Originally posted by Shorgun:Originally posted by Entaroadun:
If they implement some way to increase star rank of common commanders so that free players can also benefit from larger effective stacks and stats that will be much appreciated, since all commons are random so make left side commander gets preserved while right side is consumed at merging.
Another way to achieve a similar result, but probably require less coding changes might be to create gems that increase effective stack size.
Assuming like the post above that we want this change to impact F2P players more, this is what I would suggest.
Gems would be limited to Common Commanders only. who wouldn’t want these on their 6 or 7* constellation tank, but that is not what the original author’s suggestion is so I’m continuing that thread.
Gems would be diamond to go in any gem slot. This allows you to also improve your comm with any other gems you may want with fewer restrictions.
The gems would each provide a set amount of effective stack boost. They would be limited at least on implementation to 4 per commander. They would not be able to be merged upon implementation of the new gems.
These are similar ideas so I am grouping them together
These conditions would allow IGG to moderate the system and let it progress the way they saw fit. For instance if they found a positive response and the system was not overpowered they could release the 4 per comm restriction or allow for merging up to level 2 or 3 only. for set amount of boost i was thinking of about 2% increase in effective stack size. 1 gem would give it a stack similar to a 1* skill and 4 gems would be less stack than a 3*skill but more than a 2*
I was also assuming this system the common coms would still have to be weaker than skills
The new gems would not drop randomly from raw gemstone merging. They would only be available at the honor shop (or for mp).
These new gems would not add much to a P2W player so I can imagine how frustrated that player would be to get one of these from a merging instead of a acc or dodge gem or something else more useful. It could be in the honor shop allowing players something else to do with that resource. I included mp because IGG would want an option to make money on this new system (fair enough) and there will probably be players who WOULD spend mp on this sort of thing 1
1. The other day I saw players spend 900mp on a set of the 4 Sagan shields when they could spend 500-600mp at the Auction House to buy JoL. So I’m assuming there might be an mp market for these since it seems people will buy anything.
Common commanders aren’t supposed to be used. Now you’re giving them a reason to be used. They were used before as the “meteor stars” when you put full shield indies on your RBPs to outround people or when you send 1 weikes into league to lose quickly. I say it’d be pointless to be limited to common commanders only.