By PF2K on Jul 4, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Hello there Celeste players! It's me and I'm back again with another Developer Update blog. Did you miss me yet?

    Here, we are going to spotlight a few of the important changes that are coming in the next patch, alongside some updates about the Roman Civilization and also the Summer Event for this year.

    Quality of Life Changes and Bug Fixes
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    This is something that has been a point of confusion for many new players. The Celts are the only civilization that have access to a crafting school exclusive to them. This makes it so that players would ideally want to have this crafting school alongside one more, since each civilization can learn up to a maximum of 2 crafting schools.

    This change aims to help reduce this confusion and to better guide players towards making their crafting school choices.

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    (PF2K's Personal Note: I'm really excited about this change! It's a pretty annoying bug but now it's gone. That pesky little dear in Paphos will never stop you from making a gate again!)
    An annoyance left over from the original game, whenever there is a unit standing right next to a long wall piece, it makes it so that you cannot transform that wall piece into a gate. Sometimes, this is your own unit, sometimes it's an enemy unit and sometimes it's a gaia animal. Either way, this annoying bug is now fixed and starting from the next update, nothing will prevent the transformation of long wall pieces into gates. (Except players being unable to afford the transformation, which is 50 wood.)

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    Norse War Dogs count as "Huntable" units in the in-game tooltips, however, inside the game code itself, the unit is named (by the original developers) so that it looks similar to cavalry units. (Example: Pe_Cav_Cataphract being the Persian Cataphract, and Norse War Dogs are named No_Cav_WarDog).

    This makes it so that the code that handles optional objectives count War Dogs as cavalry type units and therefore leads to the "Train No Cavalry" optional objective failing when players train these units.

    This has historically lead to a lot of player confusion (and frustration), especially since they have no way of knowing why it happens.

    Starting next patch, this will no longer be the case.

    (PF2K's Personal Note: one of the original developers actually left a comment in the game files saying that "Norse War Dogs are potentially a problem, may need review". Presumably, the game's development stopped before they were able to identify and fix this issue.)

    Updates on the Romans
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    As you can see, we are well underway with our progress towards releasing the Roman civilization, but we still need more time to finish everything up.

    We are looking for help especially on the Music department. If you or anyone you know can help with this, please hit me up! (Either here or on Discord).

    The graphic above says it all, but in order to have another quick review of what is to come for the Romans, here are a few reminders and updates:

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    Update on the Summer Event 2020
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    Here's a quick update on the upcoming Summer Event:

    Last year, we saw 6 new event-exclusive Gear items, alongside new Vanity Gear, Capital City Decorations, Consumables, Summer Points and more. You can read about last year's Summer Event HERE

    This year, all of those goodies are coming back, but we've got some new stuff added too!

    Kire has helped us with new Legendary and Minigame Quests. These new Quests will still be located in Rhakotis, like the previous Quests, but they will have a new and refreshing look to them, particularly with Babylonian and Nubian themes.

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    Additionally, we're adding three new Gear pieces, for a total of 9 Summer Event Exclusive Gear pieces. Much like previous Events, the older Gear pieces will be obtainable by means other than before. More details about this will be released with the announcement post of the Event when it goes live.

    We currently don't have an ETA on the event's release date, but we're still working on it. As you know, the development team is made up solely of volunteers who work on the game in their free time, and not everyone is able to allocate as much free time as the others can, so sometimes projects like this take extra long to complete.

    All current and future content will stay 100% free and accessible to everyone.

    In order to save development time, the Weekly Blogs will be posted once every two or three weeks from now on (unless something special comes up, I don't have time to make the blogs, or something else).

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    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!

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    Missed the Roman Civilization's announcement? Find out about it HERE.

    Project Celeste is completely free and always will be. However, we gladly accept donations for our overhead costs, which are larger than we have budgeted. If you want to support us, you can do so HERE.

    Read every Romans related blog HERE.

    Tell your friends! Join our Discord HERE.
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    #1 PF2K, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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Discussion in 'News' started by PF2K, Jul 4, 2020.

    1. Pharos

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      o_O 3 new summer items! :eek: excellent job guys! thx again!
       
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      That wall fix is amazing! Was super annoying whenever a villager finished building a wall lol
       
    3. Hawkster

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      Finally Summer Event has come! As a player who is waiting for the event games more than new civilization news, I am very excited to play it since it will be my first time playing seasonal event.

      For one quest to ask; It seems that the Romans still have lots of work to be done, do you guys are thinking to update Summer Event before releasing Romans or starts them both at the same time?

      Aside from new update, I am glad to hear to war dog and wall quality patches. Though they don't make severe problem while playing quests, it does irritates players who aren't aware of those tiny problem. ;)
       
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      happy and thanks:)
       
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      Romans may or may not be released this year. Definitely summer event first.
       
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      Wall fix is awesome, and i screwed up with the war dogs as well a few times! no more angry coop players :tongueclosed:
      Thanks for the update, i'm looking forward to the summer event. For the Romans, take your time and we will let you surprise us when it's done!
       
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      How many times did I have to patiently say to a partner"Please move your units away from the wall."How many times did my partners have
      to say " Move your Blankety units away from that wall."?How many times did those dear at sardes wander to the wall and frustrate efforts to
      put gates in before I learned to go with my scout first and kill those stupid dear so they don t wander to the wall.This update alone calls for
      a big celebration.I may have to give my donation early for this Great and wonderful work.But seriously,good job and please keep it up.Many here appreciate your efforts'.
       
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      thank you for this!
       
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      Awesome work everyone!!
       
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      Summer Event (long) before the Romans!
       
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      Very good.
      Happy to see you again!!!
       
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      awesome job, love the Gate improvement, it was missing long time ago... (the milestone reset is awesome to)
       
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      Kind of expecting that ;);)
       
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      love it!!!
       
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      Glad to see the update on the Romans. From the looks of it they seem reasonably completed. I guess the balancing will be a hard thing, but I trust the dev team. I also wonder how difficult the voice acting and music is. (I can already picture Andy screaming For Ceasar into a mic) Anyway good luck guys! You're almost there :)
       
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      Thanks for the news and your hard work.
      Looking forward to this summer event ! (first event for me)
       
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      Oh boy, how i cannot wait. And some good general improvements on the game, itself. You should be a shame of yourself, If you don't look forward to this. Incredible work, guys.
       
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      Suggestion. 2 Players in 1 Civilization.

      It would be cool a repeatable side quest type. Normal, Elite and Legendary version.

      It was in AOE 2, two Players were controlling one Civilization.

      I loved the idea, but it was the best to divide the roles, one player was focusing on economy while the other player was fighting.

      It could be like that:
      1st player managing only economy. 2nd player is buying units and fighting based on first player's resources.
       
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      As it stands, AoEO is significantly simpler then AoE. You have far fewer units (And you generally just make whatever is your most powerful unit), food is infinite (Unlike AoE/AoE2, in which you have to constantly micro farms), gold is both infinite and easy to get (Via Caravan), and you can drop off ALL resources at a Storehouse, instead of needing either Mill or either of the 2 camps.

      Learning how to both macro your economy AND micro your military at the same time is a crucial skill for any RTS, and I've found both of them to be much easier in AoEO then any other RTS out there.
       
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