April 24, 2014
We mentioned before that Revontheus was cooking up something wicked, and now we have even more previews of this epic event in the making!
Meet Saeva Lionhart. He's seen the endless warring of Delta V's factions and realizes that it's the perfect opportunity to strike! He's coming to claim Delta V for his own...and he's not coming alone.
Be sure to follow Revontheus' Twitter feed as he posts more previews of this exciting event.
The Dread War is over, but Fortune City stands ready as the new battleground as the war cooldown ticks by. The Exiles triumphed in the Dread Plains, but will the Legion readily hand over their home turf to those sneaky rebels? Prepare for new prizes, new war objectives, and more war action and you fight for immortality on Delta V.
Also prepare for a new and malevolent creation coming very, very soon...
April 17, 2014
Dread War Aftermath
The Dread War is nearly over. What better way to relax from ceaseless battle than some fun new missions courtesy of Hank?! New missions, new items, and a POWER WEEKEND await for this upcoming release!
Our volunteers are hard at work learning the intricacies of Flash and they're ready to reveal the fruits of their efforts.
Check out this suggestion entry by VectosAE, vectorized and separate by G00ny!
This sweet new armor is available as male and female neutral armors at Talia in Fortune City. Visit the style change module to complete the look with matching styles for all classes and genders.
There aren't any Easter bonnets in EpicDuel, but we DO have killer egg armors, doom bunny swords, and cybernetic, grenade-launching rabbits! Visit Xraal or Cinderella in the Biological Preserve to dress your Easter best! Go pastel or go home!
The resources consumed by the raging war in the Dread Plains forced Fortune City to suspend sanitation services. This has turned the Delta V capital into a literal dump!
Visit Hank in Fortune City to help him clean up and make Delta V shiny and new so he can finish tinkering on a top-secret project.
Hank has a reputation for being stingy, but he loves his planet and city more than he loves cash so he's bringing extraordinary rewards. You won't believe the prize for completing the final mission, a collaboration between Charfade, Hatred Cuirass, and Assassin Order! Or maybe you will. I guess that depends how easily you're surprised. Like, did you know someone is behind you right now watching you read? No? Well, of course it moved! Anyway...
Map It Up!
Charfade is currently in the process of giving Delta V a MEGA facelift. That old map is going away. Prepare for the shiny newness! We will be incorporating the new map shorty after the next war region goes live.
Hey, now you can tell which region is which! It's not green and blue blobs anymore! PROGRESS!
Grab your Boost and your best gear and get ready to duel! Earn levels and Legendary ranks faster than ever with another POWER WEEKEND! Double XP and double Credits! You're probably asking, "But Nightwraith! How do I qualify?" All you have to do is login after our release tomorrow and duel your heart out! Tell your friends and your enemies...because you friends can help you beat them and stuff.
Duel ON and Happy Passover and Easter to those who celebrate!
April 10, 2014
Earth (Delta V) Day
Get Your Green On!
Spring reigns in the Northern Hemisphere (in Florida at least) so we’re unveiling some new item devised by dedicated players and EpicDuel fans, Hatred Cuirass and Tomcat. Collect these new weapons from Xraal in the Biological Preserve this Friday!
The Twilight of War
The race to victory in the Dread Plains continues as the Exiles continue to pummel the Legion artillery. However, the Legion have not given up yet. The Control Array shield is showing wear and tear so the turret bombardment is taking its toll. Will the Exiles destroy the last of the Legion turrets and claim the region, or will they become complacent, allowing the Legion to surge forth with a surprise triumph?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned during our time running wars in EpicDuel, it’s that our players can surprise us with their tenacity. Anything is possible between now and the war’s end.
The Next Phase
With the Dread War winding down, we’re already one step ahead preparing the next war region: Fortune City!
Prepare for urban warfare as the attackers attempt to drain the source of all power in Fortune City, the Energy Core located strategically in Alydriah’s Spire.
The attackers will use Sappers located around Fortune City to siphon power from the Core to store in FC Batteries. Defenders will protect the Core by destroying the Sappers with FC Bombs.
This war will go live after a brief cooldown period after the Dread War concludes. Like the Dread War, Fortune City will offer it’s own bounty of war prizes!
Excited? You should be! War On!
March 31, 2014
Happy Monday! The Dread War is still well underway, but I think there is still one element that is still a big mystery to many EpicDuelists.
As you can see in the main war map (accessible by clicking the War Bar at the top of the EpicDuel client), there are 4 auxiliary War Objectives with one main objective. That might be old news to many, but did you know that not all War Objectives are created equally?
War for the Win
The 4 auxiliary War Objectives can deliver different results depending on a number of factors. The following is a quick reference guide to help you decide which turrets to use to get the most bang for your war buck! Defensively, this information is extremely valuable for deciding which War Objective to target with Dread and Super Dread Bombs.
Legion Missile Array (Lower Left)
Inflicts less damage the more it's health is depleted.
Heavy Turret (Upper Left)
Inflicts more damage as the Control Array Shield's health decreases.
Mega Turret (Lower Right)
Inflicts consistent damage regardless of health.
Heavy Rocket (Upper Right)
Inflicts consistent damage regardless of health.
There you have it! I hope this guide will clarify some confusion about varying damage delivered by different War Objectives. Now, go forth mighty EpicDuelists with this knowledge and WAR ON!
March 28, 2014
Now that new Dread War is underway and stable, many are already wondering "what's next?" If you haven't figured it out already, our aim is not an end to all war, but to unveil a full-realized regional war cycle. After the Dread War ends, the winner will claim the region, and after a brief cooldown period during which no region is active, the next region will be contested.
While the Dread War is still being heroically fought by Legion and Exile forces, the EpicDuel team is hard at work building out the rest of Delta V to prepare each region for war. This includes new prizes, maps, objectives, items, and in some cases, completely redesigned maps. My hands are already crinkling at the thought. This task will be quite involved but we're confident we can have it completely ready early May 2014. Until that time, updates may be sparse, but we'll be sure to keep you informed of ongoing developments.
Stay tuned to these design notes for updates as reveal hints for the next war region, and the future face of Delta V!
War isn't all we have in store for you! While we continue our war buildup, our artist Revontheus is working on a big release behind the scenes! The plan is to have it ready in May. It will include new weapons, home items, armors, missions, bosses and more. Are you ready for Lionhart?
March 26, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.9
Still confused about the war mechanics? Check out this new video narrated by the one and only Titan!
March 21, 2014
Patch Notes - 1.6.7 and 8
March 19, 2014
Dread War Chests
Due to popular demand, we're adding a way to purchase Super Dread Bombs and Super Dread Shells in-game at the new Dread Ammo Depot. Since these items are highly dangerous, and stocking an infinite amount of explosives in a tiny place would be a massive fire code violation, they will be restocked in quantities of 50 every hour (as long at the remaining quantity is 0).
The items will be alignment restricted so you will not be able to buy the opposition's war items. You can only purchase the war item that applies to your alignment.
The current war drops will still be available through PvP drops, but players who really, REALLY want to help their respective alignments dominate will now have another option to unleash their fury upon the Dread Plains.
End of War Prizes
The Dread War Prizes are locked in and ready to be claimed by the victor!
In order to claim a free prize, all you have to do is participate in the war for the winning alignment. There's no reason not to participate unless you have a weird aversion to free stuff. This is just the beginning. War Prizes will change from region to region as the War rolls across Delta V.
Bug Fixes Galore!
This update, we've managed to patch some major bugs, including errors with awarding War Hero and regional Influence Achievements. Check out the Patch Notes for a thorough breakdown of the fixes.
March 18, 2014
Battle Gem On!
Battle Gems just went live! Be the first to play our 1st major mobile game, AdventureQuest: Battle Gems! It is available right now for free on Apple’s App Store!
The Battle Gems team is really proud to be releasing Battle Gems for you. As our first major mobile game, it took over 6 months to draw, animate, code and write the 450+ joke & pun filled levels for you. We think you will agree that it is our most crazy, addictive and fun game yet! Get Battle Gems and please help us spread the word. (P.S. We are working on the Android version as you read this.)
Battle Gems Features
Limited Time Offer: Become a Founder!
Now is your only chance to become a Battle Gems Founder! Support the game during this launch and UNLOCK EVERYTHING with a one-time payment that is cheaper than a Pizza. …and our game comes with “extra-cheese” at no extra charge. Purchase the Founder Package during this limited time offer for $9.99, you shall receive:
Battle Gems is already getting GREAT REVIEWS!
Thank you so much to everyone giving the game five stars to us on the app store. Battle Gems has been getting amazing feedback and reviews -- check out this KILLER game review from the game review site, Game Skinny! The humor is spot-on perfect "AE" and Battle Gems has the highest quality and most consistant art. I am really proud of the team, the testers, and our online community for all of the long and hard work that went into creating this amazing game. Thank you guys!!! We are working hard on the Android and other ports. Even if you cannot play yet, please help us spread the word! Each day this week we will be releasing a new Battle Gems video... and this weekend, "The Gems" will be heading to the MegaCon convention in Orlando, Florida to run around and cause trouble. BATTLE GEM ON!
Do not forge to LIKE the BattleGems Facebook page!
March 07, 2014
Onward to War
War is approaching. A better war. A faster war. A war that more fully captures to epic clash of Legion and Exile forces. Though this new war was not quite ready to be unveiled today, we're still hard at work and hope to have a finished feature ready to go early next week. This Design Note post will reveal some new and exciting elements from the new war system.
Before we get into the meat of the post, I'll briefly mention the absense of Legion and Doom from the server select. Today we did a small update to patch some exploits and improve server security. Due to recent erratic behavior, Legion and Doom were taken offline. We do not yet know if we will bring them back, but we do know that those servers were old and underperforming. Epic and Exile (we should probably change their names now, huh?) will soon be upgraded to faster, more modern servers to improve performance, making additional servers unnecessary for the time being.
Onward to WAR!
With the new war system, we wanted to emphasize accessibility. The current war has a lot of moving parts and can be quite difficult to grasp for a novice just learning the basics of dueling. Under the new system, the active war will be represented by a global war bar. This war bar provides general information about the conflict and quick-jump buttons to the main objectives.
When the war is over, the prize button will become active for the winning alignment! We'll get to that a bit later...
Some war objectives may be familiar with a few key changes -- you'll notice the Control Array now has a shield over it. It's up to the alignment on offense to bring down the shield and capture the Array, while the defenders must stop the aggressors at all costs!
To defend or attack, Legion and Exile warriors will receive PvP war drops. Defenders will receive Dread Bombs while the attackers will receive Dread Shells. These drops can be used at objectives to gain influence for yourself, your Faction, and your alignment. This is also the primary mechanism for driving the war. To discourage hoarding, you will only be able to hold a maximum of 10 of each type of war drop in your inventory. If you choose not to participate in the war, you will be able to sell the drops with no sellback.
War drops can be used at war objectives, which will be scattered throughout the active region.
Clicking a war objective brings up a menu to use your war drops. You can use your drops for free, or upgrade them to a more powerful form for Varium. The more powerful drops can also drop from PvP battles, but at a much lower rate.
The objectives will show realtime destruction as they are used and abused by warring alignments. Small notifications will appear to broadcast your feats of valor for all to see!
Each objective has a different attribute -- providing interesting tactical decisions for either side of the conflict.
Defend your objectives or see them burnt to the ground! When the war ends, the winning alignment, along with the most victorious player and Faction will be displayed prominently throughout the region!
With the changes to the war system, we'll be consolidating the existing regional influence-buffing cores into a sole War Commander core. This new limited-charge core will give 10 guaranteed war drops for battle victories.
This core will be available from prominent Legion and Exile NPCs in active war regions.
Since some are already very close to attaining the 10th tier of certain regional war achievements, we've decided to bump up the difficulty with 2 more tiers for each region. We're even planning a super-special acheivement for reaching tier 12 on ALL regions, including Frysteland and the Infernal Mines (coming soon)!
During the war, you'll also have a change to earn the prestigious War Hero achievement by earning the most influence in a single day!
Winng a war is an incredible task, so the victors should receive equally incredible rewards! Never-before-seen weapons, armors, vehicles and amazing currency bonuses await those who triumph!
If you're the picky type, you'll have a list of 6 items to choose from when claiming your reward. The prizes will rotate between war events so the list will be ever-changing and always interesting!
Expect an early release next week while we iron out the last of the bugs and polish the remaining features of our new war system! Thank you for your patience! We're confident the feature will be worth the wait!
Last but not least, remember to check out the seasonal rare Springtime gear, available at Naomi and Xraal!
Grab this awesome gear before it disappears back into the database aether for another year!