• esentis

    @testcyp ALL chests should be forbidden. This is gambling, and gambling is a serious addiction next to drugs.

    A coalition of 15 gambling authorities, including the U.K., France, Portugal, Norway and the U.S. (via tech-savvy Washington State’s gambling commission), issued a shared declaration that they intend to look into these shenanigans and they expect the companies involved to play ball.

    Below is their statement :
    We are increasingly concerned with the risks being posed by the blurring of lines between gambling and other forms of digital entertainment such as video gaming. Concerns in this area have manifested themselves in controversies relating to skin betting, loot boxes, social casino gaming and the use of gambling themed content within video games available to children.
    We commit ourselves today to working together to thoroughly analyse the characteristics of video games and social gaming. This common action will enable an informed dialogue with the video games and social gaming industries to ensure the appropriate and efficient implementation of our national laws and regulations.

    Let's hope for some different monetisation models.

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    @MonstrousManiac Yes money is always the priority whoever says otherwise he's delusional. However this is not the problem. Not from my point of view at least. What I would love to see in the future to keep me hooked :

    • Richer lore. It's a role playing game with almost no story. I love reading flavor texts and back stories from the monsters. Yes I'm geek.

    • More transparent events. For example giving out percentages for breeding and more detailed descriptions for the events. Almost no one knew that the breeding part of the Mishka was just for the key and the dungeon was going to give only 50 cells. Shady tactic in my opinion. You should have said that the whole "free" part of the event was giving just 50 cells.

    • Please please more space. At least make an official announcement if you are planning on increasing habitats and if you are not at least give us the reason. People are paying money for the game, and some of them a lot. They deserve to know. Don't you see the irony in this ? How am I supposed to pay you for the monsters If you want me to pay more to store it ?

    • Changing monster midway race ain't cool. And yes I'm talking about patient cyber. If you want constructive criticism about your future to be monsters and you feel that they are either overpowered or underwhelming, make a new thread here where you (SP) will post the skills and the design of the monster and we can all talk about it. We are still doing it but after looking for leaks.

    There are more stuff but I'll go with those for now.
    I hope this post won't be counted as "toxic".

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    Can't upvote twice unfortunately!
    The current format is punishing. You don't want people re-specing all the time ? Scale the cost but with gold (for each monster),

    • 1st skill change 100k gold.

    • 2nd skill change 250k gold.

    • 3rd skill change 500k gold.

    • 4th skill change 1M gold (and that would be the cap for all the future skill changes for the current monster).

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    @Fox Why you want to "hurt" players by taking something valuable like hard earned gems for something that should be available by default.
    The fact that gold ain't that much of importance to some players doesn't mean it isn't still important. Combine it with food then. No gems. And I think no one should debate about whether it will cost 10 or 20 gems. It must not cost gem, period.
    Don't get me started on locked runes, which in my opinion is also really really bad mechanic but I'll derail from the subject.

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    @marianne-van-es Cyber Race...oh boy. I was so pissed, my team decided not to race because we thought it wasn't worth it. But then all of sudden, "recently controlled" was introduced which made the nanovirus gimmick much stronger aaaand skill changes. But I digress now, back to the topic. I don't say SP is the only company with such tactics, but that doesn't justify their actions towards their own customers. We were all waiting for holiday period to have some fun, but the only part having fun is SP...

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    The whole maze coin acquirement, should be reprogrammed in a way where it would be much clearer to everyone OR if you don't have time to redo the whole system, just add a visual indication of the pools and the cooldown of each. For instance :

    0/50 collected from food.
    13/25 collected from gold collections.
    Etc etc...

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    @clackers I totally agree with you about the 50% chance of Nemesis' chests. I myself would have bought some if those chances were 100%. Imagine this business practice been applied to your everyday life, buying a coke with 50% chance of it being water lol.

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    Hey bro, the combos are always the same :
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    @PaytoWin actually it's pay to get there faster.

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  • esentis

    @Carlos Well of course. By boring I mean not creative, while being strong for obvious reasons, personally I would love to see something new or a bit more interesting.
    Giving 3T immunity to control skills? Meh, it could also be an ultimate or a long CD skill...
    So you don't really like how the control skills work (following the recent changes in skills) ?

    Why not on start of turn apply a random control skill to your enemies?
    Or block positive skills from being applied for 3T? Or -50% health/stamina on enemies when fight starts?
    Or maybe an Aura that whenever enemy casts control skill and lands, reflect it to enemies?

    Deny monsters are getting b***h slapped lately, or at least from my point of view. You can also give some time between warmaster releases if that means they will be 100% original. I'm pretty sure many will disagree because "Dude it's a 3T control immunity, STFU and take it" but whatever. I love the game and I want the very best of it. Sorry for the wall of text.

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  • esentis

    According to leaks the next event is going to be Aquatic Feast Maze in which there will be 3 new monsters. Will those new monsters going to the last 3 monsters from the polar book ? If that's the case then completing the book will be almost impossible (considering the regular maze costs). Halloween book had only Beledig from the new maze which was borderline obtainable (w/o buying coins), Francine from race and Cain from the progressive island. Squeezing 3 monsters in a single event is way too much in my opinion, especially if those monsters are required for the temporary book.

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  • esentis

    I was mostly triggered by the fact that, you don't want to officially release discount times because you want to "keep the players excited".

    (Since it's not a DM I can post it so people have an idea of what the heck I'm talking about)
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    And last, your argument of other games doing the same (hiding quick discounts) doesn't make justice of it. Comparing other games to ML won't get us anywhere and it doesn't make us feel better. I don't play other "games" on my mobile.

    Trying to be as constructive as possible, I'm not rude or childish AND no one is blaming @Marianne-van-Es, I thought that was pretty obvious.

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    @Enrique-Ramos No bro don't dig that deep. Chests are gambling. Sometimes you get lucky and some others you get screwed over (most of the times). The only advice I can give you , since 300 gems cost too much for where you live in, try spending in straight forward purchases rather than lucky chests or just don't spend at all and have patience. Patience is virtue;)

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    @VargRanger Since we are talking about Demise , she's still casting herself "strength from above" and then "the light within". Dumb sequence.

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    @Witcher A moment of silence for those lost gems. On a serious note now, you should try contacting support in-game mate.

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    Shademoon is Nemesis compared to this guy πŸ™‚

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    @ekto-gamat Yes, I wanted to report this also. I have seen block,miss, and sometimes nothing when a skill miss. It would be really cool if those popups were more consistent.

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  • esentis

    Since Vault ain't going anywhere anytime soon, as the recent events show. Why don't you add more functions at it ? Like generating gold, as many have suggested. If it will take much programming time to generate gold according to monster's GPM, you can just make each slot generate let's say 100 GPM. That would compel me even more to spend gems to buy slots.
    Moreover, I would love if we keep on getting 5 keys per month through the monthly calendar, this means you will be able to store at least one new monster per month for free, just by playing the game.

    Why don't you add keys in the free chest rotation as well? And just remove those Battle Items already.

    Weekly Dungeon which rewards keys ? Overkill?

    About Mutant runes, it's a feature I just can't be bothered. It's not for me, and I do spend money on the game.

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  • esentis

    You know what really would be insane??

    • Make a Nemesis/VIP Combo (3 Nemesis/VIP monsters of your choice) purchase for 20€.

    • 3 X level runes of your choice for 7.90€.

    • 1000 heroic orbs + 200 elementium for 15€.

    • The Black Friday monster costs should be 149 gems (at least, to be considered as insane. Cutting 19 gems out of the ordinary discounted price ain't enough).

    • Big chunk of gems ( 1700 gems ) should have bigger cut than 50%... 25€ for 1700 would be fairer and INSANE!

    To be honest those kind of offers I was expecting. At least the Black Friday chest had a diamond relic.

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    @ekto-gamat You're right about the normal habitats (I don't know what I was thinking haha) and about the space (gigs) needed for the game. However, there should be a work around to the performance issues caused by more than 4 monsters in the habitats. I mean c'mon, the max monsters habitats can store, when everything is maxed, is 360 monsters and we currently have more than 600 monsters πŸ˜• THIS is an issue, and a serious one. Worst part about the vault, excluding the ridiculous price you end up paying for one spot, is that it generates NOTHING whatsoever. Why not make the habitats work like mini vaults then ? By the way this not a personal attack I think you understand that πŸ˜„

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    @testcyp You forget the "Combo" containing only one item xD

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    @Fox A big thanks for that info, this is one of the best moves you could do. THIS is a move to the right direction.I also love the fact that you split the two new Maze monsters (Qinling + Wangzhou ) to be on different chapters instead of both being on chapter 5 (cough Winter Book cough ). For now it looks promising, maybe I can finally finish the last chapter this time. Whoever hasn't read the post yet here is the link.

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    @clackers said in Will Increasing Max Habitats Break the Game?:

    @esentis How about the game is planned from THE BEGINNING, rather than the Devs changing their ideas like the wind. No other games does that. ML seems to reinvent itself every 6 months just to survive - and while they may sound like a good business strategy, it simply peeves the player base.

    Well, many games does that. Game is a "living" entity, especially MMOs. They always evolve and change, you can't really plan ahead for 4-5 years and stick to that. You can always prove me wrong with some game examples that did planned EVERYTHING from the beginning. Much bigger titles than ML have rebooted their core mechanics. A simple example is D3's real money AH that was in-game from the beginning but was ditched in later date. The purpose of this post is to try find a middle solution through dialog, instead of just bashing SP for their "greediness".

    I'm not a Veteran, I started playing the game roughly a year ago and haven't seen any reinvention of the game the last 6-12 months (recently controlled status effects should have been in-game from the beginning, if this is your example of major game changes). I still see the same Mazes, the same Races (with some node tweaks), the same ridiculously expensive Progressive Islands,the same Breeding Events..

    You can't have everyone happy, this is a fact. Let's just be logical and a bit more constructive πŸ™‚

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  • esentis

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    Since the secret Path is already known:
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    Info from discord:
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    with help of @karryt spreadsheet saved me to look at YT
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  • esentis

    Without posting the discount times
    you add frustration to players, rather than excitement. I will still wait till the last hour of the maze cause at least it will guarantee me an x% discount. You know, discount schedule helped us program and strategize our collections and spending of coins which it was more exciting. It was also relaxing knowing
    that, for example, after work there would be a discount and I can play the game relaxed, much more exciting again. Now you just add more luck to the game, and it's kinda dumb imho. The only reason behind this, as always, is to make more players lose the discounts that will eventually lead to more people buying coins. You can name this exciting from your POV, for sure.

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  • esentis

    Thing is, SP could introduce such events (the first two and maybe three paths) from time to time alongside with the classical events.
    I don't see why not. I don't want half event to be doable and the other half be done with cash. Because I don't know how you could spend gems to get more coins (even pvp roulette doesn't have the coins) and that goes for anyone who will jump to say that gems ain't real money.
    From such events players jump on the "SP is greedy" bandwagon. One event per month or even two months, in a format where activity matters. I don't want every aspect of the game have a pay-wall, it's not healthy for the game game as a whole.
    I don't care if they are the shiny new legendaries, hell, even a free rabies would make some people Happy.
    I hope you get the point, that wont hurt the cash flow for the company, not at all.

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    @JasmineSkunk You can't πŸ™‚ Wait for the Social Point Item fairy to take it silently while you are asleep. No seriously you can't, they remove them on updates (sometimes ^^).

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    @marianne-van-es I totally disagree, but everyone has its own opinion πŸ™‚

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    I stumbled upon an old post πŸ˜„
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  • esentis

    I won't spend a single gem till I get an official confirmation!

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    @kayno125 Muerte McBlood! He will always have a special spot in my heart πŸ™‚

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    @kayno125 I know what you mean, I feel the same for Muerte πŸ˜‰

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    @monstermom "Smarter" AI is the answer πŸ™‚

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    @keki14 I know right? At first I thought it was some kind of joke.. 33,600? Really? Well to be honest I was fearing an overkill move like this, that's why I posted on leaks that I hoped the last 3 unrevealed monsters were not from the new maze. Well 2 of them are, and that makes completing the last chapter way beyond reach. I mean I was expecting to pay some € but this is insane.

    See? This is insane, not the offers of insane week (no I'm not dropping it)!

    I guess much more people than expected completed the Halloween book.

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  • esentis

    Regarding @Fox post about premium pass. I haven't seen the offer in-game yet, whoever gets it please post a screenshot to discuss it πŸ™‚

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    Hello my fellow community,
    I was wondering why there is no any official merch store for the game ? I was really into buying some mugs or t-shirts (of course with sane prices), with some exclusive designs πŸ™‚

    PS: if there is one please I would love a DM πŸ™‚

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  • esentis

    Merry Christmas everyone and prosperous new year ! So it's time now for some Christmas ranting.

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    55€?? Really? I mean really really? First you ruined completely the polar book by charging load of cash to get the new monsters, and now this. Black Friday chest had a diamond relic also but it costed 32€. So the two random level X runes increased the price by 13€?
    If I wanted to get the level X runes I would have bought em separately on the promotion. Disappointed one more time, especially in such festive period..

    Edit: language per forum rules.

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    @testcyp This is how I imagined myself reacting after buying it, that's the reason I abstain. Cain is great and all but just no, if he was guaranteed rank 4 then HELL yeah!

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    @ekto-gamat said in Racing in the Dark:

    The gaming industry is fast and ever changing, aimed at short term high profits.

    While I do agree that the gaming industry is fast and ever changing, I strongly disagree that their aim is/should be short term money grab. Building strong relationship with your customers is the way to go, something that SP is missing currently, or at least their PR department is lacking. The game is still making millions monthly. It may not be on its prime, but hell they are not losing money for sure.

    We are all aware that SP is a company, and a company got to make money, no one denies it. However, the way they try to do is shady, if you know what I mean.

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    @roger-c It's not a minor nuisance for me. It's like a lazy patch, instead of finding a real solution of delivering the currency of the event. At least we don't get the coins mailed (just kidding).

    Now about the event itself, it's much worse in my opinion as I said in the OP but that's just me. Speaking for myself, getting 500 coins for every victory won't get me that far in any board out of the three. I know that by facts, comparing to the previous 800 coins per win event.

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    @clackers The best question would be, "where are we supposed to store those new fancy monsters ????". Why have we abandoned the idea of increasing legendary habitat's max level ?

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    Spend around 48 gems and lost everything on room 24 (55 gems needed for 4th trap) . What I noticed is, the trap chance is kinda increased right before the bonus room.

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  • esentis

    Next discount in 2 hours and 5 minutes, will be 30% !! Don't miss it.

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    @clackers With that logic nothing new can be introduced...

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    @karbie-sweet I do like the rune dungeons though!! Restricted Elementium dungeon is way underwhelming indeed, filler nodes for ridiculously low gold amounts.. 500 gold ? Really??

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    @esentis said in New Trait Ideas!!!!!:

    Titanic: At the start of each fight, gains Mega Taunt (3 Turns) (Soaks ALL incoming damage, not just single targets. And all AoE effects are just applied to himself) and Blocks Positive Effects removal (permanent).

    I hope I have contributed somehow to Mega Taunt of Dun Raa πŸ˜„

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    This information is not official that's why I don't update the OP, it may even be removed.
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    this is a chart made by @Bellatrix she wants to warn everybody that she naturally isnt sure about the dates and times specific the 24th

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    @david-ml said in The Premium Pass just undid years of hard work....:

    If this Premium Pass stays, I suggest you make the extra gold not count for Gold Fever! I can't see a way of mitigating the effect on Growth Spurt but saving Gold Fever would be at least a small compromise and probably VERY welcome by all top players!!!

    Yes I think this will be fairer.

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