|My opinion is now all fraction has the same caravan strength. I just tested that Barb has the same caravan strength as DE. In the past DE has much easier caravan |
|Well this actually might be a good news because now there wont be so many DE players... |
|Does this mean other factions have become easier caravans now? I guess it's all win-win for me. I think my caravans as a DE became easier. |
I feel the thief feature is the best of this game. GB is really time-consuming, and hunting just becomes too hard. Without thiefing, not only less DE players, it will be less players. I would say this might be a good news for me, spending more time on my work and family. :P
|spending more time on my work and family|
That is absolutely the NO. 1 thing, lol
I think what the admin SHOULD do in order to get more players is to reduce all the faction's caravan strength to 1.0, but not to just increase DE's caravan strength. I dont know but I would guess many DE players will quit or afk due to this change.
|I don't think they have gotten easier at all. |
a DE caravan with ~160 hydras is just impossible to beat.
|My opinion is now all fraction has the same caravan strength|
All factions has same strength of caravans since the big update when big thief map was implemented and it is more than 3 months ago.
But I have to agree that amount of units in caravans raised again. Dont know what admins mean with that.
|Dont know what admins mean with that.|
I have no idea. Are they trying to demoralize players by making TG battles even harder? Thieving was the only thing in the game that was fair other than PvP. The system is designed so that wins and losses balance out over time and you can keep doing it for a long time. This unannounced increase in caravan difficulty is throwing the system off balance. The winning percentage of thieves has probably dropped since this "update" was launched. I know that I'm 0/4 overall in TG today (0/3 with caravans, 1 loss to a human).
|After a few more ambushes today I'll revise my previous post. I think some caravans have gotten easier while others have gotten harder. Maybe the admins just did a caravan difficulty reset for everyone? So those who lost a lot would feel that caravans have gotten harder while others who won too many times would feel that caravans have gotten easier. And some would see both if won/lost more compared to the admin's default caravan difficulty for each caravan type. |
For which reason Admins would do that ? Theres no GOOD points behind this except that pissed people that have tried to reduced their caravans strenght for months. Thats all
|During my pass ambushes it seems that all the caravans have increased in difficulty. |
|Maybe it was an accident or they did it on purpose while tinkering with the general AI? There's another thread about AI changes.|
They could have just been adjusting the caravan difficulty formula to balance things out like the Grand Update?
Or maybe they felt that people that have tried to reduced their caravans strenght for months is not the correct way of playing this game like the unpopular AP rule, hunting guild changes, and the work penalty. Some players have lost to the point where they win using half their troops while others are losing despite using 120% enchants.
Well imho its not a good way to 'fix' things, and they know it, all they are doing lately is increase anger from their players, which in business = death to any projects.
that's exactly the point that i concern.
but don't forget this game is called lords of war and MONEY. looks like most of the updates are related to that issue. so i believe
the correct way of playing this game is keep pumping in either USD or EURO. maybe that's the real purpose.
Are they really thinking people will 'Fall' for that trap ?
Are they really thinking people can affort paying 100 euros a month for that game ?
|fall or quit.|
at least i saw some players keep pumping cash in.
if put all update together, like the calculation of exp and fsp when defeated, AP rule, hunting rule, enchanting rule, the Workaholic penalty. maybe there are some clues.
|For which reason Admins would do that ? Theres no GOOD points behind this except that pissed people that have tried to reduced their caravans strenght for months. Thats all |
well I've been losing mine for months and I still feel that my caravans got easier (except barb, naturally as im a wiz) so I dont see them having one that anyway
Yes the answer to that is : They dont know how to manage a business :P
Really? I think my barb and DE have huge difference before this AI update. Caravans barb met are normally ~1.5 times stronger than caravan DE met.
|now the most popular thing is ask for help even hunting 9 Clerics. sounds crazy but that's the best way to keep something doable. but now the only doable ambush was pissed off. |