Have you ever wondered why some players make a base open?
Here are my reasons for doing it:
1) Everything in RR2 gets more and more expensive. At some point it is about collecting bread, fight 10-15 battles, protect gold, fight again and again and upgrade 1 thing that will take 6 or more days to complete. All this continued fighting just gets boring. So do something different - help some other struggling king to get gold and open your base.
2) If you have done point 1, you will discover it is not so easy to give that 10mil gold away. The Flaregame abuse system will kick in right after the first attacker took the first 500k-700k. From what I can see, I do not loose more that double of what my taverns produce. So if my taverns can give me 500k per day - then about 1mil is taken. It also looks like the more open you base is, the more the Flaregame abuse system will protect you. So in order to be more effective - put a few defences and 1 troop in the defence. (This should be different for different players)
3) When you start to play RR2, then trophies and gold is all that matters. At some stage both of these things lose meaning. You simply do not care about your trophy level or your gold. You start to worry about gems and Alliance wars more and more. If your trophies are lower - then many kings think they can beat you - and have to use gems in the end. Gems are used on the top and the bottom level kings during the war.
4) When you close your base again, people still try to win your base. The ones that is successful is usually on your level - and very good options to take revenge on.
5) In the end - the most important reason is that it is a new experience and you grow from it. In the past when someone has stolen 500k or more from me, I was very upset. Now it really does not matter.
Pls forward a big thank you to the flare team
As everyone in my alliance liked the event and even the late comers were happy as they still had an opportunity to be part of it.
I know theres a lot of grumbling and sometimes harsh words .... me too at times. But its equally important that we be as passionate with our praise...
Owen aka whatsago.