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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

I don’t know why people act like seize stealing makes a bit of difference anymore. I doubt any players are above VIP 5 or 6 so at most you need 20 or so seizes for the one event that they come into play. I personally don’t see the point in seizes any longer since it’s impossible to lose troops. They are nothing more than resource machines, but you once again, don’t need more than 20.

That being said, there needs to be a defender’s advantage when a higher level player pays the penalty and tries to seize a lower level player. The walls and watch tower should definitely come in to play on this. Let’s say there are 8 upgrades that can be developed and leveled every 10 levels of the watch tower or walls increase an additional point is gained is gained by the player.
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A few quick examples:

Caltrops: Slow attacking cavalry by 5% per point spent (10 point bonus: add an additional 20%)

Cheval de frise: Cavalry and Pikeman are exposed, increase damage taken by 2.5% per point spent (10 point bonus: reduce speed of all offensive melee troops by 20%)

Advanced Scouting: 2.5% attack and armor to defensive troops per point spent (10 point bonus: shift formation to counter attacking troops)

To the walls!: 1.5% range increase for archers per point spent (10 point bonus: Add an additional 5% damage)
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If there is any real interest, I can try to come up with more ideas, but I would like to see what others think.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Just curious but are darks donating 100% gold? I know that is what most Brights tend to do. We pass around resources as needed to BM for this purpose.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

I think the army based relic would be a great idea. But, I don’t think it would work unless they find a way to make it so heroes sitting in the relics don’t count as dispatched. …or this would give everyone a reason to start working on a B Team.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Faction Battle Failure 03/22/14

For those who weren’t on, faction battle took all of 5 minutes to clear and kill Blackmore. I do not understand why troop counts were reduced to 100k per node. I am assuming this was meant to be 100m per node.

Regardless, the event was ruined, please restart it with proper troop counts and refund the 5m gold we all spent praying inside the event.

And getting my 4 advanced charms I wasted back as well would be nice… or the 70 diamonds they’re worth…

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

When you level up, you hear a ding or sound file, whatever you want to call it. The same for your dragon. As I’m sure a lot of people play with many tabs open, it’d be nice if there was an audio cue telling us that something has completed.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

An audio cue for when a building, technology, training, or trap timer expires would be nice.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

Please remove Faerie from the banned words, we can’t link gear.

http://i.imgur.com/jjj1qJi.jpg

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

I’m not sure how to phrase what I’m thinking precisely but I’ll try my best. With the changes to the cards reverting to apply to all troops/heroes would it be possible to have the troop statistics read-out reflect the whole team and not just the individual hero chosen?

 
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Topic: Castlot / Explorer Changes

It was the card fix Judge. I know Thumps were impacting the entire team, I’d assume if you were running shelter or fortitude these were applying to all units as well.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Taxes

Population cap drops considerably. The best ratio that most have come to an agreement on is 53%.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Promotion Quest

Most folks have one of the officers kick them from the league so they don’t lose prestige, make their own league and complete the quest. Or you wait until FB and try to get leather/fertilizer.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I don’t have that many seizes actually. The reason I was thinking about the lowest 10 was because a high level can’t take them back. Not without some serious prestige hit for absolutely no gain at least. I just wish there was a way to get more people involved. WW has potential, but can only do so much without player interaction.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

@Weirdjudge when someone who stole a couple idle towns is deemed top 3 then I’d say no, Dark’s didn’t participate. They are however, much more active after the event is over so kudos for that!

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

War of the Roses, is the Cupid event I though.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

While I can see both Tom and DonP’s reasoning behind seize stealing, I’d rather see the score of each player advertised. Then we might actually get some people fighting in WW. I’d be down for losing all your lowest 10 cities every time you use a Truce in WW too. Looking at the leaderboard, I don’t think any dark players have even participated in WW this go around.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

I’m sure you’ll make as big an impact in Faction Battle now as you did before Ace.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Just looking ahead, if we have a great deal of additional players in comparison to normal events. If you could, please double or triple the amount of NPCs for the next faction battle.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Events of Jan, 2014

Just burn your vellums before the event, no reason to sit on them.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

Are we S5 now? I’m confused. I thought the original 1-3 was merging with 4?

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Originally posted by sala10:
Originally posted by Vandiego:

This would save us the obligatory hunt for bits if we want a red card. Buying cards is anyway the most boring part of the game, and using this way to get a red one is extremely painful.

While it is not a direct replacement to bits as everything with Equipment Exchange is random, it would be a nice way to help fill in the gap while trying to get to 100.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Battle Badges – We have been discussing this in league. With Ideachannel putting a 100:20:5 bit exchange rate from red to yellow to purple, we would like red cards to be added to the Faction Battle, Equipment Exchange for 2,000 battle badges. This would keep the structure and value of cards/bits the same: 2000:400:100, battle badges for Red:Yellow:Purple Card Packages.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Or perhaps put some advertising out. There is no way whatsoever to find this game. You can’t find the forum for it. It doesn’t come up in the quick search bar until you type Castlo (which would only be a typo with all things considered). I haven’t seen it on the game spotlight in ages.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Events of Jan, 2014

Are there going to be any changes to the way Rosy Road is designed with the new key requirement we now have in Explore Mode?

 
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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

With the “Snow Texture” there is no outline of the grid we’re hovering over on the world map. Needless to say, this is a huge pain in the backside when trying to send out cavalry for the CASTLOT event. You cannot see where you are going and cannot tell for certain if you were where you think you were. A yellow or blue border to the tile hover instead of white would be fantastic.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Events of Dec

It’s not up on S1-S3 yet.