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Community Update #17 - January 8th 2022


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Greetings Skylords!

Welcome to the first Community Update of 2022! We hope you had a blast playing Skylords Reborn in 2021 and hope you will continue to do so in this brand new year. Even though we just released a major content patch, there is already a lot of interesting things to talk about, so let's get started!

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 Yearly Recap 2021community_splitter.png

On the 17th of December we had our Anniversary Stream, celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Skylords Reborn. Sadly, something went wrong with the playback of the stream that we were not able to fix. Instead of doing a rerecording, we decided to record a recap of 2021 instead. 

In this yearly recap video we go over everything that was added to the game in 2021. Use it as an easy catch-up or as an introduction video for your returning friends!

A lot was added in the patch on the 18th, so we can understand you might have missed something in the overload of changes and new content. To make things a bit more easier for both current and new players, we have also collected information into a handy overview. 

We grouped all the documents (deep dives, behind the scenes, PvP guide, etc.) we have released last year, and collected every community update thus far on a single page with highlights. Especially Community Update 16 went into all the changes added in the last major content patch. We hope this will make it easier for you to keep track of progress.

 

 New Voicelines Implementedcommunity_splitter.png

With some help from our friends in the C&C community, we were able to fix the issues we had with the sound converter needed to implement new voicelines into the game. We are happy to announce we added English* voicelines to Banzai Lord and Amii Paladins! 

Banzai Lord is voiced by Dreamlord. We tried to create a character that is both sinister towards his enemies, and caring towards his birds. Because both Tortugun and Wasteland Terror (soon™) are non-humanoid, we hope he will give some flavor to the lategame of Bandits. 

Amii Paladins is voiced by Rothriel. The Amii can go into multiple directions; they are full of energy as part of their elemental nature, a joyous unrestraint and/or an excess of emotion. At the same time they are a race still shrouded in mystery. We went with a serious and calm vibe for these Amii soldiers, and we plan to lean into the more energetic approach for Amii Phantom. 

In the near future we plan to also add voicelines to Bandit Sniper, Dryad, Mountain Rowdy and Amii Phantom.
Additionally, there are already plans for other cards that are currently without voicelines, like Bandit Lancer or Warlock. 

*Adding voicelines is a ton of work, both for the voice actors and those implementing. Because of this, we currently are only able to provide voicelines in English. We have added these English voicelines into each version of the game, no matter what language you play it in. We would like your opinion on this. If you play the game on German, French or Russian would you prefer your cards to be without sound, or with English voicelines? Fill in the poll here

 If you want to help with the implementation of voicelines and have experience with video and audio, please check out our open position for Video Editor below. 

 

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We are excited to announce that we are planning on expanding the Skylords Reborn lore! This will include future story expansions as we work on adding new campaign maps and new in-game characters, as well as new Legends pages (for the Lore book).

The initial goal is to add 5 new Legends pages for each faction, including the hybrid factions. Yet we cannot do this alone, so as part of this endeavor, we would like to invite anyone interested in the lore and in writing to join us in a new official Lore Taskforce server! Any member of the community will be able to submit proposals for new Legends which, if approved, will be included in the game. So if you have ever had a great story idea for your favorite unit, now is the time to put pen to paper and give it a try! Join the Lore Discord here.

We will share more about our plans and progress for campaign maps at a later date. 

 

 Advanced Filtering Surveycommunity_splitter.png

In our last patch we added advanced filtering options, both for the inventory and the AH. We are curious if you are aware of it and/or use it. 

To gather data and figure out how many of you are aware of the new options, we have created a very small survey. We hope you will take the time to fill it in. 

You can find the survey here, it should only take a few minutes of your time. 

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 Pure Nature Reworkcommunity_splitter.png

After Pure Frost and Bandits, the balance team has now set its eyes on Pure Nature as the next faction to receive major changes. On the balance discord you can already see some of the proposals for multiple cards, ranging from Nerfs to Deep One and Energy Parasite, to buffs to Ghost Spears and the Root Network. Cards like Grove Spirit, Forest Elder, Mind Control, Abyssal Warder, Colossus and Grimvine are also being looked at. 

The Root Network is an interesting yet complex Nature mechanic that is often misunderstood (and poorly explained by the game). Some of the ideas currently being discussed are changing Thornbark to count as multiple entities for the Root Network and reduced power costs for cards like Spikeroot and Treespirit. After the changes are a bit more fleshed out, we plan to provide you with another Deep Dive document, going into what makes Nature tick, its strength and weaknesses, and how we plan to tackle them. 

Alongside changes to Nature, we are also going to test out a couple of nerfs and buffs on the test server in the near future. Some of the cards that are currently being looked at are Nightguard, Executor, Phalanx, Ice Guardian, Warlock, Stoneshards and Twilight Minions. 

You can find all our current idea's and join the discussion on our Balance Discord. 
 

 Update to Skylords Marketplace Journal community_splitter.png

Maze has been hard at work and released a new version of the website Skylords Marketplace Journal. On this website you can easily track prizes of cards. The redesigned site is now at a stage of development where he felt it is viable enough to replace the old version, which broke with the anniversary patch. The old version is and will probably stay available, but it won't receive any more updates. It can still be found here.

There are a bunch of exciting features in the new website, including a larger variety of filters, more price details for each card, general card info and other interesting QoL features. You can even find the average value of the reforged card when destroying 4 of the same card and on what map you can find the upgrade for the card. 

Read up all about the changes, or go directly to the new website here. 

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Maze is not the only one who provides market statistics through his website however. Some of you might be aware of the Auction House Archives, created by DraginMaster. The goal of this site is to track each card's journey through the in-game auction house and beyond. Since it tracks each individual auction, it can deduce when a card has sold in the auction house and for how much. More information can be found here

 

 Update to the Stats Website community_splitter.png

The Skylords Reborn Stats website also received an overhaul. Here you can find interesting and up-to-date stats from Skylords Reborn, like current number of players online and running matches, but also fun stats like unopened boosters. It now also contains Auctions and Leaderboards!

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• NEW: Official 2p rPvE Contest#2: The Bandit alliance UNTIL 31.01.2022
For this
challenge, we want to see your adaptability in unique situations.
We are looking at the fastest time with only one rule: each player may only spawn one single unit with ground presence through the whole run!


• FINISHED: Official PvE Contest#4: Winter is coming
The fourth official PvE contest has ended, and the winners were revealed in a stream you can rewatch on our Twitch channel. 


• FINISHED: CCC #1 Hunt Down The Stragglers
Kapo took the initiative to host the first in a series of ''
Crappy Community Contests'' This and future CCCs are meant to be super-small-scale contests with weird challenges, hopefully luring you away from well-trodden paths. They are small scale on the organizers side too: there is no stream, video or event announcing the winners. Because of this, the entry barrier was low, and this resulted in 130 players participating! 
 

• Host your own event / tournament
Want to host a tournament or event? Please reach out to our Event Organizers
Hiko and/or Metagross 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. 

 

 We need your help!community_splitter.png

We are in dire need of a Marketeer / Outreach Coordinator!

As you are probably aware, Skylords Reborn does currently not have anyone who helps actively promoting the game. We would love to promote and increase the player base for Skylords Reborn. To do so, we have two open positions. If you have the time and the required skills to help, please consider having a chat with us. We would love to get help in these area's!
 

Open Position - Video Editor
As a video editor you are responsible for creating exciting video content for Skylords Reborn. This can range from short card reveal videos to exciting trailers and cutting up Twitch-stream content for highlight videos on our Youtube channel. If you have any experience with audio post production, you can also help us out with the process of adding new voice-lines and sound effects into the game.
Click here to read more and apply.

Open Position - Marketeer / Outreach Coordinator
As a Marketeer / Outreach Coordinator you are responsible to spread the word and create awareness about Skylords Reborn and to attract veteran and new players alike. This includes actively researching and reaching out to potentially interested streamers, youtubers, Discord channels, game magazines, among others. You will be responsible for the communication to and from interested parties and for any promotion deals (for example involving scratch codes). Please note that Skylords Reborn cannot do any paid promotions. Click here to read more and apply.

 

 Team changes / Open Positioncommunity_splitter.png

The position for  Community Manager has opened up, which might come as a bit of as surprise. Over the past 10 months I have been in charge of bringing all of you these community updates and enjoy doing so. However, I have taken on more and more tasks lately, resulting in a shift to a new role; Project Coordinator. In this role I will put a bigger focus on streamlining our workflow and planning of patches. Because of this, we are now looking for someone who can help with some of my previous responsibilities. If you are interested, please check out the description below. 

Open Position - Community Manager
As a community manager you are responsible with aiding the communication to and from the community. You will work closely with the Project Coordinator (previously Community Manager) to communicate staff and project decisions to the community through, for example, The Community Updates and self-written announcements. Furthermore, you will act as a contact person for the community to share project feedback and suggestions and are expected to keep the staff informed and be up-to-date with the state of the community. Click here to read more and apply.

 

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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 mini-booster: 
COMM-UNIT-YNEW-S17B

The code is valid till January 29th, when we will bring you another Community Update. 
Please keep in mind that the
100BFP discount on all boosters is still valid until January 18th. 

As always, we are open to feedback so please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments! 

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On 1/8/2022 at 2:37 PM, Majora said:

 

 Update to the Stats Website community_splitter.png

The Skylords Reborn Stats website also received an overhaul. Here you can find interesting and up-to-date stats from Skylords Reborn, like current number of players online and running matches, but also fun stats like unopened boosters. It now also contains Auctions and Leaderboards!

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First of all Great Update. Like to read them. Sometimes its hard to track everything going on. I find these updates here very good to have a rough summary of what is currently going on.

 

I have discovered an "error" in the leaderboard. Namely, in 2 player, as well as in 4 player missions ONLY times are displayed which were made by a 2 respactive 4player team. If you compare this to the ingame ranking there are big differences (eg Empire) Is it possible to fix this? Find it a great alternative that you do not have to go every time ingame to "only briefly" go through the rankings (for example, to take over the alltime in the PVE alltime channel (including team)

greetings Wanky

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9 hours ago, wanky said:

First of all Great Update. Like to read them. Sometimes its hard to track everything going on. I find these updates here very good to have a rough summary of what is currently going on.

Glad to hear it, thats the goal! 🙂 

As for your error, would you mind explaining the issue a bit more? I forwarded it to the team but it was a bit unclear for them what is the unexpected behaviour and how it ideally should look. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, wanky said:

First of all Great Update. Like to read them. Sometimes its hard to track everything going on. I find these updates here very good to have a rough summary of what is currently going on.

 

I have discovered an "error" in the leaderboard. Namely, in 2 player, as well as in 4 player missions ONLY times are displayed which were made by a 2 respactive 4player team. If you compare this to the ingame ranking there are big differences (eg Empire) Is it possible to fix this? Find it a great alternative that you do not have to go every time ingame to "only briefly" go through the rankings (for example, to take over the alltime in the PVE alltime channel (including team)

greetings Wanky

Hey.

Thanks for the leaderboards report.

The leaderboards on the Hub are being cached once every 36 hours, so maybe the data has not been cached yet.

Also have in mind there are different time range selection possibilities, like so:
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At the start of every month, "This month" range usually doesn't have much data for the first week until players play the matches and fill it up.

And could you please private message me with screenshots/examples of the time differences you're mentioning? It will help me better pinpoint the problem, if any.

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