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The most current patch is: July 22, 2015

"Release"Edit

2015Edit

JulyEdit

Patch July 22, 2015 Blog Post

GeneralEdit


ImprovementsEdit

  • Nigel now gets auto-equipped when freeing him in the tutorial.
  • The Hush Machine's sound will now play completely instead of the duration of the animation.
  • The diversity of death sounds have been increased so that each Globuleye size has its own.
  • Selected castle now have a white highlight in the tutorial.


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where a target attack had a different behavior than regular attacks when attacking a higher castle level than the hero level.
  • Resolved an issue where the progression would stop if the client is shut down after purchasing the first weapon while in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the Runaway ability Headbang did not heal creatures while affected by the Nurse Reverse ability.
  • Resolved an issue where Daddy Wrong Legs did not have Lightning VFX while running the client on low settings.
  • Resolved an issue where the farm decorations' tooltip had black text which was unreadable.
  • Resolved various random issues where the client crashed.
  • Resolved various localization issues in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the tutorial Mammalian Abduction objective is not accessible
  • Resolved an issue where the user may receive a network error when trying to attack a castle from the friend list.
  • Resolved an issue where the shop menu can't be closed for adding an inventory page without having enough gold.
  • Resolved an issue where the user progression was block after purchasing a weapon during the Cornelius shop tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the game become unresponsive and must be rebooted if attempting to buy an item with not enough gold in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where a user with the Gold defender pack receive a network error while constructing the third floor in the Tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where a user can lose crowns on a target attack with a hero lower than his own castle level.
  • Resolved an issue where the close button of the league pop up was too far on certain level.
  • Resolved an issue where the UI of two assignments could be overlapping while constructing the castle while in the tutorial.


Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


Patch July 10, 2015 Blog Post

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the mage is displayed at 950 Blings instead of the promo price.
  • Resolved an issue where the best potion isn't always equipped upon using the last potion of a given level.
  • Resolved an issue where Skelethor cost was in Blings instead of Life Force.
  • Resolved an issue where the free hero price displayed was increasing instead of diminishing.
  • Resolved an issue where Good Neighbors image card shows Great Neighbors fence in the infinite pack.


Special NoteEdit

  • Due to a small complication, the Reverse-Nurse will be removed from the Crafting Lab and the Infinite Pack. The Reverse-Nurse will be available once more in a later update.

Patch July 2, 2015 Blog Post

Balancing

  • The Archer's ability Spiral Shot no longer keeps the hero invulnerable once the animation is over.


ImprovementsEdit

  • Markers pointing to the current active objectives have been improved to increase visibility.
  • Audio has been added when opening the Castle Crafting blueprint in the tutorial.
  • Audio has been added when unlocking a Skill.
  • The button to buy new inventory page has been disabled while being in the tutorial.
  • Extra objectives have been added before Heated Gardens and Competition region unlock to prevent players from becoming stuck.
  • Timers in the Cornelius' Emporium will now show the number of days an item is available instead of weeks.
  • New items added in Infinite Pack. See upcoming news for more info.


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where many clients crashed when attempting to go to the Defense mode in specific areas of introduction tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the client crashed after defeating the castle ‘Land o’ Fendrick’ while loading the attack selection.
  • Resolved an issue where the client crashed after applying a new castle theme in the Attack mode.
  • Resolved an issue where the Objective to defeat Flameo's castle completes even if you leave during the attack.
  • Resolved an issue where the tutorial progression would stop upon attempting to purchase an item in the Cornelius' Emporium with Blings for the first time.
  • Resolved an issue where the Archer's Repeater weapon would cause damage even if the arrows are out-of-range.
  • Resolved an issue where an incorrect amount of gold is deducted when looting the chests upon using the first potion in an attack.

JuneEdit

Patch June 25, 2015 Blog Post

Balancing


ImprovementsEdit

  • The Runaway's weapons mana regen tooltips have been updated to showcase the correct values.
  • The Martians have decided to paint Nigel's cage in a different colour to make it more flashy and noticeable during the attack.
  • A default icon has been placed when no potions are currently equipped on a hero.
  • The Deep Fried Condos have received some visual upgrades.

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  • An arrow has been added to help locate the correct castles to attack while completing "attack a castle" objectives.

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  • The castle crafting panel will now automatically open upon completing an objective while in the tutorial.
  • The transition to the attack selection of the tutorial should now feel smoother.
  • Once a quest has been accepted in the tutorial, the pop-up will no longer trigger every time the game changes state. It will trigger again if the client gets rebooted in order to pick up the game session where it was previously left off.
  • Timing with pointers, dialogue boxes and narrative voices have been adjusted in various areas of the tutorial.
  • The camera will be able to zoom a little bit further while visiting castles in the tutorial.
  • A tip has been added while naming the castle to highlight its purpose.
  • All crates (except the crate Nigel is being held prisoner) have been removed from Area Shifty One.
  • The "Unlock New Skills" UI has been moved to the right to remove the overlap with the dialogue box.
  • The camera is now centered on the castle when entering the Defense mode for the first time while in the tutorial.
  • The floating castle on the home screen has small received visual upgrades.
  • The Castle Crafting icon has been moved up.


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to stop the tutorial progression by triggering the Cornelius Emporium upon freeing Nigel.
  • Resolved an issue where General Cluckenstein had the wrong icon in Tybalt's Farm.
  • Resolved an issue where the Revenge button is highlighted yellow even if no revenge is possible.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to equip gear where the hero did not meet the requirements.
  • Resolved an issue where the Minor Healing Potion (level 1) had higher auto-equip priority than the other potions.
  • Resolved an issue where the Nurse Reverse and the Healer Bone Puppeteer were missing sound in their idle animation.
  • Resolved an issue where the Mage's Electrik Charge becomes unresponsive after using the ability consecutive times.
  • Resolved an issue where the castle locked icon had debug text displayed.
  • Resolved an issue where completing the objective to buy potions in the tutorial and rebooting the game; the objective had to be completed again.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to attack a castle by click through the abilities page.
  • Resolved an issue where the Knight was being assigned automatically after rebooting the client upon selecting a castle name.
  • Resolved an issue where the castle in the home screen would disappear upon purchasing the Big Pack on the website while the client remains open.
  • Resolved an issue where the abilities page became unresponsive while in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the tutorial's progression stops if all creatures in Bewarewich Castle were killed in front of the gate.
  • Resolved an issue where the record feature did not work.
  • Resolved various typos throughout all localized version of the game.

Patch June 19, 2015 Blog Post

Most Want Traps & Creatures everywhere!Edit

A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog about pay-to-win concerns and how we would address them in the future. As promised, the Most Wanted creatures and traps are now available in the crafting lab, unlocked as part of the castle progression. You can unlock them by upgrading your castle heart and crafting lab.

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Balancing:Edit

Many Most Wanted creatures and traps have had their dP costs reduced and the Material Cost increased. Here's the list:

  • Caustic Carpet DP reduced to 3.
  • General Pow DP reduced to 4.
  • Fuming Frank DP reduced to 12
  • Rancid Runner DP reduced to 12.
  • Chargoyle material cost:
    • Smoldering Eye
    • Essence of Somethingincreased to 10.
  • Acid Cannon material cost:
    • Smoldering Eye increased to 30.
    • Dangeroxide increased to 10.
  • Burn'n Hell-o material cost:
    • Smoldering Eye increased to 30.
    • Noob Tears increased to 10.
    • Love increased to 3.
  • In-Spectre Grubbage material cost:
    • Noob Tears increased to 40.
    • Love increased to 6.
    • Number 43 increased to 6.
  • Super Trap Generator material cost:
    • Dino Scales increased to 40.
    • Love increased to 4.
  • Slow Roast material cost:
    • Forgotten Stone increased to 10.
    • Noob Tears increased to 6.
    • Love increased to 2.
  • Fire Globuleye material cost:
    • Essence of Something increased to 20.
    • Love increased to 6.
    • Number 42 increased to 3.
  • Ice Globuleye material cost:
    • Noob Tears increased to 10.
    • Love increased to 2.
  • Poison Globuleye material cost:
    • Dangeroxide increased to 10.
    • Number 42 increased to 2.
  • Derplicator material cost:
    • Defenderium increased to 40.
    • Dangeroxide increased to 10.
    • Number 42 increased to 2.

ImprovementsEdit

  • Home page and attack screen now have clouds with smoother, wispy edges.


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where the UI for completed stars and castle validation could prevent movement clicks during attacks.
  • Resolved an issue where the UI was not properly aligned upon purchasing a new hero.
  • Resolved an issue where materials were not centered in the UI of the blacksmith.
  • Resolved an issue where castles in the home screen wearing Dragonificus of Forest theme were bigger than the UI. The castles were scaled down to fit the UI.
  • Resolved an issue where Life Force Boosts were not included in the resource production per hour on the mines panel.
  • Resolved an issue where the record button was displayed as currently recording upon booting the game.
  • Resolved an issue where the castle level, the castle value and the castle validation state was displayed in the home screen before the castle is built.
  • Resolved a screen flicker issue while rebooting game after building second floor on your castle crafting.
  • Disabled objectives in the competition zone.
  • Resolved an issue where the entrance of Ct Snottingham mildly flickered.
  • Resolved an issue where the Hero could become stuck at the drawbridge if trying to enter the castle too fast.
  • Resolved an issue where the amount deduced upon purchasing a daily deal item is displayed as double the actual price.
  • Resolved an issue where no sound effect was played when selecting a hero.
  • Resolved an issue where no sound effect was played when equipping potions with right click.
  • Resolved an issue where ability on 1, 2 and 3 cannot be displayed while validating the castle for the first time in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to start an attack instead of constructing the first floor of your castle in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where a giant rock would float in the screen while doing the open house in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the construction blueprint icon would display in a castle attack while in the tutorial.
  • Resolved an issue where the hero stands in the heated gardens before the tutorial starts if the game is rebooted upon completing the fourth objective to complete the castle.
  • Resolved an issue where on occasion skills were not inspectable.
  • Resolved an issue where some players did not have the "Play" button after login on the launcher.
  • Resolved an issue where some players experienced a Network Error upon loading the game.
  • Resolved an issue where the client could crash upon changing castle theme in the Home or Attack screen.
  • Resolved an issue where the client crashed upon inspecting someone's profile page then switching to another game's screen while the profile is still loading.
  • Resolved multiple issues where the client crashed after it attempted to access deleted memory.

Patch June 11, 2015 Blog Post

Revamped Game Introduction Tutorial & Quests!Edit

The team has spent a lot of time reworking the very beginning of the game for new players. There you'll find new mission castles, new characters and more Opulencian shenanigans! Along with this, we have introduced a number of lower level Quests made specifically for new players. Fear not, however! Players of all level will have access to them. Even if they are likely too easy for mid-to-high level players we recommend spending some quality looting time here…. just maybe they'll contain a little hidden surprise... These new castles can also be found in the Competition zones.

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Please Note: These will appear on your HUD, but can only be completed in the first region, so head to Little Spitaly!


BalancingEdit

For the new players tutorial we boosted the Archer Piercing skill in the following way:

  • Level 1 now has a base of 25, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 1.5
  • Level 2 now has a base of 0, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 1.75
  • Level 3 now has a base of 0, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 2.0

The skill now causes damage that is slightly higher than the base Ballista of a similar level

And also for the Mage Flameburst, we boosted the following :

  • Level 1 now has a base of 0, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 2
  • Level 2 now has a base of 0, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 2.5
  • Level 3 now has a base of 0, with a Skill Damage (Base damage + Gear damage) multiplier of 3

Some skills at early levels are unlocked in a different order.


ImprovementsEdit

The HP of the following barricades and mines have been slightly lowered at early levels:

Skyboxes in defend mode have had a huge overhaul to enhance them:

  • New shaders and textures are used for the clouds and the sea.
  • The ground has been remodeled with a lot more detail, for more variety between regions

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New XP CurveEdit

We’ve revised the XP curve to time the amount of levels that a Hero will gain at the start of the game, for a better experience and while we were at it, we’ve revised the end of the curve so that you can now get to level 30 a little faster. You will notice that while you are still at the same level and relative position, it will now be easier/faster to reach the next level. Note that it also means that it should now be faster to level up that 2nd hero (and 3rd and 4th…) that you might want to start…

Next level Old XP required New XP required
2 15 75
3 200 400
4 700 1000
5 1700 3500
6 3500 5300
7 7000 8540
8 11500 12600
9 18900 18800
10 26600 26225
11 46400 36725
12 67200 48935
13 92000 67655
14 124000 88975
15 184000 119075
16 250200 152825
17 332100 197945
18 434700 247925
19 562500 316775
20 761900 392300
21 972800 474800
22 1197000 582530
23 1432600 699350
24 1726150 825620
25 2205000 961700
26 2689000 1156700
27 3293000 1365740
28 4050000 1589300
29 5000000 1887500
30 6176000 2268560

Revive CostsEdit

We’ve revised the cost of Revive, to bring them more in line with the amount of Gold players should have. The new Revive costs, in gold, per levels are:

1: Free
2-5: 500
6-10: 750
11-15: 1250
16-20: 2500
21-25: 7500
26-30: 15000

Other ChangesEdit

  • Rare creatures & traps cannot be sold on the Steam Market anymore as per last week's announcement. Items currently on sale will remain in their current state until sold or cancelled.
  • New background icons on skills bar.

Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where the client could crash while focusing on the chat panel.
  • Resolved an issue where the attack selection would be a black screen while video settings are set to low configuration with the distortion enabled.
  • Resolved an issue where the Options panel did not correctly display the text in the Portuguese version.
  • Resolved an issue where the client could randomly crash upon closing a window.
  • Fixed numerous issues where audio would continue to play after a creature was killed.

Patch June 4, 2015 Blog Post

ImprovementsEdit

  • Various tooltips have had their description revised to be more consistent throughout the game.
  • The Big Crate HP has been slightly reduced to be in line with the other barricades of the same size.
  • New icons for XP boosts to better represent their differing durations.
  • Tweaks to the collision box has been done to all the items below to help the hero navigating around these items rather than stopping:


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where using the last potion of a level during an attack, the next tier of potion would activate but would be unusable.
  • Resolved an issue where the discount did not correctly apply for some players during the free hero week-end.
  • Resolved an issue where attempting to buy a daily deal item without enough Blings resulted in an incorrect amount of Blings required for the purchase displayed.
  • Resolved an issue where the client would crash if trying to craft an item while the inventory is full.
  • Resolved an issue where dying and resurrecting during an attack no longer affects the castle difficulty ratio as if it was multiple different attacks. This will make castle difficulty ratings a lot more accurate.
  • Resolved an issue where Gold Boosts were not included in the resource production per hour on the mines panel.
  • Resolved an issue where the button "esc" would be disabled after changing settings from the options menu.
  • Resolved an issue where holding Shift and Fiery Weapon would drain the Knight's mana instead of consuming 15 mana points.
  • Resolved an issue where the Cold Holder debuff would be removed if the trap becomes disabled with a trap disabling skill while standing in the Cold Holder.
  • Resolved an issue where a mine could not be unselected unless clicking on another entity.
  • Resolved an issue where the Caustic Carpet did not apply the corrosive debuff FX on the hero.
  • Resolved an issue where the FX on the Runaway's magic Greataxe was out of sync.

MayEdit

Patch May 27, 2015 Blog Post

  • 6 Materials removed

New Features:


Big Changes to the Materials
The changes to the Materials are finally here. What does it mean and how will it affect your game? Let us tell you…

3 of the Common Materials (Explodium, Eau de Trappe, Cursed Cog) have been removed and replaced by Smoldering Eye. All Creatures, Traps and Equipment which used those Materials in the Crafting Lab/Blacksmith now will use Smoldering Eyes instead.

3 of the Exceptional Materials (Essence of Awesomeness, Hard Shell and Limbo Dust) have also been removed. Essence of Awesomeness will be replaced by Sacred Branch, Hard Shell by Forgotten Stone and Limbo Dust by Long Horn.

The cost of the following Creatures will be affected:

The cost of the following Traps will be affected:

The Damage Rune (for the Totems) is also affected.

The cost of the following Items will be affected:

Since we will be exchanging the removed Materials for the new Materials, if you were saving up to craft one of the above mentioned items, you'll still be able to craft them, hopefully faster now.

Hey, who let all those Revenants in here?
This week, we decided to bring back the whole gang instead of a new creature. Yup, for one week only, every single Weekly Creature or Trap is back. So, what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

Loot Drop System
As mentioned in our article last week, we also modified the loot drop system so that the drops would be more consistent and give us more control. We will be balancing this in future packs.


Bug Fix:Edit


  • An issue were Audio sounded compressed has now been resolved
  • Numerous random crash issues reported from the last pack are now resolved.
  • Out of Mana feedback around screen has now been re-enabled
  • Minor fixes to video settings buttons
  • AN issue where some events/traps would not play their SFX has now been resolved
  • Fireblob missile alignment has been tweaked

Patch May 21, 2015 Blog Post

  • Pathfinding restored
Pathfinding
  • Since too many side effects of the recent pathfinding modification are still happening, we're reverting it to its previous version. We're still working on it, but we'll do more back and forth with the community on a test server before putting it on the live version. Our goal is to reach the best control possible, and we'll keep putting efforts on that subject.


Improvements
  • Defense Item selections now have a new, clearer white outline when selected rather than the yellow glow.
  • Defense items being placed behind walls now have their footprint & outline visible through walls for easier building.
  • All other attackable elements (Mines, Barricades…) now have a red outline (and inner glow) when targeted to match the visual feedback of targeting creatures.
  • Hero silhouettes when obscured are now a little bolder for better clarity.
  • Game loading times have been slashed in half!
  • Material costs are a little cheaper... The overall cost of upgrading any item in Hard Shell has been slashed in half!
  • Fixed an issue were the Mage was able to use the Electric Charge when affected by Silence.
  • Tweaked the Haunted Gramophone effect zone to better match the FX.
  • Disabled text in the In Game menus is now white instead of faded
  • Large optimisations made on game engine side to improve performance in:
    • Castles with many creatures active at the same time.
    • Large castles with many gameplay elements triggering lots of FX.


Bug Fixes
  • Fix tooltip position so it's always displayed entirely on screen.
  • Formalized flow in the settings to only show the keep settings for the video settings (resolution, window type and shaders)
  • Fix a crash that may occur when leaving a replay
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible that the warning message that appears when the player chooses their display name was partially or completely hidden
  • Fixed basic attack information in Mana Feratu's tooltip

Patch May 14, 2015 Blog Post

Improvements

We've updated the base cost to upgrade your equipment in the Forge and boy is it cheaper. The new costs (excluding additional costs per magical property, which have stayed the same) are as follow:

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  • In competition castles, the timer of the best player will now be displayed instead of one's own personal timer.
  • We have improved the collision/pathfinding issues that came from the GlobulEye creatures. It is now much easier to navigate around them.
  • We have added new, clearer icons for the different types of XP potions.
  • We have NOT changed the pivot point of the Chargoyle based on players’ feedback :)
  • The games pause menu and settings have been ported to the new UI framework for improved performance and many UI interaction bug fixes.


Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue where players may have been prevented from buying daily deals, even though they had enough currency
  • Fixed a bug where pressing [backspace] while the friend search interface is hidden would cause some UI elements to disappear
  • Fixed an issue where if the player is in the attack selection and panning the camera, pressing ESC would cause the camera to spin out of control
  • We now close the friend notification properly when opening any menu
  • We have now canceled [Pause] when the loading sequence starts
  • Fixed button reactions when the player presses [Collect] when purchasing a Material Pack
  • Removed the "You need to validate your castle" message from the quit game screen during the introduction tutorials
  • Fixed the issue where the player would no longer be able to interact with the game if they opened the in-game menus/setting menus during the Tutorials
  • We now apply the discount when checking if the player can afford something that is discounted
  • Fixed the icon of the Amanuensis Cape in the Buy Back menu
  • Fixed the crash that could happen after the player refreshes the Attack selection following a paid validation
  • Fixed an issue where If the mage used electric charge inside the Cold Holder, it removed all negative buffs
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip would not show for the chat bubble
  • Fixed rare issue where some castles would not appear in the attack selection on occasion
  • Fixed issue where creature may not attack the hero when they are pressing against barricades
  • Fixed issue where knights could use impact skills though hidden gates.
Known Issue
  • When changing settings, you will be greeted by a confirmation dialogue intended only for video settings, thus the accept/cancel functions are non-operational in these instances. The dialogue will be removed for these settings in a future patch.

Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


Patch May 7, 2015 Blog Post

The Mage is free this week!

This week, the Mage is available for free from Thursday 12h00pm until the beginning of next week. Here are the conditions to get a discount on its cost in Blings:

  • Reach level 5: 50 Blings discount
  • Reach level 10: 150 Blings discount
  • Reach level 12: 350 Blings discount
  • Reach level 15: 650 Blings discount


ImprovementsEdit


Mr. Firesly will be present in the inventory of all previous owners after the maintenance. See our news here.

When attempting to buy or craft a defense item outside of the defense mode, the game will change state to the defense mode and open the correct UI panel.


Bug FixesEdit


  • Resolved an issue where aggro creatures linked to a totem would lose interest in defending the castle if the totem is destroyed.
  • Resolved an issue where the loading screen would flicker on lower end machines.
  • Resolved an issue where the castle name and the player name would overlap when starting a competition castle.
  • Resolved an issue where the league promotion pop-up would be empty of information.
  • Resolved an issue where the notification of a competition castle performance would be incorrect.
  • Resolved an issue where booting the game in Windows Mode would not be maximized.
  • Resolved an issue where the client could crash if left idle for more than 15minutes.
  • Resolved an issue where the UI would malfunction when changing resolution while in Window Mode. The UI should no longer offset relative to the mouse cursor and the text should no longer randomly loose lines of pixels.
  • Resolved an issue where the error message "Inventory is full" is displayed when opening material packs.
  • Resolved an issue where the "rotate" cursor displayed unwanted white marks.

Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


AprilEdit

Patch April 30, 2015 Blog Post

The Knight is free this week!

This week, the Knight is available for free from Thursday 12h00pm until the beginning of next week. Here are the conditions to get a discount on its cost in Blings:

  • Reach level 5: 50 Blings discount
  • Reach level 10: 150 Blings discount
  • Reach level 12: 350 Blings discount
  • Reach level 15: 650 Blings discount

Improvements

  • A warning message has been added when entering a low level castle competition with high level healing potions.
  • All panels opened on the left side are now closer to the left border in order to give more center screen space.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the archer could no longer attack if placed under ceiling decorations.
  • Resolved an issue where Easter Eggs still had a very slim chance to drop from tombstones.
  • Resolved an issue where the client crashes when clicking on certain objectives.
  • Resolved an issue where the Material-O-Matic had an incorrect production level when collecting at the same time as upgrading.
  • Resolved an issue where the Dragonificus castle theme did not have a picture on the Steam Market.
  • Resolved an issue where the Poison Globuleye could trigger a springboard by standing next to it.
  • Resolved an issue where Bone Puppeter could use Hot Cluck's corpse to raise skeleton which prevented the Hot Cluck to turn into a phoenix.
  • Resolved an issue where the Welcome Page Banner did not display right away.
  • Resolved an issue where Mines would start producing resources if upgraded instead of requiring a castle validation after placing the mine for the first time.
  • Resolved multiple issues with Blacksmith/Hero Inventory UI in Attack Selection not responding or randomly opening player profiles.
  • Multiple corrections were made throughout the text of all supported languages.

Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


Patch April 22, 2015 Blog Post

  • Pathfinding changes

Easter is over

The Easter content has been removed from the game. If you already own such content, you will not be affected. Easter eggs no longer have their usefulness. You may do what you wish with them from now on. For everyone whom participated, you will be rewarded like mentioned in a previous news.


The Archer is free this week!

This week, the Archer is available for free from Thursday 12h00pm until the beginning of next week. Here are the conditions to get a discount on its cost in Blings:

  • Reach level 5: 50 Blings discount
  • Reach level 10: 150 Blings discount
  • Reach level 12: 350 Blings discount
  • Reach level 15: 650 Blings discount

Improvements

  • Chat:
    • The timestamp will be hidden by default and will re-appear when moving your cursor over the panel. The time size has also been reduced.
    • Offline player's names & text color has been modified to be more readable.
  • New sounds have been added to support the latest changes for the Archer's Roll ability introduced last week.
  • Adjustment to the Hot Cluck's sounds were done to better fit its animation.
  • We have adjusted the path finding when clicking outside the moveable zone inside a castle. Previously heroes would automatically attempt to find the best way to reach the cursor and lead the hero in awkward movement patterns. This could lead to scenarios where the hero would move in different or even opposite directions to where the player clicked. Heroes will now walk straight towards the pointer and stop at the first wall collision. See diagram below.
  • The forest castle theme has been modified to occlude more of the foliage around the edges of the castle. Now you will be able to see more of what you are doing!

Before:

Forest Old


After:

Forest Theme


Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the castle inventory's barricade tab notification was giving a wrong value for new items.
  • Resolved an issue where the Loot-O-Meter' tooltip wasn't translated in all supported languages.
  • Resolved an issue where excess creatures in a totem zone were not stunned.
  • Resolved an issue where the League Reward pop-up was not always displayed after booting the game.
  • Resolved an issue where potions switched to a lesser size and became unusable during an attack.
  • Resolved an issue where a Network Error was displayed when clicking Leaderboards in the notification tab multiple times in a row.
  • Resolved an issue where the text did not gray out when a sender goes offline.
  • Resolved an issue where the player name was not displayed on the chat due to special characters.
  • Resolved an issue where an error message was displayed after purchasing an item on the Steam Market if no account is linked.
  • Resolved an issue where time stamps in the chat panel would disappear after a player goes offline.
  • Resolved an issue where the Hot Cluck's fireball could damage barricades.
  • Resolved an issue where spawned creatures could carry their damage bonus outside the totem zone.

Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


Patch April 15, 2015 Blog Post

DESIGNEdit


This week, we decided to buff the movement speed of some grunts and captains that were still a bit slow since the introduction of the Turbo mode. We also decided to remove Firesly from the roster since this creature was a bit outdated and sort of a duplicate of Flameo. All the Fireslys have been replaced by Flameos, please see details below. Mrs Goatfire has been buffed and we did a slight nerf to the movement speed and block buff duration of the Archer's Roll.


Creatures balancingEdit

Creatures Movement Speed:

  • Derp: Raised speed from 2.5 to 3.5 to match other melee creatures.
  • Guardians / Pupeteers : Raised speed from 2.5 to 3.5 to allow escorting of the rest of the roster.
  • Bad Dog: Raised speed from 4 to 5 to reinforce the harasser aspect.
  • Spiders: Raised speed from 3.5 to 5 to reinforce the harass hit and run aspect.
  • Smelly Warrior - Personal Bubble: Raise speed from 4 to 4.5 to increase the pressure on range characters.

Firesly:

Firesly has been replaced by Flameo. The reason behind this change is we felt the creature is outdated, graphics wise and gameplay wise. Here is our replacement strategy:

  • If you had a Firesly, it will be replaced by a Flameo.
  • If you had a Flameo, nothing changes.
  • If you had a Firesly, and a Flameo, you'll only keep the Flameo since Firesly is no longer present in the creature roster.

Mrs. Goatfire:

  • Now shoots 2 missiles back-to-back.
  • Cooldown reduced from 3 to 2 sec.


Heroes balancingEdit


ArcherEdit

We've reduced the duration of the dodge and speed buff granted after the skill is executed and raised the skill's travel distance from 5m to 6m. We've also improved the acceleration factor when activating the skill.

  • Tier 1: Buff duration reduced from 2 sec to 0.5 sec. Distance raised from 5m to 6m.
  • Tier 2: Buff duration reduced from 2 sec to 0.75 sec. Distance raised from 5m to 6m.
  • Tier 3: Buff duration reduced from 2.5 sec to 1 sec. Distance raised from 5m to 6m.


The Runaway is free this week!

This week, the Runaway is available for free from Thursday 12h00pm until the beginning of next week. Here are the conditions to get a discount on its cost in Blings:

   Reach level 5: 50 Blings discount
   Reach level 10: 150 Blings discount
   Reach level 12: 350 Blings discount
   Reach level 15: 650 Blings discount


ImprovementsEdit

  • Totem tooltips have been updated to reflect the latest changes where the limitation was removed.

Patch 20150415 Totem tooltip

  • Arrows were added to move the chat's scrolling bar.
  • The castle level and the amount of crowns will also fade when the player goes offline on the chat.
  • The Loot-O-Meter has been reworked and has a full description.

Patch 20150415 Loot-O-Meter

  • Your clan is now highlighted in the clan page.

Patch 20150415 Clan Highlight


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where the castle validation step in the new player experience was required to be repeated if the client was closed upon its completion.
  • Resolved an issue where the WATCH_DOGS™ castle theme was removed from the castle theme list of players whom previously owned it.
  • Resolved an issue where a Bone Puppeter could not heal another creature to full HP.
  • Resolved an issue where Lord Summer Marleybone competition castle was displayed in the Glimmering Valley region.
  • Resolved an issue where Spiral Shot tooltip did not mention the extra block chance while being executed.
  • Resolved an issue where Mosh Pit stun duration was shorter than the time displayed on the tooltip.
  • Resolved an issue where Inferno was dealing less damage than displayed on the tooltip.
  • Resolved an issue where the chat scrolling bar would not stick to the bottom when a large amount of messages were present.
  • Resolved an issue where a Network Error would be displayed when attempting to buy multiple Mr. Squiddlings.
  • Resolved an issue where the Welcome Banner would overlap the Status Quo panel upon booting the game.

Patch April 9, 2015 Blog Post

Inventory Tabs

With the availability of two new inventory tabs, we promised the Infinite Pack holders would receive both tabs, free of cost. Both inventory tabs have been activated to all players whom purchased the Infinite Pack prior the release of the patch on April 2nd.


BalancingEdit

This week we did some fine tuning on some elements. We are currently focusing on creatures’ reactivity and behavior. We are also starting to have another look at heroes’ weapon, starting with the repeater. More balance will be done throughout the next updates, in order to have more valid weapon choices.


Hero balancingEdit

The repeater being the less used weapon for Archers, we decided to give it a little buff to make it a more viable choice

Archer Repeater: Mana regeneration increased from 1 to 2 mana per hit. Damage increased by 10%.


Creatures balancingEdit

This week, Elite Cyclops have a little love. We noticed the Slim Scott's Ground Pound skill hitbox was smaller than intended. We also gave a little buff to Polyfemur's Dash skill.

Also, we had a look at our Elite Smelly Archers; we modified Billy the Trapper's Trap skill. This skill used to be quite unfair for melee characters since the creature was able to cast the skill at a really close range. The side effect resulted in melee heroes always taking all 3 traps damage without warning when fighting in close quarters.

  • Billy the Trapper: Can't place Bear Traps when Hero is close quarters (under 2M distance)
  • Polyfemur: Speed increased from 10 to 12. Maximum Charge Distance increased from 10M to 12M.
  • Slim Scott: AoE hitbox corrected. Damage increased by 10%.
  • Goatmen and Smelly Archers Damage issues are now fixed.
  • Bolas-Strike Goatman: missile collision increased to better match the visual. Missile should be harder to avoid now.


ImprovementsEdit

  • Various UI updates to reduce the overlap of the trophy panel.
  • Trophy icons have received minor updates.
  • Sounds have been added upon collecting the rewards after a league update.
  • The chat has received a major overhaul
    • A timer will display the last received message.
    • The chat icon has been moved at the bottom of the chat window.
    • The scrollbar has been moved to the left side of the chat window.
    • The dropdown button has been removed.
    • The technology has been replaced. The chat should feel much more responsive.
Patch 20150409 Chat


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where castles in the friendzone did not properly display when Blings were used to request a validation.
  • Resolved an issue where the wrong message was used upon dying in Ubisoft castles.
  • Resolved an issue where the client crashed after pressing ALT + F4 with a tooltip open.
  • Resolved an issue where the Knight could be unresponsive when holding the key of Dragon Slash while being out of mana.


Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


MarchEdit

Patch March 19, 2015 Blog Post

  • Captain Clubbage revamp

Balancing ChangesEdit

The goal this week is to continue buffing up the defence. This time it's the Captain's turn; we'll address the Grunts next week. The totems have had their HP increased as an attempt to create more scenarios than simply going in and destroy them. The good ol' Captain Clubbage received major love.


Captain Clubbage revamp
Be warned! Clubbage is probably in your back ready to pounce. His new tool kit will keep his foes on their toes.

He can knockback, pull, teleport and call his friends, the PolterTykes, that exhibit the same behaviour.


Captains improvements
This is the continuation of the defense balance overhaul. We raised every Captains HP between 20% to 70%. The damage of a select few (list below) was increased between 10% to 25%. The goal is to bring back to appeal of smaller creatures of which they lost since the introduction of the Turbo mode. The longevity of fight will increase, meaning the attacker will have to fight more strategically in order to defeat the defender.


Creatures with damage improvement:


Please be aware this is a work in progress and further tweaks will be required. Data and feedback will be gathered to improve our balance decisions for the next phase.


Totems HP increase
The HP of the totems was increase by 66%. Like the many other defense elements, the totems were not fully adapted to the Turbo mode. We believe the increase of HP will slow down the ability to destroy them and create new scenarios for the attacker and defender alike.


ImprovementsEdit

  • Scrolling is now able to keep its position. It will no longer go back to the top automatically after interacting with the content. However, if the last line in the view becomes empty, the scroll bar will more up once.
  • A Mighty Quest account will be created and linked to the Steam account if a purchase is made on the Steam Market without having a Mighty Quest account prior to the purchase.
  • On buying items from Cornelius' Emporium we've added some basic highlighting for feedback when purchases are made.


Bug FixesEdit

  • Resolved an issue where the Crafting Lab and the Blacksmith objectives do not complete if the castle heart in upgraded before Snottingham.
  • Resolved an issue where an error message (oops something went wrong) would be displayed upon login if two Uplay accounts had their emails switched between the two or if the Uplay account was created a long time ago.
  • Resolved an issue where the client would crash if a league rewards was not received.
  • Resolved an issue where the event timer was displayed on limited time offer items when the item was placed in the "BuyBack"
  • Resolved an issue where the sounds were not triggered when moving skills from the skill tree to the skill bar and vice versa.
  • Resolved an issue where the hovering zone of castle messages was off to the right.
  • Resolved an issue where "Mana Steal" was always highlighted in red when attempting to upgrade an item with this magic property.
  • Resolved an issue where the Mage was not immune to poison, silence and armor reduction effects while electric charge is active.
  • Resolved an issue where the totem "boost" button could be disabled.
  • Resolved an issue where the boss music would play continuously after defeating such boss.
  • Resolved an issue where the opening video could be interrupted by pressing any key.
  • Resolved an issue where a Network Error would be displayed if pressing "Accept Request" to join a clan multiple times.
  • Resolved an issue where the Mage could cast Fireball through walls.
  • Resolved an issue where the BattleLog could enter two entries of the same attack after looting a tombstone.
  • Resolved an issue where creatures still alive after a castle validation did not correctly appear asleep.
  • Resolved an issue where the clan description did not correctly update unless the client was rebooted.
  • Resolved an issue where upgrading the castle heart triggered the totem sounds.
  • Resolved an issue where scrolling would register double inputs resulting in over scrolling.
  • Resolved an issue where adding inventory page could bypass the purchase requirement.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to lose crowns without triggering the castle timer.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible for the league rewards pop-up to appear behind the defense toolbar.


Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


Patch March 4, 2015 Blog Post

  • Trophies Introduced

Trophies!!!

Yup, we got trophies. For what you ask? Well, we figured that while the different leagues gave some rewards every day, it might be nice to have a more lasting symbol of your dominance over the other Opulancians and thus, trophies are born!

They are given once a week, on Tuesdays to be precise, right before the daily rankings are closed. At that time you will be awarded a trophy that you can place in your castle (a decoration, really) that will reflect the division you were in at that point.

The first 3 ranked players in each division will get a Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the trophy to place in their castle. Be warned however, you must collect the trophies every week, else they will simply be put in the lost and found and you'll miss your bragging opportunity!

Patch 20150304 Trophies


Sicks’ days are running out - Phase TwoEdit

That’s right; the days of Sick Creatures/Traps are almost over. These weak creatures (and traps) that are littering the beautiful land of Opulencia are expiring.

Patch 20150304 Sick

This week, we launch phase two. All sick creatures in Castles will be removed once you validate/ask for validation. Next stop, removal of all sick creatures from all castles.

Quick recap of all three phases:

Phase one
All sick creatures located in the castle inventory will be removed.
Phase two
Upon launching a castle validation, each creatures currently located in the castle will be removed.
Phase three
All remnants of the sick creatures will be removed.

Note that the castle will remain in a validated state minus the sick creatures or traps.


BalancingEdit

Traps
  • Lava Wall : Duration reduced from 10 sec to 8 sec. Damage reduced by 10%. Tick interval frequency lowered from every 0.085 sec to 0.1 sec.
  • Gelatinous Wall : Duration reduced from 10 sec to 8 sec.
  • Slow Torch : Damage reduced by 21%.


Bug FixEdit

  • Resolved an issue where some Runaway weapons had the wrong behavior.
  • Resolved an issue where the Archer's Triple Shot Rate of Fire was double.
  • Resolved an issue where the Mage's chain lightning (ability and weapon) did not bounce to other mines or decorations.
  • Resolved an issue where Fireball and Conflagrate could be cast through walls.
  • Resolved an issue where the Inventory is Full warning could not be triggered after changing game state while the warning is on display.
  • Resolved an issue where a clan member could validate his clan members castle when another clan member used Blings to seek castle validation. The Blings will now be refunded.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to link creatures to a totem then move such totem while keeping the creatures linked to it.

Note: Due to the functionality of the replays, all replays prior this update have become invalid.


FebruaryEdit

Patch February 4, 2015 Blog Post

  • Official "Release"

Official Launch!Edit

Well, it’s been a long time coming. The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot has gone through many major changes over the course of the beta period and your help has been instrumental. Today, we end our open beta and officially launch The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot.



New FeaturesEdit

Loot-O-Meter With the Loot-O-Meter (available in every good Castle Attack pop-up menu), you will be able to take advantage of friendly castles that have, out of the goodness of their heart, placed lots and lots of Rare Creatures or Traps. The more Rare creatures/traps, the higher the Loot-O-Meter will be and thus the better the loot in that castle will be. It works in a similar way as the Magical Find magical property in that it increases the likelihood of finding Magical/Exceptional/Legendary or Epic loot.


Creature boosts timer

   Boosted creatures now display their status over their heads.
       It will be possible to remove the icon by clicking it.





ContentEdit

Icy Pops intro & Durrr revamp:


Icy Pops isn't here to complain about his sciatica and yell at the orderlies. No, he's going to give you whippersnappers an old-timey, cold whuppin' and collect his pension check on Thursday, like always.

Remember, Icy Pops’ iceberg will be floating by for this week only! Those of you (including Infinite Pack owners) who want to take advantage of this rare item should grab it now.

   For this pack we've decided to revamp Durrrr , and introduced his cooler version, Icy Pops.
   It's still a two phases fight but you'll discover new skills and patterns.
   Phase 1 skills :
       Regular Melee attack
       Knockback Melee attack
       3 Missiles Shockwave.
   Phase 2 skills :
       6 Missiles Shockwave.
       Rock / Snowball shower.
       Healing potion.


Rare CreatureEdit


The Hot Roller is gone. This week, a trap beloved of all returns. The Acid Cannon is back!

Limited quantities (2) available to craft.


HeroesEdit


With the introduction of the launch of The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot, the Mage will no longer be free at the hero selection.

The Knight is free this week!

This week, the Knight is available for free from Thursday 12h00pm until the beginning of next week. The same conditions as usual apply to get a discount on its cost in Blings:

       Reach level 5: 50 Blings discount
       Reach level 10: 150 Blings discount
       Reach level 12: 350 Blings discount
       Reach level 15: 650 Blings discount


If you wish to try the Mage, he will replace the Knight next week!

ImprovementsEdit



New Player ExperienceEdit


We've done a bunch of changes to the New Player Experience (the tutorials) which should not affect the vast majority of the current players. Basically, if you've been challenged (Hero level 4 or more) by Snottingham, don't worry, nothing has changed for you. However, if you placed your first gold mine but hadn't been challenged yet, you will have to redo the tutorial. We apologize, however, we believe the new experience will be more enjoyable and should help you understand mechanics better. The main reason for this re-work is to help with the flow of information and highlight some features that might have been not clear enough in the past. We really wanted to improve the first contact new players had with the game and we strongly believe we created a more enjoyable experience than before.


Infinite PackEdit


We improved the Infinite Pack based on the community's feedback!

Derplicator x1 at level 26 Burn'N Hell-O x1 at level 18, x1 at level 22 Clustercluck x1 at level 16, x1 at level 20

The Knight

  • Increased Cleave's damage to 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 multiplier.


GeneralEdit


  • The league pop-up has been improved to showcase how King you are when you login.
  • The damage value on the tooltip of several creatures has been modified to reflect the actual damage done.
  • Skelethor's tooltip information is now consistent with his actual strength.
  • The icon for the trap power requirement has been added on the tooltip.
  • Feedback has been improved when trying to add defenses that exceeds the defense limit.
  • All bosses have had their HP balanced to reflect Baron Snarleybone.
  • Health Stolen magic property now has a 1 second internal cooldown to prevent massive healing gains from AoE abilities.
  • Health Stolen magic property now only triggers against creatures.
  • All pets now run faster to keep up with their masters.
  • Castle Heart upgrades will now display the amount of extra defenses available.
  • A pop-up message will now be displayed when trying to launch an attack with no potions equipped.
  • A debuff icon has been added when taking damage from the caustic carpet.
  • The requirements for the machineries in the Cornelius Emporium have been improved to be less confusing.
  • The attack pop-up has been improved. The information should be easier to read.
  • The level icon for the hero and the castle have been improved and unified.


  • Improved feedback on hero inventory hero stats and items (mainly weight)




  • Before/After values in Hero Inventory when holding alt over an item



  • Introduction of weapon abilities in the tooltip.



  • New defense tab icon



  • Revised icons for defense rating



  • New icon for rooms



  • New icon to display when your items have finished to upgrade in the Blacksmith.





Bug Fixes Edit


  • Resolved an issue where a crash would occur when doing a purchase from the Cornelius Emporium from the defense mode.
  • Resolved an issue where the word "gold" would be replaced with "?????" when collecting gold during attacks.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible for same clan members to loot each other during test attacks.
  • Resolved an issue where the game could not be launched due to some soundcards.
  • Resolved an issue where the boss's sound would not play on the second encounter if you left the attack during the first encounter.
  • Resolved an issue where the text "Alerted Creatures" below the mini-map was no longer displayed when leaving the totem area.
  • Resolved an issue where the number of items available to upgrade was displaying the same number as the reforge number.
  • Resolved an issue where traps were still doing damage to bosses.
  • Resolved an issue where corrosive effects did not properly reduce armor.
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to upgrade your buildings while not meeting the level requirements.
  • Resolved an issue where the acid cannon did not damage barricades.
  • Resolved an issue where potions, dyes and boosts tooltips in the Buy Back section displayed incorrect numbers.
  • Resolved an issue where a network error was displayed when selecting a hero.
  • Resolved an issue where contents from "Defense" tab in the Cornelius Emporium could disappear.
  • Resolved multiple crashes related to drag & drop handling function.
  • Resolved multiple random crashes.

JanuaryEdit

Patch January 9, 2015 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:


New Feature:

The new Items 2.0 is in along with a big pass of rebalancing. For our curious players, a Google Doc (English only) is available explaining all details you need to know.


Try out the latest update! We will be awaiting your feedback in the comments down below or on our forums. An article will be published next week with further explanations and answers to your questions!


Improvements
  • Holiday spirit has faded away. All decorations have been stored.
  • New sounds have been added when interacting with materials.
  • Crown System: We've removed the level handicap from the Crown system as it caused an exploit which went against the basic intention of the system (rank the players in both attack/defense). Starting with this pack, only the difference in Crowns will be used to calculate how many Crowns will be gained/lost after an attack. Thus, at equal quantity of Crowns, an attacker will win/lose 20 Crowns. If the difference is over 400 Crowns in the attacker's advantage (ie, attacker has 500 and the castle has 100), the attacker will stand to lose 40 Crowns if they fail or gain 0 Crown if they win. If the situation is reversed (castle has 500, attacker 100), the attacker will gain 40 Crowns should they win and lose none if they fail.
  • We have removed the automatic regeneration. Now, some equipment have the power to regenerate the hero.


Bug Fix:
  • Resolved an issue where it was possible to enter a treasure room without defeating Dragonificus.
  • Resolved an issue where the Material-O-Matic could not be upgraded to the next cycle.
  • All versions of the guardian, including the elite version, will properly regenerate their health upon leaving a totem zone.


That’s it for today.

Stay tuned for more news and keep on looting!


Open BetaEdit

2015Edit

JanuaryEdit

2014Edit

DecemberEdit

Patch December 11, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

We have just deployed a hotfix for the game. Here are the details:

  • The Material-O-Matic will now take 23 hours instead of 24 hours to complete a full cycle.
  • The Material-O-Matic tooltip panel should hide automatically upon collecting.
  • The Material-O-Matic tooltip "Upgrade mine" has been modified to "Upgrade materials" to avoid confusion.
  • Resolved an issue where the Material-O-Matic package only gave the materials if the account already owned the previous version.
  • Resolved an issue where the button "collect" remained available after collecting the 10 free materials upon placing the mine.
  • Resolved an issue where the timer was not properly displayed in the French and German version.
  • Resolved an issue where rewards at the end of an attack were not correctly granted (Crowns, Currency, Loot).

Cheers!


Patch December 10, 2014 Blog Post

Improvements

Clans

  • Clan Castle Levels are now being displayed after the player's name.
  • Clan Battlelogs now display comments.
Patch 20141210 BattleLog Comment


Attack

Patch 20141210 Sadistic Cannon Deactivated State


  • Walls will now disappear sooner while attacking castles, so should improve attack visibility.
Patch 20141210 Fading Walls


  • Dying with the finger pressed on the potion key didn't lead to very positive feeling… We even saw some keyboard mistreatments resulting from such a situation. So, we're introducing: The bleeding feature!
    • When taking damage, the amount of HP impacted is instantly highlighted white in the HP gauge. But the actual HP is removed overtime (very quickly though). This 'bleeding' time is represented by the white area draining. So if you take large amounts of damage simultaneously that impacts all your remaining HP, you'll have the 'bleeding' time to hit the potion key.
Patch 20141210 HP Tracking


Steam Market

  • Sell your items on the Steam Community Market straight from the game. Simply "Ctrl + Click" items in the hero or castle inventories.


General


Balancing

Lord Marleybone and Baron Snarleybone improvements :

  • Silence bubble skill : Cooldown reduced from 11 to 9 sec.
  • Skull Heads Missiles skill : Damage raised by 30%.
  • Ticket issues with spawns are now resolved.
  • Baron Snarleybone now costs 22 DP.


Content New trap: Last week's wanted rare boss, Baron Snarleybone has been removed and replaced by a new trap: the Snowballistic Cannon!

Check out the upcoming news for more info!


Material'O'Matic: There's an updated M.o.M. in town! The new behavior is now

  • Upon purchase, it will now give you 10 Common Materials
  • The tooltip will still show you the content of the M.o.M., but clicking on it will no longer automatically collect the contents.

Clicking on the M.o.M. will now give you two choices:

  1. Collect the Materials
  2. Upgrade the Materials

The mines will no longer automatically upgrade the Materials. If you don't Upgrade them once the 24hr timer has run out, the Materials will stay in their current state

Upgrading the Materials will do 2 things:

  1. Protect the current Materials. Being attacked will simply reset the timer instead of going back 1 level
  2. Increase the amount of Rare Materials in the mine by two, removing 2 Common. It will no longer increase automatically the quality of the Materials. The odds of getting different quality is the same as when purchasing a Material pack


Bugfix
  • Resolved an issue where a Network Error was displayed when clicking "Create" clan button multiple times in quick successions.
  • Resolved an issue where the next lowest level of potions did not equip automatically when using all potions previously equipped.
  • Resolved an issue where Replays were displayed "Invalid Replay" in the middle of the duration.
  • Resolved an issue where totems could block players in narrow pathways.
  • Resolved an issue where items sold could reappear in your inventory.
  • Resolved an issue where a Network Error was displayed if you're trying to leave a clan while being removed at the same time.
  • Resolved an issue where Silencing FX was off sync with the gameplay mechanic.
  • Resolved an issue where the Leaderboards' display behavior was inconsistent when two players had the same amount of crowns.
  • Resolved an issue where in-game achievements and Steam achievements reflected two different values.
  • Resolved an issue where the defender's win ratio had a loss after defeating a hero in his castle which reached the castle heart after a resurrection.


That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more news and keep on looting!


NovemberEdit


Patch November 13, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

This week's big patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

New Features (sit down, relax…)

New Core Attack Experience (Turbo!)Edit

Heroes
  • Movement speed raised for all heroes:
    • The Knight is now the fastest hero, followed by the Runaway.
    • The Mage and the Archer are slightly slower (they share the same speed).
  • All heroes now have passive Mana regeneration:
    • Mage and Runaway share the same passive Mana regeneration, at 5 points per second.
    • The Knight and the Archer share the same passive Mana regeneration, at 4 points per second.
  • All Heroes now regenerate Mana when they hit a target with their weapons and each weapon gives a different amount of Mana.
  • Heroes now have a slow Health regeneration over time.
  • All Heroes Health reduced by 20%.
  • New “Out of Mana” feedback around screen edges.
  • New “Out of Health” feedback around screen edges.
  • All skills and weapons have been modified to offer more reactivity and a better responsiveness.
    • Every attack is composed with a prepare, an active, and a recovery time. During the prepare and the recovery time, the Hero can't move. So we worked very hard to almost remove those durations (which was preventing you, our favorite player, from dodging that sneaky Cyclops about to punch the lovely face of your hero). In short, it's more responsive.
  • All weapons now have different trails and impact FX depending on the quality.
  • Weapon damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • New “Sprint” feature:
  • Heroes gain a short acceleration boost when starting their movement.
  • Slightly reduced heros Movement skills maximum distance.

• Heroes can now only have a maximum of 3 health potion when attacking.

Knight

  • Slightly raised HP gained per level.
  • Bigger hit zones for the weapons.

Skills:

  • New Mana cost table:

Patch 20141113 Mana cost table knight

Punt:

  • Stun duration decreased from 0.9 to 0.6 sec.

Stunning Blow:

  • No longer knocks back. Stun duration reduced from 3 to 2 sec.

Flame Coat new duration :

  • Tier 1 = 4 sec ; Tier 2 = 5 sec ; Tier 3 = 6 sec.

King Dragon Slash is now a Charge Up skill, allowing you to cancel. Hold to charge, release to trigger the skill.


Mana

  • Passive Mana Regen remains unchanged at 4 mana per sec.
  • Swords generate 7 mana per hit (from 6).
  • Axes generate 6 mana per hit (from 8).
  • Hammers remain unchanged at 10 mana per hit.


Archer

Skills:

  • New Mana cost table:

Patch 20141113 mana cost table archer

Bear Trap:

  • Speed and Armor debuff decreased from -70% to -50%, duration reduced from 5 to 4 sec.
  • Stun duration reduced from 1.3 to 1 sec. Mana cost raised from 25 to 30.

Caltrops:

  • Duration decreased from 6 to 4 sec. Movement debuff reduced from -75% to -50%.

Spiral Shot:

  • Knockback duration decreased from 1 to 0.5 sec.

Frozen Arrow:

  • Debuff duration decreased from 6 to 4 sec.

Hawk: Harass:

  • Stun duration reduced from 5 to 3 sec.

Roll:

  • Invulnerability removed.


Mana:

  • Passive Mana Regen remains unchanged at 4 mana per sec.
  • Ballista crossbows generate 7 mana per hit (from 4).
  • Splitshot crossbows generate 7 mana per hit (from 10).
  • Repeater crossbows remain unchanged at 1 mana per hit.


Mage

Skills:

  • New Mana cost table:

Patch 20141113 mana cost table mage

Death Bolt:

  • Is now a Charge Up skill. Life Shield removed.

Thunderclap:

  • Stun duration decreased from 6 to 4 sec.

Electric Charge:

  • Invulnerability removed.


Mana:

  • Mana Pool halved, from 200 to 100 (As the skills Mana cost, so nothing really changed...).
  • Passive Mana Regen set to 5 mana per sec (from 10).
  • Fire staves generate 5 mana per hit (from 0).
  • Lightning staves generate 5 mana per hit (from 0).
  • Arcane staves generate 5 mana per hit (from 0).


Runaway

  • Weapons behavior streamlined, Scythe and Greatspears now have their own playstyle.
  • Greatspear : Poking attacks that push back the enemies.
  • Scythe : Vertical cleave attacks.

Skills:

  • New mana cost table:

Patch 20141113 mana cost table runaway

SpinSpinSugar:

  • Stun duration reduced. Tier 1 from 1.6 to 0.8 sec ; Tier 2 from 1.6 to 1 sec ; Tier 3 from 1.6 to 1.3 sec.

Push:

  • Damage decreased by 10%.


Mana:

  • Passive Mana Regen set to 5 mana per sec (from 10).
  • Halberd weapons generate 8 mana per hit (from 0).
  • Bardiche weapons generate 6 mana per hit (from 0).
  • Ranseur weapons generate 5 mana per hit (from 0).


Creatures

  • Temporary Stun Resistance has been removed from the creatures.
  • Bosses are now immune to control.
  • Slightly raised Bosses HP.
  • Guardians (except Bodyguard):
  • Protective Aura is no longer active if the Guardian is stunned.


Traps

  • Traps timing have been modified to adapt to the new Heroes movement speed.


Others:

  • New camera height and 4 additional angles (8 total, every 45°).


Double tapping on the camera rotation key will do a 90° rotation.

  • New Mouse cursor.


Creature buffed using totems
  • It is now possible to use runes on totems ! Those runes will temporary boost all the creatures linked to the totem, using the following rules :
    • The boost timer starts only once the castle has been validated.
    • A boosted creature or totem can receive the same boost without requiring a validation, as long as the castle has not changed.
    • Applying a new boost overwrites the current one. Unless it’s the same boost being applied, in which case they will stack.
  • The totem now has its very own tab in the Crafting lab, where you can find these runes.
  • Runes we have are:
    • Armor Rune - Armor and Magical Resistance Boost
    • Damage rune - Damage Boost


Video recording
  • You now have the ability to record videos in all areas of Mighty Quest!
  • Use the new record button on the bottom right of your screen to record your game play

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  • Recorded videos are stored in your windows user "Videos" directory
  • A shortcut to this directory with a counter for the number of recorded videos has been added to the right of the record button

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  • The encoding format is Bandicams Capture Codec:


New ContentEdit

CreaturesEdit

  • Last week's wanted trap, the Sadistic Cannon has been removed and replaced by the new terrifying Derplicator!
    • Check out the upcoming news for more info!


BuildingsEdit

  • Introducing the Material-O-Matic!
    • The Material-O-Matic can be purchased in the Cornelius Emporium and will produce a pack of 10 materials each 24h period (that can be collected like a regular mine.) It cannot be removed once it is placed and is limited to one per castle.
    • For each 24h during which the pack is not collected, the pack will evolve with a better mix of Common/Exceptional/Legendary/Epic materials. There are 6 different evolutions.
    • The Material-O-Matic can also be destroyed in attack, allowing the attacker to harvest at least 2 materials. This will also makes the current pack go down by one level.


ImprovementsEdit

User interfaceEdit

  • The Cornelius Emporium button has been modified and moved next to the machineries buttons
  • The boost duration information has been moved lower in the boost tooltip
  • The combat text fonts have been updated for the following actions :
    • Block & Absorbed
    • Silenced
    • Confused
    • Stunned
    • Poisonned
    • Critical
    • Numerical value
  • The item quality has been added in the crafting material tooltips.

User Interface PerformanceEdit

  • We are aware of the many slow/laggy/unresponsive User Interface issues you are experiencing and this pack provides a very large update to replace UI elements. Over the last few months we have been porting our User Interface system into new technology that will allow faster development for the dev team and far less lag for our players.
  • Items that have been fully replaced are:
  • The goal was to port these as close as possible, you will see a few minor differences (in tool tip presentation for example), minor issues (mainly in sorting and 3D object clipping) but also improvements (drag and drop working consistently and between tabs in the hero inventory along with click then click to drop) but players should see a very large speed improvement in the UI panels listed above (minor issues will be resolved in further updates).

Crafting labEdit

  • The crafting lab will now be available at level 4 instead of level 10. Users with a castle between level 4 and 10 will have their crafting lab unlocked and the linked tutorial will be automatically activated.
  • The crafting lab has new upgrade levels from 11 to 14.
  • Creatures, traps and buildings' upgrade levels have been reshuffled. It is possible that creatures that you used to be able to craft are no longer available at your current Crafting Lab level. The re-shuffling was done to have a better selection of creatures every time you unlock a new level.”
  • The changes do not affect your crafting lab level. If your pre-patch crafting level used to be 7, it will still be level 7. You might have some new creatures that you couldn’t craft before and others which you used to be able to craft, but the level did not change.”


OtherEdit

  • The boosted creature FX has been modified to show floating embers rather than an overpowering beam.
  • A more specific sound is now displayed when collecting tombstones.
  • Some improvements have been done on sound effects to increases differences between direct and indirect damage.
  • The limit of Mr. Squiddling that a user can purchase is now set to 1.
  • The lowest camera zoom distance has been increased.


BugfixEdit

  • Fixed a crash while switching tabs in the Cornelius Emporium during the tutorial when placing a gold mine
  • Fixed a crash when buying a goldmine during the tutorial.
  • Smelly Warrior - Heavy Handed, Trap Smelly Archer, Sniper Smelly Archer, Hungerbot - Fatal Attraction, Ground Punch Cyclop are now doing the correct damages while they are boosted.
  • The User won't get stuck anymore when attempting to pass on the right side of a Totem placed in a corridor.
  • Fixed a crash when clicking in the hero inventory and then on the attack mode button.
  • The pet will now correctly be refreshed in the 3D preview once it is equipped, unequipped or replaced.
  • Collecting a tombstone won't reset all other previously collected tombstones anymore if the materials dropped reach their max and the inventory is full.
  • All mines have now complete tooltip descriptions.
  • Some mage cape and epaulet icons have been updated to be more similar to the 3D model.
  • The boost icons are now correctly displayed in the hero inventory
  • Tooltips are now correctly displayed on the items present in the buy back tab of the crafting lab.
  • When players have new items in their shops and hover a cursor on them, the count of the items highlight and the icon highlight disappear correctly.
  • Fixed a crash occurring when attempting to forge an item with blings .
  • Fixed a network error while placing a creature or room while rolling back.
  • All Hungerbots (and their Elite counterparts) have now the right icons in the inventory.
  • The objective "Add a Room to your Castle" will not get completed without satisfying the required condition.
  • If the amount of gold or life force hits 6 digits, the display should now be correct in the victory screen.
  • When the inventory is full, purchasing a Material Pack redirects the player back to the correct “Buy Back” page.
  • Fixed an exploit where users could farm experience with higher level castles filled with sick creatures (sorry guys…)
  • The selected tabs versus the disabled tabs are now correctly displayed in the shop during the new player experience.
  • The Spike and Acid Traps patterns are now correct
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  • New icons have been added for the throne room and the entrance in the decoration gauge
  • Game crashed at the entrance of the room while validating the castle
  • Fixed a crash occurring for some users at the launch
  • The correct message is now displayed when our beloved new players try to upgrade their castle heart during the potion brewery tutorial
  • Game crashed while switching inventory slots in the Reforge Magic Section and changing the hero : this is now fixed
  • The player won't be stuck in the tutorial by fast skipping or clicking on all panels before the First Raid Castle.
  • The skill pop up is correctly displayed when the user has to equip a skill at level 3


Known issuesEdit

  • Modifying the the pace in attack made the picking more demanding to the player.
    • We are currently looking into solutions to fix the issue.
  • Some creatures Tooltips are displaying wrong amount of damage.


That’s it for today. Stay tuned for more news and keep on looting!


Patch November 5, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

There's a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes these days and not a lot to announce today. But if this week it seems like patch jr. well, next week we're gonna release a super-sized double patch.

The team's main focus is the new attack experience and everyone is working super hard to get it out.

In this week’s update, we're taking out the Halloween theme but we're releasing a new trap, The Sadistic Cannon! It's big and it spits.

So hang on! Big things are happening in Opulencia.


ContentEdit


  • Our crack team of ghost busting developers have eradicated this year’s spooky infestation.

Opulencian life is now back to normal!

  • This Includes the removal of:
    • Pumpkins and Tombstone Barricades
    • Haunted Forest Castle
    • Our Wanted Halloween rare creatures
    • The Halloween Pack
    • But it seems there is a new wanted contender in our midst, the Sadistic Cannon, keep your eyes on our news pages!


ImprovementsEdit


  • The ground movement target FX on clicking is now clearer.
  • Gramophone FX have an adjusted scale.

That’s it for today.

Stay tuned for more news and keep on looting!


OctoberEdit

Patch October 28, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

New ContentEdit


  • As you can see the Murkler has crawled back into his grave, but what will Halloween resurrect next… keep a close eye on the news!
  • It seems that something is brewing in Opulencia's deepest, darkest woods...
    • Explore the evilness of the new Haunted Forest castles!
    • Available in the competition and in each region from 5 to 30.
  • Opulencians can now dive head first into the Haunting Season with Creepy Castle Decorations!


ImprovementsEdit


  • The Barricade step has been removed from the tutorial flow
  • Creatures boosted with materials will now scale up in size
  • Unpowered Traps will have a Blue Glow FX
  • We have added FX when a trap is deactivated by an ability


Bug FixesEdit


  • In the inventory, all Hungerbots (and their Elite counterparts) had the wrong Icons... but no longer!
  • Reduced prices on forge upgrades between level 2 to 19 to correct an imbalance.
  • Fixed the icon of skill Hawk Harass not getting grayed out even though hero is out of mana.
  • Sick creatures unintentional HP buff removed.
  • Murkler ability icon is now present in tooltip.
  • Murkler name translations corrected.
  • The game does not give poison damage on skill usage to creatures if hero is equipped with any equipment granting the poison buff
  • Limited quantities now update the same way in the crafting lab and Cornelius shop.
  • Icon instead of text string is displayed when attacking castle with a Chunk of Change account.
  • Lowered the amount of IGC received when selling barricades back to Cornelius.
  • The Crushulator once placed in castle no longer shows debug {0}% in their descriptions.
  • Network Error placing a creature/room while rolling back is now fixed.
  • Hidden stats no longer appear on totem when mousing over and zooming.
  • In Firesly Castle, the 3 rotating flame traps are no longer too high level and now kills creatures that walk through them.
  • The description of Mittens’ skill “Haste” is now displayed in the tooltip of the Crafting Lab.
  • Pets of similar type now have their own description.
  • Rambonbon's idle animation now loops properly.
  • Mr Dyson's in game visual now matches the shop icon.
  • Fix crash when using Runaway's dancing blade and quitting attack.
  • The circle for the projectile of the Acid Cannon now appears before the Cannon fires.


That's it for now.


Patch October 21, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

BalancingEdit


Materials

  • Trick or treat! This week's treat is an increase in the drop rate of crafting materials by 25%!

In addition to dropping more frequently, we've increased the chances of acquiring certain materials that were more commonly used.


ImprovementsEdit


Tutorial

  • Fixed an issue where the "Click here to continue" text in the Snottingham death static screen sometimes didn't appear

User Interface improvements

  • The creature's buff tooltip has been visually improved.
  • The Forge's upgrade button symbol has been changed.
  • The Cornelius Emporium button has been moved slightly to the center of the screen.

Sound Improvements

  • Improved the impact sounds system to emphasize the impact made by the hero's attack.
  • Added a generic critical hit impact sound.

Others

  • Increased the default maximum foreground FPS for High and Ultra configurations
  • Consumable boosts for XP, Gold, Life Force and Magic Find can now also be found in your castle's Potion Brewery.


BugfixesEdit


  • Kill all audio as soon as the game is shutting down to avoid leftover audio when the game window is already closed.
  • Hero dialogues and background sfx won't be audible during the castle end loading screen.
  • Fixed the issue occurring sometimes when watching a replay : an error message was displaying "invalid replay" but the video was still playing.
  • The ballistic cannon is now displaying an icon when it is locked.
  • When changing language on the chat the user won't remain on his previews language until he changes the channel anymore.
  • Fixed the visual of mouse cursor in the castle editor and in the escape menu.
  • Upgrading Epic Equipment from level 20 to 21 and 21 to 22 won't require the same amount of life force.
  • When selling an item that has no resell value, an appropriate sound is now played.
  • Fixed target attack not blocking the attack when the requirements were not met.
  • In the castle inventory, having a totem prevented the user from placing a Hungerbot. This is now fixed.


That's it for now.

Stay tuned for additional news and until then:

Keep Looting!


Patch October 15, 2014 Blog Post

  • Halloween

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

New ContentEdit


  • The rare and Powerful Skelethor has been retired for a special Mighty Quest Haunted Halloween Surprise...
  • It seems that our previous Wanted Creatures could not be contained any longer; their excitement over Halloween (or maybe Material Candies…) has forced us to let them out! It’s time for them to Trick and Treat!
    • The first to come knocking on your door is the Rancid Runner disguised as Fuming Frank!
    • He spent all week making his creepy Halloween costume from the castle drapes which for some reason had a special magical property... Check out the upcoming news for more info!

Costumes


ImprovementsEdit


Tutorial

  • Cornelius's dialog lines have been reworked and reduced.

Forge

  • An item placed in the forge can be replaced by another item simply by right-clicking on it.

BalancingEdit


  • The 60% materials drop rate increase has become permanent!


BugfixEdit


  • Sounds and music will now stop instantly when quitting the game.
  • Fixed a crash while exiting the game.
  • Switching to another region and coming back to the home menu, won't make the home menu ambiance change to the new region anymore.
  • Bone Puppeteers won't spawn sick bag of bones anymore while they are boosted.
  • Dashing Cyclops tooltips won't display the wrong ability anymore.
  • Fixed an FX issue when users entered in a totem's aggro zone.
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed users to get several free heroes by using hacks.
  • Fixed some incorrect information displayed in the Enrager Bone Puppeteer and the Wall Guardian's tooltips.
  • Stare Master and Eyemax creatures now have proper shadows.
  • Objectives now correctly refresh the "new" icon once they are checked.
  • The Archer skill "Volley" used in a opened room won't cause the FX to be played outside the castle non-stop anymore.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Ballistic Cannons to lose their target and stop rotating correctly.
  • Item upgrades: Fixed some incorrect Life Force prices on Epic items at levels 21 and 22.
  • Fixed an issue were Totems could be placed side by side.
  • Fixed an exploit where user could use the totem to have infinite defense point with boostable creatures.
  • Fixed issues when after validating a castle, clicking its grayed out button will disable all attack buttons of other castle pop ups.

That's it for now.

Stay tuned for additional news and until then:

Keep Looting!


Patch October 8, 2014 Blog Post

  • Boosting added

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

New FeaturesEdit


Creatures can now be boosted!

  • You can now craft temporary boosts for your creatures, which will last 24 hours. Boosting a creature grants it two bonuses:
First, it will make it more effective at its primary function.
Second, it will increase its health by 30%.


Leveling gear with ingredients

  • The Blacksmith has learnt how to increase the level of your gear using crafting materials.
  • However, the quality of your gear items won't change, but the stats will be increased according to the new level.
  • Hero gear cannot be upgraded more than level 30.
  • Some items have their own maximum level and named Items can’t be upgraded.
  • The maximum upgrade level is displayed in each gears tooltips.


New ContentEdit



BalancingEdit


Creatures


Castle Validation

  • The castle validation price has been reduced to 10 Currency Bling Bling.


ImprovementsEdit


Tutorial

  • After placing traps in the tutorial, a trap card won't remain displayed near the Cornelius' Emporium icon.
  • Traps can now be rotated during the tutorial.
  • The player can now move the camera right at the beginning when they discover their castle.
  • A pop-up has been added after the second castle attack to explain to the user that he should continue attacking castles.
  • Snottingham's portrait has been added to the objectives panel when Snottigham has to be attacked.
  • In the Cornelius' Emporium, when a creature has been unlocked but the player used all of the available (placeable) quantities, we now show the amount that will be unlocked at the next upgrade.
  • A new assignment has been added when the user clicks on the potion brewery to indicate that he should upgrade the castle heart to use it.
  • If a creature has not been unlocked yet, we don't show any amount, and present the creature only with an outline, like in the crafting lab.
  • Filling up your Castles CP: the player is no longer forced to fill his castle CP to 100% to validate it.
  • When the player is asked to equip his hero, the filter in the user interface is now set on the gear filter instead of weapons.
  • Cornelius' text lines have been slightly reworked.


Various Improvements

  • The generic error popup has been visually improved.
  • The Ballistic Cannon icon has been improved in the crafting lab.
  • Graphical Improvements to Castle Victory Screen and Objective Pop-Ups


BugfixEdit



Known IssuesEdit


  • There's an inconsistency with the icon of the tabs for Material Packs.
  • Invalidated buffed creature icon is displayed over the creature buff panel.
  • The tooltips won’t appear when using the shortcut (4) to activate the magnifying glass tool.
  • The Objectives doesn't refresh the "new" icon once we've checked them.
  • When the inventory is full, purchasing a Material Pack redirects user to Crafting Lab “Buy Back” page even though Material Pack was purchased in Black Smith
  • Boost panel and creatures tooltips are displayed through creatures and some castle elements.


That's it for now.

Stay tuned for additional news and until then:

Keep Looting!


SeptemberEdit

Patch September 30, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

This week's patch brings more content, improvements and fixes to the game. Check out the detailed list below:

Increased Drop Rate maintainedEdit


Last week, we introduced a temporary 60% increase in material drop rate. It looks like you enjoyed it, so we thought we would let materials rain for one more week. The 60% increase is maintained until next week.


New ContentEdit


It's time to say goodbye to the Acid Cannon! And to introduce our new "Wanted" defense item: The Super Trap Generator. Check out our upcoming news for more information!


BalancingEdit


Totems
  • Totem now restore their full health when the leashing is activated.

Mage


ImprovementsEdit


Tutorial
  • The tutorial now asks you to equip your hero with gear before attacking Snottingham.
  • During the tutorial, a pointing hand appears now on the Snottingham shortcut to help guide users to attack his castle.
  • Each objectives during the tutorial appears now shorter in the HUD.
  • The creature removal tool and the castle inventory will be enable when users are asked to place their creatures, but the sell button will be disabled.


Acid Cannon

  • The Acid Cannon and its effects have been visually improved.
  • The Acid Cannon has a new warning circle effect with a better timing.


BugfixEdit


  • Raised Skeletons won't attack Itsy Bitsy spiders before they spawn anymore.
  • Fixed a bug were the text “Absorbed” was displayed whenever skill “Vortex Rift” was used against any creature.
  • Fixed a crash when the user tried to aggro all the creatures and lure them back to the castle entrance.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the attack castle popup after having clicked on "more castles".
  • After the player chooses their Hero, if they pass the mouse over the other heroes they won't highlight anymore.


That's it for today Opulencians, we hope you like this patch, and we will come back to you soon with more news, so stay tuned...

May the loot be with you!

Undocumented ChangesEdit

  • Modification of the health points displayed in inventory, raising them by around 50%.
  • Modification of the dps displayed in inventory, increasing them by around 100%.

Hotfix September 25, 2014 Blog Post

  • Hotfix for September 24, 2014 patch

Hello Opulencians,

  • The Welcome page now always opens when the player logs in
  • Fix for Health Orbs not dropping during validation/attack


Known IssueEdit


  • You may see replays ending early if recorded prior to this fix.


Patch Notes 27.2 AmmendmentsEdit


  • It won't be possible to place a boss within a totem anymore
  • Fix a bug were guardians attacking didn't needed tickets to attack

Patch September 24, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

New week, new patch, new patchnote. Today we're introducing a new Wanted trap, a bunch of bug fixes, and some balancing changes we hope you'll like.


New ContentEdit


Time's up for Rambomb! Time to introduce our new rare Trap: Acid Cannon

Check out our upcoming news for more information!


BalancingEdit


Mage
After last week’s nerf, we decided to reduce Vortex Rift cool down to mitigate the loss of DPS.

  • Vortex Rift
    • Vortex Rift's cool down has been reduced from 12 sec to 9 sec.


Runaway
Headbang is now a more efficient DPS/ Movement skill. Pyrotechnics’ charge time has been reduced to allow using it in combo with Mosh Pit.

  • Headbang:
    • Headbang distance increased from 3.5m to 5m (Tier 1 and 2)
    • Shorten the pause between casts (recover from 0.5sec to 0.3sec)
  • Pyrotechnics:
    • Pyrotechnics charge time reduced from 3 sec to 2.5 sec.


Totems

  • Maximum number of totem pass from 2 to 4
  • The HP have been increased by 50%

MaterialsEdit


For a limited time, we’ve increased the drop rate on materials by over 60% !


ImprovementsEdit


  • New sounds have been integrated for the tombstones harvesting.
  • DirectX 9 multithreading optimization
  • During the tutorial, the number of barricades needed has been reduced to 3 and all barricade stacks have at least 3 barricades in the shop.
  • Dirt texture has been added around the castle heart railing and won't be cut abruptly in low level castle's treasure room anymore.
  • The [X] button of the “superhard castle” popup has been removed since the player can close it and get lost during the tutorial.
  • Barricades and Mines should now have a decent amount of health.


Bug fixesEdit


  • The banner on Snottingham's castle is now correctly centered.
  • In the attack selection, the miniature castles shouldn't be overlapping anymore.
  • The "aged oak" theme won't overlap on creature’s feet anymore.
  • Creatures now don't lose aggro and don't aggro if their target is unreachable.
  • Fixed a bug where creatures sometimes became invulnerable when attached to the totem.
  • Fixed a bug were the Ballistic cannons could not be rotated when placed in the build mode.
  • Crafting Material now always plays the right animation when dropped from a creature.
  • Fixed a bug were the Mage skill "Vortex Rift" failed to aggro creatures.
  • General Pow's animation where fire spinning appeared away from the bombs has been fixed.
  • Death Grip Tier 1 cool down is now correctly back to 1 second.
  • It will not be possible to consume health potion when the hero health is at the maximum.
  • Smelly warrior do not resurrect in a sick form in Durrrr's Castle anymore


Known IssuesEdit


  • The text “Absorbed” is displayed whenever skill “Vortex Rift” is used against any creature
  • The Acid Cannon projectile impact decal is offset.

Patch September 18, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

Today is patch day, and we have a few interesting things for you looters. Our first balancing effort on Totems, a new creature, more hero balancing... We hope you like it:

New ContentEdit


New Creature!Edit

• The Chargoyle's fire has finally been put out, but this is to make way for….Our New Rare Creature ^^ • Check out our upcoming news for more information!


ImprovementsEdit


Minor modifications to creature tooltip layout to better use free space.


BalancingEdit


TotemsEdit

  • Health Points increased by 67%
  • Placement zone size increased from 10*10m to 14*14m
  • Exclusion zone radius reduced from 14m to 12m


HeroesEdit


Bug FixesEdit


  • Castle Attacks appeared to take a little break this week with (what looked like) lower than usual attempts at pillaging! This was not the case! We have spotted the cause and fixed our matchmaking accordingly. If you still think you are experiencing issues (attacked too much or little), please give us your feedback on this forum thread.
  • Inflation rocked Opulencia also this week with estimated castle values soaring. Seems it was just the totem... Its now fixed.
  • Fixed a bug where treasure room door was not opening when having killed a baddog elite.
  • Hot Roller ability description doesn't mention the fire dot damage.
  • The amount of CP in the aggro repartition of creatures could have been erroneous. This is now fixed
  • Description of "Totem" is not properly aligned in German and French language.
  • Ticketing system did not prioritize the ticket CP correctly.
  • "Watch Dog" items were having incorrect icons in the buy back tab of crafting lab. This is fixed.
  • Tooltip details for Buff icons of Rancid Runner were not localized
  • Hungerbot did not attack the Hero when it pulls the hero for the first time and hero remained idle.
  • Portrait picture of buff icon of skill “Caltrops” was missing
  • The in-game banner for "since your last login" will not appear if the user checked the battle log from the website


That's it for today. Keep on looting Opulencians!


Patch September 11, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

Another week, another Patch, another Patch Note news. That’s just how we roll.

New FeaturesEdit


Here come the Totems!

  • Totems can be crafted with Materials and allow you to create a powerful Defense setup in your Castle.
  • Once a Totem is placed in a Room, all Creatures placed in the Totem’s area of effect cannot escape its perimeter.
  • If an Attacker tries to pull the Creatures outside this zone, the Creatures will return to the Totem with their health regenerated.
  • Attackers can destroy the Totem in order to break the link and kite the Creatures.
  • They are currently capped at a maximum of two per Castle for their first outing BUT we need your help to make the feature evolve in the best possible way. Please give us your feedback in the comments and on the forums!
  • Check out the next news for more information on the Totems.


New ContentEdit


New CreaturesEdit

  • Time's up for the Rancid Runner ! Time to introduce our new rare Trap: The Chargoyle
  • Check out our upcoming news for more information!

New ItemsEdit

A secret stash of Legendary Opulencian weapons have been smuggled into the Cornelius Emporium:

Knight

  • Level 09 – Toothy Tuna / +12DPS, +6% Crit Dmg, +3% Att Speed
  • Level 12 – Hefty Haunch / +14DPS, +5% Stun Chance, +3% Att Speed
  • Level 15 – Clammy Cutter / +18DPS, +9% Crit Dmg, +5% Stun chance
  • Level 18 – Crystal Cleaver / +22DPS, +5% Stun chance, +26 Poison Dmg
  • Level 21 – Breakinstein / +26DPS, +6% Stun chance, +11% Crit Dmg


Archer

  • Level 09 – Oarmonger / +11DPS, +3% Crit Dmg, +4% Att Speed
  • Level 12 – Slicing Slicer / +14DPS, +5% Stun Chance, +4% Att Speed
  • Level 15 – En Garden Gnome / +18DPS, +9% Crit Dmg, +5% Snare chance
  • Level 18 – Bamboozler / +22DPS, +9% Crit Dmg, +25 Poison Dmg
  • Level 21 – Fisty Flinger / +25DPS, +7% Snare chance, +7% Stun chance


Mage


Runaway

  • Level 9 – Beheading Bird / +14DPS, +8% Crit Dmg, +13 Poison Dmg
  • Level 12 – Hillbilly Hacker / +12DPS, +8% Crit Dmg, +4% Att Speed
  • Level 15 – Fist of Fury / +18DPS, +5% Crit Dmg, +5% Att Speed
  • Level 18 – Impaler/ +22DPS, +5% Stun chance, +5% Att Speed
  • Level 21 – In Slice Or / +26DPS, +32 Poison Dmg, +7% Snare chance

A short video presenting each weapon will follow shortly, stay tuned !

ImprovementsEdit


  • The Stare Master now has a more elaborate death animation
  • The button to access the Cornelius Emporium button & the one to access the Objectives are now closer to the Lobby Bar
  • Castle Themes’ names have been made more readable by changing their color
  • Flameo’s Castle Theme icon has been visually improved
  • Some polish has been done on the Runaway skills icons


BalancingEdit


To accommodate the big gameplay change brought on by the Totems, we have rebalanced Heroes and Creatures the following way:

Heroes

  • Health increased by 40%
  • Damages increased by 300%


Creatures

  • Health increased by 230%
  • Damages increased by 60%
  • General Pow
    • Added more Physical and Magical resistance
    • Decreased spawning and casting cooldown
    • Decreased Chicken Bomb casting time
    • Decreased the Chicken Bomb timer before explosion by 0.9 sec
    • Increased the Fear behavior delay timer by 1 sec
    • Increased the Chicken Bomb’s damage
    • Chicken Bomb now has more Physical and Magical resistance
    • Changed Defense Rating from 6 to 4
    • Added movement speed buff of 40% to Chicken Bombs
  • Webmaster 8.0
    • Knockback duration decreased from 0.75 to 0.65 sec
  • Flameo
    • Fire Breath damage reduced by 8%
  • Dampener
    • Bubble cooldown increased from 3.5 to 4 sec
  • Pete Poundmore
    • Removed the Critical Hit capacity
    • Reduced health by 30%


Traps

  • Ballistic Cannon
    • Cooldown increased from 0.65 to 0.85 sec
    • Radius decreased from 1.5 to 1.4 meters
    • Damage increased by 10%

BugfixEdit


  • All Barricades now have their own icons in the Castle Inventory
  • Camera rotation now works properly in Attack mode
  • The Treasure Room Roulette interface will not appear anymore when attacking again a Castle in which you have just gotten a Treasure Room Roulette reward
  • Fixed a crash when clicking on the Home or Attack buttons with other user interfaces open.
  • Fixed a bug where the Trap Generator linking beam was not valid when going from power supply to a valid Trap.
  • Unlocking a Hero in the Treasure Room Roulette while said Hero is in Free Trial will now correctly reward him/her to the player.
  • Marleybone will not summon cursed Skeletons anymore
  • If a Creature is too close to a Springboard, the Trap animation won't loop or won't push the Creature in the direction of the Trap anymore
  • The Bone Puppeteer & Dr. Skull’s resurrection ability does not raise cursed Skeletons anymore.
  • Fixed a bug where users sometimes did not receive their Blings at the end of a Competition.
  • Mage – Deathbolt: Fixed a bug causing the shield to be activated on cast instead of being activated when colliding with an enemy.
  • Fixed a crash occurring during the Tutorial or in Defense Mode when dragging a Mine outside the Castle

Patch September 5, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

You really thought we were going to end this week without a new patch? Well here it is, with balancing for all heroes:

New ContentEdit


And this week's spectacularly awesome but rare creature is….

Material PacksEdit

  • The Maestro's Pack has been upgraded ! It now contains 100 Materials and is available for 750 Blings.
  • The speed at which Packs open has been increased for those impatient types!


BalancingEdit


KnightEdit

  • Invisible Defense Buff reduced from 30% to 23%.
  • Flame Coat: Damage reduced by 22% on all tiers.
  • Shielding Strike: Cooldown decreased from 0.5 to 0.3 sec.

ArcherEdit

  • Roll: Cooldown decreased from 4 sec to 3 sec
  • Spiral Shot: Cooldown decreased from 4 sec to 3 sec

MageEdit

RunawayEdit

  • Base Mana Regeneration increased from 4 to 6 Mana per second.


Boss RoomsEdit

  • We reverted the Boss rooms Defense Points cap that was introduced in the last Pack.
  • It was part of a general balancing test but it ninja'd itself into our Live version. We now have extra Snotters on ninja guard :)


BugfixesEdit


  • The Life Force icon has been removed from Tombstones in the Defense Mode.
  • Fixed a bug where a loading icon would appear on the screen and not disappear.
  • Dragonificus Terribilis isn't as powerful when placed in a Castle during the Tutorial (preventing Players from validating their Castle). His spinach diet was stopped. Permanently.
  • Heroes cannot walk through the Hidden Gate Trap anymore.
  • Fixed a bug where some Castles were erroneously tagged as farms.
  • After completing the second Castle in the Tutorial, some Players were unable to access the Defense Mode to place their Creatures. This is now fixed.

That's it for today! As always, we are waiting for your feedback on the forums and in the comments section. We'll be back soon with more news and patches... I can see totems in the distance ;)


AugustEdit

Patch August 29, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

Time for a new Pack to be released! And this one's got some meat on its bones:

New TutorialEdit

The game tutorial has been completely revamped!

  • The new Tutorial should be shorter, sweeter, funnier, and overall a whole lot better than the previous one for our new Players

This change may have a minimal impact on current Player's progression :

  • If the Player's Castle Level is 5 or less, or if the player has not defeated Snottingham:
    • The Castle Level will be set back to 1.
    • All the progression will be reset to the beginning of the new Tutorial.
    • All existing Heroes will be preserved but they will start back at level 1.
    • All the equipment placed on Heroes, and every item of the Inventory will be placed in the Buy back tab.
    • All the Creatures/Traps and Barricades will be put in the Castle Inventory (Sick Creatures and Traps are not preserved).
    • If Bling Mines were placed in these Castles, Blings will be given back and Players will be allowed to place back the number of Mines they had even after the Bling Mine event ends.
  • For other Players:
    • The new Tutorial will be automatically completed, unless the Player didn’t validate his Castle past Level 5. In this case he will have to validate it first.
    • The Machineries will be replaced properly in the Treasure Room and have now a fixed position.
    • Heroes' XP from Level 1 to 5 will be adjusted to the new XP curve.
    • All Machineries levels will be capped to the new progression Levels.
  • Secret tip
    • For those of you still in the New Player Tutorial, if you choose a different hero from your last selection, we will give you your new hero AND you can keep your previous hero, just to be nice ;) So choose wisely :D

New FeaturesEdit

Treasure Room RouletteEdit

  • Some restrictions apply to this additional reward:
    • Castle must not be shielded,
    • Castle must have crowns,
    • Be at least the same level as the hero and appear in the attack selection screen using matchmaking rules.
    • It isn't effective during castles validations.

ImprovementsEdit

Blacksmith ChangesEdit

  • Crafting gear at the Blacksmith has been slightly improved: crafting will produce items matching the category of the input items, only if they are all the same type.

e.g.

Same type : All crossbows will create a crossbow.
Same category: All two-handed weapons will create a two handed weapon.

Friend ReferralEdit

The in-game friend referral interface has been slightly improved.

Visual ImprovementsEdit

  • Some polish has been done on Durrrr's theme
  • The castle banners font readability has been slightly improved
  • Some polish has been done on weapons visual effects (dark glow)
  • Fog particles have been added to Home screens for High and Ultra video configuration settings
  • There are now only 4 Machinery Pedestals in the Treasure Room
  • The Gold bottom floor in the Double O Club Theme Boss Room has been polished
  • Snottingham Theme's lighting has been polished
  • Textbox interfaces have been visually improved

MinimapEdit

  • Aggroed creatures are now displayed on the minimap

ContentEdit

CreaturesEdit

  • The Caustic Carpet will deal heavy, long-lasting corrosive acid damages to your opponents if they come into contact with the Snot
  • Watch out for the next news for more information!

BalancingEdit

DefenseEdit

  • The Creatures and Traps available in the Cornelius Emporium are now purchasable in Gold rather than in Life Force

Runaway SkillsEdit

  • Mosh Pit:
    • Level 1 - Cooldown reduced from 13 to 10 sec, Mana Cost reduced from 40 to 30 and Max Health granted increased from 36% to 45%
    • Level 2 - Cooldown reduced from 13 to 10 sec, Mana Cost reduced from 40 to 30 and Max Health granted increased from 50% to 66%
  • Teen Spirit:
    • Level 1 - Duration increased from 6 to 8 sec, Cooldown reduced from 14 to 12 sec and Mana Cost reduced from 20 to 15
    • Level 2 - Duration increased from 8 to 10 sec, Cooldown reduced from 14 to 12 sec and Mana Cost reduced from 20 to 15
  • Rebel Yell:
    • Level 1 - Cooldown reduced from 12 to 8 sec and mana cost increased from 12 to 15
    • Level 2 - Cooldown reduced from 12 to 8 sec and mana cost increased from 12 to 15
    • Level 3 - Cooldown reduced from 12 to 8 sec and mana cost increased from 12 to 15

Archer SkillsEdit

  • Volley:
    • Level 1 - Damage reduced by 16%
    • Level 2 - Damage reduced by 16%
  • Roll:
    • Level 1 - Cooldown increased from 2 to 4 sec
    • Level 2 - Cooldown increased from 2 to 4 sec
  • Spiral Shot:
    • Level 1 - Cooldown increased from 2 to 4 sec
    • Level 2 - Cooldown increased from 2 to 4 sec


Material PacksEdit

Materials drop rates have been increased:

  • They now have a higher drop rate during attacks
  • There are also available as a reward in the Treasure Room Roulette


Bug FixesEdit

  • A SFX now plays when a user clicks on the "Collect" button after purchasing any of the Material Packs
  • Fixed a bug where users sometimes get stuck in the Castle entrance when selecting a Castle with 2 or more levels than the user's Hero.
  • A tooltip has been added over the Buy Blings button
  • The Home button tooltip is now properly aligned
  • Fixed a crash related to the chat, when a lot of messages are piling in the internal message cache
  • The flies buzzing around General Cluckenstein when he is affected by sickness are now at their correct size
  • Fixed an animation issue on the Goatman's idle animation
  • Fixed some flickering on the Castles' flags
  • The level restriction for the Hero equipment items in the shop has been removed
  • Fixed a crash when exiting the Castle Selection screen
  • Fixed an issue with too many sounds playing at the same time
  • Some specific fire sounds for the Hot Roller have been added
  • When a player attempts to buy an item in Gold but cannot afford it, the popup now correctly displays why
  • The Marleybone Boss is now summoning normal Skeletons (Super Ultra Penicillin Elite Edition...).
  • The Runaway obtained in Diamond Packs lost her shine for a short while... Now it is back! Her exclusive FX has returned. Hooray!
  • Fixed stray debug text that was shown in the Cornelius Emporium while crafting during the Tutorial.


New Known IssuesEdit

  • When Potions switch occurs during an Attack, the icon doesn't switch to the next Potion type.
  • The buttons to trigger the rotations of the Camera are inverted.

That's it for today dear Opulencians. We hope you enjoy this update, and we're waiting for your feedback, so see you on the forums!


Undocumented ChangesEdit


Patch August 22, 2014 Blog Post

  • Anti-Farming implemented

Hello Opulencians!

Time for a new Patch Note for this week’s update! A slightly smaller one than usual, but not to worry: we just need to polish some stuff a little more before releasing it, which shouldn’t take that long. In the meantime…

CreaturesEdit

  • Time’s up for the Hot Roller! Wave goodbye and make way for a rare and unique new creature: General Pow!
  • General Pow is a powerful Bone Puppeteer that will turn ordinary (if that’s what you can call vicious attacking poultry..) chickens into exploding Chicken Bombs. Watch out! Available for a limited time only…


ImprovementsEdit

Anti-Farming ExploitsEdit

Castles created for the purpose of farming loot or XP will no longer drop Gold, Life Force, Materials, XP or other items.

  • Why do we want to tackle the farms issue?
    • Farms skew our statistics on drop rates, negatively impacting everyone : we are trying to balance drop rates at the moment and our data is hugely affected by farms.
    • Farms take away attacks from our good Opulencian citizens!


Bug FixesEdit

The sick, high level Flameo, Terroraptor and Dragonificus Terribilis that certain players were using in lower level Castles have been fixed and are now much weaker. Long live their healthier cousins!

More information to come on the General Pow in the next news, right when the Maintenance is over!


Hotfix August 19, 2014 Blog Post

  • Hotfixes for August 14, 2014 patch

Hello Opulencians, We released a patch yesterday with a few fixes that will make Opulencia a safer, cooler place. Here's the list:

  • Castles in the attack selection screen are now displayed with the right rank information.
  • The welcome screen now places your hero in the region corresponding to your castle level.
  • Your castle miniature is now automatically updated in the welcome screen when you select a new theme.
  • We fixed a crash that could happen when harvesting tombstones
  • Castle banners in the Attack selection screen were too big, they were subsequently scaled down
  • Some Castles in the Attack selection screen were not displayed properly and were therefore realigned
  • Some Castle Themes miniatures were not displayed properly on the homepage and were rescaled

Patch August 14, 2014 Blog Post

ImprovementsEdit

Homepage
The homepage has been revamped to put more emphasis on your castle. We've released an alpha version of displaying your castle's "estimated value" in blings. The estimated value is based on various elements such as your castle's progression, its contents based on materials and barricades, as well as visual customization and is only displayed to the castle's owner. This feature is still work-in-progress.

Castle Banners
The color of a castle's banner is now based on the castle's win ratio. Castles that frequently win have a red banner, indicating a potentially dangerous castle. Castles that are easily defeated have a green banner, whereas castles that maintain a balanced winning ratio have a yellow banner. Ubisoft-created castles always have a blue banner.

New Rare Trap
A rare trap has been added to the game, called the Hot Roller. This rare trap can be crafted using rare materials in your Crafting Lab for a limited time only. Deadlier than the notorious Hamster Wheel, the Hot Roller inflicts massive burning damage to anyone it collides with.

The notoriously rare Devlin has gone into hiding and can no longer be crafted at this time.

Crafting Materials
Materials of the same type now stack up to 999 units in your hero inventory.


Visual ImprovementsEdit

Improved the appearance of following 3D castle miniatures:

  • Royal Opulencian
  • Spooky Keep
  • Golden Palace
  • Aged Oak
  • Spiky Spire
  • Snottingham
  • Marleybone's boss castle
  • Improved the visual quality of all region skies.
  • Improved the look of the blings gems inside the Bling mines.


Cornelius' EmporiumEdit

Cornelius announces new products, promotions and sales in his emporium using special tags in the shop.


Game CreditsEdit

The in-game credits have been updated to include our latest batch of founders, which have purchased a Double O High Roller pack during the Closed Beta. Thank you for your support.


Price AdjustmentsEdit

We've reduced the Blings price on all Exceptional gear in the Blacksmith, excluding the limited edition "Watch_Dog" items:

  • Weapons are now 40 Currency Bling Bling
  • Chestplates are now 30 Currency Bling Bling
  • Helmets are now 15 Currency Bling Bling
  • Shoulderpads are now 15 Currency Bling Bling
  • Gloves are now 15 Currency Bling Bling
  • Capes are now 20 Currency Bling Bling
  • Necklaces are now 20 Currency Bling Bling
  • Rings are now 10 Currency Bling Bling


BalancingEdit

Tombstone Farming
We've made changes to how tombstones are generated in a castle to address some cases where heroes would let themselves die repeatedly on purpose to generate many tombstones for the defender. The same hero dying repeatedly in a castle will no longer create multiple tombstones. Additionally, tombstones will only be created if the attack originates from the Attack Selection, which uses a matchmaking algorithm. The amount of tombstones a castle can hold at any given time remains at 10.

Trap Quantities in the Emporium
We've increased the amount of traps given to new players at the start of the game. The Cornelius Emporium now contains more of the following traps:


Bug FixesEdit

  • Fixed an issue where blings loot drops would display as lifeforce.
  • Fixed a display issue on health bars in the attack HUD for Boss creatures.
  • Fixed a bug where the homepage that incorrectly displayed your castle as "Easy "
  • Fixed a bug where tombstones sometimes wouldn't appear in a castle.
  • Fixed a UI bug where the screen prompting you to purchase more Blings appeared underneath a building's upgrade panel when attempting to pay for the upgrade using blings.
  • Fixed a bug where the healing Bone Pupeteer would heal barricades.
  • Fixed a crash when equipping items on a hero just bought with FreeTrial.
  • Fixed some UI bugs during the tutorial.
  • Fixed a bug with the Archer's Hawk Harass and Hawk Dive skills at rank 3, which would sometimes cause them to not function correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with the Runaway's Teen Spirit skill and the shield values per enemy defeated.
  • Fixed some issues with creature tooltips.
  • Fixed a bug where Bone Puppeteers would resurrect sick bag-of-bone creatures.


Known IssuesEdit

  • We're aware of an exploit that allows some players to use sick bosses that are much higher level than their castle. This issue specifically occurs with sick versions of Flameo, the Terroraptor and Dragonificus. Those three sick creatures will see their stats drastically reduced (making them obsolete) in the following days. Warning, Please adjust your defense accordingly.
  • The Runaway lost her red hair stand and her fx in the diamond packs, but this should be resolved soon.
  • Ballistic cannon continue to target the hero even if they are disabled with skill traps.
  • In the tutorial on the Hero Selection screen, the archer tooltips display an old skill.
  • Build menu shortcut is not aligned properly in windowed mode when user launches the game for the first time
  • Cornelius' voice has been turned off during the new user experience.
  • We're continuing to address tooltip issues displaying incorrect information:
    • Creature & trap damage
    • Hero stats (DPS)
    • Hero skills (cooldown/mana/damage)
  • Some long creature names may be cut in the HUD.
  • The user interface may not refresh or display everything correctly.
  • Some words are misplaced in the User Interface.
  • Lag can occur in the inventory
  • The text may become difficult to read in certain screen resolutions or certain UI panels.
  • Some creatures of the same family have the same icon.
  • Some texts are difficult to read due to font changes.
  • After removing a creature in the castle it may not immediately appear in the castle inventory. The creature will appear after restarting the game.
  • Equipping items, dyes and skills using a single click doesn't work. Please use drag & drop (click & hold).
  • The special tag for the new unlocked items doesn't appear in the crafting lab.

That is all for now. As always, we're waiting for your feedback in the comment section and on our forums.


Patch August 7, 2014 Blog Post

  • Trap Control skills added.

Hello Opulencians,

We've been having a few hotfix since this patch's release. Here is what we fixed :

  • Fixed a an exploit were tombstones could be exploited by using the target attack to collect more materials.
  • Fixed a crash when collecting tombstones.

Hello Opulencians,

Time for a new game update, which means time for new Patch Notes!

Main FeaturesEdit

HeroesEdit

We've added a new type of skill for each Hero, called the Trap Control skills. These skills provide Heroes with the tools necessary to disrupt Trap setups, each in their own way.

Runaway : Bridge

  • Creates a powerful sound wave that disables affected traps for 5 seconds.
    • Unlocked at Level 7
    • Cost : 55 mana / Cool down : 4s

Knight : Slap Trap

  • Delivers a huge strike capable of disabling Trap Generators for 10 seconds.
    • Unlocked at Level 7
    • Cost : 0 mana / Cool down : 15s

Mage : E.M.P (Evil.Mage.Pulse)

  • Cast a large E.M.P (Evil Mage Pulse) that deactivates all traps caught in its area for 5 seconds.
    • Unlocked at Level 7
    • Cost : 150 / Cool down : 4s

Archer : Hawk: Hack

  • Hawk : Hack creates a powerful line of sound waves that disables affected traps for 5 seconds.
    • Unlocked at Level 7
    • Cost : 40/Cool down : 8s

The new skills have replaced older skills that we were not entirely satisfied with, and data showed us that most players (at varying levels) did not equip those particular skills. The skills replaced are:

  • Please note that the trap skills only work in PVP castles.

In order to unlock these skills at the same level for every hero, we've shuffled some of the skill unlocks on the different Heroes.

  • In the context of the Hero Draft, the Runaway is now available for purchase in Blings!


ImprovementsEdit

User InterfaceEdit

  • The lobby bar has been visually improved.
  • Boost now have new icons!


BalancingEdit

Heroes Runaway:

  • Her Health per level has been raised by +40%
  • Rebel Yell: the maximum Shield Values have increased:
    • Tier 1 = 15% to 18%
    • Tier 2 = 18% to 21%
    • Tier 3 = 24% to 27%
  • Teen Spirit: Shield values per enemy defeated have increased:
    • Tier 1 = 10% to 14%
    • Tier 2 = 12% to 16%
    • Tier 3 = 14% to 18%
  • Mosh Pit: the Shield values per enemy in the zone have increased:
    • Tier 1 = 4% to 7%
    • Tier 2 = 6% to 10%
    • Tier 3 = 8% to 13%

Mage:

  • Vortex Rift: the Mana cost has been increased and Damage has been reduced
    • Tier 1 Mana cost = 20 to 30
    • Tier 2 Mana cost = 20 to 30
    • Tier 1 Damage reduced by 23%
    • Tier 2 Damage reduced by 20%
  • Death Bolt : the Mana cost has been increased and Damage has been reduced
    • Tier 1 Mana cost = 40 to 50
    • Tier 2 Mana cost = 40 to 50
    • Tier 1 Damage reduced by 30%
    • Tier 2 Damage reduced by 30%
  • Conflagration has now a third upgrade level:
    • Skill duration : 8 sec
    • Damage Multiplier : 0.6

Knight:

  • Shielding Strike: Shield values have been increased
    • Tier 1 = 10% to 18%
    • Tier 2 = 12% to 25%


Crafting MaterialsEdit

  • We've increased the drop rates of crafting materials and consequently lowered the drop rates of dyes, since these objects share the same drop table.
  • A new material pack has been added to the Crafting Lab containing 50 materials at a price of 350 blings.


Cornelius EmporiumEdit

  • Cornelius has slashed some of his prices :
    • The Golden Palace theme is now available for 399 Currency Bling Bling
    • The Spooky Keep theme is now available for 399 Currency Bling Bling
    • The Blackeye's Buccaneer Hat costume is available for 50 Currency Bling Bling instead of 125 Currency Bling Bling.
    • The Painhammer's Brain Candle costume is available for 50 Currency Bling Bling instead of 125 Currency Bling Bling.
    • The Earl's Jester Hat costume is available for 50 Currency Bling Bling instead of 125 Currency Bling Bling.
  • The effectiveness of boosts has been doubled:
    • The XP Boost now gives a 100% bonus to XP gains and lasts 1 hour
    • The Gold Boost now gives a 100% bonus to Gold gains and lasts 1 hour
    • The Life Force Boost now gives a 100% bonus to Life Force gains and lasts 1 hour
    • The Magic Find Boost now gives a 100% bonus
  • Boost Prices have changed:
    • 1x XP Boost is now available for 200 Currency Bling Bling
    • 1x Gold Boost is now available for 200 Currency Bling Bling
    • 1x LifeForce Boost is now available for 200 Currency Bling Bling
    • 1x Magic Find Boost is now available for 200 Currency Bling Bling
  • The 25 XP Boost Pack has been removed and all boosts are now only sold in single units.


BugfixesEdit

  • Elite Dashing Cyclops now display the right mesh.
  • The Chicken icon is now repaired in the Castle Inventory.
  • The Castle comments now always appear above the Castle banner.
  • Fixed a crash occuring in Defense Mode.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when removing crafted Creatures from the Castle.
  • Fixed a crash occuring when using the Vortex Skill to destroy Mines.
  • In the two first Castles of the Tutorial, the XP bar tooltips always stated the XP needed to level up was 0
  • Fixed a bug that changed the Hero cost in Blings.
  • The Bosses’ icon in their Health bar is now the right icon.
  • General Cluckenstein now spawns normal Chickens.
  • Durrrr now comes back in normal form when resurrecting in Player Castles.
  • Explodifier now spawns normal Bomblets.


Known IssuesEdit

  • The Runaway lost her red hair stand and her FX in the diamond packs, but this should be resolved soon.
  • The Ballistic Cannon continues to target the Hero even when disabled by Trap Control Skills.
  • The Archer tooltip displays an obsolete skill on the Hero Selection screen during the Tutorial
  • When the user launches the game in windowed mode for the first time, the Defense menu shortcut is not aligned properly
  • Cornelius' voice has been turned off during the Tutorial.
  • Tooltips displaying damage values may display incorrect information:
  • Objectives refer to old creature names.
  • Some long creature names may be cut in the HUD
  • The user interface may not refresh or display everything correctly.
  • Some words are misplaced in the User Interface.
  • Lag can occur in the inventory
  • The text may become difficult to read in certain screen resolutions or certain UI panels.
  • Some creatures of the same family have the same icon.
  • Items in the Buy Back might be missing their icons.
  • Some texts are difficult to read due to font changes.
  • After removing a creature in the castle it may not immediately appear in the castle inventory. The creature will appear after restarting the game.
  • Equipping items, dyes and skills using a single click doesn't work. Please use drag & drop (click & hold).
  • Traps skills currently do not work in PVE castles

Following the introduction of Defense Crafting last week, we have received a ton of feedback and have a lot of game data to go through. We wanted to thank you all for that, rest assured that we are working on improving it and new updates will keep on coming regularly!

To acknowledge your first wave of feedback: In order to tackle the lack of Hero Inventory space, we will soon make each Material stackable until 999. We are looking into other solutions to address this issue too, so stay tuned!

Regarding Materials and as stated above, we have increased their drop rate in the Attack mode. Tell us what you think!

Thanks Opulencians, and keep on looting.


Patch August 1, 2014 Blog Post

Opulencians,

Today is a big day. We're about to deploy a new version of the game that is probably the biggest one we have released since our transition to Open Beta!

Defense Crafting is part of it, but not the only change. We'll publish a special news just for Defense Crafting once the maintenance is over, but in the meantime here's everything else!

Defense CraftingEdit

Core Mechanics

  • Materials are used to craft creatures and traps in the new Crafting Lab, which replaces both the Summoning Portal and Research Lab. Crafting Materials are looted by attacking player-created Castles, and are in addition to item drops.
  • Materials will stack in your Hero's Inventory. To make space for these Materials, we're giving all existing players an extra Inventory page for free. New players can purchase a 2nd page for a nominal cost in Gold.
  • The Crafting Lab contains 11 ranks and is unlocked by upgrading your Castle Heart to level 10. Prior to that level, you can purchase Creatures and Traps from the Cornelius Emporium in limited quantities.
  • Materials can also be found in your own Castle: [[Tombstones will now reward you with Materials linked to the Creatures/Traps that defeated the attacking Hero.
  • Material Packs can be purchased in the Crafting Lab using Blings. Packs contain random Materials that may help to to craft Creatures :
  • The Dabbler’s Pack contains 5 random Materials, of which 4 are Common and 1 has a 60% chance of being Exceptional, a 35% chance of being Legendary, or a 5% chance of being Epic. It costs 50 Currency Bling Icon Blings.
  • The Enthusiast’s Pack contains 12 random Materials, of which 9 are Commonand 3 have each a 60% chance of being Exceptional, a 35% chance of being Legendary, or a 5% chance of being Epic. It costs 100 Currency Bling Icon Blings.
  • The Connoisseur’s Pack contains 25 random Materials, of which 18 are Common and 7 have each a 60% chance of being Exceptional, a 35% chance of being Legendary, or a 5% chance of being Epic. It costs 200 Currency Bling Icon Blings.
  • The Summoning Portal and the Research Lab have been removed, and as such:
  • Creatures and Traps levels are now linked to the level of the Castle Heart: no need to upgrade each of them manually anymore.
  • This should yield more XP from attacking player-created castles, which were less lucrative than Ubisoft-created castle.
  • All of our existing players will see their Creatures and Traps afflicted by a strong case of eternal Chickenpox. Those Creatures and Traps now have a green sickly complexion, complete with spots and nasty flies! Visit the Crafting Lab or the Cornelius Emporium to get new healthy Creatures that are immune to this disease.
  • Creatures that were purchased as part of special packs on the website will be gifted to players that purchased those packs. Immunized versions of Flameo, Dragonificus and the Double-O variant Terroraptor are available in the Inventory of players that purchased those packs.
  • Special note: regarding all those changes, existing player accounts will be impacted :
  • Castles below level 10 will see their Summoning Portal removed.
  • Castles level 10 and above will have their Summoning Portal automatically replaced with a new Crafting Lab of the appropriate level.
  • Limited quantities of Creatures & Traps are available in the Cornelius' Emporium based on your Castle's level.

CreaturesEdit

  • Devlin, the Fire Snotter, is available for a limited time only! This rare Creature can be crafted with rare materials and is fabled to be of great power. This rare limited-edition Creature is unlocked in the Crafting Lab rank 1.
  • New creatures can now be crafted:
  • Creatures have lost their specialization function: you will now be able to craft each specialization as separate Creatures and use them simultaneously in your Castle's Defense.
  • Creature & Trap unlock levels have been shuffled around. This means some Creatures are unlocked earlier than before, while others are unlocked later. Have a look at the Crafting Lab to see what you'll unlock at each level.
  • The new generation of creatures having the following advantages over the previous generation:
    • Crafted Creatures are twice as strong.
    • Their level is linked to the castle heart, which means whenever your castle level increases your crafted Creatures gain a level too.


ImprovementsEdit

New Cornelius EmporiumEdit

  • Until your Castle reaches level 10 and you unlock the Crafting Lab, Creatures and Traps will be obtained through the Cornelius Emporium rather than the Summoning Portal.
  • Creatures & Traps will have limited quantities; some quantities will be updated every time you level up your Castle Heart.

HeroesEdit

  • The amount of XP required for each level has been reduced from levels 5 to 25, meaning you'll gain levels faster than before.
  • The Archer's Hawk skills no longer share a common cooldown. You can now use multiple Hawk skills during combat. This skill tree has been renamed "Hawk Spirit".
  • Mana Cost: 35
  • Cooldown: 10s
  • Mana Cost: 35
  • Cooldown: 8s
  • Mana Cost: 12
  • Cooldown: 7s

User Interface ImprovementsEdit

  • The Attack HUD has been completely reworked. The new HUD uses a new UI technology, meaning it uses fewer system resources, improving the performance of the game.
  • Other UI Improvements:
    • Chat window
    • User interface changes could improve game fluidity during Attack on some computers.
    • Game is letterboxed (black bordered) to 16:9 widescreen ratio to allow for consistency in the display of the New UI system across all monitor resolutions.
    • New objectives are now indicated with the number of objectives that have been unlocked in the user interface.

BarricadesEdit

  • A new 3x1 Barricade (The big crate) has been added and is available for 95 Currency Bling Icon Blings or 20,000 Currency Gold Icon Gold.
  • 4 new decoy Barricades have been added :
    • Bag of Bones decoy (footprint 1x1)
    • Fallen Knight decoy (footprint 1x1)
    • Defend-o-Tron decoy (footprint 2x1)
    • Smelly Archer decoy (footprint 1x1)
  • Barricade's health points are now visible in their tooltip.
  • The Barricade meter is only shown when a barricade is selected. The meter now displays an informative tooltip.

New User Experience ChangesEdit

  • The tutorial has been updated to support changes to where we purchase Creatures.

Edit

  • The cost of a Validation Ticket for your Castle has been reduced from 99 to 30 Blings.
  • Attackers that successfully validate a player's Castle will now receive 3 Blings.
  • In the case of multiple attackers validating the same Castle before any validation is complete, the attacker with the quickest time will be used as the Castle's time to beat.

Loot VisualsEdit

  • The generic item drop mesh has been improved.

InventoryEdit

  • Existing players will be given an additional Inventory page for free to hold their crafting Materials.
  • The second Inventory tab will be available for 100 Gold instead of 200 Blings.
    • This is to soften inventory stresses that are likely to occur while we investigate alternative solutions

More Castles OptionEdit

  • The "More Castles" option can now be purchased either in Blings or Gold.


BalancingEdit

HeroesEdit

  • Heroes now deal twice as much damage than before.
  • The Knight has received additional armor resistance and HP to help compensate against the increased damage of new Creatures.

CreaturesEdit

TrapsEdit

  • We've improved the crafted Traps so they can keep up with the buffed Creatures and Heroes:
  • All Mines will explode more quickly, from 1s to 0.8s
    • Spike Trap: Faster interval timing from 0.5s to 0.4s
    • ppSpringboard]]: Decreased the amount of time before it triggers from 0.45s to 0.40s, and the amount of time it takes to return to its default armed state from 3.5s to 2.5s
    • Hamster Wheel: Increased the damage by 20%
    • Ballistic Cannon: Increased rate of fire by 50% and decrease damage by a 50%. Rotation speed increased as well.
    • All Rotating Cannons: Increased damage by 20%.
    • Corrosion Mine: Increased damage by 20%.
    • Haunted Gramophone: Decreased the area of effect duration from 3s to 2s.
  • Traps in Ubisoft-created Castles now deal 20% more damage.


General FixedEdit

  • By default, the shop filters are now displayed on "all".
  • Fixed an exploit with Legendary and Epic items forging.
  • Fixed a bug where a Castle's Defense rating could be invalid after using the Castle Rollback function.
  • Bling Mines have now a specific selection sound.
  • The Paid Validation popup is now bigger.
  • Creatures stuck behind Barricades and unable to pathfind their way to the hero will no longer cause the Treasure Room gate to be locked.


Known IssuesEdit

  • Cornelius Richlings' voice has been turned off during the tutorial.
  • Tooltips displaying damage values may display incorrect information:
    • Creature & Trap damage
    • Hero stats (DPS)
    • Hero Skills (cooldown/mana/damage)
  • Objectives refer to old Creature names.
  • Some long Creature names may be cut in the HUD.
  • The user interface may not refresh or display everything correctly.
  • Some words are misplaced in the User Interface.
  • Lag can occur in the inventory
  • The text may become difficult to read in certain screen resolutions or certain UI panels.
  • Some Creatures of the same family have the same icon.
  • Increased Z bias to make the Castle comments appear above the Castle banner.
  • Items in the Buy Back might be missing their icons.
  • Some texts are difficult to read due to font changes.
  • • After removing a Creature in the Castle it may not immediately appear in the castle Inventory. The Creature will appear after restarting the game.
  • Equipping items, Dyes and Skills using a single click doesn't work. Please use drag & drop (click & hold).
  • The second time Durrrr is spawning, he appears as an old creature.
  • Some Creatures reappear in a "Chickenpox'd" state when they are resurrected:
    • Durrrr comes back in "Chickenpox'd" form when resurrecting in a player Castle.
    • General Cluckenstein spawns "Chickenpox'd" Chickens.
    • Explodifier Spawns "Chickenpox'd" Blomblets.
  • The Mage's Vortex Rift skill can create a crash when used to destroy two or more Mines at the same time
  • Targeted Attack cannot be performed unless the user goes through the friend profile.

JulyEdit


Patch July 17, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

Here are the following changes brought to the game by the latest patch :

  • It is now easier to notice what items drop on the ground during an attack thanks to the new visual effects that highlight their quality. So sparkly!
  • Player castles now appear in the first region of the game, bringing new Heroes sooner into the competitive scene.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when you were looking through other players' profiles and clicked on various context menus.
  • Phosphorus has retired from the glamorous life of picking up loot off the ground and is no longer available in Cornelius' Emporium.
  • He is… he is… NO, NO, NO, NOTORIOUS! Yo, check it, Notorious S.Q.U.I.D., one of the most pimpin' Pets to ever roll through Opulencia, will soon be added to your inventory if you've participated in The Great Bling Rush, and will be available in Cornelius' Emporium for anybody that wants it.



Hotfix July 10, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

We had a small maintenance this morning to fix the following issues introduced in yesterday's patch:

  • Fixed the issue where Dr. Skull would heal barricades.
  • Fixed an issue where the Welcome page was not displayed correctly for several users.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Get more Blings" button would not redirect players properly.

Patch July 9, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

Here are the changes brought to the game by our latest patch:

BalancingEdit

Several skills in the game have been updated as part of our ongoing balancing . The biggest change is to the healing component of certain skills, which has been replaced with another defensive ability. Read on for more details about the changes to skills.

Knight:

  • Healing Strike:
    • The healing effect has been removed.
    • Now creates a shield that absorbs damage, lasting up to 8 seconds.
    • The skill is now named Shielding Strike.
  • Jab:
    • Cooldown reduced to 0.2 seconds.
    • Mana cost increased to 8.
  • Punt:
    • Changed the aiming mechanic of this skill so that it works in whatever direction the mouse cursor is facing, rather than automatically targeting the closest enemy. This lets you have more control over how you use Punt.

Mage:

  • Death Bolt:
    • Now creates a shield that absorbs damage for up to 4 seconds and weakens the attacks of the targeted creature.
  • Death Grip:
    • The healing effect has been removed.
    • Now increases your Armor by +5% per affected Creature up to 200% total.
    • The armor buff disperses when you stop casting the spell.
    • Increased the cooldown to 7 seconds.
  • Fireball:
    • The time between casting the spell and the impact of the projectile has been reduced. The area of effect is the same across all the levels of the skill. Both impact damage and damage over time affect the same area.

Staying on the topic of balancing, here are the changes to the Creatures:

Bad Dog:

  • Improved the creature's harassing capabilities
    • Added 30% Snare Resistance.
    • Movement speed increased from 4 to 5.5 meters per second.
    • Easier navigation when in large groups (seems legit, it's a pack creature!).
    • New quicker attack.
  • New “Howl” Buff
    • Increases the movement speed for every creature in a 5 meter radius for 5 seconds by 30%.
    • Buff Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • New health values:
Bad Dog Level Health
Tier 1 12 458
Tier 2 16 618
Tier 3 20 778
Tier 4 24 938
Tier 5 28 1098

Mittens:

  • Improved the creature's ability to harass the attacker
    • Added 30% Snare Resistance
    • Easier navigation in large groups
    • New quicker attack
  • New “Howl” Buff
    • Increases the movement speed of every creature in a 5 meter radius for 5 seconds by 30%
    • Increases the snare resistance of every creature in a 5 meter Radius for 5 seconds (except for Bad Dog and Bad Dog Elite) by +60%
    • Buff Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • New health values:
Mittens Level Health
Tier 1 16 860
Tier 2 20 1100
Tier 3 24 1580
Tier 4 28 1860

Crowns systemEdit

  • We've made changes to how often the same attacker gives crowns to the defender. As a defender, you will now gain crowns by beating the same attacker once per 24 hour period, up from 15 minutes. This addresses an exploit where some players would let themselves die intentionally in a castle to boost that player's crowns.
  • Fixed a bug that caused defenders to win Crowns from much higher level attackers who died in their castle even though the big difference in the number of Crowns between the attacker and the defender should result in no Crowns gained/lost on either side.


BarricadesEdit

  • Destructible barricades can be placed to hinder an attacker's passage in your castle and provide some temporary cover for your creatures. You can find barricades in the Architect's Office. More barricades will be coming soon, including a 1x3 crate variant available in either gold or blings.

Other changes and noveltiesEdit

  • Cornelius has reorganized his store counters to make it easier for his customers to find the Castle Themes, Costumes and Pets that they desire. Visit his shop by clicking on the button in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Reduced the occurrence of a bug that caused animated loading icons to remain stuck on the screen.
  • Upgrading your Castle buildings is now easier: open the specific building's window by clicking on the menu icons in the center-top of the screen (or by using the F1 to F6 keys) then click on the up-arrow next to the X button of the building's interface that pops-up on the left side of the screen.
  • The Watch_Dogs and Chickenwalk castles in the Competition Zone have been demolished. I wonder what construction project will spring up in their place...



Patch July 2, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

The latest patch introduces the following changes to the game:

  • We changed the chat window behaviour so that it is now open by default. You can close the chat window at any time by clicking on the chat bubble.
  • Castles displayed in the Attack Selection now contain more information:
    • Recent comments left by attackers are now visible to all players, not just the defender. You can click on the player’s portrait to attack that player.
    • The hero that is most successful at beating the castle will be showcased for everyone to see.
  • You can now purchase Hero gear from the Blacksmith that are higher level than your current hero. For example, at level 10 you can purchase gear level 20. However, you’ll still have to meet the level prerequisites of that item in order to equip it onto your hero



JuneEdit

Patch June 26, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

The latest patch introduces the following changes to the game:

  • We fixed a bug that could cause the game client to crash unexpectedly.
  • The league reward screen is now displayed at each end of league event, whenever you log into the game. Promoting to a new league earns you special rewards, such as Currency Bling Icon Blings and loot bonuses.
  • We added 5 new Legendary Dyes to the Cornelius Emporium.
  • We made changes to the XP boosts in the Potion Brewery. For the same price as before, you now get a bundle of 3 XP boosts instead of 1. We’ve also added a larger bundle of 25 XP boosts available for purchase.
  • Players will now stay in game even when their computer is inactive or locked for more than 5 minutes.

Dual currencyEdit

Our council of wise economic wizards decided to give an electroshock to our economy by introducing the dual currency. This will give you more options on how you want to spend your gold, life force and Blings.

We’ll start this process today, by letting you spend gold OR Blings on the following:

  • Crafting and Reforging
  • Buying Exceptional-quality gear
  • Buying health potion from the brewery

In further updates, we will also apply the dual currency to some currently Blings exclusive items like XP Boost, gold and life force boost and magical finds.

Happy looting!



Patch June 17, 2014 Blog Post

Greetings Opulencians,

The latest patch introduces the following changes to the game:

  • Archer Skills: We fixed an unintentional change in the cooldown of the Archer's Roll and Spiral Shot abilities.
  • Dye Drops: Common Dyes will now drop less frequently. Exceptional and Legendary dye drop rates are unaffected. Every time you attack a player’s castle, there’s a 5% chance that a dye will drop. Dye drops are in addition to any item drops and do not impact other item drop rates.
  • We fixed several localization issues with some pets, amulets and costumes.
  • The price of Inventory pages has been reduced to 200 Currency Bling Bling per page.





MayEdit

Patch May 7, 2014 Blog Post

Blacksmith: Gear CraftingEdit

Your local blacksmith has learnt how to transform undesirable items into usable gear. The Blacksmith building now has 4 ranks, compared to the previous 6 ranks. As you upgrade the Blacksmith, you’ll unlock the ability to work with higher quality items.

There are two new functions of the forge:

  • Craft: Crafting lets you put in multiple items of an inferior quality to craft one item of higher quality. For example, transform 6 common items into 1 magical item.
  • Reforge: Reforging allows you to take an item of the same quality and level, and rerolls the item type and stats. This is a great way to use up an item that isn’t for your Hero.

The item level of both crafted and reforged items is dependent on the level of the items used as components.

You can still purchase gear in the Blacksmith like before. These items are located under the “Items” tab.

Inventory Tab PricesEdit

The introduction of gear crafting means there will be more pressure on inventory space, as you’ll likely want to keep your unwanted gear so it can be crafted into something useful. With this in mind, we’ve lowered the price of purchasing additional inventory space.

Balance ChangesEdit

We’ve made two changes to game balance in this update, which we think will open up some interesting attrition-based strategies. Our intention was to make all creatures play a role in dealing damage to the heroes. To achieve this, we’ve reduced the amount of health orbs an attacker will find. In addition, we’ve also changed the Fire Mine’s radius so that it remains a viable defensive tactic without insta-killing attackers at full health. The details of those changes can be read below:

  • Health Orbs now drop less frequently, down by 25%.

This means attackers will receive less health during an attack, and defenders can rely more on attrition to chip away damage from attackers.

We are bringing them closer to other mines (ex: glue, corrosive). Their blast radius goes from 2.4 meters to 1.4 meters.

Welcome PageEdit

Upon logging into the game, you’ll be greeted by an interactive news page, all without leaving the comfort of your castle. Keep an eye on the contents of this page as we’ll be showcasing gear crafting. You can open the welcome page by clicking on its button near the chat window.

New ContentEdit

New Epic weapons are available to be looted in Opulencia.

We’ve also added some new pets and costumes, available at the Cornelius Emporium.

New SoundsEdit

  • The music in Defense has been reworked with less celtic sonorities.
  • Setting up creature aggro zones now has audio feedback.
  • Camera rotations now apply a woosh sound.
  • During test attacks and castle validation the hero barks are disabled.
  • Sound when your gold & life force mines are being repaired.
  • Rage buff now applies a sound.
  • Count Snottingham no longer shares some sounds with Snotters on certain animations.
  • Captain Clubbage also has his own unique sounds on certain animations.
  • New sound for ‘Your castle won’ screen.
  • Sounds when interacting with machineries, such as selecting, rotating and picking them up.


Bug FixesEdit

  • We fixed an issue where pets were unintentionally picking up Health Orbs. Pets will continue to pick up gold, life force and loot.
  • We fixed a bug that was causing the tutorial to block if you restarted the game after quitting the treasure room of the first tutorial castle.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented you to move items around in your inventory.
  • A low level character is no longer able to destroy a mine (Gold or Life-force) with one hit.
  • We fixed a bug with Chain Lightning that allowed that spell to pass through pillars.
  • You can now preview castle themes even if your castle is empty.
  • We fixed a bug in Dragonificus Castle with Cyclops being too passive. They will now attack you.
  • We fixed a bug related to switching heroes and using an XP boost.
  • We fixed a bug that caused some players to remain stuck in a loading screen when escaping a castle.
  • We fixed a UI bug that could occur when moving a trap.
  • Many minor issues have also been fixed.



AprilEdit

MarchEdit


Patch March 13, 2014 Blog Post

Hello Opulencians,

Today we have deployed a new Patch in-game, and as promised there is a first round of Balancing in it! Were the infamous Zekes reworked? Is the supremacy of the Headshot specialization soon to be over?

Patch NotesEdit

BalancingEdit

A first round of Balancing has been done to the Creatures. This first round concerns Elite Creatures:

And…

  • Zeke’s attack “Headshot” now deals 10% less damage. The arrow speed has been slightly reduced, and Crits were removed on all levels
  • Zeke’s attack “Spread Eagle” now deals more damage, with a cooldown between arrows reduced by 0.5s on all levels

Please keep in mind that this is only the first round of Balancing we are implementing in the game. More will follow with the next Patch, and with a next one, and so on. Your feedback will, as always, be critical to us, so please keep commenting in the forums!


Known IssuesEdit

Here is a recap of the known issue and their current status.

Authentication Error
As stated in the previous Development Update, the Authentication Error has been fixed for 95% of our players.

If you keep encountering this error, please create a ticket!


Minimum Requirements Error
We keep on working toward optimizing the game so that it runs on as many configurations as possible.

We would like to remind our player that the “Minimum Requirement Error” message is not arbitrary: if you are encountering it, your current configuration simply cannot run the game. The game would crash if we were to let you bypass that message.

The good news is, 95% of you guys have a good enough configuration to actually run the game! The only issue is the following: you absolutely need to have updated drivers.

Please check your Video Card manufacturer’s website to check if your drivers are up-to-date - it will solve the issue for the immense majority of you!

If you keep encountering Minimum Requirements errors having updated your drivers, please create a ticket.


Issues with the Tutorial
Some of our users have encountered issues in our Tutorial. Here are the three behaviours we have identified:

If you happen to be in one of these situations, please create a ticket. We will unlock your account manually while we fix the root cause. If you want more information, click here!

Some users have also stated that they were locked in the Tutorial because they didn’t have any clear objectives to attain anymore. It is simply because you need to level up to level 4 to kill Count Snottingham to get to the next step!

If you encounter any other issue with the Tutorial, please let us know in the forums!


Castle Defense Exploit
Some of our users have found an exploit to keep their Castle from being attackable. We have found the issue and started solving it manually with existing users. It will be fixed definitely in one of our next Patches.


User Interface/Inventory Lag or Bugs Some of our users have difficulties equipping/removing certain pieces of Gear, such as the 2nd Ring. Tooltips also sometime fail to appear while hovering the mouse over an item. This is being tackled as we speak and will be fixed in our next patch.

Some of our users are also experiencing UI lags after playing for a certain amount of time, or after following a set of steps in the game. This is a rather large issue that we will keep working on in the future. Fixes will regularly come to enhance the situation, and everything will be fixed once we ultimately integrate a new User Interface system in the game.


Next week’s Patch will actually fix a memory leak issue that could generate lag when watching a lot of replays.

That’s all for now!


FebruaryEdit


Closed BetaEdit

JanuaryEdit

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