July 24, 2014
Titan's Triumph Preview
Prepare yourselves! There's a rumbling at the top of Titan's mountaintop home in Frysteland and it can only mean one thing: Titan HUNGERS!
It could also mean that it's about time for Titan's Birthday celebration! Join us in celebrating the birth of EpicDuel's creator and ever-hungry demi-god Titan with new weapons, vehicles, home items, and a brand new Arcade game Titan's Triumph!
Check out these preview images of the latest and greatest Titan gear coming to Delta V next week! Our volunteer artists have been operating at peak performance to craft epic gifts for EpicDuel's epic creator!
Many of these items will be available form the new Arcade game, but they will also be available for sale in-game on Titan's seasonal birthday shop along with previous Titan-themed rares:
Beyond Titan Preview
We'd like to formally welcome Vorzathiel (formerly ..Trizzzcentrino..) to the EpicDuel Artist team! He's already hard at work creating new content and working on an update to the West Naval Yard!
It's never too early to talk like a pirate!
Or dress like one!
July 18, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.20
July 16, 2014
Last week you took a stand against Lionhart and, though we posed a great challenge, you were able to defeat him. To date, little over 300 duelists have earned the Kingslayer achievement. We designed Lionhart to be the toughest boss yet, but it looks like the best of the best rose to the occasion! Congratulations on this epic achievement!
Thanks to the events of the final mission, the mission chain will be repeatable for the forseeable future for those who aren't quite powerful enough to take on the king.
This week, as a palette cleanser for the exciting, but challenging Lionhart missions, we're introducing 2 new missions created by guest writer One Winged Angel! Talk to Valestra a Habuki in Fortune City to complete their tasks and claim your rewards!
This week, the Chaos Lords poster goes live in Heromart. Buying this epic poster will earn you the Chaos Dragonslayer Sword P/E in EpicDuel, along with awesome chaotic weapons in other AE games!
July 11, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.19
Tags: Patch Notes
July 11, 2014
Battle Gems PvP Is LIVE!
Like PvP? If you're on epicduel.com, then chances are you do, then you'll love the new PvP update to Battle Gems! Check out Cysero's post on the AQW Design for comprehensive info regarding this exciting new update!
Battle Gems PVP!
BATTLE GEMS PVP IS LIVE!
Actually, it's been live for almost a fullday, but we haven't said much about it because we wanted to make sure there were no terribly bad game killing bugs before we sounded the war horns and drew a lot of attention to it. It was a quiet launch.
Of course there were a few bugs (There are always a few bugs) but noting too serious and we've already got most of those solved and ready to publish to the live versions of the game in the next update today or tomorrow.
As always, if YOU encounter any bugs, they go here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
Just so we're entirely clear, ALL bugs for this or any other AE game go here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
... here: http://www.artix.com/bugs
And now we're moving on.
BATTLE GEMS PVP! What's the deal with that?
Here's the deal.
WAIT, DID YOU SAY "BUY GOLD"?!
I did indeed say that, imaginary player who asks me this stuff! There are three gold packages to pick from but the obvious winner is the 50 MILLION GOLD PACKAGE. That should keep you set for a while and allow you to buy almost all of the PvP rewards (If you have the intestinal fortitude to unlock them).
Plus it comes with in-game bonuses where the other packages only come with gold (which is still nice).
the 50,000,000 GOLD package gives you a GOLD NAME (in Battle Gems PvP) and the MAKE IT RAIN skill will be added to your skill list. It's like a big gold fireball that explodes into a shower of gold coins when it hits the target. Fun? Yeah, fun.
Apple based players can get the game here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-gems-adventurequest/id694721552
Android based players can get the game here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.battleon.aqbattlegems
And, of course, you can always play it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/games/?fbs=100&app_id=217802018249672
July 10, 2014
Lionhart Saga Part 3
Prepare for the grand finale of the Lionhart Saga! Join Revontheus and the mysterious mage Caden to smite Lionhart and his army using a terrible weapon from Delta V's past! You'll need all your wits and fighting skill to go head-to-head with the champion and leader of the Lionhart Empire. Prepare for the fight of your life!
Do you have what it takes to kill the king?
A King's Bounty
To satisfy your appetite for Lionhart weapons, our artists have created an arsenal of new Lionhart gear available at the level 35 Lionhart Soldier in the Overlord Facility. This incredible arsenal was created by Bidoof and Assassin Order!
Also, rumor has it that Lionhart can be "persuaded" to part with his scepter. Only a bold few can hope to claim this prize for their own!
World Cup Warriors
To celebrate the largest sporting even in the world, we're introducing new World Cup weapons created by Bidoof!
Show off your World Cup fever with the complete set of 8 weapons available from the Overlord Guard in the Overlord Facility! Be quick, because like the World Cup, these weapons are temporary! However, rather than make you wait another 4 years to claim them, we'll bring them back next year around this time.
July 03, 2014
Overlord War Exile Victory
Congratulations Exiles for winning the Overlord Facility War, making this the fourth war Exiles have claimed victory since War 2.0 went live. We should take notice and praise the Legion’s effort this time around for putting up a great fight. We saw new and old Legion factions participate even harder this time which resulted in more of an even conflict. Additionally, our War Rally adjustments seems to have aided in the overall balance of the system; while the Exiles did have more players with extreme Influence amounts (as made obvious by the leaderboards), the Legion had a higher average Influence per participant and thus managed to keep it close. In the end, the Exiles managed to pull away. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Now is the time to login and claim your war prize!
Friendly Reminder: Claim your war prize before you consider switching alignments. Changing alignments will remove all of your regional war data. Your achievement progress will not be removed however.
Independence Day Rares Return
Typically around this time of year we get a day off to enjoy the summer with our families and embrace our patriotic side with yeti burgers and Hank’s delicious chocolate cakes. Canada Day was on July 1st and Independence Day is tomorrow July 4th for Americans. We invite you to celebrate freedom along with us with the returning Independence Day themed rares. You can find them equipped to the Overlord Guard in Overlord Facility. Also, the Independence Day achievement will also be available for a limited time.
Much Restock, Many Rares, Wow!
Restocks on many of our limited time items this weekend! Be sure to check out Dage, Charfade, Revontheus, and the SolarWorld Factory to take advantage of picking up some really exclusive gear! Among the returning items are the Imperial Skull Bike and Liberty Eagle Bike located at Overlord Guard!
Power Hour Weekend
The war is over, but that doesn't mean the dueling is over. Battle your heart out over this holiday weekend for double XP and Credits! There's no special mission to complete or button to activate -- just log in and DUEL!
Power hour is scheduled to last between: July 4th 12:00am est – July 7th Mon 12:00am EST
Lionhart Part 3
Since this week is a rather short because of the holiday festivities, we decided to hold off on releasing Lionhart Part 3. This also gives you the opportunity to complete ( if you haven’t yet ) Lionhart parts 1 and 2. Lionhart part 3 with new missions and introducing SaevaLionhart is coming next week! Stay Tuned!
June 30, 2014
War Rally and Scoring Bug
An issue was brought to our attention today regarding War Rally being given to the Exiles, despite the Exiles being ahead in damage.
This is a picture of the actual data in our database. The maximum health of the Hovercraft is 4,091,000. The damage dealt to it so far was over 6.7 million. Obviously this was not intended, so we set about finding the cause. It turns out that we were incorrectly dealing damage to this Hovercraft instead of the correct one when Legion players bombed them.
June 27, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.18
June 20, 2014
Lionhart Part 2
Now that the Legion and Exiles are allied against the Lionhart forces, Transcendence and Immanence are taking matters into their own hands. Challenge them to one-on-one battles to test your mettle against the best forces Lionhart has to offer.
Immanence and Transcendence armors will be available from the Lionhart Soldier in the Overlord Facility. Also, by defeating them you will have a chance to claim their weapons as rare drops!
Titan and Rabblefroth have taken this week to perform some major housekeeping on the database structure--primarily the structure of the skill tables. This sounds very technical, but it basically means that there were many fields that were no longer relevant or extremely unclear in their function. This restructuring means extensive testing will be needed to ensure that the battle engine isn't borked. Basically, if we did everything right, it means you won't notice any changes, BUT the changes will make adjusting balance and balance testing MUCH easier in the future.
Although Delta V is allied against the incursion of Lionhart, Legion and Exile forces still face tensions over who controls the Overlord Facility. This will make the Overlord Facility the next region in the cyclical War.
This new war will be fought for control of the AI Core, which controls all military assets in the region.
The attackers will collect Fuel Cells to power rogue Hovercraft to perform strafing runs against the AI Core. If they do enough damage, they can neutralize the Core and rebuild it for their own purposes.
To preserve the Core, the defenders will collect Sabotage Kits to disable the attacking Hovercraft.
To address some complaints with the current war rewards system, we have decided to implement a new tiered prize system that I shall endeavor to explain below...
New Prize Tiers
With the introduction of the Overlord War, we will introduce a new participation-based prize system. Players who fight harder will be eligible for better prizes. Currently, you only need 150 Influence on the winning alignment to qualify for a free prize. We feel it's unfair to award players who only play an hour the same as those who go the distance and participate throughout the war to support their alignment. In addition to adding tiers, we are also raising the minimum participation requirement to qualify for the baseline prize.
*Prize amounts in the above graphic are placeholders. Actual numbers are subject to change.
You will be able to see the tiers at the beginning of the war. At the end of the war, you will receive all the prizes available for whichever tier you qualify. The option to buy a prize outright will no longer be available. Because we want players on the losing alignment who battle fiercely to be rewarded, they can still qualify for the prize tiers, but cannot win the item prize (treasure chest).
Due to the complexity of this new prize system, we will need to update the war system manually in an update early next week (Monday or Tuesday). Participants of the Frysteland War will have until that update to claim their prizes. After the new system goes live, it will apply to the previously contested war regions, meaning when the Dread Plains is under contention once again, it will use the new tiered prize system.
We hope this new system adds real value to war participation and makes those who play harder feel rewarded. We also hope it addresses the "all-or-nothing" stakes of the current war system in which the losing alignment receives nothing (for free).
Thank you for your patience as we work to build, test, and implement these exciting new additions to the war system. Be sure to join us next week as the Lionhart Saga continues and war comes to the Overlord Facility!