Hello there Celeste players! We are back again with another Developer Update blog (it's a big one!).
This time, we are going to spotlight a few of the important changes that are included in this patch, which is one of the most fundamentally impactful ones we've ever had.
Legendary, Elite and Repeatable Quest Difficulty LevelsA recent look at our logs showed that a surprising number of our players spend most of their time playing everything but Legendary Quests. A closer look to the Legendary Quest rewards and comparing them with original Legendary Quests showed us that the Celeste Quests' rewards were very disorganized and all over the place. We have went ahead and classified all end-game Quests based on their difficulty (and adjusted Legendary Quests' rewards based on both their difficulty level and their cooldown timer, as you will see below.) Check the graphics below for more information:
You will be able to see these Quests' difficulty rating directly inside the Quest description UI as well.
In the original game, Legendary Quests either had 12 hours or 6 days as their cooldown timer. Previously, we added a new cooldown class of 36 hours, but this has now been changed to 12 days, and the rewards for the Quests that have gotten this new cooldown class has been adjusted accordingly.
Legendary Quests' Cooldown Timers
Below you can find the unified reward amounts for all Legendary Quests:
These rules do not apply to Event Quests, as we want them to be a little more lucrative than non-Event Quests.
Note that in order to keep some of the nostalgia feeling for players who have been around since the beginning, we have kept some Quests' rewards intact, not applying these rules to them. These Quests include:
Additionally, we have increased the rewards of some of the original Quests. Those include:
- Legendary: Recapturing Marion
- Lots of Rogues! (and its Elite version)
Last but not least, all Repeatable Quests now grant Empire Points.
- The Elite Meet in Crete (find the details later in this post.)
- City Conquest Quests (in Northern Hold)
- City Defense Quests (in Northern Hold)
- Bella, Come Home (Now grants Legendary Chests)
- Good Ol' Peepaw (Now grants Legendary Chests)
Defense of Crete Changes, Buffs and New Exclusive LegendaryIn addition to these changes to Crete, we also have plans on making adjustments to the Crete scoring system and leaderboards at some point in the future, but we cannot give any time estimates for that.
Better Transparency on Treasure Chests and RewardsOne of the biggest detriments for new players playing Age of Empires Online has been the lack of information regarding the contents of Treasure Chests that are found in the game. We have addressed these issues by adding a multiple new information tooltips and interfaces throughout the game.
We have tried our best to make sure there are no issues or bugs regarding the new UIs or the Quest Rewards, but we are all only human and mistakes are inevitable. If you find anything that's looking incorrect or missing, please kindly report it to our Bug Reports subforum. Thanks for helping out!
PF2K's Personal Note: I created that UI live on my own stream. You can find its VoD here! Thanks for everyone who tuned in and gave feedback. (P.S. Sorry for the cut out audio in some parts)
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Thank you so much for reading, and we will see you all next time!
Project Celeste Development Team
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By PF2K on Nov 1, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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