3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - Dam Of Doom - 12/10/2022

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3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - Dam Of Doom - 12/10/2022

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Here we go again, another 3 stage event, this one looks possibly a bit more interesting, maybe.

Weapon first, sniper with Marksman affinity (+100% to headshots) at not a bad damage to start which is 'maybe' an indicator (as we know they're going to have to put something good in these events due to parts cost or players will just quit after too many disappointments).

Gear, looks a decent match for the weapon with added headshot damage and 4 bonuses including crit hit.

Sm's, again look as if they might be promising with a new combination of abilities.

So looks like I'll be having another go and hope GameLoft proves to be aware that people get sick fed up being canned 'all' the time...
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - 12/10/2022

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:? It's also a wobbler, again only stage 1 but it will take a few upgrades to get useable in event.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - 12/10/2022

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Well stage 1 done and no surprises that the gun at this stage is pretty useless, roll on stage 2.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - 12/10/2022

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In-event helicopters took three or four (non-critical) hits to destroy them at the end. Weak indeed.

It took a one-day Deputy and 8 Supreme Packs to finish the event early. I probably could have waited until the very last but any extra parts will go on to Stage 2. It appears that at least two more 24-hour Deputies and several Supreme Packs will be necessary to finish the event. Hope it is worth it.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - 12/10/2022

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Onto stage 2 - affinity still just Marksman (+100% headshot damage) name for this stage is Pearlescence for no adequately explained reason.

Nothing sticks out as exceptional with the weapon, gearset does seem a good match for sniper rifles though, so suppose could look at that as a plus.

Still took 3 x 8hour deputies and about a dozen packs, and will no doubt require the same again this stage and next. :roll:
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - 12/10/2022

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A bit disappointed that the weapon affinity didn't add something more. Usually it has done so at Stage 2 and then Stage 3 is another big boost. Hope this isn't a indication that the Stage 3 weapon won't be very robust in the affinity department.

Don't really like the darkness of the event and have to use the infrared more than is comfortable since it runs out in later stages before the field is cleared. Oh, well...ust another challenge.

Ran a second 24-hour Deputy at the end of Stage 1 so am off to a roaring start. IIRC, after a few upgrades at Stage 2 the upgrade hill becomes rather steep later on.
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I'm starting to think the 3 stage events will become the norm and are just there to drain resources and maximise spending to continue.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - 12/10/2022

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You have precisely described the GL strategy. The damning evidence is that the SMs have become mediocre and the weapons are marginally useful.

In the past, 3-stage events delivered quality rewards. No longer. GL is relying on the FOMO psychology to lure players into dumping resources into such an event. In order for GL to be successful in the deception, the occasional valuable nugget must be offered. Then on we go again until resources are short and real cash becomes involved. Brilliant but obvious.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - 12/10/2022

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Stage 2 completed and gear and gun below F.Y.I.

As expected the gun, even paired with it's gear or with a better set has trouble with a grey drone, even with barrage barely scratches SM's

I only hope stage 3 makes a massive difference, it'll have to or I'll be expecting an explanation from GameLoft!!!
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - Dam Of Doom - 12/10/2022

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Stage 3, and a bit disappointed here, affinity is now No Escape (piercing rounds), Marksman (+100% headshot) and Symbiosis (well that's become an expected affinity now).

+75% cash/XP and +25% crit hit, so nothing to make this one stand out, I'm expecting disappointment :?
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After running plenty of deputies parts are still well biased, these events going from bad to worse.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - Dam Of Doom - 12/10/2022

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Well this looks like another one that I won't bother finishing and just keep the weapon for upgrades.
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Re: 3 Stage Event - Mirage - Hallowed Eve - Dam Of Doom - 12/10/2022

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Can't say I blame you, it's costing an 8 hour deputy for just 1 upgrade now, and that's only level 3 => 4, last stage event I was managing 2 for each deputy ran, so somethings are being messed with, all in GameLofts favour of course.
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Well loads of deputies and packs later, fully upgraded weapon, struggles with grey drones and doesn't even scratch my SM's when hitting an unshielded SM with all headshots.

A thorough disappointment yet again, hope the SM's are at least useful!
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Oh, and parts wastage with almost 3 days to go, it's clear the biasing has increased to a stupid degree...
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