Kingdom Wars Updates (1/27/2021)

Hi Dragon Lords.

We are running Kingdom Wars again this week and I wanted to update you all on some changes that we have made. Here is the new stuff:

New HP values for Dragon Defenders that are toned down significantly

Why are we making this change:
In the past run of Kingdom Wars, city HP values got way out of control and it made the gameplay stagnate. We hope that this change along with the bug fix (see below) will address most of the HP issues. We will be monitoring this and may change it again in the future.

16 Cities -> 8 Cities per region

Why are we making this change:
This change is also targeting the stagnant gameplay issues we had in the previous runs. We hope by reducing the number of cities needed to control a region team will be able to take over more regions but also be more open to attacks. We will be monitoring this change and may adjust in the future.

Monuments are now PvP

Why are we making this change:
We have heard your feedback on this and have decided to make the entire event PvP. We have a couple of events that are more PvE oriented (Gauntlet and Temple Raid) and so we thought it was best to make Kingdom Wars exclusively PvP. We know that many of you prefer the PvE gameplay and we will continue to have the 2 major events as well as Assault and Dungeons in every season.

*Cities will be PvE bases until taken over for the first time.

Popup Opt-Out

Why are we making this change:
We heard the feedback that the number of popups in the event was frustrating. Now on the popups, there will be an option to hide popups for the rest of the event. We want to give people the option to remove the popups if they don’t want to see them. In addition to this change we have also reduced the frequency of popups, so if you keep them on you should see them a bit less often.

Adding the Defend Button to Each Region

Why are we making this change:
Many of you are very strategic players and like to have the ability to manually select which dragon defends each region, so we add the region coordinates to the defend screen in the last run of Kingdom Wars. But this still required a lot of screen switching, so we added back the defend button to each region. When you tap on the region you want to defend you will only see that region. The main defend button will still remain where you can see all the regions you can defend in one spot. Auto-assign will still function in the same way as before.

VP Per Hour Leaderboards

Why are we making this change:
This should have existed a long time ago. Better late than never. You can access this leaderboard by hitting the popout button on the main map screen. The numbers will not update instantly but should update automatically every 5-10mins (depending on server load).

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed issue with dragon defenders still providing HP after their timer ran out.
    Now when a dragon defender’s timer runs out the HP of each city within that region will be reduced by the defend HP value of that dragon (see above) to a minimum of 1 HP.

  2. Resolved some server load issues that caused slow loading at the beginning of the event
    We hope that the fixes that we made make the event run much more smoothly. We will still be monitoring the event start and will make adjustments if issues arise.

@PGGalileo and I will be around to answer questions today as much as we can.

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All very welcome changes, thank you!

If all goes well, is there any possibility you have plans to address the initial placement problem in some manner?

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Does it ever though? Has it ever actually gone well with this event? I seriously cant even recall anymore

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Pve on the momuments was a good source of points for all players.

Pvp means we will get less points particularly if we hit down for our bigger attacks in case of defenders

Are you also reducing the points required for prizes?

If not then this change will be a 10% - 15% nerf to our prize earning. This is already an event people don’t like so I hope you don’t make it more unlikeable.

One of the good things about pve is that it gives players an opportunity to chill out in the event at various stages and helps to prevent burnout.

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Seems to me it’s going back to the way it original was which sucked. There was no relief. You had to battle constantly

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Don’t you think these changes make the stronger teams unstoppable more than ever?
In sapphire or diamond the power of teams are around equal, but lower leagues, some teams, because there is no any difference in prizes in the divisions of a league like platin-1 to platin 4, they stay in the platinum 4 and dominate it easily. This is a general problem about divisions but it is mostly can be seen in the kingdom wars.

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@PGisawbones Did the auto-assign overriding manual assignment bug get fixed?

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that’s great thanks pg for all the changes

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Bring it to the officer hours thread please

Your changes only reverse previous changes that made this event palatable. It sounds like it will still suck

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Seems like this is just making it like it was when it was a problem before. Might as well bring back capture the flag.

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[quote=“PGisawbones, post:1, topic:134825”]

Monuments are now PvP

Why are we making this change:
We have heard your feedback on this and have decided to make the entire event PvP. We have a couple of events that are more PvE oriented (Gauntlet and Temple Raid) and so we thought it was best to make Kingdom Wars exclusively PvP. We know that many of you prefer the PvE gameplay and we will continue to have the

Who wanted this? Same as others mentioned, less points with more of a time commitment unless you get bonus points somehow.

Am happy you fixed the issue with dragons still providing hp and reducing hp as it did make for a a frustrating experience. Basically whoever got there first held it the entire event.

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Who is asking for these changes? What players are you talking about that you say wanted this?

This update makes a horrible event even worse.

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Just want to bump your post a bit more than just hitting the like button. No pve element is in essence a penalty applied to any player that’s not mythic verdant or lower tier average depending on league.

As for @PGisawbones point of hearing feedback on it… where was anyone or the majority complaining about monuments being pve? There were many other aspects people were complaining about.

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Why are RainbowRoom and YelloBrickRoad part of this picture and not YinYanWarriors?

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Where’s the positive to negative poll? This is a good one. You should definitely have it.

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50 of 50 on my team :rofl:

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This should be fixed. If you are seeing it again please let us know (via support ticket) and any video or screenshot of it happening would be super helpful

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So when this event breaks again can we finally kill it for good?

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I just want to say this post is one of the most informative that I’ve ever seen! Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop!

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