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

The game has ally-breakers aplenty, so why not have a (specifically) non-ally card breaker? And if one’s coming, why not give it to Vespitole? (Don’t worry, thematic purists, Endazu still does it better with their two all-purpose breakers.) It can be tweaked to make it thematic enough (lose gold is a Vesp mechanism & bureaucratic undermining is a Vesp theme*), and far more importantly, it would promote faction balance.
(*Edit: General card-breaking is an Endazu mechanism, and inventory- & bank-breaking is a Metris mechanism, so why not have infrastructure-breaking be a Vesp mechanism, especially when it’s defensibly on-theme?)

True, Endazu’s the one short on cards, but they’ll probably add more cards to combo with the epic hero, once they figure out what that will be. (It won’t ruin anything; their “style” is using magic and charging-by-holding, not postmodern minimalism.)

Metris doing their thing doesn’t mean their thing isn’t broken. I like its thing, but it gets to do it too cheaply and easily. “Lack of endgame strategy” isn’t much of a weakness when you can just steal your opponent’s (and undo their investment at the same time). It could at least cost them more to do so. But that’s a different thread.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Unique drops diminish as you advance?

Hey, finally got one 6-8 runs later! …A Spray Tower. (u_u);

Seriously, man, it’s not a Skinner box if there are no rewards.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Healers

You sure that’s an “or two”? It’s sometimes hard to tell when they’re getting a direct hit, but I’ve seem them battered by several mortars and fully recover multiple times.

Maybe it’s specifically to prevent the game from being “Prime World: Mortar Defenders”? They could be designed to be mortar-resistant, so you’d have to throw in some other fast-damage towers.

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

Oops, you said “target.” I thought you said “all.” My bad!

(As for the conditional effect, Vesp’s “draw a card” should be good enough.)

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

Whoa. I thought you meant to discard, like Mayhem against non-allies, not destroy. Anything that would destroy multiple cards at once would be hella OP.

As for it being off-theme: Make it a regular event card with effects “Draw a card, Lose 5 gold, Discard all non-allies in play” and rename it “Eminent Domain”? That seems Vespitolean to just undermine their enemies by buying the ground from beneath their feet; and having to pay gold every time it’s used plus targeting all non-allies (including user’s) might keep it from being totally OP.

[@BR: Heh, we were typing at the same time. Would this ^ seem more like Vespitole?]

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Unique drops diminish as you advance?

When I was farming on Forester then Castle Defense (7), Unique towers (Dragon, Ice, Toxic, Energy) would pop up fairly often. Maybe every four or five hard runs one would appear, sometimes twice in a single run. Now I’m up at Ritual (17), looking for all the Uniques since 7 (Prime Gun, ToSun, Lightning, Sharpshooter, even if they supposedly suck) and seeing next to nothing. One showed up in the last 15-20 runs, and I didn’t get it. Is this just RNGesus loving me before/hating me now, or do the drops actually diminish as the level you’re on increases?

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / XP for logging in?

A couple of times now, I’ve logged in and it congratulated me for leveling up. Do we somehow pick up some XP while we aren’t here? Does it give XP as a daily reward in addition to the draw (which I think for me was silver both times).

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

Wow. I knew he couldn’t write, but he can’t even read. It’s sad, really.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

My calm isn’t lacking, but I guess neither is my sarcasm. I’m just amused at desci’s apparent belief that he’s above other people because he thinks he understands a game better than they do. My amusement is only increased by his own proving that he, in fact, does not. I know, I should know better; he’s got “On play/turn/feed: Troll” written all over him, and I shouldn’t trigger it. I’m weak.

I have no such weakness with deck critique, however. Thanks for clarifying my concept, especially why I added Carnage. Charles’ may be better in that regard: don’t need Carnage to clear the field, as all the non-allies go back to inventory automatically, and the SoR suggestion could really amp it. Either way’s details can be tweaked endlessly; I just liked the “Vespi redraw cards feeding Dara rites” possibility.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

Originally posted by desciclope666:
casual

“Casual” is your put-down? Sorry we’re all insulting a professional league WoO player with our amateur whims of fun possible decks. Thanks for fixing mine by adding six cards to those five open slots — guess that’s a special benefit you get by being a pro? (Never mind that one of them breaks the mechanism I was describing, as did one you suggested for Charles’.) Tell me, who are your sponsors? You do suit up with one of those Nascar jumpsuits with all the sponsor patches when you play, right? Unlike we casuals who are just here to play a game.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Where do you sell cards?

Note that it won’t always appear, as it forces you to hold onto at least one copy of several (5?) of the lowest towers (wooden, etc.).

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Tournaments!!

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

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Thought on Jesmai & suggested change

Exactly the reasons I made the suggestion; Jes wasn’t really broken as much as the Jes/flower combo. And they agreed! :D (J/k, they must have already been planning to make this change, since the update came out just two days later.)

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Game-freeze Wave 75, after last creep

I’m a fan of that maxim, and it’s a fine response for someone throwing a butthurt tantrum, but please don’t sully it putting down someone’s reasonable feelings. “Developers, please fix this critical flaw that turns a fun game into a frustrating experience” is a perfectly calm and measured response.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / Asking epic tower stats

Originally posted by LordAsrielAuB:

Once I got a firm grip of damage output of the towers of the game, and after seeing the lvl 200+ survival waves, I stopped the game.

Need more info. Stopped because you got bored after “solving” the game, or because you were upset that you couldn’t survive a Survival scenario indefinitely?

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Cards that need nerf or buff

Metris isn’t wholly OP as some complain, but it is way too easy to slide by without almost no money. Their most versatile cards are cheap or free. A number of their cards should have the price bumped a little.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / This map seriously rocks

Some maps have a bunch of rocks, but some have very few and lots of boosts, letting you take down tougher levels than usual. If a level is too full of rocks to beat at all, you can always refresh and get a new map.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / *Suggestions*

Originally posted by BuddyPharaoh:
Originally posted by H4wx:

Could it be set up so that the computer animates actions in order instead of all at once?

I know where you’re coming from, but I personally kinda like the way the game swishes cards in and out fast, even if out of order. What I think you really want is something everyone’s been very keen on: a real battle log.

Nope. A log is enough for many, especially the old hats who don’t want to waste time while grinding; but some of us actually want the animations. I’d rather appreciate the devs’ and artists’ work than rush through for a few extra silver. Yes, the log will be a welcome addition, especially if there’s an option to just play fast-forward and dump all the animations at once, but the default should be showing the animations in order.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / So, when should I finally beat the Forester boss?

Originally posted by Xetna:

Assuming you want to get all towers and finish all achievements, I would recommend you stay at Forester until you get all Uniques maxed if possible.

Again, can someone confirm that all Uniques are even available at this level? I farmed here for a while and never even saw most of those Uniques, yet I got a bunch no sweat once I moved up a few levels.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / So, when should I finally beat the Forester boss?

Originally posted by huntard108:
Originally posted by RedFrodus:

The best time to move forward from the forest boss is when:

(i) You farmed maxed fused evolved Mortar, Accursed tower, Freezing tower, Airguard, Prime Injector, (and possibly detector). You can probably get to the last level on these towers alone. With these towers alone, it took me multiple tries to beat the last level, however.

(ii) Maxed Dragon Tower. If you can farm this card on the forester level, you can beat the game with pure ease.

If that was only true. Even with P3 ML Cannon, Ice, Air Guard, Dragon, Detector, Accursed and Prime Injector you have to get lucky to finish the last boss on normal.

Does “moving forward” have to mean skipping right from Forester to the last boss? Is there no other place to stop and farm, or some reason it’s not helpful to stop at every boss for a while?

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / 5th daily reward

I have definitely received the daily rewards a number of times, but occasionally I log in expecting to see a daily and seeing nothing but the map. Maybe a “last login” datetime display would help (plus a system clock to compare to), at least until this issue is resolved?

Edit: I went to the home screen (for some reason) and I noticed an unusual icon on the left side, saying I was in offline mode. Reloading didn’t help. When I logged in an hour later, my daily showed up and that icon did not. So, maybe server connection errors playing a part?

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / So, when should I finally beat the Forester boss?

Originally posted by Malacitano:

Do you remember when did you get your first lightning, sun and sharpshooter by any chance?

Not specifically, just “anywhere from 9 to 17.” I surged forward from 8 to 17 to take advantage of the 5-star Unique singles. I bought a few along the way since I couldn’t tell when the sale was going to switch to a new one (I still don’t know when the “day” turns over). It was somewhere in there that I got a Lightning Tower, Sharpshooter, a couple of Prime Guns, Tower of the Sun, Thunderbolt, and Summon Magma, either from packs or Hard challenges.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / what should i spend my hard earned stars on?

Don’t buy Rare boosters or artifacts. You’ll be awash in Rare everything in no time. And yes, Unique boosters will often disappoint, but could give you the tower you need to evolve. Might want to save them for later on, though, when towers get better (maybe?) but farming gets harder.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / How is level score calculated?

I don’t have very fancy towers, and my score is 86. Max is still out there.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / How is level score calculated?

Best I can tell, it’s remaining Prime. Try to pass an earlier level with as few towers/upgrades as possible and see if your score improves.