i actually still disagree with the perma death for hero because it's just stupid.The hero is the guy you worked on to get to 60(if you have it to 60). Now DOF is a game that's users friendly. Hero death is not friendly at all. Yes you can payout,but when I quest with hero,I don't exactly think:''ok so I might get attacked so ill fill my army with say 10k gold just in case''. Why? because it's just stupid. Sure you can buy pvp protection,but not everyone can afford to buy protection every time. Also if heroes would die and reset to 1,then I also want permanent damage from pvp on towns,since it means game is not user friendly.So if you get buildings destroyed,well too bad you'll have to start them again and research all upgrades.
Bottom line,either you make game users friendly, or not. You can't have both. We don't include dragons in that though since they are bought from shop with wealth
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