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Community update #8 - July 31th 2021


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Greetings Skylords!

It's been two weeks already since our last community update so it's time to bring you up to speed with everything going on in Skylords Reborn!

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This community update is a bit shorter than you have come to expect from us. Every area of development is progressing nicely, but we are currently not in a position where we can share the results just yet. Rest assured new cards are still actively in development, and so are our new game modes. Skylords Reborn is being developed alongside our jobs and studies, and real life can get in the way sometimes. We also don't make any money from the game, since all our Patreon income goes directly toward server upkeep. Some of our team members also struggled with the flood from two weeks ago. We know you are all excited for new content, and we try to provide you with a steady stream of information in these Community Updates, but some tasks might take a bit longer than expected. 


Upcoming Patch

We are still hard at work on our upcoming balance patch to the live servers. Sadly, we are running into some delays because of all the changes that accumulated on the test server and now have to move to the live server. We are now looking at an expected release of mid-august. In our next community update we should be able to provide the patch notes, but you can expect some changes to pure frost (check our deep dive if you haven't already!) and a lot of cool changes for both PvE and PvP. 

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Free PvP Decks Adjustments

When Skylords Reborn released in 2020, we introduced our free PvP decks. Every week you can select up to two decks that are fully upgraded and can compete in the PvP meta. For our new players, here is a quick recap:

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- Select the sword on the top right of the menu to select your 2 free PvP decks.
- Free PvP decks are fully upgraded decks, that can only be used in PvP. 
- You can select two new decks every week, if you want to switch things up.
- You can freely swap around cards in those decks with cards in your collection to customize
the decks to your liking. You can do this by clicking the tab in your inventory on the top left (see the image).

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The meta of Skylords Reborn has seen a lot of changes ever since release, with multiple balance patches hitting the live servers. The contents of the free PvP decks did not change with them however. We plan to change that with the next patch*, and will continue to adjust them when new patches hit the server. Below you can find a list of all the changes coming to the free PvP decks. As mentioned above, if you don't want to alter your deck, you can still use your own cards to adjust your list to your liking. Keep in mind some cards might increase in price however, since they will no longer be available in some, or all, of the free PvP decks. 

Tainted Darkness (Pure Shadow)
+ Satanael (red) 
+ Blood Healing
-  Evocators Woe
-  Phasetower

Gifted Darkness (Shadow Nature)
+ Mo
-  Evocators Woe

Blessed Darkness (Shadow Frost)
+ Lost Reaver (red) 
-  Mountaineer

Infused Darkness (Shadow Fire) 
+ Bandit Stalker (green) 
-  Phasetower

Tainted Flora (Nature Shadow)
+ Spearmen
+ Unstable Demon
-  Treespirit
-  Evocators Woe

Gifted Flora (Pure Nature)
No changes

Blessed Flora (Nature Frost)
+ Razorshard (red) 
-  Crystal Fiend

Infused Flora (Nature Fire)
+ Magma Hurler
+ Mutating Maniac (red) 
-  Brannoc
-  Disenchant (purple)

Tainted Ice (Frost Shadow)
+ Lost Reaver
-  Mountaineer

Gifted Ice (Frost Nature)
+ Lightblade (purple)
-  Lightblade (red)

Blessed Ice (Pure Frost)
+ Icefang Raptor
+ Mountain Rowdy
+ White Ranger
-  Frostmage 
-  Skyelf Templar
-  Lyrish Knight

Infused Ice (Frost Fire)
+ Glyph of Frost
+ Icefang Raptor (blue) 
+ Gladiatrix (green) 
+ Warlock (blue)
+ Eruption
-  Frost Mage
-  Mountaineer
-  Scythe Fiends
-  Skyelf Templar
-  Virtuoso

Tainted Flame (Fire Shadow)
+ Wrecker
+ Bandit Stalker (green) 
-  Mortar Tower
-  Ashbone Pyro

Gifted Flame (Fire Nature)
+ Mutating Maniac
-  Mortar Tower

Blessed Flame (Fire Frost)
+ Icefang Raptor (blue) 
+ Warlock (blue)
+ Wrecker
-  Mortar Tower
-  Scythe Fiends
-  Mountaineer

Infused Flame (Pure Toggy)
+ Sun Reaver
-  Mortar Tower


Those changes to the Free PvP decks are planned alongside our new balance patch, planned for release mid-August*. This might give you a bit of a sneak peek at some cards receiving buffs this iteration. We hope you are looking forward to a fresh new meta! 

*We do want to make sure changing those decks will not break the game, so they might release a bit later.


Special Effect Editor

We have made some great progress in the project in a different area: the special effect editor. With this tool we are able to edit the special effects of BattleForge and create new ones from scratch. This is particularly useful for spells, since they are for the majority special effects. Many units also have special effects on their models though, like the flames of Batariel or the frosty cold effect emitted from Frost Mage. We can create complex new effects like Fire Sphere or meteors that leave ice shards on impact. Even though we are currently not able to add new models to the game, this is a great step in allowing us to create new visually appealing content. 

The tool is currently still work in progress. After it matures a little and we gain experience creating new special effects, we should barely be limited anymore for creating new special effects. 

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Upcoming Tournaments

• FINISHED Official PvE Contest#2 Slave Master 
The second official PvE contest for the map Slave Master has ended. Thanks to everyone for participating! The winners will be announced on a stream on Monday 19:00 CEST on our official twitch channel.  

We will also do some giveaways, so even if you did not participate; we invite you all to join us for a night of Skylords Reborn fun! 


• FINISHED Skylords Open #10
Last week marked the return of the Skylords Open, with its 10th edition since release already. Joining Toggy as co-caster was RadicalX, so if you are interested in PvP, be sure to rewatch the stream.


• Host your own event / tournament
Want to host a tournament or event? Please reach out to our 
Event Organiser 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 / Team Changes

Another new member has joined the Skylords Reborn team. A frequent contender in the Skylords Open, and traumatized for life by Harvesters; we are happy to welcome DutchyDutchy as a Discord Moderator! 

As always; if you want to help the project, please take a look at these open positions in our team!

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In conclusion

Thanks for reading! 

Is there anything you wish us to cover in upcoming community updates? As always, we are open to feedback so please let us know!

Here is a scratch code you can redeem in-game for 100bfp. COMM-UNIT-YUPD-ATE8
The code is valid till August 14th. 

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I hope everyone is fine and noone got hurt by the flooding.

Short (slightly drunk) question:
why remove frostmage from pure frost PvP Deck?

Edit: There are some more things unclear about the free PvP deck changes. Do you guys have a full explanation of the changes somewhere?

Also: :hype: for special effects!

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Frostmage did fulfill an important role as a main S counter in pure Frost in both T1 and T2. With the upcoming addition of more powerful S counters in T2 and recent Glyph buffs in T1 it is a completely viable choice to cut her out of pure Frost. You can still edit the deck to your needs if you are not comfortable playing without her. 

When it comes down to the reasoning: We mostly just included buffed cards, that ended up performing very well in our tests and adjusted the decks around that to be more suitable in the current meta. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them. 

 

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That Fire/Frost tease becomes unbearable xD

I like the addition of bandit stalkers to Free-Bandits. Just yesterday I had a conversation with a pvp-rookie who did not like the free bandit decks because they contain so few bandit cards.

2 hours ago, RadicalX said:

Frostmage did fulfill an important role as a main S counter in pure Frost in both T1 and T2. With the upcoming addition of more powerful S counters in T2 and recent Glyph buffs in T1 it is a completely viable choice to cut her out of pure Frost. You can still edit the deck to your needs if you are not comfortable playing without her. 

When it comes down to the reasoning: We mostly just included buffed cards, that ended up performing very well in our tests and adjusted the decks around that to be more suitable in the current meta. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them. 

 


I bought that Mortar you cut out from free pvp-decks, now make it 15sec pls :<

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