Land flag taxesPublished on January 6, 2017
I hope you all had a great christmas and new year's eve! It's 2017 now and I have great plans for this year, I can't wait to see what this year will bring to SamuTale as we have new players online everyday. I can't thank you enough for joining us in early access and providing me with all your feedback and ideas.
Like some of you already noticed, I released the new 0.0.6 update yesterday. It's practically fase one of the upcoming raiding system, as the update brings some new clan mechanics. The most important aspect is the new land tax system which will make sure inactive clan lands will have a decay.
Every clan has to pay taxes for the flags they own. So owning multiple flags means you'll have to pay more I added a new tab to the clan panel which will show all flags owned by the clan. Every clan member can contribute gold to pay the taxes for up to 14 days max. If your clan doesn't pay in time, the flag will be destroyed which lets the land unprotected. This means that other people can plunder your land!
As you can pay upfront for a maximum of 14 days, it is good to know that I have set all flag taxes payed till Jan 19th (14 days from now). This means that everyone has a chance to continue the payment of their lands, but don't forget to add extra days before the 19th or you'll lose your flag(s).
The reason for this is that there are a lot of settlements that are not active anymore. The world is getting very dense at the moment and I thought this would be a good way to prevent inactive players from keeping their lands while it will also boost the in-game economy.
A land without a flag means that the land is unprotected. Objects and buildings placed on the unprotected land can be raided more easily. The next update (which should release before the 19th) will let you damage and destroy those objects. Destroying storage chests means you can loot the contents, and destroying things like walls will give you x percent of the building resources back! This way we can keep the land clear from dead villages and random objects together
Also check out the patch log of 0.0.6
(Added) Clans now have to pay taxes to keep their flags
(Added) Clan activity log
(Added) Clan flags are now visible on the world map
(Added) Gravestone icon visible on world map upon dying
(Added) Clan rank permission setting to remove flags
(Added) Ability for clans to remove their own flags
(Added) Server message popups
(Added) Clan names visible in chat
(Added) Admin godmode
(Removed) Christmas decorations in Okura Village
(Fix) Too close to another clan message while building on owned land
(Fix) Can't place flags next to the building zone edge
Let me know what you think!