Community Announcements - Yarlen
We've just posted a hotfix for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes v1.8 today. This update fixes a typo in one of the XML files which was causing the game to crash.

Special thanks to Primal_Savage and BlackSmokeDMax for making us aware.
Community Announcements - IslandDog
The 'Battlegrounds' DLC includes 15 hand-crafted tactical maps that present new challenges and opportunities in combat. You may start out surrounding or encircled by your enemies, or need to defend or assault tight chokepoints. The visual variety in Legendary Heroes is better than ever with ruined Imperial highways, dark fortresses buried deep in desert sandstorms, and more.

More than 20 stamps for the map generator to use to create unique gameworlds for each playthrough are also included in the 'Battlegrounds' DLC.

Get the Battlegrounds DLC today for just $4.99 today: http://store.steampowered.com/app/333040/

Six new monsters are free with the 1.8 patch today, and the latest Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes DLC adds 15 new tactical maps and more to keep every playthrough as fresh as possible.

Legendary Heroes v1.8 adds adds six all-new monsters with unique abilities to the game, including the flame-wreathed Gilden Lion and the battle-frenzied Obsidian Legion. The patch will be applied to your game automatically next time you connect to Steam.

Read the Legendary Heroes v1.8 patch notes here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/459159

Thanks for your support, and happy conquering!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Thanksgiving week is a good week for owners of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes!

The sixth DLC pack for Legendary Heroes drops on November 25th. The 'Battlegrounds' DLC adds 15 tactical maps to fight on, from a ruined Imperial highway to a forgotten fortress deep in the desert sands. Random maps get a shot in the arm as well, with over 20 new stamps that add a ton of variety to the map generator.

The Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes 'Battlegrounds' DLC will be available on Tuesday, November 25 for just $4.99.

Happy conquering, and thanks again for your support!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
A pre-release version of next week’s Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes patch is now available.

Version 1.8 adds five new monsters to the game, as well as changing how monster armies are spawned, which together add a lot of variety to the neutral armies players face during a game.

To opt into the development snapshot, do the following:
  • Right-click Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes in your Steam library
  • Select “Properties”
  • Select the “Betas” tab
  • Choose “1.8 Beta” from the drop-down menu
  • Close the Properties window

Legendary Heroes v1.8 also makes some balance tweaks. Read the full change log here.
Community Announcements - IslandDog
We’ve pushed a minor bugfix patch for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes. As always, your Steam client should automatically update your game to the latest version.

Patch notes:
+ Fixed most frequent crash bugs
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Arguably the biggest patch since Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes’ release more than a year ago, version 1.7 improves CPU-controlled factions’ strategic acumen as well as introducing class-specific items for all five unique hero types, like Commander-only banners that boost the entire army’s capabilities.

Download the patch free simply by signing into your Steam client.

Among other things, patch 1.7 includes:
  • Class-specific items - Commanders lead better than ever with unique banners, mages command the elements with new staves, and more
  • Significant AI improvements - AI rivals now develop their empires more effectively, for example through upgrading their outposts
  • Balancing across the board - Unrest modifiers have been tweaked to make sprawling empires less overwhelmingly powerful, and many unit and item stats have changed
  • Revamped army-strength logic - The method used for calculating army strength has been completely reworked, making evaluating threats easier for human and AI players alike
  • Much more – see full patch notes here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/456046/

Happy conquering!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Arguably the biggest patch to date for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is now available for opt-in beta testing. Frogboy has made huge improvement to many areas of the AI, Commanders get new class-specific items, rival sovereigns are a lot chattier, and balance has gotten a hard look across the board.

Patch notes can be found here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/455808

LH 1.7, like all of Stardock's patches, will be free for everyone who has purchased the game.

To download the beta, do the following:
Log into your Steam client.
Right-click Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes and choose Properties.
Select the BETAS tab.
In the drop-down menu, choose "1.7 Beta".
Close the Properties window.

Steam should automatically download the update.

Note that saved games from previous patches will probably work with the 1.7 beta, but will be missing many of the balance changes. Start a new game to check out LH 1.7 the way it's meant to be played.

Please report any bugs or other issues you encounter to the LH Support forum so that we can make the 1.7 release the best it can be.

Thanks as always for your support, and happy conquering!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment are pleased to announce the final release of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion v1.82 today. This latest version addresses balance issues in the Stellar Phenomena DLC.

Changes include:

Stellar Phenomena DLC
  • Halved asteroidCounts on Graveyard and DenseDebris templates in AsteroidDef to improve performance.
  • Updated GalaxyScenarioDef uncolonizable gravity wells w/resources to be guarded by Pirates, not neutral factions.
  • Removed defenders from Antimatter Fountain.
  • Changed ShatteredMoon defender template from LocalMilitiaWeak to LocalMilitiaWeakUncolonizable.
  • Updated Allegiance progression in Gameplay.Constants on the later stages to drop by .05 on levels 7-8. This should help prevent very distant planets from instantly going neutral from Open Rebellion.
  • Added potential for 0-2 (from 0) neutral crystal extractors at Comets.
  • Increased minimum neutral crystal extractor count to 2 (from 1) at Ice Fields.
  • Increased minimum neutral metal/crystal extractor count to 1 (from 0) at Radiation Storms.
  • Increased minimum neutral metal extractor count to 1 (from 0) at Shattered Moon.
  • Increased random event allegiance check from 240 to 600 seconds. This should help prevent distant colonies from succumbing to Open Rebellion before the player can do anything about it.
  • Reduced minimum allegiance threshold for random events from 30% to 15%.
  • Increased max respawn count on Magnetic Storm from 4 to 9.
  • Increased max respawn count on Plasma Storm from 4 to 9.
  • Reduced trigger weight on Partisans event from 25% to 10%.
  • Reduced trigger weight on Open Rebellion event from 10% to 5%.
  • Reduced fleet point range on Open Rebellion event from 150/350 to 100/250.
  • Increased volume on random event warning sound by 3db.
  • Dramatically shortened Pulsar particle so that it doesn't touch other gravity wells and made the tails less sharp.
  • Removed Fighters from target list on Gas Giant's pre-explode buff since they can never lose it; will still take damage from nearby explosions.
  • Added new Commodity Boom random event: one random planet (including neutrals) may now undergo a resource boom where extractor and refinery rates are increased by 30% for 5 minutes. Should never appear on: Dead Asteroids, Pirate Bases, Antimatter Fountains, Magnetic Clouds or Wormholes. (Thanks to Goafan for the suggestion!)

Forbidden Worlds DLC
  • Removed 'Ferrus' from PlanetRandomUncolonizable in GalaxyScenarioDefs.
  • Removed 'FerrusFair' from PlanetRandomUncolonizableFair in GalaxyScenarioDefs.
  • Added new planet bonuses to GalaxyScenarioDefs (thanks Goafan!).
  • Changed Rusted Core planet bonus to no longer require points in exploration.

AI
  • Revised AI bonus income rates to try and scale less drastically past Normal.

Misc.
  • Updated SDActivate.exe so folks shouldn't need to open up IE if it fails on new installs.
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Stardock released today the latest downloadable content (DLC), the Leader Pack, for its critically acclaimed turn-based fantasy strategy game, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes. The Leader Pack is available now through Steam for $4.99.

The Leader Pack adds an all-new sovereign to each of the game's 10 factions. These leaders provide fresh gameplay experiences with new abilities and items. Prove might makes right with the hardy but magically impaired General Tarth, bring death magic to the kingdoms of men with Sanjo of Gilden, or absolve Lord Relias' mistakes by leading Altar to glory as Shirayn.

Players can also customize their own sovereigns with additional traits and equipment. Treasure Hunters have supernaturally good luck at finding loot, leaders with Lifeblood heal their own wounds with every spell cast, and anyone wielding powerful Ruvennan Bracers is destined for glory on the battlefield with their dramatically boosted combat capabilities.
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Fire up your Steam client to get the latest patch to Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes. The free 1.6 update paves the way for the DLC coming soon and offers a little something for everyone.

Heroes get access to some new abilities (Dragon Born, Master Archer, Death Blow), many of the late-game champions get significant boosts to make it a little less disappointing when Gallowman doesn’t offer to join your cause, and modders now have some additional tools for creating abilities of their own.

As always, a raft of balance tweaks and bug fixes are folded into the patch as well.

See the full changelog on the official forums, and happy conquering!
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