Patch Notes v0.7

4/6/2018 6:22:23 PM

Features & Bug Fixes

  • New supported platforms for Alpha

    • We will be adding invite-only support for Android, iOS, and Steam in this release. Sign up instructions will be posted in our reddit.

  • Arena - a new PvP Game Mode:

    • Unlocks at level 5

    • Draft a deck to play against other people in a series of twelve matches

    • Your rewards increase based on the number of wins you get

    • Every two losses, you get an opportunity to draft more cards for your deck

  • Music

    • Theme and combat music. Original score by John Robert Matz

      • known issue: abrupt segues during turn handoff in combat

  • Unlockable portraits

    • Note: Not new portraits (sorry, we’ll add those later!)

    • Many of the existing portraits are now locked by default

    • Win portraits by defeating opponents

  • Card back and trim customization

    • You can now customize your card backs in the deck editor

    • This is a first-pass system, we’ll be adding much more variety in the future

  • Paths and Powers

    • Some of the functionality for Paths and Powers will poke through in this release

    • The system is non-functional at the moment, please ignore anything you see

    • The board will look like crud for a while as we cut it up to support the incoming features

  • Added new targeting arrow

  • Added new animation and UI when buying packs

  • Graphics resolution settings added to settings panel (Steam-only)

  • Volume controls in settings now change music and sfx volume

  • Added instructional hints the first time you enter the deck editor

  • Added help button to deck editor

  • Changed gating of whether or not you can get Seals to be based solely on whether or not you have the max number (5) as opposed to Weekly Chest cooldown

  • Support dragging past the lane when giving minions an attack order

  • Two-stage spell targeting now darkens the screen to better highlight valid targets

  • Added tooltips to the mana bar

  • Quantities in the top bar now count rather than updating instantly

  • Enchantment VFX in the back lane now appearing in the correct position

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent you from unzooming the graveyard via clicking off the card wheel

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent deck deletion

  • Fixed a bug in card histogram counts in deck editor

  • Fixed a bug where the make/unmake crafting buttons could apply to an unintended card when switching cards quickly while crafting

  • Fixed a bug with the sorting order of crafting VFX

  • Fixed a bug which could cause Gauntlet Draft to not transition automatically to Gauntlet Editor on completion

  • Fixed various bugs that could occur while drafting if the user picks a card while it is zooming or zoomed

  • Fixed an error when reloading applied tags when loading games

  • Stolen minions with Rush can act on the turn they’re stolen

  • Fixed various bugs with stolen minions gaining and losing abilities based from enchantments

  • Fixed a crash when stealing a minion with a sourced ability that is no longer in play

  • Fixed a bug where Breach wouldn’t trigger when attacking with a minion with Overrun into a minion with Lifetap if the lifetap amount exceeded the overrun damage.

  • Fixed page scrolling when dragging a card down off the edge of the game window

  • Fixed a bug where actionable minions incorrectly stop hovering after taking damage

  • Minizoom cards for minions now show their correct current power and health

  • Fixed a bug where minizoomed cards could appear in the wrong position

  • Added better tooltip positioning for artifacts and brands. Fixed a bug where artifact and brand tooltips wouldn’t be properly positioned when switching resolutions

  • Combat preview now correctly shows bounce icon when a blocking creature would be bounced

  • Fixed an issue that was hiding part of Hekate’s Wheel’s ability text

  • Jaunt should once again leave Teleport on the affected minion

  • Bug Fix: Godsbane Transport now properly applies armor to adjacent soldier minions already in play when it is first summoned

Tuning

  • Bela, Witch Queen

    • SIZE: 2/3 → 2/4

  • Biker Bounce

    • NAME: Biker Bounce → Valkyrie Enforcer

    • TYPE: Kinetic Spell → Valkyrie Minion

    • COST: 1[B] → 4[B]B

    • SIZE: 2/2

    • ABILITY: Return a minion to its owner's hand. → Awaken: Return a minion in the opposing lane to its owner's hand.


This shifts Norden away from being quite as spell heavy, while also giving blue another Valkyrie to play with. Bounce was proving to be an essential early pressure enabler, which will prove to be somewhat out of character as factions and characteristics sharpen.


  • Bolt From the Blue

    • COST: 2[B] → 1[B]

    • TARGETING: Deal 1 damage → Deal 1 damage to a minion


  • Breath of Wintertide

    • COST: 4[B]B → 3[B]


  • Dream Weaver

    • SIZE: 3/3 → 3/4


  • Eir Healing

    • COST: 1[B] → 2[B]

    • HEALING: 2 → 3


  • Eirsdottir

    • SIZE: 0/3 → 1/3


  • False Mjölnir

    • DAMAGE: Equal to power → Equal to combat damage dealt


In theory, sharing damage calculation methods with Doublethink had some nice mechanical symmetry, but in practice, it was way too easy to rack up lethal damage.


  • Forked Lightning

    • COST: 2[B]B → 2[B]


  • Ice Spike

    • COST: 2[B] → 2[B]B


  • Lamia’s Kiss

    • COST: 3[R]R → 3[R]

    • NEW: Also grants Agile


  • Lord Valentine

    • COST: 7[R]RR → 6[R]R

    • ABILITY: Gets +1/+1 for each other Vampire in play. Gets +1/+1 after killing another minion in combat.

    • ABILITY: All Vampires turn other minions into Vampires when they deal damage to them in combat. → At the end of your turn, fully heal all Vampires you control.


Mythics are often aspirational, and the not-so-good lord’s fantasy of growing huge by infecting the board was a bit of a pipe dream. Valentine’s new identity, (while simpler) should be a more consistent threat while retaining some of that vampiric synergy.


  • Revolutionary Totem

    • SIZE: 0/6 → 0/5


  • Rune of Denial

    • MINION SUPPRESSION: Until your next turn → Permanent


  • Sea Lord’s Trident

    • COST: 2[R]R → 3[R]R


  • Seven Ring Ritual

    • HELLION SIZE: 3/2 → 3/1


  • Spellflux Cauldron

    • COST: 1[G] → 2[G]

    • BUFF: +1/+1 → +1/+0

    • TRIGGER: When you cast a spell or enchantment → When you cast a spell


Given the timing with which the buff falls off, this has always been a primarily offensive tool, but the temporary health was shutting down any hope of retaliatory damage equalizing trades.


  • Stormdottir’s Chosen

    • SIZE: X/4 → 3/3

    • ABILITY: Has power equal to the number of Valkyrie minions you control → Gets +1/+1 when one of your other Valkyries die


Since the Chosen’s gift was only impressive in a world where Temple Snakes and Cadets were also somehow Valkyries, we’ve tweaked her to be easier to capitalize on while hopefully sharpening the gang loyalty thematic.


  • Vilja Windfury

    • BLAST: 1 → 2

  • Volcanic Risi

    • COST: 7[B]BB → 7[B]B

    • SIZE: 8/7 → 8/8

Art

  • Updated multiple buttons in the overall UI


VFX:

  • Added more obvious gem glows for Mana Bar

  • Added VFX for warded effect

  • Added VFX for Mythril panels

  • Added VFX for claiming Daily Missions and Achievements

  • Bela, Witch Queen (Brand)

  • Godsbane Transport

  • Sovereign Architect

  • Melinoë Soul Shepherd

  • Firesong Prodigy

  • Rider Of Edda

  • Hopeless Necromantic

  • Born Again

  • Berserker Sickness (Revise)

  • Earthslide (Revise)

  • Leshey Green

  • Gemcutter Spider

  • Boneyard Abomination

  • Avenging Alpha

  • Koschei, The Deathless

  • Zolea, The Unclean (Ultimate),(Blight), (Buff)

  • Gemhold Dwarf

  • Ollama Ring

  • The Singing Stone

  • Revolutionary Totem

  • Lore Broker

  • Bragi Runesinger

  • Helm Of Conscription (Revise)

  • Sapo, The Devourer

  • The Stretcher (WIP)

  • Stray Panacea (Revise)

  • DamageFx (Revise)

  • Ensnaring Serpent (Revise)

  • Biker Bounce (Revise)

  • Jaunt (Revise)

  • Doublethink (Revise)

  • Einherjar Thane (Revise)

  • Stormdottir’s Chosen

  • Tailroot Wurm (Revise)