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Assault and Flattery
11-22-2016, 06:26 PM
This Friday (11/25/2016 15:00 PST) through Monday (11/28/2016 15:00 PST) we're running a special PvP LTQ, in which nearly all the rewards are crafting materials crates! It's three 24 hour PvP events with daily haste goals and an overall wrapper for completing all 3 days.

On top of this, we are running some special "reforge" recipes. For selected level 6 and 7 hero equipment pieces, there are new limited time recipes in the "Misc" tab. If you already possess one of these items, you can try to reforge them with a 50% chance of getting the epic version.




Please note: The reforge recipes are in the MISC tab. They have the same name as if you were crafting the regular version of the equipment, but lowered material requirements, lowered honor costs, a 50% chance to craft the epic version, and they are only available for a limited time. These recipes will be available one extra day past the completion of Darkest Alchemy, so you have time to craft equipment!

Q: What if I don't have the equipment already?
A: You can still craft this equipment normally, and then try for the reforge.

Q: What if I don't get the epic version?
A: You'll retain the original equipment piece and only be out the other materials. You can keep trying to reforge as many times as you'd like.


Have fun!

Jnsolberg
11-23-2016, 01:09 PM
Very interesting. I just wonder if we will have enough time to reforge items. If you have all the ingredients for a level 7 item, it takes @ 40 hours of non stop crafting to make all the ingredients.

Will this PvP be like the old ones, when 1 hit = 1 stamina?

Laura TCK
11-23-2016, 01:28 PM
Good point on the time it takes, we really need to be able to craft multiple things, so in theory after Saturday we don't have enough time lol


Very interesting. I just wonder if we will have enough time to reforge items. If you have all the ingredients for a level 7 item, it takes @ 40 hours of non stop crafting to make all the ingredients.

Will this PvP be like the old ones, when 1 hit = 1 stamina?

Laura TCK
11-23-2016, 01:29 PM
But thanks for the quest tho sorry forgot to say that

Frostpocket
11-23-2016, 02:10 PM
I've got a lot of unopened crates and not nearly enough honour; despite attacking / war weekend etc, so I can sit this one out too :)

Jnsolberg
11-23-2016, 03:25 PM
I've got a lot of unopened crates and not nearly enough honour; despite attacking / war weekend etc, so I can sit this one out too :)

I've recently crafted items on all my toons. I now have @50k to 500k Honor. They did say lowered Honor costs. I just hope they're lowered enough, lol
At least I can get more material crates, lol

Jnsolberg
11-23-2016, 03:28 PM
Here are some of the Epic items that can be crafted:

Epic Crafts with the best items
Epic Dwarflord's Ring 4796 / 1599
Epic Dwarf's Helm 3913 / 1842
Epic Rogue's Mitts 3060 / 2503
Epic Dwarf Plate 3654 / 1721
Epic Dark Staff 2935 / 1724
Epic Dwarf's Boots 3214 / 1583


Epic Crafts with rare items
Epic Drake Hunters Hood 2,070 / 1,439
Epic Drake Hunters Armor 2328 / 951
Epic Hunters Boots 2,018 / 907
Epic Kraken Claw 2,417 / 1482
Epic Cultist Staff 2074 / 767

Epic craft stats from crafts needing only uncommon and common items
Epic Harbinger Cards 2399 / 676
Epic Cat Idol 2733 /863
Epic Elven Gloves 2473 / 1274
Epic Tribal Mask 2202 / 899

The first group are from level 7
The second group is from level 6
Not sure what level the third group is from

Gendur
11-23-2016, 11:14 PM
looks like an interesting event, I am unsure if I should continue to craft upgraded material from basic material or just wait until the event starts

Laura TCK
11-23-2016, 11:33 PM
I had the same thought, I have honor but no rare materials as I don't get the crates lol, however as time is short to craft epic stuff I think it's worth crafting what you can in preparation for the stuff you need for example on the ring I need 5 iron timber things but need like 7 barb wire wood things so I'm trying to craft those so when/if I get the right rare items I can complete much quicker



looks like an interesting event, I am unsure if I should continue to craft upgraded material from basic material or just wait until the event starts

CrawFishEater
11-24-2016, 01:01 AM
Lately checking an opponents profile page freezes the game. In a PVP this will cause a lot of frustration. Anything in the works to resolve this?

Jnsolberg
11-24-2016, 07:29 AM
Lately checking an opponents profile page freezes the game. In a PVP this will cause a lot of frustration. Anything in the works to resolve this?

Sometimes swiping up the control bar will unfreeze the game when you swipe back down.

My iPhone 6 Plus had a terrible lag in this PvP event. Swiping up didn't help.

I have three toons with about the same stamina, but when my fastest toon used all of his stamina, the slowest still had 115 stamina left. Very frustrating

CrawFishEater
11-24-2016, 07:37 AM
Sometimes swiping up the control bar will unfreeze the game when you swipe back down.

That does help sometimes. Sometimes it crashes the game also causing to log back in. Wasn't sure if they were aware of that issue. You know how angry people will be if that happens all PVP lol

belgario
11-24-2016, 01:35 PM
Maybe just attack without checking their stats? :)

Jnsolberg
11-25-2016, 05:23 PM
The crates are good, although not very many Uncommon crates.
The items we can recraft are all items that most never crafted in the first place. No sense crafting equipment that won't help your hero. At least we can get some conquest points boosts and materials.

Jnsolberg
11-26-2016, 02:20 AM
I'm seeing multiple reports about newly recrafted items not being able to get equipped.

Tickets have been sent.

plavine
11-26-2016, 12:15 PM
The daily pvp is just too much tapping for the average player- although the actual event is a nice change: i prefer when it switches between raid and attack though( minus the gem buildings half the players dont have)

Assault and Flattery
11-26-2016, 01:34 PM
Hey everyone,

We are aware of certain circumstances in which you cannot equip the re-forged equipment (this appears to be device specific), but if you just click on "auto-equip" it will be equipped. We are looking into why this is happening.

Lord Vyper
11-26-2016, 02:11 PM
Ok.... the problem with the re-crafted equipment (not able to equip it) can be solved. If you use auto-equip you will equip the epic-item. After that you can change the equipped items again without error.
Main problem is that if you re-craft something you keep the normal item (which normally should have been used by the crafting) - but it has the quantity 0.... this causes the error.

Jomama1
11-27-2016, 07:53 AM
While I like being able to get some more materials, please take this constructive criticism:

-the re-forging should have included the best items - the ones people have actually been crafting , not lower tier stuff nobody cares about. Most are ignoring this part.
- This event requires way too many kills per day , nearly twice the previous PVPs - many are simply not bothering (I am glad there is no raiding though as that could become very frustrating)
-you need to acknowledge the lag and start accounting for this until it is fixed. why would you strain a system like this that is clearly overloaded? Launching a 24 hour ILTQ at the same time as the PVP day just results in soul crushing delays. Combining this with an ultra long PVP is just perverse. It is taking most of us 10-20 seconds per attack with lots of freezes. Please consider reducing day 3 PVP requirements and ILTQ until tomorrow.

Jomama1
11-27-2016, 04:04 PM
So not only was my common sense advice ignored, you elected to run HRB on top of the PVP, completely locking the game up with constant crashes.

This was a completely predictable result easily avoided by not combining PVP with HRB under these conditions.

Laura TCK
11-28-2016, 11:43 AM
Let's just not do anything after having to hit for 11 hours just to complete day 2 for the crates I'm now doing nothing no LTQ, no pvp no RB no nothing see ya

Gendur
11-28-2016, 11:59 PM
Overall I am happy with the event, I got lots of material crates and was able to reforge some epics. Being from Europe, it has cost me about 2 hrs less sleep every night for 3 days. I don't think I could have finished haste if I had not stayed up late, the lag was such that it required non stop hitting for several hours in order to finish in time.

Jnsolberg
11-29-2016, 11:40 AM
Overall I am happy with the event, I got lots of material crates and was able to reforge some epics. Being from Europe, it has cost me about 2 hrs less sleep every night for 3 days. I don't think I could have finished haste if I had not stayed up late, the lag was such that it required non stop hitting for several hours in order to finish in time.

The event was good. Lots of crates and over 100k honor and some conquest point boosts for Haste. 12 hours was rough, I had to wake up very eartly to finish.

The lag was very bad, especially when we had raid boss, the ILTQ and day three of the PvP all start together. Many guilds had to delay raid boss so their peeps could work on the other quests without hundreds of pop up screens making the game even slower than it was.

If the lag problem isn't addressed, KA will lose more and more players. Please work on the lag as your number one priority.

Vile Lynn
11-29-2016, 12:39 PM
If the lag problem isn't addressed, KA will lose more and more players. Please work on the lag as your number one priority.

Purple Squirrel, as a KA Player Rep in direct contact with KA management, you know they are doing everything they can to fix the lag. And you also know it is their main focus at this time.

Laura TCK
11-29-2016, 12:48 PM
I notice lag is slightly less after 6pm UK time so server issues Gree needs new better and faster ones, out of interest Lynn can you ask Gree when you hit a player we get gold, XP, honor and pointless units stones etc if we take these away leaving XP and honor (don't think there take XP away) could this also speed things up and get rid of pointless battle screen before we see the result as we don't get one in war

Vile Lynn
11-29-2016, 02:44 PM
I notice lag is slightly less after 6pm UK time so server issues Gree needs new better and faster ones, out of interest Lynn can you ask Gree when you hit a player we get gold, XP, honor and pointless units stones etc if we take these away leaving XP and honor (don't think there take XP away) could this also speed things up and get rid of pointless battle screen before we see the result as we don't get one in war

Server overload could be one of the issues causing lag... During the first and last hour of some events, it takes a little longer for me to log in. But, luckily I have not experienced any reportable lag. (And my phone space is maxed out!) A few profiles failed to close during the PvP event and I tapped a few failed raids (D'oh!) so I slowed up my tapping when I saw it happening and it was not with every profile closure.

Considering how many things are calculated in a split second during just one PvP attack, that is not a bad suggestion to maybe minimizing the items we get... but I want those items! lol! It is why I PvP.
Regarding the animated battle screen during PvP, this was brought up by another player rep.

Lag is a strange beast to figure out; so many different things can cause it on so many different & unique devices. Lag cannot be simulated if they cannot pinpoint the cause. Without the cause, there is no fix. It is frustrating for them, too. The devices they use to test are not lagging or freezing, but they definitly believe reports from the player reps and tickets that there is a problem.

I have been playing KA since Day 1 on my 1st gen iPad. Loved it!! I would be so envious of players with new phones that did not crash & freeze every second. I probably have a few (too many) whinny posts around here in the past about it, heh. Playing sucked until I got a new phone! I'd rather play on a bigger iPad, but I'll settle. My point is, I do know how frustrating lag can be.

They still have to launce events as planned, but getting a handle on whatever is causing the bad lag is their top priority.

Suggestions are always welcomed and encouraged!

Sorry to hijack your thread, A&F.
Wishing everybody good luck getting the items needed to craft!

I'm not much of a crafter, but I really enjoyed the PvP event!

War player
11-30-2016, 08:01 AM
Is the amount of honor points needed to craft some of the bigger items going to be reduced? Is that plan in the works?