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2014

[Open Beta] Progression Reset

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Hello Opulencians,


We are announcing today that in order to introduce our new Open Creation defense mode (among other reasons detailed here) for Open Beta, we are going to conduct a progression reset on all player accounts on the Live Version of the game on February 11th.


Please continue reading to get a better understanding of why this is happening.

 

 

THE RESET: WHY?

 


The new Open Creation defense mode we have developed for Open Beta is going to change our game, a lot. In order to improve the game and implement this new mode, we had to re-do a lot of the in-game systems. For instance, we created a Trap Generator, changed the footprints on nearly all traps and creatures and we reworked the Mines entirely. We have detailed these changes in the dedicated Open Creation news if you are interested in reading more.


All of these changes are important enough that this new mode renders old castles incompatible with it. Keeping the current castles in the new Open Creation defense mode would make the kingdom of Opulencia a vast semi-apocalyptic field of broken castles and game-breaking bugs. Not too enticing, right? That is why we have decided to conduct a progression reset.


In addition, Crowns and Leaderboards will be reset on February 11th to prepare for Open Beta and to create a level playing field for all players for future competitions.

 

 

THE RESET: WHEN?

 


The reset will happen on February 11th, with the release of the pre-Open Beta pack.

 

This Pack will contain the majority of the new features we planned for the Open Beta’s launch on February 25th. We are releasing these new features early to our Closed Beta players, to allow us to fine tune them and to get your feedback on what we'll be rolling out.

 

 

THE RESET: HOW?

 


Here below is the detailed process of what’s going to happen.

 

 

          - FOR ALL PLAYERS

 


Heroes will be brought back to Level 1. The Knight, Archer and Mage will be unlocked for everyone, but you will need to go through the new Tutorial with one of them before you can access the two other heroes.

 

Your Attack inventory will remain the same. Your equipped loot will be brought back to your inventory (or the Buy Back section of the appropriate machinery if your inventory is full).


Your Castle will be emptied and brought back to Level 1. Your Castle inventory (the one containing creatures and traps) will be emptied as well. You will re-create your castle during the in-game tutorial.


Your Gold and Life Force amounts will be brought back to 0.


All of the Blings you have won in-game will not be brought back. However, Blings that were purchased will be restored (please see below for how changes will affect players who have purchased Blings or Packs).


As mentioned above, your Crowns are brought back to 0.


Your Friend List and Account Information, Username, etc., stay unchanged.

  

 

          - FOR DOUBLE O/BLINGS/IN-GAME CONTENT PURCHASING PLAYERS

 


All of the above, plus:


All your purchased Blings (spent and unspent) will be brought back to their original value. For example: If you purchased a 500 Blings pack, and spent 140 of them, the original number of 500 Blings will be returned to you.


All your Double O Pack or Club related content will be returned to your inventory (including creatures, weapons and themes).

 

All purchased Castle Themes (except the ones included in Double O Packs or given through the Double O Club) will not be restored, you will need to purchase them again with the reimbursed Blings.

 

 

          - FOR PLAYERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

If you have won a Beta Key or a Double O Pack during a Community Event (Open House, Festival of Taking, Key Giveaways, etc.), you will get your access to the game and the content of the related Pack back.


If you have been gifted Blings or Boosts during a Community Event, they will not be restored.

 

 

BOOSTS AND LEVEL UP

 

 

You will all be granted 15 Boosts (5 XP, 5 Gold and 5 Life Force boosts), so that you can level-up to where you were before the reset as quickly as possible.

Please note that thanks to your feedback, we have worked to ease Hero progression, removing the Hero Trainer entirely to make leveling up smoother. But we will cover that in an upcoming update!

 

 

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER RESET?

 


We have no plans to do another reset at this time, but while we are still in Beta, implementing new features may force us to reset progression again. We will obviously do everything we can to avoid that.


We will reset Crowns and Leaderboards regularly to kick off new competition rounds between players. We will provide you more information about that in a future update.

 

We realize that this is something we never announced, and we have tried our best to avoid this situation. It is only very recently that we have been pushed to decide to conduct this reset. But for all the reasons stated above (and in the dedicated Open Creation news), we hope you understand that this reset is for the betterment of the game.
 

 

What’s next?

 


We will hold two live Twitch events thisThursday on our Official Twitch Channel from 19.30 to 20.30 GMT in French and  20.30 to 21.30 GMT (3.30pm to 4.30pm EST) in English .

 

The French Twitch stream will feature Arnaud Jamin, Game Director, and the English Twitch stream will feature Sean Crooks, Associate Producer, and Hervé Sliwa, Creative Director.

 

Please go to our forums to submit all the questions you would like us to answer during the Twitch streams, both concerning the Reset and the Open Creation Mode:

 

Forums Mighty Quest

 

Thanks, and see you on Twitch very soon! 

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v_sac | February 06, 2014 05:39 | Report

I can understand your situation, but I don't like your decision.
If you do that seriously, give all β-tester some advantage (15 boost if not enough!)
or especially participation awards, i want to say.

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GambitsEnd | February 06, 2014 04:23 | Report

Wipes generally bother me, but this one is happening for a really good reason. So instead of bemoaning the wipe and crying, I simply get excited and yell "PROGRESS!".

A fine example of the Devs making excellent use of this testing phase, I applaud.

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MIGHTY919426 | February 06, 2014 04:15 | Report

LOL read the fine print nerds... you dont read the fine print and you cry when something clearly stated in the disclaimer comes to play... im tired of you nerds crying about because the [filtered] was knocked out of your mouth.. its a beta TEST... TEST do you understand what the word TEST means in the gaming sense.... GET A CLUE NERDS STOP CRYING.

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Boot-Leg | February 06, 2014 03:44 | Report

I say Bring on the reset! Greatness through repetition! xD

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ShadowlessKhan | February 06, 2014 01:28 | Report

I understand why most everyone is upset about the reset. I can't say I am too happy about it either but the game is still in closed beta which things like this are somewhat typical. Truly I think this will help out everyone in the long run. If I knew what I was doing earlier I would have done things much different and now everyone is going to be starting on somewhat an even playing field. Also I am very glad that they are actually open about this with the community instead of just restarting everything without a notice, which has happened in other betas I have played.

Plus think of it this way people. A lot of people were complaining that nobody was attacking their castle but now everyone is going to be the same level so there will be plenty of looting to go around so time to get that booty!

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Merlineous5 | February 06, 2014 01:16 | Report

You knew this game was in beta when you started playing this. There are disclamers and such stating that anything you do may not last, changes will happen. I haven't played a beta that hasn't had at least 3 save breaking patches before release. Grow up people. I realise that the hours you've invested feel like they've been wasted but the hours you put in were for "Game Development" purposes, be glad your hours of service have made the deveopers make these changes for the better.

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Savedfromsin | February 06, 2014 01:02 | Report

Why does this surprise anyone? it was a CLOSED BETA most games wipe sometime from closed beta to release. usually either just before it goes open beta, sometime during open beta, or just before "release". if you dont like progression wipes dont play betas

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Kyotosomo | February 06, 2014 00:43 | Report

HEY DEVS PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS I THINK THIS WILL PRETTY MUCH BE THE GENERAL CONSENSUS!

We are glad you are doing this if it is for the enbetterment of the game and it's completely understandable and fair in a lot of ways, but some of us spend 10s of hours to 100s of hours on this game. Could you at least give us a greater amount of boosts to make up for all this lost play time? A LOT of people may feel disgusted and just stop playing because of this if we can't quickly get back up to like half our levels and income quickly. Please consider helping those back who helped you create such a good game.

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MightyRom | February 06, 2014 00:38 | Report

Hey Rezna,

The time for the English Stream is 3.30-4.30 EST, indeed.

This will be updated on the news.

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RedWolfz0r | February 06, 2014 00:36 | Report

Wow, after all that time invested in this game, it will be wiped? What a totally bizarre decision, you won't see me coming back after a wipe. Just because you're implementing changes in the game doesn't mean you should screw over everyone who has been playing it so far.