Did anyone else take way more losses in the tournament today than they should have? I don't have a lot of good statistics, but I just know that my army was decimated today much more than in a normal gems round 1.
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I’ve tracked gems for long. These variations are normal.I expect some variations in losses in the gems tournament and to have good and bad rounds, but this time I lost 200 squads in round 1, which is a bit crazy. Well over double what I would expect. I only auto-fight, so I know I'm not seeing what is going on and I expect that the enemy LRs get the jump on my Mages every time, but I'm only really comparing to what I've always been doing. I'm using a lot of MMMs, so once my Mages strike I'm not expecting many of those LRs to come back for a second bite.
Do you consider that you are gaining as many UUUs and DAs as you used to? I don't have exact numbers again, but I know that I have had at least 10-12 of either MMM or ELR since I last saw a UUU. In the Spire I used to be able to rely on a DA once every two weeks, often once a week, but I now haven't had any in at least two months. The latter could be my poor luck, but I am suspecting a reduced chance of seeing any gold and purple chests now.Since I monitor my supply of DA and UUU for a long while now I somewhat can predict how much I can use each week.
So I have a clear schedule how much perdormance I can squeeze out of those buildings.
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Noticed that the Spire has nastier combinations and harder fights this round as well.Well I cut it down to 40 provinces in round 3 and leaned a bit more on my HR and took hardly any losses. Hmm, I just never noticed gems being such a head scratcher before.
I finally got my very first magic workshop, so hope glooms at the horizon, a better time will comeI'm a lot more gung ho with my use of combat buildings, but I know your way is the right thing to do. I tend to just put down a few buildings. If my supplies are running low, I put down less. If I have a tournament that will annoy me, like Scrolls or Dust, then I use a few more. ELRs are for the steel tournament. I'm a bit more fast and loose with MMMs, using them on gems, marble and quite often scrolls or dust.
Right now it feels like Inno is draining down my stock of health bonus buildings before we're hit with the new tournament system, but that just might be my paranoia. I'm just generally grumpy that the Spire has given me nothing lately.
It all depends where you are up to in the game, I suppose and what the losses are as a percentage of what you have to begin with. I find that I lose (comparatively) no troops in the first 20 provinces, but by my description that means losing about 15 squads, which to someone else that same loss could be major. Even up to 40 provinces I can lose around 70 squads and then, in the case of this gems tournament, then lose another 130 squads in the next 20 provinces.I see some dedicated note keeping by some. Have you ever compared the stats between first 10 provinces and the next 10, and so on and so on?
^ This - both points - very much. Speaking as a lower-stage player who lacks advanced Troops and has very few Combat boosts, this Gems Tournament has, so far, certainly been unusually difficult for me. It seems likely, though, that this change in difficulty level may (?) not be so apparent to more advanced players - especially those who usually auto-fight - who have a much larger number of Squads and/or use various Combat boosts for some/all Tournaments (Fire Phoenixes, Brown Bears, Crafted buildings, Dwarven Armorers...), and who [probably] also lose variable numbers of Troops/Goods in the Spire each week, so that Tournament/Spire losses are less easily differentiated or estimated.It all depends where you are up to in the game, I suppose and what the losses are as a percentage of what you have to begin with.