• Lin Mei

    When I read this whole debate, people talked as if only the attack side is impacted by the change, and the defense can still chain deny. The change applies to both sides of the battle.

    The very first turn of any battle is unchanged. The fastest denier still go first in the start of the second turn, but unlikely to deny for a second turn. The slower denier will have chance for a deny to the other side, which just drag out the battle for one extra turn.

    After both sides get denied once, the faster denier would start deny again, since the recently controlled status just expired.

    So the big winner is DOT user since the fight is long enough for the damage to fully kick in. The big loser is those monster that need a two-turn setup, with weakness to ... skill, since the next turn will result in being denied and cannot utilize the weakness to ... trait.

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  • Lin Mei

    In each defensive slot, put down at least 2 monsters. If you put down 1, you are giving points to other team. Put down 2 or more, and you break even at the worst case scenario.

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  • Lin Mei

    AI will take over enemy attack monsters, but AI should not place any more defense since defense phase has passed. You should be able to attack the defense already placed down by the opposing team.

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  • Lin Mei

    anyone know how to clear cache in ipad? I see no way to do that on apple platforms.

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  • Lin Mei

    @karryt If you buy a lightbulb that is said to last 200 hours on average, but burn out in 20 hours, is that purchase gambling?

    You buy a PC with one year of factory warranty and last anywhere from 1 to 5 years, is that gambling?

    In today's world, most things have a large amount of uncertainty. As with most gambles, only gamble what you can afford to lose. If you cannot afford to lose anything, don't buy anything.

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  • Lin Mei

    @Haka-Taka Better AI means higher monster level, better runes and better relics will win more often. This change favors the spender.

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  • Lin Mei

    @Claudius-DC-Sailer

    @Claudius-DC-Sailer

    At the end my goal is 60% of wars we should win.

    But is that not the real issue here? It is a zero-sum game. Every war has a winner and loser. If someone win 60% of the time, someone will loss 60% of the time.

    And you know what happens to the teams that loss 60% of its war? The members leave, and the team just disappears. So the weak team that win 40% of the time will not stay around, so the team that left standing are ones that used to win 60%, but there is no weak teams left to win against.

    Regardless of what matching algorithm do, the total number of wins and losses in the system has to equal. So you will always be disappointed if you expect above 50% win rate, unless there is some team that are 0-200 and keeps fighting, to keep generating wins for the other teams.

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  • Lin Mei

    Usually, battles in team wars are very one sided. One team is just that much stronger than the other team. Team wars can be made more exciting and unpredictable if the weaker team can use some kind of boost.
    Let us say if a player makes an attack, and gets 0 coins, it usually means he is weaker against the opponent. He is given a boost token so he can be stronger in the next battle.
    If he uses this boost token, it will randomly kill off one of the opponent's monsters, make it a 3 vs. 2 battle. That means, a player who usually has no chance against an opponent, can have some chance of one victory out of 2 total attacks.
    To prevent abuse, we can put some limits to the number of boost tokens a player can carry, to say, 5. And the war needs to record the total boost token used on both sides, so unusual usage can be spotted.
    That means a weaker team, may have a chance against a stronger team, if the weaker team use many more boost token in a war, as the stronger team may not have any boost token by winning previous wars.

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  • Lin Mei

    @Marianne-van-Es I thought the formula is half of hatching time plus 5 minutes per level?

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  • Lin Mei

    I think the top players simply run out of possible targets, so the lower league players are being targeted.

    The way it is now, every time someone PVPs, the total amount of trophies in the whole system decreases, as the defenders loss is always bigger than the winner gain. If the attackers win, he gains 20, and the defender lost 30. So a net 10 is lost from the system. If the attacker loss, he lost 40, the defender gain 30. So a total of 10 is lost from the system as well.

    It is simple math, so eventually everyone will be at 0 trophies, unless someone can get negative trophies?

    The top players may keep their amount high by always winning. But their target keep having lower trophies, thus keep dropping from L4 to Gold 1, to gold 2, to gold 3, etc. I would not be surprised if soon, even top 500 players can no longer have more than 4000, thus be dropped from L3 to Gold 1. There is simply no way to stabilize the system, and everyone will be at newbie league soon, maybe in season 11.

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  • Lin Mei

    Even with this change, a number of 3-element dragons will have little recourse against one element. If an electric/dark/earth dragon is to face an earth defender, what is it supposed to use? Every attack is either no-damage, or half damage.

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  • Lin Mei

    Anyone know the amount of gems needed to rush a breeding or hatching at different amount of hours left?

    I know it is cheaper to rush when it is a long breeding.

    I have 50 hours left to breed for one, and it took 13 gems to rush. But if it is 6 hours remaining, it still took 4 gems to rush.

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  • Lin Mei

    @Simon771 Should not cost any time for cells or elementium, as the pool has 1, so you can claim it as soon as it is available, if you one breed already ahead of time.

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  • Lin Mei

    Are you sure you obtained the dragons from the maze? If you get Cerbery from an earlier event, or a card pack, that would not count.

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  • Lin Mei

    @dzilmer I thought this season brought a new feature, which is stronger oppoents if you has a win streak.

    However, I opened the season with 3 losses, considering how tough the fights in Legend IV are, that is no surprise. But my oppoents are now legend II leagues.

    It looks like you get stronger ones to fight with streak of winning, or losing.

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  • Lin Mei

    Is the first map missing something?

    There are 5 pieces of elephant dragon. So 4 pieces needs to be collected with the last piece being bought. The map only showed collecting 3 pieces...

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  • Lin Mei

    For those that were not getting any coins at all, have you tried to collect food on Face book version?

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  • Lin Mei

    @Archer160 It seems only people with more than 4000 trophy were reset to 4k at start of season. I had 3520 at season end, and I am still around 3500 now.

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  • Lin Mei

    @fejjserrot Did you do the required number of attacks in War? I know some people only focus on race during the event, and did not consider team war at all, so have 0 attacks.

    Depends on team, some requires 5 attacks in war. Some even require you to win a minimum number of coins, to stay in the team. Usually it is specified in the team description.

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  • Lin Mei

    According to my calculations, we should be able to get all but Hercules dragon.
    Due to the locations, it is actually cheaper to buy the last piece of almost every dragon instead of walking around the map and getting every piece of that dragon.

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  • Lin Mei

    I think the biggest problem here is on the math of total trophies for the whole system.
    If I lost a fight, I would loss 20+ trophies, but the defender would not gain any trophies. So for the PVP system as a whole, a total of 20+ trophies is lost.

    If I win a fight, I would gain about 18 to 22 trophies. But the number of trophies lost by the defender is unknown. If the number of trophies lost by the defender is bigger than my gain, again the system as a whole would loss trophies.

    If for every attack, regardless of win or loss, the system as a whole will loss trophies, then as a simple matter of math, very soon the total number of trophies for the entire pvp system will be reduced to 0, and the more attacks people used, the faster it will go to 0.

    In the old system, at least at the lower levels, the total number of trophies will increase when people make a successful attack. At the higher level, the net gain becomes 0, so the system is stable.

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