Blitz Server New Reset - Mar 12, 2021

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Blitz Server New Reset - Mar 12, 2021

Post by Aegon » Mar 10th 2021 20:25

Blitz Server will restart at Fri Mar 12 14:00:00 2021.
Armageddon is scheduled to begin at Sat May 8 14:00:00 2021.

Changes from previous set

Changes:
  • We have made several changes to our database and server code to increase performance during high-load scenarios such as Armageddon. Attacking AI players in armageddon should no longer cause server instability.
  • New Units:
  • Spell: Battle Chant - Now gives Goblins every turn. Spell upkeep raised to 350 MP/turn.
  • Guild name (and shortname) restrictions added:
    • Minimum two characters
    • Leading and trailing whitespace is removed
    • Only alphanumerical characters and a limited set of special characters permitted
      • Currently:a-z A-Z 0-9 ! ? - _ * = + % $ € and space; this is subject to tweaks
  • The game version is now displayed at the bottom of the server login screen.
  • Bug Fix: Sun Most Favor status will now correctly add 100 Red Dragons.
  • Units bid on in the Black Market no longer cost upkeep during the bidding process (effective March 14)
Last edited by Laanders on Mar 14th 2021 15:29, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Blitz Server New Reset - Mar 12, 2021

Post by Laanders » Mar 14th 2021 15:29

  • Units bid on in the Black Market no longer cost upkeep during the bidding process
While we typically avoid changing mechanics while a set is in progress, this feature has turned out to be buggy and difficult to fix in a good way. It's also a somewhat quirky behaviour that you're paying for units you don't yet own, so the mechanics team has decided to scrap this feature effective immediately. As a result, players will now need to ensure they have sufficient net mana for units purchased off the Black Market at such time the auction completes.

This feature has no effect on oversummoning servers, and was disabled on solo already, meaning its scrapping affects blitz only.
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