Hi levels, low return

Not much has happened since my last special post. My fortieth reunion came and went, but Carol and I couldn’t make it. Fortunately, three of my closest friends from high school wanted to meet for lunch in San Marcos, where we went to high school at a time when hair a half inch below your ear and a half inch above the knee could get you sent home. So we zipped down for lunch, went through pictures of classmates most of whom I couldn’t remember, and greeted two other friends who showed up.

This was far more exciting than last week’s event. Conceptually, it was fun and I liked the design of the creatures. The rewards were decent, especially for the mastery level (well, not for higher level players). But there didn’t seem to be many players based on the number of creatures showing up in my kingdom.

I actually like the events, but ngmoco:) may need to do something to spice things up. Maybe players should have to ward off dragons to collect their creatures.

Oops

ngmoco:) finally released an item for the very top level. They haven’t done that since the Black Dragon at L50. The item is the Chess King, which sells for 1200000c. It doesn’t produce as much as the Solstice Castle, however, not even close. The King delivers 330hcp and 6000cp. That’s comparable to buildings available from L50.

The new chess pieces look good but they really don’t deliver much players. There are better shops at the those levels, for fewer coins. But they do make great decorative elements if you have coins to burn.

Once I planted mine, however, I realized it wasn’t a king at all, but a bishop. This is odd, since We Rule doesn’t even have a bishop as a character. It certainly doesn’t look like the king promised on the splash screen.

You have to be L80 to figure this out, but the Chess King doesn’t look anything like it’s splash screen design. In fact, it looks a lot like a Chess Bishop.

The game also has a chess rook and chess knight now. Neither of these is as good as other shops available at the same levels, but they are pretty. If you have coins to spare they could make nice decorative elements.

Perhaps this means there will be more chess pieces coming. A bishop that looks like the king, perhaps, and possible a queen and pawns. Chess set decorations were popular early in the game, built from bridges and statues. Maybe players can build a full scale chess game some day soon.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. antimeme
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 10:49:03

    My king looks like a king and cost 2 million. I think the Bishop and Queen were accidentally released early, but have since been recalled.

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  2. antimeme
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 10:52:22

    My king looks like a king and cost me 2 million. I think you might be the victim of the early release and subsequent call back of the queen and bishop. Several people claim to have placed them, only to have them disappear, along with the coin or mojo they spent on them.

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  3. koooshton
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 02:15:15

    I’m showing the Chess King is 2,000,000

    Reply

  4. koosh
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 02:16:00

    Isn’t the Chess King 2,000,000c?

    Reply

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