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  1. One thing I love about DD:A is that it is so perfectly capturing the aspects of DD:1 that I loved but implementing some core improvements from DD:2. I had almost 5k hours into DD:1, so believe me I'm one of the hardcore DD:1 guys. I got DD:2 when it was in beta and got copies for all my kids. We hated DD:2 and though we tried to give it a chance just didn't get into it. BUT, we did see where there were a few good improvements and those are what I'm seeing filter into DD:A, and I think Chromatic is doing a great job balancing all that. Not everyone will agree, but Having put many hundreds and thousands of hours into both games I am really happy with where DD:A is landing in terms of mechanics and nostalgia.
  2. Personally I think the model that exists is fairly well balanced. "If you cant let all the items that drop stay, why even let them drop?" A RNG (Random number generator) system requires a large number of items to fall to give us a variable in stats and strength. A lot of items have to drop in order to give us the chance at that rare super cool and powerful gear. A big part of loot and manna disappearing was to combat AFK warriors or gear farmers who then trade or sell for profit. I think it's actually pretty important to implement systems that mean a player has to be active and working to gain good gear. If a person wants to build a map and level a toon afk that's fine imo, but in some systems guys just built systems went afk and could let their systems run for 3 hours to complete a full survival and pick up all ultimate gear and then sell sets etc. Even so, with the current system, the really good gear shouldn't disappear since it removes starting with the lower end gear that you don't want anyways. I think it's worthwhile changing your mindset and trying to accept some aspects you don't like as a positive and build your characters to strengthen your gameplay. Having a solid dps character in your lineup allows you to run out and distract ogres or absorb kobalt blasts before they hit your wall etc. and while you are out there grab the good gear. It's an important part of the game imo and also deters the kind of loot farming and trading systems that hurt the game overall. Ogres agro against towers was always a thing. Eventually we got the ev reflect walls that helped with that. But I'm fine if an ogre shoots back. I don't want dummy Ai that makes the game too easy. I heal my towers when they get hit. These aren't massively negative features, they are the challenges of a game. You have to develop strategies to overcome them not just get upset because it's hard. My kids and I have now beat every map on survival through wave 25 on Insane. There are no game mechanics that destroy the game play but some make it more challenging which is part of the fun.
  3. Found a really big issue with Separate Steam logins which I'll explain, but FIRST. This game is everything my and my kids hoped it would be. We are going nuts over it even in BETA. It has all the satisfying magic of DD:1 and many improvements. Obviously there are some bugs and things that can be improved, but we are loving it so far. Now the big issue. I am aware that Cross save is not active in BETA, but there seems to be a big issue with moving between Steam accounts and how it affects individual User characters, items and progress. I got the 100.00 kickstart with 4 beta and full release keys so I could play with my kids and because of this glitch two of my kids lost all their progress and it was really frustrating for all of us. What does seem to be an issue with Steam is that if you play on a particular PC with a particular steam account and then switch steam accounts on that same PC the account gets over written and that is a permanent overwrite. Here is the Scenario - Son 1 is playing DD:A in his personal steam account on PC 1 I am playing DD:A in my personal steam account on PC 2 Son 1 logs out of his steam account on PC1 I log into my steam account on PC 1 and all of Son 1 characters, progress and items are overwritten with my DD:A characters, progress and items. Son 1 tries logging into PC 3 and PC 4 (Which I have never logged into) with his Steam account to see if his characters, progress and items will load there but now any PC that Son 1 tries to log into has his characters, progress and items over written by my personal DD:A Characters, progress and items. Any new progress though does not seem to affect my account and our item boxes and characters are not somehow tied together other than if we switch pc's and steam accounts then all the above mentioned things get overwritten permanently Son 1 and Son 2 are devastated by losing everything and having to start over. I'm frustrated because my sons had better characters and gear than me. I'm hoping this is resolved before full release or it will be a nightmare.
  4. You have a point. I apologize if you guys here have been lumped in with the ragers. True enough there was no rage. One thing to consider is regardless of mistakes, miscommunications and any other errors Chromatic may have made in their efforts to give a community of gamers what they want, patience and contentment is in short supply in this community I feel for the developers because I am certain they are pressured into giving dates or updates because of the amount of rage that a lot of supporters have expressed. That in turn makes other supports disappointed because if those dates aren't in turn met then they are angry and dissatisfied. As I pointed out in another thread, October is still 4 months away. Initially that was the only concrete date that Chromatic released. I for one would love to see the negative and impatient attitude be replaced with the excitement and support that existed prior to all the excessive and impatient complaining seemed to dominate the comments section.
  5. Picture if you will, a world where you cannot control what happens around you. Where everything that is happening, does - not - always - happen - the - way - you - want - it - to. A world where you can only control what you do, and how you react to what is happening around you. A world where you pledged "x" amount of money on a game you were incredibly excited about being produced. A game that, from the onset, had only 2 concrete deadlines! An end to the fundraiser and An October release. At times in my humble existence on this challenging planet I have experienced moments where the temptation of raging for rewards surged threw my veins. At times I have vented at the gods because timelines that never existed where not being met in my mind. At times I have even played plants vs zombies to distract myself from the demons tormented my soul over unmet expectations. All of these weaker times in my life led to one definitive result. High blood pressure, inner turmoil, a shortened lifespan and diarrhea (This may have been due to an off burrito and not the negative energy in my life). You my friends could be experiencing all of these feeling, or none of them. The motivation is irrelevant. The only relevant truth is the inner peace you will feel when you embrace contentment and in patient contemplation accept the reality that October is, in fact, still 4 months away. You have 4 months to drink excessive amounts of beer and cranberry juice to pass the time. You have 4 months to raise the 30.00 shipping fee that is absolutely decimating your inner peace. (Try mowing a lawn. You will recover your 30 dollars, benefit from the exercise and lower your stress levels.) Above all remember the reality that the benefits of releasing negative energy and embracing the excitement you felt about supporting a game you were enthusiastic about will far outweigh any rewards or refunds you receive as a result of your anger and disappointment. Peace, Press
  6. I have watched all these various threads with amazement how quickly people went from pure excitement to distrust, to vehement rage. I invested in a product I knew might not launch till summer/fall of 2019. I was willing to drop 100.00 just for the excitement of that experience. Suddenly people are in a rage about not getting a product or key in a time frame that was never even promised to them. I for one continue to patiently wait for what I believe will be an amazing game. I will reserve my disappointment only for the off chance that after October my hopes are dashed. Peace! Press
  7. I'm having the same issues. Have been all weekend. I either can't connect and get to the town or tavern or I get in and play part of a round and it crashes.
  8. Hey guys. Been putting in lots of time lately trying to push past the wall. All my toons have stats around the 710-735 and I have only found 1 piece of 750 gear. I've been grinding all the last 5 maps steady for the last few weeks and haven't had a single piece of armor 750 drop. I've gotten lots of weapons that are in the 730-750, but no armor. I'm playing mostly solo, and am starting to wonder if 750 gear drops solo? Anyone know? Also do you need the super win of the day bonus on the #5 win to get the 750 armor. Not that that has worked for me, but does anyone know if there is a set percentage that each level increases odds etc.?
  9. Sorry strike that. I needed to hit the create button. I guess it just unlocks the character and gives me a hero slot, then I have to go back in and hit create. Odd little step, but It's all good.
  10. Well, that's frustrating. I spend all month doing dailies and the monthly and finally get 12k hero tokens. I was in a round of Forest Crossroads when I hit 12000 tokens so I hit escape and create hero. I selected the ev2 and it gobbled up my tokens but when I look at my hero deck I don't have the character. Please please tell me that you can credit me my tokens or add the ev to my deck. I was all set to start leveling and now I'm just ready to put my put the game in the recycle bin. Okay, maybe not that ready, but please resolve this. Also, are you not able to unlock heroes during a round. It let me, but maybe this is a bug that needs addressing.
  11. Crazy! Feels so good being rewarded for all that hard work :)! Thanks again Trendy for making this happen.
  12. lol - a little harsh there dude :)! Maybe some people got the title in a free deal, but a lot of us paid for the game and have hundreds of hours into it already. I saved coin a long time to buy all the 96k small spheres only days before the ascension patch. I think frustration for most players is justified. self entitled whiners? Please tell us your secret to a life of selfless gratitude and good will. :)
  13. That's quite the collection. I think we might be close rivals :)! Do you play in a band? I run a recording studio so they are pretty essential tools around here for me. Sounds cool though. You play a some instruments that I haven't dabbled in. I do have 2 flutes and a tenor sax, but more of the stringed instruments. My wife plays trombone and french horn, but I haven't even attempted those yet. 5 guitars 1 bass 3 keyboards 1 drum set 1 mandolin 2 Ukeleles 5 fiddles and last but not least a banjo :)!
  14. Sweet! Sounds like quite a lot of adventure. I grew up in B.C. and $200 can go a long ways unless you live there :)! Nothing beats those fresh B.C. peaches from the Okanagan in the summer time. Ah, now I'm feeling nostalgic. Let me know next time you head out that way and I'll hop a train with you :P!
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