"Imo this is (reap nukes) atrocious b/c it will pit scythes between each other, b/c we all make mistakes and this measure is highly punitive, doesn’t account for the factor that everyone makes mistakes, even if they spent 30mins examining “that” cube and i think it’ll create tensions and frictions between scythes/mystics (and between ranked players and admins), especially considering how like atani said, ppl reap for dust, when going through log, reap for dust in forts (i don’t mean dust that leads to nubs or branches, i mean plain asinine dust segs as 2nd reapers) and while now it’s only irritating to watch at in scythed over heatmap, with this thing it can end up costing each of us more than a few dozen scs per cell, so imagine doing 30 scs and ending up losing 20 or 30 bc ppl reaped dust as 2nd scythe either in fort while 2nd voting or going through the log. Did you deserve losing those scs? they weren’t nubs or branches or mergers, just someone reaped for 150 pts b/c they don’t believe either scying or going through log is worth their time otherwise?, and up until now I didn’t have a real problem with them doing that b/c reap didn’t nuke (it was annoying but it wasn’t the end of the world and it didn’t cost anyone anything).
Then there’s also the test extensions. 2 ppl sc a cube then a 3rd comes along, reaps in a test extension, 50/50 works out/is a merger. Up until now no prob, now? now 3rd nukes the other 2, then until it’s grown sufficiently, the same 2 or another 2 sc the cube, then if it works out fine, if not nuked again by person who made the test extension or someone dif. cube has to be 2/2 again. this is a huge loss of time and work, either 2 or 4 or 6 ppl have had to sc the same cube 2-3 times, why? Especially if the test failed and it was a merger.
Then there’s also the ppl who reap from review (can tell when someone has reaped and not logged 99.99% it’s from review b/c there’s no new entry button and ppl don’t flag/reap then. Reap from review, that person has no way of knowing if cube is sc’ed or not, they just see something in review they don’t like, reap and software progresses them to next/new cube no questions asked, no thought of log or what they -now- just nuked.
And yeah I am one of those who reaps (all) the corners in a fort, I know admins have said we don’t have to, but it is one of the few “pleasures” left in ew, wake up, have a fort and reap the corners others haven’t while drinking coffee, up until now it wasn’t bad for anyone regardless of if the cube was sc’ed or not b/c reap didn’t nuke the cube and since the cube was wt 0 pre-reap I didn’t fall in the “reaps dust as 2nd category”.
I don’t think I’ll continue doing forts, rg/sc, if this whole affair is put in place, it’s just not going to be worth it. I’ll just reap 20 cubes to have my name in cell for the future when it’s counted who did how much/what in the dig and leave it at that. I think zfish will most likely be the same, it just won’t be worth it with 2nd player nuking when he(/she) is reaping every cube, costing me scs and now reap/sc accu that I can see (notifs), even though it’s not offering me much of anything (even if i can see and jump to cubes in tabbed notif, we are not allowed to rereap/alter cubes in zfish after 2nd/admin have changed them so what’s the point of seeing i did bad? “You did bad look!”? sorry i have no need for that whatsoever)… maybe others are dif. and appreciate this kind of feedback, but for me it doesn’t do me anything.
I just think it’s a measure that adheres to what most (if not all) educational systems are doing nowadays, punish ppl for making a mistake believing that the punishment will teach them not to make the mistake(s). In part they are correct, the mistake(s) stop happening…b/c ppl stop trying. (in this case stop scying?)
And there is always the fear a less…honourable, vindictive person will abuse this, and just reap to remove scs from ppl they don’t like, imagine waking up to see not your daily count reduced but your overall count reduced by a few dozen or hundred or more cubes.
The nuke button seems like an even worse idea, to me, if admins can’t check who “hit” it. At least with reap you have a tangible “evidence” of who nuked the cube (and if you’re a mystic also why, with in-inspect review and scythed over heatmap). If anyone/someone/everyone can hit a button which nukes the cube, and no one knows who did it, it’s just a recipe for some major scythe-vision-like disaster (if it’s not already…).
Imo only admins should nuke, and if a scythe thinks a cube or a branch or a cell has been very badly sc’ed they can contact an admin tell them, give them their “evidence” of the bad sc’ and let them nuke whatever is to be nuked.
B/c even if rules are placed, I’m not sure how enforceable they’ll be, I mean just take me, susi, gala, atani, hwaa and tr77 (as an example) we each reap from a few dozen to a few hundred cubes per day (can even do that per hour lol), are admins determined/willing to do nothing else but monitor every single reap of every single (active) scythe just to catch the 1-2 reaps that may/do “break” the new “rules” (rules that up until now are not needed anyway, just “required” for this new reap-nukes-poop feature)? It sounds like a fulltime job to me, and assuming there’s an easier way to go about it that doesn’t require as much time, what? We’re gonna have demotions and/or points removal/ angry pms from admins to scythes telling them to not do “that” b/c a scythe (or more than 1) reaped dust or fort-sced-corner cube(s) etc? I don’t think that that that would lead to more scythes doing more scying than 50/100, I think this would lead to more scythes to stop scying altogether and/or leave the game.
Maybe the better compromise would be to modify the reap button, when you click it you get two drop down choises “reap and leave scs & reap and nuke” then if cube really must be nuked (large additions/removals, must be rechecked etc etc) one can nuke it or if not (reaping for dust, fort corner, only a small nub etc etc etc) one can leave cube sc’ed. Which ties in with a modified log MO as well, if you nuked the cube you re-place it as a scythe complete, if you didn’t you set to good.
add-on 1: another case which just happened (to me): i reaped a cube and sc’ed, 2nd scythe reaped over (nuking) but what they added was actually wrong/merger, they sced and re-logged as sc, i re-checked it and rereaped removing what they added, and re-sced. In this case my sc was removed wrongly as what the other person added was wrong, and if this had happened when i slept or was not logged in, a different 2nd scythe would/might have checked the cube from log reaped, then a 3rd scythe would have 2nd voted and sced sertting to good… to say i would have been livid in this case is an understatement of epic proportions.