Completely remove the upper half of the hill where the Vista is located so that the Keep has a clearer view of the Tower and can better defend from that location.
This will also make it harder for larger groups to build Trebuchets on the hill that can currently reach both inner and outer walls of the Red Keep.
Raise the entire tower so that it sits on higher ground.
The Tower sits at the bottom of a valley which makes it impossible to build defenses on the walls. Standing on the upper part of the hill near the Dredge tunnels allows 1,200 range skills to hit anything on the walls. Siege built on the Vista hill can hit anywhere inside the Tower.
Move Speldan slightly to the south and straighten the Dolyak's path toward Mendon so that it does not negatively impact the distance it needs to travel for that Tower.
These changes will improve the defenses of this Tower without removing counter play. Stonemist will still be able to treb the Tower, Catapults can still be built in various locations to hit the Tower, and it will still have 3 destructable walls (more than any other Tower in EBG).
You can now speak with the Veteran (and in the case of Hylek, the Champion) NPC in each of these camps for 2 options:
Option 1) Hire escort.
x1 Veteran and x1 "normal" Mercenary will escort a player where ever they go until they are killed or dismissed. Speaking with the Veteran in company will offer the option to send them away. This option is only available for a maximum of 2 players at a time.
Option 2) Assassinate Dolyaks.
Every second time a Dolyak spawns or returns to its camp of origin Mercenaries will set out to kill that Dolyak.
Mercenaries will no longer fortify Supply Camps.
[NEW Tactic and Trap]
"Sabotage Structure" - Tactic
Sabotage Depot has been reworked and will now create an explosion localized to the Structure that destroys all Boons in addition to destroying all Supplies. This explosion does not limit Boon reapplication, has no target limit, and will only effect the new owners.
"Spike Strip" - Trap
Costs 10 Supply to deploy. Place a trap that dismounts players and disables Mounting for 10 seconds.
Repairing Objectives no longer grants participation or reward.
Being present for an Objective defense no longer grants participation or reward.
Engaging in combat (delivering or receiving damage) in the vicinity of a Structure contributes to Objective Defense and awards participation.
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