Nations Forum

To make the game more interesting.... 27 replies

DivineDragon said on: 2010-08-07 03:43 am
2991 Days, 6 Hrs, 22 Min, 6 Sec ago
I purpose a slight change to Nations, the change being limited land available per active nation.

For example, for every 1 active player... 50 land is added to the game. So if somehow all the land has claim laid upon it, the only way to get more land is via force. I.E. attacking or nuking.

While I'm fairly confident this will never happen as no one cares enough to code such a change and the following responses will be mainly about not changing something that is not broken, it was just an idea to give the game more realistic approach to claiming land. After all the world is not infinite in size, so I think the game should reflect as such.
Ayanami said on: 2010-08-07 04:59 am
2991 Days, 5 Hrs, 6 Min, 34 Sec ago
excellent! reverse psychology!
JEBStuart said on: 2010-08-07 06:08 am
2991 Days, 3 Hrs, 57 Min, 36 Sec ago
the Dragon makes a good point.
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-07 07:22 am
2991 Days, 2 Hrs, 43 Min, 31 Sec ago
Great idea. Then more people will get pissed and mass each other for land everyday.
Stoutn said on: 2010-08-07 09:59 am
2991 Days, 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds ago
This idea would make the game more of a war game...

People might actually have to attack ea other! :O

(I would keep a copy of the current nations as a backup though lol)
DivineDragon said on: 2010-08-07 10:49 am
2990 Days, 23 Hrs, 15 Min, 49 Sec ago
Of course, you'd have a beta session to see how it works and to get the land per player ratio set... and determine what makes a player considered "active" to the game.

My suggestions for the two questions is 50 land per player and as soon as they click explore for the first time.

This also means that the starting land would not count as part of the player limit.
Jing said on: 2010-08-07 06:08 pm
2990 Days, 15 Hrs, 57 Min, 10 Sec ago
We also need an active admin.
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-08 03:51 am
2990 Days, 6 Hrs, 14 Min, 3 Sec ago
Jing has a very valid point there.
Stormbringer said on: 2010-08-08 09:17 am
2990 Days, 48 Minutes, 24 Seconds ago
This idea could have promise. Sadly, Jing was spot on about having an active admin or admins. Without active admin / admins nothing will change or happen.
DivineDragon said on: 2010-08-08 11:11 am
2989 Days, 22 Hrs, 54 Min, 26 Sec ago
Maybe one of the Nations mods that know a bit about coding *cough* danny *cough* could become a builder.

Or its just not worth the effort.... Unless more active members/mods/admins come along.

[Added at 08/08/2010 12:13:49 by DivineDragon]
Corey could too.... But Alas, Corey is not a fan of coding....

[Added at 08/08/2010 12:15:25 by DivineDragon]
Furthermore... WHERE IS BLAKE!?!?!?!??!
Stoutn said on: 2010-08-08 01:11 pm
2989 Days, 20 Hrs, 54 Min, 0 Sec ago
Blake is hiding :P
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-08 08:24 pm
2989 Days, 13 Hrs, 41 Min, 28 Sec ago
I saw Blake in my dream once..
Mini695 said on: 2010-08-09 04:54 am
2989 Days, 5 Hrs, 10 Min, 56 Sec ago
I like the idea... would be much more fun...
Mini695 said on: 2010-08-09 08:33 am
2989 Days, 1 Hr, 32 Min, 6 Sec ago
I do wonder though..... How will this effect the VIP Membership? As we know the market is a good advantage but as a limit to land is put on the game... will this be a hinderance to the market sales? would it be fair to say tthe vips get a discount on military? as well as the market? or something allong the lines... not a big discount, but say 10% or 5%?
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-09 09:25 am
2989 Days, 40 Minutes, 12 Seconds ago
Mini has a point too. With users having low lands, food/oil on the market won't be bought. Vips would be at a 'disadvantage'.

Maybe vips should be given other advantages; such as

-discounts on military

-vips are allowed to trade in their excess oil/food for military

To add more spice to the game, an admin should create a Nation with thousands of land, millions/billions of cash, and has military so strong that it is unimaginable. And this uber Nation should be created at the start of each round.

Make it in such a way that the military of the Nation is able to withstand hundreds or even thousands of attacks, right till the last few days of the round.

Then during rise,everyone will have a free farm. Yes, everyone would want to hit this uber farm, but that's not the point. If a player is being hit by a human player while he is hitting this farm, it would be pointless(his military would be destroyed thus he can't hold more land).

Hell yeah, if someone has even more time to spare, make this Nation into a Bot. This Nation will do random attacks on anybody active in the game.
Mini695 said on: 2010-08-10 04:24 am
2988 Days, 5 Hrs, 41 Min, 30 Sec ago
This could be a great move for the game...
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-11 07:51 am
2987 Days, 2 Hrs, 14 Min, 18 Sec ago
Alas.. Nobody cares about this game anymore to improve it
TheSource (Admin) said on: 2010-08-12 02:56 pm
2985 Days, 19 Hrs, 9 Min, 41 Sec ago
I like Lemons.
Stormbringer said on: 2010-08-12 06:15 pm
2985 Days, 15 Hrs, 49 Min, 47 Sec ago
The title of this thread says it all. It would be very INTERESTING if the owners / admins did something constructive. :P
DivineDragon said on: 2010-08-12 09:02 pm
2985 Days, 13 Hrs, 3 Min, 28 Sec ago
I needz to sells mah lemonaidz!

Mini695 said on: 2010-08-13 11:55 am
2984 Days, 22 Hrs, 10 Min, 19 Sec ago
No wonder teh site is dead... I am paying 8.00/ month for nothing i guess...
IronSinew (Admin) said on: 2010-08-26 03:57 pm
2971 Days, 18 Hrs, 8 Min, 32 Sec ago
This would take some balancing for sure. The Nations engine (not written by me, or it would be easier to adjust) is somewhat limiting, as well as the design of the game. I'm open to suggestions and if the suggestions are well thought-out with all of the pros and cons weighed, I'm not "unavailable" to do it. However, emails pointing to these ideas would be better.

I am in my core classes right now in school, and have other life events to plan. Things have been a little crazy, and frequenting the forum isn't really happening right now.

You can always email me:


ps, what's to stop people from making "land multies" to increaes the "overall land count" to avoid having to attack other players?
Winner said on: 2010-08-26 07:41 pm
2971 Days, 14 Hrs, 23 Min, 59 Sec ago
bring it to the facebook ? i just wondering if it is possible... if possible, it will be good =D
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-08-26 11:38 pm
2971 Days, 10 Hrs, 27 Min, 22 Sec ago
Netnexus already has a facebook group
Winner said on: 2010-08-26 11:51 pm
2971 Days, 10 Hrs, 14 Min, 38 Sec ago
what about be a facebook game ? like castle age ? lol
DivineDragon said on: 2010-08-27 12:54 pm
2970 Days, 21 Hrs, 10 Min, 54 Sec ago
Facebook app for nations is in the works, iphone app is in the works... So don't you worry your head about those items...

And as for the blake who randomly re-appeared... I'll email him my ideas...
NOOKIE said on: 2010-08-27 05:49 pm
2970 Days, 16 Hrs, 16 Min, 12 Sec ago
wow! facebook application for nation?
done with mafia wars bring nations to facebook, it should be nice.
Jing said on: 2010-09-12 10:21 pm
2954 Days, 11 Hrs, 44 Min, 30 Sec ago
More attacks would be interesting.