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Topic: Rise of Mythos / no fire opal another week

@Mush: Stop whining. It’s getting annoying.

We have plenty of strong VIP 0’s on our server that could go toe-to-toe with whales for a long time, and even a few that still can – one of which has been your guild president for fairies sake.

However, there is a gap that is growing fast, and within a month or two there are or only one or two VIP 0’s left that still stand a chance.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Calling Dungeon Masters! Boss Design Contest!

The more good suggestions, the better, imho. I do not think one new event boss keeps the players occupied long enough XD

Just have a look: One new event boss keeps us occupied for one or two weeks. We should not recycle these events, I think because recycling is boring.
So we need at least ten of these bosses. At least.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / State of current meta

I agree mostly with his reasoning, though I never had problems with Gabriel.
I haven’t seen Pan much though, and prefer Inspiration Elves myself, but I can see Pan being very threatening. Also, same goes for the 3cd Nid, which can take a hit unlike Pan and pretty much does the same thing and is probably even better in full decks.

But yes, we really need a new card with Dragon Slayer and that one needs to be a non-unique too. Sadly I couldn’t find time to properly design one myself as I’ve been thinking about this past few days as well.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Originally posted by KurokoY1:

i’m vip 0 and i got khnum from the bonanza event, how i did ? i saved rubies for a long time by selling many cards in AH, i had like 7k rubies, and when i’v seen the notice about khnum on this topic, i didn’t left any comment about me sad or anything, i did sold even more cards (even those i used in my main decks) until i got like 10890 rubies, i opened the 20 packs, got 1 legendary card (zeus, was lucky to get him and unlucky in the same time for only getting 1 single legs), i combined many normal epic/legendary mythos cards and i sold them along with my end of season legendary cards, and i’m now at 14/20 in the “buy 20 mythos I get 2 lunar chest” bonanza.

All this just to tell you that even vip 0 could get this khnum if they really wanted to.

It still requires one to save up rubies for a long time, which the VIP 0’s may have used to get Odin or Zeus instead. Or just to buy Event packs, if they needed El or something still.

Outside of 1.0, this is the non-unique Godlike I think that’s the best option.
1. Elven Rebel (not 1.0 but a good stop to Khnum)

When 1.0 only, this is my list of non-uniques.
1. Templar
2. Feles Swordsman
3. Tengu Bloodseeker
4. Elven High Priestess
5. Battle Drum

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Caitlyn doesn’t solve the issue regarding facing those monsters for VIP 0-8, and neither does Cain. Especially not at Epic and even at Legendary I wonder… Being VIP 0 myself, I’d really prefer something better than either of those.

If the Khnum Bonanza does well enough – I will see soon enough when I bother to PvP again and likely during SD as well – then I can’t really hope to win a Power match against whales unless it’s a Ranger or Warrior power deck and even then I have to hope I can remove Khnum/Augustus/whatever without too much trouble. I will have to run multiple Ambushers for sure at any rate to at least kill those things ASAP once they appear.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / WOW!!! WOW!

Originally posted by LCoffin:

ewww if I was gonna quit I wouldnt get sucked into another crappy p2w flash MMO like those, wartune is even worse p2w than this one.
at least look for some actual cardgames or proper big-budget subscription MMO.

This. Oddly, RoM can permit incompetent developers because it’s one of the best card games around despite that. Which means the developers are, or have been, doing SOMETHING right.

But most of it was done right in the concept of the game, but either gets a chore now (PvP, Tower, Bosses), or broken otherwise (things like Khnum). Many things only remain fun because guilds exist and because we made friends within the game, often quite a few.

Oh, and I’ve played Wartune, but was bored of it after… two days.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

To be fair, this Bonanza was already programmed before this thread was even made, so it doesn’t really count.

But yeah, when someone announced the Khnum bonanza on Trumpets a few hours before it started, everybody (who didn’t know) stared around in disbelief and confusion. It is a huge sign of desperation to earn more money quickly and many players will fall for it, but others will quit because of it, which will obviously take others with them.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Don't buy gold.

Originally posted by floppynoodles:
Originally posted by Aegon07:

As for money i spend money collecting stuff irl anyway. Only difference here is I cant lose my cards amongst other contents of my drawers. Speaking of which I wouldn’t mind buying that rom art book. It would look very nice next to my anime ones. Also would be nice if they released physical copies of our cards

Technically you don’t own your cards. They reserve the right to shut the game down and take ‘your’ cards whenever they decide things aren’t as profitable. So you can lose the cards. Just something to keep in mind, virtual things are so weird that way.

Depends on host server countries’ laws.

I know that shutting a game down like that is not allowed in Germany, for example. Not in the Netherlands either.

Since the game is hosted on Kongregate as well as Facebook, I doubt they can take the game down easily if those sites have most of their host PC’s spread across multiple countries.

However, nothing stops them from merging all servers to one supercluster once the game is (almost) dead though.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Calling Dungeon Masters! Boss Design Contest!

Hero name: Stratocumulus
Server: Wild Grasslands

Boss name: Storm of Vengeance
exposition
Pixies are rustling, and after pulling a bunch of pranks out of boredom, they started to attack armies instead. Their attacks were never harmful in the past, but now they are, and they need to be convinced to stop. Maybe you can even get them to join you, or are you lucky enough to find out why they are so offensive suddenly.

Background art: Dark Forest
Boss Art: Wisdom Juju
Boss HP: 220 (Hard), 140 (Normal)

Boss Deck (Hard):
Card ranks are Legendary (5*) unless stated otherwise.
70 creatures:
24× Pixie Adept
24× Pixie Magi
18× Pixie Grand Magi
2× Wisdom Juju (Godlike (6*))
2× Gujaret (Godlike)

20 skills:
10× Smite (Godlike)
4× Inspire
3× Resurrection
3× Sacred Touch

Boss Deck (Normal)
All cards are one rank lower than they would be in hard.

Starting field: 4 Pixie Grand Magi (Legendary) start out in front of the AI.

Event Quests / names / rewards
Pixie Pranksters (H) – Kill Pixie Adepts during Storm of Vengeance (Hard) – 300 xp, 4000 Silver
Pixie Pranksters (N) – Kill Pixie Adepts during Storm of Vengeance (Normal): 300 xp, 4000 Silver
Assassin (H) – Kill Gujaret and Juju during Storm of Vengeance (Hard) – 100 xp, 3000 Silver
Assassin (N) – Kill Gujaret and Juju (Legendary) during Storm of Vengeance (Normal) – 100 xp, 3000 Silver
The Culprit – Defeat Storm of Vengeance at any difficulty X times – Celestia (Epic (4*))

Rewards:
Rare drops:
Ring of Wisdom (Legendary), Fire Opal

Semi-rare drop
Mount; Unicorn Tempest (Epic)

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / "ISIS" card

Originally posted by dias17se:

Agree, let´s change the name of an egyptian god with +3000 years.

what about dingby ? seems a great replacement

I laughed my rear off when I saw this. A very funny trollish comment, and it clearly shows the ridiculousness of the actual proposal.

My compliments on being a good troll for once – this is far more hilarious, especially when compared to your silly attempts at trolling in other threads.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Another Rush debate

Originally posted by blindlight36:

what do they use?
the worst I’ve seen is still 12 raid spike with bows since it can get 2 KOs on turn 2 with a lucky draw.

ithink they key to anti for us has always lied in the skills, i.e. NOT bringing skills that dont increase card draw or block lanes. only refuges swamps inspire premed in decks and units units units. and the refuge and swamp decks have to be small enough that reshuffles give a good chance to draw them, AND they shouldnt be played on turn 1, but 2 if rangers, 3 if warrs to give maximum coverage.

Indeed, our antirush decks have almost no skills and consist of 20 cards.

Well, Irmandade uses a setup of three rangers and a Warrior since forever.
Swift Astrals – they have at least three – Maia/Mifzuna. XBows, Alice and Jaraax are used as filler. Some of those are Godlikes.
They didn’t win always in the past though, but they didn’t lose anymore since they got Astrals and Jaraax.

@Floppy: Just have multiple Showdown decks.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / "ISIS" card

^^ I facepalmed too, Blind.

I however, do understand the negative connotations that ISIS gave to the poor deity.

Isis is however the Greek name for an Egyptian God; the Egyptian name is Aset according to Wikipedia. She was/is the goddess of love and is still worshipped in pagan religions today. On a related note, Mary – Jesus’ mother – is partly based on Isis/Aset.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Well, we get the Khnum bonanza first, which arrives in four days. So this Bonanza will probably take ten days to arrive. Maybe even nearly three weeks.

 
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Topic: Epic War CCG / Skill Balance/Tweak/Alter + Suggestion post here

I think the Shock ability, which is shared by 4 Epics of the Lightning-type could use a buff.
160 + stun is a little low compared to most other Epics, and sometimes even rares/commons.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

The problem is, do VIP 0’s want to be restricted to rush?
No, they don’t. That, and not all VIP 0\s were lucky enough with bidding on Maia/Mifzuna/whatever.
I for one, wasn’t. Was last seconded nine times before finally getting a Mifzuna. ^ By that time I already had a deck centered around numerous powerhouses.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Another Rush debate

Correction – Irmandade won most of those Showdowns. Not Rush, just Irmandade (a facebook guild). Irmandade (1) won 5 SD’s in a row with spiking – everybody knows and nobody can do a shit about it.

Irmandade’s spike is something else compared to the standard spike with Maia/Mif which can actually be stopped. We were probably the first to do it so cleanly last Showdown, stopping one of the most powerful spikes cleanly. They were just cockblocked from turn 2 onwards with a ton of Gargoyles and other low cd stuff. However, they did not run rangers, which is quite the handicap.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Khnum being in the bonanza… no ty. Makes battles even longer and increases the gap between the low VIPs and whales even more. It does not help most of the low VIPs used their rubies for Odin too.

Yet it makes things simple regarding the choice for the Godlike.
For the lower VIPs to stand a chance, they need to be capable of keeping that thing in check. The requirements for that are:
- Non-unique
- Resistance 4 or above (5, possibly, because of Fire Rubies from the mega whales)
- It should not fly.

Literally no 1.0 cards meet these prerequisites (Pegasi fly, Desperate Soul is unique) – the Blessed Elven Samurai and Elven Rebel are the oldest cards within the game that do.

As such, I suggest:

Open 50 Elf Standard Packs, and get an Elven Rebel (Godlike) for free.

And for the other half of the Bonanza? Various suggestions have been done in this thread and I can agree with most of them as long as it is available for VIP 0.
Juliet, Cain the Traitor, Pallas Athena, Thor, Grotesque Goliath, Anuket, Celestia and Artemis are all decent options either at Epic or Legendary.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / why this game dying ?

Not only unique strategies, but also bosses taking already existing strategies to the limit.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / why this game dying ?

Originally posted by jooe15:

I just hope this “create a boss” event allows players to implement a cards that are not in the game, as you know a lot of bosses have cards that are boss only, and when players create a boss they need that sort of freedom. — Also would be nice to have some way to test it to see how it is, but I assume that is much too hard.

Even without this it isn’t that difficult to design a few fun bosses though.

I have already a few things in mind.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / why this game dying ?

True, the rewards are better than they used to be, but when you get Draaksarus several times you still stop caring… Best reward in total was the succesful combine of the Legendary Frenzied Troll (got 2 Epics of those from the reward packs)

But I admit I overlooked the side effect of lowering prices in AH which is pretty crucial to low VIP’s, but yet not quite – there are a few whales on our server that buy up just all – insert unique here – and then make a Godlike.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

I know a few low vips on my server that are grinding Windy Cliffs hoping to get one.

And no, not Soul Summoner since that’s the place for the Kings (and Mifzuna). Maybe as a reward for a Boss Design competition?

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Veloxia

Originally posted by lol0lo:
Originally posted by GameFuse:

We do not have plans to release aurora yet at least. And we can change the lv50 dragon rep card if needed. All based on players’ feedback

great to hear that :)

Good news indeed!

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Originally posted by krazie_13_69:

Wouldnt mind having a Juliet bonanaza here

There was a Juliet Bonanza back in May I think, possibly June.
But yes, I agree a repeat for the newer players would not hurt.

I admit the Grotesque Goliath s a good suggestion too for Bonanza, wouldn’t mind seeing that!

@Blind: War Totem should be the reward for a VIP 0 event. I don’t want to see that being given to whales. Low VIP’s need a War Totem to counter whales ^ .

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / why this game dying ?

@Blind: Well, the question is more, are unique legendaries that important from the PvP reward packs? I didn’t use ANY in PvP that I got as reward, except Fenris – which I replaced when I got Yumi a little later. That, and I could’ve combined Fenris from repshop since I planned on getting HB rep 50 anyway.

The legendary uniques I use or used are:
Mynx Hammershock: Combined
Zeeva Stonebreaker: Combined
Desperate Soul: AH
Temptress Lorelei: AH (phased out of all but my standard Tower deck)
Judge Aleksandra: AH
Spellfire Chimera: Beast Standard Pack (phased out of all decks)
Juliet: Bonanza + Enhance
Fenris the Butcher: Reward pack (phased out of all but my anti-Nimble deck)
ARK Edge: Combine (phased out of most decks)
ARK Thumper: AH + Enhance
Yumi Swiftshot: AH
Archangel Israphel: AH
Oracle Priestess El: Event Pack
Ryli the White Witch: PvP Medals
Smasha Rulk: AH

Most of my other creatures are non-uniques that either help me getting out the high cd stuff faster (Inspiration elves), or form a defensive backbone (vigilance/backstab).

That, and I one of those that suffers from PvP fatigue – I don’t bother with getting top 200 cross even if it isn’t difficult. Partly because of the rewards; the only available legendary I could use would be Caitlyn, and I really don’t need another Draaksarus (attempted two Godlike combines with those iirc and sold the last one). Battles with my power deck last pretty long, 15 minutes is quite standard, which just eats too much time. Top 100 local is enough for me which I get usually even by barely PvP’ing.

@Monster_GM:
Well, it depends. Daily Booster Bonanza is very interesting. But there’s little to gain for a VIP 0 through Bonanza’s, except combine chances for Legendary/Godlike cards.
Most of the non-uniques are easily available through Pink diamonds, so we are either combining legendaries or even Godlikes, or looking for Uniques.
The only standard Uniques unavailable to VIP 0 – disregarding Auction House – are Ophelia Westwind, Ofeigur the Undying, Cain the Traitor and Demon Hunter Azrael, whereas Yumi is partly unavailable for Kong only due to the downtime issue which was right at the moment of the Bonanza.
Mythos and Event uniques are a different matter, though. Things like Nuwa are extremely threatening and mostly available to VIPs atm, but distributing a card as broken as Nuwa like this is potentially harmful. Red Riding Hood, Celestia, Thor and Anuket are better options, but they could be put into normal Bonanza’s or even Daily Login rewards instead.

However, the issue for VIP 0’s (or low VIPs in general, rather) and Bonanza’s gets further compounded by the fact that there is the Reputation Shop. If these players want Godlikes, the most reliable way is to buy tons of the same card from Rep shop, and hope to land the succesful combines. Bonanza’s distract him/her from that goal, under most circumstances.

For succesfully combining a Godlike Repshop 50 card at 100%, I would need… 26 copies, I think. I have one. 320k, multiplied with 25… that’s 8 million silver. I can use Gold to speed up the process, but as we know, for VIP 0’s Gold isn’t readily available either.
In other words, I have to pray that Lady Luck blesses me. Will she? That’s a question that is left unanswered for now.

Now, there used to be not much of a difference at the rate the whales and VIP 0’s gained Silver, but much like everything, the recent Collection events changed that. Low VIPs profit from it, but whales profit exponentially more. I have a guildmate that enhanced at least three cards to Godlike with Fire Rubies and is probably well on his way to his forth. That means that he spent 7 million silver or something… accumulated at a much faster rate than any low VIP can hope to.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Booster Bonanza! Time for you to decide the card you want!

Caitlyn is unorginal, I think she has been an event card a bit too often. I would do it similar to the Starlight box Bonanza – a double Booster Bonanza at once.
Elite Packs because nobody ever buys those. The Gold packs have been split so people have to choose, yet people that can afford both have little to gain with doing so.

Open 7 Elite packs, get an Anuket (Epic) for free
Open 20 Norse Mythos packs, get a Artemis (Legendary) for free

Open 10 Elite packs, get a Celestia (Epic) for free
Open 20 Mythos II packs, get a Anuket (Legendary) for free

I think I would do it like this, but even then it’s something to think about. Khnum is tempting – I mentioned it here before editing it away – but it’s worth noting: Do we REALLY want to see everybody running around with one of these monsters?