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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Rework the RNG

Scrap your (weighted) RNG. If it is working as intended, then rethink your intentions.

I can’t come up with a reasonable explanation why you are punishing the people who are putting a lot of time and/or money into your game. The more monsters you have, the more the RNG screws you over with multiples of the same ones.

Egg events are supposed to help players get some good cards, but people with many monsters get screwed again. Wanna know what I got from Santa? A 4th/5th succubus, 5th wraithwing, 3rd/4th barnacle, 2nd skyris and 3rd aegis … even without spending money on the eggs it’s annoying.

The Lab was supposed to deal with multiples of the same monster – it does, but not in a way that people were expecting, and for payers it’s insulting.

I spent 150$ on gems within the first two weeks of playing and got some good ones, but also a lot of multiples while still missing a dozen or so monsters. That really got me thinking …
What finally made me stop spending money was Halloween – really made me feel being ripped off spending 50$ for a Dracula I barely got with the very last egg I could buy.

Once again: Rework your RNG. Unless you actually want p(l)ayers to feel frustrated, because then you’re doing a marvelous job (and the Lab is working as intended).

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Working now

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Check the drops in the new dungeons. Feather Fairy dropped a Water Fairy, and I think the Demon Fairy did the same.
Also got a Sinkscale Goblin, probably from last wave sidekicks.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Frequently Asked Questions.

Kittens (at the bottom) rarely appear in Daily Dungeons (not the Rune Dungeons!) and can drop Hatchlings. Evolve them, then fuse it with a monster of the same color to increase skill level by 1.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

Game shouldn’t be allowed to deny me a rare drop (in this case, Angelic Epistle from 11.5). It can take a long time until one shows up, getting a Pixie then (twice already) is frustratinginfuriatingunforgivable!

To further entertain my faithful readers, I recently had a streak of 20x not seeing any hand. And just now I saw THREE hands in 12.5 – didn’t get any of them. It’s ridiculous enough that 2* Evo mats are the most rare of all, but this … I’m starting to think the game is mocking me and actively trying to drive me away.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Challenges, Events, XP Chart and other stuff (s.o.o.n.)

Added regular dungeons 21 to 28 for now.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Challenges, Events, XP Chart and other stuff (s.o.o.n.)

Some new stuff. All sheets can be commented if you want to help

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Did about 8 runs in 26.5 (R.95 to be exactly, but it was said drop chances are the same).
Result: 9 tombwalker, 6 cactuse, 3 forest fairies, 0 undread.

I probably wouldn’t complain if I were after the tombwalkers, but I (and probably others too) was looking for a somewhat reliable source for undreads, since they are needed for so many evolutions after the change.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Game shouldn’t be allowed to deny me a rare drop (in this case, Angelic Epistle from 11.5). It can take a long time until one shows up, getting a Pixie then (twice already) is frustratinginfuriatingunforgivable!

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Challenges, Events, XP Chart and other stuff (s.o.o.n.)

Challenges:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dTBCjZtWfGLGi1aF-PHtJtGXfjPRfPFey5eJRPJ8Tl8/edit?usp=sharing

XP Chart (incomplete):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nCBemQBm-CKXcrsgRQsQvL3H8OmOjrmZhRK6wwsbFuI/edit?usp=sharing

Events (incomplete) – Elementress, Enchantress, Bots, Rodent/Starstalker, Trick or Treat:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nx7foLGNKFmbSYHHkH-6Bx3hOi7tQKoIttHbb8rtpMQ/edit?usp=sharing

Regular Dungeons (currently 21 to 28):

Some values still missing – HP should be correct with ~1% error margin.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BG6V-3GmcQnES70tf3yce9MDiO7YGhFQz0iFeRWWzdc/edit?usp=sharing

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

All Challenges (A. to D.) only drop unevolved monsters (lvl7), D. even level 1 versions.

Compared to regular dungeons which, starting with 19.1, drop Evo1 monsters, this feels a bit out of place.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

A.5 only has 2 waves with light monsters, so how did I get 3 light drops?
If drops are in order, this means Thwarthog has a wrong loot set.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Best Dungeons to Find Specific Monsters

Pyrepup is a Friend Egg monster.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

Left Stone had (previously damaged) 58.13%, right one 70% after being hit. Both seem to have the same amount of HP, so is it a glitch or something else?

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Psst devs, your servers went to heaven!

Server has become unstable since most recent maintenance.
Occasional lag after matching/damage display, sometimes even lost connection (about 6x so far). Game picked up without problems after reloading. Other people in chat report same problems.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Questions for our Design or Development teams? Post them here!

Drops from 24 are a step backwards … i mean, come on … pyroth? aquarine? MINIpede?

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Useful Level Breakpoints

Wolferno lvl70 – 510266 XP

Comparing the Monster Book Fodder XP and the values here, it seems there are fixed rates:

Max Fodder XP = Max XP *x%

2*: 35% (max lvl 15/25/35)
3*: 20% (max lvl 35)
4*: 10% (max lvl 50/70)
5*: 6% (max lvl 99)
6*: 3% (max lvl 99)

Edit:
For non-maxed monsters, it’s (probably & approximately) :
((current_lvl/max_lvl) * 95% * Max_fodder_EXP

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Suggestions & Ideas

Stats. Everybody loves stats.
You already track some (Kong high scores), add a few more (gold, kills, # of turns used to beat dungeons, etc.) and then add

Achievements. Everybody loves achievements.
Once that’s done, let’s talk about

Achievement Rewards.
Everybody loves rewards :)
This could be the usual (gems), but also provides the opportunity to unlock stuff in a

Shop.
I love shops :>
Think Tower Defense/Launcher games. Spend Gold, FP, gems. Buy that pesky Evolution monster you never seem to find
Some might be locked until a certain player level, which brings me to

Skills.
I have some, I guess.
Player level increases stamina and Team Points, but there could be so much more: Increased chance for a certain globe type, additional damage, special effects when matching 5+ globes – take a look at all the other Match3 games: Bombs, Lightning, Shuffle. Even the annoying Ice/Lock mechanic could be turned around to allow the player to manipulate the playing field.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Questions for our Design or Development teams? Post them here!

Since higher dungeons have an increasing amount of rare monsters: Can those (not bosses) drop anything at all or are they only fillers?

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Suggestions & Ideas

Stackable Evo mats.
They’re not used in battle anyway, can’t be evolved (which could be a neat idea as well) and even stacked, they take up so much space because you don’t want to sell them as they are rather hard / time-consuming to get.

And while I am at it, don’t use up the bonus stamina first. I always wait until I am sure I can’t reach the next level, so I can’t get the other goodies for quite some time.

 
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Topic: Monsters & Dungeons / Bug Reports & Issues

1. Graphical Glitch: On level up, the game shows a negative XP value. Going anywhere else corrects this.
2. Stamina: Isn’t stamina supposed to increase by one each level up? This is the first time I noticed, but it might have happened more than once.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

stein: Firefox? If so, right click (then close the menu again) when seeing the login to delay the login process a bit. For some reason, this worked for me some time ago when I had that issue.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Swords & Potions 2 Wiki

Changes reverted, wiki will stay. The account itself is legit, dunno exactly what happened though.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Suggestions for names for S&P2 successor

Selling: The Drama
Crafting the Legend
Craftopia (too lazy to check whether that one already was suggested)
Birth of a Salesman
Sell Shock

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Suggestions for names for S&P2 successor

Valiant Little Crafter
A Crafter’s Dream
Glorious Merchants
Crafting Frenzy
Brave New Shop
Armory: The first years / The Beginning
Draft & Craft
Trading Empire 101
Mercantilism / Commercialism
Shopping Rage