CrysCo Update Notes – January 15, 2019

1/15/2019 – January 15th Update Notes

We are currently in the middle of several projects, so this month’s update is largely a preview of things coming soon. We are working on preparing a Kickstarter campaign for mid-March, implementing a reward system and economy, and making significant improvements to the map generation system.

Game Changes

  • The shallows terrain effect no longer has an increased movement cost.
  • Added a new terrain type called road, which has default movement cost regardless of change in elevation.

Economy Backend

  • We added a new section of the start screen where items can be viewed and opened. This is primarily for testing purposes, since we are still developing how exactly we are implementing the economy, but we plan on connecting rewards/inventory very soon.
  • What you can expect is that you will be rewarded for playing Crystal Companies and that every item will be achievable through playing.
  • The items that will be achievable in the earliest release are the following:
    • Imperial Contract Pack: a pack of cards.
    • Imperial Notes: the general currency of Crystal Companies.

Map Generation Backend

  • We’ve been working on expanding the map generation system in order to 1) better connect players to CrysCo’s lore and world, and 2) to create fun maps to battle on.
  • Most of the updates to the map generation system deal with translating and modifying real-world systems so that the battlefields emulate, at least in part, real life but also reflect CrysCo’s unique and fantastical world.
  • Eco-regions, biomes,  geology, climate, geomorphology, and many more are components that we have been researching and translating.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Increased Quinnlus‘ health from 5 to 6. Changed card type to structure and gave him the Siege sub-card type. Replaced his Transmute trigger effect (+1 attack/health) with cooldown all abilities by 1 turn. Increased the cooldown of his two activated abilities from 1 to 3.
  • Increased Zligen Sprite‘s Ephemeral duration from 1 to 2 turns.

Nature (Green)

  • Increased the condition duration of Growth Potion from 1 to 3 turns.
  • Increased the condition duration of Groven Piper‘s  Tranquil Melody ability from 1 to 2.
  • Changed Grove Sentry‘s Harmonize effect to give +health instead of +movement.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Increased the max damage of Drake Isle Mutineer‘s Chuck Cherry Bomb ability from 1 to 2. Damage now ignores elevation.
  • Removed Zeal from Alomian Brigand and Alomian Outlaw.
  • Changed Brimstone Mortar so that when it attacks it AOE burns around the target attacked position.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Added a fast-forward icon to the dialogue manager so that players are aware that they can skip teletyping.
  • Created a simple user reporting window for users to send bug reports through unity cloud.
  • Upgraded Unity to 2018.3.
  • Fixed a gameplay bug where conditions would be cleansed/compounded on the AI GAIA player turn.
  • Fixed condition duration count on several condition effects.
  • Fixed issues with particle systems not removing correctly.
  • Fixed issues with attacking where rotations weren’t calculated correctly.
  • Fixed issues with moving/undoing movement syncing with server.

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CrysCo Update Notes – December 13, 2018

12/13/2018 – December 13th Update Notes

This past month we focused mainly on polishing user experience and tackling performance issues. We also added in deck analytics and updated lots of cards.

Game Changes

  • Conditions now compound and refresh at the beginning of each turn. That is, a condition that lasts 2 turns will last from the current turn through the next turn. If that condition were a damage-dealing condition (e.g. burn), the conditioned unit would be dealt damage twice, once each turn.

Deck Analytics

  • Added analytics to the deck view display that show the following:
    • Cost distribution
    • Faction distribution
    • Card type distribution
    • Average card cost
    • Average card raw power
    • Overall power rank of deck
  • The deck analytics can be accessed in the deck edit view under the name of the deck.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Reduced Zligen Turbine‘s attack from 2 to 1 and gave it a minimum attack range.
  • Changed Supply Balloon’Supply Drop ability to target one structure instead of all structures in range.
  • Removed Dim Lightning Construct.
  • Changed the unit spawned by Imperial Invoker from a Dim Lightning Construct to a Zligen Sprite. Reduced intensity of its Transmute from 3 to 2.
  • Reduced Artillery Turret‘s LOS from 6 to 5.
  • Increased health of Zligen Construct from 3 to 4.
  • Reduced the cost of Staticize from 3I to 2I.
  • Reduced health of Calpytra from 5 to 4. Reduced cost from 4C6I to 3C4I
  • Reduced attack and health of Prodip from 5 to 4 and from 7 to 5 respectively. Reduced cost from 3C8I to 2C5I. Reduced intensity of its Transmute from 2 to 1 but added increased attack range as a boon that’s given.
  • Gave Quinnlus a 2 turn condition duration on his Transmute.
  • Reduced attack of Zligen Sprite from 4 to 3 and removed its protected attribute.
  • Changed Imperial Mason‘s Barricade ability to spawn 2 Palisade walls instead of 1 Barricade wall.
  • Increased the condition duration of Imperial Messenger‘s Transmute ability from 1 to 2.
  • Changed Imperial Warder‘s Conjure Magic Wall ability to spawn 1 Magic Wall instead of two Dim Magic Walls.
  • Added an uncollectible structure card called Static Field Generator that stuns everything in range as a trap and explodes on death to stun and deal 1 damage.
  • Changed Corporal Ryden:
    • Removed Stun Blade.
    • Added an activated ability to spawn 2 Static Field Generators.
    • Removed Dominion trigger.
  • Changed name of Energy Mine to Zligen Charge. Changed its trap ability to an activated ability.

Nature (Green)

  • Added uncollectible structure/plant card called Maneater Flower:
    • 5 attack, 7 health, 0 movement, 3 LOS.
    • Deals 3 damage to one random enemy as it morphs.
    • When it’s dealt damage, knock back all adjacent enemy creatures.
  • Added Maneater Trap:
    • Has a trap trigger that morphs itself into a Maneater Flower
  • Direvine and Sanctuary Bower are now spawned from spells.
  • Changed Direvine to be invisible.
  • Gave Ironroot 1 armor.
  • Changed Dekiri Flower to Shoot Seed on trap and has a 1-attack attack move. Removed poison on Territorial and added invisibility.
  • Gave Resistance Tunneler Zeal and decreased its Burrow range from 3 to 2.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Reduced Ascendant Seraph’s ephemeral duration from 2 to 1
  • Reduced the movement/los of Seplaem Corpusant from 5 to 4.
  • Reduced the health of Hochraun Page from 2 to 1
  • Reduced the health of Hochraun Phalanx from 4 to 3
  • Reduced the condition duration of Old North Bowman’s Inspired ability from 2 to 1
  • Reduced the condition duration of Old North Rider‘s Inspired trigger from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced the intensity of Zeal from 3 to 2.
  • Changed name of Soldier to Hochraun Soldier.
  • Increased attack of Hochraun Squire from 1 to 2.
  • Reduced cost of Cataclysm from 7S4C to 5S3C.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Changed Windsteppe Assailant’s Enter the Fray to a reactive Blade Momentum trigger.
  • Reduced the cost of Ruby Atoll Dancer from 1C3W to 1C2W and the cost of its Refresh ability from 2W to 1W
  • Gave Windsteppe Elite‘s Blade Momentum trigger +movement in addition to multistrike.
  • Changed Reload to target creatures only.
  • Changed Gunpowder Charge:
    • Renamed to Gunpowder Keg.
    • No longer a trap but a visible structure.
    • Added an interact ability to explode.
    • Removed its trap ability.
    • Now can be placed anywhere in line of sight.

Environment

  • Reduced Frontier Rockslinger‘s attack from 4 to 3, attack range from 4 to 3, health from 10 to 6, and los from 4 to 3.
  • Reduced Frontier Fortress’ attack from 5 to 4, attack range from 5 to 4, health from 12 to 8, and los from 5 to 4.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Added tooltips for many pieces of the UI that explain functionality.
  • Simplified the hex info panel with name of terrain and elevation.
  • Added card movement sounds.
  • Updated the help and settings panel to align with current UI style.
  • Updated the tooltip to align with current UI style.
  • Redesigned the skirmish preview screen to show the battlefield being created.
  • Updated the radial menu to align with current UI style.
  • Added functionality to view card collection without loading a deck.
  • Polished map generation for creating fairer map areas.
  • Tweaked parts of the skirmish report so that player scores better reflect battle performance.
  • Fixed issues with gamma on images.
  • Fixed many performance issues with fog of war, deck editing, card movement, hex highlighting, and battlefield loading.
  • Fixed many grammatical errors with the ability text parser.

CrysCo Update Notes – November 10, 2018

11/10/2018 – November 10th Update Notes

In this update we developed a story-driven tutorial, worked to better focus each faction, and grind out various visual and gameplay issues.

Tutorial

  • A four-part, story driven tutorial has been implemented in order to acquaint new players with the mechanics and controls of Crystal Companies.
    • The tutorial is not enabled by default, so if you’d like to play through it, you can select “Replay Tutorial” in the settings menu (gear icon, top left of screen).
  • A brief overview has been added to the main menu scene so that new players better navigate through creating/editing decks, starting a skirmish, and changing settings.

Game Changes

  • Changed upgrade cost from 2 Faction/1 Crystal to 2 Crystal/1 Faction.
  • Changed units with Waterbound to not be affected by the cost of Shallows.
  • Increased the maximum amount of common cards in the deck from 4 to 5.
  • Now when reversing an Enlarged condition, a unit’s health will be reduced until it reaches its base max health. If its health is already at or below the base max health, it will not lose any health.

Battlefield Changes

  • Changed name of Smoke Lake to Silver Tarn. Added small elevation on either side of the lake.
  • Changed Tawny Mesa so that it a Roc/Menhir combination doesn’t always exist.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Reduced the range of QuinnlusChain-Grab ability from 4 to 3 spaces.
  • Changed Imperial Artificer’Forge Blueprint to no longer clone a structure but instead draw a copy of a structure’s card. Added a Dominion (i.e. when a structure enters battlefield) trigger to gain 2 Intellect.
  • Added Zligen Turbine: uncommon structure card that has a ranged attack and Transmute (i.e. whenever a spell is cast) trigger to push all enemy creatures within 3 spaces, back 3 spaces.
  • Replaced Imperial Warder’Guard ability with Force Push, which pushes two enemies away from it.
  • Reduced the cost of Link Lightning from 4I to 2I1C.
  • Reduced the cost of Revivify from 4I to 3I.
  • Gave Countervail Turret an attack ability and increased its attack from 0 to 1. Increased the chilling amount on its Chilling Missiles trigger from 1 to 2.
  • Reduced the cost of High Command Turret from 6I2C to 5I2C.
  • Increased the cost of Zligen Carbine from 2I to 3I. Increased its health from 2 to 5. Increased its attack range from 2 to 3. Added +LOS on its Transmute trigger.
  • Decreased Imperial Reaver‘s attack from 5 to 3, increased its health from 2 to 4, and gave it Builder.

Nature (Green)

  • Changed Woodfolk Harrower‘s ability to now Harvest a plant to spawn a Dryad of the Grove.
  • Changed name of Forestal Axeman‘s attack ability from Cast to Throw Axe.
  • Changed the first evolution creatures so that their Harvest ability gives +3 health instead of +2 health.
  • Reduced the attack and health of Woodbairn from 5 to 4.
  • Reduced Starnys Grovekeeper‘s health from 6 to 5 and changed its Hasten Nature to target one unit instead of all units in range.
  • Changed the Harmonize trigger so that a spawned plant needs to be near the ability owner.
  • Gave Soul Seedling Fragile.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Reduced movement of Ryst the White from 4 to 3.
  • Reduced movement of Traist, Prince of Hochraun from 5 to 4 and range of his Rally Forces ability from 5 to 4.
  • Reduced movement range of Menhiran Cleric from 4 to 3. Replaced its Faithful (i.e. when an ally enters the battlefield) trigger with an activated Heal/Cleanse ability.
  • Reduced movement range of Priest of Seals from 4 to 3.
  • Reduced cost of Hochraun Phalanx from 4S to 3S.
  • Renamed Menhiran Hopplite to Old North Skirmisher. Increased its health from 1 to 2, cost from 1S to 2S, and replaced its Zeal with Pierce.
  • Changed Old North Champion’s Retribution ability to only copy damage back to source if damage is dealt in combat.
  • Reduced Ascendant Seraph‘s attack from 4 to 3, movement and los from 5 to 4, removed its Armored ability, and renamed Enkindle to Radiance: +1 attack, movement, and health until end of turn to all allies within 2 spaces.
  • Changed Close Ranks to give +2 armor instead of overshield.
  • Reduced cost of Harken from 5S4C to 5S3C.
  • Reduced cost of Cataclysm from 7S4C to 5S3C.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Reduced cost of Set Ambush Trap from 1C4W to 1C3W.
  • Reduced the range and damage of Drake Isle Mutineer‘s Chuck Petard ability. Renamed it to Chuck Cherry Bomb.
  • Decreased attack of Kokumo from 6 to 5 and cost from 6W3C to 4W3C. Replaced her Pierce with Agility.

Environment

  • Changed name of Crystal Anima to Taru Anima.
  • Reduced health of Terrorizing Roc from 10 to 8 and removed its Armored ability.
  • Reduced attack of Contract Thief from 2 to 1.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Fixed spawn abilities to allow spawning a unit at a position so long as that unit can move onto that position.
  • Fixed issues with spawning units at target locations where targets would be considered improperly invalid.
  • Fixed an issue where the AI  player would have a spell but not be able to cast it, and infinitely try to cast the spell.
  • Fixed an issue with leap to enemy ability where it would sometimes jump to a harmful position.
  • Fixed issues with spawning cards where the card id wasn’t found.
  • Added many new character models and ability visual and audio effects.
  • Fixed a visual bug where you could open the detail view even if there was no selected object -updated end game notification to have a backdrop.
  • Fixed an issue with rendering, which resulted in a significant increase in FPS.

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – October 4, 2018

10/4/2018 – October 4th Update Notes

In this update we focused on streamlining starting a skirmish, enriching the starting scene, and refining the Nature faction.

Game Changes

  • Upgrading a unit now costs an additional faction resource.
  • Reworked the starting scene to be a 3D environment. There are three clickable zones that take you to the battle settings, deck editor, and shop. The battle settings have been updated to be more accessible and better display the battlefields available.

Battlefields

  • Added a new map called Taru Quarry: cross-shaped basin map with crystal in the middle.

Card Updates

Crystal (Pink)

  • Added a minimum range to Guard Tower‘s Auto-shot ability.

Intellect (Orange)

  • Increased move range of Supply Balloon from 3 to 4.

Nature (Green)

  • Removed the condition duration of Amorphia‘s Arborealize trigger so that it is indefinite.
  • Replaced the Immobile attributes on the egg cards with Incapable: cannot move nor interact.
  • Changed Seed Turret to Dekiri Flower. Replaced its triggered Shoot Seed ability to an activated ability. Added Territorial  trigger that poisons creatures.
  • Increased cost of Tanys, Forestal Emissary from 2C2N to 2C3N. Removed his Conjure Wall of Vines ability and Synthesize ability. Added a new activated ability called Flora-shift: leap to ally plant.
  • Replaced Dryad of the Grove‘s Harmonize ability with Zeal.
  • Reduced the attack of Forestal Axeman from 3 to 2. Gave him Native, and increased Structure Razer from 2 to 3.
  • Replaced Grove Sentry‘s Harmonize effect (spawn Dryad of the Grove) to bestowing himself +1 movement and line of sight until the end of turn.
  • Decreased Resistance Lookout‘s attack from 3 to 2, increased his movement/LOS from 4 to 5, and gave him Immune.
  • Changed Starnys Grovekeeper to have Protection, spawn 6 Vetchlings on enter, give +10 health to one creature/plant until end of turn, and morph a plant into a Woodbairn.
  • Increased cost of Forest-floor Gardener from 2N to 3N and removed the cooldown on its Harmonize trigger.
  • Gave Megasloth Trample.
  • Increased the health of Resistance Bushwhacker from 3 to 4.
  • Increased the health of Woodfolk Keeper from 4 to 5 and its cost from 5N to 6N.
  • Gave Wall of Vines a trigger on enter battlefield to constrict all adjacent enemies for one turn.
  • Replaced Deeproot Druid‘s Vinebind ability with Conjure Vines: activated ability that spawns 1 Wall of Vines.
  • Reduced the range of Sea Canopy Skyhunter’s Territorial from 4 to 3.
  • Replaced Woodfolk Harrower‘s Synthesize effect to spawn a Dryad of the Grove instead of draw Vetchling cards.
  • Changed the effect of Sylg Leaf Tonic to give Invisibility instead of +health.
  • Removed Zeal from Resistance Tunneler and increased the damage dealt from Emerge from 1 to 2.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Helmscross Brawler no longer deals damage to itself on combat damage.
  • Changed Drake Isle Headhunter so that it gains wealth when it kills a creature.
  • Reduced the cost of Drake Isle Madcap from 2W to 1W.
  • Changed cost of Windsteppe Assailant from 2W to 1W1C.
  • Changed the trigger of Drake Isle Marauder‘s Bounty ability to when it kills a creature instead of kills anything.

Environment

  • Reduced attack of Wild Fox from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced attack of Wild Stag from 3 to 1. Increased its health from 2 to 3.
  • Replaced Wild Wolf’s Multistrike with bleed on attack.
  • Reduced health of Stone Giant from 15 to 8.
  • Reduced attack of Terrorizing Roc from 3 to 2. Reduced its health from 12 to 10.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Fixed an issue with buildsites not respawning while in upgraded form.
  • Fixed bug where flyers were unable to move over units.
  • Fixed a bug where permanent conditions would not be given.

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – September 12, 2018

9/12/2018 – September 12th Update Notes

We have constructed several new battlefields, made several significant game changes, and grinded out a ton of bugs and user experience issues.

Game Changes

  • The market is no longer available unless you own a unit with the Trading Post sub-card type.
  • The investments window is no longer available. Most of the investments have been or will be transferred to structure cards or build sites.
  • Support operations–structures that generate resource–now have an Upgrade ability that adds more health, line of sight, and generates one extra resource each turn. The cost to upgrade is 1 faction and 1 pink-crystal resource.
  • Overshield buff (prevents attacks) now maxes out at 1.
  • The initial max population has been increased from 4 to 8.

Hand UX

  • The display of cards in hand has been overhauled:
    • Animations and card movement are much more fluid.
    • Cards now glow to indicate playability.
    • Cards are displayed when they are discarded.
  • The mulligan window has been updated to make the mulligan process much more clear.

Battlefields

  • Added a new battlefield named Tawny Mesa: a cross-shaped map where a single Menhir sits atop a central mountain protected by a Terrorizing Roc.
  •  Added a new battlefield named Serene Prairie: an arena-shaped map where both players start with a walled in base. The field in between players is home to many wild animals that drop Meat.
  • Added new battlefield named The Bluffs: a lane-shaped map with plenty of hills and a central build site on top of a fortified hill.
  • Added a new battlefield named Smoke Lake: an arena-shape map with a center lake, docks, and turtles.
  • Added a new battlefield named Grassland Pass: a lane-shaped map with a central build site that is protected by a Frontier Bandit.

Card Updates

Crystal (Pink)

  • Changed Frontier Turret‘s Auto-Shot so that it no longer can target invisible units.
  • Changed Guard Tower‘s Auto-Shot so that it no longer can target invisible units.

Intellect (Orange)

  • Changed Countervail Turret‘s Chilling Missiles so that it no longer can target invisible units.
  • Changed Artillery Turret‘s Heat-seeking Missiles so that it no longer can target invisible units and added a 1-turn cooldown.
  • Changed Energy Mine so that its trap is no longer ignorable but now stuns instead of silences.
  • Gave Corporal Ryden‘s Perpetual Overshield no condition duration.

Nature (Green)

  • Changed Seed Turret‘s Shoot Seed so that it no longer can target invisible units.
  • Changed cost of Sew Seeds from 1N1C to 2N.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Updated Sonnenbrand‘s Sunburned condition so that it also triggers on attacking and activating abilities.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Reduced the attack of Outlander Flamethrower‘s Fire Blast ability from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced the attack of Outlander Handcannon‘s Shrapnel Shot from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced the attack of Outlander Snare Gun‘s Ensnare from 2 to 1.
  • Gave Fleetfire Fort‘s Furnish Explosive +1 swiftness and to no longer have a cooldown but a 3-Wealth cost. The Chuck Petard ability given by Furnish Explosive no longer has a 3-Wealth cost.
  • Increased the number of Palisades spawned by Fleetfire Fort‘s Barricade technique from 6 to 12.
  • Changed Fleetfire Commodore Butros by removing his Structure Razer and Multistrike abilities and giving him Setup Fort (morph to Fleetfire Fort)
  • Changed Fleetfire Cannoneer by removing hits Set Up Cannon ability and replacing it with Structure Razer.

Environment

  • Added a new uncollectible creature card called Frontier Militia: a weak melee unit with Pierce.
  • Added a new uncollectible creature card called Frontier Man-At-Arms: a weak melee unit with agility.
  • Added a new uncollectible creature card called Frontier Champion: a melee unit with Adamantine (can only be dealt 1 damage at a time).
  • Added a new uncollectible spell card called Meat: give +2 health permanently.
  • Added a new uncollectible spell card called Milk: give +1 health for 2 turns.
  • Added a new uncollectible creature card called Wild Goat: a weak melee unit that can interact for Milk and drops Meat on death.
  • Changed Senile Prospector‘s Reactive Leap so that it no longer can target invisible units.
  • Added Ethereal Rune: uncollectible spell card that gives an ally ghostform for two turns.
  • Added Illumination Rune: uncollectible spell card that gives an ally +10 LOS until the end of turn.
  • Added Rune of Quaking: uncollectible spell card that deals AOE 1 damage to 3 units.
  • Added Contract Book: uncollectible claimable card to claim to draw 1 card.
  • Updated Contract Thief‘s Drop Contract ability to drop a Contract Book instead of draw a card.
  • Removed Senile Prospector‘s Drop Contract ability.
  • Reduced attack of Terrorizing Roc‘s Territorial leap from 2 to 1.
  • Added a 1-turn cooldown to Frontier Turret‘s Auto-shot ability.
  • Added Wild Bear: an uncollectible AI card that has toughness and drops Meat.
  • Added Wild Boar: an uncollectible AI card that has 1 armor and drops Meat.
  • Added Wild Fox: an uncollectible AI card that has agility and drops Meat.
  • Added Wild Stag: an uncollectible AI card that has pierce and drops Meat.
  • Increased cost of Frontier Mining Camp from 0C to 2C.
  • Added Frontier Trading Post: an uncollectible blueprint card that gives 1 Crystal each turn and enables market use.
  • Added Frontier Barracks: an uncollectible blueprint card that increases population by 7 and spawns 1 Frontier Miner or Frontier Militia each turn.
  • Added Frontier Fortress: an uncollectible blueprint card that has a ranged AOE random damage attack and an activated ability that spawns two Palisades.
  • Added Upgrade ability to Frontier Mining Shaft to transform to Frontier Trading Post.
  • Added Upgrade ability to Frontier Outpost to transform to Frontier Barracks.
  • Added Upgrade ability to Frontier Rockslinger to transform to Frontier Fortress.
  • Reduced all blueprint costs to 1C, except Menhir, which was reduced to 3C.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Re-enabled chat function in settings.
  • Added many new models for turret cards.
  • Created a projectile system for turrets so that they rotate and shoot properly.
  • Attacking, interacting, and moving can be done much faster now.
  • Units now rotate towards the nearest visible enemy when moving or entering battlefield. Units now rotate towards enemies whenever visible enemies enter or move.
  • Walls now spawn away from the ability owner’s position OR the target (e.g. Buttress).
  • Fixed a potential issue with the map generator where no paths would be created between the two players.
  • Fixed a bug with AI movement where it would constantly wander for no reason.
  • Fixed an issue where the AI would play the captain over and over again, while ignoring other cards in hand.
  • Fixed a bug where damage dealt to damageable interactable units was always zero.

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – August 21, 2018

8/21/2018 – August 21st Update Notes

We’ve continued to expand the procedural generation functionality, updated card mechanics, and improved environmental and UI visuals.

Game Changes

  • Units with Waterbound can now walk on and over shallows, in addition to water.

Procedural Battlefield Updates

  • Environment models (e.g. rocks, flowers, grass, and trees) are now spawned outside of a generated battlefield corresponding to its assigned eco-region and habitat.
  • Added functionality to generate a water body around a mountain.
  • Added functionality to generate oceans and islands.
  • Added functionality to border an area on on flat or elevated terrain.
  • Added functionality to create spiral/straight ramps for elevation.
  • Added functionality to generate different shapes of battlefields:
    • Corner-lane: straight lane from one corner to another.
    • Edge-lane: straight lane from one  edge to another.
    • Arena: regular hex shape.
    • Horseshoe: hex shape with a smaller hex area subtracted from one corner.
    • Cross: crossed corner and edge-lane.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Added a 1-turn cooldown to Isa’s Acquire Contract reactive technique.
  • Gave Supply Balloon Flying.
  • Changed Imperial Artificer’s Clone Structure technique to not be able to clone command posts nor support operations.
  • Updated Portal to be able to port enemies, and gave it Spiritform.
  • Reduced cost of Countervail Turret from 3I to 2I. Gave its Chilling Missiles ability a 1-turn cooldown.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Renamed Gabion to Palisade and gave it a Deconstruct ability.
  • Renamed Fleetfire Cannonade to Fleetfire Fort. Added a reactive technique called Barricade that, when morphed to, spawns Palisade’s around the fort. Added an activated technique called Furnish Explosive that gives 1 ally the Chuck Petard ability until the end of turn.

Environment

  • Added a new claimable card called Cursed Bones. When claimed, it spawns 1 of three Skeleton cards.
  • Changed Wandering Conjurer’s Drop Loot technique to drop 1 Cursed Bones instead of immediately draw cards.
  • Reduced health of Frontier Bandit from 6 to 5. Reduced drop amount of loot from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced health of Terrorizing Roc from 15 to 12, attack from 4 to 3, and drop amount of loot from 4 to 3.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Fixed several issues with technique targeting so that units do not incorrectly trigger Territorial or other trap reactive techniques.
  • Fixed a bug with some territorial condition techniques where the targets would not be inflicted with the technique’s condition.
  • Fixed an issue where a trap could be placed on top of another trap.
  • Fixed a bug where units couldn’t be placed correctly when spawned from techniques.
  • Fixed an issue with AI where it would not place units inside a walled-in base.
  • Fixed an issue with AI movement where AI would move to a hurtful terrain location.
  • Fixed issues with the radial menu and action panel so that attack abilities with a cooldown show the cooldown count.
  • Fixed some issues where colliders would interfere with clicking units.
  • Updated Unity to 2018.2.3f1
  • Skirmish score now multiplied a little based on the map shape and map radius. Bigger map typically means higher multiplier.
  • Added capability to reconnect to a skirmish after a player leaves the game client and reopens.
  • Replaced several models with cooler ones.
  • Most turrets and other structures/siege now rotate and shoot projectiles instead of merely instantiating effects when attacking.
  • Cards now display a really cool glow animation when they are playable.

CrysCo Update Notes – July 26, 2018

7/26/2018 – July 26th Update Notes

 

In this update we overview the significant improvements to procedural map generation, new in-game shop, and continued Nature faction revisions.

Game Changes

  • Fatigue is now given to morphed and cloned units.
  • Units killed by allies are no longer counted in the skirmish report’s kill/death ratio.

Procedural Battlefield Updates

  • Added functionality to generate lake water bodies with docks.
  • Added functionality to generate mountains with conquer points, a boss enemy, and minion enemies.
  • Added functionality to initially wall in each player’s base.
  • Added functionality to initially put each player’s base on top of a hill.
  • Added in path-checking in order to mitigate maps where players are entirely blocked off from one another.
  • Updated randomized unit spawning so that support operations, build sites, claimable units, and environmental enemies are not spawned next to each other.

In-game Shop

  • Added in a shop where players can purchase packs of cards using the in-game currency called Imperial Notes. This shop will become more relevant as we add in rewards, achievements,  daily quests, and login rewards.

Visual Updates

  • Replaced current battlefield tiles and some vegetation with custom models and materials.
  • Battlefields that are generated at the start of a skirmish now have an associated style that informs the look of the environment (e.g. a grasslands environment will have more grass, less rocks).
  • Water and shallow water have been replaced with an actual water object so that water is easier to identify.
  •  Added a custom model for Saen Sure-Shot.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Changed Buttress to only target allies.
  • Changed Portal so it can port creatures and/or structures. Increased its Ephemeral duration from 1 to 2 turns.

Nature (Green)

  • Gave Pitfall Trap the plant sub-card type.
  • Added
  • Replaced Brambleroot card from Resistance Shaman’s Sprout ability with Ballistixia.
  • Added a new rare trap card called Set Ironroot Trap (spawns Ironroot Trap) that costs 2N1C.
  • Added a new trap called Ironroot Trap that when triggered spawns an Ironroot on each spot adjacent to the foe. Range is 3 spaces.
  • Renamed Brambleroot to Ironroot and replaced its abilities with just toughness. Increased its health from 1 to 3. Is no longer is a trap.
  • Replaced Sea Canopy Windsinger‘s Territorial leap-AOE-damage effect with push.
  • Replaced Sea Canopy Skyhunter‘s Territorial damage-bleed effect with leap-AOE-damage-bleed effect. Increased its health from 2 to 3.
  • Decreased cost of Primal Rally from 6N2C to 4N2C and changed its rarity from uncommon to rare.
  • Changed Fellshroom’s Poisonous Spore to deal 1 damage in addition to inflicting poison.
  • Increased LOS of Direvine from 0 to 3. Removed its attack ability with an activated pull ability.
  • Added a new spell card called Bellow of the Grove: inflict vulnerability and fear on 7 enemies until the the end of turn.
  • Added Oldgrowth Kudzu: plant wall that has 1 armor.
  • Changed Deeproot Kuzu so that it no longer deals damage to itself when it uses its Proliferate ability, and it now evolves at 5 health to Oldgrowth Kudzu.
  • Increased the rarity of Sanctuary Bower from uncommon to rare. Increased the amount of health gained from Enlarged from 1 to 2 and increased the range of Cover from 2 to 3 (still has minimum range).
  • Increased Pelagorn’s Territorial intensity to give +2 attack and health until the end of next turn. Also gave it an activated ability to spawn a Pelagorn Egg.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Added a 1-turn cooldown to Traist, Prince of Hochraun’s Arrow Storm ability.
  • Changed Corpusant‘s Destructible trigger to be called Dissipate and added a trigger so that it dies whenever it is targeted by a spell.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Changed Wandering Conjurer‘s Territorial trigger to only target plants and creatures.

Environment

  • Updated Stone Giant to drop only the lowest tier of crystal fragment without cooldown and also condition adjacent units with cripple whenever it takes damage.
  • Added a new uncollectible siege card called Masterian Cutter: a waterbound boat that has a ranged attack, and deals 1 extra damage to structures.
  • Added a new blueprint called Frontier Dock that has an activated ability to spawn a Masterian Cutter.
  • Added a new buildsite called Ruined Dock where a Frontier Dock can be built.
  • Added an activated ability to Barricade that destroys it. This is so that walls can be destroyed if they are impeding their owner’s progress.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Fixed some issues with double-clicking to confirm movement where the character would not move.
  • Fixed some issues with abilities that spawn units randomly within a range so that they now prioritize “safe” positions (i.e. ones that do not harm units).
  • Fixed a bug with Bleeding and Constricted conditions where the condition would not trigger each turn
  • Fixed a gameplay bug where blinded units could not see themselves.
  • Fixed a gameplay bug where investments wouldn’t update correctly when the client reconciled with the server after a reconnect.
  • Fixed damage calculation so that conditions ignore elevation.
  • Fixed ability range for spawn abilities highlighting so that hexes are properly removed based on if the spawned unit can move to the position or not.
  • Fixed an issue where the turn timer would not resume after reconnection.
  • Fixed a text-parsing issue with Heal/Cleanse ability texts where the amount was excluded.
  • Fixed a technical issue with the push mechanic so that it checks the between position correctly.
  • Fixed a text-parsing issue with Evolve ability texts where the condition to evolve was excluded.
  • Added several missing card images for characters.
  • Changed the icon for interact on the radial menu and action panel from a sword to a pickax.
  • Modified the shader on void spots to correctly appear under FoW, above terrain, and under characters.
  • Added LOD groups to some objects.
  • Updated Unity engine to 2018.2.

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – July 2, 2018

7/2/2018 – July 2nd Update Notes

In this update we focused on creating new battlefields, revising the Nature faction, and fixing many bugs and user experience issues.

Game Changes

  • All battlefields (even ones in testing) are temporarily available to all players.
  • Most siege units now have 1 line of sight.
  • Changed the Blinded condition to always reduce line of sight to zero.
  • Added interface volume to audio settings.
  • Added control settings so that players have more control on camera panning and zooming speeds and are able to enable or disable camera panning features.

New Battlefields

  • Battlefront: players each start in a walled-in fort defended by a Frontier Turret.  An interactable Frontier Workshop exists to the left of each base and more Crystal Formations to the right. Great for late-game decks to easily boom without interruption.
  • Hillfort: players start at the top of their own hill with few resources. More resources are found in the flatlands below each hill, so exploration is key. A Frontier Menhir is in the center of the map but is surrounded by fire.
  • Full Random: procedurally generated map where players can experience any terrain type, elevation, AI creature, or interactable unit. Map size is also randomized.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Increased cost of Artillery Turret from 1C 3I to 2C 3I.
  • Reduced cost of Utility Turret from 2C 4I to 1C 3I.

Nature (Green)

  • Re-added Resistance Shaman (in place of the now depreciated Resistance Herbalist) with new abilities: Immunity and an activated ability to spawn one of three plant trap/bomb units (Brambleroot, Amorphia, or Fellshroom).
  • Added a new potion uncollectible spell card called Sylg Leaf Tonic: give +2 health to all creatures for 2 turns.
  • Added a new uncollectible plant trap card called Brambleroot: constricts enemies in range when it dies, destroys itself when enemies enter range, and has invisibility.
  • Added a new uncollectible plant trap card called Amorphia: gives the plant sub-type to all enemies in range when it dies, destroys itself when enemies enter range, and has invisibility.
  • Changed Fellshroom so that it destroys itself when enemies enter range, and has invisibility.
  • Changed Wandering Mandrake‘s Cursed Screech ability to trigger on death. Gave it Invisibility.
  • Combined Deeproot Toxinist and Resistance Herbalist into Deeproot Herbalist. Both cards were almost identical except that they Harvested for different potions. Added a third potion, called Sylg Leaf Tonic that can be harvested.
  • Changed Woodfolk Keeper to spawn a Honey Bee on enter and whenever a plant enters. Removed its Produce Bee activated ability. Added an activated ability to harvest a plant to draw a Honey card. Added a trigger that spawns a Keeper Seed when Woodfolk Keeper dies.
  • Changed condition on Direvine‘s Territorial ability from Entangle to Constrict.
  • Updated Renskelon Wolfsgrube to have a melee attack, spawn a Dire Wolf instead of a regular wolf on enter, and have a territorial ability to spawn a Dire Wolf.
  • Replaced Forestal Bard‘s activated ability Melody of the Grove with Broadwood Song: give +2 health and LOS to all plants and creatures for 2 turns.
  • Gave Woodfolk Harrower an activated ability called Bellow of the Grove: inflict Fear and Vulnerability on all enemy creatures within range.
  • Gave Groven Piper Zeal but reduced its attack to 0. Also reduced cost of its activated ability,Tranquil Melody, from 2N to 1N.
  • Increased amount of health gained from Soul Seedling‘s Grow from 2 to 4.
  • Reduced cost of Spider Broodmother’s Produce Arachnid Egg ability from 2N to 1N.
  • Reduced amount healed and cleansed on Honey from 4 to 3.
  • Reduced range of Forest-Floor Gardiner’s Sprout ability from 3 to 2. Changed the card that is spawned from Fellshroom to Soul Seedling.
  • Reduced cost of Pitfall Trap from 1C3N to 3N.
  • Reduced Deeproot Harvester‘s cost from 2N to 1N.
  • Reduced range of Starnys Grovekeeper‘s Sprouting Melody from 10 to 7.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Replaced Menhiran Hopplite‘s Pierce attribute with Zeal.
  • Added new spirit legendary called Harken Knight of the Menhiran Order : 5/6/4/4 with ranged attack that can pierce 3 units, Zeal, Faithful trigger to give Overshield, and a leap AOE burn/blind ability.
  • Reduced cost of Cataclysm from 4C 10S to 4C 7S.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Reduced attack on Alomian Rogue from 3 to 1. Replaced its Bounty ability with Steal: AA to deal 1 damage to creature and gain 0 to 3 wealth.
  • Changed Helmscross Brawler‘s Bloodlust ability to inflict Bleeding instead of Vulnerability, and the ability no longer gives Multistrike. Its Adrenaline now gives Multistrike in addition to +1 attack and only triggers when it is dealt damage in combat.
  • Reduced Drake Isle Madcap‘s attack from 2 to 1 and increased its movement from 4 to 5.
  • Reduced cost of The Wasp from 3W to 2W, attack from 2 to 1, and Creature Razer amount from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced Drake Isle Mutineer‘s movement from 5 to 4.

Environment

  • Reduced LOS of Frontier Outpost from 5 to 3.
  • Fontier Turret’s Auto-Shot now has a minimum range.
  • Reduced LOS of Frontier Rockslinger from 5 to 4.

Bug Fixes and Polish

  • Created a simple character platform for detail view that characters stand on.
  • Units that die on quicksand or void now sink into the ground
  • Updated legendary AI so that it doesn’t automatically draw 2 cards per turn.
  • Added descriptions for terrain type effects.
  • Added new soundtrack to the start view.
  • Added information about the effects of certain terrain types and higher elevation to the help menu.
  • Fixed Imperial Reaver‘s Reinforce ability so that it works properly when building a tower.
  • Fixed card id on Frontier Workshop so that it is not duplicated.
  • Fixed an issue with AI where a dead unit could keep trying to do things even after it was dead.
  • Fixed several issues where units with a Territorial trigger would target their allies.
  • Fixed bug where reverse entranced unit would not return to its owner’s control.
  • Fixed bug where dealing 0 damage would trigger the dealt-damage trigger on a unit.
  • Fixed a bug where AI would not attack enemies with Overshield.
  • Fixed a bug where Wild Brute would keep its interact ability even after it has been interacted with.
  • Fixed a card id issue with Sea Canopy Windsinger so that it is now playable.
  • Fixed some potential issues with AI movement (no longer walking on lava and prioritizing higher elevation elevation).
  • Fixed an issue where claimables and AI were spawned on lava and other hurtful terrain types.
  • Fixed issue where clicking a card in the collection view would not load spells correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with the tutorial where it would give resource incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug with updating the fog of war where if it was updated too quickly, would not change the fog correctly.

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – June 12, 2018

6/12/2018 – June 12th Update Notes

New Steam-integrated inventory system, reconnection feature, and plenty of card updates, game changes, and bug fixes.

Inventory System

  • Players now have an inventory connected with Steam. There are several types of items that can be opened to get cards, currency, or packs of other items.
  • Notable items are the Imperial Notes Pack (gives currency) and the Contract Pack (gives cards).
  • We are currently working on rewarding items for winning skirmishes, so look out for that soon!

Skirmish Reconnection

  • Now if a player disconnects from a skirmish, the game will wait up to two minutes for that player to reconnect and resume gameplay.
    • If a disconnected player does not return within two minutes, that player that left will automatically forfeit the skirmish.

Game Changes

  • Changed the claim action to a more general “interact” action.
    • To interact with a valid interactable, move a creature unit next to it and use the radial menu or unit action panel to select the “Interact” action. Then select the interactable.
    • Units may now only interact once per turn.
    • Some interactables can still be stepped on. In  this case, the interactable will only be activated if the unit stepping on it has not already interacted that turn.
  • Changed all heal/cleanse abilities to be able to target enemies (for mind controlled units).
  • Destroyed walls and crystal formations no longer are added to the kill count of a skirmish report.
  • Changed Strongholds investment to give +8 population instead of +9 so that 20 is the new default max population.
  • Change name of Swamp terrain type to Shallows. Structures can no longer be built on Shallows.
  • The Stunned condition now disables a unit from interacting.
  • Leaping from higher to lower elevation now increases ability amount by 1. No reduction from leaping from lower to higher, however.
    • e.g. if Quinnlus uses his Thrust ability, leaping from a higher elevation to a lower elevation, he will deal 2 damage instead of 1 to each unit that is on a lower elevation.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Increased cost of Link Lightning from 3I to 4I and gave it the ability to target structures/traps in addition to creatures.
  • Reduced amount Imperial Reaver‘s Reinforce reactive ability from 2 to 1.
  • Reduced cost of Imperial Mason‘s spawn Barricade ability from 3I to 2I.

Nature (Green)

  • Removed the cost on Deeproot Kudzu‘s Proliferate ability.
  • Renamed Young Arachnid to Spiderling.
  • Renamed Young Tree Lizard to Tree Lizard Hatchling.
  • Gave all second-generation evolvable units a Harvest ability to eat a plant to gain health.
  • Reduced cost of Deeproot Toxinist from 3N to 1N. Fixed an issue with text parser on Scavenge Potion.

Spirit (Light Blue)

  • Gave Ascendant Seraph Zeal.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Gave Automaton Zeal.

Environment

  • Added new interactable units:
    • Wild Brute: interact to gain control of it.
    • Frontier Trading Post: interact to gain 2 resource based on your resource generators.
    • Frontier Bivouac: interact to recruit a solider.
    • Scrivener’s Tent: interact to acquire one of three spell cards.
    • Smithy’s Tent: interact to acquire one of three weapon spell cards.
    • Apothecary’s Tent: interact to acquire one of three potion spell cards.
    • Imperial Workshop : interact to acquire one of three siege, repair structure, or build structure cards.
    • Strongbox: interact to drop various items.
  • Added Dead Tree : uncollectible, breakable wall.
  • Increased health of Frontier Bandit from 5 to 6, reduced movement from 4 to 3.
  • Changed Terrorizing Roc so that it now drops loot on death, and has a territorial leap-AOE damage trigger. Reduced its movement from 4 to 3. Increased its health from 12 to 15.
  • Gave a 1-turn cooldown to Masterian Geomancer’s drop crystal ability, and also changed the drop crystal ability so it now only drops the smallest Crystal fragment.
  • Increased attack of Frontier Rockslinger from 3 to 4.
  • Increased cost of Restored Menhir from 2C to 4C.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ability text parser to correctly put the ability owner name in passive technique texts.
  • Fixed Zeal so it properly reverses fatigue.
  • Removed several instances of excess “for” words in ability texts.
  • Fixed card id of Countervail Turret so it is now playable.
  • Fixed Zligen Carbine‘s text to show condition duration.
  • Fixed issues with captain costs after death increasing incorrectly.
  • Fixed issues with AI not moving at all.
  • Fixed bug where the skirmish report would always show “Defeated”.
  • Fixed issues with AI infinitely interacting with multi-visitable interactables.
  • Fixed issue where movement cost was not calculated correctly on elevation.
  • Fixed visual issue with dropping interactables at correct targets.
  • Fixed targeting for location-targeted abilities so that they can target locations that are occupied by a trap.
  • Fixed a bug in changing ownership of units where the wrong player was given control of the changed unit.
  • Fixed issues with registering users and initializing user correctly

 

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CrysCo Update Notes – May 13, 2018

5/13/2018 – May 13th Update Notes

This past sprint revolved around implementing an overhauled deck editor and refreshing card functionality in Intellect.

Deck Editor:

  • We are pleased to announce the newly updated deck editor and collection viewer, which hasn’t been a part of Crystal Companies for a long while.
  • Each player has been temporarily given the full library of available cards.
  • You can now create fully customized decks.
  • Searching and filtering a collection can be done via the filter buttons or search field at the bottom of the deck editing view.

Card Updates

Intellect (Orange)

  • Gave a cost to Imperial Mason‘s Repair ability. Reduced its move/los from 4 to 3.
  • Increased Imperial Reaver’s Reinforce trigger range from 1 to 3. Gave a condition duration of 2 turns.
  • Reduced amount Imperial Reaver‘s Reinforce reactive ability from 2 to 1.
  • Changed Link Lightning so it can target any target multiple times.
  • Reduced cost of Link Lightning from 4I to 3I
  • Fixed name spelling of Revivify.
  • Changed Revivify to refresh 1 structure unit and increased its cost from 2I to 4I.
  • Fixed subcard types of Buttress so that its image is rendered correctly.
  • Gave a 1-turn cooldown to Zligen Reactor.
  • Fixed info text of Zligen Carbine’s triggered ability to read correctly.
  • Reduced Siege Zepplin’s health from 11 to 10.
  • Changed Shockwave to not target Command Posts.
  • Decreased cost of Shockwave from 5I2C to 4I2C
  • Decreased cost of Electrify from 5I to 4I.
  • Reduced attack of Imperial Engineer from 3 to 2.
  • Reduced amount of Overdrive from 2 to 1.
  • Gave a 1-turn cooldown to Imperial Channeler’s Transmute trigger.
  • Fixed an issue with Zligen Carbine where its ability would disappear.

Nature (Green)

  • Changed Boskstrider’s Nurturing Tune to have a cooldown and give +3 health instead of +2.

Wealth (Yellow)

  • Changed cost of Helmscross Commando from 1C3W to 2C2W.
  • Reduced Gunpowder Charge’s Building Razer from 2 to 1.
  • Gave a cooldown to Gunpowder Charge’s abilities so that they never trigger more than once.
  • Reduced Drake Isle Madcap‘s movement from 5 to 4.

Environment

  • Reduced Stone Giant‘s attack from 3 to 2 and movement from 3 to 2.

Polish

  • Added a new control to drag the camera while holding down the middle-mouse button.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with line of sight updates so that the correct area of vision is displayed when moving and teleporting.
  • Fixed a display issue where refreshing stats would also cooldown abilities and updated conditions on client.
  • Updated ability text parser to stop appending trigger ids to the beginning of the text.
  • Fixed an issue with movement path costs so that they no longer cost 1 extra than they should.
  • Fixed an issue with the Keeps investment where it would not give +2 attack to structures.
  • Fixed an issue where captain costs did not update correctly and caused a player to have negative resource.
  • Fixed an issue where the result of the match always was displayed as “Defeated”.
  • Fixed Zligen Carbine’s ability text to show condition duration.
  • Fixed issues with AI player not moving its units.
  • Fixed issues with death count on skirmish report.

 

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