Resets are an interesting concept. Not sure how I feel about it, but I am not opposed out of the gate.
There would need to be some pretty dynamic changes to game play for it to work I’d think. Which generally would mean those doing well currently would hate it and those who feel they are not doing well would welcome the change… maybe.
A high level view might look something like this…
Every team starts with a castle, these cannot be conquered. Location and starting castle infrastructure would be based on previous seasons end. So how you finished in one season directly affects your infrastructure bonuses for the next season (bank, beasts, token bonus, troop construction bonus etc.). Your starting castle does not affect the current seasons rank or infrastructure. So what you are playing for each season is your infrastructure bonuses for the next season.
Each team would be worth certain points (activity points) when attacking or defending depending on where they finished in the previous season. These activity points earned (maybe similar to castle guards) would be what are used to conquer owner-less castles or to upgrade castles conquered during the season, which subsequently determine your starting bonuses in the next season. No more the first team there conquers. Only these castles conquered with activity points could be captured by another team, the castle level would transfer upon conquer. The more active you are the more points you earn, the more infrastructures you can get, the better your bonuses in the next season. Activity points are capped, meaning you can’t save up for the season and run around conquering castles in the last week. There would be a risk reward to leveling infrastructure… make yourself a target by leveling to a level 5? Opt to own more castles with lower levels and less rewards?
- Tier 1: Teams 1 – 25
- Tier 2: Teams 26 - 50
- Tier 3: Teams 51 to 125
- Tier 4: Teams 126 – 300
- Tier 5: Teams 301 – 650
- Tier 6: Teams 651 - 875
- Tier 7: Teams from Main Game Plat 4 or better
Want to keep Atlas, you must finish in the top 825 teams or be in Plat 4 or better at the end of the season. Miss these requirements and you are out for the next Atlas season.
- Activity has a large impact on season standings and performance
- Turnover in lower tiered teams, thereby keeping competition relevant and fresh, the only way to stay is to participate
This isn’t a suggestion, just something that I put together while typing this reply from previous thoughts, my point being that if a reset were being considered it would likely require significant changes to the established game play. And there would be huge risk for PG in implementation. People do not like change, even when they want it, they typically are unhappy with the outcome.