Aug. 9th, 2017 Patch Notes (Nutaku)

Hi Generals,

Thank you for your patience in this week’s maintenance. We have a few new features and characters being added. Particularly, the WZ-111 Limited Edition sale will be taking place this week only. She was released in celebration of the Chinese New Year, but since Nutaku users never had a chance to attain her, we are giving you another shot while the Year of the Rooster is still in session! Note that this will be the only time this year in which you can buy her! Our patch is going to be very Chinese themed, as we are released a new skin for the Type 59, Meiling. The Type 64, Lin also is being added to the shop along with a relationship story to unlock. That’s two new H scenes! The best part? You can get all three of these Chinese tank girls at a boosted drop rate of 3%! That makes the total 5-star drop rate 4x the normal rate!

Added to the store is a new Emblem package, allowing you to get new Emblems. We’ll be focusing a lot of this month’s development time to improving more emblem features, so this is only the first step along the way. Other improvements this patch include some re-balances on Emblems, and also the first iteration of a sorting system for your item bag. Read up below.

Patch Notes

New Features:

We’ve added a deeper point system for the Portal of Chaos that will allow users to gain bonus points based on performance. Key metrics are speed and enemies killed (vs units lost). The better you do, the more points you will earn! Also, at the request of many players, an Emblem package has been added to the shop. There is also a rudimentary item sorting feature which will evolve over time. Check it out!
~Portal of Chaos Bonus Point System
~Emblem Sorting in Tank Detail screen (New, Type, Tier)
~Emblem Package (5) introduced. Find the Emblem package in the Core Shop tab of Mandy’s shop!

Balances:

Many of the Emblem balances last week were too heavy handed, mainly in the case of Valor and the Crit Emblems. The stats for those are being dialed back a bit to bring them closer to their intended state. Thanks for the feedback so far.
~Attack Speed stat buffed back from (.333 -> .4)
~Crit Multiplier stat dialed back from (2.5 -> 2.033)
~Crit Rate stat dialed back from (.5 -> .444)

Bug Fixes:

Bug fixes this week solve a few of the hit-effect applications that have been behaving weird. Also, there has been a problem with the level up display when your units get close to the next level. This should hopefully be solved in this patch, so you don’t get a misleading Level Up text. Also, the Mailbox’s Collect All button has been temporarily disabled due to a problem causing desync between the server and client. For now, you will have to manage with collecting each piece individually 🙁
~Emblem Damage Reduction % was being floored, giving slightly less armor than intended
~Crocodile fire applies hit effects now
~Piercing shot and Critical shot apply hit effects now
~Hetzer is able to use her Disable ability more than once now
~Fix for the bug where exp bars will show Level Up when it’s really close, but not quite there
~Mailbox’s Collect All Button temporarily disabled due to causing client/server desync
~Gustav ability visual bug fixed

QoL Changes:

~Added an alert above Mandy’s Wishing Wheel when the free spin is ready


That’s it for now. As usual, report any bugs to me on Discord or through the Nutaku website ticket system. Thanks!

-Umbrare

Aug. 2nd, 2017 Patch Notes (Nutaku)

Hi Generals,

Thanks everyone for sticking around another week! The Allied Units sale event has ended earlier today. Hopefully, everyone had a chance to nab some good US, British, and French tanks this past week. Today’s patch contains a major gameplay feature that is being added in for Nutaku players, as well as the City of Ocica story battles. The Portal of Chaos, which has been on our Android build for quite awhile, is finally ported over onto our new server architecture in a beta state. It’s a competitive ladder where you can fight consecutively more difficult battles and earn points to get awesome rewards. The Portal of Chaos resets weekly, and will grant blueprints, currency, experience, and randomized challenge battles! After the first week of testing, if everything goes well and the servers hold up, then we will add more features very soon after! More details on the Portal of Chaos below:

Portal of Chaos (Beta)

Below is an explanation of the basic buttons on the Portal of Chaos menu. You can navigate to it by entering the Portal icon in the center of the Softsand Desert. This feature will take the fight to the enemy. No longer must you stand by idly as they invade your lands. It’s time to fight back! Fighting in the Portal occurs in a separate realm, and when you lose units, they won’t be damaged, allowing you to fight multiple consecutive battles.

  1. The familiar Battle button. Tells you what enemy level will be, along with oil cost.
  2. Remaining timer before the Portal leaderboard resets.
  3. You can reset your difficulty level once per day. When you reach a roadblock (like fighting level 50 enemies!) you should reset your progress so you can fight more battles and gain more points.
  4. Skipping the current battle will give you the full point rewards for winning that battle. You won’t spend any oil, but you also won’t get the battle drops (BP, Currency, XP). In order to skip, you must also have defeated that level of enemy before within the week, and your Lieutenant must be 5 levels higher.
  5. Swap between viewing the week’s rewards and player rankings. The Rewards screen shows what you’ll earn at the end of the week.
  6. Rankings display player name, secretary tank, and score.

At the end of the week, the Portal leaderboard will reset and you will be mailed the rewards. It can take up to 3 hours to mail out the rewards, so please be patient!

Patch Notes

This week’s patch brings Portal of Chaos, new story battles, and a whole lot of balance changes to units, emblems, and battles.

New Features:
~Portal of Chaos (beta)
~New stories and battles up to Ocica. They get very challenging!

Balances:
~Battle start gears raised from 5 -> 8
~Defender ability gear cost raised from 2 -> 3
~FV4005 Stage II, Seren – gear cost raised 5 -> 6
~S-51, Zoya – gear cost raised (4 -> 5), atk speed dropped (.20 -> .17), accuracy dropped (100 -> 90)
~GW Tiger, Ivonne – gear cost raised (4 -> 5)
~Sturmtiger, Johanna -> armor pen dropped (40 -> 0)
~Emblem Evasion stat nerfed (.333 -> .2777) per stack
~Emblem Attack Speed stat nerfed (.6666 -> .333) per stack
~Emblem Rotation stat buffed (.555 -> 1.111) per stack
~Emblem Crit Rate stat buffed (.3 -> .5) per stack
~Emblem Crit Hit stat buffed (1.333333 -> 2.5) per stack
~Buff to Tiger II HP Scaling (95 -> 98)
~Buff to Tog II HP Scaling (93.8 -> 100)

Bug Fixes:
~Fixed bug with enemy corrupt healing shards
~Fixed sturmpanzer bison face texture
~Fixed story trigger for final dialogue scene on Devonis
~Fixed currency amount that Maunis’s resource node was giving (300 -> 1000)

QoL Changes:
~Various small UI fixes and improvements
~Changed #Welcome line of Panzer IV

That’s all for now. Get out there and start battling for the top of the leaderboard!

-Umbrare

 

July 25th Patch Notes (Nutaku)

Hi Generals,

This is our first blog post since the launch on Nutaku. Very exciting! We’ve been extremely busy improving on bug reports, solving service issues, and making more content. So far, we’re glad to have a whole lot of new fans fighting for Factoria’s freedom! I’ve also enjoyed speaking with many of you in the Discord server. Thanks for the consistent feedback and bug reports, helping us to improve the game. There have been a couple of server down-times in the past week to improve infrastructure and stability for everyone. The tech improvements seem to be working so far, and we appreciate the patience. This time though, we are doing our first set of client improvements. The full patch notes are listed below.

July 25th Patch Notes

Balance:
~Mandy’s Wishing Wheel adjusted with new rewards and equalized drop rates (except for the T5 Emblem, which is same jackpot drop rate as before).

Bug Fixes:
~Fix for Over penetration bug
~Fix for AoE Damage hit effect application (crit and pen). Splash damage now makes use of all stat modifiers

QoL Changes:
~You can now replace emblems with the same type of emblem (so it saves the hassle of unequipping it first)
~Tank Reserves are now all sorted by type, tier, level
~Emblems are now sorted by type, tier, level
~Candy gifting slider start at 1 candy instead of 0
~You can now click on a unit’s portrait while scouting to access their journal
~Scouting journal entries are now kept 1 minute behind to accommodate server time difference
~New character art for Panzer IV, Emilia
~Changed S-51’s basic attack explosion effect to be more clear of the blast radius
~Lowered music volume across all music

New Characters Added:
5-Star, M48 Patton, Angela
4-Star, M8 Scott, Mila

New H-Scenes:
M48 Patton, Angela
FV4005 Stage II, Seren

Google Play When?

We’re still working on it! We want to make sure the Portal of Chaos is at least functional and ensure that save files don’t lose anything. There’s no exact estimate on when it will be done . . . so soon™. Thanks for being patient!

 

Nutaku Platform Details

Hi everyone! Just last weekend we made the big announcement that we are launching on Nutaku soon. Everyone is excited for the new development and crunching as much as possible to ensure the game works well on both Android and PC. Along with all of the updates we have made to the game itself, it has become a whole new experience! However, there are some downsides and hurdles that we’ve run into, outlined below.

Android -> Nutaku Account?

Starting with the bad news first (for some of you) — migrating data from existing Android onto web won’t be possible for multiple reasons. Platform incompatibility means that the existing Android build on Google Play, and the Nutaku web game will be independent from each other. Portal of Chaos and the Friend system will also be separate ecosystems. This has the added benefit of new Nutaku players not having to worry about competing against veteran players.

Because Android-only users will no longer be able to get the Super Pershing from pre-registration on Nutaku, we will provide a separate compensation for Android users who update to the newest patch. And even though both versions of the game are getting separate rewards, both the Patton and Super Pershing will be available for everyone to attain further down the line, so don’t fret. These gifts are a celebration for the imminent completion of our big patch!

Pre-registration is coming soon for Armor Blitz! Keep an eye out for further announcements so you can get a headstart!

 

Armor Blitz is Evolving!

A New Era of Tank Girls is Coming

It’s been a long time since our last patch and blog update. Since then, we’ve left the Armor Blitz community in the dark while we revamped the whole game. If you hang out in our Discord community, you may have heard about a few of the changes that we are working on. As outlined in previous blog posts, the dev team has been working towards redoing pretty much the whole game and recreating it with server-driven logic and more scalable systems. In addition to that, we’ve undertaken the huge challenge of porting the game to a new platform that is globally accessible!

New Platform Coming Soon!

Armor Blitz will soon be compatible with browsers, so all users can enjoy the game from the comfort of their computers. Though there was significant technical hurdles, and a complete overhaul of all game systems, we have things up and running — and it’s pretty smooth! We’re very excited to have new players be able to experience Armor Blitz in its new and updated format. The location that the browser build will be hosted on will be announced … very soon! Keep an eye out!


Delisting from the Google Play Store for a few weeks

Due to the nature of the patch and platform we are porting to, we will be delisting the game from the Google Play Store for the next few weeks. What this means is that you will not be able to redownload the game during the downtime. The servers will stay on though, so if you are an old player, you can keep on playing! Just make sure you keep the current build on your phone!

The reason for the downtime will be very apparent in coming days. We’re working on an option to link data from your existing Android account to the new platform — this means you can play from anywhere (computer or mobile) and keep your data consistent. More news on how to do this, will be coming soon as well!   After a mixture of technical hurdles and platform conflicts, we won’t be able to migrate existing Android data onto the Nutaku platform. This means that new users on Web browser will have to play using a fresh account. We know this is disappointing, and we’re super sorry! Check out the latest blog post for more details on compensation and pre-registration gifts.


Lily, w-what are you wearing?!

Armor Blitz Reborn

Because of all of the time we’ve had to overhaul our game, we were able to make many of the balance and feature changes that users requested. A lot of the game still looks the same on surface level, but it’s much more polished and performs more efficiently. One of the new features is a way to reskin some of your favorite characters, and experience a whole new level of depth revealing more tank girl personalities! I mean… just look at that beautiful Chieftain on the right!

Our new main menu Base screen was also teased awhile back on social media. It will serve as the new headquarters from which you operate your army from. It will take some getting used to, but I promise you’ll love it! The world map still exists in its usual form, but you can complete many of your daily tasks (like construction and scouting) from Base!

Full game change patch notes will come out on the day of the big patch. We are of course continually working on it, adding as many features and polish as possible. Keep an eye out, for some huge announcements VERY VERY SOON!

TL;DR — Don’t uninstall Armor Blitz from your phone for the next few weeks! There’s some huge changes on the horizon. Thanks for being patient, players and fans!

-David (Umbrare)

 

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