Garrison & Engagement Balance

The end-game of TIB is still evolving as players continue to test the limits of rules that I wrote 5 years ago, many of which were designed as guesswork because there was no realistic way to experiment with them outside of a spreadsheet.

Game balance improvements will be introduced tonight to help with defense of Garrisons, which have become too easy to beat. Since the original engagement rules were written we've introduced many new powerful items, and increased the Equip Point caps to allow stronger builds.

- Rank 17 Garrisons produce +1 Defense Platform
- Rank 20 Garrisons produce +1 Defense Platform
- When a Garrison is defeated, nearby friendly Garrisons are protected for 2 minutes
- Busting Rank 17 Garrisons gives 500 Combat Points
- Busting Rank 18 Garrisons gives 1,000 Combat Points
- Busting Rank 19 Garrisons gives 1,500 Combat Points
- Busting Rank 20 Garrisons gives 2,000 Combat Points

As always, The Infinite Black is under constant development, and no systems are ever final. All changes are up for debate.

12/31/2016 Ozymandias

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Developer Posts

“The game population is 12% higher this week than last week, because I've been working on marketing. I read every post, I respond to every email, and I work on TIB 3 to 4 hours a day. Most of what I do recently is back-end, network, hardware, or infrastructure that isn't obvious to players, but is critical to the game functioning. I am very cautious about making big changes to TIB anymore. Every time I do, it is met with outrage and anger -- Even when the change is entirely positive and benefits everyone. The community has made it clear that I should not fix what isn't broken, and I'm listening to that. I would *love* to make big sweeping changes to TIB. I have hundreds of awesome concepts that I'm terrified of trying, because of how angry people get about any change at all... So, it'll happen, but it's going to be slow and gradual over months or years to not rock the boat. As far as "the game is dead"... You realize I've been hearing that for 6 years? Literally from the first week people were telling me the game is dead. I'm still here, and so is my game, where we'll both be probably until I'm dead.”

03/20/2017