It’s fine that they try to address what which is an obvious challenge: That all top teams consist of more or less the same hero’s. If the changes are correct, I’ll be reluctant to say since I have neither of them. But as a player that meets them all the time, the changes do seem okay.
Also fine that some less used hero’s get a buff, but what about the arguably worst: Thorne?
And VIP-pass: what’s that? Something for elite spenders?
I think the Vip pass let you have some advantages over the f2p players. Second builder, some daily gifts, more flags etc. Is not so bad if you have to pay once a month, hope they didn’t make a system of vip points that you gain buying gems or special offers like in other games. Like this they kill the free2play accounts.
Alliance Wars seemed to work well in beta testing. There are several layers of mechanics, though; we were only testing choosing foes, teams, battling and scoring. There’s also the piece of alliance matching. So it’s possible that AW will be along soon, but probably not next week.
All we know from beta is that (a) you can have two buildings upgrades underway simultaneously and (b) every day you get 30 gems. They hint at “more”, and they haven’t announced pricing.
From my POV, the second builder isn’t worth much because I have all the important buildings maxed and am just upgrading farms now. So the value of a trickle of 30 gems/day is worth, hmm, about $9 bucks to me (900 gems at $1/100 for special pricing). Pricing above that mark will have to come with some interesting and as yet unannounced perks.
Great question. The January consensus in beta was that Guinevere was OP and the way to bring her back towards the “great hero” range was to reduce her dark buff. Which SG has finally done, but only after people have spent gems to summon her and rare mats to ascend her.
I think of the changes to Ares and Alberich as “down-tweaks” not “nerfs”. The changes are relatively small (relative to original proposal, thanks to feedback from beta testers) and don’t, to my mind, materially change their value. I don’t think anyone will regret having ascended them. Maybe not so with Guen, especially in light of the March HotM (also Holy).
Folks also have to remember that beta is a short window for a very small set of players, not necessarily reflective of how a hero will play in the wild with a million plus players. You can’t possibly address every variable and there were plenty of hits on feedback (many of that list of buffs were enhanced based on on feedback), though Gwen was a miss by the devs as noted.
Just updated the app. The VIP is $6.99 / month of $69.99 per year (Canadian Funds). The bonus is just an extra summon per day so nothing important. The extra builder is only good if you haven’t gotten everything up to the important levels, if you have that is obviously a waste.
Only difference on the raids is you have a level now, which is shown on the main raid page. Still wish they would tell us how wanted chests are earned…maybe one day.
Yes it is a good pricing, have seen similar in offers. $1.39 for 200 gems. Only caveat is you need to collect every day. If you don’t collect them they will disappear. So it’s another way for creators to make you play everyday.
Hey, I am glad for two things with this patch - They fixed my only green five star hero (Lady Locke) and they are offering a second builder (very handy for me during my stronghold 17-20 phase). I’m happy.
I have Alberich and his mana boost is a big deal. I assume you don’t have him. I also have Ares and
Regardless, I hope that these changes help level the playing field for those not fortunate to have previous HotM (super heroes) or deep pockets. Stinks for me but I think the majority of the players will see this as a positive thing which is more important.