With the upcoming test server around the corner and thus the merger of kingdoms and alliances in mind, we are looking for further kingdom-focused gameplay improvements.
In a previous thread we discussed the idea of "troop redeployment", which was primarily supposed to improve upon the utility of troops stationed within the center of a big kingdom, far away from the front.
However, we'd ideally like to push future gameplay features more towards the core of the game, i.e. the kingdoms (hence also the removal of alliances).
On top of that, we were playing around with the idea and saw it suggested quite regularly that players could build something on the map together other than just villages.
As a result, here's our conceptual idea for Outposts:
- Every king and duke has the ability to place one Outpost on the map (on empty tiles on the map within their personal influence area)
- There are three Outpost tiers (unlocked with higher item tiers after 1, 40, 80 days)
- Placing an Outpost costs a certain amount of treasures (more for higher tiers)
- After giving the order and waiting for a short while, the Outpost is placed "under construction"
- Troops can now be stationed in the Outpost by every player of the kingdom (every player has a personal stationing limit per Outpost)
- The more troops that are stationed, the quicker the Outpost will be "finished" (higher tiers allow more troops to be stationed per player)
- Influence Generator: A completed Outpost genereates influence within a 1-tile radius around it
- Troop Forwarding: Troops stationed in a completed Outpost can be "forwarded", i.e. sent on new troop movements directly from the Outpost (that includes attacks, raids and sieges)
- Outposts can be destroyed through attacks if all stationed enemy units are defeated (the attacker gets the originally invested treasures)
- Outposts can be demolished by their owner (this takes a while, e.g. 24 hours; during that time the Outpost can still be attacked but not used for troop forwarding)
What do you guys think of this idea?