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Join us in our Fellowship Adventures!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Marindor, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

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    Dear Humans and Elves,

    Or should we say: "Dear Adventurers"? Because from now on, your Fellowship is counting on you to tackle new adventurous challenges! Please join us in our latest feature: The Fellowship Adventures!

    What are Fellowship Adventures?
    Fellowship Adventures is our first big Multiplayer Event in Elvenar! Together with your Fellowship you work towards common goals. Reaching them will benefit the whole Fellowship and in the end the Fellowships that perform the best, will even get additional rewards based on their position! The Fellowship Adventures will run for about a week each and we're planning on running them regularly. The Fellowship Adventures will bring whole new and exciting game mechanics to Elvenar.

    If you're a member of a Fellowship and a Fellowship Adventure is running, you will see a banner when you're in your town:

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    Clicking on this banner, will open the Fellowship Adventures map:

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    On this map you see several Waypoints (blue, orange, green), each with their own requirements to get passed them. All Fellowship members can contribute to these requirements and once they are met, they will open the way to the next Waypoint.

    Some strategical Waypoints, like you can see above, will confront you with 3 different paths to choose from. Discuss with your Fellowship and choose wisely: Will you battle? Rather pay goods? Like to make productions? It's up to you and your Fellowship which way suits your game style!

    At the end of each stage there is a "big reward" waiting for you. Unlocking that reward will grant a very nice reward to all Fellowship Members who have contributed something to that stage of the Fellowship Adventures. Also: Picking up that reward will automatically let you (and your Fellowship) move on to the next stage. Therefore, only members with the rank of Ambassador or higher will be able to unlock that next Waypoint. It's a decision that should be taken carefully, because it also means you won't be able to get any more Fellowship Adventures Ranking points for Waypoints that haven't been cleared in this stage.

    Wait! Fellowship Adventures Ranking points?
    That's right! This is also a new mechanic that will come with the Fellowship Adventures. These ranking points are temporary, which means that they only count to decide your Fellowships place in this Adventure. After this Fellowship Adventure, the rewards will be handed to the top Fellowships - The Adventure Ranking Points will be put back to 0 and that's where everybody will start from in the next Fellowship Adventure. So each Adventure, every Fellowship has the same possibilities from the start again. Depending on the Fellowships position at the end of the Adventure, some permanent Guild Ranking points will also be added.

    Adventure Items
    Adventure Items are a new permanent event resource which will be needed for the reoccuring Fellowship Adventures. They have no further function than to be used to complete certain Waypoints and they are obtained from doing certain activities in the game. For example: Producing X number of beverages will give you a Dwarven Brewery Badge (Adventure Item) and producing X number of bread will give you a Bakers Guild Badge (Adventure Item). This means it will really come down to the activity of all the Fellowship members to be able to complete all the Waypoints and make your way to the top. You can see your current amounts of Adventure Items by hovering over the Fellowship Adventures icon on the top of your screen when you're in the Fellowship Adventures map.

    Here is a list of Adventure Items and their requirements:
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    Aditionally:
    Wand - Gain 1 good enchantment and gain X planks (based on chapter)
    Magic Potion - Gain 1 NH enchantment and gain X elixir (based on chapter)
    Witch Hat - Gain 1 Supply enchantment, gain X silk and gain X magic dust (based on chapter)
    Wonder Society - Invest X KP in another player's Ancient Wonders
    Elvarian Guard - Recruit X units
    Sack of Coins - Gain X coins

    Quests
    Some Fellowship Adventures will come with their own specific questlines as well. Please do keep in mind that this will not be the case for all occurrences of the Fellowship Adventure. Each adventure will be different: Different requirements, different rewards, different setup!

    Bottomless Pit
    Last but not least: For the really active Fellowships, we also bring the "Bottomless Pit". It will be activated when the last reward is collected in the last stage of the Adventure and it will look like this:

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    Infinite reoccuring bottomless pits will be spawn by the game one after another, each with their own pay-in requirements. Active guilds can use these to obtain extra Fellowship Adventure ranking points - making them end up higher in the ranking for that adventure and therefore getting them more valuable end rewards.

    Well, this is it for the main description of this brand new event. We'd like to invite you to try it out and are of course very interested in hearing your feedback about it in this thread!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
  2. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

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    Hi everyone!

    Just some upfront info: Next Monday we will run a second round of Fellowship Adventure testing on Beta, including a number of bugfixes and changes based on the first FA feedback and reports. Something which we can already share, is that the ability to store Adventure Items for future FA rounds will disappear. You have already shared your concerns about this and our data has also proved that quite some active Fellowships were indeed doing this, leading to such a head start in a next Adventure that other Fellowships would have a hard time catching up. This means in the next round, you'd better make sure to get rid of your Adventure Items and only produce the ones that are relevant for your strategy because after that round, they will be removed again so in the future every FS will start every FA at 0. When we have more news on other changes, we will let you know but at least you can start preparing for your next adventure ;)

    This will by the way, mean that the Masquerade pt 2 will be delayed some more on Beta :)

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
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  3. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

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    New FA Round coming next week



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Tuesday, January 23rd we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! We know it's getting pretty busy right now with the Robert Redbeard QLE, Elementals and the Fellowship Adventures but we do need the time to extensively test the new FA round on Beta, so we ask for your understanding in this. Especially since we made some alterations which need to be well tested:

    • We have new Adventure Items (the Wand, Magic Potion and Witch Hat)
    • New rewards (including Knowledge Points Instants!)
    • New blocking system (if you leave or join a Fellowship during a FA round, you'll lose your progress and will not be able to receive rewards)
    • New rewards mechanics
    • No more confirmation window when declining a quest
    • FA map is updated with tiny animations to help indicate the Fellowship's progress more clearly

    We'd also like to let you know that we have heared your feedback about the quest system being annoying this way and we agree with you on that. It is something that has our attention, but we will have to ask you for (a lot of) patience before this can be changed. In order to change this, we have to change the entire quest system and a lot of aspects in the game are connected to this system. It means changing things in the root of the entire game. It's not about finding a fitting design, it's about changing so many aspects and dependencies of the game to make it work and that is not something that can be done fast, even if we would also prefer to have it working differently. So yes, we know about it and will make improvements but it'll take a (long) time before this will be ready.

    Postponing all FA rounds until then, is not an option so please have patience with us in the mean time. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us test this new round. Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
  4. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
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    New FA Round coming next week



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    Due to unforeseen problems, we had to disable the current Fellowship Adventures. We are currently investigating the exact cause and will keep you updated about when a new round will start.

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
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  5. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
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    New FA Round coming next week



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Monday, February 26th we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! This time we will have a new balancing again and three new quests for Adventure Items:

    • Train X units
    • Gain X coins
    • Donate X KP in other player's Ancient Wonders

    As you might know, we've been having some problems with our chat socket server lately and we're planning on replacing it within several weeks, but postponing the Fellowship Adventures until after that isn't an option, since it would collide with other new events which need to be tested then. Therefore, if you encounter any chat issues, please just report them as quickly as possible so we can get to it right away. Thank you for your understanding here.

    Also, the fix for this bug unfortunately isn't yet implemented in this FA round.

    Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
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  6. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
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    New FA Round coming tomorrow



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Thursday, May 3rd we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! This time we will use the same setup as the second Fellowship Adventures. Besides that, there shouldn't be too many changes compared to the last round. A change in the quest system is still Work in Progress. We know about the feedback around this and are working on it, but we're not there yet :)

    Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
  7. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
    Elvenar Team

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    New FA Round this Thursday



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Thursday, May 17th we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! This time we will use the same setup as the third Fellowship Adventures. Besides that, there shouldn't be too many changes compared to the last round. A change in the quest system is still Work in Progress. We know about the feedback around this and are working on it, but we're not there yet :)

    Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
  8. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
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    New FA Round this Wednesday



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Wednesday, August 8th we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! This time we will have something brand new: Trophy buildings for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4-10th Fellowships, providing your cities with extra culture and population!

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    Just for your information: A change in the quest system is still Work in Progress. We know about the feedback around this and are working on it, but we're not there yet :)

    Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  9. Marindor

    Marindor
    Community Manager
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    New FA Round this Thursday



    Dear Humans and Elves,

    On Thursday, September 6th we will start a new round of Fellowship Adventures on Beta! There won't be any new things to test this time, just an extra incentive for anyone who wishes to participate. A change in the quest system is still Work in Progress. We know about the feedback around this and are working on it, but we're not there yet :)

    Of course we'd love to hear all your feedback in our Feedback Thread and the bugs you'd find, in our Bugs Report section!

    Kind regards,
    Your Elvenar Team
     
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