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High council value
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(06-02-2020, 06:49 PM)Pine Needle Wrote: I think it might be undervalued, and I have no doubt its undervalued if you're first on.

By bidding high on first turn, you have at least a 15k discount because you can propose the first issue and raise your influence. Second, this discount is bigger in the first turns as people don't have much gold.

After more kingdoms join, you can't raise your own influence every turn, but you can usually win the issue for less than 15k, and most people will not oppose your vote unless you're at war. So this is kind of like an extra action for your king, or an artifact, or magic spell, raising influence but allowing your king to do something else if needed.

Finally in mid, late game, you can't pay to raise influence anymore. You need to build castles, cast a special spell, or get HC votes to do it. Again, most people won't oppose unless you're at war. The HC increases in value at this stage, but you're also more likely to be at war later.

So if you have charisma or are rich or both(!) I'd seriously consider a bid of 50k or as much as you can afford on turn one as it is extremely valuable to be on the HC.

I forgot about the fools. I kind of think fools are overvalued, but they do give you a trickle of influence to buy agents or whatnot. I don't think the fool influence increase at 20+ influence is that relevant to the above, unless you have 5 of them or something, then you're probably wasting standing orders on fools.
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High council value - by Pine Needle - 06-02-2020, 06:49 PM
RE: High council value - by Pine Needle - 06-02-2020, 06:52 PM
RE: High council value - by Senior Tactician - 06-03-2020, 12:14 PM
RE: High council value - by DuPont - 06-03-2020, 01:18 PM
RE: High council value - by Draugr - 06-03-2020, 03:05 PM
RE: High council value - by VballMichael - 06-03-2020, 03:31 PM
RE: High council value - by Pine Needle - 06-03-2020, 04:21 PM
RE: High council value - by Ry Vor - 06-03-2020, 10:14 PM
RE: High council value - by Wookie Panz - 06-04-2020, 06:17 AM

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