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Mcksalg

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Soon)
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2016, 02:09:28 AM »
wooooo nice updates

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Soon)
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2016, 08:16:35 AM »
Alright!!!! More Updates!!!! i honestly think that the stranger might either be a party card or a playable character.

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser(Coming Soon)
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2016, 04:43:39 PM »
So basicly this update occurs 6 months after launch. Does it mean that a tablet version comes along with it?

I believe they've said that the tablet version has been delayed.  :'(
Any specific information on how long it will take to release it? I would love this thing to jump on my tablet.

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser(Coming Soon)
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2016, 06:57:14 PM »
So basicly this update occurs 6 months after launch. Does it mean that a tablet version comes along with it?

I believe they've said that the tablet version has been delayed.  :'(
Any specific information on how long it will take to release it? I would love this thing to jump on my tablet.

I messaged the developers on Facebook asking about this, I'll attach their response. Sounds like iPad delayed so "sometime in 2016" is now the window.

Given they originally predicted 6 months from Sep 15 as the go live (so Q1 2016), I'd say the most they could push it back for would be a further 6 months - and would tip Q2 or Q3 this year (Sep 2016 at the latest) for its release and the associated Bandit Clan DLC release as well.

That's just speculation though.
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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Soon)
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2016, 10:13:29 PM »
Thoughts on the New Cards:

I have to confess that I'm pretty underwhelmed by the reveal, on account of both the relatively small number of new additions (only 4) and their respective  effects. None of them break the mold of previous cards; two of them (Tower Shield and Rotten Fog) are essentially modifications of existing cards (Chainmail Shirt and Wall of Thorns). Still, it seems that most of the truly original content of 1.2 is going to the as-of-yet undisclosed "Stranger," so perhaps I'm being a little hasty with my judgment.

Tower Shield: Nothing too special here. A defensive counterpart to the Chainmail Shirt, and the lower cost makes it a solid component of any pacifist Hero's load-out. Paying 4 Gold for a CS when I hardly ever planned to use it in offensive maneuvers was a drag.

Bubble Tea: I'm a fan of the concept.  I can imagine that it can let a player steal a Prestige Victory in addition to a Declaration. Quick question, though: why is this an Item and not a Trickery? I understand that Items whose effects step outside the deck's normal routine  tend to have temporary effects (Brazenberry Ale, Mountain Moss), but since this one deals with Prestige - the currency of the "political game" - it seems a little incongruous. Also... "Bubble Tea"? I'll wait until I see the card art, but one of the things I love most about Armello is the amazing way its cards effectively contribute to world-building. If "Bubble Tea" is in fact a bottle of bubble tea, it's going to stick out like a sore thumb.

Rotten Fog: So... This one in particular leaves me scratching my head. Out of all the creative suggestions that have been proposed on this forum and the Steam board, the devs. picked a watered-down version of Wall of Thorns? Why? I can only imagine that in a given day at most one player will have to make the choice of passing through the fogged up tile. And it's not really a hard one to make. I guess the 1 damage snipe if played on an occupied tile makes up for the cost... I guess. What was wrong with Moonbite?

Armistice: Big, big, big kudos for introducing another card that encourages alliance-forming and strategic cooperation. This one in particular can act as a nice signal of goodwill toward another player. The cost of breaking the armistice, however, is too low (what if I get hit by a Bounty during the armistice?). At the very least the offending party should be penalized with a -1 Prestige if they kill the aggravated party (as if they were killing a King's Guard). It doesn't even make thematic sense for them to still gain Prestige from the kill. EDIT: The card also indicates that the penalty is only incurred when one of the parties "attacks" the other. If I lightning bolt my "partner" to smithereens, do I not get a bounty?

Let me just add that my (perhaps overly) critical tone is in no way meant to reflect a lack of gratefulness for the hard work the devs. have made to keep this community together and satiated with free update after free update. I just want the game to be as good as it can be, like anybody else. Can't wait to hear more about 1.2!
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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Soon)
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2016, 02:05:51 AM »
King dawn damage looks good , and the cards Too :)

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Soon)
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 03:56:34 AM »
Bubble Tea's art is pretty "in universe", looks like a nice teapot... but yes, I hate the name, don't get the concept, and am not a fan of the mechanic.

I'm not sure if Darcy wrote Rotten Fog correctly or if it changed recently, but there was no direct play when I was testing it (so it's not moonbite- it's build a swamp- you don't get prestige from it and doesn't hurt guards/banes)

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 02:12:00 AM »
It's out tomorrow, HYPE

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 10:21:23 AM »
Hey Kletian! It's important to remember that in the land of Armello, a tea party will make friends but a Bubble Tea party will bring fame.

Also I amended the post to ensure it shows that Rotten Fog must target an empty hex, good pick up.


Cheers,

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 10:54:46 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, Darcy. You know, this is seriously my favorite aspect of Armello's fanbase and development team, the back-and-forth. I'm so glad to have the incredible responsiveness of the latter (which really sets a high bar for developers in general), and to read the wonderful suggestions offered by the former.

Just to reiterate one question if I may: does the Hero breaking the Armistice still receive 1 Prestige if he or she kills the aggrieved party? Well, I guess I'll find out tomorrow ;D

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 09:15:56 PM »
Is there any confirmation for what time the update will arrive? Otherwise I'm going to be spending all day refreshing this thread untill there's more news which will be very detrimental for my workplace productivity!
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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 09:59:35 PM »
Is there any confirmation for what time the update will arrive? Otherwise I'm going to be spending all day refreshing this thread untill there's more news which will be very detrimental for my workplace productivity!

I'm in the same boat, refreshing the forums constantly while procrastinating at work. Good times! But unfortunately it may be pointless due to different time zones as the devs might be happily asleep right now

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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 10:56:19 PM »
I'm not expecting the update for at least another 4/5 hours now, but the fact  they said 17th February PST gave me hope that it might be a midnight PST update. Unfortunately I'm too optimistic and will probably check this thread all day anyway!
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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2016, 10:04:42 AM »
Waiting...
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Re: The Stranger v1.2 Teaser (Coming Wednesday 17th February PST)
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2016, 11:01:00 PM »
Any news on when will the update hit PS4?

I really like the game but I wish PS4 could get more love . However I understand that the team is new and small so no pressure! When it arrives, it arrives.