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Lord Alacrity wrote:
Just to update everyone, we currently plan on releasing these changes along with an update to the client within the next week or so.


It would be way better if you actually stated clearly right now exactly what the new rules will be as up until now you have been very evasive and unclear as to what changes will be made - the original post in this thread is old and therefore we do not know what changes you are referring to at all.

As for locking the thread about prizes when worlds end - it would be a much better look to completely restate the entire policy regarding end of world prizes instead of locking the thread (you will just get more threads opening up anyway). The whole end of world prize thing is just a tad messy.


Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:29 am
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the game is dead - you attack cancrinite, and you have to wait six months or a year to achieve it, because they're not allowed to develop and accumulate faith. And you can't answer, because the destruction only of the rank of Prince. The game has become unreal miserable and the developers have long abandoned it


Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 am
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Lord Alacrity wrote:
Just to update everyone, we currently plan on releasing these changes along with an update to the client within the next week or so.


Can you post information about ALL the specific changes you will be making? A lot of the issues with the Era ruleset could have been avoided if you would have consulted with the players in the forums prior to your changes.


Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:00 pm
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Lord Alacrity wrote:
Just to update everyone, we currently plan on releasing these changes along with an update to the client within the next week or so.

THIS CHANGES WILL COME WITH NEW SERVER? And more than week,lol,still nothing :(


Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:22 pm
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The changes are:

Lord Alacrity wrote:

Based on feedback from players about the Era System we decided on these points:

[*] Reduce the rank required to raze to Earl.



[*]Reduce the number of flags required for some parish buildings which had the costs increased.

Specifically:
Turret Maker from 10 to 3
Tunnellors Guild from 25 to 6
Ballista Maker from 40 to 9

Church from 40 to 30
Stables from 10 to 2

[*] Slightly increase the honor cost of ransack attacks.


Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 pm
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I suppose that these changes are a start, but they are still not enough to entice me to start playing on an Era world again.

FF needs to take a serious look at how to be more proactive in detecting Multi-account cheating and implement penalties for this type of cheating that actually have some teeth, such as a 6 months account ban on the specific computer that was used to conduct this cheating and loss of ALL the crowns from the main account as well as the multi's. Otherwise these guys will just open yet more accounts and keep defrauding both you at FF, and our player community.

Also the idea that multiple collage students can share a single computer and use it both to do research for their studies and play SHK 16+ hours a day is just ridiculous. If they were so destitute that they needed to share a computer for studies then they really shouldn't be playing SHK on it anyways. This is an OBVIOUIS multi-account cheater!

Until you guys at FF figure out a truly effective means of preventing multi-account cheating then you will CONTINUE to lose most of your core players.


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WaywardChampion wrote:
I suppose that these changes are a start, but they are still not enough to entice me to start playing on an Era world again.

FF needs to take a serious look at how to be more proactive in detecting Multi-account cheating and implement penalties for this type of cheating that actually have some teeth, such as a 6 months account ban on the specific computer that was used to conduct this cheating and loss of ALL the crowns from the main account as well as the multi's. Otherwise these guys will just open yet more accounts and keep defrauding both you at FF, and our player community.

Also the idea that multiple collage students can share a single computer and use it both to do research for their studies and play SHK 16+ hours a day is just ridiculous. If they were so destitute that they needed to share a computer for studies then they really shouldn't be playing SHK on it anyways. This is an OBVIOUIS multi-account cheater!

Until you guys at FF figure out a truly effective means of preventing multi-account cheating then you will CONTINUE to lose most of your core players.


Very good points and spot on ;)

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DekeYoungAtlanta wrote:
1) Increase the numbers of players that can be in a house.
EU-4, USA-4 and GC-3 all launched with off server political groups that pushed players to Page and lay claim to a "Prestige" Houses, followed by other players in the power block claiming multiple "Sister" Houses. This locks many players out of joining a house. Currently on GC-3 there are 184 factions without a house. These factions are routinely flag raided and bullied by the Prestige/Sister houses. A sad side-effect is that Faction Leaders put House Numbers in their faction names (often without permission of the House Marshall). This only leads to more confusion. Right now on GC-3 there are only 5 or so power blocks, but they are occupying all 20 houses. It would be much better to put all the players in a single power block in a single house. This will free up 15 more houses and allow the other 184 factions a place to call home.

20 Houses x 12 Factions per House x 20 players per house. The first 5 factions to apply automatically gain entry to a House.

This is space for 240 factions. As such on GC-3 on Day 47 this would allow 85% of factions to join a house. Currently a ridiculously small 35% of factions can join a House.
Currently there are 8,107 players on the server. 20Hx12Fx20P would allow for 4,800 players to join a house (59%) instead of the current limit of 2,000 players (25%).
- Deke


FACTION/HOUSE Size is the most critical improvements needed on ERA worlds.

I am sadly disappointed that this was not addressed. Right now there are 243 factions that do not have a house on GC-3 server.

- Deke

Also, as of today there are 355 players on GC-3 ranked Earl or higher. That is only 4.2 % of the 8,282 players on the server. Less than 1 player in 19 will be able to participate in the next war.


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DekeYoungAtlanta wrote:
Less than 1 player in 19 will be able to participate in the next war.


Considering the age of the game world that doesn't sound unreasonable.

While we understand the desire to allow for more factions per house in the early stages of a game world, we also didn't want to disrupt factions and houses and to keep their membership numbers static throughout the life of the game world. As a game world ages, the number of active players inevitably declines, so this needed to be built into the size of the Houses to foster a competitive atmosphere.

Player politics and alliances are always shifting, flag raiding and intimidation have always been a part of the game and players have always found a way to show their allegiance. If the issue is non-aligned, neutral, or new player factions needing a better way to more readily identify themselves, it might be better to explore options for this.


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GC-3 is on day 69 and half the factions have been eliminated from the Glory race.

Having less than 1 in 19 players able to participate is very low and leads to apathy on the server, when we want engagement.

If there were 240 player houses the Big player blocks would be consolidated into fewer houses, providing an opportunity for the 247 other factions to form smaller houses and fight smaller skirmishes.

This is what players view as entertainment.

Waiting for everyone to rank up to Prince/Earl and get bored enough to drive the active server population below 1000 is counter-productive. This is the case on most servers now.

Please explain to me the down side of 240 player factions in the first year of a server's life.

Deke


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