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Topic: General / [Dev] Asphodel Siege

Originally posted by Rudgutter:
Originally posted by matttro:

Dev’s I have a quick not on a lore inaccuracy. In the first dialogue box Halcyon says, “I am Lord Halcyon and in the name of the Imperials I urge you to surrender Asphodel to me.” However, at this point in the story he is not yet Lord Halcyon. He does not get that title till much later, after his promotion to Grand Commander for the victory in Asphodel. During the siege of Asphodel, Halcyon’s rank is that of Captain.

Nice catch Matttro! Glad someone likes to read the story!

I thought i read that he was “siege captain” halcyon, actually.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Fate of CM?

It would be a real shame if this game goes under. I only recently found it but it seems to be one of the best card game mmos I’ve ever seen.

 
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Topic: Elemental Power / Problem

It doesn’t announce confusion as blatantly as some cards, but it does show up in the log and as one of the cards they put forth both when the tactics cards are selected in the first place and when the fight shows.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / A personal request to the devs

I managed,to find a work arround, so I no longer need assitance, no thanks to the people who trolled this thread… Wether any of those offers to log into my account,and do it for me were genuine.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / A personal request to the devs

The event is over, and I have more than 4000 event points stockrd, because I had yet to decide wether to get gorrus or not. On the last day of the event, my computer broke, quite completely and unexpectedly. I write this now from a devic that is essentially unable to run tyrant, not even able to get to the point of spending the event points. Though I kind of expect to be dissapointed, I now desperately ask that the devs convert my 4000 event points into four grimclaw, seeing as how I am not going to be able to repair or replace my computet until well after the event point spending window closes. Please devs, give me the cards I have earned but am tragically unable to grab as is. PS: I apologize for any typos I missed, this device is hard to type on.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

Just thought I’d say thanks for all the help. Got anvil the last day of the event, though unfortunately never quite beat gore typhon 10, so sadly don’t have scion.

 
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Topic: General / Enfeeble

Well, if it’s like the flash Tyrant, then it technically will affect counter but fades before that can come up. Hard to say though, since they changed, for example, the timing on poison damage (In the flash Tyrant, it happens at turns start instead of end, before anything else can happen.).

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Make Phase 50%?

Originally posted by artdz:

yea requiem and vulcar are not good. Cannon Wall has a good combination of skills that include phase, but that’s like arguing every skill on cannon wall is OP. Its the combination that makes it so strong. If you remove strike all 2 from cannon wall its not remotely great. I don’t think phase is overpowered at all as a mechanic itself.

As far as single mechanics go, I feel like Generic cleanse on commander and Summon are the two most OP abilities standalone. Everything else is only OP with the correct combination of abilities that make it strong

I disagree about summon: the problem is the power scaling on it, especially on play, on death, and on attacked variants. In other words, if Warpway Fortress summoned something really crappy (Enclave Remnants, maybe?) it would still be useful but not the game changer super general card it is (Compared to cards of its time at least, less sure bout nowadays, not in a faction and don’t do tourneys, so yeah.). In general, cards with summon tend to have only a minor hit (if any: see hornet drones* versus that xeno, torment surgeon I think, whos sole advantages are… being xeno instead of imperial, and not flying? yay?) to other abilities compared to their peers, in exchange for (ussually) summoning something that well more than makes up said hit in strength.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Economic Decks for CotF

Has anybody checked if the hazzarous bane+2 gelerens and DFA* deck works if you swap in heracles? Everyone over a certain level has him, or can if they spend the gold, after all.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Cry of the Fallen Event Announcment

Originally posted by KidUrza:
Originally posted by purei:
Originally posted by Sifez:

Remember that unique xeno who’s name escapes me? Faction reward, one copy only to upgrade.

I don’t remember this. All cards I can think of follow the set-rule, and thus there will never be 50 WB promo upgrades, so there’s no need to worry.

Can you/anyone name this card? I’m interested.

Edit: Oh, now I get the ‘screw you to those who upgraded immediately.’ Either you waste event points to get 2 cards now, or maybe at worst you spend 20k to upgrade 1 card later. Weird.

It’s Ozeous. Still only takes one + 20k to upgrade. Meanwhile, Solar Powerhouse and Realm Traverser still need 2 copies and 20k again on top of that…

PS – gratz on 1k posts.

Yep, that’s the one. And that’s not getting into unique mission/achievement rewards, which are reward set but are all like Ozeous. So it is not, system level, set based. Convention, yes, but conventions can be broken.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Cry of the Fallen Event Announcment

Originally posted by purei:
Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by Sifez:
Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by Sifez:

As people have noted, there is no possible reason to make cards that are upgradable as soon as available, except, perhaps as a money grab. If the non-upgraded form ain’t good enough, why make it? Further, as no one had yet noted… These are, likely promos down the line, and take two to upgrade. Yay, 50 warbond rares and 350 warbond legends. I give this a big thumbs down.

Promos take 1 to upgrade.

Devs said in the first post “those who are skilled enough to get two”, which implies uses two. So either a screw you to those who upgrade before they are released as promos, or what I allready said.

Hmmm. I stand corrected then.

Usually, Shadow is smart enough to figure these things out, but he’s on the anti-event warpath.

This is a set restriction, not a per-card restriction: Promo cards are 1 to upgrade.

While they are ‘Reward’ they will be free to upgrade, maybe 20k?, and require 2. When they get moved to ‘Promo’ they will be 1 to upgrade.

Thats a bit of an assumption: Remember that unique xeno who’s name escapes me? Faction reward, one copy only to upgrade. The devs said it was a mistake, but left it that way, meaning that they may well leave this that way (in this case, two per, even though promo). And I allready addressed that it is either a screw you to those whom upgraded immediately, or it’s two promos per. Addmittedly, that’s assuming they don’t do something like never transfer these to promos, which seems potentially scarily plausable.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Cry of the Fallen Event Announcment

Originally posted by Number117:

ok i would like to know what card here was in a previous event and really Pyro Rig is one of the cards are you seriose Y
Card Cost
Pyro Rig 500 Points
Gorepox 500 Points
Flux Track 1000 Points
Grimclaw 1000 Points
Templar 2000 Points
Gorrus, the Source 2500 Points

Flux Track is from way back in Xeno Domination. Generally consensus at the time was it was basically useless, that hasn’t changed since, and this upgrade may well STILL not change that. See also, it was 250 points back then… Even if I assume thats pre upgraded, HELLO price spike.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [To Devs] Lengthen Event

Originally posted by Idiral:

We should just have an alternative way to earn them after the event.

Devs have been asking how to make the game more accessible to new players. Pro-tip: Don’t make 1 off items that are basically the best cards at what they do.

Best, and often only. Gorrus, the source is the closest yet card to player available split: a card that makes more of itself, which in turn make more, and so on. That is, a card that is an infinite chain of summoners summoning summoners. The closest after it? STOVL carrier, if I am not mistaken.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Cry of the Fallen Event Announcment

Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by Sifez:

As people have noted, there is no possible reason to make cards that are upgradable as soon as available, except, perhaps as a money grab. If the non-upgraded form ain’t good enough, why make it? Further, as no one had yet noted… These are, likely promos down the line, and take two to upgrade. Yay, 50 warbond rares and 350 warbond legends. I give this a big thumbs down.

Promos take 1 to upgrade.

Devs said in the first post “those who are skilled enough to get two”, which implies uses two. So either a screw you to those who upgrade before they are released as promos, or what I allready said.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Cry of the Fallen Event Announcment

As people have noted, there is no possible reason to make cards that are upgradable as soon as available, except, perhaps as a money grab. If the non-upgraded form ain’t good enough, why make it? Further, as no one had yet noted… These are, likely promos down the line, and take two to upgrade. Yay, 50 warbond rares and 350 warbond legends. I give this a big thumbs down.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

Originally posted by Heahengel:

Ok, so I can give a more complete answer now. I started with the following deck, and made incremental changes:

Malika 4
Goliath 6
Stag Beetle 4
2x Ion Strykers 3
Stealthy Niaq 4

Here’s a record of the decks’ chances against Miasma 10 (all numbers approximate):

Gol 6 Stag 4
2.5% overall
25% if Gol – Stag (Goliath played first, and then Stag Beetle)
13% if Stag – Gol

Other decks, ordered by salvage cost:

Gol 6 Stag 4 Niaq 5
3% overall
26% if Gol – Stag
14% if Stag – Gol

Gol 6 Stag 5
4% overall
30% if Gol – Stag
17% if Stag – Gol

Gol 6 Stag 4 Tiamat 5
6% overall
45%+ if Gol – Stag
30% if Stag – Gol
Note: Tiamat is an extra card, so the chances of getting a good opening are lower.

Gol 6 Stag 5 Tiamat 5
7% overall
50% if Gol – Stag
38% if Stag – Gol

Gol 6 Stag 4 Tiamat 5 Niaq 5
7.5% overall
45% if Gol – Stag
34% if Stag – Gol

Gol 6 Stag 6 (original advice + Malika)
7% overall
45%+ if Gol – Stag
30% if Stag – Gol

Side notes:

Gol 6 Stag 6 Yurich 4 (original advice)
6.5% overall
45% if Gol – Stag
30% if Stag – Gol
Note: This seems pretty even at this point, and my sim does not include Yurich’s Enhance ability, so it’s a bit understated.

Gol 5 Stag 4 Tiamat 5 Niaq 5
2% overall
13% if Gol – Stag
11% if Stag – Gol
Goliath 6 is incredibly important. It’s not that Goliath is a better card than Stag Beetle, it’s not. It’s that Goliath is slow and your major source of healing for your best cards, and it’s not nearly as survivable without the upgrade.

It’s will hopefully be enough information for you to figure out what you want to do. I would still aim for maxing Goliath and Stag Beetle, because I’d rather have the smaller deck and the better chance of getting the right combo of cards out first. I think the smaller the deck is, the more good play increases your chances over pure simming odds.

But there are a number of viable options, and with counter added back to Stag Beetle, the numbers are higher so it no longer seems as necessary to max both. (The counter makes a huge difference. Without it, the splits for the Gol 6/Stag 6/Yurich case are about 3%/30%/18%.)

Thanks for all the help. Goliath and stag focus seems smartest. As far as your sim not factoring enhance, for cases like this where there is only one card to enhance (or the commander has the “all” edition, alternately), have you considered just manually raising the cards respective skill? In all the example decks for my situation, Stag beetle with Yurich is essentially counter 4 (or 3, for the level four case), because Yurich will always enhance it.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

Originally posted by Heahengel:

I didn’t check if upgrading Stealthy Niaq helped, mostly because I’m pretty sure it is far less important than Stag Beetle and Goliath, and the salvage price tag on the deck I was making was already huge. I can check if trading levels for them is worth giving Niaq a boost, but I doubt it will.

I would very much appreciate if you’d check that and also if a level 5-6 tiamat could help any. If not, I might salvage the tiamat to make the salvage qouta in time, but if so… Well, it’s only 125 salvage to get it to level 5 which means dropping the stag beetle or goliath a level will make that achievable.

EDIT: A quick note, looking it over, stag beetle gains functionally nothing at five (+1 pierce. Against bloodthirsty. Yeah.), so I’ll be shooting for either fourth level or sixth on it.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

Equally, did you check if upgrading Stealthy Niaq helps any? Thanks again for the help.

EDIT: I also meant to ask if tiamat helps any. It’s less salvage to get it level five than to bump something from five to six, after all. And if it doesn’t help, I might just elect to salvage it. I really want that anvil.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

Originally posted by Heahengel:
Originally posted by Sifez:

So, i’ve been getting wrecked by this guy as low as level 8. My deck is…

Havoc, level 4

Havoc, level 5

3x blitz armor, all maxed.

3x ion strikers, also maxed.

Edit: commander is yurich four. also have malika at three and vyander, empress, and all basics else at level one.

Goliath, level 4

and stealthy niaq, also level 4.
I have… not much salvage lying arround. A tiamat level one, and a 4th blitz armour, level 1 in its case, lying arround. Advice please? my current plan is to try to get a stag beetle…

I think you’re going to need a large amount of salvage to beat Miasma. The first deck I ran with a realistic chance was:

Yurich 4
Goliath 6
Stag Beetle 6
3x Ion Strykers

If you get out Goliath and then Stag Beetle, your re over 20%. Stag then Goliath is around 14%. Adding a Blitz Armor 4 or Havoc 4 to that lowers your chances even before you consider that it will lower your chance of getting those two cards out first.

Edit: Out of curiosity, I tried Stealthy Niaq 4, and you should use it instead of one of the Ion Strykers, or as a 6th card. As a 5th card, it gets you to about 30% instead of 20%. As a 6th card, that goes up to 40%, but you will have a lower chance of the optimal game start.

Out of curiousity, did you check if malika might be better than yurich? the strike 1 could be of use and withonly two raiders that’s almost as good healing. Thanks for the help either way, I’ll try to get that large amount of salvage to the best of my ability.

 
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Topic: General / Miasma 10

So, i’ve been getting wrecked by this guy as low as level 8. My deck is…

Havoc, level 4

Havoc, level 5

3x blitz armor, all maxed.

3x ion strikers, also maxed.

Edit: commander is yurich four. also have malika at three and vyander, empress, and all basics else at level one.

Goliath, level 4

and stealthy niaq, also level 4.
I have… not much salvage lying arround. A tiamat level one, and a 4th blitz armour, level 1 in its case, lying arround. Advice please? my current plan is to try to get a stag beetle…

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Which Packs to Buy? (780k gold)

Might as well quit again is an overreaction. But as for whats important about the shards, the newest packs can be got for shards or warbonds. And the shard price is masively discounted compared to what they’ll cost in gold when they cycle out, compared to how much gold you get per shard. Hope your questing regularly, that helps with getting the latest cards lots. Also, occupation is generally considered the worst of the recent packs, so probably spend your shards on world ship till flashpoint cycles down with the next release.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Proud owner of a random epic (bug)

So, I used my tokens from last SNCs five draft reward to get a random epic (A decision I rather wish I hadn’t made, but whatever), and disconected at the same time give or take. It says, in the crafting section, that I own a “random epic”, and I cannot place any new epics in my inventory (which may mean it is my nth greater barbed broach or suchlike, in fairness). I would like my tokens refunded (my personal preference, as I have since concluded I ought to save those tokens for one of the packs), the epic I should have, or if I am simply overlooking it, whatever epic I actually got confirmed.

 
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Topic: General / SP overload!!

It’s worth noting that, for rares (not sure about epics) you get 5 sp for level one and ten for level two. So upgrading them and then salvaging them costs nothing, if you only upgrade once.

 
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Topic: General / Missing commanders... (Bug)

Hello? anybody? Still havent seen anything done about this…

 
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Topic: General / Missing commanders... (Bug)

Double post, I suppose. With this new battle promotion points stuff, I am wondering if I ought to wait till the devs get back to me on this or push forward and unlock the commanders I am missing so as to get yurich or suchlike….

Edit: welp, went ahead and did get them. Hope that was not a mistake