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Topic: War of Omens / Bishmog Bug

It works the same way for Ibshuk. Which means it is probably intended, otherwise it would have been fixed since Ibshuk came out.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Issue with Strategem

Did you miss the change to strategem? The card is now:

Take an extra turn
Max 2 consecutive turns
Destroy after use

This means you can never get 3 turns in a row.
If strategem was played when you can not get a turn, it will not activate immediately.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Let us craft common cards.

ingots

 
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Topic: Clicker Heroes / How does one get to 35 clicks/s

I’m using ubuntu linux and with this command:

xdotool click --delay 1 --repeat 10000 1

Will click 10000 times with delay 1 milisecond between each click.
That is, I simulate clicking 1000 times per second.
However, the “most clicks per second” statistic will only register 80 clicks per second.
So, I believe that is the limit imposed by either the game itself or the environment I’m using.

Note: I do not abuse this. (or use this regularly.) It was done as an experiment.

 
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Topic: Gravitee Wars Online / Epic Replays

Perfect meteor
http://www.graviteewarsonline.com/replays/4147

 
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Topic: War of Omens / 1 supplicant, 1 vintner, 3 tortoise

I just had the privilege of playing the following instant win combo in tourney today:

1 supplicant, 1 vintner, 3 tortoise

Start with 2 gold -vintner→ 1 food -supplicant→ 1 magic -tortoise→ 3 gold. And repeat.

I thought I would share that. so we can ponder about its brokenness.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Can't Feed hero mana at 99hp, please fix!!!

Originally posted by DrZomboss:
Originally posted by Pyrovoicee:

wanted by the devs, I don’t think they will change it

Actually, they will. I’m a beta tester so I know next update you will be able to heal magic at 99 hp.

What good news! We shall Feast on babies tonight.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / why?

Originally posted by Braingeyser:
Originally posted by Kelana:
Originally posted by busodeLcueo:
Originally posted by Bonhomminal:
Originally posted by busodeLcueo:
Originally posted by Kelana:
Originally posted by busodeLcueo:
Originally posted by anexor:
Also did this need a forum post? I mean really?

A man might be “proud” of himself.

“man”

“might”

“be”

" “proud” " ?

“of”

“himself.”

“"”

"</p></blockquote>"
 
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Topic: War of Omens / Best Tournament Pulls?

Doge
-—-
tort
fetish
petal
treaty
devotion
tax
supplicant
mayhem
malediction
informant

God, this deck is perfect. I’m going to keep using gem to replay and losing intentionally for 7-1 so I can pick a rare I can upgrade. Maybe replace the collect taxes slot.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Suggestion about early multiplayer quits

Acutally a good idea, but the reward should be the same as if you played against an AI … and … well which AI though?
That is the open problem.

For example:
If you give a reward equals to a GM… but the MP deck wasn’t at the GM lvl, it would be a quick farm.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / An answer to: "How many tort does ashkar need to get infinite magic?"

@bungle
I’m not sure exactly how to calculate with lackey… But if I were to guess…
every time you gain 1 gold, you would check against 0.1 of ashkar first.
If that fails, then check against 0.1 of lackey-copied ashkar ability.

If this is how it is calculated, 1 lackey would effectively change ashkar ability to 0.1+0.9*0.1 = 0.19
In this case, for profit

>90%, need 19 torts
>50%, need 9 torts

for no loss:
>90%, need 11 torts
>50%, need 4 torts

 
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Topic: War of Omens / An answer to: "How many tort does ashkar need to get infinite magic?"

@blindaim

Good point. Here you go:

In fact, another question I really want to answer is:

What is the chance that, starting with 1 magic and x number of torts, you can continue to feed for at least y times.

I guess this is similar to what buso did in his excel… Maybe I will explore this later…

 
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Topic: War of Omens / An answer to: "How many tort does ashkar need to get infinite magic?"

You’re welcome, I have been wondering too.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / An answer to: "How many tort does ashkar need to get infinite magic?"

@buso

it’s 17 tort for 50% chance. Good question. I should plot a graph for this….

Here is the extra code to produce the graph:

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

N = range(1,100)
profit_chance = [sum(bin(0.1,n)[2:]) for n in N]
plt.plot(N,profit_chance)
plt.xlabel('number of torts')
plt.ylabel('chance to profit')
plt.show()

Graph starts at 1 tort having 0% chance to give a magic profit.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / An answer to: "How many tort does ashkar need to get infinite magic?"

The full question:

Suppose Ashkar only keeps play sacred tortoise.
How many sacred tortoise does Ashkar need to have such that
90% of the time he is fed a magic, he will profit in magic (gain 2 or more magic back)?

The short answer:

38

The long answer:

Here is the python code I wrote to find the answer:

from itertools import chain

def bin(p,n):
    """Give a list P, where P[k] is the prob of exactly k proc in n independent trials of each prob p"""
    # obviously len(P) = n+1
    if n < 1:
        return [1.0]
    Q = bin(p,n-1)
    return [x*p + y*(1-p) for x,y in zip(chain((0,),Q),chain(Q,(0,)))]

# Find the first n (number of tort idols needed for)
# a 90% chance that ashkar will profit in magic each time he get fed one
for n in range(1,100):
    P = bin(0.1,n)
    if sum(P[2:]) > 0.9:
        break

print n

What do we get from this?

It’s not as easy as people might think.
I heard some people guess the answer as only 7.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Best Tournament Pulls?

I hate to put on yet another ashkar deck, but here is what I just had:

tort
fetish
synod
curry favor
supplicant
catapult
ballista
benediction
tribute
spy network

Cards are ordered so you can see the combo clearly.

Now for something that is not Ashkar, a monterferro deck (+1 restock) I had:

mayhem
ursury
infiltrate
devotion
tort
stolen plan
inquisitor
tribute
…(can’t remember the rest)

This one is surely harder to play than ashkar, but it was very strong.
You start by ursury out (multiple times if you can) and try (hard mode) to survive by
(1) mayhem what ally the other side bought
(2) stolen plan to disrupt the other side

Then tort+devotion and infiltrate will get your money going even further.

The game ends when your opponent bank is constantly empty by your stolen plan
or you go infinite on tribute or kill before that with insquisitor.

I think I got 7-1 or 8-0 from this one.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Memes

Captain obvious reporting in!

winning >= 7 matches in a tourney lets you pick a card you used as a prize.
If he had a rare card in his deck, he would have gotten that as the prize which is the best possible reward to have from a tourney. However, if you have no rare cards to pick… it’s kind of lame because picking a scarce would be considered a bit worse a reward than even a gold pack. Could have just won six matches in that case.

Peace out!

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Suggest to lower empowering seal charge cap

Lowering empowering seal charge cap makes sense, and is a buff. Maybe to a max charge of 5. Here is why:

  1. There is only a few anima that can benefit from more than 2 activation of empowering seal.
  2. So scribe/cantilation can better charge something else. Just like how we don’t want to charge tome of memory using scribe, we don’t want to overcharge empowering seal with scribe/cantilation either.
 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

Hey guys, I want to share desciclope666’s profile description (accessed 19 Sep 2014):

i have more forum post than you so respect mah authoritah!
also, learn how to take a critic.
Proud to be a hater.

The man has stated his unwavering position, so I guess we as the WoO community have come to an understanding? I’m not hoping to change anyone’s behaviour, but I hope some will find it more peaceful to use the forum after reading this post.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / A very simple suggestion to give Vespitole a chance

Originally posted by Braingeyser:

Draw a card, Lose 5 gold, Discard all non-allies in play” and rename it “Eminent Domain”?

‘Discard all non-allies in play’ pretty much completely destroy many of idols deck. And cycling this card back doesn’t do a thing more. So, I would say ‘discard a random enemy non-ally in play’ is pretty much enough. Maybe the cost can be re-adjust.

The word `enemy’ is added to clearify that you can’t discard your own ‘loan’.

… and still, we kind of want to avoid having a card that doesn’t do anything at all in a particular match-up. Many blue cards such as seduce has conditional ‘if not’ effects. I suspect bloodlust needs one too.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / A very simple suggestion to give Vespitole a chance

@Thervold1

First, Vespitole is not outpowered by other factions at all (at least at the top multiplayer rank).

Second, the card you suggested is pretty balanced and might be fun to have. (If I understand correctly that the remove effect is the same as banishing gust) The description, for conciseness, could just say ‘discard any non-ally card’. Although, the card might be a little anti-thematic because I don’t feel this is something Vespitole should be able to do.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

Time for my own deck. Since I’m a control freak, I’ll do just that.

auxillery
synod
tome of memory
income
deceit
impersonate
ransack
devotion
rite of brood
control
stolen plan
word of unmaking
banishing gust

Hopefully, this have enough controlling power to beat those aforementioned scary scary decks.

  • synod and cheap metris card is a well-known combo even in the normal game mode.
  • rite of brood and (deceit/impersonate) is also a combo already exist. This provide some explosive early game power.
 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

@Braingeyser

Hey, clam down. Your deck is one of the best. But it might be hard to understand, plus you didn’t really explain it. I’ll try to write out an explanation and try to improve on it.

Originally posted by Braingeyser:

Synod, Rite of Brood, Repopulate, Scrivener, Carnage, …and five Vespitole allies. It barely matters which.

Braingeyser’s deck, as I understand it, is another way to go infinite fast: vespitole ally + repop + carnage + fertility

  • One repop will increase hand size by two.
  • Playing vespitole ally also have the chance to redraw repopulate and other rites.
  • Carnage will put ally on field back to inventory, so the redrawing can be continued. (Just make sure you are holding an ally and a repop before you carnage.)
  • Fertility accelerate the process. (remember when red infinite was available?)

So the deck:

allies
serf
supplicant
ballista
(optional: soldier or bishop)
infinite engine
synod
repopulate
carnage
fertility offering
others
liturgy
sibyline scroll (or harvest, or benediction, or festival)
(optional: devotion)

  • Ballista and supplicant have high HP for its cost, goes well with carnage.
  • Sibyline is pretty good when your chaining depends very much on drawing the correct card.
 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

Originally posted by ea_the_best:

INFINITE POWER
tome of memory x2
shrine of rebirht x2
synod x2
collect taxes x2
lead the charge x2

As I understand, SoR would proc on playing Vespitole spells making this oh-so-OP. Just imagine any vespitole spell with a 10% chance of drawing 2 card instead of 1. So, good job ea_the_best for bringing up this combo. Here is how to make it better:

  1. Replace the 2nd collect taxes with prayer. You’ve got no reason not to. Magic can also be used to extend tome of memory life.
  2. Replace 2nd lead the charge with devotion. sure, not quite unarguable as the above but still I think is still clearly better.
  3. Replace 2nd tome of memory with word of unmaking. I understand you’re trying to hold coins to go infinite. But since you will have increased pocket size why not hold something that benefits more than just holding coin. You could use unmaking to control opponent, or to speed your infinite strategy up by unmaking your own coin.
  4. Replace 2nd SoR with strategem. For the cost of 1 coin, you can take 1 more turn than your opponent. Why not? You have synod anyway, maybe you’ll get to take 2 turns every time your opponent take 1 turn.
  5. Overall, once you buy synod, your bank will cycle through the available options. Hence, you don’t really need to repeat the other cards in your deck.

In conclusion:

tome of memory
shire of rebirth
synod x2
collect taxes
lead the charge
prayer
devotion
unmaking
strategem

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Suggested the fourth type for Endazu

Originally posted by Vatesky:

Is it only me or the word you’re looking for is actually “rune”?

It’s just you. All of the ideas goes together with the word ‘ruin’ which means “the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay” (http://dictionary.reference.com/). So cards are named as place/location.

@billcwl2000

I like the overall idea of ruin.