April 15, 2011
New Central Station preview, balance changes, inventory overhaul, and more!
Hey there, EpicDuelists. We've got a lot of major changes coming to Delta V this week, but most of them are not quite as flashy as last week. When we go crazy with too many content releases in a row, we tend to let the bugs pile up and move forward, so this week was necessary for some much needed cleanup and improvements.
Last week saw a MAJOR overhaul to EpicDuel balance, and that was bound to cause some upheaval. After reviewing the heated forum discussions, we've made the following balance modifications.
Epic Power Hour: TAKE TWO!
Starting at 10:00PM ET and 10:00AM ET (for real this time!), players will receive DOUBLE XP from all victories for an hour! This also means that players using XP Boost will receive QUADRUPLE XP! This puts level 33 easily within reach.
Wow! That sound...boring. The best part is, if it worked, you won't even notice it. However, Titan has spend most of this week restructuring the item tables to allow for better long-term performance much greater flexibility for adding things like defense/resistance armors, new bots, items with buffs, and, most importantly, quest items! If all goes according to plan, this feature should pay off immensly in the upcoming releases!
Here is a list of the major bugs fixed for this release:
*Preview* Train Hub 2.0 *Preview*
In preparation for the new update to EpicDuel's revamped engine, next week we are giving a few old screens a much needed facelift. One of the oldest areas on Delta V is the Central Station (known to our experienced players as Oz World 7). Since this is the first place new players see, we determined it would be beneficial to revamp all 9 screens to reach the standard set by the latest worlds.
Also, we will be adding teleporter pads across Delta V to expedite travel, meaning remote regions like the mines below the Minetower and Talia's Science Facility will be a click away!
The next few updates should have the biggest and baddest (in a good way) releases EpicDuel has seen yet!