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    To extend the conversation a bit....
    Blueprints drop for polishing and motivating - but quite low rates.
    I think I read they drop for plundering as well - is this right and what is the drop rate compared to polish/motivate.
    Helping other people's great buildings also drops blueprints I think - suppose it is a bit early but any thoughts on drop rates here?
    Any other sources of blueprints (apart from diamonds)
    Great buildings are wonders of the world and supposed to be difficult to earn - I know and approve of that
    It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by RitzyD View Post
    The drop rates seem really, really low. Since the inception of BP's i have polished / motivated 389 guild mates, pol / mot 209 neighbours and plundered 168 neighbours.

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    As a non - diamond player this is the biggest disparity there has ever been on this game. Everything else could be acheived through activity but with drop rates like this i have no chance of competing, no matter how hard i play. Very disappointed.
    Imust agree with you on this one RitzyD, I actually saw this coming and that is why I actually used diamonds just to be one of the first players to get a building. I did this for a few different reasons;

    1. I am a guild Founder and Leader so felt as though i should present an opportunity for my members to use their forge points in a new way.

    2. Also i had found that my rating had gone close to the top 20 for Greifental and I didn't want to fall behind those players who obtained these buildings.

    3. I also felt as though my neighbours may start to use their forge points there allowing me to develop in research quicker as they would be using their forge points on great buildings as opposed to research.

    4. I also acknowledged that most players rated above me were in the Colonial Age and I'm only in the latter part of the Late Middle Age. Players in the CA are able to use their forge points in these great buildings as they have little or no more sections to research.

    (I realised that i couldn't compete with those players without using diamonds to at least obtain one building and bridge the gap between myself and them).

    In addition to this i have a player in my guild which has obtained the same blueprint twice over, surely this is a bug? What could this player possibly do with two of the same blueprints?

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    I agree the drop rate is brutal, and hardly random. It seems that everyone gets 2 right away then only a tiny chance after that. I've easily polished/motivated 200 people without a blueprint. I'm all for taking my time, but considering it's gonna take an average of 50 blueprints to get 9 unique ones, that's waaay too grindy for a game this casual. If it averaged 200 visits per BP, it would take 10,000 visits to get a full set. That's rough considering town visiting is easily the most boring part of this game....the only ray of light is the reward you get for helping to build someones great building, but it's still a pretty tedious task collecting these things so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffBee View Post
    I think I read they drop for plundering as well - is this right and what is the drop rate compared to polish/motivate.
    Helping other people's great buildings also drops blueprints I think.
    I do not have any numbers or ratios for droprates, but this is correct.

    As is said in the changelog 0.22, you have a (bit) better chance of receiving blueprints while you are supporting people than when you are plundering them. Apart from buying blueprints for diamonds (don't forget you still need to find the very first one), you can also get blueprints being one of the main contributors on the great building of one of your guildmates or neighbours - these will be rewarded after a level is completed, after which the count starts again.

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    I have nicknamed it sending an "Ambassador". What it means is you could have guilds cooperating instead of "Guild Wars" . Peace instead of war. What a novel approach. Building something and helping to build something is what this game is about for me. I do battle with the neighbors,and never loot. We have a good neighborhood. I am glad its not a breach of the rules. Thanks Bloodwyn!

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    Try the Ambassador program. Send a member of your guild to another guild to pol/mot and look for blueprints. they do the same to you and both return to their guilds (maybe a trade or two) to repeat the next day. Guilds working together.

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    When two players have donated the same amount of forge points. What decides who is ranked higher than the other?
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    How did you get the neat banner,kelvito ? I have no idea how to answer your question. *S*

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    I think that will be the one who first get the final number. For example, i make a donation and get a final ammount of 30 forge points and after me another player get the same ammount. I'll be the higher ranked.
    Anyway, if i'm wrong, please clarify this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klevito View Post
    When two players have donated the same amount of forge points. What decides who is ranked higher than the other?
    From my experience it's "first come first serve."
    So if a player has donated 10 FP in total and you donate a total of 10 FP yourself, that other player will still be ranked above you.

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    EDIT: BestWarrior beat me to it.

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