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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Sasha is sad :(

She is the only crusader with 6 abilities. Everyone else has 7

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

Merci’s splash dont work as described in changelog

more monsters on screen dont increase the splash

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Merci's splash dont work as described in changelog

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Merci's splash dont work as described in changelog

It only does 2.5%(+item buff) splash no matter how many monsters are on screen, not 2.5% per monster on screen as described, so currently it’s kinda pointless

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / What changes did YOU make in 0.45?

Queen siri not royalty?

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Crusader Idea: Spawn Booster

good idea and makes splash buffs more useful

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / New Event: Princess' Pool Party

Originally posted by Atombender:

Well that was one heck of a loot, Pam just got the 400% DPS goggles and the 100% Teamwork hat out of one box. Interesting that the goggles boost by 400 and not 200%.

100% team work is purple or blue?

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Freeplay: Ghost Beard Vs Grimm's Tales

it’s not about chests or time, but about amount of gold needed vs area needed

both screenshots needed the same amount of gold to level nate to 950 along with equivalent cost to other crusaders using the level up all button (and hence gives same number of idols on reset), but for grim you can reach this amount of gold 5 areas earlier, assuming you are instantly killing everything, this saves 5 areas worth of time for the same idol count

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Freeplay: Ghost Beard Vs Grimm's Tales

Originally posted by Scaraset:

Is there a reason you didn’t went with the other free play options? Honest Question, would really like an answer :)

the other two formations give less gold bonus in freeplay and therefore offer lower idol per hour

Originally posted by MarsTheKing:

Make time played since last reset and reach 200 on both, jet should be faster

Notice that nate is lvl 950 on both formations and was made so using the level up all button (hence all crusaders in the screenshot are engulfed with the lvl up animation). so both screenshots had the same amount of gold earned whilst rocket did it 5 levels earlier

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Freeplay: Ghost Beard Vs Grimm's Tales

Grimm is faster by roughly 5 levels

Nate is lvl 950 on both formations and was made so using the level up all button (hence all crusaders in the screenshot are engulfed with the level up animation). so both screenshots had the same amount of gold earned whilst rocket did it 5 levels earlier

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Sarah is now the best DPS

i got the same two items lol

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Sarah is now the best DPS

Turkey is nothing without another, like a dependent leech

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Sarah is now the best DPS

your dps will get even better when you get queen’s scepter item which boosts the female only buff, I have the blue one which makes queens female buff 150%

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Sarah is now the best DPS

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

Bush Whacker’s Wand Item (improving sword play skill) is not working

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Bush Whacker seems kinda useless

Bush Whacker Damage Formula:

(B*S*E+A+SP)*(1+T+MN)

where

B = Bush Whacker Level + Sword Item Bonus
S = Product of Skill bonuses * (1+ Cap Item Bonus)
E = (1+0.25*EP) * (1+EXP)
A = Sum of Achievement Bonuses
SP = Sum of Adjacent Crusaders DPS * (1+0.05*(1+Wand Item Bonus + Sum of crusader skills that boost sword play))
T = Trinket Bonus
MN = Merci Wand Bonus + Nate Sword Bonus

As you can see, two of bush whackers items are pretty much useless since SP is much much greater than B*S*E+A

but currently bush whacker’s wand item is not working

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Bush Whacker seems kinda useless

bush whacker is useful for pushing the final levels of an objective using clicking buffs.

On the other hand it would make more sense if the buffs from merci/nate’s item and trinkets were multiplied together instead of added together

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Frosty the Snowman's Epic Pipe is too weak, at most 64% boost to DPS

the point was acutally more about the fact that snowman has an epic item that is weaker than a normal rare dps item

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / third x-mas event

Finished with more than 14min to spare

EDIT:

Dont reset when you finish, take advantage of the speed buff to get lots of idols and chests quickly

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Frosty the Snowman's Epic Pipe is too weak, at most 64% boost to DPS

with 6 crusaders around:
Epic pipe gives 60% per crusader = 360% more dps or 4.6x dps
No pipe gives 30% per crusader = 180% more dps or 2.8x dps

so epic over no pipe gives 4.6/2.8 = 1.64x dps or only 64% more dps, which is also conditional, so it is not even as good as a rare DPS item

I think the bonus from each adjacent crusader should stack multiplicative like kaine and santa’s gold ability

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Is Frosy the Snowman viable?

Actually I was wrong, it gives even less than 100% more dps

with 6 crusaders around:

epic pipe gives 60% per crusader = 360% more dps or 4.6x dps
no pipe gives 30% per crusader = 180% more dps or 2.8x dps

so epic over no pipe gives 4.6/2.8 = 1.64x dps or only 64% more dps, which is also conditional, so it is not even as good as a rare DPS item

this is the difference between boosting a single source of dps bonus (additive) or introducing a new source of dps bonus (multiplicative)

It is the same reason as why 200 EP is only twice as good as 100EP relatively even though in absolute terms the extra 100 EP says it gives 2500% DPS.

This is also the same reason why idol bonus gives such diminishing returns

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Is Frosy the Snowman viable?

epic pipe is weak, only 100% more dps compared to 200% more dps for normal epic DPS item

to solve this, the bonus per adjacent crusader should stack manipulatively like santa or kaine’s gold ability

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Which is best for overall gold bonus? RoboSanta or Panda?

sigh… so sad that I finally got the epic golden clover just few days ago and now panda is useless

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Xmas Formation

Perfect combination of Gold, Positional Buffs and Tanking

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Report a Bug v 2.0

Originally posted by jhazerkiss:

IM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS, but i think theres something wrong with “recruit robosanta” objective, its about the gold bonus, it doesnt add up right (not sure about this),

the robosanta here decreases gold by 20% for each crusader in front of him, so if you put detective kaine with a skill “a-hah!” that adds up 25% gold found for each crusader in the same column then that means only 5% will add up?, if thats the case, why aint my gold bonus increasing??

the bonuses are multiplicative not additive

decrease 20% = 0.8 time or 4/5 gold
increase 25% = 1.25 times or 5/4 gold

4/5*5/4 = 1 times or 100% gold

so they cancel out