What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
I was expecting 4 gnomes in the GAP and I got 3 gnomes and a brown doom. Guild member got 3 gnomes and a green doom. Gnomes don’t spawn dooms. Rewards were only for 3 gnomes.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
It began happening Saturday 7/17/2021 and I have seen it 3 times, other guildmates have seen it also multiple times.
Steps to make it happen again
Play GAP and slow down to watch the gnomes populate.
I’m pretty sure this is intended (although that could change since it messes with the new mode here.)
Anyway, Doom Troops are invulnerable. The never get transformed into a battle crasher. So the best strategy if you are using explore to farm gnomes, is to stick to kingdoms that do not have a doom troop.
I don’t understand you. Do you like to suffer? Only 6 kingdoms have doom troop out of the 34, chose another kingdom.
Different story if someone is so evil that they set up a def team made out of dooms.
i can confirm at least for GAP battles now:
i did a total of 497 GAP battles in dhrak-zum, bright forest and shentang: not a single doom troop!
as it is hard to confirm, if a gnome can replace a doom now in general (devs said so!) i did another total of 500 explore battles in dhrak-zum, bright forest and shentang: 56 gnomes, 19 dooms.
so, the gnome spawn rate looks pretty normal for me; devs seems to be right.