Here is my point of view abut the trade channels:
We want trade channels to have shops and customers right ?
Well in this moment the ppl join trades and open shops and then you will see that there is no customers because who opened a shop will stay afk hours and there will be no room for customers to buy.
My idea is like this:
- Restrict the number of shops to ~ 50 - 75% from the max number of ppl / channel.
- in this way there will allways be shops and customers
- if he max nr of shops is reached a mesage will appear that will say "max nr. of shops exeeded please join another channel to open your shop"
no bad point.:
If the max nr. of shops is exeeded that they will join another trade channel and try there.
Think about it like in real live. A plaza there are slots for shops but also there is room for ppl to walk and enter the plaza to search for goods. What will happend if plaza will have no limit of shops.. than all producers will put shops there and no ppl could buy their goods. Just think about it ppl.
GM's hope you get my point of view about this.
p.s. the idea is to limit the number of shops to 50-75% of max nr of ppl / channnel.