Greetings Celeste players! It's been a while, but we are back with another Developer Blog. This time, we will be showcasing what's coming in the next content update patch for the game, which is scheduled to go live on October 22nd, 2022.
Halloween Event Launch DateAs showcased in our previous blog, the Halloween Event is scheduled to launch on October 23rd, 2022, 12:01 UTC, and will last until November 20th.
The Event will feature new Legendary and Minigame quests, as well as limited-edition Gear, Vanity, Capital City decoration items and more. Stay tuned for additional news regarding the Event in its own launch blog!
Legendary Chest OverhaulAs part of our ongoing efforts to improve the players' gameplay experience, we have done additional changes to the loot system and how quests hand out rewards.
To begin, we are converting all Legendary chests given in quests to Celeste Legendary Chests, meaning that Classic Legendary Chests will be discontinued. This means that all Legendary quests will now drop every eligible Legendary item, including Classic Legendary quests. This was done partly to encourage playing all the content available in the game without feeling like players are missing out on the good loot, as shown in our player feedback forms in previous surveys.
For nostalgia's sake, we are keeping Classic Legendary Chests for the quest Legendary: Recapturing Marion (similar to how we excluded it from the star difficulty system reward formula), but we're increasing the number of chests handed out by this quest.
Additionally, we are introducing a star-based Celeste Legendary Chest system that is aimed to reward players for playing more difficult Legendary quests.
To be clear, these chests all share the same loot table, but what's different between these chest tiers is that the higher-tier the Celeste Legendary Chest, the likelier it is to drop Legendary items.
These chests are available solely as Legendary Quest rewards and not part of any other quest, nor any of the guarded treasure camps inside quests.
Other non-Legendary quests - such as Elite quests, questline completion reward quests, etc. - will continue awarding Celeste Legendary Chests, although they now all award Celeste Legendary Chests and not Classic Legendary Chests.
Lastly, we are increasing the drop rate of all Legendary items across the board. This is aimed to help new players catch up and get themselves geared up and ready to go without having to save a lot of coin.
We have a lot of different treasure chests in Age of Empires Online! To reduce confusion on what chests award what item types and of what rarity, here is the definitive and official guide to Age of Empires Online chests:
Official Treasure Chest Guides
Another feature we are excited to bring to you is the ability to stack Blueprints in your inventory. This should help save a ton of space in players' inventory, particularly those who like to decorate their Capital Cities.
Another upcoming update to the game is reworks and changes to existing Advisors! Stay tuned for future updates on this.
Advisor Reworks and Changes
As you might have read on our latest Indian Dev Blog, we are currently short on 3D Animators in our team, and it is slowing down the progress of development significantly.
Update on the Indian Civilization
If you or someone you know can spare a few hours a week (or something around that) who has previous experience with animating (preferably in Blender), please send me (PF2K) or Max v.R. or Eamon (Chaos) a message on Discord with a few examples of your previous work so we can bring you in on the team. Thanks in advance for your help!
(PF2K's Personal Note: This is how Eamon got in the team as well!)
Thanks for reading, and we look forward to reading your thoughts and questions below!
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By PF2K on Oct 20, 2022 at 6:20 PM
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