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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by Onebigom:

Hi Bytex, the changing to the summer hour, the daylight changing time, should have that not affect also the time in Berserk? Just saying, as now the CW starts with 1 hour delay.

Server time has never been influenced by time shifts, at least not since I started playing in August 2012. The main reason probably is that since 2011 Russia stays in DST for the whole year.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by VbaTron:

is this a bug? under messages on the clan page, we had 4 cities captured , but only 1 city was declared an attack on.

No, just basic clan wars mechanics. All cities a clan owns have to be linked. If another clan breaks that link by taking conquering a city it gets multiple city and the previous owner only keeps the largest part of its previous territory.

Originally posted by VbaTron:

i had an instance where the other player played Pandolos (killer, insubordinate ) on my Tiamat ( terror 2) and killed it. error?


When evolving Pandalus he gets Immunity at the 3rd evolution stage and hence won’t be influenced by terror. Your opponent must have had this version of Pandalus.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

There’s that bug of wins not counting in CW again.

As you can see I killed 17 defenders but only 15 wins were counted. Those 2 others wins did not only not count for my total wins, they also did not reduce the citiy’s durability either.

I’m not the only one with this bug, several of our members encountered it and atm everyone who tries to fight doesn’t do any damage to the city besides killing the defender.

Edit 2: It’s not exactly the same as in my previous post which was quoted by siah, we didn’t get sent to the tower this time.

Edit: City is down now, somebody who had not been on before could deal some damage. Still 50+ wins for us which didn’t count at all. If this had been PvP this bug would have been desastrous.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Well, I already reported this bug a long time ago but as nothing has happened I’ll have to report it again.
It’s about being redirected to the tower after a win in the arena. (Yes right, it’s that tower bug which completely spoiled CW some months ago.)
Sometimes, when I click on “Continue” after having won an arena fight I get redirected to my tower. As a result the fight does not only not count as a win but (and that’s different to CW) the fight even counts as a loss.

As a recent example I just fought in 2 squad big arena. After having lost the first fight I won the second one. However when I clicked “Continue” i got redirected to my tower, so I was at 0-2 after this. I managed to win the next 6 fights and was really happy to at least being able to leave with a little win. I even managed to win a next fight but that time I encountered the tower bug again and the fight counted as a loss.
In total I had won 8 out of 9 fights but because of encountering the tower bug twice my arena run was over with 6 wins and 3 “losses”.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Hi bytex,
I think we did not receive the CW rewards which we should have received. In the Game News you wrote:

Originally posted by bytex:

According to the results of the era, Zeltennia, Kalbasa and Fire and Ice clans will get 6500 ounces each.

We (Zeltennia) have beenkeeping track of our wins and according to our sheet I should have received around 300 ounces if we got 6500 ounces in total. However I only got 140 ounces, so it seems that we did not get 6500 ounces but only 3000.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by MichaelH_:

14 minutes have passed in this phase and despite trying many times I haven’t been able to do a single fight. Every time I click the fight-button on clans page I get the “An error has occured” message.
It’s about time you replace your crappy servers with some that are actually working.

12 hours later and still the same problem, I can’t even get to the squad selection screen in CW.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

14 minutes have passed in this phase and despite trying many times I haven’t been able to do a single fight. Every time I click the fight-button on clans page I get the “An error has occured” message.
It’s about time you replace your crappy servers with some that are actually working.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your suggestions

Originally posted by VbaTron:

change rewards based on percent of participation per player in clan; you do more, you get higher percent of payout you do less, get less.

This is already the case, the more wins you get the higher your payout will be.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Tower bug is back in CW!
The city (Maalik) has only 144 durability left but every time somebody of us does a fight he gets sent to tower after clicking OK/Next when the battle is over. The number of remaining defenders is lowered by 1 each time but the number of wins doesn’t increase and hence no damage is done to the city. 5-10 of us already tried but got that bug every time (probably 30-50 battles were won without dong damage to the city).
With this bug it is impossible for us to take the city. If it persists and prevents us (or another clan, if they have the bug as well) the whole era would be totally screwed.
Also if this bug keeps appearing in future phases this would be totally unbearable. There will probably be some PvP fights again when it matters to be fast (taking a city from an opponent before he takes our city) in which cases the bug would be an enormous disadvantage (not mentioning the additional retries because won fights don’t count).

Edit: Here’s a screenshot:
As you can see I got 15 wins but there are only 13/30 defenders left. After I heard of this bug I tested it twice myself, once I clicked “Ok” after the fight and once “Next”, both times with the same result of getting sent to my tower.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

“An error has occurred!

Please refresh the page or return back. Alternatively please wait for a while and try again later!

Sorry for inconvenience."

15 minutes have passed and there has not yet been any possibility to fight in CW.
I was told there was the same problem yesterday, too.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Well, as expected there are some bugs with CW. Somebody probably already reported them (if not here then on another platform), but better to report them multiple times than not at all.

First of all the icon next to a player’s name which is supposed to indicate if somebody has fought during this phase or not isn’t working. It doesn’t turn red even though the player has fought.

Then when I go to Silver League and then click “My Clan” it shows that we would have attacked at city which has full durability:

The “You have overwhelmed the defenders” message as well as the defender counter seem to be taken from Platinum league. The timer is correct as well right now, however I saw a wrong timer “in Silver League” yesterday.
The durability is obviously wrong.

This phase the city Meitt had a durability of over 4500:

This was after the attacker had already done 20 wins.

And finally I didn’t lose any Mana for the losses this phase.

Edit: Another one: We’re under attack by another clan (from a deployment point) right now but this attack is not mentioned in the messages:

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Final Duel of Bam Headquarters

As kaeume said the more you advance the harder the decks, that’s how it’s supposed to be. However I’ve also already faced similiar (though slightly worse) decks in the first stages of the new chapter.

But the one boss fight I had earlier today really beat it all. At first try it already had the Zombies (3x VC, 2x VG, ZM), 2 Darwinos, 1-2 Auroras and Jinnzos, Abyssleed, Magic Drain (and some cards I don’t remember anymore), but at the 2nd try it was much worse:

In total I lost 3 times against the boss which was about as often as I had lost on the whole way to it. (At least the 3rd loss was against a completely different deck, I just didn’t draw the right cards to beat a first hand RoL.)

And with 140 crystal for the boss fight my deck is still far away from the top.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / ADD FILTER TO THE GREEN GEMS

Originally posted by comp_guru_1:
Originally posted by Slashtap:
Originally posted by comp_guru_1:

agreed for those not after holiday currency, not having a filter for it is downright annoying.

It’s annoying for those who ARE after holiday currency. 5 Energy = 3x the holiday currency as 25 holiday crystals

If you’re after holiday currency all you need do is filter out everything else slashtap. The problem is when you want to sort for something other then holiday currency. Because there is no filter to block out holiday currency you get tons of holiday currency mixed in with what you are after and every time you click on a gift you want the system returns you to the top of the gift pages. So if the top pages of your gift notifications become full with holiday currency, you soon find yourself having to sort through page after page for each and every one of the 50 gifts you receive a day. Basically taking some back to the days before the filter system was added.


You guys seem to disagree on what “being after holiday currency” means :-)
To Slashtrap it means to get as many holiday currency as possible from gifts. If you have some time to play (continuously) and don’t have a horrible win rate in the HQ chapter then you’re better off accepting energy and using it to complete this chapter, hence the missing filter option annoying for those who are after holiday currency.
To you it seems to mean to accept holiday currency as gift (no matter the reason – with only little time to play accepting energy would not be that useful), in that case it’s annoying to those who are not after holiday currency.
 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / ADD FILTER TO THE GREEN GEMS

Originally posted by PerfectStrike:

Just uncheck everything……….

Congrats for not understanding what this topic is about at all!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

It seems like I am really stupid for thinking that people with a life should be able to be a leader here. Of course, Sir_Valimont is absolutely right, that should not be the case!

Also it is clearly not enough that casual players are able to fight in 18 hours per day (which is the case with the current system and would be the case with 2 phases with 3h for declaring), better force the leaders – who are not supposed to have a life anyway – to log in 2 or 3 times a day during a specific hour.

Of course, reducing the time for declares by 1 hour also makes things only a little harder for the leaders while reducing the time to fight by 1 hour makes it much harder for everybody else. Flawless logic, I can’t believe that I didn’t see that before.

My memories about leaders (sometimes plus deputies) missing declares must also be wrong as all of us in the top clans found that such things never happened. There was no KingTyrion ragequitting after having missed the first day of last year’s end of year era, no Achmed missing an era’s first declare, no Alguedon quitting in the beginning of the first era after having missed a declare and hence seeing how f***ed up the declaring system was and in general absolutely no missed declares by any top clans during an era.
It’s shocking to realize this but it is clear to me now: Nothing of that ever happened, these were only dreams.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

I voted for 3 hours simply because it’s more convenient for leaders/deputies.
But a part of that is also reducing the number of phases per day to 2. With 2 phases per day and 3 hours to declare that still leaves 9 hours for each attack phase, plenty of time for people to fight and I don’t see any reason why it would be necessary to have 10 (or even 11) hours for fighting.

Edit: The decisions on strategy are usually made either several phases ahead or during the previous fighting phase (depending on the situation it might be necessary to make a fast declare as soon as possible), so you don’t need more time to declare for that.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by CapnDave:

I encountered a weird bug with Clan Wars just now – I scored 15 wins, but the city’s defenders only dropped to 22/30.

Just to give another example of that bug from the current phase:

Also this is not a new bug, the first time I encountered it was back in Era 11 (July) but was too lazy to report it then. (It also happened less often than this era, afaik Alguedon sees this bug pretty frequently now and also reported it to you via PM.)

At least back in Era 11 that bug did not allow people to get more than 30 wins in a phase, after the 30th win it showed that there were some defenders left but there was no fight button anymore.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

Originally posted by jjgferreira:

Most people might end up missing out on half the activity (and rewards).

That is always the case anyway. With a full clan every win deals 18dmg to the city, with 4500 durability that’s 250 wins required. So going to full 30 you need 9 people fighting (8×30 + 10) and the city is down. With a 20 limit it’s 13 people (12×20 + 10) and with 15 limit it’s 17 (16×15 + 10). So there are always many people who end up not getting a win in any given phase, no matter how many phases there are per day. (There are also players from many different timezones with different schedules, it would be impossible to find times that suit everyone.)
While I’d prefer to go back to 2 phases (as already shown by my vote for 1) I can also understand people who want to stick to the current 3 phases. What I wouldn’t understand at all is to prefer only 1h for declaring, even with 2 deputies that wouldn’t be reasonable.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Clan Wars phases. Voting.

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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your questions about the game

Ok great, thanks :-)

Btw is there any chance that we get a shortcut for killing our own barbs back? All these improvements concerning the island are really nice but it’s still annoying to find a barb on an island with 4k lands.

And, related to huge islands: After all these improvements there is one annoying thing left, that is that clecking “Select All” when sending governor requests only selects the first 50 people on the list. Would also be nice to have that fixed finally.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your questions about the game

Hi bytex, I have a question considering the introduction of the unique ability which is planned to happen this month.

Originally posted by bytex:

Attention! During 16 Era, approximately in the second half of it, we are going to implement the evolution stages and unique ability (1 copy of a card per squad) for promo cards.

So you are planning to introduce the unique ability in the middle of the era.
What will happen to the squads that have more than one of a unique card then? Will they just be disbanded all of a sudden which means that prolly like half the garrisons will not include 3 squads after the update? I think I don’t have to say what that means for CW.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

I just encountered the tower redirection bug twice in the Arena.
First time it was 3 squad small after my 3rd win (with 1 loss). I clicked continue and got redirected to the tower. After that it showed 2 losses and after I had finished and won my next fight (actually my 4th win) it still showed 3 wins and 2 losses.

Second time was in 3 squad big (yes, where I had paid 25 ounces to enter), I had done my 2nd win (with one previous loss) and when clicking continue I was redirected to my tower. When I went back to the Arena it showed 1 win and 2 losses. After I won my next fight (which would have actually been my 3rd win with 1 loss!) I lost the next fight and was eliminated because I had “lost” 3 fights even though I had won 3 fights and only lost 2 in reality.
25 ounces gone because of an old bug – I really feel cheated now!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / LIST OF PLAYERS WITH CAULDRONS (guide to daily free mana)

lvl 116 bijo (silver)
lvl 91 CrazedPhoenix (gold)
lvl 83 valq (gold)
lvl 57 invisus (gold)

Does it even matter which cauldron it is? I only get 1 mana from every time.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Nerf Jabul

Well, I did not talk about your personal life, did I?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Nerf Jabul

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

I have taken this discussion to private chat. The conversation about my dayjob has no place here and I will thank everyone not to mention it again. It was inappropriate for it to be here in the first place.

If it was inappropiate to be here in the first place then why did you mention it?
(Yes, you were the person who mentioned it first!)

Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:
My opinions on card mechanics come from the perspective of a game designer