Considering many people want more businesses, wouldn't it be cool to have mercs that cost regular cash and upkeep, instead of diamonds?
This means that people who have played for very long and have a really high income can become closer to the top diamond players and thus be rewarded for playing that long.
In the most practical view, it just means that after equipping your entire mob, you can get an additional mob member for 1.3 times the upkeep of the weapons+armors+vehicles or something like that.
Start out with 4 different ones, perhaps?
100 000 upkeep
+1 weapon, +1 armor, +1 vehicle
200 000 upkeep
So 10 million will get you +1000, +1000 and 100 weapons, armors OR vehicles. Or it will get you +1000, +1000 and 50 weapons, armors AND vehicles.
//Formidable - DeathWish MGS
Sorry, as of now we are not planning to add non-diamond MERCs... the concept of BOSS MERCs was introduced to give extra handling capacity to non-diamond players... and they comes with a lot more power compared to the diamond ones.
Jim, Bosses aren't for non-diamonds.
First off, diamond players really don't have a problem getting them, while people without loads of diamonds to spend on refills do. I think you know how much energy you need in your pool to beat the latest 3-4 bosses. It's not something any of us have. Even if we level up in the middle of fighting the boss and get a free refill.
Mr. Shades, lvl 10 and forward: You need 467 energy in your energy pool. Does anyone in this game have 467 energy? Or even half?
No, bosses benefit diamond players more than non diamond players, not the other way around.
Cash-mercs, on the other hand, would only benefit non-diamond players, and it wouldn't really affect diamond-players at all. The mercs themselves would be slightly less beneficial than diamond mercs, so diamond players wouldn't really place buying these mercs and arming with diamond weapons before buying diamond mercs. Still, non-diamond players wouldn't really be able to fight at the same level as diamond players, even with a fully equipped merc-army.
Please reconsider. Or make bosses a good non-diamond alternative as you say they were designed to be.
So it's been 6 months... Any new thoughts about this, @Jim @Vin ?