What follows is my position on fonts and a suggested change I have. Sok himself has said he plans on fixing fonts problems by splitting fonts into Nora and deployment this is just another solution I came up with. I apologize in advance for the long post. What is a font and how does it affect the game? Fonts are structures that provide nora and deployment. They serve as strategic goals in the game and help direct the flow of battle. Why is change needed? Currently the combination of nora and deployment that fonts provide such a big bonus that losing mid font gives a huge advantage that is extremely hard to come back from. This restricts most of the game to a giant battle over mid and unbalances all fast early deploys while shoeboxing all slow early deploys. Also it just feels wrong to me that something so central to this game is so high risk high reward. Possible Solution: Give the following abilities to all fonts: Improve HP: This font gains 15 Max HP. This ability initially cost X Nora and the cost increases by Y nora per activation. (capped at 100hp) Improve Nora: This font gains 1 rank of Nora Miner. This ability initially cost X Nora and the cost increases by Y nora per activation. (capped at 4 ranks) New Rules will apply to fonts: Opposing fonts must have 0 HP before they can be contested. When a font is contested or captured it reverts back to a normal font. Essentially these changes do two things. Puts a cost on Nora gen for fonts and provides a easy way to defend fonts. Now because fonts have to be invested in to provide nora It is no longer necessary to rush middle. If youre opponent ruishes mid They will be forced to invest heavily in font hp and champions to defend said font before they would dare to invest in Nora gen. This gives you time to do other things like buildup a strong army, Invest in your side font, etc. Simpily put now every battle doesn't have to be over a font. You are free to make other choices without destroying your chances of winning. Arguments against this solution: This Change Makes the Game to Complex: Is this more complex than the current system in place? Yes. However I would argue it makes the game easier to understand. This change would make fonts a clear defensive position that you always know you can fall back to. In addition you wouldn't have to constantly count sqaures or be worried of some crazy rush your opponent can make to take your font. Now the focous is on what you want to do. Not what you have to do. This Change would servely lenthy the time it takes to play a game: No I don't think it would. Actually quite contary to this I believe this change would shorten games. Now that rushing the opponents fonts is no longer forced you can focous on th real goal of this game. Destroying the opposing shrine which is a lot less time consuming than destroying the opponents fonts/army and then attacking the shrine. On maps like Ironfist Pass where capturing the font is forced this change would defiantly increase the difficulty of taking mid font. However only in certain scnerios where the opponent has taken and reinforced midfont for a while and constantly improved it with hp ugrades will this become a problem. In addition the opponent would have invested so much nora into the font at that your army should be stronger than theirs. This change would unequally benefit certain font bonuses and worsen others: Since this change is theoretical and none of it has been implemented I don't know how it would effect the current bonuses. I would specalate however that it does unequally benifet certain bonouses however are all faction bonouses even = currently? ask any ST player. No they are not. Is This the only solution to the current font problem? No. There are many other solutions that can be made to fix the problem. What abillities, spells, and mechanics does this change effect? In all cases I think this change has either a positive or no effect on the abillities, Font blessing, Font defender, Secure Fonts, Font eruption, Stronghold, and Shattered fonts. However Consume Resources would certainly have to be changed. Thnxs for reading. All comments and suggestions are welcome.