Upcoming Feature - Dynamic Nightbonus

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Dear players,

we’re happy to announce another upcoming feature for the Tribal Wars International game market.

Most of you know that almost all of our local markets are equipped with a Night Bonus. This basically strengthens all your defense values in every village significantly for 8 hours at night, at a given time depending on the market’s timezones. Due to the Night Bonus, players can head off to bed safe and sound, knowing that their empire is at least somewhat protected against sudden attacks and power shifts within the world.

We never included the Night Bonus on EN, simply because there are way too many different time zones to set up a proper night time that will benefit all players, while not inconveniencing others. Now we’ve come up with a solution which should get y’all some proper sleep!

Night Bonus for EN / TribalWars.net

General Information

- The general idea is that every player on the server can set their own Night Bonus time frame. You will be able to decide between multiple time frame setups, to select the one that’s suiting your nightly needs. With an active Night Bonus, all defending troops will be boosted by 100%. This does not affect Scouts or barbarian villages.
- All players will be able to select their preferred time frame on the Game Options screen
- If a player is in beginner protection, the activation will be set immediately after they select a time frame
- If a player is not in beginner protection, the activation will be set only after 14 days in order to guarantee fairness.

You will only be able to change your time frame once at a time. It will not be possible to change the time frame while a chosen activation is still pending to be set. It is also not possible to have two different time frames within 24 hours, so be sure to choose the time frame best suiting your day.

The available choices for Night Time will be (in server time) *** This has been changed in a later update. Please scroll down to the next posts for more information ***

- 00:00 to 08:00
- 08:00 to 16:00
- 16:00 to 00:00

The first setting (00:00 – 08:00) will be the default setting if a player didn’t set a Night Mode yet, to make sure every player at least has one active defense bonus. A player who didn’t set their Night Mode yet will also see a reminder on their overview screen.
If a player is being attacked while he’s in Night Mode, the attacker will see this information on his attack screen. You will also be able to check another player’s profile for their set Night Mode time, to make sure you won’t be blindly sending your attacks into danger.

Beta & Rollout

We’re planning to add this feature to the beta server soon (hopefully by next week), so all of you can check it out if you’re interested. On Beta, it will run for a while (at least 2 weeks) so everyone should have plenty of time for feedback. If you guys like the feature and everything’s going well, Night Mode will eventually come to new worlds on EN by next year! We hope you enjoy testing this cool feature for yourself, and we’re anxiously awaiting your feedback!

Make sure to let us know your thoughts on this feature (good & bad) in our dedicated feedback topic.


Thank you for your help and have fun,
Your Tribal Wars team
 
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JawJaw

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Dear players,

A small addition to the above announcement. We understood that there was a slight misconception about one part of this feature, which we addressed in the feedback topic::

The feature would be a game setting such as church, watchtower, archers - it needs to be enabled or disabled on a per world basis.
This has the following consequences:
1- This will not be retroactively applied to existing worlds. So if you started a world without this feature, it won't be enabled there either.
2- In the future, it would be announced along with other world settings (like church, .. ), so you could choose not to play a world with this setting activated.

I will also update this in the announcement post, and address possible other concerns later today. So far, please do keep the feedback coming. We are actively reading and forwarding it to our development team!

Thanks!
 
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JawJaw

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Hey everyone,

the previously announced Night Bonus settings for EN are now complete! We got a lot of feedback and took all of it into consideration. Most important to you, and obviously for us as well, is the biggest elephant in the room: Instead of getting the choice of three 8-hour windows for the defensive bonus, you will now be able to choose which hour you would like your personal bonus to begin.

We will use this setting for world starts on EN live worlds in May, so you can already plan for it accordingly. If you want to check out how it works, feel free to join our Beta server - we would be happy to hear your feedback after you tried it - be it positive or negative (or, you know, bugs if you find'em).

Thank you,
Your Tribal Wars Team