I was playing a three-player with Pickett and the King's Daughter. I was on the final stretch with enough magic to win the game, when Pickett plays a backward spell on me. O.k. no big deal, just as long as I don't roll a 6, the highest die roll on that map, I'll still win. Of course, I roll a 6 and hit Pickett's big toll. Then, I have 4 of the next 6 spaces as big tolls in front of him, if he lands on any one of them I'm back to having enough to win. He rolls a 2, and then a 3. Exactly the right spaces to avoid the tolls. Sigh, I guess I'll just have to play some more. Dustin
Fear not my Culdceptian friend, there are endless horror tales like this; I myself have seen more than enough of these "sweet jelly rolls" for the AI. It is extremely frustrating to see that several times in a game, where it looks like the computer has it in for you. I think they call it the Oke Doke, where it seems fixed. If it happens too early in the game, I turn it off. If I have gone a good way in, I have to grin and bear it, because you still get something for finishing. Get your revenge on the next game! Hang in there!
Post by ShadowoftheLord on Jun 1, 2004 14:58:30 GMT -5
You know I believe almost all of us here thats played the game has seen the faults with the "Random" die rolls. But others including myself have gotten into using holy words, haste or even fly(to a limited extent). I mean if you need to change the die roll and take away that randomness then use cards like these. That way you can safely say that the game isn't always going againts you .
You know... in all fairness, I've seen the computer seemingly get screwed perfectly with a die roll directly onto the only level 5 land on the board, that I just levelled the turn previous.
However, whether or not that kind of thing happens to you, or the CPU, more... and whether there is some AI cheating going on... that's definitely the reason that movement cards are so amazingly powerful in this game.
Re: "...in all fairness, I've seen the computer seemingly get screwed perfectly with a die roll directly onto the only level 5 land on the board, that I just levelled the turn previous."
Me too - and don't we love it when the computer actually cheats in our favor, for once? I also like it when Ryvern gets a chance to throw a Haunt on my Cepter and the computer controls my character even better than I probably would! The AI seems to land "Rorre" (dude with the lightning bolt headband) in better spots on the board than I can. And it draws useful cards at the right time, like the Choose Land card, which it then promptly uses and breaks the Haunt spell on Rorre. LOL
Post by FukmepoleK on Jun 24, 2004 19:28:32 GMT -5
I love how they ALWAYS seem to have the right cards to smack me down and ALWAYS land on the castle and towers to LEVEL UP or to do someother dastardly thing.
I played yesterday for SIX HOURS on one game ( I kept using my total destruction cards( in effort to hope to land on high toll lands that are now vacant and get lucky with good rolls....... and win......
NO FUCKING WAY.
I'm at the sky temple.
I can't beat my (evil) self. I'm just too good of a deck builder.
I have seen way too many 'lucky computer comebacks' to mention. Many times I've actually played perfectly (rolled well to start and got the right creatures on the right land right away) and seen the computer roll the ONLY right number to escape my little high toll traps or roll the ONLY number to get stuck on the ONLY high level toll of theirs!
Both me and my bf play all the time and we have learned to tune each others curses out for when this happens. As I write this he is yelling 'CHEATER' downstairs at the comp! How ironic He made 4 greens in a row with high level dragon zombies and both Leo and that Morroc guy have NEVER landed on them. (That is where we are both currently stuck). I even tailored my deck to take out yellow for his griphons and nikes and put in anti-yellow, but it doesn't matter. I seriously feel like the only chance is to aquire more meteor spells to wack his high level squares. I watched in horror my first time as Morroc's purpose was only to land on Leo's high level cards and give him thousands of gold. He won the game for Leo over and over in the next couple of games and I was extremely mad as I was winning prior to that each time.
There is 0 doubt in my mind that they were coded to get some advantages. I've seen the computer double and triple lap me nearly every game on non altered die rolls. I've rolled more 1s in a game than I have ever seen a computer ai come HALF as near approaching. I've even got so mad that I've considered writing their company to ask why they made the comp cheat so bad
But even worse than the die rolls is the advantage they have of knowing every single move or card I am capable of using and abusing that to their advantage
And I refuse to use fly anymore, ever since I started rolling consecutive 1 1s! I mean, give me a break. It is funny though I guess now that I think of how bad I've been screwed.
Post by mrnegativity on Jan 8, 2006 8:58:10 GMT -5
Last night, we were playing on the map with a 1-9 die roll. After a haste and Holy Word X gave me a good lead from everyone, I proceeded to roll 1's and 2's for the next FIVE rounds. Odds of occurance? 1 in 2000. This also happened when trying to beat the "under 20 round" goal. All I needed was a 4 or higher in 2 rounds to win, and I proceeded to get two 1's. ARGH!
Post by BrianBethany on Jan 17, 2006 9:33:29 GMT -5
I was at the Heavenly Alter, two spaces away from the castle to win (after playing for 3.5 hours on the one map), the computer got two high rolls and the last one landed him exactly on the castle with just barely enough to win. I had 2,000 more magic then him and he won. That Sucked! I have sinced tweaked my deck, taking out most spells that I would never want used against me, stocked up on creatures with at least 40 MHP, so not to be killed by Evil Blast, and lots of items. Hopefully the deck will work and the Evil Character won't use it effectively, kind of worried about starting the level again and going 3 hours just to loose again. I played the deck on a small board and got stomped, but I think it may work on that level, not sure, but I guess one day I will find out. Game On!