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THIS THREAD MEETS BOARD REQUIREMENTSA couple of moderators have been kind enough to explain to me the requirements, in greater detail, for a thread in the suggestions section, particularly one about female warlords. And I have followed those requirements closely, as outlined here, prior to the thread's main body of content for discussion.
Previous ThreadI did this, because as previous thread was deleted without warning, instead of being closed as other threads of this nature are, when they get out of hand. This was very strange to me, since all except one person was being polite and having a good discussion, and as I recall we were all polite to that one troublemaker, who had to be muted in the end, shortly before the thread was deleted. The thread also contained a poll, and a variety of opinions were expressed within it. Female Soldiers were wanted in the game, for example, at the same time as it being popular to reduce female lord populations, and no one bickered about this.
I brought up my concerns to a couple of moderators, and it became clear there should be no issue with me reposting the thread.
Here are the precepts that were brought up, for posting a thread, which I think will be useful to the entire community:
1: The thread should not be a duplicate, you should search to check for duplicates.I expect this is a looser rule, I don't believe they're going to delete any thread whose subject has been glossed over before, but rather hard examples of duplicate discussions.
I searched a few times within the suggestions board, and did not get any threads on this topic. There was one about adding female soldiers to the game, semi-related, which has the credit of coming up with the slider solution, but did not speak on the topic of female warlords. There was another thread which a moderator thought might be spam:These threads [about female warlords], of which we had several already. Try the search function and set it to "women" and "female" and you'll be swamped with threads.
At that rate, we need a thread on the subject that obviously isn't spam.On the off chance you're not trolling, it's not a bug, it's a feature. If you are trolling, please don't.
2: It should be in the correct section.Unfortunately, the different sections of the Suggestions board don't have posts detailing what topics they cover, so you need to guess a little. In this case, my idea could affect every mode of Single Player, including the Custom Battles, so I have put it here. I expect it can be moved, but I will gladly re-post it in the correct section if asked to.
3: It must not be spam.Thankfully, a moderator confirmed my arguments were not spam.
So, apparently, I am uniquely qualified to speak on this subject. The arguments he was responding to was composed of the very same arguments I made in the last thread. But do not worry, my slider solution caters to everyone equally, as I do not intend my personal bias to infringe on anyone's experience.You might have noticed that all of your argumentation for a more unique role of the female warlords in game still stands, because you are fortunately not resorting to to misogynist behaviour expressed by several other users.
It was also clarified that this kind of feedback is fine, and not classed as spam:
Of course, the final decision always rests with TW. I hope they consider this solution which I think everyone can appreciate, as many players do NOT make use of mods, and I wouldn't want them to have a subpar experience due to their lack of modding.That sort of feedback [about female warlords] is fine, though I will add that it's not entirely a priority and if TW decides to design their fictional world that way it's entirely up to them. Which is why I suggested people that feel the need to stray from that presented world can use or create a mod instead.
ConclusionWith that out of the way, I think we can safely say a thread on this topic is quite acceptable, I have gone to a lot of trouble to try and meet all these standards, and to create a good environment for a civil and honest intellectual discussion about female warlords in the game. My solution should work well for all players, while being effectively no work to implement, and giving options for changing up your playthroughs of the game.
I will post the main body of the thread in a second post, just for clearer reading. Many threads use two posts if they are particularly long, so there is precedent to do this. Forgive me if the formatting in the second post is off, as I could not save that from when my thread was deleted without warning.
Please make use of the poll, which will be useful for the Devs to work out what players actually want from the game.
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