SoP Combat Adjustments

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Today we are excited to announce that Seat of Power (SOP) combat will be a main focus for our combat designers in the coming months!

This has a big impact on the overall game, so we do not want to implement too many changes at once. We also want to hear from you, and make sure we end up with something that is fun for the majority of players, not just our highest tier Keeps. 

To that end, we will be running a series of temporary trials to help us finetune our understanding of how players currently engage with SoPs, particularly lower star levels.

Our first focus will be: 
T4 participation,SoP timing and bannermen requirements.

  • Removing Bannermen requirements for 2.5* or lower SOPs
  • Altering the unlock schedules for 2.5* or lower SOPs
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Read on to learn about which kingdoms will be included and what that means for you!

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What Is Changing?

Starting for two weeks on June 7th 2021 ( Group A&B) and June 9th 2021 ( Group C), select kingdoms will have a slightly different from usual SoP Schedule and Bannermen requirements. We are looking to see if removing this barrier improves the ability of the lower tier allegiance players (t4 in particular) to be able to participate and own 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 tier SOPs.

Your Kingdom’s usual SoP cycle will revert back to its usual cadence and bannerman requirements once the trial is complete. 

Additionally, we will be trying out two different SOP opening schedules.

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Groupings

We have three different groups participating in this first trial. All groups will have their 2 & 2.5 bannerman requirements removed.

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Group A

  • We will be adding 1, 1.5, and 2* SOPs to the existing Lock Cycle, mirroring the existing 2.5* SOP lock and unlock cycle. 
    • SoPs will open on Friday at 8PM Eastern Time USA. They will unlock for 2 days, and lock for 5 days.

The following kingdoms will be participating in this grouping: 754, 755

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Group B

  • 1 and 1.5* SOPs will follow a different lock cycle, They will be open during the week so players can fight at higher tier SoPs on the weekends.
    • These SoPs will open on Monday 8PM Eastern Time USA. They will unlock for 2 days, and lock for 5 days.
  • 2* SOPs will follow the existing 2.5* SOPS lock and unlock cycle.
    • SoPs will open on Friday at 8PM Eastern Time USA. They will unlock for 2 days, and lock for 5 days.

The following kingdoms will be participating in this grouping: 775, 776

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Group C

  • All  2 & 2.5 bannerman requirements will be removed, there will be no change to the current unlock cycle.

The following kingdoms will be participating in this grouping: 759, 760

What do you think?

Your feedback is very important, and the biggest factor in why are conducting these trials before committing to any changes! We want to give more opportunity to our T4 to be able to participate in SoP battles and more effectively contribute to the power of their allegiance.

If you have thoughts, questions or suggestions we’d love to hear from you, Join us on Discord!