UPDATE: Version 23 Has Been Released (Release Notes)
What’s this all about?
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Often players on the Forum wonder about what’s going on in Beta.
If you’re a regular reader of the Forum, then you’ll find that there’s actually abundant conversation about what’s going on in Beta at any given time.
And that’s actually allowed!
What’s restricted is images and videos — but discussion is ok:
The challenge is that information is often scattered around the Forum. I’m aiming to help centralize it for those who are interested.
I’m not sure yet how this thread (or probably series of threads, eventually) will work yet — but I’d like to start by giving some high-level guidance of what’s going on in current testing, so players outside of Beta can be better informed.
Like Beta itself, this thread is experimental and will evolve based on your feedback.
Information from Beta is frankly often mostly useless, so don’t get too attached.
Details from Beta, especially brand-new Beta content, don’t tend to be very reliable for actual release.
It’s incredibly common that heroes and features are changed during Beta testing, or sometimes even after testing but before release.
That is, after all, the purpose of Beta testing.
Often Incomplete Information Circulates
Many of us have seen screenshots and other information shared on LINE, Discord, Facebook, and other groups — often without context or explanation.
These can lead to confusion and misunderstanding.
Often, early Beta information — the least reliable or useful — is circulated…and then updated information is missed.
I’m hoping centralizing some high-level information on the Forum may help to reduce this as well.
What’s Going on in Beta Right Now
REFERENCE: Advanced Iron Storage Upgrade Costs (as seen in Beta)
REFERENCE: Advanced Food Storage Upgrade Costs (as seen in Beta)
Stronghold Levels 22 & 23
Discussion thread: premature; please discuss here for now
Stronghold Level 22 currently requires 4 Iron Storage to be Level 20, and 1 Advanced Iron Storage to be Level 5 for upgrading.
Stronghold Level 23 currently requires 4 Iron Storage to be Level 20, and 1 Advanced Iron Storage to be Level 10 for upgrading.
Stronghold Upgrade Costs
Stronghold 22 and 23 unlock additional buildings:
NOTE: Originally all additional Advanced Buildings unlocked at Stronghold 23, but:
It appears that at Stronghold 25, additional buildings will unlock:
- Third Advanced Farm
- Third Advanced Iron Storage
- Third Advanced Food Storage
- NO additional Advanced Mine (appears capped at 2)
- NO additional Advanced House (currently appears capped at 1)
- Hero Academy (this isn’t in Beta yet, though)
There is currently no indication that additional Hunter’s Lodges or Advanced Houses are a possibility, but it’s hard to say if that will remain unchanged.
Discussion Thread: premature; please discuss here for now
BETA (May Change) Alchemy Lab Upgrade Costs
NOTE: Research for the Alchemy Lab will also require upgrades to Advanced Food Storage, and upgrades to the Alchemy Lab require upgrades to Advanced Iron Storage.
|Level||Iron||Food||Time||Advanced Iron Storage Required||Advanced Food Storage Required|
|1||2367k||-||10s||1x Level 10||1x Level 6, 1x Level 5|
|2||2479k||-||1d 8h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 2||2x Level 6|
|3||2495k||-||2d 0h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 3||2x Level 7|
|4||2502k||-||2d 22h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 4||2x Level 7|
|5||2521k||-||4d 2h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 5||1x Level 8, 1x Level 7|
|6||2531k||-||5d 13h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 6||2x Level 8|
|7||2551k||-||7d 9h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 7||1x Level 9, 1x Level 8|
|8||2562k||-||9d 6h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 8||2x Level 9|
|9||2573k||-||11d 0h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 9||1x Level 10, 1x Level 9|
|10||2594k||-||12d 13h||2x Level 10||2x Level 10|
Alchemy Lab Abilities
The first version of Alchemy Lab works by taking a number of ingredients of a particular rarity, and giving you a random item of a specified rarity, depending on the level used in the Alchemy Lab.
It’s a bit akin to a Training Camp for items, where you put in resources, and a while later one of several possible items for that level pops out.
It can transmute Crafting Ingredients, Battle Items, and Ascension Materials.
And to answer the obvious question: yes, there are Alchemy Lab levels that make it possible to produce 3* and 4* Unfarmable Ascension Materials — but which item you receive is random.
In the first version of Beta, all of the recipes required a mix of Gems, Food, and items of the same type, which you can pick from any of the items of that type/rarity, e.g. you can transmute 3* Farmable Battle Manuals to try for Unfarmable 3* and 4* Ascension Materials.
In the second version of Beta, gem costs were reduced or removed.
UPDATED Beta Alchemy Lab Levels
NOTE: Transmutation times in Beta are now set to the real times, so I’m publishing them.
I’ve included the Food costs from the previous Beta, with
removals/changes and .
Alchemy Lab upgrade costs and durations appear unchanged from the first Beta, and are still posted in the top post of this thread from then.
|Level||Research Cost||Research Time||Advanced Food Storage Required||Transmutation||Transmutation Cost||# Transmutation Ingredients (how many items must be put in)||Alkashards Produced||Transmutation Time|
|1||2952k Food||1d 0h||1x Level 6, 1x Level 5||Transmute UNCOMMON Crafting Materials from COMMON Crafting Materials||
||30 Ing.||2 Alkashards|
|2||2975k Food||1d 0h||2x Level 6||Transmute UNCOMMON Battle Items from COMMON Battle Items||
||15 Ing.||4 Alkashards|
|3||2999k Food||1d 0h||2x Level 7||Transmute UNCOMMON Ascension Materials from COMMON Ascension Materials||
||24 Ing.||6 Alkashards|
|4||3009k Food||3d 0h||2x Level 7||Transmute RARE Crafting Materials from UNCOMMON Crafting Materials||
||20 ing.||12 Alkashards|
|5||3025k Food||3d 0h||1x Level 8, 1x Level 7||Transmute RARE Battle Items from UNCOMMON Battle Items||
||10 ing.||18 Alkashards|
|6||3051k Food||3d 0h||2x Level 8||Transmute RARE Ascension Materials from UNCOMMON Ascension Materials||
|7||3069k Food||7d 0h||1x Level 9, 1x Level 8||Transmute EPIC Crafting Materials from RARE Crafting Materials||25 Gems,
|8||3088k Food||7d 0h||2x Level 9||Transmute EPIC Battle Items from RARE Battle Items||50 Gems, 181k Food||5 ing.||
|9||3105k Food||7d 0h||1x Level 10, 1x Level 9||Transmute EPIC and RARE Ascension Materials from RARE Ascension Materials||150 Gems,
|10||3127k Food||14d 0h||2x Level 10||Transmute an EPIC Ascension Material into a different EPIC Ascension Material||250 Gems, 256k Food||1 ing.||
New Knights of Avalon Event
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New Pirates of Corellia Event
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New Challenge Event Heroes
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Discussion Thread: Early Information on Costumes (Formerly Skins) [Part of The Beta Beat v23]
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please see above threads for all info
You’ll Need to Upgrade Your Advanced Iron Storage & Advanced Food Storage to Access Alchemy Lab
In the first version of Beta, a Level 10 Advanced Iron Storage and 4x Level 20 Iron Storage are required to upgrade to Stronghold 23. (Full list of upgrade times for Advanced Iron Storage is above.)
Additionally, the Research costs for Alchemy Lab will require Advanced Food Storage upgrades. (Full list of upgrade times for Advanced Food Storage is above as well.) Details on the current requirements in Beta are in the Alchemy Lab section above. To give you some sense of the number of upgrades required before the Alchemy Lab can be used, the first Research currently requires one Level 6 Advanced Food Storage, and one Level 5 Advanced Food Storage.
I’d love to hear thoughts on whether this information and format is useful, and how you’d like to see information presented in the future. Any thoughts or ideas?