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Info Blast! - Latest News on Kites!
Over the past few days we have received a lot of feedback on the rework of the acrobatic kite and its return to the game in coming weeks, and we appreciate all your feedback and comments in regard to this topic.
Your concerns and thoughts are important to us and our development team is always eager to discuss recent feedback on upcoming changes. This being said, building a fair play environment and taking care of well-adjusted balancing is a hot topic for us.
The kites were purchased with the expectation that they would cause a bonus to reputation points gained, and that has been the case since its release. We have now decided to change the bonus to limit it and bring the item back on sale. The change is necessary in order to retain the item in the game; as we did not react to the issue directly after the release of the kites, which was an error on our part, the topic has become one that is difficult to resolve for everyone at the same time but we feel the solution we have come up with is a fair way to resolve the issue with kites for the maximum number of people. Now the item will be better balanced for the long term, limited to avoid any unfairness to those who do not have extremely large amounts and will be put back on sale to make to available for all again. Players will receive the new kite if they already have one and additional kites will be converted into an increased bonus for the kite.
We are unable to provide compensation in the form of WWC coins, for which the kites were purchased, as this causes inflation in prices and deflation in the value of the currency, which would affect all players. The kite boost has been available to many for over one year while others have not been able to benefit and we would like to offer this benefit to all players, but this time in a way that does not cause an imbalance in one of our biggest events.
One point we have been able to confirm is that those who already have a kite will still gain the 50% bonus it originally offered. If you own a kite already, this one will be converted into a 50% kite, with more kites providing an additional 1% bonus to that rate. Newly purchased kites after they go on sale will feature a 25% base rate but existing kite owners will have an initial boost, while the overall bonus cap still remains at 100% for all players.
Please also remember, the kites were initially added to the game by the game team, feedback in regard to the kites should be directed towards us rather then your fellow players whether they purchased and used kites or not. We understand the use of the kites has been a big topic for many in the past but we are now moving forward into using a new system for the kites.
Your BF Team