Elephant Archers, again!

Longbow1

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Ever since the introduction of the ridiculously overpowered elephant archers, the number of players refusing to participate in wars any more has been steadily increasing. For the most part, wars have deteriorated into grossly mismatched slaughters by those alliances who somehow "miraculously" have unlimited supplies of EAs. Since Nexon has shown absolutely NO interest in trying to stop this blatant abuse, and punish those individuals and alliances who are destroying any fair balance in the wars, here are a few suggestions that might fix or rebalance the system. NEXON, PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THESE AND IMPLEMENT THEM, or just leave things the way they are and fairly soon there won't be anybody participating in wars, except the cheaters!!!

a) ~ Eliminate EAs completely. or
b) ~ Weaken the EAs so that they can be taken out as easily as main battle tanks can be by fighter strafing runs! 2 supersonic Mk1 fighters should be able to take out 1 EA in 1 pass! or
c) ~ Create a new defensive tower that has 20,000 hitpoints and fires an elephant seeking missile every 3 seconds with the same range as the sniper towers! 1 missile hit kills 1 EA. Give it a minimum range of 2 or 3 so that it can't fire at EAs inside that minimum, and it just becomes a non-firing EA decoy until they destroy it. If the opponent has no EAs in his attacking army then the tower is inert and can't fire anything at anybody and it's hit points drop to 5000.
 

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I got attacked by someone using 10 EAs in our last war. They were 40+ xp higher then me and 2 ages above and we were completely out matched
 

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10 days later after eliminating the EAs....

this same guy will complain about the next best tactic troop🤣

also, not that hard to get EAs. I have 20 in stock and I am f2p.
 

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-1 Range, -20% Attack and Health. God knows why it needs 5 range. God damn why bother making the Siege Elephant when the Elephant Archer already does it’s job (better)?
 

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Remove splash damage, and make them just as susceptible to planes as a tank or cavalry unit. It is like these elephants have titanium skin or something.
 

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Nexon can't change the stats of the EA. There are players with 1000+ EA cards bought for real money exactly because the stats are like that.
 

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I've seen those pictures. There are apparently ways to cheat and multiply troop cards, so I am quite skeptical that any active players have pre bought 1000 elephants. Especially when they will be obsolete whenever space age comes out, as new ones replace them.

But even if they can't change them now, they can replace it with a new unit minus the overpowered features, and stop selling the old ones. Like with Bazooka towers vs sentries.

Or, they can just give people a month's notice, and then change them. They might have to refund one or two players that legitimately bought more than they could use in that time, but I doubt it.
 

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Well they can cry Nexon a river, build a bridge, and get over it. It has to happen, there’s no other way,
 

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You have obviously no idea how many legit players have more than 1000 EA cards... In high end wars ca 200 EA cards are used per war. These players are financing NEXON... I even can't believe, that they will stop selling them... Nexon must listen to them, as if these players are gone, the revenue is gone. Get over it, VIP customers are much more important to them, as some crying from the Play for Free players. Sad but true :(
 

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When something is sold, there are really few option how to deal with it. The first thing should be take out EA from the shop. It should not be available as it is. In case Nexon want to continue sell EA, the should be modified to satisfy all the players.
All aspects of EA are overpowerd
- Range 5 (out of range anti-tank gun)
- General like protection against fighters
- Shoot over walls (even Napoleon with range 5 needs to go around)
- Splash Damage
- Favourite Target "Enemy Troops" with 4x bonus damage against defenders
- 10k+ HP

Even 2 of those advantages would make them very useful unit.

I am quite sure that there is no way to nerf already sold EA, but there is a hope that new EA will be nerfed.
- Range should be decreased at least to +4 to enable Anti-tank towers to fight them.
- Favourite target should be "Any".
- no possibilities to shoot over walls
I would also recommend HP and DMG nerf with no splash DMG, but I am quite sure that I am asking too much already.
 

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Yes, Nexon has to stop selling them. Any existing EA armies will retain their current stats, so nobody is cheated. Eventually there will be none left and all alliances will be on an even, but different, footing.
 

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Nexon doesn't have to stop selling them but they can rebalance them, as they have with other units already.
It would be easy enough to nerf them slightly, still keeping existing EAs powerful, and still keeping existing players happy.
But, as Radzeer said, Nexon chooses to do nothing.
 

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Well what do you know, Elephant Archers are for sale today. We should all boycott them on principle. Nobody buy them! And don't check my purchase history!
 

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Nexon can't change the stats of the EA. There are players with 1000+ EA cards bought for real money exactly because the stats are like that.

there is a very simple solution to this that i have mentioned long ago, and tinsoldier had even ‘liked’ that post, and has not been implemented.

take the example of bazooka tower.

1. create a nerfed version of elephant archer and call it ‘elephant bowman’

2. never sell the original elephant archers again.
 
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