New Idea: Gifting Guildmates

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by Skott Ravenfyre, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Skott Ravenfyre

    Skott Ravenfyre Master Corporal

    Feb 22, 2018
    Jolly Ol’England
    My proposal is to add a gifting feature to the game, between guildmates.

    This feature would allow players to send gifts to their guildmates. Gifts can range from inventory items, goods, coins and troops.

    The option to gift a guildmate could appear in the guild member’s list.

    Uses of this feature
    • Helping newer players in your guild get started by sending them goods.
    • Eliminate the need for unfair trades when a guildmate volunteers to send another guildmate goods for a GB that is beneficial to the guild (Observatory, Arc, etc).
    • Send troops, either from buildings in your city or unattached ones, to guildmates who participate in GvG if you yourself are not a fighter.
    • Helping a guildmate who just went into a new era with defence troops, as they would not have produced any from their new era yet.
    • Show your appreciation for your guildmate when they help you, others or the guild in any way.
    • Give your guildmate a nice gift on their birthday or special occasions.
    • Guilds can hold internal guild contests with a specific item being the prize, via gifting (ie guild lotteries).

    There should be some limitations in place to prevent abuse and unfairness.
    • Forge Points should not be giftable. The game would be too easy otherwise.
    • Diamonds should not be giftable. Inno is not a charity.
    • Premium items should not be giftable. Again, Inno is not a charity.
    • Only troops from the recipient’s age or any of the ages below the recipient’s age should be gifted. This will prevent, for example, someone in Iron Age having an unfair Arctic Future defence/attack army.
    • Gifts should be accepted by the recipient, not instantly received. This will prevent the recipient having a full inventory of things they don’t want.
    • Gifts should have a limited time to be accepted. This is to prevent a backlog of unaccepted gifts stored on the servers. Say, after 24 hours, if the intended recipient does not accept a gift, it is returned to the gifter.
    • It should not be possible for people to request gifts via some form of “request gift” button. This will prevent the feature being used as an unofficial “item trade” market, to an extent.

    Problems and resolutions
    • Blackmail or threats.
      • Resolution: Which is why the feature should be limited to guildmates. They’re less likely to threaten to attack you if you don’t send them a gift. The feature should not be possible between friends and neighbours. In the rare case that a guildmate does threaten another (ie, a leader threatening to kick someone if they don’t hand over a gift), these can be reported to in-game moderators.
    • Gift spamming. There’s a chance some may spam guildmates with unwanted items, like motivation kits which are extremely common in GE.
      • Resolution: Although easily nipped in the bud by a guild leader kicking the spammer, players could have an option in their settings to disable being offered gifts.
    • Some players may not want gifts from others, preferring to earn things for themselves.
      • Resolution: An option in their settings to disable the receiving of gifts. The result would be the gifting icon for that individual being greyed out and unclickable.
    • Accidental gifting. A gifter could accidentally send the wrong item as a gift.
      • Resolution: Unaccepted gift offers can be cancelled by the gifter, like trades can be.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this suggestion. :)
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  2. King Jared The III

    King Jared The III Corporal

    Apr 8, 2018
    No. I still see a lot of abuses.
    Also, this is on the DNSL.
  3. Test Ament

    Test Ament Emperor

    Aug 8, 2013
    so if somebody asks in a guild message: "can someone give me xy" he gets banned if I report him ?

    because it will always be possible for someone to request something
    (can somebody give me a Wishing Well. now I requested a Wishing Well gift)
  4. Skott Ravenfyre

    Skott Ravenfyre Master Corporal

    Feb 22, 2018
    Jolly Ol’England
    No, don’t be silly. There’s no such rule in the game and the post does not mention anything related to sanctions. :)
    Edited first post on that point for more clarity.
  5. Agent327

    Agent327 Brigadier-General

    Nov 13, 2017
    Great idea. To bad they removed that feature about a year ago.
  6. Test Ament

    Test Ament Emperor

    Aug 8, 2013

    even without request button it can be used as trade market :blush:
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  7. Galladhorn

    Galladhorn Master Corporal

    Oct 26, 2014

    The idea is well proposed and it would be neat feature, but I can not see this happening without a lot of abuse – Everything that can be abused in games will be abused. Example; High ranking players with over stuffed inventories, coins, supplies, medals and thousands of Unattached troops would let their guild mates/freinds progress fast without any effort – Seams unfair to other players in lower ranking guilds and with lower ranking players. In fact it could even expand the gap between longer term player and new players.