- You may now link your Eternal account to Twitch to participate in future Twitch Drop promotions!
- New Premium Card Back: Six-Gun! Come out blazin' with a new premium card back, available in the store for 1,000 gems.
- Fixed an issue where assets or card information would be missing in the Deck Builder crafting window.
- Fixed an issue where Relic Weapons would incorrectly present with the Market icon.
- Updates to gamepad interaction in menus and layouts. It should now be easier to navigate through the game while using gamepads.
- Various performance and networking improvements.
- Various fixes and improvements to the AI system.
- Fixed an issue where Destiny VFX would fail to play if the unit was granted Destiny.
- Fixed an issue where Faction Progression rewards would sometimes incorrectly show Shiftstone rewards as Gold.
- Premium versions of units tokens should now correctly display the Reckless icon.
- The Market UI window should now show all five cards in your Market.
- Fixed an issue where Withering Witch would sometimes incorrectly target undamaged units.
- Mysterium Orb should no longer grant power increases after Explorer units are transformed.
- False Prince should now correctly transform after taking damage from redirected spells.
- Fixed an issue where Hotbarrel Revolver would not correctly trigger from summon damage.
- Kenna, Shaman of the Scale’s ability should now function more reliably if the unit was copied.
- Units transformed by Unstable Form should no longer retain their buffs.
- Abduct will now properly trigger the self-buff of Dreamsnatcher.
- Cards transformed by Cirso, the Great Glutton should no longer have Influence requirements.
- Various fixes for Statuary Maiden incorrectly suppressing Entomb and Revenge effects.
- Derry Cathain, Ripclaw Rider’s Overwhelm should now properly persist through zone transitions.
- Fixed an issue where Bloodscent Avisaur would incorrectly reveal to the opponent when drawn.
- Fixed an issue where the bonuses granted from Barbarian Camp and Snowfort were sometimes not correctly removed if the relics were destroyed.
Card Balance Changes
- Note: The following changes were detailed in a separate source post.
The Fall of Argenport has completely flipped both the ranked and draft formats on their heads. Overall, we've been very happy with the great diversity of cards and strategies getting played, as well as how new of a world FoA has lead to.
Although the metagame has been evolving a great deal from week to week, we have identified two specific areas we wanted to give a little nudge to, in order to better ensure a greater range of competitive strategies remain viable.
While many variations of aggressive "Spells Matter" decks have enjoyed success in the new format, there has been a growing trend towards TJP builds (ie Blitz, ie Miracle) that have been able to incorporate heavy Flying and Aegis themes, without sacrificing very much speed. While some strategies have been able to evolve to meet this new kind of threat, it has been pushing out a few entire classes of strategies, by being just a little too efficient at sidestepping interaction (spells, weapons, and units, thanks to Aegis, pump spells, and Flying). By contrast, the Time Midrange strategies that initially rose to prominence lead to an evolution of the format that continued to allow most strategies to be competitive, when properly tuned.
We discussed a lot of options, when considering what actions to take. Many of the units in the TJP decks are quite strong, but they actually offer a great range of gameplay, a lot of compelling deckbuilding decisions, and a great depth of strategy for maximizing use of them. We will be continuing to monitor them, but on the whole, we currently see no problem with the actual units available.
We also discussed the pump spells, especially Gift of Battle, which has generally been the most common theme when the deck has explosive turns attacking for huge amounts out of nowhere. What we eventually concluded was that the real problem was how frequently these big turns were so difficult to interact with, with two cards standing out as the biggest offenders of making it too easy to dodge unit combat.
- Accelerated Evolution - Now 3TP (was 2TP)
Accelerated Evolution has been a reasonable roleplayer since its inception, but has skyrocketed in power, thanks to it's synergy with the Spells Matter cards (counting as two spells, while also being able to enhance two threats) and its synergy with Merchants (giving you extra material to trade in or receive). Additionally, it has proven just a little too effective at reducing the amount of investment needed to go for a big turn (since its inherently spread out).
- Levitate - Now 2P (was 1P)
Levitate has always been an extremely efficient spell with low opportunity cost, thanks to it replacing itself, and has been watched closely for a very long time. While the card has arguably been too strong for a long time, it was never really particularly heavily played until recently (where it has been one of the biggest offenders of a reduction of diversity of types of spells used to fuel spells matter cards). Our intention is not to eliminate these strategies ability to take to the skies, we just want to make sure there is sufficient opportunity cost for it to be a meaningful investment.
- Sheriff's Hat - Now +3/+1 (was +3/+3)
- Herald of the Parliament - Now 1/1 that gets +2/+2 (was a 2/2 that gets +1/+1)
While the draft format has been relatively well balanced, Justice has been just a little stronger than we'd like. Both of these changes emphasize the unit's ability, making "completing the quest" a more meaningful part of the card's power.
While Jawbone Greatsword has already proven an effective card, we wanted to put a little more juice into its Tribute ability, to give more reward to players completing its quest.
- Shadowstalker - Now 3SS (was 4SS)
We wanted to give a boost to Nightfall decks, while potentially also opening up chances of another ranked option for a few fringe decks.
- Ijin's Choice - Now fast (was slow)
This is largely a quality of life improvement, making the card less stressful to use, while better balancing the two modes with each other. Additionally, this may get the card into more ranked decks, thanks to the added flexibility.
(Note: The following changes were not detailed in the source posts. This list may be incomplete.)
- New Animations
- Promo 'Foil' Effect
- New 'Target Mode' added - Holding the Left Trigger lets you move a cursor with the joystick, rather than using the normal restricted gamepad movements.