Hello and Happy Update day to all of my fellow DMKers. While there’s plenty to check out in this update, be it the adorable seasonal accents or the new land, I wanted to take a moment today, before we get knee deep in dwarfs, to talk about the new system to send characters home. This will easily be the part of this update that affects the larger game the most, so it only makes sense to talk about it in detail. Let’s jump in.
Why Send a Character Home?
This feature, or more-so, the ability to ‘Store’ characters has been something the DMK community has been begging to be added to the game. It’s up there with being able to level up multiple characters at the same time and the constant, incessant rumblings for more land.
The reason this has been asked for so much is simple. Time management. Let’s be honest, with soon to be 100 characters, DMK has gone from being a quick casual phone game to one that can take upwards of 15 or more minutes just to ‘check in’ on. That’s a lot of time when you consider other games of this nature and how little time they take for upkeep. Sending characters on tasks is just a huge amount of labor throughout the day, especially considering that many characters, at a certain point, become useless with the exception of potions and experience.
My concern with a storage system has always been that while time-saving, you would lose out on a lot of potions and xp in the process of storing them. Luckily, sending characters home has a neat solution to this problem. Let’s take a look.
How Does it Work?
By going into the character screen, you can tap on an icon at the upper left to find the “Send Home” Options. I’ll also mention that in order to be able to do this, YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE DEFEATED ZURG! This makes plenty of sense when you consider that this is the point in the game where having a ton of characters starts to get out of hand.
The rules are simple. You can go through your list of characters and send any of them home as long as they are not on a mission already. I suggest sending home characters who cannot currently collect ANY tokens for other characters. After a certain amount of time, you’ll be able to collect these rewards out in front of your castle. 12 Hours to be exact. And don’t worry, this isn’t like leveling up a character. You can return them to your kingdom at ANY time.
As you add characters to Home, you’ll find that the rewards you earn per hour in xp and potions will go up. Note that while you will earn this amount of xp and potions EVERY hour, you can only COLLECT the accumulated reward every 12 HOURS.
Depending on who you have sent home, you’ll get larger rewards and after 12 hours you’ll be able to roll in a bed of delicious potiony goodness. Note that on the Visiting Home screen you can simply tap RETURN to bring anyone back at any time at no extra cost.
Is it Worth It?
OMG YES! At least for a player like me it is. Already this has DRAMATICALLY sped up my upkeep time. Keep in mind, however, that you will earn more potions and xp from simply sending these characters on missions, so if you’re tight on potions, this might not be the best option for you. Sending a character on a long quest and then collecting the spoils will be a better use of their time. But for me, who is quickly sending characters away on quests as I wait at a stop light or in line for coffee, this improvement is fantastic.
How do you all like this new feature so far? Anything you’d like to see added to this little guide? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the start of the event!!