Test Build 3.96 (18 Dec 2015)

Discussion in 'Testing' started by Jon, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

    It's been a while since a test build because we're busy working on "AI". We'll have more to say about that shortly but, in the meantime, here's a build that we'll release soon with holiday specials. It includes a new Mauve Manticore and more.

    • Open Holiday store.
    • Add Holiday items to loot drops.
    • Stock Hu La Houp's Vicious Circle in holiday store.
    • Rotate in the holiday ranked boards until the new year.
    • Release the Holiday figures (and remove the Halloween figures from the store).
    • Blizzy large portrait.
    • Blizzy Jr. for Caverns of Chaos
    • Large portraits for Lizardman characters.
    Mauve Manticore
    • Add Mauve Manticore 12
    Caverns of Chaos
    • Nerfed some monster groups, culled wyvern population, added new final bosses.
    • Changes to random character decklists: more armor removal, slightly fewer dead cards.
    • Fixed typo in Xander's decklist.
    • Spelling fix in account registration email.
    • Fixed rarity calculation for rare items with duplicate cards.
    • Lowered the intro level for spritastrophe, giant skeletal arm, st ulrich's bones so they can drop in campaign.
    • Remove Halloween items from loot drops.
  2. timeracers

    timeracers Guild Leader

    Please provide more detail about that.
  3. DupleX

    DupleX Champion of Cardhuntria

    Rockfall :D
  4. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

    There was a bug where the rarity of an item that should be Epic was being assigned as Legendary instead. That's what happened with the Vicious Circle. It hadn't ever occurred for another item (a six card item where the rarest card is a Rare and there are 4 or 5 copies of another single card).
  5. Jarmo

    Jarmo Snow Griffin

    MM #12:
    Cover: Aloyzo misspelled. Intentional?
    2 Aftermath: "as your own as trophies" sounds really weird and forced. Either "as your own" or "as your trophies" would work.
    All: That was fun, thanks!
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  6. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

    Thanks for finding these.
  7. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    Whoops. It's been misspelled on every module cover since the start of the contest. Thanks for the catching ;)
  8. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

    Build updated to 3.97 with typo fixes and the new AA item ("Traveler from the North").
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  9. Kalin

    Kalin Begat G'zok

  10. Scarponi

    Scarponi Moderator

    The plan wasn't to change it's rarity; Jon said that would remain the same. It'll just be available in the holiday store as a "compromise" for the collectors that would have voted against it if they knew it'd be legendary.
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  11. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

  12. Stexe

    Stexe #2 in Spring PvP Season

    So wait, it is staying Legendary but in the future items with similar cards distributions will be classified as Epic? I'm confused.

    Why not just make it Epic to fit the pattern and give owners some gold to compensate or something?
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  13. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    I've bought 2 in one of my alternate accounts, and would really prefer to see them changed to epic to fit the pattern. No compensation or refund needed.
  14. Jon

    Jon Blue Manchu Staff Member

    My feeling is that dropping the rarity of an item sets an undesirable precedent, even if there are good reasons for it.
  15. Stexe

    Stexe #2 in Spring PvP Season

    I can understand where you're coming from, but reducing rarity on an item that is fairly niche already and isn't even widespread seems fine. Especially when you should try to stick with the inner rules of the game -- if something made it Legendary due to a bug why not fix it and make it what it should have been?
  16. DupleX

    DupleX Champion of Cardhuntria

    Also the Hula is built to fight enemies with invisible, so you are going to need 2 or 3 equipped to be viable (which isn't going to happen with it being legendary).
  17. Lucky Dice

    Lucky Dice Thaumaturge

    I have only one, very strong argument for Vicious Circle being Epic.

    And it's...


    Pretty please? :3

    This cat can stare forever with its hypnotizing eyes! Just saying...
  18. visak13

    visak13 Ogre

    If only we could buy 3 of them at the mentioned time. Weapon looks very useful. Also must rename the item to Assassin's Blade or something. Just kidding. This weapon is sufficient to knock out an elven MP party.;) One shot with 3 x AoA and a sure strike blessing would get you through almost every MP party. LOL!

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