We'll be constantly monitoring feedback upon release and making future changes as needed. We currently have no plans to change the cost of the traps or robes, or to move away from a point system. We've reduced the amount of silver points awarded for successive joins, and artifacts are character bound and only usable while someone is an active VvV player. Will be released when the publish goes World Wide. If your guild (or alliance) is the only one (that's allive) in a battle city, you are awarded points towards winning the match.