May 27, 2015
Hotfix - 1.6.46a
May 22, 2015
Patch Notes - 1.6.46
May 19, 2015
Epic Artist Showcase: Deuce
This Friday, we are excited to introduce our first in a series of artist showcase shops! This week, we'll be featuring Guest Artist: Deuce! This mysterious warrior, tired and weathered from years of torment and battle, recently arrived in a remote and forgotten portion of Delta V!
In the old, forgotten Minestation, Deuce wanders, looking for clues to his mysterious arrival and the cause of his lack of memories of his past.
Speak with him to assist him is a series of brutally challenging missions (created with the assistance of Guest Writer Ranloth) or partake in his shop of signature items. Deuce somehow found time in the Void to handcraft these items and they all reflect his unique style. At least, that's his story. He may have "borrowed" them from some fellow travellers in the Void.
If you're feeling tough, you can challenge Deuce to a 1-on-1 battle for new boss achievement!
He won't give up this achievement easily -- his mind may be clouded, but his skills in battle are razor-sharp! He may have a weakness, though.
Be sure to say, "Hi" to Deuce if you see his real persona in game.
Again, this is the first of several Guest Artist showcase shops this summer! Our Guest Artists and Guest Writers have contributed so much to EpicDuel since the programs inception. They make these releases with loads of quality content possible. It has been truly inspiring to watch their progress as artists and writers through the weeks, months, and (in some cases) years since they joined the team. We are truly thankful for all of their hard work and tireless dedication to building the world of Delta V!
Legendary Update Update
This Friday, we'll be tying up loose ends from the Legendary update with balance improvement, bug fixes, and a hearty update to the Legendary shops!
May 15, 2015
Power Up Preview
Live Now: EpicDuel Power Weekend! Get double experience and credits all weekend long! This is a great way to build Legendary ranks quickly and dominate your foes. That buff will help prepare you all for another BIG update next week featuring new items, NPCs, missions, balance changes, and bug fixes!
Legendary Update Update
Last week was a MAJOR update, but there are still items that didn't quite make it to the Legendary Shops. These items from Hatred Cuirass, Theon, and Assassin Order will be added next week!
We will also be addressing some lingering issues from the Legendary update, including bug fixes and further balance adjustments!
Next week we will also be introducing our first artist showcase featuring Guest Artist Deuce!
Look for his NPC in Delta V with a hearty stock of new Blade of Awe-themed items! He will also have some challenging missions to test your worth. Follow Deuce on Twitter for more previews of his spectacular showcase!
Triumph over Titan!
Last week we released the hardest boss in game: Legendary Titan. We honestly weren't sure if he was actually possible to defeat and the initial impression was that we possibly overshot his stats. As usual, you exceeded our expectations and brought the demi-god down! Congratulations to the following duelists who claimed the Legendary Titan achievement with their incredible combat prowess!
Who will be the next player to knock the god off the mountain? Will it be...YOU? *points*
May 08, 2015
Patch Notes - 1.6.45
Along with the normal slew of number adjustments, we’ve made a few deeper changes mainly aimed at balancing high-level matches, namely the Underdog buff and using Legendary Rank when considering matchmaking. We’re also adjusting the power of Strength as a stat in a few key ways.
May 07, 2015
EPIC MMO EVENT: LEGENDARY REVAMP
This Friday, prepare for a Legendary update! New Legendary stats, new achievements, new Legendary gear, and a new Legendary boss are coming to EpicDuel!
Near Titan's lonely home in Frysteland, new shops have spawned that are only accessible by those deemed worthy. In these shops, Legendary players will be able to access up to three tiers of Legendary gear. The following is just a small sampling of the amazing content created by our talented Guest Artist team.
Don't worry, there's a "normal" variant of the war horse as well.
These shops will be expanded over time to continually offer the the most epic gear in Delta V. We'll try to keep the updates rares, but of a very high quality to prevent the shops from being diluted. There's also a chance items will be rotated out of the shops to make room for more items.
Rank up with the new Legendary achievement!
Show off your status by evolving your achievement all the way up to the 12th tier! This tier is worth a nice tidy sum of Rating Points. Can you reach it?
Titan has been working out to a steady regimen of double bacon cheeseburgers and lifting mountains, and he's ready to crack some skulls.
Challenge Legendary Titan at your own risk. He was designed to be the most challenging fight in the game.
Triumphing over this impressive foe will reward you with a Legendary Titan Achievement!
Underdog Mode and Balance
As mentioned before, Underdog Mode is still in progress. We're vigorously testing and reworking the numbers to make sure it's strong enough to be noticeable, but not so strong that it negates the level advantage of the stronger opponent. More specific numbers will be avaible in the patch notes.
April 30, 2015
Good afternoon, duelists! How goes the war? We're currently engaged in a 2 week build for an epic Legendary revamp scheduled for May 8th. You may have seen some of the projected features described in the April 15th Design Notes.
Our artists are hard at work developing some of the coolest items ever to hit Delta V -- items worthy of the Legendary designation. These items will only be available exclusively to Legendary players.
The Legendary Shops will be broken into 3 separate tiers to cover a range of Legendary Ranks. Each tier will have it's own unique set of items on offer. Being Legendary should feel awesome and we want those who are dedicated enough to achieve that status to really be able to show that status off in as many ways as possible.
The Legendary Shop merchants can be found inside Titan's Peak. This is destined to be a hangout for the best and baddest in all of EpicDuel.
I haven't even covered the new achievements and Legendary stats in this release, but I've got to leave something to talk about next week. We'll also have more specifics concerning the new Legendary stats and more preview images of Legendary content.
We've all been the underdog in a duel at one point or another. Even the level 40s with dozens of Legendary points started once as lowly level 1s. This can be very frustrating, especially as power levels increase near the cap. An underdog mode is being developed to address this issue by giving the lower level player a boost to help them remain competitive against a much more highly ranked opponent. This will not grant an easy win for a low level player, but merely offer a boost to give the player a fighting chance.
As this feature is still in development, we don't yet have exact figures to offer. We will likely have more details in next week's Design Notes.
We covered this before, but it's so important, it's worth mentioning again. Coming up May 1st is a MASSIVE restock that should slake the appetite of the most warlike Epic-Duelists. That date will herald the return of the incredible Lionhart weapons, Dread weapons, and Legion/Exile Battlegear!
You may think you'll have plenty of time to get them, but it's easy to save it for later, but forget and miss out. Be sure to pick up these amazing items before they're gone for another year!
April 24, 2015
Patch Notes - 1.6.44
LANGUAGE & TYPOS
April 23, 2015
PvP MMO Event: The Wasteland War
The Lawman is one of the most powerful individuals on Delta V. Through his domination of the black market weapons trade, he has amassed armies of ruthless soldiers and collected an arsenal of the finest munitions the planet has to offer. This cache resides just beyond his personal suite in the Minetower.
Recently, hostile forces have gathered around the tower to deploy a strategy that could succeed where head-on tactics failed: launch stealthy Drones to loot the cache bullet-by-bullet. Forces defending the cache will attempt to disable the launchers to defend the hoard.
Join the Exiles or Legion forces to attempt to claim the cache for your own alignment. The fate of your alignment's war machine hangs in the balance!
Collect war drops through PvP battles or purchase them from the Wasteland Ammo Depot near the Minetower. This is your chance to elevate your regional Wasteland Influence achievement through participation in the war. Use Drone Cells to power Drone Launchers scattered throughout the Wasteland to loot the Ammo Cache, or, if you're defending the cache, Sabotage the Launchers!
The prize at stake in this epic war is a mutating armor unlike any in Delta V: The Wasteland Runner Armor.
Log in. Join up. Duel On!
April 15, 2015
A Legendary Spring!
With all of the recent attention on our new project BioBeasts, we wanted to reassure players that all of the EpicDuel dev team, including Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade, and Rabblefroth will continue to actively work on EpicDuel. Here is our roadmap for EpicDuel’s direction over the next few months:
Based on your suggestions, we’ve decided to fix a few commonly reported problems with the Legendary system. The Legendary system doesn’t offer any exclusive rewards, there aren’t enough ways to invest your Legendary points, and matches against a high ranking Legendary player can be heavily one-sided. We’re going to fix these problems with the following improvements:
Introduce NEW Tiered Legendary shops
Players will gain access to exclusive gear only available to Legendary players. The shops will be gated by your Legendary rank. There will be 3 tiers of Legendary shops unlocked at Legendary Ranks 1, 10, and 25. Reach the rank and you can shop at the shops, it’s pretty easy.
New item rarity category "Legendary" items
Currently, EpicDuel offers Normal Items, Seasonal-Rares, Limited-Rares, Rares, Ultra-Rares. The Legendary shops will sell exclusively Legendary items. When calculating inventory rarity scores, the new Legendary items will be worth as much as a typical Rare item.
Evolving Legend Achievement
Players will be rewarded even more for achieving greater Legendary ranks. Reach Legendary status and you’ll unlock this new achievement. Each time you achieve a new Legendary rank your achievement will increase in rating point value.
NEW matching changes Juggernaut and Legendary battles
Implementing an underdog mode to improve the quality of matchmaking and duels. More details on this to be announced.
NEW legend hangout area near Titan's Peak in Frysteland
This will be the location of the new tiered Legendary shops.
NEW categories to invest your Legendary Points:
The Wasteland War is set to launch Friday April 24. This will include a number of fixes to improve the War automation, allowing us to more easily setup war prizes and hide the cooldown until closer to the next war’s actual launch. This should help us avoid confusion as to the date of a war’s launch and prevent the issue of having to move a war date around to accommodate other releases or allow for more development time.
In the Wasteland, Legion and Exile players will vie for control of the Lawman’s not-so-secret weapons cache. Players on the offense will use transport drones to bypass The Lawman’s security measures and loot the cache. Defenders will thwart the drones by sabotaging them at their launch sites scattered throughout the Wasteland.
The best, victorious contenders in this war will receive an impressive mutating armor from Guest Artist Seth Juron!
Because BioBeasts was inspired by the EpicDuel universe, we fully intend to cross-promote both games. Expect upcoming EpicDuel mission and storyline tie-ins that promote BioBeasts. Likewise, BioBeasts will reference and drive interest back to EpicDuel. So while we understand player frustration with the idea that our limited time will be split across 2 projects, our hope is that BioBeasts will increase interest in EpicDuel while simultaneously paving the road for larger scope future projects.
How time flies when you're dueling your butt off! April is here and May is around the corner and that means some amazing seasonal rares are ready to populate the shops around Delta V! Most recently, merchants in the Biological Preserve has received stocks of Earth Day Seasonal Rares.
Coming up May 1st is a MASSIVE restock that should slake the appetite of the most warlike Epic-Duelists. That date will herald the return of the incredible Lionhart weapons, Dread weapons, and Legion/Exile Battlegear!
BioBeasts Promo Pack in EpicDuel
We saw quite a few people in the comments section of BioBeasts’ FAQ asking about a possible EpicDuel Promotional Pack celebrating the launch of our mobile game. We love this idea so we’re running with it. You can expect a BioBeasts-themed EpicDuel Promo Pack to premiere around the launch of BioBeasts.
Guest Artist Showcases
Our Guest Artist Team has been crucial to building the best releases possible for EpicDuel so we’d like to show our appreciation for all their hard work...by making them work even harder! Mwahahaha *cough* I kid! I kid! This Spring and Summer, we’d like to highlight our Guest Artists by giving them their very own showcase shops packed with iconic items that represent each artist’s individual style and personality! You may even be able to duel their NPC avatars in game for a real challenge!
The following are tentative dates for the upcoming showcase shops:
Dragon's Reckoning 2
You thought it was time to count Dravax the Harbinger out for good? That his precious “master” was off eating planets in some far-flung corner of EpicDuel’s Universe? You would be wrong! Ranloth is crafting a continuation of the Dragonoid Saga to place players in an epic confrontation against a revived Dragonoid menace! Even though this event is planned for late Summer, we’re already stockpiling content to make this event one of the most epic yet!