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A caravan that you have no stock in, neither for nor against, is leaving in 10 minutes. Do you...

Curious about how you would react. :-)
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    So this is less a "doing the right thing" for me as simply a calculation for maximum benefit. There will supposedly be a reward for whichever side wins. So I calculate that most caravans will get to their destination with little resistance. In fact if that isn't the case then nobody will use them. So when the "wanna help" popup appears I'll select the help option most of the time.
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    Well for their sake I hope they dont tell people when they leave ;)
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    So you're going with the logical option. I see :-) I wonder if there will be a guild of highwaymen. Leaders of nodes may hire them to embargo competing nodes. AoC has me too hyped.
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    Well for their sake I hope they dont tell people when they leave ;)
    No posting a detailed itinerary to the notice board? 
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    I say aid, but in the end if I the caravan has something I'd want or need and I can solo it.. bye bye caravan.. 
    But then again that also still depends if it's for my own node or not, not going to pillage something that will help my node directly.
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    If I was solo, I'd likely do nothing unless specifically asked by the caravan for help. In which case I'd have to consider the strength of their defence and decide whether me helping them would make any difference or not.

    If I had my guild with me, I'd size up the defence and decide whether attacking or assisting was in our best interests.

    In both cases the decision I'd probably go with is to neither attack or defend.
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    True, I should have made "I'm questing here!" an option ;-)
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    I would quickly see which guildies are online and how bored we all are and make a decision from their whether to join in (either way) or just go about my business.
    Until we know the reward for help/time caravan takes vs doing something else/time caravan takes it is too early for me to tell what i'm likely to often do.
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    Being honest... It depends on which guild leads the caravan, but if I'm completely indefferent to it, I might as well hit it xD
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    I am not a religious man but I do believe in the old adage do on to others as you would have done on to yourself. Hence I will have a toon designed for the job of bounty hunter and people assistance in general. Fighting the perceived bad guys is what I live for. Unless they want to buy my stuff then anything goes lol.
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    Well as a bard it would be illogical to raid a caravan on my own....so the tactical move would be to support the caravan....
    However if I'm with a group of people and you have shinies that I may need....andI don't like your face ~~ maybe a different story? :3
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    A caravan that is of no consequence to a merchant? I doubt there will ever be a case. 

    I would have to do cost-benefit analysis after I understand more about the situation. 
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Because I'm helpful sometimes to the verge of stupidity and my own detriment.

    I am not a religious man but I do believe in the old adage do on to others as you would have done on to yourself. Hence I will have a toon designed for the job of bounty hunter and people assistance in general. Fighting the perceived bad guys is what I live for. Unless they want to buy my stuff then anything goes lol.
    If your ever looking for a guild man your definitely on the money for what I want to do. XD
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    I think I'll default to helping caravans if the reward is sufficient for the time invested. 

    The only reason I'd attack is for the sake of my guild or to get revenge for myself, friends, guildies, my node, etc. but I would need to know a little bit about the caravan.

    If I didn't have insider information, I'd likely ignore the caravan or defend it.
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    Bannith said:
    Because I'm helpful sometimes to the verge of stupidity and my own detriment.

    I am not a religious man but I do believe in the old adage do on to others as you would have done on to yourself. Hence I will have a toon designed for the job of bounty hunter and people assistance in general. Fighting the perceived bad guys is what I live for. Unless they want to buy my stuff then anything goes lol.
    If your ever looking for a guild man your definitely on the money for what I want to do. XD
    Well I couldn't tell your intentions with your sig full of paladins lol. I'm not going to look for a guild until closer to launch or at least beta.  I will be on a euro server. if you are too I will defo keep you in mind :)
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    At least 50% of "Aid the worthy traders in their quest across the world" voters is lying, must be! Bet many of you will be trying to pillage the caravan.

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    This poll is lacking a 3d option: "This doesn't concern me".

    Really, I wouldn't pick any of the 2 choices provided, unless I have a valid reason to be involved. But, since you explicitly said that "you have no stock in [it], neither for nor against", I'd choose the "this is none of my business" option.
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    Poll is especially lacking a "This doesn't concern me" option for a topic labeled "have no stock in".

    There will be plenty of times that we do have stock in the caravans because we need the goods to build the city or we want to prevent a city from growing.
    If we're defending otherwise, it's probably going to be due to helping friends or allies.
    If we're attacking otherwise, it's probably because we're hoping to grab some loot.

    And then there's the folk who just love PvP combat.
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    I voted for aid the caravan but to be honest I'm not sure I would do either unless I was asked by someone to help in one way or another. I'm sure they wont be that easy to raid anyway.
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    lexmax said:
    If I was solo, I'd likely do nothing unless specifically asked by the caravan for help. In which case I'd have to consider the strength of their defence and decide whether me helping them would make any difference or not.

    If I had my guild with me, I'd size up the defence and decide whether attacking or assisting was in our best interests.

    In both cases the decision I'd probably go with is to neither attack or defend.
    Yep, the poll needs a "take no action, unless..." option.
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    I'd also go for an I have no idea option, I have no idea because I haven't yet fully got my head around the world, how easy a target a caravan might be against what I might gain, how much people suffer personal loss from an attacked caravan etc...

    I'd love to say I would aid it rather than attack it, but then I might end up so invested in the economics of the node and know that another player / guild is bringing in goods to manipulate prices etc.. in which case I will attempt an attack..
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    I expect it to be likely that many caravans don't get attacked at all. So if I decide to accompany it as defender I might be just wasting time.
    If I attack, I can be sure that there will be some nice fights.
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    ATTACK!

    MAYBE MUCH FOOD SHARE.
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    Buuurn them aaaaaall to the ground!

    I want knowledge and merchant have it. Gold can loosen lips but a sword can crack them wide open. I'll be sure they tell where they keep that ancient treasure they insist doesn't exist.
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    I'm in the boat of "most caravans will survive, so I may as well make some coin/exp from it, too!" school of thought.  Besides, I like helping when I can.

    Now...if I'm already busy and simply don't wanna be turned away from what I'm doing....I'll ignore.
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    This would really depend on a variety of factors. Each case by case scenario would be different. 
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    I'm going to start writing up the wanted posters for @Umji @ruairidh @brir and @Arkanth now....
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    Megs said:
    I'm going to start writing up the wanted posters for @Umji @ruairidh @brir and @Arkanth now....
    But why madam? I can be very discrete in burning things, you wouldn't even know it!

    I would just come, burn a couple carriages, take some hostag... volunteers, and leave, with all the grace and pride that my elvish descent can gift me.
    I tell you, I would also go out so much as to notify the families of said hostag... volunteers as soon as I'll have kill... noticed their strange and unfortunate disappearance from underground cov... confortable manor.

    Ther's no need to make me wanted!
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    Hmm. It all depends the mood i am or the pressure of all those unfished quests or the phone call of the tax office that i am behind with my behind...
    err..... so i dunno really , lol
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    Would I become corrupted if I attack a caravan?

    If not, I will probably attack every caravan I find, hoping for some opportunities to duel whoever it belongs to  >:)
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