My guess is that it depends on whether players had done any regular trials using the original team. I had. I presume that copies a template team into a hidden slot on the player’s profile to permit reordering.
[update: My hypothesis is incorrect, Awfuldevs provides an example that disproves it in the next post]
While I’m waiting, by epic trial 4, Fire Giant is hitting for 100 damage and Jarl is hitting for 101 damage.
Edit: epic trial 5, FG is hitting 115, Jarl is hitting 116.
The old Trial team is so hyper fragile in this situation. This team is really bad…
Edit: got lucky on epic trial 5 with the old team. Storm Knight upfront got like 3 skulls in 10 seconds on their Frost Giant. hah. Survived with only 2 troops, 1 was 1 shot range, the other was 2 shot range.
I have the new team; my wife is stuck with the old one.
The only difference I can think of is that she was doing regular trials until she got to the epic ones. I had already completed my challenges in Stormheim before the new trial mode was introduced. My wife was doing the trials last week.
What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
My wife has been doing the trials in Stormheim, and now has reached the epic trials. I completed several of the epic trials already, but with a team that has a prayer of beating the enemy: Skyrmir the Lofty, The Sapphire Giant, Valkyrie, and Hyndla Frostcrown. My wife however has been forced to use a completely different (and completely worthless) team: Fomorian, Flame Maiden, Storm Knight, Zephyros.
The team that’s been foisted on my wife is not only bizarre, but has none of the abilities listed in the Hints for these battles:
Freeze Enemies to prevent them getting extra turns.
Summoning can refill spaces where your troops have died.
Those hints apply very well to Hyndla Frostcrown, but the troops my wife has been given to use don’t have these abilities at all.
It’s my understanding the trials shouldn’t be based on what troops you have, but she isn’t missing any of the troops from my list. The only ones missing for her in Stormheim are the four Frostfire faction troops.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
This happens every time she goes to start a trial. Since completing the 10th regular trial (I had already completed the old challenges), she has tried closing the app completely and reopening.
So you can check this on your end, my invite code is ALDIN and hers is LEMUR998.
The team for Stormheim trials has been changed (to the Hyndla team), but many players are still stuck with the old team (the Fomorian team) for reasons unknown. See the bug report at Old team for epic trial still showing up.