HerdyMessages from TNT
Posted by Herdy on May 25, 2018, 5:24 am NST
The staff member that posted many updates on the neoboards last week, hardtotame, has been back at it early this morning with more updates on multiple boards.

Battledome Updates
First, on the Battledome board, she has given an update on the progress of BD fixes:

A lot of you have been asking for updates about the Battledome fixes, and for an update on DoN.

DoN - This is easy to answer. We want to fix the Battledome first.

Battledome fixes - *sigh* Okay, so here's what's happening. We took a look at the results of the survey, and we made a list of things that we need to focus on. Our senior-most programmer is the one that's working on it. He's also the one that gets called in every time there's something 'big' that needs to be done. With the current situation we're in (having to optimize the entire website for mobile, looking for solutions to features that currently work on Flash, etc), that's fairly often. Which means, he has to put the fixes on hold and help us with solutions to these other issues, that come with grave consequences if they're ignored. So, he's on one such break right now, and he will return to the Battledome once he's done with his current task. For these reasons, it's very difficult to give you a timeline that we can be sure we'll stick to, but we can tell you that you ARE on our list of priorities, and we're working on it (just not at the moment, unfortunately).

Wraith Resurgence Prizes
Over on the Site Events board, she gave additional updates about the plot:

We haven't finished running the script for this, so if you haven't received your trophies or prizes yet, don't worry - it's coming!

I see a lot of concerns about some of the tiers and prizes (the ones that stand out to us are the users who missed the top tier by the 'Stickler for Time' achievement, and the users who donated a large number of potions in hope of a better prize).

We need some time, but we will be looking into these concerns and seeing what we can do about them. You can expect to hear from me again in a week's time about this (if they haven't been addressed already by then).

She later stated that there may be scope to changing the plot prize requirements to exclude those who missed the Stickler For Time (Fiendish Formations on day of release) achievement:

RE: Time-specific achievements affecting trophy tiers
We're sorry that you had to miss out on certain parts of the plot, but apart from 'Stickler for Time', we will not be reconsidering the tiers for this plot. Good point about the prize shop vs. prize tiers systems - awarding plot points takes a lot more planning and effort, and we did not feel ready for it with TWR.

And posted that those who suffered glitches with plot steps may have their issues looked into:

@lokiloku
If you got a response to it just hours ago, it will be looked into. I see another user that has reported the same bug in the bug report we got today. Again, this will take a while as we're still just awarding trophies right now, but it will be looked into.


She also made a general board asking for opinions on whether some of the plot weapons that were given out should have their icons reduced:

I have read a few arguments for and against nerfing plot weapons.

In the past, I have advocated for certain things because a few people were vocal about it on the boards, only to realize after it was implemented that there was another side to the argument that we hadn't considered, that you brought up after it was too late to change. I don't want to make that mistake again, so please voice your opinion here so that we can consider both sides of the argument before making a decision.

Item Fixes
And finally, she gave updates on item fixes (of which many have already been fixed!):

RE: Item fixes in general
I understand you want us to focus more on fixing things that are broken. Accordingly, we're making this a priority, and we plan to give you weekly updates about what we've fixed that week. We're thinking of doing this in the editorial. What do you say?
SirCabbageEver wanted to play a real game of hot potato? New Battledome Item!
Posted by SirCabbage on May 15, 2018, 12:26 am NST
Another couple of weapons have been released in the"Daily Dare". Well, I mean. They sort of have. Early reports suggest that both today's item and the item for spellseeker do- nothing.

Clearly TJST was sick of us all complaining about the balance-breaking weapons they have been releasing of late because it looks like the new in "thing" is releasing items that don't work!





After the first item released and didn't do anything I held back on posting about it, hoping that TJST would promptly fix it. But now with two items broken it is time to start hoping that this is not the start of a new pattern.

Realistically as it stands the only value in either of these weapons is that thanks to the Spellseeker Vial of Power's 1million np estimated value 5 of them may be used to help you obtain the "I Taunt the Pant Devil" avatar- something which I know is likely of top importance to battlers... Though it should be said the lavaball's estimated value of zero seems more on-point.

Edit: The lavaball has since been fixed, no word on the vial.
SirCabbageAnother battledome item released in the Daily Dare!
Posted by SirCabbage on May 9, 2018, 12:37 am NST
After the last news report I thought I would just cut to the point without any puns... but then I made that one. Point is, we now have a second new battledome item released from this year's "Daily Dare".

This time we are looking at a brand new snake related item for the cobrall infested game "Piper Panic"



This item represents the second item given out for the battledome by this daily dare (if you don't count the movement increasing potion). It is also not time limited so you have until the end of the event to earn it if you would like it. The score isn't hard with a guide, but does require some last level deaths to get the score.
SirCabbageExclusive look at new battledome item "BALL" - You'll want to see our cutting edge report
Posted by SirCabbage on April 30, 2018, 1:07 am NST
Now, straight out of this years "'Daily Dare'" we bring you this live, breaking and all-round important report. Thanks in part to AAA and the support of the very secretive bowling ball union (It isn't a very good one as you can imagine) we have been granted the chance to talk and even use a new battledome item, "Bowling Ball of Lost Cities"- or as he prefers to be called "Ball". Our reporters are truly on a roll with this one, they got around to giving us a smashing report.



Early reports have shown this weapon to be right up many user's alleys- "Ball" responds by simply stating "It's just the way I roll". Will this ball be downgraded? Ball doesn't seem too concerned, stating that he has battledome icons to spare. But we will have to wait and see as to if "Ball" strikes out.

This new ball can be yours by obtaining 1200 points in "Lost City Lanes"- it is not a time limited prize, but you should pick it up before it ends up in the gutter.
SirCabbagePiles of potions and a new plot step weapon.
Posted by SirCabbage on March 19, 2018, 1:32 pm NST
Over the past few weeks people have slowly been identifying new potions which may be equipped in the battledome.






Most of them we are still not sure on, but here they are.

More importantly the plot has released the Sword of Malum for general use. It will most likely need to be retested, but initial tests suggest that it is basically the same, but with the darkness turned into physical. When Malum uses the sword of Malum it still does the old stats.



The other item is a ring used by Kaia which for now is only a 1-player item.



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