I have been thinking about WAR units lately — both due to CUOP activities and due to the continual shortage of WAR units on the exchange planets. This feedback is MAINLY due to the shortage on the exchange planets.
- The current cap on WAR rental rates on faction planets is too low. Older players are more than willing to pay 9K per week to hold 3 units permanently. My observation here is a simple supply/demand observation - at the cap, demand exceeds supply. Thus the cap is artificially low and needs to be raised. Very easy fix.
I’m not sure they will be able to be raised enough to address the overall attractiveness of them for additional storage, so I’d like to suggest some further changes that will be much more complicated.
- The long awaited ability to upgrade the WAR to higher levels is needed. A satisfactory solution would be allowing upgrades to level 2 and level 3 which move the WAR up to 100 and 150 units respectively.
But I think there is an even better possible solution:
Limit users to 1 WAR unit on a planet.
Upgrading the WAR to level 2 doubles the size of units (from 500 to 1000)
Upgrading the WAR to level 3 doubles the number of units (from 50 to 100)
Upgrading the WAR to level 4 increases the size of units again (from 1000 to 1500)
And so forth for however many times the Devs think it would be appropriate to repeat this exercise.
Again - the goals here are to make WARs more accessible to people who need them, instead of being locked up behind people who have permanently rented them.
Bonus points — Allow WAR tenants to create ads on the LM as if they had a base on the planet.