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  1. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Wogibogi in Donators - Thanks list !   
    I didn't realize the project finished ,  I even remember I donated here under the name "Hasan"   was hoping from the bottom of my heart its come back again the game battle forge
     
    Am downloading it atm , i will check it out am so excited , cheers
  2. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Majora in Community Update - February 2023   
    Greetings Skylords!
    A lot has happened in the past month! In this Community Update, we catch up with the recent developments, while also looking towards the future and upcoming Skylords Reborn changes.

    • Anniversary Patch Release

    We hope it was hard to miss, but our latest patch is out! On the 14th of January, we released our 2nd Anniversary patch. The patch contains new cards (Raven Archwalker, Sanctuary), a new promo (Worldbreaker Gun), many balance changes, and new achievements that reward cosmetics! You can find the full patch notes here.

    The introduction of cosmetics and their matching new achievements has also resulted in some issues, most of which have already been resolved with hotfix updates. We are aware of remaining issues with the leaderboard achievements and are working on a fix which includes retroactive reward distribution. We are also aware of major stuttering issues some player experience in the forge and are investigating the problem.

    As is tradition, we have also opened up our patch feedback thread. Please provide feedback to us on the changes we have made to the game. Below are some of the topics which we are most interested in soliciting feedback, though feel free to offer any suggestions regarding the patch and the current direction of the game. 
    Do you like the changes to cards and factions (PvE and PvP)? Why or why not? Where did we hit the mark, and implement something exciting you'd like to see more of? Where did you miss the mark, and what should we avoid in the future?
    Do you enjoy the new cards, are they balanced, etc.?
    What do you think of the new achievements? Which ones are fun and exciting? Which ones are frustrating and boring? Do you like the shift to cosmetic rewards instead of gameplay rewards like boosters and gold?
    You can also join us at our balance discord to further discuss changes to cards. 

     
    • Stonekin Deep Dive

    In our Deep Dive documents, we share our thoughts and plans for a faction as well as give you some insight into our balancing process. Previously we explored the state of Pure Frost, Bandits and Pure Nature.
    Today, we are excited to share our plans for the Stonekin faction. After exploring what the faction is all about, we took a look at its strengths, weaknesses, and play patterns. To expand on the Stonekin faction, we are working on a new spell called Tectonic Shift. Be sure to check out the Deep Dive if you want to know more!
        


    Stonekin_Deep_Dive.pdf
    • Recap Video

    We have created a special recap video showcasing everything that was added to Skylords Reborn since the release. Catching up on Skylords Reborn should be easier than ever!
    The video is voiced by Dreamlord, and we would also like to give a big thank you to Dutchy, Kapo, and Ultralord for helping create it. 
     

    Being a volunteer project greatly limits our marketing options, so we hope we can count on you to spread the word about this great game.
    Please share the video with your old BattleForge friends, show it to people who might be interested, or simply give it a like on YouTube. As a thank you for your support, we have also added a scratch code in the comment section of the video. 
     
    • Card Creation Contest Results

    Our official card creation contest has concluded. A big thank you to everyone who sent in their design. For this contest, we asked you to create your own Skylords Reborn card, which would be judged by our jurors. Entries were made anonymous, so the designs had to speak for themselves. 
    We received 140 designs, ranging from hilarious meme cards to interesting designs and abilities.


    The winners were revealed during a stream that you can rewatch here. You can also browse through all the results on the forum post here. 
    A big thank you to Kapo for gathering all the entries, Ultralord and Volin for hosting the stream, and RadicalX, Windhunter, and Hirooo for judging the entries and providing feedback.
    And most importantly, thank you to every one of you who send in a design! We hope you liked the contest, and we are already exploring our options to add some of the ideas into the game, so look forward to that!  
     
    • Upcoming Community Map Rework

    Last Community Update, we mentioned we are going to focus more on map content this year. Alongside official map content, we have been hard at work to improve the Community Map section in the game.
    In an earlier patch we already implemented a search function, and currently the Community Map section looks like this: 
     


    While the search function certainly helped players to find specific maps (like our Spooky Encounters Halloween Map), the rest of this section of the game is currently severely lacking in user experience. We are going to make a couple of changes to greatly improve the experience for both community maps creators and players trying to play the maps they create. 
     
    • Featured
    A star icon to the left of the map overview will indicate whether this map is featured, which can be done by the Skylords Reborn Staff to highlight certain maps, for example because of their high quality, or for certain events. Our plan is to also give rewards for playing featured maps, like gold and progress towards daily quests and community-map achievements. 
     
    • Voting
    Everyone will be able to upvote or downvote a map. An upvoted map counts towards the upvotes for that map, but the downvote is purely for personal tracking. Downvotes will not be shown publicly, but they can be used to keep track of maps you personally dislike, so you can filter them out by using the new vote-filter. 
    A player can only vote on a map after they have played (not necessarily won) the map once.
     
    • Filtering
    Players will be able to filter the maps based on a search term (map name, uploader name, and creator name), the number of players, the rating, and the map type. Map types are Community, Official (for PvP maps) and Featured.
     
    • Sorting
    There will be four sorting options: map name, amount of players in the map, upvotes, and last edited. For each sorting option, you will be able to choose ascending or descending sort order. 


    • Description and Minimap
    Currently, unknown maps will show a [ ? ] on the minimap. With the rework, clicking on the map name will allow players to view the minimap, without downloading it first. Hovering over the map name will also show a tooltip with the description of the map.
    Because there are a lot of maps available, it is a lot of work to find an interesting map in the current system. You will need to download the map first to view the minimap, and then create a match to view the description. Those two additions (minimap and description preview) will make that process easier and faster.
     
    Below is our work in progress of the rework of the Community Maps section.

    We hope these changes will encourage players to interact with more community maps, while also rewarding creating new maps by making them easier to find. We are currently finalizing our changes, and hope to patch them in the future. 
     
    • Team changes

    Nukie, one of our Global Moderators, has joined the Event Manager team. Besides continuing his moderator tasks, he will help out with organizing both community and official events.
    If you are interested in helping out the project yourself, please take a look at our open positions. There is a range of areas you can help!  

     
    • Tournaments / Events

    Since Community Updates are posted on a monthly schedule, events might come and go in between them. Be sure to keep a close eye on the ingame event-tab and the forum calendar to not miss any events! 

    • FINISHED  – Battle of Tactics 3: Energy Investment 
    For this contest, players had to build all power wells and monuments on the map "The Treasure Fleet" on standard difficulty as fast as possible, without losing any gold wagons. More information.
     
    • STARTING SOON - Community PvE League - 06-02-2023 until 03-04-2023 
    PvE League Season 2 is starting soon! The PvE League has challenges for all skill levels and ranks, and you don't need to be a speedrunner to be able complete the challenges. You can earn boosters/cards by completing the challenges with enough points, and there are also bonus challenge. Please sign up now if you still want to join. More information.

    • Host your own tournament / event
    Want to host a tournament or event yourself? Please reach out to our Event Organizers, Metagross, Minashigo Hiko, or Nukie! We can help you out with various topics and are glad to discuss potential ideas. We can also sponsor the prize pool for your event. 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. 
    Going forward, sponsored prizes for community events will be increased, while the prize pool of official events will be slightly reduced. We want to bridge the gap between official and community events to support them better. 

    • Newsletter

    While we do our best to make it easy to follow Skylords Reborn by providing monthly news through these Community Updates, we are limited to the Forum and our Social Media channels to reach you. You can now sign up for our newsletter, which we will use to give you a heads-up about a new update. Don't worry, we hate spam as much as you do and won't use your data in any other way. 

    If you provided your e-mail during our summer survey to stay up to date, you are automatically subscribed. Our first newsletter was sent out last month, announcing our patch release. 
     
    • In Conclusion

    And that's it for this Community Update, thanks for reading! 
    As is tradition, this community update comes with a scratch code. 
    The code will reward you with a Stonekin booster: STON-EKIN-DEEP-DIVE

    The code is valid until March 1st, when we will bring you another Community Update. 
    As always, we are open to feedback, so please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments! 

    Archive
    • Skylords Reborn Documents (Deep Dives, Behind the Scenes, PvP Guide)  
    • Overview Community Updates
    • Community Update January 2023
  3. arabikaa liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Battle of Tactics #3: Energy Investment - Until 29.01.2023   
    Time to dust of my Juice Tanks!
  4. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by T1421 in Battle of Tactics #3: Energy Investment - Until 29.01.2023   
    Hello People of the Sky,
    Is Skylords Reborn a Real-time Strategy Game or is it an Investment Simulator?
    Let´s find out!
     
    Only 3 Rules:
    •         Play the Map: Treasure Fleet on Standard Difficulty
    •         Finish the map with a victory without losing any gold wagons
    •         Build all 20 Power Wells and all 4 Monuments on the map as fast as possible
     
    Ranking
    The time determining your rank stops when you start the construction of the last Power Well/Monument. Note: “Build” does not mean it has to be kept alive, see FAQ at the end of the post.
    The key is to invest as much as possible into your economy while keeping the gold wagons safe.
     
    I forget to check the time when I built my last well/orb, do I have to rewatch the replay?
    No, because the funny BOT-Website returns for the third time!
    --> www.t1421.tk
    You can upload your replay and the website will tell you:
         1. What time will be used for the ranking
         2. If and where you missed a Power Well/Monument
         3. What Power Well/Monument was built at which time and where
    Of course, the website is optional! You can join without using it to check your replay.
    You don’t enter the event by uploading, you have to send me your replay via the Forum or Discord!
     
    Is it possible to see how my run is performing?
    For the final 3 Days of the event the “RANK” tab on the website will be activated.
    Here you will find the best run of each player, the list is anonymous but you will receive your pseudonym after uploading a replay.
     
    In conclusion:
    Map:                   Treasure Fleet
    Difficulty:            Standard
    Goal:                   Don’t lose any gold wagon and build all wells and orbs as fast as possible
    Until when:         29.01.2023 23:59 CET
    Winner Stream:  17.02.2023 19:00 CET via my Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/ultralord_t1421)
    Replays:              PM in the Forum @T1421 or DM via Discord Ultralord#9706
    Replay name:      BOT3_[Your Username].pmv
    You can send in multiple replays, the last one which I receive will be used for the event.
    Replays can be found in your Documents folder (C:\Users\xxx\Documents\BattleForge\replays\)
     
    And what can I win?
    1st place:            5 General Boosters         + Promo Construct 

    2nd place:           4 General Boosters         + Promo Rogan Kayle


    3rd place:           3 General Boosters         + Infect

    4th place:            2 General Boosters         + Avatar of Frost

    5th place:            1 General Booster           + Enlightenment

    6th place:            1 General Booster           + Dreadnought

    7th place:            1 General Booster           + Harvester

    8th place:            1 General Booster           + Disenchant (G)

    9th place:            1 General Booster           + Shadow Worm

    10th place:         1 General Booster           + Thunder Wagon (R)

     
    But wait, there is more! There are 25 Cards in the random draw (only one per player). Place 11 and lower get priority.
    So once all players in place 11 or lower have got a card, players in place 1 to 10 could get their chance. The Cards are:
         Skycatcher (B), Aura of Corruption, Frost Mage, Church of Negation, Core Dredge B,
         Juggernaut, Inferno, Shrine of War, Home Soil, Mo,
         The Incredible Mo, Bloodhorn, Mine, Comet Catcher, Embalmer's Shrine,
         Overlord, Shrine of Martyrs, Worldbreaker Gun, Wheel of Gifts, Transcendence,
         Fallen Skyelf, Icefang Raptor (R), Dreadcharger, Deepcoil Worm, Tortugun (R)





     
    (Update 26.01.2023) In addition to the 25 cards the Skylords Reborn Team sponsored another 20 Booster for the random draw!
    The rules are the same like for the cards. Place 11 and lower will get them before sending them to place 1-10.
         
         
    + 2x Sanctuary

     
    The slowest player will receive 4 Juicy Juice Tanks

     
    Big thank you to:
    SLR-Team                         For the 20 Boosters for Rank 1-20
                                             and another 20 Booster for the random draw
    @Metagross31              For helping once again with the organization
    SLR-Community               For feedback on the idea and the rank topic
    Proofreader                      For fixing mistakes and improving phrasing in this post
    @Kapo                         For the Promo Rogan Kayle
    @Trando                       For Skycatcher (B), Aura of Corruption, Frost Mage, Avatar of Frost, Dreadnought, Harvester
    @ZevsOleg (Bupyc)      For Church of Negation, Core Dredge (B), Juggernaut, Inferno, Shrine of War, Home Soil, Mo,
                                             The Incredible Mo, Infect, Enlightenment, Disenchant (G), Shadow Worm, Thunder Wagon (R)
    @Octochicken               For Fallen Skyelf, Icefang Raptor (R), Dreadcharger, Deepcoil Worm
    @arabikaa                     For the four Juice Tanks
     
    You want to sponsor something -> feel free to contact me.
    Replays and rankings will be shared after the stream.
    I hope you all have fun with this third BOT. See you in the Forge.
    Ultralord
     
    FAQ
     
  5. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Volin in Official PvE Contest #7: Harvest season - Until 02.12.2022   
    As said on Discord, I can't take much credit for my runs. Dutchy was the mastermind in the one group and Sacrifiece in the other one.
  6. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Majora in Patch #400039 - 14 January 2023   
    Please note: this patch will release on Saturday, 14th of January 2023.
  7. Dallarian liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Help With a Pure Frost build   
    my deck, attached you also find a replay from rpve 9
    2023-01-12_12-27-11_RPvEFourPlayers_diff9_s52221_{GM}Dutchy_Volin_dslay3r_time_0_13_39.7_v259.pmv
  8. Volin liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Help With a Pure Frost build   
    my deck, attached you also find a replay from rpve 9
    2023-01-12_12-27-11_RPvEFourPlayers_diff9_s52221_{GM}Dutchy_Volin_dslay3r_time_0_13_39.7_v259.pmv
  9. Dallarian liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Frost cards tier list (PvE)   
    How I would probably do it 🤔
    yes, that battleship is in the same tier as Juice Tank only because of Dallarian (❤️) 

  10. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Majora in Patch Date Announcement   
    • Patch date: 14-01-2023
    Greetings Skylords,
    We have a patch date!
    Our upcoming patch will be releasing next Saturday, January 14th! This patch will release the new cards Sanctuary and Raven Archwalker, as well as our first promo building: Worldbreaker Gun. There will also be new achievements to complete, the introduction of player cosmetics, and a ton of balance changes.
    You can find the patch notes here.
    Alongside the patch, we will also release a special recap video of everything that was added to Skylords Reborn since the release, voiced by Dreamlord. Catching up on Skylords Reborn should be easier than ever, and we hope we can count on you to spread the word about this great game.
    We hope you are looking forward to it!

  11. Ktaius liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  12. SpiritAlpha liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  13. DefAnske liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  14. Timatijs liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  15. 4esan4o95 liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  16. Draconnor liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  17. T1421 liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  18. Volin liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Community Update - January 2023   
    This picture looks so good!
    The team did an awesome job the past 2 years in creating such awesome new cards! 
    My favorite among them has to be either the Bandit Sniper or the Evil Eye. My favorite artwork is Coat of Protection. The most played card is probably Bandit Minefield. 
  19. Hrdina_Imperia liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  20. Kapo liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    I'm so excited to see what everyone send in! 
  21. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Kapo in Official Card Design Contest - CLOSED - Winners Reveal inside   
    Time is up!
    In total, I have received 140 entries from 88 different participants.
    The next step is to compile all the data and present it to the jurors, they will (understandably) need some time to judge all the entries and to discuss edge cases. After the jury has made their decision, I will post the results here.
    Please note that 140 entries is A LOT, so this might take a while.
    Thanks for all the cool submissions and the awesome energy so many of you brought to this contest! 
  22. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by Majora in Community Update - January 2023   
    Happy new year, Skylords!
    A new year; a new Community Update! It's time to bring you up to speed with everything going on in Skylords Reborn!

    • 2nd Anniversary Stream

    The 18th of December marked the 2nd Anniversary of Skylords Reborn! Two years ago, after many years of internal development and open stress tests, BattleForge was playable once again. We are very grateful for all your continued enthusiasm and support! 
    On the anniversary, we hosted a celebration stream. If you missed it, you can view it on our YouTube channel. We will also cover most of the announcements in this Community Update.
    Please note: The Anniversary Card Creation Contest ends today. If you want to participate, do so now! 
     



    • Upcoming Content Patch

    Sadly, our upcoming Content Patch which was planned for December didn't make it in time. The combination of many things to review (including our new feature Cosmetics) and the busy holidays proved to be a bit too ambitious. 
    Since the upcoming patch will break replays due to the many balance changes deployed alongside it, we know it's far from ideal for events to not have a set patch date. We are doing our best to release the patch as soon as possible in early January, but sadly can't lock in a concrete date yet.
    Please keep an eye on the Discord and the forum for more information in the coming days. 


    • Upcoming Feature: Cosmetics

    For our first anniversary patch, we had Reforging as our big new feature, focusing on improving the economy. 
    For our second anniversary, Cosmetics will be introduced as a way to provide more challenges and collectibles. 
    Players will be able to collect new borders, banners and titles, further customizing their experience. Here is a look at the new borders:  
     

     
    Borders are the part of your profile that surround your character portrait. With the patch release, there will be two borders to choose from for each of the different elements/factions in the game. The first border is a simple but clean colour scheme, where the second level expands on the theme of the faction a bit more, like more vines for Nature or infestation for Twilight. 
    Borders can be combined with Banners, here is an example: 
     

     
    Banners, borders, and profile pictures can be freely combined to make unique combinations. There will also be new titles to unlock. An example of a title can be seen in the picture, above the name, in this case "Game Master". 
    Your cosmetics will show up in the lobby, and when hovering over players in the chat list.   
     

     
    Those new banners, borders, titles (and a few new profile pictures), are tied to new Achievements, which provide a variety of new challenges. Some will be rewarded simply by playing games with your favourite action, while others might ask you to complete the campaign using only cards from the Twilight Edition. 
    We hope you are looking forward to a bunch of new challenges to explore, and new bling to show off! 
     
    • Upcoming New Promo: Worldbreaker Gun

    While our new cards Sanctuary and Raven Walker had already been announced in previous Community Updates, we had one more surprise in store in our stream: our next promo card and the first promo building: Worldbreaker Gun! 

    In this year's feedback survey, people let us know loud and clear they would like to see buildings get the promo treatment. The newly buffed Worldbreaker Gun felt like the perfect candidate for being the very first promo building. 

    You will be able to unlock this new promo by completing the upcoming achievement Urban Planner.

    -- Please note: this achievement is not yet live! --
    Urban Planner
    Win the 2-player scenario The Sunbridge and the 1-player scenarios Mo and Ocean on expert difficulty, with all players in your team playing only building and spell cards
    -- Please note: this achievement is not yet live! --
    As with Mana Wing Promo, the promo will not drop from boosters, but will be tradeable. If you don't want to do the challenge yourself, you can buy the card on the market, or trade it with other players. 
     
    • Advanced Filtering

    We greatly expanded the search function in both the inventory and marketplace during the time of our first anniversary, which was probably overlooked by a lot of players in the new-patch-hype. Our developer Kubik wrote an in depth document about the way the new (and old) function worked, with handy shortcuts to find just the cards you need. 
    But even the players who were aware of the new tools at their disposal, had a hard time remembering the search commands. Our UI designer Ult and Skylord of Honour Kapo worked together to provide a handy new ingame tooltip that should make searching for cards a lot easier for everyone. 
     

     
    • Future Development Focus

    We spend the last two years on improving and balancing many, many cards. We currently feel the balance of the game, while not perfect, is in the best place it has ever been. The campaign and rPvE are playable with every faction right now, and while PvE changes will continue, we intend a major pivot next patch cycle to map/game content with many of our balance developers and team members. 
    This means we will put more focus on providing more map-based content, like our alternative Halloween map Spooky Encounters, the upcoming Nature rPvE faction, Defensive rPvE, tweaks to the difficulty levels of rPvE and new campaign maps. Basically, we want to focus on creating content that will lure back old players, and invite new ones in. 
    This has proven challenging. While every player automatically has access to the map editor, map making is a long and patient process. We are very aware people are looking forward to new campaign maps, but their design is a huge undertaking, and due to the volunteer nature of the project, mapmakers don't always stick it out till the end. 
    If you want to help out in the map department, please take a look at our open positions:
    • Map Designer
    • Map Developer
    • Map Artist
    We are also looking for an Audio Editor to help us with processing voice acting takes. Want to help out in another area? Check out our open positions.

     
    • Tournaments / Events

    Since Community Updates are posted on a monthly schedule, events might come and go in between them. Be sure to keep a close eye on the ingame event-tab and the forum calendar to not miss any events! 

    • CLOSING SOON – Official Card Design Contest - UNTIL 01.01.2023 23:59 CET
    A contest like this has often been suggested: create your own card! Entries will be judged by a jury of Designers and there are tiered prizes, including boosters and promos. Maybe your design will even make it into the game! Today is the last day to join: More information.

    • Host your own tournament / event
    Want to host a tournament or event yourself? Please reach out to our Event Organizer, Metagross! We can help you out with various topics and are glad to discuss potential ideas. We can also sponsor the prize pool for your event. 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.

    • Newsletter

    While we do our best to make it easy to follow Skylords Reborn by providing monthly news through these Community Updates, we are limited to the Forum and our Social Media channels to reach you. You can now sign up to our newsletter, which we will use to give you a heads-up about a new patch release or Community Update. Don't worry, we hate spam as much as you do and won't use your data in any other way. 

     If you provided your e-mail during our summer survey to stay up to date, you are automatically subscribed. 
     
    • In Conclusion

    And that's it for this Community Update, thanks for reading! 
    As is tradition, this community update comes with a scratch code. 
    The code will reward you with a General-booster: HAPP-YNEW-YEAR-2023

    The code is valid until February 1st, when we will bring you another Community Update. 
    As always, we are open to feedback, so please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments! 

    Archive
    • Skylords Reborn Documents (Deep Dives, Behind the Scenes, PvP Guide)  
    • Overview Community Updates
    • Community Update #30
  23. Dutchy liked a post in a topic by T1421 in Crappy Card Drawing Collection   
    Grinder has joined the raster 🙂
    See first Post.
    Also you can vote for the next Card (now with WBG)
  24. Metagross31 liked a post in a topic by Dutchy in Updated loot list?   
    Hey @Lacedaimon 
    This is the updated list: https://skylords-reborn.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Card_Upgrade_Drop_Locations
     
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