Easy way to improve game.
I am sure I'm not the first to point this out, but I didn't find similar posts, so please excuse my use of new discussion. I enjoy HP:WU quite a lot, but have massive grievances with energy system. There is simply not enough energy to play this game somewhat continuously. Since energy only comes from inns and sometimes from greenhouses, and the amounts of it are quite modest; since resist and escape chances are somewhat harsh and confoundables are plentiful, I pretty much never max out my 105 energy pool even in high inn density areas. In areas where we don't have many inns and/or greenhouses, full pool of 105 lasts about 30-40 minutes. Current system also severely limits wizard's abillity to do challenges as those are very energy demanding at higher ranks. This affects doing challenges with local community most, as people simply don't care enough to gather together to run only 2-3 challenges together. This severely reduces playtime, forces wizards to play in select few areas with plentiful inn density, and social aspect of the game.
For possible solutions I would like you to consider following improvements or a combination of them:
- Put automatic energy regeneration on a timer like every single mobile game on the market. I would say 5-10 minutes per energy point would be appropriate without being too generous. This is an obvious game dynamic that is used by practically the entire mobile games market, I'm somewhat curious why you decided to go the other way with it at game launch.
- Lower price for energy refill to at least 1 gold/energy. Very few people are willing to waste real currency with current 2 gold/energy exchange rate (Equivalent to 10 energy/$1). I suspect that would actually increase revenue generated.
- Make additional energy randomly spawn in the world similarly to potion ingredients and greenhouse seeds. Make it 2-5 energy per spawn. This will unchain wizards from high inn density areas, reduce ingredients clutter, make maximum energy pool meaningful. Corrently, I see no benefit of investing into increasing my pool of 105 energy as it is pretty much never full. This will change it.
All of these seem pretty simple to implement. I'll be grateful for comments and additional suggestions from anyone, feel free to offer them.
Thank You for your time,