As we have recently published in our blog, all upcoming game worlds will be adapted from the beginning for the Kingdom Unions. As a short recapitulation, these are the most important rebalancing changes for these new starting game worlds:
- Kingdoms will start with 2 UNLOCKED duke slots and they will always have 2 of them (when 2 kingdoms unite, there will be 4 slots).
- 10,000 treasures will be required to unlock a treasury slot (instead of 4,000). This will make kingdom sizes smaller on average and slow down territorial progress in general.
- Treasuries can be built more than once in the same village, increasing territorial flexibility.
Feel free to discuss here about these changes. We are still developing these kingdom unions, but these are some of their features so far:
- The union is allowed only between two kingdoms and only once. Once united, it will not be possible to separate them or unite with some other kingdom.
- The king of the kingdom with fewer victory points will join the resulting kingdom as a "vice king" alongside the original king, with mostly similar rights and tasks. These kings cannot abdicate. Having two kings will lessen the burden of leading a kingdom, making it even possible to effectively do so without the need of extra sitters and duals.
- The victory points of the smaller kingdom disappear when uniting; they do not stack. Big kingdoms will be better off uniting early on with a strategically valuable partner, as not to lose their VPs when merging with another big kingdom.
- With the rebalancing changes, there will be smaller kingdoms in the beginning, making it a bigger challenge to grow in size due to the bigger treasury slot requirements. Smaller kingdoms also mean more action, as distances between possible targets and allies are reduced.
Let us know your thoughts and questions. As a reminder: All new game worlds start with the rebalancing changes (current game worlds are not affected). Kingdom Unions however will be implemented and activated on those worlds during the mid-game, and not from the very beginning.