OMG I am furious at this finding.
Our team worked damn hard on getting HQ and Fort to level 4 so that we could assign a defensible base. I used diamonds when under attack to make this happen. What an idiot I am.
The cost to get a castle even remotely close to defensible is now astronomical. 21M for lvl 4-5 which only gives me a base defence level equivalent to a level 200 in ‘real player base’ terms, and so I need 6 more even if costs don’t climb (but knowing they will) this is over 1B in gold to get a base closer (but still not equivalent) to my strongest teammates
Is the goal to make castle defense impossible? Why even bother. It’s primarchs only from now on. Castle guards are obviously only there to be killed quickly to trigger a shield if you’re lucky enough not to be in cooldown
I urgently and respectfully request @PGJared @PGCrisis and any other PG who architect game play to review this and let teams on lands lower than level 4’s assign marshals to adequately defend land, and/ or drastically reduce the cost of fort levels and/or increase the base strength with mage and tower boosts like we all use. Hell, make it possible for the team to boost the default base ANYTHING would be better than the current state.