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4* Bird Conversions to 5*s

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg Nixon, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Greg Nixon

    Greg Nixon Motherflocker

    We often discuss these reskinned 4 star birds in other threads so I figured they deserved their own.

    This is geared mostly at the newer players, and as a bit of history, plus it might shed a bit of light on why us old timers really don't bother trying to obtain most of them, seeing the majority only differ from their former versions ever so slightly.

    So in the beginning there were 16 four star birds. These were as follows:
    Red- Bette, Billie, Darlene
    Yellow- Brenda, Doris, El Gigante
    Black- Carson, Kowalski, Kowalski the Elf, Zain
    White- Jacquie, Jimmy, Owlpheus
    Blue- Paige, Ron, Trey

    The first to become a 5* was Kowalski the Elf. He was the second hatch in the 2016 XMAS event as a 4*. When the XMAS event came around for 2017 they had removed the 4* version from the game and re-released it as the 5* version we know today.

    Next came El Jefe in the Cinco De Mayo event around 5 May 2018, as a 5* variation of El Gigante, but they left the 4* El Jefe in. The trend of leaving both the 4 and 5* versions in carried forward from here.

    We didn't see another conversion until Carson came out as a 5* and with a Master version in August of 2018 in a black excavation event. All three hatches were Carson, starting at 25x for the first in the line being the 4*, and then the 5*, and Master 5* as 2nd and 3rd respectively. At this point everyone was happy to have a 5* version of one of the best birds in the game even as a 4*.

    Another lengthy dry spell and suddenly Brenda shows up as Brenda X not quite two weeks before XMAS 2018, as the second hatch in the last Chuck/yellow excavation event. The new version brought forth a Claude like leader ability, and maintained her former versions skill of ignoring obstacles.

    Zain, another great 4 star, appeared in his 5* version January 2019, in an event format similar to how 5* Carson was debuted. Hatching again started at x25, with the order being 4*, 5*, Master 5*.

    Then we saw 5* Owlpheus appear towards the end of January 2019 as a second hatch in the latest Matilda/white excavation event.

    The recent Chinese New Year's event held January/February 2019, brought forth the 5* Doris as the second hatch.

    Now for the first full week of February 2019 we have Billie making her debut in a red excavation, again as all three hatches like Carson and Zain before her, and likely the hatching will start at 25x like before.

    The next likely candidate to come out in either the "all three birds" or "2nd hatch" schema is Ron in his 5* version, seeing he was explicitly called out in the v2.0 patch notes and has already been obtained from EM by a few lucky enough to get to the 70th floor that night.

    The remaining seven yet to be seen will trickle out over the coming months, as all of them were added to the collection house during the v1.26 update. Some are worth having, others not so much. Some come with new leader abilities and new skills, other only come with an extra star and the little bit of stat increase that provides. One way or another though they all will come at some point, and pretty much like every other bird will come back around.
     
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  2. Platty

    Platty Super Cool Bird

  3. Thank You Greg your are well versed on ABE
     
  4. Greg Nixon

    Greg Nixon Motherflocker

    Nah, just an old timer who's played the game entirely too much lol
     
  5. That’s true, but I am impressed by you sharing what you know...
     
  6. ELLY

    ELLY Super Cool Bird

    Thanks, Greg!
    great information for new players.
    I think it is not bad to change 4 * birds to 5 *.
    Because when people look for stronger ones, 1 to 4 * birds are ignored. But if they appear to be 5 * birds, there will be some interest.
     
  7. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    They should at the very least reskin them a little. Its waaaaay too easy to confuse them with the 4*'s.
    And, tweaking the SS & leader skills some would be nice.
     
  8. Greg Nixon

    Greg Nixon Motherflocker

    Agreed, and so far it's been a mixed bag there. A few like Carson and Zain, couple of others yet to come really only needed the extra star, but Owlpheus, Doris, and still others not yet out need to go back to school and learn something new.
     
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  9. Magnuson

    Magnuson Tiny Birdy

    Absolutely agree with this. The 5* versions of 4* birds should be reskinned slightly and have a different attack animation and/or additional/different particle effects from their SS. There should be more of a "wow" factor with them. Improved leader skills and bonus skills makes sense too.
     
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  10. Slyguysmiley

    Slyguysmiley Tiny Birdy

    Thanks for the refresher and the time it took to to do it
     
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