While we are preparing new content and features for the major update, we’re also working hard to improve existing mechanics. One of the main areas we’ve been working on is the progression system for soldiers and weapons.
After carefully studying your game experience in Enlisted, we want to ease the management of these two very important aspects of the strength of your army. We’ve aimed to streamline the experience and remove some unnecessary actions. Now, you will simply use bronze orders for most of these tasks.
The Academy will be removed from the game. Increasing the rank of a soldier will be done simply by spending bronze orders. You will not need to remove useful soldiers from your squads and sacrifice them to get a new one of higher level anymore.
Rank progression will be gradual: each progression will increase skill points, and at a certain amount of such educations (depending on the rank) - the rank itself will increase.
One additional advantage here: skill points will carry more bonuses in battle. Like more stamina will actually mean more stamina in the battle. The more the skill is developed - the more bonuses it will give your soldier.
Also, we will change the way you switch perks. You will be able to swap them at any time at the cost of dropping 1 rank level. So, no more retraining points are needed. A lost rank level can be regained easily in battles - and new perk learned.
By introducing all of these changes we will remove the necessity to maintain a large soldier reserve, so there will be neither the need nor option to recruit more soldiers for bronze orders.
We will use the same approach for weapons here as well. Spare parts will be removed from Enlisted. Upgrades will be carried out using bronze weapon orders. We will also remove the squad upgrade that gave more parts for disassembly, this upgrade will now lower the amount of bronze orders needed instead.
As with soldiers, you will now have no need to stockpile dozens of examples of the same weapon to disassemble it for parts. So, we will remove weapon delivery for bronze orders, leaving it only for silver and gold.
As before, you will earn bronze orders for every 3000 points accumulated in battle. You will also gain the ability to sell unneeded weapons and dismiss soldiers to get even more bronze orders.
All the above mentioned changes will be introduced step by step within the next few updates of the game. So, you can spend existing training orders in the meantime or just wait for the mechanics to change. Unspent orders and weapon parts will be compensated - by additional bronze weapon and soldier orders credited to your account.
Also, we will fully reimburse gold and squad points spent for any improvements removed from the game.
Stay tuned and have fun!