Tbh i think “old explanations” need a little rework, facts tend to change in games costantly patched and/or messed with, it’s been a while (a little before 4.0) i’ve noticed a lot more randomness on explore teams.
Dont see anywhere anyone mention dungeon bosses x example? but i fought those too while exploring, Megavore? he appear quite often (infernus and some more mythics) on kingdoms they got nothing to do with.
Isnt so rare also that there’s not a single troop of the kingdom i am exploring in the team.
So imo explore teams are just randomly generated with a some higher chance x troops of the kingdom you’re exploring.
As far as I know, nope. They’re not in most of the questling/challenge, except some rare cases, and Gnome/The Vault is never a part of any 10%/20% weekly event.
I’m not sure how that happened, but if I have to guess, they might somehow get included in the owned Mythic list, like you will only start to see them once you get their copies from Vault Battle.
But then, it should appear as often as other Mythic, but it’s not, as it’s almost like 1 in 500 chance, it might not be a case. Could it be they actually supposed to be actual Gnome with a bag, but some rare error cause a bag to be missing? I have no idea…
Dungeon bosses shouldn’t be appearing in Explore. There’s the one “Super Gorgotha” (rainbow mana) but he’s in the advanced questline of Khaziel (I believe) so he’s eligible (but still not the dungeon boss Gorgotha).
It’s from “Gorgotha Returned - Gorgotha Evolved” battle, from questline which include Rock Worm/Rock Worm/Ancient Horror/King Gorgotha, with Frost Giant replacing first Rock Worm for “Event troops” rule
Here’s another example.
This is from “Shadows Gather - Warlock Minions” battle, from questline which include Ancient Horror/Golem/Acolyte/Warlock, with The Wild Queen replacing Golem for “Owned Mythic” rule.
FWIW I have seen mythics in explore that I don’t own. Example: I got Plague twice during the last gnome event. Took a screenshot second time bc it was also first time I’ve seen 3 mythics in an explore, which I think breaks all the above-stated rules. I don’t remember what kingdom I was in but likely Urskaya, I think I was farming Lava to have some for Umbraxis
It doesn’t break the rules. One of them is if they appear during story missions or challenges and uh… the last story mission of Sin of Maraj is the battle against Plague, War, Famine and Death so it isn’t odd to see them there even if you don’t own them. It’s like running into Gargantuar in Shentang without owning him or meeting any of the other requirements because he appears in a challenge.
OK, thanks that makes sense. And Sin is another Lava kingdom. So I guess I must have actually been there, and then it looks like War was replaced by sacrifice. I probably switched to Urskaya after getting this lineup
Yes, this is why people report troops as bugged. Unless you have a very good memory, the game doesn’t give you the tools to figure out if the troops you see in Explore are correct.
The conventional wisdom is “explore is the kingdom’s troops”, but this is only part true. Questlines often use non-kingdom troops, and sometimes even go so far as using Boss troops.
That’s actually what made me remember to update and led me to investigate why All-Seeing Eye troops were haunting me. Someone reported “I see treasure gnomes in Zaejin” again as a bug in Discord. So I put that as a separate “yes, this happens and is not a bug” bullet point. They aren’t Zaejin troops, but they are part of that questline.
It isn’t a week in which the troop is buffed either. Xerodar isn’t Raksha or from Pridelands so that makes it even more confusing unless Xerodar was slipped into a story quest or challenge without any of us realizing? No clue otherwise.