Ok, this is probably my misunderstanding the documentation , but I think I was just screwed.
So, there I was, 1st Papal Heir. Number 2. Second Place. First Runner up. You get the picture. Living large with a high faith rating. Along comes this ass clown, I mean Assmonster, or, should I say "pope Assmonster" and he whips out his lizard, I mean, unleashes Godzilla. Well, I didn't happen to be at my machine at the time, but when I refreshed, I'm a ghost. On the bright side, Godzilla ate the pope too. ;D
So, soon enough Lars the super speedy revival guy swings over and services both of us. Poof... I'm in the village. I see Assmonster has retained his popehood, but I'm not even in the top 5. So I go to telehop, to get away from the villiage and begin rebuilding my faith base when, to my horror, the game says I've got no temples.
Now, I thought there was a time when death cost you all your buildings. (Which is what I just experienced.) But I also thought that things had changed where you manage to keep some or all of your buildings (which appears to be what Assmonster experienced.)
However, I didn't expect both to happen at the same time. Why did I get flushed and Pope Ass-boy just gets a free trip to the villiage?
Ok. Someone cleared up with me the fact that it was a "timing issue". Assmonster was pope upon his death and didn't lose his title until the next papal election. However, that raises this question for me: Could revived pseudo-pope assmonster have crushed temples for the 1 point even though he would have had no temples of his own?
Post by assmonster on Feb 20, 2006 16:55:04 GMT -5
i didn't try it, but it's a good question. i probably could have destroyed temples for PP's since i was still technically the pope.
on the plus side everyone in the game gets a PP when the pope dies.
i once suggested that on the death of the pope maybe the rankings should be automatically recalculated.
also, some of the other old-timers might remember a time when if the pope died everyone had crazy high regen rates because their faith was super high compared to the popes. that led to a lot of attempts on the pope's life early in the hour. those were the days.
Post by assmonster on Feb 20, 2006 16:57:28 GMT -5
also, the reduction of temples on death does seem to be messed up as spam's cathedrals disappeared instead of being reduced. i haven't seen any of mine out there yet either so i'm not sure any of mine were reduced or destroyed.
last time i died it seemed to work. perhaps it has something to do with whether or not there's a graveyard?
Yeah. I had pleanty of buildings, and, having recently been pope and just shortly reduced to 2nd, I was upgrading like crazy (to claim my points and improve my regen). The first thing I did in the villiage was a telehop, which failed. So, none of the 3 that Assmonster saw, nor the countless others I had built up survived my death.
More bugginess - when bobushkajuanito died, none of his temples reduced (actually, I'm assuming bobushkajuanito's churches are the "Followers of Bob" - may be wrong. Bobushkajuanito died on one of my temples, which was on fire, as were all of the follower of bob temples around me.