🏝️ [Master Discussion] - Monster Island - Global Beta

:desert_island: Purpose

Purpose of this thread is to provide {fairly} comprehensive information regarding the new feature titled the “Monster Island”, specifically the Global Beta planned for the start in November, 2022.

  • Please use this thread to ask questions or give advice about the event.
  • A new topic has been added to give feedback where you can share other thoughts about the event.

Disclaimer from Staff

:mantelpiece_clock: Schedule

General Timeline:

  • Sign-up Phase – 24 hours
  • Exploration Phase – 2 days
  • Rewards - After the exploration phase is over.

Storyline

Opening dialog

Ending dialog after the event ends

Global Beta

The following is the timeline for the Global Beta:

  • Sign-up Phase – 2022-11-29T07:00:00Z2022-11-30T07:00:00Z
  • Exploration Phase –2022-11-30T07:00:00Z2022-12-02T07:00:00Z
  • Rewards – 2022-12-02T07:00:00Z

Arrival of 500 additional flags:

# Date and Time
1 2022-11-30T15:00:00Z
2 2022-11-30T23:00:00Z
3 2022-12-01T07:00:00Z
4 2022-12-01T15:00:00Z
5 2022-12-01T23:00:00Z

:information_source: General Information

This brand new mini game inside the Empires & Puzzles.
You can work together with your Alliance and explore Monster Island.
Your alliance can earn points by discovering new areas, defeating enemies, and opening chests
Rewards are based on global Alliance rank and event difficulty

There 3 difficulties, and alliances are assigned an event difficulty based on their Titan performance
Each difficulty has a different leaderboard, and rewards are based on difficulty.

The event uses a brand new “Monster Island Energy”, and each operation uses that energy.

Event Rules


Credits to @Cap

Written version

Monster Island Event effect

Monster Island Energy

  • You receive 500 Monster Island energy when the exploring phase is start, and you receive additional 500 energies every 8 hours.
  • You can only store 1000 Monster Island Energy all the time so if you receive new flags when you have more than 500 Monster Island Energies, then you will lose some of the granted energy.
  • Step on undiscovered cells consumes 25 Monster Island Energy, and it also gives you 750 points in the event.
  • Steps on discovered cells only need 1 Monster Island Energy.

Map


Created by @LatiyFundiy

The Map consist of sectors, which are marked from A to I and from 1 to 9.
Each sector consist of Map hexagon cells (about 1200 in total), which can be any of these:

  • Campsite:
    • You can change your team, and items here,
  • Forest, Desert…
    • You can visit it, but there is no action to do there.
  • Sea
    • You can not visit this cell.
  • Reef
    • You can visit it, and it connect lands
  • Chest (Relic or Treasure)
    • You can open it if you have keys
  • Enemy Horde
    • You can attack the Enemy Horde, which can drop Chest Keys if defeated.
    • If defeated, then it changes to a counter, until the Horde is revived.
  • Apex Monsters
    • You can attack it, and it will always drop Chest Keys if defeated.
  • Danger
    • The cells around a Monster Horde / Apex Monster are blocked until the enemy is defeated.

Campsite

  • Your team is shows up at a special area of the map called Campsite.
  • You can only change your heroes, and fill up your items.
  • If you move away from the Campsite, then you can edit your team or fill up your items.
  • If you used some items, then when you arrive back to Campsite, then those are refilled.
  • You can take the usual amount of items with you.

The guide by @Cap about the Map:

Enemies

There are two kind of enemies:

  • Monster Horde
    • A Monster Horde contains of 80 Monsters, and you can defeat maximum only 20 of them at each attack.
  • Apex Monster:
    • It is similar to a titan, and all the rules of the fight is similar to a titan fight.

The first attack of any enemy takes 10 Monster Island Energy, and each additional fight with the same enemy increases the needed energy with 15.
So energy on cost needed on consecutive fight is 25, 40, 55…
Hordes are respawn after a certain amount of time, and when they respawn the energy needed on the first attack is reset to 10.

20% of the attacks by enemy is permanent.

Permanent damage

  • Damage received by Heroes in the event persists between attacks
  • 20% of the damage received by a Hero is permanent and can’t be healed back during the event
  • Overheal and Minions can prevent your heroes for receiving permanent damage, but Overheal can not revert permanent damage reduction, and heroes with minions receive +100% more damage.
  • Killed Enemies remain killed, and can not be used in the event any more until you revive them, but if you revive your heroes, then the remaining maximum HP is reduced with 50%.

Monster Horde

@cap’s guide about Monster Hordes:

Written Details
  • You will defeat Monster Hordes if you defeat all 80 of them.
  • You are facing against 20 of them in one attack.
  • Each group has different Energy consumption see above.
  • When you start the attacking them only 3 of the are shown in the middle, and more are appearing in each turn.
  • In total you can only see and attack 8 of them on the screen.
  • Each of the Monster have random element.
  • If you defeat some of them, then more Monsters will appear on the screen until all non-defeated monster are visible.
  • The battle has a 10 minute timeout. You need to finish killing the opponents during this time.
  • You can see the remaining Monster count on the screen.
  • Each monsters have different stat on each difficulty.
  • Once a Monster Horde is defeated it will revived in 13 hours and 15 minutes.
  • If you can not finish a Horde group, then the killed monsters are stays as killed. So you need to kill less of them later.
  • If you can defeat a whole Horde, then your alliance gets 9780 points.
  • Defeating an Monster Horde may give you a Chest Key.

Apex Monsters

@cap’s guide about Apex Monsters:

Written Details
  • These are looks like a Titan fight, which also take 1.5 minutes as usual titan fight.
  • The Apex Monster has a Weak Point, and if you attack it with tiles, then it is stunned similarly to Titans.
  • Their stat is different on each difficulty.
  • There are various Apex Monsters with different elements and special skills.

Here is the list of the Apex Monsters:

Name Element Special Skill
Carapace Kaiju Holy Blade Tail Swipe
-Deals 100% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies get -20% attack for 4 turns.
- The caster get +40% defense against Specil Skills for 4 turns.
Megalocroco Nature Monstrous Bite
- Deals 100% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies get -10% mana generation for 4 turns.
- The caster gets +19% mana generation for 4 turns.
Bat Dragon Dark Dragon Claws
- Deals 100% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies get -26% accuracy fo 4 turns.
- The caster resists new negative mana effects for 4 turns.
Behemoth Frog Ice Venom Slash
- Deals 100% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies receive 584 Poision damage over 4 turns.
- The caster get +26% defense for 4 turns.
Brimstone Brut Fire Vockfall Bash
- Deals 100% damage to all enemies.
- All enemies get -20% defense for 4 turns.
- The caster is immune to new status ailments for 4 turns.
  • Your alliance is getting 25% of dealt damage in points.
  • Defeating an Apex Monster always give you a Chest Key.

Chests and Keys

You can find two type of chests on the map:

  • Treasure Chests
  • Relic Chests

Both of them can be opened by Keys which your alliance receives by defeating Apex Monsters and you may receive it by defeating Monster Hordes.

Any of your alliance members can use the found keys .

Treasure Chests

  • They contain loot that will be randomly distributed to all Alliance members at the end of the event

Relic Chests

  • They contain a random Relic that will buff all your Alliance members’ Heroes during the rest of the event.
    • Stack (Max. 10): All Heroes get +5% attack each turn
    • +25% power to Special Skill attacks
    • +50% additional Troop damage against the weaker element
    • -20% reduction of all incoming damage
    • 20% chance to dodge Special Skills and normal attacks
    • +5% mana each turn to Heroes whose current HP is lower than 50% of their initial max health
    • +5% mana to all Heroes each time a Special Skill is cast
    • 5% health recovered for all Heroes each time a Special Skill is cast
    • All Heroes counterattack with 30% of received damage
    • +25% attack
    • +25% defense
    • +25% critical chance
    • +50% healing from Special Skills, +100% healing from Battle Items
    • +20% mana generation

@cap’s guide about relics:

Other misc information

Screen layout, Top bar, Menu bar details

Monster Island Screen

The Monster Island can be accessed from the left pane of Quest screen with an icon similarly to the Mythic titan or the Tower events.

When you first log in to the Island, then game notifies you about which difficulty you are assigned by the Titan rarity, and afterwards you need to setup an exploration team and items.

Screen layout

The screen has the following layout:

  • The map itself in the middle, which is divided to sectors.
  • Top bar, when you can see you energies, keys, chest and score. You can read more bellow.
  • On the top right you can see which sector are you seeing in the screen.
  • Bellow that you can see the Event History. (Keys found, Horde is found, etc…), which you can enlarge if you click on it.
  • You can directly access the alliance chat from the bottom of the screen, when you can see the last few messages similarly how you can see them in War or in Base view.
  • On the left there is a menu bar.

Top bar

In the top bar you see:

  • Your available Monster Island energy and the maximum too.
  • You can see how many Chest keys do you have.
Chest Keys description

Number of Chest Keys your alliance has collected.
Use them to open the Trasure Chests and Relic Chests hidden in the Island. Apex Monsters and some Hordes in the Island will drop Chest Keys when defeated.

All keys you collect can be used by the whole Alliance, so remembering to communicate with your Alliance Members.

  • Collected Tresure Chest count
Treasure Chest description

Treasure Chests collected by you and your Alliance members.

  • Alliance Score. If you click on it, then you open up the leaderboard.

Menu bar

You can access these options from the Menu bar.

  • Gearbox icon with these Sub menu items:
    • Toggle Chat: You turn on / off the alliance chat view.
    • Event Info: You can read the Event Information what I have quoted in the Event Info above.
    • Leaderboard: You can open up the Leaderboard from here.
    • Rewards: You can check the Rewards from here.
    • Alliance info: You can open the Alliance Information screen from here. (See bellow).
    • Hero Rooster: You can open up your exploration team and items, but you can Edit them unless you are the Campsite. (See Bellow.)
  • Map icon: You can view the full Map, where you can see the explored area, and active monsters.
  • Relic icon: You can see the collected and active relics.
  • Maginifer Icon: You can switch to examine mode, where you can avoid moving accidenly, and the special map cells are highlighed, while all other will be turn dark.

Rewards will be given at the end of the event based on the number of chests collected.

Alliance Info

It can be opened up from the Menu bar or if you click on the Event History.
There are two tabs:

  • Event History, where you can see the events occured during the event and in wihich sector such as:
    • Someone has discovered a Horde
    • Someone has defeated a Horde
    • Someone has discovered an Apex Monster
    • Someone has defeated an Apex Monster
    • Someone has discovered a Treasure chest
    • Someone has discovered a Relic chest
    • Someone has discovered a Chest Key
    • Someone get a new Relic for all allaince members.
    • Horde respawned
  • Top Players: You can see the Alliance members scores, and if you click on a member you see their current Monster Island team, and remaining Monster Island Energy.

Rewards

It is different for each difficulty, and rank based.

@cap’s guide about rewards:

Rewards on Easy difficulty
Rank Tokens Emblems Ascension Materials Battle Items Avatar
1 10x Legends Coin
10x Three Kingdom Coins
10x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
5x Barbarian
5x Cleric
4x Advanturer’s Kit
4x Practice Sword
4x Rugged Clothes
1x Arcane Scripts
5x Bear Banner
5x Arrow Attack
Meadow, Maheegan
2 -
10
6x Legends Coin
6x Three Kingdom Coins
6x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
3x Barbarian
3x Cleric
4x Advanturer’s Kit
4x Practice Sword
1x Arcane Scripts
5x Bear Banner
5x Arrow Attack
Meadow
11 -
50
6x Legends Coin
6x Three Kingdom Coins
6x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
2x Barbarian
2x Cleric
4x Advanturer’s Kit
4x Practice Sword
1x Arcane Scripts
4x Bear Banner
4x Arrow Attack
51 -
100
6x Legends Coin
6x Three Kingdom Coins
6x Tower Coins
2x Summon Token
2x Barbarian
2x Cleric
4x Advanturer’s Kit
4x Practice Sword
4x Bear Banner
4x Arrow Attack
101 -
300
5x Legends Coin
5x Three Kingdom Coins
5x Tower Coins
2x Summon Token
1x Barbarian
1x Cleric
4x Advanturer’s Kit
4x Practice Sword
3x Bear Banner
3x Arrow Attack
301 -
500
4x Legends Coin
4x Three Kingdom Coins
4x Tower Coins
2x Summon Token
- 4x Advanturer’s Kit 3x Bear Banner
3x Arrow Attack
501 -
1000
4x Legends Coin
4x Three Kingdom Coins
4x Tower Coins
1x Summon Token
- 4x Advanturer’s Kit 2x Bear Banner
2x Arrow Attack
1001 -
1500
3x Legends Coin
3x Three Kingdom Coins
3x Tower Coins
1x Summon Token
- - 2x Bear Banner
2x Arrow Attack
1501 -
2000
3x Legends Coin
3x Three Kingdom Coins
3x Tower Coins
1x Summon Token
- - 1x Bear Banner
1x Arrow Attack
2001 -
2500
1x Summon Token - - 1x Bear Banner
2501 or
lower
1x Summon Token - - -
Rewards on Medium difficulty
Rank Tokens Trainer Emblems Ascension Materials Battle Items Avatar
1 3x :star::star: Fire 20x Legends Coin
20x Three Kingdom Coins
20x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
15x Barbarian
15x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
15x Bear Banner
15x Arrow Attack
Dawn, Fianna
2 -
10
2x :star::star: Fire 12x Legends Coin
12x Three Kingdom Coins
12x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
10x Barbarian
10x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
15x Bear Banner
15x Arrow Attack
Dawn
11 -
50
2x :star::star: Fire 12x Legends Coin
12x Three Kingdom Coins
12x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
8x Barbarian
8x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
13x Bear Banner
13x Arrow Attack
51 -
100
1x :star::star: Fire 10x Legends Coin
10x Three Kingdom Coins
10x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
8x Barbarian
8x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
13x Bear Banner
13x Arrow Attack
101-
200
1x :star::star: Fire 10x Legends Coin
10x Three Kingdom Coins
10x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
8x Barbarian
8x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
11x Bear Banner
11x Arrow Attack
201 -
300
1x :star::star: Fire 10x Legends Coin
10x Three Kingdom Coins
10x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
8x Barbarian
8x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
11x Bear Banner
11x Arrow Attack
301 -
400
- 8x Legends Coin
8x Three Kingdom Coins
8x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
8x Barbarian
8x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
9x Bear Banner
9x Arrow Attack
401 -
500
- 8x Legends Coin
8x Three Kingdom Coins
8x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
7x Barbarian
7x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts 9x Bear Banner
9x Arrow Attack
501 -
600
- 8x Legends Coin
8x Three Kingdom Coins
8x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
7x Barbarian
7x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts 7x Bear Banner
7x Arrow Attack
601 -
700
- 6x Legends Coin
6x Three Kingdom Coins
6x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
5x Barbarian
5x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts 7x Bear Banner
7x Arrow Attack
701 or
lower
- 6x Legends Coin
6x Three Kingdom Coins
6x Tower Coins
3x Summon Token
5x Barbarian
5x Cleric
1x Arcane Scripts 5x Bear Banner
5x Arrow Attack
Rewards on Hard difficulty
Rank Tokens Trainer Emblems Ascension Materials Battle Items Avatar
1 1x :star::star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
100x Legends Coin
100x Three Kingdom Coins
100x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
3x EHT
3x ETT
75x Barbarian
75x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Chainmail Shirt
30x Bear Banner
25x Arrow Attack
10x Super Antidotes
5x Timestop
Adalinda, Cleaver
2 -
10
3x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
70x Legends Coin
70x Three Kingdom Coins
70x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
2x EHT
2x ETT
50x Barbarian
50x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
30x Bear Banner
25x Arrow Attack
10x Super Antidotes
5x Timestop
Adalinda
11 -
50
2x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
70x Legends Coin
70x Three Kingdom Coins
70x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
1x EHT
1x ETT
45x Barbarian
45x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
26x Bear Banner
24x Arrow Attack
10x Super Antidotes
4x Timestop
51 -
100
2x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
50x Legends Coin
50x Three Kingdom Coins
50x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
40x Barbarian
40x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
26x Bear Banner
24x Arrow Attack
9x Super Antidotes
4x Timestop
101 -
150
2x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
40x Legends Coin
40x Three Kingdom Coins
40x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
35x Barbarian
35x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
1x Leather Armor
23x Bear Banner
22x Arrow Attack
8x Super Antidotes
3x Timestop
151 -
200
1x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
35x Legends Coin
35x Three Kingdom Coins
35x Tower Coins
5x Summon Token
25x Barbarian
25x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
23x Bear Banner
22x Arrow Attack
8x Super Antidotes
3x Timestop
201 -
250
1x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
30x Legends Coin
30x Three Kingdom Coins
30x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
25x Barbarian
25x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
21x Bear Banner
21x Arrow Attack
7x Super Antidotes
2x Timestop
251 -
300
1x :star::star::star: Fire
3x :star::star: Fire
25x Legends Coin
25x Three Kingdom Coins
25x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
20x Barbarian
20x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
1x Dagger
21x Bear Banner
21x Arrow Attack
7x Super Antidotes
2x Timestop
301 -
350
3x :star::star: Fire 20x Legends Coin
20x Three Kingdom Coins
20x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
20x Barbarian
20x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
18x Bear Banner
18x Arrow Attack
6x Super Antidotes
1x Timestop
351 -
400
3x :star::star: Fire 15x Legends Coin
15x Three Kingdom Coins
15x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
15x Barbarian
15x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
18x Bear Banner
18x Arrow Attack
6x Super Antidotes
1x Timestop
401 or
lower
3x :star::star: Fire 15x Legends Coin
15x Three Kingdom Coins
15x Tower Coins
4x Summon Token
15x Barbarian
15x Cleric
1x Battle Manual
1x Arcane Scripts
15x Bear Banner

Rewards for each collected Treasure Chest

You will get these for each collected Treasure Chest on hard difficulty:

  • 5 Three Kingdom Coins
  • 5 Tower Coins
  • 5 Legends Coins
  • 2 emblems from random class
  • 1 random 3 star ascension material
  • 1-2 random 1-4 star crafting items and battle items

Portal

There is no portal attached to the Monster Island event.

Tips

  • Boosted HP can prevent applying permanent damage on your heroes.
  • Reviver heroes and items can revive heroes died in previous battles, but they reduce the remain max HP with 50%.
  • If you can not score 39120 damage on an Apex Monster, then defeating a Monster Horde gives more points on Hard difficulty so maybe those players who can not score that much should focus on Hordes as they are easy to defeat.
  • Energy costs increasing for each attack / player so it is adviced to not do more than 1-2 flags / Apex Monster or Monster Horde and let others to finish the job.
  • Prioritize finding and opening Treasure chests as they increase the final rewards.

Monster Island in Puzzle Combat:

@BlackZed shared a video about how it looks like in Puzzle Combat, and this is similar to how it is in Beta.

:link: Related Threads:

Feedback topic:

Plain Hunter Heroes

Legendary:

Epic:

Rare:

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yey i’m so excited, a little bit sad that’s on work days but still, i can’t wait!

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This is ‘monster hunter’, the puzzle game

…”placeholder rewards” again.

yayyyyyy

seemingly aka “don’t get your hopes up for much more when the alleged ‘placeholders’ are swapped out, unless maybe you’re already in the top 100 alliances in the game, and if you are, the reward will definitely be insignificant compared to what you already have”

yes I am looking at you W3K

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Just checking if you’re missing Malin and Kai from the Plains Hunter family?

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Inspired by that actual game. Just as this game inspired other games in some way or other.

I would just try this “new” concept for the loot from the treasure chests. For what they are worth.

Fair to say, which is why I was curious on the other thread how many chests are reasonably feasible (and how they are distributed, does every player receive the reward in each chest, etc.) to have some idea what the payoff might be.

We will find out eventually. For now I am happy to share that I managed to pigue my long retired Game GF to have a go with me. Out of curiosity.

Hopefully I will get a few summon coins and tokens from this beta. Not banking on placing well at all.

By that you mean completely rip off :rofl:
That game that shall not be named in this forum 100% ripped off e&p
You played MH, what weapons do you main? Malin looks like she’s using an insect glaive

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Surprisingly this seems pretty fun…

Looks like a titan orientated event, which I like

I didn’t play MH but I played other games that had events inspired by MH. :rofl::joy:

As for those clones that ripped offThis game, :joy::rofl:

Will Monster Island always be on a sign-up basis or is this only for global beta? Thank you

to ALL alliance members, or only those who signed up?

Thanks again :slight_smile:

Hopefully people will like this event and live-game rewards will be “rewarding”.

Any idea on the specific criteria for assignment to each of the difficulty levels?

In Beta we do not need to sign up individually.

If you are in an alilance, then you will able to participate.

As everyone is considered to be signed up in the alliance.

In this Global Beta similar (not so good) rewards are expected as in normal Beta based on the message from Petri what I quoted in front of the Rewards section.

I could just guess, but my guess is as good as anyone else.

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Thx, I have added them to the OP.

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Thank you, @PlayForFun! Appreciate all your hard work keeping us well informed.

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Thanks for the info …

I do recall the wo3k Problems last time in global beta mode :roll_eyes: still have nightmares of the all topics being made and being merged :joy:

I have asked staff is there a chance of this happening agian with server issues …

Being its out of staff hours i wont get a response till tomorrow ill keep yall updated :green_heart:

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Sorry if it’s been stated, but will there no new heroes to summon during this event given there’s no portal?