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Event Halloween 2018

Discussion in 'Announcement Discussions' started by Sovereign, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Herodotus the lucky 333

    Herodotus the lucky 333 Private

    Apr 3, 2017
    I love the seasonal quest like the Fall questline, winter quest, Halloween quest. Ladt years hLloween event was fine, but this year the issue I have is that in a couple of the quest you have a choice to either defeat a LARGE army or solve this large encounter. The large army has 11 men @ colonial age were we can only use 8 men, for some players they are at late middle age, high middle age or lower an to compete against 11 colonial army men you wouldn't be able to win. Also to negotiate if you don't have that good deposit then you have to spend diamonds to pay to negotiate. I spent 45 diamonds vin one of my worlds but then if the negotiations are wrong you have to spend mre diamonds till you get it right. For those players who dont have a load f diamonds how can we negotiate an if our army is not strong enough how can e win...we can't which leaves us stuck and unable to complete the questline. Thats just my opinion and maybe something can change. I play 7 worlds and only in 2 of them cities could I advance from a the uest - defeat a large army or solve large negotiations. The other 5 cities I play are stuck at the point. Which is unfair because I dont have a lot of diamods even to advance in 1 city. And my army is not at a colonial level. NOT FAIR..BUT MY OPINION
  2. Erinne

    Erinne Warrant Officer

    Aug 10, 2018
    The fact that you are being put against an army beyond your age seems strange to me. As far as I am aware, event quests, daily challenges and guild expeditions should only put you against troops from your age or 1 age below. Are you sure you did not mix up the armies you were facing in different age cities?

    As for the goods I am sorry but if you are so low on goods that you can not complete the few negotiations for the event without using diamonds, that is just poor planning on your part.

    If you just build 1 of each boosted good building for your age and previous age and regularly put up trades on the market for the rest, it should be enough to produce any goods you need unless you want to negotiate all of GE.

    Repeatable quests are also a good source of goods, but it's probably more reliable to get them from goods buildings unless you have a high level Chateau.

    In any case, you should not ever be so low on goods unless you have been completely neglecting goods production. If you are having trouble trading on the market, try joining a more active guild - usually people are happy to take guild trades as they don't cost fp to accept.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
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  3. Boorg

    Boorg Second Lieutenant

    Mar 12, 2016

    I can’t understand how you say the army to defeat is a Colonial Age Army if you are not in that Age, normally it’s the Age you are in.

    The Army’s I had to defeat in all the worlds I play in were all the same age of the respective world. If your troops are weak use boosts from the tavern (a 24 hour attack boost gives your troops a 30% boost) plus you can also use one (only one at a time) attack boost item from your inventory (max 20% boost), that will give your troops a 50% attack boost.

    Apart from that I didn’t need to use any Diamonds to finish the Event.

    Also as already pointed out one must plan and have available enough resources for any eventuality especially if one wants to complete an Event and not expect everything to fall into place by itself.
  4. Boorg

    Boorg Second Lieutenant

    Mar 12, 2016
    When Events and Questlines were less challenging people complained.

    Now that Events and Questlines are more challenging people also complain.

    How funny, I can’t understand what people want!!!
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  5. Agent327

    Agent327 Emperor

    Nov 13, 2017
    Yes it is. You have had years to make sure you are strong enough. You failed, so it is absurd to put the blame on the quest.
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  6. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator Ingame Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    This is likely something the Devs are playing around with in regards to event balance. After all one of the recent events (fall if I recall correctly) had multiple quests running side by side.

    I'd use this event as a chance to re-evaluate your city. Look at where the weaknesses are, work out what would be necessary to fix those weaknesses, and decide whether you want to take that route or keep it as is.

    I agree it is harder to complete if you do not already have a city that's well established for its current age. Theres no way around that problem beyond going through the tech tree and updating your city to match.

    if you are struggling don't feel pressured to skip ahead in ages for your GBs if you don't want to play that way. The first city I completed the event on with a week to spare only uses current age and below GBs (Industrial Age city)
  7. Test Ament

    Test Ament Overlord

    Aug 8, 2013
    I understand it

    people need something to complain about

    if the have nothing they would complain that they don't have something to complain about
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  8. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator Ingame Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    Sometimes people don't know what they want.

    We want fun, and we think easier would be great fun.... Until we find out there's no real game if it's easy. We want a challenge, but we also want 100% success rate.....

    Basically if people want something then people also need to be prepared for the worst case scenario, not just the ideal scenario

    Of course age probably dictates a lot in terms of what someone considers fun or how the game "should" be played
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
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  9. Vesiger

    Vesiger General

    Jan 2, 2016
    I'm sure a lot of effort was put into the ghost stories for this event, but on mobile I only got to read disjointed alternate segments which made very little sense :-(
    I first encountered this issue during the pirate quest, but maybe it's been going for a long time with the standard story quests and it's just less obvious when you miss out on bits of the story.

    On mobile, you get given a chunk of story at the start of a quest, and then the follow-up to it once you achieve the goal, but only IF you go back and click on the text icon again BEFORE you collect the quest reward. Unfortunately my engrained reaction is to collect the reward when it pops up, which means the display skips straight to the next sentence but one.

    Would it not be possible to display the 'text reward' either automatically once the quest is complete, or else when you click to collect the item(s)? Expecting the user to hunt it out manually just isn't working.
  10. SirFrancis

    SirFrancis Captain

    Jul 18, 2017
    You stop to read the "flavor text"? I can't think of any good reason to waste time doing that.
  11. SirFrancis

    SirFrancis Captain

    Jul 18, 2017
    If you're not consistently finishing FAR more than GE1 every week, you're failing both yourself and your guild.
  12. thanatos100

    thanatos100 Monarch

    Nov 27, 2013
    As the saying goes, pride before a fall.
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  13. ih8regin

    ih8regin Emperor

    Oct 16, 2017
    Mostly the complainers are different between the encounters. Even if you satisfy 99% of ypur playerbase with whatever adjustable parameter, the remaining 1% will complain anyway. So, let them complain, but target to minimize the overall number (or percentage) of complaints.
    Whoa. I wasn't expecting that there was a part of the story. Noooo, a big miss by the devs IMHO.
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  14. Vesiger

    Vesiger General

    Jan 2, 2016
    In order to make sense of the story - if they just set random quests in the style of the daily challenges, it wouldn't greatly worry me. But discovering that I've missed the punchline of a spooky tale does!
  15. butterfly567

    butterfly567 Master Corporal

    Aug 23, 2016
    Does anyone know if they post the stories somewhere? I kept forgetting to read first before doing the quests and missed bits! lol
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  16. Screaming Eagle1

    Screaming Eagle1 Private

    Apr 23, 2018
    What is the next big quest coming up
  17. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator Ingame Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    Not to my knowledge.
  18. Richard of shaw

    Richard of shaw Major-General

    May 1, 2017

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