Now that I am well over a 1000 levels into the game, I thought it is time I gave some feedback.
First of all, I like the basic game. It is a match 3 that provides some extra meat to the game play through the troops, weapons and classes. Very nice. But I feel there are some things that are just missing or are, imho, not quite right. Don’t get me wrong here, I like the game a lot but these are some things that in my opinion needs work.
Let’s get into this.
1. Buying gems.
Here I feel there is too large a gap between 240 gems and 650 gems. I feel it would serve many players well to get an extra option in between these at the $ 35,00 range for 450 gems. The problem here is that it now requires 2 purchases and this is just plain annoying. I think this gap could be filled nicely with an option as proposed.
Now I realize that not everyone will agree on this but I feel that the computer, especially in the later event matches, miracles far too many skull matches as well as skull matches in PVP have too powerful an effect in this game. I’m not saying that this should be removed but I could do with toning it down a bit. Also, if the game takes a bit longer the computer seems to generate more and more skulls. This is annoying. Stop that.
Some weapons are just too good in the hands of the computer. Life and Death is an example of this but also Rope Dart for example. It feels like almost all weapons are nicely balanced in this game but these two in particular just stick miles above rest. Sure, I can’t wait to get my hands on them if they remain unchanged but personally I rather see them changed to reel them in a bit. Something is off when I play PVP and I notice the opponent is using one of these and I just automatically back out simply because I am not interested in dealing with their nonsense.
4. Thief Class
Again, I am aware that not everyone agrees on this but I just find it so irritating when the Thief Class is ran with all the spawning options. You kill someone and if it isn’t a Sister of Shadows that procs then it’s a Bandit or a Heronath and it is just a pain in the ass to deal with. Also, I have noticed with Backup, the one that spawns Bandits that sometimes the computer seems to just go nuts with the spawns. It happens a bit too much to make me think that it is actually 25% chance.
5. Math errors
There are many math errors in this game, sometimes in my advantage sometimes in my disadvantage like when in an attack someone and you or the opponent deals more damage than they actually should which is meh but there is something wrong with the tribute assignment where the tribute is always miscalculated. For me it is most noticable with my home kingdom Whitehelm which I of course choose for the double glory. But the strange thing is that even though every level provides 1% bonus tribute up to level and including level 10, the total tribute that is paid out is always wrong as it it is always paying out 43 glory at (currently) level 13. I have no way of arriving at the conclusion that it should pay out 43. This should be 44.
About the Growth Pack, Path to Power and Path to Glory packs. I really would like to fork some money over to you guys for one of these but if I were to buy a pack, I would mostly buy it for the Legendary or Mythic. What I don’t like about these packs is that I get zero choice in what legendary or mythic I get. Personally I would be much more inclined to make a purchase if I could choose the mythic that I want or at the very least generate a selection for me to choose from. I have had it happen far too often in other games when I randomly get one of the five mythics that I already have and with three of which I already have a duplicate while theres god knows how many that I dont have. This makes me steer clear of these. Especially for the mythic, I should just be able to choose which one I want. The randomly assigned this does not fly at this price point.
With weapons and troops, I noticed a “Save Filter” button. It seems that I cannot have it so that the filter I set a sort by base rarity filter for weapons AND a sort by level filter for weapons. I would like to set these individually as one seems to overwrite the other. Shouldn’t be too much of an issue to fix this one.
Events and in particular Raid, Invasion and Tower of Doom have a nasty habit of not so much being about skill but rather whoever throws most gems at it. This is a shame. I have no immediate solution for this and I get that the devs need food on their table too but the leaderboards for them are absolutely meaningless and I am sure that a good solution could be made for this because right now all the leaderboard shows is who threw the most money at it.
Well, that is about all I have time for for now so I hope you find this feedback useful.