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Topic: Coraabia / New Coraabian year's lottery (TROKAFIXX)

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Topic: Coraabia / Bug in the start of game?

This might be a bit of a long shot, but do you have another computer you can access? The problem might be internal. I’ve had a few experiences with bad plugins that really messed me up.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / Auction Manipulation

Whether high prices actually have an adverse effect on the community is another thing you’re stating that you’ve yet to prove. I highly doubt that the opinions of most newbies about this game revolve around a handful of singles prices. Your accusations of price-fixing, however, lie at the core of the issue, which is why they actually merit attention.

You can cover your ears all you want, but, really, I should be the one breaking off the conversation. After all, I’m not the one making ad hominem attacks about me being a “price-fixing apologist”, baseless accusations of taking part in something you haven’t proved is happening, and attempting to change the subject away from the core issue.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / Auction Manipulation

I didn’t specifically say that a stock market-style price history would be a bad idea, did I? I’m just trying to play the Devil’s Advocate here because, frankly, your evidence is not sufficient to prove the existence of active, malignant activity. The burden of proof isn’t on me to disprove your theory, since you’re the one who brought this issue to the fore.
Also, how exactly is your idea simpler according to Occam’s Razor? Price fixing itself comes with a whole host of assumptions.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / Auction Manipulation

Price-fixing apologist? What the heck are you talking about? People set higher prices than cards are worth. It always happens in these kinds of markets, deal with it. What I’m trying to tell you here is not to immediately jump to the conclusion that there is a player or players who are actively trying to fix prices. The only evidence you have is that the prices of a bunch of cards increased greatly.
Here’s an equally plausible hypothesis: Some players overstated the values of their cards and placed them at a high value. Other players, seeking to liquidate their cards quickly, put up their cards at a much lower rate. The cheaper cards got purchased, leaving the expensive cards.
To conclusively prove that these jumps are the result of malignant price fixing, you would have to prove that a single player or group of players is running around buying up the cheap cards while leaving their own expensive ones. A quick search of your mentioned high prices reveals that the new prices were set by a variety of players, so one player doing this is out of the question. Therefore, you would have to somehow prove that there is a ring of some kind, manipulating the prices of in-game currency in a sparsely populated TCG.
Also, what kind of new player would actually have 50k trin anyways? I didn’t address that facet due to its inherent absurdity.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / Auction Manipulation

Thankfully, our good friends supply and demand come to the rescue here. Just because people are offering high prices doesn’t mean you have to pay them. If nobody buys high, then sellers will be forced to offer lower to get their cards sold. If these cards really aren’t worth their new, high prices, just show a little patience and the prices will come down.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Goat Outrider broken

I’ve had this kind of experience with “50-50” before, when playing Magic the Gathering. There’s a card called Mana Clash, which makes each player flip coins and take damage on tails. I flipped tails six freaking times in a row.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Best Tournament Pulls?

Rite of Brood
Assassin
Odashir’s Echo
Inquisitor
Tithe
Wealthy Patron
Misinformation
Goat Poultice
Lackey
Prayer
With Daru
8-0 First time :)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Only one of each card?

The problem here is that the card pool for each faction isn’t as large as it is in other card games, so removing multiple will just make deck building more frustrating and cookie-cutter. Also, another crafting/upgrading/pack purchasing nerf is the last thing this game needs.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Enough with the slow play!

Patience is a virtue. Sometimes, I like to do a little thinking before I act, and I can’t always do it all during an opponent’s turn, especially if they make me have to revise my plans.

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

I dunno. This doesn’t seem very “Vespitole” mechanically or flavorfully. For one, it would probably be 10/9/8 and draw card on play (A vesp card that doesn’t cycle? Who the heck would want to play that?). For another, this style of sabotage isn’t a Vesp thing. Vesp is more subtle and uses spies, information networks, resource denial, influence manipulation, and bribery. Metris is more associated with brazen destruction and theft. Even then, the card is OP and would be hate-nerfed out of existence in no time flat.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / This AI deck needs adjusting

Originally posted by catpaw:

Previously I thought the AI cards are a precreated set where one is picked at random, but recently also saw some strange decks like a Jesmai without flowers, pedastals or veils, no magic, no sense? She spammed Unmaking and banishes on me. Lots of golems and Guardians, Peackocks, she had 99 life, but zero offense.

Before the big herd update that added restock abilities, there were Daramek decks with the potions, but not the prerequisite herds. Also, Daramek decks with no allies and tons of sacrifice.

Originally posted by vrdn22:

While loading, GM AIs (and lower?) are quickly simulating games against you, and the deck with the best result is picked for the match.

Really? My Vald steal deck keeps on getting GM games against opponents with lot of nice goodies to take. :)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / This AI deck needs adjusting

I think JM and lower decks are randomized, but higher level AI decks are pre-set.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / New Faction Idea (Evolution)

This seems really similar to the core gameplay mechanic of Sol Forge. Just to be safe, the devs should stay away from the “cards that level up as they are played” thing.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / "Whoops" Moments

I was playing a Vald steal deck mirror match, and I missed an obvious way to win. The game took about ten minutes longer to win due to that.

My opponent was soooo pissed. It was hilarious.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Rites discussion

Originally posted by DFWPestilence:
Originally posted by BlazingRagnarok:

ceremonial is stupid OP, especially with scrivener. 2 ceremonials and 2 scriveners goes infinite with overseer, I think.

Forgot the festival + repopulate/feast. to make the daramek infi combo. So going to break computers with this.

Just tried the feast combo. It’s stupid, so stupid. Scriv really needs to lose the “draw a rite” ability, maybe in exchange for an extra point of HP.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Rites discussion

ceremonial is stupid OP, especially with scrivener. 2 ceremonials and 2 scriveners goes infinite with overseer, I think.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Goat Outrider

It just seems like that due to confirmation bias. If you took the time to record the results of thousands of attacks directed at it across hundreds of games, it will even out to 50%.
I don’t get your idea. The economy and intercept abilities clash awkwardly, so neither is as effective as it could be.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Word of Unmaking too Powerful

If you think that Word of Unmaking is too powerful only having played against it, the problem probably lies in your deckbuilding. I have it and have used it, but I wasn’t impressed by it. Compared to other Endazu cards, its pretty expensive and doesn’t actually help you win the game, just removes threats at a slow rate. It’s only useful against decks that use small numbers of expensive cards.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Constant Card Revisions

While some changes are hit-or-miss, this does allow the game to stay interesting.
Actually, I can envision a game where card effects are changed regularly, just for the sake of keeping players on their toes. Then again, that idea has a high chance to backfire and drive away players, too.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Boar Unguent bug?

That is the intended function, since Boars attack on activation now. If you are wondering about the 50% thing and why all of your boars attacked instead of half, then think of it as a 50% chance to activate. Overseer and Unguent give guaranteed activation, so it ignores the 50% chance.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Vespitole Cycle nerfed?

Occam’s Razor says that it is far more likely that you are just having bad luck. The idea that, whilst burning the midnight oil for the Endazu’s early release, the devs would have time to fiddle around with vesp is moronic.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / The Endazu: Strategies and Counterstrategies

Originally posted by Zabotinski:

I agree they’re not OP, but they definitely aren’t weak. Or late game exclusively (have you seen purple rush?).

Rush is what purple does best. From my experience these few days, their lategame is actually much weaker than both Vestipole and Daramek. That’s what frustrates me about the Endazu, since their pro-rush cards clash with their slow mechanics.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / very boring deck

Originally posted by busodeLcueo:
Originally posted by KingdomDefender:

stratagem is useless in dekcs with undermine… it just wastes undermines charges with no effect… But yes its fairly strong

charges don’t depLete during your extra turns :P

They don’t deplete during your turns period. Since it affects you opponent’s hand, the counters only deplete when your opponent draws for turn.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Leper Abilities Inconsistent?

Originally posted by doctorkc:

that should apply in this matter as well

and blazing i tried to sign in in the official forum and couldn’t get in having tried three ways of signing in more than once each to no avail.

Really? Did you try to make a new account?