BTW…to get an easy Nightwolf Revenant skin “Devil Dog”… complete his tutorial! I just found that out while browsing through his skins. COOL!
You do get a random skin at 100,000 Koins. 75,000 gets you gear. But with the slot machine the skins are still RNG. I was convinced it gave me skins I already have but the internet says it doesn’t do duplicates, so maybe I’m wrong. So then it’s just a ton of money to stand there pulling a lever and get a random skin. Fun…
This Krypt. Sucks.
All the characters have a skin for completing the tutorial. Most of them are pretty good too.
Ef the “internet”. lol I’ve gotten skins and gear that I’ve already gotten. I too thought I was going crazy and imagining it but it happens. No “internet” will convince me otherwise.
Yeah I was doing the RNG slot machine for a long while, but yesterday I just decided to drop 700K in to refilling 350 chests. Can’t say I’m having all that much fun with finding and opening them again. Man, what a weird mechanic for a game. If you liked doing it once, you’ll love doing it twice… WTF?
I dunno, I think they had a really good concept for the krypt in recreating Shang Tsung’s island, but I think they may have relied a bit too much on the novelty of exploring these places from MK1 on modern systems.
I don’t think that was intentional on their part. I think it’s more that the ideas they had for how you’d interact with the krypt just wound up being not very fun. The forge is probably the worst offender to me, as you’re essentially relying on other players info and guides and collecting a bunch of otherwise useless crap to mix together to get stuff.
But the random gear/skin generator is also not fun, restocking chests is not fun, having to walk around to find the restocked chests as well as invisible chests and restocked invisible chests (as you lose souls for the last two) is not fun.
Truth be told, I don’t particularly know how to make a mode like this “fun” or exciting to go to and interact with over an extended period of time. Part of me thinks it’s more of a feature on a list of features to show how full of stuff the game is at this point. They could just as easily have stuck to rewarding skins and gear by playing towers of time, classic towers and online seasons. Maybe even do away with the AI battles as well since I’d have to think most people fast forward through them regardless.
I’m kinda curious what other people think. How would you make the krypt more interesting over a long period of time; the type of mode people would enjoy coming back to over and over again?
At the most basic level, I agree with Andy and others that said the mode needs to put treasure chests, soul silos (or whatever those are called) etc on the map if they’re full and remove them when they’re empty. But that’s still more of a quality of life improvement than a “fun” improvement.
Would making you interact with more characters be more tedious? What about fighting actual matches? Perhaps you unlock hidden characters here or fight hidden characters? Obviously MK9 had Tremor in a tower and I believe MKX had Hydro in a tower. Would that be better or worse if you could say, fight against MKX Kenshi but you couldn’t use him in the game?
Part of me thinks it’d be really cool if you could fight a ton of characters that didn’t make the roster and then maybe defeating them gives you some type of outfit or skin or gear for a character that’s themed after them, like fighting Kung Jin gives you a Kung Jin outfit for Kung Lao, or fighting Mileena gives you a Mileena outfit for Kitana, fighting Cyrax, Sektor, Robot Smoke, Cyber Sub Zero and Hydro gives you gear, skins or even outfits for Frost from those characters and so on.
NRS talked about possibly adding more special moves to choose for variations. Who knows, maybe you even get a special move from a specific character when you fight them. I think people would likely hate this as they’d almost certainly rather just get the moves in an update instead of having to fight MK:DA Kung Lao to get his triple kick for Kung Lao or fight MKX Erron Black to get his Tarkatan Stab or his Sand Grendes. Anyways, just an idea.
So what would you do to make this mode more fun?
Lol. Good to know I’m not going crazy. I was pretty sure I’d seen duplicates and not just once but several times.
Absolutely. And people’s reaction on the reveal suggests that it was a popular idea.
This is the problem. Clearing out the Krypt once is probably okay. But there’s too many classes of items (skins, gear, material, augments, three currencies). Then random layered over random. And finally, frankly, just too much stuff.
Anything they could do to give people some control over what they are after, track their progress more easily, and (heaven forbid) even grouping some of these nearly identical skins together would help reduce people’s frustration and fatigue.
There’s a host of ways to get Skins and Gear in Mortal Kombat 11. In the Krypt, you have Chests, Spirit Chests (Kenshi’s Blindfold is needed to see them), Soul Vaults (Ermacs Soul Gem is needed to access them), Shao Kahn Chests and Hellfire Chests. There’s also Kronika Vaults that spawn and disappear around the map.
Chests, Spirit Chests, and Kronika Vaults cost Koins to open. Soul Vaults cost Soul Fragments. Shao Kahn Chests and Hellfire Chests cost Hearts.
In the Courtyard and the approach to Goro’s Throne, there is a Kronika Time Vault (not to be confused with Kronika Vaults). Here, you can spend Koins to refill Chests, Spirit Chests, and Soul Vaults. Some items can only be found in repopulated Chests and Vaults.
You can also forge certain items via the Forge, which costs various items and currency, and you can gamble at the Shrine for another pool of items. As has been mentioned, 100,000 Koins is what you need to spend for Skins, 75,000 Koins for Gear. Not sometimes you’ll still get Augments, despite the spend.
In the Warrior Shrine is a wall with spikes and characters faces. As you play the game, when you perform your 25th Fatality on a character, you collect their Head. You can then go to the Krypt and place their Head on a spike. This will unlock the Chest there for that character and grant you some items and an additional Intro and/or Victory pose. Impale, I believe it was 10 heads, and the doors to Shang Tsung’s Throne room opens, allowing you access to some great chests that contain intros and victory posses as well as other items. I believe 15 heads total opens another set of doors, and finally 25 heads opens the last set of doors in his Throne Room.
Also, when you put on Kenshi’s blindfold, you’re sometimes attacked by a zombie. Kill it with your Hammer first, and you’ll get a Sub-Zero skin. Find Reptile and kill him with the Hammer (he’s also invisible), and you’ll get a Scorpion skin.
You also get Skins and Gear via completing Towers in the Towers of Time, by playing through Story Mode, and by winning AI Battles.
For those who haven’t, you can go to testyourmight.com to find Forge Recipes, and other useful Krypt stuff.
Yeah I know.; I have them all and the Shao Kahn voice, but I just didnt think about Nightwolf having one over there, plus it being the Revenant skin I just couldnt wait to get.
Man it looks so sick!
I also want the Johny Cage voice announcer… lots of work to get that though!
I think we know all this, but thanks anyways… also forge recipes are just above your post by a few.
@BigBadAndy WHat does RNG mean exactly? (Random ------ Generator? )
@CausingThought6 The Krypt doesn’t suck… that’s just your opinion, negative as usual… the krypt can be tedious, yes…but it doesn’t suck. Is there anything you enjoy in this world?
Random Number Generator.
There’s a few things that are in later posts in the thread that did not get added to the main post, as I recall.
And I agree, the Krypt does not suck. It’s quite excellent in my opinion.
My brother got it. Just keep in mind your ranking as based on score - so rack up a high score in each tower by using mercies and brutalities. Don’t worry about speeding to get as many done as possible.
There’s plenty I like. I’m just in a rough patch of time where lots of things I don’t like are happening. I can’t change how I feel just because it annoys you.
In previous games, I could go in, get what I wanted, and leave. In this game I can not and it feels like I never will unless this game becomes my job. From that perspective, it sucks.
In my opinion, Towers of Time since the patch (this is before Nightwolf was available early for KP owners) is a little easier but it can get boring once you start doing all five stages of the Character Towers.
Speaking of Nightwolf, his Devil Dog skin makes him look like Finn Balor from WWE.
Yeah I tend to only play towers of time now when there’s only one stage or perhaps when there are three smaller stages. I hate having to go through five, even though I logically know that I can get a skin for my character with each tower that I beat. It just takes forever.
Okay. I gotta say, I just finished the PS4 god of War, and i’d really like to see how this version of Kratos would function in MK. I know they don’t do that kind of thing anymore (which saddens me deeply) but it’s just such a different take on the character and I think it would be interesting.
So I pretty much almost lost my milkshake when the Johnny Cage Announcer Voice said Rat B astard instead of Kano. lol I laughed so hard.
Ill have him in the next day or so! Im currently at 9% so I just have to keep playing a bit each day to stay under 10%…cant wait!