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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:
Originally posted by siah_jer:

Era 19 Uniques have been uploaded to the imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/8m23E

Silver: Temple Assassin
Plat: Guardian

You have those reversed.

Temple Assassin = Platinum reward
Gladiator (not Guardian) = Silver reward

Thanks for keeping this updated. :)

Apologies to any who might have been confused… I plead sleep deprivation.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Era 19 Uniques have been uploaded to the imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/8m23E

Silver: Gladiator
Plat: Temple Assassin

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by VbaTron:

is this a bug? under messages on the clan page, we had 4 cities captured , but only 1 city was declared an attack on.

Or you could just read the Rules for Clan War thread .

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by scorp144:

I think it’s a bug when a card on which has been used “call” ability and has 0 crystal count doesn’t come into battle on that turn but only on the next one.

Not a bug, scorp.

Herald X: take X crystals away from every card in reserve when summoned.
Call X: take X crystals away from a random card.

“Herald X” triggers when deployed, which is part of the Deploy phase.

“Call X” does not trigger during the Deploy phase; it triggers during the Attack phase and just before the card with “Call X” attacks.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Hi Bytex

The bug that MichaelH_ reported is reoccuring was encountered during the previous platinum era Zeltennia was in.

Here’s his earlier post (from Jan 24, for your reference):

Originally posted by MichaelH_:

Tower bug is back in CW!
The city (Maalik) has only 144 durability left but every time somebody of us does a fight he gets sent to tower after clicking OK/Next when the battle is over. The number of remaining defenders is lowered by 1 each time but the number of wins doesn’t increase and hence no damage is done to the city. 5-10 of us already tried but got that bug every time (probably 30-50 battles were won without dong damage to the city).
With this bug it is impossible for us to take the city. If it persists and prevents us (or another clan, if they have the bug as well) the whole era would be totally screwed.
Also if this bug keeps appearing in future phases this would be totally unbearable. There will probably be some PvP fights again when it matters to be fast (taking a city from an opponent before he takes our city) in which cases the bug would be an enormous disadvantage (not mentioning the additional retries because won fights don’t count).

Edit: Here’s a screenshot:
As you can see I got 15 wins but there are only 13/30 defenders left. After I heard of this bug I tested it twice myself, once I clicked “Ok” after the fight and once “Next”, both times with the same result of getting sent to my tower.

Hope you fix this soon…

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / CW Winners by Era

Era 18 uploaded to imgur album:

http://imgur.com/a/8ergF

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Era 18 Uniques have been uploaded to the imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/8m23E

Silver: Cverg Wizard
Plat: Garkain

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your suggestions

Originally posted by Master4sure:
Originally posted by siah_jer:

Hi Bytex!

Thank you so much for the gov bot sale!

A clanmate pointed out that there is a difference in the lands governed by mayor/governor bots and those governed by “friends”.

The bots have a tent with blue trim while “friends” have a tent with green trim.

I’d like to suggest a small change in the trim colour so the difference is more obvious: could you please change the blue trim for bots to red?

Thank you!

It is not possible cos red colour is already in use :)
You have red tent when your land is governed by captured governor :)

Argh… ok, we need another colour then… Or how about a tent that’s blue with a white trim?

Edit: or PINK! Pink tents would contrast well with the land elements.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your suggestions

Hi Bytex!

Thank you so much for the gov bot sale!

A clanmate pointed out that there is a difference in the lands governed by mayor/governor bots and those governed by “friends”.

The bots have a tent with blue trim while “friends” have a tent with green trim.

I’d like to suggest a small change in the trim colour so the difference is more obvious: could you please change the blue trim for bots to red?

Thank you!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Game news

Originally posted by bytex:

Dear players.

Due to technical issues the start of 18 era of Clan Wars is a bit postponed. The era will begin at 4 AM GMT February 19. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that might be caused and we hope that it won’t ruin your strategic plans.

Hi Bytex

Could you please confirm the end date for Era 18 as March 12 or March 13?

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Era 17 Uniques have been uploaded to the imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/8m23E

Silver: Runneh Witch
Plat: Khladomor

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by trangramerame:

yo bytex :)
reporting this bug

see the enemy garrisons > it’s D?P
it made error every time i clicked attack
tx :)

Neutral hero in Plat League?

BTW, T_S_A_R also reported the same issue in global chat, except his ? was the third squad.


 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by MichaelH_:
Originally posted by MichaelH_:

14 minutes have passed in this phase and despite trying many times I haven’t been able to do a single fight. Every time I click the fight-button on clans page I get the “An error has occured” message.
It’s about time you replace your crappy servers with some that are actually working.

12 hours later and still the same problem, I can’t even get to the squad selection screen in CW.

The number of players experiencing this error seems to be increasing every phase. In the previous phase, I was able to fight but with frequent errors: maybe every third fight was a grey screen. Now I can’t even load the squad selection screen.

40 minutes into this phase, I was suddenly able to load the squad selection screen and won 3 fights before the city we were attacking was conquered.

That’s 40 minutes of clicking and getting an error followed by 4 minutes of fighting. Not a good ratio at all.

Please fix this, bytex.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Rules for Clan War

Results of Era 16-2 (Mini Era – Test) Silver and Platinum Tables uploaded to the imgur album here.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Rules for Clan War

Results of Holiday Era (I’ll number it 16-1) uploaded to the imgur album here

Edit: Changed the link to go directly to the imgur album.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by bytex:

siah_jer, we will fix it asap, sorry for inconvenience that might have been caused.

Thanks for fixing it, bytex! Trang is now in the clan and active :)

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Hi bytex!

Player trangramerame joined Zelts this era (5th turn of Holiday era).

Clan stats in Rankings tab, Clans tab and My Clan tab for everyone else shows 30 of 30 members but the map shows 29/30 defenders (even though he has a full 3-squad garrison) and he does not show up in the member list. Most importantly, trangramerame cannot access the My Clan tab and therefore could not fight this turn.

A similar issue happened with Alguedon a while back.

Originally posted by Zedai:

In my clan i have invited one player to join (Alguedon), he accepted my invitation then he clearly showed up in the clan right tab but when the declare phase starts 20 min later he dissapeared from the clan list of members, but still seems to be in the total amount of members. Would really appreciate a quick fix on this issue, tks in advance.

Could you fix this please?

Thank you!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Era 16 Unique: Irresistable has been uploaded to the imgur album ^^

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

Stop trolling, George.

Oh, and I think you need to email louder. More than a month and I’m still here xD

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

Option 1 pls

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars Reward Cards

Click on this link to view an imgur album of all the Clan War Unique Cards.

The same link is posted in the Clan War Rules thread which you can access by clicking here.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Nerf Jabul

@hihihiyo:

Some of us have a lower tolerance for hypocrisy and bovine excrement.

Anywayz, what’s your opinion on Jab?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Nerf Jabul

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:
The point being made on speed is that with a speed nerf top players would find Jabul more weakened than newbs would. A slow card is much harder for a top player to use in a deck than it is for a slow player to use in a deck, simply because a slow player plays against weaker decks.


Top players have multiple dwarven scribes and orc warbosses to call a speed-nerfed Jabul out, and coatls to further slow opponent’s cards.

A slow player, in Clan Wars, plays against top players.

A speed-nerfed Jabul is worse than useless for slow players ’cos it no longer even becomes an option for them vs speedy top player decks.

Again:

“To good game players, any new ability that introduces a new mechanic means a new challenge may need to be overcome, it means a period of testing to discover the limits of that new ability, it means deciding if negating that ability is worth the opportunity cost, if that new ability is even worth countering. That challenge is what makes games like this fun. Jabul is just another challenge which may mean a change in deck strategy which usually means a trade-off of some sort. But that’s gaming, that also happens to be real life.”

“Players recognise [Jabul] is a GOOD hero, just like WM, FX, Fellin and Afary are good heroes too. But ALL heroes have their uses, which are not across the board.”

I’ve yet to see you attempt to refute those arguments.

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siah-jer, let me be perfectly clear on being a game designer. I have zero interest in touting my cred on these issues because it’s not relevant. I don’t need to be a game designer to know that cards sometimes should be nerfed for exactly reasons I’ve stated.



I see. Your being a so-called game designer is only relevant when you say it is.

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

You’re right, I shouldn’t have mentioned it, even if it was in passing and in response to repeated personal attacks.



It’s disappointing, nay, disturbing that you would consider arguments pointing out your fallacious arguments personal attacks. However, it’s also interesting you should mention personal attacks. Were you under repeated personal attacks when you posted this back in Mar 2013?

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

As many know I am starting my own small game design company in addition to my dayjob



Or this in Sep 2012?

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

Please also understand that I am a game designer and I am extremely aware of “observation bias,” which is when people think they see a trend because they expect it, when there is no trend.



Apparently, in the latter case, you felt it was relevant to claim to be a game designer and in the former case, it was perfectly fine to post about your private life, thereby placing all of that in the public domain. Yet when someone finally has the audacity and tenacity to question what your game designer credentials are, it’s suddenly irrelevant. The logic here is mind-boggling…

Much more importantly however:


As for me, as someone with a card game actually in the being-released process it is perfectly natural that it comes up regularly in chat when people ask questions.



Ask about what? You mean people actually come into chat to ask, “Hey, is there anyone who’s a game designer here”?

The only people who know to ask questions about your game are people who already know you claim to be a game designer, as a result of your efforts on chat, private messages (btw, please produce that written proof; at this moment, few would believe anything you say) and forum posts. And I notice you side-stepped the question of how many games you have published. If this game you’re working on is the only game you’ve ever worked on then you’re a game designer in the same way as a stockbroker that hasn’t made any trades or a mechanic that hasn’t even replaced a fan belt. And, no, just because you’ve changed a tyre doesn’t make you a mechanic either.

I have tolerated your impertinent ranting for long enough. My personal life is none of your business and I have repeatedly asked you not to bring it up, but you insist on doing so. If you so much as mention it again I will have some friends at Kongregate look into it.



Refuting your fallacious arguments for nerfing Jabul and questioning your credentials as a game designer is impertinent ranting? Therefore, you feel the need to threaten me with… what exactly? You realise this is more damaging to your credibility than my questioning your credentials?

I tell you what, you lay off telling us how this game, or any game, should be designed and I’ll lay off your non-existent game designer cred.

You’re far better off working on that game you’re working on anyway. When it’s finally released, come back and we can talk about how you’re finally a game designer. Good luck!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Nerf Jabul

Originally posted by trollbolt:
Originally posted by siah_jer:
Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

hmmmm …. that’s a really interesting point. Speed nerf affects top players more. So it would remain a very strong card for newbs even if more balanced for advanced players. That actually is exactly the kind of change that would serve everyone well.


Speed nerf affects new players more, unless they have the resources – read cash – to buy firestorm for scribes and AMs for WB.

It’s not impossible to get speed bringers a new player, like speed potion or the super-rare card I don’t know what it’s called that haves call 2, or possible militilia, so I don’t agree with you.


Absolutely not impossible. That’s true. But consider: speed-wise, advanced players will likely have the edge. Those who’ve been playing a while would have, at the minimum, gotten the imp-mini sets with maybe deor and a scribe or two, and pro pack cards like limastra. Maybe even heralds, slogans, and all the rest of the speed boosters.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Rules for Clan War

Archive of past edits to the main post:

Edit: Added “in the current era” to the formula for calculating the prize award in 2c, as suggested by Sir_Valimont
Edit: Updated to include updates for Apr 4, 2013. Cited where applicable.
Edit: Updated Jun 1, 2013 to show damage/win (see 3g. “Splitting” the Defence).
Edit: Updated Jul 5, 2013 to show the new unique card prize awarded to the top-5 clans that started with Era 10, 6 Jun 2013. Added Section 4. “Unique Cards given as Prizes” to serve as a reference of each unique card given each Era.
Edit: Updated 8 Aug, 2013 to reflect the revised prices for Era 12, 1 Aug 2013.
Edit: Updated 27 Aug, 2013 to reflect the new unique card awarded to the top-5 clans for Era 12. Props to MichaelH!
Edit: Updated 25 Sep, 2013 to reflect the new unique card awarded to the top-5 clans for Era 13.
Edit: Updated 15 Oct, 2013 Moved “Unique Cards given as Prizes” to Section 5. Inserted Section 4 “CW Winners by Era” with a link to the CW Winners by Era thread.