Finally - We have redesigned the tutorial and improved it for both new and veteran players. There are also numerous other changes accumulated in this update. So read on.
We moved advisors in the bottom right corner so it now allows you to make the most of hints on demand and not so much "in your face". Gromus will only nag at crucial times and the rest can be learned only if you need it. The quest panel was redesigned as well to give clear and straightforward goals, so most of the Gromus popups are no longer necessary. Let us know how you like the new tutorial - if it is in the right direction. The next step will be to change the hints from other advisors in this way (which means eventually Zweistein won't nag about science, etc.)
For existing heroes, Bulat and Zweistein duplicates will appear in dwelling, but for new heroes it should now be fixed.
Redesigned World Map Exploration
This has been in our to-do list for over two years, but was so complex that we managed to implement it only now. When sending explorers you are now able to select the fog bit and the shape in any form - and it can send all explorers from all of your towns in one go. It also shows cells that will be explored by other explorers if you had sent them earlier.
To ease up politics changes a little bit, the Chaos length is reduced from 48 hours to 24 hours. Republics has also been tweaked. First of all, the bonus was fixed. It was only +50% to resources for first town, while it should be +100%. It is correct now. The culture penalty for Republics is reduced from 50% to 25%, so now it will be a bit easier.
As an incentive to collect all the gems in a quest location, you can now get a random consumable item as a reward when you have collected them all. Just click the gem pile!
Cash Shop Changes
We have added new packs of popular items so you can buy them in large amounts at a better price. This includes Lucky Coin, Flying Carpet, and Paton's Hammer. Paton's Hammer x 100 pack was priced so that you can afford it by donating $30. This should be a good deal for value donators and Paton's Hammers are the best way to keep up with your progress without spending too much. Now it has become even more affordable. Other items have also been sorted for more convenience - so the most popular and demanded items are placed higher.
You can view them in our update log.
Questions & Comments?
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