While the team dueling feature I don’t see going away I do see Atlas evolving to be the main feature. A chess game on steroids if it were. That said I believe the banking system needs to evolve to accommdate a more sophisticated gaming platform.
Instead of worrying about weekly deposits and withdrawals, I’d rather see in addition to rss balances at each banking branch (at individual castles) owned by the team, but also a “team” bank whereas all taxes that are collected are deposited as well as each team member can “donate” to the team bank from their total balance, regardless as to where their rss has been deposited as their individual account. Once in the ‘Team Bank’ it is available for upkeeps and leveling of individual branches at the castles. Loans would only be available via transfers between the branches to an individual’s account. In other words, if home branch doesn’t have the rss, that ‘branch’ may request a loan from another branch to extend to the player. Another way would have a grand total of indiividual acounts (in addition to the Main Team Account) and then show to Bankers, etc. the percentage each player holds and their actual rss balance beside the perecentage. Something to think about and perfect.
Think of this analogy. You open an account with WellsFargo, no matter where you make your transaction you can access your total running balance at any branch and the main headquarters can collect interest from you into their own coffers that they can manage for administrative purposes.
So, when players deposit gold, food, or wood to a bank it adds it to their individual account. If a player has sufficient rss available they can do withdrawals directly, no intervention required, but if they don’t , a notice comes up saying insufficent funds (i.e., gold, food or wood) do you wish to apply for a loan? Approval for loans could go through the Officers. The player’s actual real time account balances (whether positive or negative) would be available to respective players as well as the afforementioned castle administrators. A "Loan"would show up as a ‘red’ value that would go ‘white’ once above a 0 balance. If a player leaves one team for another (in Atlas) their account could transfer, else it’s frozen until they do again gain access to Atlas.
Note: I’m not talking about donations from other players’ storage to a requestor’s storage, only transactions involving the banking system.
This accomplishes a lot of things:
- Players’ don’t have to maintain a ledger outside the game (yeah, right, how many do this?).
- Officers can easily monitor players’ balances. Also, they could impose “fixed” fees in addition to taxes at a set frequency, and possibly interest on loans…if they wish.
- Banks full - Really, seriously, get rid of this. Since when in real life have you went to make a deposit and they say, “sorry bank’s full!” Players’ storage, fine, banks, no.