Posted By Sagan at 8:33 PM - Thu Apr 25 2019
It's kind of a shame that this was held for the poppy flower tavern. I'm not sure how much genuine interest is there. I would've loved to have participated but unfortunately a flower tavern doesn't really hit the mark.. and with DSS coming..? It complicates settlement selection.
I hope it is of interest to somebody and also that it does not 'complicate' domain and settlement selection. The intent of this is to be a gift to OCE and not a detractor. The Free Mann is ultimately the last tavern available before people are locked into locations, making it also one of the most valuable to those with a dream. Those who have not locked into communities yet will stop hesitating once the map is stable, whether they have land or not. Someone specifically wanting a legendary tavern will not be able to predict if the place they choose will have one of the remaining 11.
The timing itself is what I can guess might complicate DSS. The competition does run through monarch selection. If whether a tavern is owned by an NPC or player influences a monarch's selection, I can only apologize. It might shuffle dukes, but the announcement time means a duke earning the tavern will have to take a risk and place before they know if they've won, or wait until the latter half of selection to place. Chances are that a duke not already planning to be in that specific location will choose to place instead near it, perhaps even joining kingdom 3 as an ally.
The competition is not about gifting a specific tavern, but preventing OCE from missing out on a unique opportunity due to funding or other reasons. If anyone has questions, I'm sticking around and can address any further concerns. I look forward to questions. <3