In last Sunday’s dev diary post we revealed that the next patch would include the ability ‘to give a fleet or planet to another player’, but didn’t provide any details. Understandably players had questions and concerns on how it would work, which we’ll go over now in today’s dev diary post.
Trade mechanics for fleets and planets
The first thing we should clarify is that although we used the term ‘give’, ‘allowing another player to take ownership’ is more accurate as the other player is under no obligation to accept the fleet or planet that you offer to them – much like a trade.
These features are an early form of trade mechanics that would eventually be integrated into something more comprehensive e.g. being able to propose, negotiate and complete a deal. They’re also social mechanics and tie-in to alliances e.g. being able to transfer control of a fleet to an alliance member (a temporary loan if they transfer control back over).[Read more…]