Put a cool-down on vacation mode

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  • Put a cool-down on vacation mode

    Do you like this suggestion? 35
      Yes (18) 51%
      No (17) 49%
    General Information:

    Just as there is a cool-down once you've entered Vacation Mode, so there should be a cool-down on going back into vacation mode.

    What are you suggesting?

    Right now, you can't exit Vacation Mode for 2 days. I'd like to see a minimum post-vacation time of 1 week before you can go back into Vacation Mode.

    How will it change the interface/gameplay/battles/system?

    The Vacation Mode button will behave similarly to Miracle activation buttons, with the cool-down time being displayed when appropriate.

    Suggestion Reason:

    This will help address the issue of Generals banks.

    Special Notes:

    Note that unlike the Miracles, the cool-down timer starts when you leave Vacation Mode, not when you enter it.
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  • Nobody has power to limit anyone's rights to activate vacation mode whenever he/she wants due the personal or other reasons.

    I've seen this idea several times and it was rejected at the very begin.
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  • Just speaking from experience, I've personally had to take a vacation twice within a week. Could be a weekend away camping for 3 days starting friday and then froday I take ill / relative ill so I take another to spend time elsewhere.

    I don't believe restricting vacation mode is a good idea. Especially a week after the vacation ends, a lot of time for something to come up. Especially as it would include the weekends.
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  • A variant of this was suggested a couple of years ago to have a 7 day post vmode cooldown on Black Market sales

    The vote had well over 100 respondents and ratio of Yes to No at around 12:1 or better

    I'm voting Yes to this one as well. Anything that levels the playing field so we don't have to fight alliances with a squillion generals score in vmode to back them up is a good thing
  • i can see both sides to this - unfortunately features on Ikaraim are abused - especially when it comes to general scores - i voted for the 7 day limit after coming back from v-mode to sell troops and ships. i vote yes for this with one condition - after a player comes back from v-mode and the 7 day timer starts if they go back to v-mode anytime within the 7 day limit they are allowed to go v-mode but they still have to pay for their army and navy costs until the original 7 day limit is reached. this condition and the 7 day limit on selling troops will curtail the abusive use of huge general scores that can't be reasonably maintained.

    so its either use your army, pay for it, or dismiss it.
    so if a player goes into vmode today then no cost to troops
    player comes back on the third day then goes v-mode - the timer will still run for 4 more days with costs for army and ships
    player comes back again 3 days later and goes v-mode - the second timer is still active and will run for 4 days
    player comes back 3 days later but does not go v-mode then the 7 day limit on selling troops and ships kicks in

    so anytime the player comes back from v-mode the 7 day limit on selling troops and ships kicks in and if the player goes v-mode anytime within the 7 day v-mode limit - the timer continues on costs for troops and ships while the most recent v-mode time is active.

    i think you understand the mechanics so a player can go v-mode anytime but it may cost you. same thing when you are in a battle and go-vmode, your troops don't scatter the battle will continue.
  • there is 48h limit when coming back from vmode, should be a cool down 48h after back of vmode. On our server which is nearly dead we cant fight as everybody with decent gen score keep vmoding all the time. Is pointless and obvious they aint under the palm tree all the time... Is crazy annoying especially in such a small server with likited amount of players.
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  • I think instead of a long cooldown like 48hours,

    there should be a cooldown of 4-8hours,

    this would stop abuse and allow players who want to vmode twice within the same day, the ability to,

    and it is enough time to hinder banks, 4-8hour worth of upkeep for big banks is 10s of millions of gold, unless they have 1bill+ gold that is..

    It wouldn't stop them, but it would make them decrease the amount of gens they keep in the banks, to a more realistic amount e.g less than 1million gens, down to 500k, or something..

    anyone on a old server will have high sciences, so 500k is a okay amount to fight.......

    any cooldown over 12hours, is unrealistic and isn't worth it.
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  • I say NO but hear me out. While the general score higher up banks are annoying as hell as a long time player I have gone very long periods of time not playing the game but some times i check in at times to send a message to old players that still play or i come to see what is happening or who is still around i used to be friends with. Some time i even send a message just to let another player know that i am still alive. but i dont have time to activlty play the game at times and dont wanna see all my goods get pillaged or my account get deleted