It seems like the general gaming community on my server frowns upon "stealing" from other players farm plots. My question is why? Unless my math is off it seems more beneficial overall if everyone stole from everyone.

I have a lvl 37 mage, her farm has 9 plots which produce 15k gold each when I harvest I get ~10.9k, so ~40k gold loss (i'm assuming you can only get stolen from ~5 times per cycle).

Now when she harvests from other farm friends she gets ~500 to 1k gold per plot x 9 plots = 4.5k-9k gold per friend x 40 friends (200 friends cap / 5 steal cap) to steal from = ~180-360k gold gained plus she still gets 98.1k (10.9k x 9) gold from her own farm.

360k gained - 40k gold loss = 320 potential profit of gold.

So the gold max she gets w/o stealing = 135k gold, gold max she gets w/ stealing = 458.1k gold.

Another way to look at this, say there a 2 guilds: A and B, they both have 200 member and they all farm friend each other and maximize farming plots.

Guild A discourage stealing, so they get the max 15k gold per 9 plots = 135k gold total get per harvest for each member

Guild B encourages and maximized stealing = there members get 10.9k gold x 9 plots = get 98.1k gold per harvest plus up to another 360 k from stealing off their farm friend list. Each member will get up to 458.1 k gold per harvest

Now which guild do you think is going to end up being stronger in the long run?

The game using "stealing" to describe the action to me is arbitrary and I feel players overall aren't maximizing their own potential by letting it get in the way. if the term was labeled to "borrowing" or "harvesting fee" would the community have the negative feelings over it?

I have a lvl 37 mage, her farm has 9 plots which produce 15k gold each when I harvest I get ~10.9k, so ~40k gold loss (i'm assuming you can only get stolen from ~5 times per cycle).

Now when she harvests from other farm friends she gets ~500 to 1k gold per plot x 9 plots = 4.5k-9k gold per friend x 40 friends (200 friends cap / 5 steal cap) to steal from = ~180-360k gold gained plus she still gets 98.1k (10.9k x 9) gold from her own farm.

360k gained - 40k gold loss = 320 potential profit of gold.

So the gold max she gets w/o stealing = 135k gold, gold max she gets w/ stealing = 458.1k gold.

Another way to look at this, say there a 2 guilds: A and B, they both have 200 member and they all farm friend each other and maximize farming plots.

Guild A discourage stealing, so they get the max 15k gold per 9 plots = 135k gold total get per harvest for each member

Guild B encourages and maximized stealing = there members get 10.9k gold x 9 plots = get 98.1k gold per harvest plus up to another 360 k from stealing off their farm friend list. Each member will get up to 458.1 k gold per harvest

Now which guild do you think is going to end up being stronger in the long run?

The game using "stealing" to describe the action to me is arbitrary and I feel players overall aren't maximizing their own potential by letting it get in the way. if the term was labeled to "borrowing" or "harvesting fee" would the community have the negative feelings over it?

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