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polaris395

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Edit: Posted in the wrong forum, drat! I'll see if I can get it moved to Tips N Tricks...

Ahoy all,

I've asked around my flag, and I can't seem to find anyone who has reliably distilled for a while, so I turn to everyone here with my question.

As of a few days ago, potentially with the November patch/update, distilling has been spawning MANY more spice pieces for my pirates. I don't mean one or two, but 5-7 on the board at a time. Now, I'm around a GM distiller on Obsidian (or.. was) and so I routinely hit CC11/12, and my max is CC13. I would get a spice piece here or there, and I can work around it and I also felt like it didn't really kill my scores.

Now, I am seeing 10+ spices each puzzle and it's blocking EVERY move that I know. Speed doesn't seem to be an issue; it's literally the spices.

I've also noticed that on the distilling stat board (lol) there are now fewer and fewer Ults on the list and it's got me wondering, legitimately, if there was an undercover puzzle spawn change. It is even harder now, IMO, and I really just need a sanity check. I haven't checked out other oceans, so if others would chime in that would be great too.

TL;DR Am I crazy or has distilling started spawning much tougher boards with more spices?

Cheers!
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You mean "I saw Apollo in the Lima inn - perhaps he did it", and the answer is "No, I didn't".

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I haven't seen any change to spawns.

 
Now, I am seeing 10+ spices each puzzle and it's blocking EVERY move that I know.


This happens very rarely (in my experience), but feel free to post a video of this happening. Often if I'm stuck it's because I've made a mistake or a series of poor decisions to get myself in that situation. It could be that you are managing the spice spawns poorly.
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I've also noticed no difference in spice spawn rates.

 
I've also noticed that on the distilling stat board (lol) there are now fewer and fewer Ults on the list

Number of ults is a direct result of the number of active puzzlers. Distilling has never been a popular puzzle and having <10 ultimates on the board has not be an unusual state of affairs for a long time.
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Now in Obsidian flavour.

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Spices are roughly the same.
White spawn is a little streaky and sporadic though.
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TL;DR Am I crazy or has distilling started spawning much tougher boards with more spices?

Cheers!


I thought I was crazy too, but I'm glad someone else had the same experience... For me it seemed to happen most at the beginning of the month, but I've since not had any problem with it, so I'm not sure what's up. There was a spat there where maybe 1/3 of the game just got super clogged and difficult to navigate, so I know what you mean.
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