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echus14
08-26-2012, 12:04 AM
Go! Go! Go! Another auction :)

EthanQ
08-26-2012, 12:27 AM
My first time in top 50 with 1 compass, won't last long though haha :D

echus14
08-26-2012, 12:41 AM
Same here. Ah .. If only like the last boss event the clock would prematurely end with us in the top 50 :)

Bronson
08-26-2012, 01:29 AM
So far 0 boxes, 0 attempts & 0 opens. I plan to keep it that way.

Chups
08-26-2012, 01:36 AM
My first is a sorry!

echus14
08-26-2012, 02:08 AM
So far 0 boxes, 0 attempts & 0 opens. I plan to keep it that way.

Then should be easy to hit your goal! :)

EthanQ
08-26-2012, 02:18 AM
Lucky me, 3 compasses out of 3 opens. Please keep going that way! :P

echus14
08-26-2012, 03:33 AM
Lucky me, 3 compasses out of 3 opens. Please keep going that way! :P

Well done! Free or gold? I'm at 2 for 4 using gold.

EthanQ
08-26-2012, 04:28 AM
Woah this is getting serious, 5 compasses out of 5 open. All gold, I'm a free player. I'm loving this luck! :D

MaverickMunkey
08-26-2012, 05:31 AM
Woah this is getting serious, 5 compasses out of 5 open. All gold, I'm a free player. I'm loving this luck! :D

I'll swop - 5 sorries in 5 attempts. 10k wasted already.

Joe Brown1
08-26-2012, 05:52 AM
2 for 2 thus far but boxes have not been particularly abundant. Usually I don't have any trouble getting boxes but this time I can barely keep up with my opening schedule.

echus14
08-26-2012, 05:53 AM
Haha ... This is crazy. Top 2 players have already gone way pass the first 5 small units!

The_Red
08-26-2012, 06:39 AM
0 for 2....

guess the box is worn because this event been used so much?

Dexter Morgan
08-26-2012, 06:47 AM
I've had trouble getting boxes also. Attacked and raided about 40 times and done a lot of quests and only come up with 3 boxes. Was going to try to get to 25 on this event but I'll be lucky to hit 15 at this rate

Bea
08-26-2012, 07:16 AM
On 3 Compasses, and boxes are starting to drop in pvp.

Everson25
08-26-2012, 07:24 AM
I'm passing this event too. I will be back next. Good luck to all!

EthanQ
08-26-2012, 07:45 AM
Guess the top 1 and 50 prize is good so everyone is rushing for it. 1st sorry for me after 6 compasses and 1 10k open, so 7 out of 8 open.

Daario Naharis
08-26-2012, 08:30 AM
2-2 with gold so far. I usually start going the free route after I hit 10. I'll play for the next three days and not even get one. =[

Numnutz2005
08-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Sooo uhh dont mean to be a downer or ne thing here but did ne one look at the very first pop up window that displays only once and thats the very first time u log in after the event starts....every other pop up is the same thing but im asking this because i know i wasnt reading this **** wrong and am kinda pissed but when i logged in for the first time after this event started it said collect blahh blahh blahh and if your in the top 50 you get a unit monster thing with 4500 attack or some crazy shizz like that and ur energy regenerates 33% faster so i got all hyped thinkin "hey thats a kick ass prize....not as awesome as the 2 building upgrades at once prize but still decent for me since i have alot of upgradin to do". Well im goin at these boxes and spent alot so far and when i went in to look at the prize again and see what number in the boards i was i noticed the top 50 prize changed!!! Wtf!?! Ontop of that im not seein others bein pissed about this either but i cant read everything posted so while skimming for people that saw this too i might have passed over them not knowing by mistake so sorry for asking if it was already settled but has anyone noticed this at all or m i the only one?? Cause i wouldnt just make this up....i was ready to buy gems and all to boost my chances....now im kinda disapointed ontop of the already pissed tude towards this very very shady move lol. I mean what if others got gems and started using them already but havent noticed what i mentioned above?? They r gonna be hard core bummed out. Just isnt right!

RoyalMafia
08-26-2012, 08:51 AM
Easy there buddy, don't panic!
what you saw pop up was the prize for the overall top prize!
i.e that epic unit prize goes to the TOP #1 spot at the end of the event only.
It's been the same for the last couple events! one epic prize for one epic spender!
Usually reserved for the Epic Wildstallion lol!!!

hope this makes sense!

Cheers

echus14
08-26-2012, 08:55 AM
@Numnutz2005
Chill. No shady move. You just have to read carefully, especially if you're not used to these events.
1st position also gets in addition to everything else, Asgard, The Sky Citidel. A2500/D3000 and 33% faster energy regeneration.
1st to 50th positions get in addition to everything else other than Asgard, a Sky Pirate. A1400/D950 and the ability to raid 50% more from buildings.
So, your prizes are there for the taking ... crack out your credit card and good luck!
By the way, do me a favour and say "hi" to WildStallion on your way to the 1st prize.

giubr
08-26-2012, 09:15 AM
I've seen in other threads people talking about keeping your box count low to increase chances of opening.

What's the forum consensus? Does the number of boxes in the inventory affect one's chance of getting a box open? If so, do people just sit tight during the event without PVE and PVP to not accumulate too many boxes?

Thanks

GFF
08-26-2012, 09:53 AM
4 for 4 so far. I was sitting at #250 a few minutes ago so I took a screenshot because it won't last.

Hello Kitty
08-26-2012, 10:26 AM
3 compasses so far.










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echus14
08-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Nice to see yer in da game, HK! :D

echus14
08-26-2012, 10:40 AM
I've seen in other threads people talking about keeping your box count low to increase chances of opening.

What's the forum consensus? Does the number of boxes in the inventory affect one's chance of getting a box open? If so, do people just sit tight during the event without PVE and PVP to not accumulate too many boxes?

Thanks

Have tried both ways. No discernible difference IMHO.

echus14
08-26-2012, 10:41 AM
4 for 4 so far. I was sitting at #250 a few minutes ago so I took a screenshot because it won't last.

You guys have all the luck, I've never even had a turkey before.

Numnutz2005
08-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Oooo well now i feel dumb lol. Ty guys for clearin it up for me...i have only played probably less than 10 of these so far (been playin for only a few months) so it being a recent addition would explain why i didnt see it before but ik i wont ever get to the #1 spot unless i wanted to eat hundreds of dollars worth of gem purchases just to win it lol. Top 50 is one thing but top 1 is totally diff imo lol. I think i have 3 of the watch things so far though so grats to u all who r getting them so easily!

spectra
08-26-2012, 12:08 PM
I am pretty much "sitting" this one down, I will be pretty much spending all sunday on a plane, then in a small country in CentralAmerica, will try to open when I can, and I guess will be lucky if I get to 5 lol

so far I have 1 out of 9 tries (got my 1 at midnight when the event started, then from 1am to 6am all I got was "sorry", after that, 5 hours on a plane, now in Houston, I just got another "sorry", well 5 more tries before I get on the next plane

best of luck to everyone

Cheers

Hello Kitty
08-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Nice to see yer in da game, HK! :DThanks echus! Good luck to you and everyone. Doing gem opens: 4 compasses so far, 10k gold, 150 valor. Not off to a great start, eh?












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SeqWins
08-26-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm at 4.......

Joe Brown1
08-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Doing much better this event. 5 compasses thus far - all gold option. 8 opens in total, 2 sorries.

echus14
08-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks echus! Good luck to you and everyone. Doing gem opens: 4 compasses so far, 10k gold, 150 valor. Not off to a great start, eh?












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Well, I'm not far behind you ... I hate those 25HP opens. Lady luck is probably fully occupied with our 2 fellow forumites with the 4 and above runs of consecutive compasses :)

GFF
08-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Well, I'm not far behind you ... I hate those 25HP opens. Lady luck is probably fully occupied with our 2 fellow forumites with the 4 and above runs of consecutive compasses :)

My luck didn't last long. After 4/4 I got 50HP, sorry and sorry.

I'm still trying to catch up from leveling way too quickly on my primary account, so even if I get to 5 that unit will battle for me, 10 or 15 is always my goal for these events, though I am trying to get things done that don't involve leveling up so these events are love/hate for me.

echus14
08-26-2012, 07:50 PM
@GFF
I know, these box events are costly in terms of levelling up because of the PvE involved to get a box. I was really tempted to sit this one out, but heck, its only a game and camping can be so boring ....

After 3 sorries on gold, managed to get a compass on rusty knife. Now at 8.

Joe Brown1
08-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Calling it a night - ended up at 6 compasses for the day. Good luck all:)

GFF
08-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Finally got to 5. 9 opens, 5 hits, 1 50HP, 4000 gold and 2 fails. All gold opens.

Kiss Of Death
08-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Gone nuts, brain melt down.. I just want the pretty yellow dragon...
Well I am breaking every one of my own rules and beliefs... over an image and stats.

I decided that the dragon is worth at least 2 900 LE's so I can budget at least 1800 gems in my mind that way... then I figure the top 50? will that other item is also worth at least 4 950 Le's like 4x war monger... so I could budget an extra 3800 gems there soo... Well so far I've spent about 1800 gems and have 22 parts. well up the top 50 rank so far and still my budget of another 3800 gems open to me to stay in the top 50....

bugga is getting the rotten boxes!

EDIT my avatar is my hubby Sam and oldest son Taylen

echus14
08-27-2012, 12:25 AM
I know KOD, its mighty tempting <desperately resists> :D lol

EiZ
08-27-2012, 12:42 AM
only 2 out of 20 tries, the worst ive had in this game so far....

echus14
08-27-2012, 02:16 AM
Oh uh. Stuck on 9 for quite a few hours now ... hope this is not the start of usual dry season ... :rolleyes:

EthanQ
08-27-2012, 03:02 AM
Oh uh. Stuck on 9 for quite a few hours now ... hope this is not the start of usual dry season ... :rolleyes:
Haha I'm at 9 too! :D

F3RGU50N
08-27-2012, 03:12 AM
Hi all,
Been playing KA for a few months. Just joined the forum. This is my first post. Is there any good tricks to getting these boxes open faster? Besides buying gems and using them, that is. This is my 3rd or 4th box event, and I never seem to get many open. I think the best I did was 13 or 14 of whichever item was being collected, plus some random other prizes. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Also, as I was going through the forum, I started adding people to my alliance who posted. If you accept, cool. If not, no harm done. Could use more alliance members for sure. I'm lvl 48. Anyone who I didn't add can add me. 912-793-814.

echus14
08-27-2012, 03:19 AM
@F3RGU5ON
Welcome to the KA Forum!
No sure fire way ... if there was, everyone would be using it instead of Gems. All kinds of speculation ... try to open immediately/wait a while, alternate rusty knife with gold, have a few boxes/doesn't matter how many boxes you have, dance 3x around your iPad in an anti-clockwise direction ... you get my point, I'm sure :D Its really just gambling, a roll of the dice (although no one knows to what extent those dice are loaded!) and you know how superstitous gamblers are ....
In a nutshell - pay up or pray up :)
Re allies, you can send me an invite (my ID is below) and I'll add you at the next round.

EiZ
08-27-2012, 03:23 AM
@F3RGU5ON
Welcome to the KA Forum!
dance 3x around your iPad in an anti-clockwise direction ...

hahaha, spot on.... hahahah gonna try that one next opening....

shynniez
08-27-2012, 03:41 AM
FYI , the top 50/1 event prize " might not " be working ( why? , check out modern war forum ) , think and spend your gem/money wisely, its a friendly advice.

Durwood
08-27-2012, 04:24 AM
I HATE these events. I NEVER seem to get any items and fare far worse than anyone else that I know who plays this game or other players on these boards. Currently I have opened around 17 boxes - using the Gold option each time) and ALL OF THEM ARE "SORRY - TRY AGAIN's". I have ZERO compasses. ZERO. Nothing. Zilch. Nada.

I am slowly losing interest in this game. You would think that those in charge of programming the odds (because they are ALL programmed with some sort of algorithm) would try to at least keep people interested by NOT screwing them over on every one of these stupid gem auctions, I mean, events.

Durwood
08-27-2012, 05:33 AM
18 and counting. ALL "Sorry, try again's"

Ridiculous.

EiZ
08-27-2012, 05:43 AM
18 and counting. ALL "Sorry, try again's"

Ridiculous.

im over 20 tries, all gold option, and i got 3, comparing to you i feel lucky!

//E

Gambit12
08-27-2012, 06:58 AM
Where is the leader board tracking thread? anyone knows??

Optimus255
08-27-2012, 07:02 AM
How do you get and open worn boxes? Please help!

The_Red
08-27-2012, 07:14 AM
good gosh... Ive only opened 2 boxes for two compasses this time.

tcapi
08-27-2012, 07:41 AM
How do you get and open worn boxes? Please help!

You might not see the game screen immediately, stay in KA for about 10mins, quit and come back in. Your play PvE ( against 1-hit monsters) on the maps, Worn Boxes will come as drops. Or you could do PvP against rivals but it is scarce IMHO.

Every hour you have a chance to open the box, you could choose Rusty Knife (free), Ancient Spell ( gold, amount depends on your level) and Magic Key (Gem). You could use use to reset the timer to expedite the waiting period too.

When you gather enough compasses, you will get the indestructible units as prize.

Durwood
08-27-2012, 08:16 AM
20 and counting. NONE have had anything. I have never played a game that had SO MUCH DISPARITY.

This seals the deal. I will not EVER buy gems.

Dexter Morgan
08-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Wild stallion is going to take this one too, me thinks. Anyone have him in their alliance? Just curious what his stats and units are. I'm hoping to get into the top 250 but we'll see

Clay01
08-27-2012, 09:46 AM
since I only play on my iphone, I'm not able to take the events into OT for days like some others here.

it's probably already been mentioned, but for me, I typically see where I'm at in the final day, and if I hit that magic number of 10 items or 15 items and still have 12-20 hours to go, I usually stop with the gold options and go to rusty knife only.

I assume that even with 20 boxes to open, I'll be lucky to have 12 open in the final day, and thus I'd have to get the target item in 5 of them to make it worth my while, and in my experience, that's never happened to me (I think once I've gotten 3 in the final day)

it saves on gold, saves on stress, but also ends up being a nice bonus when one actually does open... you're not expecting anything to open since you're using a rusty knife, so getting $6k gold for free seems like a big win... vs spending gold and getting a sorry or 50 honor pts...

echus14
08-27-2012, 10:30 AM
Solution - buy an iPad or wait a little while and get a mini iPad. iPad prices should fall a little with the launch of the mini iPad. It's also easier on your eyes!

Clay01
08-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Solution - buy an iPad or wait a little while and get a mini iPad. iPad prices should fall a little with the launch of the mini iPad. It's also easier on your eyes!

well, the tradeoff would be not having access to it all day... I carry my iphone with me all day, and thus can access KA whenever I please, but I cant carry around an ipad all day...

guess I'll have to find a job where I can sit with my ipad and iphone all day, lol

Durwood
08-27-2012, 10:57 AM
Wow. 21 boxes - ALL "Sorry Try Agains" 21 boxes and NOTHING! Completely corrupted system of collecting Gem cash by GREEdy. My guess is that this is nothing more than an attempt by Gree to get me to buy Gems. That is not going to happen. I will delete this game before I buy a gem, JUST due to the way these 'events' have played out.

The_Red
08-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Wow. 21 boxes - ALL "Sorry Try Agains" 21 boxes and NOTHING! Completely corrupted system of collecting Gem cash by GREEdy. My guess is that this is nothing more than an attempt by Gree to get me to buy Gems. That is not going to happen. I will delete this game before I buy a gem, JUST due to the way these 'events' have played out.

If you havent purchased anything in your 3+ months of playing, I'm guessing you're never going to... and they know that as well.

Durwood
08-27-2012, 10:59 AM
I'm pretty sure "Wild Stallion" is a false player, created by Funzio/Gree. They use that "player" to goad #'s 2-50 into buying more gems, by setting the pace far ahead. It provides a high ceiling, especially for players 2-10.

The_Red
08-27-2012, 11:12 AM
I'm pretty sure "Wild Stallion" is a false player, created by Funzio/Gree. They use that "player" to goad #'s 2-50 into buying more gems, by setting the pace far ahead. It provides a high ceiling, especially for players 2-10.

http://bit.ly/TjT7U6

Clay01
08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm pretty sure "Wild Stallion" is a false player, created by Funzio/Gree. They use that "player" to goad #'s 2-50 into buying more gems, by setting the pace far ahead. It provides a high ceiling, especially for players 2-10.


doubtful and very unlikely.

if it was Gree, they'd at least make it close, and string people along so that they thought they had a chance.

as it is, even though WildStallion is giving them money, he's probably costing them money by making the top prize so out of reach everyone else is just paying to stay in the top 50...

Sludgeboy
08-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Wow. 21 boxes - ALL "Sorry Try Agains" 21 boxes and NOTHING! Completely corrupted system of collecting Gem cash by GREEdy. My guess is that this is nothing more than an attempt by Gree to get me to buy Gems. That is not going to happen. I will delete this game before I buy a gem, JUST due to the way these 'events' have played out.

LOL. I love your rants. Just think about it. Gems = opens. Also, why complain endlessly about gems if you never went down that road? You should brag about the longest 'sorry' consecutive streak in the history of KA. At least you are number 1 in that category.

BTW - 5 compasses on two accounts. But the kids in school and im at work so nobody can check them for 8 hrs during the day. I'll be lucky to get enough opens in for a chance at 10.

Joe Brown1
08-27-2012, 01:53 PM
No compasses today at all - only 1 open. Hope everyone else is doing better.

spectra
08-27-2012, 02:33 PM
I am up to 4 compasses,I will be lucky if I get to 10
since I am travelling overseas and I cannot use the internet of my iphone have to wait until I am in the hotel or the office to use the wifi and check the games
then spend the whole Sunday travelling

well Hope to get at least 2 units (I still ahve 3 days and 9 hours to get 6 more compasses) wish me luck

Best of luck to all that are trying hard to get to their desire number

Cheers

Hello Kitty
08-27-2012, 03:40 PM
9 compasses. Gem opens and a few resets. At least they've improved the loot. 4000 gold, 6000 gold, 10k gold, 150 valor, and 300 valor are some of the prizes (not sure what to do with the valor...hmmm).

Got a bunk "Sorry" on a gem reset/open...help desk ticket already sent.

Hope everyone else is killin' it!

Mikecore
08-27-2012, 05:05 PM
I have 5 compasses...all with middle option!

tcapi
08-27-2012, 05:36 PM
I'm pretty sure "Wild Stallion" is a false player, created by Funzio/Gree. They use that "player" to goad #'s 2-50 into buying more gems, by setting the pace far ahead. It provides a high ceiling, especially for players 2-10.

No, he is a real player alright. If echus14 has seen WS' msg on walls, he would attest to it too....

Hello Kitty
08-27-2012, 05:42 PM
ditto tcapi. he's an ally - true stats and legit player. wish I could play like that...

Timbathia
08-27-2012, 05:49 PM
I only use the free option for KA events now as it just ends up costing me too much for the units I get. That being said, I have 6 from the free option so far this event which is nice.

I cant say that having a minstrel fighting in my army is really something that I was looking for though. If one of my Hydras eats him I wont be upset.

GetItOn
08-27-2012, 06:14 PM
9 compasses. Gem opens and a few resets. At least they've improved the loot. 4000 gold, 6000 gold, 10k gold, 150 valor, and 300 valor are some of the prizes (not sure what to do with the valor...hmmm).

Got a bunk "Sorry" on a gem reset/open...help desk ticket already sent.

Hope everyone else is killin' it!

This is my worst open rate event by far. I might just do t250 this time around. :/

echus14
08-27-2012, 06:23 PM
@HK - don't we all, don't we all ... :)

Currently, stuck at 10 for the last 12 hours. A few low amounts of gold and, oh yes, the invaluable 25HP ;)
Was kind of expecting to hit the wall around the 2nd or 3rd unit. Wonder if its just the vagaries of luck or something built into the system? Always seems to happen. I think the only real action I can see is in the top 50 where I can see the gap pulling away. Good luck HK and KoD!!! :D

echus14
08-27-2012, 06:48 PM
I only use the free option for KA events now as it just ends up costing me too much for the units I get. That being said, I have 6 from the free option so far this event which is nice.

I cant say that having a minstrel fighting in my army is really something that I was looking for though. If one of my Hydras eats him I wont be upset.

Have you never heard ... music soothed the savage beast? :) Maybe the minstrel will charm the socks off your Hydra and turn it into right pussy cat (no comparison intended to a certain white cat with a red bow and BIG claws) :D

War Eagle
08-27-2012, 07:03 PM
I only use the free option for KA events now as it just ends up costing me too much for the units I get. That being said, I have 6 from the free option so far this event which is nice.


Same here. All other events I used the middle option. But now that I'm saving up for some high priced upgrades... I'm going the free route to save my gold. Sitting on 6 compasses now... which is already more than I expected.

echus14
08-28-2012, 12:31 AM
<sigh> 20 hours and not a single compass.

Hobtuse
08-28-2012, 12:35 AM
<sigh> 20 hours and not a single compass.

at least you are at 10. dry spells are inevitable.

echus14
08-28-2012, 01:16 AM
These dead/dry periods just suck all the fun out of the event.

F3RGU50N
08-28-2012, 03:01 AM
@F3RGU5ON
Welcome to the KA Forum!
No sure fire way ... if there was, everyone would be using it instead of Gems. All kinds of speculation ... try to open immediately/wait a while, alternate rusty knife with gold, have a few boxes/doesn't matter how many boxes you have, dance 3x around your iPad in an anti-clockwise direction ... you get my point, I'm sure :D Its really just gambling, a roll of the dice (although no one knows to what extent those dice are loaded!) and you know how superstitous gamblers are ....
In a nutshell - pay up or pray up :)
Re allies, you can send me an invite (my ID is below) and I'll add you at the next round.

Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I'm actually gonna try the alternating knife/ money thing. Opened a could with knife, then hit a dry spell. Switched to gold and started opening again. Gonna go back to knife next. Also, I'll try the dancing. Wait, does that work for iPhone too, or just iPad? lol Again, thanks.

P4TR1C14N
08-28-2012, 03:33 AM
This event is the worst till now for me... have loads of worn boxes, but opening for the compass will not work. ONly 3 till now after loads of attempts (gol/free).

Gold option is 1900 for me, so such events do not add any value anymore for me as it costs loads of gold to just be able to reach my 5 compasses for a mediocre unit.

Next event... only free option and that's it for me.

Durwood
08-28-2012, 03:45 AM
"dry spells are inevitable."

How about this dry spell. I have opened 31 boxes - all with the middle option - and I have ZERO effing compasses. ZERO anything. No gold, no nothing. Nothing but 31 "Sorry, Try Agains"

I can handle that these are nothing but gem auctions, but at least throw a little bone to the other people. This has just made me mad. I will NEVER spend a real dollar in gems again, due to this - so not sure how profitable it is on their end to make players mad. Also, just like fighting those stupid knights after a certain level, it is NOTHING but the free option for me.

This is the same type of crap that Zynga pulled on their players that made them leave in mass exoduses. Brilliant.

The_Red
08-28-2012, 04:35 AM
I will NEVER spend a real dollar in gems again, due to this

havent you been saying that for months?

Durwood
08-28-2012, 04:41 AM
Yep - and reinforcing it. I will not be railroaded into buying gems, no matter how bad they make it. It's just a game. I will delete it before I buy a gem. It's a fun game, but the disparity is making it silly. Either people are coming on these boards and exaggerating on what they are getting - or I am getting completely screwed.

Just got another "Sorry - Try Again." Nice. Thanks, GREEdy!

Clay01
08-28-2012, 05:10 AM
@F3RGU5ON
Welcome to the KA Forum!
No sure fire way ... if there was, everyone would be using it instead of Gems. All kinds of speculation ... try to open immediately/wait a while, alternate rusty knife with gold, have a few boxes/doesn't matter how many boxes you have, dance 3x around your iPad in an anti-clockwise direction ... you get my point, I'm sure :D Its really just gambling, a roll of the dice (although no one knows to what extent those dice are loaded!) and you know how superstitous gamblers are ....
In a nutshell - pay up or pray up :)
Re allies, you can send me an invite (my ID is below) and I'll add you at the next round.

I agree.

I think I've tried about everything, wondering if there was some trick.

but now I think it's controlled random... I think it might be skewed a little towards the special item popping out more often early in the event, which makes sense... give everyone the false sense of hope that they'll make progress in this one, get them interested/excited, then slow their progress to try to get them to pay real money for gems.

I have experience from one event that doesnt jive with that, but otherwise, I'd guess that 75% of the special items I've gotten from opened boxes occur in the first 48-60 hours of the event.

it seems to me that the open rate is slightly lower the second half, but that the box contents end up being gold or honor way more often than the item you desire...

at least that's my experience.

GFF
08-28-2012, 06:51 AM
Things have slowed down for me, but I'm at 9 now. I brought my iPad to the office so that I can do my hourly opens. Really hoping to get to 20, which should be realistic if I'm doing 15-17 opens a day. This is about as much as I (or any free player for that matter) can participate in this event, so we'll see if top 250 is even feasible.

Durwood
08-28-2012, 08:00 AM
33 boxes opened.
33 "Sorry Try Again's"

NOT HAPPY.

echus14
08-28-2012, 08:09 AM
Are you using rusty knife or gold?

Talkazar
08-28-2012, 08:11 AM
@ GFF I'll give you the bad news now. At 15-17 opens a day, you can expect around 15 unless you are lucky (or they've fiddled with the drop rate again). Spectra has got into the top 250 twice, once with slight gem assistance, the other with exceptional luck, but he (when he has network access :P) opens 20 a day. Just managing expections.


but now I think it's controlled random... I think it might be skewed a little towards the special item popping out more often early in the event, which makes sense... give everyone the false sense of hope that they'll make progress in this one, get them interested/excited, then slow their progress to try to get them to pay real money for gems.

Well, yes, although personally I think the reduction in probability comes from the number of items you have (otherwise the leaderboard on day 1 would be higher than it is). Put simply from items 0-5 you have about an 80% of getting one per open, at 6+ it falls to about 33%

(As for my own participation in the event, well every gold open costs a high priest...hmmm...let me think about this...rusty knife it is. And 7 so far.)

The_Red
08-28-2012, 08:13 AM
Yep - and reinforcing it. !

If you need help breaking the record or beating the horse even more... make sure to let us know.

Chups
08-28-2012, 08:17 AM
This event is the worst till now for me... have loads of worn boxes, but opening for the compass will not work. ONly 3 till now after loads of attempts (gol/free).

Gold option is 1900 for me, so such events do not add any value anymore for me as it costs loads of gold to just be able to reach my 5 compasses for a mediocre unit.

Next event... only free option and that's it for me.


Has anyone else notice that the Gold price of 20K is now absent from the box events. Instead of making us happy.....they took down the high rewards. I use to get 20K in the previous events, now it's just 4K or 6K. Even if it still exist they certainly made it super rare unlike before.

Guido69
08-28-2012, 08:19 AM
I am at 6 compasses out of 26 tries to open boxes.

In this event my overall open rate is 33% (success of open regardless of content with middle options only). My true success rate (success of getting a compass on all open tries) is 22%. And my success to open rate (success of getting compass when box was opened) is 67%. The last number will probably change as the event goes on but these numbers are all similar to last events for me.

GFF
08-28-2012, 09:36 AM
@ GFF I'll give you the bad news now. At 15-17 opens a day, you can expect around 15 unless you are lucky (or they've fiddled with the drop rate again). Spectra has got into the top 250 twice, once with slight gem assistance, the other with exceptional luck, but he (when he has network access :P) opens 20 a day. Just managing expections.


I'd be happy with 15 since my previous high is 11. I acknowledge that I'll need quite a bit of luck, but I'm putting quite a bit more time into this one that I have the last half dozen or so of these events. I know 250 is a pipe dream, but 20 sure would be nice.

Durwood
08-28-2012, 09:51 AM
Are you using rusty knife or gold?

Gold, every time. Ended up 0 for 34.

Still effingpissed.

The_Red
08-28-2012, 10:16 AM
Gold, every time. Ended up 0 for 34.

Still effingpissed.

they secretly put hooks in the game to check for your userID to screw with you for
complaining so much....

Guido69
08-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Gold, every time. Ended up 0 for 34.

Still effingpissed.

That is in fact hard to believe

The_Red
08-28-2012, 10:27 AM
That is in fact hard to believe

I dont know the rates on the Gold open, but Id imagine if you
multiplied all the chances of that happening 34 times in a row
you'd probably be in the range of winning the lottery with that
streak.

Guido69
08-28-2012, 10:39 AM
I dont know the rates on the Gold open, but Id imagine if you
multiplied all the chances of that happening 34 times in a row
you'd probably be in the range of winning the lottery with that
streak.

In my experience over the last 5 box events the chances of opening a box with the middle option are about 30-35%.

Guido69
08-28-2012, 10:44 AM
I dont know the rates on the Gold open, but Id imagine if you
multiplied all the chances of that happening 34 times in a row
you'd probably be in the range of winning the lottery with that
streak.

In fact the chance of that happening is about 0.000073% (assuming a 66% chance of not opening the box every time). :D

The_Red
08-28-2012, 10:46 AM
@ 30% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 185k (assuming my math is right)
@ 20% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 1972 (assuming my math is right)
@ 10% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 36 (assuming my math is right)


Odds of someone stretching the truth on the internet to fit their argument: ___________

GFF
08-28-2012, 11:06 AM
odds of someone stretching the truth on the internet to fit their argument: ___________

priceless!

Durwood
08-28-2012, 12:00 PM
they secretly put hooks in the game to check for your userID to screw with you for
complaining so much....

Don't think I didn't think about that! Except - there is NOTHING to connect me in this forum to my user ID.
And...when you are getting COMPLETELY SCREWED, it is no longer called COMPLAINING, but rather, pointing out OBVIOUS disparities!

=)

Durwood
08-28-2012, 12:03 PM
That is in fact hard to believe

Listen, I know it is hard to believe, but I wouldn't have posted it if it didn't happen.

0 for 34. No gold. No Hero Points. 34 consecutive "Sorry Try Again's"

Durwood
08-28-2012, 12:04 PM
@ 30% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 185k (assuming my math is right)
@ 20% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 1972 (assuming my math is right)
@ 10% average = odds of 34 unsuccessful opens = 1 out of 36 (assuming my math is right)


Odds of someone stretching the truth on the internet to fit their argument: ___________

That is funny - and I do agree with your joke on the hyperbole of the internet....

...but I swear it happened. In fact, I'm going to email GREE and nicely ask how it could have happened.

echus14
08-28-2012, 07:22 PM
@Durwood
34 gold attempts without anything IS awful and quite incredible, but I would also point out that 34 attempts in the time elapsed so far is quite low ... a lot of people are trying 20-22 times out of every 24 hours.

Still, I suppose if a person can win the big prize in something like the Powerball lottery, then the opposite must also be true. My suggestions are switch to rusty knife (a little surprised you have not done so already) and do NOT buy any property or other high value items, get married, travel overseas, start a business or procreate at this time :D

MaverickMunkey
08-28-2012, 07:31 PM
Listen, I know it is hard to believe, but I wouldn't have posted it if it didn't happen.

0 for 34. No gold. No Hero Points. 34 consecutive "Sorry Try Again's"

It may be worth deleting and reinstalling the game to reset the data.

Once reloaded, you may find that things change.

Talkazar
08-28-2012, 07:41 PM
a lot of people are trying 20-22 times out of every 24 hours.

I sincerely hope not. The 'prizes' aren't worth losing a solid night's sleep over (heck if you want them that much, just pay for them). Still his 34 attempts across 3 days is low, and probably wouldn't have gotten to 15 even if his luck had been average.

And yeah, I guess Durwood won the lottery in reverse. I guess the game really does hate him.

Njwmrb
08-28-2012, 07:45 PM
It may be worth deleting and reinstalling the game to reset the data.

Once reloaded, you may find that things change.

I believe Red knows a trick involving a glass of water...

whiterider
08-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Last 18 attempts, free, gold and gem = 2 sorries and no compass... Frozen at 10 compasses
What the heck is wrong with the random numbers generator?

MaverickMunkey
08-28-2012, 08:40 PM
I believe Red knows a trick involving a glass of water...

Wasn't 82 degrees the perfect temp??!!!!:D

Davidadnp
08-28-2012, 09:16 PM
I wonder how many troll millionaires are out there just making sure that no one has a chance of winning the best unit (wildstallion). 15% (generous I know) of successfully opened boxes are compasses at the most at this point in time.. About 110 are 20 gems needed opens. Sooo assuming at a 15% rate 147 compasses would need about 1k opens. (1k-110)40 = 35,600 + 110(20) =37,800/1500= 25(100)= $2500. That's an estimated $2500 unit, wtf? Wish I had money like that to throw away. :(

echus14
08-28-2012, 09:28 PM
I wish I had that kind of money ... never mind about throwing it away! LOL :D

Still, I've kind of become increasingly immune to how much rich people spend on these things. I think its just that we live in a different (financial) world compared to them ... so, good for them and thank you for sponsoring the game!

Just by way of sharing about super expenditures - there was a news article recently where a rich Indonesian family spent about US$800,000 on their baby's first month celebration. Of course, it was also a business networking cum keep-up-with-the-jones kind of event. The cake alone cost US$2500. They did up a hotel in the form of a carnival just for the event. If you can do that kind of thing, then a couple of thousand dollars for a game which you are interested in is small change.

GFF
08-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Up to 14 compasses now, all gold opens. I haven't been keeping track of the number of opens or gold/hp opens, but I'd guess that I've had ~ 45 attempts.

DIrishB
08-29-2012, 01:34 PM
I've gotten the first and second unit using gold opens, haven't had much opportunity to open as I normally do, so doubtful I'll get the 15 unit in the next day before the event ends. Still, love the indestructible units. One day when I have a large number of indestructibles (between Boss/Box events and gem unit purchases), I'll get back to PvP to reduce unit losses as much as possible.

Dr. Dengus
08-29-2012, 01:42 PM
Gryffyn hasn't given up hope lol. You'd think he/she would realize Wildstallion runs the show. Instead Gryff just keeps overpaying for the top 25 prize. If I was that person, I'd keep in touch with Wildstallion and hope another no. 1 prize comes along that he doesn't want, or is willing to give up.

P4TR1C14N
08-29-2012, 02:22 PM
6 opens so far... Bad event for me.

The_Red
08-29-2012, 02:25 PM
Gryffyn hasn't given up hope lol. You'd think he/she would realize Wildstallion runs the show. Instead Gryff just keeps overpaying for the top 25 prize. If I was that person, I'd keep in touch with Wildstallion and hope another no. 1 prize comes along that he doesn't want, or is willing to give up.

that makes the assumption that WS is winning just to make sure that Gryffyn doesnt....

Dr. Dengus
08-29-2012, 02:41 PM
that makes the assumption that WS isnt winning just to make sure that Gryffyn doesnt....

Not sure I understand what you mean. If Wildstallion isn't winning, that would make it a whole lot easier for Gryffyn to win....

If you meant:

"that makes the assumption that WS is winning just to make sure that Gryffyn doesnt...."

Well not necessarily. I know it'd be a long shot. But all I meant was maybe another leaderboard event will come along and WS says to himself; "You know, I don't HAVE to have the no. 1 overall prize this time." Thus paving the way for Gryff to take over. I know it's not a likely situation, but if Gryffyn really wants to win one of these leaderboard events, it couldn't hurt to get on WS's good side.

GetItOn
08-29-2012, 04:05 PM
I know it's not a likely situation, but if Gryffyn really wants to win one of these leaderboard events, it couldn't hurt to get on WS's good side.

Maybe they don't like each other..

asdfg12345
08-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Based on what i heard, wildstallion attacks gryffyn at times to take away the boxes

Dr. Dengus
08-29-2012, 05:23 PM
Maybe they don't like each other..

Definitely. I just find it humorous Gryff keeps overpaying for the top 25 prize. But to each their own...

Joie
08-29-2012, 06:33 PM
I have had a extremely sporadic open rate. Up to 7 so 10 would be lucky at this point. To many things going on.maybe 6-7 try's a day for me on this one

tcapi
08-29-2012, 06:35 PM
Both G and W are my allies. I believe it is only just to stay clear of discussing things that have happened between these players in this forum, any allegations would not help. Both are smart, determined and obviously skilled players, let them work (or not work) it out.

I would rather talk about whether it is worth the while to go for the 5/5 Foot Soldier Champion reward in the CR.

Just my 2 cents worth.

echus14
08-29-2012, 07:10 PM
@tcapi
I agree with you ... although I suppose the public speculation is also understandable, given their relative "fame" in the KA context. Still we should be cognizant about not going overboard and ending my looking like paparazzi wannabes.

Re 5/5 Foot Soldier - you wouldn't want to break the poor guy's heart by making feel unwanted, right? :D

On the box event, after having seemed to have wandered in the desert for 40 days and nights (more like 40 hours), suddenly got 2 compasses in a row and the 3rd unit :) Winding down now to just use up my spare boxes as unless a minor miracle happens, I can't see myself getting 5 more in the remaining time.

The_Red
08-29-2012, 07:34 PM
I have had a extremely sporadic open rate. Up to 7 so 10 would be lucky at this point. To many things going on.maybe 6-7 try's a day for me on this one

I know its just the luck of the draw, but if I make 10 this time I will be astonished. Im still at 8.... last box event I was at 8 on the first day.

The_Red
08-29-2012, 07:48 PM
@tcapi

Re 5/5 Foot Soldier - you wouldn't want to break the poor guy's heart by making feel unwanted, right? :D


We have to be careful the the 5/5's pride.... :P

tcapi
08-29-2012, 09:11 PM
And the whole bunch of scouts, Skirmishers....... LOL

I am at 14 now. One of the best events ever. All gold, and my secret is I always use one of my middle fingers! Remember the order though, "Left, Left, Left, Right, Left" and repeat.

Hobtuse
08-29-2012, 10:33 PM
I would rather talk about whether it is worth the while to go for the 5/5 Foot Soldier Champion reward in the CR.

5/5 Foot Soldier Champion > Event.

tcapi
08-30-2012, 12:12 AM
Just got my 15 and third unit. I am happy.

Didn't I tell you the middle finger thing really work?

EiZ
08-30-2012, 12:39 AM
im still dancing around clockwise and jiggeling with it and im up to 10 now, going great!

echus14
08-30-2012, 01:01 AM
@EiZ
See my post #44. If you had danced in an ANTI-clockwise direction, you would like me be at 15 by now ... LOL!

Just joking ... well done! :D

EiZ
08-30-2012, 01:15 AM
hmm or i shall start pressing it with my **** he allways get what he wants!!!!

tcapi
08-30-2012, 01:28 AM
Come on man! Pressing with your ****................will not work!

You will faint you know, when all the blood rushes to your NOSE!

Imagine what we could do if we combine the anti-clockwise dance with the middle fingers thing! I am so looking forward to having next Auction event!

EiZ
08-30-2012, 01:39 AM
my boss looks at me every hour dancing and pressing like crazy.... must stop doing this at work.... Wait.... my boss.... thats me.... this is so weird....

F3RGU50N
08-30-2012, 03:53 AM
Dang, I'm happy for you all who have gotten 10 or more. I'm stuck at 7. At 10-15 tries a day since the event started. I'm gonna need a miracle to get up to 10. I was alternating knife/ gold attempts, but it's too expensive. Going strictly knife now. Less than 22 hours left to go, might as well save my gold. Good luck everyone on getting enough opens for your next unit.

Oh, and I still can use some more allies. Anyone feel free to send me a request. Unless you already are an ally, of course. Hell, if you are, send it again. Maybe I can get you put in twice as an ally. lol

Guido69
08-30-2012, 08:19 AM
The event turned really strange for me now.

I was able to open 8 boxes out of the last 10 tries (all with middle option), but I got only 1 compass. 47,000 in gold though :)

spectra
08-30-2012, 09:33 AM
Have you notice how the top players like wildstallion have not really add that many compasses to their totals
I guess they either are not getting them, or decided not to waste more money on the event and just use them as needed

it seem that the AUCTION era might be coming to an end if players just stop at certain point once they feel safe in the top 50 or top 250

Only time will tell

Bea
08-30-2012, 10:32 AM
This event started great for me. 7 on the first day, amazing! I've been playing like mad trying to upgrade my BD so I've probably opened about 18 boxes a day. Day 1: 7 then Day 2: zero, Day 3: zero, Day 4: zero, Day 5: 3 so far...

So I'm on 10, but after the great start I'm disappointed. Must remember to keep my expectations low!

Joe Brown1
08-30-2012, 11:36 AM
This event started great for me. 7 on the first day, amazing! I've been playing like mad trying to upgrade my BD so I've probably opened about 18 boxes a day. Day 1: 7 then Day 2: zero, Day 3: zero, Day 4: zero, Day 5: 3 so far...

So I'm on 10, but after the great start I'm disappointed. Must remember to keep my expectations low!

Similar to my experience - currently only on 11 after a great start:

Day 1:6, Day 2: zero, Day 3: 3, Day 4:1, Day 5: 1 thus far

MaverickMunkey
08-30-2012, 11:45 AM
Have you notice how the top players like wildstallion have not really add that many compasses to their totals
I guess they either are not getting them, or decided not to waste more money on the event and just use them as needed

it seem that the AUCTION era might be coming to an end if players just stop at certain point once they feel safe in the top 50 or top 250

Only time will tell

People were bound to catch on sooner or later! I wonder if Gree will change the style again!

echus14
08-30-2012, 11:48 AM
I suspect there is an absolute max of the desired objects available in a given time frame and so when the heavies weigh in for the top 50 it basically creates a vacuum for everyone else. The prizes start to reappear towards the end as the top 50 players largely settle down in position and stop competing so much between themselves, especially at the top end. All of this is in addition to the usual random generator and the built in bias depending on your choice of opening method. Basically, for the middle days it largely is an auction for the top bidders only.

spectra
08-30-2012, 11:51 AM
This event started great for me. 7 on the first day, amazing! I've been playing like mad trying to upgrade my BD so I've probably opened about 18 boxes a day. Day 1: 7 then Day 2: zero, Day 3: zero, Day 4: zero, Day 5: 3 so far...

So I'm on 10, but after the great start I'm disappointed. Must remember to keep my expectations low!

Just got my number 10 today and I am calling it quits
I am overseas and do not get much wifi, so I have pretty much "sit" this event, just opening when I can, so I am very happy with the outcome so far
2 free units

spectra
08-30-2012, 11:59 AM
People were bound to catch on sooner or later! I wonder if Gree will change the style again!

In MW they just went back to top 500 instead of top 250
I guess it is a desperate attempt to make more players spend more money

that will probably hapend to the next AUCTION in KA, it will probably be top 500

Talkazar
08-30-2012, 08:49 PM
3 hours to go, top 250 is 23 gems, top 50 is 60. The returns to Gree get ever smaller...

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-30-2012, 09:14 PM
In MW they just went back to top 500 instead of top 250
I guess it is a desperate attempt to make more players spend more money

that will probably hapend to the next AUCTION in KA, it will probably be top 500

I was thinking about that today. I hope they do go back to that.

But I will say that Lady Luck shined down on me, and without using any gems, I got 17 or 18 compasses, using only the middle option.

Jhoemel
08-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Got 10 and Im done with the event. Happy with the 2 units that I got

Plugger
08-30-2012, 11:54 PM
This is by far the best auction style event for me so far. I managed to collect 24 Compasses (no gems, all middle options)> I had about 1 day of dry spell but on any other day, the Compasses are dropping fine. Now the Leaderboards are frozen with the bottom 250 collecting 23 compasses; hoping to get my prize soon :D. I still have 8 unopened boxes, so I'm doing OT hoping to get 1 more unit. All the best for everyone planning to go OT

akal
08-30-2012, 11:57 PM
I`ve got the 20-th compass 2 minutes ago.... :o
Although I`ve changed my rules a little bit and spent some real money....
But, what would YOU do, if you had 18 in 6 hours before the event`s end? Yes, this event was extremely lucky for me and I`ve got 18 without any gems, just in-game gold...
And, of course, the 110 gems I`ve bought gave me only one compass in 4 opened boxes (yes, I know that there were 6 hours, but it was night here :) )...
So, I bought 1 pile again.... And spend 60gems before I finally got the last one... Wow...

Plugger
08-31-2012, 12:02 AM
But, what would YOU do, if you had 18 in 6 hours before the event`s end?

I'd collect enough boxes for me to open in OT. But then again Gems are much more convenient :D congrats

Crazy Canuck
08-31-2012, 12:04 AM
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff410/97RKM/2D71416D-D20D-4CAC-BAB5-3F85E0E3391B-3583-000003A52E49CFCD.jpg

akal
08-31-2012, 12:04 AM
I'd collect enough boxes for me to open in OT. But then again Gems are much more convenient :D congrats
Sorry, but what is "OT"?

Plugger
08-31-2012, 12:08 AM
@akal Over Time: as long as you don't close the app, you can still open the boxes. The position of the leaderboard won't change though, but you still get the units at the usual interval.

akal
08-31-2012, 01:59 AM
Plugger
Wow, thanks for that. I didn`t knew that. Hm, this could save me some money, and will, as I hope this is not the last event....
Thanks VERy much :)

Gambit12
08-31-2012, 07:14 AM
Got 10 and Im done with the event. Happy with the 2 units that I got


I won 10 too with cash open only in like 4hrs left to go last night...2 is better than nothing.. Anyways, I don't get in here in KA forum very often..Just wondering if that guy "wildstallion" won the big price..I would like him to recruit me in his ally members.. Does anyone knows that he has a KA forum account here??

Gambit12
08-31-2012, 07:24 AM
Do they post any list of leaderboard events winners around here?? Somebody should do that or Gree..right guys!?

Talkazar
08-31-2012, 07:26 AM
Its been done once or twice.

Hello Kitty
08-31-2012, 07:32 AM
Woohoo! #15 compass in OT - now I'm done...mix of gem and gold opens.

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-31-2012, 07:51 AM
Woohoo! #15 compass in OT - now I'm done...mix of gem and gold opens.

Well done!

GFF
08-31-2012, 08:20 AM
I got to 18 before it ended, hoping to get 2 more in OT.

Bea
08-31-2012, 11:28 AM
Just crashed in OT on 12. Oh well...

GetItOn
08-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Woohoo! #15 compass in OT - now I'm done...mix of gem and gold opens.

Awesome!!! :)

GFF
08-31-2012, 12:46 PM
Sweet! Got to 20 in OT!

Bea
08-31-2012, 01:16 PM
Sweet! Got to 20 in OT!

Congrats! Stopping or carrying on for 25?

Hobtuse
08-31-2012, 01:24 PM
Got to #25 in OT :) Lucky event for me

But didn't receive my Wind Wyrm. Gonna send in a ticket with screenshots to support

Guido69
08-31-2012, 01:33 PM
Got to #25 in OT :) Lucky event for me

But didn't receive my Wind Wyrm. Gonna send in a ticket with screenshots to support

The Top XX prices stop when the event is over. In OT you only get up to the 25 box unit.

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-31-2012, 01:34 PM
Got to #25 in OT :) Lucky event for me

But didn't receive my Wind Wyrm. Gonna send in a ticket with screenshots to support

Wow! Well done! Were you in the top 250 before the event ended?

Hobtuse
08-31-2012, 01:44 PM
The Top XX prices stop when the event is over. In OT you only get up to the 25 box unit.
Erm I was in the top 250 when the event ended. Continued the event into OT to get the #25 unit.


Wow! Well done! Were you in the top 250 before the event ended?
Yup. I took screenshots just in case.

The_Legend_Shall_Live_On
08-31-2012, 01:58 PM
Erm I was in the top 250 when the event ended. Continued the event into OT to get the #25 unit.


Yup. I took screenshots just in case.

Cool. Well, you should log out, wait a minute or two, log back in and you may get the unit. If not, then check support.

GFF
08-31-2012, 02:01 PM
Congrats! Stopping or carrying on for 25?

Only 4 boxes left, so no point in continuing. Happy with the sky captain though!

Hello Kitty
08-31-2012, 02:16 PM
Awesome!!! :)Thanks GIO! How'd you do in the event? Were you able to stay in the top250?

GetItOn
08-31-2012, 02:25 PM
Thanks GIO! How'd you do in the event? Were you able to stay in the top250?

Yeah, finished 92, that's all I wanted this time around!

Hello Kitty
08-31-2012, 03:47 PM
Yeah, finished 92, that's all I wanted this time around!Nice! Congrats on the prizes. Will be interesting to see how Boss to level 15 will go.

GetItOn
08-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Nice! Congrats on the prizes. Will be interesting to see how Boss to level 15 will go.

Agreed. I'm excited for it. Must be harder boss/better units each kill? Or same format just 15 kills down from 40 lol?

Plugger
08-31-2012, 11:29 PM
Finished with 25 about 20 hours into the OT. I got 24 before the event ended so I also received the Wind Wyrm :) no gems used. It's just that I missed out many hours of the MW event because of this OT, which is fine by me since I highly doubt I'd be this insanely lucky in MW events. Averaged 20 attempts a day btw.

MaverickMunkey
08-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Finished with 25 about 20 hours into the OT. I got 24 before the event ended so I also received the Wind Wyrm :) no gems used. It's just that I missed out many hours of the MW event because of this OT, which is fine by me since I highly doubt I'd be this insanely lucky in MW events. Averaged 20 attempts a day btw.

Congrats on getting the 25 - that is dedication!

Plugger
08-31-2012, 11:41 PM
Thanks Mav :). I've got help, so 20-22 times a day is not so much trouble for me. I'm just glad they let a free player be in the top 250.

phalanx1337
09-01-2012, 05:24 PM
whats with the drop and open rate on these, other games its easier to get and open these items.

F3RGU50N
09-02-2012, 04:12 AM
Congrats to everyone who got 10 or better. I ended with 7. Had about 150 unopened boxes. Did anywhere from 10-15 tries a day. This event really sucked for me. And the prize I got kinda sucked. lol Oh well. Now doing the boss event. On lvl 5 boss, but haven't been able to beat him. Got crappy rewards for each time I beat him too. I think Funzio has it out for me. lol

Talkazar
09-02-2012, 05:49 AM
whats with the drop and open rate on these, other games its easier to get and open these items.

Clearly this game hates you.

More seriously (leaving aside the event ended a day before your post), unless you are farming crossroads you will get more boxes than you will ever need (unless you are planning to spend >$200 in gems) and the open rates are 20,40 and 100% for each option (actually rusty knife could be <20, but I couldn't be bothered calculating) and no, you don't get a compass just because you opened a box.

echus14
09-02-2012, 06:57 AM
Personally, think gold open rate is worse than 40%. I tried for over a day in OT with about 24 tries and not a single compass, but Lots of sorries.

Gambit12
09-10-2012, 07:26 AM
Just asking, anyone knows how many leaderbord board events has been played already..??

Sethrotizall
09-10-2012, 07:30 AM
Just got cutthroat. All gold hits, no gem cheating.

Talkazar
09-10-2012, 07:35 AM
Just asking, anyone knows how many leaderbord board events has been played already..??

This is the eighth.

Gambit12
09-10-2012, 07:40 AM
This is the eighth.


Somebody should step up & organize the pictures of all the past events unit in kingdom age faqs...like in modern war faqs...

Hobtuse
09-10-2012, 08:41 AM
Just got cutthroat. All gold hits, no gem cheating.

good that you have gotten the cutthroat but using gems =/= cheating.

Durwood
09-11-2012, 08:33 AM
Once again, I hit 8 items and stalled. 12 consecutive nothings.

I know they are trying to goad me into buying gems.

I learned my lesson on gems and WON'T buy another until I see this change. It's too bad they have to make every event nothing more than an auction and everyone else just gets RIDICULOUS odds on these things.

echus14
09-11-2012, 06:35 PM
This may seem like an odd thing to say, but I've stayed out of this box event (first time I've done that) and except for a few twinges at the beginning (read: withdrawal symptoms) .... I actually feel better for not having participated. Strange but true :rolleyes:

Hello Kitty
09-11-2012, 07:36 PM
This may seem like an odd thing to say, but I've stayed out of this box event (first time I've done that) and except for a few twinges at the beginning (read: withdrawal symptoms) .... I actually feel better for not having participated. Strange but true :rolleyes:Lol euch. Not odd, I believe you. I sat out the last couple of auction events and it's very liberating :). Not sitting out this one, tied to the iPad...

Dr. Dengus
09-11-2012, 08:00 PM
Lol euch. Not odd, I believe you. I sat out the last couple of auction events and it's very liberating :). Not sitting out this one, tied to the iPad...

Gunning after either of the top prizes? I've casually been doing free opens so far, 5 parts, 6k gold, some honor and a truckload of sorry's lol.

echus14
09-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Lol euch. Not odd, I believe you. I sat out the last couple of auction events and it's very liberating :). Not sitting out this one, tied to the iPad...

Good luck HK, although I thought you already had a unit to allow double upgrades?

Gambit12
09-12-2012, 05:07 PM
I got stuck on 16 embal blade...got only one today & everything is in sorries, hp, & cash...

Talkazar
09-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Does it concern anybody that we've just spent a page on the old worn box event thread, when we're meant to be collecting dark boxes?

Sethrotizall
09-12-2012, 06:44 PM
19 umbral blades, one more for some snipeage. No gems, I oppose gems.

Guido69
09-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Got my Death Cultist (25 blades) today :)

Sethrotizall
09-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Got my Death Cultist (25 blades) today :)
Wow, I'll be happy to get one more and the snipper.

echus14
09-12-2012, 11:43 PM
Got my Death Cultist (25 blades) today :)

Did you need to use any gems? :confused:

DIrishB
09-13-2012, 01:29 AM
Jeez, I'm still stuck at 14 (and have been for over a day) using all gold opens (at least 18 per day).

I'll be uber-pissed if I can't manage the one more Umbral Blade for the 15 unit. Been getting mostly Sorrys with the occasional gold or honor. C'mon Funzio, I just want one more Umbral!

tcapi
09-13-2012, 02:39 AM
DIB, consider doing OT, it is possible. Good luck.

Guido69
09-13-2012, 09:06 AM
Did you need to use any gems? :confused:

a healthy mix of gem opens and gold option :)

I am not sure whether the 25 will be enough to stay in the top 250 though

MaximumFun
09-13-2012, 09:54 AM
19 umbral blades, one more for some snipeage. No gems, I oppose gems.

#20!!! Thanks for the extension, Gree.

Darkwood Sniper (154 attack / 109 defense) is a welcome addition.

tcapi
09-13-2012, 06:29 PM
#20!!! Thanks for the extension, Gree.

Darkwood Sniper (154 attack / 109 defense) is a welcome addition.

Nice! Congrats.