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Election Question

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Barania, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Barania

    Barania Slightly Crazed
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    Noticed someone's post about the upcoming elections and have a couple questions or so. As a backdrop, I did run for governor and even got some outside votes in Moonglow.

    I seem to recall that going in to the election that it was unclear in regards to what funding might cost and how often it was necessary for the stuff that that could be of benefit to citizens - whether targeted towards craftsmen, pvp, or whomever. Were the millions being bandied about for an entire election term or was it for a week or so and you had to kick in again the next go around. Appreciate any first hand feedback - I've kind of been on the sidelines the last couple months.

    Look forward to hearing the platforms for whomever is running in Moonglow this time around.

    Jack Nickelson
     
  2. Hoffs

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    There is currently only one thing that you can use funding to do - set up a trade deal which gives a bonus like 5 SSI, 5 SDI, 2 MR, etc., to citizens. You can only have one trade deal at a time and it costs two million per week to maintain, quite a lot of money here on Siege and the main reason why few such trade deals were actually running last term.

    Ideally, you would like the citizens to make contributions to help fund the trade deals, but they are discouraged from doing this by a punitive daily tax on the town coffers. However, the rumours on Uhall say that this will be removed in the forthcoming publish. Nevertheless, you are likely going to have to make a sizeable personal contribution to keep your deals going if you become governor.
     
  3. Barania

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    Appreciate the feedback - gonna study up on this. That 2mill/week is a hefty fee.

    Jack Nickelson
     
  4. kelmo

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    Is two million a week the same price on every shard?
     
  5. kelmo

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    Can you be more specific on what the "punitive tax" is and how it affects the city coffers?
     
  6. RueTor

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    http://www.uo.com/Publish-81-Notes
    (see the Trade Deal Section - The City Treasury is subject to a daily 5% reduction above 10,000gp to pay for general City Services)

    City Elections
    A new election system has been added to the loyalty towns. Players with a sufficient amount of loyalty will be able to nominate themselves for the ballot. Citizens of that town will endorse candidates, then vote in a general election to select a Governor. The Governor will have the ability to negotiate trade deals with NPC Guilds, grant titles to the citizens of the City, and attend council meetings with His Royal Highness King Blackthorn.
    • City Elections begin on the first day of March, June, September, and December.
    • The Nomination period beings on the first day of the listed months and lasts for 1 real world week.
    • Players wishing to nominate themselves can visit the City Stone located near the banks of each of the Loyalty Cities.
    • In order to nominate oneself for the ballot a character must:
      • Not be on a trial account
      • Not be a young player
      • Hold citizenship to the City they wish to nominate themselves
      • Be at least adored
      • Only 1 character can be nominated per city per account
    • At the time of nomination the stone will track how much love and hate a character has from the City.
    • A nominated character must be endorsed within 24 hours of their nomination by another citizen of the city.
    • Failing to receive an endorsement will require a character to re-nominate themselves.
    • There is no limit to the number of times a player can nominate themselves.
    • In order to offer an endorsement a character must:
      • Not have already offered an endorsement with the same account in the same City
      • Not currently be on an account that is nominated for the ballot
      • Not be on a trial account
      • Not be a young player
      • Hold citizenship to the city they wish to offer an endorsement
    • Players that have been successfully endorsed will be placed on the ballot for a 1 week voting period at the conclusion of the nomination period
    • In order to vote in an election a character must:
      • Not have already voted in that City’s election with the same account
      • Not be on a trial account
      • Not be a young player
      • Have citizenship to the city they wish to vote
    • At the conclusion of the 1 week voting period a winner will be chosen based on the character who has received the most votes
    • In the event of a tie:
      • The character with the most love recorded at the time of nomination will win the election
      • If a further tie exists between those characters’ love values the character with the least amount of hate recorded at the time of nomination will win the election
      • If a tie exists still at this point the King will choose a winner
    • After winning the election a Governor-Elect must visit the City Stone to accept office. If a significant period of time passes before the Governor-Elect accepts office the King may opt to choose another Governor.
    • Upon accepting the office a Governor may:
      • Grant a title to a citizen by accessing the context menu on the City Stone
        • Governors can only grant titles to the Citizen of their City
        • Characters may remove their city title by accessing the City Stone and selecting “Remove City Title”
        • Governors may remove City titles by leaving the title input form blank
        • Titles do not persist through character transfer and will be removed if a character denounces citizenship
        • Titles will expire at the conclusion of the Governor’s term in office
      • Open a Trade Deal with an NPC guild
        • Trade deals cost 2,000,000gp from funds obtained from the City Treasury.
        • The City Treasury can be donated to by dropping gold or checks on the City Herald near each City Stone.
        • The City Treasury is subject to a daily 5% reduction above 10,000gp to pay for general City Services.
        • Trade deals can be changed once per real world week and persist indefinitely.
        • Citizens may utilize the trade deal for 24 hours by visiting the City Stone and selecting “Utilize Trade Deal” from the context menu.
        • Trade Deals Include:
          • Guild of Arcane Arts: +5% Spell Damage Increase
          • Society of Clothiers: +1% Resist bump to all resists
          • Bardic Collegium: +1 Faster Casting
          • Order of Engineers: +3 Dexterity Bonus
          • Guild of Healers: 5% Bandage Healing Bonus
          • Maritime Guild: +2 Hit Point Regeneration
          • Merchant’s Association: +2 Mana Regeneration
          • Mining Cooperative: +3 Strength Bonus
          • League of Rangers: +3 Intelligence Bonus
          • Guild of Assassins: +5% Swing Speed Increase
          • Warrior’s Guild: +5% Hit Chance Increase
        • Buffs will not go over caps
      • Sit in the Governor designated seating at public Council Meetings at Castle Blackthorn
        • See specific Shard Event Moderators for a schedule of when council meetings occur.
    • Renouncing Citizenship, Character Transferring, or falling into a negative loyalty rating will cause an automatic removal of Governorship.
     
  7. Bo Bo

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    Hey Bo thought everything was 5x more expensive on Siege. Ya know this is the hard shard!
     
  8. RueTor

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    "...Ya know this is the hard shard!..." Sometimes you really can't tell by watching the conversations in general chat... ;)

    http://www.uo.com/article/Publish-83-TC1-August-30th-2013
    Publish 83.0.0 Changes

    City Government Changes
    • Daily treasury taxation has been removed.
    • Citizens may now donate items directly to the City Heralds, Governors can access those donations by using the City Stones.
    • A bulletin board for intra-city communication has been placed in proximity to the City Stone in each loyalty city.
    • Governors may place a ballot box to poll their citizens by accessing the option from the City Stone.
     
  9. Barania

    Barania Slightly Crazed
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    "[*]Citizens may utilize the trade deal for 24 hours by visiting the City Stone and selecting “Utilize Trade Deal” from the context menu."

    Question about the above. Should I read this as only citizens of a particular city can access the City Stone of said city or can any citizen of any town do this? IE...can char who votes in Britain utilize a trade deal set up in Magincia?

    Jack Nickelson
     
  10. Hoffs

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    You have to be a citizen of the town to utilize the trade deal. So no, someone who votes in Britain cannot immediately use a New Mag deal. But they could always resign as a citizen of Britain and then join another city a week later if it suits their needs.
     
  11. Lord Lew

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    I would like to know what the developers definition of indefinitely is, because I know for a fact that the trade deal definitely only lasts a week and then is gone. AS Governor I myself spent roughly 16 million on the stone in order to keep citizens interested, funding the stone each week that It was not funded, or partially funded. Either remove the word from that write up, or fix the stone, I'm fine either way.