In the trailers, new and interested players see big walls and cities. It’s a bit misleading because it’s not viable because the current thralls are not effective defenders. Thralls need a rehaul/overhaul. The new patch fixes a lot of the previous glitchy problems and I appreciate that. But still, they can be grouped up and slaughtered, blown up, or whatever. In general, thralls need more effective behavior to enable players to play the game the way it’s advertised. Here are some suggestions below:
-Make thralls avoid/run from explosives
-Melee thralls take cover or at the minimum, run from sniping players when their is no clear route to attack the sniper. If a route is present, thrall will attack. Also, thralls with shields should block arrows.
-Archer thralls agrro range should be increased by a lot to compete with a player’s snipe range. It should be a pain for raiders to get in.
-“Stand Fast” option so thrall stands still. So player’s can’t draw all thralls to one spot and raid easy from other side.
-Add aggression levels. Not everyone wants poor pedestrians to be shot down while walking by.
The following is my opinion; raids should be harder for the raider. They should be using expensive/large shields to block arrows lots of arrows and maybe even be making a raid base with archer thralls to try and eliminate the raidee’s archer thralls. At least to create enough time for the raidee to get on. I think this because this game should not be a time dump where you build up, spend a LONG time training thralls, just for someone to round 'em up and slaughter, then easy raid. To add to this, I am sure it is discouraging for new players to see poo poo shacks under the aqueduct and other ugly base metas. Please make fighter and archer thralls actually have an important role in this game. This is me just ranting for what I personally believe. Anyway, I thought I’d list some issues I have seen after the patch while I was at it:
-Thralls don’t seem to block anymore after patch.
-Thralls take a while to respond to enemy threat sometimes. Was able to run up to archer and melee.
-Thralls with shields do not take their shields back out when they are getting into a second fight.
-Thralls do not remember direction they were in, so if they were standing guard they are now turned around.
Thank you for reading hope y’all read and considered my suggestions.