*[quote]What this feature is about?
Dominium left for a long time will gradually dilapidate. After dominium crashes, other players will be able to plunder the unprotected goods of the land holder.
Why do we implement this feature?
We think, this aspect will add interest to exploring the world and treasure hunting. Beside that, it will solve the problem of “ghost towns”.
How it works? In detail:
A dominium starts to get damage every hour if its owner doesn’t enter the game for 3 days. Same as other buildings it will change its color depending on how much damage is taken. In case an owner enters the game before his dominium completely destroyed, he will be able to repair it. Dilapidation timer resets on entering.
Days (24 hours) required for complete dominium destruction after passing first 3 days:
[ Dates are not final. The system will probably be revised upwards dates ]
Basic dominium 2,1
Small dominium 3,1
Medium dominium 6,3
Large dominium 10,4
Noble dominium 14,6
After dominuim destruction, all buildings on the territory become dilapidated and bit-by-bit disappear, other players can steal belongings of the land holder. Observe the dominium’s color to choose the moment to plunder before anybody else. [/quote]*
I think those are very short times. For exemple, many people only plays during week-end, thas is, each time they can connect again, they'll must repair their dominions.
What about someone leaving for a 2 weeks work trip? He'll going to loose everything he built when he 's back home. What about holidays? Many people leaves for days or weeks several times during a normal year: Christmas, Easter... not to mention summertime!
Maybe the game could be someway connected with a website where people could be able to log in and clic some feature that would stop the dilapidation timer for a while (like 3 days again).