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                      Legend of Cryptids: FAQ/Walkthrough
                             For the Iphone/Ipod/Ipad
                                Version 1.37 
                               By ZeroIceCool

    This file is Copyright(c)2012 ZeroIceCool. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

1.0 What's New
2.0 Introduction
3.0 Walkthrough
  3.1 What can you do in this game? 
  3.2 How to start the game
  3.3 Card 
  3.4 Guild
  3.5 Quest
  3.6 Evolve
  3.7 Enhance
  3.8 Battle
   3.8.1 Skill Activation
  3.9 Monster Maestro
  3.10 In-game abbreviation
4.0 Gallery and cards limit
5.0 Friends
6.0 Bosses
7.0 Message Board 
8.0 Trading
9.0 Price Guide 
10.0 Tips and Tricks
11.0 Latest Event News
12.0 Credits
13.0 Copyright Notice

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1. What's New

Version 1.00 (09/08/12): The first version 
Version 1.10 (12/08/12): Add more Tips & Tricks
                       : Additional acknowledgement to contributors
Version 1.11 (14/08/12): Amendment in Copyright Notice
                       : Add more Tips & Tricks
                       : Latest Event News added
Version 1.20 (23/08/12): Section 8.0 revised to "Trading"
                       : Add more Tips & Tricks
                       : Latest Event News updated
                       : Changes to "friendship points" - section 3.3 (e)
                       : Correction on enhancing information - 3.7
                       : Game tie with Monster Maestro - refer section 3.9
Version 1.30 (03/09/12): Additional section added - card price guide
                       : Update information on many sections
                       : Add more Tips & Tricks
                       : Additional posting site
Version 1.31 (11/09/12): Daily login friendship points is back (IOS system)
                       : Battle Royale 3 is coming
                       : Modify - trading, price guide
Version 1.32 (24/09/12): Star Gazer Event 
			: Modify - price guide, tip & tricks
Version 1.33 (09/10/12): Stranger in a Strange Land - Raid Event
                       : More tip and trick
Version 1.34 (25/10/12): Halloween Event news
                       : New section added (3.8.1 - skill activation & 
                         3.10 In-game abbreviation)
                       : More tip and trick
Version 1.35 (01/11/12): Evolving Tip
Version 1.36 (10/12/12): Amended - 3.7;9.0;10.10;11.0;
                       : Added - 10.24;10.25;10.26
                       : Battle Master is here!
Version 1.37 (17/01/13): Amended - 3.3(e); 3.6; 3.7 "Great Success"
                       : Latest news updated

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2.0 Introduction
 
This is an IOS forum, so, this guide is for IOS LOC game, not android system.  
It's similar but not exactly the same, especially the on-going event. I 
noticed Android LOC is following IOS LOC but few months late, so, may be you 
can use this guide to prepare for next event there too?

This guide is plan for those who doesn't want to spend $$ or minimum spending 
in this game.  For those who spam $$, you don't need this guide, just spend as 
you wish. ^.^

Game Launched on May 7, 2012. 
 - A FREE GAME on AppStore, addictive Epic Fantasy MMO/RPG Card Game!!
 - 300+ (and counting) glamorous and beautiful creature cards.
 - There are three main elements in the game, namely FIRE, FOREST & WATER
 - Train your own Cryptids, create the most powerful team of your own and 
   battle other players!
 - Every month will have one or more events with different nature.
 - Collect and steal Treasure from other players before they will take yours!
 - Create your own Guild, invite friends (Newcomer will get free beginner rare 
   card and coins), ask them to join your guild and make your guild strong!

This is a completely free to play, well, sort of, provided you don't attracted 
to spend in game $$ to buy gem so that you can purchase the rare or ultra rare 
card.  Honestly, the game developer needs to eat too, so, fair isn't it?

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3.0 Walkthrough

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3.1 What can you do in this game? 

The thing that you do the most for this game probably is "tapping on your 
device screen".  Well, not saying it is boring, but since we are using touch 
screen device to play this game, it is an obvious answer.

We can actually do quite a few things in this game:
- Quest
- Battle
- Evolve your card 
- enhance your card
- Join or form a guild
- Make friends with other players
- Visit message board to chat, trade, ask for help, tips, etc.
- Participant an event
- Steal others treasure or been stolen
- Admire others card ATT/DEF or been admired
- During battle royal event (over now, but may come again in future), we can 
  even battle other guilds.

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3.2 How to start the game

It is actually simple; first download the game at apple store, or the link 
here
http://itunes.apple.com/jm/app/legend-of-the-cryptids/id515877714?mt=8 .  
Install the game, click on the game icon and here you go.

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3.3 Card 

Most important item in this game, without a card you can't play this game.  
There are few ways to obtain the cards

a. When you first login, you will receive a free card, normally a rare card 
base on the element you choose.  Some even get an Ultra rare, so good luck.  
Just go through the in game tutorial.

b. If you have an invite ID (any ID will do), you will get another free card 
while the promotion still on.  It can evolve up to Ultra Rare EX.  
Added 16/01/2013
Finally they come out with latest set of promotion card.  A pretty lady is 
coming instead of the dragon.  Good luck in getting it !

c. You may obtain free card from doing quest, normal quest or event quest.  
Normally you will get a 'common' card, but when it is your lucky day, you 
could win a 'rare' card too.

d. You can also purchase card from the in game store with gem which can be 
purchased using real $$ in game.  

e. Friendship Card Pack - You can get 3 points (yes, just 3, should increase 
to 30, hehe) for every 'cheer' on other players in every 2 hours.  To purchase 
each friendship card, it costs 200 friendship points.  
Amended 16/01/2013
Daily login friendship point bonus is now changed from time to time.  During 
login promotion, you will get item like bounded PP + coins or FP.  Other days 
you may receive 800 FP.

f. Legend Card Pack - You will get your first LCP after the 1st boss battle, 
2nd one when you are level 20, 3rd on level 40.  After that, you still can win 
LCP during any event, well not really easy peasy lemon squeezy tough. Try it 
out, you will know. 
You can also earn some extra LCP through levelling in MM or Galaxy (refer 
section 3.9).

g. Free Card Pack - You will receive a 'Free card pack' once a day.  Normally 
you will receive a common card but occasionally you may receive rare or ultra.  
So, good luck.  

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3.4 Guild

You can create your own guild or join a guild.  There are some benefits to 
join a guild:

a. You win extra reward during an event if your guild is strong enough to 
reach certain level.  Don't worry, you normally will win something.  Game 
developer is very kind.

b. You make more friends

c. You get extra boost when your guild level growth.  To grow guild level, 
simply donate coins or any extra treasure to your guild.  One person may not 
grow the level fast, but if your guild has 20 members, it will be very fast.

d. You can ask for help from guild members, of cause choose those loyal member 
but not those who just join.  You can actually help each other to gallery the 
card so that you don't need to find all the cards by yourself.

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3.5 Quest

There are two different quests basically, normal quest and event quest.  Every 
quest comes in 5 chapters.  At the end of each quest, you may or may not get 
something depend on the quest type.

Amended 16/01/2013
Normal quest - It starts with consuming '1' energy point for each 'tap'.  It 
will consumed more and more when you are going into higher chapter.  At time 
they have 50 chapters.  Each chapter has 5 quests.  
You can win card or coin in every turn.  Initially 4 to 6 turns to clear a 
quest, more and more turn when you are in higher chapter.  After every quest 
you will earn 1 parameter to distribute into ATT, DEF or Energy.  After every 
chapter clear (after boss fight), you will receive coins, two out of Power 
Potion, Energy Drink or Trap.

Event quest - Two type of event, quest event and raid event.  Both event work 
similar to normal quest except, no additional parameter after clear any quest.  
However, you will receive rewards after the boss fight still.

Under normal circumstance, cards won during event quest have better status 
than normal quest.  So, good luck during event.

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3.6 Evolve

Now you play the game for a while, have many similar cards in your account, 
what to do with them?  Well, one thing you can do is to evolve them.

When you have 2 similar cards, you can evolve them into their EX form.  Common 
to common EX; rare to rare EX; or Ultra to Ultra EX.  All the cards can be 
evolved only once except some special reward cards when you invite others to 
join the game which can evolve from 1* to Ultra Rare Ex (6*)

Added 16/01/2013
During special occasion, you can evolve two different cards into a special 
"mix" card, like the "Lady War" & "Man War" card.  However, normally those 
card are rare and you need "gem" to purchase.

To evolve, normally you need to consider two things:
First, do you evolve them to fill your gallery?  If so, click 'evolve' and 
choose the cards, pay some processing fee, then ta da, done.

If you evolve the card because it is your main front line and you want to make 
it stronger.  Then you should consider this: evolve a card will reset all the 
skill back to level 1, and retain 5% of the status if the card is not max 
before evolve, 10% if the status is max.  So, very straight forward, before 
you evolve the card, try to use any common card to enhance both the cards (you 
need two cards to evolve) up to their maximum status.  Then only evolve them 
to get a perfect level 1 EX status, as the skill level will be reset, it will 
always be 1 after evolve.

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3.6.1 Evolving Status

According to McGrady56@http://legendofthecryptids.net, here is the calculation 
for a card before and after evolve.
 
2-0 Evolution: Evolving two bases of a card, neither of which being enhanced. 
2-1 Evolution: Evolving two bases of a card, one of which is maxed, the other 
is still lv1 1. 
2-2 Evolution: Evolving two bases of a card, both of which have been maxed. 
 
Because every card in LoC has an attack and defense coefficient of 2.5, 
determining final stats of a card is very easy: 
 
2-0 Evolution stats - multiplying the base stats of the card by 3.1 
2-1 Evolution stats - multiplying the base stats of the card by 3.3 
2-2 Evolution stats - multiplying the base stats of the card by 3.5 
 
Examples: 
Here are the final stats of the 3 different evolution types of a Deus Ex 
Machina (Ex). 
Base stats: 2000/1200 
 
2-0 Evolution: 6200/3720 
2-1 Evolution: 6600/3960 
2-2 Evolution: 7000/4200 
 
As you can see, there is a sizable difference between the different evolution 
types.  Lastly, here is the percentages of potential stats: 
 
2-0 Evolution: 88.57% 
2-1 Evolution: 94.29% 
2-2 Evolution: 100.00%

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3.7 Enhance

You need to do enhancing to strengthen your card ATT/DEF ability, either to 
get perfect EX status or to be your main front line.  The process is straight 
forward but bear in mind the result may not.

First choose the card that you want to enhance, and then you will be directed 
to enhancing page.  Choose carefully the cards you want to use as enhancer.  
Enhancer card will disappear after the process, so choose wisely.

There are three things you need to consider during enhancing - 'Great 
success', 'success' and 'skill level up'.  

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"Success" - as long as you enhance, you normally at least get a "success".  
With the progress bar more than 100% in total, you will get a level up until 
you reach the card maximum level.  Maximum level is depended on each card, 
ranging from 20 to 70.

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"Great Success" - Chances to get 'Great success' will be higher when you 
choose multiplies enhancer at once.  Recently (26/08/2012 & another one on 
30/08/2012) had an experience while both "Great Success" & "Skill Level Up" 
happen at the same time.  Taking advantage of current event, I used 9 "skill 
common" to enhance one of my Rare Ex card and manage to get both successes 
simultaneously. - Updated on 03/09/2012 
Added 16/01/2013
Sometime LOC will have a "Enhance" bonus period, while the success rate to get 
"Great Success" is increased by 50%.  Try to take the advantages during this 
period to enhance as much cards as possible.

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"Skill Level Up" - This is the hardest and most unpredictable part in 
enhancing.  As far as I know, the maximum skill limits is 10 (credit to 
Wildfang_ for this).  When you enhance a card, you have a chance to up the 
skill level too.  To increase the chances, you need to use a skill card as 
enhancer, either common skill or rare skill (even ultra rare if you are so 
rich).  You can see the % on top of the screen before enhance.  You can also 
use Genius(Fire) Baby Dragon card to increase the % of skill level up - added 
27/08/2012

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After many trials, I still can't find the best way of enhancing.  I can only 
summarise my experience for your reference and own judgement.  I had 
personally seen a guy with level 10 skill card so yes, it is possible to max 
the skill. **

If you can afford, always keep the success rate as high as possible, otherwise 
keep it at >60% before enhance until you can't reach that % even using all 9 
skill cards.  Some people suggest using 10% or 20%, but I have no luck on 
that.  The success rate is just like what it stated.

During event, you can earn a lot of skill common.  Taking the advantage of the 
event, try this out, you may find the best way to suit your enhancement 
project.

a) Use same element skill cards as enhancer.  If you are water, use only water 
common cards, fire for fire, forest for forest.

b) Try it with 50% success rate, try for 3 or 4 times, if it is 50% success 
rate, then u got what you want.  If it's less, you should increase the % 
already.  Otherwise u will end out with a Level 1 skill cards.  The is a 
reason I suggest 50% as a start.  I try to enhance my Nova EX with 40% success 
rate all the way, and you can check my card, one level till max with skill 
level 1 - total failure.  

c) Now you try the same process, but this time, use element other than the 
card element.  Fire & water for forest, forest & fire for water and so on.  
Repeat the step and see if it make any different.  For your information, I try 
it myself, and I don't see any significant different is skill level up.  It 
could be the number of time I try is not enough; I am not as rich to try too 
many.  For that, don't mind if you want to gift me some skill card to try 
more.  Haha.

d) When you try as (c) above, take note on the element effect.  In theory, 
water advantage against fire, fire against forest, forest against water.  Not 
sure if it will affect your enhancement skill.  As I mentioned above, I don't 
think I had try enough to conclude this.

e) Some suggest if you use a skill common with skill level more than 3, the 
success rate is actually higher.  Again because of cost constraint, I can't 
try this.  Feel free to try and let me know so I can update this section.

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To summarise, use skill common to level your skill from level 1 to level 5, 
then skill common ex to level 7, then rare or rare ex to level 10.  The 
process is very costly, and only recommended for those who are rich.  
Otherwise, you should be happy with skill level 5 and above.  It is just a 
game ^.^

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3.8 Battle

This is the most exciting part.  You train and train your card, now is the 
time to test them (or been tested).  Once you think you are ready, you can 
challenge others for a battle.  Unfortunately, you can't stop other from 
fighting you even you are not ready.  So, get ready as soon as possible!

You can win some coins (and treasure if you choose before the battle) when you 
win the battle.  On the contrary, lose some if lose.  So, choose your opponent 
wisely.  By the way, when you choose to steal a treasure, you may fall into 
'trap', which mean guarantee lose.  70% of my lost battle is due to this, zzz.

The minimum ATT points that you need for your front line full strength is 
equal to the total front line ATT points required.  If you have extra ATT 
points, the game will automatically select your reserve cards and use them in 
the battle.  However, they can only use 80% of their attack power.  For 
example, if your reserve card has 1000 attack power, in the battle it will 
only carry 800 attack power unless they r in the front line.  So put the 
strongest card in your front line!  (Best result come when the card element 
match your element, there get auto boost in the battle!)

Refer 10.7 & 10.8 for some battle tips.

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3.8.1 Skill Activation

Thanks to the input from Wrextherion @ http://legendofthecryptids.net, this 
section provides useful info on skill activation during battle.

From Wrextherion:-
 
The "rumour" is true. The first card in your line-up will always activate its 
skill. There are; however, a few exceptions: 
 
1. depending upon which frontline is being set up, the card will not activate 
it's skill 
 
a. If you are setting up a frontline atk, a card with a defensive skill will 
NOT activate, EVEN if it is the first card of that line-up. Defensive skills 
are drops in opponent's atk in any way or a boost to your own def in any way. 
 
b. Pretty much the reverse of the above. In setting up frontline def, a card 
with an offensive skill will NOT activate. Offensive skills are drops in 
opponent's def in any way or a boost to your own atk in any way. 
 
2. Raid event skills 
 
"My card is sk 10 but it activates randomly! I even have it set up as the 
first card in the line up!" 
 
Yes, it is unfortunate, but it's true. Raid event skills are quite fickle. In 
the long run, you'll appreciate it when it activates. Otherwise, if you have 
all-round strong cards, the skill won't matter as much. Personally, I'd take 
any boost I can get, but it's pretty iffy. Those rich cash players don't care 
of course. >_>
 
3. Skill 10 =/= 100% activation 
 
This myth/rumour is very popular; however, it's false. Just because a card is 
skill 10, doesn't mean it will activate 100% of the time. What is 100% is the 
skill of the card that was first in the line-up. The two other skills that 
come after are random. 
 
As of now, only a maximum of 3 skills can activate. Most of the time, at least 
one skill is guaranteed to go off. Another common occurrence is having two 
skills activate. You're really lucky if you get 3 skills up frequently as it 
will help a lot in battles. So the myth is busted. Skill activation is random 
except for the first card in your line-up (and as long as it doesn't fall into 
category 1).  
 
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3.9 Monster Maestro (MM) - Added on 27/08/2012

Another "tap tap" game works similarly as LOC by the same developer.  
Currently the two games are partly tied in term of rewards.  If you play MM 
and up to certain level, you will receive some rewards in your LOC too.  

I had tried the game, 90% similar to LOC.  Even the text message in tutorial 
is similar.  For those who like LOC game play and also like cute comic game 
cards such as pokemon, you will like this MM.  Since this is LOC guide, will 
not say too much about this game.

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3.10 In-game abbreviation

PP  = Power Potion
ED  = Energy Drink
PM  = Perfect Max-card which was enhanced till it max level (not skill level) 
Reg = Regular card - not PM
B>  = Buying something
S>  = Selling something
T/S = Trade or sell
LF  = Looking for
Nty = No, thank you - when a player reject the others offer

Ok, that's all for now, will add from time to time.

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4.0 Gallery and cards limit

You can only hold up to certain limit of cards at a time, start with 50.

The gallery bonus was abolished now.  The maximum card limit will increase 
based on your level now.  However, I will still try to get and fill the 
gallery, it just feel right.

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5.0 Friends

The number of friends you can make is depended on your level.  Friend slot 
will increase after levelling.

Every friend that you make will give you extra 3 parameters to distribute into 
ATT, DEF or Energy.  So, make as many as you can!

Friends also useful during boss battles, refer next section

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6.0 Bosses

There are two different bosses in this game.  One you will find after you 
clear every 5 normal quests, another one during an event. 

For normal quest boss fight, you can get help from two friends, one from each 
element different from your chosen element.  After the battle, you will win 
some rewards, coins and Energy Drink/Power Potion/Trap.

For event bosses fight, there are two types too.  
One work as normal quest, you will face them after clear every 5 event quest 
and get some rewards, you can ask help from two friends.
Another type is raid boss, which will turn out during the quest by random.  It 
normally started with 500 HP, gradually increase up to 500k HP.  Sometime you 
will have to fight against event king/queen boss which has more than 1 million 
HP.  Current even Hades' wife has 10 million HP and is super hard to kill.  
During this kind of boss fight, after 1st fight, you can choose to continue 
fighting alone, or ask for help from 9 friends/guild members.  Unless you spam 
your PP, no way you can defeat the King/Queen boss alone.

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7.0 Message Board 

In game message board consist of 'Trading', 'Chat', 'Tips', 'My Posts' & 'My 
Topics'

Trading - Most players buy or sell their cards/items here.  Beware of scammer 
and don't scam others - refer to section 8.0 for trading tips.
Chat - Any topic (Not violation against the game)you like to chat.  Ask for 
help or even your real life problem.
Tips - Supposes to be a tips section, but it become general use too now.  
My Post - very obvious, you can find your post here and go straight to it.  
Believe me; find your own post 5 minutes later in the chat section is a 
nightmare; there are so many new posts/topics come in every second.
My Topic - work similarly to 'My Post' section, just this is for the Topic 
that you created.

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8.0 Trading - Revised on 27/08/2012

Trading is always important for those who don't want to spend $ or spend 
minimum $ in game.  This is where they can spend time (lot of time) to make 
profit and eventually get the cards/things they want.

To start, you need ED, PP or Cards.  The principle of trading is very straight 
forward - buy low sell high.  Off cause it is easier to say then do.  However, 
if you don't want to spend $, then this is the only way for you to upgrade 
your cards to match others.

Few tips in trading:
a) Observing - spend some time to know the price before you start doing any 
trade.  

b) Concentration - concentrate on one or two items at a time.  If you decide 
to trade on ED/PP, don't spend time on checking the cards price.  The trading 
section new post comes in every second, do not get distract by others offer.  
This is because the time you spend on considering other trade, a good offer 
may go.

c) Be firm with your decision - once you have a price in your mind, keep to it 
and never compromise, unless you receive a better offer.  Every trade you 
might just earn 1 or 2 ED/PP, but if you manage to do 10 trades in 1 hour, 
over a week, you will get what you want.  When you post an offer, you will 
receive comments saying your offer is too low, blah and blah.  Ignore them, 
stick to your price, if you are patient enough, you will get some trades.  
However, it need to be realistic, not something like 1ED for 10PP ^.^

d) Try not to have maximum 5 trades at a time, reserve one at least for a 
chance to trade a really good one.  Game developer has limit each player can 
cancel up to 3 initial trades only (reset PST time 5am daily), so, use it 
wisely.  Give sometime for others players to response.  Even if they didn't 
response in half a day, try to use "cheer" to remind them and wait for some 
more hours.  Until the reset time almost reach, cancel it and make a new one.  
If you uses all you 3 "cancel trade" with 5 active trades and you see a really 
good offer, you will scream out loud, trust me.  ^.^

e) Study the market flow & next coming event.  Market price goes with the 
event, therefore it is really important to know the coming event and predict 
either ED or PP will be required.  Sometime you can purposely make some lost 
in current market if you predict the next one will give you double the profit.

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9.0 Price Guide - Rare card - Updated 11/09/2012 (Sorry, I know this is a bit 
outdated, but really, the price is too much depend on market demand.  For 
example, when I want to buy an Ebony, there are offer from 60PP (Regular Max) 
to 85PP (fresh).  So, please just use this as reference, when you want to buy 
or sell, check the market price at message board by observing what others 
offer first. )

I had received a lot of in game query regarding which cards to purchase for 
different element.  Therefore, I decide it is time to summarise a list of good 
rare/ultra for your reference.  The list is in descending order, the highest 
the price, the better the cards.

There are more than 300 cards in the game now, it is impossible for me to list 
down all the card price as I won't know that much, hehe.

I will only list down the cards that I know and aware of, I had try my best to 
include as many cards as possible and put the price as common as possible.  
Don't blame me if it is wrong or over price. 

Besides, this list will not include those junk rare as it worth less than 1 
ED/PP.  I classify junk rare for those with power point required < 6.

Comment after version 1.36
Kindly take note current market rate PP>ED.  Besides, please also take note 
Rare card price had dropped a lot since November 2012 due to lot of new UR had 
been introduced into the game.  Even it is allow having similar cards as back 
line now, the price doesn't seem to recover.  May be there are too many rare 
cards in the market and everyone is selling to buy an UR.
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Water

Genius Baby Dragon                                 15-25 PP
Craggy Morax                                       35-40 PP 
Atum of Vitality                                   17-25 PP 
Ice Dragon                                         12-18 PP 
Melancholy Undine                                    6-9 PP 
Dream World Lilith                                   4-8 PP
Pure Snow Maiden                                     4-8 PP 
Four-Armed Muirdris                                  4-8 PP 
Holy Knight Dragonrider                              3-5 PP 
Andromeda the Martyr                                 3-5 PP
Whispering Celestial                                 2-4 PP 
Silent Mermaid                                       2-4 PP 
Star Reader                                          2-4 PP 
Demon Giant of Terror                                2-4 PP 
Vatori,Shadow Rider                                  2-4 PP 
Raging Astaroth                                      2-3 PP 
Hel, Ruler of the Dead                               2-3 PP 
Elegant Naga Raja                                    2-3 PP 
Abyss Goliath                                        1-2 PP 
Odin the Commander                                   1-2 PP 
Rampaging Ceto                                       1-2 PP
Whirlpool Gargoyle                                   1-2 PP
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Fire

Atar, Tyrannical Darklord                          17-25 PP 
Flameseer Apophis                                   8-11 PP 
Succubus Twin Blazena                                5-8 PP
Wildfire Daemon                                     6-10 PP 
Anat, Truth Walker                                   4-8 PP 
Desert Salamander                                    4-8 PP 
Pondering Belial                                     3-5 PP 
Djieien of Eternal Life                              3-5 PP 
Shadow Banisher Sraosha                              2-4 PP
Herolord Verethragna                                 2-4 PP 
Deus Ex Machina                                      2-4 PP 
Fragile Love Gynoid                                  2-4 PP 
Deranged Nightmare                                   2-4 PP 
Flaming Sauron                                       2-3 PP 
Zairic Antagonist                                    2-3 PP 
Nova Summoner                                        3-4 PP 
Succubus Twin Bovina                                 2-3 PP 
Scheming Focalor                                     1-2 PP 
Netherlord King                                      1-2 PP 
Quarantined Kanassa                                  1-2 PP 
Svarog the Leader                                    1-2 PP 
King Dragon                                          1-2 PP 
Gatekeeper of Flame                                  1-2 PP 
Dimensional Guard Artifact                           1-2 PP 
Q.T. Upierzyca Joker                                 1-2 PP 
Mighty Baby Dragon                                   1-2 PP

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Forest

Impudent Gomory                                   75-100 PP
Umbral, The Soul Flayer                            18-25 PP 
Gallant Squire of Light                            12-20 PP
Leading Android                                     6-12 PP
Rockface Basilisk                                   8-12 PP 
Lushgrowth Leonard                                  8-12 PP 
Dark Knight Dragon (BR)                             7-11 PP
Captivating Allatu                                   5-8 PP 
Menthe, Celestial Beauty                             5-8 PP
Furcas the Wise                                      2-4 PP
Eager Ammit                                          2-4 PP 
Ominous Reaper                                       2-4 PP 
Augmented Reality Giant                              2-4 PP 
Holy Wyvern                                          2-3 PP 
Bellerophon, Heavenly Guard                          2-3 PP 
Unseen Titan                                         2-3 PP 
Machine Lord Talos                                   2-3 PP 
Silent Gyhldeptis                                    2-3 PP
Enervation Ouranos                                   2-3 PP
Jurik Apparition                                     2-3 PP
Sand Fortress Watchman                               1-2 PP 
Blood Hunter Orc                                     1-2 PP 
Smoldering Nidhogg                                   1-2 PP
Great Griffon                                        1-2 PP
Sand Fortress Watchman                               1-2 PP
Blood Hunter Orc                                     1-2 PP
Sensate Ara                                          1-2 PP
Anael, Ruler of Venus                                1-2 PP

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Ultra - Ultra price is really uncontrollable, some would buy the card they 
want regardless the price, so, really this is very rough estimated.  However, 
conclusion - good ultra is very expensive.  ^.^

Water
Marchosias, Hell Archduke                              1000+ PP
Puppets of Chaos                                   800 - 850 PP 
Fallen Angel Hamaliel                              750 - 800 PP
Impending Threat Peg Powler                        500 - 550 PP
Hymning Queen Mermaid                              500 - 550 PP
Wandering Geryon                                   400 - 450 PP
Cascading Dragon God                               280 - 300 PP
Crystal Dragon                                     200 - 250 PP
Empowered Adonis (BR)                              110 - 150 PP
Yielding Powered Exoskeleton                        75 - 140 PP
Eirene, Eternal Peace Seeker Water                  75 - 120 PP
Eris, Blossom Maiden Water                           70 - 80 PP
Twilight's Fallen Archangel                          10 - 12 PP

Fire
Ereshkigal, Death Mistress                             1000+ PP
Lucifer the Damned                               800 - 1000+ PP
Barbara, Undead Empress                            700 - 750 PP
Tiamat of Malefic Tyranny                          600 - 780 PP
Puppeteer Satanachia                               450 - 500 PP
Flaming Werewolf                                   400 - 450 PP
Surtr Aflame                                       280 - 300 PP
Valefor of Sovereignty                             170 - 180 PP
Master of Puppets                                  170 - 180 PP
Maat, Goddess of Serenity                          125 - 150 PP
Earth Mother Rhea (BR)                             100 - 130 PP

Forest
Luna of the Pale Glimmer Forest                    700 - 800 PP
Entellous, Creation Goddess                        700 - 850 PP
Immortal Vampire Lord                              650 - 800 PP
Grand Protector Gabriel                            650 - 700 PP
Glimmering Queen of Light                          600 - 650 PP
Roaring Nidhogg                                    500 - 550 PP
Morrigan, Battle Sparker                           500 - 550 PP
Dahaka, Doom Bringer                               300 - 350 PP
Azazel Prophet                                     200 - 250 PP
Ethereal Bahamut                                   190 - 200 PP
Inhert Oracle Ranger                                 40 - 50 PP
Nosferatu of Distortion                              10 - 15 PP
Andras, Ever Wanderer                                10 - 12 PP

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10.0 Tips and Tricks

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10.1 - I can't get the good card because I don't spend real $ to buy gem for 
the card.

For those who like to enjoy the game but feel not to spend $ into this game.  
My advice is never use your Energy Drink/ Power Potion (except the bounded 
type) won in the game.  You can actually win a lot of ED/PP during quest and 
event.  Save them and use them to trade for the card you want.  You may not 
get the super good card, but if you patient enough, you won't be too far from 
them.

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10.2 - I always get "Great Success" when put multiples common skill for 
enhancing, but my skill level didn't up!

For this, _Alucard_ AKA Ghost909002 comment is quoted as below:
[1. The element of the card you are using to enhance with (the enhancer card). 
If it is the same element of the card you are enhancing while trying to level 
a skill up, there is a good chance you will get a great success at the same 
time. Using the same element of the card you are working on increases the 
chance to get a great success by a lot, in my experience probably around 30%. 
When this happens it's very rare you will get a skill level up at the same 
time (Updated on 27/08/2012 - Skill level can be up together with "great 
success")
...
When I go to level a skill level up 
I first try to find a skilled common that is not the same element as the card 
that I am working on. Then I'll make sure the card that I'm working on is 
about to level, if I have to I will level it a bit. Then enhance it with the 
skilled common of a different element if I can.]

Update on 27/08/2012
However, based on my personal experience, to ensure a better success rate, try 
to get > 60% success rate before enhancing, until you can't get it even with 9 
skill cards.  This way, it will increase the skill level up chances by a lot; 
I would say 80% of the time you can get a success when your skill level is 
below 4.  Even with a "great success", you can still get "skill level up"

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10.3 - What should I add more ATT, DEF or Energy?

It depend on what do you want and do you plan to spend $ in the game.  If you 
don't, then I will suggest you to add max about 120 points to your energy 
parameter.  It needs 2 hours to fully recover already!  There is no point to 
put more because you will need to wait longer.  

At the same time, since you don't spend $ to get those super card, you need 
higher ATT or DEF points to allow more cards to fight together during a 
battle.

I will suggest in the beginning, put all the points in energy and DEF, until 
your level is >10, then starting to add some points in ATK.  

Added after version 1.32
Although you can use trap to defend your treasure during event, but you can't 
avoid a defeat if your opponent didn't plan to steal.  Unless you don't mind 
to see a lot of lost in your battle list, otherwise I will suggest you need to 
equally distribute your points into ATK/DEF.  You should have around 150 when 
you hit level 75.  

If you have 250 ATK points with total attack power >130k+, and your opponent 
have only 100, most likely you will win the battle, even that guy have 10 UR 
with 10k+ DEF power.  UR always require > 10 power points, do the maths, 100 
points only allow max 9 to 10 cards.  Reserve cards will only be activated 80% 
of the power.  So, chances to win is high.


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10.4 - What element should I choose?

For this question, well, sorry, I don't have an exact answer.  It is based on 
personal like I guess.  I choose Fire, but if I can choose again, I may go for 
Water. 

Generally, Fire is more about attack.  More cards with higher attack power 
compare to other elements.  On the contrary, the DEF is weaker.

Water will be more on defence.  There are some good rare with >7k DEF.  
However, as you will expect, the attack power is weaker.  Also, you may need 
to know this too, water is the most expensive element to play in this game.  
With most of the good rare worth >30 ED compare to fire/forest 10-20ED.  

Forest is fall in between.  More balance in term of ATK/DEF.

However if you afford to obtain those good Ultra rare cards with 10k++ 
ATT/DEF, then no matter which element you choose it won't matter.  Those cards 
normally cost a lot.  Refer to price list section for more details.

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10.5 - OMG, my card limit is approaching! 

When your card limit is approaching, don't accept the cards won in the present 
list.  It will stay as present (up to 999 numbers) as long as you don't click 
it and won't occupy your card limit slot.  

However, there is a trick to hold more cards, if you trade your cards with 
others, it will be consider as "away" and not in your card limit list.  If you 
have 2 or more devices, you may be able to use this trick.  Otherwise, you can 
also try to trade with others with some ridiculous price so they won't accept 
it but the cards will consider as "away" too.  But I don't suggest using this 
method; you may be listed in the "whitelist" in message board.  A list which 
players complain about scammer.

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Added after version 1.10

10.6 - My card skill level is up even I didn't use any skill card as enhancer 
and it show 0% on top, why?

Don't worry, it is actually normal.  It happens to many of us if not all. One 
of the most reasonable answers to this is when it showed 0% it actually 
doesn't mean absolute zero, but something like 0.1%.  When it is your lucky 
day, you will get a skill level up. 

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10.7 - I always lose in battling, how?

If you always lose in defence when other attack you, then nothing much you can 
do except putting more point in your DEF or getting better card.  As I 
mentioned above, we can't stop people from fighting us.

However, if you always lose even when you start a battle, then next time when 
you choose an opponent you can consider this:
- choose a similar level opponent (this is obvious, otherwise you get an auto
  lose punishment for bullying) with total DEF points not more than yours
- make sure you recognise the leader card and not the super strong type with 
  10k+ DEF power
- click the player name (remember the ID) and stay in the battle page but 
  don't proceed yet
- click on menu icon on the bottom right and choose trade
- search the player using the ID, trade with him
- you can scroll down all his cards and estimate the DEF power
- However your estimation needs to be very careful as the same element card 
  will give auto-boost in the battle, you better have some factor on this.

I can't guarantee a sure win in this way, but the chances will definitely 
increase.  But if you want to win a treasure, you still could fall into a 
trap.  For this refer next tips

Added after version 1.36
Unfortunately, the new "lock" function in card had minimise the use of this 
method.  Once the cards were "locked" others player can not view it in the 
trade anymore.  So, be careful with this.

For that, if you want to be sure that you can win a battle, always remember to 
fight the opponent with total DEF points lower than your attack.  Remember 
cards activated during a battle are limited to the total points you have.
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10.8 - I choose a low DEF opponent, but keep falling into TRAP and lost!

Yup, it is frustrated finally you choose an opponent that you can win but they 
set a trap on their treasure.  Believe me, 70% of my lost is because of this.  
Since then I learn and be even more careful when I want to win a treasure.  So 
far I managed to complete all the event treasure.  Had not finish my normal 
quest yet, so I may not finished all the normal treasure set yet.

Why a player set a trap on his treasure?  Obviously they want to complete that 
treasure for the reward and they only have 1 of that item.  So, when you 
choose an opponent, check (using trade again) their treasure status.  If they 
have more than 1 same item, probably they won't care to trap it.  Or if they 
already complete that set of treasure and it is an extra items, then it should 
be safe to steal too.

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10.9 - I don't have enough cards to do enhancing!

Go to the normal quest Area 2, the first quest.  You need to only use 1 energy 
per tap.  You will get a common card with consuming 3 energy power normally.  
With said 90 energy power, you will get 30 cards.  Your energy level will be 
fully recharged after 90 minutes.  Price for common now is sky high at 3k per 
card, so this way you will save a lot of coins.  

Added on 03/09/2012

However, the price to enhance a same card is increasing every time you want to 
enhance it.  So be smart, when the cost to enhance 10 cards is more than 10k, 
it is not worth to use those low end common as enhancer.  You probably will 
only get a level increase by 1 or 2 / 10k coins spent.  In this case, try to 
enhance at least 1 time for all the cards you want to use as enhancer.  That 
will only cost you <1k / enhancement.  After that, use those cards (which you 
enhance at least once - level is between 5 to 10) as enhancers for your main 
cards.  This way the coins you spend are more worth it.

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10.10 - I want to re-assign my ATT/DEF/Energy points, how?

Amended during version 1.36

I am not sure is there any better way, what I know is you can unfriends 
someone in your friend list.  The system will auto deduct from your available 
parameter or the highest parameter assigned.  After that try to get some 
friends again and you will be able to re-assign those points.  For the 
parameter won during quest, sorry I haven't figured it out yet. ^.^

Kindly take note you will be penalty 1 extra points if you "Unfriend" more 
than 1 a day.  I don't think you can earn those point back, so, don't rush, do 
it once a day.  The other ways is ask your friend to "Unfriend" you, but make 
sure they know the once a day limit.  You don't want them to lose point too.


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Amended after version 1.20

10.11 - I want to get the free friendship points but don't like the idea 
letting others know every day on my facebook.

Firstly, you need to follow the in game instruction to post on facebook 
otherwise it won't counted and no bonus points will be given.  To avoid 
everyone see your post in facebook, when you install the application to post 
on facebook (follow the in game instruction), set to "Custom" and "Only Me" 
can view.  Then basically only you can see it after you post it.

Update on 27/08/2012
Currently free friendship points through posting on facebook is over for IOS 
platform LOC.

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Added after version 1.20

10.12 - Why my damage is 0 when I attack the raid event bosses? 

Normally it is because you have too little attack power for your front line.  
Even the whole front line show up and attacks, not everybody deals full damage 
and sometimes last unit will deal zero. This actually occurs when your total 
attack power is already below 40.  For example, if you need 30 attack power, 
and have 39 available, it'll use only 20 or so and some of your front line 
will deal reduced or zero damage.

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Added after version 1.30

10.13 - I just start the game, should I enhance the skill common cards as I 
have only 1 rare card?

I will answer this question with a NO.  You will get your 1st and 2nd LCP card 
very soon, after you beat 1st boss and level 10.  For that reason, you should 
not spend too much time to enhance your common card regardless it is skill or 
not.  My advice will be to keep all the PP/ED you win along the quest, buy 
some rare cards from the in game trading section from other players.  

There is a lot of newbie enhance the skill common and spend all their PP/ED 
when level is still very low.  To me, it is actually a waste (unless you plan 
to spend lot of $).  When your level is low, PP/ED will only recover a very 
small amount of your ATT/Energy points.  It will be better to level slightly 
slower but use ED/PP to trade for a better/stronger card.  If you don't have a 
decent cards when you reach level 60 and above, you will always lost in battle 
and very hard to complete a treasure.  Remember, this game didn't make you 
stronger by just levelling, but depend mostly on the cards you have.

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10.14 - My guild leader asks to donate at least 10k daily, otherwise will be 
kicked out.  I am new, can't afford that, can you please help?

Yes I can help, but I don't help by giving away free staff/coins/etc.  
However, I can help you to solve guild donation problem without using your 
coins.

Go back to normal quest area 2, do the second or third quest.  It only took 
you 3 energy points per quest and you should be able to get the ring after 
every 3 to 4 turns.  After you accumulate 5 rings, go to guild page, click on 
"offer", then scroll down to the bottom and click "donate treasure".  Every 
ring worth at least 2k when you donate them, simple maths, 5 rings = 10k.  
There you are, solve your problem with 30 to 50 energy points which can be 
regenerated in less than 1 hour time.

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Added after version 1.31
10.15 - During BR event, should I attack the weaker opponent or stronger?

For this question, I will say attack stronger opponent that you can win (refer 
10.7 & 10.8 on battle tips) to earn maximum BR points.

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10.16 - How to decide if I should continue attack or save my power points?

This depends on the situation.  Assuming you don't spam PP during the event, 
you may consider this:
a) You want to earn as much BR points as possible.
Individual BR points won during a battle won't be deducted even your team lost 
that battle.  So, if you only want to earn BR points, then you should attack 
the leader, sub/atk/def leader for the extra points as long as you can win.  

b) You want to help to obtain guild win as many as possible.
Sometime you only want the guild win count is eligible for the rewards.  In 
this case, stop the attack as long as you know your team is winning.  Time 
yourself, come back in last 10 minutes to check if the opponent is fighting 
back.  Save your pp for the next round fight.

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10.17 - I have 2 cards, when is the best time to enhance/evolve them?

Congratulation for getting a pair of your desire cards! Ok, this is what I 
suggest:
a) First, enhance both cards till max regardless their skill level.  
b) If you have skill cards as enhancer, then evolve the cards.  Otherwise, 
keep them as it is.
c) Assign one of the cards in your front line, keep the other one.  If you 
have a second account (with other device), trade it with your second account 
to save space in card limit.
d) During event (except BR event), you will earn skill common.  Evolve your 
perfect max cards now, enhance them with all the skill cards that you have to 
max the 'skill level up' chances.

That is what I will do.  If you are rich, buy the skill cards from others and 
evolve your perfect max cards and enhance the EX card anytime you want.

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Updated Version 1.33
10.18 - My card level is max, can I still enhance the skill level?

Surprisingly, this is possible.  Which make the skill level 10 card not as 
valuable.  However, once you card level is max, you can only use skill cards 
as enhancer.  

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10.19 - The game "freeze", I can't restart or anything.  I need to delete and 
reinstall to play again, any other way?

Yes, there is an easier solution.  Double click your iphone/ipad/ipod "Home" 
button, a row of application will appear at the bottom.  Look for LOC icon, 
click and hold for a few second.  A '-' icon will appear on top of LOC icon, 
click it and it will delete the application from running.  Now go back to your 
game screen and click on LOC icon as usual, the program will restart.  It 
works for all the application, not only LOC.

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10.20 - I have 50 friends now, and it didn't increase anymore after level, 
why?
Currently it set at Max 50 friends.  Unless they change it, otherwise that is 
all you got. ^^
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10.21 - I don't have enough coins to enhance, help!

The fastest way to earn in game coins is selling PP/ED/Junk rare, especially 
during event.  Price range from 100k to 250k, depend on market demand and also 
total coins available.  If you don't want to sell your precious ED/PP/Junk, 
then you may have to do the quest in area 2, the very 1st quest, get the common 
and sell it at minimum 1k each.  If you are patient enough, you may sell at 
2.5k each.

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10.22 - Is it true that the skill of the 1st card you put in the front line 
will be activated for sure?
Honestly, I didn't take note every single time during battle, but personally I 
feel the first card skill was activated during every battle (I had > 600 
battles now).  So, I will say YES to this 'rumour'.

Thanks to Wrextherion @ http://legendofthecryptids.net for confirming this 
rumour and provide more info on skill activation, refer to section 3.8.1

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Added after Version 1.34
10.23 - During enhancing, every time after I click on next page, the selected 
cards will be unchecked, is it just me?

Fortunately, it is a common issue since day 1, so it is not only you.  
Unfortunately, there is still the same since day 1 and a bit annoying.  For 
now, you can use "sort" before enhancing and make it the way suit you the 
most.  "New", "lowest power required", "low rarity" are the best sorting 
sequence for me.

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Added after Version 1.36
10.24 - Can I "gift" or "trade" my event treasure with others?

It was a "no" previously, until recent "Out of Blue" event.  You can now send 
your event treasure to your friends or other players as "gift".  However, it 
still can't be traded.  

Please beware of scammer if you want to trade with other the treasure by using 
"gift" method.  You should do it one at a time unless you know that players 
well.

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10.25 - What is this new function "Lock" doing?  
It is a very useful function added early Dec 2012.  Now you can "lock" your 
card so that it will not be accidently used as enhancer, trade, evolve & is 
hidden from others player.  This actually eliminate my tips in section 10.7 
during a battle.  However, I do like the idea as now it will be easier to sort 
your cards during enhancement.

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10.26 - Can I use 2 same cards in battle?
It was a "No" previously, but now it is allowed.  You can have 10 same cards, 
with 1 in your front line and the other 9 as back line "Army".  If you can 
afford, you can have an "Army" of Lucifer the Damned, imagine the total 
damage. Honestly, I personally don't like this change.

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Anyone is welcome to contribute especially for this section, PM me if you have 
any good idea, credit will definitely go to you!

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11.0 Latest Event News (IOS Platform)

Recently finished event
Dead Memories Event   : Finished on 13th August 2012
Battle Royalle 2      : Finished on 19th August 2012 
Desecration Smile     : A Raid Event starting August 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM (PST)
                      : Running until September 6, 2012.
Battle Royalle 3.     : 13 September 2012 to 16 September 2012 
Star Gazer            : 18 September 2012 to 25 September 2012
Raid Boss event       : Stranger in a Strange Land
                        27/09/2012 - 10/10/2012 8:00pm (PST)
Steam Chaos Event     : 10/10/2012 (11:00pm) to 18/10/2012(8:00pm)
Battle Royale 4       : 17/10/2012 (8pm) - 18/10/2012(8pm)
                        20/10/2012 (8pm) - 21/10/2012(8pm)
Quest event           : This is Halloween Event
                      : 20 Oct 2012 till 31 Oct 2012 7:59pm (pst)
Raid Boss event       : Soul Crousher
                        03/11/2012 - 12/11/2012 7:59pm (PST)
Battle Royale 5       : 15/11/2012 (8pm) - 16/11/2012(11:59pm)
                        17/11/2012 (8pm) - 18/11/2012(11:59pm)
Quest event           : Out of Blue
                      : 20 Nov 2012 8:00pm till 26 Nov 2012 7:59pm (pst)
Raid Event            : Frost Circus
                      : 29 Nov 8:00pm till 09 Dec 8:00pm (pst)
Battle Royale 6       : 20/11/2012 - 24/12/2012
Raid Event            : From Genesis to Revelation
                      : 28/12/2012 12:59pm to Jan 2013 (Event suspend halfway 
                        & restart)
Battle Royale 7       : 10/01/2013 (8pm) - 13/01/2013 (11:59pm)
Quest event           : From Underneath the Ice
                      : Kick off 17/01/2013

Event Tips            :
Quest Event           : In a quest event, you normally need to collect some 
                        items, which will determine your ranking.  While you 
                        advance in the event quest, you will collect the item 
                        on the way randomly.  You can also collect 6 sets 
                        of treasure so that when you reach 100 level (quest 
                        level), you will receive an UR.  Each set of treasure
                        can only been collected once.  Since Out of Blue event
                        you can now "gift" the extra treasure to anyone.  
                        Which help in completing all the event treasure for 
                        the UR.  Basically only ED is required in this event

Raid Event            : In a raid event, you need to advance in the event 
                        quest and will meet with the event bosses randomly.  
                        This event gave you a lot of cards which is good for 
                        enhancing your main cards.  You will need both ED and 
                        PP, mainly PP for the eventual Hidden Boss with 
                        10 million health.  

Battle Royale         : Guild Battle event, you need to battle with the other
                        random guilds.  This is the time you show the others
                        the strength.  You either defeated others to earn BR 
                        points or been defeated.  You need to choose the right 
                        person to be either Attack Leader or Defence Leader in 
                        your guild.  Lot of time, these are the main reason to 
                        win or lose a battle.

Battle Master         : Individual Battle Event
                      : Basically just fight the other to earn points, the
                        higher you can reach, the more "Crystone" you can win.  
                        You can use them to exchange for different rewards, 
                        including a limited UR card!  Well, if you can get 
                        2000 stone...
Steam Casino          : Another Battle event, normally during the period when
                        one event is completed and the other one not start 
                        yet.  You earn Mana base on the Power Point you use in 
                        battle (when u win) and u can use it to try 3 
                        different casinos with different reward.  Good luck in 
                        getting a good reward!

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12.0 Credits

_Alucard_ AKA Ghost909002 at GameFAQs.com: For info on enhancing.
Wildfang_ at GameFAQs.com: For answering my question on max skill level.
Wrextherion @ http://legendofthecryptids.net: For info on skill activation
McGrady56 @ http://legendofthecryptids.net: For evolving calculation

All the players for their queries in game or at GameFAQs.com

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Thanks!

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