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Release (v1.4) [Steam PC/Mac/Linux] Full Release Build
« on: July 05, 2016, 03:13:53 PM »
Hi everyone,

Exciting times; here’s the full build notes from v1.4 Battle Tides.


Combat System Improvements
We have added two NEW types of special dice to complement the existing ‘pierce dice’; These three special battle dice are:
  • Pierce – Penetrates and “pierces” an opponent’s shield to still cause damage, and destroys blocking shield.
  • Reflect – Blocks the incoming hit and bounces back the damage to the attacker, which may be blocked again by their own defences.
  • Poison – If this hit isn’t blocked and thus causes a wound to the target, it will “poison” the victim.
A new general special rule applies to all special dice from here forward; IF two special dice collide they will cancel each other out and behave as their base dice type. Thus a ‘pierce’ dice meeting a ‘reflect’ dice won’t pierce the ‘reflect’ and the ‘reflect’ won’t bounce back a ‘piercing’ dice."

Additionally, "Special dice like the old ‘pierce’ dice now won’t automatically shuffle to the front of the attack queue".

 Read the full details by Blake Mizzi over here.

New Cards
  • Poison Taster (Follower): Removes Poison and gives immunity while Recruited.
  • Poisoned Dagger (Item): In Battle, First Burned Rot Card is a Poisoned Attack.
  • Hero’s Shield (Treasure): In Battle, +1 Reflecting Shield.
  • Snake Venom (Consumable): (Play to) Creature; In Battle, first rolled Rot counts as a Poison attack until end of next turn.
  • Palisade Walls (Trickery): (Play on) Settlement; Settlement is Fortified until Terrorised, or until owner changes. SFX audio to support this.
Card Changes
  • Hot Rot Wine (Item): Now costs 1 Rot instead of 1 Gold to play.
  • Blacksmith (Follower): New effect; in Battle, +1 Sword/Shield for first Sword and Shield symbol Equipped.
  • Welcoming Party (Trickery): New effect: Target is exiled to nearest unoccupied Mountain and ends Targets Turn.
  • Leather Armour (Item): Item quantity in the deck has increased from 3 to 4.
  • Cleansing Wyld (Spell): Magic cost reduced from 3 Magic to 2 Magic.
  • Dark Influence (Spell): Peril target types changed to Rot, Sword and Sun and effect changed to +1 Rot and +1 random Rot Spell Card in target's Hand.
  • Feral (Spell): Spell quantity in the deck has increased from 2 to 3.
  • Cursed Lands (Spell): Spell quantity in the deck has increased from 2 to 4.
  • False Orders (Trickery): Now costs 1 Gold instead of 1 Prestige.
  • Slanderous Toads (Trickery): Trickery quantity in the deck has increased from 1 to 2.
  • Saboteur (Trickery): Trickery quantity in the deck has increased from 2 to 3.
  • Incite Revolt (Trickery): Effect increased to; Terrorise Settlement and eject any King's Guard. Trickery quantity in the deck has increased from 1 to 2.
  • Witch Hunters (Trickery): Targets increased to; Settlement, Stone Circle and Dungeon; Effect increased to and -4 Magic and -1 Action Point.
  • Bounty (Trickery): Trickery quantity in the deck has increased from 3 to 4.
  • Cat Burglar (Trickery): Trickery quantity in the deck has increased from 1 to 2. Gold cost reduced from 4 Gold to 3 Gold and Targets increased to include Dungeons.
  • Crooks (Trickery): Effect increased to: -2 Gold. If target can't pay, -1 Health and -1 Action Point.
  • Spy Network (Trickery): Target changed to only Heroes.
Chat String Improvements
We've been keeping an eye on how you, our beautiful players interact with each other and we've made a few changes! Read more about this from Trent Kusters over here.

Some of the new strings include:
  • "Exclaim" > "Curse" for when the Wyld fails to shine upon you.
  • "Truce" > "Hero" to suggest an allegiance in a pinch.
  • "Farewell" - the perfect way to end a match, or an opponent.
Gameplay Improvements
  • Brand new Achievement called “...Happily Ever After” where you have to become the King or Queen of Armello 50 times.
  • Zosha starting gold reduce to 2, which becomes 3 with the first Dawn.
  • Improved Feature for selecting Dice Skins on the Hero Select screen; you can now scroll Left and Right.

Multiplayer Improvements
  • Overall Multiplayer code refactor which has improved and fixed a lot of bugs from previous builds to do with the Lobby as well as in-game Disconnections.
  • You can now access a player's Steam profile to add them to your Friends List via the Multiplayer Lobby (click on the user name) or in the Victory Screen (click on the user name).
  • At the beginning of each player's turn the Clan sound sting now triggers.
  • A reminder has been added to the Multiplayer Lobby that you can play Single Player games while waiting in the queue.
Visual Improvements
  • Steam profile name and profile picture now appears on the Main Menu.
  • New particles on Bane; too spooky.
  • Overall Tween polish pass on Quests.
  • Tween polish pass on Equipping Items and Followers.
  • Kickstarter Dice have had some polish.
  • River & Brun’s hero portraits have been swapped on the Hero Select screen.
  • Tooltips have been added to the Combat Screen over Player’s Dice to show what type are equipped.
  • Some of the Game Guide images have been re-sized.

General Improvements
  • Xbox One controller users on Windows 10 may need to install new Drivers if they’re experiencing any difficulties (see below).
Bug Fixes
  • Winter Dice shaders have been fixed.
  • Fixed the Quest choice panel particles now layer correctly.
  • Fixed the Prestige Leader particle on the Dawn Summary, used to hang around for too long.
  • Fixed an issue on 4:3 when a card is focused the Card tooltip goes off screen.
  • Various typo fixes.
Known Issues
  • If you're in the Public Queue and playing a Singleplayer game and you're the LAST person to press "Ready" in the Game Ready pop up, this may cause a lobby mismatch and cause the queue to fail.
  • Due to an ongoing issue with Unity, Linux 64 bit may not function correctly.
  • As of v1.4 Steam we are no longer offering support for Armello players on Windows 32-Bit.

Xbox One Controller fix
  • Open Device Manager
  • Right Click "Xbox One Controller"
  • Select Update Driver Software
  • Browse
  • Let me pick
  • "Microsoft Xbox One Controller"
  • The "Xbox One Controller" driver doesn't work, but the "Microsoft Xbox One Controller" does.
  • If "Microsoft Xbox One Controller" isnt an option, you need to download a new driver from here.

« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 05:28:43 PM by Lisy Kane »