From my understanding… The intent of the Kingdom Power changes was to simplify leveling up players stars.
Well, it was broken down prior to 3.5 to simply this:
Souls and Traitstones could be farmed in every single aspect of the game. (That I can think of anyway)
Now the new system to leveling up Kingdoms can be broken down to this:
Farm souls, traitstones, and ingots. Here’s the thing about ingots though. They can only be found in PvP (Including arena and GW). Therefore forcing Players to trophy hunt if they want to level up the Stars on their Kingdoms.
It’s been a slippery slope of more and more “telling us how to play the game” ever since Guild Wars. 100% monocolor teams was a stepping stone. Where does it end?
- Must use Red Mana Human from Adana to complete a guild event, but can only use skull damage to beat opponent with 700 life/armor with 25 attack on your troop.
It doesn’t even make sense on the business side. You can buy souls and traitstones. Presently, you can’t buy ingots. Maybe you can during the class event weekends. Won’t know for 2 weeks. Which also means at least 2 weeks before someone who doesn’t want to grind and is flush with cash can’t max level their stars.
I became a VIP 11 mainly cause I hated doing explore mode (prior to 4x). But I needed traitstones to have success in this game. So Path of Glory was an easy choice for me.
I’m sure someone will argue that you can buy gems and use them for gem chests in hopes of getting ingots. That’s a borderline “loot box”…a term that is becoming almost vulgar in the gaming community and the practice illegal in some countries.
Part of why I love Gems of War is because new ideas and features are always being implemented. And with creativity, some things are going to be a failure. I can forgive creative mistakes.
But considering that patches are supposed to fix bugs… Of which it didn’t fix any… From what I can tell anyway. Whether it be the arena, extra turn, or troops casting while dead (I’m guessing this one hasn’t been fixed either.) All 3 are major game breaking bugs that haven’t been fixed despite being told at least one bug had been fixed. It’s hard to forgive dishonesty and incompetence.
TL:DR…3.5 does more harm than good. Devs, please stop looking so far in the future that you never look down to see that your shoes are untied presently.