We hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones on February 14th! Here is our community update for calendar weeks 7 and 8.
Valentine’s day and Grepolympic ambitions
On February 14th, Thessalonike the Mermaid paid a surprise visit to all Grepolis players. Every time she was caught in the waters by the shore, she granted her effect “Thessalonike’s Kiss of Love”.
This year we adjusted the numbers for this reward. Instead of granting 100 – 1,000 resources upon catching her, the number was increased to 500 – 5,000 units of each resource type.
As the Grepolympic celebrations are drawing near, we have started the Grepolympia event on our public beta worlds and would be more than happy to invite all ambitious players to train along with our four athletes. For testing purposes, all disciplines are currently configured to last 48 hours. On live worlds however, the duration of each discipline will remain 72 hours.
But we did not just care about events. As stated in our last community update, we have allocated some time for performance improvements and recently fixed some issues we found while testing the planned changes for the Island Quest system internally. More on that in the preview for the next version!
We released v2.132 this week. With this version it is now possible to select towns in the attack planner by either name or ID. For texts about resource storage capacity, we made some small adjustments to give a clearer indication as to when the maximum capacity of the warehouse is reached.
Additionally some adjustments were made to drop-down menus with auto-completion functionality. These are now presented in Grepolis style instead of using blue hues that did not match the overall style of the game anymore.
For bug fixes, we introduced another change to ensure that processing delays have less of an impact on starting/end times of conquests and revolts.
Next version preview
The sprint for version 2.133 is about to end. We invested a big chunk of time for investigations in regards to potential performance improvements for scenarios in which a high amount of commands is sent to one single player and started working on first areas of improvement.
Furthermore, we will make 3 of our most recent heroes available outside their previous events: Aristotle, Agamemnon and Christopholus will no longer be exclusive heroes.
The current update schedule for v2.133 is as follows:
- Tuesday, March 8th: NL, SE and SK market
- Wednesday, March 9th: international roll-out
After conducting an internal testing session to iron out some final issues with the Island Quest changes, we should soon be able to test the first changes on our beta worlds. Stay tuned for more announcements!
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