Synopsis: Guild members DO NOT generate coin in other guild members beacons, this is a HUGE problem!
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Please read more for clarification and how I have come to this conclusion through extensive tests.
I am an active player and love to test the limits of the boundless empire, I recently wanted to run some tests to better learn how the prestige, footfall, and coin generation systems work in the game. I started to run several tests with a couple of my friends in the game, seeing what type of character (friend, stranger, guild member, with/without permissions in the beacon) would generate coin. We realized very quickly after running through several builds, waiting for a footfall increase to show up in the beacon, that we as a group were not generating ANY coin… so we got to work figuring out why. After cycling through a few different alts between the three of us we decided to remove a few of our alts from the guild we shared. As soon as we removed the guild alignment on the character coin was generated when entering the beacon. We proceeded to work backwards starting from having a stranger (alt: no friends - no guild) enter…
Beacon - Unaligned
Stranger = Coin
Friend = Coin
Guild/friend = NO
Guild = NO
Beacon - Aligned
We ran these tests SEVERAL times across multiple characters owning the beacon and running through the beacon. Each time the results were the same. If either of the players shared a guild then footfall WOULD NOT BE PRODUCED and NO COIN would be generated.
We personally believe that this is a flaw in the system and have the benefit of the doubt that this is a mistake… We believe, however, that this needs to be fixed asap and may help explain why some footfall really has seemed significantly lower from before the guild update…
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