Originally published at: http://gemsofwar.com/console-witches-in-britches/
There really ARE monsters under the bed.
New Troop: Night Hag
More than a century ago, a ship carrying a beautiful Leonine Princess ran aground on the rocks of Darkstone; it was travelling to Adana for her wedding. It was no accident. The merchants of Darkstone often lured ships to their ruin so they could plunder their cargo and riches.
Unfortunately for the merchants, the Princess was also a Sorceress - not incredibly powerful, but powerful enough to enact a curse with her dying breath.
Now, every stormy night, she returns from her watery grave to steal the souls of anybody who does not lock their windows and place a clove of garlic there as protection. The people of Darkstone simply know her as the Night Hag.
There’s also a theory that this is merely a story perpetuated by lock, shutter, and garlic merchants, but who wants to take the chance?
New Troop: Giant Toad
It’s a toad. A really big toad. A really REALLY big toad.
It’s probably as big as medium-sized dog, or maybe a very small LARGE dog. Smaller than a pony though.
But as far as toads go, it’s pretty darned impressive.
Please note this Event only applies to PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
@Sirrian …Is he a REALLY big toad, though?!
This event title has now gotten me twice now
Nope it’s a really REALLY big toad
Thanks for the clarification, man! Wasn’t quite sure regarding the size of the toad.
So Pharos-Ra this coming Friday and possibly Silverglade towards the end of the month, @Alpheon?
@Sirrian, also wondering about the next new kingdom for console, last I remember hearing it would be ‘in the next couple of weeks’. Any new news on this?
Good thing I saved up on a bunch of glory, I can buy multiple packs of Night Hag so I can fully trait Queen Mab and maybe Psion as well.
May get some Giant Toads too so I can unlock all traits of Loyalty.
And how come the Really Big Toad, poor thing, doesn’t get as big a send-off as the Bugbear?
Need to bring in the Dire Toad, people!
That is the current plan. (I believe Silverglade, we’re aiming for March 24th)
Please note: Release dates may change so not 100% until released.
Bring it on! Need some new content to keep me going
It was originally quoted for December 2016, then the beginning of the year… now there is no estimation. I get that Sony/Microsoft can hold things up, but it would be nice to hear that there’s at least a date they’re shooting for out there. Currently console is getting one more troop per week than PC/Mobile is… so, we’re really only catching up at a snails pace. Which makes me think that it won’t be until August or so until we’re fully caught up… or about 8 months after what they originally stated.
Perhaps (and hopefully) I’m wrong though… Only one of the devs would be able to shine light on that, I suppose.
Microsoft and Sony make it hard to lock in an exact date for consoles to catch up troop-wise, because of the advance planning involved and the way they can alter our timelines. Our current aim is about 2 months away but we expect that this will change.
We’ve mostly caught up in features (and consoles have several features that PC/ Mobile don’t have), but content is harder to catch up on unfortunately. We’re attempting to modify our plan so that it works better with the MS/Sony approval times, but that has meant we needed to change our procedures & workflow involving weekly events… all of that takes time unfortunately.
Will catchup require us getting the 3.0 guild wars patch first?
Quick side question about Pharos rap since we’re (supposed to be) getting him this week:
Does his 3rd trait stack? So if I had 2 of them in a team would I get +300% souls at end of battle?
It stacks on PC, so hopefully that will persist through to console.