Quote from: Nuyur on October 07, 2017, 02:08:12 pmI understand that you think villages are end game content, but its not what ubergames is intending with them.Never said anything like this nor suggested it. I don't think villages are end game content. What I said is they got connected with endgame content (which is conquest) by making them one of upkeep payment methods.Also your "argument" of how people will place siege windows outside of their prime time is just your daydream. Could happen, don't have to. IMO it's highly unlikely.What I'm saying is that local content in localized world should be available to local land owners. Designing the game in a way that allows this local content to be disabled for most of the time for local land owner is just bad. Especially if localization was their goal from the start.
I understand that you think villages are end game content, but its not what ubergames is intending with them.
Im glad you skipped right past the part where clans should be looking to recruit people from multiple time zones, instead of zerging it up in one and being deserted in another.Now you want to say its bad. But suppose you had 10 russians, 10 germans, 10 new yorkers and 10 hawaiians binding to the same hamlet. With a dozen or so inbetweeners. There'd be activity round the clock. They'd have the potential to rebuild their watchtower network to prevent sieges by single time zone blobs. They'd have no real trouble to hold, at least fight, a village at any time of day.
I do think multi timezone clans are great. Because the watchtowers, that need to get destroyed before you can siege, can be build up at any time of day. So if you are against a single time zone blob, that isnt online for the remaining 16-20 hours of that day.It gives a TON of time to people who cannot attend the siege to contribute in the defense by making sure the siege is never even dropped!Destroying watchtowers is time based, because there's intervals before you can progress to the next one.Doesnt matter if you kill it slowly alone, or nearly instantly with a blob. The next tower cannot be taken untill x minutes have passed.Have enough watchtowers, so 4 hours (which is honestly longer than i expect the average person to play for) does not reach your holding. Have the rest of the fucking day to rebuild watchtowers to keep a holding safe.Now i understand rebuilding watchtowers isnt the most glorious means of defending a holding, nor the most interesting action maybe...But when it comes down to it, id feel more purpose in upkeeping a watchtower network than farming mats ill never get to use in a siege.You may zerg everybody 4 hours a day in your time zone, but the remaining 20 hours, things are easily rebuild and managed. You'd be fighting an uphill battle, only to drop your progress at the end of each day. Thats why spreading is better, not to mention that living locally means you can only farm 10-15 mob spawns. Some of which may be trash. You wouldnt want to scale a spawn to 50+, rather do 15-20 spanning across the entire day.
So you post your wild ideas, which adds nothing to the game (i think, that is where your name comes from) in a gaming forum of a dev team, trying to push that through and against said dev team, meanwhile doubting their facts?I dont even ......
It may be outdated, but they've shown to hold true to ideals...not the path leading to it.So upkeep for holdings got changed from gold, which is historically a vastly unstable currency, and tied it to actual player activity.Which is far better at upholding their ideal, while being another equalizer (or less of a gap) between what new and veteran players can achieve. You dont take a 1 day old newbie to farm the demon. You can take him to PvE quests, maps, keys, villages, chaos chests.That newbie is going to come a lot closer in med points earned/hour than gold/hour. I dont see how they've abandond their old idea, it simply got made better.And yes, watchtowers will have invuln times just like sieges.But i was talking about building up those towers, not tearing them down.You can build towers 24/7, provided you have the materials and man power.You cant destroy them 24/7, even if your blob was no-lifing the game.So spreading timezone allows you a greater chance at finding time to (re)build watchtowers.Which stops sieges from being dropped, which means just zerging it up in EU time doesnt mean a larger EU clan cant siege you.However, if you mixed in a few NA you could rebuild watchtowers and the only EU clan cannot reach the walls to drop a siege because there's always more towers defending.I know this is hard to grasp...so lets go to a more basic analogy.We are playing (european) football. You want a team of only strikers, because they are the ones that score.While im suggesting that having a few defenders, is sort of usefull for when the ball gets dropped and the attack needs to get rebuild from your half. Now ofcourse your strikers could go through the added effort of running across the entire field, basicly investing way more time and effort to get the job done. Which works in an actual football team because its a 90 min (plus extentions) match and they get paid to do it. But when you have a RL job, and friends and family, and you arent dedicating your life to a game...Maybe having people who can do it in their normal play session isnt such a bad thing.If this is still too hard to grasp, just ignore it then. The thread isnt really about this subject anyway, i was merely pointing out that villages can, should and perhaps will be contested across all time zones even in a localized world. And that holdings do not need to tie their timers down to a fixed window, because this creates peaks in activity and therefor low points aswell.You'd be left without pvp content if you are EU surrounded by NA. Not something id want.While a mix by everybody keeps the action going at all times, where the few purist get buttfucked whenever they go on the offense because their progress is easily negated in their off hours in an hour or two
Because it's a single set of paragraphs that contains better thought out information than any of the text you've posted in this thread?Just a thought.