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Do you find the gauntlet:
More fun 73
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Gauntlet poll - where is it on the fun / annoying RNG continuum for you?
Posted: 20 March 2017 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Just curious.  I frequently feel more annoyed by RNGauntlet than I feel entertained.

What about you?

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Papinka - 20 March 2017 03:12 PM

Just curious.  I frequently feel more annoyed by RNGauntlet than I feel entertained.

What about you?

I play for merits, credits, and the occasional item/locutus. It helps that I have a 3/5 Locutus already. (2, and 1 from offer. I wasn’t offered the second time I won him.)

As long as I don’t care about ‘winning’ it, then it’s fine. I would rather be in the meh category. I did get annoyed to no end the first 2 weeks. Now… Just another click, click, click during the day.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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If you’re getting annoyed with it, then you need to lower your expectations of it.

Think of it as a Dabo Wheel that you happen to get a LOT of credits and merits from.  If you’re thinking it’s a locutus-and-5*-Gear-producing-machine, then you’ll just be annoyed and disappointed.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Was 100% annoying until I just said, hey it’s all additional free stuff. 

Themed teams, bottom feeding, etc.  a lot of ways to make it more fun.

My only advice for the gauntlet, don’t take it serious or you will have an aneurysm

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Agree with the above - if you don’t expect much beyond an extra stream of credits to help build gear, and merits to help buy items/unvault people, the gauntlet is actually quite useful.

but if you get on a run and start rolling and accidentally spend your way down from 1800 merits to 200 like I did the other day…not so much!

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Agree with the above. As with anything in this game it’s all about managing your expectations.

I’ve posted elsewhere about the need to refine the prizegiving methodology. Moreso for streak rewards than the final ranked ones.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I enjoy the gauntlet but can’t help but feeling let down whenever I open my final rewards (and while I have never finished even Top 5 in a Gauntlet I am consistently 10-20 place)

The next review for Gauntlet should definitely see everything bumped up a level (and probably multiplied by 10) (but merit payout is currently very good).  And those up to x* equipment crates/boxes/vaults should be at least x*.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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i find that the level of frustration is often related to how well i match the traits for a particular gauntlet. i’m finishing a DIP gauntlet with Ferengi, Merchant, Communicator tonight, and it has been nothing but an army of CD Quarks with 65% crit to fight. he destroys Nechayev in a CMD + DIP round with his eyes closed. although i’m ranking well in that gauntlet on all my accounts, i’m running out of merits trying to skip all the Quarks. with only GP Neelix and Sarek at 25% crit i can’t keep a good streak for nothing. my Nogs, Roms and CD Quarks have not been leveled yet, so i can barely make 10 trophies without a refresh most of the time. annoying, frustrating, and infuriating. when i do match all the traits though, i chew through opponents, keep a long streak going, and it’s kind of fun. so, yeah, varied experience.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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It’s fun, either to put together streaks that award items and chrons or to come up with new and imaginative curses that insult distant relatives of the coder that programmed crit %.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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I like it.  Sometimes I waste too many merits on a refresh, but for the most part, I think it’s pretty balanced. I don’t have super high expectations because I’ve only been playing about 3 weeks now.  Love this game overall.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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I am just over on the side of finding it annoying, because the weighting towards defenders is so obnoxiously heavy it’s not uncommon to go down 1-2-3-4-5 and have no more Gauntlet to play, unless you’re bottom-feeding - and even then I frequently lose matches where it’s almost mathematically impossible to do so.

I like the idea, it’s definitely much better bang for your time than ship PvP, but it reminds me of those pinball machines where you could see wear patterns from the balls always got pulled to by overly-strong magnets.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Lots of fair feedback here.  Truth is I don’t have expectations of the rewards.  But it irritates me to have crew members KO’d by crits from characters with lower stats and lower crit%.  Thus is the way with RNG though.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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geez, one of the gauntlet single basic pulls produced this behold. i am so torn. i’m thinking Sulan, but the other two are excellent at their respective gauntlet combos as well. yeah, Sulan it is.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Roonis - 20 March 2017 03:19 PM

Was 100% annoying until I just said, hey it’s all additional free stuff. 

Themed teams, bottom feeding, etc.  a lot of ways to make it more fun.

My only advice for the gauntlet, don’t take it serious or you will have an aneurysm

Got my aneurysm out of the way last week wink

Honestly, if it wasn’t for the beefed up merit rewards I wouldn’t even bother with this garbage feature. The constant stream of mainly blue trainers in the third box is a constant stream of….,.something else.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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I like the Gauntlet on a ten Gauntlet win streak 3 locutus and a half dozen 5* items I’m loving it smile

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Posted: 20 March 2017 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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More like boring - fun scale.

I just do it to mine, but I wouldn’t say I’m enjoying it.

It rates around clipping my nails or washing dishes.

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