Idea: assign one off kingdom troops to real kingdoms. By one off, I mean the kingdoms that do not exist as one of the 34 selectable Krystara kingdoms. These are:
- The Vault
My prefered solution would be to assign each troop two kingdoms: their original kingdom plus their new one. For example, Defiance would be Guardians / Urskaya. However, I would totally be ok if the old kingdoms were eliminated entirely (the game likely doesn’t support arbitrary kingdom assignments like this).
Consider this: Dooms are assigned to various Krystara kingdoms and are not their own separate Doom kingdom consisting only of themselves.
My motive here is simple: there is no incentive to acquire or upgrade these troops to increase kingdom power levels because they do not belong to any kingdom that can be upgraded. This is especially of issue with the Apocalypse troops. I would never craft any of them, including Xathenos, because I would never use them and they can’t help me achieve kingdom power level 10 or beyond, which would be true of any other mythic. Similarly, there’s no reason to upgrade gnomes, Cedric aside. But players would waste souls, traitstones, orbs, and medals upgrading these troops if doing so helped them upgrade kingdoms! (Or at least I would.)
(A few of these troops, such as the new guild guardians, are actually worth upgrading on their own merits, but the vast majority are not.)
I would assign the troops evenly across the real kingdoms so it doesn’t unbalance the troop count or thus maximum kingdom power level for any one kingdom. The devs could use this as a quick and easy one time way to help increase the troop count for the smaller kingdoms like Dhrak-Zum or Sin of Maraj. To disrupt the meta less, the troops could be assigned other kingdoms over time (ex. 1 a week).
Thank you for reading! I figure this won’t happen, but I figured I would ask. PS, devs: this would be a great way to get players to waste ascension orbs on gnomes!