Something to note... When it says "increases efficiency or reduce brewing time of your exstimulo potions" it just means the weak exstimulos, not all varieties. Would be nice if that were clarified... Wouldn't have bothered with them as much and saved resources.
@Sjoerd97 It seems this is a visual bug only - it doesn't actually impact severity.
@hpwulola There seems to be something weird going on with the profession appraisal scores. Hopefully you can pass the information on and the HPWU team can look into what’s going on with them:
Some friends found out about this so I checked as well and it seems that switching professions causes the appraisal score to increase:
I completed some more skills from the SOS training skill tree and the appraisal score reset to 28205 again. Switching professions after that happened caused the score to go back up to 50770:
I restarted the app to see if that might have caused the score to reset, but that wasn’t the case as the score stayed at 50770.
I’m guessing the combat appraisal score is supposed to take into account certain lessons learned from the SOS training skill tree, but I’m not sure since I didn’t check the score at the beginning when I hadn’t completed any skills for SOS training. But I found it weird that completing some SOS training skills reset the Combat appraisal score to something lower and the fact that switching professions increased it again.
I’ve only used books and scrolls in the Magizoology skill tree, so it was also weird to see a combat score of 430 on the other trees as well. Not sure if that’s an issue though.
I also have an issue with the trace charm. Yesterday when I did it, multiple appeared as expected. I got one of them and then the rest were gone. I just tried it again when I got the new one for today and the same thing happened. Disappointing to have lost two of them.
@Stardust228 If you decide to use the trace charm again, try to avoid the trace you used the charm on, until the end. When I tried that the traces didn’t disappear, so hopefully that will work for you as well.
yeah, do not touch the origin traces until the others had been 'wipe out' . mine work that way
@Bormacska Thank you for the link! It looks helpful.
So is everyone just starting at the top and working their way down, or jumping around based on what you want to improve?
@hpwulola, in St. Treacle Tart's description it says "she increases your chance of procuring Extravagant Wizarding Xp Gifts ". However the progress bar and the text under it mention "Rare XP Gifts". Which is it?
And another thing I just noticed: I'm a maxed out magizoo, my profession appraisal is 28205 and until yesterday I was "allowed" to play in Dark Chamber V. Now the difficulty there is sat to 39034. Did the chamber became more difficult? Or can I still fight there without more problems than usual?
@ParrishBlue Have you collected it yet? I am wondering if you already are at 1/1 for the charms, do you just lose those rewards or do they go to 2/1?
All this is good, I think it brings some interest in actually placing images on gold frames, I love it (been keeping all my images maxed out but I didn't know it would pay off in the long run ;) ) but there are several things I just can't understand if you can help me :
1 - Spell cast efficacy : what "+1420" means? It baffles me that those stats weren't public in the first place, what is our base stat? By how much did we improve that stat with our level? what is the overall score of the clock? Back in the day, people have made assumptions on the clock percentages but it was never approved and honestly it felt shady if these were even remotely close to the truth. Your different parts are nowhere equivalent in percentage chance to return the foundable. So your system was very counter intuitive and could lead to misconceptions on the ability to return anything even easy foundables (a thought of the poor newcomers who think "YAY masterful deep green" and they don't even get 50% chance to return their easy foundable).
2 - Departure denial : what is the departure score in the first place? what is our score? did it improve with levels? I suppose they aren't the same based on rarity but we don't have a single number to work with.
3 - Exstimulo Potion effects : what is the base percentage? Visual effect was good if the parts had equal percentages, as a matter of fact it wasn't so misconceptions again.
In conclusion : if i'm going to invest in some of your skills with new rare ressources I need some math to see if it's worth paying attention to some skills, +2% doesn't mean anything without any base score AND an overall score, that's why stats television are often bullcrap in news. For Baruffio we have the base stat so it's easy to see if I trully want it or not, but I won't gain much by investing in "+2%" in potent exstimulo if it already gives me 80% chance of returning the foundable as a lvl 50 player (considering my level 50 is still relevant in the potential of returning foundables). See where I am getting at?
You need to release those numbers and have some more details on how efficacity runs, yeah "1010" seems huge but if the overall score is 1 000 000, I mean why would I make it a priority?
Before those numbers weren't required because there was no way to improve them, now you're proposing to do that with RARE materials, some are event exclusives.
Don't get me wrong, this update is actually very promising and aligns pretty well with the registry update but please, this time make it right in communication or your update will be as worth as your registry update.
Thanks in advance.
@CeruleanGirl I jumped around! I was all about those decreased potion brew times, so I got those skills/whatever I needed to do to get to those skills first.
@hpwulola @Imaginatio or anyone who can offer help please. I do have a question. Don't know if anyone has noticed when fortressing? Screenshots to follow. Why do our combat appraisals keep shifting in and out with our sos training numbers appraisals? I can't figure out why it keeps jumping back and forth? I haven't done anything different or completed any further SOS lessons between the timeframe of these screenshots. I'm just trying to understand. It's changed like this 3-4x within 24 hours when I've hopped on the knight bus. Any thoughts, guidance, explanations to help quench my thirsty brain would be appreciated 😬 thank you! Sorry if this is in the wrong discussion category. But everything shifted when the SOS field training launched.
Switching profession back and forth to get permanent score?
@Imaginatio I'm having the same issue, however I haven't switched professions to have my appraisal scores change. I'm lost. Thank you for the feedback and also@Kodokmag for the suggestion in not targeting the confoundable you dropped the trace on. Gonna try it here shortly to see if there's a difference. I did do what others have above in the essence of going straight to the confoundable I dropped the trace on, & the rest that popped up, disappeared after coming out of the confoundable. Hope that makes sense? I worded it all funky. My brains on overload trying to absorb more than its capacity at they moment...lol
On me the origin traces still have time out count (like if we leave it alone for too long it still will dissapear).
@Kodokmag thank you! Do you have any idea of how long that trace charm lasts for?
Dunno, maybe a few minutes? LoL
I didnt count and charm charges still at basic.
I like this new update! Lots of new things to do.
I am confused though.
The charm that duplicates traces: it was a 'wonders of the wizarding world' trace on which I tried it, because there wasn't any other trace visible. Two BE traces appeared and I opened one of them. After returning the foundable, the other BE trace was gone. I was still able to return the WotW trace.
Also confused about the appraisal value, it keeps shifting (and so far it's only going down, unfortunately). Right after the update it was at 99.000 something (I'm a level 15 professor). I did a wizarding challenge, Dark V and some time after that, it went up to 110.000. I was happy and concluded that playing the game would make your score go up.
This morning, it started at 50.000 and I was disappointed. Perhaps playing a bit would make it go up again? No, after some playing it went down to 37.000. Now I'm checking and it's at 67.000. I have no idea what is causing the number to fluctuate this much.
So far I would've preferred to see 'lvl 15' rather than this score system.
@hpwulola the brewing mastery % for the TTD gets cut off on the bottom of the page
Cant say I’m a fan of new ‘idea’.
Never had a problem returning a Swooping Evil with an Extimulo potion until this ‘new idea’ of the SOS training.
even with the Spell, Extimulo & Dark Arts Departure Denial active, it still escaped.
@CeruleanGirl I have not collected the field charms yet, as I would like to use my other charms first to try them out. I imagine that if I did collect them now, I would lose the new inn and greenhouse charms since my max is one.
As for choosing skills in the new SOS tree, I spent quite a bit of time reading what was available and trying to decide if it would be helpful for my gameplay. I ended up jumping around quite a bit. I aimed for improving trace families that my registry lacks, and improving brain elixir xp.
In order to unlock some skills I wanted most, I had to reduce the potion brew on a few potions... but I focused on bigger skills first because it seems that field guides are easy to find, and I can always go back for those lower skills that only require field guides later.
I think that everyone will skill select a little differently, based on how they like to gameplay.... and where they feel a little boost will be helpful. :)
@TwinGypsy I haven’t yet been in fortresses much to see the numbers jump like that, but the time I did go in was after switching professions and the number stayed as the higher one.
Possibly try switching professions and then go back to auror and then try the Knight bus to see if it still jumps around?
It is still very weird that it’s doing that though. Hopefully the @HPWUTeam will be able to have a look into it and sort it out.
@Zuzanna93 Quick question, did you complete any SOS training skills after it was showing a score of over 50k and before it was showing a score of over 60k. I think certain SOS training skills impact the profession appraisal score, but since I’m low on field guides and manuals I can’t check myself.
@CeruleanGirl You lose the rewards if your field charm slots are full. Best to keep one slot empty when collecting the dailies. It doesn’t go over from 1/1 to 2/1 unfortunately. I’ve made that mistake already 🤦♀️
I'm enviously eyeing the "possible spellbook in your treasure chest" spells. But those are way expensive. ;)
Well, just like @ElisaWilson and @TwinGypsy I went to fortress this morning, and my professional appraisal was ~27K. Left the fortress and went back into combat training and it showed the low score until I switched professions like @Imaginatio showed. When I went back to the fortress I was at the higher score.
I know this is something @Hoosierfan and @Zuzanna93 are wondering about too. I'm hoping it's a known issue for the HPWU crew. And that we can get some clarity on how to improve that score too.
I t isn't just you, it's all of us. My numbers go from 27k up to 50k and back again and that's my maxed auror! My MZ is also wonky. So for now ignore numbers, play as usual with the best intentions, confident teamwork, and let the devs get this particular bug under control.
Personally, I blame the nargles or maybe the baby demiguise, she seems particularly mischievous. 😉
@CeruleanGirl I asked myself the question, "How would I improve the game, if I were in charge?" Then I improved things accordingly.
I had avoided the spellbooks in treasure chests because I assumed red books. But if RSB or DADA, that could be really valuable.
@ParrishBlue @Magpie31 @Imaginatio Thank you all for the advice. I feel a little less overwhelmed by all of the options now!
I've been looking but haven't found an answer yet... Is placing brilliant foundables supposed to provide you with SOS resources? Technically, all brilliant pages are silver...
@Navik no. Lola has said that brilliant pages don't provide sos training manuals.
@MtPollux thank you! I was looking back, must have missed it somewhere. So much to unpack with this update. Still looking at the reward rate (55 gold foundables = 9 books vs what they'd be on silver and bronze) just because I'm curious.