I’m focusing my attention on my defensive rider, defensive gear, and perch in an effort to raise the defense strength of my base. This is an area that I have neglected far too long and I am almost embarrassed to share the present state.
In the process of making these upgrades, I have found a catch-22 in the gear element system that forces you to spend rubies where you normally wouldn’t need to or else you become stuck. I am reporting it here as a “bug” but it is really more of a game mechanic design flaw. I suggest that they fix it in the next update.
Present state is Tanok on Anapa with throwaway unleveled epic gear.
Ive been working for some time on a set of legendary wind gear (now with some elite’s mixed in). Got it more than halfway leveled. Needless to say dramatic improvement over the unleveled epic throwaway.
Ultimately the new set will go on Leilani, but as Leilani is not ready yet (3rd line I’m working on) this new set will temporarily go on Tanok. Perch upgraded to Garnet, Anapa will be replaced with Gloomclaw.
The astute observer notices that this is a change from dark to wind. Enter the catch 22. Obviously I don’t want to pay rubies to save the throwaway dark set. That’s sort of built into the word “throwaway”.
Normally you can equip a new piece without removing the old piece, which will destroy the old piece without costing you rubies but you don’t get anything in return either.
Try to equip the new gear onto Tanok - Unable, element does not match dragon type
Unbond Tanok from Anapa.
Try to equip the new gear on Tanok - Unable - gear cannot be equipped on an unbonded rider
Try to bond Tanok to Gloomclaw - Unable - gear element does not match dragon element
Try to salvage existing gear off Tanok - Unable, gear must be unequipped before it can be salvaged
So you cant make any changes to the gear while the dragon is unbonded. You cant put the new gear on until you bond to the new dragon. You cant bond to the new dragon with the old gear. And you cant get rid of the old gear until you put the new gear on (unless you spend rubies).
PG please fix!!!