I searched the forums and cannot find the answer (unless it’s buried somewhere). If it has been already asked, please direct me to the thread.
I know upkeep is like paying rent. But who exactly pays it? The bank or the team members? Also, where is the rent paid? How is it transferred to whoever it goes to? I have learned if it is not paid, everything shuts down for 3 days.
One other question, as a new Atlas team, what is a good weekly donation for players to minimally to pay?
What all is normally tracked? I have so far… taxes, donations, craft materials earned, transfers.
Last questions…When does all these transactions should be collected and tallied? What does PG consider a week? Is it Monday morning thru Sunday night like medal count reset?
If someone can post an example of a spreadsheet, that would be helpful.
Reset for bank wkly is Sun-Sat. The team I am on does not have direct tax but we do have a min amount we must deposit in a week. it is 3.5 mill, 500k/day. I’ve been on teams who have 20% and that sucks because it stops your teammates from building troops and leveling primarchs
It comes out of the bank, but only the Leader, Officers, Gov, or Banker can pay it.
In your HQ.
It goes to PG.
A good starting point is 1m a week for many teams. I have found that doing monthly donations helps those who have busy weeks. The more castles you have, though, the higher your minimums should be. Once your castles calm down, you can relax.
This bit is outdated. Currently you lose control of the castle if upkeep is not paid. Infrastructure will go into storage with 10% loss of levels and some (70%?) of castle guards are converted back to team glory
Taxes are an interesting and debatable tool for collecting gold to fund upkeep (or more)
There are a few camps
set a low tax to cover your upkeep only and rely on donations for infrastructure upgrades. Generally I’d start with a little more than your gold bonus and wait for your bonus to exceed your tax before raising it… ensuring your guys get a net positive.
set zero tax and keep track of weekly donations and have a weekly minimum to cover upkeep and optionally infrastructure
set 100% tax and have a banker/officers distribute gold as necessary.
set a high tax - personally I don’t think anyone should do this except temporarily. There isn’t any terrific reason to do this long term as it’s just unsustainable and the most difficult to manage and keep people happy.
Taxes usually come down to peoples perception of fairness and teamwork. You may find your team needs to recruit players compatible with your management style.
Since it always adds 10 days, and you can pay up to 4 days early, after a few cycles, you can have all your castles on the same day or two. Just makes it much easier to manage if they’re all paid at the same time.