Now, going back to menhir... as some of you mentioned, like Jak , there are good solid reasons why the menhir function adds to the game and we need to keep it.
The most pressing issue then is, can we do something to avoid or dampen abusing that feature?
How can we ensure that it is not worth abusing without damaging honest players in the process?
I apologize for derailing the conversation, I just had wishful thinking that we could delete it.
I think you just have to make it fair for all
Menhir was introduced to make it possible to move a start village & that really should be it's only purpose
it should have no impact on speed settle, or army building, or farming. If it had no other function then there would be no point in making all those MA's to cash in on various extra benefits
so in theory it would help the honest players & deter the dishonest players
I completely agree with Jak. The sole function of it has to be relocation, if you want to prevent it from being used by cheaters. I don't believe there is any way to have menhir and make it impossible to abuse. I also don't believe speed settling should be a feature to this game. In my opinion, features that would help balance it would be:
1) Make it a one time function
2) No resources refunded
3) Fields destroyed
4) Drop into a 3 day noncancelable BP and/or a mandatory 72 hours in BP for those who menhir but have not left the original BP
Even with points 2 & 3 it is better than suiciding which is why I think this penalty is appropriate
It's still abusable, but less so.