Update to 1.154

Discussion in 'Announcement Discussions' started by Lady Marlena, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Antoninus the Black 656

    Antoninus the Black 656 Private

    Apr 28, 2018
    Agree with cursedveggie “The 25fp settlement loop was good while it lasted :D Will be sad to see it go:(”. As soon as I saw changes coming to the Viking Settlement I knew they would take that away.
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  2. TheKingOfKool

    TheKingOfKool Brigadier-General

    Mar 1, 2016
    LOL - hopefully they don't toy up something else fixing that.
  3. mickabooth

    mickabooth Private

    Nov 13, 2016
    i am so browned off with this i have a settlement going in five settlements one was going to be finished now but now i find i have to do the last step gain many viking items and coins so now i got to wait another 12 hours to finish

    if it isn't hard enough to get the first prize ( near impossible ) unless you spend diamonds now mid quest the goal posts get moved why bother
  4. karok

    karok Private

    Nov 23, 2016
    I got this message today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "In the update to 1.154, we've introduced some changes to our Viking Cultural Settlements to improve the experience for all. To find out more, please check out the full list of changes via the link below."
    How crazy is that!!!!!!
    When the ... is done!
  5. Goremise

    Goremise Warrant Officer

    Jan 19, 2016
    10? ITS 10? Oh man I was hoping just needing five of each good, but 10 is a potential 9 hours of waiting to finish the settlement instead of just finishing it in one go. Ugh, making us take longer to do this content for no reason at all besides more Runestones. They really not good at making people actually want to do this.

    Even if they made the tree this good, its still months upon months of constant work, if you want Runestones you have to play every four hours. And you still require 4x luck. if you go a week with no 4x you won't make it regardless of how well planned you are.

    Settlement is designed so badly. Might be good for a new player now, to get lots of early goods though, 20 goods and 5fp every just over a day for free extra when you don't have much at all being produced can add up. Allow for much earlier completed GE's. Which means more diamonds and FP from there anyway :D

    At least the tree is better now. It already was good though.
  6. Goremise

    Goremise Warrant Officer

    Jan 19, 2016
    Really, they should have auto-completed every settlement underway so we could at least prepare for these changes. I'm glad I have 2 days still on my clock to do this, but anyone closer just lost out. Still seems weird that people who farmed the FP are actually better off then anyone who didn't.
  7. jtrucker

    jtrucker Private

    Mar 19, 2017
    You, my friend, are very wrong in your math. I am one of those lazy people, Although Yggdrasil is very nice building, I don't have the time to do the (very boring) settlements so many times. So I am the lazy one not doing them. BUT as well, since I did not finish any, I do not receive ANY fragments. So, only those NON-lazy people, who actually did the settlements will get free fragments, the lazy of us who didn't do any will not get any. So I think it is completely fair.

    Btw it always amuses me, when something is giving FOR FREE and some people start screaming: "But I want more of that free, because I deserve more because... whatever the reason."
    So no, nobody deserves more of anything for free. You might EARN something more than your neighbor, you might BUY more stuff than your neighbor, but nobody deserves anything FREE more than the next person. Sure, you get more free stuff somewhere and I get more free stuff elsewhere and that guy gets more free stuff again somewhere else. But none of us deserved more free stuff, we were just lucky being at the right time in the right place. It is as simple as that. Take it or leave it, it is free after all.
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  8. Test Ament

    Test Ament Overlord

    Aug 8, 2013
    lol nice joke

    what I want is not for free

    it is for doing the settlements in the fastest time :rolleyes:
    and that costs time

    so what you say is crap because I don't want anything for free


    I earned the full reward for doing 17 settlements in the fastest time


    give people what they deserve
    and stop giving FREE fragments to people who didn't deserve them
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  9. jtrucker

    jtrucker Private

    Mar 19, 2017
    But they do not... I received exactly ZERO fragments because I did exactly ZERO settlements. So they do not give me anything I don't deserve.
    That I can do same work as you did and get rewarded more in the future, that is irrelevant. You can do that too. For the past work you've got something extra and I didn't do that work so I got nothing. I don't see any unfairness in that.

    As for the 25fp loop - maybe I misunderstand it, but those people quit/abandoned the settlement after quest whatever number... so they never finished the settlement, so they will receive zero as well, or will they get some for the number of unfinished settlements? I don't think so.. so again I don't see the unfairness.

    So, they might stop doing 25fp and starting to do now real settlements and they will need less of them than you did. Well, there I can see how you feel, but hey, that's life. Evolution, changes. It is inevitable. It is like the engine in your car gets improved and you'd be mad at all the gas you spend before while I got the same car today and will need much less gas. As I said, that's life... it happens daily all around so it happens in game too. Can't be helped. 8-)
  10. butterfly567

    butterfly567 Master Corporal

    Aug 23, 2016
    Actually, we can't. The time to do the settlements goes down, and continues to decrease right up until the 15th settlement where it stops decreasing. But by that point it is EXTREMELY difficult to do it in the first time limit, and I think even the second time limit could be tricky for some of us by then too. So we still won't get the same rewards as we could have if this had been done from the start.
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  11. Livia the Chivalrous 56

    Livia the Chivalrous 56 Private

    Jun 13, 2019
    I can't believe you guys didn't think of some cool viking avatar for all of us, who spent so much time to finnish viking setlement many times :). And don't you think the greater runestone has small rewards for months of playing....compare to Contestants' Estate for example, that can be won with one click :)
  12. Goremise

    Goremise Warrant Officer

    Jan 19, 2016
    Exactly, anyone who has been doing the 25fp and been getting hundreds and hundreds of more FP then people who had been doing the place legit, will now end up with MORE Greater runestones then those of us who did go for the tree.

    Its much easier at the start to make the timer, and much harder later on since you rely on 4x.

    So they got more fp, will get more shards faster unless you get lucky on your eight days, and will get the tree anyway? hah.
  13. thanatos100

    thanatos100 Monarch

    Nov 27, 2013
    Honestly, I don't think that many care in the big scheme of things as not enough participate in vikings. Even those that put a lot of time into the game got bored with it and just settled with whatever point they got to and just abandoned it. Make it fun to play and I'm sure it will be a success but right now it is dull as dish water and requires too much effort to meet the timescales to draw many players into it. The focus was so obviously on trying to get players to buy diamonds the developers forgot you need to get your audience to be having fun to entice such spending. End result, many weren't having fun, so no spending and fewer participants in it.
  14. bootnreboot

    bootnreboot Sergeant

    Oct 5, 2012
    why wasnt more guild levels added with this update? we have been maxed out at level 75 for weeks now. please advise. thank you.
  15. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    Leaving feedback doesn't guarantee which aspects will be implemented in the specific manner requested or when. Your feedback is appreciated and helps give direction to what the devs should work on. However sometimes a stated problem has more then one solution. It's possible with time more lvls will be added, it's also possible they'll take on the feedback whenever players ask for more lvls and implement something else that covers the same issue.

    Some food for thought: When you say you want more lvls is it the lvls themselves that you want? Or are you really asking for a way to measure continued progress (as a guild)? Some feedback can be taken at face value, other times a person asks for what they think is the best solution rather then stating the root problem of what they want fixed.

    My thoughts as a player:
    Some guilds have been maxed out yes, a lot haven't. The higher the lvls allowed the more it effects the resources available to players. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on what you'd want the game to look like. Certainly harder to gauge for each new age what resources a player is reasonably expected to have if there's giant gaps in what's possible due to guild lvls. For example if we ever get to +20 FPs from guild lvl do you balance for that extra 20 or to players in lower lvl guilds that might only get +5? What about reduced construction and troop production times? At what point do you cap those? If you don't cap it then how do you allow new guilds to compete when they first try their hand at any of the guild competitions?

    Perhaps that's in part why settlements add to the town hall. The emissaries add in a similar manner to what additional guild lvls would while also being accessible to everyone based on their own work, not just joining a top guild after all the work has already been done. It does make me wonder what the average guild lvls and ages in guilds would be if instead of permanent contributions the game erased all points earned by a player when they leave the guild. I wouldn't want it to work that way unless it was done when the game was first released, but it probably would have left greater leeway for adding lvls.
  16. TheKingOfKool

    TheKingOfKool Brigadier-General

    Mar 1, 2016
    Anybody else notice - the percents are all messed up - or in cheat mode.

    Over 42% in my HC and only 1 payout in 8 over the last few days - lol - what a great and trustworthy bunch - running the games
  17. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    And prior to that? How long have you had the Himeji? Is it only missing more then you think it should now? How many times have you had a activation used at what percentage and with what result?

    Get a coin. That’s 50% chance. Now flip it 100-200 times without trying to get it to land on any particular side. Record the results. Did you get a even spread the entire time? Or was there a mix between when it keeps getting the same result in a row and when it switches between results?

    An isolated 8 times isn’t enough to say whether the results are acting the way it should. 41% in theory should give somewhere around 41 hits in 100. Doesn’t mean you’ll get a hit every time you collect.
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  18. TheKingOfKool

    TheKingOfKool Brigadier-General

    Mar 1, 2016
    I don't think flipping a coin is an accurate analogy. When I flip a coin I get something EVERY time - A head or a tail.
    When I flip a try on HC - I get nothing MOST of the time. And at over 40% chance (for many weeks now) - something is wrong!
  19. Emberguard

    Emberguard FoE Team Senior Forum Moderator

    Nov 20, 2017
    Head - success
    Tails - fail

    HC either succeeds or fails. At 40% success it should fail most of the time as that’s still a 60% fail rate - more often then you’d get tails with a coin flip. The point of the flip analogy was to show that even if you had a higher rate of success you’d get a series of fails

    Here’s what I’d suggest you do. Start recording your results with the % chance rather then relying on memory as it may potentially be hitting closer to the hit rate then you realise. Look back over those results in a couple months. If it’s truly not giving the output you should be getting then contact support with those results backing your claim so it can be passed on that the algorithm is bugging.

    If it’s not working the way it should we need to know. But we need results for an extended period of time backing it up to confirm what rate you’ve been receiving. Without verifying the percentage you’ve been getting the most that could be passed on is you’re concerned about percentage accuracy rather then a definite this is or isn’t what’s happening
  20. Agent327

    Agent327 Emperor

    Nov 13, 2017

    Your logic!!!
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