Saturday, March 18, 2017

Heroes of Steel v4.3.3: Save 50% + Crafting System Improvements


This week, we've made some improvements to the crafting system, focusing on making the tuning rules better and more transparent. Not to mention that the game is 50% off on Steam for the weekend!

Tuning is more likely to turn up a crafting result with stats that match your tuning gear, and we've made sure that the tuning item is displayed on the post-crafting screen so that you can see it and the crafting result you got, as well as being able to take a single screenshot to capture both.

There is a very lively discussion about crafting happening on our forum if you want to see some of the results others are getting as well as great Q&A:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/thread/15354/arts-crafts?page=1

Thanks to all of our supporters and especially for those leaving reviews!

v4.3.3 - 3/16/2017
 - Improved New Crafting System, better tuning capability
 - Improved New Crafting System, after crafting tuning item is displayed
 - Crafting create mighty enchantment from mundane Weapon or Armor with magical power
 - Each Crafting costs 2 Bloodstones, tuned with magical gear; use your Bloodstones wisely
 - Thousands of new magical weapon and armor possibilities
 - Magical weapons can now add +Move Points, +Dodge, +Parry and +Stealth
- Boost-In to Episode 2 gains +10 Bloodstones


On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Templar Battleforce v2.6.15 - New Faces + End Turn Confirm + SP Display



This week's update, we've dropped two new awesome faces into the game for your squads.  You can now pick from over 40 helmets and faces to build a completely unique character for every Templar in your Battleforce.

Upon player request, we've added a safeguard to the End Turn button.  If you try to end your turn with less than 50% of your squad's AP spent, a confirmation will appear, asking you to click again to confirm the action.  This can help you avoid ending your turn accidentally.

We've improved the data shown on the Objectives screen.  We've now included the +SP you are gaining every turn from Tact Points so you can do precision calculations about when you can deploy new Templars or call in Ordnance.

Thanks to everyone leaving a review for helping to spread the word about Templar Battleforce.  We really appreciate the players who made these suggestions -- you're helping us continually improve the game!

v2.6.15 - 3/16/2017
 - Added 2 new Faces to the Templar Designer - now pick among 40 faces and helmets!
 - End Turn now requires confirmation if your squad has spent less than 50% of its AP
 - Improved Objectives Screen, +SP per Turn from Tact Points now displayed
 - Fixed issues with overlapping achievements


On Steam for PC, Mac and Linux
Templar Battleforce on Steam

On Google Play
Templar Battleforce on Google Play

On iTunes
Templar Battleforce on iTunes

Monday, March 13, 2017

Heroes of Steel: New Crafting System!


This major update releases the new Crafting system for Heroes of Steel!  Any smith in the Underdeep can now help you enchant mundane weapons and armor with powerful enchantments.  To complete such a crafting, you must help the smith by feeding 2 Bloodstone Crystals into his or her forge.

You may also influence the results of the smith's crafting by providing a piece of magical gear to "tune" the process.  You will want to input a piece of magical gear that has the kind of magical properties that you want to see on the resulting magical weapon or armor.  For example, if you want a weapon with +Ice Dmg, then you should provide a tuning item with +Ice Dmg, or +Crit % etc.  The tuning will not always be exact, but it will help guide the smith's hand.  Tuning is optional, you can also just allow the smith to do his or her best and accept the result.

Therefore, the inputs to a crafting are:
- One mundane weapon, shield or armor
- Two Bloodstone Crystals
- Optionally, one piece of magical gear to tune the crafting

All crafting is final and destroy all input items!  Make sure you like your selection before you go forward!

The new crafting system is a late game add.  Many players of Heroes of Steel have groups near the end of the game.  For those groups, this new crafting system may seem over-powered.  You might be sitting on 40 Bloodstones and have 20 crafting runs back to back.  You're going to get some pretty amazing enchantments without a doubt.  You may even be able to replace a lot of your weapons and armor!  While it may seem a little tilted for veteran groups, this system is being rolled in with new groups in mind, and crafting is intended to help these groups "fill the gaps" throughout the game -- when you really need a new, powerful bow but just can't find one, or your tank is getting slammed with damage and you need that extra armor.

Throughout the game, it is estimated that you might get 20 crafting events if you are thorough collecting Bloodstones.  So, use them well, and don't make the mistake of hording all your stones to the very end of the game.  Legendary equipment still trumps crafted equipment, so be sure to use your crafting opportunities wisely and throughout the game.

For those groups waiting for content after Freeport, our next big release will include the next chunk of story content.  We may need to do a few bug releases after this major update, we shall see!

v4.3.1. - 3/13/2107
 - New Crafting System: visit any smith to craft
 - Crafting create mighty enchantment from mundane Weapon or Armor with magical power
 - Each Crafting costs 2 Bloodstones, tuned with magical gear; use your Bloodstones wisely
 - Thousands of new magical weapon and armor possibilities
 - Magical weapons can now add +Move Points, +Dodge, +Parry and +Stealth
 - Improved all Legendary Items for Heroes
 - Boost-In to Episode 2 gains +10 Bloodstones
 - Fixed bugs in Talent detail display with magical weapons
 - Fixed many typos

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite






Of course, you'll run out of Bloodstones eventually, so use them wisely.  There is only one way to get more -- further adventuring and scouring of the Underdeep for their red, glinting glow!

Friday, March 10, 2017

February has come and gone and the Patreon wallpaper is a little late.  Here the epic rendering of an urban zone on a molten world!  Hope you enjoy the wallpaper, 3 sizes -- 800x1200 (mobile), 1920x1080, and 1920x1200.  Join us on Patreon for as little as $1/month to get an awesome, monthly digital wallpaper download, voting rights, access to the exclusive art stream and big discounts on our alphas.

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