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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / More improvement ideas

In case anyone here is into reading the official forums, make sure not to miss this !

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Just Curious....

Aid virtue should provide bonus to stats and remove faults caused by sabotage.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / More improvement ideas

That also should drop eventually :-)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / More improvement ideas

AFAIK a shop revamp is currently in progress. So just a little more patience :-)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Percentage chance of uncommon/rare rewards

Official drop rates have not been published yet, and most likely never will be. However there are some quite good community made resources of information available. Try the Wiki and search for specific adventures, or try this spreadsheet (2nd tab).

Pro tip: Volume III adventures are the best so far hunting the uncommon resources. For best time/resource efficiency you should do the first of the Kingswood and Torrhen’s Square adventures, they drop what you need with ~11%. Please note, that both are daytime adventures.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Sworn Sword Wounds Bug?

This is a known issue, known as the “Phantom Wound Bug”. It is scheduled for a fix with high priority. If you have more time, you can always take a look here about the issue.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Just Curious....

In theory higher Aid defense should result in higher virtue received. Tough I have not been aided since like an eternity, so I cannot confirm if this works as intended.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Not getting silver for adventure party

You also receive tat silver but the amount of silver displayed does not increment automatically. Try to do some interface refreshing action (eg. collect from the counting house) after marking the results viewed.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Auction House Between Alliance Members

The thing is that the stuff one would like to sell is the stuff no one ever wanted to buy, and the stuff one wanted to buy is something that no one ever wanted to sell. Maybe trade would be an option, but implementing something like that is a long process. As far as I know DisruptorBeam has given a fair thought to this idea, but they have yet to come up with the system they deem worthy.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: Recruitment (Expand Your House) / Lords of Breadsteros - Active alliance looking to expand

No matter how hard I try the ‘d’ in Breadsteros is always silent for me (the hell most of the time even non-existing) when I read the topic title. This cries for a bump ;)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Still Having Issues With "Locked" Gameplay

Originally posted by DyslexicJD:

Hey goose,I don’t know what browser your using, but at on FF and chrome the link no longer highlights.

I guess the absence of link highlights is not DB’s fault this time. Due to other reasons some time ago I had to use the development channel version of Chrome simultaneously to the stable channel. While in stable the link just highlighted fine, the development was not so keen on doing so. Also if you notice, the fonts might not be that fine rendered as they used to be. So possibly we received an unwanted Chrome update this time. I do however not know anything FF related.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Questions about game problems

Originally posted by aladdinblue:

My wife plays on DB and had two SS wounded in AvA even though they won the action and received spoils. Has anyone else had that happen to them?

They have those seal thingies for quite a lot of stuff now. I personally would think of better stuff to use, but maybe she has run into some of these deadly spikes or their alikes. Don’t worry its “normal behavior”. Should she have doubts, she should make sure to check the details of that action next time this happens.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Close the Loophole on Mercing, DB

I really do not like to troll, but what you explain in your 1st post Tichigan is the purest form of smartassery. With your note added at the following post the edge of the problem is seriously dulled right away.

If people want to switch, they should be able to do so. Since its only possible to claim one winning reward the only possible “exploit” I see here is the monopolization of rewards by the so called “huge alliances”, which are obviously considered to be the arch enemy according to your point of view. Yes it would theoretically be possible to maintain regional/overall 1st positions and jump to the ultimately selected reward position in the end, but what are the odds for that? Also yes, I am also a member of such a “huge alliance”, so my point of view might not be objective at all.

As long as the “huge alliances” are the strongest out there, there should be no problem with them being tied to win. But if you care to inspect the leader board, you may also notice, that Dragonlords Of Westeros are ranked in the top ten, and usually place pretty forth in AvA. Sure they probably are selected and experienced players maybe spending more than the average, but with their less than 100 members they really cannot be called a “huge alliance” right?

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: Recruitment (Expand Your House) / Looking for an Active Alliance

If you did not commit yourself to an alliance yet, please seek us out in Room #1! We are Kong’s Landing and have our eyes always set on new recruits. You may ask WhiteWalker13 for an invite.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Boss fight

You have to be very careful, because on certain challenges action types might be incorrectly displayed. In Volume I for example Whispering Wood is Intrigue <→ Battle switched in part 1. This also happens in later volumes on a few occasions. The general advice is to try other actions if you seem to inflict unreasonably little damage.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Can't Use My SS in Adventures - 8 in Limbo

I did experience the same issue, but after sending the rebelling non group activity capable SS on solo adventures, they gave up their wrong believes and did party normally.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Nocturnal Killer/Hunter of the Night

I’ve never said other alliances get nothing, there is a participation reward after all. I do however state the opinion, that people who do “nothing” (eg. donate a few silver, send out an SS or perform any other tiny AvA action) may make people who deliver decent effort (but in vain at the end) feel disappointed since their reward will ultimately be the same. What really could be looked into are alliances or players who do participate and do much more than “nothing” but are not eligible for a reward. IMO performance quests could be a possible solution for their problem, since it might help to differentiate rewards better.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Coin Exchange

I’d like all of the people even thinking about changing silver into gold to take a deep breath have a drink or two and reconsider (their existence). Its like one day your boss would come to you asking: “You did this job until now for X $ until now, from tomorrow on you should do it for free!”

Joking and insulting aside this is wrong in so many ways, that I really hope it never gets implemented, and not even considered.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Challenge quests seem scarce

It is possible, that the challenges which seem unavailable become completed by the time you get to them. This can result in a “rarely become available for me” behavior.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / gold

Could you by any chance remember what you most likely have been doing when the accidental gold spending happened?

It has also happened to me before, but I have contacted DB support, and they were really helpful to assist me on the matter. In my case it turned out that I did purchase instant speedups for gold. It was really strange tough, since from the types of speedups I seem to have purchased I had plenty in my inventory. Accidental clicking is one thing and I might be distracted sometimes, but I for sure will not go to the speedups page in the shop and purchase speedups I already have lots stored up.

I did not manage to reproduce this on purpose, but I’m still really curious what I did there. If you have some clues, please post them :-)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Why Can't you Post New Build Announcements on KONG??!

I would strongly suggest you bookmarking this. The link below is the link to the official build announcements forum. You may check it on build days to stay updated.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Nocturnal Killer/Hunter of the Night

Originally posted by emberblitz:

What RavenClawz is suggesting is that there at least need to be some sort of consolation prizes. Rather than simply ignoring those small alliances which exerted a lot of effort (for nothing), reward them with bacon, honeycakes or SOMETHING.

Something like this idea I would gladly support! Eg. make X successful Y type actions in Z region for a fixed reward, or inflict X damage of Y type actions for another fixed reward. There also was a blog entry about this (performance quests), lets hope they also come AvA packaged :)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Nocturnal Killer/Hunter of the Night

Originally posted by RavenClawz:

So yeah, my original point remains the same -once again, rewards are slanted towards the ones that win anyway. What a crock.

Okay, please enlighten me, that in what type of competition is it justified to give rewards to those who do not win? :-)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Questions about game problems

In case an SS is wounded its stats and bonuses suffer penalties, which is 20% per wound if I remember correctly. Stats and bonuses from equipment are no exception to this rule. Some time ago I have asked the developers about the latter and they did confirm its intended to function that way.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / My reincarntion guide

I’m not the punctuation nor the formatting police, but you should at least try to use some of that, it would really make stuff easier to read.

Also I do not recommend proceeding according to this guide. There are quite a few things incorrectly mentioned here, furthermore creating an alt just for PvP is against the ToS. There also are somewhat better guides on this forum, and on the GoTA wikia, that are more accurate, tough keep becoming outdated.

Reincarnating the optimal way only takes a little thinking. If you are willing to pay a little of the golden price, it makes it even easier. If you only plan to reincarnate <10 times, it doesn’t matter, how you do it, it will be done soon enough. If you go for a lot more, then my few recommendations are:
1. Get the Martell quest speed up talent fully permed. That takes 8 reincarnations, but if you are going for a lot, it means a lot.
2. Do all volumes simultaneously, do not spend talents (except till #1 is not accomplished), do not share your BC’s, watch out for BC’s in the chat, keep constructing upgrades till you hit lvl 30. Once you hit lvl 30 invest in all the speedup talents in you main stat. Eg. if you are Battle based, get the speedups for Fight, Harass, Aid.
3. Get the possible speedup upgrades for your action of choice – if any – unlocked and fully upgraded.
4. ABC: Always Be Crafting! Bread/Mead is a must, do some additional stuff which persists trough reincarnation if you can.
5. Get married and go for the free bacon! Its salty and juicy, and can spare you a little time.
6. Volume 1 runs 3 storylines simultaneously. Only ever use speedups on the main one, the others are shorter and will be done faster.
7. Forget the Obsidian Dagger, you will get plenty of Valyrian Steel Daggers anyway. The OD is not worth the time IMO.

The above ones were pretty much the free parts of it. Should you want to press more, you might as well spend a little gold. There is not much you really need to, but investing for a gold sale in the right time should get what you need. Once you have the gold look for speedup items for your actions in the shop. If there are none, don’t worry they will come around eventually. If you can allow, you might as well buy 2 sets of them (1 for Lady/Lord, 1 for questing SS). Since Martells came out now with their speedups, an optional 2nd set might not be necessary, because you can reach the peak reduction rate for quests (70%) in a matter of hours. Optionally you may seal your items with quest speedup seals, so you can achieve the peak reduction rate right out of the box. (On Volume 4 you can acquire an various 1% speed reduction seals for questing each reincarnation.)

Depending on how you do, you can do even 3 reincarnations a week this way with little or no speedups used. This might be really taxing real life wise, so 2 will be much more convenient and 1 will be like a walk in the park.