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Clementine
11-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Please join us Tuesday, December 9th, at 11:00AM PST for our first Developer Ask Me Anything! Please join us in discussing and asking questions about Knights & Dragons game development, upcoming features, and more!

So as to allow those in other time zones to participate and this thread will be unlocked December 8th at 5pm PST so that you may post your questions in advance. The Developers will arrive Tuesday morning at 11am sharp and will be answering questions here for one hour! The thread will then be locked at at the conclusion of the AMA. We'll answer as many questions as possible.

Remember any posts that violate the Forum Code of Conduct will be removed. Furthermore, any post that attacks, insults, implies insults, harasses the Development Team will result in an immediate and permanent ban. Please keep everything on topic and constructive.

Tadaaah
12-05-2014, 10:51 AM
From FB:

"1- will there ever be a trading system? I mean trading or selling epics for gold or something else...

2- why are gems that expensive?

3- why isn't gree sponsering people that make videos?

4-guardians are helpless. Can you add in the future more capes or energy packages for guilds to buy them with donated gold?

5- are gree developers playing the game to? So yes what guilds?

6- there are to many players from Netherlands and Belgium. When will the language "Dutch" added?"

"Could you add an armor element selector when selecting a friend for help? It would save me from searching through 100+ friends to find the ones with just fire armor, for example. Also could you add some small circles that identify which level of the stage you are on? If you are on the 4th level out of 6 then four small circles would be lit, and two would be unlit. Thank you."

"Is there a way to have some kind of guild bank in the future for trading armors among members? To help out new players? Also to get rid of multiple armors not in use.
Also a private message setting for recruiting and friend chats. Not just guild chat. That would elimate other apps for chatting. Would rather stay ingame"

JeffShannon Miller
12-08-2014, 11:37 PM
My video offers wall isn't working the button is grayed out how do I fix this our what caused it

Mike Stew
12-08-2014, 11:49 PM
1. Will there ever be new armor types to change up the play style? I.e.- Lightning between wind and water.

2. Any chance of returning all players past lvl. 100 back to that point, since there weren't any Stat increases, and having a new section of the map open up for lvl 100 to 150? It would push players that much harder

3. How are the match ups in the arena done, it just seems completely random?

D O E Flashpool

Marco_
12-09-2014, 02:05 AM
Please explain more about the ring/amulet system, since it's pretty confusing.
You have for ex. "sturdy bauble lvl 1 (common, earth): +35 def" and "sturdy bauble lvl 1 (common, earth): +49 def". Why different values for the exact same thing?

You have for ex. "Sturdy Bauble" and "Bauble of Safety", but also "Sturdy Bauble of Safety", yet the latter doesn't have more stats than the first two...

Someone posted on the forum that a "Bauble of Bravery lvl 1 (common, spirit): +49 atk" leveled up to "Bauble of Bravery lvl 2 (common, spirit): +49 atk". Does a high-stat lvl 1 ring/amulet need to be leveled further than a low-stat one before its stats go up?

Could you list all the ring and amulet fusion stages? Based on research at http://knights-and-dragons.wikia.com/wiki/Rings_and_Amulets , there seem to be at least 2 stages for each rarity...

Arkator
12-09-2014, 02:48 AM
1) What's the highest star level of rings/amulets currently available? (2*,3*,4*?)

2) Do rings/amulets have better drop rates in higher difficulties/ harder maps? Or is it the same % chance in relic ruins easy as it is in dark prince castle heroic?

3) Is there any way to increase the drop of rings/amulets?

4) When rings/amulets get placed in the chests which chests will they be available from?

5) Do you plan on guild wars/raids ever offering rings/amulets as bonus side-rewards?

6) Have gree employees ever been in a Top 10 guild on android, if so which guild?

7) How many people work in the customer service side of KnD?

TJR
12-09-2014, 02:52 AM
1. Why are we doing middle of the week blitzes and do you plan to change it back to weekend wars only?

2. What in God's name possessed you to roll out 2 new things (heroic mode and the rings and amulets) at about the same time?

3. What happened to the concept of fun?

What you are doing is killing players off because it has become tedious and you have to play non-stop everyday to stay competitive. We are losing players in our guild because of it and you will continue to lose players if it's not fixed and toned down.

Royil
12-09-2014, 03:28 AM
1. Are you planning for higher star armors like 6 stars?

2. Are you doing something to give me my aquatic? for more info:
http://forums.gree.net/showthread.php?101349-Did-not-get-my-rewards-(Vampiric-War)

NeptoROS51
12-09-2014, 03:45 AM
Hi, I'm writing to you in here to speed up things as I still haven't got my rewards from Horde Raid. That's tight, THE FIRST RAID EVER, WHICH WAS MONTHS AGO. I've been sending you emails and the majority of them got ignored. The ones that do get replies are of the same response, which is "We've acknowledged it and the problem's been forwarded to the developers (THAT'S YOU, by the way...) and if eligible, the rewards will be issued based on the order of the ticket." Seriously? If eligible? I was able to give you my ranks and points and the details of my device were there. Just solve it already. It won't take too much time or money for you guys to do so and I've also used my own resources to get those points in the raid.

My scores was 2,050,709 and my personal rank was 4,682. My friend code is XBB-WYW-HRX. If you guys care even for a bit then reply to this thread so that this stupid issue got solved FOR REAL.

John Hawkeye
12-09-2014, 03:53 AM
1.) Why are updates not tested in detail? After every major update new Bugs appear.

2.) I want to know what is wr0ng with the Free Gems Section. I can understand that there is a security system for exploiting. But i Know there are some players with disabled vidoe offer button and vanished Free Gems panel at shop screen. Which amount has the normal daily limit for watching videos?

Mos20
12-09-2014, 04:29 AM
Hi guys, first up thanks for all the great new content (although I'm on IOS so still waiting for rings, etc) My questions -
1) What kind of new content etc do you have planned for the future?
2) When will you fix the bugs? Had game crashes and screen freezes for couple of months now.
3) in regards to the crashes, I have lost EB energy, guild war energy, Arena energy as well as lost gems from using special attacks before crashes as well as buying energy that gets lost when game crashes but when reported I was told by customer support that they are not authorized to replace these lost gems or even energy. We pay good money for gems, so if we lose them through game crashes they should be replaced.
4) We NEED a better in game communication system. At very least for guilds but being able to PM other players would also be cool.
5) Why is this game such a data usage monster? Forever using all my data.
6) do you guys get sick of seeing same guilds winning wars etc all the time? Not really much of a competition, but guess they have all the money, therefore gems. Also some guilds allegedly use account swapping/sharing. (I have no evidence of this just what I have heard)

That's about it. Thanks in advance for any replies.

Timmygammer
12-09-2014, 05:17 AM
Sorry I am posting this late, I just woke up.
Here are a couple I have from me and my fans. Hopefully you guys can answer all, thank you for your time.

1- Do you gree, ever think about making SEPERATE leaderboards for wars? Ex, Beginning guilds (lvl 1-40) battle over a 4*+. Advanced guilds (lvl 41-65) battle over a chest epic and Expert guilds (lvl 66-75) fight over the war epic +?? Like realms In the raid. It's just so annoying seeing the same guilds in the top 25 every week. Thanks for answering (if you do)

2- Will there 6-stars armors in the future and if so what will it look like, and will it have special visual effects?

3- Is there going to be something such as 6-stars armors? if so, when can we expect it?

4- Can I have more Information about when is the update upcoming for Rings & Amulets?

5- How high will the X Chest go up to? 10X? 15X? 20X? (ex. Thanksgiving chest was 10X)

6- Will there be dual element Heroic Mode in the future?

7- Will there be any kind of armor trading in the future (between guildmates or anyone?)

8- What are you attending to do new next year in the game, 2015?

9- Will you fix the raid point issue? where the top guilds have negative score since they reach point limit.

10- Why are some free gems video offers not give any thing?

11- Why so many wars? like weekends, and weekdays.

12- Will there be more expansions in the future for your kingdom or more different Buildings?

Bartek Ogórek
12-09-2014, 05:43 AM
I have this one question. I have been meaning to ask but did not know who to turn to. Well, if it is possible to get created some new separate server? Where just about everything and everyone will start from the beginning, a lot slower lot harder about everything and of course it's not quite possible, but without donate? ; D

Kakarot
12-09-2014, 05:53 AM
1) What means the increasing chance of pulling an epic like "3x" or "8x", is there any accurate number or formula?

2) What's the real chance of pulling an epic+? (for example 1 out of 1000?)

3) Is a time of the day influences on a chance of pulling an epic? (for example it's better to open them before the afternoon than evening, or it's completly random)

4) What's the chance to draw Starmetal fragment from Enchanted Chest? Are you planning to exchange White Kaleidoscopic Armor to something more decent? Or is it just for the achievement title right now?

5) Are you planning to revamped the Silver and Gold Chests? (for example more gold, better pieces to craft, 2-3 stars armor, rings/amulets)

6) Is there the Arcane Chest going to be released again? If yes, what extra epic we can expect?

7) Why rewards for 50-X guilds in Epic War/Raid are getting worse? We had better before, Nian's+? Most of the top 100 guilds are full of epic armors and it's just a fusion fodder. Give a chance for weaker players to get something decent.

8) Why boss collections always have an epic similar in stats to current epic bosses? It's no point of getting it, except keys.

9) Why are we not informed about the new fusible armors, especially epics?

10) Is there any combination of armors that might increase the chance of getting epic on Fusion Master? (left/right side)

11) Why some countries like USA, UK etc. have more opportunities to get gems from videos/offers compared to others?

12) What's the reason of blocking the Video Button? How long it lasts?

13) Why TapJoy is unavailable right now? Any chances of bringing it back?

14) Why Customer Service is so slow in answering the tickets? And why most of replies are automatic?

15) Any plans to improving guild system? More posibilities of buying different things, not only guardians. Quests worth more than MVP, especially for maxed guilds. Extra stats for commanders or more ranked spots. Role of Champion - extra attack boost, disproportion in att/def %.

16) Why some of war epics are fusible? Is there any trend or caprise of developers?

17) Why armor slots are limited? What if we paid for all these armors and have to get rid of them to be able to craft again?

18) Why "stripping" is still allowed? There are ways to avoid it... Make a fair competition to everyone!

19) What is next Heroic Armor? Is there any order in the future? Will there be double elements in the near future?

20) Are you planning of expanding the entire map?

Extra

21) Is there any chance to get stolen account back? (It concerns me, I've sent a couple of tickets, not sure if I'm able to write the ticket number here...)

Adisty
12-09-2014, 06:34 AM
How many artists do you have designing epic bosses, raid bosses and new armors?

Why can't we fuse two armors that share a common element? Most of the 3 star armors have spirit as an element, making them difficult to fuse to create Legendaries. Can you make it so that it is possible to fuse armors with at least 2 different elements (ie fire/spirit with fire/spirit, but can't fuse 2 mono fire)?

Any plans for base stat increases for those over level 100?

Can we get a personal milestone reward system in epic wars like raid bosses and arena? Either number of attacks, amount of damage done, or both?

Peter Sandelis
12-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Will you make future Boss Collection Keys give GUARANTEED Epics?
Can you add it so that you can get Enchanted and Dark Prince Keys from Adventure stages?
Can Gems be dropped from monsters and Bosses?
Can I have 100 Fusion Boost Armors of each element?
Can I also have a Black Chromatic Mantle Plus?
Can you make the Chromatic Mantles available in Chance Chests?
Can you improve Daily Login Rewards to give out better rewards for MORE than 5 days? For example, Day 14 gives an Epic or Fusion Boost.
Can you make accessories that increase critical hit ratio and accuracy?
Can you make it so that enhanced armors give better fusions when combined?
Can you make Starmetal Armors get an even HIGHER bonus in guilds?
Can you increase the number of guild Invites Guild Masters can make at a time>
Can you reduce the prices of summoning Epic Bosses?


My friend code is WBB-CWW-QVG

anger
12-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Last update has caused alot of problems.. The game rolled back twice costing me progress with EB. I get kicked out of game every time I access friends..so I cant do fvf..costing me progress in arena.. Gree has as usual not bothered to reply .... I thonk its soon time to end the game...

AshFocusST
12-09-2014, 07:27 AM
I've noticed as of last month Knights and Dragons is no longer part of the Tapjoy program. Will there be any indication of Gree and Tapjoy working together again?

How do you calculate the cost of gems? As I've noticed Android can be cheaper than iOS when they're both at the same rate. Why don't Gree offer 50% off for certain occasions, such as Boxing Day or Black Friday?

Final thoughts: it'd be nice to give others and younger players a fighting chance, without having to pay to win. I myself use and purchase gems heavily, but I wouldn't expect a child too.

Kind regards
Ash

Lord P
12-09-2014, 07:28 AM
First of all thanks for the Heroic mode and the soon to be released rings and amulets....... Great job!

I have three questions......

1. Why are only about half of the videos for free gems working? Its very frustrating to watch a video to its conclusion then not get paid the gem for it.

2. Is there any plans at all for non-gem events, raid, war, ect., ect.? I understand that's how you guys get paid but couldn't you do something like that once or twice a year...... just as a gesture to show appreciation for the people who don't gem so often but still support your game.

3. Why is it that you don't put plus Epics in the Champions Pack? You're charging players a considerable sum for buying fusible, outdated and almost outdated epics. Plus Epics, even the old ones are still useful and for collectors, this would be a great way to get old plus epics we were not able to acquire through other means.

3a. This is not a question so much as a suggestion..... could you please put a % number in the HP level up bar? This would help me out a lot in regards to planning strategies for attacking difficult levels like the Kingdom of Darkness, and using the level up as an advantage. Exact numbers would be great instead of just guessing how much I need to level up.

Once again thanks for the updates and taking the time to interface with us through this medium.

Levitatron
12-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Is it possible to implement rewards for winning guild challenges?

ziptie
12-09-2014, 07:51 AM
why is the castle gate off set with one banner. would be cool if banner matched guild banner

Tayon Tayweezy Alexander
12-09-2014, 08:06 AM
1) what is the actual percentage of getting a epic from the chance chests?
2) id like to the the special do more then just a physical attack, perhaps changing with different armor. Will this ever be possible¿
3) How do I get a job with GREE😁😁
4) Can you guys add a few more ranks with higher bonuses¿
5) Will there ever really be a co GM rank or is that just a rumor ¿
XxxEtEpicKillerxxX

Haphazard
12-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Are armor fusions completely random? If I fuse an epic from two 4-star armors, is there a penalty of any sort on my next fusions or for a certain time afterwards?

fuzzleberry
12-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Hi Devs!! :) Let me first commend you for making an awesome game that i can poke around on for 5 minutes at a time whenever im free!! makes my iphone a lot more fun ;)

I am a college student looking for a career in video games and i have a few questions for yall..

What exactly does a game developer DO?? Does development imply design, character writing, dialogue writing, gameplay design? Or are these functions done by a design team which is completely seperate in job and function?

Are any developers also doubling up as designers?

Also, to any of you who have experience in other game mediums (full console, computer, etc.) how does working with a mobile gaming medium (iPhone and android) compare to working on other mediums?

I love Artie the squire, haha, and I love how the character Gwen is a strong, wise, and powerful leader who doesnt seem to conform to a lot of the industries blatant stereotypyical women characters. The town characters in Knights and Dragons are actually all amazing. also the themesong is pretty catchy

thank you to all involved in making this game!! yall have definitely added a little more fun to my life

Rodrigo Azevedo
12-09-2014, 08:23 AM
1- when you hire a friend you that player receive 1 gem. To incentive old players helps new and update armor according epic boss week.
2 - expand castle slots
3 - new construction that give you gems like 2 for each 24 hours. Like a gem mine.
4 - new map area. We've fight against prince. Now we can fight against the queen and king.
5 - for each 100th level above 100th you can give a legendary or epic armor besides gold or key
6 - sell pieces of armor. Cause old players don't craft basic armor any more.
7 - capes with bonus.
8 - summon stone for old epic bosses could use gold too.
9 - possibility on guild stablish goals on guilds war like minimum score, to prevent leeches earn the guild prizes without reach the goals. Goals could be points (raid and war) or victories (war). And the guild master decide if release prizes or not.
10 - maximum hire friends increase for buy new permanent slots with gold or gem. Like I paid 2 million I can free a spot to hire.

iOS friend code: XBP-RRQ-ZFX

BirdDog5
12-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Hello,

I have a question. I know this is going to make some people angry, but oh well. Is there a way to combine accounts? One of my sons and I have two accounts. He has one due to a lack of memory and could not update the game and before he did the Bind account. We had to start a new account for him. Seems like a shame and waist of money that there is no better way to retrieve an account. I have two accounts because one of my devices is an old tablet and Wi-Fi only. I did not want to transfer between devices and break the rules because I am addicted and play a lot. I would just like to combine them to save some money.

I know this could be abused and used to create super profiles, but that is not my intention. I am on a limited budget. I have two sons and a wife and we ALL play Knights & Dragons. Believe me it is rather discouraging that we never get far and constantly get destroyed by players with obviously much more money than us. This game is very addicting and expensive. Just trying to cut costs and try to move up a bit. It is hard to compete with the people spending hundreds or more on every Guild War, Epic Boss, Arena and such.

Finally, thanks. We love this game and if there is a way to cut the costs so us poor folk can compete better and hang with top players, it would be appreciated.

Kaylaena
12-09-2014, 09:01 AM
There are some very old outdated Epics in chests. Moontide comes to mind. It's very discouraging to buy a 11 or 40 pull of chests and see one of those original normal version epics. Have there been any thoughts to removing at least the normal versions of those epics, leaving behind only the plus versions in an effort to make it marginally less discouraging and useless?

What about being able to combine two or even three normal versions of an epic and being given the plus version in return?

Lastly. I am pretty much a free to play player with a few small exceptions. I was given google play cards for my birthday and able to spend $60 on the game, and at the end of every year I donate 50$ to the game as a thank you for keeping me occupied for another year. Recently after the approval of tap joy by gree on their facebook page, I purchased a few items that gave me between 1500 and 2000 gems. Outside of that I live off video gems and get probably 5-15 a day on average. Admittedly I did use VPN before we were told it wasn't allowed, but the use of that hasn't occurred since probably sometime since Feb or March. After days of not getting gems, I finally got a video yesterday. Hurray! My free gem video immediately greyed out after that. Did I really just get punished for purchasing gems? This has happened to multiple people within my guild, and who knows who else out of it. I want you to know I am severely disappointed. I guess to make this a question, can you touch on the constraints on this for the community so we have an idea as to the going-ons with gem gain limitations?

Sean A Roberts
12-09-2014, 09:16 AM
1. I know free gems is not a high priority but is there plans to improve that system?
2. As far as rings/amulets what is max quality? And do higher quality versions drop from heroic areas?
3. Is it possible to add an option to hide friends in the friends list once you have fought them?
4. I have seen many good ideas for benefits past 100 rather than the stale random reward. Is there plans to add to what you can get or a bonus for hitting mile markers like 200 or 300?
5.when if ever will you expand the castle with more plots and are there any plans for any new buildings?
Thanks much.

NK Xidus

theasp00
12-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Am I just missing it somehow or have any responses been received yet? There are several questions on this thread I'd like to see answers to and do not want to repeat them, but I cannot see any developer responses.

TheLastTimeLord
12-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Can you guys make epics easier to get I have spent atleast 100 dollars on it and I only got 2 from fusion.

And make more areas on the map

crzg
12-09-2014, 10:11 AM
will there ever be a market that we can sell armors, rings, and amulets on that is similar to WoW or the steam market? Preferably for gems and we can set our own prices to set up an economy within KnD?

Same as many others... whats wrong with the free gem videos?

Are there any new guild events that you are coming up with? Something other than guild wars or raids?

How do you choose which armors are the prizes for the 5000 gem spending events?

Will Gree ever post announcements of new armors that are fuseable? Say every month post "The new armors you can now fuse are.... Blah and Blah!"

Will there ever be new buildings? For people who have maxed out training fields and monster nests its pretty much an aspect of the game we forget about.

Jake Kulhanek
12-09-2014, 10:27 AM
We all would love a trading system, maybe something just within your guild would be awesome. And second, this goes back to the April fools chest. 300 gems were stolen from me. Here's what happened, I spent 300 gems on on 11 chests. And it was during a bonanza, so I also got 3 boost armors for spending 50 gems. BUT, during the screen where I accept my rewards, the game crashed. When I reloaded the game, everything I got was gone. My gems, my rewards, my boost armors all gone. I have been sending emails since, but I keep getting the same response, we don't show a discrepancy. The game crashed and sent me back to a time before buying the chests. But my gems were stolen aswell. I don't remember which armors I got in the chest now, but I just want my 300 gems back, please be fair and return them so I can try again. PLEASE?

Ricardo A. RO
12-09-2014, 10:42 AM
i want to know why you don't implement trade in KND?

I mean that would be Awesome. To change armors with other people. I have epics that I don't want and we can trade with other people to get a better armor.

Why don't implement new elements?

I mean that would be awesome to have new elements like ice, electricity, light, dark. Something like that.

Why the armors can't have more than two elements?

I mean it would be awesome to have armors with 3 or more elements. That would be amazing.

Why you don't introuduce new world to the history? A new kingdom or a new boss like the dark prince.?

I mean i have finished the story. And yea we have the epics boss, the arena, the wars and the Heroic mode. But i think we want new worlds to the game. Much people want this.

Why don't increase the stats of old epics?

I mean there are much amazing epics that are old. And some of the new legendaries + versions are better than them and I think thats not fair. People try hard to get those Epics.

Why new members from low levels get easy epics? Why they have higher chance to gets Epics?

I mean thats not fair. People with high levels, people that try hard to get that high should have more chance that the new ones. I meant the only buy hundreds of gems and get the new Epics. And they are even in level 100. Thats not fair people work very hard and spent hundreds of gems and don't get nothing. Thats is injustice. They should work hard like everyone else.

Heroic mode bosses gonna rotate?

Why you don't increment the chance to fuse Epics?

I meant some people can't buy gems and the only way to get epics is by fusing.

Why you don't implement a list of the fusable epics?

So we can know the fusable possibilities in every fusion.

Why sometimes the free gems offers and videos don't give the gems after make the offer? And why mine doesn't work with wifi only with celular network?

I meant we make alot of offers and we don't get the gems that not fair.

Why You don't give a tutorial to the rings and amulets update?

A lot of persons are confused with that.

Why we can't fused armors with the same element?

I meant we have a lor of armors with the same elements you should let us fused.

Why we can't get armors wit the same two elemnts we fused?

I meant if i have fused a water/air with other thing. I can't get a water/air.

Why when you combine legendaries you get and epic or legendaries but when you combine two epics you have a low chance to get a epic?

Why ios allways get the Update late?

I meant thats not fair we have the same rights to get the update. We allways get the Update late.

Why we can't get a + version from fusion?

That would be awesome. And from chest the chance are very low.

Why some GUild Wars Epics are fusable and other not?

Why don't increase the rewars in the streak of the arena?

How Chance Chest Works?

Thanks You i will wait for your answers

CaptWangus
12-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Is there anything you could do to curtail stripping?

I know this sounds silly, but I don't feel it's in the spirit of the game. Everyone wants the newest, strongest armor but among the top guilds and alliances, at the most crucial times--guild wars--the most powerful people--guild masters--often times don't suit up in the their best gear.

Is it possible that the way points are awarded could reflect the inventory of armor available to the defeated individual? Seeing someone use only one of their knights, or one knight in solid armor and the other two in 'basic air' or what have you, kinda makes me sad.

Thanks for all you do.

legalious
12-09-2014, 10:46 AM
I just have a few questions myself as well...

Who gets to choose the next epic boss and the element it is?

Will the storyline of the Dark Prince be expanded upon?

Will the Raid and War results become more detailed to include activity information? (Rewarding Members for Activity)

Jason Cross
12-09-2014, 10:49 AM
!!SPOILER!!
In the end game the dark prince makes reference to having a family do you plan on adding them to the game, like an expansion of sorts?


In the raid events could you consider adding a way to see who is attacking, so guilds can hold said people accountable / give praise for the kill?

Thomas Sutphin
12-09-2014, 10:53 AM
My video offers wall isn't working the button is grayed out how do I fix this our what caused it

Same problem. Submitted ticket, nothing happened.

HRDerbySean
12-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Guys,

I would like you to change the font color on the + (plus) version of armor sets from white to yellow gold on the 'Choose Armor' screen. I have accidentally enhanced the wrong armor set because they look nearly identical.

In my attached screen shot (http://oi58.tinypic.com/14dixkp.jpg) you see both my Resurrected Ironguard armor sets, they look identical except for the small + (plus) sign.

But, when your in the Armorsmith, the + (plus) versions of armor have a yellow gold color font instead of white (see screen shot http://oi62.tinypic.com/2cwsq42.jpg - Cursed Cryptgear+).


Thanks for listening.

Iron Man SH
12-09-2014, 11:30 AM
In the arena tournament, I went 4 months without seeing a revenge opportunity. When I reached level 73, I started getting them. Only thing is, they are all level 600 plus players. I don't have a chance of beating any of them - even with a power attack. My question is this: How can they be fighting me? I have never been matched with a player that is lower level than I am. Have they really fought me in the arena?

PS. I sent a ticket to support and they replied with a canned message about the leaderboard errors. Didn't address my issue at all.

Friendly
12-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Hi!

Friendly here, your friendly Knights and Dragons Producer. I'm here with Arclite, our Knights and Dragon Game Designer.

We are excited to be here today, and will start answering your questions shortly! :)

Clementine
12-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Hi Folks! Thank you to everyone for joining us for the Knights & Dragons AMA. Arclite and Friendly are here in the house and ready to begin answering questions! Please be patient with them as some questions will take some time to answer!

CorgiRider
12-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Hello!

Corgi Rider. I'm the Product Manager on Knights and Dragons. I'll be in the wings, watching. Always watching....

And answering questions as well!

But mostly watching....always watching....

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Hello Everyone!

I'm Arclite, one of many KnD Game Designers and will try and answer your questions today.


1. Are you planning for higher star armors like 6 stars?

This is an interesting idea! We will look into it.

firestorm24
12-09-2014, 12:03 PM
1. Will there be armors with 3 elements maybe?
2. Can you add a world or private chat?
3. Can you increase the chance of getting older epics when combining legendarys.
4. What is the percentage of getting rings or amulets and does it change from stage to stage.

rmakatk
12-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Plain and simple.. will there ever be a trading system to be able to trade epics? If so what are gonna be required?

CorgiRider
12-09-2014, 12:08 PM
2. Can you add a world or private chat?


Mmmmm. World chat. We've thought about this one a lot. An need to think on it more. It's a great idea in theory, but in practice, well, a lot can go wrong!

annka
12-09-2014, 12:11 PM
when the ios update is coming

James Howlett
12-09-2014, 12:11 PM
I'm Can you fix accidental rogue declaring please.I would like to see a resolution for accidental declaring. You must admit in advanced being expected to scroll half way up a 2 1/2 inch screen to get to your score with the declare button right above the scores is silly- 3 possible proposed fixed
1 - a simple confirmation button after youve pressed it
2 - a relocation of the declare war button
3 adding a tab to check teammate scores instead of it being on the main page
Thank you in advanced

- never mind---------

Glen Bisbee
12-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Will knights and dragons return to Tapjoy and if so when. Plus why was it taken off in the first place.

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:11 PM
1. Why are we doing middle of the week blitzes and do you plan to change it back to weekend wars only?

2. What in God's name possessed you to roll out 2 new things (heroic mode and the rings and amulets) at about the same time?


We have many players in different time zones. More events allow more players to enjoy KnD regardless of time zone. If you feel burned out by an event, you can skip it. The next one will be just around the corner :)

Our update and event schedule is a complex and delicate matter. We tried pushing Heroic mode out sooner but ran into some unforeseen issues. Our team is constantly working hard to get you the best game features available.

Ruwert Raeymakers
12-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Will there be a guild trade market in the game?
Trading armors for gems/armors/gold in the guild only so u can help ur guildmates and to get rid of the double armors u store

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Hi fuzzleberry!

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you like Knights and Dragons!

There are many different teams involved in the development of KnD. Here at our studio, we have a dedicated design team that takes care gameplay design, story writing and character design. We also have a team of highly skilled programmers that are in charge of developing features and stability improvements.

Everyone in the KnD team come from a vast variety of backgrounds, including console and mobile game development. Working on a mobile platform is definitely fun and exciting! We are constantly looking for ways to improve your experience!

I'm very happy to hear that you are enjoying our characters! And yes, I agree, that theme song. So catchy!

annka
12-09-2014, 12:14 PM
We have many players in different time zones. More events allow more players to enjoy KnD regardless of time zone. If you feel burned out by an event, you can skip it. The next one will be just around the corner :)

Our update and event schedule is a complex and delicate matter. We tried pushing Heroic mode out sooner but ran into some unforeseen issues. Our team is constantly working hard to get you the best game features available.

no no its great i am in europe time and its good for me plus the more updates there are the better it is heroic and amulets together its perfect you rock guys

Jaime Fugate
12-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Can you change it so only high commanders and above can declare war?

I also would love to see a trade option between guild members.

Clementine
12-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Hey Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that the Development Team will not be able answer any Customer Support related questions. If you have concerns regarding status of a ticket, you will need to contact Customer Support directly. Thank you!


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Jdadof2
12-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Any chance of making the armor crafting where we can craft more than one armor at a time if we have the materials for. So it will go nonstop and we can stop it at anytime to craft others?

rmakatk
12-09-2014, 12:18 PM
I am just wondering if there will ever be a trading system for epic armors?

CorgiRider
12-09-2014, 12:19 PM
From FB:

"3- why isn't gree sponsering people that make videos?

5- are gree developers playing the game to? So yes what guilds?

6- there are to many players from Netherlands and Belgium. When will the language "Dutch" added?"

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3) Our awesome, amazing, and talented Community Manager Clementine has been working on incorporating more of the community into the forums and Facebook. Reversal, whom we all know and love, is now a community moderator. We're working on more initiatives to recognize players in the community.

5) Our secret! Some employees are in guilds together. Some employees are secretly in guilds with players. Yep, we play the game! Why would we work on something we don't want to play? :D

6) We're looking at bringing Knights to many languages around the world. Look for more info on that in 2015!

Iron Man SH
12-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Hey Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that the Development Team will not be able answer any Customer Support related questions. If you have concerns regarding status of a ticket, you will need to contact Customer Support directly. Thank you!


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Support doesn't seem to be familiar with how the game plays from my experience. They never seem to grasp play related issues with the game. I am interested in feedback from those who actually know the game.

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:21 PM
I just have a few questions myself as well...

Who gets to choose the next epic boss and the element it is?

Will the storyline of the Dark Prince be expanded upon?

Will the Raid and War results become more detailed to include activity information? (Rewarding Members for Activity)

Our team of mighty designers and artists carefully chooses what the next epic boss and its element.

We are definitely looking into expanding the Dark Prince story, hang tight!

Regarding Raid and War results, that's a great suggestion. I will pass this along to the design team :)

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:24 PM
I am just wondering if there will ever be a trading system for epic armors?

Interesting idea, will pass this on to the developers!

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Sorry I am posting this late, I just woke up.
Here are a couple I have from me and my fans. Hopefully you guys can answer all, thank you for your time.

1- Do you gree, ever think about making SEPERATE leaderboards for wars? Ex, Beginning guilds (lvl 1-40) battle over a 4*+. Advanced guilds (lvl 41-65) battle over a chest epic and Expert guilds (lvl 66-75) fight over the war epic +?? Like realms In the raid. It's just so annoying seeing the same guilds in the top 25 every week. Thanks for answering (if you do)

2- Will there 6-stars armors in the future and if so what will it look like, and will it have special visual effects?

3- Is there going to be something such as 6-stars armors? if so, when can we expect it?

4- Can I have more Information about when is the update upcoming for Rings & Amulets?

5- How high will the X Chest go up to? 10X? 15X? 20X? (ex. Thanksgiving chest was 10X)

6- Will there be dual element Heroic Mode in the future?

7- Will there be any kind of armor trading in the future (between guildmates or anyone?)

8- What are you attending to do new next year in the game, 2015?

9- Will you fix the raid point issue? where the top guilds have negative score since they reach point limit.

10- Why are some free gems video offers not give any thing?

11- Why so many wars? like weekends, and weekdays.

12- Will there be more expansions in the future for your kingdom or more different Buildings?


3) If we add them, we will probably also add new special FX.

4) Rings and Amulets is out on Android, iOS will follow shortly.

6) Another great idea, if players continue to enjoy Heroic Mode we can think about adding dual elements sometime in the future

8) We have big plans, I would hate to ruin the surprise. All I can say, 2015 is going to be really awesome!

9) This should be fixed in the next Raid.

10) Please remember it can take a few minutes to receive gems after watching videos. Sometimes you may need to reload the game. If they still have not appeared after doing so, please submit an Customer Support inquiry to Tapjoy for iOS and Fyber for Android.

11) see my previous post.

12) This might be a valid option. We will look into it.

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:26 PM
when the ios update is coming

Very very very very very very shortly! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Drasonon
12-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Rather a suggestion than a question, for guild wars, since people still have terrible luck getting epics. Perhaps raise the ranking system to where 26-50 get blaze borne for example. Same pattern as 11-25. It would implement the rankings to those whom can't afford to go t10 nor t25.

annka
12-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Very very very very very very shortly! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
thank you guys and i love you all you are doing your best i really have nothing to complain about where there are some bugs and crashes but nothing is perfect so far you have done great job

James Howlett
12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Is it possible to add a fusion expansion where if you have multiple armors that are the same- you can combine them to make the plus version. I believe a lot of people would feel a bit relieved that there 4 blazeborns or moon turds could be put into potential use if they could be combined into plus versions

Killerz15
12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Rather a suggestion than a answer, for guild wars, since people still have terrible luck getting epics. Perhaps raise the ranking system to where 26-50 get blaze borne for example. Same pattern as 11-25.

Don't you think there are already enough epics in the game? Making epics easier to get just kills it for the players who have worked as hard as they have to get them.

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
And make more areas on the map

This is a great idea. We will look into this for future updates :D

theasp00
12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Do you have more info about the new rings and amulets feature? This was very briefly gone over in game. It's mostly self explanatory, but do you have any info about the following? Thanks!

1) Is there an area they drop most often?
2) Is there a drop limit you can reach each day?
3) Are they available in chests yet, and if not when might they be available in chests?
4) What is the max level you can achieve (ex. like armors. so stars, levels, does any of this even apply)?
5) Are there any rings/amulets yet that work with multi-elemental armors (ex. kaleidoscope or chromatic) or do they take all elements of rings/amulets?

Jordaneus
12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Do you guys find it kinda superfluous to make us fight a few unnecessary monsters just to make the EB show up? Seems a little unnecessary.

And why not just make the Capes add stats instead of leaving them completely useless and adding more pieces?

I really like heroic mode. Is that always going to be happening, or will there be delays in between?

Also, will the monsters stay the same and drops be the same? Because there is a great lack of air armor legendary pieces dropped in heroic mode, compared to other elements.

Exile
12-09-2014, 12:36 PM
On the subject of future expansions, and in light of the new amulets and rings, why not a jeweler? It would allow more experienced players to use some of the basic crafting items for another use, and might make getting rings and amulets less frustrating to obtain.

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:36 PM
thank you guys and i love you all you are doing your best i really have nothing to complain about where there are some bugs and crashes but nothing is perfect so far you have done great job

FORUM HUGS :o

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:38 PM
First of all thanks for the Heroic mode and the soon to be released rings and amulets....... Great job!

I have three questions......

1. Why are only about half of the videos for free gems working? Its very frustrating to watch a video to its conclusion then not get paid the gem for it.

2. Is there any plans at all for non-gem events, raid, war, ect., ect.? I understand that's how you guys get paid but couldn't you do something like that once or twice a year...... just as a gesture to show appreciation for the people who don't gem so often but still support your game.

3. Why is it that you don't put plus Epics in the Champions Pack? You're charging players a considerable sum for buying fusible, outdated and almost outdated epics. Plus Epics, even the old ones are still useful and for collectors, this would be a great way to get old plus epics we were not able to acquire through other means.

3a. This is not a question so much as a suggestion..... could you please put a % number in the HP level up bar? This would help me out a lot in regards to planning strategies for attacking difficult levels like the Kingdom of Darkness, and using the level up as an advantage. Exact numbers would be great instead of just guessing how much I need to level up.

Once again thanks for the updates and taking the time to interface with us through this medium.

1) Please remember it can take a few minutes to receive gems after watching videos. Sometimes you may need to reload the game. If they still have not appeared after doing so, please submit an Customer Support inquiry to Tapjoy for iOS and Fyber for Android.

2) Heroic Mode does not require gems. We will consider this idea for other events.

3) People are currently enjoying our champion packs. We will probably adjust them sometime in the future if that changes.

3a) Interesting idea. We will look into that.

thorgrin
12-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Why isn't there a global chat and a way to send people messages with out the use of a another app like line I think if it had a global chat the game would be much more active and chats are easy to watch over to make sure no one breaks rules

UP Jen
12-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Hey developers,
The major thing I find is missing from PvP in KnD is feedback. I want the person whose ass I just kicked to feel it, or to know at least.

One idea for you: imagine there was some sort of consumable in the game, like say if rings and amulets had a durability and every time you used them they wore out a bit, and if you got beat in the arena or during wars, your rings and amulets suffered a similar loss. Or something else that's not hugely difficult to replace, but gave you a little feedback that someone had attacked you. Even just a notice and a chance for revenge would be good.

What do you think? Would you consider adding more feedback mechanics to PvP?

Drasonon
12-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Don't you think there are already enough epics in the game? Making epics easier to get just kills it for the players who have worked as hard as they have to get them.
I don't need the epics that would come from t50 personally, but you see people amongst the forums still searching for an epic despite how simple it is to collect one. I would just rather see an easy solution done. Also, a second question to Gree which was mentioned earlier.
-The option to combine two of the same epic to collect a plus version of the epic. I thought that this could be a good idea if it was implemented.
- also, I look forward to see these awesome new updates you say you're gonna bring us. Yall don't let me down now, ya hear? 😏👌

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:41 PM
On the subject of future expansions, and in light of the new amulets and rings, why not a jeweler? It would allow more experienced players to use some of the basic crafting items for another use, and might make getting rings and amulets less frustrating to obtain.

Our friend Lance knows everything! But that's valid point. I like. We will looking into this for future updates!

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:42 PM
f the same epic to collect a plus version of the epic. I thought that this could be a good idea if it was implemented.
- also, I look forward to see these awesome new updates you say you're gonna bring us. Yall don't let me down now, ya hear? ����

We hear ya! :)

Clinton Miller
12-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Is there anyway u can make epics excluded from using up armor slots. I know I would like to have one of every epic but don't want to run out of space.
Also love all the new events thank u.
Just a couple of glitch problems

1 friends list have to re scroll down list every time u fight. Skipping that part of game for now.

2 I get booted out of game a lot since new update

CorgiRider
12-09-2014, 12:44 PM
Why isn't there a global chat and a way to send people messages with out the use of a another app like line I think if it had a global chat the game would be much more active and chats are easy to watch over to make sure no one breaks rules

World chats are great in theory, but pretty complicated in execution. There's actually a world chat opinion thread in the forums you should chime in on!

There are a lot of questions to answer for a successful chat: how strict is the chat filter? where does it show? can you opt-out? what about foreign languages? separate chats for servers, or maybe a slow scroll, or maybe chat rooms? how far back does the chat history go? how does muting work? unmute? reporting?

We've been talking about adding chat for some time, but we need to hammer out every detail first. Just know we're still mulling it over!

HRDerbySean
12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
I run my guild through my very old iPhone 3 - when can I bind my account to my nice new Android phone?

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Guys,

I would like you to change the font color on the + (plus) version of armor sets from white to yellow gold on the 'Choose Armor' screen. I have accidentally enhanced the wrong armor set because they look nearly identical.

In my attached screen shot (http://oi58.tinypic.com/14dixkp.jpg) you see both my Resurrected Ironguard armor sets, they look identical except for the small + (plus) sign.

But, when your in the Armorsmith, the + (plus) versions of armor have a yellow gold color font instead of white (see screen shot http://oi62.tinypic.com/2cwsq42.jpg - Cursed Cryptgear+).


Thanks for listening.

THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA! We'll be looking into this for future updates :D Thanks HRDerbySean!

Mike Walls
12-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Why would it not be possable to do a in guild only trade system with a 2 week "wait to trade" restriction for new guild members?

We can purchase energy bundles for the epic boss battles why not set bundles for war energy as well?

Do you plan on setting up a minimum score or attack value for guild members to reach in order to recieve guild prizes from wars?

CorgiRider
12-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Side Note: iOS Rings and Amulets build is now out!

nargacuga9
12-09-2014, 12:49 PM
First, I think that knd is a great game. And I have some questions.


1.What's the drop rate of rings and amulets?


2.We will have rings and amulets as reward from arena, epic boss, war and raid milestones or ranks?


3.Whats the rate of fuse a epic and get it from a x1 chance of epic and legerdary chest?

C.K.Imran
12-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Hi there. I am wondering if you will ever make the wars and raids top 3 guilds receive epic+? You have already done arena which is good because as you can see, a lot of people put a lot of effort in it now.

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Are there any new guild events that you are coming up with? Something other than guild wars or raids?

How do you choose which armors are the prizes for the 5000 gem spending events?

Will Gree ever post announcements of new armors that are fuseable? Say every month post "The new armors you can now fuse are.... Blah and Blah!"

Will there ever be new buildings? For people who have maxed out training fields and monster nests its pretty much an aspect of the game we forget about.

1) We are always working hard on new features. A new guild event is a very feasible addition.

2) We always read the forums/wiki and see what you guys suggest for the 5k event. And then we put in something else :p

3) We like how it's currently a surprise, makes it more fun!

4) New buildings seem like a good idea, we will look into it!

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Is there anyway u can make epics excluded from using up armor slots. I know I would like to have one of every epic but don't want to run out of space.
Also love all the new events thank u.
Just a couple of glitch problems

1 friends list have to re scroll down list every time u fight. Skipping that part of game for now.

2 I get booted out of game a lot since new update

Due to hardware limitations, we have to cap the amount of armors in your inventory. But we are constantly looking into improving that. Glad to hear you're loving the new events :) Please contact Customer Support regarding the issues you are experience and we'll look into fixing them in future updates!

Jenni_Of_LC
12-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Hello, I would just like to point out one thing about having knd back on tapjoy. Right now is the perfect time to have tapjoy going. So many players are buying Christmas presents through the tapjoy app, but are not able to buy gems through knd because of spending for Christmas. So it would be a win win for everyone to add knd back to tapjoy. Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to answer questions. Most of my other questions have already been asked by others. And Merry Christmas! :-)

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:55 PM
2.We will have rings and amulets as reward from arena, epic boss, war and raid milestones or ranks?


We are looking into this for future updates! Look out for them!

Arclite
12-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Any chance of making the armor crafting where we can craft more than one armor at a time if we have the materials for. So it will go nonstop and we can stop it at anytime to craft others?

Like a crafting cue? Interesting idea, Thanks! I will pitch it to the team. :)

Friendly
12-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Hello, I would just like to point out one thing about having knd back on tapjoy. Right now is the perfect time to have tapjoy going. So many players are buying Christmas presents through the tapjoy app, but are not able to buy gems through knd because of spending for Christmas. So it would be a win win for everyone to add knd back to tapjoy. Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to answer questions. Most of my other questions have already been asked by others. And Merry Christmas! :-)

We are working hard with our video partners to ensure you the best player experience! And Merry Christmas to you too!

Silent follower
12-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Could you change the fusing epics so that when you fuse two epics, the most likely outcome is an epic. Now the most likely outcome is a legendary, and once in maybe ten times you get back and epic. I don't say the result must be 100%, but in majority of epic fusions! you would get an epic. Now there are so many epics, this shouldn't be hard to adjust.

Cody Coden Gold
12-09-2014, 01:01 PM
GREE do you ever think you will add a armor trading system??? I have been wanting to see that in our game for sooooo long! 2. Do you think you will ever have a new 6 star armor?

Arclite
12-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Do you guys find it kinda superfluous to make us fight a few unnecessary monsters just to make the EB show up? Seems a little unnecessary.

And why not just make the Capes add stats instead of leaving them completely useless and adding more pieces?

I really like heroic mode. Is that always going to be happening, or will there be delays in between?

Also, will the monsters stay the same and drops be the same? Because there is a great lack of air armor legendary pieces dropped in heroic mode, compared to other elements.

- The Cape idea is pretty cool, we will see what we can do.

- We plan on having at least one Heroic Event per month. It all depends on how many players enjoy the feature.

- We might cycle some minions and monsters sometime in the future.

Mike Montana
12-09-2014, 01:02 PM
After the latest update to Knights and dragons is no longer in tap joy and the video offer button is greyed out? Just wondering why on those two

Mr. E
12-09-2014, 01:03 PM
I'm trying not to be obnoxious, but get the attention of Sr. Mgmt because QA and support needs help and/or a bigger budget. I'm sure the Head of QA and Support is frustrated.

How ever many people you have, you need more.

Every update has serious issues. Right now the game crashes every 2-3 friend fights. I have 2 devices and it happens on both.

Is regression testing done or do you just release and pray?

Clinton Miller
12-09-2014, 01:03 PM
Any chance in a store that would sell basic armor building supplies like shards for gold? With the new rings and amulets it's better but still get bored just collecting shards.

Mhmd Huss
12-09-2014, 01:05 PM
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can u but top 50 a new 4 stars and dont but the same 4 star more than one war like voodoo ?

Clementine
12-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Knights & Dragons AMA. This thread is now closed for new questions, however we know that now all questions were answers. Our Development Team will try and followup and answer more over the next few days!