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Fair and Even Gameplay

Suggestion: Have 1 server where everyone is on an even playing field....NO "coiners", NO buying items, just everyone using what they start with and create through their gameplay. This would keep the game even and fair for all, requiring strategy and forethought to be a leader in the game. That would create a truly interesting game.
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    In order to make this pay for Evony, they could put Google AdSense or other advertising in the tan borders.
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    In Evony, cash is King. That is the bottom line. It took me about 6 months of gaming hard and spending little to no money to learn that.

    Players who spend thousands indeed have an overwhelming advantage over players who spend moderately, say, $30-$300 USD. It goes without saying that spenders, even as little as $30, have a serious advantage over free players.

    Since big spenders indeed have an overwhelming advantage, and rightly so, only OTHER big spenders can battle head to head with them in PvP combat.
    A big spender can take on a big spender. A group of small spenders and free players can take on a single big spender. This is how the game works. Heck, it's how life works.

    Evony is a business. I can appreciate that they need to make money. If they changed the game servers to a subscription based service that would make everyone equal in terms of money only. It would NOT make players equal in terms of time. The players who spend the most time online would have overwhelming advantage.

    So, you gotta ask yourself... who do you want to have an overwhelming advantage? Those who spend the most money or those who spend the most time? Or those who spend the most money AND time? It would be near impossible to create a fair gaming environment with how this game works. Money or time. Pick one or pick both.

    Now, in a fair and balanced game those who have the best skill and strategy and teamwork should have overwhelming advantage. Like chess. But since time is the main denominator of this game Evony made it so that the time can be bought. So the main question is, how much is your time worth?
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  • Unfortunately, you are correct. Cash is king, both in this game, and life. That doesn't make it right. I have spent approximately $30 over several servers, but it was a waste, and I would not do it again. Somehow, that steals from the overall experience and would lessen my enjoyment of learning, building, developing and executing strategies in an attempt to "win" occasionally.

    So here's to the "coiners". May you gain much satisfaction out of buying your way to the top.
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