Hello there Celeste players!
As you might have noticed, this is not a Roman blog! Instead, we are going to showcase the upcoming patch's new features and changes.
Without further ado, let's just dive right into the details:
Quick Play MenuOne of the most complex things in Age of Empires Online (particularly for new players) is all the various game modes in the game being spread out in different regions. For most of us veterans knowing which game mode is located where isn't all that difficult, but for newer players, this can become really confusing really fast. The main purpose of this new interface is unifying all of those game modes into one, easily accessible menu so that you can access any game mode at any time, from any region.
More details will be revealed when the patch goes live, but with this new interface, playing your favorite game mode (alone of with friends) is going to be easier than ever!
New Sparta Exclusive Vanity SetsPvE players aren't the only ones getting new goodies to play with in the upcoming patch! Soon you will be able to purchase two all new Vanity gear sets in Sparta (you can earn Sparta Points by playing PvP matches in Sparta - Winning or losing does not matter! You will still get Sparta Points regardless of winning or losing, so long as you play a normal game of PvP on the Ranked ladder). you can find these two new sets in the Spartan Special Store, in the same place that you can currently buy the Heroic Spartan Vanity set.
Remember, playing PvP games in Sparta does not require you to be leveled up or to have any kind of gear! All Ranked matches in Sparta are played in Champion Mode, where your level does not matter and Gear is only for visuals.
(PF2K's personal note: Big thanks to @Chaos for helping me turn these gears into in-game models. I wouldn't have been able to make it all happen without his help!)
The Hades Set is aimed mostly for players who have Legendary gear on their units, while the Heroic Gallic Set is most suitable for all of you golden gear lovers who have Epic gear on their units.
Capital City Vanity Item Currency ChangeAs one of the most requested changes by our players, we have decided to change the currency in which Capital City Vanity Decorations are sold in Vanity Island.
More details will be revealed when the patch is live, but the graphic above should give you a nice preview of what is to come!
Complete Brazilian Portuguese Language SupportThanks to @MatrixSoft 's outstanding efforts, we are very excited to tell you that starting from next patch, the entire game is going to be available in the Brazilian Portuguese language!
Changing the game's language to pt-BR is going to be made available in the launcher in the upcoming patch.
Skip Quest ButtonHave you reached level 40 on most (or all) of your civilizations? Are you tired of playing through the 12 Kingdoms questline for the 6th (and soon, 7th!) time in a row just to be able to play the Legendary Quests? Are you sitting on a huge bank of Empire Points and don't know what to do with it? We've got you covered!
Read the graphic below for complete details on how this mechanic is going to work.
Here at the Project Celeste team, one of our strongest beliefs is that whatever content gets added to the game has to be (at the very least) on par with existing content in the game. This includes going back and fixing previously released content that may have slipped through our fingers in the past and making sure that they are all up to our standards.
(Remember that this only works on Level 40 civilizations. This does not mean that if you have one Level 40 civilization, you can skip quests on your other non-level-40 civilizations.)
Quest Finetuning and Adjustments
Some of the noteworthy changes to previous quests are fixes to the difficulty settings of the Incursion Quests (the starting Quests of the Athens Questline) and improving the layouts of some older Celeste Quests to either make gameplay more enjoyable or to fix possible exploits and ensuring a fun and fair field of competition for all players.
Believe it or not, this is not the only thing we have in store for you! In addition to all of the things mentioned earlier in the blog, we have a lot of other content coming up:
As a quick update on the Roman civilization's progress:
(PF2K's personal note: Yes, the Romans too! Duh)
Playtesting is still underway and we are getting ever closer to being able to make the Romans ready for release. We will let you guys know of all the latest news about them, when we have news to share.
Thank you so much for reading, and we will see you all next time!
Project Celeste Development Team
What do you think about this week's blog? What would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below!
Missed the Roman Civilization's announcement? Find out about it HERE.
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By PF2K on Feb 22, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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