Mar 29th 2011, 23:45:39
Since it will be possible to perform certain ingame actions without logging into each country, the 12 hour and 18 hour bonus turn timers have become a pointless exercise in bookkeeping and will be removed.
The new interface will make stonewalling easier, but that seems like a small price to pay for the added convenience and ease of play. Besides, stonewalling is already rather difficult on this server.
We also made a few FFA specific changes to simplify things and to stop certain forms of abuse. This set of FFA will see the following gameplay changes:
-Countries will no longer receive the 3 or 6 turn bonuses for remaining logged out.
-Ingame alliances between two countries owned by the same player can be cancelled immediately with no 72 hour wait.
-As a result of the above change, two countries owned by the same player can FA each other without sharing an ingame alliance.
-Players who wish to enter vacation mode must put all of their countries in vacation mode. In addition, they cannot create additional countries while in vacation mode. To leave vacation mode, all countries must leave it.
-The bushel price changed announced here will apply to FFA: http://forums.earthempires.com/Forum.php?threadid=8508