I'm back to the game after a lengthy parenthesis so I wanted to say hello-missed-you-a-lot to the old regulars and nice-to-meet-you to the new ones.
Could you please do me a favor? I've been out since August last year so could you please summarize for me what's new on the game?
For example, I've noticed that many people are now lv50 (cap used to be 40 back in my day). I decided to reset my account so (although I'm catchig up quickly) there's a lot out there it's not yet available for me so I can't check for myself.
Welcome back Marauder, hope you were okay and had fun doing what you were doing xD
They mixed up RTA, so it's now cross server. You have to do 10 placement battles first before participating in the ranking matches. It's hard, they'll randomly match you up with people way out of your league often lol The RTA shop is devoid of great prizes except for the monster auras (or whatever you call them), but even those are pure aesthetic.
Crafting system was added. You can craft runes, SDs etc. and some useless aesthetics.
There are two new 5* monsters - Unicorn family (who look more like Pegasus) and Homunculus which you can craft (requires extreme farming, you can read the details on his page).
There are two other new monster family - Dice Magicians and Harp Magicians.
There's a new private chat feature.
Lots of monster balancing.
Yep they raised the level cap to 50.
They added a new character in a recent update, who gives you a bunch of missions. Some of them are nuisance but some of the end reward is worth it.
There's a new mechanic with allows you to appraise your rune.
There's an anniversary event going on right now. You should do it, the reward is a Legendary scroll. It requires you to collect coins and exchange them for rewards. There are other prizes as well like crystals, rune appraisal stones, and rune crafting.
Bunch of new transmogs.
They fixed item drops in areas (it's not much of a fix though).
New Mentor/Mentee system where <50 players can add a mentor to help them in runs.
5 new rift of the 5 elements has been added. They are purely for Homunculus farming purposes though.
5 new types of runes added. They are team-based runes as they raise teams tats.
Sky island has been expanded, and there are 3 new islands.
Hmm I think that's about it. I can't recall others right now.
Actually I started about a wek ago and got into the event like crazy, I got the legendary a couple of days ago and summoned Chilling (yoooohoooo). I also got the crystals and bought my first premium pack.
I guess there are not significant changes in Guild Wars as you didn't even mention it.
Rune Reappraisal basically reshuffles all the substats you have in a rune, including its rolls. So if you have a 6* full of flats with rolls, you can reappraise that and maybe get more useful subs.
Since you restarted, it's good that they gave out a whole lot of new missions to work on, and you'll be provided with Awakened core starting mons and lots of Rainbowmon! You'll be able to catch up in no time! Sucks about Fei, but hey, might end up with a better mon.
It's a rip off. It's 2 Nat 4* per 15 pieces + other ingredients as well (elemental crystals). So 30 pieces needs 4 Nat 4*. The devs must've hit their heads regarding this. Instead of that, they could've lowered it to like 15 pieces per week, but allowing the usage of any 4*s (not just natural born).
If you can even clear just the first floor, then you can buy Almighty pieces to make up for the missing pieces later one. I'm not sure you can though. I mean what's the first floor level? 4*? I forgot.
I was using her as Faimon farmer before I left. I always liked her to be honest :)
I was trying to use her now with my previous build: despair blade SPD CR ATK but I just can't get proper despair runes and she hit like a kitty. Yesterday reruned her to Fatal Blade and she can now farm Hydeni Hard (not tried higher yet) properly at 5* lv35 runes 4* +9. She's unawakened, obviously since I've not been able to collect high essences yet so I don't have that extra ATK from her leader skill.
If I use the exp booster I have in store I might be able to make another 5* tomorrow which will help a lot I believe.
Options are: Chilling (unawakened), Kona, Mav, Bernard, Shannon, Lucien & Teon. Pushing real hard I have within reach also: Colleen, Talc, fire inferno, fire harg and light elemental.
NOTE: Just as a curiosity, incredibly enough I have hit the monster in wish temple today. Got a light charger shark.
Durand's Laika actually scales with your progression I believe. Because my abandoned Global account, his Laika's only lv 37 (6*).
I'd suggest Lapis instead of Chilling because you can then use Bernard and not have double speed booster. Lapis, Bernard, Colleen/Teon (I'd go with Teon personally because it has a leader skill), Shannon and Light Elven Ranger.
Secondly hall of heroes first two levels are a breeze. All three accounts I own - their reps can solo the first 3-4 level. I have young players use my Camilla, Laika and Trevor to solo it for them to get enough stones to summon at least 1 - 2 of them. So you should be fine.
@Finch, thanks a lot. I agree about Lapis vs. Chilling and about your team selection in general. Regarding Teon I'm not so sure, note that I have Lucien awakened which means a SPD leader skill. Also why did you discard Kona?
Actually I've been doing a good essence farming job so both Teon and Lucien are awakened.Kona is also and with the farmings of the last couple of days I am ready to awaken Mav, Ramagos and Talc (although I'm not sure if awakening Talc is worth the essences at this stage).
Unfortunately I was not aware that the challenge missions granted awakened versions of Shannon and Colleen so I expended a number of essences needlesly there, fortunately got Bernard awakened that way and saved a lot of desert grinding.
Also resetting does not wipe your friends so I've still available about 30, most with fully built 6* mons.
Well, cleared the first level on my first try with my own mons: Lucien, Kona, Lapis, Shannon, Bernard.
On the second level Shannon got killed on the first stage and Kona on the second so I didn't get far after that.
Using some firend's help I don't think the second level is going to be a problem so I think I will get Dias after all. After that those Arnolds on the first stage will most probably one-shot most of my team, not to talk about the Trevors on the second :(
Yup. I'm back to Summoners War after 5 months and I see the new HoH. I couldn't believe it when 25 pieces dropped and I was like oh. it's finally possible for me to get the summon (I don't get mutch time to play, so I used to not have enough time to run it so many times)! Now I have my very own Dark Death Knight (finally).
.... you know how long I waited to get a Bernard and now they're giving it out for free! Also, I have to clear all the easy levels again to fulfill the quests. Ugh.
nice to hear hoh worked out. i ended up doing samurai which i wasn't thrilled about but meh. i already know i've been playing too much when i see lists of stones summons and i've summoned 90%+ of them lol.
Yesterday bought my second premium pack, mass summoned it and got Raviti and Carrack.
I've got now 5 nat 4* (Lapis, Chilling, Dias, Carrack & Raviti). Not bad for lv 25. On my first stint I got my first (Arnold) at lv. 28. The second (can't remember now which one it was) was at level 32.
No doubt game progression has become significantly easier.
Yesterday I used the summoning stones I had collected so far, 5 summons thanks to the event. I was hoping for that dancer obviously :) but no such luck. Instead I got Zibrolta with is almost the next best thing, I have now a complete base Necro team (Chilling, Lapis, Zibrolta, Shannon, Kona/Lucien), perhaps not NB10 but almost there in my opinion.
Not too bad at 3 weeks from start :)
(also got an awakened Ramira, which is fusion material for Akia then Veromos, so that's saving me some grinding)
Sorry, that's bad luck. Don't worry too much your luck will change. It always does.
However I don't know why you dismiss Susano as attacker. He's very different from Sigma and it's not wise to restrict yourself to building a single monster of each class, specially attackers. Remember that in GW you can't use monsters that get killed in succesive fights and Sigma is waaaay squishy, you know?
Regarding the Brownies Orion is certainly great but don't dismiss Draco either, he's really good.
You mean the AI? lol I noticed that too. My Alicia when farming is always using her 1st attack during the waves, but when there's like 1-2 monster left she resorts to the 3rd skill. It's facepalm worthy.
Yes, I think they have reinforced the rule to try to nuke monsters. Since single-target attacks tend to have higher multipliers the AI chooses them more frequently when the enemies have max HP. Not sure, I'm just guessing.
Someone suggested that you should be able to program the AI of your monsters to some extent and I personally think it's a great idea.
I'm gonna steal your luck lol I haven't summoned anything good (or something to prove my account to be exact) this year except Verde and Lushen.
I summoned a Trevor and the fire Pierret just a while ago today (using the event scrolls) and I was heavily disappointed by it because neither will give me any boost. I already have fire attackers. I'd have taken some other nat 4*s over them gladly (like Hwa, Galleon, Delphoi etc.).