It seems players are still upset over the combat system in Ikariam, and (on top of the strike) there’s also a petition going around. So far they’ve got 1,300 sigs. If you’re interested in getting the old Ikariam combat system back I would definitely check it out.
The folks over at Travian Champions have posted a summary of the Crewchat the Travian crew did on the 9th, answering questions from the public and such. The summary is a much nicer format than reading through the whole thing yourself, and sheds light on some of the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the game running.
Obviously this is a WW1 game. The interesting thing about it is that each “game” is limited to 30 players, and are much shorter than Travian or Ikariam. I’ll be checking out the game myself soon, so check back for my review. Until then, here’s what Supremacy 1941 has to say about themselves:
Online game for up to 30 Players.
Completely free of charge.
Real time strategy – all events occur in real time.
Units move on a real map. No tables like in 95% of all browser games.
Rounds take four to eight weeks.
Focused on diplomacy. Alliances and pacts are a requirement for success.
Tribal Wars is issuing an “attack break” over the Holiday:
“We will be having two attack breaks over the holiday period to allow players to enjoy the Christmas holiday and New Year without having to worry about their accounts (and to give the support team a rare break!)”
This is a grand idea I’d like to see more games adopt. If you’re interested in Tribal wars a new server is starting tomorrow.
The Agenda da Maffia Alliance on the Slovakian Beta server is organizing a three-day strike of Ikariam in protest of the new battle sytem.
Ikariam v0.3.0 was implemented across most servers in October and drastically changed the battle system. Alot of players (especially those participating in the strike) feel this system severly upsets the balance of the game towards the defender, and makes attacking, and thus warfare, neither fun nor worthwhile.
There have been two updates since v0.3.0, but these have been just minor tweaks, and it seems Ikariam is for now commited to the new change. For more information check out the Facebook Group for the strike.