Event Feedback - The Travelling Merchant


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Dear players,

the traveling merchant Midas is back and again in need of your help! Your job will be to guard him during his travels and make sure he reaches his destination. Midas will start his journey on September 15th at 14:00 and be on his way for 4 days. His journey will end on September 19th at 14:00.

Defeating the Raiders
During this event, you have to defend the merchant Midas by battling incoming groups of raiders with your band of mercenaries. Each one of them has different strengths and weaknesses.
The raiders you encounter are randomly chosen from a pool of varying units with different offensive and defensive values. In each encounter you will have to use your men wisely, to be victorious.


The battle will happen in turns. At the bottom of the battle screen, you will see which unit will attack when. When one unit attacks another it will reduce the defensive value by a randomly chosen value within its attacking power. Once a unit's defensive value is reduced to zero it is knocked out. But don't worry if your mercenary gets knocked out. He will be available again in the next battle.
At the bottom of the screen, you can find a bar displaying the order in which the units will attack. The active unit is displayed by having a bigger icon. To attack a unit, simply click on it. An arrow will show you which unit was attacked and a number will display the damage it took. To speed up the animations and save some precious time, you will find an option at the very bottom of the battle screen.


Opening Chests
When all the raiders' units are defeated you will be rewarded with a chest. These can contain several items. To see what can potentially be inside, you only need to click on the chest. Opening the chests will take some time, and you can only carry three. So make sure to unlock them regularly! Inside you will also find some experience for your mercenaries. Once they reach a higher level their offensive and defensive abilities will improve, but they will also encounter more daring opponents.


Changes to Balancing
Based on your feedback in the previous iteration of the event, we have made some changes to the balancing of the event. We have replaced some items with items that were better suited, according to your feedback. We hope you'll like these better.

The merchant Midas will also reward you with additional rewards the closer you get to his destination. You can see the possible rewards displayed at the top. But remember that only successful battles bring you closer to your destination! If you lose a battle you will have to flee and lose some of the distance you already traveled.

We hope you enjoy our event and wish you good on your journey ahead! We are also looking forward to your feedback, which you can provide in this thread.
Your Tribal Wars Team


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Has Innogames ever produced a more thinly veiled "you will not succeed without buying premium points" side game than this? Lets you make your way up to around 700 km relatively easily, then becomes impossible as the "robbers" suddenly jump to the point where the weakest robber can literally one-shot your strongest defender whilst simultaneously having more hit-points than your entire 5-man squad..............!!! What a joke!!