Problem : Nerfing scream boost and troops/towers takes the fun out the game.
One thing us HUNS like to do is get into the HUNSLab and figure out how to take down Budakalasz’ base. You see, Boss has an almost maxed base all the time. He has stockpiles of towers and obstacles that he maxed quickly. If a HUNS member can beat his base, it’s a ‘coming of age’ milestone. Even without many boosts, his base is VERY difficult for players lower than level 90. It’s still be difficult for players level 90-95.
Before and after the scream boost nerf, the base was beatable by lvl 90 players. That shouldn’t have been. With the scream boost nerf it’s a little tougher, but still beatable.
However, with the Uberblasters stacked with Frost Frenzy Blasters, the base is near impossible for kings up to at least lvl 96 (my level!) with fully maxed spells and strong leadership/scream.
AND THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.
The problem is not that scream boost was too strong; it was that elements of the game don’t add enough power to high-level bases. But Uberfrostblasters show that by making the game more about strategy and having fun pieces to work with, high-level bases will remain mostly unbeatable.
Solution : Give the game more challenging elements, but let people use the scream boost they have already. The nerf wasn’t necessary. Flare should think about how certain elements (troop combos, tower placement) like boosts change the strategy of the game and create a natural disparity between players rather than the artificial one that nerfing brings.
Flare has shown that stackable boosts is one way to make bases strong. It would be amazing if Alliances could form an “identity” and choose what boosts they get and therefore stack them in a certain way. For example, HUNS could be the Arb Superboosted alliance that naturally resists alliances that stack boosts on knights/ogres. Another alliance could be heavy in Mummies that wipe out bands of arbs in one swift blow, even from across the lane.
No matter what, end the scream nerf and let us have our gear at full strength again.