Friday, May 26, 2017

Heroes of Steel v4.4.7: Tower Battlements and Status Improvements

This week, we've fixed a bug that was trapping some players on the Tower Battlements area of Episode 4.  If you were stuck up there, the stairs are once again functional!  Sorry about the bug.

We also have resolved an issue with the loot group around the Tretherin Staff in late Episode 4 ... where it was supposed to be dropping lots of juicy staves, the loot selector was only pulling the Tretherin over and over and ... over.  Now fixed -- some really powerful rods coming out of that group now.

Finally, a big thanks to a couple of Steam players pressing us to improve the status display around magical weapons and the strong and standard dice pools.  As you can see in the screenshot above, we've made some really nice quality of life improvements to bring all the data together in one place.  In the dice pool calculations, an 's' indicates  Strong Dice where no letter indicates Standard Dice.  There are more details on that in the Combat Guide on Steam if you want know exactly how all those D10s are rolled!

v4.4.7 - 5/23/2017
 - Fixed issue leaving Tower Battlements in Episode 4
 - Fixed loot group issues around Tretherin Staff
 - Magical weapon stats shown inline with accuracy and defense
 - Accuracy and Defense display indicate strong dice with an 's'
 - Accuracy and Defense display show calculated totals for all dice pools
 - Fixed map bugs On Steam

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vigilante Skies pg 18 + New CYOA Poll

Page 18 wraps up on the Patreon vote to have Julia and Orchid chuckling over which knife is best to run off drunken sailors in the Spice Hall. From here, we will be moving on to the resolution of this scene and episode!

The votes in the latest poll have been tallied as we prep for the introduction of Argus Rawlins. With 4 votes, Argus laid down for a short nap in the engine compartments and is dreaming of something nice. A half smoked tobic still smoldering and he is about to get woken up by the ship's alarm.

As the arc of the end of the scene is pretty well set already by the Patreon's decisions (stay and deliver the data cube, lock up the bounty hunter, sandstorm coming in hot), we'll keep doing a few more character and crew building polls. So here goes --

Who is the newest member on the crew? I'd like to have one crew member joined very recently and still working to gain the trust of the others. You can see all the crew bios on this Patreon post .

A) Orchid - was assigned patrol with Julia so that they could get to know each other.
B) Julia Aurelius - was assigned patrol with Orchid so that they could get to know each other.
C) Argus Rawlins - shouldn't be napping on the job if he's a new mate!
D) Raven LeClaire - medical officer who was captured by bounty hunter
E) Apone "Zippo" Mitchel - ace pilot, I wonder where the old pilot went?
F) Derrick Mendoza - hopefully not this guy, as he has been the team's longstanding bodyguard!

If you're pledging $2 or more for voting rights, please post your comments here, mail me, or post them on our forum!

If you're on our forum, there is a lot of chatter going on about the pages and votes on this forum thread .

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Patreon May Wallpaper

Excited to release another beautiful wallpaper from the Star Traders 2 scenery artwork. This time, gaze out over the sunset on an oceanic world from a large city outpost.

We've prepared 3 sizes for our Patreons: 800x1200 for mobile, 1920x1080p and 1920x1200.

We hope you will consider pledging as little as $1 a month to help support us as we keep making games. In return, you get access to sweet digital rewards like these monthly wallpapers!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Heroes of Steel v4.4.5: Improving Legendary Item + Patches

First off, Heroes of Steel is 75% off on Google Play today!  Don't miss this hot deal.

Second off, a big thanks to the player who pointed out the issue with Kyera's legendary items.  Certainly, they weren't supposed to have +1 SP ... no, that was intended to be +1 Move Point (MP).  Bingo!  Major upgrade, have fun.

Third, we've released a set of patches based on player feedback.  We've fixed a few issues in the latest E4 story content related to dying in a boss fight and choosing to Restore.

We've also made some fixes to the crafting system, which was having some odd display issues with certain types of armor, hiding their bonuses after crafting was complete and confusing players in a  big way.

And, if you're at the end of the Episode 4 content and have a Talent point to spent for Kjartan, Vincent, Tamilin or Selen, you ca now spend it!  Sorry about that bug.

Thanks to everyone leaving a review!

v4.4.5 - 5/15/2016
 - Fixed Kyera's legendary items to have +1 Move Point bonus
 - Re-fixed issue with leveling Sneak or Mystic Talents after story event
 - Fixed issues with spikes on Tower Battlements and repeat dialogs after Restore
 - Fixed issue with disappearing Stealth and Dodge bonuses in Crafting display
 - Fixed map bugs and typos

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Templar Battleforce v2.6.23 + Patreon Raffle

This week, we've dedicated the release to catching up on feedback from the community.  We've fixed a number of bugs that were reported -- issues with the Turret counts reported on the map, issues with Reactor Jolt providing too much +MP in some cases, and fixing some scrolling issues that were making the Talent table annoying to use in some cases.

Also, we've rebalanced the starting SP cost of Scouts to 400.  This has a lot of different effects -- it means that they will be a little more expensive to deploy from a Tact Point, but when it comes to Swap it means that they will be 1-for-1 with Soldiers and they carry a little more SP currency if you are planning to swap up to a Hydra, Neptune, Paladin or Berserk.  It's a small change, but from the testing we've done here, it has a very positive effect on the Swap economy.

Finally, we've added a line to your Templar's status that summarizes all of the Fire / Plasma / Radiation resistances that you gain from your Armor, Gear, and Buffs.

Our Patreon raffle ran this morning and Jewel and Ozwryx won an invitation to join the ranks of the Templar Militant.  Keep an eye out of their faces coming soon.

Thanks to all of our supporters and especially to everyone leaving a review!

v2.6.23 - 5/12/2017
 - Increased SP cost of Scouts to 400 to match Soldiers
 - Added details on Fire / Radiation / Plasma Res to Templar status
 - Added unused MP to the Confirm End Turn message
 - Fixed messages about turret counts
 - Fixed scrolling issues in Talent tables

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