PC/Mobile 3.0.5 Patch Notes

Originally published at: http://gemsofwar.com/pcmobile-3-0-5-patch-notes/

Welcome to PC/Mobile 3.0.5…

Major Features

VIP Changes and New Levels

  • Added VIP Levels 16-20 with new rewards
  • Each VIP level (including 1-15) now awards a new Team Slot
  • Existing VIP members will be awarded these new team slots when leveling up or making a purchase
  • VIP menu now displays the progress for each level

New Team Slots

  • Now unlock new Team Slots at Levels 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 and 250
  • Gaining VIP Levels will now also add an additional Team Slot (as mentioned above)

Traitstone Regions Menu

  • Accessible from the Crafting Menu or Hero Menu Collection Tab
  • Displays a list of Kingdoms which can unlock a chosen traitstone
  • Selecting a location will immediately take you to that location on the World Map

Collected Mail Menu

  • Collected mail can now be viewed from the Mail Menu
  • Stores the last 30 mail collected

Server Status Display

  • Shows the current status of the Gems of War servers
  • If there are any issues, the status of them will be displayed on the loading splash screen and the world map
  • The current status will always be displayed in the Settings Menu

Guild Wars

  • Displays the Enemy Progress on the Attack Tab
  • Displays the current war’s Mana Color on the Attack Tab

UI Updates

  • World Map has been improved
  • Guild Wars can now be accessed from the World Map

General Spell Effect Changes

  • Death Mark will now no longer activate on the first turn
  • Barrier now blocks devour
As PC moves to Unity

PC moves to Unity

PC version should be looking more like the console version; however, a couple of console feature will not be available at the moment:

  • Custom Defence AI
  • Task System

Unity Changes

  • First-Time User Experience Rework
  • New tutorials for new users
  • Streamlined first battles to better understand the mechanics of the game
  • New starting weapon - “Blade of Heroes”
  • New starting troop - “Baby Dragon”
  • Some existing players may receive these new tutorials.

Spell Gem Helper

  • Spells that use specific gem colors now display counters for related gems on the board

Animation Speed

  • Speed up or slow down the animations of Spells, Gem Matches and Trait Activations in battles

Controller Support

  • Now officially has full Xbox One and Xbox 360 Controller Support
  • Swap between Mouse and Controller instantly the moment it detects a different input
  • New Event Menu
  • New menu combines News and Events into a single location
  • There is now a CLAIM ALL button for Event Point Rewards
  • New Offers Menu - combines the Path to Glory, Special Offers and Growth Packs in a single location, and keeps track of all your Path to Glory and Growth Pack purchases and progress
  • New Chat Menu with Block List
  • Block other players from the Profile Menu
  • Timestamps now displayed in chat
  • Chat window can be moved by dragging the top part of the menu around
  • You can Drag the menu around to place it in your preferred spot on the screen
  • Inactive Chat Opacity allows the Chat Menu to still be shown on screen while playing the game

UI Improvements

  • Blur now implemented in game and can be disabled in the Settings Menu
  • Spells, Troops and Traits now cycle all popup-help instead of just the first 2
  • Improved mana and spell effects in battle
  • Better skull attack animations
  • Particles are now in the game in various locations
  • New Arena Menu, more in keeping with other pre-battle menus
  • UI in the arena has changed to be more descriptive of current progress
  • Arena weapons selector has been updated to use the standard weapon selector

Misc

  • Difficulty is now edited on the Pre-Battle Screen in battles where it applies. This is to clarify when difficulty is applicable to a battle.
  • Ascending troops now allows ascending multiple rarities at once
  • Disenchanting troops menu now goes to max if you go backwards past zero.
  • Mail items can now display more than 5 rewards
  • New and Enhanced Splash Screens
  • Can now sort troops by Spells and Traits in the Troop Collection Menu
  • Test your defense team using the Test Defense Team button in the PvP Defenders Tab
  • Quest progress now displays the total number of quests and objectives for the current quest line
  • Quest now hides any future quest descriptions as “???”
  • Event Bonuses are now displayed in the stat breakdown
  • Troop Crafting menu now shows base level stats instead of stats with bonuses
  • New reorder spell animation
  • Updated Game Icon

Please note that while PC will be making the move to Unity, Mobile will take a big longer. Therefore, these changes are only applicable to the PC version of the game.

Balance Changes

Apothecary

  • Reduced Mana cost from 12 to 10

Barbearius

  • Changed Troop Type from Wildfolk to Urska

Behemoth

  • Increased legendary traits Life gain from 4 to 8

Black Beast

  • With the change to Barrier to prevent Devour, Black Beast will now dispel his ally before he devours it. Spell text hasn’t been changed though.

Dark Troll

  • Spell now creates 4 Purple Gems after doubling the number of Purple on the board.
  • Changed Elemental Bond trait to Troll Regeneration

Desert Troll

  • Spell now creates 4 Yellow Gems after doubling the number of Yellow on the board.
  • Changed Regeneration trait to Troll Regeneration

Famine

  • Mana cost increased to 24
  • Jinx trait has been replaced by Cursed

Gnoll

  • Change Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
  • Change Grudge to Armored
  • Now Gains Magic at Levels 16, 19
  • Now gains additional magic at level 20

Kerberos

  • Chance to devour has been reduced from 50% to 40%
  • Gate Guardian legendary trait now only has a 50% chance to summon a Warg on enemy death.

Ketras

  • Spell will now also deal half the damage to adjacent enemies of the target

Rock Troll

  • Spell now creates 4 Brown Gems after doubling the number of Brown on the board.
  • Mana Cost increased from 10 to 11

Savage Hunter

  • Change Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
  • Changed Wildfolk Bond to Wargare Bond
  • Mana Cost increased from 7 to 9
  • Spell Change, now does bonus damage vs Green troops. Still places a Hunter’s Mark.
  • Base dmg reduced from 5 to 4

Scale Guard

  • Change Empowered trait to Swift

Sea Troll

  • Spell now creates 4 Blue Gems after doubling the number of Blue on the board.
  • Mana Cost increased from 10 to 11
  • Changed Regeneration trait to Troll Regeneration

Sylvasi

  • Change Stealthy to Agile
  • Change Avenger to Barkskin
  • Change trait order from Nature Brand > Stealthy > Avenger to Nature Brand > Barkskin > Agile

Urska Wanderer

  • Changed Troop Type from Wildfolk/Knight to Urska/Knight

Wild Fang

  • Changed Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
  • Spell Change, now does bonus damage vs Yellow troops
  • Base damage increased from 4 to 5

Zephyros
Time to put the power back into this Storm Giant!

  • Increase boost ratio from x 3 to x10
  • Increase base spell damage from 5 to 8
  • Change Air Spirit to Huge
  • Change Trait order from Giant Bond > Air Link > Air Spirit to Giant Bond > Huge > Air Link
Grosh-Nak Kingdom Rework

New Orc Exclusive Traits:

  • Orc Fury — Gain 3 Attack when I take Life damage.
  • Orc Armor — Gain 5 Armor when I take Life damage.
  • Orc Cunning — Gain 2 Magic when I take Life damage.

Armored Boar

  • Increase boost ratio from x3 to x5

Cyclops

  • Spell now targets Enemy
  • Troop Type changed to Orc/ Giant
  • Changed Frenzy Trait to Orc Fury
  • Base spell damage increased from 1 to 4

Dark Song

  • Spell Rework, now deals damage + random debuff to the enemy. If enemy is Orc or Daemon, she will steal Mana from them.
  • Mana Cost reduced from 13 to 12
  • Now gain Magic at levels 8 and 12
  • Changed Nature Spirit to Orc Cunning
  • Changed Jinx to Cursed
  • Changed trait order from Magic Link > Jinx > Nature Spirit to Cursed > Orc Cunning > Magic Link

Drake Rider

  • Spell Damage change to so damage on adjacent enemies now scales
  • Changed Pyromania change to Loyal Mount (100% chance to summon a drake on death.)
  • Changed Dragon Bond to Orc Armor

Fel’Dras

  • Boost ratio increased from 3:1 to 2:1
  • Changed Orc Bond to Orc Cunning

Gar’Nok

  • Spell Rework, now Summons a Random Orc, deal 1 True damage to all allies and create Red + Brown gems, boosted by Orc Allies.
  • Legendary Trait reworked to all allied Orcs start with 50% Mana.
  • Changed Armored to General
  • Changed Avenger to Orc Armor

Kruag the Dread

  • Summon condition changed from 13+ Purple Gems to 13+ Red Gems
  • Base spell damage increased from 1 to 4
  • Mana cost reduced from 16 to 15
  • Changed Regeneration to Impervious

Orc

  • Spell Rework, now Gains attack, boosted by converting Green to Brown. Enrages himself.
  • Mana cost increased from 7 to 10
  • Changed Doom to Armored
  • Changed Grudge to Orc Armor
  • Traits reordered from Doom > Fire Link > Grudge to Orc Armor> Armored > Fire Link

Summoner

  • Spell now summons a Bone Daemon
  • Spell Life buff increased from 4 to 6
  • Changed Magic Heart to Orc Armor

Wyvern

  • Spell now damages first 2 enemies and poisons the last 2 enemies
  • Mana cost increased from 10 to 11
  • Base spell damage increased from 4 to 5
  • Now gain Magic at level 12
Troop Refund The following troops will be available for refund:
  • Dark Song
  • Gar-Nok
  • Famine
  • Kerberos
New Troop: Bone Daemon

Bone Daemon makes its home in the Blighted Lands. The Summoner’s new summon will be going into chests with next week’s event.

Major Bug Fixes

Spell Fixes

  • Troops which sacrifice themselves will no longer finish the battle prematurely
  • Troops with Barrier can no longer be consumed

Misc

  • Store Purchase Improvements
  • Kingdom images should no longer display incorrectly in the crafting menu
  • Fixed “The Other Side of Dawn” Trophy from not unlocking when completing all guild wars battles
  • Fixed an issue where Sentinel Bonuses were not displaying correctly.

Please note this Update only applies to PC/Mobile versions of the game.

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4x speed is only speed. Gotta go fast.

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Awesome, cant wait to start playing in game!

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WOW.thats so cool.

Sweet!!!
I can’t wait!

4x speed should have waited till mobile and pc got it at the same time.

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Another Famine nerf ?
Want to thank all the CRY BABIES lol.
Kerb nerfed ?
Cry babies again lmao

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Lol the most over used and op mythic to have the least mana cost? dude shut up lol

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And the cry babies speak up lmao .
Son :slight_smile:

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Existing VIP members will be awarded these new team slots when leveling up or making a purchase

It’s not April fools day, you know. I assume this is just poorly written and meant leveling up your character or purchasing with gold, gems or glory. Not buying with IRL money.

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Yes, everything due for your Level and VIP unlocks once you go up a single level.

Glad to hear! Although, they should explain this a bit better than they did.

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No thanks needed, you’re welcome.

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Looks like the console update yesterday doesn’t include pc/mobile’s Kerberos and Famine changes.

Guess console players have to suffer a bit more. :stuck_out_tongue:

Hopefully these are enough for a meta shift. Kerberos and Famine have gone on for far too long.

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This is likely due to the fact the console update would have had to been submitted weeks ago to get through Microsoft and Sony approval. Hopefully you guys will get it next patch.

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Console has to wait a little longer for these changes.

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not liking the small chat window, does it get bigger??? Bigger is better in all cases.

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Why did you make it more clicks to change the filters in the troops screen. Any way to turn off the effects when matching gems, it is annoying. I am glad that you are trying to improve the game but wholesale UI changes is not the way to do it.

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No worry justice mab will help you forget famine :stuck_out_tongue:

cough @Sirrian :stuck_out_tongue:

Also no mention of the new Drake troop, only Bone Daemon?