Hello everybody who is reading, thank you for coming to this thread and spending a moment of your time even if you are only reading.
The purpose of this thread is to discuss in detail the overall history of the Songhai faction and what it means for the game Duelyst.
With that purpose in mind I think a few rules should be established to keep this thread as civil as possible and on topic.
No slandering each other. This means you do not recall personal beefs into this forum or debate with someone else using the fact that they play a certain faction as evidence of flaws in their arguments.
Do not comment on this thread just to comment or to diffuse a situation that you think might require it. For example if a particular debate is getting a bit heated, do not attempt to say something along the lines of “Oh, guys can’t we all just be friends and agree with each other? Save the Children.” If you comment, make sure you state an opinion/fact that is relative (do not worry if you think your comment might not be super deep or anything though, just try to stay on topic is all I ask). I should also mention that your post will most likely be considered against this rule if it become necessary for you to include “15characters”
Likes may only be given if you agree with someone. This rule might be a bit iffy for some of you (@isbee and @epicflygon) and I may even remove it later if it does not go over too well, but for this thread only I want to maintain a more research oriented appeal and as such I want to see exactly how many people agree with what side of an argument as well as how many people believe concept x is a a good idea. The idea is to make this thread as presentable to the developers at CPG as possible with the hopes they will consider posts here in a light more serious than usual.
No speculation about the new expansion. I have created an update post
somewhere in this thread stating the new stipulations about any post regarding the announced expansion in November. You can talk about the expansion, but only if it is relevant to the questions being posed to this thread.
Do not use this thread to vent. I understand many of you have much deserved anger towards Songhai, but I kindly urge you not to use this thread as way to vent especially if does not contribute to the conversation or answer any questions posed.
I think those are all the rules we should need! If, upon observation of this thread in coming days, I feel the need to include additions I will do so. If I do so, it will be included in this post as an edit as well as part of the general feed as an update (after 24 hours have passed since the time of this original post which would be 10-21-17 5:00 PM).
Now to be more specific about the purpose of this thread:
What I want to be addressed in this thread is not purely the faction Songhai, but its overall role in the game itself and its impact. Do you believe that it even belongs in the game since its selling point seems contrary to mechanics of the game itself. In addressing the faction and its history, try to connect your ideas to the game Duelyst and the intention the developers might have had in making this game particularly in what would make it more unique than other CCG’s.
Overall, try to suggest what you think might be the intention of the faction, the game and where you think CPG could improve for example you could say something along the lines of “I think the Songhai faction was meant to be ______, but it should really be more like _______ and the game itself could improve if CPG _______.”
You can also include your own analysis of other factions in the context of how it impacts the game and/or its connection with Songhai either as a faction or a mechanic.