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We have noticed certain players taking undue advantage of the ‘Change Mission’ option in the globe battles.
This feature is meant to give players the option to change bases which they find too difficult so that they can continue progressing and enjoying the game at their own pace. However some players misuse this by deliberately restricting themselves to a 1-2 star victory while gaining all resources from the base; they then use ‘Change Mission’ (some over hundreds of times every day) to farm virtually limited resources out of the same base. This gives them an unfair edge over other bona fide players many of whom have voiced their concerns to us.
We have implemented a solution to this in the latest release in response to said player requests. We realize that this option has been available to players from the early days of the game and removing it outright is not the solution. Hence, we have implemented a solution to make it gradually unattractive with use.
We will allow for a fixed number of free ‘change mission’ actions everyday which will work same as the current system - the player can use ‘change mission’ and then either wait for the new map to be available or skip the timer using 5 gold. The limit will not be specific to bases but will apply on total change mission actions taken on the entire globe. We have kept the free limit sufficiently high so that players changing bases because of genuine reasons will not be impacted. This limit will be visible to players on their map. Also, this limit will reset every day at 00:00 PST with the same number of actions available again for the next day.
For players who wish to change missions more often than the provided limit, the option to do so will be available by using gold. The gold cost will increase with each successive skip until it reaches a sufficiently high number at which point it will be capped.
In a similar vein as above, we have seen certain players using scripting/botting to level up their Omega Units in Globe Battles and/or Killswitch event. We have taken the decision to limit the Omega XP gained from Globe battles after a fixed number of battles. Also no Omega XP will be gained from Killswitch maps after a 3 star victory. As before we have kept the limit sufficiently high so that genuine players do not lose out of Omega XP.
We have taken these decisions to strengthen fairer competition within the player community without impacting genuine players. We understand that for some of our players who have become habituated to this it might be seem like a bother for some time, but we request you to stick with the game a little bit longer. We are confident that this is the right decision in the interest of the community and it will make the game more fun in the long run. We hope our players will appreciate the effort we put into this and support our decision. We are, as always open to feedback and suggestions to make Empires and Allies more fun.
Over and out,