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Old 11-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Sersemina Sersemina is offline
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Default The Academy is a huge disappointment.

Generally the update is great! I was quite excited when I first heard we were going to have an experience bonus from the academy and was looking forward to building it. A few weeks later the result is that I have a fortress level 12 and an academy stuck at level 5 - I am just not upgrading it, because the bonus is ridiculous. I earn about 24-26 mln experience from quests (and I play for gold, 320 thirst). The bonus I get from my level 5 academy is ~30K exp/hour - this means about one thousandth of my daily profit. You could say "why don't you upgrade the academy to level 15 - you can then raise the experience gain three times to the significant 1/300, multiply this by 24 hours and you almost have a 10% boost...". The thing is people have to go to work/school/whatever and they need to sleep. Even at level 15 the collection time is 2:24 hours - this means most people that are not total robots will probably have more than 50% dead time. Thus the 10% bonus drops to lets say 4%. And if I play for experience, my profit from the quests will be twice as high, cutting the academy bonus share to ~2% - and this is level 15! My suggestion is 1. dramatically increase the experience collection time - make it equal to the wood/stone collection time; 2. increase the experience bonus at least twice - this would mean a shroomer who plays for experience will have a 10% bonus at level 15 - that shouldn't be too much to ask for.

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Old 11-11-2015, 06:18 PM
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For now, I'm fine with how the academy works. At level 10, my academy gives 218k exp per full harvest which is around 0.5% of my total 320 thirsts spent on exp quests. If I can collect 2 - 3 times a day, it will be 1 - 1.5% extra to my total exp.

I think the main source of exp is from quests. Exp from the fortress is not supposed to give too much advantages for your main character. Again, 1 - 1.5 % exp bonus a day is not bad at all, and it will be more at higher level for the academy. Maybe you will gain more from the academy once you level up?
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:19 AM
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I say the amount of exp. gained from academy is good as questing should be main source of exp but I do agree the time it take to max out needs to be increased having to check every 60-90 minutes is dumb have it equal the time of stone and wood.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:58 AM
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I don't know ... yesterday, I needed just a TOUCH more experience to get to level 351. Instead of waiting hours, or even until today to get that exp to level, I was able to collect pretty quickly from the fortress to give me what I needed.

As I play for gold on S8, I guess the exp wasn't a big deal for me, and I was glad that it filled fast.

I will say there hasn't been a time a have logged in to check on the fortress (and save my blasted wood and stone from the 50% thieves!!! THAT I have a problem with!) that exp hasn't been full.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:57 PM
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I don't know ... yesterday, I needed just a TOUCH more experience to get to level 351. Instead of waiting hours, or even until today to get that exp to level, I was able to collect pretty quickly from the fortress to give me what I needed.

As I play for gold on S8, I guess the exp wasn't a big deal for me, and I was glad that it filled fast.

I will say there hasn't been a time a have logged in to check on the fortress (and save my blasted wood and stone from the 50% thieves!!! THAT I have a problem with!) that exp hasn't been full.
oh yes the extra exp is nice but can be hard for a lot of ppl to be able to check in every 60-90 minutes I know for me while at work I might not be able to check for 2-3 hours. would just be nice to have it be at least 3 hours b4 it maxes out.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:37 PM
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Ok, If you like the 1.5% bonus, I am not going to argue about that. I don't insist on doubling the experience rate, but increasing the collection time (for example 12 hours at level 12 - same as wood and stone) is a must. In the meantime, the academy is my last building in the list.
 

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