• Portgas D. Ace

    Yeah hope it is just forgotten and if they do read posts like they say, maybe seeing this one will help move things along.

    But I won't recommend using elementium for ranking him until it is clear.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    @Carlos

    You guys are aware that Babari's Bolt Aura seems to have no limit in duration once cast? I think I saw a Gakora mirror in PVP and it lasted a long time as well, so may need to look into all monsters with mirror skills.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    Is very sad to see that a lot of the events that actually benefit the players is occurring less and less.

    Besides Rune Slot Discount, I can't remember when was the last time we had Sharing Happy Hour (where we can donate and receive more cells than usual).

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    @Tyroz said in Thalassa's Refund-How does it work?:

    I will try to reply point by point:

    1. The reward obtained for the Blessing won't be touched.
    2. The Cell obtained in the roulette won't be touched.
    3. The Runes and Relics equipped will disappear if they are still equipped in the moment of the refund.

    Hope now is more clear.

    So for those who don't really need the refund can do the refund anyways, and get another massive set of elemental cells for free when Thalassa's dungeon comes around.

    And those who do want the refund, they are given a free set of blessing rewards in addition to the massive set of elemental cells from the roulette.

    Seriously, please don't go around telling your players you support fair play anymore. At least you won't be called a hypocrite.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    Is not just Kihaku.

    Patient Cyber used to be able to use Endemic Pathogens (AOE CD activate) before this update, now the priority of this skill is so low it will never be used by the AI over other skills unless everything other one is on cooldown.

    Gakora used to use Lord of Beginnings, now it uses Fearlessness instead.

    There are probably others but those are the ones I was able to see for sure.

    Seriously, they are ACTIVELY making all these changes to make monsters perform worse on defense, while requiring players to do well in PVP defense to advance, and at the same time promoting that they are making changes to create a "smarter AI". Unbelievable week we are having.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    You should absolutely pursue all means to get a refund, either from SP support (unlikely) or from Apple or Google depends on which you used. If enough people requests they may see a trend and give them a warning from doing something like this in the future.

    If they are allowed to change whatever they want, whenever they want, I see no reason why you can't go back on your purchase. That trust between buyer and seller has been destroyed beyond repair once they set this precedence.

    If they really wanted to keep your business and the money earned from your purchase, they would've chosen to allow for a swap to a different nemesis of your choice.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    Looking at the way they have been doing things, the change itself is cut and dry, there isn't any room for debate (nor feedback), and it will be pushed out whether the majority of the player base is for it or against it.

    The main point that will impact how the player base will receive this change, will be how much will the dev team do to help compensate players who feels they are either cheated or tricked into their investment of certain monster(s) due to this unforeseeable change of rules.

    At the present, allowing for skill changes and rune unequip discount is no where even remotely close to what people spent in gems or cash for ranking up the monsters/buying nemesis chests, heroic orbs, etc. Seriously, there are recurring events that happens often for the same rune unequip discount.

    If the dev team is willing to provide a way to even salvage one monster investment, it will be a much better solution. Stop feeding the image of the greedy SP to people, and show you care about the players trust when they purchase your products. Show that when you change something, for better or for worse, that you are willing to be responsible for the impact it causes.

    I had proposed before allowing for swapping of one monster for another, but if that process is too difficult to implement, consider other possibilities such as allowing decomposition of a non-breedable legend into elementium equivalent of the same rank, and WM to orbs needed to create for the same rank.

    @Marianne-van-Es said in Gameplay changes (October 2018) Feedback:

    What I do believe is that in this process the devs forget that we players have invested in these monsters that are now changed so its not so easy to switch even if we own those monsters

    I don't think "forget" is the correct word if we clearly express "feedback" that their current mitigation approach is inadequate. If this is all they think our effort and trust is worth, I think the more appropriate word is "ignore".

    Edit: Just want to tell @Haka-Taka although I have only known you on these forums, you have always been a friendly, extremely helpful and modest moderator. I have a lot of respect for you, and truly sad to see you go. Is a huge loss for our community. Take care friend!

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    @Fox said in Gameplay changes (October 2018) Feedback:

    Regarding the changes themselves, as some of the players mentioned in this thread, the changes have no monetization purpose but should bring longevity to the game.

    If you guys really understands the plight this change puts the majority of your player base thru, and that there really isn't any monetization purposes, how about showing a little gesture of good will to help the players?

    I think if you allow each account, for a limited time, to exchange 1 monster (per account) for a different one in the same value category to the same rank, it would help tremendously for the player base to transition through this change.

    For example:

    A nemesis for a different nemesis, for all those who feels Ruby has been nerfed to the ground.
    A regular gem purchasable monster for a different gem purchasable monster to help those who regret ranking something (for example Kihaku) not knowing of this new drastic change.
    A warmaster for a different warmaster, etc.

    Is easy for you guys to suddenly get up out of bed and decide to turn things upside down for us players. But if you guys truly care, don't make the players be the only ones paying the price of your decision, pitch in and help out!

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    @Carlos

    The Friendly Battle feature during Team War Prep Phase is a splendid feature, but unfortunately it also revealed some very shocking and at times heart-breaking truth about the AI.

    Can you guys do some fine tuning on certain monsters? Because as it stands these are performing at a very disappointing level.

    Before I go into specific examples, I noticed that for example Timerion's first move is mostly Space Time, but at times it does use Looped Damage. While certain monster's starting move is always the same, like Thetys with her Stamina Devourers. Which means that having a monster have variation in their first move is possible, while also having a set move is possible as well.

    Certain monsters that can utilize 2 types of denial will really benefit from a random 50/50 split so the opponent cannot plan for their attack. For example Al Canine should randomly do Unpaid Loan & Vendetta, so the attacker cannot just bring a stun immune team to exploit the AI.

    Certain monsters that really has only 1 decent move to start like Talika, who is a stunner and everyone knows it, has no problem starting with Ricinus Seeds. As if you bring a stun immune team to counter her, that is very fair.

    The ones that I find currently not performing well on defense are the following:

    Timerion - currently starts with Space Time like 90+% of the time really hinders his performance. Consider CD activated at 50% chance, Space Time 25%, Looped Damage 25% (if at all possible, or some kind of variation between the 3).

    Nishant's Bodyguard - currently starting with Niff, when Turbulence is likely the most practical move to start her rotation with. (Gakora is doing it right, with Lord of Beginnings, why can't she?)

    Flamerion (and probably other reset CD monsters) - keeps doing Cooldown Self Reset, making this monster unplayable on defense if you want to utilize that move. His priority setting should be one of the damaging moves like Max Damage or Fire Hack.

    Necromancer - keeps doing the self extra turn move Vaporo Corporis if spec with this move, making him also laughable on defense.

    Baba Yaga - currently starts with Forest Kidnapper, but ideally should be 50/50 with Yaga's Curse so you can't just bring possess immune monsters to take advantage.

    There are probably many more examples others can list, but I think you get the point I am trying to make.

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  • Portgas D. Ace

    @C0ntr1v3d

    Thanks for you courteous and thoughtful reply.

    I agree it will definitely change the way the game will be played, it is also important to be ever cautious that not all changes are good (look at their last iteration on the 72 hr challenge for a recent example). As I see it, the defense AI is already very vulnerable as it is, it really doesn't need another factor to make it perform even more poorly. The game will be a one-sided one to see who screws up less on offense.

    Just wanted to at least express my concerns, so if this turns into a disaster at the very least I know I tried.

    Last bit of warning @Carlos if you happen to be around: we will go with whatever iteration you guys feel comfortable to put out, just don't nerf Elvira after you attract people to make the purchase, all in the glorious name of "balancing".

    If you feel Xiron is the OP "big brother" that protects his team with denials so the other 2 can carry out their strategy, then Elvira is the "big sister" that protects little Xiron so he can do his job. That is not a minor power creep in any shape or form.

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