As you may know, version 4.0 aims to improve one of the most popular activities in OR - Alliance Wars. As it is usually the case with patches though, there is more to them than a single feature, and this time one of the accompanying “changes” is a forum contest. Do not draw your pens out just yet though, as this time it is not a usual writing/screenshooting contest, but instead something new and experimental. This time you may have a chance to shape the way 4.0 would look like by suggesting something that might be implemented for the upcoming version! Here’s the breakdown of it:
Identify an area of Alliance Wars that can and should be improved.
Come up with a single entry, and only include one suggestion per entry. If an entry has multiple suggestions, only the first suggestion will be used for the contest.
wickedperfect plan of ameliorating Wars in this thread using at least 25 words, whilst trying your absolute hardest to keep it below 200 words. This is not a writing contest after all, and the more time the dev team spends reading, the less time they spend improving wars!
You have until 18th of March to submit your idea. Please make sure it is in by the deadline; otherwise CaptainMorgan and his cyclops would not have the time to forge it into the patch.
5) Please, please and please, include your IGN (In-Game Name) somewhere within your post. So far there has not been a single contest with all of the members including it. Lets change this daunting statistic.
6) Edited posts will be disqualified, so make sure you are satisfied with your entry before posting.
Pericles - goes to the author of the simplest implemented improvement. (2000 Gems)
Alexander the Great - goes to the author of the most impactful implemented improvement, based on its simplicity and effect. (2000 Gems)
Oracle - goes to the author of the best suggestion that is nevertheless not feasible for implementation in 4.0. (2000 Gems)
Chris 2.0 - goes to any author who makes a suggestion which is already planned to be included in the patch. (500 Gems)
This is an experimental contest. It has a potential of being very useful both for the community and staff and relies heavily on the acknowledgment of some vital facts:
There are limitations to what can be implemented. It takes time and resources to make even the slightest of changes to such a gentle system as an online-based game, so please, think how feasible your suggestions are
At least one suggestion will be included in Version 4.0, as long as there is at least one viable solution which can be implemented by the team. This also does not mean that the suggestion will be implemented word-for-word, the improvement may only be inspired by the suggestion (This will be made clear when announcing winners).
The choice of winners is entirely at Gala’s, Morgans’ and other FG staffs’ discretion , and if they feel that no suggestions are viable, then no winners will be announced in those categories.
It is in your best interest to make your idea unique, as any duplicated ideas will share the prize Gems (if any are won), meaning the more people post the same idea, the fewer Gems they will each get. Note, deciding whether two ideas are the same is also entirely at our discretion. You can use this thread (https://forums.flaregames.com/topic/42246-40-companion-thread/) as a source of inspiration and guidance on what things have already been brought to the team. Also, all of the ideas already confirmed (by a direct mention from CaptainMorgan) to be within 4.0 are automatically disqualified, while anything posted on forums but not confirmed to be making it into 4.0 is not eligible for anything but Chris 2.0.
Development takes some time and so would the rewards. This time the contest prizes are tied to the update; therefore the results will be released some time before it is deployed, which will be at least one month away. This time you may very well have to exercise your patience for a bit.
There is a way to edit things in case of emergency without being disqualified and this involves contacting me or Gala (preferably me, I will be able to answer fast in most cases). Now, this is strictly in case of things such as adding your IGN. If this is ever the case, please use a personal message and specify exactly what kind of edits you want to make and why do you need to make them. Do not edit anything yourself, as this would result in a disqualification!
Ever thought you could do a better job of coming up with a good Alliance War system? Here is your chance!
Infamous & The OR team.
Have a question? Check this thread out: https://forums.flaregames.com/topic/32538-challenges-questions/?do=findComment&comment=193993.