Incorrect in one way that there were three blank plots you added to the side off your road that connected to his road. You could have easily removed them as we asked about it. They were just empty plots and not an existing road. He did the road but those 3 plots are there off your road as well. They could be pulled.
Ultimately, this post is not about those 3 plots. It is about what that scenario is causing between us and others. The scenario I am trying to stop. Forced connections and names being taken from people. Additionally, prestige that is owned by one person being added to another city without our control. This lack of control is the problem. You, me, everyone worked to gain their prestige. Someone should not be able to come in and place down 3 plots and force the connection.
Even with the buffer zones this will not solve the problem. In the situation where 1 person allows the connection to be made the prestige and name is taken over. People cannot control what other people do but we should be able to control what we do and who we want to connect with. Buffers will not fix this. I link to someone but they then link to you and bam I am part of your city without my approval. So how can I undo it? Easy use the option I am talking about of selecting the settlement I wish to join.
You are attributing a “benefit” to something that was not requested or even solicited. It was decided by whoever made the decision themselves to create the link. That isn’t right at any level. If people wanted to be part of the great city, the feature I am suggesting gives them that choice. Choice is the key word.
If you have no issues with running roads that stop annexation you should have no issues with allowing people to chose what settlement they are in for those that are already touching.
The game I want is the same one almost every person wants - options to chose and not be forced into problems with other people or be able to keep the hard work we did for ourselves.
Additionally, the difference is I didn’t force the annexation. I get and can support the idea that you like to build roads. Hence why I put the suggestion up to mark beacons as “roads” and this suggestion to allow people to chose their settlement. You are right now fighting a valid solution that gives you what you say you want “roads” and gives other people the same thing - to pick the city they put their prestige toward