- Jun 8, 2021
- Reaction score
Implement system alerts in-game and in a separate discord channel (e.g. #gcw-activity) informing players of:
1. When the preparation phase of the invasion is starting. E.g. "The Rebel Alliance has began to make preparations to invade Bestine! Imperial artisans can help by building defences. Rebel artisans can help by bolstering the attack force.
2. When the combat phase of the invasion is starting. E.g. "The Rebel Alliance has launched an attack on Bestine! Imperial special forces are required to defend the city! Rebel special forces should join the offense!"
Players may be unaware (or forget) when a planetary invasion may be starting. Alerting players of their start times will, hopefully, bring players to them.
Invasion participation is low during off-peak times. Adding alerts to when an invasion is starting will aim to:
- Increase population during invasions, in both setup and combat phases.
- Promote PvP in the city being invaded.
I believe system alerts are necessary to accommodate players not on discord, however a detail needing discussion is whether the system alerts are planetary / server-wide. I would prefer server-wide alerts for better reach (not everyone is on Tatooine/Naboo/Talus) but understand this might annoy some people (possible option to disable these, if server wide alerts are implemented).