Season 1 - 08/13/2020
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New Season Activities: We have shifted the design philosophy of a lot of the activities players can do on the season board, so that they are less grindy, and more play oriented. Players will find that we are now encouraging use of different cards to completecertain tasks, which in turn should shift the player’s decks and strategies to fill the board.
As mentioned, we will release seven new daily events and two new weekly events. Our goal is to create a long-term engagement and excitement around battle by leveraging the LiveOps elements as a limited-time boost.
We added seven daily events starting from this month. The event will last for 24 hours, so players will have one different event every day throughout the whole week.
Unlike Daily Events, which are just the rewarding wrapping on top of the normal battle gameplay, Weekly Events (we call it Brawls) are the special battle mode that create unique gameplay for players to experience.
Brawls have the following features:
- Exist in a separate tab called “Brawls” under the Event page
- Does NOT impact players’ Power or Ranking
- The special game mode has limited time, which means players can only access to the game mode via the Brawls, usually during the weekend
In September, we will release two new Brawls – Full Deck and Respawn.
Full Deck is a Game Mode that allows players to build any unit they want, as long as they have enough Doh.
Respawn is a Game mode where the Commander comes back to life (respawns) when killed and the player that kills both Towers first, wins.
Along with the Season 2 launch, we will also release the Season Pass during the same time period.
The Season Pass is a $4.99 pack that offers the following perks:
- Season XL chests (Season participation required)
- Exclusive Season Skin! (Season participation required)
- Season Taunt and Text Bubble! (Season participation required)
- Perk: Queue chests automatically
- Perk: Unlock the Lord Pigmore skin
- Perk: 5 Gems for each of your Club members
Players can purchase the Season Pass at any time as long as the Season is running. All the locked Season rewards on previous milestones can also be redeemed after the purchase. The Season Pass is NOT a subscription pack, meaning players need to manually purchase Season Pass if they want to get the new rewards and maintain the perks (ie. Queue chests automatically).
Two new units will be released this month.
We will release the following vanity content. Please note the Season content is only collectible for Season Pass holders.
Pro Division Avatars:
Season Dance: The Glitch
Grand Master Dance: The Grizzle
Cloud Mounts (Purely cosmetic)
Besides the new Season and Events, we will make an overall improvement on Battle UX.
Players will now be able to quickly see relevant stats from each battle, like units that dealt the most damage, and which unit killed the Commander.
Players will now be able to see both player’s decks and Doh, as well as fast forward at 2x and 4x speed.
Players will notice that some information in battle is a lot clearer such as the health bar of the Commander, or the visuals of when the Doh Bar is full.
Battle Sync and Pathing:
We have worked on several technical improvements to the pathing logic for units and syncing of animations and damage so that strange unit behaviours or weird battle glitches are more uncommon.
Squelch other Players:
Players will now be able to silence text bubbles and taunts from their opponents, in case they prefer a more mellow game experience.
Battle Start and End Screen:
We have done a visual revamp of the Battle Start and End Screen to make relevant information more clear to players.
Season Power Reset
At the start of every Season, Power will be reset for players that are in the Pro Leagues. We do this to keep the game competitive by giving talented new players the chance to face against the best in the world. The Power reset works follows:
- Players above 4000 Power (Platinum 5) but below 6500 Power (Diamond 5) will be reset to 4000 Power.
- Players above 6500 Power (Diamond 5) will be reset to 6500 Power.