E&A DevSpeak #11: Action on Globe and Hero XP Exploits

Aloha BunnyAloha Bunny Super ModeratorPosts: 1,643Registered User, Super Moderator, Facebook Connect User Moderator

We have noticed certain players taking undue advantage of the ‘Change Mission’ option in the globe battles.

This feature is meant to give players the option to change bases which they find too difficult so that they can continue progressing and enjoying the game at their own pace. However some players misuse this by deliberately restricting themselves to a 1-2 star victory while gaining all resources from the base; they then use ‘Change Mission’ (some over hundreds of times every day) to farm virtually limited resources out of the same base. This gives them an unfair edge over other bona fide players many of whom have voiced their concerns to us.

We have implemented a solution to this in the latest release in response to said player requests. We realize that this option has been available to players from the early days of the game and removing it outright is not the solution. Hence, we have implemented a solution to make it gradually unattractive with use.

We will allow for a fixed number of free ‘change mission’ actions everyday which will work same as the current system - the player can use ‘change mission’ and then either wait for the new map to be available or skip the timer using 5 gold. The limit will not be specific to bases but will apply on total change mission actions taken on the entire globe. We have kept the free limit sufficiently high so that players changing bases because of genuine reasons will not be impacted. This limit will be visible to players on their map. Also, this limit will reset every day at 00:00 PST with the same number of actions available again for the next day.

For players who wish to change missions more often than the provided limit, the option to do so will be available by using gold. The gold cost will increase with each successive skip until it reaches a sufficiently high number at which point it will be capped.

In a similar vein as above, we have seen certain players using scripting/botting to level up their Omega Units in Globe Battles and/or Killswitch event. We have taken the decision to limit the Omega XP gained from Globe battles after a fixed number of battles. Also no Omega XP will be gained from Killswitch maps after a 3 star victory. As before we have kept the limit sufficiently high so that genuine players do not lose out of Omega XP.

We have taken these decisions to strengthen fairer competition within the player community without impacting genuine players. We understand that for some of our players who have become habituated to this it might be seem like a bother for some time, but we request you to stick with the game a little bit longer. We are confident that this is the right decision in the interest of the community and it will make the game more fun in the long run. We hope our players will appreciate the effort we put into this and support our decision. We are, as always open to feedback and suggestions to make Empires and Allies more fun.

Over and out,
Team E&A.

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  • SascijocoSascijoco Posts: 19Registered User, Facebook Connect User Muffin
  • Yusuke YamadaYusuke Yamada Investigator Posts: 523Registered User Enthusiastic Expert

    Thank you Zynga! I love this improvement. Now we’ll have to go to Quick Match more to enjoy the game, so I would like “double-up recourses events” to gain much recourse from Quick Match.

  • glagla Posts: 70Registered User, Facebook Connect User Black Sheep of ze Internet
    I lvl my falcon on quick match @Carm are u dumb or what..you guys want easy farm at globe with no one attack u..
  • Yusuke YamadaYusuke Yamada Investigator Posts: 523Registered User Enthusiastic Expert
    What about giving XP per dozens of matches after limited? I’m considering the league that we have to fight so many times with few XP.
  • GeovanesribeiroGeovanesribeiro Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star

    isto é um absurdo. como ousam ultrapassar ilimitadamente o limite pelo qual nos beneficia com pouco que ganhamos ? ou vocês colocam como estava ou irá perder jogadores que gastam dinheiro como eu. sem mais. absurdo.

  • gerardgerard Posts: 10Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin
    Xterminator is in alliance DOA...AND HAS 28K MEDALS LOL.....FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND ETC...COME JOIN EMPIRES AND ALLIES WIKI LEAKS!...I WILL ADD U!...JOIN US
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    Join empires and allies WIKI LEAKS!.....FOR LATEST NEWS
  • JesseMcguireJesseMcguire Posts: 23Registered User, Facebook Connect User Delightful Duckling D
    edited October 2017
  • JesseMcguireJesseMcguire Posts: 23Registered User, Facebook Connect User Delightful Duckling D
    edited October 2017
  • wheelzwheelz Posts: 13Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin

    This is the DUMBEST thing to do!!! You had people playing for hours spending money now WHY PLAY AT ALL NEVER EVER SHOULD DICOURAGE GAME PLAY HECK I WOULD ENCOURAGE FARMING OFFER DOUBLE THE RESOURCES IF YOU BOUGHT A DOUBLER. this game has jumped the shark

  • JesseMcguireJesseMcguire Posts: 23Registered User, Facebook Connect User Delightful Duckling D
  • JediJoeJediJoe Posts: 4Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    edited October 2017

    What a pile of garbage. The change mission exploit is common knowledge. There is no unfair advantage if everyone knows about it. Some people are just PO'd that other people have more time to play than they do.

    Limiting the xp for omegas on the globe. Outstanding. I wonder how long it will take to get the xp to lvl my omega to lvl12. Even lvl 9 or 10 with is bs xp limit. Reaching lvl 15 would take well over a year. Couldn't have the xp limit kick in when the free change mission uses were up. No, it kicks in way before.

    Players (bona fide) were screaming for you to deal with the cheaters. You know, the botting and scripting players. Your solution is to place limits on bona fide players. You know, the ones actually putting in the time (hours worth of work). Limits that put the breaks on being able to progress and enjoy the game at their own pace.

    Did ya boot the cheaters? How about at least resetting their progress? Funny you don't mention that the cheaters were dealt with and how they were dealt with.

    This is nothing but another money grab (gold for missions and omega xp).
    Keep up the good work. If killing your "bona fide" player base is your goal...you're on the right track.

    @Aloha Bunny said:
    We have noticed certain players taking undue advantage of the ‘Change Mission’ option in the globe battles.

    This feature is meant to give players the option to change bases which they find too difficult so that they can continue progressing and enjoying the game at their own pace. However some players misuse this by deliberately restricting themselves to a 1-2 star victory while gaining all resources from the base; they then use ‘Change Mission’ (some over hundreds of times every day) to farm virtually limited resources out of the same base. This gives them an unfair edge over other bona fide players many of whom have voiced their concerns to us.

    We have implemented a solution to this in the latest release in response to said player requests. We realize that this option has been available to players from the early days of the game and removing it outright is not the solution. Hence, we have implemented a solution to make it gradually unattractive with use.

    We will allow for a fixed number of free ‘change mission’ actions everyday which will work same as the current system - the player can use ‘change mission’ and then either wait for the new map to be available or skip the timer using 5 gold. The limit will not be specific to bases but will apply on total change mission actions taken on the entire globe. We have kept the free limit sufficiently high so that players changing bases because of genuine reasons will not be impacted. This limit will be visible to players on their map. Also, this limit will reset every day at 00:00 PST with the same number of actions available again for the next day.

    For players who wish to change missions more often than the provided limit, the option to do so will be available by using gold. The gold cost will increase with each successive skip until it reaches a sufficiently high number at which point it will be capped.

    In a similar vein as above, we have seen certain players using scripting/botting to level up their Omega Units in Globe Battles and/or Killswitch event. We have taken the decision to limit the Omega XP gained from Globe battles after a fixed number of battles. Also no Omega XP will be gained from Killswitch maps after a 3 star victory. As before we have kept the limit sufficiently high so that genuine players do not lose out of Omega XP.

    We have taken these decisions to strengthen fairer competition within the player community without impacting genuine players. We understand that for some of our players who have become habituated to this it might be seem like a bother for some time, but we request you to stick with the game a little bit longer. We are confident that this is the right decision in the interest of the community and it will make the game more fun in the long run. We hope our players will appreciate the effort we put into this and support our decision. We are, as always open to feedback and suggestions to make Empires and Allies more fun.

    Over and out,
    Team E&A.

  • JesseMcguireJesseMcguire Posts: 23Registered User, Facebook Connect User Delightful Duckling D
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