Update 5/29/20 – Kabam announced a fix to the mixed-map Alliance Quest Ticket Cost issue will go live in August.
Kabam has just announced some significant updates to how Alliance Donations will work. Let’s break it all down.
Kabam is changing how alliances will pay for Alliance Quest Maps. The Alliance Treasury is going away. All Maps will be free to open, but if you want to play Maps 6 or 7, each individual member of the battlegroup will need to purchase Tickets that will be redeemed for admission to the Map.
How Will Tickets Work?
– Tickets are used enter Map 6 or 7
– Individual Summoners must purchase their own Tickets.
– Entry cost is per Summoner, per Map, per Day.
– Tickets can be purchased with Gold, Battlechips, Loyalty, Units, or Cash.
– Ticket cost will scale during the AQ period if you continue to purchase with the same resource. It will be cheaper to use multiple resource types.
– Tickets can not be donated or transferred to other Summoners
– Tickets live in your Resource Summary. They do not expire, and have virtually no cap.
– The total cost of donations for Summoners is going down.
– There is no additional cost to run AQ Modifiers.
How Much Will It Cost To Run AQ?
Download the Cost Spreadsheet
The good news is the donation cost for Alliance Quest is going down, and has been eliminated for those running Map 5.
If your Battlegroup runs Map 6×5 you will need 75 Tickets to play the full cycle (15 per day). If you evenly divide your Ticket purchases between Gold, Battlechips, and Loyalty (25 Tickets with each resource) you will spend:
Battle Chips: 20,265
If your Battlegroup runs Map 7×5 you will need 150 Tickets to play the full cycle (30 per day). If you evenly divide your Ticket purchases between Gold, Battlechips, and Loyalty (50 Tickets with each resource) you will spend:
Battle Chips: 48,305
What Happens to the Treasury?
– The Treasury is going away. Those resources will disappear.
– Kabam will review every Summoner’s donation history over the past 4-5 months. Summoners who have a positive donation balance (meaning they donated more resources than the maps they ran) will receive Tickets as compensation. Summoners with a negative balance receive nothing.
– The will be two free weeks of Alliance Quest during the transition.
What’s The Timeline On All This?
May 22 – Alliance Treasury Locks
May 25 – Alliance Quest Series Free
June 2 – Alliance Quest Series Free
June 3 – Summoners receive Tickets for refunded donations
June 10 – First Alliance Quest Series requiring Tickets
Why Is This Change Good For The Game?
– Alliance Leadership will no longer have to track donations or rely on the honor system. The responsibility is now on the individual Summoner to have the resources for their Tickets.
– Alliances will no longer be able to purchase “resource-dumps,” they will have to grind for their own donations.
– Because this new set-up prevents “resource-dumps” this should have a significant impact on arena bots, as there is now no way for the people running the bots to sell resources.
What Could Be Improved?
– Leadership has no way of seeing the Ticket Balance of individual Summoners in-game. This could lead to issues where a Map is started, and a member of the alliance does not have Tickets available and is unwilling to purchase more.
– There is no way to share Ticket cost within the Alliance. For example, if an Alliance ran a 7-6-5 setup currently, in the past the Alliance could easily divide the total cost of AQ by 30 people so everyone pays the same. In the new set-up, the Map 7 Battlegroup will pay twice the donations of the Map 6 Battlegroup, and the Map 5 Battlegroup will pay nothing.