Another week has passed and its time to give you the inside scoop of what is going on in the office! Today, this is zombie land… everyone was working hard to deliver today’s update, and we caught a few rough patches while bringing back the Halloween event.
Before we get started with the usual goodies, all the team would like to thank you for your support and feedback. And today we also have some interesting news concerning all the feedback we have been collecting over theses years.
About the trick or treat…
We had amazing feedback last year about Democritus, and we decided to resurrect him! But we also took into consideration what our communities have told us in the past and adapted our event to come closer to last year’s expectation. But something tells me we can still improve and that’s why everyone loves the Grepolis Community – there never is shortage of feedback!
Updating to version 2.72
So, today we managed to update all communities to version 2.72 – although the changelog looks small we did actually worked a lot on improving the game in its technical aspects.
Right now the version 2.71 is available for download, and 2.72 is almost live. We are currently testing the version 2.72 for releasing. In this new version we put our designer to work and the app just looks amazing… oh and it also more stable and preforming much better… but the look and feel… is almost breathtaking.
The Persian conquest
We are still having our birthday celebrations with the Persian conquest and still working on this event. And here is a small secret, some of the people in the office want to polish it, specially where it concerns the difficulty levels because of smaller alliances, and some other tweaks. And the plan is to make more events of this sort in the future. But for now its just a plan, lets see what we can do in the near future.
The old (new) requests
In five years of Grepolis we received tons of feedback, some that was implemented, and some didn’t. Right now we are looking back to many of those ideas and recycling them – yes, some are quite old. On the following days we will be giving priority to some of our communities request. However, in this phase we will keep it simple, so big changes will not be possible. But I truly believe that we can still impress you!
The following stats are for activity between 9th of October 15th of October:
- 35 bug reports have been created this week
- 29 bugs have been resolved this week
- 11 bug reports have either been a duplicate or invalid
- 11 bug reports are currently unresolved
Bugs hot-fixed during the week
- 4962 tickets opened
- 5265 tickets answered
- 4.22 hours average first response time
- 278 tickets rated
- 4.04 rate average (of 5)
I have taken a look at the game designers plans for the Christmas event, and it looks good! But I will tell you more about that later on…
Do the new hero “Democritus”‘s chance to double the duration of positive effects also effect things like the Tyche’s Enlightenment or Heightened senses.
Yes, Democritus will also try to double the duration of “Tyche’s Enlightenment” and “Heightened senses”.
“The Persian conquest
We are still having our birthday celebrations with the Persian conquest and still working on this event. And here is a small secret, some of the people in the office want to polish it, specially where it concerns the difficulty levels because of smaller alliances, and some other tweaks. And the plan is to make more events of this sort in the future. But for now its just a plan, lets see what we can do in the near future.”
If it is not too much trouble, please try to ensure that the BP ratios on both old and new worlds are same. And if possible, try to reduce encouraging “world skipping” by making events super easy on latest worlds.
What players would really like is that WW revamp!
with these hero world additions and cities becoming bigger WW’s are coming too soon.in En80 it’s just 13 months away
We are aware about the need of revamping the World Wonders, and trust me this has not been forgotten. We have been working on this matter every week, but this is a really complex and big change that we are dealing with extra care!
Its been a little under 2 weeks since druvi said WW is 13 months away in en80 (just 3 months since the world opened)
139.71 M. / 250 M.
Estimated time until the age of the World Wonders is reached: ~9 months
its dropped 4 months in under 2 weeks