are beacons still relevant?

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BiohazarD
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30 August, 2017, 4:18 PM UTC
Andromeda said:

IronApex Turok said:

Andromeda said:


Yes, some beacons belong to Balur. The level 5 league beacons are defended. Leagues don't spread defense thin is all. Smart play. Server three seems to be growing fast now.

thats kinda my point.... almost any beacon can be taken at will. 


most of the beacons on server 2 can be knocked over with a sneeze. 


today i notice several more undefended beacons held by balur. 
On S3 it takes a lot more than just a "sneeze" to knock the majority of them down.
I don't know about sneezes, but to players with a few billion offense, a 100m defense beacon is basically just easy pvp.  
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IronApex Turok
30 August, 2017, 10:53 PM UTC

judging by all the beacons that have fallen on s2.....


only 1 remaining heavily defended beacon is left, and i dont think it'll survive the night. 


Even the coveted corner beacons (which should, in theory, be the heaviest defended) have fallen today. 



We've had our pick of beacons during this massacre. and of course, we are only after Pvp points. we arent keeping them. 



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BiohazarD
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31 August, 2017, 8:11 AM UTC
IronApex Turok said:

judging by all the beacons that have fallen on s2.....


only 1 remaining heavily defended beacon is left, and i dont think it'll survive the night. 


Even the coveted corner beacons (which should, in theory, be the heaviest defended) have fallen today. 



We've had our pick of beacons during this massacre. and of course, we are only after Pvp points. we arent keeping them. 



Well I suppose the point of massacre tourney is to free up some beacons :P
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djmoody
31 August, 2017, 8:20 AM UTC

I forgot about massacre when I posted.

It's plunging the game to lvl 1 beacons all over as the uber hammers run around in the knowledge of reviving losses. Makes beacon holding almost impossible and is widening the def / off gap quicker than anything else could.
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brunsonthomas
31 August, 2017, 2:43 PM UTC
IronApex Turok said:

judging by all the beacons that have fallen on s2.....


only 1 remaining heavily defended beacon is left, and i dont think it'll survive the night. 


Even the coveted corner beacons (which should, in theory, be the heaviest defended) have fallen today. 



We've had our pick of beacons during this massacre. and of course, we are only after Pvp points. we arent keeping them. 



You had your pick of Beacons then why did it take 6 leagues to take down 1 corner Beacon?
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IronApex Turok
31 August, 2017, 10:13 PM UTC
brunsonthomas said:

IronApex Turok said:

judging by all the beacons that have fallen on s2.....


only 1 remaining heavily defended beacon is left, and i dont think it'll survive the night. 


Even the coveted corner beacons (which should, in theory, be the heaviest defended) have fallen today. 



We've had our pick of beacons during this massacre. and of course, we are only after Pvp points. we arent keeping them. 



You had your pick of Beacons then why did it take 6 leagues to take down 1 corner Beacon?
i cant help the whole server doesnt like you and wanted to attack you.   Trust me, none of that was coordinated. Everyone just wanted a piece of you. 
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Snowgoon
31 August, 2017, 10:57 PM UTC

IronApex Turok said:


judging by all the beacons that have fallen on s2.....


only 1 remaining heavily defended beacon is left, and i dont think it'll survive the night. 


Even the coveted corner beacons (which should, in theory, be the heaviest defended) have fallen today. 



We've had our pick of beacons during this massacre. and of course, we are only after Pvp points. we arent keeping them.

There were no pvp points this time - no pvp tournaments so nobody gets ANY rewards

Even League achievements are switched off so you get NOTHING for downgrading a level 5 beacon

Everyone loses 10% permanently, some are crazy enough to spend sapphires reviving units DURING the Massacre

The only winner is Plarium
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toggit
1 September, 2017, 1:05 PM UTC

More Beacon Destruction immediately after Massacre


They even have the nerve to call it a 'Conquest' tournament, but it has nothing to do with conquest
There are no tournament points for conquering, downgrading or upgrading beacons, only for killing defense units

This is just another pvp tournament with a fancy name

Beacons are pvp targets. They now have no other purpose in the game
but they are very bad pvp targets because tournament points are only given based on the power point value of units killed, which is much more difficult than hitting a Hamlet or badly fortified castle.
These tournament points are not the same as normal pvp points.


So why do intelligent players not ignore this stupid tournament?

They need 2000 points just to get 5 sapphires   http://prntscr.com/gftdrm

We only need 10 pvp points in normal tournaments to get 5 sapphires



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Knight Pearson
8 September, 2017, 12:29 PM UTC
Beacons do have their worth and can be instrumental in your league growing and for a member to grow .Not only do they offer league points for the more territory you got you also gain rewards and more league points when completing each stage of relevant  league badges you also can make your troops stronger and lower the food consumption by using dark essence on them  .I find beacon conquest fun it brings your league together and gives a target to build as one and succeed as one especially with the massacre tournaments where your losses can be minimal 
GPRP
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isacescu_bogdan
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13 September, 2017, 9:16 AM UTC

Hi!


You may think beacons are not relevant but as long as they are the most important thing for the league ranks they will always be the most important. When you want to play a game you want to be the best, you want to be no1 in rankings, so no matter what your strategy use... 

One of the principles you must have to be no1 is to hold the biggest territory and this can happen only holding beacons :-) 


Best regards!

Bogdan

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IronApex Turok
13 September, 2017, 8:21 PM UTC

isacescu_bogdan said:


Hi!


You may think beacons are not relevant but as long as they are the most important thing for the league ranks they will always be the most important. When you want to play a game you want to be the best, you want to be no1 in rankings, so no matter what your strategy use... 

One of the principles you must have to be no1 is to hold the biggest territory and this can happen only holding beacons :-) 


Best regards!

Bogdan

but are they the most important?  


on server 2, we are able to stay inthe top ten and not hold a single beacon.  We can climb the ladder by knocking off the beacons of who ever is above us. 


LOTBR manages to hold the number 1 spot with only 1 beacon.   


most beacons on server 2 are level 1, no one can hold them. 
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BiohazarD
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13 September, 2017, 8:36 PM UTC
IronApex Turok said:

isacescu_bogdan said:


Hi!


You may think beacons are not relevant but as long as they are the most important thing for the league ranks they will always be the most important. When you want to play a game you want to be the best, you want to be no1 in rankings, so no matter what your strategy use... 

One of the principles you must have to be no1 is to hold the biggest territory and this can happen only holding beacons :-) 


Best regards!

Bogdan

but are they the most important?  


on server 2, we are able to stay inthe top ten and not hold a single beacon.  We can climb the ladder by knocking off the beacons of who ever is above us. 


LOTBR manages to hold the number 1 spot with only 1 beacon.   


most beacons on server 2 are level 1, no one can hold them. 
Yep, you don't have to hold many beacons to be number 1, if you have the offense to make sure nobody else can hold any.  Plus, some of the strongest leagues don't care about their rankings, they just want to do pvp and kill stuff, and you don't need beacons for that especially once you get your fortress upgraded.  
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