I played the Arena last week just because. I didn’t miss a single big daily reward, except one. Ended up in 8th place. This is all just little ol’ Wood League, mind you.
Tried some more this week. Very, very frustrating. I have questions that analyzing in-battle available info can’t seem to answer:
- The little piggie appears, and it seems like all my opponents birds only have to wait two rounds to recover. That’s an AMAZING boon. I read all the stats of their banner and even auras, and I can’t seem to figure out why they get that power.
- Shields. They start with shields or gain a shield as soon as I hit them. I have faced more shields and hit for zero damage sooooo many times more than I recall when I used to play the Arena slightly more regularly. Again, I see no shields in the banner’s stats, but there is an overall field, something about an Aura magic.
- Time Loop. It says, specifically, 30% chance to get another turn when using a supporting ability. Every single battle I had tonight with opponent Time Loop in play (at least 4 battles) and the opponent birds were looping at least 70-80 percent of the time. I watched as birds would attack my banner (attack, mind you, not support) and get a time loop. How is that using a supporting ability? And how is 30% even remotely accurate?
I won’t even get into the coin toss, because for the last four days I have ended my run with six “Enemy Begins” in a row. No, I did not keep track, but for the last ten days I would guess the enemy has started roughly 70% of the time (and I am not counting rounds where the opposing Blues has that epic gear that skews that).
Final question — why does anyone play the Arena? I will never get out of Wood League — even if I have phenomenal luck — unless I burn 20 LC on multiple days to make sure I get in all my medals and then some. All my birds are 80 mastery, level 80, and they have decent gear (it’s not the gear that is making me come up lacking). If I face someone at 4800 power (I am around 4100) and I get to go first? I usually win. So I don’t suck _that_ badly (is “suck” a linking verb?).
What am I missing here? Where do all these opponent powers come from that aren’t even listed in the stats? How do other people rack up thousands of points more than me when I only miss one medal goal in a whole week? How is anyone advancing up the league ladder without spending a ton of LC? (And why does anyone even bother?)
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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