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Apr
24
comment Single player Rocket League: does my team get dumber over a season?
So in other words, when a player leaves a 4v4 game with all All Stars, the bot that gets added would be an All Star, and not a Rookie. That seems a pretty simple thing to do, compared to branching AI behavior based on running average player skill.
Apr
24
comment Single player Rocket League: does my team get dumber over a season?
I am talking about the Rookie AI, yes. I was pointing out that it behaved consistently though, and if Rookie behaves consistently there is some reason to expect All Star would too. Given the difficulties in programming the AI for this game, I find it hard to imagine that the AI would dynamically adjust to "true skill". I think what you referred to in the patch notes merely indicates that in a multiplayer game, the added AI will match the players average experience level.
Apr
24
comment How are the Gem loots calculated?
@PythonMaster Yeah, I've started to see them very occasionally. I wonder a bit if it has to do with being in Royal, but probably not. Much of the RNG can play tricks on the mind with confirmation bias.
Apr
24
comment What happens with crown chests crowns when chest is not unlocked?
@Mathias711 With respect to the Free Chests, you are right. I don't know why I ever convince myself otherwise. I play the game so much its rare for me to stack 2 frees, sadly.
Apr
8
comment Should I always wait for an open chest slot before going to a new battle?
agent86ix built a "Chest Calculator" that you can use to find out where you are in the drop cycle, if you are interested.
Apr
5
comment What happens with crown chests crowns when chest is not unlocked?
I think you'd have to go more than 2 days to lose progress. The cool down timer will definitely start counting down on the second day as soon as it rolls over - so you can start work on the "day 2" crown chest immediately. I believe free chest work the same way (even after 8 hours and two chests waiting, still earning time toward a 3rd once the two are collected.)
Apr
3
comment How are the Gem loots calculated?
While the wiki states this, for the record I for one have yet to ever receive 4 gems. It may be possible, but after hundreds of pulls it seems fleetingly likely (to me).
Mar
27
comment Single player Rocket League: does my team get dumber over a season?
Anecdotally, I've seen the AI have very consistent behavior over a season (even if some of it was bad). I think what you are seeing are just situations where the AI will always perform bad, but either by luck or circumstance you saw those events occur more later in the season. I've learned certain tricks like to not chase the friendly AI when they are facing your goal - because they tend to "accidentally" hit it in much more often. Silly computers...
Mar
27
comment What is the use of Legend Trophies?
One slight footnote - though they seem to offer nothing other than prestige - they do remain indefinitely. That, I believe is there point. Once you earn them, you'll always have them to show off, come what may.
Mar
25
comment What are the benefits of waiting to drop troops second?
I would note that some troops can be dropped behind the King tower for nearly "free" - if the opponent doesn't almost immediately play in response. This is a common move in higher level play - to bait the opponent to make the first major investment.
Mar
18
comment How does the donation cooldown work?
Based on my experience - it is a 24 hour cool down that seems locked to the first time you ever donated cards. I speculate that this could reset at some point if you ever went more than 2 days without donating, but I'm playing the game way too much to test that atm. It may just be locked to that time though. This should also mean that you can end up being able to donate 120 cards in one 24 hour period, borrowing from the cooldown of the previous day.
Mar
18
comment How can I figure out where I am in the Chest-cycle for Clash Royale?
Giant chests are not random, but Super Magical Chests are.
Mar
18
comment What happens if clan leaders abuse their power?
I can say from experience that the worst punishment for a clan leader is a bunch of clan mates leaving. Recruiting is a grueling task, as many new recruits you get will simply ask for expensive troops, get them, and leave. Once a clan falls below a certain critical mass it becomes hard to recruit more quality players and eventually you even lose that ability to war. If you donate, and regularly play, there are thousands of clans out there that would jump at the chance to get you. Leave that pesky leader and don't look back.
Mar
12
comment How can I challenge previous arenas?
Since I've seen folks speculating about what I call the "Goblin Stadium Exploit" all over the web, I decided to math out the pros and cons. Other than what I'd consider a slight odds benefit for buying Epics in the Shop, you are better off climbing. You'll have more fun that way too...
Mar
12
comment Is there any reason to open a chest from a lower arena as opposed to the same chest from a higher arena?
The only reason, as you mention, is if you want to open a quicker chest (pretty much only Silver), to save a longer open time chest (Gold +) for a long time away from play. In my experience I almost never need more than 2 slots free. 1 in case I get a Gold I want to save for later, and one active constantly cycled slot. The other slots are still useful if you flat can't play though - for pop in/pop out.
Sep
9
comment Why is my money disappearing in Clash of Clans?
Look at the time stamps. Are you sure you aren't being attacked multiple times? In many cases, you can be attacked for less than 50% and lose tons of resources without getting a shield. These attacks should all be listed on the screen when you load the game, but often times that screen bugs out and you don't actually see it. Then the log is your only clue.
Jul
7
comment How do you solve the last puzzle in the workshop?
I think it is important to emphasize stay in the middle and jump when the ingredients start spinning. I had done everything right, but standing slightly off center the process occurred and ended without any effect (which is dumb IMHO).
Jun
27
comment How do I unlock new uniforms in COD: Ghosts?
This is why I've lost interest in Ghosts. Why does that have to be so complicated!
Jun
19
comment How long is the day to night cycle in Fez?
It's been a while since I did that puzzle, but I recall it being long enough to wait out. Similar to the clock puzzle, and easier solution is to just change the time of your console or PC.
Jun
19
comment What knowledge am I supposed to start with in Minecraft?
Based on how the game was constructed, I'd propose that it isn't a game in which you can feasibly avoid death for long, without prior knowledge unless you play on Peaceful or Creative, and even then there are ways to die. As such, you could argue that death is a series of lessons in how not to die. In the early game, death doesn't have that big of a penalty to it - so before too long you learn about night and lava... long falls, etc.