I would like to express my support to eRepublik team's attempts to make this game better and more interesting.
I like the new airforce module and I think its a great thing you made it possible for all players to be equalls here.. The most important thing is that IK wont work and wont stop experience.
I feel you have let some low div players impose terror on all other players and that is the reason of such a low player count (lower than ever) and I also feel you can improve even further and the best way to do so is to recalculate divisions once again.
I was thinking of a trigger effect that would switch people to higher divisions similar to trigger efects of golden age on CIV (if you played)..
That way a number of things could trigger a switch from D1 to D2 ectr..
1.Level (like we have now, or you could recalculate a bit)
2.Strenght (example up to 30k div 1 and once a player goes over 30k it triggers a move to DIV2)
3.Military rank (example - you gain General rank you move to DIV 2)
Either of these things can trigger it (whatever happens first). THat way you would prevent current problems..
You get up to a rank, lets say "general" and you transfer to D2, you gain "legendary force" and you are D3, and you gain "titan" and you are D4 (or something like that)
Also, you gain 30k strenght you go to D2, you gain 50k you go to D3, you gain 100k strenght you go to D4.
And in the end the level where you can keep the current setup or go for something similar..
So either of these things can trigger a division change. You either have a rank 2 big for your division, or you are 2 strong or your level is 2 high.
So the path to D4 would be faster but also more players would join the game and most importanly more players will decide to stay and play the game (since most of them leave after a few days or weeks).
You can always invent packs that would give you gold/damage/special bonuses/more regeneration and people would still buy those because they buy them in order to have an edge over other players and to be better.. More players = more customers
And also, give some 5 euro packs, 2 euro, 3 euro.. Its better to sell 2000 packs that cost 5 euros than to sell 400 10 euro packs (or whatever).. You get the point.
If the first purchase that gives you advantage is cheap than more players would buy.. and once they invested money its more likely they would stay and play on.. How many 1 time buyers are there? Not much.. People that buy stuff once usually come back.
If you give players more fun and more play in lower divs you would have so much more people.. doesnt matter that D4 would be full..
You can always add D5 with some new criteria that can trigger D5 - like legends rank, or 200 level or 150k strenght.. whatever happens first.
Why cant we have 5 divisons now or maybe 10 divisions in a few years ?
This would be awesome to play.
Edited by Backoovan, 21 July 2016 - 02:41 PM.