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NEW CASTLE CHALLENGE 7-7   Seasonal Events, CCs and Updates

Started Jul-7 by Tammy27 (DoubleMsMom); 1360 views.

I see your point for sure.

But to be totally truthful, I never thought CCs were exciting, interesting, or fun in the least. They have always been resource grabbers ---- even in the beginning. For a short while, they were ok because it was a way to gather new avatars. (now up to 147 avatars ---- a bit overboard) But then they even started to get careless with the avatars, offering pure junk as avatar "awards" (I recall snowboarder, bunny girl, and bunny boy, to name a few). And that is when I began to wonder why the devs could not seem to show a bit more imagination in the tasks and awards. It's not the concept or the format of the Castle Challenge, it's the use of the same tasks over and over, again and again. Why not use some of the other aspects of the game for tasking when so many are available ---- and why not give awards other than avatars (many, many choices there as well).And new tasks could be designed to be doable for all players, beginners and long time players alike.

But Elephant Games (like virtually ALL game developers) gets into a rut too easily in that they do the same things repeatedly ---- just look at the HOPAs all devs make. The same mechanics will show up in game after game (remember when every developer in creation had to have a "helper" in their HOPAs?) And this is not something exclusive to Elephant Games ---- all devs are guilty.

But the difference with Elephant Games (and what they should very proud of) is their level of skill and creativity in the other areas of their games. Their stories are brilliant, their artwork and created scenery is beyond breathtakingly beautiful, and their ideas for games in general is, IMO, unmatched. We are lucky to have Elephant Games, and doubly lucky to have this masterpiece of a game to play.

But these antiquated, boring CCs are completely out of sync with the quality of the rest of the game and really need attention. (Of course, we have no way of knowing where they are in development in normal times, much less during these trying times. I have been told by an EG dev I email back and forth that what is normally being planned is usually months away from actually being in the current game. I guess we will see.) The "send the airships, feed the pets, craft the items, go to the ZZs, find the morphs, get the same items over and over" has to go ---- it's a square-eyed bore with completely meaningless "awards". And I know for a fact that the pachyderm is capable of so much better ---- the rest of the game proves it. As I said, it's a modern masterpiece.

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AEGram

From: AEGram

Jul-8

I, for one, would like to see the requirement to play x number of puzzles. There should be NO requirement, though, to actually get a specific item from one of the puzzles.

The puzzle(s) chosen should be those of the players' own choosing because not everyone has unlocked every puzzle and completed it.

AND NOW FOR A STUNNING REVELATION DISCOVERED BY SOMEONE ON ANOTHER FORUM!!!!!! ........

Indeed, you can change that final avatar to one offered in a previous CC.....HOWEVER.....if you then decide you really do want that final avatar in the current CC, it will NOT show up for selection within the CC.

You can apparently only win an avatar from a PREVIOUS CC.......sooooooo....everyone considering a change should think very, very long/seriously before actually making the change on that final avatar. Because once selected, the only change that can be made is to another previously offered CC avatar. You will not be offered the chance to change it back to that final avatar of the current CC.

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Using the puzzles is an excellent suggestion for inclusion in the CCs! And there are so many other ways the CCs could be worked on to add some variety.

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TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

From: TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

Jul-29

Thanks to Cookie, I finally see this AEG! 

Did anyone notify BF or EG of this back when it was first noticed?

Honeyphan

From: Honeyphan

Jul-29

Oh- I agree!  I would love to see puzzles included in the castle challenges!  That would be so cool... :)

Perhaps.... collecting X amount of butterflies from the private rooms could be another (though that would be harder for newbies not having the rooms yet)

Accomplishing  a Trina task to get a key would be a good one - but again, those that haven't reached that level couldn't do it.

I guess they have to keep it simple to be all-inclusive to all-level players. :) Those that have reached the ability of getting the castle challenge icon.

AEGram

From: AEGram

Jul-30

TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd) said:

Did anyone notify BF or EG of this back when it was first noticed?

To my knowledge, no one has notified BF or EG that when changing the final avatar in the current CC to a previous avatar, you cannot change your mind to put back that original final avatar.

One person apparently contacted BF and BF kindly unlocked the final avatar for her/him, but I don't think someone specifically explained to them that no player can change back to the current final avatar if they change their mind.

Debbie (Debbie1845)

From: Debbie (Debbie1845)

Jul-30

I notified both EG and BFG “that no player can change back to the current final avatar if they change their mind.”

EG was unaware of the problem. 
BFG knew about the issue. 
Both were very sorry about this issue/glitch with the game. 
 

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CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

Jul-30

This is the first Challenge  that I will not finish.

First, I got a late start, because of hubbie's surgery. I got the only avatar I liked,  and the others were not worth the time, effort, and inventory, to proceed.

Still love exploring the Castle, thanks to the developers, and good warm socially distant hugs to all of you.heart_eyes_cat

TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

From: TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

Jul-30

Sorry to hear that about your hubby, Czoe. Hope everything is good now. Miss you!

CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

Jul-30

Aah, sweetie, hope that you and your family are all well. We are here.

And I can't even express how much my hopes for our MC community, and every one else to be safe.

Sending my positive mojo out. It is quite draining. I would like to do something actual, but being cooped up and isolated is driving me crazy  scream but at least family is available in mutual texts, and distance meets. :::sigh::: , so someday, somewhere, somehow....

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