Given that we’re getting pretty close to our beta full round, I feel now is as good a time as any to ask the question…
Should food return?
When I started running alphas, the food removal was a somewhat contentious point, with some people preferring the simplification of being able to be easily informed of population, as well as how it’s increasing, while on the flip side, not having to deal with the general starvation of your population may have contributed to invasion being more difficult.
I’m interested in opening a dialog with everyone at this point, a lot of people have played the alphas and have a feel for the gameplay, has the simplification of previous food providers been too much? Should I nerf farms a bit? Should food be a real consideration for a return?
I do want to avoid the ‘I don’t like change’ style of debate, so would ask that everyone back up their feelings with solid reasoning, as well as keeping an open mind. If this is a question that can be answered with some minor tweaking to the current output then it should be noted…
I’ll point out now that there’s no chance of food returning before the beta, it’s quite a lot of effort to get all that in and calculated properly, but I’ve always tried to be transparent with everyone, and value the feedback you provide. I’ve changed some behaviour for (previously) technical reasons, but I do have more of an open floor, and opportunity to effect change.
So please, let me know how you feel on the subject, even if you don’t feel at all!