Radio Tent survivor drops

Figured I'd do a little experiment with the new radio feature. FWIW These buys were while I was level 22-23 with level 10 Council + level 4 radio tower

First 15 buys with 1 radio:
1* 6/8
1* 5/7
1* 8/10
1* 7/9
1* 5/7
1* 5/9
1* 7/9
1* 6/8
2* 5/9
1* 7/9
2* 4/8
1* 5/8
1* 5/7
3* 4/10
1* 7/9

So ... Doesn't seem very likely that we'll be getting really kick ass survivors with 1 radio anymore, and there is going to be a lot more training of newly recruited survivors required.

My first 3 5-radio buys were all 2* - I'll update as I progress on this one, since it will take longer with higher cost.

If you have thoughts/results/etc please feel free to post below. I'm particularly interested in how people's 15-radio buys have gone...
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  • jureforjusticejureforjustice Member Posts: 270
    Great inf, plz keep us posted. I've been meaning to try it too, but I only have lvl 3 tower, so I wont be getting any good levels. When I get it higher, I'll try to mention it here.
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  • VerbaubVerbaub Member Posts: 650
    edited November 2015
    I upgraded my radio tent to level 5, and I've gotten two 1* 7/9s, so we'll see how it goes.
    Right now I'm not a fan of this "improvement" - glad I got several good Rares before the update
    Most of my survivors are level 9 now, so the lower levels are pretty useless to me
  • facemanakfacemanak Member Posts: 117
    Really sad news :( But the game was so promising before the update :(
    Thanks for the gathering such a useful info!
    Best regards,
    facemanak.
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  • zosonzoson Member Posts: 2,216
    edited November 2015
    I feel like there's been an increase in the number of radios I'm finding. I think that's really the key to this - there needs to be a large increase in the number of radios we get *as we level up* so that we can utilize the radio room correctly. If there are not enough radios, it's a serious money grab nerf.

    The one bit of comfort we can take is that this is the type of thing that will make people quit. If we all end up with survivors that are too weak because we can't find new ones... We'll just stop playing entirely, and i'm sure Next doesn't want that!
    pyrosapien
  • jureforjusticejureforjustice Member Posts: 270
    Keep in mind though, you DON'T NEED anything higher than an uncommon survivor to do all the episode missions. You're just going to have higher turnover rate because the survivors will reach max lvl faster.
  • HeadhunterHeadhunter Member Posts: 199
    Since the update, I've used 42 single radios. The highest survivor to show up at my doorstep is a 2 star survivor. That never happened prior to the update. I mostly get 1 star survivors now.
  • CainCain Member Posts: 24
    My one and only 15 radio pull so far was an epic character so I'm going to say random is random lol. Wasn't super pleased cause it had a litre max level for him at the stage of the game I'm at but still.

    I'd link the picture but I have no idea how :(
  • SlayerSectSlayerSect Member Posts: 634
    Cheers for the info. and your time gathering it Verbaub, also everyone else for sharing what's happened with them.

    I am maxing my newest farm out at the moment (can never have enough cans of soup .) Then I'll be upgrading the radio tent. I don't won't to use radios till it's a higher lvl. When I do I'll post my results here.

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  • zosonzoson Member Posts: 2,216
    edited November 2015
    I've now done two 15 radio callouts.
    First one got me a level 6/10 3 star rare bruiser. Rejected.
    Second one got me a level 4/12 4 star epic assault. Retired my 9/13 3 star rare assault to take him in and train him up.
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  • BarlouBarlou Member Posts: 50
    i have done three of 5 radio call

    first one got 3 stars
    second 2 stars and another 2 stars

    i guess better save for 15 radio
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  • PilotPilot Member Posts: 15
    2 x 15 from lvl6 radio tent.
    1. 4* 7/14 Warrior
    2. 4* 6/14 Bruiser

    Not bad, considering 3* survivors are the best ive pulled from pre-radiotent callouts, and im character level 32 with counsel level 12.
    facemanakHeroicWarrior
  • facemanakfacemanak Member Posts: 117
    Thanks, friends! I'm starting to collect those radios.... No sense to spend them on 1x or 5x radio attempts :)
    Best regards,
    facemanak.
  • scirocco313scirocco313 Member Posts: 13
    5 x 5radios
    2* scout, 3* hunter, 3* bruiser, 2*shooter, 4* hunter. All of them capped at lvl 9 :neutral:
    Radio tent lvl 2, council lvl 17
  • AzrulAzrul Member Posts: 48
    Not sure what to think..did 1*15 got rare
    1*5 got uncommon
    25*1 got 2 rares...
  • stealthstealth Member Posts: 5
    I guess i was unlucky looking at the other comments.
    3 x 15 radios pull and i got 3 3* scouts
  • VerbaubVerbaub Member Posts: 650
    Thanks for all of the feedback folks keep it coming! I am working on another list, and my command is upgrading now, so I will close that list + post it when my command improves. the drops def get better as your radio tent + council improve.
    Sabrina
  • ButtLightButtLight Member Posts: 36
    edited November 2015
    I did 4X15 radios calls, and I got 4 3 stars. Very disappointing.
  • PutchucoPutchuco Member Posts: 1,289
    Same here, 4x 15 radios, 4x Rare :(
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  • CeszarCeszar Member Posts: 91
    3 x 15 radios
    1 Rare
    2 Epic lvl 12 cap
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  • HeadhunterHeadhunter Member Posts: 199
    edited November 2015
    Ok I admit I'm stubborn, but I'm determined to see how long it'll take before I get a 3 star or better survivor using only a single radio. Since the 1.3 update, I've used over 80 radios and I've yet to receive anything higher than a 2 star survivor. This is unprecedented.

    Something definitely has changed in the odds to get a 3 star or better survivor using only a single radio since the update. Yeah I read the Nextgames denial of this, but my personal experience shows otherwise.
  • jureforjusticejureforjustice Member Posts: 270

    Ok I admit I'm stubborn, but I determined to see how long it'll take before I get a 3 star or better survivor using only a single radio. Since the 1.3 update, I've used over 80 radios and I've yet to receive anything higher than a 2 star survivor. This is unprecedented.

    Something definitely has changed in the odds to get a 3 star of better survivor using only a single radio since the update. Yeah I read the Nextgames denial of this, but my personal experience shows otherwise.

    If that's the case, the devs probably did tamper with the drop rates... Before, I'd do 10 radio calls and get 3/10 to be AT LEAST 3 star. Now if you've done over 80 and only got 2 stars... Devs did ninja nerf the radios. they probably took the old probability and tossed it onto the 15 radio call and just said "this one has the highest chance for 5 star." -.-

    I was some of the lucky ones who got legendary before this update (warrior 16, hunter 16, scout 16) and am not going to retry again until I've maxed my radio tower (just for the lvls) or else they switch the probabilities back. Besides, the survivors I've received pre-radio station are so much better and can pass me all the way to the end of the episodes. Also, they've already gained me 150+ stars last guild challenge.
  • VerbaubVerbaub Member Posts: 650
    edited November 2015
    Didn't do any 15-buys based on what I was seeing from everyone else. My Council is almost upgraded to Lvl 11, so here is what I got with Council 10

    Lvl 24/25 Council 10 Radio 5

    1 radio buys. --- 5 radio buys

    1* 9/11 W. - ---- 2* 7/11 B
    1* 9/11 S. ----- 2* 9/13 S
    1* 7/9 S. ----- 4* 4/12 B
    1* 7/9 B. ----- 2* 9/13 S
    1* 10/12 S
    1* 10/12 S
    2* 8/12 B
    2* 7/11 S
    1* 7/9 S
    1* 8/10 S
    1* 10/12 B

    I think the drop rate for 1-radio is definitely nerfed
  • zosonzoson Member Posts: 2,216
    15 radio callouts:
    3* 6/10 rare bruiser. rejected. (previously reported)
    4* 4/12 epic assault. taken. (previously reported)
    3* 6/12 rare scout. rejected.
    4* 3/11 epic warrior. taken.

    The min and max level is too low. I was getting level 7-8 current and 13-14 max level survivors from the 1 radio call outs before. When all my survivors are level 10 already, getting a 3/11 is a joke. I'm going to spend all that XP leveling him up, and he'll be useful for only a very short period of time.
  • loggerlogger Member Posts: 7
    zoson said:

    15 radio callouts:
    The min and max level is too low. I was getting level 7-8 current and 13-14 max level survivors from the 1 radio call outs before. When all my survivors are level 10 already, getting a 3/11 is a joke. I'm going to spend all that XP leveling him up, and he'll be useful for only a very short period of time.


    THIS is the biggest problem with the new radio tower. The overall usefulness of a survivor has less to do with the number of stars and more to do with the level. You can clear the game with uncommon survivors if they are high level. The starting level is helpful but really irrelevant overall. The total MAX level is what matters. I'll take a lvl 11/15 uncommon hunter any day over a level 7/10 legendary.

    PLEASE FIX THIS!






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  • HeroicWarriorHeroicWarrior Member Posts: 24
    Yes after the radio tower the max level for the survivors are reduced!! Previously for council level 11 I got max level of 14-16 but now it's 13-14 really disappointing! Can anyone tell us if we max the council & radio tower will we able to get max level 14-16 survivors again ,if that's the case we can save radios till we max those
  • shAdshAd Member Posts: 268
    How is the formula for min and max level? Min lvl defined by the tent and max lvl by the council? The german info texts are not precious.
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  • Alonso__JrAlonso__Jr Member Posts: 5
    Hey guys i tried some radio calls after the Update and that's what i got:
    When i was level 16 + level 8 Council + level 2 Radio Tower:
    i tried once with the 15 radio callout i got:
    3✭ Gunner 6/10

    Now i did another try with the buildings more upgraded:
    Level 19 + 9 Level Concil + Level 4 Radio Tower:
    on 3 attemps with 15 radio callout i got:
    3✭ Bruiser 5/11
    3✭ Hunter 5/11
    3✭ Scout 6/12

    All the time i played this game i only got an Epic Hunter.. nothing else better than that.. :neutral:
    Is that so difficult to get an Epic or Legendary survivor?
    facemanak
  • kalel6kalel6 Member Posts: 9
    15 radio call = a rare max level 11
    15 radio call = a rare max level 9
    5 radio call = an uncommon max level 10

    Dreadful IMO
  • HeadhunterHeadhunter Member Posts: 199
    One of our guild members is a very unhappy camper right now. He used his 15 radios to get an epic bruiser. He went afk and came back to see his bruiser gone and his radios back in his inventory.
    Alonso__Jr
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