Originally Posted by SonicMonkey
There isn't really a great way to handle this. If you allow a truely persistent world...then you should be able to be attacked while logged off the game. But if those cases, how effective are your armies / cities at defending themselves? if you don't allow it then it would be simple for people to log off before a battle or something.
Yeh there is a question mark here I guess. Whilst as you say it would not be a persistant world and cities or kingdoms should not just dissappear when your offline, but if they stay then you need some kind of effective defence otherwise you would never dare sleep, or god forbid take a holiday. Then only full time players can do well, but from the other point of view you would not want to keep taking your army to atack another kingdom only to find they are not online time after time and their city mcannot be attacked