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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’ve created The Beta Beat to help centralize it for those who are interested.
The Beta Beat is a series of threads which are evolving as I get feedback on what’s helpful to players.
My main focus is 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.
So I wouldn’t get too attached to any information from Beta — it’s not unheard of for entire portions of hero skills to be removed or reworked, or for radical changes to hero stats to be made, or for large chunks of new functionality to be completely changed.
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
IMPORTANT: I wouldn’t get too attached to any information from Beta — it’s not unheard of for entire portions of heroes or functionality to be removed, reworked, or radically changed beyond recognition.
Contest of Elements
Monster Island Event:
2022 November Hero of the Month
New Season 5 heroes
Season 1 Family Bonus:
Return to Morlovia
Challenge Festival / Pirates
Other Beta Content
(These were tested in earlier Beta versions. These might come back to testing or not…)
Covenant of Champions
Valhalla hero costumes
Season 5 Heroes
2022 September Hero of the Month
2022 October Hero of the Month
Season 5 Hero
Tower of Styx
Beta Feature Tracking/ Forecasted Content
Staff have not yet released any further insight into the future V50 Beta testing content.
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?
Please try to limit discussion in
this thread mostly to the information sharing process and feedback on the thread, so we don’t end up with a jumbled discussion of a bunch of different heroes — use the threads linked above for each individual hero to discuss more.
Beta 1 Testing Ended
Beta 2 Testing Ended
Beta 3 Testing Ended
Final Beta Testing Started
This section will be updated over time as there are updates to the V51 Beta Testing Cycle
August 18, 2022
Contest of Elements has arrived with new hereoes
August 25, 2022
Monster Island event is arrived.
September 1, 2022
New HoTM and S5 heroes are added.
S1 Family bonus is added.
Superior Talents are added
September 5, 2022
Morlovia Heroes are added.
Contest of Element heroes are added.
Pirate hero is added.
Covent Quest ois updated
Ahmose received a balance update.
“Contest of Elements” is the “Elemental Quest” mentioned in the Sneak Peak.
There will be a portal attached to with 2 new Legendary heroes in it.
I will start adding the topics soon.
Added an [?]-icon info button to certain Hero cards’ Special Skill descriptions
Intended to improve legibility for battle info UI (less walls of text!)
No information about S1 family bonus?
There is no informtion on that in the current build.
The heroes related topic is here:
So, with the elemental quest now here, there’s only 2 things of the sneak peek that’s left: Monster Island, and the base update.
And dragons! Dragons are our priority!
I am sure, some other new portal will emerge around december. SG cant stay still for next 4 months
Event related topic is now available:
I willl add some further details later.
The Beta testing of V51 Beta Build 1 was ended today.
Staff has not told us when will we get the next build.
It can be this or the next Wednesday.
We will see
I have asked, and I have received an answer:
A new Beta is expected this Wednesday.
Staff has just shared us with the planned Beta schedule.
If we do not count W3K Beta, then this is the first time we know more than 1 Beta ahead.
I have added this to the OP too.
@Petri for providing us these dates, and setting us this new topic in Beta beat about the schedule !
With 4 builds, wonder what’s in the works.
We do not know the content, but my assumptions / guesses:
8 remaining Contest of Element heroes for all other elements’ quests + the quest for another element. (I am not expecting the testing of all 4 other elements’ quests) maybe in Beta 3.
1-2 more new Season V hero ? (Anubis, Cleopatra, Eset, Hathor, Ma’at, Set, ?? )
Maybe another round of Covenant of Champions event testing after the fix .
Maybe November’s HoTM
Maybe additional Gargolyes or costumes ?
I think the earlier points have more chance to arrive.
i hope we get new hotm costumes. they are due for sure
what would you think of such hero :
Innate passive : hero is unnaffected by any mana affects (no positive or negative effects of buffing mana, speeding her or cutting in any way. For rush war, her speed is limited to average + mana troops (making her technically fast)
Speed : Very slow
Special (Judgement day) : EXECUTES ENEMY HERO // new skill execute : target cant be revived by skill (tyr for example or marie therese) or talent/fighter (can be ressurected by special though) // titans and story bosses take 1000% dmg
What do you think? I dont feel she (executrix) is out of the line in any way/ shape or form. Judgement day comes for all of us
So in rush format, you need 3 matches (9 tiles) whereas Alfrike can go in 2 matches.
I included it in BETA beat, since SG usually takes my idea of heroes into game
If they decide to add the Nov hotm, they may as well add the Dec hotm as well
This Beta build is postponed to tomorrow.
The Feedback summary for the previous Beta is just arrived:
Version 51 Beta 1 - General Feedback & Discussion
Players like the concept for the event. Players dislike the introduction of a new coin currency and a new expensive portal. It was highlighted that the appearance rate for a Featured Hero was extremely low and would discourage spending. They would like Season 1 Heroes removed from the portal. If not, they would like Season 1 and Season 2 Costumes to be included in the portal.
Version 51 Beta 1 - Contest of Elements: Holy (EVENT Feedback)
Players really liked the concept of the event and said it was innovative. They said the limited use of a Hero was not useful. This they said would be challenging for beginner players or those without roster depth. Players said the stages were very difficult and it would be necessary to have a number of Heroes of any element as well as battle items and resources. They said the event was time consuming and had counterintuitive and confusing mana regeneration. It was noted that the lack of accessible Heroes with overheal abilities (outside of the Holy element) would be a disadvantage. Players liked utilizing any Troops in all stages, utilization of Heroes for those with large rosters, no other negative effects during the Quest and the bonus for matched colour tiles.
Reduce the stages per level from 5 to 4
Increase the maximum use of Heroes to either 3-5 times and 10 times for Event Heroes
Reduce enemy attack stat by 20%
Have standard mana generation for normal shields and 20% of mana for off-colour shields
Animation for Elemental Chaos
Ascension Material Chests like other portals
Have a preview for the stages as it’s 5 waves of Elite enemies
Version 51 Beta 1 - New Contest of Elements Hero Feedback: Zandria
Players noted that the Hero would be problematic in Fast Tournament/Wars. Concern was noted with the chance to revive and the inability to counter with a Dark mono team given the passive. Players mentioned that combinations with Heroes like Ludwig or Xnolphod would likely result in automatic victories for players who own those Heroes. Players disliked the passive regarding reduced damage from Dark tiles. They said the matchboard was a factor that somewhat balances Fast matches with overpowered Heroes. Modifying tiles was thought as something that would make the Hero invulnerable. A couple of players said the Hero seemed more formidable than she actually was and said that outside of Fast matches, she was not overpowered but was balanced given the very slow mana speed.
Version 51 Beta 1 - New Contest of Elements Hero Feedback: Jequn
There were mixed reviews for the Hero. Some players said the Hero was strong but not overpowered. Others thought 200% damage at fast speed was strong especially when the passive was taken into consideration. Some noted that he was balanced as the random nature of the ailment skill may result in irrelevant ailments being applied to opponents (attack ailment applied to healer, etc.) It was mentioned as well that the passive is only really applicable to the opposing element and is therefore balanced.
V51 Beta 2 has just arrived, with the Monster Island event.
Some very preliminary information is added here:
I will refine it later.
This seems to be new hero free event so far.
With Monster Island now coming, all that’s left is the Base Update in the Sneak Peek, and something about Dragons(but given how this is a big update, i would have this come out at the start of 2023.)