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Hello Skyladies and Skylords,

Welcome to another Official PvE Event!

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Quick Overview:

  • Map                           1-player community map Town in Need
  • Difficulty                    Advanced
  • Goal                           Destroy the Twilight caves as quickly as possible or score as many point as possible while defending
  • Date                           01.05.2024 until 14.05.2024 23:59 CEST
  • Prizes                         Boosters and cards

 

Rules and Goals:

In this event, the user @R4bitF00t will reveal his new community map Town in Need.
On this map, you have to save a small town from an imminent attack by the Twilight. You can do this in
one of two ways:

  1. Build a strong enough army to overrun the Twilight's camps before they can launch their attack on the town.
  2. Defend the town with the aid of the Kobold Engineers provided by the map.

Depending on which way you beat the map, you will enter a separate ranking.

 

How the ranking works:

All entries, which choose the attacking way of beating the map will be ranked by speed. The lower your final time on the map is, the higher you will be ranked.

All entries, which choose the defensive way of beating the map will be ranked by score. The higher your score at the end of the game, the higher you will be ranked. In order receive points for your score, you have to use the Kobold Engineers provided by the map to reconstruct the defensive buildings in the town and to collect the power crystals on the southwestern part of the map. Doing these things will grant you the following amount of points:

  • Fully reconstruct the Tavern:                         10 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Monument:                  20 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Palace:                         30 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Stronghold:                 40 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Worldbreaker Gun:    100 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Juice Tank:                    0 points, but enables collecting power crystals
  • Collect Power Crystals:                                    8 points per crystal

Note, that scoring ends as soon as the timer for the final attack runs out!
For a more detailed explanations on how the map works, see below.

 

Prize Pool

There are different prize pools for attacking and defending entries. You may submit multiple replays, but you will only be rewarded once for your highest ranking. The prize pool for both rankings consists of:

  • 1st Place:                4 General Boosters + 3 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 2nd Place:               3 General Boosters + 2 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 3rd Place:                2 General Boosters + 1 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 4th-5th Place:         2 General Boosters
  • 6th-50%th Place:    1 General Booster

Additionally, there will be a random draw of 5 Rebirth Edition Boosters as well as 5 Bedrock cards.

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How to participate?

Everyone with an in-game account can participate in the event, there is no need to sign up separately.

To enter, you just have to send in your best replay, including the player name and whether you played the offensive or defensive way as well as you final score or time, to Metagross31 on Discord (metagross31
) or the forum (@Metagross31)

BattleForge automatically saves a replay of your last game. You can find your replays here: Documents=>BattleForge=>replays
To save me some time, please rename the replay according to the following name format:  <offensive/defensive>_<score/time>_<your_name>.pmv (e.g. "defensive_120_Majora.pmv" or "offensive_20:35.6_Dutchy.pmv").

You can send in your replays until 14.05.2024 23:59 CEST.

 

How to play community maps:

Spoiler

To access the map for the contest (or any community map), select the blue icon in the far lower right corner of the world map:
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Search for "Town in Need".

If you have problems downloading/starting the map, you can try to clean up your map folder and try again:
Close BattleForge, delete all files in C:\Users\xxx\Documents\BattleForge\map\, and try again.

What is the map about?

Here is a quick rundown of the map's mechanics:

Spoiler

First, you have to reach the town south of your starting base.

Once you are there, you are faced with a decision. You can either use the Screaming Stone to start the defensive way of beating the map. You may also ignore the screaming stone and attack the Twilight bases on the eastern part of the map.

During the attack, the engineer pushes forward once the player approaches the enemy camps, you can choose to go over whichever bridge, the engineer will follow. After the first camp, the engineer calls out which camp you can destroy next. After the first camp, if the engineer gets into trouble, you can use the screaming stone in the town to retreat him to previous position.

During the defense, you can use the Kobold Engineers provided by the map to reconstruct buildings in the town. This is done by placing an Engineer in a glowing circle next to a building. The buildings have the following effects:

  • Tavern: Spawns some archers, which respawn on death.
  • Monument: As on every other map, it grants access to the next tier.
  • Palace: Spawns strong defensive units, which do not respawn on death.
  • Stronghold and Worldbreaker Gun: Defensive buildings just like the player cards
  • Juice Tank: Allows the player to collect Power Crystals with the Kobold Engineers on the western part of the map. The Kobolds can pick up the crystals and carry them back to the Juice Tank for a slight boost in Power.

If you manage to defend the town until the timer is over, you win the map.

Our Video Editor @Ultralord also created a cool trailer for the map, check it out on YouTube!

How will the winners be revealed?

Once the event is over, I will analyze the replays as soon as possible. @Ultralord has offered to host a stream in which he will show of some of the winning replays. The stream will happen on Mondat, 27th May 2024 at 19:00 CEST on Ultralord's Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/Ultralord_T1421).

Afterwards, I will share the rankings in this forum thread and send out the rewards via in-game mail.

Future events

If you are interested in helping with these kinds of events for the community, or want to host one yourself, don't be afraid and simply reach out!
Send @Metagross31 a PM on the forum, or direct message via Discord (metagross31).
We are happy to assist you with upcoming events and with sponsoring towards your prize pool!

 

We hope you have a lot of fun with this event and are looking forward to seeing all your replays!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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52 minutes ago, Hrdina_Imperia said:

Looking forward to actually trying out the attack path

Put a lot of patience in your deck then!

On 4/22/2024 at 12:36 PM, Metagross31 said:

Hello Skyladies and Skylords,

Welcome to another Official PvE Event!

image.thumb.png.1566929f882c5eb81e7ac7728a507554.png

Quick Overview:

  • Map                           1-player community map Town in Need
  • Difficulty                    Advanced
  • Goal                           Destroy the Twilight caves as quickly as possible or score as many point as possible while defending
  • Date                           01.05.2024 until 14.05.2024 23:59 CEST
  • Prizes                         Boosters and cards

 

Rules and Goals:

In this event, the user @R4bitF00t will reveal his new community map Town in Need.
On this map, you have to save a small town from an imminent attack by the Twilight. You can do this in
one of two ways:

  1. Build a strong enough army to overrun the Twilight's camps before they can launch their attack on the town.
  2. Defend the town with the aid of the Kobold Engineers provided by the map.

Depending on which way you beat the map, you will enter a separate ranking.

 

How the ranking works:

All entries, which choose the attacking way of beating the map will be ranked by speed. The lower your final time on the map is, the higher you will be ranked.

All entries, which choose the defensive way of beating the map will be ranked by score. The higher your score at the end of the game, the higher you will be ranked. In order receive points for your score, you have to use the Kobold Engineers provided by the map to reconstruct the defensive buildings in the town and to collect the power crystals on the southwestern part of the map. Doing these things will grant you the following amount of points:

  • Fully reconstruct the Tavern:                         10 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Monument:                  20 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Palace:                         30 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Stronghold:                 40 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Worldbreaker Gun:    100 points
  • Fully reconstruct the Juice Tank:                    0 points, but enables collecting power crystals
  • Collect Power Crystals:                                    8 points per crystal

Note, that scoring ends as soon as the timer for the final attack runs out!
For a more detailed explanations on how the map works, see below.

 

Prize Pool

There are different prize pools for attacking and defending entries. You may submit multiple replays, but you will only be rewarded once for your highest ranking. The prize pool for both rankings consists of:

  • 1st Place:                4 General Boosters + 3 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 2nd Place:               3 General Boosters + 2 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 3rd Place:                2 General Boosters + 1 Rebirth Edition Boosters + Bedrock
  • 4th-5th Place:         2 General Boosters
  • 6th-50%th Place:    1 General Booster

Additionally, there will be a random draw of 5 Rebirth Edition Boosters as well as 5 Bedrock cards.

image.png

 

How to participate?

Everyone with an in-game account can participate in the event, there is no need to sign up separately.

To enter, you just have to send in your best replay, including the player name and whether you played the offensive or defensive way as well as you final score or time, to Metagross31 on Discord (metagross31
) or the forum (@Metagross31)

BattleForge automatically saves a replay of your last game. You can find your replays here: Documents=>BattleForge=>replays
To save me some time, please rename the replay according to the following name format:  <offensive/defensive>_<score/time>_<your_name>.pmv (e.g. "defensive_120_Majora.pmv" or "offensive_20:35.6_Dutchy.pmv").

You can send in your replays until 14.05.2024 23:59 CEST.

 

How to play community maps:

  Reveal hidden contents

To access the map for the contest (or any community map), select the blue icon in the far lower right corner of the world map:
image.png

Search for "Town in Need".

If you have problems downloading/starting the map, you can try to clean up your map folder and try again:
Close BattleForge, delete all files in C:\Users\xxx\Documents\BattleForge\map\, and try again.

What is the map about?

Here is a quick rundown of the map's mechanics:

  Reveal hidden contents

First, you have to reach the town south of your starting base.

Once you are there, you are faced with a decision. You can either use the Screaming Stone to start the defensive way of beating the map. You may also ignore the screaming stone and attack the Twilight bases on the eastern part of the map.

During the attack, the engineer pushes forward once the player approaches the enemy camps, you can choose to go over whichever bridge, the engineer will follow. After the first camp, the engineer calls out which camp you can destroy next. After the first camp, if the engineer gets into trouble, you can use the screaming stone in the town to retreat him to previous position.

During the defense, you can use the Kobold Engineers provided by the map to reconstruct buildings in the town. This is done by placing an Engineer in a glowing circle next to a building. The buildings have the following effects:

  • Tavern: Spawns some archers, which respawn on death.
  • Monument: As on every other map, it grants access to the next tier.
  • Palace: Spawns strong defensive units, which do not respawn on death.
  • Stronghold and Worldbreaker Gun: Defensive buildings just like the player cards
  • Juice Tank: Allows the player to collect Power Crystals with the Kobold Engineers on the western part of the map. The Kobolds can pick up the crystals and carry them back to the Juice Tank for a slight boost in Power.

If you manage to defend the town until the timer is over, you win the map.

Our Video Editor @Ultralord also created a cool trailer for the map, check it out on YouTube!

How will the winners be revealed?

Once the event is over, I will analyze the replays as soon as possible. @Ultralord has offered to host a stream in which he will show of some of the winning replays. The date has yet to be determined.

Afterwards, I will share the rankings in this forum thread and send out the rewards via in-game mail.

Future events

If you are interested in helping with these kinds of events for the community, or want to host one yourself, don't be afraid and simply reach out!
Send @Metagross31 a PM on the forum, or direct message via Discord (metagross31).
We are happy to assist you with upcoming events and with sponsoring towards your prize pool!

 

We hope you have a lot of fun with this event and are looking forward to seeing all your replays!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Do we need a vid of a budget deck or sth?

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36 minutes ago, Metagross31 said:

Feel free to make one 🙂

Ok, can't during this week, but I can provide a replay for those in desperate need. 🙂

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6 hours ago, JunVIII said:

One question on power crystal, is it any units can collect it or just the kobold engineers (npc-gifted units)?

Only the Kobold Engineers provided by the map.

18 hours ago, Vrizz said:

Ok, can't during this week, but I can provide a replay for those in desperate need. 🙂

No rush 🙂

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4 hours ago, Metagross31 said:

I forgot to mention in the original post:

If two defensive replays have the exact same score, the replay with the faster final time will be ranked higher. You can achieve a faster time by activating the screaming stone to attract the Twilight attack earlier.

I did that to myself... You ruined my upcoming 2 weeks xD

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2 hours ago, Metagross31 said:

From the replays I got thus far, it seems to be a pretty even split between offense and defense.

Ooo, that's interesting! How many people have sent their replays so far?

 

BTW I love that there is community map contest - Warcraft 3 survived eons with custom maps/campaigns etc.; I hope BF community will survive + thrive on it too! ❤️ 

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10 hours ago, Vrizz said:

Ooo, that's interesting! How many people have sent their replays so far?

Would have to check on my PC, but over 20 for sure.

10 hours ago, Vrizz said:

BTW I love that there is community map contest - Warcraft 3 survived eons with custom maps/campaigns etc.; I hope BF community will survive + thrive on it too! ❤️ 

I also always love hosting those! The Community maps in BF are really underrated imo. The rework of the UI in the community map section was one of the best changes in the past few years imo 🙂

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On 5/7/2024 at 3:23 PM, Vrizz said:

Anyone doing defense side? What are your points/times guys? ^^

 

In the end, I only tried defending so far 😄 personally, I always enjoy that more, for whatever reason. Don't want to spoil the points, but I think I can go higher. 

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Absolutely my favorite community map so far, I like this one a little more than the rainbow one.
The micromanagement needed on defence has been really fun to optimize. I have probably played the map like 50 times now to optimize my strats.

I don't know if there is a faster way for me to go really.

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A great event/map, I had a blast trying to speedrun this! One sidenote was the engineer ai. Pretty much the whole speedrun part was revolved around manipulating the engineer ai, which made results total random at times..

Great job anyway, had a lot of fun!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey all,

sorry for the long silence, I had a lot going on IRL in the past week.
Since you all have been waiting so patiently, and the winner reveal stream is still in preparation, here is already a teaser for the rankings:

Spoiler

Offense:

  1. ??:??.?
  2. ??:??.?
  3. ??:??.?
  4. ??:??.?
  5. ??:??.?
  6. 11:33.1
  7. 11:38.1
  8. 11:39.7
  9. 11:48.1
  10. 12:00.4
  11. 12:15.4
  12. 12:30.7
  13. 13:49.6
  14. 13:57.7
  15. 14:04.0
  16. 14:07.9
  17. 14:08.5
  18. 14:33.7
  19. 14:37.3
  20. 14:56.5
  21. 15:31.6
  22. 16:04.0
  23. 18:07.6
  24. 19:32.2

 

Defense:

  1. 544 points (Time: ??:??.?)
  2. 544 points (Time: ??:??.?)
  3. 544 points (Time: ??:??.?)
  4. 544 points (Time: ??:??.?)
  5. 544 points (Time: ??:??.?)
  6. 544 points (Time: 19:19.6)
  7. 544 points (Time: 19:35.8)
  8. 484 points
  9. 396 points
  10. 392 points
  11. 384 points
  12. 360 points
  13. 352 points (Time: 19:17.5)
  14. 352 points (Time: 19:18.4)
  15. 344 points (Time: 19:12.7)
  16. 344 points (Time: 19:25.0)
  17. 344 points (Time: 19:30.7)
  18. 328 points
  19. 324 points
  20. 222 points
  21. 200 points (Time: 19:23.8)
  22. 200 points (Time: 19:31.0)

Note, that the top 5 of each category will not yet be revealed, to keep a bit of tension 🙂
So if you did not find your time/score yet in this list, there is a high chance you made it at least to the top 5!

Stay tuned for more info on the stream and your rewards!

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Yay, so happy! 🙂

I checked and I have 78 replays from my test runs. xD Some were just for the start and a few for offensive side, but still, ehhh. 🙂

I am planning on making my own comentary for the winning replay and strategy. I am actually happy with my micro management with broken mouse 😄 and will also share hints how to improve stuff in regular playing.

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