Masters 2021

  • Ok, so we are about to wrap up Masters for what, the third time. Now I get it, some folks like Masters some don't and some who don't like Masters still play for some reason. I for one do like Masters, mostly because it is an opportunity to play with folks that I wouldn't play with otherwise. However... it is starting to get boring. After all, we have gone to this rodeo three times now and the rodeo clowns don't have any new tricks.


    S0...... How about Masters 2021 being on American Dream? The idea of prestige bonus for this year was a great addition and should be included in the future. However, in the spirt of American Dream we need a focus on the map strategy itself. So perhaps you offer a reward for the winning side and then for the individual prestige goals CE points would be cut in half, or doubled for the losing or winning team depending on what made more sense.


    Any support for this idea?

  • The Classic scenario was selected because that is the most popular and familiar scenario, and translated to all languages. Some domains have had only Classic scenarios available. Translating would cut a big hole in the budget for just one special round of Masters, and there are no plans to start running all scenarios on all domains.


    That said, I get what you mean and this is a very welcome thread!


    I know the other two scenarios (AD and Europe) both are favorites to some players. What if Masters offered "sister rounds" of the other two scenarios with limited language selection? Would it split the player base too much? Final would have to be Classic so everyone can join. How about the round for Rising Stars?


    Another approach is changing the rules and features of Classic to give something new to Masters veterans. New tricks. The Platform X is already a step to that direction, even if Masters and PX aren't linked. PX can still be used for inspiration: Platform X – Share your ideas!


    Or... What if Masters was kept only for Classic scenario, but then we'd run "mini-masters" separately like 'Masters of Europe'? One round with limited language options.


    Or... Could we as a community gather enough hype around an unofficial 'Best of American Dream' round on COM/US (anyone with enough English skills could join)?


    ^ This is all for the sake of free brainstorming. Please do not take my comment as an official promise for anything, thanks.

  • Ok, so we are about to wrap up Masters for what, the third time. Now I get it, some folks like Masters some don't and some who don't like Masters still play for some reason. I for one do like Masters, mostly because it is an opportunity to play with folks that I wouldn't play with otherwise. However... it is starting to get boring. After all, we have gone to this rodeo three times now and the rodeo clowns don't have any new tricks.


    S0...... How about Masters 2021 being on American Dream? The idea of prestige bonus for this year was a great addition and should be included in the future. However, in the spirt of American Dream we need a focus on the map strategy itself. So perhaps you offer a reward for the winning side and then for the individual prestige goals CE points would be cut in half, or doubled for the losing or winning team depending on what made more sense.


    Any support for this idea?

    it is impossible. because some "top"(lol) players can't connect all cities of map and farm prestige by invests in cities =))))

  • I think the masters needs to be refurbished. I would like to play at the origin journey server. That was a nice new classic based map.

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  • Masters should be played with only a limited amount of Gold (or no Gold at all?).

    Then, and only then the winner will be a real Master of RN 8)


    Now it's a mastercard server: winner with deep pockets (the deepest), but without real skills :cursing:

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  • Masters should be played with only a limited amount of Gold (or no Gold at all?).

    Then, and only then the winner will be a real Master of RN 8)


    Now it's a mastercard server: winner with deep pockets (the deepest), but without real skills :cursing:

    If memory serves me correctly, that was Masters 1. You had to pay something like 10-20k gold to enter into Masters, then you could not purchase gold throughout the game but did get some gold each era. I really liked that game and think it should be brought back.

  • If memory serves me correctly, that was Masters 1. You had to pay something like 10-20k gold to enter into Masters, then you could not purchase gold throughout the game but did get some gold each era. I really liked that game and think it should be brought back.

    This was our one time Birthday special. 2.000 Gold was the entry fee, and with that you got 20.000 Gold to use throughout the whole game round. It was not Masters - Masters has always had a free entry like on any other server.


    We have no plans of bringing the Birthday special back, as too few players were interested in joining a server with an entry fee.

  • But Wouldnt that be the real competition?

    A real Mastersround ( and not the mastercardmaster)


    A lot of people are just fedup with Masters because there is no limit.

    and being names called for playing "poor" low gold ( or no spending) "



    ( oh I forgot limit 500!! tickets a DAY!)

    LMAO..

  • I agree with that, a master in using his/hers plastic card isn't a master in the game. But the real masters of the game who can't spend that kind of money can never compete with the mastercard winners.

    So the server has to change in name and not called the masters server. For me a real masters server is a server with the same chances for all, than the true masters will be known not the ones with the biggest bank accounts in real live.

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  • We have no plans of bringing the Birthday special back, as too few players were interested in joining a server with an entry fee.

    Too few players? wherever I go and talk, there are a lot of people interested in it. Have you ever do researchers on how attitude changes among players?

  • It is great to hear there are players who enjoyed the round, but in practice and after heavy promoting efforts, only around 2.000 players joined the event server if I remember right.


    With other special servers, some we have restarted and all have had multiple servers running concurrently. It was a good thing we got to test an entry fee server though.

  • This was our one time Birthday special. 2.000 Gold was the entry fee, and with that you got 20.000 Gold to use throughout the whole game round. It was not Masters - Masters has always had a free entry like on any other server.


    We have no plans of bringing the Birthday special back, as too few players were interested in joining a server with an entry fee.

    Well that is a shame. When you read these message boards you have all these people who talk about equality and leveling the playing field. Yet they have no desire to pay an entry fee to get exactly what they are asking for. From a few people I have talked to, myself included, that was the best game RN offered. I would consider running that server again. Perhaps if you announce some CE points associated with it like we just did with Masters you would get more interest.

  • I agree with that, a master in using his/hers plastic card isn't a master in the game. But the real masters of the game who can't spend that kind of money can never compete with the mastercard winners.

    So the server has to change in name and not called the masters server. For me a real masters server is a server with the same chances for all, than the true masters will be known not the ones with the biggest bank accounts in real live.

    So what you are saying is that you too would be willing to pay a 2k gold entry fee to play a truly level playing field? I think we may be on a roll here. Let's get this game started!

  • It is great to hear there are players who enjoyed the round, but in practice and after heavy promoting efforts, only around 2.000 players joined the event server if I remember right.


    With other special servers, some we have restarted and all have had multiple servers running concurrently. It was a good thing we got to test an entry fee server though.

    Players wants to play with fair and normal people!!!Players don't want to play against cheaters/admins like your ****(who have 24/7 online at 3-5 servers and unlimited free gold).

    The worst masters server this year. It is not game. It is peace of shit. It is rubbish

    (edited by CM. Please avoid calling other players cheaters on a public forum. You can report a player to game support if you suspect someone of breaking the rules. Admins or any other team members do not play on Masters.)

  • I am very much enjoying the Masters game. Last year I was in Rising Star and I enjoyed that too. It was fun playing without the more bossy high flyers.;) Playing Masters this time. I look around the area in which I play and all the cities are engaged and growing ... no abandoned cities.


    It's a fact of the game that without those who use real money there would be no game for us to play. I'm not sure why this annoys people so much but obviously it does. Perhaps we need to accept that some goals are for them and leave them to it on the basis that thanks to them we can play. I note that this time there was an attempt to give extra goals to help with this.

  • I too am enjoying Masters. Yes, if you don't purchase a lot of gold you will not win, so don't try to win! Rail Nation posted that there are individual goals for this year. These are goals that were able to be met without spending a penny on gold. 300k prestige is something every player can gain, IF they try. 400k is a bit harder but doable. 500k, well I don't think I will get there but it will not be for lack of trying.


    So I didn't spend a lot of money on the game. I did by a small gold package to start the game for two reasons. One, playing without a plus account really isn't fun and there was no way to build up gold for this game beforehand. Two, Rail Nation needs to make money if they will stay in business. I like this game and I don't mind paying a bit once a year to help keep the game alive. No, I will not win and frankly with the competition in the server I may not even finish in the top 100. But, this is THE most active game of the year and the single place to learn from players who are better than you are which makes you a better player moving forward. Frankly, I think all the people who are crying about this not being fair are a bunch of socialists who just want things given to them.