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Gauntlet Rollout Has Begun!
Posted: 31 January 2017 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hey folks,

Letting you know that we started rolling out Gauntlet to some players today! We’re starting with around 5% of players today, and we’re already seeing players competing in their Gauntlets. Assuming performance remains good, we’ll be rolling out Gauntlet to more players in the next days.

What do you need to do to qualify for Gauntlet?

Just update your client to the latest version (1.7.1 on Android, 1.7.0 on iOS). Without the latest build you won’t be able to access Gauntlet even if you’re in the first 5%. After that, completely close and re-open your game client - this will refresh your data. If you’re eligible, you’ll see the Gauntlet icon next to the Time Portal. If not, there will be a hole there.

Why are you rolling out Gauntlet to only a small number of players?

This is done as a sanity check to make certain no game-breaking bugs or performance issues crop up. Despite our best efforts, sometimes an issue pops up. This may be a performance problem that only occurs under load; sometimes it’s a server error that’s not caught in testing. Rolling out features slowly lets us make certain that everything performs well under load. If things go well, we accelerate the rollout so it goes to more players faster.

We revisit the performance and size of the test group each morning. If all goes well with Gauntlet, we expect Gauntlet to be rolled out to all players by the start of next week.

Anything else about Gauntlet?

Remember that Gauntlets have a minimum size of 50 players, and a maximum size of 200 players. If you get a message saying you’re waiting for opponents, that means your specific Gauntlet hasn’t hit the minimum yet. Come back periodically to see if you’ve met the minimum.

Also remember that the rewards you get from win streaks may be as good or better than your ranking rewards, especially if you are in a very competitive Gauntlet. Sandbagging it may be a better choice than competing for the top ranks!

And lastly, remember that your crew’s skill proficiency matters, but so do their traits! I’ve been beaten by numerically inferior foes who had a 65% crit chance; it was pretty impressive.

Lastly, you need to be level 10 to use the Gauntlet.

Thanks for understanding, and good luck!

UPDATE: As of Feb 2 at 11:15am ET, Gauntlet is now rolled out to 20% of players.

UPDATE: As of Feb 3 at 12:00pm ET, Gauntlet is now rolled out to 50% of players.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Thank-you for the information Nod grin

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Posted: 31 January 2017 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Phased rollout for QC purposes appreciated. Hopefully this rollout starts with VIP14 and works down.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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It’s very good to know you plan to release it to everyone next week.

Happy testing.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I am the 95%.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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has anyone on the forums hit the 5%? all my accounts got holes. would be nice to see some high quality video of a few rounds, or at least some screen grabs.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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It’s running for me but I seem to be competing against people 10-25 levels above me… I’m losing a lot.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Boxy McBoxface - 31 January 2017 10:11 PM

It’s running for me but I seem to be competing against people 10-25 levels above me… I’m losing a lot.

This is what I was wondering about this new feature…

I would assume that the high VIP players who have invested in this game and have a large crew, many whom are FF/FE would have a significant advantage over F2P players and players with a lower VIP level. From what I gather, there aren’t different “arenas” - you are just up against anyone…which could be a large group of VIP 14 whales…...

I get how traits and bonus rolls factor in, but it still seems like things can easily be stacked against you.

Time will tell how uneven this feature really is.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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General McDuck - 31 January 2017 10:18 PM
Boxy McBoxface - 31 January 2017 10:11 PM

It’s running for me but I seem to be competing against people 10-25 levels above me… I’m losing a lot.

This is what I was wondering about this new feature…

I would assume that the high VIP players who have invested in this game and have a large crew, many whom are FF/FE would have a significant advantage over F2P players and players with a lower VIP level. From what I gather, there aren’t different “arenas” - you are just up against anyone…which could be a large group of VIP 14 whales…...

I get how traits and bonus rolls factor in, but it still seems like things can easily be stacked against you.

Time will tell how uneven this feature really is.

Nod answered my question on the stream, that each group is filled on a first come first served basis, and that no other criteria are in play at the moment. VIP 14 or not, you shouldn’t need more than a handful of solid 1/5’s and good trait variety. not to mention RNG could swing either way.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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this is an easy round for me

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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p377y7h33f - 31 January 2017 10:24 PM

not to mention RNG could swing either way.

The RNG is pretty insane - random crits on high roll (out of 3) means I can win a round with a vastly inferior character that happens to hit 2 good RNG’s

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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can you post an image of the top of the leaderboards?

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Interested to see how this turns out.  Hopefully people will post information in forums.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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top 7 atm

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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thanks! looks like it started yesterday afternoon(EDIT: 7PM ET), so hopefully more spots open up tomorrow.

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Posted: 31 January 2017 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Boxy McBoxface - 31 January 2017 10:30 PM

top 7 atm

Please keep us posted.  I’m especially curious what the prizes look like.  Hopefully they’ll be worth more than PvP prizes.

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