Thursday, January 9, 2020

Minion Masters Thursday

Minion Masters!
It's a new year, and there's lots of exciting Minion Masters content to come, starting with Version 1.9!

Conquest Contribution Bug

Over the Winter period there was a major bug with Guild Conquest that caused incorrect (or no) amounts of Glory to be added to the Guild's overall score. We thank everyone for their patience with the issue during this time and for reporting the matter thoroughly. The bug will be fixed with 1.9, and Contributions should be calculated as expected. In the near future we will be deploying compensation for the problem, which we will be communicating about in the coming days. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this bug has caused.

Mal'Shar Shadowfork

Coming with Version 1.9 is the release of the Community-voted Legendary Card, Mal'Shar!

This new 6 mana Shars'Rakk Assassin has honed his stealthy craft to perfection, and he's more than willing to share his talents with the rest of your minions. Every time Mal'Shar kills an enemy, he grants a friendly Voidborne minion the Stealth buff (Does not include the triple damage hit).


Mal'Shar will be available for crafting at the usual price of 2000 Shards, or from Power Token spins, with the release of Version 1.9 on the 16th of January. What Voidborne minions will you try to combo him with? What do you think is the best minion to receive his Stealth buff?

Frostival Fanart Contest Results

Did you take part in the Frostival Fanart Contest? We received a lot of awesome entries during the December period, and it was hard for us to decide who we even wanted as finalists. We had our Discord Users vote on seven different finalists, and here's who they elected as the winners:

3rd Place - KamiDaHobo



2nd Place - MissCritHit



1st Place - Garnet



Thanks to everyone that participated, and to those that supported the entrants. We'll aim to run another contest in the future, so stay tuned!

Free Accursed Army DLC via Twitch Prime



Do you have Twitch Prime? Do you enjoy the prospect of free DLC?

Right now we have an ongoing promotion with Twitch Prime where you can receive a FREE copy of the Accursed Army DLC, usually worth $15. You can claim it even if you already own the DLC!

The Accursed Army Faction Box gives you the perfect starter kit for the Accursed Ascension mechanic and includes powerful cards such as the Legendary Bahra the Witchwolf, as well as two exclusive Accursed cosmetics. Don't miss out - Get your free DLC before the promotion ends!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Minion Masters Thursday

Minion Masters!

How have you been enjoying The Quest for Mountainshaper so far? Have you tried out our new mode Adventures? How far have you been able to get to, and have you beat Hard Mode? We'd love to hear from you about them, so make sure to take part in our discussions on Steam, Discord and Xbox Clubs.

In the meantime, we have one last Update we'd like to do before we sign off for the year.

Version 1.8

Version 1.8 is planned to be released on the 18th of December. It'll contain a new Mayhem, some exciting balance changes, and a Frostival makeover for some of your favorite arenas for the holiday period.

Frostival Arenas

Our special Frostival arenas bring all that holiday spirit to Minion Masters, with trees, presents and lights. Here's a look at some of them:




Which arena are you looking forward to most? Let us know!

Mayhem

We've also got a brand new Mayhem coming in this update! Giftpocalypse is a chaotic Frostival themed game mode where gifts will drop in the arenas randomly every 15 seconds. This interval decreases every minute by 2 seconds until we truly reach the Giftpocalypse! There's a whole host of crazy Minions, Spells and Buffs inside them. It's been a ton of fun to test internally and we can't wait for you to try it out!

Balance Changes

Next, let's take a look at one of those balance changes:

  • Zeppelin Bomber - Rework
  • No longer has a basic attack (Will still target Buildings, meaning it flies towards them)
  • Now drops a bomb beneath itself every 3 seconds that damages Ground minions
  • Damage 250 > 100
  • Speed 7 > 5
  • Developer Comments
  • Zeppelin Bomber was a card that very rarely saw use outside of cheese strategies due to its highly volatile nature of being an excellent burst damage card... If it ever reached its target. With this rework we want to reinvent the identity of Zeppelin Bomber to fulfill a new role of a difficult to use but highly rewarding AoE damage dealer that can still be easily dispatched to make up for its potential.

Candy Cane Milloween


Coming to the Shop for this Holiday period only is the brand new Legendary Candy Cane Milloween skin! She's getting in the Frostival mood, bringing her special festive cheer to the arenas with gratuitous magical violence. You can get her in the Shop from the 18th to the 21st of December, so don't miss out!

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Due to vacations and the new Update releasing next week, this will be the last Blog Post for the year. It's been a wild ride, with our release, a new office, and tons of exciting opportunities for expansion within the Minion Masters community. We want to extend our personal thanks to all of you for supporting us, and we hope 2020 can be just as awesome for Minion Masters!


Happy Holidays from all of BetaDwarf!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Frostival Fanart Contest!


Minion Masters!

It's time to get in the holiday spirit with a Frostival Fanart Contest! Our winner will be receiving an amazing prize of 5000 Rubies with two runner-up prizes of 1000 Rubies - Here's how you can enter to have a chance of winning!

  1. Make what you think is the best Minion Masters Holiday artwork ever created.
  2. All entries must be Frostival/Holiday/Winter related.
  3. Head on over to our Official Discord at http://discord.gg/minionmasters and post your entry in the #frostival-contest channel.
  4. Once the Contest entry period ends on the 24th of December, a community vote will be held between 3 entries selected by the BetaDwarf staff, running until the 28th of December. The Winner will receive codes worth 5,000 Rubies, while second and third place will win 1,000 Rubies each.

As always, all entries need to be original artworks! You can use any medium you like - Sketches, digital, 3D, but they need to be your own work to be eligible for the contest.

The contest runs from the 3rd of December to the 24th of December, 0900 UTC. Good luck, Masters!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Minion Masters Thursday

Minion Masters!

We're changing up our blog schedule to release on the same day as our new E-mail Newsletters - Thursday! Our main reason for doing this is to avoid major content overlaps between them and to align better with future Update days.

Developer Stream Incoming!



The Quest for Mountainshaper is releasing next week, Masters! After the short delay for our Mini-Update in Malshaar's Malicious Malediction, the new release date of the 5th of December is almost upon us. Have you been keeping on top of all of the latest reveals from our Update Site?

We've got a Developer Stream coming up on Monday the 2nd to show off all of the new content you'll be able to play with, including all the new cards and a live demonstration of Adventures. You can find it on our official Twitch Channel at 1900 CET - We hope to see you there!

Fan Card Suggestions - Aymeri

Thanks for all the submissions we've received regarding your card ideas so far! A lot of them have been really interesting to read through, and today we're highlighting Aymei's set of Accursed cards, including a new mechanic:

New Mechanic - Accursed Bones: Bones are dropped from certain Accursed cards, like the Undying Skeleton. It is used as a resource to cast certain abilities.

Corpse Explosion - 3 Mana Spell. Destroy bones in the target area, dealing 100 damage to ALL units. Can only be used in your arena.

Ghoul - 5 Mana Minion. Consumes all bones on the map, getting bigger and stronger. Gains 75 HP and 10 damage per bone consumed. Base 150 HP and 20 Damage.

What we like most about this set of suggestions is the idea of creating a long term win condition through the new Bones mechanic and creating powerful cards that take advantage of them, but with major drawbacks to including them in your deck to offset their lategame potential. Corpse Explosion for instance would do nothing without any Bones in your field, requiring you to set it up first, while Ghoul only becomes valuable when there's a large number of Bones on the field, making your strategy predictable to your opponent in exchange for the raw potential.

Want your card suggestions featured on our blog? Send your ideas to thatsprite@betadwarf.com !

Mysterious Teaser

Lastly, we've got a little bit more to show off regarding that Crossbow Dude and the Priestess from a few weeks ago. 10 seconds more, in fact:



The keen eye will notice this Priestess looks a little different to what we currently have in game. What could it all mean? You'll find out soon!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!