Hey everyone! Since I saw some player disappointed comments about the changes to World Boss in Wartune Patch 7.8 I wanted to write this article to talk about it. For those who missed that World Boss video, you can see it at the bottom of this article.
OK so the whole controversy is about the new maximum 10 million gold/daru reward ceiling when fighting the World Boss. That looks really bad if you see it for the first time, but:
It is actually per battle like I showed in my video and not for the entire World Boss event.
It permits players to do several World Boss battles because it is INVINCIBLE for 5 minutes.
And more that I discuss below:
Per Battle Reward & PROS / CONS
The important point to understand is that the 10 mil max is after 1 full battle. There are some important consequences of this:
It makes it important to die as fast as possible.
Even if you could survive the World Boss special attack on round 5 it is now better to on purpose die and not survive! This is a first time ever change of concept in Wartune.
It stabilizes World Boss income! It will no longer be a lucky 80 million one day and unlucky 15 million on another day. You are basically guaranteed around 3-5 World Boss battles during his invincibility which guarantees you up to 30-50 million income each World Boss event!
It allows lagging players who were loading the battle while we already killed the BOSS to get some attacks.
It allows lower level or lower Battle Rating players to fight for a few rounds.
The main negative is the reduction of rewards for high BR players who used to earn 50-200 million gold and daru per World Boss with around 30%+ damage to the BOSS. However, it is also fair to say that this was too much reward and because of that these players maxed out everything that has to do with gold and had nothing else to do with gold. Many would just throw their extra gold into Guild Contribution. So I think to be fair it is really not the end of the world if a high BR who does not really need gold to get a bit less gold (let’s say 40-50 mil instead of 80 mil). I do not think it would really impact their account in any way since they have nothing to buy with gold.
Technically the battle now takes minimum 5 minutes, so a bit longer than 5 seconds 🙂
It removes by large any strategic element of players trying to play smart to earn more income. Because now if you make a good configuration or a smart attack sequence you do not rewarded for that since it is blocked at 10 mil.
Please see my conclusion and discussion below the video.
REFERENCE: VIDEO: Wartune Patch 7.8 – New WORLD BOSS Configuration Gameplay Guide
Result / to conclude
Based on the listed PROS and CONS I have to force myself to conclude that positives outweigh the negatives and therefore this is a good change. However, my personal opinion is that this was a very lazy solution by the Wartune devs which removes completely any strategic thinking in the World Boss event. My biggest concern is the 3rd point in the negatives – I believe players should be rewarded if they play smart and this change removes that completely. Also fighting an enemy who is not allowed to lose Health feels “idiotic”. So basically the game admits that this is no longer a challenge for the player and cheats by making WB invincible for 5 minutes.
Do you agree with the PROS and CONS – did I miss any point?
Based on the detailed explanation do you think this was a good change or not?
Do you agree with my final conclusion about this being a lazy solution by Wartune devs?
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