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Hi Pan and Co!

First, hope you feel better Pan. I read you were on antibiotics. It sounds like that nasty flu that's been going around.

And here's my questions:

What kinds of things are you guys working on now? Any new campaigns or anything? Also what is the priority of fixing glitches over other things?
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Do you think you could lower the mana costs on.....

Eh....
Most heroes?
'Cause I won't lie, it's true that Master of Flames is a better unit than most heroes. But that's only 'cause things like Krylyr, Cerness, Mardu, and the Worm that Walks just really aren't worth summoning for their cost.



Krylyr not worth summoning? Really?

I hope you didn't mean to include him there or that I am horribly misreading.


Guys, seriously... if there is a thread or a post around here that you don't like... leave it be. Spreading hate and trolling people has no place in this community. Certain people may have been in the wrong, but when you troll or hate on them you get in the wrong too. Don't prolong it or add to it; let it go. If it is blatant trolling, a misplaced thread or anything that violates the ToS, report it and move along. Don't feed the trolls and don't add to the hatred. This is a nice, clean and happy community. Please, don't dirty it.

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Raykl to have his HP stay the same

just to clarify on what I mean by hp to stay the same, I mean his current 290 health
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Do you prefer just one bug report for that game, or would you prefer a bug report sent after each time it freezes? I don't want to clutter up your inbox but I figured that having it reported each time it happens might make the cause easier to find.



I know he likes well managed bug report/error/etc things in the bug forum like I know hes a fan of

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-reports/card-text-doesn-t-match-cards-updated-1-22/t.83626693/

Just a guess though, but I feel a managed thread would be loved by many of the top end.
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We could get all the lurkers to <3 the thread.

Welp, just noticed the lack of the vote box.


They could just tip this post (checks tip jar).
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Do you think you could lower the mana costs on.....

Eh....
Most heroes?
'Cause I won't lie, it's true that Master of Flames is a better unit than most heroes. But that's only 'cause things like Krylyr, Cerness, Mardu, and the Worm that Walks just really aren't worth summoning for their cost.



Krylyr not worth summoning? Really?

I hope you didn't mean to include him there or that I am horribly misreading.


Guys, seriously... if there is a thread or a post around here that you don't like... leave it be. Spreading hate and trolling people has no place in this community. Certain people may have been in the wrong, but when you troll or hate on them you get in the wrong too. Don't prolong it or add to it; let it go. If it is blatant trolling, a misplaced thread or anything that violates the ToS, report it and move along. Don't feed the trolls and don't add to the hatred. This is a nice, clean and happy community. Please, don't dirty it.

I am Gavyn the Mighty and I approve of this message.
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Krylyr and Kolyr sound the same to me so's I can mix them up.
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Oh, is anyone planing to archive all the answers like Platonix does?

...I think I once said I would but now I feel like... it's not going to happen :U



Ooohhhh Sagey......


Guys, seriously... if there is a thread or a post around here that you don't like... leave it be. Spreading hate and trolling people has no place in this community. Certain people may have been in the wrong, but when you troll or hate on them you get in the wrong too. Don't prolong it or add to it; let it go. If it is blatant trolling, a misplaced thread or anything that violates the ToS, report it and move along. Don't feed the trolls and don't add to the hatred. This is a nice, clean and happy community. Please, don't dirty it.

I am Gavyn the Mighty and I approve of this message.
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Owlie

Do you prefer just one bug report for that game, or would you prefer a bug report sent after each time it freezes? I don't want to clutter up your inbox but I figured that having it reported each time it happens might make the cause easier to find.



I know he likes well managed bug report/error/etc things in the bug forum like I know hes a fan of

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-reports/card-text-doesn-t-match-cards-updated-1-22/t.83626693/

Just a guess though, but I feel a managed thread would be loved by many of the top end.


I was referring to the in game bug report, not the forum.
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Mr Scott....set engines to Rant Factor 4.....

Always kinda amazed how what people talk about the most passionately in the Forums seems to be mentioned with the greatest of deference and timidity in AtA type discussions...

I'd like to talk about the Pack yields and the escalating inverse relationship between investment and reward.

Pack prices went up dramatically last month while at the same time providing lower yields.

We screamed.

You guys said you heard.

And yesterday we get another Update that increases the time/cost of attaining quality Cards all the while guaranteeing nothing. stare

The system you've set up, imo, almost assures that casual players will never get a sufficient reward for their playing time to keep them interested in the game.

It seems to me that you've decided that the results of the hard-core players, those who play for extended periods on a daily basis and literally finish the game in weeks, need to be the benchmark by which you establish the rewards for the game, when in actual point of fact, (again, imo) what you really need to do is keep the legion of casual players playing.

The hard-core players are nomads....once they've burned out HoC, they'll move on and burn out the next game, whereas the motivated casual player could most likely play for months, provided he/she feels rewarded for his/her time.

If I had a question, I guess it would be, how do you decide who to target the game at?
Do you use previous results from in-house properties?
Do you study results for other properties outside of Gaia?
Do you hire consultants?
If you are modeling the reward for play system for HoC on other Gaia properties, was that model successful for those properties?

I hear a lot of moaning about RIG's and Alchemy, and to be honest, I seldom partake in one, and have never even touched the other becasue the rewards are simply not commensurate with the amount of time they would take to earn. I spend about two hours on the site every day, more on weekends, but I don't want that time to be nothing more than grinding.
I like to partake of a bit of everything that Gaia has to offer, and having limited time, I like to spend that time on pursuits I find rewarding.
Making HoC something that I would have to dedicate every last moment of Gaia time I have for quite possibly months, in order to succeed, is not, imo sufficiently rewarding.

Mr Scott...take us out of Rant....
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14,18] more stat changes are coming

15] Thanks, will get that fixed tomorrow morning.

16] We'll see how she plays out. She's in kind of in the right spot for her power curve by our internal tests.

17,20] Flight was a mistake. It's been removed.

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I prefer the name HoC Council of Chaos. biggrin

1] I know you said you would try to get a roadmap out soon, any ideas one when it may actually come out?

2] How close is an announcement for the facebook version being ‘fully operational’?

3] After facebook, I believe the marketplace is next in line… any idea on a time frame for that at this time?

4] While working on all of these updates, etc… do you guys keep working on more cards on the side so that you won’t have to grind them all out when you want to release a few new cards?

5] With regards to Shintuoyu’s card icon thread (I mentioned this in the AtA and Pan wasn’t sure which thread I mentioned), these two icons User Image and User Image are these cards out?

6] I’ve made a statistical thread and a thread laying out the card stats for each card (a bit different from one another. I am wondering if you guys have made up something similar for reference when you go to make new cards up to get them properly balanced… or if you do it by ear, so to speak?

7] Any idea on when tiers may be adjusted or not? [As a level 60, I am fine with it where it is… due to lack of players still… but Lv.30s likely would like a 30-40…etc]

8] The new heralds look a bit smaller size wise then all other cards… why are they so small?

9] Do you guys plan to release another site wide ‘HoC Deck’ item with more clothing of our units? [Gavyn please?]

10] I was wondering if you guys would consider sharing some more of the artwork used in the game… like final images of the units that we could use as backgrounds or something? [Again, Gavyn please? Ha ha]

11] With respect to the card creator that Starshine got the code for and Kitty made into a lovely page… I made a thread a while back for a ‘user created card contest’ in the feature requests... with the addition to our forum of this card generator… it looks like something that may actually be doable in the future. Is it still something that could be considered once time is gotten for it?

12] What are your opinions on players playing the game solely for gaia gold?

13] As an extension, when players compare the worth of a pack or cards to gaian gold (via the conversion ratio), what all do you guys feel about that. Do you feel that an actual ‘Gaia Gold equivalent’ of a pack or a card exists? i.e. do you feel those arguments to be justified?

14] Do you guys plan on doing a lot more card stat adjustments anytime soon?

15] Kak’s defender still doesn’t work. – via ryry Kenny_McCormick ryry

16] Why was Master of Flames damage dropped so low to 40? I feel 50-55 would be more adequate. Prior to the update, MoF felt like a 30 mana unit, i.e. it could hold its own 1 on 1… now, it needs protection to even survive against similar cost units. Again, I feel that the 40 is too low. It is far more cost efficient to summon an 18 and 12 mana unit both instead of MoF now.

17] I sincerely hope that Raykl does not keep flight. Do you not feel it a bit unfair to give a herald (the unit which you start the game with) something as one sided as flight? It is basically unstoppable to prevent someone from portal rushing now. All they have to do is use Raykl. Heralds shouldn’t have flight 2 or movement 2… it is so bad that you can now portal rush Belphegor (nightmare) with it, and prevent the AI from even getting a single portal. If that isn’t imbalanced, I don’t know what is.

18] With all of these changes, is Krylyr, Void Scarab, etc. far behind?

19] With an increase in pack cost/decrease in amount of packs… would it be possible to adjust the card sellback prices to make it seem more worthwhile if you get bad cards from packs/bonus card… to say 1*, 2* at 100 and 200 essence?

20] Would it be more balanced for Raykl to have his HP stay the same, have scout instead of flight and return his special to the old version – via ryry Kenny_McCormick ryry

21] With the opening of HoC to the entire community, would it be possible to at least get a second moderator for the forum?

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Do you think you could lower the mana costs on.....

Eh....
Most heroes?
'Cause I won't lie, it's true that Master of Flames is a better unit than most heroes. But that's only 'cause things like Krylyr, Cerness, Mardu, and the Worm that Walks just really aren't worth summoning for their cost.



Krylyr not worth summoning? Really?

I hope you didn't mean to include him there or that I am horribly misreading.


Guys, seriously... if there is a thread or a post around here that you don't like... leave it be. Spreading hate and trolling people has no place in this community. Certain people may have been in the wrong, but when you troll or hate on them you get in the wrong too. Don't prolong it or add to it; let it go. If it is blatant trolling, a misplaced thread or anything that violates the ToS, report it and move along. Don't feed the trolls and don't add to the hatred. This is a nice, clean and happy community. Please, don't dirty it.

I am Gavyn the Mighty and I approve of this message.
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Krylyr and Kolyr sound the same to me so's I can mix them up.



Ha ha. understandable. I was concerned for a moment there. razz


Guys, seriously... if there is a thread or a post around here that you don't like... leave it be. Spreading hate and trolling people has no place in this community. Certain people may have been in the wrong, but when you troll or hate on them you get in the wrong too. Don't prolong it or add to it; let it go. If it is blatant trolling, a misplaced thread or anything that violates the ToS, report it and move along. Don't feed the trolls and don't add to the hatred. This is a nice, clean and happy community. Please, don't dirty it.

I am Gavyn the Mighty and I approve of this message.
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oh. well i know there is some gluten free cookies here too. xd and yeah i have the timid achievement. i need that flame one though. ^^;;;


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I need a 500 win one ninja or a 1000 win one to head for in terms of PvP....

Appreciates your gluten freee....though


"Foods that are gluten-free are often thought to be low-carb because they lack wheat flour. While it is true that wheat flour is a source of carbohydrates, gluten-free foods often contain other ingredients that are just as high if not higher in carbohydrates than flour'

The carb bosses may not agree XD

Still I am fine with carbs...
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We could get all the lurkers to <3 the thread.

Welp, just noticed the lack of the vote box.


They could just tip this post (checks tip jar).


Don8 proceeds 50/50 pl0x.
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Hi Pan and Co!

First, hope you feel better Pan. I read you were on antibiotics. It sounds like that nasty flu that's been going around.



Whislt in the mode of seconding things, I second this.

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