1: This as written by you is less exploitable than I imagined the final implementation to be. That was unfair of me. I shouldn’t straw man.
2: If the choice is “give me X percent of your income or you just make X+Y percent less income”, that’s not really a choice.
3: If they made guilds DAOs first, this suggestion works a lot better and my issues with it are largely dealt with.
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Fine. In fairness to you, you’re suggesting a 20% cap if the guild has a maxed lodge, so if this was implemented exactly how you suggest it, it’d be impossible to steal a higher amount of DEC than the guild generates.
I still think if someone rents a bunch of cards with the intention of going even or maybe 5% either way, it’s still pretty brutal if a guild suddenly decides to take an unexpected cut.
If they don’t allow a higher percentage than a guild lodge generates and if they don’t allow monthly/weekly automated payments, then at least the downsides are somewhat limited.
Until we get the ability to convert guilds to daos, it’s always going to be less than ideal to get people to donate manually, then to get them to donate automatically and then to have them have 0% ownership of the thing that they’re building. Maybe when RW comes out the shop discount will be really useful, but right now the DEC bonus doesn’t even cover what most people donate in some guilds. So Gladiator cards are the only real reason to join a guild for some people.
That’s why I don’t dislike your idea if applied how you intend it. If we just got rid of our manual donations and charged half of the guild DEC bonus, the guild would take less money from people than it does now. People would still be free to contribute if they feel like it as they can now, but if they didn’t, the guild would be down money.
My entire concern is people that didn’t sign up to a guild that takes X% suddenly taking X%. Even your idea about consent being required or the guild bonus turns off doesn’t work, because if the guild bonus doesn’t work, it’s slightly worse than the DEC being autoburned. The guild member has still been screwed out of DEC by a unilaterally changed contract and has probably lost even more DEC than if they’d agreed to let the guild take it. You also run the risk that some people just miss the confirmation screen and lose DEC for not noticing, even if it was 1% to the guild, 9% to the player or something.
If you have that much trouble getting your guild to agree to something, maybe the guild bonus turning off takes a long time, but I don’t even like that much because my problems with turning the guild bonus off still remain.
I guess the guild system doesn’t really provide much protection for people that do donate to their guilds anyway, there’s always a chance that they get kicked and the owner sells the guild, so maybe I’m being unfair here.
If turning guilds into DAOs gets prioritized, this kind of thing would be an awesome next step though. I’ll stop with the wall of text now.