PvP pay-off cost = ?
Is there a mathematical equation which defines the exact amount a target player has to pay as tribute to an attacker when he chooses not to fight in his own defense ?
Since I have not played very much up to now, I have only been attacked twice, and I chose to fight on those two occasions. Being a clueless newbie, I was tempted to pay-off one of the attackers, but since I had no idea whatsoever how much it would cost, I decided to fight.
I used the forum's search function with the words "pay off" and "pay-off" and it yielded no results. I then searched for the answer in many threads, but that important information seems to be buried somewhere. When using Google, it was only mentioned that it was a "hefty tribute" : it would be interesting if the term "hefty" was defined by an exact percentage of resources and/or troops.