Hoss-Drone wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:47 pmRight Oh sheebus don't make dual personnel more complicated. Right now they work pretty logically. ASP can target half of Sergey and Helena. Ferengi conference only sees 3 dots for Jake and nog. Don't accidentally bork these things up.
This is a very interesting post, and here's why:
Under current dual-personnel rules, Ferengi Conference
counts Jake and Nog
dots, not three. (And, yes, they always
count as six dots; this can't be evaded by downloading them as the last members of the group, as some players erroneously believe.) The Trois
only count as 2 dots for Ferengi Conference, but Jake and Nog are 6.
The rampant confusion about this sort of thing -- even among people who are very confident that they understand the dual-personnel rules -- is precisely why Rules is taking a look at the dual-personnel rules.
The challenge, of course, is coming up with something better, something that can be understood and accepted by a community used to playing the dualies a different way... especially without, as you say, accidentally borking up something else, which would be all too easy to do. If we can find something that accomplishes that goal, then we're likely to change it. If not, then we'll just have to accept that this probably can't be fixed, is inherently confusing, and we'll just have to keep correcting mistakes about it until the sun goes out.
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