First of all the Odysseys, probably take a copy of what is out there… so the % is similar to what you encounter in regular maps. Make’s it easier to have viable maps on those islands, and set the difficulty, based on some on-going difficulty. It’s a setting, which I tend to agree… if you want to change that, you may do so in lower difficulty Odysseys. Those 10-11-12 skulls have to be difficult. If you make those easy… well, let’s just call it a quit.
No one said that Perseus is “the best” GK. But he has several advantages to begin with. Ajax is also a pretty good one, if you set him up correctly. Hercules in my opinion is only good in the early levels of the game. So having said that, if you look at Perseus, he has all the right advantages in his given talents, except of speed… all the others are a good thing for GK. Just because we are bored to see them, doesn’t mean it’s bad. Im glad most people make wise choices, based on what they see, it shows progress… other than doing what they want, for example setting Prom or Jason (not properly setup). So here is by elimination why Perseus is chosen over others, and its not a bad thing…
- You eliminate all shield-less heroes… its 2 less resistances, and physical is a MAJOR part of the GK… that’s out of the window, unless you spend your slots to build up physical.
- Cadmus/Helen has CD - Athena has stun
- Mirror shield is a good start to build him, so that rules out Achilles and Ajax.
You can build up Cadmus if you want, it’s not like he is a bad GK, but you already start at a small disadvantage. Personally I love Achilles, he would make a great GK, but he lacks health, and DR would be a pain to make. Ajax has a small advantage over physical, but this can be overturned in the long run.
Let’s face it, as it is, the game is set so that your purpose is to get to GK and beat him… it’s what everyone is looking forward, especially in wars. Will I get an army, is he going to be tough, will my powers be enough, or will my raw damage take him down? Especially the first time you go at him, is crucial… a 2 setup GK with different elements, would actually be the best possible strategy at wars, as I have found out, that people need powers/units to take down tough GK, and it can’t be easy to setup an all around GK.