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September 10, 2009

Pol101-Class3

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Welcome to Introduction to Politics: Mayors and Mentors CLASS 3

In this class we'll engage your in game abilities, your sensibilities and teach you all about managing a town.

Anyone may attend classes, but you MUST enroll (in the student registration section) in order to participate in class discussions. If you are not actively enrolled I ask that you not post.

I'm so sorry that this class is a week late. I never intended that to happen.

Let's begin:

CLASS iii) Getting Organized

Subject A) Mayors and Mentors love notepad:
I have on my desktop and/or quicklaunch several different documents from my RK folder (inside my pictures). They are:
1) 1_My_grant.txt :

I use this keep track of any travel grants I have and anything that I NEED to ask for from the TM. Also, if I am traveling with a County grant, I use it to keep track of my trading duties, etc:
Grant to Xenina, Jan. 25
Sell goods for County Profit and Town Supplementation:

Sold = milk @ 8.15

Bought = boat at 90

My cash in this grant = 19 pounds
(If you are a trader, you should be making a note everytime you earn cash or your tavern pays you)


2) 1_Mayor_info.txt:

TO DO::
(Obviously I list things I need to do here, or even daily chores)

_ Finish class
_ Buy up corn and issue new NCP mentor grant
_ Grant Karen
_ Buy wheat/corn/fish
_ Sell to CF
_ Stock tavern
_ Latest Report?

(Prices I buy at)
BUY:
02.75-02.90 <-- br="br" corn="corn">10.20-10.80 <-- br="br" wheat="wheat">08.01-08.05 <-- br="br" milk="milk">under 7.75 <-- br="br" veggies="veggies">16.00 - 16.60 <-- br="br" fish="fish">
(I have a list of prices the TM is buying at, etc.)
SELL:
02.81 <-- br="br" corn="corn">10.41 <-- br="br" wheat="wheat">08.01 <-- br="br" milk="milk">07.95 <-- br="br" veggies="veggies">16.71 <-- br="br" fish="fish">
(Then I have these different letters all with a line in between them: )
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You have enrolled in the new citizen program. Thank you very much. I surely hope that you are already learning your way around our fair city. Please be sure to check for people in the taverns after the daily reset. They will give you reputation points.

You'll also need to work for two days in the church. These are points that must be earned in the church.

Please reply to this e-mail and tell me when you have earned 5 reputation points and 60 pounds. Then I'll give you instructions on what is best to farm and how you can level.

Also, don't forget to read the Town Hall Message. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to send me mail. Smile Keep in touch.

~ Xenina, Mayor of Whithorn

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Yay! Xenina does happy dance. Smile Here's how you get your cash. Buy 5 wood and list 4 for ____ and one for ____.

Then send me a letter to say that you listed them on the market and I'll buy them up.

Once you have your cash, you'll want to go into town and find the "Baliwick". Then click on "Meet the Count's First Secretary".

When asked what field you would like please choose wheat. There is a wheat tutorial here: http://renaissancekingdoms.wikia.com/wiki/Wheat

Thanks and congratulations. Very Happy

~ Xenina, Mayor of Whithorn

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I see that you have only just begun on your journey in the Kingdom. I certainly hope that you'll continue on your path. If you can you will attain some riches, adventures and many accomplishments.

To attain a boat loan, you should accomplish the following:

- Level 1
- Strength in the excess of 19
- Some kind of activity in the forums

I suggest you start off your journey by visiting the County's forum: Click Forum and Rules, Choose the first option, Find the word "Galloway"

I also suggest reading the Scottish forum called "Highland Halls"

You can also see our current Government and Wars in action in the National Assembly. Simply look for the Title: "National Assembly - Public Chambers". Here you can read all about different things our government is working on, but you can not post.

I certainly hope you'll come visit me in the tavern sometime. I've been a bit busy as of late because I am the new Duchess, but I will try to be in the taverns whenever I am able.

Please also keep in mind that Blissmaker is here to help you as the Town's Mentor. She can provide you with even more information.

Mayor and Duchess,
Xenina
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Greetings my dear. A kindly farm worker has notified me that you hired him for only 12 pounds. As you know, minimum wage is 14 pounds. The law forbids you from hiring for any less than that. I urge you to mail Mr. ___ to make up for these 2 pounds.

Thank you for your attention.

Xenina
Mayor of Whithorn

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Hey there,

I am obligated to give you some information and a warning about the economics of profit selling. It looks like you went to Wigtown and bought some of their cheap wood, then came here and resold it for a higher price (3.90).

This is not really a big deal, except that I keep buying it from you, which means that you purchased a large quantity in Wigtown. This is not really a good thing for Wigtown, as you are taking the profit out of their Town Hall's economic system.

No doubt that the mayor of Wigtown frowns on having you purchase more than 25 of any one item.

I am not going to prosecute you on this - this time, as neither of our markets (Wigtown or Whithorn) were severly damaged by one trip, but I just want to let you know that when you buy more than 25 of any one item you will want to contact the mayor. Otherwise their mayor
might want to prosecute you. I frown on market manipulation.

~ Xenina

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Mentor Instructions:

Soon I'll issue you the NCP grant. Here are the full instructions. You'll want to save this in a wordpad or word document:

1) The grant will be in your person. Find it in "Me", "My character", "Your duties and responsibilities".

2) The grant will contain 100 corn. List about 50 on the market for 4.95 at a time.

3) Keep updated on your events. Once someone buys into the Program you will see "30-07-2009 17:40 : You have sold at Trancer 10 bags of corn for 4.95 pounds."

4) Click on the person's name (one on that person you can see if they are dead or in retreat, etc. . .) Go ahead and send them a mail anyway.

I would like for you to use this one:
You have enrolled in the new citizen program. Thank you very much. I surely hope that you are already learning your way around our fair city. Please be sure to check for people in the taverns after the daily reset. They will give you reputation points.

You'll also need to work for two days in the church. These are points that must be earned in the church.

Once you have received 5 reputation points and you have 60 pounds, contact Xenina (the Mayor) by mail. Label the subject " $$$ time!! " This will make her respond ASAP. Tell her you have purchased 5 wood pieces and are ready for your payment. She will then give you full instructions.

Also, don't forget to read the Town Hall Message regularly. There is a lot of information in there. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to send me mail. Smile Keep in touch.

~ Blissmaker, Chief Mentor

5) Copy the person's name and post it in your NCP list inside the Mentor's Office thread.

6) When the grant is near empty, send me a mail (with the subject "NCP $$" or post in the forum that you'll need a new one soon. (I'll keep my eye out for that next day and issue you a new grant promptly. I'll also offer some corn for 4.95 from the Town Hall, so we don't lose anyone who would want to enroll.)

7) Once the grant is empty, it should have 495 pounds in it. If it does not, then you still have some corn on the market. Go to the market and click on the "Purchase and sale" tab. Cancel any corn that you have on the market before canceling the grant. This may take 10 minutes or so.

Of course if you have any questions, let me know.

Xenina

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Also, to the Mentor:

Yep, as you can see in the list I put in the sticky there's always a guy who buys only 3 or some person who buys 5, but not 10. Most of these people die, so I don't really mind it too much.

I send them that little letter that I posted in the forum. It says "You have one week to buy the remaining 6 bags of corn". If you do buy them, you will be updated into a participant automatically." Then under that I put a line
- - - - - - < -- like this
and then I put the regular confirmation letter down below the line.

You'll want to return the grant when you have 20 or less corn (or right about that).

I'll put your name is as the Mentor now and I'll send you a grant tonight most likely (if I can get to it).

Xenina


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Hi there!

I'm so glad that I've provided information on my blog. Here are answers to your questions. However, I will also soon be teaching an interactive class in politics. Perhaps you would like to take it. It will be on forum2 and will include some assignments using msn.

I WILL BE ANSWERING YOU IN GREEN.

In Hungary we are interested in a low-tax for security purposes (if someone would take over one of the town hall). We do not want to let anybody wage taxes.
1. If the mayor start the tax system when could someone change the rates first? Anytime if has Financial SP? Or after two weeks? When?
------> RATES CAN BE CHANGED AFTER 14 DAYS. I DO NOT SUGGEST THIS STRATEGY UNLESS YOU ARE ALMOST SURE THOSE CONQUERING WILL BE USING THE TAX. FINANCE POINTS CAN BE EXPENSIVE. IF YOU MUST WAGE A SECURITY TAX, YOU CAN PLACE .01 pence IN THE OLD VERSION OF RK.

SECURITY TAXES AREN'T ALL THAT GREAT BECAUSE THEY COST A LOT AND YOU CAN JUST TELL THE PEOPLE NOT TO PAY IT UNTIL A REAL MAYOR IS IN PLACE. (If they get late fees, the Mayor can pay them back later)

2. I see that one time the taxes can be waged for two weeks. So the minimum tax for one week is 0.25 pounds?
I BELIEVE IT CAN BE .01 BUT I CAN NOT TEST IT WITHOUT USING POINTS.


3. What does happen after two weeks if the mayor does not change anything?
THE SYSTEM ONLY TAXES ONCE. IT WILL NOT CONTINUE UNLESS IT IS WAGED AGAIN.
I hope that helps,

Xenina

END DOCUMENT

3) I also have a TM.txt, but you're most likely not going to need that.


Subject B) Reports:

I use excel documents for reports, but that's not all. I give each trader and/or person who wants one a grant sheet. (This sheet will give them the worth of the grant, so they can return it for more or even than what they got it at.)

Here is your homework. Take the following information and use this EXCEL report to give me your Town Hall's worth:

INVENTORY:
1000 pounds

14 loaves of bread

85 bags of corn

11 pieces of meat

10 vegetables

4 hides

2 buckets

9 wood bushels

6 ounces of iron ore

1 axe

Town selling orders at the Town market
1 small ladder at 20.01 pounds each. Cancel
1 bucket at 38.05 pounds each. Cancel
15 vegetables at 8.11 pounds each. Cancel
8 vegetables at 8.01 pounds each. Cancel
1 bucket at 37.71 pounds each. Cancel
29 wood bushels at 4.01 pounds each. Cancel
1 ounce of iron ore at 19.01 pounds each. Cancel
1 bucket at 38.51 pounds each. Cancel
40 wood bushels at 4.01 pounds each. Cancel
2 fishes at 16.91 pounds each. Cancel
3 ounces of iron ore at 19.01 pounds each. Cancel
2 hides at 15.00 pounds each. Cancel
5 pieces of meat at 17.51 pounds each. Cancel

Town selling orders at the County fair
1 bag of flour at 12.31 pounds each. Cancel
1 fish at 16.81 pounds each. Cancel
1 axe at 141.00 pounds each. Cancel
1 axe at 141.01 pounds each. Cancel
4 fishes at 16.81 pounds each. Cancel
3 fishes at 16.71 pounds each. Cancel

Your Tavern:
The day's income : 23.10 pounds.
Name: TOWN TAVERN 1

Inventory
loaves of bread: 34
fruits: 0
bags of corn: 0
bottles of milk: 0
fishes: 0
pieces of meat: 32
vegetables: 0


Now, use this excel document to create your report:

(I've included 3 formats in case you don't have the newest excel.)

23 K = http://iamxenina.googlepages.com/TownHallReportSheet.xlsx
57 K = http://iamxenina.googlepages.com/TownHallReportSheet.xls
09 K = http://iamxenina.googlepages.com/TownHallReportSheet.csv

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