Dev update 2020-03-08: new account resources

  • Dev Team

    @mrfaul said in Dev update 2020-03-08: new account resources:

    Also I wonder how granular will you sell the tokens?

    The official store will sell it in bundles of 30, 60, and 90 tokens. But on the in-game market or Steam Community Market you can buy a single token as well.

  • Do you plan on something like a starter pack with all 3 res in limited quantities but with a cheap entry price...
    Uhhhh wait you can use the steam version for that 😁

  • Reading through all the comments here shows the devs have pretty well thought about it, and thanks for the active respones from their side!

    Something that's not very clear to met yet is how you deal with these "account resources" in combination with the "seasonal mode" that's being worked on. In my opinion it's very important that these seasonal modes are a "fair" fight which shouldn't be influenced by account resources either gathered from paying with RL money or originating from the persistent MMO mode.

    The seasonal will become quite competitive I guess and being able to retrieve an advantage there would seriously ruin this mode. Would it be possible to completely block selling CPU "blocks" in this mode or at least restrict it until you reach like GCL5 or something?


  • To my understanding they are standalone shards with own rules and have nothing to do with the persistent world, besides the fact that you need access keys.
    You won't be able to transfer anything to them.

    Dunno about events in the persistent world, but those are probably just fun gimmicks where you can get special cosmetics and such.

  • Dev Team

    @qzarstb In our current plan, there will be no usable account resources on the seasonal server. Seasonal server supposed to be a separate server so you won't benefit from your account at the persistent server, no matter how big or how wealthy you are there.


  • Goggles,

    Any idea as to the extents of the "rule changes" for the seasonal server? I.E. If it takes ~14M energy to level a room to level 8, and the "season" only lasts 2 and a half months... even at a 1 second tick that's going to be a pretty small colony at the end. Starting cold is a beast, and I get that exercising the cold start code will be a big part of the seasonal server, as it is in the impromptu "combat" servers on screeps plus, but the game's systems are geared for level 8 rooms.

    So, to rephrase, any idea as to the changes to make leveling faster?

  • Dev Team

    @smokeman this is yet to be decided.

  • The seasons sound like a great change, and shrinking the tokens to add market liquidity also sounds nice. Maybe the tokens could be shortened even more, to 3 or 6 hours. 24 hours also sounds like a big commitment for a new player.

    As far as lifetime subs go, my vote is to either keep selling them or remove them for all players. Sounds like the plan is to keep selling them, which is good & fair enough.

  • Dev Team

    @yoner Lifetime unlocks are here to stay, we're going to discontinue recurring subscriptions only.

  • For those who still don't understand or are skeptical why this is a step in the right direction watch this:

    It is old but still relevant.