We decided to distract ourselves from bug-fixing and optimizations for a bit and work on new stuff for a change. Therefore, after releasing random caves, we began working on the item system. Today's update is the first glimpse at it - Artifacts!
What are Artifacts?
Artifacts are similar to regular equipment items wearable by your hero, except they have extra stats (up to five). The stats will allow you to make your hero even stronger if you can gather up powerful gear.
Artifacts add additional prefixes and/or suffixes to the regular item name depending on their power and traits. There are almost 100 different traits that could spawn on an artifact item, varying from a simple stat increase such as strength, to something more exotic - like a chance to pick up two items instead of one during your adventures. Not all of them are working though, so expect bugs.
There are five artifact categories divided by their power:
- Enhanced (power 1-17, blue)
- Enchanted (power 18-32, light blue)
- Rare (power 33-41, orange)
- Legendary (power 42-47, yellow)
- Godly (power 48-50, white)
Artifacts have been in the game for a while and some of you might have already seen some weird items with extra stats, but now they are official and there are a lot of possible modifiers.
Along with artifacts, in this update we have added equipment attrition. The gear was not meant to be permanent, but instead it was meant to wear down after use. Now it does just that - slowly wears out. Later, when we implement repair, you will be able to fix worn-out items with proper hero perks. But for now it is not possible.
Item Spawning Revised
Before this update the chests often contained some pretty worthless items - you could easily get chicken legs inside a big golden chest - which was pretty discouraging. Now the chests spawn more items and should be more fair in terms of their content (including artifacts). The rewards from monsters have been revised as well - monters not always spawn rewards now.
Let us know in the comments below what kind of artifacts have you managed to find and where you got them. Also post how many chests you have opened since this update and how many artifacts you have obtained so we can understand how frequent and how well artifact spawning is working.