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      Exclamation Rate The Spring Update!

      Leading up to the Spring Update's release, I got the feeling that reactions to it were fairly mixed. But now that it's been released, I get the vibe that people are less than satisfied with the updates changes and additions, so I want to measure that (dis)satisfaction with a quick poll.


      From 0 to 10 stars, how would you rate this update?


      As a quick refresher, here are the highlights from the Spring Update:

      • Speeding Up certain AOE Spells
      • New Skeleton Key Bosses
      • New Beastmoon Events
      • New Beastforms
      • New Event Rewards
      • New Spellements
      • Combat Balance Changes
      • PVP Matchmaking Improvements
      • Meet Your Fellow Wizards
      • Housing Concept Art Books (Not yet added)
      • System Requirements Updated
      • Great Sky Train Robbery Pack/Gauntlet


      Read more about this overly simplified list in the official update notes, found here.



      And here's the opinion piece of this post. I would personally rate this update 2/10 stars, primarily because of the updated AoEs. Here are my thoughts on the main highlights of the update:



      • The new Skeleton Key Bosses are incredibly underwhelming- they have no badges, no dialogue, and coincidentally, no drops!



      • The new Beastmoon event doesn't interest me, but from what I've gleamed the Beastmoon updates have decimated the Beastmoon seed gardeners.



      • The added Spellements are once again terribly implemented. Decius is really taking his sweet time in glamming up the Spellemental system!



      • The combat balance changes are simply sloppy, as I explained in this mathy post. The universally applied stat caps are no better, as they will only serve to erase school identity and make everything the same.



      • I can get behind the PvP Matchmaking Improvements. I just hope that my Level 3 Storm won't be pitted against a Level 50 because his only decent pet has Critical...



      • The Friendly Wizards function is neat, though it's been a bit buggy.



      • The upcoming Housing Concept Art Books sound fun, but why they weren't included in Test Realm for testing or the main release is baffling.



      • The new system requirements have bene poorly and prematurely rolled out. Too many Players are getting locked out of their accounts to justify such an update!



      • The new Pack and bundle are just plain insulting to us Pirate101 Players. Plus, the difficulty is far too great to grapple with for such dismal drops!




      The only redeeming qualities of this update are the AoE updates, superior PvP matchmaking, and the concept art books as far as I'm concerned. The Spring Update has brought forth a new tsunami of bugs on top of a foundation of bugs from the last update too, which is just shoddy workmanship right there. You can tell that KingsIsle no longer takes pride in their work. After all, how could anyone be proud of such a poorly construed update that only had a measly 12 days of testing?

      In conclusion, this update has truly captured the essence of KingsIsle. They are at their zenith of miscommunication with the Playerbase, and that distance is continuously growing. I mean, anybody who has played this game for a day can recognize the raw absurdity of these new Spellements, but apparently the Devs believe it's perfectly acceptable for children to sell their souls to unlock a Tier 5 Pigsie. In the words of Iroh, "Disgraceful."

      Last edited by JaredSpellFrost; 4-25-21 at 3:48:52 PM.

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      Cool Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      TBH, they did try to do some good things (Which are buggy at best) and instead of fixing bugs, added things that are not so vital and rushed to get it out incomplete.

      I just remembered, lately this is how KI has been doing things anyways

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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      This season's test realm gave me a glimmer of hope, that the newest spell audit would help "re-balance" the game, quicker spell animations would make questing easier, and we could now upgrade some more spells with spellements.

      Not only was I wrong, in actuality the bar went in the opposite direction: A) The spell audit balanced some (moon damage on drain and dark pact), and broke others (giving weaker schools weaker blades on top of having weaker offensive gear already). B) The quicker spell animations only made for quicker spell animations. The mobs and bosses post-Celestia now critical and block at an insanely large rate compared to pre-test realm. If a boss in Azteca criticals on you, and your wizard only has block from waterworks gear, odds are the boss will do closer to 2x on that critical. C) After a lot of thinking, my stance on the blade change is neutral now. Until KI reduces the critical and block chance on enemies, I cannot support the blade change to further weaken schools already weakened by having weaker offensive gear. D) I don't do beastmoon. Are there any locations that drop these spellements outside of beastmoon or key bosses? And E) Bugs bugs bugs. Slimy yet satisfying eh?

      TL;DR - Weak bugs.
      Last edited by SeptenaryRavens; 4-25-21 at 5:26:17 PM.




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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      I'm happy about the AOE speed-up thing. It was ling overdue.
      I like the new friendly wizards thing, too.
      I couldn't care less about the beat moon thing, or most of the other stuff.

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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      Faster AoE nice makes things faster but uh sandstorm is off center you just have to see it

      new beastforms myth pig look strong while the life mino just seems lacking and you'd be better at picking better damage or a better healer still wonder what the new bm event is meant to be (balance mayhem?)

      new beastmoon gear looks good but the hat feels very lacking and the robe can use more fur i hate the cold
      the new deckathlon wands may fit my stitch but its deckathlon so i'll just skip it

      Spellements the only problem i have is why is there 5 tiers for them, like spellements could of been the best thing in game for a while but then its locked behind a paywall or a keybosses

      Stat Limitsno matter what you say i will never see this as good as damage already has a diminished return
      shadow gauge well it helps
      the new crit UI is nice used to think my crit was 1.25 but now shows its 1.3 wow thats just depressing whats the point of going for balanced stats no matter what i try it never feels rewarding

      friendly players everyone is just sitting in the commons and the icon is just creepy
      Volunteer far more useful than friendly and the icon is better

      so overall a good update but........
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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      I'm happy with the faster aoe spells since I'm not waiting on those animations every single time I use forest lord, orthrus, and scarecrow. I can quest a little faster because of that. I'm still unhappy with my ice wizard's blades being weakened. Ice had a hard enough time proving they can be a main hitter. Now it's all storm every time.
      Last edited by Phenoixblizzard; 4-25-21 at 9:09:31 PM.
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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      4 I really go this far to appreciate the quality of life with the sped up animations (2) +2 points for the new gauntlet being cool.

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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      Quote Originally Posted by JaredSpellFrost View Post
      And here's the opinion piece of this post. I would personally rate this update 2/10 stars, primarily because of the updated AoEs. Here are my thoughts on the main highlights of the update:

      The new Skeleton Key Bosses are incredibly underwhelming- they have no badges, no dialogue, and coincidentally, no drops!
      I do think that a little chatter would be nice, but "no drops" is patently false unless you're whining about drop rates in general.
      The new Beastmoon event doesn't interest me, but from what I've gleamed the Beastmoon updates have decimated the Beastmoon seed gardeners.
      I haven't heard about that, although I did notice that beastmoon seeds now need 3 moonstones to craft.
      The added Spellements are once again terribly implemented. Decius is really taking his sweet time in glamming up the Spellemental system!
      Can't argue with that. Randomly dropping super-hard-to-craft-in-bulk recipes through an even that isn't even up all the time is ugh. Beastmoon should be optional content, not required if you want to improve your spells. The spellement paths are also super boring since it's just +5 or +10 damage per upgrade. Ugh.
      The combat balance changes are simply sloppy, as I explained in this mathy post. The universally applied stat caps are no better, as they will only serve to erase school identity and make everything the same.
      Personally, I think that they're going to add in a parameter for level at some point. Although stats spiraling out of control isn't optimal, it would be pretty boring if we were just stuck at a 200 damage wall for all eternity. Something like the cap starts at [base amount] + level/5 and caps at [cap amount] + level/5 would be a better idea imo.
      I can get behind the PvP Matchmaking Improvements. I just hope that my Level 3 Storm won't be pitted against a Level 50 because his only decent pet has Critical...
      Sadly haven't done a lot of ranked and I would only play at max even if I did.
      The Friendly Wizards function is neat, though it's been a bit buggy.
      Anything that makes it easier for people to quest together is a win in my book.
      The upcoming Housing Concept Art Books sound fun, but why they weren't included in Test Realm for testing or the main release is baffling.
      No comment, art books aren't a priority for me.
      The new system requirements have bene poorly and prematurely rolled out. Too many Players are getting locked out of their accounts to justify such an update!
      What kind of cruddy computer do they have? Based on a few google searches computers running 32-bit hardware are from, like, the 1990s/2000s. Not shackling themselves to 32 bit garbage will allow a lot better graphics and performance.
      The new Pack and bundle are just plain insulting to us Pirate101 Players. Plus, the difficulty is far too great to grapple with for such dismal drops!
      What do you mean it's insulting? It's a spiral world. Just because we first saw it in Pirate doesn't mean Wizard can't have stuff from it too.
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      Last edited by Robobot1747; 4-25-21 at 8:45:17 PM.
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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      Pretty good update..


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      Re: Rate The Spring Update!

      Hmmmmmmmmmm I said 5/10

      I enjoy the new spell animation, it's pretty quick now. Albeit now I have less time to take breaks between turns to aimlessly walk to my refrigerator and coming back with nothing because I'm indecisive.

      New Key bosses have potential honestly. Add in a quest line, dialogue (lol this is the bare minimum), and increase the drop rate of Spellements/Items and you've got yourself a good key boss. I know it can be done since the drop rate for the pirate boat from the Stone Town Key boss is actually quite decent... otherwise King Borr is lame.

      Beastmoon I've heard is like destroyed.

      Event Rewards-- I'm poor and don't like giving Kingsisle money, I think giving them my time is enough. So this doesn't apply to me...

      New Spellements drops: Pathetic. The Spellement problem is still not fixed. Spellement drop rates are horribly low. Spellement requirements are incredibly, practically impossibly low. Key drops are too low to farm Spellements. Need I say more?

      Combat balance changes are something I can get used to and hasn't really effected me all too much , I miss the percentages in gear though and I would like to see it's return at least in gear. Are they fair though? No and that's a mathematical no lol

      PvP is still lame, *slow claps*

      Meet your fellow wizards has been nice and fun, I've met some cool people over there though not a lot of people are asking me for help for bosses, it's more so to ask for partners in farming which is fine by me. I've seen a couple of people hounding for me to carry them through low-level worlds (like the entire world, bruh) and that's completely annoying because I'm obviously not going to do that but these lazy people insist that I help them quest for hours... but overall something good.

      System Requirements: This needs some polishing... in fact everything needs polishing lol players should be able to quest without dealing with crashes and logging back on again. Players should be able to log on in the first place lol

      Great Sky Train is dumb but the badges are nice lol The max level boss fight at the end is ridiculous and is another scenario in which kingsisle clearly made a battle they cannot complete themselves effectively because they never tried to beat the battle effectively, all they got from Test Realm was that it was possible to beat it and Kingsisle was like "that's fine by me, less work and good job"

      Kingsisle is a joke for releasing this update this early and practically half baked. But that's not all too surprising...

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