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Stormseye
03-26-2018, 06:48 PM
Maybe it's posted somewhere else but I just want to give a thanks to everyone running a weak defense this week for the event. I myself am doing the same and have seen several people that I normally compete against in my tiers that have dropped down to minimal defenses. Despite the issues some may have with each other and with NF, it is really great to see the community work together so that everyone can reach their goals.

Up the Irons!

hold
03-26-2018, 07:04 PM
Maybe it's posted somewhere else but I just want to give a thanks to everyone running a weak defense this week for the event. I myself am doing the same and have seen several people that I normally compete against in my tiers that have dropped down to minimal defenses. Despite the issues some may have with each other and with NF, it is really great to see the community work together so that everyone can reach their goals.

Up the Irons!

Very true ... I also put 4 clowns up ...

Thanks!

natasar
03-26-2018, 09:53 PM
Agreed - thanks to the weak defense club! (proud member of course:D)

Rain88
03-26-2018, 11:47 PM
Not sure if I'm considered a member but I did change my defense once again this week to shaman Eddie and 3 sacrificial hearts to make his fury even stronger. Surprisingly I didn't get a single defense win, go figure.

Ironstyle
03-27-2018, 12:00 AM
Got my weak defense up as well. Honestly, the first time I saw someone do that I thought they had made a mistake. It wasn't until the following event that I realized this was on purpose and the brilliance behind it. I started doing it, and during the event I tend to climb higher in the ranks, haha. I usually don't attempt to rank high...

infinite dreamer
03-27-2018, 12:59 AM
Thanks to everyone helping out! I do the same whenever we have these arena events. It's especially helpful with the relics now.

scott-5496
03-27-2018, 10:09 AM
I am always in two minds about doing this - I have done it before but was only ever seeing maybe 2 out of ten at most doing it on my lists abd after a few days I changed back to my regular defence. to be honest I like the challenge of PVP but I am getting owned a lot these days so for me to stay in top 100 (my target was top 250 but now trying to do top 100 where things are much tougher for me to get the wins) keeping the defence strong and getting around a 25%-30% defence is what I need to help stay closer to the top - especially on Saturday where I tend to do less fights.

I might give it a go again but just not enough of others doing it so far.

Tim28213
03-27-2018, 02:50 PM
It seems not as many people are running a weak defense this time, or I'm not seeing as many. I set mine low and have been grateful for the few others I've run into that have.
I stay around 450-75 and scott-5496 is right, the top 100 are definitely tough. Fights are taking a while and when I see an easy defense I am truly grateful these days.

Greyhame
03-27-2018, 11:15 PM
I came here to ask about this myself. At first I thought it was just due to people not being aware of the defence set up or not caring about PVP. That is surely the case for some of them but as I see it so often and with high-ranked players, I realised that it was deliberate in many cases.

I have dropped my defence to be just my weakest Eddie. I don't care about rankings. I just want to collect and upgrade characters. I only have the energy to take one mobile game seriously and this isn't it (it's too buggy, for one thing, which makes for frustration if you care about it). So, if I can help anyone by lowering my defence, that's great.

Rodrigo-3281
03-28-2018, 02:08 AM
I don't care about rankings. I just want iron coins and achieve my event targets so I have a weak defense up and I'm grateful for those who have one too. #teamweakD

Yup
03-28-2018, 02:21 AM
I switch back and forth... I'll run a weak defense for several hours, then switch it back. Seems only fair since I'm not seeing many others with weak defenses.

GotN
03-28-2018, 03:10 AM
After three days of event now Iíve seen many weak defenses, mine ofc is too. Thanks to everybody who helps each other! #togetherstrong

Askora
03-28-2018, 03:16 AM
I ran one for about a day. Problem is maybe only see one in about 8 or 9 lists, so doesn't really pay back. I agree it would be nice if everyone got on board with it. Maybe could get NF to rethink the event setup. As it is, it's just another grind event that we as a player base could make even quicker than the daily trooper grind.

Zerynx
03-28-2018, 05:23 AM
I've got my "Nightmare Before Christmas" line up set. (Coalgiver, Wickerdeer and a couple of pumpkins) and I'm grateful to see the others who have set up weak defenses as well.

I don't normally like to Revenge, but I will hit the easy teams back. Hopefully then they hit me and we all just accumulate wins. Would be nice to keep my whole defense tab full of easy revenges, but I know that's not possible. - LOL.

druid138
03-28-2018, 05:30 AM
Lone Coalgiver here. I like running lone Eddie defenses during these events - it's a win-win-win situation. It helps the community, especially newer players, reach the event goals faster and cheaper (and sometimes maybe just at all). It keeps my rank lower, helping me reach the event goals faster and cheaper (especially important during a week like this one where real life isn't being cooperative with my LotB playing). And, it gives me a week break from stressing about where I rank at the end of the week.

Thanks to all others who are doing the same!

Sponholz
03-28-2018, 04:50 PM
Mine is a homage to the Novel from 1962.

Something ̶W̶i̶c̶k̶e̶d̶ "Wicker" This Ways Comes. (Feat: Wicker Eddie and the Wickermans)

And you could say that it also applies to the same album from Iced Earth.

... Ed.

T-Man
03-28-2018, 08:43 PM
Running a scrub D since Saturday night. Not trying for a top spot this week. Top 50 will do. Props to those doing the same.

kkkreg5
03-28-2018, 08:51 PM
The week started it nicely with weak defenses. Today I've come across 2 at the most for every list. I intentionally threw 10 matches against 2 higher point players to keep me in the 1600 range. I'm just not seeing the weak defenses any more. My defense is CRE, that's it.

300 wins is BS for someone that couldn't give 2 sh*ts about PVP. I don't want to grind. 50 Troopers is enough. CHANGE IT NF!

Yup
03-28-2018, 09:27 PM
I'm seriously seeing like 1 in 30 matches with a weak defense. Seems just wrong to beat these real full powered, full relic, teams and give then XMas Eddie to win against. It's not like they need MORE relics.

Sponholz
03-28-2018, 10:44 PM
I will probably change my D once I hit the 3000 rating mark, so many non-weak Ds from there on.

... Ed.

Ironstyle
03-28-2018, 11:00 PM
I will probably change my D once I hit the 3000 rating mark, so many non-weak Ds from there on.

... Ed.

I've been sitting around the 2200 - 2400 rating (wow...just checked, I WAS at 2200 rating at about 1600 rank...now at 2150 rating at 4719 rank! What a huge drop!) Even here most aren't running a weak defense. What Yup said, about 1 in 30. It also seems like 80% of the people I hit with a weak defense aren't attacking back.

GotN
03-28-2018, 11:21 PM
I will probably change my D once I hit the 3000 rating mark, so many non-weak Ds from there on.

... Ed.

Just hit the 3k mark and you’re right, very few weak Ds up there, but I will still not change mine. I don’t care what others do and do what I think is the best.

Zerynx
03-28-2018, 11:25 PM
I guess I'm having a little better luck on weak defenses. I'm in the 2800s and I'm seeing about 20% + per draw of 10. Though, I'll go through, and look at the draw, pick the battles I want and wait the 30 min so I can refresh. On the refresh I seem to have more weak ones than on the 3 hour roll draw.

Though, I do have to say, I'm seeing a lot of the same names over and over again. More so than usual. Doesn't seem as lively as other Area events in the past.

T-Man
03-29-2018, 01:04 AM
I haven’t seen a weak D on the last several list I played through.

Yup
03-29-2018, 02:25 AM
I haven’t seen a weak D on the last several list I played through.

Well that's your fault.. wrong list.. I hit yours.... switched to a weak defense and left it for a few hours..... :) when I picked it up again, switched back to normal defense. You had your chance, buddy! :)

Stormseye
03-29-2018, 01:24 PM
At 3119 and still run into a few weak defenses. I will keep mine weak and at the moment am ranked 161 with 92% 243/265 and WTH!.. 1/216 on the Defense Wins...maybe someone crashed? Who lost to my 80 Eddie and his merry band of 3* Demon Spawn? I may consider changing on Saturday to get in the 100 range cause I need to Eternals to get my Lilith. I will see though. I still get some revenge hits and many of the same names keep popping up so that has helped my win chain. Best being 21 in a row.

T-Man
03-29-2018, 02:31 PM
Well that's your fault.. wrong list.. I hit yours.... switched to a weak defense and left it for a few hours..... :) when I picked it up again, switched back to normal defense. You had your chance, buddy! :)

:D
Ya know, I haven’t revenged much during this event. Perhaps I should correct this.;)

Kmadd69
03-29-2018, 04:12 PM
now with them revealing the drop rates for the souls im afraid less ppl are gonna post a weak defense theres no motivation to get those event souls mine is still weak as well

Stormseye
03-29-2018, 04:29 PM
now with them revealing the drop rates for the souls im afraid less ppl are gonna post a weak defense theres no motivation to get those event souls mine is still weak as well

I agree with you on that point but I think this event is slightly different. People are more inclined to reach the goals because of the IC gain and the potential for the Talismans which I haven't made a decision on yet since I only have 3. One of the side effects of so many running weak D which I did not foresee , was the ease of gaining more IC than before. I know I was able to gain two ranks in Global Health from merely grinding this event and that will benefit me more next week. I am not expecting nor hoping to get anything from the souls. They are just bonus, as the real gain is the IC for me.

Of my so far, 250 fights lets say I had 40 Weak D fights. That's 400 IC for basically showing up. Now add 150 for 10 wins, 350 for 150 wins and 500 if you can get 300 wins. 1400 IC is worth a grind to those who frequent the arena. even if you cant hit the 300 win tier you still gain a descent amount of IC. Now not everyone is gonna have 40+ weak d fights but the average for me has been enough to help push me closer to 300. Even when I really focused last week to hit top 100 I only managed to get 251 total fights with only 195 wins.

Kmadd69
03-29-2018, 04:32 PM
im like 24 wins away from 150 im usually past that point in older events. the last 2 events ive seen less teams with weak defenses.

natasar
03-31-2018, 09:49 AM
Switched back to my regular defense now, since I am trying to stay in the Warlord divisions. Thanks again to everyone who set up a weak defense this week.

T-Man
03-31-2018, 03:07 PM
Weak defenses are almost non existent for me lately. I set mine back to normal last night. Chasing the top 10 now.

Yup
03-31-2018, 03:46 PM
So sick of EVERY team being Visions Eddie and Pharaoh dog.... There ought to be a penalty if your team matches 30 other teams. I refresh the list... 10 Visions teams.. refresh again.. 9 Visions teams. It's silly.

GotN
04-01-2018, 12:40 AM
5 min. befor reset and end of the event I was rank 170 going for Warlord (was around 100 nearly complete day but didnít play last hours). Iím not that big PvP player so was really happy with that. But now saw dropped to rank 747 in results for last week?!? Seriously? Thatís really no fun at all any more! Didnít even see a reward for again f...ng duelist. Think Iím finished...

MoonShadow
04-01-2018, 10:25 AM
So sick of EVERY team being Visions Eddie and Pharaoh dog.... There ought to be a penalty if your team matches 30 other teams. I refresh the list... 10 Visions teams.. refresh again.. 9 Visions teams. It's silly.Yup, do you think that now it's better than this: http://forum.ironmaidenlegacy.com/showthread.php?8886-VHE-forever ?!? :)

It seems that these things happen again and again, it's just a different Eddie.

And I was right in my last comment of that thread, as I do have VHE right now, but I don't use him anymore, he sits quiet on a bench ...

Stormseye
04-02-2018, 02:07 PM
So sick of EVERY team being Visions Eddie and Pharaoh dog.... There ought to be a penalty if your team matches 30 other teams. I refresh the list... 10 Visions teams.. refresh again.. 9 Visions teams. It's silly.

I will take 10 teams of Visions over 10 teams of SSE/AG/SMP/Eda because that what it had been for weeks. At least with Visions you have a sporting chance. Not the case with the other.

Sponholz
04-02-2018, 07:46 PM
I have mostly stopped with LotB and have set a permanent defense of:

Wicker Eddie and Wickerman (x3). (All maxed 4* @LVL80.)

Feel free to engage me anytime you see my name popping on the list.

Either way, VHE times were better in my eyes, cause right now, Visions is not the issue, Relics are, Visions+Dog paired with Relics makes, not a strong defense, but a really resilient one. Annoying AF to play against. Matches are just super-ultra-boring now that we got the Rush-elics.

... Ed.

slauki
04-02-2018, 07:52 PM
I have mostly stopped with LotB and have set a permanent defense of:

Wicker Eddie and Wickerman (x3). (All maxed 4* @LVL80.)

Feel free to engage me anytime you see my name popping on the list.

Either way, VHE times were better in my eyes, cause right now, Visions is not the issue, Relics are, Visions+Dog paired with Relics makes, not a strong defense, but a really resilient one. Annoying AF to play against. Matches are just super-ultra-boring now that we got the Rush-elics.

... Ed.

that's exactly the problem...VHE was fast at least f'n visions and GPD are just a pain in the ass, boring long fights. last week was the worst week ever for me. i stopped fighting visions and gunner dog teams, even they are easy to beat, but man not gonna waste more time in this stupid meta with the stupid relics....i'm gonna repeat it, worst meta after prisoner meta!!!! but this one is horrible AND boring, prisoner meta was even more horrible but also fun (because game was fresh)...

Yup
04-02-2018, 08:03 PM
Well... I'm sick of it.... so bored...... so sure I'll make mine as boring for everyone else as they've made theirs for me.... .. I went ahead and set Visions, Golden Pharaoh Dog, Pharaoh Dog King, and Mayan Priestess....

Sponholz
04-02-2018, 08:16 PM
I am too Yup, bored AF to the radio silence we are having about the major issues with the game right now.

I was hyped when I got to play with Gunner Lilith for the first times (700 Frontier coins was a high price, but every character in the game should be available in the frontier store, maybe rotating from time to time, 700 frontier coins, while expensive, I can consider it kinda fair price to get the char you want.)

But then I started to play Arena to get the 300 Wins (LOL), managed to barely get 150 (thinking about smashing my phone on the ground in the process.)

Then I got burned out so damn hard that I am not even logging on to get even the daily reward.

Having a break and seeing how things develop will set what will be my next move, either play again or complete stop.

The ball is in NF's court now. (your move NF.)

... Ed.

Ironstyle
04-02-2018, 08:21 PM
Having a break and seeing how things develop will set what will be my next move, either play again or complete stop.

The ball is in NF's court now. (your move NF.)

... Ed.

I did that last year. Quit in December 2016 and came back November 2017. There were certainly enough changes and additions to keep me playing up 'till now. I'm starting to get bored again and contemplating taking another extended break. I'll play to the end of this month and see where it stands.

Yup
04-02-2018, 08:34 PM
.. it's all the fault of Relics... what a horrible feature to implement as it is...

slauki
04-02-2018, 08:37 PM
they prolly wanted to bring out gauntlet and relics together, but something was messed up as usual, so all we got was this...this game evolves way to slow, that's the main problem and i don't think this will ever change...don't get me wrong i think sparton and kaz are good guys but i fear they have not enough people to give us an appropriate game that deserves the iron maiden brand...

just a history lession:

november 2016 part I of bnw was released (most of the characters).
they planed to bring out the future then...well in august we finally got the feature only 9 months later...well now make the comparsion to gauntlet...so we can expect it january 2019...

MrFreeze
04-02-2018, 08:39 PM
.. it's all the fault of Relics... what a horrible feature to implement as it is...

For sure. I finally got a taste of the mess this morning. I hadn’t been ranked high enough to see them before now. Fought Slauki’s team this morning and yikes. Makes me want to set a pumpkin defense and hang out around 500-1000.

slauki
04-02-2018, 08:43 PM
For sure. I finally got a taste of the mess this morning. I hadn’t been ranked high enough to see them before now. Fought Slauki’s team this morning and yikes. Makes me want to set a pumpkin defense and hang out around 500-1000.

sorry man, my def is a broken piece of crap i know but if we all use broken stuff they will fix it faster i hope...

Sponholz
04-02-2018, 08:46 PM
That's why I always said that Relics were rushed, they are a nice feature to be added alongside a real new content.

Have said that again...



I can safely say that Kaz, Sparton, Leviathan and the staff that comes to the forums are nothing but great people.

The way they manage the forums, and the several posts regarding anything about the game is something other major developers could learn a thing or two.

As I said on several other posts/replies if we didn't liked this game, we wouldn't be here discussing something just for the sake of it. (wasting our time and staff's time in the process.)

We like the game, and we want to see the game show it's full potential.

I'm pretty sure lot's of players here feel the same way as I do.

... Ed.

JJJ428
04-02-2018, 08:48 PM
Slauki I just changed my defense a little bit canít wait to see what you think, I only tested against my self but my Lilith can sweep the board with 90k damage if everything goes to plan.

Sponholz
04-02-2018, 08:51 PM
Slauki I just changed my defense a little bit can’t wait to see what you think, I only tested against my self but my Lilith can sweep the board with 90k damage if everything goes to plan.

Your Samurai defense is disgusting in such a nice way it's hard to describe.

Too bad I still don't have Samurai again (had on old account) he right now appear's to be really fun to play with.

... Ed.

Yup
04-02-2018, 09:07 PM
Your Samurai defense is disgusting in such a nice way it's hard to describe.

... Ed.



I would agree there. And it's a sleeper too..... Looks like I'm gonna win.. then one good move on your DEF.. and shit.. I'm hosed.

slauki
04-02-2018, 09:09 PM
Slauki I just changed my defense a little bit can’t wait to see what you think, I only tested against my self but my Lilith can sweep the board with 90k damage if everything goes to plan.

once i see you i will jump in and attack you...feel free to attack me, so i can revenge...seriously man, your def was like a fresh breeze in the visions desert. was really a gem, i liked it a lot and it gave me a very hard time first...

Amarthir
04-02-2018, 09:16 PM
I haven't really done anything in the last few days. Personally, it's not because of the relics, but there's just nothing to do and the things you CAN do are just too tedious to WANT to do.

I've been playing other games waiting for new updates like Marvel Strike Force and DC Unchained. They JUST came out and it feels like there's more to do there.

JJJ428
04-02-2018, 09:49 PM
People are really sleeping on Samurai he is so good and a lot of fun and a great counter to visions, granted I do have a lot of relics myself but I can sometimes one or two shot these nightmare vision defenses with him. I am toying around with another idea once SMP gets buffed/debugged and I will swap her out and rearrange some talismans to see if I can get lilith to do even more damage :)

MrFreeze
04-02-2018, 09:51 PM
sorry man, my def is a broken piece of crap i know but if we all use broken stuff they will fix it faster i hope...

No apologies needed. Iíd be right there with you if I hadnít given up on pvp a long ago. I donít get the thinking behind this move though. They had to see this coming.

MrFreeze
04-02-2018, 10:57 PM
4467

Ha. After a certain point total it really is all Visions. I’ve entered the Visions zone. Time to stop.

90mphyorker
04-03-2018, 04:38 AM
Iíve had a weak defence for about 6 weeks or longer. Iím not bothered about ranking high in arena and the lower I rank the more likely I am to gain Iron Coins. Which is all I want.

Thought Iíd stop giving people easy IC and give defence ago again.

Climbed up to top 200 and figures itís not worth it. Rather lose all my matches on defence so I sink back down again.

Up top thereís too many teams with Relics to face, too many Visions Eddieís, too time consuming, and too many bugs. Lost 5 times to a admittedly a very good defence. But when I start to rank higher the defence teams Talismans proc nearly all the time, I lose nearly all the tosses and it feels like Iím fighting with one hand tied behind my back. Probably not the case and Iím just salty but thatís how it feels and in the lower ranks I never feel like that.

Iíll let people get easy IC again and hope I sink back down low enough. The higher I get the more I hate arena and if I put a defence in or not I still rank in Deulist so whatís the point?

JJJ428
04-03-2018, 01:03 PM
You can get more ic depending on rank though I know if you are in top 25 you get 15 ic a win instead of 10 so have to weigh whether itís worth it or not to climb up the ranks.

scott-5496
04-03-2018, 02:11 PM
Once you get into the top 100 things get much tougher and win rates do drop a lot. There are some super tough teams to face above you once you are top 100 that is for sure. I will keep plugging away and start to settle for the 80-90% win rate (hopefully). The relics are making a huge difference - some 80% health relics coupled with level four or five on attack and magic can be very tough.

Tim28213
04-03-2018, 04:59 PM
I'm going to keep my defense weak for a while. I'm hoping that getting beat down to the lower tiers over night will allow me to have faster battles and subsequently more wins during the week netting me more IC I can spend on Relic bumps later. The past few weeks I've realized my current team has the ability to hang in the top 100, usually around 75-60ish, but the fights take so much longer and I feel compelled to try to maintain the ranking when I get there. If I stay low I can win faster and, in my opinion, gain more IC during the week than trying to maintain a higher level grind. The top 100 is exciting to get in, but for me it is more frustrating than fun trying to win those battles. My team is ok, but not great enough to really hang there for long.

Out of curiosity, has anyone in the top 25ish noticed that the number of battles to stay in the top ranks is fewer overall due to per-battle length, or is the top 25 still about the same number of fast battles to stay on top?

Bradata
04-03-2018, 05:21 PM
I'm going to keep my defense weak for a while. I'm hoping that getting beat down to the lower tiers over night will allow me to have faster battles and subsequently more wins during the week netting me more IC I can spend on Relic bumps later. The past few weeks I've realized my current team has the ability to hang in the top 100, usually around 75-60ish, but the fights take so much longer and I feel compelled to try to maintain the ranking when I get there. If I stay low I can win faster and, in my opinion, gain more IC during the week than trying to maintain a higher level grind. The top 100 is exciting to get in, but for me it is more frustrating than fun trying to win those battles. My team is ok, but not great enough to really hang there for long.

Out of curiosity, has anyone in the top 25ish noticed that the number of battles to stay in the top ranks is fewer overall due to per-battle length, or is the top 25 still about the same number of fast battles to stay on top?
Right now there's nothing to chase in PVP but IC so everyone is quiet. My strategy last week was to win as many fights as I could and thus get as many IC as possible. Lucky me my defense was holding pretty good and I stayed on top. As someone mentioned before, the higher you go the better in regards of IC amount you're getting. Roughly, last week alone I got more than 11k IC, you do the math... ;)

JJJ428
04-03-2018, 05:37 PM
I feel before relics even hit, the arena has gotten a lot less attention from players. I remember needing to do a lot of refills just to hit top 50 or top 25 now I feel I can hit top 10 and sometimes top 5 only using my free sow. I think kaz or sparton mentioned the prizes in the arena might be changing soon to make people excited about it again. Though with the current divide between players with relics vs those without I think that might be a bad idea.

Except maybe a change to the top 25 prize there are times where if I am ranked 22 or so on Saturday, I start forfeiting matches to get top 50 instead.

Stormseye
04-15-2018, 02:56 AM
Going weak this week. Hope everyone hits their tier.

Diamondhead2112
04-15-2018, 06:20 AM
Same here. Feel free to murder my helpless, inept Eddie

Sidney
04-19-2018, 02:17 PM
I set my weak defense for all of the Arena events as well. It really makes a difference with helping everyone achieve their target goal. Here's an idea that would benefit new and old players in these arena events. Don't make the achievement 10, 75, 150 "Wins" Make it "Battles" so you get credit whether you win or lose. I seem to recall an arena event that was setup that way a while back and then the next event it turned into "Wins" and this really puts a disadvantage to newer players not being able to get the rewards that only the top players can achieve. Let's face it... if the event was set to "Battles played" then people would be more encouraged to spend ironite on SoW refills when they know they'll get 10 more points closer to their goal. Just a thought... :D

Reeb99
04-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Good point Sydney. If it was set up that way, I'd run an actual defense on pvp events. As it is, I'm not going to be one of those db's that set up something that is impossible for newer players to beat. That's the kind of thing that makes new players frustrated so that they rage quit.

Sidney
04-20-2018, 03:00 AM
Good point Sydney. If it was set up that way, I'd run an actual defense on pvp events. As it is, I'm not going to be one of those db's that set up something that is impossible for newer players to beat. That's the kind of thing that makes new players frustrated so that they rage quit.

Exactly... as it is right now, if I want to spend the ironite on SoT to reach a goal... I will... but I usually don't. I pick the level I want to go and then stay there. For this latest event I capped it at 150... I'll still hit Duelist I in the process so I'm happy with that. I really don't have a desire to spend the time in the game to compete for top 10.

Giving end gamers and newcomers a chance at the same rewards seems like fair play. I've been playing since day one... but think everyone needs a shot at the "Rare" rewards

If it were "Arena Battles" I might have gone for the 300 -500 range. Just not willing to put in that much time this week. Gotta give attention to the job that actually pays me money... :D

Definitely Not Eddie
06-10-2018, 07:25 AM
So.. I'm about 12 days into the game. Playing mostly against weak defense people, I got duelist 2 last week, and I win ~95% of matches doing weak defense. Basically everyone I see on the attack page is running four level 100 characters, and lower rating than I have.

I don't understand why everyone (that isn't going for top 250) doesn't do weak defense? It appears to be optimal from my limited observations?

Is there something I'm missing about the system? Do you gain coins for winning on defense?

Knut-3112
07-09-2018, 10:13 PM
I don't understand why everyone (that isn't going for top 250) doesn't do weak defense? It appears to be optimal from my limited observations?

Is there something I'm missing about the system? Do you gain coins for winning on defense?

You don't. The only thing you get is that you're less likely to lose so that you probably won't drop in rank so much. But that doesn't make any difference anyway - like you have noticed - if you're not going for the top 250, there is no reason for serious defense. The arena has become a hell lately with those primordial talis. Climbing up to the top 250 requires a lot of effort and the difference in rewards between Duelist I and Warlord III is almost nonexistent. The arena's reward system is flawed in its current state. There's a huge gap between these two ranks and nothing in between. Until something's done about it, I'm running a weak defense as well. Warlord III rank is just not worth the effort.

Kmadd69
07-13-2018, 03:34 PM
Yeah this by far is the worst event I ever played I wont even make it to 110 wins I don't get it. its not like your getting paid to be an arena champion. My def always stays a single eddie event or not.

HuckFinn150
07-13-2018, 10:03 PM
I have my defence set to one Eddie, but not many are taking advantage of it. Also, I find after attacking teams I can't revenge. I'm 50 away from the 250 goal, but I fear between the errors and full powered teams I won't make the goal. If anyone can find me and beat me down. I'm only getting top tear teams.

I was able to complete the goal, but not many weak defence teams to fight. Still I was only able to battle once, because after the win the other team would start and there would be no revenge available. I found it was impossible to get under 2100.

GotN
07-14-2018, 02:52 PM
So there are almost no more weak defenses in today, what I really don’t understand (except for Top 100 players). Duelist 1 rankings are up to 3.6k points. If you are between 2.1k and let’s say 3.3k points, what is the reason for switching to normal defense? You won’t go down to Duelist 2 and you will never reach Warlord 3 (what isn’t even worth the effort imo). Maybe think about this and, also on the last day, help each other out \m/

Saigrim
07-14-2018, 03:46 PM
As someone who doesn’t give a rats ass about PVP I have ran a single Ed defense for the past year, twenty four, seven. I snag my 100 Ironite and 5 Eternity frags every week, and finish at 3000 plus every time. I only attack people doing the same, revenge those same as much as possible a day, and do the free refresh every thirty minutes throughout the day, when able. Best thing about the way I do it? Every SoW I spend equals ten or more Iron Coins, and I always meet the latest challenges during an event. I stop at stretch.

RobG-9641
07-14-2018, 09:14 PM
As someone who doesn’t give a rats ass about PVP I have ran a single Ed defense for the past year, twenty four, seven. I snag my 100 Ironite and 5 Eternity frags every week, and finish at 3000 plus every time. I only attack people doing the same, revenge those same as much as possible a day, and do the free refresh every thirty minutes throughout the day, when able. Best thing about the way I do it? Every SoW I spend equals ten or more Iron Coins, and I always meet the latest challenges during an event. I stop at stretch.


I’m 100% in agreement and play exactly same way.

iPoop
07-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Same as the two guys above!