Once more, we are taking our hats off to Denmark for winning both Beta rounds!
Our sincere thanks to all of you, our BETA Admirals!
Thank you for engaging in the game and for testing every aspect of it. Thank you for your helpful feedback and constructive criticism in surveys, in our forums and on Discord and for uncovering the strengths and weaknesses of the game mechanics. We will honour your efforts and take your feedback into account for the future development.
The second round of the Open Beta showed us that the adjustments in balancing implemented between the two rounds had the desired effect: players were distributed much more evenly over the nations and the advantage of higher player numbers has been levelled.
But we also detected several fundamental problems with game mechanics and the concept. Even extensive changes on affected features (e.g. governors and war) wouldn’t suffice to resolve them entirely.
Therefore, we opted for a complete reset: we are going to revise the whole concept from scratch.
This will require a considerably longer development phase. Currently, we can’t provide you with an ETA for the first test round of the new concept. As soon as there are concrete plans, we are going to inform you!
You will be able to use your remaining pearls in the future; they have been stored safely for you.
The forum will be closed in the near future. On Discord, you can stay in touch with fellow Admirals. Any news will be shared there.
Your Admirals: Caribbean Empires team