• David ML

    Totally agree with @Ekto-Gamat if they insist on selling it for hard earned cash, then provide the option to just get rid of it for those that don't want to spend their money on it. It's a useless, ugly looming shadow that just annoys the hell out of me 😠

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in 499 gems for 120 Helgudin Cells:

    I saw an 'outrageous' offer like this for another elite monster

    That was O'Reilly and the funny thing is that they are not even classified as 'elite'. They just put a Dodge Area tax on those as it seems - just ludicrous 😠

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  • David ML

    Well, I put in an official complaint with the ACCC in Australia just to find out that mobile games do not fall under the jurisdiction of any regulatory bodies in Australia. In a recent article I read, it said that politicians here don't see the need to regulate as there is not enough evidence that it creates gambling addiction problems (wonder where they get that from). Keep in mind that Australia is the country with the second highest rate of gambling spending just after Hong Kong. I'd say it's because that tax income on gambling profits is quite sizeable, so why dry up a good source of government income.....

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  • David ML

    @monsterbath said in 9/11 commemoration:

    look at it with benefit of the doubt and just for a second, assume they had good intentions.

    I think the only intention they had in mind was making a few more sales, I highly doubt that anything else was behind this!

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  • David ML

    @gazza I highly doubt that any game developer will remove them willingly as they have proven to work well. We can only hope that the government regulators will have the balls to put an end to this unethical sales tactic. They seem to be slowly getting there in Europe....

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  • David ML

    @monsterbath said in What to do with bad diamond relic?:

    I do think the chests should use some feature to detect your current relics and not give you a duplicate until you have them all.

    Could backfire, too, as you then won't be able to get for example a second Tenacity Shield until you have all other relics and you can't fuse crap diamonds into more useful relics as you then end up getting those again until you have them all - so no, whilst I am not a big fan of RNG, I rather have it as it is!!!

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  • David ML

    It should be quite simple, if the player that disconnects can't re-establish connection within say 30 seconds then it's an automatic loss and then the other player hanging in limbo wins. No idea why this is so hard to implement πŸ€”

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  • David ML

    I'm kind of glad that my kids have stopped playing ML, but when the cave first came out I had to explain the "all or nothing" gambling mechanic behind this feature to my kids and warned them to not waste their precious few gems on it. I find it disgusting that such mechanics are allowed in games played by children!!! 😠

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  • David ML

    ...ah SP - you've done it again πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    Yes, Ekto is correct - attack relic triggers first then defence relics if still alive! So whilst I haven't encountered that situation, I would expect the mask to add stamina BEFORE the Oblation Trap removes it....

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat you would make about 200-220 gems per week between dungeons and timed challenges, so if you spent most on duels, then that'd be x6 or x8 or thereabouts πŸ˜‰

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  • David ML

    Yep, with the old cave I would usually play to door 10 or the 1st trap and then decide whether the loot is worth 4 gems. It wasn't a lot but I reckon I got a small lot of cells and other goodies 4-5 times each week. This new one is beyond useless!!!

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat time is the one resource most precious to me and playing enough duels to make it worth it, you need to invest a fair bit of time. And second, I do not enjoy most battles. I get most of my battle fun from PvP these days (other than wars).....

    ....but yeah, if I'd be playing solo and all there is to do is duels and PvP, I'd be playing them too!

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  • David ML

    The sooner they get rid of this stupid feature, the better!

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in Please stop the lobbying for ending specials in war end/or pvp and let us try to get accuracy back to 95%:

    I think you will like Grand Duels more, because that is with rank 4 monsters.

    Yes, they are somewhat more interesting but unfortunately the same principle applies there, too. There is no way that I would ever throw 20 gems at it!

    I was part of the initial testing group of the duels. I initially played for hours, countless duels. The result has never changed much. Either I get a crap or mediocre team that gets maybe one or two wins, sometimes three if I'm lucky or I get a really nice one and end up with 5 or 6 (8/9 in grand) wins. Unfortunately, the latter doesn't happen that often which makes the investment (time and gems) not worth it. I have all Nemesis and Elite monsters, so the motivation of getting those souls to obtain these precious monsters doesn't exist.....

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in Please stop the lobbying for ending specials in war end/or pvp and let us try to get accuracy back to 95%:

    Give them another try.

    I did, got two crap teams yet again (actually almost identical choices both selections for some stupid reason) and won 1 out of 5 battles. And as before, I knew I'd lose the moment I got matched. Actually thought I'd lose the one I won, but the player made some mistakes and handed the battle to me, lol. That's it for me again....

    ...20 minutes for 1 light cell - yay 😩

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  • David ML

    @marianne-van-es said in Please stop the lobbying for ending specials in war end/or pvp and let us try to get accuracy back to 95%:

    I disagree that the game has changed so much Special's should be banned

    You are right, banning them would probably be a too extreme measure (and as per Fox won't happen anyway!). However, they should be mitigated. There have been a number of suggestions around on Discord and one I do like the most is to limit the amount of specials to one per team per battle. Whilst it doesn't happen all the time, having 3 or 4 specials in a battle is a semi-regular occurrence and shouldn't happen. And maybe nerf some of the worst specials somewhat like Thalassa's....

    @ekto-gamat said in Please stop the lobbying for ending specials in war end/or pvp and let us try to get accuracy back to 95%:

    Yes, you can lose to ANYONE because there is an answer to every monster combination and rune set up and you don't know in advance what you will get.

    This is only part of the reason, they also take up a fair bit of time and I have found the time investment vs rewards received not quite worth it. Although maybe I should have another go at them as the monster pool has changed significantly since I last played....

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  • David ML

    There was a time I liked specials and they were a good part of the game, but over time the monsters became more and more powerful. And not just that, various other bits were added to increase power and might of your monsters - relics and mutant runes. And along with that, the specials became also more ridiculous - Thalassa being the pinnacle of ridiculousness. So when after 5 minutes of battling an exciting fight that you have just turned into your favour, Sherezar or Rag get their special (those seem to be the most regular guys), turning your 5 minutes of excitement into dust, then I find this extremely irritating....

    ....specials might still be something that fits into lower leagues of ML play but at the top, they just add absolutely nothing to the game play other than frustration. And whilst misses aren't at the same level, casting an AoE and missing 2 or 3 for no reason is just as bad....

    ....there is still plenty of unpredictability in the resistance against effects. Everything these days has 20-35% resistance, so you never know what lands or doesn't land. The damage cast of your deniers often doesn't mean much anyway if you have to whittle away 60k shields and 70k life.

    ML isn't what it was 4 years ago and some aspects of the old days may need to be reconsidered as to whether they are still appropriate. I don't find it very enjoyable to have 30-40% of my battles decided by luck!!! The same reason why I stopped playing duels, it's a roll of the dice as to whether you get a half decent team and then whether you get an opponent that you can beat with the deck you've been dealt! 90% of the time I can predict whether I win or lose the moment I see the opponent....

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in Classic Duel Changes-please revert them:

    On another note: Mountezuma needs some reworking in Classic Duels. Currently he is quite over powered.

    See over half a dozen complaints about him on Discord already, I'm sure his AoE CDA will get a warmup soon πŸ˜‰

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  • David ML

    @monsterbath said in How to value rune VII, VIII, IX, and X runes?:

    the value of an X rune is much much more than IX because you can change it

    Partially true, but I never gamble an IX for crafting a X rune as it is almost as good. The majority of my X runes are bought or acquired in-game. I think I managed to craft two X runes accidentally when I tried to change colour on an IX.....

    ....and I never gamble on a rune if I cannot afford to downgrade and lose it!

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in What Happened to Accuracy?:

    These things happen, because you play many, many battles.

    True, but I see these extremes a lot more often than one would expect. I swear that SP's RNG has a tendency to produce similar results in a row, like back to back specials, etc.....

    but you cannot possess a Xiron.

    Aye, but apparently she can be hacked, rebooted, etc. never knew until I found out the hard way πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in What Happened to Accuracy?:

    Unusual, but not unheard of.

    I am still a firm believer of screwed RNG:

    A couple of wars ago, my Ruby came first with the enemy Ruby coming second. I opened with Ruby Explosion, hits all three, but nothing sticks. Enemy Ruby retaliates with Ruby Explosion and the same thing happened, nothing sticks. If I remember correctly, out of the total of 18 status effects only two ignitions actually landed. We both had Rag and can't remember what the third was. Would have all been 20/35% resist. What are the chances of that????

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  • David ML

    ...I lost a couple of battles when Mirak put doge area on Dunn at the beginning of the battle and as all my PERs were AoE, I could not touch him. Single skills didn't cause enough damage to take him out and the enemy was picking me off one by one. I am very cautious now when I see Mirak/Dunn combo. That skill set he has on Mirak also works perfectly! And yes, no Queen's Call on Rag, so doomed πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    ...not much on the forum anymore these days, so I'm a bit late with commenting but I completely agree with the assessment. Dunn Ra takes the opening and once Piercid gets a turn, it's pretty much game over for your almighty Warmasters πŸ˜‚ and yes, Great Dispel might be the saviour here although he will probably use it later in the battle to clear all negative effects on your enemy - they still haven't improved the AI much around that skill....

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  • David ML

    @stein keep asking, say that you were not aware of the purchase warning and thanks for pointing this out, however, that doesn't undo what happened, so please.....

    ....just keep raising tickets and pray!

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat said in What Happened to Accuracy?:

    No misses and no specials at the moment.. Must be Valhalla for some.

    LOL, I honestly don't mind πŸ˜‚ the break from specials was SP's incompetence, though:

    When they disabled specials for the duels, they disabled specials outside of duels as well, but only for the player side! So whilst nobody had a special for well over a month, the AI kept on harassing us with specials until someone figured out what happened. Since SP couldn't figure out quickly how to fix it, they 'temporarily' disabled specials completely. We shall see if and when the come back.....

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  • David ML

    @monsterbath You can add a second Google account to your device and link ML to that account. However, the only way this works is by deleting ML from your device, then log into your second Google account from a computer, go to Google Play, find ML and then send it to your device for install. If you try to install the game on your device directly, even if you switch to your new account in the Google Play app, it will always download and link it to your main account!!! This also means that your in-game purchases go through your second account, so you need to add a credit card or redeem a Google Play gift card @SebastiΓ‘n-Bick

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  • David ML

    @bwang487 bad timing as TBG always starts with Rune Experience and many will craft heaps of runes with gems and bump up the threshold significantly. I only ever use my chests to get into top 500 which is usually around 17-18k points, sometimes a bit less....

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  • David ML

    @stein contact in-game support, send them the screenshots and ask nicely for a full refund of your purchase. They will probably knock you back the first time, just raise another ticket, be nice but firm that you bought these accidentally and you might be lucky and get them reimbursed. Getting support to help is a bit like trying to squeeze blood from a stone - viel GlΓΌck πŸ˜‰

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  • David ML

    @ekto-gamat there were issues with excessive misses over several rather long periods. I am still not sure whether there was something inherently wrong with the accuracy system or just RNG related, but many (including myself) said if you can't fix it, then just get rid of the 5/10% chance of missing. I had no idea that they actually ended up doing it. There has been no announcement as far as I know, but now that you mention it, I can't recall any misses in recent times without having any status effects....

    ...I have to say that I have never seen as many bugs, stuff ups and all sorts of issues in the game as in the last 6-8 months, so I guess anything is possible πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    @robopandax interesting, I just complete Lords Mobile castle Lvl 14 and received my 1800 gems reward on the next login....

    ....however, I had issues with other tasks in the past and I wasn't always successful getting my rewards. Ironsource was definitely the worst to deal with!!!

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  • David ML

    There is a OfA breed 6 legendaries in lap 32 that isn't on the list!

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  • David ML

    I can smell cow manure from a mile away when I get it dished up and this sticks to high heaven!

    SP rebalanced the value of war medals in the shop and I do not believe that the relic category chests were a mistake as when they were introduced, they were made 800 medals more expensive than the previously available single gold relic chest. It was great value indeed and SP obviously realised that they were too generous and had to do something about it. So someone came up with this male bovine crap excuse to revert those category chests back to single gold chests but obviously forgetting that the original chests were 800 medals cheaper. So here we are now back to were we were before the 'rebalancing', except that we pay nearly double for the chests now!!!

    @Fox for god's sake please tell your employer to be honest with us as this sort of thing just alienates your players!!!

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  • David ML

    Might chill out on this one. Maybe just do hidden path and/or old monster depending on what they are going to be....

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  • David ML

    @star it's not just pros, it's many higher level players/teams that form new teams - top 500 or so I would imagine. It's the wide spread human quality of exploiting whatever they can. The very same quality that continues to wreck the lovely planet we live on 🌏

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  • David ML

    I thought 'oh what a cool idea - popcorn in Monsterwood, how fitting'....

    ....then I had a look at the rewards πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    @star what about all the pros in amateur leagues because they started a new team?

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  • David ML

    @marianne-van-es he definitely has a point. If I do participate in Mazes or progressives, I do virtually no breeding for breedable Ls, etc. It would be nice to get rewarded appropriately for breed time!

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  • David ML

    @smashflame21 Instead of 'connect' you need to click on 'change player' and sign into FB that way πŸ˜‰

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  • David ML

    I hate races, but I have to put up with them once a month. You hate all Epic or Rare wars, so be happy that you only have to endure them 3-4 times per year if that πŸ˜‰

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  • David ML

    @marianne-van-es said in Trigger items in progressive island:

    @david-ml also on the big FB pages

    Yeah also full of kids, and once all those kids on Lvl 30 who can now collect all their Pandaken farms at once get to a higher level (if they last that long!) and want to compete in Growth Spurt (>15M) or just feed a feed a few Ls for extraction, they will realise that they voted on the wrong 'improvement' πŸ˜‚

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  • David ML

    @esentis said in Trigger items in progressive island:

    There was such poll??

    It was only advertised on Official Discord which has a lot of low level kids players so I presume they skewed the vote....

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  • David ML

    @marianne-van-es said in Trigger items in progressive island:

    it was the winner so players choice

    This makes me lose all faith in the player base... 😩

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  • David ML

    ....ah yes, the days you got 3 X speed runes and cells bought from the team shop counted towards the event are sadly over 😭

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  • David ML

    Aye, we hit 26 laps with almost 3 days to go and now we are all chilling as 50 laps isn't worth it - nice to have a few days break from events 😁

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  • David ML

    @marianne-van-es said in Trigger items in progressive island:

    I suggest first collect for tokens then collect all button

    There are lots of situations where you don't want to collect all, during races, during progressives, during mazes, so pretty much for the majority of the time when you are playing. Sooner or later it will happen that I accidentally push it and I can't do my part on the next node in the race or have to manually collect $5-10k out of 40 habitats or can't collect maze coins or tokens. There should be a confirmation pop up! It is absolutely beyond me why SP thought that a collect all gold button is more useful than a feed monster to max button πŸ€”

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  • David ML

    @tom6969 Thursday apparently....

    ...so tomorrow 😁

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  • David ML

    I think I am actually spending less on hatching speedups than I used to, probably significantly less as I just can't justify paying 3 gems for 20 minutes or 7 gem for 4h 50m or something like that. Hard to say, but I remember speeding up hatchings in particular at night if there was only little left on the timer or before going to work and I needed space. Now I only do it if absolutely necessary during a race to finish a task....

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  • David ML

    @star said in Epic wars, some people got no chill:

    @grnxnham
    I'd like to see all mixed war and restrictions as well.

    Yep, love variety! I also enjoy epic wars, they require different tactics and yes, relics are relatively speaking more powerful, but that is part of the fun! 😁

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