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MrXLink

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  1. Dear Skylords, Skyladies, and other skyfolk, As you may know I've been here a long, long time. 12 years ago on the official forums, and pretty much ever since this project started. Over those years a lot has changed, for better and for worse. Both myself and some of the veterans around here have seen the game and its dev team rise and fall more often than we'd all like to admit, but we prevailed and we held on to Nyn and the wonders of this unique RTS/TCG hybrid. BattleForge has always been a great passion of mine, as a player and as a developer. But times change, and life changes, a
  2. Heya Skyfolk! There have been increasing concerns lately about people selling and buying in-game content for real-life currency. We'd like to clarify that we do not and will never sell any BattleForge content for real-life money. This is due to the project being non-profit and a revival passion project in which we do not own any of the rights required to sell anything that's part of the game. Also, we like giving you a free experience of this amazing game without you ever having to worry about it being pay-to-win! ANY kind of activity in the games, the forums, or our official discord
  3. If you want to host a German forum about Skylords Reborn that's absolutely fine, we can't and won't forbid you to do that. However, the official forums will stay English only for the reasons I mentioned earlier. You can also check Discord, I'm pretty sure there's a German chat server out there somewhere.
  4. We understand the German community is very prevalent in BattleForge, but we do want to maintain a global community and make sure everyone's able to understand the discussions going on. Especially since we're a relatively small community, we want to avoid splitting things up through a language barrier. That's why we ask from you and everyone else to be considerate about people who do not speak your native language and use English instead. If you can't write English properly, even a google translate would help a lot. Of course you're free to talk in German in private/group chats or setting
  5. We did indeed increase baseline charges and reduce card upgrade changes to make the game feel less grindy and slow in the start, and to lessen the pressure the game originally put on you to purchase cards. That being said, yes, the cardbase is grossly outdated and we will look into finding either an alternative tool or a better way to adjust the current cardbase accordingly.
  6. The "Create Group" command (default CTRL+<1-0>) also adds new units to a selected group without having to select anything in the existing group. @xs0ulLess Aside from the click and click+drag options, all these keybindings can be edited under the Hotkeys section in the in-game options menu.
  7. Have you tried logging in with your email address instead? /moved to tech support
  8. Thanks it's been a long time coming We can't do Steam due to not technically owning the property of BattleForge. This would cause a lot of conflict and could result in the project shutting down. I don't think Steam would allow it either way, so sadly that's a no-go I'm afraid. Best we can have is word of mouth and a solid installer, which we have massively improved on!
  9. Any unidentified .exe can be flagged by antivirus programs because it's not listed or known to them, and that can awaken some feelings of doubt of course. We're doing everything we can to be as certified and trusted as possible though, but some programs do seem to flag the installer which is something that's really hard to work around Also, regarding data, if it is reassuring to you, we are legally obliged by GDPR to delete any personal information you have provided to us if you request it to be so if you wish to delete your account, so please don't fear. We are not stealing any informat
  10. I to this day am insanely grateful for the support and progress we've made throughout these 5 years. It's been a wild ride and a half, and I've seen it all; from glorious hype to grossly overstated goals, from an amazing supportive community to hate and abandonment, from major progression blocks and team issues to the fantastic appreciation, progress and teamwork that we're going through today. It's so cool to finally be able to say we are releasing after such a long time, and thank you all so much for sticking with us throughout it all with your messages of support, passion and dedication.
  11. UPDATE Thank you all for your feedback and support so far, guardians of Nyn! We're pushing out an update coming soon that tackles some of the concerns that have been voiced regarding the changes in earning and spending BFP. Although on the long run everyone is able to earn more BFP and rewards than ever before, we get that 60 mins of playtime to complete the daily boost is a lot, especially for those who play daily and just want to get a couple of games in; those players seem to have been hit the hardest by the recent changes so we're going to adjust the system slightly to make BFP progre
  12. Greetings once again, Skylords, Skyladies and other Skyfolk! First off, thank you all so much for showing up to the major announcement stream hosted today! We couldn't be more grateful for all your support over the years. For those of you who haven't been able to see it, here's a brief recap and a very important announcement: You can re-watch the stream to catch up over here! We have released a huge update to live servers! This includes the following: 12-player maps are now a thing! We finally got them to work. 2vs2 Ranked is now also a thing!
  13. Yes, this is intended behaviour. When looking at the way we're rewarding people, we need to take the following consequences into account: Having no cap will have players with more time on their hands absolutely dominate the economy, game and progression. We want to avoid this. Having a hard cap and linear gain will be completely fair, but will make people stop once they hit their limit Having a soft cap will make the BFP gain less over time and may demotivate players anyway once their BFP rate for the day isn't worth it anymore On top of that, we want to close the gap
  14. Based on some of your feedback and concerns, we're pushing out an update to this entire system and more to the test server. Major issues have been addressed to improve and change things for the better, such as boost stacking, closing the BFP gap, lowering the required playtime, and making rewards more enticing. Feel free to check the detailed update out over here (don't worry, there's a TL;DR bulletpoint list for those who'd rather not go over all my ranting )
  15. Hail, Skylords, Skyladies, and other Skyfolk, A while back, we implemented the Reserve System for BattleForge Points (BFP) onto the test server to figure out the effects of a new way to earn BFP to replace the daily playtime quest. It's a system that's designed to keep providing BFP even after your daily quests, while also helping those who don't have as much time on their hands or require breaks to be able to catch up on the more hardcore, long-session player base so that every player can build their decks faster and playtime will have more meaning again. To catch up on the Reserve
  16. Heya Skylords, Skyladies, and other Skyfolk, Spring festivities are upon us again, and this year it's a rather strange one for all of us. With global lockdowns and measures taking place against COVID-19, millions of people are currently in self-isolation at home. For those who have recently discovered Skylords Reborn, or even for those long-time veterans who want to complete their collections, we're going to giving everyone 5 boosters to endure the grind a little better in these trying times. Use them as you wish; perhaps you'll be able to try out something new, perhaps it'll give you tha
  17. This. Understandable to make that mistake, though, since I did say I want the BF balance state to be the same upon release and then start working on balance changes so the game is on vanilla balance for a reasonable time so returning players can experience the cards and such as they were before we start to improve. I never expanded this reasoning to anything beyond card/game balance. As for the original post's request, I see no reason why we shouldn't implement this. The upgrades a player has equipped are already conveyed through a card's upgrade lines, so in the rare case that someo
  18. This is indeed a foreseen problem. We're not artificially supplying the market with cards anymore (aside from potentially achievements), which calls for quite a different scenario. The thing is that we're also working on making boosters that are more worth their price and give people the opportunity to narrow down the card pool to draw from a bit, which should make buying boosters more attractive than they are now. Of course, the market could be resorted to from day one, but the law of supply and demand does apply here, and I hope that with the upcoming boosters it will be more attractive to k
  19. Friendly reminder that the post itself actually states that all values are subject to change, and even points out that the daily playtime is probably the most inconsistent value in the current system. These current values are implemented as baseline and flexible values to get an idea of the system's structure. I'd recommend to focus on that, rather than the currently implemented values. That also goes for you, Kubik, your negativity is quite unnecessary and uncalled for. @RadicalX I'd like to thank you for your very helpful and constructive feedback, especially the constructiveness of it
  20. BFP earning speed was at a pretty high level before, and we would like to tone down BFP after dailies from 1.5 boosters more to 1 booster + any excess playtime BFP from the reserve system. So yes, it's meant to be a bit longer. 90 minutes is on the long end, I agree, and it's probably the most dodgy var in there right now. However, the values are not definite whatsoever. Big chance we decide to revise the 90 minutes and crank it down to 60 or something like that.
  21. WHOAH, WHAT A TEXT WALL -- THERE IS A TL;DR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST IF YOU FEEL LESS LIKE READING Greetings Skylords, Skyladies, and all other Skyfolk! It's been a while since the last Design update, there's been a lot going on both in the development scene as well as our outside lives, and it's slowed down progress for a while. Not to fret, though, as progress is back on track now, and the well-anticipated reset is closer than ever. Really close. Once the reset happens, though, we want to make sure to make the remaining big changes that would impact global player-to-player p
  22. Let's all not get too heated up about this and chill for a moment. First of all, let's establish this: Yes, we enforce our policies. I'm not entirely sure how this is striking the OP so much, but we have different departments handling different situations. When it is this apparent that we are focused on keeping the game environment as safe and healthy as we can, and the rules are referred to often, it should be notable that definitely not all workforce is focused around this, and dedicated developers are working on improving the game as we gather more data from players. If it wasn't cl
  23. While @Kiwi and @Ultrakool properly explained the reasoning behind the moderation actions taken in this discussion, I would like to add to the reason as to why gender-neutral pronouns are pretty much nonexistent in this game. Keep in mind that we are by no means the original developers of BattleForge, and we have written none of the text within the game (excluding some new feature text and the news section). BattleForge was released over a decade ago, and development started even further down in history by the inherently German EA Phenomic development studio. It may seem to not have been so lo
  24. DETAILED DESCRIPTION ON WHAT THIS POLL IS ABOUT, ITS IMPORTANCE AND ITS REASON: Just to elaborate on this discussion in general, we are currently NOT looking at how you're going to earn BFP specifically, that's something that's already in the making for the future and will involve the opportunity for every player to at least earn some BFP when it comes to their preferred game mode. We will always strive for creating a progression system in which we both promote varied gameplay and show all of the game's options and potential, while not forcing players to do so by nullifying their BFP gain o
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