Monday, February 11, 2019

Minion Masters Monday - Empyrean Makeover

Minion Master!

Guilds are finally in your hands, and we've been loving what you're doing with the feature so far. We've seen lots of creativity with Guild names and the communities around them, and we're eagerly anticipating the feedback we receive going forward. Next up, our fifth Battle Pass; the Battle for Light's Reach is swiftly approaching. We've been steadily revealing what you can expect from it on our Update Website, but we've got some more news for you today. So let's get into it, shall we?

Military Colours

In Update 88, which will be the release of the new Battle Pass, the current Empyrean units will be receiving a visual makeover. The intention of this is to create a more cohesive visual identity for the faction, as some of them still had differing designs from our previous game Forced Showdown, or didn't quite match the style we were looking for. These colour schemes have been adapted to look a bit more like what you've seen so far out of Caeleth Dawnhammer and the Brothers of Light. For now, the most notable of these changes will be to Legionnaires, Warrior and the Spear Throwers. Here's some side by side comparisons of the changes:

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Look forward to these changes in Update 88, coming next Wednesday! And yes, the Card Art will be updated to match.

Guild Statistics!

As mentioned before, there's been a huge amount of interest from users regarding guilds, and we figured we'd publish some fun stats on the initial weekend (from Thursday to today) about the Guilds feature:

  • 2.5k Guilds active
  • 13,000 Users have joined or made a Guild
  • 33,000 Matches played with at least 1 Guild lobby involved
And keep in mind, this is just the beginning for Guilds! We've got some exciting new Guild-based content coming in the future to reward jolly co-operation with your friends, or maybe even the new ones you find in your Guild.

King Puff Cup 31

The 31st King Puff Cup is happening this weekend! Tune in for high level Minion Masters play with your favourite Casters and players, this Saturday 16th at 1400 UTC on the KPC Twitch Channel. Signups are due to close on this Friday, so you need to enter to ensure you're in the running for prizes such as a $300 SteelSeries Gift Code, a piece of that $600 prize pool. Don't forget to join their Discord or follow their Twitter Account to get all the latest updates as well! And if you want to catch up on previous King Puff Cups, you can watch their Twitch VODs or their Youtube Channel.

That's all for today, Masters. We hope you've enjoyed the Rise of the Howling Moon Battle Pass and are looking forward to the Battle for Light's Reach!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!