Update 10.2: what the hell Kabam…

SC20140610-151127So update 10.2 hit the servers, and it is IMO by far the worst update yet from Kabam! Even though there isn’t really much that was updated. I thinkthere were some minor updates to the graphics, but I also got a new phone so that might be it as well. Also, a few names have been changed.

The Eldar set is now called Elven Elder, while Avari is now called Arcane. No doubt these changes came from legal disputes over the names. New “Epic” equipment has also been announced, like a staff for Gandalf and Bow for Tauriel, but I haven’t seen those yet.

But the most shocking and annoying change has been the introduction of the bulk buy and open feature. It sounds great, not having to endlessly press the damn unpack button for chests and troops, until you enter a ToM that is. Tournaments of Might have effectively been killed by this feature. No longer is any strategy required. During the last minute, you are able to pop all your troops at once and it becomes a lottery who wins….

It really took the fun out of those tournaments. Hopefully, Kabam will be smart enough to turn that feature off during ToMs….And that’s it. A small update, and definitely not one of their best. Still waiting for the new campaign map, Wilderness outposts and trainable Tacticals….

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Campaign: Temporary maps

campaign mapOne of the later additions to the game has been the introduction of temporary campaign maps. These maps appear at seemingly random times every now and then, and disappear again as well after usually a few hours. I thought about including them in the campaign spreadsheet, but seeing as I am not convinced they will be reused, I will write here a small article on how I think you should generally approach these and what the potential rewards are (and they are pretty good).

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Hero equipment: All you need to know

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article headerOne of the most interesting updates to Kingdoms of Middle Earth recently has been the addition of Hero Equipment; Pieces of gear that heroes can equip that give them certain bonuses. But where do you find all the information about the gear? Where do you equip them on your heroes? Where can you see all the items’ bonuses and where are the icons explained? And where exactly do you find these items in the game to begin with?

This article will provide answers to all this and more, giving you a complete overview on one of the better additions to this game in months.

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