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EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.2.2)

The primary changes in this patch include villagers no longer needing to travel to fulfil their needs, the addition of the watchtower military building, and numerous improvements to the garrison system.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Villagers now consume food / clothing / mead on the spot without having to walk to a building
Player: Military units now consume food / clothing / mead (more mouths to feed than before)
Player: Added watchtower (garrison for Arbalists)
Player: Gatehouses can now be placed right up against palisade (making replacing destroyed gatehouses easier)
Player: Destroying garrison buildings now moves units to the rally points to prevent them floating down slowly
Player: Hunters can now be garrisoned in gatehouses and watchtowers
Player: Bears, boars, spiders and wolves can now attack palisades
Player: Bow ranges are now consistent with crossbow ranges



Bug Fixes
Fix: Sending one already garrisoned unit to a second gatehouse didn’t free up the original garrison slot
Fix: Palisades didn’t cut into the navmesh on sloped terrains such as beaches
Fix: Palisades were too high when restoring saved games
Fix: Cotton fields weren’t showing the cotton plants (visual glitch)
Fix: Gatehouse door state wasn’t updating the navmesh correctly when loading saved games

Known Issues
With consumption now happening without travel, worker productivity has increased. This will lead to faster stockpiling of resources. In the next patch we’ll probably reduce this.
Towers need to ignore obstructions and behave like the gatehouse does.
Selecting units garrisoned in the watchtower and attacking an enemy can result in some units falling out of the tower.
The tower and gatehouse character colliders need disabling during construction otherwise units that walk over them can end up rising into the air.

Developer Comments
Only save games and workshop items saved with 0.5.2.x versions are valid. Level designers should open their maps, save, and then republish to Steam Workshop for them to appear in the load dialog.

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EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.2.1)

This is a micro patch containing fixes for bugs introduced in yesterday’s 0.5.2.0 release, as well as adding in palisade gates.

ONLY SAVE GAMES CREATED WITH VERSION 0.5.2.x WILL SHOW IN THE LOAD SAVED GAME DIALOG. SEE DEVELOPER NOTES BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Added palisade gatehouse
Player: Added support for garrison-type buildings; used by the palisade gatehouse

Bug Fixes
Fix: Pink objects on some buildings
Fix: Engineer turrets are placeable again

Known Issues
Please see the patch notes for 0.5.2.0
With gatehouses, connecting one to existing palisade doesn’t really work
With gatehouses, sending one already garrisoned unit to a second gatehouse doesn’t free up the garrison slot. To resolve this, use the exit all context button after selecting the gatehouse.

Developer Comments
Only save games and workshop items saved with 0.5.2.x versions are valid. Level designers should open their maps, save, and then republish to Steam Workshop for them to appear in the load dialog.

The palisade gates use a newly implemented garrison system so that arbalists (crossbowmen) can stand guard on top. This system will be used in watch towers in a future patch. We’ll be experimenting further with the palisade gatehouse to address the listed known issues.
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EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.2.0)

The primary changes in this patch include the addition of lore books for things like crafting recipes and journal entries, constructible palisades, part of an ongoing overhaul of crafting and loot, and a new dungeon (kobold mines) linked into the sandbox Haven map.

ONLY SAVE GAMES AND WORKSHOP MAPS SAVED WITH THE CURRENT VERSION NOW SHOW IN THE LOAD SAVED GAME DIALOG. SEE DEVELOPER NOTES BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: UI: Added Lore books (e.g. journals, crafting recipes)
Player: Heroes: Added mass heal ability to Willow
Player: Heroes: Updated Olga’s mesh to address her pea head
Player: Heroes: Updated Olga’s ability effects
Player: Heroes: Updated Fenrin’s AI
Player: Bosses: Chow: Updated AI, abilities and animations
Player: Bosses: Rekkar: Some basic configuration
Player: Buildings: Added placeable palisade under military construction options
Player: Buildings: Blacksmith: Research has been consolidated into fewer options
Player: Buildings: Blacksmith: Conversion recipe added for producing steel ingots
Player: Buildings: Woodcutter’s Hut: Conversion recipe added for producing charcoal
Player: Buildings: All: Crafting: The recipe and queue items now show full tooltip info
Player: Crafting: Recipe costs have been overhauled

Bug Fixes
Fix: Well handle was showing above the ground when first placing the building
Fix: Potential fix for jittery debris
Fix: Locked crafting recipes that appeared in red never turned white when related research was completed
Fix: Fixed alignment issue with gold in marketplace dialog
Fix: Editor: Inspector: Character spawn point inspector minimum height wasn’t being set correctly making it hard to access at the bottom of the scroll list
Fix: Black fade between cutscenes had a glitch in the bottom right corner

Map Changes
Maps: Campaign: Added Kenny’s Journal and Crafting Recipe
Maps: Campaign: Shirebrook: Added book
Maps: Campaign: Shirebrook: Added Gideon’s Grandmother’s Ring Side Quest
Maps: Campaign: Desecrated Cathedral: Added Mordrich’s Journal
Maps: Sandbox: Haven: Added Kobold Mine dungeon
Maps: Sandbox: Cold Peak: Fixed some overlapping terrain geometry causing problems with new palisade system

Balancing
All spider dens in sandbox and campaign village maps have been level capped at 5. No more OP spiders!
Campaign: Shirebrook: Rabbits are now capped at level 1

Important/Breaking Changes
If level designers have used any of the individual Blacksmith research items, you should update maps to use Armorsmithing, Weaponsmithing, Shield Making and Prospecting only. In time we will be removing the deprecated research options such as Axes, Crossbows etc.

For Level Designers
Editor: Wave Spawners, Spider Dens, Spawn Points: Added max level cap field
Editor: The old lights have been deprecated and replaced with a single configurable light
Editor: The old light planes have been deprecated and replaced with a single configurable plane
Editor: Workbench: Added optional automatic sparkles to WorkPointTriggerCustom
Editor: Workbench: Made WorkPointTriggerCustom work with more objects including skeletons
Editor: Workbench: Added LootCreateRecipe node
Editor: Workbench: Added Lore node
Editor: Workbench: Added PartyExperienceAdd node
Editor: Workbench: Added WireConnector node
Editor: Workbench: Added validated single line input for LootCreateItem node customName field
Editor: Workbench: CharacterExperienceAdd now adds a +10 XP notification above characters
Editor: Workbench: Added stun and knockdown item suffix abilities
Editor: Workbench: Added activationAnimation field to InstantiateCharacterAt node
Loot: Added Armor_Helmet_Plate
Loot: Added Crafting_Recipe_Hunting and Crafting_Recipe_Stonecutter, updated bow recipe icons
Loot: Added Dead Rabbit
Loot: Added Eviction Notice
Loot: Added Flask Of Swamp Water
Loot: Added Gift Wrapped Bomb
Loot: Added Heart
Loot: Added Toadkin Back Juice
Loot: Updated Armor_Plate_Common_Helmet icon to match City Watch helmet
Loot: Updated all icons for Armor_Cloth_Gladefolk_? set (Willow’s default gear)
Loot: Updated Stone Block inventory icon to match topbar icon
Kits: Characters: Werewolf: Added Fu Dog
Kits: Characters: Kobolds: Added Kobold Campaign
Kits: Buildings: Goblin: Added Grublin Weapon Rack
Kits: Dungeons: Classic: Added Withering Dead Weapon Rack
Kits: Dungeons: Dwarf City: Added House Hraun Weapon Rack
Kits: Dungeons: Glade: Added Gladefolk Weapon Rack
Kits: Dungeons: Ice Palace: Added Glacian Weapon Rack
Kits: Dungeons: Terrains: Ruins: Added Toadkin Weapon Rack
Kits: Systems: Added new fog systems
Kits: Terrains: Cemetery: Added haunted ghost fx
Kits: Terrains: Cemetery: Added new wall window pieces

Known Issues
  • The telescope on the Workshop building is pink
  • Cannot place turrets - working on a fix as a priority!
  • Willow’s mass heal visual effect isn’t clearing up if it is cast right before using a portal to another map. If this happens, please save your game, exit to the main menu, and load.
  • Load times will have increased due to some additional code we’ve added to experimental to help track down a serialization bug
  • Kenny can get stuck again during his attack if you complete his dialogue while he’s stunned

Developer Comments
0.5.2.0 invalidates older save games. Level designers should open their maps, save and then republish to steam with this version for them to show up in the load custom game dialog. Subsequent patch versions of 0.5.2.x will not require this step. Only when the version increases to 0.5.3.0 will it be required again.

The addition of conversion recipes to the Blacksmith and Woodcutter’s Hut are exploratory at this stage and will feed into the crafting recipe overhaul.

For level designers, when using LootCreateRecipe, the base recipe must use items named ‘Base Recipe X’ where X is the item type such as sword, axe, cloth armor, plate. If you wish the recipe to be unlocked once a piece of research is completed, add ‘Research Weaponsmithing’ or similar to the cost field. For examples, please see the lore books in Lilith’s office in the Desecrated Cathedral.

0.5.2.1 is also now available and adds the palisade gatehouse:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/224440/announcements/detail/254854514729682534
0.5.2.2 is also now available and adds the watchtower:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/224440/announcements/detail/254854514736627592
Community Announcements - Games Foundry
EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.1.1)

The changes in this micro patch are primarily bug fixes and balancing.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Selected non-primary heroes (i.e. those heroes whose portraits are not highlighted with the green box in the top left of the screen) now use AI for their abilities
Player: Updated Russian language files

Bug Fixes
Fix: Application was taking too long to exit to desktop
Fix: Camera could freeze after exiting a cutscene or panning to heroes/units during long play sessions
Fix: Character voice volumes weren’t responding to the Secondary Voices sound setting

Map Changes
None

Balancing
Reduced duration of Lilith’s Torment ability from 30s to 10s
Doubled the damage of Borgle’s Power Shot ability from 35 to 70
Increased damage of Borgle’s Rain Of Arrows ability from 25 to 40
Increased Borgle’s base attack rating from 10 to 14 to increase his DPS
Reduced damage of Lilith’s tomes from 25 to 20

Important/Breaking Changes
None

Known Issues
  • Load times will have increased due to some additional code we’ve added to experimental to help track down a serialization bug
  • Kenny can get stuck again during his attack if you complete his dialogue while he’s stunned
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EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.1.0)

The primary changes in this patch are focused on bug fixes, campaign tweaks, balancing, and some new things for level designers (part of our work on Act III).

ONLY SAVE GAMES CREATED WITH THE CURRENT VERSION NOW SHOW IN THE LOAD SAVED GAME DIALOG. SEE DEVELOPER NOTES BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Load Saved Game: Only save games from the current version now show up (see dev notes section below)
Player: Updated stone block icons so it’s less like the iron ingots icons
Settings: Added a checkbox under gameplay settings to stop spider den raids against player villages
Settings: Added a graphics setting to enable depth of field (although it’s not widely used at the moment)
Editor: Workbench: Added CutsceneDepthOfField node to control camera depth of field*
Editor: Workbench: Added Transform node for when both position and rotation are needed
Editor: Workbench: Added WorkPointTriggerCustom node for making innate objects interactable**
Editor: Workbench: Replaced helper text at bottom of inspector with a ? button that links to a web reference guide

Bug Fixes
Fix: The mysterious case of disappearing items on heroes is hopefully now fixed
Fix: Blizzard weather effect is now working as intended
Fix: Nara’s charm ability was causing charmed heroes to level up a lot
Fix: Prevented most damage being applied during cutscenes (CharacterDamage and Damage nodes ignore this)
Fix: Prevented loot sparkles from being cleaned up after 10 minutes if the loot contains a quest item
Fix: Some save games in experimental 0.5.0.0 (any map that created custom loot items) wouldn’t load properly
Fix: Willow’s thorns visualization no longer rotates with the affected target
Fix: Prevented tactical pause from being toggled when conversation dialog is visible
Fix: Grublin invasion mobs were being created as Undead faction
Fix: Selecting a character, opening village inventory or a character sheet now cancels any building placement
Fix: Most trinkets were set to not stack
Fix: Sandbox: Stinking Swamp: Too many wolves could get spawned

Map Changes
Campaign: Desecrated Cathedral: Player must now destroy the generator before Lilith appears to seek her revenge for killing Brom
Sandbox: Cold Peak: Minor changes to reduce z-flicker, added a few of the new props

Balancing
Balancing: Reduced the XP penalty on Normal, Hard and Harder difficulty levels
Balancing: Enemy units now only recover health at half the rate of player heroes and units
Balancing: Withering Dead: Nerfed Bonefinger, Mordrich and Lilith as they were too challenging on normal difficulty
Balancing: Gladefolk: Nerfed Nara, Willow and Mossclaw as they were too challenging on normal difficulty
Balancing: Boss agro detection range has been significantly reduced to prevent them hunting down the player

Assets (For Level Designers)
Kits: Terrains/Snow Monastery receives banners, bells, better flooring, lots more
Kits: Terrains/Snow receives some new trees including pink cherry blossom

We’ve done some content optimization in this patch, so if you cannot find certain kit pieces, they have probably been moved to the Core Tiles kit.

Please note the new Workbench Reference Guide is work in progress; we’re aware of the occasional long class name issue.

Important/Breaking Changes
If you are a level designer with maps/worlds on Steam Workshop, you will need to republish your maps to Workshop with this version so that they show up again in the game.

Known Issues
  • Load times will have increased due to code we’ve added to the experimental build to help us track down a serialization bug
  • Kenny can get stuck again during his attack if you complete his dialogue while he’s stunned

Developer Comments
In this patch only save games created with the current version will now show in the load saved game menu option. We have taken this step to prevent bug reports being submitted where an error is caused by incompatible save game versions. If you prefer a period of no disruption, please exit the experimental build and revert back to the main Steam version, or turn off automatic updates in your Steam Library.

* Note that by default depth of field is never enabled. The player must actively enable it under graphics settings, so in most cases it won’t ever show.

** WorkPointTriggerCustom node does not work on characters, only innate objects such as props. This is intended to make things like books/weapons etc. interactable.
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EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.5.0.0)

The primary changes in this patch include the addition of tactical pause, proximity selection of similar unit types, preventing the Supply Wagon from being targetable by enemies, and a number of important bug fixes.

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Added tactical pause (spacebar)
Player: Expanded the height bounds for the player camera (can zoom out further)
Player: Clicking the character portrait wheel image now pans the camera to that character and follows them
Player: Double-click selecting a unit now selects all units of that type in the local proximity
Player: When selling a building prior to construction being complete, the full resource cost is refunded
Player: Padlock icons removed from ability buttons because they suggest there was something to be unlocked when there isn’t
Player: The Supply Wagon can no longer be attacked by enemies
Player: Settings: Key bindings added for control groups (0..9) assign and select so warning can be shown when trying to assign 1..5 to hero abilities
Editor: Workbench: Added CharacterToggleEquipment node for showing/hiding weapons during cutscenes
Editor: Workbench: Added PartyContains node returning true/false if party contains the hero
Editor: Workbench: Added CustomDescription field to CreateLootItem node
Editor: Workbench: Added some validation for invalid characters in item name in CreateLootItem node
Editor: Workbench: Added MaxLevelCap to InstantiateCharacterAt node

Bug Fixes
Fix: Removed directorial notes from several cutscene conversations
Fix: Workbench: Fallback point wasn’t being set for movement commands through OrderMove node
Fix: Editor: Character faction selector in the location editor selected the option below the one that was clicked on
Fix: Fixed a few cases where references to destroyed or pooled objects could linger
Fix: Typo in Ser Gregory’s Decisive Victory and Taunt ability descriptions
Fix: UI Scale wasn’t correctly applying to the start screen
Fix: UI Scale was being forcibly overwritten every session at lower game resolutions
Fix: Fixed turrets taking up population slots (also potentially some special ability effects)
Fix: Prevented characters from gaining xp while charmed
Fix: Fixed decisive victory barely did any damage at all
Fix: Mordrich will now no longer teleport if there are no tagged points in his locale, preventing him from blinking into inaccessible rooms
Fix: Conflict warning in Key Bindings dialogue wasn’t showing the correct text
Fix: Grublins were turning aggressive after visiting Dr. Murp as a friendly
Fix: Invalid translation tag in Windmill Superior Millstones description

Map Changes
Tutorial: Instances of ‘left click’ updated to to be more friendly for left-handed players
Campaign: Sunken Depths: Sparkles added to plumbing lever to make it easier to spot
Campaign: Bountiful Bog: Modified dialogue to deal with Quixl already being in the party
Sandbox: Haven: Added Willow at start to make it consistent with other starting locations
Sandbox: Haven: Sign Post (World Map Travel) added to bridge near starter area
Sandbox: Haven & Cold Peak: Checks added to gift 2 new villagers if population wiped out

Balancing
The amount the target difficulty was allowed to exceed the party rating has been reduced from 200% to 110%.

Level Designers
The balancing system now supports a max level cap per mob to help prevent things like level 10 rabbits, which can be set in Workbench using the InstantiateCharacterAt node.

Known Issues
  • Kenny can get stuck again during his attack if you complete his dialogue while he’s stunned
  • Nara's charm ability seems to be massively levelling up charmed targets

Developer Comments
We're reducing the amount of Quality Assurance Testing on experimental builds to save time. We'll aim to resolve any major issues as fast as possible. If bugs make you unhappy, please opt out and revert to the main stable build on Steam.
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Hi Folks,

We've received reports of - and confirmed - a bug with field workers (farmers, weavers, herbalists) and monks not returning to work after the first visit.

We've identified the cause, are fixing it now, and hope to have a new build up on Steam within an hour or two. You can track progress in this topic:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/154644045365587169/

Sorry for the inconvenience. Won't be long.

UPDATE: FIXED
A new version has been pushed to all builds and should start downloading in your Steam Client shortly. If it doesn't, please quit and restart the Steam Client.
Dec 20, 2016
Community Announcements - Games Foundry


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cep88PVgpIo

Overview

Campaign Acts I and II are now complete and available to play. Set in the all new Bountiful Bog region, Act II introduces the Grublin and Toadkin faction storylines. Side with the unscrupulous Urzal as he expands his criminal empire peddling a highly addictive drink, or help mad Emperor Bla’tu regain control of his slave workforce and push back against the Grublin menace that threatens the Toadkin. Morally speaking, it’s a quagmire.


Mordrich, Nara, Urzal, Scruplez, Bla’tu, Murp and The Might Rhog all receive their own special abilities, increasing the challenge and excitement of boss battles. Combat has progressed by leaps and bounds, and is well worth revisiting if you haven’t played in a while.


Act II introduces Borgle, the playable ranger hero. For the Grublins, Quixl receives his final Vanish ability used for shedding threat. Lilith the Necromancer from Act I also receives a full complement of special abilities. There are now a total of 5 heroes available to be unlocked, and work on the others is progressing well.


In the village, the new Stables building unlocks the Cavalry unit, while the Barracks receives the early Spearman unit. Arbalists and City Watch must now be unlocked by completing research at the Blacksmith: Chainmail and Crossbows for the Arbalists, and Plate and Halberds for the City Watch.


Spider attacks and the faction raids can now be repelled effectively with the introduction of Engineer Turrets. The Flamethrower is great for burning low level mobs to a crisp. The Ballista fires a high powered bolt that knocks down anything in its path, giving the slower Mortar time to target and fire for massive damage.


Your feedback continues to lead to improvements in gameplay and UI. Micromanagement has been further reduced with four new UI buttons. Grab Best Loot on the Character Sheet equips the best available loot for a unit or hero from the Village Inventory; Auto Distribute on the inventory dialog allocates spare loot items to the most relevant building stores which your units then auto-equip; and Auto Transfer in the Crafting dialog transfers newly crafted items direct to the relevant equipment stores. Finally, the Building dialog workers tab Auto Recruit has been refined to provide finer control over individual vacancies.

Berries and firewood are now included on the top bar. Tooltips have received an overhaul. World Map travel is available at any time. There’s a new large format healthbar for identifying monsters and their challenge level, the minimap receives several bug fixes, and options in conversation dialogues now respond to keyboard input.

Thanks to community support, partial language support is now available for German and Russian languages. Coverage will continue to improve as development progresses.


Community Level Designers can now publish to Steam Workshop without leaving the Editor. Players can browse and load steam workshop worlds and enjoy new experiences from the New Game menu.

Happy Holidays
If you are celebrating, we wish you a very happy holiday. And to all, we hope next year brings you good health and happiness. Thank you for your continued support and positive reviews as we push on to bring you the best game we can possibly make.
Dec 18, 2016
Community Announcements - Games Foundry
EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.4.4.0)

The primary changes include the addition of Engineer Turrets to improve village defenses, improvements to tooltips including comparisons, and completion of Act II of the campaign. This patch completes the 0.4.x release cycle. Alpha 29 will follow later this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JskLEWs9iwU&feature=youtu.be

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Added Engineer Turrets: Ballista, Flamer and Mortar (limited by number of Engineers in the Workshop)
Player: Added comparison tooltip for loot
Player: Added optimization to disable shadow casters behind camera to reduce shadow map calculations
Player: Improved single loot item tooltip layout
Player: Removed ability thumbnails from next to hero portraits in top left of screen
Player: Improved Murp’s AI, adding in light effects for his drill power up
Player: Removed Alt key mapping due to camera issues when ALT+TABBING
Player: Borgle’s Rain Of Arrows ability now has a target visualization circle
Player: Quixl’s fifth ability added - Vanish - used to reduce threat against Quixl
Player: Disabled Walls due to having multiple issues
Player: Removed deprecated Production tab from building dialog now that firewood is properly balanced
Player: Military units now return to their last commanded point after combat finishes
Player: Completing armor research now also unlocks the other 4 armor pieces
Player: Setup Tome items (magic books); now usable by Lilith
Player: Improved the layout of hero ability tooltips and added descriptions
Player: Reduced the exponential rate of increase in experience required for next level to make it easier to attain higher character levels
Editor: Workbench: Quests can now be grouped by using / to the name to reduce the list length
Editor: Workbench: numbers now automatically prefixed to conversation options and work with keyboard input (1 for option one, etc)
Editor: Workbench: AllCharacters and CharactersInRange nodes now take inputs as world objects so that other nodes can better connect to them
Translations: Russian updated to include character names among other things

Bug Fixes
Fix: Optimized navmesh code to prevent unnecessary cut calculations that could lead to CPU spikes
Fix: Flag shader should now work as intended
Fix: Right clicking on ring items would not try to fill empty slots in character inventory
Fix: Numerous bugs with faction specific loot fixed, meaning more context appropriate loot drops
Fix: Stunned characters no longer regenerate health/power
Fix: Potentially fixed some cases where un-pausing a move order would immediately make it fail (e.g a stunned Kenny would not move where he was supposed to move after the stun buff was removed)
Fix: Corrected scale on skeleton conveyor belt worker
Fix: Scripting bug whereby betraying Lilith would lead to a cutscene playing too early and the player becoming trapped
Fix: Removed verbose descriptions on armor pieces as it’s undesirable in tooltips
Fix: Auto Assign loot on character sheet was considering items it shouldn’t have
Fix: Crossfading to an animation that was about to fade out and had an outro animation had undesirable results
Fix: Cooldown for triggered special abilities was starting even if the ability could not be activated
Fix: Console now accepts proper resource names having been broken by the Translation system
Fix: Lilith's soul reap ability would not stop the looping sound if the beam was destroyed
Fix: Fixed inefficiency in the highlighting system when destroying lots of highlightable objects (happens when unloading a location)
Fix: Camera collider on Workshop building revised to prevent camera getting stuck inside building
Fix: Civics building list was always showing Tier {0}
Fix: Cotton field workpoints now use the correct animations
Fix: Skeleton Elites were being called Mages
Fix: Input wasn’t working properly in workbench
Fix: Arrow trails weren’t showing
Fix: Horse grazing animation wasn’t playing on horse in the Stables building
Fix: Work points for harvested resources would sometimes be aborted when unloading a location and the characters would drop the resources that they were carrying and those could persist to the next location
Fix: Eating work points weren’t being restored properly if there wasn’t enough food in the inventory (even if the characters had already taken the food from the inventory and were eating it). Could cause food being stuck to characters
Fix: Lilith’s Disease Cloud wasn’t dispelling itself properly, leaving a lingering sound loop

Map Changes
Maps: Campaign: Bountiful Bog: Added ‘slave’ housing to Grublin Slum as part of Toadkin storyline
Maps: Campaign: Murp’s Dentistry: Added lights that flicker during electroshock

Balancing
Added default armor to all military units
Doubled health on cavalry to represent horse
Reduced sword damage
Increased halberd damage
Increased crossbow damage
Rebalanced lilith, quixl and borgle

Assets (For Level Designers)
Assets: Kits: Props: Murp: Added Light02 and Light03 (tag as murp_light, see Murp battle)
Assets: Kits: Props: Kobold Camp: Added destructible gate
Assets: Kits: Props: Mordrichs Factory: Added support for Door node to remaining machines
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot group [Shadow Warden Attack]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot group [Shadow Warden Battlecry]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot group [Shadow Warden Death]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot group [Shadow Warden Idle]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot group [Shadow Warden Wounded]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Borgle Powershot]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Borgle Multishot]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Borgle Immobilizing Shot]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Borgle Rain Of Arrows]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Borgle Shadow Warden]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Ballista Fire]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Ballista Reload]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Flamer Fire]
Assets: Sounds: Added looping [Burning]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Mortar Fire]

Important/Breaking Changes
None

Known Issues
  • Kenny can get stuck again during his attack if you complete his dialogue while he’s stunned

Developer Comments
Tired of all those spider attacks? Then it’s time to set your engineers to work building turrets at key points around your village. Ballista turrets knockdown any enemies in the bolt’s path, giving you a window of opportunity to inflict further damage. Flamethrower turrets set targets on fire causing fire damage over time, and can cover a wide sweeping area. Mortars are the big damage dealers, although they take time to hit their targets.

For every Engineer assigned to a Workshop building, two turrets can be supported. Building a third turret will cause the first turret to be deconstructed.

The sign post that allowed fast travel to Act II has been removed pending the release of Alpha 29. It will make a return in the next experimental.

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Nov 24, 2016
Community Announcements - Games Foundry
EXPERIMENTAL BUILD (0.4.3.0)



The primary changes include Act II Bufo campaign in it’s entirety, the Grublin boss battle, numerous changes to inventory and crafting UI to further reduce micro-management, and access from anywhere to world travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqnWV9zUExo

Where can I get it?
Experimental Build:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/541906348034355622/

What's new?
Player: Campaign Act II: Toadkin faction is now playable start to finish
Player: Campaign Act II: Added Scruplez and Urzal joint boss battle
Player: Campaign Act II: Added Murp behemoth battle
Player: Changed topbar layout to be more compact, added firewood and berries
Player: Added Auto Transfer option to crafting UI to remove need to manually allocate gear to building stores
Player: Equipment Store loot is now equipped based on item loot score rather than positional rank
Player: Character Sheet now has a ‘grab best loot’ button to get loot from the village inventory
Player: Village Inventory dialog now has a ‘Distribute’ button to transfer equippable loot to building stores
Player: Added delete save game to UI
Player: Hooked up the world map to topbar and minimap buttons
Player: Scruplez now has grapeshot and homing missile abilities
Player: Olga’s frost magic abilities have been expanded (still WIP)
Player: Bosses, behemoths and heroes (when being fought) have been rebalanced

Bug Fixes
Fix: Removed jittering on stairs when fighting
Fix: Soft particle shaders now working as intended
Fix: Added offset to projector shader to help some z fighting with props close to the ground
Fix: Reduced memory usage slightly on SSAO by removing unused multi-compiles, prevented performance drop when camera is close to say walls by clamping sample radius
Fix: Grublin dazed animation had unwanted global move data that caused them to vanish when stunned
Fix: Building dialog options no longer appear in front of minimap texture and markers
Fix: Big hover healthbar wasn’t updating frequently enough
Fix: Unhappiness can no longer descend into -infinity when villagers are not allowed to leave
Fix: Time was showing instead of date on save games made before midnight
Fix: Discovering the Glade pathway before helping the Withering Dead would enable World Travel right into the middle of a cutscene location
Fix: Replaced cloak slot image on character sheet with trinket slot image
Fix: Projectiles weren’t being destroyed when a ranged attack is aborted because an ability order was given
Fix: Willow wasn’t able to solo balance
Fix: Lilith’s Life Steal ability wasn’t notifying characters that it had damaged them (would not aggro when attacked)
Fix: Piranha now only drop fish as loot instead of armor and weapons
Fix: Save games weren’t correctly serializing some boss abilities (e.g. Bla’tu)
Fix: Looping ambient sounds weren’t stopping when exiting a map
Fix: Monsters weren’t getting rebalanced after meeting them first as a non-aggressive faction

Map Changes
Maps: Campaign: Shirebrook: Added second stone quarry area, added more resources esp. Berry Bushes
Maps: Campaign: Shirebrook: Enemy raids have been changed to give 60 seconds warning pending attack, and a war-horn announcing the attack has begun
Maps: Campaign: Bountiful Bog: Replaced lookout towers
Maps: Campaign: Murps Dentistry: Boss Battle and Chair Destruction
Maps: Campaign: Bridges added to Nara and Mordrich linking to Act II
Maps: Sandbox: Haven: Added more berry bushes around the starting area
Maps: Tutorial: Added missing location marker, made the sword loot item magical to introduce players to better gear

Assets (For Level Designers)
Assets: Characters: Tweaked run speeds of Scruplez, Toadkin Warrior and Blotch
Assets: Characters: Toadkin: Added Scorpion Riders
Assets: Characters: Scruplez and Urzal now have complementary AI
Assets: Characters: Rabbits are now full characters
Assets: Loot: Added Scorpion Sting
Assets: Loot: Added Glacian Plate armor set
Assets: Kits: Props: Kobold Kit: Added simpler lookout tower for more reliable pathing
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Barrel Destructible (explodes after delay once attacked)
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Barricades
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Building (Small)
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Bunker and Springboard (see Bountiful Bog Urzal battle for tagging)
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Wall Decor (to scrap-heap-ify the grublin village)
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Sandbag Defenses
Assets: Kits: Goblin Buildings: Added Tarps
Assets: Kits: Goblin Siege: Updated warship with animation and sound, moved to Goblin Buildings kit
Assets: Kits: Kobold Props: Added New Walkway System
Assets: Kits: Characters: Goblins: Added Grublin Machine Gun
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Rusty Valve]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Character Hero Quixl Smoke Bomb Cloud]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Impact Shot Light] and [Impact Shot Heavy] groups
Assets: Sounds: Added looping [War Drums]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Spawn Rocket], [Impact Rocket]
Assets: Sounds: Added looping [Rocket Burn Loop]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Impact Scorpion Sting] group
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Notification Invasion]
Assets: Sounds: Added one-shot [Burning Fuse 3s]
Assets: Sounds: Crabs now have sound effects

Important/Breaking Changes
Character references are now always passed around as WorldObject references to reduce the need for converter nodes. ForEachCharacter and CharacterToWorldObject nodes have now been hidden (but will appear in legacy scripts). It is recommended you replace any instances ForEachCharacter with ForEachWorldObject.

Many Water FX kit assets can now be controlled with the Door node in workbench, and support fading when turned off. Their default state in the inspector for existing pieces used in maps for IsActive is Off, which will cause them not to show up. Level designers will need to select any water fx assets and check the ‘IsActive’ box in the inspector.

Known Issues
  • It’s entirely possible to get 2 Quixl’s in your party
  • Grab best loot has a few low impact bugs, and might unequip hero weapons
  • Borgle isn’t being balanced correctly during his final confrontation
  • Murp isn’t being balanced correctly
  • If Kenny is stunned as his cohorts are die, he won’t flee
  • Level 6 rabbits, lol

Developer Comments
When enabling auto transfer in the crafting menu, newly crafted items will be moved to appropriate building equipment stores. The system - where possible - allocates on an as needed basis, so if there’s only 1 woodcutter working, it won’t send more than 1 cloth cap there. The ‘Distribute’ button on the village inventory dialog works using similar allocation rules.
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