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SirCabbageA mess of new weapons in the Hidden Tower and beyond
Posted by SirCabbage on February 5, 2018, 11:12 am NST
The Hidden Tower has reopened in a rather triumphant way, with two new weapons. One of these weapons is fairly par for the course- but one seems like prime fodder for a downgrade.

The two weapons are the weaker 15 million np 'Gemmed Sword of Light'



and the crazy 'Focus of Imminent Destruction'



At this point as with anything TJST does, if backlash is too heavy than likely they will downgrade these items. At this point it likely is a gamble as to if you should buy. Maybe since these items cost users so much they might find a different solution- it will be up to you to decide if you buy them.

Beyond that, as you would have seen through the plot posting there has been another weapon released during the plot. The 'blazing embers' are still exhibiting the same "likely will be downgraded" stats of the other free weapons.




Interestingly you may have also nothing the forth weapon added recently- the 'Sword of Malum'. In a rather awesome turn of events TJST has released the first one-player only battledome item for an opponent in a very long time... (though I am almost positive it will likely become a plot prize later)



I do wonder what all this could mean for the battledome. On the one hand TNT clearly has a renewed interest in the battledome for the first time since long before the changeover... on the other hand it is clear they have no idea what they are doing when it comes to power balance.

TJST has overseen some of the biggest crashes in battledome history. The impact of the massive wave of unpunished and unremoved dupe super attack peas driving their prices to laughable levels.... Their continued insistence in keeping charity corner going despite it being terrible for the economy when not tightly controlled leading to the Wand of the Dark Faerie dropping far below a reasonable price point... I am torn, on the one hand I love that the battledome is back on the agenda, on the other I do have to worry about the impact all this uncertainty will have to the community.
HerdyLeaked Plot Step
Posted by Herdy on January 31, 2018, 1:01 pm NST
UPDATE 1/2: The plot steps are back, and this time Malum is in the Battledome. Follow the link from the Headquarters page to find him at the Gypsy Camp, then battle him for achievements (he is difficulty 442 on hard mode). He is also dropping a new coffer NC item.

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Between all the lag, earlier today a new plot step was briefly available. It is now removed and not currently available.

New dialogue was added to the Headquarters page regarding Malum - along with a link to find him at the Gypsy Camp. Going there appeared to award the Blazing Embers battledome item and an event showing Malum unlocked in the battledome.



However, Malum was never actually available at the Battledome. Two new achievements were added (which are still up) for beating Malum, and beating him on Hard (Mighty) mode.

The dialogue remains up, viewable via the 'Story So Far' page, but is no longer live on the Headquarters page.

We'll keep you updated if this step is readded in the near future.
SirCabbageInteresting new statement from the Editorial!
Posted by SirCabbage on January 27, 2018, 2:51 am NST
There was a very interesting new statement I though that I should underline from the editorial this week in response to a user asking what they are working on. Scrappy's response was very relevant to us at Battlepedia.

So, I'm glad that you brought this up! We were going over Battledome in particular and looking at certain possibilities to add/fix when we decided, why not just get your opinions on it??
To do this, sometime early next we are going to release some sort of a survey so you guys can vote on your top priorities and we can move froward from there! We want to get you guys more involved and this seems like a good way to do it!!


While I would not dream of telling you what to say to Jumpstart during this survey... I will tell you what I would like to say. First and foremost the main priority in my view should be reintroduction of HP increase. HP increase is the main reason why plots/prize shops worked, it is the main driver behind guild, fansite and user 1P tournaments. Yes, bugfixes such as the repair of stealing items should be high up too... But without HP increase there is very little motivation for users to compare their highscores with others.

How about you guys? What would you like to see TJST focus on? New status effects (D.O.T, Sleep, Cripple, Armour Break etc)? New opponents? What do you think would happen if they decided to, say, add a new icon type? Are you the sort of person who just wants them to fix the glitches and nothing else?

In other battledome news- the plot continues, this time with another free battledome weapon. This one is... interesting to say the least.



When versing the plot opponent it clearly takes on the stats of another more powerful weapon. In some ways this is a good idea, it helps players without a good set keep up with the opponents more- on the other hand a lot of these weapons have almost been TOO good. I also find it strange that this weapon is actively tradeable...
HerdyWraith Plot - New Steps!
Posted by Herdy on January 18, 2018, 5:59 am NST
New steps are now active for the Wraith Resurgence! Murmur #4 is now live. This uses the 4th Kaia note on the left of the HQ page. The Faeries Chest now has 12 locks, and will unlock the 4th BD challenger - the Hulking Wraith, which drops the Wraith Blood needed for the new potions.

There only appears to be one fog location per potion currently. Potion VII will cure TDMBGPOP, Potion VIII Coltzan's Shrine, Potion IX the Tombola, and Potion X will heal the Fruit Machine.

» View Our Step-By-Step Guide «

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This morning it appears TNT have implemented their fix for the cap on wraith ingredient drops in the Battledome discussed in the editorial. Caps have now been increased on all challengers, it appears by an extra 18 per ingredient -- making a total of 53 available drops per ingredient.



New fog locations are currently also live across Neopia, and new achievements are available, so it appears the 4th murmur will be made live shortly.
SirCabbagePrepare for trouble with this new battledome item from the Advent Calendar!
Posted by SirCabbage on December 31, 2017, 12:33 am NST
Today only is another new battledome item. While we haven't really seen much in the way of Advent Calendar battledome items this year, it is always good to see them squeeze one last one in.



Be sure to collect one today from the Advent Calendar before they are gone! Also be sure to check out our guide for a list of the other prizes which have been released this year!

Nothing better to ring in the new year than a new battledome weapon, am I right?
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