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★★Knight Replacement fix v. 2.0★★

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  • ★★Knight Replacement fix v. 2.0★★

    Greetings Lords and Ladies,

    Kabam received numerous complaints when players lost millions or even billions of might when their strong defense marshals were bumped from taking the lead by rein knights with inferior defense stats. We understand that this was a significant enough issue that many players changed their cities and their gameplay to avoid having the marshal they have invested time and money into building fall victim to being bumped.

    Over the past few weeks, we have adjusted the formula which determines which knight will take the lead when both an assigned marshal and a reinforcement knight are present. We have asked players to test how it works in action, and have made a few final tweaks to the formula in response to testing.

    We are pleased to inform you that this long-standing problem is now resolved. The strongest defense knight will take the lead in defending your city, based on the knights' respective defensive rating, including ring stats.

    We cannot disclose the formula we use, since battle mechanics information is proprietary. We can assure you that the formula takes into account the balance of life and foe attack debuff to identify the most appropriate knight.

    We hope that this fix will help players fight more confidently, and improve your gameplay.


    Your KBN Team
    Last edited by VicenteGaea; 07-05-2016, 10:18 AM.

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    I am not trying to disparage your fix since it will help stop having a very bad knight take over as marshal. So it is a help.
    And I can understand why you would not post the actual battle mechanics, but there are still lots of unanswered questions about this "fix" and how they work with rings.

    I will give an example of a potential issue and maybe you can just answer yes or no if this has been taken into consideration.

    You have a knight with a messenger ring setup to defend your t1. The rest of the armor on the knight we will ignore for now.
    You have lots of T1 in your city.

    Now lets say your defensive rating for this knight is 300 (don;t know if this number would align with what you calculate a defensive rating with or not).

    Now you get rein from someone who has the exact same armor/jewels and forge level as your knight, but they have a master ring with all 4 attributes setup to defend t3.
    Now I would assume that this knight has a higher defensive rating since it has 4 defensive attributes.
    His defensive rating might be 350 say.

    But here is the question. Since you have t1 troops to defend, the reining knight is actually worse for you.
    So does your battle mechanics take this type of scenario into account where the type of troops that are in your city matter with the ring that is on the knight?
    And there are lots of scenarios with Assassin rings setup to defend a specific type of troop also.