Friday, November 28, 2014

New adventure pricing at the Trader

With the november 2014 update the new pricing of the adventures compared with the old pricing:
AdventureOld priceNew priceDifference
Bounty hunter10Fish10Fish0Fish
Old ruins195Gems195Gems0Gems
Pirate Life395Gems295Gems-100Gems
The Black Knigts495Gems495Gems0Gems
Surprise Attack500MF695Gems695Gems
Invasion of the nords1495Gems1495Gems0Gems
Witch of the Swamp100MF95MF-5MF
The Siege150MF95MF-55MF
Stealing from the Rich195Gems145MF-50MF
Sleepy Reef295Gems175MF-120MF
Sons of the Veld200MF195MF-5MF
Bandit Nest200MF195MF-5MF
The Black Knigts300MF295MF-5MF
Roaring Bull300MF295MF-5MF
Adventure box300MF300MF0MF
Valliant Little Taylor650MF595MF-55MF
Secluded Experiments30MFRemoved from shop
Island of the Pirates150MFRemoved from shop
Dark Brotherhood300MFRemoved from shop
Dark Priests150MFRemoved from shop
Wild Mary200MFRemoved from shop
Victor the Vicious200MFRemoved from shop
Outlaws200MFRemoved from shop
Sleeping Vulcano295GemsRemoved from shop
Lakeside Treasure295GemsRemoved from shop
Buccaneer Roundup100MFRemoved from shop

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Renewed loot overview

The Settlers Online Loot Overview!

An overview of the renewed loot system (uncontrolled - but gives an idea)

Old overview -->here!<--
All loot options for all adventures:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Only available through the Christmas calendar, new buff adventures are introduced with this year's event. The "Buff Adventures" are a series of adventures asking players to "deliver" gifts to houses on multiple islands. They are balanced for the following level groups: 16-25, 26-35, 36+. When opening one of the special doors, a player gets an adventure based on the player's level and the door itself (later doors include longer adventures). There will be 6 special adventure doors available in the calendar. Similar to the "Summer event" special adventures, camps on the map are occupied by 1 or 2 different unit types. Each can be "defeated" with 1 or 2 different buff types.

Unit Types:

Unit nameBuff alternative 1Buff alternative 2Adventure levelIcon
Sad childSimple toysSimple decorations16-25
Worried adultCookiesSimple decorations16-25
Upset childSophisticated toysDelicate decorations26-35
Grumpy adultGift wrapped beverageDelicate decorations26-35
Impatient childPony rideExpensive toys36+
Bitter adultArt giftJewelry36+
The different types of buffs ("gift" themed) can be produced in the Provision House by using resources.
They can then be used on houses (camps) on adventure islands to defeat and turn them into beautiful Christmas homes.

Buff Types:

Buff nameRequired 1Resource 2Icon
Simple toys30 x Pinewood20 x Stone
Cookies14 x Wheat24 x Water
Simple decorations10 x Marble20 x Hard wood
Sophisticated toys10 x Bronze15 x Marble
Gift wrapped beverage25 x Brew20 x Simple paper
Special decorations5 x Nib2 x Gold ore
Pony ride5 x Exotic wood20 x Tools
Expensive toys12 x Gold ore

Art gift10 x Iron bar4 x Intermediate paper
Jewelry12 x Gold ore

Below some examples of the "Getting into the Christmas Spirit" adventures lvl 36-50.
NOTE: Since on 1 of them I've also found Easter Eggs: for indication only (unless stated otherwise).

(Map based on "The Siege")

(Map based on "Hunting eggs")

(Map based on "The egg hunt begins")

(Map based on "Hunting eggs" (adjusted))

(Map based on "The Sleeping Vulcano")

Monday, November 17, 2014

Build sites

To help to design your own placement of buildings this map could be usefull:

After using dynamite this will come free as well:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Combat System Adjustments

According to BB some elements of the old Combat system had to be changed. The list below provides a brief overview of the adjustments.

Important: Basic combat mechanics, adventure unit deployments and low level units were not touched!

Changes take place during the maintenance between 24 & 30 november 2014.

  • Adventure loot adjustments
    The loot will be changed completely. Instead of weapons, raw materials for producing weapons will be included and the loot will be adjusted to the losses of the particular adventure.
  • Epic Raid unit Rebalancing
    Some of the units used in the Epic Raid adventures were rebalanced.
    Hitpoints and Attack damage were changed, some units can deal out Splash Damage.
    Also, the amount of XP for defeated units was adjusted in some cases.
  • Unit production times
    Production times for Elite Soldier, Crossbow Man, Cannoneer and Cavalry were decreased.
  • Resource adjustments
    Production times for Steel Sword, Damascene Sword, Canon, Gunpowder and Carriage were decreased. Furthermore, production costs for Damascene Sword and Canon were also decreased.
  • Adventure Types and Icons
    Adventure types were adjusted and a feedback with concrete icons and colours
    for type and difficulty was added for each adventure.
  • Adventure Loot Button
    "Add to Star Menu" and "Add to storage" buttons were implemented for adventure loot mails as well.
  • Adventure Searches
    The Adventure searches were adjusted.
    Possibilities were changed and some adventures added / removed.
  • Adventure Shop prices
    The shop prices of adventures in the shop were adjusted.
    The selection in the shop was changed as well.

Besides the statement "It's all adjusted" specific details aren't available

As BB wants your ffeedback, you can leave it here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Save the Christmasfeast 2014

The map:

If you have only a BHG check the 2013 release of the adventure

More info about the camps and setup -->here<--

Check -->here!<--

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fast Black Knight

Today is a fast guide released for the adventure "The Black Knights"

Down here the map:
(all other details at the full BK-guide)