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The tournament combat system: full circle.


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I thought about posting this in the old tournament thread but decided a new thread is appropriate. You may recall that I was an advocate of the new tournament system back when I was in CH16 because I was finally able to finish first on Ceravyn a couple of times. Fast forward to me at the end of CH18 and I did it again last week and might do it this week (64x6 17280). I push my martial and productions AWs and I am one purchased expansion short of max. 3xDA, 2xUUU, 2xMMM, 2xELR. My monastery is maxed out.

The level 4 troops make all of the difference. This week it was mostly the Orc Strategist II. It was still expensive in terms of troops and time. It will be a few weeks before I can recover my troops and I'm not sure when I will take the time to do another run. It takes me a lot of time because there is a lot of manual fighting.

I call this full circle because I think the players that dominated in the old tournament system can dominate again. They have multiple brown bears and lots of armories so their troops can recover a lot faster than mine.


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As someone who used to dominate in the Tournament before the changes, I can assure you that no, I cannot do it again, even with 2 Brown Bears. The troop cost once I hit round 30 is ridiculously high, and takes 50-60 regular squads to fill just one squad in one of these Province rounds. Losing 100 squads of troops in 2 Provinces isn't my cup of tea.

That being said, I'm relatively okay with settling for top 20. There have been a lot of new names in the top of the Tournament rankings since the change and no one is dominating anymore. I think this means more players feel like they have a chance to get that coveted spot. If this keeps other players in the game, in the end that will also make for a better overall experience for me. Would I like to be top 3 every week? Absolutely. Is it a game breaker for me anymore? No.
Do I still whine about it sometimes? Maybe


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This is P64 R6 (5 regular squads). Clearly, I am WAAAY behind in AWs.. I do like your attitude about around sharing the glory.


Oh Wise One
The enemies you are fighting in both screen shots are still only 3 stars. Have 4 star enemies shown up yet? And if so, at what point in the game do they first show up? I am very curious about this since I am thinking about building a settlement and actually starting chapter 16 once the fellowship adventure ends. And once I start ch 16 I will most likely keep going the rest of the way.


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Some L4s show up in ring 17, Not in the tournament or spire for CH18. When they show up in the tournament, it is yet another reason to slow down!!!