I think it would be great to have a use for idle builders, especially the 2nd VIP builder after your city is at max.
One possibility would be to assign them to various buildings in the city for a bonus:
mine/farm/tower, +10% resource production
forge/training camp, -10% build time
I believe SGG has planned on release more advanced buildings so they will find a use
I think adding some use for builders once your base is maxed is a good one, and would encourage continued VIP subscription, which is good for SG.
A couple people have proposed ideas similar to yours:
I’m just a few forge levels from having my entire base/kingdom maxed. My barracks is also maxed at lv. 10. I know that a lot of people think the gems are worth the v.I.p cost alone and I don’t necessarily disagree but it does loose a lot of worth once you no longer need the second builder. Honestly I haven’t needed him for about 2 months. I know a lot of veterans maxed with a single builder or at least went a long way with it. I have a idea to keep its worth and bring back those who don’t think …
So for all of us who have paid for two builders but have maxed out bases, I have an idea what to do with our builders. What if we could send them to find treasure hunting grounds in search of caches of farmable items? The idea would work this way: Send a hero out for 24 hours to find a treasure hunting ground. They return and mention a gem mine, dragon graveyard, orchard (for food), forest (for wood), etc. Once you find a source, you have the option to either choose a resource gathering missio…
As well as some alternative post-max VIP perks:
RE: VIP PASS
For those who are getting close to maxing out their towns and have nothing left to upgrade, it would be nice to have an option to replace the second builder with something else…
Possibly more loot tickets? Maybe more gems? Maybe common materials that one easily runs out of, like backpacks?
Perhaps this could be something that the VIP member chooses depending on his or her needs. Whatever is chosen can be collected on a daily basis similar to how the current gems/loot tickets …
VIP maxed out with the 2nd builder becomes useless and I have heard others discuss this. However, not many people suggest new ideas on what VIP needs.
I would like to see something that could be more beneficial to the VIP holder…
My only other suggestions are to maybe slash the price on Gems for holding VIP. And possibly giving loyalty rewards for holding VIP for so long.
And a couple people have discussed/lamented the current lack of use for idle builders:
SG made available the option to get a 2nd builder for 1yr, or 1mth.
To those that have purchased the annual builder, and in so doing get everything levelled in their base, what next?
There will be alot of new players who “may” purchase the annual builder to catch up to alliance members, or whoever, then find themselves with a redundant builder.
My curiosity wonders if SG has something in the pipeline, st some stage of course, to make it less redundant. Granted, you’ll still get the gems and l…
My castle’s done. Every. single. building. maxed. My two builders are jobless and they are booing me. I’m telling them to forge their hammers and saws into swords and axes and become Atlantis heroes, but they don’t want to. They want to build.
Any plans for new things to do for my builders?
I have VIP for a year.
As I understand, there is a second builder included in this VIP package.
But I have all buildings upgraded.
Can this be replaced by something else?
There’s also a compendium post of threads related to the second builder in general, which has a variety of ideas about improvements to the second builder:
This thread is a collection of posts and topics all related to adding the feature of a second builder to the game, shortening build times, or alternatives to reducing wait times.
As a note, there was a brief time where you could get a subscription to have a second builder, however because of reasons outside of Small Giant’s control, it wasn’t available to apple users. So to be fair, the second builder feature was removed from the game.
Please do continue to add your thoughts and ideas on this…
No More Building, No More VIP?
So I finished my base a few months ago, every building at maximum, every upgradeable building maxed out. I dropped my VIP pass. 900 gems, 90 loot tickets, and 30 emblems doesn’t seem worth the cost. There are several good ideas on what idle builders could do, like become miners that occasionally find good chests, produce recruits or other resources, or increase the gem/loot ticket/emblem numbers for completed bases if they keep the VIP pass. Please do something. The numbers are close on the pass being worthwhile even with no building going on.
Welcome to the fourm here another thread that might interest you there a vote button at the top too…
No need for two one builder most of the time yet alone two?
90 emblems feel undervalued now that emblem availability is everywhere?
Want 900 gems a month for $5.00? The first offer for of the monthly event gets you 1000!
It is clear that the VIP pass is no longer as value as it once was. There needs to be adds or options to select to receive perks daily. Yes options! Let the player choose which perks they want. It is VIP by the way.
Keep the options of a second builder, 30 gems daily, 3 loo…