NECRA Task Force gets even better and research is rebalanced
This is a tough post to write, because nobody ever wants to mention the ugly subject of costs and cash, but we feel that we have to explain why we’ve decided to make Task Force a more integral part of the game.
World of the Living Dead is free to play but we really need some support from our players if we’re to continue. We don’t have the volumes of people that most free to play games have, so we’re not even coming close to covering our costs.
NECRA Task Force goes Pro
The best way to keep the game going is to support us by getting some NECRA Credits and regularly activating NECRA Task Force membership. So we’ve made the Task Force package even more attractive. For just 100 NC each week, you get all these features:
- 25% bonus modifier to scavenging
- 25% boost to XP earned from SCUGS missions
- 25% faster Research with NECRA Autolab
- Daily special NECRA care package with surprise item!
- Rename characters to anything you want!
- 20% boost to XP earned from SCUGS missions
- Enhanced SCUGS satellite visibility enables you to see 2x grid distance around your squads
- Limit on map markers increased from 5 to 25
- Choose from a range of custom squad icons for better recognition on the map
- Access to internal SCUGS data servers allows you to download maps and spreadsheets to help track your progress
Of course you can still play without Task Force, but the game will certainly be more difficult and you’ll be passing up on a chance to help a tiny (there are two of us doing everything) independent company. We want WotLD to keep getting better and better, but we need your support to get there!
Extra goodies in Task Force
The boosts and bonuses are straightforward advantages for players who want to get ahead. Lots of free to play games have these kinds of advantages for more committed players. The daily surprise is something we thought would be a fun addition to the game. Task Force members can log in every day and go the NECRA Deliveries page. Click the button there and a random item will be queued for delivery. It could be anything from an ultra rare sniper rifle to a case of beer and every day is another chance to get something cool!
We’ve also made the decision to make the requirements for research a little easier. We designed these to cater to factions of us to 10 players, so the later stages are punishingly difficult. We’ve rebalanced the required ingredients so that a solo player will find them a challenge but will still be able to manage without too much frustration.
As part of the research changes and to make things more transparent, we’re also changing the base rate for scavenging. This is now clearly connected to the number of green lootability boxes in a grid square. 1 box = 1% base rate, 10 boxes = 10% base rate. So you know that it’s going to be tough going if you try scavenging in a grid square with low lootability, especially if you’re looking for rare research compounds.
Earn free NC!
Finally, we want to make getting NECRA Task Force as painless as possible for everyone, so we’ve put back in offer walls to allow you to earn NC. We don’t make as much from these as from direct payments, but it will allow you to take part and support us even if you can’t directly buy NC.
Remember that any NC you buy during this server comes with a huge bonus and you’ll get back all the NC in the next server, so you can’t lose!
posted 2 months ago