Two things in one.
- Under new rules, we need 10k prestige to be able to get footfall from a beacon within a settlement. Great that someone’s beacon with nothing in it can’t get footfall anymore (even if scaled down). However, some settlements offer small spaces to take for settlers or shop owners. They can be really used to build something nice and inspiring, but because of restricted size of such beacon it’s going to be hard to reach 10k prestige, unless high end blocks are used (and that’s not good if players are pushed to use prestige-heavy blocks to get footfall or risk to miss on footfall if they build beautiful and useful spots without using high-prestige materials).
Suggestion: please lower prestige requirement for footfall to 5k - only for beacons within settlements of course. It can be scaled down from 10k. So: no footfall for beacons inside settlements that are below 5k >> scaled down footfall for beacons between 5k and 9.999 >> full footfall for 10k+ beacons.
Guild aligned beacons become separate settlements within larger ones to protect their identity. Also nice idea. However, when visiting large towns/cities, the on-screen info is incomplete and doesn’t inform visitors where they are. Can be confusing if they need to find certain settlements.
At the moment the compass info goes like this: beacon name - settlement name - region - world. Example - my Red Roof Shops @ Finata beacon is part of Ultima Empire settlement. So, before the guild update it read Red Roof… - Ultima Empire - Region Name - Finata. After last update and aligning my beacon there to a different guild than Ultima, I got this: Red Roof… - Unnamed Settlement - Region - Finata. I named my new settlement part to give it identity, so it reads Red Roof Shop - Red Roof Franchise - Region - Finata. It doesnt show what city I’m in anymore, unless I interact with my beacon, where it says it’s located in Ultima Empire and that means I’m still getting footfall based on the size of the entire city. That’s cool, but the compass is just not informative enough, I feel.
Suggestion: add additional part to compass location info, so it reads Beacon Name - Guild Aligned Settlement Name (if applicable) - ENTIRE SETTLEMENT (the “located in” part of beacon info) - Region - World.
If this happened my shop beacon in Finata would give a visitor this info: Red Roof Shop - Red Roof Franchise - Ultima Empire - Region - World, where the Ultima Empire part allows players to constantly see where they are (part of what bigger settlement he is visiting).