Enlistment - beckoning.

Genesis, the god of timeto Everyone

The issues with ENLIST when a very high number is specified (i.e. more than

the number of men waiting to enlist) have been sorted out. I've added the

command MEN you can type in a location, to see how many 'awaiting enlistment'

and how many 'enlisted but not yet assigned to a legion' are in

your location. This should make it easier to keep an eye on your numbers.

Perhaps more significantly I've amended BECKON and city enlistment passes so

one pass can cover a larger group (providing they are together in their

location) so you can introduce yourself to a group of, say, 200 men with one

pass and subsequently BECKON and all 200 will come to you. This should make

it a lot easier and a LOT less time consuming doing largescale


There are other methods of moving enlistables about the land (e.g. birds)

and these should also operate to shift groups en masse. If you find them

not doing so, let me know.

On a related point, the amendment to beckoning (to do groups) would have been

made weeks ago had anyone pointed out how laboursome enlisting had become. It

should, of course, be somewhat time consuming (to give opportunities for

enemies to interfere, to reward diligence, to symbolise effort spent

expanding one's armies/fieldworkers) but with tribute numbers increasing

how many enlistables were around and limits on spamming ORDER, the

\"time required\" was way beyond what it should have been. This is something

you should all take responsibility for reporting to me. Take a step back,

consider 'how long is this taking, is it boring or challenging' and if

the former, let me know. Avalon should be a heroic battleground not a second

job. Communication is key; to me ideally or to other Gods. We're not

mind readers in reality (ahem) and while every effort is made to 'see'

from player-perspectives, it ain't possible to cover everythig. So feedback is

ESSENTIAL. Quality feedback is NEVER 'bugging me', NEVER unwanted - whether

I agree with a point made or not. Think on!

Written by my hand on the 18th of Midsummer, in the year 1268.