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Big threat about changes and new ideas for the game

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With the recent info about updates which could bring new air to this game i will try to share my ideas that actually could change (if implemented) for what i imagine be a good state to play or continue to play...I'm won't be writing about vain complains like fix all the crashs or remove this because i don't like..I will be focus around what i think that is unbalanced and missing from what currently have in the game.

                                                                     Defenses and damage ratio (Balance)

I'm i will start saying that i'm not a player that played a lot of hours and gather a lot of knowledge but i'm at floor 63 and i reached this lv by playing onslaught with my brother and i also pass from the chaos trials without get carried so i have some notion from what's works..Those are the defenses that have issues with cost efficiency in my opinion.


Geyser trap: Change the recharge time to (2,5s - 2s cap) and also adds (2s) of the geyser effect (lift enemies).


Snaking sands: This trap needs to change in two of the three options..Change the recharge to (4-5s) Make the recharge activate only if the snaking sands hit some enemy (will make the sand trap continuosly work (slowing mobs) if doesn't hit anything giving sinergy with auras that right now kill all the enemies before and make the charge of this trap pretty useless and with 8s recharge the snaking stay iddle) Make the attack from the snake underground be separate from the slow effect( the snake will hit anything that is in his range when arrive not mattering if it burrowed or not or have mutators like immune to slow in that lane).Right now this trap doesn't work with auras don't hit lady orcs and also have the worst recharge rate of the game..
Oil geyser:There is nothing particularly bad or wrong with this trap rather than 1,5s cap and the range of trigger..Is just the game that is in a state which defenses attack fast and enemies move slow to the actual standards making those stall traps pretty ineffective in a game that doesn't have fast normal units with the only one being immune to slow.I will give a option that would make this trap worthy in the other part of the threat.


Weapon manufacturer:This node can reach a very strong initial stats for a aoe defense but simple after the first upgrade that you could do with a fissure or flame aura they end up being weaker and much less du effective.
There is two ways to make this defense got closer to pay out with the du expend or worth depending of the stats that you reach.They could implement a auto upgrade that happens every time than this defense kills a enemy or a certain amount since already they track from the charge of the weapon.Or make the node need to reach a certain amount of kill to enable the upgrade 50-75kills to tier 2 ,125-150 to tier 3, 175-200 to tier 4 and 250-275 tier 5.This would make the use of the node much more viable and who knows maybe overpowered.120 du for what this provide is totally not worth at the moment.


Earthshatter:This tower is a tough call but due to the nature that work in this game the tower almost always can't fit in a build and compensate in dmg..I don't think than this tower is weaker at all but the rate of attack the 60 du and not be able to hit flyers make this tower very situational even with natural big range.This tower hit hard but if you split the cost to other things you will receive more in return.For me this tower should change the du cost to 50 because rather than a few circunstances than his long range and dmg have a big impact is better to not use.


Volcano:Even if you use this tower in the molten citadel which is the map that most suit this tower usage you still won't reach easilly or gonna need to not appear any geodes and controled burn lane to do the 1b or close to this (counting with upgrades involved)..This tower simple cannot pay out with damage in return because is very costly and more than half of the maps have very split lanes..I know than the game is not all about the damage but sink 100 du in one thing even if almost cover everything in a map is a lot.They should drop the du for 80..Is very reasonable to assume than a colossus is equally good as a blockade in comparison with the volcano as a tower.This would make the use of a volcano viable in a lot of maps.


Sand viper:I can ignore the fact than this tower can't target the same enemy with two sand vipers which is something that i do and i use this tower..This impact the use of more than two in the same spot but when comes to the tower by herself the problem is only one, the critical scale..Is mental than this tower reach at tier 5 with 1,94m flat with the plus of base dmg you reach something like 2,6m crit with medallion.This tower need a buff of 25-35% of critical in the bare minimal..This tower is way down in terms of damage because of this, even critical being something ocasional but in the long run makes a lot of difference and this tower must have the worse scale in that regard together with the ramster.No wonder no one use even being just as effective as a aura in front of the lane for me.


Serpent's coil:This probably is my favorite tower in the game but still have a small problem..Why this tower is the only ofensive defense in the game that doesn't have range gambit?They need to implement the range gambit because the only thing that hurts this tower is the range and not be able to upgrade..The range is so poor that you really need to place a deadly strike and for me even the deadly strike is not good enough to track enemies(The vicious is way better).The lack of upgrade is fair but the range is something that should be in the game.You expend a space of shard just to turn the tower to something usefull and that is a huge flaw.Is quite simple the fix...
Give utility space for this tower with range gambit to cap in something close from what you reach with the use of vicious strikes.


Hailstorm tower:Since this tower is considered is a anti-air you should comparer with the sky guard.This tower probably kill individually the enemies faster than a skyguard but this is probably the only con related to this comparison..The lack of the slow effect and the 180 degree of range from the hailstorm make they much more unreliable than a skyguard to deal with flyers in general.I could accept those two cons because i really don't use the vamp and power transfer on hail which is preferable but one thing that can't be negligible is the efficiency with emp kobolts.If appears more than two you are exposed in a lane.If one explode you can count on other flyers passing by.

What i suggest is to give this tower the ability to hit ground unit as well and maybe decrease as a way of balance the defense rate to (0,15s-0,18s) and the dps..This is a "special tower" that you can only use by unlocking the adept and this tower not even worth use in a lot of maps because the sub core are too close from the spawn area and a flying lane with more than 8 usually can't be contained with 1 hailstorm(also people use dryad traps to kill flyers in most of the cases).. 


Harpy's Perch:This tower probably have the coolest design and animation together with the abyss lord defenses but is a pure lie from what suggest the stats and what you get in game.There is a stop and turn with the animation and in a certain way this is probably a better idea for a defense but i'm certainly that wasn't on purpose..
They should buff this tower to do the amount of damage that suggest with the face stat of now in the animation duration that she has at this moment instead of necessarily make the unit attack constantly.Placing how much is the cooldown in the description (i believe that is something around 1s-2s).This would turn this unit to a massive single target unit without need to touch something that may cause extra bugs..Is just increase the amount of damage in the attack animation duration related to a certain time..(If the unit would do around 18m in 6s with the animation and cooldown counted doesnt really matter if for 1s she will cooldown since the damage was already done).In a way they will compensate the cooldown time with extra damage during the attack duration.


(Nerf)Bees,slime pit and angry nimbus:Slimes just do a stupid and unrealistical amount of damage..I saw quite a lot of times the slimes of my brother with 1b and there isn't a maw-maw in that side to bug the damage contabilization in any time(more than a volcano can do covering a lot of areas).They do a massive damage at good rate and this damage have a big area of effect and also do the same amount of damage that does for the main target(i believe).They need to change the splash damage radius or the % of damage for the splash damage.Bees and angry nimbus the problem must be around the corruption form,the dps with fast rate and 360 degree plus the physical corpse hitting directly the mob that may avoid any type of delay included..If the dps get a big decrease those traps gonna be less effective and maybe worth a lot the du but not do what is happening right now,Banalizing the game or at least other defenses use in the game..


I don't really mind with nerfs.If you are bitted with the power of something that is too good don't use or use weaker shards/relics but this should be included since is a balance tropic.
                                                                               Honorable mention:


Arcane barrier:This blockade simple doesn't help in any extra way..The 0,01 recharge rate is something that i don't really understand and is a ridiculous lie and the 75% minimum hp to start to do damage is pathetic..If was me i would turn this blockade in to a counter blockade..Any damage that this blockade take he would counter in a certain % of the damage that would be up from the upgrades..Place a reasonable rate and limit to counter one enemy at time and you have a blockade that could work in a lot of situations.


                                                     Enemies balance and defenses changes


Buff beam < Photon beam/tower
The buff beam and boost aura usually are type of defenses that doesn't worth use because you need more sources of damage that in the long run criticals gonna happen and you could up your defenses and compensate..With the boost aura you have so much passive shards and there is also the asc points together with the boost power shard that you could throw in certain situations and worth since the boost will pay out if you make a build with a colossus for example.But buff beam are more expensive and there is no shard and have lower range and power.What i suggest is change this defense for something usefull.
I'm not good with scale or anything math base for this game so i will just place with references
Photon beam/tower
Projectile type attack, pierce all the enemies in a line,burst type animation like the lennart (ffta2) Electric type attack 
Cost:70du Rate: cap (3s-2,s) Base att:Something in between the earthshatter and the cannonball (probably 1,1m t5) Critical damage: around 4-5m t5 Hp:Standard scale, not a mix tank but maybe in the scale of serpent's coil to not explode so easilly Range: something close to the earthshatter with max range gambit but the power lost relation higher than normally is.
Shards:Charged Shots ,Electric spark
Charged shots :The tower will charge over time (15-25s) a shot that does the double of damage and also has a extra 10% chance of paralyse and +5% critical chance.
Electric spark:The tower has 20% to paralyse all the enemies hit by (3s-5s)..I know than already has this type of debuff that sometimes happens with the angry nimbus so is nothing more than give to this shard.
Relation with geode and vanguard:Geodes will take the damage from this but will not cut throw the enemies behind making a good counter but not hard counter.Vanguard will block the damage but the shot will pass and hit the enemy behind..For boths the paralise attribute will work which will open the guard to normally hits them.


Dummies<Throwing axe tower
This tower is simple not useable.Doesn't compensate in damage and doesn't cover a lot of space to justify the use..In the end is better you use the orc if you want damage with coverage and if you want you coverage only, the spiky blockade.
Throwing axe
Single target unit,bonus damage against geodes,vanguards and enemies frozen.
Cost:50du Rate:(1,65-1,25s) cap Base att:something around 1,3m t5 Critical damage:4,5-5,8m Hp:The scale of the flamethrower basically.Range:360 range and with the reach similar to the archer without deadly strikes with max range gambit.
Shards:Sharp axe, killer axe
Sharp axe:The axe if kills a enemy will bounce and hit another enemy dealing the same amount of damage.Bounce up to 3-5 extra enemies.If a enemy die with a attack of 600k for example the next will also take 600k.This could make a chain of enemies killed if you up the defense at certain level.
Killer axe:This shard give you a extra 15% critical (45%cap) and 20% extra defense rate that will overlap with the base rate (1,25<1s) but lost 30-45% critical and base dmg.With the update that i believe affects criticals and maybe other related things, the shard would need to work with others parameters..This is more from the current state.


                                                                          Enemies balance


Enemies should move (10-20%) faster except lady orcs and flyers..I played in a incursion map with a buff mutator of mov (15%) to do a daily and really the units was walking a little faster but not running like the lady orcs does normally.Right now only the frosties,cyborks and lady orcs have a chance to hit a blockade of the normal enemies.


Vanguards have a deflection bonus that cover a lot of towers but simple die so easilly to auras..What is the point if you are generally weak??
They need to increase the hp of this enemy to something close to cybork currently hp but a little lower because this unit are faster and comes in groups.Also the dmg of this unit is pretty poor.the boss(the one with yellow shield) doesn't treat at all blockades if you have coverage.


Witherbeast:This enemy was such a pain in campaign..Right now he just runs a few steps and die.Most of the difficulty in campaigns was the lack of shards and knowledge but this unit was hard to kill also with heroes..
The witherbeast should have a massive increase in hp to at least reach the blockade most of the times and maybe have a self heal during the running time or after burrowed.Right now is a pure filler that is a ghost from what it was.Not attack and not do the job that should do.


Lady orcs:I don't mind with the speed, immunity,hp and siege/base dmg.But this unit should change in two ways in my opinion.Increase the critical damage than this unit take (+10/15%) and decrease the siege damage than this mob has with cores..One hit is more than 10% and if you are away from the core that she is attacking you will lose..If pass two and you doesn't have a good hero to stall you gonna lose and sometimes not even can reach them at time.For a mob with problems of attentions that simple pass by blockades this is something more than reasonable.


Cyborks:Should be changed the disable thing and also the range of reach(not the camp of vision from the unit).I personally don't like the idea of leave the cybork and geodes without ability or to exist a shard or something passive that make this ability useless because this turn the unit to another filler.I will give a option for a change.
The cybork ability should make (traps,auras,nodes blind) (20-25% acc) and defenses need more energy to attack and the effect last 5s..Maybe (2x-4x) for charge traps and with dryad defenses that have a different scales with a energy like the bees (9k hp) should be scalled around a base number like 0,5-1,5% each attack to also threat them..


Geodes:Complete block damage from everything around is not a good thing at all.The idea is simple:make the geodes have a good a base resistance with projectile attacks (30-50%).
With this you can use those towers altough you gonna have disadvantage.
The damage than bomb goblins does inside the geode shield is also massive.You can't deal with ranged units and when you enter inside the geode dome if appears a bomb goblin he will most likely kill you with the explosion.Maybe a small decrease just to not die in 1ko with a moderate to glassy builds hp related.


Hex throwers:They should get a good decrease in damage bonus and parameters from the hex effect.The hex effect decrease a lot of the stats and this make almost needed to have a reflect beam and sometimes appearing the boss if you don't have the reflect is certainly that will go down.They should also increase the hp to balance and not be able to attack from the portal area which make them invencible.


Emp Kobolts:Kobolts have huge damage against towers that almost kills (sometimes kills) with a big radius and the disable effect seems to last even longer than the one with cyborks.
They should decrease the time of disable with towers.A kobolt right now prevent you completelly to safe place towers if there is more than two in a lane.The game already is a lot based in aoe and traps and this make you want to use bees and angry nimbus even more because there is no cons against the use to counter emp kobolt.


For majority of enemies they need a hp buff also but depends to the idea of the developers have from the game..For me Drakins,warboar, orcs(why this unit is much more weaker than the lady orc being from the same "race"?)and golems need hp buff.
                                                                New enemies and bosses


Name:Unnamed Debuffer Resistances:-5% magical damage and +5% physical damage -10% dmg from traps,auras,and nodes.
HP-Speed relation:Warboar hp with lady orc speed or A vanguard speed with cybork hp with a small increase (5-10%).This probably give a good survivability.
Attack:Magical attacks with a mace/staff (medium range +/-drakins) that doesn't get dispeled by reflect beams.
Damage relation:The base damage should be equall to the skeleteon normal unit and also the rate.With blockades burned they do a extra 25% damage.
Debuff/ability:The debuffer use a wave type of attack (similar to heroic ability from the monk) that burns all types of defenses and also decrease the defense rate momentarily for 7-10s.I'm probably way of the mark but the idea is to hurt per second around 2-3,5% of the natural defense hp without hp asc points.The scale would be around the types of defense so colossus won't get destroyed by a debuffer for example since he has a hp way better than normal blockade.The only exception is those dryad traps since they have a different math behind the normal hp and the use of charges..This could turn the hp ascension into something usefull, not just another stat that you could buff.
The rate decrease would be around faster towers getting bigger downgrade than slower tower to not criple certain defenses too much.A bee would lost 40-50% for example but the geyser maybe 15-20%.The defense rate decrease with constantly damage from burn would give some use for panic fire or press your luck.
All the lavamancer defenses, flame aura, flamethrower and blaze baloon are imunne..Essencially base flame attackers.Hamster and obelisk not included.


Name:Unnamed buffer/Heroslayer Unrage:Start weaker and get stronger how lower the hp became.(80,60,40,20% different speed,atk rate and power) take extra 10% damage with more than 50% and less 10% when under 50% hp. Bonus damage against heroes (25%) (max rage 2-3ko)
Attack:He is a melee attacker so could be any type of attack..Even a criature that attacks with claws.Hero damage higher than a lady orc at 100% hp..Siege damage something between the cybork and lady orc (100%).
HP-Speed relation:has a similar hp amount than a fire golem (the one that does a identical type attack than molten brimstone from the abyss lord)and the speed of him with 100% hp but will increase the hp with the damage making him at 20% run faster than a lady orc.
In a sense he will be a mini boss that could appear in any lane except controled burn and phase throw blockades with more appearance (maybe the max of 2 in a wave)
He also has the passive ability of buff all the mobs that is behind him by 10-15% in movement speed..(won't work with boss or for themself/unnamed heroslayer)
                                                                             Bosses


With this i will do the basic explanation..i don't know how exactly most of the boss and this is more like a summary.


Eyes of cthulhu:There is a boss that looks like a enemies from the fire emblem sacred stones that is a big eye and it's in the dawn of the dark moon incursion..They could bring this for onslaught with a few tweeks..make this a flying units that could only be killed with a hero, do a decent amount of damage with attacks (if the hero die and you are solo he will attack the closest core and do around 2ko if you don't have the ancient power of respawn and has a attack that leave the hero jynx:(receive more damage (50%)
The jynx would be ballance around the base damage of this creature to be more like a nuisance if you want to fight in the middle of lanes and would decrease the heal effect of a tree also and you can't self heal with abilities.Dark assasins can't attack you while he is on you in the field to not make this unfair.


Thunderdragon:A electric dragon that walks with more than 50% (ground unit) and with lower he will count as a flyer and fly increasing his speed like a flying mob and giving him imunity and vulnerability as one.Immune against LSA,Photon beam paralize,drench.
Attacks:thundebolt medium range attack that chain with eletricity hitting a lot of defenses and heroes in between thunderfangs/tail physical attack much stronger than thunderbolt but doesn't chain (single target,close to him) and the thunder (Massive attack that he could only release with less than 5-10%hp)


Spellblade:A mix of malthius with a lady orc.Moderate hp, vamp attacks, speed a little slower than a lady orc,3% chance in attacks to receive buff+10%dmg and resistance) and also 1-2% to parry attacks with less than 50%hp.Cast powerfull spells:Haste(15%),regen(4-5%),protect(20%),shell(20%) in a group of enemies (last 5s and the spellblade if pass in this area won't receive the buff and cost 10% of the hp to conjure) need a group of 5 mobs for him decide to do and has a cooldown of 10s.
Should be introduced if so in high levels because only maw-maws and colossus should tank well.
                                                                                 Onslaught


I don't have a lot to write about this on but still the little is necessary..
Include a better system of progression:Give for people a token buff for every 10 maps after the 65 floor.
One being in a scale of defenses: 1,25% blockades 1%towers and 0,75%traps,auras and nodes.(the onslaught will up 0,25hp,atk,crit from mobs each 10 floor)
The other for individual defenses:1% in one defense that you choose.(0,10% each 10 floor)
The scale of defense you need to be in a certain ascension lv to unlock (250<300 for the 65<75 floor) the use and the individual defense you need to be in the ascension and also expend a excessive amount of gold to unlock.
1m for the first % of a defense 5m for the second 10m for the third for example.
This would give to people more incentive to play in group and also to work and upgrade the towers that most suit or like.I can have a full powered up blockades and traps and someone that play with me towers and we split builds with the best of each.
Also when you reach a certain ascension you don't get anything out of and with ancient powers seems that gold will be piling out.With this gold and ascensions will always matter in a sense.
Change the number of maps per floor to 2 with the 65<75<85..., being a floor with 3 maps 1/10 maps which would be the map that would give those token buffs.

Give a extra space shard for heroes and defenses when you beat floor 200-250.

Create more mutators and maps to promote a better/new experience with builds..Right now seems that comes constantly cemetary maps(rng problem) and mutators that give a lot of trouble or a very easy option of set a build to beat in any map (there is maps that you could be afk and others you need to be all over the place) and in those two conditions usually you don't have incentive to use defenses that you don't normally use because stays weaker (unbalance problem related).People in a way use one blockade and 2-3 types of defense in every lane and works.
I know that in any game people start to pick they favorite but really is more to do with effectiveness of especially auras and traps(dryad) defenses that in general will prevail.
This is a strategy game in a sense and the idea is to promote creativity with inteligence but with certain defenses always getting underperformed you don't really want use to risk things.This is a tough ask but should be something to think about.

                                                                          Fix of a shards/weapon


I just posting because is a little concerning by me..

Ctulhu influence shard from the angry nimbus its doesn't work for me..I never saw the charm happens or any indicator of this..The developers should if is working change a color of enemies when in charm or fix if not working to do the effect.
Direct command from the archer doesn't stack with deadly strikes or asc range gambit.You use the command and doesn't cover the range that i placed.I would like to maybe place rain of oil but really wthout the range to hit a lot of lanes doesn't worth.
Shadowflame/knife:The secondary attack of this weapon seems blind to me..the hit box has a big problem and something that was so usefull to kill flyers keep missing attacks..Since the update that changes the passive of wayfarer weapons this is happening..maybe even other weapons have other type of problems.(I play from ps4 so maybe is a console thing)
This is a shout in the dark but the drench shard from the geyser seems to not work also.If you place the geyser trap with drenched he will attack but his next attack or from other defense won't get buff from the drench shards..(I tested with dummies)
                                                                            New game modes


                                                       Chaos Hard mode (Grind mode)
They need to place a chaos trials for people that would like to play the mode after reach the chaos 7 gear and this could be a alternative way of also be a mode of people grind for a especific shard.
Beside the ch7 you can make builds afk in all chaos and win and just for shards that in the end will not give you nothing substantial in return.The ch7 is also limited because of emp kobolts.
The mode would be based around the ascension level of the higher player in the room..If it's 400 would be scaled around Floor 95 enemies stats.This would make the game always balanced around your own progression not giving a absurd advantage to afk possibilities..The chaos is pretty predictable with enemies and doesn't have mutators so is reasonable.
You would need to play like the system that was before to unlock the "special shard" but you really don't need to play in other or have limit acess of play even if you beat the required amount.
Win 1 ch1, 2 ch2, 3 ch3..This would give 28 maps in the end and with this you would have a guaranteed chance of pick a defense type shard(Vamp,Power transfer,defense critical damage ,fortification for example) with a increase in strength from the normal version Vamp 60%<70% fortification 34<45%.
Could be random the generation of those shards or you really choose..They also should give the chance of pick another one by 10-20% (They would be shards that is situational like a panic fire,power pylon,press your luck with respectivelly buffs)
Of course that you would win normal pack shards with the wins but with 25 medals instead of 23.


                                                              Fun/Casual mode

There is not a mode to be casual and test builds..mastery is heavilly based on shards and it's base on chaos with certain defenses being hard countered and onslaught you could test but this you try to play with you know because you need to play 3 maps in a row and there is a lot of room for error and you may not have time to risk.
The mode that i think is to be based on onslaught with floor system starting with 65 floor stat mobs and up 5 floor per sequence.
The differencial is the condition base..One for heroes and one for builds
From builds would be a lot like the mastery but with the difference around the don't build more than one type of defenses(will be three) the time for build of 30s will be changed for 4 players stage 1min<2<3<4 min and the don't build node and aura will appear together.
From heroes could be a lot of things:Heroes can't use ability but have buff in attack pow and defense,heroes move slower,heroes need to kill a enemies every 2s or gonna start losing a lot of hp per second,The map is all dark and you have a small camp of vision,heroes have a small chance of backfire attacks but have more power,all the weapons have recoil atributes.It's all depends from a balance involved in this mechanic.
They would need to implement a chat room so everyone could plan things together.
The process would be that you enter in a ladder and you wait for players..if you want to start will roll the dice and give those conditions but you don't know the mutators.With this you have 10m to talk or wait/think about you gonna do..All the maps have a 5min for the build phase without the condition of time and the 2,3,4,5 stage will decrease the time also by 1min to make adjustements.
You need to complete/win with those conditions..If you place a tower with no tower condition you will lose automatically..
The rewards will be giving in a choose section.You have the option to choose between one of 7 random shards that will appear in each chaos section for the first..In the second sequence will appear a extra shard in the ch1 and if you choose the ch1 and so on..You could choose in a side that you want but you can't pick one of each..(you choose the selection of a chaos tier)
                                                         Ancient power mode (Changed)
I really didn't have any desire to acquire those powers right from the start that i notice..I never got or will if the system behind this doesn't change.The reset + lost of upgrades in all shards+ way of acquire is awfull to me.
Is pretty much a way than because you need shards upgrades for defenses and reset your progression straight up turn to unsustainable.This brings a progression problem that you need those boost to keep up with onslaught levels (bad for casuals) or you don't need and you are wasting time to receive a small advantage that will make a few things easier(bad for players that is doing these ancient powers).

What i suggest:None of The reset + lost of upgrades in all shards+ way of acquire (currently.
The mode that i think will be base around the maps of incursion with floor 65 lv scale units.Each ancient power that you acquired will increase in one stat as passive in lanes...


1°2,5% hp 2° 2,5%magical defense and so on..i could place everyone of the buff progression but will be awaste of time for now but essencially will have 5 base buffs:hp,mag def,phy def,damage and speed..In the sixth will be a especial buff like regen 1-2,5% hp each second..Then again a buff in those 5 base stats and another special.Everything will stack up over time and will make the mode become harder and harder.You will come to a point that you will need the onslaught buff that i propose to have a better chance so this could and should be done together with onslaught progression.
Each ancient power or almost will also give you a special item (shards,relics,armours,weapons,flairs) that you could pick only from this mode.
Shards for example: du reduction (the one that would make oil geyser usefull), A shard that has a chance of increase def power and critical damage based on hp (like vamp empowerment) to allow offensive builds with totem.
Relics:23500 base with the main stat and 1000,9750,9500 with secondaries..Would have two variations for each type with secondaries =6 relics of 23500 pow.
I have really a lot of ideas about shards,weapons and armours with passives but is just a summary those.
They should remove those extras asc cap power or make uniform with this mode..like giving a fix amount per ancient power..For a person that have 6 ancient power should have something like a extra 120 asc cap points not be scaled around is now with lv of floor with asc lvs in the reset.
The mode you will need to beat 1 of each map of the incursion chaos tier at the first.You will choose to play in chromes enemies or griblok horde for example.
After beating 7 maps you will unlock the final stage (wivern den) which can/will appear all chaos enemies together and you need to defeat betsy or other mob boss than could appear..
For the second ancient power you gonna need to beat also those 7 and a another one of those maps that you choose to unlock betsy map.
To a point that you gonna need to play all 15 map after acquire 7-8 ancient powers.
I really like those incursions maps, the ch1-ch2 maps are very generic but ch3-ch7 maps are very distinguish from the way you normally play.Is a waste to leave those maps dead when you could make something out of them.
They need to tweek a few things to make playable, especially with ch5 maps that appears a lot of dark assasins (althar of athame) and power surge that your builds vanish over time (they need to increase the time of builds last by a lot to be playable solo) and the malthius castle map of ch6 that seems to spawn only dark assasins and 0 normal flyers.
I really would like to play a mode like this and doesn't seems that need to create a lot of stuff to be doable.This ancient power mode would definitelly fit people way of progression since doesnt hurt the onslaught or your achievement with items.
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For me the game is pretty stagnated at this point.My brother stopped playing because he think that is repetitive and there is only incresed scale with enemies not a difficulty and .Chaos you can't do much with, mastery is cool but is hard to do things solo... (a few seems impossible) I'm in the ch4 maps now and i need to deal with 6-10 lady orcs each lane that if pass one i could lose a condition star and really you want submit yourself to play mastery for what things in the game?.Onslaught is fine as a mode but the unbalance with defenses and the lost temple every floor being a very time consume mode makes me not play since my brother is not playing for the moment.
I would like to know if what i'm suggesting is what people believe that could make the game better??I'm way of the mark with those ideas or is compatible with what players would want from the game?.

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i am supportive with the "New Gamemode" part but i think we have different opinions. I like the idea of a Casual game mode, but not exacly the way you describe it :)

And ... that's a lot of writing :) some dedicated person.

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Wow, i finally found someone that post longer messages than me!!!!   ; ) 

I'd love to see many of those def changes. Most of the huntress traps need a wider activation and AOE diameter, not to mention recharge time. Apart from her PDT, she is kind of useless as a builder IMO. Most traps apart from Dryad's suffer from the same issues. 

Be careful with dryad nerf talk. That seems to start wars here. People love their meta and want to protect it. Given how onslaught is though, i would hate to nerf anyone as we can use all the power we can get. i would rather see everyone else get pushed up, as opposed to her going down. 

Volcano is crazy at 100 DU and is never a good option in its current form, unless you are slumming on lower levels.  I think the real key to this tower is to raise the amount of DU on every stage. I don't use a lot of defenses just because DU is so tight. If i had more to work with, my creativity in builds would skyrocket. That would be a fun AP bonus - 10% more DU per stage. I would reset for that!!!!!

Hailstorm - on one hand i am so happy at least one tower amongst the gender swaps was actually new, but on the other - it is not worth the DU spent on it IMO. I would really love this tower to get buffed some, and then for TE to completely redo the gender swaps into their own heroes. If all we wanted was a different look, why are these not just skins for flair? For a new hero - i need something other than a Xerox hero. 

I would like to see all EV def get reworked. I like the idea, but the execution leaves something to be desired. With some minor retooling i think she could be a lot more fun. All she seems to be used for right now is freezing zerks with PBs, and reflect walls. 

There are a lot of DEF that need reworked and are never used. You list several off. There are even more. I wish these were made at least viable... 

Cyborcs - i just hate those units. They can just go away. Their range and ability is just way to OP IMO, and the fact they are designed to basically stop use of auras makes me mad as Monk is one of my faves to build with. 

Hex - i would like to see their range also reduced. I have lost count of how many maps where the Hex units hide in the spawn point and throw spears behind a shield. Maybe this is not a hex issue so much as a spawn pint issue - no enemy unit should be able to do damage until they can receive damage, and are fully outside of the spawn point. 

Geodes - more def should be able to pierce their shield, including heroes. As many have asked for on other threads too - change it to absorb attacks instead of reflecting them. I don't mind these units too much, expect for Onslaught. I have MAJOR issues with how these are used there, as many times they are in combos where your hand is forced to use a def that they then counter. A geode and a cyborc should never meet. 

I like your boss and enemy unit ideas. 


Whew....that was a post. I might suggest to break that up into multiple posts, or even threads really in the future. You will overwhelm people with info, and some great ideas may get left behind due to the wall of text facing the reader. Focus on one area at a time - say defenses, and make that 1 thread. Then you will get a lot more discussion on it. When many ideas get thrown out in one thread, less conversation seems to take place as a result. 

One last thing to leave you with - don't forget the positive side. While many of us have very long lists of things we want to see changed or think do not work right - it is also important to balance your message with some positive comments as well. I think it makes the reader more likely to keep reading if their is balance in what you say. A huge list of things we do not like just comes off as salty after a while. Be sure to let TE know that you still love them and their game. Just my 2 cents...


Great post, lots of interesting and fun ideas. Thanks for sharing. 

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Volcano is crazy at 100 DU and is never a good option in its current form, unless you are slumming on lower levels. 

i just did Floor 144 with 2 players (20 % HP bonus) none of us had any Reset (Ancient Power) and gues what  ? we used 4 volcanos and won easily :) and i have it on video.

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i just did Floor 144 with 2 players (20 % HP bonus) none of us had any Reset (Ancient Power) and gues what  ? we used 4 volcanos and won easily :) and i have it on video.

wow, congrats. I stand corrected. 

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I'd love to see many of those def changes. Most of the huntress traps need a wider activation and AOE diameter, not to mention recharge time. Apart from her PDT, she is kind of useless as a builder IMO. Most traps apart from Dryad's suffer from the same issues. 

Be careful with dryad nerf talk. That seems to start wars here. People love their meta and want to protect it. Given how onslaught is though, i would hate to nerf anyone as we can use all the power we can get. i would rather see everyone else get pushed up, as opposed to her going down. 

Volcano is crazy at 100 DU and is never a good option in its current form, unless you are slumming on lower levels.  I think the real key to this tower is to raise the amount of DU on every stage. I don't use a lot of defenses just because DU is so tight. If i had more to work with, my creativity in builds would skyrocket. That would be a fun AP bonus - 10% more DU per stage. I would reset for that!!!!!

Yes the range is awfull with the recharge combination..The explosive trap is good if you work on him and find the spot that will hit more and i like the blaze balloon in two lane sides and you can use in a lane with cyborks without problem.Aside from dryad defenses, traps are just a tier of defenses that no one uses.

If trendy doesn't promote a balance around a lot of defenses they really shouldn't nerf those..As i said i don't mind with nerfs but those are way out of the scale of other defenses.

The problem with volcanos is the du to craft (100) not exactly the upgrades involved..With 80 i don't feel so restricted and i can accept better all the pros and cons that this projectile tower have.


Hailstorm - on one hand i am so happy at least one tower amongst the gender swaps was actually new, but on the other - it is not worth the DU spent on it IMO. I would really love this tower to get buffed some, and then for TE to completely redo the gender swaps into their own heroes. If all we wanted was a different look, why are these not just skins for flair? For a new hero - i need something other than a Xerox hero. 

The solution is give the tower the possibility of hit ground unit..Will become a good hybrid tower that could be placed in a lot of positions on the map.

Whew....that was a post. I might suggest to break that up into multiple posts, or even threads really in the future. You will overwhelm people with info, and some great ideas may get left behind due to the wall of text facing the reader. Focus on one area at a time - say defenses, and make that 1 thread. Then you will get a lot more discussion on it. When many ideas get thrown out in one thread, less conversation seems to take place as a result. 

I tought about that and you probably are right about that since i would like to create a discussion and also for those that are developers see,but the post is to be about a joint change.Everything need to work together..For example if all but the defense balance happens we gonna only use a limit set of defenses and the heroslayer and spellblade would be so hard to counter without a good set of stall defenses.

The same that if all defenses become overpowered with a lot of boost from a lot of angles and enemies not and no new enemies arive.

Everything need to have his own point of value and this counts more in my mind with defenses

But yeah maybe if i had done separate would be better..Everyone still can read a little by little and finish the post read.

One last thing to leave you with - don't forget the positive side. While many of us have very long lists of things we want to see changed or think do not work right - it is also important to balance your message with some positive comments as well. I think it makes the reader more likely to keep reading if their is balance in what you say. A huge list of things we do not like just comes off as salty after a while. Be sure to let TE know that you still love them and their game. Just my 2 cents...

I like this game and i still have fun playing onslaught when i use sand viper and others stuff all mixed but in the third map i back out because the lost temple seems that bring to me a lot of frustration (i play to enjoy myself in the first 2) and i don't want get to distanced from my brother (61floor) if he got back to play.

For me at this stage the game seems that doesn't have longevity.Is not about unbalance with defenses but because the game at least for me need to be based around new enemies that will make the sinergy between them need to create unique builds and expend du wiselly.

I believe that good changes will come with those updates but this post is about the present.

Trust me if didn't like the game or want to this game become bettter i wouldn't take the time to write a post that probably a few persons will read completely and i write out of my native language.

If there is one tropic that i would like more to be implemented would be the ancient power mode changed..Would be fun to play those incursions maps and the mode/rewards..Would be a challenge by itself.

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Yes the range is awfull with the recharge combination..The explosive trap is good if you work on him and find the spot that will hit more and i like the blaze balloon in two lane sides and you can use in a lane with cyborks without problem.Aside from dryad defenses, traps are just a tier of defenses that no one uses.

If trendy doesn't promote a balance around a lot of defenses they really shouldn't nerf those..As i said i don't mind with nerfs but those are way out of the scale of other defenses.

The problem with volcanos is the du to craft (100) not exactly the upgrades involved..With 80 i don't feel so restricted and i can accept better all the pros and cons that this projectile tower have.

It's a shame too, as we have had Huntress since the days of DD1, but her traps have never really been the go-to def setup. I have one hero invested in the explosive traps, but i still really never use them. It's really too bad that cyborcs don't ignore traps, as that would be a great go-to when you can't use auras. I like blaze balloon, but the DU price is just too costly for what you get, and how freaking slow every single trap is, no to mention crazy limited range on attack and activation. I wish the whole trap def style would get revised. I used to use them quite a bit early on the game, but on upper floors i find their effectiveness quite diminished. I cannot possibly justify 60 DU on a single trap, when i could get 2 Hornet hives, FAs, or Cannonballs for that same price. Just does not compare at all IMO. I think all Dryad def should be reclassified as something like "pods", kind of like EV2 nodes, as traps is not a good definition, since they have no activation ring, and their range is just ridiculous as compared to every other trap in the game. 

I actually have an issue with every high price tower in the game. Once the price hits 60 DU or more, it drops off of my radar. No single high priced def is near as good as 2 FAs or 3 LSAs IMO. Volcano comes with mad range, which is nice, but i will stick with def i like more i guess. To each their own. 



The solution is give the tower the possibility of hit ground unit..Will become a good hybrid tower that could be placed in a lot of positions on the map.

I would agree as along as the tower is set to prioritize air units over ground ones. With the amount of ground units ever present in the lanes, i fear it would never attack the air units - at least when you want them too. This games needs some more air options. Considering how much more air units are in DD2, it is kind of sad we only have two AA options, and one of them is this... At least a lot of ground units also attack air, which is nice, but a few more dedicated AA towers would really help with adding to creative builds. Right now it is - see an air lane, build a SGT. 


I like this game and i still have fun playing onslaught when i use sand viper and others stuff all mixed but in the third map i back out because the lost temple seems that bring to me a lot of frustration (i play to enjoy myself in the first 2) and i don't want get to distanced from my brother (61floor) if he got back to play.

For me at this stage the game seems that doesn't have longevity.Is not about unbalance with defenses but because the game at least for me need to be based around new enemies that will make the sinergy between them need to create unique builds and expend du wiselly.

Yeah, i hear you. I just about have everything collected, and that sucks a lot of the fun out of the game for me. Luckily the next update seems focused on gear, so I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I really think this next update will bring a lot of new life into the game. However, not everyone is all about gear, so i would imagine it is not as exciting to everyone. You can't please all the people all the time though... I just really hope for a new game mode as Onslaught and Mastery are not near as fun to me as Trials is. I really hope we get an endless mode finally, something like Nightmare mode - with no chaos enemies. Endless would suck if Cyborcs and Geodes showed up. A new enemy unit would be fun too, or even introducing the frost units and lava guardian to lower floors, and ease into them. Instead of throwing the whole frost mob at you each time, just a single frost unit mixed in. That or reach back into the DD1 files and bring out Spiders, Sharken, or Heli-orcs. 


Trust me if didn't like the game or want to this game become bettter i wouldn't take the time to write a post that probably a few persons will read completely and i write out of my native language.

If there is one tropic that i would like more to be implemented would be the ancient power mode changed..Would be fun to play those incursions maps and the mode/rewards..Would be a challenge by itself.

I hear you, and am happy you decided to post. Keep it up. We all love when people share their ideas. 

Yeah....AP....I love a reset system exists. In some games i have loved the mechanic. It's initial implementation in DD2 just was too hyper focused on a certain subset of gamers, so the wide appeal to the base suffered. I get what TE was trying to do, but I think they were trying to plan too far out. They needed a hamster wheel that you could run in for some time while they worked on other things, but not a wheel of crazy OP power for any 1 player.  However in that, they accidentally left out too many players who don't feel their hard work was being recognized. The cost of using it was deemed too steep by too many of us. Plus - i am all about unlocking things and having more options to play. I love having the choice between 15 different defenses on what to play, and the AP cycle seems to force you into massive limitations. After having everything available to me - going back to square 1 holds little appeal. I'll just end up never playing certain heroes or towers ever again, and that just sucks. If only everything in the game progressed on each reset - shards, pets, weapons - if everything got like 1-10 more levels on it, so that when you did level it up, it was even stronger - that would at least be something gained. 

And when the heck will pets ever be more than a decoration?!?! I loved the Pets in DD1, and i was so excited to see what DD2 had in store, and it was a major letdown. They seem an afterthought at best. In any update their stats could have been raised by a power of 10 to make them even slightly more capable, but since i have played i have yet to see any pet love of any kind. No new pets, no features, new stats, new abilities - even skins or flair for them. Nothing. They are the proverbial Red headed Step-child in the closet. Plus, no shark pet for anyone other than Xbox players, and that is a crime....to shark lovers everywhere. Ha ha ha. 

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@emilian quote:

i am supportive with the "New Gamemode" part but i think we have different opinions. I like the idea of a Casual game mode, but not exacly the way you describe it :)

And ... that's a lot of writing :) some dedicated person.

Sorry, with the walls of text i didn't see your post before.

New game modes should be out of the three main tropics that i placed, the most important one.Will happen a naturall re-balance because of the critical change and about the enemies is kinda unavoidable that something will change for the game become more heavilly strategically but i don't really know if is the objective of developers.(Not in a way of turn casual players)

What exactly you would change from what you write about my post with new game mode??

The casual mode the timer 5m to build may become a problem for a few person and should be removed and two of the build condition (use only towers/add blockades and not use blockades/add 15% bonus for defenses) would change a little to not turn in to a impossible solution in certain lanes.

It's a lot of write rssr.I also had a problem with paste the text from word pad directly from here so with the text a lot of things i placed with space and now is kinda bumped up which may seems that is larger some subtext  and harder to locate yourself in the read.


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