Quit Bugging Me

I wasn’t arguing against any of that (though I do disagree with your second point personally; I can’t remember the last time I lost to a BD team but the fact that I don’t have a problem with BD doesn’t mean he’s fine). It seems like something I said may have upset you.

No worries, i don’t get upset that easily anymore, i simply object to the way you call valid concerns about a broken troop as “crying”.
Bone Dragon is objectively the strongest troop in the game atm.
His spell could be translated to ;kill the first enemy troop, heavily damage the second enemy troop with a chance to also kill that one, steal the complete armor of a third troop, and gain an extra turn and some armor for good measure, for 14 mana. That is simply insane value on a spell, and yes while you can set up counter teams or play mana-denial all day, that doesn’t change the fact that his spell is objectively vastly overpowered compared to anything else in the game.


[quote=“Gouki, post:113, topic:21187”]
i simply object to the way you call valid concerns about a broken troop as “crying”.
[/quote] Ah, no, in the context I was using “crying” was to “cry out” as in “players are crying out for a nerf” not as in “whining.” There wasn’t a judgment meant to be implied on my part. :slight_smile:


I’ve read no less than five (5) preview threads about the Guild Wars, and I’ve seen absolutely nothing in any of them that has anything to do with Bone Dragon in particular, or troop balance changes in general. I’ve been playing since the launch date on Steam, which means more than two years now, and this is by far the single most significant balance issue in the history of the game, and it has remained untouched for many moons. I can’t find the post, but at one point Sirrian did in fact say there was going to be a short-term change at the beginning of the next event cycle, and then posted on the Monday that the change had been postponed a week, and then… silence. I’m not suffering from dementia quite yet, TYVM.

In addition, the question I have put forward several times, about how the client counts “blobs of skulls” as multiple matches, remains unanswered. There is code for this somewhere, and an intended algorithm, and the players are entitled to know what that is, as it constitutes one of the most basic rules of the game.

Not another one of these, my god man.


This is the only quote I can find from us regard Bone Dragon. I cannot find any post where we said that we were going to make a storm term adjustment.


I clearly remember when Sirrian came on the forums and said “From this day forward, lightning storms shall be called scary boom boom clouds!”


Another topic derailed to Bone Dragon Nerf…

It will take some time to devs to nerf him but are devs the ones who put BD in their defense?
No it’s players. Players who know how this troop is annoying but continue to put him in their defense for 6 months.
Of course, we can blame devs to not react fast enough or that this troop is so OP that it’s “normal” to put him in our defense. But don’t forget: devs give us the gun but it’s players who push the trigger.

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There was definitely someone (OK, maybe more than one ;)) asking for such a change, but, AFAIR, the devs never directly responded if they’re going to make it or not.

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Ha, and for once it wasn’t me.

Sadly true. Many of us asked for it, but devs never promised an interim change AFAIR. Presume that there will be knee-jerk outcry and some rage-quits when a favourite brainless autowin troop gets balanced back to normal: with a true fix coming, devs probably don’t want this twice.

Changing the subject…

Correction: she’s thrown to the wraiths @lyya.

Maybe something on-topic:

This missed some essential Krystaran Bears:

  • Grizzly Bear - like the brown one, but grizzlier
  • Koala Bear - small deceitfully cuddly species that gets close and chews off your face (that really happens in Australia, like all the time)
  • Polar Bear - bigger, and white, and known to Wander
  • Forebear - this one came first

You forgot:
Drop Bear - drops from trees and attacks humans wandering underneath. Likes eating eucalyptus leaves and human flesh.


That’s another name for a Koala Bear… as are also: Killer Bear, Cuddle Bear, Fangmaergle and Grey Death.

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I think the Drop Bear sounds like a good troop for next Australia Day




Rare Forest Of Thorns Beast Green/Purple
Spell: Plummet 9 mana
Destroy a random column. Deal [Magic x3 + ?] to a random enemy of the colour of the bottom gem of that column. If there is no such enemy, deal this damage to itself.
Traits: Plague Touch, Agile, Empowered

[I hereby disclaim all intellectual property and other rights to this troop concept, so the devs can darned well put him into the game!]


What on Earth is the language of origin of that word?


Lower that multiplier to x2, 1 more mana and I would say that’s a balanced troop.

If there is no such enemy, deal half the damage to itself and half to a random enemy

increase mana cost 10-12? depending on his base magic stats?

that could work (again depending on his base magic stats)

Well since it destroys a random column and damages itself if it misses it can afford to have a higher magic.

I just imagine it dropping from high and going splat if it misses.


During Australia Day those plushies are sold for survival training?