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Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« on: April 12, 2010, 05:53:54 AM »
I have always wondered and have never had a clear answer to this.

If the answer is yes does this also include cattle.


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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 05:59:08 AM »
It did increase prosperity of villages in the old mount and blade. 
3000 denars bought from the village would = 1 prosperity point increase.

For towns I think the only way to increase it would be making sure caravans and farmer parties reach town safely.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 07:51:06 AM »
Is there anyway to know a towns amount of prosperity points?

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 08:50:51 AM »
Just the description of it when you walk into town.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 06:46:54 PM »
I *think* cows count more towards prosperity than money does, so buying cows from a village can make it poorer.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 08:32:08 PM »
I *think* cows count more towards prosperity than money does, so buying cows from a village can make it poorer.
That's stupid. Unless the farmers are a bunch of low-life non-intelligent persons who can't count...oh wait...
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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 08:43:40 PM »
I *think* cows count more towards prosperity than money does, so buying cows from a village can make it poorer.
That's stupid. Unless the farmers are a bunch of low-life non-intelligent persons who can't count...oh wait...
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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 09:01:05 PM »
Trading a cow that converts grass into milk and additional cows for a one time lump sum that you can't invest (no banks invented yet) makes you poorer long term.  Planning on eating your silver denars?

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 09:21:11 PM »
I've always found the village and town prosperity to be a bit of a black spot in M&B, would be nice to finally get some good info on how it works and how to improve it. *Hint* *Hint* to any devs who decide to read this  :roll:
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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2010, 09:38:18 PM »
With all the looting of villages that goes on the player would have to make defending any one village his full time job to have any hope of it's prosperity going up.

Oh and farmer parties returning from their trip to town increases prosperity as well.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 04:48:57 AM »
With all the looting of villages that goes on the player would have to make defending any one village his full time job to have any hope of it's prosperity going up.

Oh and farmer parties returning from their trip to town increases prosperity as well.

Would it be worth it, moneywise?

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 04:54:57 AM »
Well I guess all the bandit loot can be considered a bonus as well.  I've been seeing a lot of threads complaining about a neverending horde of bandits though.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2010, 08:59:15 AM »
I've always found the village and town prosperity to be a bit of a black spot in M&B, would be nice to finally get some good info on how it works and how to improve it. *Hint* *Hint* to any devs who decide to read this  :roll:

I agree, I can't find exact answers about prosperity. You guys that have answered above, are you talking based on sure facts (maybe grasped from developers) or you just post what seems to be reasonable based on common sense? I just wanted to know.

Anyway I'm pretty sure that what Berserker Pride said is true, buying from village increases its prosperity (I think I had read it on M&B module system).

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2010, 09:03:35 AM »
I'm sure about the stuff I have mentioned.  A couple other things that help prosperity is bringing cattle to villages and getting them grain as well.  I think that raises prosperity by 5 a quest.

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Re: Does buying supplies from a town increase prosperity?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010, 09:11:41 AM »
I've always found the village and town prosperity to be a bit of a black spot in M&B, would be nice to finally get some good info on how it works and how to improve it. *Hint* *Hint* to any devs who decide to read this  :roll:

It's not that complex, but you don't get to see the numbers.

For villages:
Farmer parties leaving and returning to the village increase prosperity.
Economic quests (cattle, grain etc) increase prosperity once completed.
Buying stuff from the village as the player increases prosperity
Building certain buildings such as the windmill in your village increases it's prosperity.
Bandit attacks/infestations decrease prosperity.
Looting resets prosperity to 0

In addition there's a flux value. I'm not sure if it's random, or based on some factor like the prosperity of their town (i.e. if the town it's trading with is at high prosperity, the prosperity increases from farmer groups are higher).

For towns:
Caravans arriving increase prosperity
Farmers arriving increase prosperity
Economic quests for the town increase prosperity

 Note in both cases, a farmer/caravan which leaves town and does not arrive at the destination reduces prosperity. So if you've got bandits camped on the doorstep prosperity will rapidly plummet every time a farmer party leaves and is attacked.
 Range band seems to be higher for towns too, generally it takes a lot more caravans and farmers to increase a town's prosperity than it does for a village.
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