Increase Blue Print Drop Rate

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  1. test3r

    test3r New Member

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    Increase the drop rate for blue prints. Ever since they came out it's been driving everyone nuts on the sketchy drop rate. The very first day it seems everyone got one, then got one from frosty... but ever since that basically nothing, few people received 1 more since that time in my guild. This appears to be a "diamonds only" feature since the only people that have great buildings are those who bought them. I do understand of course diamond buyers will get them faster, but not months faster. I read somewhere on the forums that you may even get duplicate blue prints... I hope that only happens AFTER you've collected all the prints for a building, because at the current rate they are dropping plus dupes, I'll be able to make one months after the game is over, making little use for them.
     
  2. mystic1975

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    i'd rather they fix the GD server sick of spending half my time just trying to get or stay on game
     
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    I second that.

    and I have a duplicate but not even close to getting my first GB (three prints total)


    edit: I just finished my polish/motivate rounds for today and received two more pieces, neither for the building I had before, but both for the same building today.
     
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  4. Rider

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    Well I agree,I would like that the drop rate for BPs is increased,but not too much or if it is increased then maybe increase the time that is needed for building GBs.
    And it is true that you can get the same piece of the BP more then once and no it is not after you collect them all.
    I had just one piece of the BP and after about 200 polishings I got that same piece of BP again.
     
  5. nijosc

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    I agree, to an extent. The Greatbuilding blueprints SHOULD be hard to get. The issue is that the ease of access for diamond players needs to be reduced. It is way to easy for them to purchased and given their benefits this is a large abuse to the system that I honestly don't think the developers expected (at this rate at least).
     
  6. Mithril

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    If the drop rate won't, or can't be increased, then the diamond cost rate should go up substantially. Otherwise, the diamond buyers are going to have a massive advantage very quickly...
     
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  7. Belizaire

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    Eventually everything evens out. The old plow horse catches the race horse that can't run anymore, passes him by and plods on to the next level.

    Much whine and no cheese here :)
     
  8. test3r

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    Belizaire, I don't see in any which way your comment's could hold true, did I miss something?
     
  9. DeM2

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    I think he means that all those racing forward on diamond purchases will eventually reach a limit, and those who steadily work their way through the game will eventually catch up with them.

    or was it the "whine" and "cheese" thing that confused you?;)
     
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    What I don't get is how one would think that's true. If you buy the buildings via diamonds, you can actually use them throughout the game... I'm in the late middle ages now, and by the time I collect the blue prints for a great building at this rate I should be at the end of the game... what will I do with the great buildings then?
     
  11. Belizaire

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    test3r there is no "end of the game". Play the game long enough and you'll see that this current scenario isn't unique. Right now the big diamond spenders (god bless 'em they're paying the devs salaries) are gorging themselves on GB's. They'll eventually max out. Their advantage will be temporary.

    Some players without patience or those who only see doom and gloom will fall by the wayside. True too, some of the big spenders will also fall by the wayside after they max out and get bored.

    Players with patience who play smart and develop the right strategies can certainly compete despite the short term advantages. Eventually the playing field gets leveled. Those who have learned to compete despite the temporary disadvantages that come along, pass the rabbits with the fat wallets because they are better players.
     
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  12. MaryBethCandySue

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    I have a grand total of four BPs. One in each of 4 GBs. I'm in an alliance of 80 and I polish/support daily. Plus I attack and plunder as often as I can. I'm not complaining, though. And I don't want the drop rate increased.

    Increase the drop rate and more players would have Great Buildings. Sounds great. But... what do you do when you've got all the Great Buildings? You complain that the game is getting boring and insist that the devs churn out some new feature. And you'll want that new feature NOW.

    Like Belizaire said - Play with patience. It's a game. And a life lesson, too. ;)
     
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    Couldn't agree more. If the game is too easy it will get boring real fast. I'd rather work my way up through skill and effort.
     
  14. mystic1975

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    Open up trading of BP
     
  15. test3r

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    I agree they shouldn't be super easy to get, but at the same time I think the drop rate is too low for rare, and the fact that you can get dupes before completing a building is nuts, unless like mystic1975 said and they enable trading of blue prints, then dupes are ok but not ideal. I already gave up on getting blue prints, and the idea of getting a great building.
     
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    I haven't bought any or received any from donating to the GBs of others, but I have 13 BP now (12 from polish/motivate, 1 from frosty)

    9 of those are for one building (Hagia Sophia) I still need 3 prints for that but I'm feeling pretty good about the fact that I will get it.
    It may take awhile but non-diamond players can and will get their GBs.
     
  17. Mithril

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    The issue I see isn't as much about increasing the drop rates, or the ability to purchase BP's via diamonds. The issue is the drop rates versus the cost of BP's through diamonds. By the time a non-paying player achieves one GB, a diamond buyer will have purchased 3, 4, or 5.
    If the argument is that a diamond buyer will max out too quick, grow bored and seek other venues, then that hurts the game. The ability to gain BP's should give a slight advantage to a diamond buyer, but not tilt the balance of power so heavily that it separates the playing field into two distinct factions.
    Now on my 5th day, 750 visits (between motivating, polishing, and plundering)....and not a single drop.
     
  18. Zerohate

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    I'm pretty sure this will happen soon, since you get duplicates. It just wouldn't make sense otherwise. I'm pretty sure the developers are smarter then you give them credit for.
     
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  19. gimccla

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    If you review note #11 in the GB FAQ, you will note the devs already have some plans for duplicates.
     
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