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  1. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by WindHunter in The Current State of the Economy & Reforging   
    Hello everyone, 
    As everyone knows, the in-game economy shifted massively after the advent of the Reforging system. This has led a number of players to express concerns about the health of the economy, and as such we would like to share some relevant economic data with the community. 
    Some important information on the data: When it says "Fire Pool" it includes every card in the game which includes a Fire Orb. The data was collected and presented in this manner because this is how Reforging works when it tells you that the output card has an X% chance of containing a Fire Orb. Additionally, all price information presented is an average of actual sales in the auction house over a given period. While some extreme outliers were removed from the data set, such as 5 bfp Harvesters and 400 bfp Northguards, in 99% of instances the data was accepted as-is without tampering from our side.
    Control Data Set: Contains data prior to the release of Reforging, from June to September 2021.

    Post-Reforging Data Set: Contains data from two weeks after the release of Reforging, approximately December 25th 2021 to January 5th 2022.

    Initial Analysis of Data Set:
    At first glance, you can quickly see that after the update the following changes occurred:
    The average, median, and minimum prices of Common cards increased across the board.  The minimum and median prices of Uncommon cards increased across the board, while the maximum and average prices decreased. The decrease in average prices can be attributed to 1-2 outlier cards in most factions, such as Frost Mage and Shaman, which substantially increased the average price of Uncommon cards in their respective factions. The same thing happened to Rare cards as happened to Uncommon cards. Average, median, and max price of Ultra-rare cards decreased across the board while minimum price increased.  General booster worth decreased from 378 bfp to 311 bfp. Given booster prices are still discounted by 100 bfp until January 18th, this means it is actually more worthwhile to open boosters after the update than it was before. On average, the daily discounted booster will profit a player 61 bfp post-update versus 28 bfp pre-update. How this data will move after the discount is removed remains to be seen, but we expect a slow creep up in prices for cards across the board. Reforging established a minimum base worth for all cards dependent on rarity that did not exist prior. For now this seems to be: Common: 4-5 bfp Uncommon: 14-16 bfp Rare: 62-64 bfp Ultra-rare: 153-165 bfp  Neutral Cards - A Control Set
    Control Data Set: Neutral card prices;

    Post-Reforging Data Set: Neutral card prices

    Neutral cards were purposefully excluded from the Reforging feature. As such, they can only be put into the Reforging system but can never come out. This makes them a good control for examining the data because their prices should only increase when combined with Reforging. While this happened with the Common and Uncommon cards, the same is not true for Rare and Ultra-rare cards. The only increases to Rare and Ultra-rare cards seem to be in-line with those cards increasing to match the base value of other cards of their rarities. This can be seen with Curse Well and Curse Orb and partially in Queek Queek, though it is possible due to the low trading volume of QueekQueek the numbers were simply erratic in the period examined.
    This decrease in the value of Rare cards and the value stagnation of undesirable Ultra-rare cards we see in Neutral cards was a consistent trend among all card values pre-update. If you look above, you will see that the maximum price of Shadow Pool cards in the control data is shown as 3865 bfp. As many of you might have guessed, this data point refers to Infect. Now if you were active in the weeks before the update, you will also know that the price of Infect at the time was actually in the 4500-5000 bfp range. In only a 2-month period, the average price of Infect inflated by between 700-1200 bfp. This trend was not confined to only Infect but to every desirable Ultra-rare card in the game.
    The market trends pre-update (not shown here) were that Common cards were largely worthless, Uncommon cards were following the same trend, Rare cards were steadily decreasing in price (even among sought after cards such as Overlord, Bloodhorn, and Amii Monument), and desirable Ultra-rare and promo cards were increasingly inflating. This was because Ultra-rare and promo cards were the only remaining sources of value left in the economy. Reforging changed this by condensing the total price range of the market and by giving each card in the game a base level of value. 
  2. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Majora in Patch #400031 - 18 December 2021   
    Hey guys,
    We hoped the reason for the change would be obvious and not require an explanation.
    Short explanation: There is no reason for a stripper pole to be included in a game like this.
    Longer explanation: BattleForge already isn't very female friendly. The RTS genre is less popular among females in general but this game also uses the ''females armor has to be hot, not practical'' trope heavily. Quotes like ''my face is up here'' and ''I can feel you looking'' from Amazon also shows the old devs were aware and lean into this ''boys-club-vibe''. Cards like Twilight Hag and Girl Power are not helping in the image that the game is inclusive for all genders. Why is Twilight Hag on a stripper pole?.. She is a witch, she could easily have had a general description that she bewitches her enemies.
    The cards in question feel like mockery towards females, which is a clunky joke at best, and just rude at worst. BattleForge is an old game, and these cards would definitely not see the light of day in 2022, but even in its time frame it was already questionable. Over time, we have also received multiple comments about Twilight Hag and Girl Power, through for example our survey last summer. We feel those comments and complaints are legit, and want to take them seriously.
    So does this mean we are suddenly going to remove all references and things that might be considered offending? Of course not. But we do feel removing the worst offenders is worth it. Changing Girl Power is a lot trickier, but we plan to tackle it at some time in the future, for the reasons mentioned above.
    We figured changing the icon from Twilight Hag was an easy change that should not ran into any issues or discussions. 
  3. Luke_Meat liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Skylords Reborn - All you need to know!   
    Greetings Skylords, Skyladies and Skyfolks,

    After five years of development Skylords Reborn has finally hit full release, we want to thank every single one of you for joining and supporting us on our journey. This topic will provide you with all the information, details, and answers you need.
    How can I play this game?
    You can find instructions for downloading and installing the game here.

    How do I log in to the game?
    First, you need to create an account on this forum, here. Afterwards you can simply login with the same account in the game. A game account will automatically be created and linked to your forum account. Do not make multiple accounts for yourself. You are allowed to play with your family/friends in the same house.

    What is Skylords Reborn?
    Skylords Reborn is a project which started off as a 2-man team working on allowing the community to play BattleForge again. BattleForge was a Real-Time Strategy Collectible Card PC game (not a MOBA) made by EA Phenomic in 2009 that got closed down on October 31 2013, disappointing many players. The ever-growing Skylords Reborn team has been working hard to make BattleForge playable and accessible for its still large community and new players once more! You can read more about our project on our wiki.

    Can I upload content of Skylords Reborn?
    Yes. You are allowed to make Youtube and Twitch videos and streams of Skylords Reborn.

    Will I be able to use my old account?
    No. As we are not EA we do not have access to your old accounts and never will, so you will have to create a new one and start from scratch. We know this is annoying but there is no way for us to retrieve account information. At least you can play the game again!

    What is the difference between Skylords Reborn and old BattleForge?
    Everything from the original game works but there has been a number of changes. (see list below)
    Balance changes and new cards Economy
    Free to Play (no payments for game progression) Daily time based BFP rewards Daily PvP and PvE quests (Resets daily at 10:00 UTC) Seasonal & Lifetime Achievements Faction Boosters Removal of Tokens. Gold is now used instead and is untradable. Removal of Elements of Conversion/Creation. PvP
    Free PvP deck rotations Official Tournaments (BFP rewards) Spectator versions for all 1vs1 maps PvE
    All campaign maps available again (including 12 player maps) New high-quality community maps And many other quality of life improvements.
    Can I buy/sell BFP for real money?
    Absolutely not! People who are noted to sell or attempt to buy BFP or any in-game content with real money may be banned from playing the game at all, or have their accounts reset. We take no responsibility whatsoever in any lost money or in-game content. We don't sell BFP for a very good reason as this project is allowed to exist due to the fact that we are making zero profit or income from the game, which would be using someone else's ideas and content for claiming money. If you buy or sell in-game content, you are essentially doing the same thing and this could put both you as well as the entire project at risk of being shut down.

    How can I earn Gold and Upgrades?
    Since tokens have been removed from the game entirely, you will earn gold instead through playing Randomly Generated PvE, Sparring PvP, and disenchanting upgrades found in Campaign PvE maps. The upgrade drops have been changed, and you can find the new loot list in this topic.

    How can I obtain promos?
    You can get promos as an extremely rare reward in boosters, or during special events that we will host.

    I found a bug! What now? How do I report a bug?
    Please refer to the "Report A Bug" forum, and particularly this topic.

    I have seen someone cheat, flame, or severely break the rules. Where do I report this?
    You can right-click on a player to report them in-game. You can also report this behaviour directly to the Moderation Team (Global Moderators) on the forums or discord. Please refer to the Ticket Tool thread here when reporting on discord.

    Is the game only available in English?
    The game can be played in all languages that were previously available. This includes English, German, French and Russian. However, we are mostly focusing our project and any announcements around the English language.

    Have you asked EA for help with the project? Do you work for EA?
    No, we do not work for EA and we sincerely doubt EA is interested in the funding of the project nor rebooting the game. We do not expect any help from EA. We have, however, been given permission to alter the existing client and make this project a reality until further notice is provided. Former BF staff are likely under NDA as well, disallowing them to help us in the first place.

    If this project is completely non-profit, how will you keep the servers up?
    We have created a patreon page here. Any donated money will be spent on server upkeep, development and a lot will be saved up for future server upkeep. No money whatsoever will go into our own pockets. You can make a one time payment and then unsubscribe from us or you can pick to pay every month. Please note all Patrons will not gain any benefits in game.

    Where is the server located?
    The server is located in Germany.

    Will you distribute the server files for private hosting?
    No. The project is closed source, which means that the files (code) are not public.

    I have another question!
    Alright, that's cool! Before you continue, however, please use the forum's search function to find any threads that may have your question in it. If your question really isn't answered yet, feel free to create a thread.
    That's all! We hope you enjoy your time in the world of Nyn and help the game and its community grow together! As always, We're hugely grateful for all your support, and we wouldn't be here without you all. Keep up the good spirits, you're all fantastic beings. See you in the forge, and may the forge be with you!
  4. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Majora in Patch #400031 - 18 December 2021   
    Greetings Skyfolk!
    This update contains our fourth balance patch for the game, brand new cards, and many other changes, enjoy!
    Check out our recent community update for more information.

    Feedback to these changes can be given on the balancing discord. When you give feedback make sure to properly support your reasoning by including replays or video footage.
    Where are balance changes discussed?
    For now we have a Discord server dedicated for this. An invite link to the server: https://discord.gg/NvSUwpf

    How can I join the test server?
    To join the test server you simply need to launch LauncherTest.exe located in your BattleForge installation folder. It is important you run the updater first, so you download the latest test server files. In the future we plan to make it easier to join the test server.

    A detailed list of all changes can be found on the wiki. However, since the patch notes are quite long, we prepared a summary document for you! You can find it attached to this post. 
  5. Zh0sy0 liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Global Rules (May Apply In-Game!)   
    Welcome to Skylords Reborn!
    Remember that these rules apply to our entire domain, including Discord and the game itself, and are subject to change at ANY time.
    Modifications made to the rules may be applied to ALL posts, including posts pre-dating the change.
    This is a summary of the rules in Skylords Reborn. More information about each rule can be found after the summary.
    1. No Inappropriate Content
    No offensive, vulgar, disrespectful, threatening or insulting content.
    1.1. Language
    Speak English only on the Forums and Discord Server. You can speak any language in-game. 
    1.2. Keeping it Legal
    Do not post cheats, hacks or other piracy means.
    2. Spamming and/or Trolling
    Avoid using all caps messages, picking fights with others and abusing cards to troll others.
    3. Impersonation
    Do not under any means impersonate another player or staff member.
    3.1 No Multi-Accounting
    Do not make more than one account on these Forums or in-game.
    4. Making Up Dev Statements
    Do not make up fake announcements or spread false information about Skylords Reborn.
    5. Trade Rules
    Do not beg or scam other players. No transfers or suggestions or mention of transfers involving any real-life currency. Trade strictly through in-game currency and/or cards on both ends of a deal.
    6. Avoiding Penalties
    Do not avoid any warnings or bans given to yourself, it will only make it worse.
    7. Being a robot
    Do not use any kind of bots on our Forums or in-game.
    8. Responding to Rule Violation / Reporting Content
    Do not denounce someone publicly for breaking rules, report the person and leave it to Moderation staff members.
    9. Respect the Staff and their Decisions
    Treat staff and their decisions with respect! If you have issues with a member of staff speak to the Lead Moderator!
    9.1 Respect warnings and the privacy thereof
    Received a warning? Please keep the information to yourself.
    10. Content Uploading Policy
    You can stream and make YouTube videos of the game.
    11. Game client and bug abuse
    Do not abuse the game client or any bugs you find, report them instead.
    12. Cheating
    Do not use cheats or hacks in our game to keep it fair for all!
    13. Posting Behavior
    Do not spam, thread boost, necro-post, harass or insult others on these Forums.
    14. Profile Restrictions
    Do not use any form of animated images, should abide rule 1 and do not exceed the size of 600x150px for imagery.
    15. Reputation/Like System
    Do not beg or farm for Reputation/Likes. Max of 5 Reputation can be given each day.
    The rules are what is expected from all community members. Please keep in mind that Moderators and Administrators have full discretion to address any behavior, topic or event that they deem inappropriate or fail to accord to our code of conduct. All staff reserve the right to suspend or even deny your access to these Forums and game at any time for reasons that include, but are not limited to, failing to conform to these guidelines. Warnings are usually non-negotiable, but users reserve the right to ask for clarification, whilst being aware that this will in no way ensure a response to said warning and will in no way ensure a change of result. Repetitive violation of the rules may result in permanent banishment from these Forums and therefore the game. Note that these rules are not language-restrictive; they apply globally. Staff reserve the right to take preventative or retroactive measures against known threats to our domain, including but not limited to spambots, known toxicity, and otherwise known people that may disrespect or have disrespected our policy. If these cases require discussion or you would like to appeal, please use the contact form or contact Global Moderators on any platform.
    1. No Inappropriate Content
    The Forums and game are to be kept clean, safe and friendly to users of all ages, beliefs, moralities, ethnicities, and situations. We therefore do not allow obscene content or content with a (high) risk of offending users. This includes posts, links, images, videos, and any other direct medium. This category includes, but is not limited to, content which refers to or in itself is:
    Vulgar, pornographic/mature or graphic Of religious nature Disrespectful Offensive in any way (Racial/Ethnic/Country-based) Promoting (symbols of) nationalistic/patriotic hatred Obscene Irrelevantly (ergo: not focused around SR) advertising any product, including self-promotion without permission) Sexually oriented Insulting, threatening, provoking or calling out another member (Cynicism may also be seen as insulting) Relating to drugs or activities involving them Invasion or distributing any other's information that could be private, without their consent or approval Harassing or defamatory (This includes things like "kys" or other "popular memes" that are currently going on) Publicly denouncing a person (Defamation of character or wild accusations of scamming) Linked to or by itself harmful and malicious software, such as viruses, Trojans, etc. Examples of any of the above (but not limited thereto) within your post will result in your post being deleted and a warning being issued. Multiple warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.
    Important notice: saying "kappa" or using the "kappa" or "troll" emote is by absolutely no means an excuse to act vulgarly or break the forum rules in any way. Not even as a joke. Same goes for any form of indicating sarcasm, such as "/s"
    1.1. Language
    These Forums and our Discord server are made for a global community. We assume English (UK/US) to be our global language and thereby it is required that every user posts their content within the English language. Additionally, inappropriate or vulgar language (cursing, swearing, etc.) is not permitted. In-game you are allowed to write in any language and do not require translations.

    Posts outside of the English (UK/US) language will result in a request for translation, which, if not obeyed, will result in post deletion and a warning being issued. Multiple warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.
    1.2. Keeping it Legal
    We kindly ask you to not bring seriously illegal topics onto these Forums, Discord or into the game. Whereas sometimes these topics are allowed to be used in a discussion or post, please try to set boundaries and ensure that topics will not rise to a criminal level. Refrain from expressing specific methods of piracy or committing crimes. Though unlikely to appear, refrain from posting cheats or hacks for the game, even if this is to point out they exist. If you are thus far urged to report such an activity, contact a staff member or use the Forums or in-game report tool.
    2. Spamming and/or Trolling
    Spamming as well as trolling is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, gibberish, or any repetitive posts of the same content Creating threads or in-game messages for the sole purpose of causing unrest and disturbance within the community Causing disturbances in forum threads or in-game, such as picking fights, making severely off-topic posts that may ruin the thread, and insulting others Making non-constructive comments Clustering spoiler boxes (aka a spoiler in a spoiler in a spoiler in a spoiler etc.) Making senseless or other rule 2-infringing posts to increase rank "Adding fuel to the fire" or ensure the continuation or lengthening of fights, harassment, insults, and flame wars Abusing the Report tool (false alarms, nonsensical messages, insults) Posts marking a thread numbered, IBTL, TL;DR, or any other fad statements Creating duplicate accounts for whatever reason In-game: Griefing or purposely hindering allied players including abusing Shadow's self-damage skills. In-game: Being AFK/Away or being purposely inactive (letting the others do the work for you without consent) Mind that these rules apply as much to the Off-Topic board as to any other forum board, as well as in-game where applicable. Examples of any of the above will be deleted at sight. Depending on re-occurrence  or the severity of the violation, this may result in warnings or direct account suspension or restriction for an indeterminate time.

    3. Impersonation
    Impersonating a Skylords Reborn staff member or forum user to do harm, create fake posts or announcements in order to make others believe they originate from the impersonated person, or unjustly cause confusion among other users will result in immediate account suspension for an indeterminate duration without warning.
    3.1 No Multi-Accounting
    Making duplicate accounts to circumvent bans, to circumvent daily reward or ELO systems, or for literally any other reason, is strictly forbidden, both on the Forums as well as in-game. We do not condone making additional accounts to speed up progression, get more points, to hide your identity, or for any other reason whatsoever. Routine and automatic multi-accounting detection has been applied to prevent multi-accounting, and accounts with IP matches may be suspended. Shared or public computers are taken into account, and if you accidentally get caught by our system while you are not intending to multi-account (e.g. have siblings/roommates/friends on the same IP or network, public PC, shared PC), feel free to contact staff in any other way. If sufficient proof is given, we can revert your penalties. Any registrations that closely resemble multi-accounting may have all their accounts banned immediately and without warning.
    4. Making Up Dev Statements
    Making up dev statements, especially feature dates is strictly forbidden. Do not assume you know more than Forums, streams or official social media tell, and never make up any release dates or fake information, not even as a joke.
    5. Trade Rules
    No begging No scamming No public reports/blaming of the above No forum or in-game account selling No transfers or suggestions or mention of transfers, transactions, or trades involving any real-life currency, including online measures such as paypal. Trade strictly through in-game currency and/or cards on both ends of a deal. Failing to follow the last two rules of this section will result in a permanent ban without warning or negotiation. Any violation of the other rules may result in a warning. Consecutive warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length. 
    6. Avoiding Penalties
    Do not break the rules and do not avoid penalties thereof. This includes making duplicate accounts, as well as making others post on your behalf. Duplicate accounts for any purpose whatsoever are considered to be an infringement of the rules. Attempting to avoid penalties will result in extension of said penalty, possibly to the extent of lengthy suspensions, permanent banishment or account deletion.
    7. Being a robot
    Spam-bots or suspected spam-bots will be deleted at sight. If staff has accidentally mistaken you for a spam-bot, try to contact Skylords Reborn staff in another way, such as private messaging on the Forums, or use the #contact-staff on our Discord Server.
    8. Responding to Rule Violation / Reporting Content
    If a user does not follow these rules, it is strictly forbidden to publicly denounce or point out to this user that they are breaking the rules. This counts as public denouncement/insulting and is not tolerated. If you wish to inform someone of their rule violation, do so in a private, kind, supportive and structured way whilst following Rule 1. If you wish for SR staff to act, rather than sending a private message to them, click the report button under the infringing post. Provide a reason and staff will get behind this whenever they can or see fit. Abusing the report button will result in immediate warnings which may lead to account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length. 

    Similarly, you can report other players in-game by right clicking on the players and clicking "Report". Again, it is important to know that forum and in-game reports must abide by rules 1 and 2. Failure to abide by this may result in receiving penalties yourself.
    9. Respect the Staff and their Decisions
    We try our utmost best to do our job of managing these Forums, the game and the community to our own ability. We try to do our jobs at a pace we see fit, please have patience. We apply lenience of rule enforcement to our own standards. Any threads or posts mocking staff decisions may be removed at sight and consequences may apply as would be taken to act against public denouncement. If you have a problem with the actions of a staff member, discussing it privately, preferably with that staff member, is the only right way to approach it such a situation. No reporting, no public denouncement. Rudeness towards staff may be penalized as staff sees fit. Criticizing development speed may be penalized as staff sees fit. Severe problems with Moderators that you feel should be anonymous for whatever reason must be sent to an Administrator and by absolutely no means anybody else. 
    9.1 Respect warnings and the privacy thereof
    If you end up receiving a warning, we expect you to keep this information private, as is already described in the rules above. Publicly talking about, discussing or criticizing warnings of any form, or action taken against you or another forum member, is subject to possibly increasing your warning's value or duration and is in violation with rule 9. Please do keep this information private and if you feel like discussing this with other members feel free to do so in PM or outside of the Discord Server, Forum threads or status updates. If the discussion remains to be public, please beware of the risks this may bring within our domain. The Skylords Reborn Team reserves the right to take preventative measures within their domain.
    10. Content Uploading Policy
    You are allowed to make Youtube videos, streams, write blogs and posts etc. about Skylords Reborn.
    Additionally, the SR team reserves the right to intervene with content distribution if they deem this necessary. If they see the need to shut certain community content uploading down they may do so without reasoning or warning. However, if any content will be a victim to this, these will most likely be provided anyway.
    11. Game client and bug abuse
    The usage of any bugs within any in-game content to any unintended benefit to any user in the game is forbidden and will result in bans. This includes breaking the game, manipulating the client or server in any way, using bugs to your or anyone else's advantage, generating any currency, value or account data outside of their intended purposes, and generally doing anything to the game (local or global) that you should not be doing. This does not include using design flaws on maps to get a more efficient clear time, but does include pretty much any other illegal action, such as cheating, data manipulation, or bug abuse. Currency or other data involved will not be refunded.
    12. Cheating
    In addition to the rules above it's important to emphasize that the usage of any tools, trainers, software or other methods of affecting the game in order to cheat, gain advantages, or for any other purpose whatsoever, is strictly forbidden. These programs or forms of abuse provide us with enough reason to act immediately. Having such tools linked to the game or affecting it in any way, even when unaware thereof or when they aren't used at all, is considered in conflict with our code of conduct. Only using them in single player, only using them for yourself, or assuming other players are not affected are invalid excuses and such reasoning will be directly ignored, as will subsequent ban appeal(s) and their reasoning. Affected networks or other accounts will not be taken into consideration when cheating players are banned, and we hold the infringing player accountable for any such results affecting those around them. We consider this to be common sense.
    13. Posting Behaviour
    There are a number of rules every user should stick to whilst they create a thread or response to an existing thread or chat:
    No thread-bumping within 24 hours of a thread's last post Necroposting outside of Off-Topic boards is not recommended (Applies to threads of which the last post is older than 30 days) NO ALL-CAPS POSTS No threads that already exist or questions that are already answered in the FAQ (Use the Search Function!) No IMspeak/netspeak/txtspeak, please take your time to create an understandable reply or topic No double-posting. Or triple-posting. Or quadraposting. Or pentaposting... No consecutive similar posts. This applies to both threads and replies and is accepted as spam No more than 2 animated pictures (.GIF) per post No public blaming, no matter how right or wrong both you and the subject matter are No insulting. Cynicism may count as insulting No public reporting or "member-ating" (acting like a moderator i.e. (strictly) pointing someone at the rules) The report button is there for a reason! Similarly, staff behavior and rule enforcing leniency should preferably be discussed privately and should be respected. No begging for reputation No begging for admin/dev/mod approval or response. We'll find your thread ourselves Post your topics within the appropriate forum. (If not, Moderators will move your topic, but if this happens too much, appropriate measures will be taken, e.g. warnings/suspensions) Use descriptive thread titles outside of Off-Topic boards. Not only will threads with titles like "Hi", "Help", "Plz", "Error", etc. repel users, but they are also vague and unhelpful. No lying or awakening false hopes through made-up dev statements. You can help people out by explaining Developer statements, but don't assume you know what you do not know, as this is punishable Failure to abide by these rules may result in edits and/or warnings. Consecutive warnings will result in account suspension or restriction for indeterminate length.
    14. Profile Restrictions
    Although most restrictions to accounts are automatically implemented, we want to make you aware of some points and rules regarding your user profile.
    Avatars/Profile Photos
    Must abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 Must not be animated Signatures
    Can't be longer than 255 characters Have a total restriction in size of 600x150px for imagery. The total signature height should not exceed 150px (that includes both images and text together) Animated GIFs are not permitted Embedded content, such as YouTube videos and widgets, is not permitted Should not contain overly large text Must abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 Should not contain referral/affiliate links Cover Photos
    Should not be animated Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 About Me
    Animated GIFs are not permitted Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 Usernames
    Should not contain links Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 Other profile fields
    Should abide by at the very least the entirety of Rule 1 Any violation of these rules may result in editing or a warning. Consecutive warnings may result in account suspension or restriction of indeterminate length.
    15. Reputation/Like System
    The reputation system (rep system) is there for the community to give value to posts other users make ("likes"). When using the rep system, take a few things in mind:
    The rep system is NOT a user-group improving system. Having a lot of reputation makes you look trustworthy, but makes you no more or less of a user than everyone else. Do not beg for likes. This will result in warnings, edits, and may even result in penalties if re-occurring. Rep of any form creates no exceptions to forum rules whatsoever; rep itself should abide by the forum rules and having any value of rep does not make one an exception to the rules either. Spamming rep in any form is not allowed. Said user may be reported validly. Reputation should never be used to enforce an argument. Sure, likes reserve the right to show you like or are in agreement with a post, but not to establish or force groups of people to support your standpoint, especially not if the argument or discussion caused is against the rules in the first place.
    15.1 Reputation System Enforcement
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  6. Kapo liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Mercy Counter "Achievement"   
    Definitely easily technically possible. 🙂
  7. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Mercy Counter "Achievement"   
    Definitely easily technically possible. 🙂
  8. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by MorbidAngel in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    Very nice artwork. Very good job!!
  9. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Madgadget in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    New cards, poggers
  10. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Doomsword87 in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    a slick addition to uncommon frost, as part of the DECK, with two affinities too
    well help give root nexus units extra Time when needing That push over the cliff
  11. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Ggoblin in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    It looks just like original battleforge cards. Amazing work!
    I think the names are great already.
  12. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Majora in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    Greetings Skylords!

    It's been three weeks since our last community update so it's time to bring you up to speed with everything going on in Skylords Reborn!
    There are a lot of exciting things to talk about, so lets get started!

    As we mentioned in an earlier community update, new cards are in development. We are very excited to show you the first one today!
    Please note: We are still testing the card. While we are generally happy about it and feel comfortable revealing it, numbers and effects might still change. We hope to release this card before the end of the year and will share more information at a later date. 
    New Card Reveal: "Coat of Protection"
    Coat of Protection will be a pure-frost tier 4 arcane spell. Upgrading the card reduces its cooldown (-10 sec), increases the number of targets (+2) and reduces powercost (-15). It will be uncommon and come in two affinities, each having a different effect.
    Frost affinity:
    Blessed Shielding
    Activate to wrap up to 6/6/8/8 friendly units in a 25m radius in an Ice Shield. Each Ice Shield absorbs up to 1800 damage for 30 seconds and can be strengthened to absorb up to 2500 damage. Reusable every 30/20/20/20 seconds.
    Shadow affinity:
    Tainted Shielding
    Activate to wrap up to 6/6/8/8 friendly units in a 25m radius in an Ice Shield that initially absorbs up to 2500 damage, but slowly decays by 100 strength every second. Lasts until Ice Shield is depleted. Reusable every 30/20/20/20 seconds.
    Coat of Protection, alongside changes coming to the card Ice Age, will continue our pure frost rework and allow for further sustainability and shield play styles in PvE. We are excited to bring brand new cards into the game and would love to hear your thoughts!
    The artwork has been designed by our talented artist Tweeto. Even though it looks great on the card, it does not do justice to the full piece. Can you spot all the cool little details? 

    A lot of time and changes went into the artwork, which can be seen in the time-lapse bellow. A big thanks to Tweeto for constantly accepting feedback and improving the artwork. We are really happy with the final result, and hope you are too! 

    Vote for cardnames
    During testing we came up with the cardname ''Coat of Protection'', and abilities named ''Blessed Shielding'' and ''Tainted Shielding''. However, part of our promise to our patreons is to let them help with naming new cards based on suggestions from the community. For this, we will need your help!
    Please reply in the comments below what you feel is the perfect cardname for this card, and how you would name the ability. Please note that Blessed and Tainted are part of the affinity name, and will not be changed. 

    Name: Coat of Protection
    Ability: Tainted/Blessed Shielding
    Please only suggest one name. We will collect all the suggestions and let our Avatar-of-Frost-tier (and higher) patreons vote for the final name. 

    New Promo
    Speaking of patreon, we have reached out to our Juggernaut-tier patreon for a vote for the next promo card to make it into the game!
    We offered 5 options (restricted by fitting artwork we have available) and asked them to vote for their favorite. The options are:

    - Promo Sunderer
    - Promo Manawing
    - Promo Moloch*
    - Promo Deathray
    - Promo Skyelf Commander*
    The images below are mock-ups and might receive changes to fit with the new promo-look. Cards with a * will receive buffs in the future.

    We will share the results and how you will be able to collect the new promo in a later update. 

    Voice-actor positions are now open
    As mentioned in the last community update, we are planning to add new (English) voice-lines into the game, and for that we need voice-actors! We will need both male and female voices. To apply, follow the instructions below and send in your recording per e-mail as a single MP3 file per role you apply for, keeping a pause between the lines. To get a feel for your sound, we included only a couple of different lines for you to record. If we feel you are a match, we will get in contact with you for the full script. 
    How to apply

    Available voice-line roles
    Brannoc, Rogan, Moon, Viridya
    If you sound exactly like Brannoc, Rogan, Moon or Viridya, we would definitly be interested in working together! For your application, please reference a few lines from them that are currently in the game (attached below) and try to sound as close as possible in your recording. 
    Female: Moon
    Female: Viridya
    Male: Brannoc
    Male: Rogan
    For our new cards, we also will be in need of new voice-lines. For each line we have included a preferred mood/tone-of-voice. Read the background info and try to make the character come to life. 
    Male: A - Voiceline Bandit
    Male: B - Voiceline Bandit
    Male: C - Voiceline Amii
    Female: D - Voiceline Amii
    We expect to need a few weeks to collect and review all the voicelines. We hope you consider applying!

    Tournaments & Events
    NEW: Official 4p rPvE Contest#1 The Bandit Hunt
    Last week our official rPvE contest started, which will run until 25-10-2021. Create a team of four players, each playing a different color, and compete in the rPvE map of the month on difficulty 9 for the fastest time. All the rules can be found here. Due to the high amount of players already joining, we have even increased the prize support already. A big thanks to Volin for helping us with this event! The winners will be revealed on a live stream on our official Twitch channel on November 7th.

    FINISHED: Official PvP Rookie Tournament#1: Clashes of Swords
    Our first official Rookie tournament was a great success! 50 players entered the ring, with many new players for their first PvP-experience. The tournament was streamed live and you can rewatch it on our official Twitch channel. We will definitely host more rookie tournaments, so look forward to those!

    • Host your own event / tournament
    Want to host a tournament or event? Please reach out to our Event Organizer Hiko to have your event prizes sponsored by us. If you have a cool idea for a PvE event, or want to host a PvP tournament, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, we will gladly assist you. 

    New Team Members / Open Positions
    As you can see, we are actively developing exciting new cards and game modes, but we would love to speed up the progress. If you want to help, we would love to have you on our team. Below are three roles highlighted, but you can find more information, desired traits and all our open positions here. If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out and have a talk! We are in dire need of Balance developers! 

    Open Position - Balance Developer
    As a balance developer you are responsible to implement design changes to in-game cards using our internal balancing tool. In other words, you are responsible to implement new cards and changes to existing cards. These implementation requests can come from balance updates and content patches from our Faction Designers but also from the official Skylords Reborn map making team (for example, new bosses for a new map). An integral part of this role is learning our internal balancing tool, as that is the tool that allows us to perform all these changes. You are by no means required to have any programming experience. More information.
    Open Position - Client Developer
    As a game client developer you are responsible to maintain and develop the game client. This mostly includes add new pre-game features (content outside of matches, so no game mechanics) through .pak files used by the game. You will be responsible to create and design in-game interfaces for new features, add networking support for new features that require it, solve bugs etc. using LUA, XML and little bit of Rust. BattleForge uses LUA and XML in their .pak files which are loaded by the client. Communication with the server happens through a proxy written in Rust. More information.

    Open Position - Voice actor
    See information above. 

    In Conclusion
    We hope you liked this Community Update, thanks for reading! 

    As is tradition, this community update comes with a scratch code. But this time you get to choose!
    One code will reward you with 100BFP, the other will give you a mini-booster.  

    Mini booster: COMM-UNIT-YNEW-S13B
    100 bfp: COMM-UNIT-YNEW-S13P
    Once you select one, the other one will be blocked. Choose wisely!
    The code is valid till November 12th.
    We will update you again on November 13th. We will reveal another new card, so you don't want to miss it!
    As always, we are open to feedback so please let us know! 
    Community Update #10
    Community Update #11
    Community Update #12
  13. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Sanguiris in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    The card artwork feels nice, it seems to fit the lore, although the skyelves look a little odd but that's just my opinion
  14. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by T1421 in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    This is so cool!
    - Promos
    - New Cards
    - New Voice lines 
    Thx for the great update on the project
  15. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Xamos in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    Tweeto absolutely smashed it, the artwork is amazing!! 
  16. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Kapo in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    oh man Tweeto... this is insanely cool
  17. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by agof in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    the art looks good
    i hope some useful card gets promo — mana or ray
    having useless promos of inferior units isn't as fun as grinder\raven. you may have rogan and viridiya in collection but never use them at all.
  18. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Riviute in Community Update #13 - October 23th 2021   
    Dang this looks all just so awesome, i cant wait to see which promo its gonna be, and also hyped to see what kind of changes you are gonna bring to my most favorite fire card Moloch. The artwork looks mindblowing, extremely well done.
    Just one more thing, i think everyone who has been working on skylords reborn, can and should be extremely proud of their work. This whole project is just getting better and better and its fascinating, keep up the great work!
  19. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Dallarian in A few questions !!   

    At the end screen after a map, I believe you must check every map yourself.
    Expert mode grants most rewards. For gold farming maps like rPvE 9, Bad Harvest Speedrun and Passage to Darkness are most popular ones.

    Tokens were removed and card upgrade system was remade. You get card upgrades from particular maps ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oMsqJ1IMx8hied3W1ZRtQ5YbpgD2_kBezviNSmSovjM/edit?usp=sharing ) and use gold for upgrading, or "Creating" upgrades you wish not to grind.

    You can read about news and updates in Community updates (newest one:
    You may want to catch up with all community updates, for some tease new gamemodes or other new content. About "real" updates (and they refresh many useless cards, the team is doing really great) you have announcement page on official Discord, link is on top of the forum, there is line with many buttons including "Discord".

    There are small giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Community Updates (scratch codes that earn various rewards, most commonly 100 BFP, but on release date we had Promo Snapjaws for everyone).

    For Speedrun check speedrun community: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRiLm3stSOWHVIH2lHEOpoQ .

    Welcome back to Battleforge!
  20. Metagross31 liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Reroll more than 1 time didnt work again?   
    This has not been implemented yet and also was not in the past. It is still in the to-do list.
  21. Volin liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in Reroll more than 1 time didnt work again?   
    This has not been implemented yet and also was not in the past. It is still in the to-do list.
  22. Ladadoos liked a post in a topic by Aviat0r in Remove requirement for Administration Rights on Launcher   
    You're lucky. I just rolled out a newer version of the still "old" Updater. No more admin privileges are needed with this one. 🥳
    However if you installed the game into a directory which is write protected by Windows (e.g. Program Files), you still have to manually execute is as administrator.
  23. nkmol liked a post in a topic by Ladadoos in UI Suggestion - Lobby Map and Difficulty Progress Indicator   
    I would definitely not remove the difficulty names from the buttons: the approach to add the symbols next to the names sounds much more suitable and I think is a good solution.
    Even though I think the initial proposal of using small dots is cleaner, stars likely convey the message better. That being said, I would make them much smaller and always at the same position, like image below.

    In order to make the UI consistent with the achievements, I would make it such that the stars indicate the highest won difficulty and not all the difficulties played. As an example, if the left and middle star were yellow it would indicate that the highest difficulty won is advanced (and not that you won standard and advanced). 

    The exact details of what difficulty you won could be added in the tooltip of the map icon. It's a big widget with little information. The first image is how it is now, the second how I could imagine it being.

     So this shows as  in the worldmap but when hovering over it, you would see that you actually only completed advanced.
    Curious to hear what you think.
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