Thank you all for sharing your preferences since the update. I like how each of you responded so far.
One thing I was curious about is the AI Combo Breaker. I read about it before the update here at the forum. During that time, when the previous version was implemented, the AI behaved differently. The combo breaker was the leading theory for the crazy drops and monstrous hits console players were experiencing. I could swear we were playing at Warlord I or higher. And when the Devs disclosed that they were planning to phase in difficulty settings as one progressed in Arena or PvP for the PC/ Mobile players with version 1.9, I was convinced that we were beta testing for them just like they were beta testing for us. The only difference is console players were not getting proper credit in XP, souls, gold, etc., like our PC/ Mobile counterparts. And let’s not forget the other bugs we experienced with Tasks that went unrewarded.
Like, @evilbatwitch , both my brother and I played at Normal difficulty throughout after 1.0.85 rolled in. What threw me was how slow the gems dropped everywhere, even in Treasure Hunt. I thought it was broke again. rofl
After a couple of days, I decided to test it at Hard and see what it was like with the AI Combo Breaker off. Lo and behold, the gems dropped normally. The stats were fine. The AI behaved accordingly, yadda-yadda-yadda; By golly, this is more like it.
Not long after that we experimented with higher difficulty settings. We have no trouble playing PvP at Hard. Normal is just too slow. Nevermind how we were not being rewarded properly with bonuses. I tried Arena at each Warlord level, lol, like @TaliaParks stated ‘screw’ that. Good Lord, I would not mind if my own allies could have their monster stats upped a bit to have a fair shake. What were the Devs thinking? Whatever it was, the way the AI behaved in Arena is precisely what I witnessed during the previous version. We just couldn’t see their monster stats.
That’s what I learned and since then been curious about your own preferences as well as experiences. Its quite doable to play Quests, Challenges, and Maps at Warlord II or higher. Really depends on your team composition, mastery, and kingdom power from what I’ve seen so far.
Thoughts? Again, thanks for sharing.