlier example, I said if people from the same neighborhood saw that someone else got attacked by an outsider they would be up in arms, that is true when that happens to civilians. When it comes to crime, and hits, you usually do not see the community getting involved, just the organizations affects.

I do not think the rinth needs more teeth, they just need less turnover. How do you do that? Play cautiously until you are a badass and can backup your organization.Help is usually offered when you do not need it, so you do not have to take risk on things that do not warrant it. Armageddon is a game of Chess, not checkers, more so in the rinth than any other place.
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World Discussion / Re: Incestous Affairs
« Last post by MeTekillot on September 20, 2019, 11:54:02 PM »
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Lutagar on September 20, 2019, 11:47:38 PM »
These comparisons are a stretch. What's the population difference between the city and the rinth though? Or more specifically the soldiers (virtual and PC) and the guild (virtual and PC).  My crazy guess would be 100,000 people live in 'Nak of which 5000 or so are soldiers (maybe more?) and the rinth probably has what.. 1% of that population at 1000? Comparing a standing army to a criminal underworld is apples to oranges.
The United States, one of the wealthiest and most prosperous nations in the world, where it is uncommon but not unheard of to turn to crime to support oneself, has a prison population almost double that of its army, also the largest military in the world. The Guild is probably a lot bigger than you think.

Wait are you seriously comparing our modern country of 300 million people with a prehistoric fantasy world that most closely would resemble ancient babylon or mesopotamia?

To add to this, I feel like the United States in particular is a pretty poor example considering I think it has the highest percentage of its population imprisoned than... any other first world country? By a rather absurd margin?

if the echos are anything to go by Zalanthans would rather quietly starve to death in the street in en masse crowds rather than than riot or loot one of the many food stores
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Eluin on September 20, 2019, 11:27:50 PM »
These comparisons are a stretch. What's the population difference between the city and the rinth though? Or more specifically the soldiers (virtual and PC) and the guild (virtual and PC).  My crazy guess would be 100,000 people live in 'Nak of which 5000 or so are soldiers (maybe more?) and the rinth probably has what.. 1% of that population at 1000? Comparing a standing army to a criminal underworld is apples to oranges.
The United States, one of the wealthiest and most prosperous nations in the world, where it is uncommon but not unheard of to turn to crime to support oneself, has a prison population almost double that of its army, also the largest military in the world. The Guild is probably a lot bigger than you think.

Wait are you seriously comparing our modern country of 300 million people with a prehistoric fantasy world that most closely would resemble ancient babylon or mesopotamia?

To add to this, I feel like the United States in particular is a pretty poor example considering I think it has the highest percentage of its population imprisoned than... any other first world country? By a rather absurd margin?
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Dar on September 20, 2019, 11:22:33 PM »
The Guild and "associated" with the guild is a rather ... loose term.

If you think the guild would spring to action over 99% of 'any' of those associations, I do believe you're mistaken.
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Hauwke on September 20, 2019, 11:16:59 PM »
Well, there we go. I was close enough.

I imagine that if even 0.1% of the population is at the very least directly associated with the guild, then that would equate to 4.8k people. Though, that sounds awfully high for what is essentially the Mafia of Zalanthas.
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by Dar on September 20, 2019, 11:03:52 PM »
Here's an updated census. Instead of 2006, this one is more of 2008-2009. It's still wrong, because a lot of shit happened since then. Famine, Volcanoes, seiges, elemental attacks, some more famine, zombification of the entirety of Tuluk. Etc.


Tuluk (350,000)
219,000 humans (50% are slaves) (62.6% of total)
108,500 elves (10% are slaves) (31% of Total)
3,500 dwarves (65% are slaves) (1% of Total)
3,500 half-giants (80% are slaves) (1% of Total)
7,000 half-elves (40% are slaves) (2% of total)
1,500 muls (98% are slaves) (0.4% of total)
7,000 unknown/other/mutant (25% are slaves) (2% of Total)


Allanak (481,880)
310,000 humans (50% are slaves) (150,000 free) (64.3% of total)
150,000 elves (10% are slaves) (135,500 free) (31.1% of total)
7,500 dwarves (65% are slaves) (2,600 free) (1.8% of total)
3,800 half-giants (20% are slaves) (3,150 free) (0.8% of total)
5,800 half-elves (40% are slaves) (3,400 free) (1.3% of total)
1980 muls (99% are slaves) (18 free) (0.4% of total)
2,800 unknown/other/mutant (40% are slaves) (1,400 free) (~0.6% of total)
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Non-Armageddon Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« Last post by Marauder Moe on September 20, 2019, 10:57:10 PM »
Sounds like Interstellar all over again.
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Non-Armageddon Discussion / Re: What are you currently watching?
« Last post by RogueGunslinger on September 20, 2019, 10:45:40 PM »
Ad Astra. It was OK.  Bits of the dialog were cheesy. Plot is the worst part. Was needlessly big scale when the movies actually just focused on telling a simple character study. It kinda feels like they tacked on an extra "hollywood" plot because a movie about a guy just searching for his father isn't marketable enough.

Don't go in looking for scientific accuracy. Brad Pitt has some great, subtle acting. The visuals are great. The music is good. 7/10
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World Discussion / Re: The Rinth Needs Teeth
« Last post by kahuna on September 20, 2019, 10:25:13 PM »
These comparisons are a stretch. What's the population difference between the city and the rinth though? Or more specifically the soldiers (virtual and PC) and the guild (virtual and PC).  My crazy guess would be 100,000 people live in 'Nak of which 5000 or so are soldiers (maybe more?) and the rinth probably has what.. 1% of that population at 1000? Comparing a standing army to a criminal underworld is apples to oranges.
The United States, one of the wealthiest and most prosperous nations in the world, where it is uncommon but not unheard of to turn to crime to support oneself, has a prison population almost double that of its army, also the largest military in the world. The Guild is probably a lot bigger than you think.

Wait are you seriously comparing our modern country of 300 million people with a prehistoric fantasy world that most closely would resemble ancient babylon or mesopotamia? 
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