Recently I have declared war on my treasure maps for reasons partly unknown even to myself. I burned my 60+ (exact number unknown due to bad short term memory) treasure maps in a few days. I not only want to share this (minor) achievement with you guys but want to note some things that might actually be helpful to both the developers and the community.
First of all some rather trivial notes:
(Since I am not THAT active on the forums, some or all of them might have been reported here before without my knowledge, so feel free to skip those.)
- most of the times (>90% I would guess) treasure hunts start with 14 turns instead of 15 (technically not true; actually it starts with 15 turns but before I can make a move it ends my turn, leaving me with 14 turns to start with)
(edit: already reported and known to the devs)
- when I start the game and play any other game mode than treasure hunt first and start a treasure hunt game afterwards, at the end of said treasure hunt (and any further treasure hunts) the pictures that are flashing up while collecting your rewards, indicating what you are getting, are missing. The numbers are still there as well as the pictures on the right hand side though. If I play a treasure hunt as first game after I start GoW the pictures display properly.
- (obviously) it is possible to put all your treasure maps to good use, although much more time consuming than such a minigame should be. I am not going to say anything more on this matter, since it has been done elsewhere already.
- I am not very good at treasure hunt xD
Now some more elaborate notes:
Although treasure hunt definetly is a good way to spend both time and treasure maps (since they ALWAYS net you some rewards and you cannot lose or waste anything in this game mode), I am not sure if it is an efficient one. From my experience they take longer than an average invasion or arena match. The gold reward is (depending on your skill/luck) on par with said game modes at best. The real catch here are the other rewards (souls, glory, gems, keys) of course. I did not do any maths but from my feeling it seems to be more efficient to go arena. Sould rewards are definetly better in the arena while gold is possible better in treasure hunt. Treasure hunt is very unreliable when it comes to keys so it is hard to compare to arena. Still invasion is possibly your way to go if you want to farm keys (maybe go arena instead if you prefer this mode). This leaves treasure hunt with only two reward types that you cannot farm elsewhere: glory and gems (I do not count magic keys since the chances to get those are neglectable and even if you get one it is still worth only three iron keys). Glory is rather useless if it exceeds the quantity you need for the weekly event rewards (surplus glory directly translates into souls and we already noted that arena is your way to go if you want to farm souls). Gems on the other hand are a very neat reward. The amount earned per treasure map is rather small though. Again, I did not do the maths so it is questionable whether farming gems via treasure maps is preferable to farming gems via farming gold and donating to guild tasks.
Long story short I am not sure if treasure hunt is an efficient way to spend your time since most of the rewards you can get there are better farmed elsewhere. Still you get a bit of everything which is always nice ^^