Note: None of this is directed specifically at @xtWIStEdxWolfx. They just have the most readily accessible version of the quotes I’m using.
I’ve seen this concept come up a couple of times, and every time I do, one thought pops into my head:
That’s what Atlas was for the longest time…
And then everyone in Sapphire started begging for it, and eventually got it. And then Plat teams started begging for it, and eventually got it. And now, new-to-Plat teams beg for it.
I think a lot of the pining after Atlas was based more in the rewards than in the game play. And there’s no debating the fact that Atlas teams have multiple advantages over non-Atlas teams.
So I guess what I’m saying here is that if D1, D2, and S1 teams were to get a new shared space that was exclusive to them, everyone else would want it. Unless there were no (or extremely limited) rewards associated with it. In which case, why bother?
And if the rewards were worthwhile, then the “haves” would once again have tremendous advantage over the “have nots” (the situation we have when comparing those with Atlas with those without Atlas). The benefit of rider gear is not really debatable, and the timers from events are non-trivial.
And I’ve seen this come up several times as well, in some form or another. I keep wondering how this would result in anything positive.
Say Atlas resets tomorrow. Once it’s back up, everyone logs in and begins clamoring for castles. Who is going to get all the level 5’s? The same people that have them now. Who is going to get the level 4’s? The same people that have them now. The only thing this would accomplish is that you would see more troop burn (maybe). And if you think about it, the only winner in this scenario is PG.
If I were to make a single statement about what is most wrong with this game, the one thing I see as being the source of the cancer (so to speak), it’s that PG has monetized every single thing in the game, and it’s non-trivial amounts across the board. They value their dragons at several hundred dollars each, they value bases at a factor of that, and then there’s Atlas, where some of what you spend is literally temporary (i.e., if you’re buying troops), and spending a ton still doesn’t get you much (i.e., a single “discount pack” won’t upgrade a single piece of gear from 7 to 8).
If there is a pending “Death of this War Dragons”, that’s going to ultimately be the source of that death.