Originally Posted by Darvin
Sounds to me like your countermeasures for "chickening" are a bit weak. Paying a lump sum of resources may be a better deal than allowing your castle to be destroyed, so players will not be encouraged to play to the bitter end. It's demoralizing enough as it is to fight a losing battle, but no one will do it if they can just pay their way out.
That is a very well put point and one i personally agree with, why pay perhaps X stone Y wood and Z gold when i could just pay V gold instead... saving resources and it could turn out cheaper and at least time conserving, also what happens if a player were to disconnect or turn his computer off during the game? is that an instant loss or the game is null and void as in most games...