Spooktober Update Notes

SeleneSelene Posts: 1,580
edited 18.10.2018 in Official announcements


Brave warriors,


This month's update celebrates the arrival of a somewhat more spooky and scary season and this content package is really thrilling indeed. There will be plenty of new additions coming to our game, an entirely new Halloween-themed event, and on top of that, we'll also have the previously announced improvements to our Decoration Forge!

But let's not keep you in the dark any longer and shed some light on what is going to await you in our upcoming October Update! 


A NEW HALLOWEEN EVENT - THE REAPER'S WRATH

"Summer is over, yet Autumn has come and this year
October will be second to none! 
The nights are getting longer and darkness ensues, 
but oh boy have you heard about our spy's latest news: 

Being brought back to life, the dead seem to rise! 
They may look normal to you, but they're cloaked in disguise.
They're roaming our lands, hunting for souls so sweet, 
in an event true to the motto of the known "trick or treat"! 

So you'd better be prepared and think good about your path,
for you might face your doom during 'The Reaper's Wrath'!"  

Halloween is not only prone to rhymes but also one of the year's most celebrated events. That's why this year we are also going to have a dedicated Halloween-event in our Great Empire fittingly named "The Reaper's Wrath". 

We provided you with a short overview of this event in the "Our Plans for Q4 2018"-thread, but now it's time to showcase this event to you. 
This thrilling event will run from the 24th of October until the 31st of October! 

During "The Reaper's Wrath" you'll join the dead in their hunt for souls: 
  • You'll receive a specific amount of a new event-specific currency - called "souls" - with each passing day of the event 
  • You'll be able to actually steal a specific amount of said souls from other players as well, to further increase your own amount of souls
  • The total amount of souls at the end of this event will determine your end reward (the more, the better) 
  • There will be no top rewards, only activity rewards in this event!
  • This event will also have a shop (which you will see in the screenshot below)
    • You will be able to buy special decorations, with Fusion Level 52 + 350 Public Order (29,999 rubies) and Fusion Level 30 + 250 Public Order (2000 rubies) 
    • You can also buy the look item "Ring of ruin", which turns your castle into a truly thrilling Fortress, so-called Soul snatchers which enable you to get retrieve your collected souls immediately (without delay), etc. 

 



New Castle Skins - The Reaper's Wrath

As mentioned before there will be new skins for your castles in our great Empire, coming with this event and their scary looks will truly strike fear into your enemies hearts!!!


Look-item artifact: Ring of Ruin


Castle Skins


You will be able to purchase them with rubies, as well as via the event rewards for 30.000 souls. They are only cosmetic skins though, which means, that there will be no stats bonuses for them. Those new castle skins are permanent, but you can't slot them with gems.






New Time limited Events - Samurai Invasion & War of the Bloodcrows 

The day has finally come and we're proudly presenting you with two (new) well-known events which will be implemented with our upcoming update for Empire: Four Kingdoms! 

  The Samurai Invasion

The new Samurai Invasion will replace the currently running old version of the event:
  • Samurai camps (enemy NPC camps) will spawn around your castle on the world map

  • By attacking these Samurai camps, you'll be able to collect a special event currency called "Samurai Tokens", which you can use to earn special rewards in the reward shop later on! 

  • The levels of the camps will depend on your/the player's level, so players in each level range can participate. You'll only be able to see and attack your own Samurai camps
  • Each camp will have a certain level and the higher the camp's level, the better the loot. But beware: an increased level will result in a stronger defense as well!

  • There will be both a single player version, as well as an alliance version of the event with single player/alliance rewards.
Rewards for the (new) Samurai Invasion will be announced at a later time! 

 War of the Bloodcrows


The War of the Bloodcrows event will be similar to the War of the Realms event (and our old Samurai Invasion): 
  • During this event, you'll be facing off castles, which will be based on the armies and defenses of lords and ladies from other servers

  • By attacking those Bloodcrow castles, as well as by defending against their vicious attacks, you'll be able to receive glory points, which in turn will grant you valuable prizes and rewards

  • Bloodcrow lords, like foreign castle lords, use a variety of defense setups for their castles.

  • You will be able to use the War of the Realms tools in the War of the Bloodcrows event as well. 
  • Each camp will have a certain level and the higher the camp's level, the better the loot. But beware: an increased level will result in a stronger defense as well!

  • There will be both a single player version, as well as an alliance version of the event (single player rewards/alliance rewards)' 
Rewards for the War of the Bloodcrows will be announced at a later time! 


Decoration Forge: In-game Quick Guide

We want to give you a quick explanation of how the fusion decoration forge works and what you have to look out for, which will be visible in-game! That's why with this upcoming update we are going to implement our Quick guide, which you will be able to open by clicking on the Quick guide button (highlighted by first red square below):


By clicking on the check-mark button you'll get back to the initial decoration forge dialogue. But as you will see while scrolling down, there's also a list of our essential components which you need to know more about to make a fusion process work. You will be able to click on the information icon for all of those listed components and an information dialogue will open. Clicking on the ruby icon will open the ruby market of the deco forge, where you'd be able to buy those resources. 

The following example will show you the information dialogue for the target decorations: 





New Construction Item Appearances

On top of our "The Reaper's Wrath" castle skins, you'd also be able to get new construction item appearances for your keep and your storage as well: 
  • Keep Construction Item Appearance: 



  • Storage Construction Item Appearance: 





New rewards for the Royal Quest

  • You can win a new decoration in the next royal quest campaign, it is called The Scorpion (PO 340) which symbolizes another Zodiac sign.




Shapeshifter Event - Blood point boosters


We are going to introduce a new type of booster, similar to the one that you all know for the charms that you can get during the Shapeshifter event. But this new booster will increase the number of blood points that you will get. 

The new blood point boosters will work like this: 

  • Increase the blood points that you get after a Shapeshifter attack.
  • Multiple Boosters can be used in one attack (there will be a limit to how many can be used in one attack though):
    e.g: 5 blood points boosters with 10% increase each will add up to a 50% increase
  • The cap of boosters you will be able to use will be increased if you are attacking in hardcore mode 
  • The amount of blood point boosters will be shown in the Shapeshifter menu.
  • The option to buy more blood point boosters will be shown to you right next to the number of boosters that you currently own
  • Multiple boosters can be bought at once

The plan is to release this update on the 24th of October 2018. We will start with the update procedure early in the morning between 10:00 CEST and 13:00 CEST. The downtime is expected to be around 30 minutes long. Of course, food will be frozen during that longer downtime. But as always, do not take the aforementioned times as guaranteed, be aware of possible delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Your Empire Family 

Post edited by Alpinolo on

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  • CM_WylkaCM_Wylka Posts: 321Community Manager
    edited 24.10.2018
    Fierce warriors, 

    We recently presented you with a special event called the "Reaper's Wrath" which will be starting tomorrow!  
    As we already received some of the initial feedback and questions from our global communities, we want to provide you all with a first FAQ (frequently asked questions) overview accordingly:

    Q.: Which level do i need to participate in the "Reaper's Wrath" hunt for souls
    A.: Everyone with an XP-Level of 10 or above will be able to participate in the event. 

    Q.: How are the attacks working during the "Reaper's Wrath"?
    A.: Well first and foremost your attacks will be anonymous and there will be a special event attack icon shown to you when clicking on another players castle. Your attacks will actually not harm your opponent (no stolen resources, no killed enemy units, no burned enemy buildings, etc.) and you also won't lose your own units and/or any tools while attacking and/or defending. The only thing that will get stolen though are the souls that you were able to collect and the normal PvP cooldown will also apply for these attacks. Your event attacks will also not end the protection mode. Remember that this applies only to the special event attacks though. Normal attacks will still follow the known rules of normal attacks. 

    This following screenshot will show you how the special event attack icon will look like:



    Q.: Will we be able to attack outposts during this event as well
    A.: The special event attacks we previously mentioned will only be possible on the main castles of other players. You'd be able to use this special attack with your outposts though. Of course you can still attack other outposts in general but just not with the special event attacks and they won't help you out for the event... and might cause a war. 

    Q.: How can I obtain souls during this event
    A.: You will receive a certain amount of souls at the beginning of the event plus a percentage(%) of your current amount of sails with each passing day in addition. Of course you will also be able to "collect" or rather steal said souls from your enemies by attacking them with the previously mentioned special event attacks. But beware: your fellow competitors will also be able to steal them from you in return. 

    Q.: Is there a maximum amount of souls which I can steal from my opponents
    A.: Per special event attack you'd be able to steal three tenths (3/10) of your opponents amount of souls. This means that if your enemy would have 1.000 souls in total, then you'd be able to steal 300 souls from him. So no, you'd not be able to steal all souls of your enemies with one single swoop.  
    In addition to that you'll always be able to see the amount of souls that your enemies have accumulated at all times. You'd also be able to increase the amount of stolen souls with items called "soul snatchers" which we also talked about in our event announcement. 

    Q.: How will the reward distribution look like
    A.: Your rewards will depend on the amount of souls that you collected at the end of the event. You will actually get all rewards of the lower reward brackets of this event. Let us explain this to you with an example: 
    If you have 100.000 souls at the end of the event, then you will get the reward for 1.000, 10.000 and 100.000 souls. So this means that you will not only get the reward from the highest bracket that you're able to reach, but also from the ones that are below it. After all this is our version of a Halloween event and tricking or treating should always be fun! 


    We will update this first FAQ with more eventual questions from our respective feedback channels/threads and will keep you updated here on the forum and in this thread.

    Best regards
    Your Empire Family. 
    Post edited by Selene on
  • SeleneSelene Posts: 1,580
    Fierce warriors, 

    our "Reaper's Wrath" event has now officially started! Together with an amount of souls you'll also receive a special item at at the beginning of the event which will increase your collected amount of stolen souls by 5% in form of a gift. We wanted to provide all of our players with this item in order to give you all a jump start for our event! You'll be able to claim the gift from 13:00 CEST today until Thursday, the 25th (tomorrow) 12:59 CEST.   

    We also have some more additions to our "Reaper's Wrath" FAQ-Overview (frequently asked questions):

    Q.: Is it possible to support my alliance members if they receive an event-attack during the "Reaper's Wrath"
    A.: Yes, you will be able to support and help your fellow alliance members in their defence to fend off special event-attacks in our "Reaper's Wrath" event. 

    Q.: Is there a maximum amount of event-attacks per day?
    A.: No, there won't be a maximum amount of event-attacks per day!  

    We also need to adjust one of our previous questions/answers due to a misunderstanding that occurred in our communication, which deals with the amount of stolen souls per attack:
    Per special event attack you'd be able to steal three tenths (3/10) of your opponents amount of souls. This means that if your enemy would have 1.000 souls in total, then you'd be able to steal 300 souls from him. So no, you'd not be able to steal all souls of your enemies with one single swoop.   
    In fact you're able to steal up to three tenths (30%) of your opponents amount of souls as a maximum loot amount per event-attack. The default amount of stolen souls per event-attack is actually 5% of the total amount of souls from your enemies. So based on our previous example of 1.000 souls, this would mean that you'd receive a standard (minimum) amount of 50 (5% of 1.000) souls for the event-attack, whereas the maximum lootable amount would be 300 (30% of 1.000).

    There's also an additional change that's going to be applied to our new version of the Samurai Invasion event in Empire: Four Kingdoms: The tools which you used for the old Samurai Invasion event, will be transformed both in visual appearance and their description/effect, so much so that from the moment of this change on, you'd be able to only use them for the new War of the Bloodcrows event as well as for the War of the Realms event. 

    We will keep on updating this FAQ with additional questions, which focus on our "Reaper's Wrath" event and we thank you very much for your participation in our feedback channels here on the forum thus far! 

    Best regards,
    Your Empire Family 
  • SeleneSelene Posts: 1,580
    Good tidings soul reavers!

    Our spooky halloween event comes to a close on the 31st of October at 10:00 CET.

    Remember that your event currency will not be retained and will be removed from your inventory after the event has reached its deadly conclusion, so make sure you’ve used what you intended to before then. For now, may your scythes be sharp and your harvests plentiful… and spoooooooky!
  • SeleneSelene Posts: 1,580
    Hey guys,

    Hereby we proffer you the new Samurai Invasion reward list (as of November 2018):

    RewardStepRewardNeeded Points
    1Deathly horror 30
    Demon horror 20
    hiddenFood: 6000
    30
    2Iron ram 3045
    3Folding ladder 2590
    4VipTime: 21600135
    5Case of samurai tokens 25180
    6Swiveling shield 25222
    7Fast travel feather: 5270
    8Veteran composite bowman 15
    Veteran flame bearer 15
    hiddenFood: 2880
    360
    9Regular common material sack450
    10Deathly horror 50
    Demon horror 30
    hiddenFood: 9600
    558
    11Folding ladder 50672
    12Swiveling shield 50786
    13Time Skips 1h: 20
    Time Skips 5h: 5
    900
    14Gate stormer 251008
    15Tickets: 61122
    16Veteran composite bowman 30
    Veteran flame bearer 30
    hiddenFood: 5760
    1236
    17Case of samurai tokens 501350
    18VipPoints: 5001572
    19Deathly horror 70
    Demon horror 40
    hiddenFood: 13200
    1800
    20Time Skips 1h: 25
    Time Skips 5h: 10
    1950
    21VipTime: 432002100
    22Folding ladder 752200
    23Fast travel feather: 52300
    24Regular common material sack2400
    25Time Skips4: 30
    Time Skips5: 10
    2500
    26Veteran composite bowman 45
    Veteran flame bearer 45
    hiddenFood: 8640
    2600
    27Crane egg2700
    28Dust: 202800
    29Fusion Coins: 102900
    30Catalyst: 1x Lv53000
    31Dust: 203100
    32Fusion Park with level 1253200
    33Catalyst: 1x Lv63300
    34Fusion Coins: 103400
    35Dust: 203500
    36Catalyst: 1x Lv5, 1x Lv63600
    37Gate stormer 504050
    38Breaching tower 204500
    39Swiveling shield 754950
    40Time Skips 1h: 35
    Time Skips 5h: 15
    5400
    41VipPoints: 17505850
    42Regular Flint material sack6300
    43Time Skips 1h: 40
    Time Skips 5h: 15
    6750
    44Deathly horror 90
    Demon horror 50
    hiddenFood: 16800
    7200
    45Regular Resin material sack7650
    46Case of samurai tokens 758550
    47Gate stormer 1009450
    48Time Skips 1h: 55
    Time Skips 5h: 25
    10350
    49Tickets: 911250
    50Folding ladder 10012150
    51Deathly horror 110
    Demon horror 70
    hiddenFood: 21600
    13050
    52Case of samurai tokens 10013950
    53Veteran composite bowman 75
    Veteran flame bearer 75
    hiddenFood: 14400
    14850
    54Pagoda garden15750
    55Swiveling shield 10016872
    56Veteran Deathly horror 50
    Veteran Demon horror 25
    hiddenFood: 9000
    17401
    57Case of samurai tokens 12517931
    58VipTime: 8640018460
    59Fast travel feather: 518990
    60Deathly horror 130
    Demon horror 90
    hiddenFood: 26400
    19519
    61Giftpackage: Hero's banner(20)20048
    62Folding ladder 12520578
    63Samurai Ō-yoroi21107
    64Dust: 2021637
    65Fusion Coins: 1022166
    66Catalyst: 2x Lv722696
    67Dust: 2023225
    68Fusion Park with level 10023754
    69Dust: 2024284
    70Fusion Coins: 1024813
    71Dust: 2025343
    72Catalyst: 2x Lv825872
    73Gate stormer 15027000
    74Veteran Deathly horror 75
    Veteran Demon horror 50
    hiddenFood: 15000
    28122
    75Tickets: 1529250
    76Case of samurai tokens 15030372
    77Regular Soul stone material sack31500
    78Shield wall 2032622
    79Deathly horror 180
    Demon horror 130
    hiddenFood: 37200
    33750
    80Folding ladder 15034872
    81Random Gem Level: 736000
    82Veteran Deathly horror 125
    Veteran Demon horror 75
    hiddenFood: 24000
    37122
    83Veteran Deathly horror 125
    Veteran Demon horror 75
    hiddenFood: 24000
    38250
    84Deathly horror 210
    Demon horror 150
    hiddenFood: 43200
    40500
    85Swiveling shield 12542750
    86Samurai kaiken45000
    87Veteran Deathly horror 150
    Veteran Demon horror 100
    hiddenFood: 30000
    50000
    88VipPoints: 250060000
    89Large common materia sack75000
    90Base food production build item level 8
    Zen garden
    90000
    Top 100Base food production build item level 8
    Zen garden
    Top 50Base food production build item level 9
    Deco Catalyst Level 9: 1
    Top1Base food production build item level 10
    Deco Catalyst Level 10: 1
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