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  1. That's why I added the "supposed" into the sentence. I feel like faction abilities should be something that give the faction character. Currently that's not really the case as both Twilight and Lost Souls active abilities are useful in far too few cases. Stonekin passive is more useful, given that it improves the value of heals and buffs. But you are right that it doesn't really define them as it is not dominant enough a factor. I guess that it is similar for the Bandit Lifestealer passive but never played the faction so I'm not sure about that. All in all I think those faction abilities and passives should feel like a characteristic that makes the faction special and open up faction specific strategies. But you are right, "defining" might be a bit too strong. The main difference right now between Twilight/LS and Bandits/Stonekin is that the passives actually make a difference even when one doesn't feel it that much. The abilities of Twilight/LS are basically never worthwhile to play.
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    My Improved CardBase

    Wrong categorization of Bandit and Stonekin cards is still implemented, as they are both labeled as Frost.
  3. In theory you have my support on this one although I do not agree with your priorities. Imo almost none of the T2 & T3 Twilight units are worth a deck slot even when their concepts are good in theory. But fixing Twilight Transformation (I'll just call it TT for short) is a must before any rebalancing of the current units can take place. We are talking about an ability that is supposed to define a whole faction and major changes to it can easily make or break the game. The whole thing becomes a lost cause if we first determine what buffs Deathglider needs only to change its ability completely and unwittingly make it OP/UP. I feel that changing TT takes priority over individual balance changes but it should be possible to work on both at the same time. I don't think the proposed changes to the current TT are enough to make it a good ability while it might be a quick-and-dirty buff that'd help it out a bit. Honestly speaking I'm not sure if it is worth the time and effort implementing such a change if we can also just straight up aim for the big change from the start. Having units fulfil multiple roles is both an advantage and disadvantage gameplay-wise. While those units become more flexible and attractive to play, it makes other cards obsolete. If a card only replaces the roles of a single existing card then the deck variety stays basically the same as one can choose whether to play card A or B. But if the roles are similar it usually comes down which one performs better and thus the other one is deemed obsolete. If the card takes on more roles then it easily becomes a staple card in any deck as it frees up so many deck slots and it can become OP or too complex to balance. So the only worthwile option I see is to have a card perform multiple roles that overlap with different existing cards, so as to not replace other cards completely. This is harder to conceptualize and implement but it should be worth the effort. I like that idea a lot. One point why the transformation passives annoy me is that there is seldom a point to even benefit from them and especially some of the T4 Twilight units have active abilities that are difficult to use effectively due to their range. Now if I can use TT to transform my Twilight Creeper into a Skycatcher/Abomination/Nightshade Plant with full HP and trigger its ability upon transformation, that would be simply incredible. It might be a bit difficult to tweak for some units but I see huge potential here, especially with the discussed reworks of other Twilight cards. "t3-heavy" with a whopping two T3 cards? Seems weird but I see how that can actually be the case with an evolution-style TT. Maybe we can rework Twilight Warfare while we're at it to have a useful T3 spell to compliment such a deck.
  4. I like the idea of a straight evolution path for each creature. For the sake of simplicity I think it'd be best if the evolutions are primarily stat boosts. Not sure if the ability will see much more popularity if one still needs to manually activate it and pay the power cost for every single unit but then again, who knows. The main advantage is that with the given suggestion one is actually able to get some use out of the transformation passive abilities most Twilight units have. I was never a fan of those passives to begin with though, as many of the cards are vastly overloaded with pages of descriptions for all the effects one can supposedly activate. In short I am strongly supporting any idea that simplifies the current mess that is the Transformation ability into something more stomachable.
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    [Poll] Trading Website

    I like the idea and would definitely love if this was to be implemented on-server via the website (if the AH was to be made available via the website). But honestly until that happens I don't really see the value of this. When trading this would be a tool to accelerate the process when looking to trade cards below market value. But the time it takes to minimize the game and look for someone WTT a specific card or something and making sure he is online ingame simply doesn't make it efficient enough. Until the AH can be accessed via website I don't see a lot of use in this. Nah. Direct trading via chat is still favored by anyone who trades actively for a profit. It is faster for the seller and cheaper for the buyer. But the tracking website would be incredibly useful I must say. Only question is if the devs will make the server data available that is needed for such a website. The possibilities would also mean that using bots for trade, buying out a single card to create a temporary monopoly or manipulating market prices by other means would have less risk involved or made much easier. I'm not sure if this would be good or bad.
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    Introducing... freund17! Our new Web Developer

    That's great news everyone. This is simply amazing. I do hope that a lot of the features geared towards cross web/ingame like an online AH and similar things will be possible with a web developer on board.
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    Faction-Specific Victory Screens

    I like the idea. If possible this would be a nice addition. But in all honesty it'll probably take too much time to make it worth.
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    The Fire Worm Dilemma

    The Fire Worm is the ranged T4 unit with the best attack / power ratio in the game. Some cards might be arguably better but Primeval Watcher fulfils a different role, Fire Dragon needs to build up rage first and Magma Fiend suffers from low range, low hp and mediocre mobility. Up until now I never played the Fire Worm so I can't evaluate how it plays ingame. But compared to other T4 cards it doesn't lack stats. The main problem is IMO that it gets 2 abilities that require it to go right into the midst of battle. Percussive Birth is even worse on this card as it is dazed when summoned and does not have the hp pool to make up for that when it is being spawned close to enemies. Still I don't think the rage ability is the way to fix this. It would make the card incredibly strong and put it into a role that is already filled by the Fire Dragon. Instead I propose to simply take away Percussive Birth and increase the range by 5m. Or give it an ability that lets it spawn undazed. That would be interesting too.
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    Wasn't it only a 100 power permanently lost for wells & monuments?
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    Advice on laptop purchase

    Yes you will most definitely be able to run the game on that laptop. But as mentioned earlier the graphics card will most likely make it necessary to drop the quality to low specs. Intel HD Graphics were never a good choice for games and only became somewhat decent in the last ~3 years. An old one might not be on par with the recommended graphics cards. Check out this website for the minimum and recommended system requirements. https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/battleforge/10833 A good way to find out if the laptop you're opting to buy can run the game is to look for the year that the laptop was released. Anything released >3 years after Battleforge (2012 or later) should have sufficient power to run the game. If you want to play at high specs then you should make sure to get a separate graphics card (not onboard) with the recommended 256MB RAM (this is not the usual RAM but the one inside the graphics card). Good luck
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    BF Font alternatives

    TL, DR: I looked for BF fonts and these are the ones I found that share similarities. In my quest to create a logo for the Battleforge Creator's Guild channel (formerly Skylords Reborn Community) I have been on the lookout for fonts that are similar to the one used in the original logos of BF. As I have already experienced when helping with the creation of the "Battleforge Reborn" banner it is incredibly time-consuming to create every letter by hand. You need to determine or recreate the core shape, add background layers, colouring, shading, and then fuse all of the letters together into a whole by texturing and blending it together. So for new projects I'd like to have a font at hand where I can at least use the shape without the need to do major adjustments to it. Someone with more typographical knowledge than me might find something even better than I have. But these are my results. @Darian DelFord Your thread from 3 years ago might be a bit outdated but if you`re still interested here you go. Disclaimer: All of the fonts are licensed and need to be bought for official use. As I don't have any commercial interests I take the freedom to use them as templates and modify them as needed. Just keep in mind that this is not open-source or freeware per se. Ravenwood - https://www.fonts.com/de/font/aerotype/ravenwood This one really stood out as it is almost exactly the same in many regards. While at first it might look a bit weird when comparing it to the BF font the single letters share many characteristics like general shape, thickness, proportions and even the edges line up in most places. If anyone ever has the ambition to recreate a Battleforge font as a whole this would be the place to start and adjust. Gottar - https://www.fonts.com/de/font/intellecta-design/gottar This one is not really that similar to the BF font but then again it shares a lot of details with it where the Ravenwood font is lacking. This font should not be used as a direct alternative and can't be used to predict what letters would look like that are never seen in the original BF banner. But it can be used to complement the Ravenwood font with parts and details.
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    Netherwarp Green bug abuse

    I think this could be very easily fixed by changing the effect of Nether Warp so that it only refreshes the duration instead of applying it again. A different option would be to lower the teleport delay after the first teleport. If this is set to a high enough frequency then units like Shadow Mage won't be able to finish their attack animation before they are teleported to the start again. This would make most armies useless for any offensive and effectively negate any benefit gained by the affinity. I don't know what kind of impact this has on the server performance, given that it hasn't been implemented like this from the beginning.
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    Enable all cards for testing in the forge

    To be honest it doesn't really matter why it is so difficult to implement. If it really is so much work then this feature will probably not be worth the time for quite a while.
  14. This suggestion is to enable every player to play every single card in the game in the forge without owning it. Instead every card will be in the inventory from the get-go but as a forge-only "locked" version. Players will be able to use the cards in the forge as well as create decks with it but it will not be possible to join any kind of game with a locked card in the deck. While Battleforge was still running the temporary Tome feature every 2 weeks enabled a similar kind of testing, albeit being very random and only temporary. The advantages to this are quite obvious. Anyone will be able to play around with cards without the need to buy them first which can be quite disappointing if the price tag is big (Shaman, Harvester, Firedancer for example). Even without spending any it will be possible to test strategies, confirm if the card fits in the deck, look up what the card is like on U3 or just to have fun with something while waiting for the group to fill up. An alternative to this is anidea that was once proposed to make cards rentable by paying gold or small amounts of . That would be only different in that while there is a small price tag to it one would be able to temporarily test the cards in a game and not only in the forge. But this is a topic for a different thread. This idea is somewhat similar to one I recently posted (see linked thread below). If this idea is to be implemented then the linked suggestion would simply be a minor addition to this.
  15. Currently cards are removed from the inventory as soon as one puts them in the AH. Furthermore they are also deleted from all decks. This can be quite annoying when having a trade deck or something the like where one gathers all the cards they want to sell, whether as a reminder or to sell them via chat. What I want to suggest is that cards shouldn't be removed from the inventory or decks once they are being put into the AH. Instead they should be 'locked' and greyed out to signal that those cards cannot be used or traded for as long as the auction goes. While the card is 'locked' it will be impossible to start any match with a deck that contains said card if one does not have additional copies. If the card is successfully auctioned off it will be deleted from the inventory and decks. If the auction is not successful everything turns back to the way it was before without the need to add the card into the decks again. I know this might seem like a real small thing but it would actually be immensely useful for anyone trading. Especially with the huge influx of boosters and with the game being completely F2P & F2W trading plays a much more important role. Even if this is not something on the top of the priority list it would be a great thing to implement. PS: There probably was a suggestion like this at some point in time but I wasn't able to find anything like it.

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