[LCN] Raid Boss BETA # 2, Feedback

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by mi7ch, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    The 2nd Raid Boss BETA is today! Here’s a more detailed overview of how this new feature works.

    Summoning the Boss


    While the event is on, you can either summon your own Raid Boss or join someone else’s. Every player’s Raid Boss is the same strength, regardless of who unlocked it.

    Raid Bosses are unlocked with 4 different Keys. Keys drop from Jobs in specific Locations, each yielding a different Key. Jobs with higher Energy costs have a higher chance of dropping a Key.

    When doing Jobs in locations that drop Raid Boss Keys, you will be able to see how many of each Key you current have. You can also jump between Key-drop locations.


    Interpol Task Force Keys can be found in the Dubai, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Tijuana locations.You can unlock your Raid Boss as soon as you have one of each of the 4 Keys.

    Any unused Keys in your inventory can be turned in for XP after the event is over. Keys are not useful for anything other than unlocking Raid Bosses (they can’t be equipped or used in crafting), so you might as well turn them in for rewards. :)

    Raid Party Mechanics

    Raid Bosses are powerful opponents intended to be fought in large Parties of players. Party positions are divided up into 3 Level Tiers. There are 10 Party Positions available for each Tier of player, for a max Party size of 30 players.

    We recommend your Party contain at least 20 committed players. Raid Bosses are harder if members are inactive or not keeping the Health bar up, so we suggest hand-picking your Party for the best possible team.

    Fun fact: Players do not have to be Mobbed up with your to join your Party!

    Try to include some players with Defense-oriented builds to help balance out the Party and provide a solid base of Health for the fight.


    Three invite links provided in the Invite Tab on your Raid Boss page. To invite someone, send them the link that corresponds with their level.

    Again, players don’t have to be Mob members to be invited.


    If you wish, you can also close off previously sent links. Click the Invalidate Link button to close off the previous URL and generate a fresh one. Anyone with the old link will will be unable to use it to join,

    If you just want to fill up your slots quickly, you can also turn on Public Sharing. This opens up your Raid Party positions to be filled by any player who visits your Raid Boss page, regardless of whether or not you have invited them.

    Once someone has joined the Raid you are stuck with them for the rest of the fight, so use Public Sharing with caution!

    Raid Party Health

    You can help establish a solid base of health by inviting players with defense-oriented builds to your Party

    Keep a close watch on the Raid Health Bar, as the Boss will deal back a lot of damage whenever someone Attacks or Barrages it.

    As the Raid Party’s Health is reduced, your Attacks and Barrages will do less damage and earn you less XP.

    If the Party’s Health ever hits zero, the Party has wiped. The Boss will regain health whenever it wipes the Party, so be careful!

    Heal the Party regularly to earn XP, keep XP Rewards for Attacks and Barrages high, and deal more damage in combat!

    Raid Boss Mechanics

    Fighting the Boss


    The Attack and Barrage buttons are used to deal damage to the Raid Boss. The Raid Boss will hit back whenever someone damages it, and in a twist unique to this feature, if it manages to wipe the Party’s Health, the Boss will heal back up to the last checkpoint.

    Boss Health Checkpoints occur in 10% increments. For example, if the Interpol Task Force is at 75% Health, then succeeds in wiping the Raid Party, it will heal back up to 80%.

    Every time you get wiped the amount of XP awarded for actions declines, so keep your Party healed!

    Wipes are tracked, and anyone whose actions have caused a wipe will get benched the 2nd time it happens. Benched players can no longer Attack or Barrage and are restricted to Healing for the remainder of the fight.



    Loot is claimed when the Raid Boss is defeated. If the fight timer runs out before the Party can take it down, the Raid Boss will escape without dropping items.

    The Raid Boss has 6 loot items, each with a Common version and a Superior version, the latter being stronger and rarer.

    Everyone who does at least 250 actions will be awarded with a Loot item, Cash, and XP when the Raid Boss is defeated. The drop you get is determined by random, however under special conditions a player may be guaranteed a Superior item drop. For example, a player who summons their very first Raid Boss will always get a Superior drop if they succeed in defeating it.

    Raid Boss Tips

    The Raid Boss is meant to be a challenging event! Even with a large and dedicated team, it will often take several days to defeat it, so don’t go in expecting a quick or easy win. However, with care and coordination your Party can take it down more efficiently.

    Remember that the Energy requirement Jobs in each Location have the best drop rates. It might take some time to summon a Raid Boss as the Keys drop randomly from doing Jobs. If you haven’t received a Key yet, keep at it!

    It recommended that you keep your Raid Party private and build a custom team. Use the 3 Invite Links provided in the Invite tab to recruit players for each Level Tier.

    Remember that you can invite anyone to your Party, even players who are not in your Mob!

    Keep your Party healthy! You’ll do more damage, earn more XP, and avoid wipes that set you back and reduce your XP returns.

    Try to do Barrages instead of Basic Attacks when you can, it’s faster and the Party will take less damage.

    That just about covers the Raid Boss! You can expect to see the Interpol Task Force live in game today. Any feedback you have during the event can be left in this thread. Good luck!
  2. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Changes from the previous Raid Boss include different level tiers per network, a reduction of the Raid Boss's Health and an increased Key drop rate.
  3. The Milk Man

    The Milk Man Member

    Do the owner of the raid boss get something extra or different than the others who participated in it?
  4. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    The summoner gets a guaranteed Superior item drop when the Raid Boss dies if this is their first Raid Boss of the event.
  5. I can already tell this is a botched job. There are EIGHTEEN TOTAL Tier 3s on the entire Kong server.
  6. Xipe Totec

    Xipe Totec Active Member

    ok, off the bat, the keys are MUCH easier to get. thank you. However the helper tiers is crazy!!!!!!!!! 10 players under 1000. with their limited Stamina. its not fair on them or the boss owner. the tiers are wrong Mi7ch.... :-(
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  7. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    That's the tiers for Facebook. The Kong tiers look like this.

  8. Oh. That's not exactly better, since anyone between 1500-2000 is going to be deemed useless.
  9. So the energy needed for healing are the same and whilst you have tweaked the level tiers a bit the under-1000 is a joke for Facebook. You want everyone to add alts?
  10. Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel Active Member

    25 energy for only a little partial healing in LCN its the bad thing of this raid bosses... make it complet heal for 25 energy please or partial heal for 5 energy in Mob Wars energy is a big problem

    We need 10-15 heals with 25 energy for a complete party health healing , that is terrible
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  11. So, to conclude from early testing.
    10 slots for 0-500 who will provide nothing to the party and be utterly useless and probably get the raid party killed.
    10 slots for 501-1499 who some may still be useless but some providing help, but with 25 energy cost is barely scratching on the heals as the costs are extortionate.

    Then 10 slots for 1500+ which is such a large range it's ridiculous.
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  12. Jess

    Jess Active Member

    I can already tell you that the tiers for Kong have been screwed up. Too bad :(.

    There should be more spots available for players of levels 1000-2000, instead of 10 slots for 0-500 that usually are Alts on Kong.
  13. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Sorry folks, the developers tried to get the tiers to where they thought they could cover most of Kongregate's user base. I asked if they could be adjusted, but since the event is already underway, that would seriously harm the Raid Bosses that have already been summoned.

    For the next Raid Boss, I'm going to start taking suggestions now for the level tiers and pass them along to the developers, so if you have any thoughts on that, please let me know. And yes, hindsight being 20/20 we should have done that last time, apologies for that. :(
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  14. Dcasso

    Dcasso Well-Known Member

    The bosses are nice, but the tiers are a disaster. :(
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  15. It's all well and good posting to get to all of the playerbase. But below about level 750 you are literally useless to the team because you don't have the resources to be able to contribute enough. 25 energy at level 500 is massive. Doing any decent amount of damage costs thousands of stamina.
  16. Easy To Remember

    Easy To Remember Well-Known Member

    The Interpol Task Force was defeated in 2:21:55, you dealt 15374807 damage and healed the raid for 345565 life. Based on these results you have been rewarded with the following: Interpol FRC 360 Attack 157 Defense Owned: 1 Equip 1633721 coins 70511 XP

    Raid Boss Interpol Reward.jpg
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  17. biden2012

    biden2012 New Member

    Wait, the developers looked at the user base as a whole and not at the active players, is that it? 500-1500's where a ton of people gave up so it would make sense if you're looking at raw numbers, but not if you're looking at actual people playing the game. My suggestion would be 0-750; 751-2249, 2250+
  18. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Very nice! Server first announcement incoming.
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  19. My suggestion, along with the suggestion of a lot of people in the chat, would be 0-1000, then 1001-2500(or 2750, or 3000 depending on the person giving the view) then 2501/2751/3001+. There's only 30+ people above 3000 in the game, so it makes sense for there to be a completely separate tier than lumping them in with the middle ones.
  20. Easy To Remember

    Easy To Remember Well-Known Member

    Thanks @mi7ch - I also just replied to your Personal Message, but I'm sure you're VERY busy with the new Raid Bosses! ;)
  21. Xipe Totec

    Xipe Totec Active Member

    thank you Mi7ch... massive joint effort and big up to "Gods People"

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