Please be informed that there is a visual issue affecting Blockades on castles during Major Events. As everyone knows, castles are protected by Event Shields during Major Events, which protect against attackers, and acts as Fog of War, blocking vision of the castle’s infrastructure. However, as of update v4.21, travel through Atlas is unhindered throughout Atlas for all players, regardless of Safe Passage Rights. This also means that Blockades do not function during Major Events, and manually dropping a castle’s Event Shield does not activate a Blockade.
Unfortunately, the visual “ring” representing the Blockade still appears at this time, which may lead players to believe that it is active. It is, in fact, not active.
This issue is fixed in v4.40 so that the ring will no longer be shown during Major Events. The current Kingdom Wars event should be the only Major Event until this fix is in place.
Please be aware that manually dropping your castle’s shield always puts you at risk of attack, and that the neutralization of Blockades during Major Events further punctuates this risk!