Kingdom Karnage: October Vote
Another month, another major choice in the hands of KK voters
We’ve only just had a major vote in September where our community voted through a major change to the game auction house (70% votes in favour - Read more). Only a month later and we’re already bringing you another major change for you to vote on, this time it’s about the game economy.
As we grow, we are naturally adding new features. Some of these features weren’t even conceptualised when we started Kingdom Karnage. To give you a taste, in the near future we are adding:
- Tournaments - Regular prize tournaments some of which will be funded by the global prize pool. Some tournaments will require player decks and others will be a “balanced mode” where players compete with a pre-set deck. We’re aiming to have something for everyone!
- Endurance mode league - A major revamp to endurance mode is coming! Endurance mode will soon use a pre-set deck, with players competing to see who can get the most kills in a season. There will be a seasonal league table featuring KKT prizes.
- Adventure mode - Adventure mode will allow you to select a deck through a series of choices (either draft selecting cards, or possibly points to spend in a shop). Once your deck is established you will be presented multiple paths to choose, each path will lead to an event that could be friendly (e.g. an encampment that adds a troop to your deck) or confrontational (e.g. a battle with a band of thieves). Don’t expect any relaxed battles in this mode; all characters killed are removed from your Adventure deck and cannot be used again (Unless of course we add a friendly event where you meet a witch doctor that can resurrect troops 😉). The paths will be the same for all players, so this is a mode you can work at with a guild or a group of friends. Careful however as this mode will also have a league table of prizes, you might help your guildmate get a better prize than you!
As you can see there’s a lot to be excited about, and that's just a taste!
As we add more and more prize pools and league tables, we need to make sure that prizes remain both attractive and sustainable, we are going to have to make some tweaks to fee structure on the game.
Currently in Kingdom Karnage, we have a standard 5% fee which is charged on marketplace sales, asset rentals and Catacomb bounties. KoK mode fee is charged at 10% and is the only exception to our standard fee rate. After this vote, KoK mode will be aligned with whatever the new standard fee rate is voted to be.
Note: Changes in this vote do not affect KK Heroes which runs entirely on a separate economy.
Question: To support new features and growth of the game, the KK fee structure needs to be upped from the current 5% fee structure (2.5% game pools, 2.5% Kepithor Studios). The proposed structure options are below:
A) 10% (7.5% game pools, 2.5% Kepithor Studios)
B) 12.5% (10.5% game pools, 2% Kepithor Studios)
C) 15% (13.5% game pools, 1.5% Kepithor Studios)
As you can see from above, the higher the fee % is, the smaller the share that is going to Kepithor Studios. As far as we’re concerned, upping the fee is right for the economy and we’re happy to put our money where our mouth is.
We also want the game built in a way which awards our most loyal players. As we grow, we’re aware so will the number of people that want to asset farm the game. We aren’t daft, we know we need many different types of players to make an economy and asset farmers are included in that economy. Loyalty should be rewarded however, the more of the KK ecosystem you use, the more you should get out of it. By raising the fees, you should see a shift in value from people who are just here to take from the economy over to people who are genuine game players.
As normal, the vote will go up around 12:00 UTC on the 21st of the month. All voters will be directed to this medium article to read the proposal and then simply be given four options A), B), C) or abstain, to indicate which fee option you prefer.
This is another big decision so please give it some serious thought. Check in on our Telegram & Discord where we’re sure this proposal will cause another lively debate.
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