New Item Available – Emporium Gatherer!

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
28 April, 2016, 3:35 PM UTC

New Item Available – Emporium Gatherer!

Get The Most Out Of Emporia!

Archons!

May Zeus be praised, for we have been blessed by the emergence of a new Item! Using it will make reaping the Rewards of Emporia easier than ever before!

The main facts are as follows:

The Emporium Gatherer: this Item boosts the speed with which Resources are gathered from Emporia. Note: in order to benefit from the boost, you will need to activate this Item before your Units arrive at the Emporium. Any Emporium captured while the Item is active will benefit from accelerated Resource gathering until that Emporium expires.

The time is right to put your army to work, Archon! Simply activate the Item and send Units to conquer an Emporium. They will gather valuable Resources much faster until the Emporium expires!

Take note: The Emporium Gatherer shall not work on Emporia that were already captured before the Item was activated, or after it expires. Keep this advice in mind, Archon!

See that it is done, Archon! The more Emporium Resources you can secure, the faster we can purge our lands of this Persian Peril!

Basileus Leonidas






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marideb
17 April, 2017, 8:17 AM UTC
merci de votre attentions
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
17 April, 2017, 8:53 AM UTC

It's a welcome addition to the many enhancers available, but IMO will do little to make Emporia anything more than slaughterhouses for those looking for PvP and XP. Unless one is willing to commit an inordinate number of troops, a number far outweighing any possible returns, to Emporia, the chances of holding on to one for more than 10 to 15 minutes are negligible.


It's a bit of a pity since the basic concept of Emporia as a way to secure additional resources and currencies is sound, it's simply not practicable. The main problem IMO is the speed at which relatively far off Emporia can be attacked: sending any number of troops to an Emporium will practically guarantee it being targeted by 3 to 5 players within the first 10 minutes, and even assuming one's troops survive this onslaught, the retreating units will be able to carry home but a pittance of resource or currency. 

IMO this is the one flaw, the unit speed engaging Emporia, which needs to be examined to make Emporia what they were intended to be, but there are a few others which could also stand review: 

  1.  Significantly reduce the unit speed engaging Emporia.
     
  2. Eliminate the 5 min. waiting period units require before they can be bothered to begin collecting resources or currency.
     
  3. Admittedly, this last suggestion is most probably a non-starter since it introduces a concept absent in all other areas of SWOE, nevertheless: if incoming raids on Emporia were visible to the Emporia holder, this would significantly assist them in securing their meagre earnings and withdrawing. 
m2cw 

P.

 PS: Were these Emporia collection enhancers, not 50% but rather 250% or 500%, then it would begin to make a difference, otherwise I fear it won't make a dent in the fact that Emporia are nothing more than killing fields for light and heavy infantry.



        
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GLP
17 April, 2017, 8:18 PM UTC
Increase gathering speed x10 might make emporia wothwhile. I bet if your devs check stats, the % of players who even bother attempting to gather resources from emporia is well below 1%, which is all the evidence they will need that currently the risk/reward ratio is absurd.
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ItBurnsWhenIPvP
18 April, 2017, 1:49 AM UTC
Emporiums are a failure...On my server just about nobody uses them at all and this new item is them trying to make emporiums useful again, but there just not worth it. They are nothing more than coffins for soon to be dead troops..
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
18 April, 2017, 4:35 AM UTC

GLP said:


Increase gathering speed x10 might make emporia wothwhile. I bet if your devs check stats, the % of players who even bother attempting to gather resources from emporia is well below 1%, which is all the evidence they will need that currently the risk/reward ratio is absurd.

And that 1% learn the error of their ways pretty soon, I'm afraid.

ItBurnsWhenIPvP said:


Emporiums are a failure...On my server just about nobody uses them at all and this new item is them trying to make emporiums useful again, but there just not worth it. They are nothing more than coffins for soon to be dead troops..

My point precisely. Raising gathering speed and/or reducing unit speeds to/from Emporia would make this playable and would be a nice addition to available strategy and tactics.

Back to work on this post-Easter Tuesday
P.


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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
18 April, 2017, 8:54 AM UTC
ItBurnsWhenIPvP said:

Emporiums are a failure...On my server just about nobody uses them at all and this new item is them trying to make emporiums useful again, but there just not worth it. They are nothing more than coffins for soon to be dead troops..
Our devs are aware of the Emporium issue. However, no drastic changes are planned for now :)
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