Upcoming Change to Factions, Pets & Kingdom Levelling

4.5 will be out before year’s end lol.

I think Sept or Oct is likely though based on previous timelines.

But things change and could be sooner or longer.

Great change. Always thought it was odd Faction pets didn’t apply to their home kingdom

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Tnx :wink:

Nice update thx.
But salty. does this also means extra stats in delves?


Can we get the same thing for weapons please?:smiley:

Finally. my prayers were heard (Why Faction Pets are not Kingdom Pets as well?). So 11 kingdoms will receive additional pets very soon? Good news for Khetar, Darkstone, Mist of Scales and Pan’s Vale.

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Poor Idle…

What will I do now? le gasp

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@Demigod I don’t see why it would? This fix just makes the faction pets count towards kingdom levels.

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I see. Ok thanks. I was just checking.:+1::sunglasses:

As long as all pets required to level up a kingdom can be aquired for free (as in not linked to a real money transaction) all year round without delay. I’m fine with that.

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Technically this won’t satisfy that. Cosmetic pets will still matter. So there might still be some kingdom that can’t be maxed without its event pet, future or present. But it narrows the probability by a lot.

I’d really like to know if anyone anywhere is caring about Switch version of the game.
All these news with no relevance for me. That’s really disappointing.

I’m curious how the devs ensvisage the cosmetic pet is going to help. I think I may be missing some key element, because otherwise…

Seems to me, most cosmetic pets are only available once (so far), and there hasn’t been any plan to repeat them (so far). I suspect the vast majority of people end up with 1 to 3 copies of any cosmetic pet. In late-game, it starts to become affordable to spend enough Gems in the Pet Shop :laughing: to get 6 or even 16 copies. Six copies will enable 11 stars, which is nice.

However, my experience has been that kingdoms only really get “pet blocked” at 13 stars (and eventually 17 stars) – 31 copies are required to get a pet to level 20. Being in late-game but not end-game, this has been out of reach for me, so far. (Hope I’m getting the maths right.)

This thread suggests the pet drop rate from pet baskets is 10%. So on average, we get 3 copies from a new Pet Event (1 from Reward 8, 1 from Reward baskets (90%), 1 from the special event calendar). Another 3 copies are possible from Tier III (175 Gems), and guaranteed from Tier IV (375 Gems). That’s to get a L10 cosmetic pet.

Getting that pet to L15 (16 copies) does nothing for Kingdom Power. To get to L20, we need 28 additional copies – guaranteed by buying Tier VII 18 times (1075+1800 = 2875 Gems), or based on naive drop rate averaging, 13 times Tier VII (2375 Gems).

I draw two conclusions:

  1. Only end-game players and those who spend significant money on Gems are going to be able to get cosmetic pets to level 20 (assuming the value proposition makes sense to them).
  2. As a result, very few players are going to benefit from the upcoming cosmetic pet, UNLESS cosmetic pets start to return.

My suggestion, then, is that at least some cosmetic pets should return annually.

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Cosmetic pets returning annually is a start, but really they should just enter the potential rescue pool, maybe after a waiting period?

E.g., the first event is the only time that pet is available for 3 months, but thereafter it can be found through normal pet rescues. That gives everyone a chance to get all pets eventually, while still maintaining temporary exclusivity for people who got it from the initial event.

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This is great. Thank you so much.

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Well they’re cosmetic pets so by design they aren’t supposed to benefit anyone.

They’ve made it impossible to get all the pets to Mythic. As a completionist, I’m cool with that because that saves me from spending another $50-$100 on the game just for a pet or 2. I’m knocking on VIP 12’s door though so we’ll see how long before I cave.

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Dunno if it’s possible coding-wise
But if it is, I think a good idea for pet rescue, the player who finds it, is guaranteed a pet that they need more copies of

As time goes on, a newly released pet becomes near impossible to get more copies of, as the drop pool becomes larger
An example is toy soldier, been a long time now, but I’m still at my first upgrade

Don’t fret!
There’s a solution for this:

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