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Some possible suggestions and solutions to improving the game.

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mgiletly
6 November, 2016, 6:19 PM UTC

As Plarium continues to remind us, with which I fully agree and so I will repeat again, money (or coining) has never been an issue in this game as one always has been and remains Free to spend however little or as much as one so chooses. For simply put, without Players who are willing and wanting to spend money there is no point or profit for Plarium as a company to provide the game and thus no game for anyone to play.

That said, if a majority of the Players in mutual and organized agreement with one another purposely choose not to spend their own money upon the game as a means of expressing their concerns and complaints with the game and its direction in seeking and to ask for Plarium’s help in addressing them for both the Player’s and Plarium’s mutual long term benefit. Then Plarium has no complaint nor argument with the Player’s doing so, if the game is indeed Free to play.

So what are the players concerns and complaints and which changes can be made that are of actual benefit to the players; that will make things more fair and balanced in general; that will also keep the game fun, interesting and challenging; and which Plarium can make that are both cost affordable and effective for Plarium to make and implement into the game?

One such area, and one I would personally like to see changes made so to benefit the game, the Players and Plarium, is the issue of what all has been made available for one to buy and which drastically affects and alters game play as far as the need for proper planning, diplomacy, tactics and strategy as well as balance. Among which is the number and type of various boosts with which one can now buy and use to instantly, unrealistically and magically do almost anything.

Now it has been argued that these were added to the game by both Plarium and at the requests of various Players to allow for newer and lower level Players in the game the chance to better survive against and to compete with the more experienced and higher level Players, and thus making the game supposedly more fair while also more interesting and challenging.

None of which has occurred imo and as a result has only served to further increase the imbalance in the game and between Players. As the problem in adding and making any such items available in the attempt to make things more fair and balanced for any one Player, is that all such items by default are then available to all Players.

One example of this is the 50% Off/Def instant boost for 7 days for $10.00. Which besides serving to create a totally unfair advantage for some Players and adding only further imbalance into the game, has for many Players effectively turned an otherwise Free game to play into one that requires them to now Pay to Play the game. In which to simply attempt to protect and keep what one, their fellow members and their Coa have already earned and achieved, and against every single Player and/or Coa in the game wishing to spend $10,00 on a whim and on any given day. They must themselves purchase the 50% Off/Def boost every single week and at the cost of $40 a month in order to do so.

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mgiletly
6 November, 2016, 6:20 PM UTC

Below are listed the existing such boosts and imo what can easily be done for the long term benefit of the Players, Plarium and the game itself.

Offense and Defense +50% boost for 7 days:

Remove it entirely from the game for the reasons given above.

City Defense +10% and 20% boost for 4 hours:

Remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Emporium Gatherer 25% and 50% boost for 24 hours:

Of no real use, value and simply occupying game space so remove them entirely.

Ghost Army 2x reported unit numbers for 8 hours or 1 day:

Of no real use, value and simply occupying game space so remove them entirely.

Experience +50% Booster for 8 or 24 hours:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Full Protection for 8 or 24 hours:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so that a Player while using and under Full Protection cannot siege, raid or liberate (attack) anyone or anything themselves.

Spy Protection for 1 or 3 days:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so that a Player while using and under Spy Protection cannot Spy/Scout) anyone or anything else themselves.

Offense Enhancer booster of 10% or 20% for 4 hours:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Defense Enhancer booster of 10% to 20% for 4 hours:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Position Discovery to uncover 20 new positions:

Remove entirely as this only benefits the experienced Persian Position Player while hurting the inexperienced Persian Position Player.

Auto Unit Hider for 4 or 8 hours:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Instant Recall:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Quests Refresher for Individual, Divine and Dominion Quests:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Grain Consumption Reduction of -25% or -50% for 1 day or 3 days:

Remove entirely.

Resource Production boosters of +25% for 1 or 3 days:

Remove entirely.

Pool of Fidelity instant and specific relocation of city:

Remove entirely.

Pool of Fate instant but random relocation of city:

Of no real use, value and simply occupying game space so remove them entirely

Coalition Capital Pool: instant relocation of capital:

Remove entirely.

Hidden Paths for boosting travel time by -25% -50%:

Remove entirely.

Universal Boosts from 1 - 30 minutes and 1 hour - 1 day:

Either remove them entirely or at least change so they can only be obtained as a reward from various events and missions.

Dominion Activators and Dominion Points:

Leave, but increase the number of Dominion Points one can earn from various and missions which has been greatly reduced.

Elixir Mystery Chests and Caduceus:

Leave, but reduce the costs of Caduceus’s as far too expensive for most Players and/or at least allow for extra Caduceus to be gifted/traded to other Players or sold.

Scroll Cypher to redistribute scroll application:

Leave, but reduce costs as too expensive for the new and inexperienced Player who needs them the most to correct allocation mistakes.

Token for upgrading Hall of Xenia:

Leave, but reduce costs to purchase as too expensive and as no one has that many friends to ask to join the game in order to do so for free. 

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mgiletly
6 November, 2016, 8:55 PM UTC

Currently the main issue and source of others and my own frustrations with the game is simply the continuing problems encountered whenever trying to log in, attempting to do anything in the game, logging out of the game and the need to have to continually and repeatedly clear one's cache and refresh in order to do so.

For which if Plarium (and as only Plarium can address and resolve this issue) does nothing to improve the situation which continues to worsen. The spending of coin along with any and all discussions on how to improve the game will be irrelevant if no one cannot play the game nor trust the game to do or apply any actions, boosts, drachmas or purchases correctly between the endless lag, freezes, clearing and refreshing.

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Drag-Theseus
Moderator
7 November, 2016, 7:24 AM UTC

You are suggesting big changes..this would change like 70% of game lol


I'm just Time Lord....
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DoubleEdgedSword
7 November, 2016, 8:34 AM UTC

that proves how badly the game was managed the last few years,


and he is not alone in making all these suggestions to change the game


most of us are sick and tired of how the game is being turned in to a money fest instead of being a game for all to play


the balancing is horrible mate, if you wouldn't be payed by plarium (in drachmas), you would be on the same liine as all the other gamers, but you will ofcourse not bite the hand that feeds you


but we all know this, and i hope some day plarium will see we (the gamers and costumers) want a big change and not little nugges


regards DES
Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
7 November, 2016, 11:11 AM UTC
Please post your suggestions in Your Suggestions thread, and you will receive a reply there.
Plarium Community Manager. Please note that I will be unable to respond to your private messages, review your tickets, or check your account information. All technical issues should be directed to our Support Team at plrm.me/Support_Plarium
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Lockdown51
7 November, 2016, 11:26 AM UTC

So removed everything?


And clearly you haven't even used some of the items you are calling for the removal of.


Take the 24 hour protection for example. While that is active the player can't take any offensive actions in that 24 period or else they lose their protection. Seems like a fair trade off to me. 


I like the hidden paths.


I like the pools of fidelity. I've used to them to great effect to shorten raid times to hit juicy targets or for getting revenge on those that dared to attack my coalition mates.


I for one, disagree entirely with the list. It seeks to only cut features from the game and offers nothing to replace them.


Signed, 

The Guy that is Co-Founder of the "We love Plarium" Club
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