Announcement

Collapse

Forum Rules [Updated 12/21/2016]

MAIN RULES OF THE FORUMS

Please respect your community. Respect each other as you all enjoy the same thing ? The Game.

We encourage open and friendly discussion of the game and the Community. Moderators and Staff have final decisions on all matters, and are here to make sure that the Community remains a friendly, fun place appropriate for players of all backgrounds, ages and groups.

It is the forum member's responsibility to stay up to date on forum rules and to honor the behavior outlined.

PURPOSE OF THE FORUMS

These forums provide an area for constructive player discussions of the game. It also allows players to
help each other identify bugs and issues, and help each other reproduce and resolve them.

These forums are not the most direct way to contact support. If you?re having an issue with your game and you need direct assistance, please tap on the FAQ/Support tab within the game.

CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENT

Please make sure to stay updated on these rules by reviewing this page from time to time.

SET RULES

This is a private board. As such, decisions made are final.
We reserve the right to remove any message board content without notice for any reason.


Rule 1: Responses to rule violations
Violating these rules will result in warnings, either formal or informal, suspensions, banning, or other sanctions.

Rule 2: Respect other users on the forums
- Do not make attacks or insult other users, either in the forums or through private messages. Disagreements and debates are fine, but don?t make it personal.
- Do not attack groups. This includes professions, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, incomes, or even vague groups like ?you people.?
- Do not use ill terms which are offensive to groups, do not ?flame?, ?troll.? or ?haze?.

Rule 3: Respect the forum purpose and structure
- Make your posts in the appropriate forum.
- Please use the Search function. If a relevant thread already exists, please post there instead of creating a new thread about the same topic. Duplicate threads will be closed to keep the forums orderly and easy to navigate.
- Keep off-topic posts in the off-topic forum.
- Don?t start discussions about games that are not ours.
- Do not cross-link to other message boards or websites unless approved by a moderator.

Rule 4: Respect the law
- Do not post anything illegal under U.S. law, or encourage other users to break the laws of the U.S. or their country of residence.
- Do not encourage users to break terms of service. This includes giving information about how to find scripts, exploits, or cheats, as well as arranging to buy or sell accounts or virtual goods.

Rule 5: Respect the audience
Think about who you're talking to. Users may be as young as 13 on these message boards, and may be male or female, and from countries across the globe.
- Keep your language civil. Profanity is frowned on.
- Do not post Adult Material, inappropriate graphic sexual content in any format, or links to sexually explicit sites.
- Do not post graphic images or explicit descriptions of violent acts.
- Do not use an avatar or signature that could offend other users. They have to look at it a lot.

Rule 6: Respect privacy
- Do not post any private emails or private messages unless you have the explicit permission of each person involved in the exchange.
- Do not post private communication between customer support, members, moderators, or administrators on these forums, or anywhere else. (This include support ticket responses)
- Do not post any information covered by a non-disclosure agreement or beta testing agreement. Even if you somehow have inside information about our competitors, for legal reasons we don?t want to hear it.
- Do not post Facebook information about other forum users.
- Do not post any private information about other users.
- Do not post in-game information in an attempt to have other players attack your target. Be careful to not cross the line into bullying.

Rule 7: Do not spam
- Do not post repeatedly about the same topic.
- Do not spam users on the forums or through private messages.
- Do not start a thread without actual purpose.
- Do not start a thread about a news story or article unless you make it clear what the story is about, and offer your own opinion to start a discussion.

Rule 8: Respect your account
- Do not share your account information with other individuals. You will be held responsible for any rules violations that occur under your account.
- Do not create new accounts or use other tricks to avoid suspensions or bans.
- Do not create ?sock puppet? accounts ? multiple accounts created just so that you can agree with yourself and make it seem like your ideas have more support than they do.
- Never include your e-mail address or any other personal information in posts.

Rule 9: Respect the Moderators
- Do not post using the color red. This color is reserved for moderators.
- Do not impersonate moderators. Do not claim to speak for the moderators.

Rule 10: Respect the decisions of the moderators
- The moderation teams reserves the right to warn, suspend, or permanently ban users judged to be acting against the spirit of the rules, even if the user is following the letter of the rules.
- Do not argue with moderators about moderator decisions. You can disagree with a moderator?s opinions, just like any other poster, but when they post moderator actions in red text, it is considered final.
- Moderators have no access to your game account. If you have an issue you must contact customer service.

Generally, BE NICE. There is nothing wrong with being nice to each other.
See more
See less

Reviewing the Fire Arena Event (09/18 05:30 - 09/25 06:00)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Reviewing the Fire Arena Event (09/18 05:30 - 09/25 06:00)

    Okay, it looks like the first non-beta arena event has ended.

    Looking at the results, it was dominated by two different players. One ended with a might of 6,504, the other had a might of 4,758.
    With the way "streak bonuses" add to might increases, this is to be expected - both those players had SSS-rank decks,
    and probably weren't going to lose to any other decks as long as they avoided each other.


    Rank #3 in the arena was 3,403 might. #10 was 2,447. #20 was #2,265.

    For rewards by Rank number, only #1 earned a 5-star card. (Not sure exactly what card that is, a Phoenix of some kind. Ben-nu Fireborn, maybe?) Ranks #2 through #5 received a 4* Fire Elemental. Ranks #6 through #20 received a 3* Ember Mage.


    In terms of reward for overall Might score: 4,000 earned a Fire Elemental, 3,500 earned a Summoning Stone and 3,000 earned an Ember Mage. All the other tiers below that were just Summon Charms matched with a single potion (or a bag of gold), and aren't really worth mentioning. Only three players managed to get Might rankings high enough to even earn an Ember Mage, and only the two SSS decks earned the Elemental or Summoning Stone.

    ===================================

    Observations:

    Other than "fighting for the sake of fighting," the arena rewards didn't seem worth the effort. Players might have used 100 or more tickets and have nothing more to show for it than a pile of gold, up to 6,000 Summon Charms, two Stamina Potions, five Mana potions and (if they were lucky) an Ember Mage or two. (That's assuming the Rank rewards are cumulative and you get everything from your rank below.)

    My perspective may be colored because I've done nine Heroic Summons so far. Of those summons, two were Ember Mages. So seeing that as a high-level prize doesn't really feel like it's enough.

    I'm not sure I agree with the ability to see your opponent's strength and pick-and-choose your fights without breaking streak. Sure, there are some combinations that might trick you into a loss (anyone with Celestial Lion + Giant Eagle has one team with a +50% HP boost that won't show up in the ranking numbers), but for the most part you can play it safe and maintain an undefeated streak.

    There might even be a way to "cheat the system," although I never tried it. What happens if you drop your party down to D or E rank and call in a new batch of challengers? Does it base the strength of your enemies on that CURRENT party, instead of the strongest one you'd used to date? If so, you could do that, switch back to your real team of A or S rank and get three guaranteed victories and three "no teams lost" bonuses. Hopefully there were safeguards to prevent that.

    ===================================

    Reward Suggestions:

    When it's all said and done, I feel it either needs to take less Might to earn card-based rewards or there needs to be some sort of "exclusive" content for high Rankings / Might. Otherwise, what's the point in using all those tickets?

    As I mentioned in a different topic, an "artifact" would be cool. You could equip it on a single card to give a particular enhancement. Some examples:

    The Druid's Altar: Equip to any Druid card, 4* or lower, to increase its ATK by 10%.
    Banner of Heroism: Equip to any Camelot card, 4* or lower, to increase its HP by 10%.
    Necklace of Proficiency: Equip to any Camelot or Druid card, 4* or lower, to increase that card's chance of Skill Activation by 10%.
    Ward Against Evil: When used in the arena, your party's overall HP/ATK increase by +2% for each "evil" card your opponent is using.

    ===================================

    Right. Large (and probably largely unnecessary) ramble over.

  • #2
    In arena, your always matched with people within 10 ranks of you, has nothing to do with deck rank.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Pipipupu View Post
      In arena, your always matched with people within 10 ranks of you, has nothing to do with deck rank.
      Then why do they have the three different "tiers" of challenges?

      Especially at higher ranks, I don't think there would be that much of a difference between someone ten ranks above you or ten ranks below you. And early on, it's definitely luck of the draw (but would explain why sometimes the 10 point challenges were easier than the 5 point ones in the few arena fights I looked at).

      If the range of possible players to fight is really that limited a spread, there's no reason to have different reward levels.

      Just call them "fight option 1," "fight option 2," and "fight option 3," make them all worth the same point value, and call it a day.

      Comment


      • #4
        3 tiers only mean the highest tier is the higher ranked one

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Pipipupu View Post
          Might take a beta player less tickets cause of streak bonus.
          That was my point. An SSS-rank deck will most likely win against anything as long as they avoid other SSS-rank decks. In most cases, they'll win without suffering a team loss, getting the further point bonus in each fight from that. Combine that with with a winning streak that would be unbroken for the entire week and they can get more points from 50 tickets than most players could with 100+.

          I was also referring to the beta tournaments where you could get card benefits with a score of only 2,000, instead of needing 3,000+ like in this one. (Again, I only hear about beta things through word-of-mouth so I have no way of knowing how many of them are true and how many are exaggerated.)

          It's probably a play-to-win scenario no matter how you look at it, so in its current form I'll just keep gathering tickets. If they start having special events like "no evil cards can participate" or "Druid cards only" or "4* or less cards only," I might be more interested, because that would take more strategy than a Rarity Stomp.


          Originally posted by Pipipupu View Post
          3 tiers only mean the highest tier is the higher ranked one
          Unless you're ranked #1, of course.

          Either way, there's not enough of a consistent difference in attack power for the higher ranked one to be worth 10 points while the lower ranked one is worth 5, unless you're ranked #10 at the time.

          Comment

          Working...
          X