I would like to propose an idea that I wasn’t able to find any threads about. If this was posted before @moderators feel free to close this thread.
As of right now, all the medals are used for is declaring wars and showing off the activity of your account. Finding another way the medals are used for would greatly increase activity of players and accumulation of scarce items.
I’ve had couple of ideas that came to my mind (subconsciously stolen from other games)…
* Weekly Medals:
(This would require PG to fix all the accounts that have glitches weekly medal counters (including mine) to be fixed)
There will be a prize table for the amount of medals you farmed during that week. Similar to the personal points system in events.
0-500k Medals - certain group of rewards
501k-1mil Medals - certain group of rewards
1mil-2mil Medals - certain group of rewards
2mil-3mil Medals - certain group of rewards
Etc, etc, etc.
Again this would be tricky due to so many accounts having glitches weekly medals but as long as the counters work this can be achievable.
* Seasonal Medals:
Introducing the counter for Seasonal medals in which players will get rewards at the end of the season based on the amount of medals they have collected throughout the season. Similar rewards table would be created as in the Weekly Medals section above.
* Medals Store (part of the Forge)
Players are able to spend their earned medals to buy items such as Healing Potions, XP Potions, RSS packs, Hammers, Shields, Swords, Dragon/Base boosters (+30% items etc). Introduce lifetime medals portion which keeps track of your medals earned since they one and will not get reduced when you spend the medals.
* Addition of Portraits
“I’d also like to throw in a series of older style portraits that would be obtained at intervals (5M, 10M, 20M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 300M etc) of total medals earned for those who religiously farm tokens. It could be one huge evolving series, or it could be a few recolorings/animations of older portraits or something like that.”
“And of course they could extend the thorn-odin series of medals earned per week to reach higher than 500k. A 1M, 2M, 4M, 6M would round out the series and give players at least something to strive for for one week of hard grinding for a portrait.” - Multiple contributors to this idea
All these suggestions would promote the grinding feel of the game that was partially lost by removing bonus meter. I would love to embrace the discussion about this and alter my suggestions after good discussions. I understand that I probably overlooked potential issues with these if they were to be implemented so I would love to get feedback and what the drawbacks would be if something like this was implemented.
For the few responses we got so far this seems to be the biggest issue. Issue of opportunities to gain medals between Atals and Non-Atlas players. As in non-atlas attacks medals reduce after continuous hitting of same base in Atlas each invader base hit grants 5,000 medals.
Implement the medal rewarding system as it is in non-atlas attacks. Each attack on same base (in this case invader base) will grant reduced amount of medals.