Anyone Else Being Obliterated By Adversaries??

WileyWizWileyWiz Posts: 18 ✭✭
edited February 6 in Community Forum Feedback #1 latest comment 05 November, 2021, 09:18 pm.

I don’t know if mods actually check this channel, but IMHO the new Adversaries are the WORST addition to this game. Does anyone else go through 40+ spell energy and at least half a dozen potions simply to survive a single encounter with one? It’s outrageous. I’m not a new player. I’m a professor (lvl 41) at the highest rank in that profession who has also maxed out my rank in each registry, so it’s not like I just don’t have the power that comes from leveling up (not that that seems to matter either, I’ve had encounters where I’ve cast three ‘Masterful’ spells in a row only to have the Confoundable depart). It’s clear the encounter is rigged to deplete you of supplies, I’m guessing in hopes that you’ll cave and actually buy more.


I completed the Adversaries event, but am now clicking into each Adversary encounter just to flee and get the stupid little green things off my screen. I stopped spending money on this game several unresolved bugs ago, and this latest issue just makes me question if it’s worth it to keep playing the game at all. I’m wondering if anyone else is having this same issue. (EDIT bc it looks like the tags are working after all)

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  • DrakoniteDrakonite Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7 #207 February, 2021, 06:29 am.

    Have you maxed out professor main plan and adversary plan? if not that could be why as adversaries arent influenced by spell mastery (now attainable by doing sos nodes not lvlying up). Also are you using extimulo and/or wit potions and/or healing potions? W/o those you (prof or auror) can't win vs advers.


    As a fully maxed out Auror on both plans I almost never lose but I've got all potions maxed out on sos nodes and am using them w/o mercy, lol.

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  • RumpelstilzkinRumpelstilzkin Posts: 166 ✭✭✭
    #307 February, 2021, 08:57 pm.

    Another auror here. I’m at 137/137, 5/15 and I always use potions on the archfoes. I can do Draco without one if things go well. When I run out of potions, like during the current event, I just do the first two adversaries. You need more of what they drop, anyway.

    Personally, I like that the game designers added hard fights to the game. That makes it more interesting again. It had become too much of an easy grind.

  • RumpelstilzkinRumpelstilzkin Posts: 166 ✭✭✭
    #407 February, 2021, 09:02 pm.

    Btw, I don’t think the quality of the spell cast affects the likelihood of success, same as in Pokémon Go. It just gives you a little bonus experience reward and a warm fuzzy feeling when the Masterful! announcement comes up

  • HypnoticMichaelHypnoticMichael Posts: 72 ✭✭✭
    #508 February, 2021, 08:28 am.

    OP,


    One of the problems is being a professor - there’s another thread that quite neatly exposes the fact that magis are high health and low(ish) damage, aurors are high damage and low health while profs are low-ish health and lowest damage (even less than the healer/tank!) against adversaries. It’s just a balancing problem which the extra adversary nodes won’t resolve, and unfortunately you’re sat at the sharp end of it.


    The SOS Tree gaslighting debacle saw calls for respec options that were ignored, and from what I can gather I fear the same outcome here.

  • ARose128ARose128 Posts: 3 ✭✭
    #618 February, 2021, 05:40 am.

    OP, I agree. I hate adversaries. I understand wanting to add a challenge, but I feel like they are ridiculous. I'm a maxed professor, with 4/15, and level 42. I flee whenever I see certain creatures because I know I'll never win. With some dragons I deal 42 damage points compared to its 30+. Even with potent and health potions, I still need 20+ energy to defent it. Plus I can even brew potent potions anymore because I haven't gotten unicorn hairs from portkeys in over 2 months.

  • DrakoniteDrakonite Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #718 February, 2021, 07:06 am.

    professors suck vs adversaries, altho w/o extims magiz are worse. You want easy-er advers. go auror, everything is 3-4 shots w a potent max.

  • BeerenausleseBeerenauslese Posts: 6 ✭✭
    #820 February, 2021, 11:06 pm.

    Agreed- when I forget to switch to Auror and go into an encounter as a Prof, I just end up fleeing because it isn’t worth it. Previously I quit the game when I was playing only as a Prof, until someone convinced me to try again as an Auror. Huge difference! You can still end up sinking a lot of resources into adversaries, and inexplicably get booted out just when you are about to win, so for now I still won’t spend a dime on the game because that would change the bug from annoying and disappointing to being scammed

  • WileyWizWileyWiz Posts: 18 ✭✭
    #922 September, 2021, 05:26 am.

    A million years late here but thanks for all the replies! That's a super raw deal for professors, but at least I know it's a design flaw in the game, and nothing wrong with the actual app. Thanks all!

  • StarAnise8StarAnise8 Posts: 39 ✭✭
    #1016 October, 2021, 12:01 pm.

    I’m a maxed professor (including the adversaries skills) and don’t need 6 potions AND tons of spell energy for any of the adversaries. For the easy adversaries (Draco, Fenrir, Lockhart), I use one strong exstimulo on the third foe. Aragog and higher, I use a strong on the second foe and am usually still have 1-2 hits left for the third one. Depending on critical hits and which adversary it is, you can use one potent or a strong with wit sharpening after that. You might need a healing potion, but I notice more often than not, I wouldn’t have needed it. Narcissa is the worst because she can dodge. I use a potent with wit sharpening for her, and if you have bad luck you might need a regular or strong exstimulo, but the whole chain is still usually 3-4 potions, maybe 5 if you have particularly bad luck. I’ve used gold when I would accrue it to increase potion, ingredient, and spell energy storage, so have a stockpile of strong and potent potions now, and abraxian and unicorn hair, and there’s more than enough time between adversary events to make enough potions to restock. I also only use regular exstimulo on severe and emergency foundables now, only using the strong and potent ones for adversaries. I probably should mention that I’ve maxed out the effectiveness for these potions mentioned in the SOS training.


    Regarding returning foundables, I did find that they made it harder. If you do the SOS trainings for spell mastery, it does help a lot and is almost back to what it was before. However, I also do notice there are more frequently “random” ones that are just really difficult to get. After 3 casts, it’s reasonable just to flee unless you want to use a potion or like 5 more spell energy; masterful spells don’t seem to help at all. So, yes, it does seem like it’s a grab to use up all our resources, especially since the next brilliant event is only 4 days and ends before the weekend. I know I have done it in that time before, but I don’t want to have to stress to do it that quickly. It is super annoying.

  • Dulac505Dulac505 Posts: 8 ✭✭
    #1105 November, 2021, 08:18 pm.

    I think the “new” adversary chains are ****. I am a 56th Auror and I am burning potions like crazy. This is ****. I wasted experience on getting the dodge in the advanced training and in fighting four adversaries, I am hit EVERY **** time. I guess that it is a good thing this game is going away. I don’t need this kind of frustration from a stupid phone game.

  • WileyWizWileyWiz Posts: 18 ✭✭
    #1205 November, 2021, 09:18 pm.

    I agree. I had finally gotten to the same level as @StarAnise8 regarding not needing as many potions for regular Adversaries and having a stockpile just in case, but these new Adversaries are WAY more trouble than they’re worth. Not to mention, I just got to the final stage of one of the Barty ones, only to have the game crash and lose all of it. Complete horses*t.

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