As is sometimes the case, it is difficulty to keep up with weekly updates while away from my main development computer.
This week I'm in Seattle, working with Microsoft on some really cool stuff that I'll be able to share more about very soon (part of which is major optimizations to the game systems since they have some experts on hand!), as well as visiting with Valve for a bit which I'm super excited for!
So, while I'm still very hard at work on improving the game, there won't be a patch this week.
However, if you missed it (maybe because you're not part of the Official QuiVr Discord where I post many more updates about the other branches in progress), there is a new branch where you can try out the PvP system I'm working on ;)
Today we are re-introducing the 8th playable character for the initial version of Spaera, Leon. As many of you might recognize him from our initial Beta, Leon has been placed on the sidelines since the huge system change last year. With the game system finally stabilizing with perhaps a few tweaks left, we'd like to push out the current iteration of Leon for you to try.
Leon retains his counterpunch style of play, but now with a bit more offense. His Level 4, Thrust of 9000+, has been his signature move, and we made it a focus to keep it as faithful as possible.
His level 3, Kogoro Stance, has been replaced with an Offense move, Slash Slash. Slash Slash adds two slashes of bricks to the opponent's board.
Slothy Guard Stance For each of the next 2 pieces, stops up to 5 lines from being added to your board.
Swift My Sword Removes the top 3 lines of your board.
Slash Slash Adds two slashes of bricks to the top of the opponent's board.
Thrust of 9000+ For 2 pieces, any clear will trigger all blocks to cascade downwards if there is empty space. When active, this will prevent magic orbs and exploder blocks from dropping.
Rafael's Lingering Intermezzo Duration Reduced from 5 turns to 4
Panic Mode text now has transparency for better visibility
Memory Allocation Performance has been greatly improved
Grab your sunscreen and get your thongs on (sandals?) the Sexy Summer Fling is here!
As we warned, this little scavenger hunt is a little different than last time. This time there are multiple tiers of rewards, but you have to log in every day to look for 1 (and only 1!) object at a time.
“But wait!” (I hear you say) “That’s super tricky to do! What the hey?”
“What the hey?” is right. We’re experimenting with events to see what you peeps fancy, so give it a try and let us know what you think. Sometimes the events might be super challenging, and sometimes they might be super chill - like I said, we’re experimenting. (Like in college!)
Oh - and if you do manage to unlock the final pinup, this event has a particularly… lovely version in the NSFW mode. Just sayin’. That’s a thing you can get now. *cough*
Best of luck! Let us know how you do, and thanks for giving us your time while we’re trying out different Live Events.
We have identified an issue with Hot Summer Package's "Buy One, Buy More" event where players are unable to redeem Selective Gold Emblem Box. (x5 Package Purchase Reward) A client patch has just been released to resolve the issue. Please restart your client for the changes to take effect.
Hi! This patch is primarily focused on general game balance as well as some character specific balancing. There's also a bit of new content in there as well.
Added an indicator button to the map to show where player homes are located, map blocks with existing houses must be revisited in order for this update to take effect, homes placed after should be indicated
Gameplay and Content
Added "Brutal Punks" to The Badlands. They are very strong Punks who roam The Badlands gathering wandering Punks into a mob
Updated art of Punk Dog house destruction
Added Bread recipe drop to wheat
Added nails to stolen bag loot drop
Added new loot drop "Grim Biscuit" to Goatmen (cures doomed)
Added Human Skull and Grim Biscuit to potion shop
Added Recipe Drop "Grim Biscuit" to Goatmen
Added effects to hitting Dark Zombie Totems
Updated "Stone Sword" description
Chickens can now lay nests of eggs rather than a single egg
Decreased White Knight's HP from 150 to 125
Increased Blind Status effect duration from 10 to 15 seconds
Increased poison Life % damage from 10% to 15%
Poison now reduces move speed by 25%
Poison Status effect can now be renewed by poisonous attacks before ending
Decreased durability of poison bow from 15 to 10
Character Specific Balancing
Giant Spiders are now immune to poison.
Increased Angry Spider's chase speed from 275 to 300
Baby Spider's attack now has 25% chance to poison
Increased Baby Spider's attack damage from 5 to 7
Increased Giant Spider's attack damage from 8 to 10
Increased Giant Spider attack's poison chance from 50% to 75%
Increased Giant Spider chase speed from 225 to 300
Increased Giant Spider's ability and probability to web a tree
Spider food now spawns Angry Spiders on destruction
Giant Boars now have a chance to invoke haste when aggroed
Giant Boars now have a chance to invoke Strength
Decreased Drop Rate of pork chops from Giant Boar
Decreased loot drop probability of Godlike Boar Tusk from death of Giant Boar from .75 to .50
Increased Giant Boar Chase Speed from 301 to 310
Increased Giant Boar Critical attack chance from 25% to 35%
Increased Giant Boar attack damage from 12 to 15
Increased Giant Crab life from 150 to 200
Increased Giant Crab deflect projectile chance from 25% to 50%
Increased Giant Crab chase speed from 140 to 200
Decreased drop rate of crab eggs from giant crab
Giant Crab now immune to burn and fear
Mason (Rare Night Mob)
Increased Mason's HP from 1000 to 2500
Mason now immune to poison, sleep, doomed and bleeding
Increased Mason's block chance from 5% to 10%
Mason now has 5% chance to deflect a projectile
Increased Mason's chase speed from 295 to 305
Increased Punk spawns from punk structures
Increased Punk Builder's structure building probability.
Updated indicators on Gnomes to correct positions
Fixed bug that allowed a Punk Builder to drop pipe pickaxes instead of the recipe
Fixed loot drop probability bug on mobs dropping loot while affected by status effect
Turns out she’s pretty skilled in 3D modeling as well and, needless to say, I got pretty excited when she showed me this:
Psyrat was probably the monster that was in most need of a remodel and now it’s gonna be pretty dope looking. I’ve been working hard to get this model in-game and so far so good.
I’m still making animations and some small adjustments but the new Psyrat(or whatever its name will be) should be in-game soon with the next update. Maybe one day Adri can make a rat looking monster and a new Psyrat can make its appearance into the arena.
Adri has also sent me more 3D models to put into the game and they look great as well. You can check them out in future posts.
Announcing a new exclusive physical reward available to all Battle Pass owners who reach Battle Level 2000, the Collector's Baby Roshan statue! Additionally, as a way to show off your achievement in-game, all Level 2000 players will have a custom version of Roshan replace his default form.
To claim your 8.5cm x 9cm, nickel silver-finished Baby Roshan at Level 2000, please ensure that you have visited the Collector's Aegis registration site to provide your shipping and contact information for the Level 1000 Reward. You will need to use your Steam account credentials in order to access the site, and the same shipping information will be used to send both the Collector's Aegis and Collector's Baby Roshan.
If you have a Level 2000 Battle Pass and previously registered for this year's Level 1000 reward, you're already set.
Deliveries are limited to one statue per registered account and will begin this fall. Registration is required to receive your Baby Roshan, so make sure to sign up before August 25th. Once registration closes, enrolled players will be contacted with more information regarding shipment and customer support.
Please note that all communication regarding your shipment will be sent to the email address you provide during registration, so make sure to provide accurate shipping and contact information.
Like the in-game Aegis effect, the custom in-game Roshan will expire on May 1, 2018.