Some ideas on the empire system...
Empire system: (used to be the guild system)
Creation of the empire:
> You need a castle in a town, the castle will be a new building (new image), so not a stronghold*
> Once the first level of the castle is build (expensive) the empire can be created.
> The creation of the will be similar to the current guild system
---> Name of the empire(can be changed )
---> Tag of the empire (can be changed )
---> Weapon/banner of the empire (not unique, can changed)
---> Description of the empire (can be edited)
About the castle:
> Every level of the castle will allow 2 new players to join
> The castle has a maximum level of 30, which allows 60 players to join
> Each level of the castle gives a bonus of 1% to the defense of each member in the empire,and 4$ per lvl to the town its built in
> At level 15 the empire can start / join an alliance, with a maximum of 6 other empires
> If the area which holds the castle is conquered, the empire is disbanded
---> the castle can by used by the new owner, if there are 2 castle in a empire the LEADERS one is used.
---> the castle can also be destroyed by catapults or the owner can break it down
if the castle is just degraded the Empire stays but cant recruit until the castle is upgraded.
About the empire:
> The members of the empire should help defending the area which holds the castle
> The king can raise taxes, like resources for upgrading the castle, or for protection****
---> The warehouse of the empire will be the warehouse (from the area) which holds the castle
> The king can invite new members if there is space in the empire, or players can apply
> The king has the option to give members ranks/names and
> The king can edit / give members permissions (admin options)
> There will be a forum for the empire
> There will be an attack log, which logs all the incomming and outgoing attacks in the empire
> Members can leave at any time
> The weapon/banner of the empire and the tag will be shown in the description of each member
> The empire can make an alliance with other empires as described above
> The empire can go in war with other empires & alliances
> The kingdom can make a Non Aggression Pact (NAP) with other empires & alliances
I think if a empire should join an alliance it should go to war just with the alliance enemies,so the alliance has the same enemies.Of course one empire from the alliance can attack all members of one tribe but they will not be if formal war if there alliances are not in war.
Alliances can go to war with empires(if they dont have an alliance)
Empires in alliances cant fo to formal war,they can just fight the empire wars.
Empires that are in a alliance cant make NAP-s.
> full description will be added lateron
*edit by Adramalech, Replaced all the 'kingdoms' with 'empires', it should be more clear and understandable now