Defensive Rewards (in Changelog)


AdminG Beee May 1 2012 10:28 AM EDT

There is now a hard daily limit in place to cap the amount of defensive rewards achievable from any given team.
Rewards will be given for the first x defensive wins only against a particular team with the cap being reset daily at cache flush.

This change will have no impact on general gameplay and is introduced to eliminate a potential game exploit.

QBRanger May 1 2012 10:37 AM EDT

Bout time!

Gohan [Ka-Tet of the Serene] May 1 2012 1:03 PM EDT

Def agree with ranger here, there has been some definite exploit of that and I'm glad its fixed.

AdminG Beee May 1 2012 1:09 PM EDT

No, I don't think there's evidence to suggest anyone has been exploiting this Gohan.
For sure there's been people using the "strategy" to maximise their rewards and in the past if someone wanted to go to the effort to coordinate this with another user then it was considered ok to do so. Anyone adopting this approach in the past has been doing so legitimately but it was time for NS to put the change in place, and he's done so.

QBRanger May 1 2012 1:23 PM EDT

I agree with Beee.

It was not a huge exploit, however for someone running a NCB, defensive wins and the xp that accompanies it can be a large gain.

Sickone May 1 2012 2:06 PM EDT

Rewards will be given for the first x defensive wins only against a particular team

I'm not sure how I should read that.
Is it
"Rewards will be given for the first x defensive wins against each team attacking you"
or
"Rewards will only be given for the first x defensive wins against a single team chosen in some way we do not wish to disclose"
?

Sickone May 1 2012 2:07 PM EDT

...or maybe even
"Rewards will be given for the first x defensive wins regardless of attacking team"
?

DoS [Demon Forging] May 1 2012 2:15 PM EDT

Rewards will be given for x amount of defensive wins for a team, so every defensive win adds to a single counter is how I read it.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] May 1 2012 3:06 PM EDT

It's "X per specific opponent"

So, you could get x defensive wins from me, x defensive wins from novice, x defensive wins from Ranger.

Totaling up to 3x that day, then next day it resets.

DoS [Demon Forging] May 1 2012 3:10 PM EDT

Oh yes, I seemed to have skipped over:
only against a particular team

QBRanger May 1 2012 4:47 PM EDT

Things like having ones friend or wife attack you 300+ times a day, losing feeding you xp and money, are not longer permitted.

BestNUB May 1 2012 4:48 PM EDT

So what is the limit?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 1 2012 7:05 PM EDT

I have a feeling that's with held to limit abuse. ;)

Duke May 1 2012 9:49 PM EDT

I cant remember anyone ever using this on a large scale. Only option i can think of is 2 person that draw each others on high % fight each others at the same time but still in my experience this does not work as well as ppl might think.

Sickone May 1 2012 10:01 PM EDT

[...] is how I read it

That's why I was asking the original poster to clarify, so we would not need to guess at the interpretation of what he might have written.

It being limited to X wins against each and any specific attacker makes the most sense, but I thought that was already how things worked (?!?) since I don't know when (with X being a low-ish number, like 5 or thereabouts). Or at least I remember somebody saying something to that extent. Meh.

BestNUB May 1 2012 10:17 PM EDT

I was asking about the limit since I have someone attacking me 50 times a day with me getting 15 legitimate defensive wins. I just hope the limit is over 20 or something.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] May 1 2012 10:28 PM EDT

Duke, Jon nerfed draw rewards after oddbird set up his drawing clan. I don't know of anyone doing it on a large scale either but a few have paid for defensive wins at the end of ncbs.

Sickone, there was already a limit but it reset on a win.

Z, it looks like the limit is 3.

BestNUB May 1 2012 10:34 PM EDT

I am getting rewards beyond 3. I thought 3 was only the old limit for consecutive defensive wins. It looks like the mechanics have changed.

Sickone May 1 2012 10:37 PM EDT

So is the old "3 consecutive defensive wins" rule still in place on top of the new "maximum of X total defensive wins" rule, or was it replaced by it ?

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] May 1 2012 10:37 PM EDT

yea, I am wrong

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 2 2012 3:56 AM EDT

Duke, Jon nerfed draw rewards after oddbird set up his drawing clan.

:D

I was proudly part of that. ;)

--JDM-- May 2 2012 4:19 AM EDT

Nifty, first day back and there's already an awesome fix :)

Fishead May 2 2012 4:16 PM EDT

Nifty, first day back and there's already an awesome fix :)

You missed March and April!

--JDM-- May 2 2012 6:56 PM EDT

No kidding! looks like a few paper weights got turned into staplers haha.

AdminNightStrike May 6 2012 8:48 PM EDT

What bothers me is that no matter how many changes go in, I'm always told that I don't do enough :(

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] May 6 2012 8:57 PM EDT




most of us appreciate the work though, never listen to the vocal minority! ; )
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