5th Arcanox World Cup

English

The 5th Arcanox World Cup begins in 3 days. Join or create a team now!

Since the last World Cup the following changes have been made.

Rebalanced Divisions

A rebalanicng of the division was overdue, because:

  • In division I a lot more teams made it to the end of the swiss rounds than in division III.
  • As time goes more players have a higher level castle heart.

New divisions:

  • Division III: castle heart level 1-6
  • Division II: castle heart level 5-8
  • Division I: castle heart level 7-10

No Guild Boosts

To improve the chances of weaker guilds, guild boosts won’t influence the World Cup anymore.

Rewards

Players won’t receive cards they already own as a World Cup reward, unless they already own all possible World Cup reward cards.

Bug Fixes

  • In some cases the number of defenders per dungeon wasn’t correct.
  • The dungeons in two different matches were the same.

Good luck and have fun! 🙂

 

German / Deutsch

Die 5te Arcanox Weltmeisterschaft beginnt in 3 Tagen. Tritt einem Team bei oder erstelle ein eigenes Team!

Folgende Änderungen wurden seit der letzten Weltmeisterschaft durchgeführt durchgeführt.

Angepasste Divisionen

Eine Anpassung der Divisionen war überfällig, weil:

  • Viel mehr Teams in Division I die letzte Schweizer Runde erreicht haben als in Division III.
  • Durch den Lauf der Zeit haben immer mehr Spieler ein hochstufiges Burgherz.

Neue Divisionen:

  • Division III: Burgherz Level 1-6
  • Division II: Burgherz Level 5-8
  • Division I: Burgherz Level 7-10

Keine Gilden Boosts

Um die Chancen von schwächeren Gilden zu verbessern, haben die Gildenboosts keinen Einfluss mehr auf die Weltmeisterschaft.

Belohnungen

Spieler erhalten nicht mehr Karten durch die Weltmeisterschaft als Belohnung, welche sie schon besitzen, außer wenn sie bereits alle möglichen Belohnungskarten besitzen.

Fehlerkorrekturen

  • In einigen Fällen war die Zahl der Verteidiger in den Dungeons nicht korrekt.
  • In zwei Matches waren die Dungeons identisch.

Viel Erfolg und auch viel Spaß! 🙂

 

Next Dungeon Masters Event

English

The next Dungeon Masters tournament begins in 17 hours!
Earn as many dungeon points as you can in the regular dungeons.
The event ends after 12 days (3 dungeons).
In case of a tie the player who scored first will be ranked higher.
The reward for the best 10 players is a female assassin (ninja with a special skin).

Good luck! 🙂

German / Deutsch

Der nächste Dungeon Master Event beginnt in 17 Stunden!
Verdiene so viele Dungeonpunkte wie möglich in den normalen Dungeons.
Der Event endet nach 12 Tagen (3 Dungeons).
Bei Punktegleichstand wird der Spieler höher gewertet, welcher zuerst die Punktzahl erreicht hat.
Die Belohnung für die besten 10 Spieler ist eine Assassine (Ninja mit besonderem Aussehen).

Viel Erfolg! 🙂

Arcanox Version 740: Icons in Guild Chat, Explosive Arrows, Missions with Random Cards, …

Arcanox version 740 is available on Google Play!

UPDATE v742: Some players experienced startup crashes with version 740. This has been corrected with version 742. Sorry for the inconvenience.

In other languages:

Summary

  • NEW: Explosive Arrows
  • NEW: Use Icons in Guild Chat
  • NEW: Missions with Random Cards
  • Better Card Packs
  • More Enjoyable Dungeons
  • More and Easier Training
  • NEW: Remove All Traps At Once

All Changes

NEW: Use Icons in Guild Chat

You can now use minion, spell and enchantment icons in the guild chat.

NEW: Explosive Arrows

  • Explosive arrows are the new exclusive enchantment for archers, since the increased range enchantment is also available for priest.
  • The enchantment has the following effects:
    • The archer shoots explosive arrows, which damage all enemies close to the explosion.
    • Base damage decreased by 20%.
  • The enchantment is unlocked with card shop level 3.
  • The enchantment can be combined with most enchantments, but not with the spell shield enchantment.

Damage Calculation

This is the universal formula to calculate the damage per hit:

Damage Per Hit = (Base Damage Per Hit * (100% + Base Damage Modifiers))
* (100% + Damage Modifiers)

The explosive arrows are the first enchantment with a base damage modifier. All other enchantments (e.g. fire, hammer, …) use damage modifiers.

NEW: Missions with Random Cards

  • Instead of playing the missions with your own cards, you now create a deck out of random cards. This way you can try out seven new cards for free every day.
  • The guild boosts don’t affect the cards.
  • Borrowed cards cannot be used in the missions anymore.
  • The amount of gold per mission is influenced by your computer opponent level the same way as before, but players with computer opponent level 23 or higher can earn a bit more gold.

Better Card Packs

The rules of the card packs have been adjusted, to reduce the chance for situational strong cards and increase the chance for universally strong cards:

  • The following enchantment combinations aren’t possible in card packs anymore:
    • Coin + Statue
    • Spell Shield + Gas Mask / Vest / Ghost / Coin
    • Reflection + Fire / Hammer / Sword
  • The following enchantments are now significantly less likely in card packs:
    • Coin
    • Snail
    • Spell shield on ninjas and golems

Please note that the bazaar isn’t affected by these changes.

More Enjoyable Dungeons

Several changes have been made to make the dungeons more enjoyable:

  • Instead of recreating decks from replays manually, you can do it now with just one tap on the “Adopt deck” button.
  • Traps are now always visible in dungeons, trainings and missions.
  • The maximum movement delay for goblins, knights and golems has been reduced. This increases the chance that they start moving before the other minions do.
  • In dungeons the wandering behavior of minions from portals is now less random.
  • Ghosts don’t damage minions anymore.

More And Easier Training

  • A new training, which highlights the new explosive arrows enchantment, has been added.
  • The training “Trap Lock” has been split up into two training.
  • Several existing trainings are now easier.

Remove All Traps At Once

In the trap selection dialog is a new button, which allows you to remove all traps from your castle at once.

Server Problems

English

Today there was serious problem in the HostEurope data center, where the Arcanox game server is hosted.
No data could be stored by the server between 11:06 UTC and 14:16 UTC.
HostEurope has fixed the problem and everything runs again as usual.

I am very sorry, that some players lost up to 2 hours of game progress.
As compensation, all players receive the Premium account for 3 days for free (until 15.02.2017 at 14:30 UTC).
For players with already active premium account, this was extended by 3 days.

I will evaluate the data centers of some other vendors to prevent that something similar never happens again.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Chris

German / Deutsch

Heute kam es leider zu einem schweren Problem im Rechenzentrum von HostEurope, wo auch der Arcanox Spielserver steht.
Zwischen 11:06 Uhr UTC und 14:16 Uhr UTC konnten deshalb keine Daten vom Server gespeichert werden konnten.
HostEurope hat das Problem mittlerweile behoben und alles läuft wieder wie gewohnt.

Einige Spieler haben bis zu 2 Stunden Spielfortschritt verloren, was mir sehr leid tut.
Als Entschädigung erhalten alle Spieler den Premium Account für 3 Tage kostenlos (bis zum 15.02.2017 um 14:30 Uhr UTC).
Bei Spielern mit bereits aktivem Premium-Account wurde dieser um 3 Tage verlängert.

Ich werde die Rechenzentren von einigen anderen Anbietern evaluieren, um auszuschließen, dass sowas nicht nochmal passiert.

Entschuldigung für die Unannehmlichkeiten
Chris

4th Arcanox World Cup

English

The 4th Arcanox World Cup begins in 3 days. Join or create a team now!

Since the last World Cup the following changes have been made:

  • The scores of all other teams are now hidden during a round.
  • Extended the duration of the rounds from two to three days.
  • Players, who already received a World Cup reward card, don’t receive the same card again, unless they already have all possible reward cards.
  • Black knights have been added to the reward card pool.

Also the World Cup level generator has been adjusted:

  • The number of enchantments per shrine isn’t random anymore, but rounded half up.
    • Example: A level 5 shrine with a chance of 53% for one additional enchantment will always add one additional enchantment.
  • Additional enchantments from shrines are now applied in ascending order.
  • Portals are now filled in ascending order.
    • Example: When team A has a level 3 portal and team B has a level 5 portal, the first three minions are now the same in both portals.
  • The levels of the rooms are now limited by the division. This means when players in division II or III upgrade their rooms beyond what is allowed by the division, the room levels are reduced to the division’s maximum.
  • All matches last now for 2 days and 6 hours instead of 2 days. This way all teams around the world have more equal chances.
  • In response to the request of several players, only borrowed cards from team members can now be used in World Cup matches.
  • Some descriptions have been improved.

Good luck and have fun! 🙂

German / Deutsch

Die 4te Arcanox Weltmeisterschaft beginnt in 3 Tagen. Tritt einem Team bei oder erstelle ein eigenes Team!

Folgende Änderungen wurden seit der letzten Weltmeisterschaft durchgeführt durchgeführt:

  • Die Punkte aller anderen Teams sind während einer Runde nun versteckt.
  • Die Dauer der Runden wurden von zwei auf drei Tage verlängert.
  • Spieler, welche durch die Weltmeisterschaft schon mal eine besondere Karte erhalten haben, erhalten exakt die selbe Karte nicht nochmal, außer wenn sie bereits alle möglichen WM-Belohnungskarten besitzen.
  • Neben den Hexen mit lila Hut können nun auch schwarze Ritter bei der WM gewonnen werden.

Außerdem wurde WM-Level-Generator angepasst:

  • Die Zahl der Verzauberungen pro Schrein ist nun nicht mehr zufällig, sondern wird mathematisch gerundet.
    • Beispiel: Ein Level 5 Schrein mit einer Chance von 53% für eine extra Verzauberung wird immer eine extra Verzauberung hinzufügen.
  • Die zusätzlichen Verzauberungen der Schreine werden nun in aufsteigender Reihenfolge angewendet.
  • Portale werden nun in aufsteigender Reihenfolge befüllt.
    • Beispiel: Wenn Team A ein Level 3 Portal hat und Team B ein Level 5 Portal, dann sind die ersten drei Einheiten von nun an in beiden Portalen gleich.
  • Die Level der Räume sind nun durch die Division begrenzt. Spieler in Division II oder III können durch die Verbesserung ihrer Räume während der WM also nicht mehr die maximalen Level ihrer Division überschreiten.

Viel Erfolg und auch viel Spaß! 🙂

 

Current Dungeon & Replays

English

The current dungeon changed slightly (portals and traps) because of the game update. The update contained changes, which influence the dungeon level generator. In the past the dungeons reopened with the release of new game versions, but this was unfair to players who didn’t play the dungeon before the update. Scores in the dungeon before and after the update might be different, but the difference will be much smaller than after a dungeon reopening.

Replays from the previous game version are also not deleted with this update, because this would also delete the dungeon highlights and the deletions in the past led to confusion among some players. Some of the old replays are not compatible with the new game version and therefor the result of the replay can look different than with the previous game version. However, everyone will certainly agree that slightly incompatible replays are better than none.

German / Deutsch

Der aktuelle Dungeon hat sich wegen der neuen Spielversion leicht geändert (Portale und Fallen). Die neue Spielversion enthält Änderungen, welche Rückwirkungen auf den Dungeon-Level-Generator haben. In der Vergangenheit wurden die Dungeons bei der Veröffentlichung jedes Updates neu geöffnet, was allerdings unfair für alle Spieler war, welche den Dungeon vor dem Update nicht gespielt haben. Die Punkte im Dungeon vor und nach dem Update können sich unterscheiden, aber der Unterschied wird auf jeden Fall deutlich kleiner sein, als wenn der Dungeon neu aufgemacht worden wäre.

Außerdem wurden mit diesem Update die Wiederholungen aus der früheren Spielversion nicht gelöscht, weil damit auch die Dungeon Highlights gelöscht worden wären und die Lösung in der Vergangenheit zu Verwirrung unter einigen Spielern geführt hat. Einige der alten Wiederholungen sind nicht kompatibel mit der neuen Spielversion und das Resultat der Wiederholung wird sich daher unterscheiden. Jeder wird aber sicher zustimmen, dass leicht inkompatible Wiederholungen besser sind als gar keine.

 

Arcanox Version 730: Christmas Gifts, Improved World Cup, Easier Achievements, More Training…

Arcanox version 730 is available on Google Play! This list of changes also includes all changes of the previous optional update (v721).

In other languages:

Summary

  • Christmas Gifts
  • Higher Season End Gold Reward
  • World Cup Improvements
  • Easier Achievements
  • Dungeon King Crown
  • Guild Tournament Changes
  • Two New Training Missions
  • Cheap Blue Cards Upgrades
  • Corrected Full-Screen Mode
  • Several Other Improvements

All Changes

Christmas Gifts

Gifts

  • Everyone who logs into the game after the update and before December 27 will find five Christmas gifts in his castle.
  • One gift per day can be opened.

Higher Season End Gold Reward

  • The season end gold rewards are again as high as they were with version 710.
  • The gold storage capacity cannot be exceeded anymore by collecting the season end reward. A warning is displayed instead.

World Cup Improvements

The following changes have been made:

  • The scores of all other teams are now hidden during a round.
  • Extended the duration of the rounds from two to three days.
  • Players, who already received a World Cup reward card, don’t receive the same card again, unless they already have all possible reward cards.
  • Black knights have been added to the reward card pool.

Also the World Cup level generator has been adjusted:

  • The number of enchantments per shrine isn’t random anymore, but rounded half up.
    • Example: A level 5 shrine with a chance of 53% for one additional enchantment will always add one additional enchantment.
  • Additional enchantments from shrines are now applied in ascending order.
  • Portals are now filled in ascending order.
    • Example: When team A has a level 3 portal and team B has a level 5 portal, the first three minions are now the same in both portals.
  • The levels of the rooms are now limited by the division. This means when players in division II or III upgrade their rooms beyond what is allowed by the division, the room levels are reduced to the division’s maximum.

The next World Cup begins in January!

Easier Achievements

The following achievements are now easier to achieve:

  • “Successfully defend against 2500 attacks.” → 1500 attacks
  • “Lend 200 cards to other players.” → 150 cards
  • “Lend 2000 cards to other players.” → 1500 cards
  • “Lend 20000 cards to other players.” → 15000 cards
  • “Participate 6 times in the World Cup.” → 5 times
  • “Participate 24 times in the World Cup.” → 15 times

Dungeon King Crown

DungeonKing

At the end each season the player who earned the most dungeon points during the season is regarded ‘Dungeon King’. This title is indicated by a crown next to his name until the end of the next season. In case of a tie, the player receives the crown, who reached the score first.

Guild Tournament Changes

Ruby Rewards

The guild tournament rewards have been adjusted to reduce the growth of the gaps between the Top 4 guilds:

  • Top 1 Guild: 5000 → 4500 Rubies
  • Top 2 Guild: 3000 → 3000 Rubies
  • Top 3 Guild: 1500 → 2000 Rubies
  • Top 4 Guild: 750 → 1000 Rubies

Guild Score Calculation

With many active members the guild chat can be hard to follow. In some guilds more than 100 messages per hour are not uncommon. It can also be very confusing when multiple languages are spoken within one guild.

To encourage guilds with around 40 members the guild score calculation has been adjusted:GuildScoreAdjustments

Giving Away the Reward

Winners of the guild tournament can now give away their received rubies by using the “Give Rubies” feature.

Downsizing Guilds

Generals and leaders can now use the guild chat command “/downsize” to reduce the size of their guild.

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Dungeon Masters: Better Rewards

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English

The rewards for the tournament have been adjusted because of the extremely lively participation:

  • #1 – #10 instead of #1 – #5 receive a black knight.
  • #11 – #50 instead of #6 – #25 receive 250 mana.

German / Deutsch

Wegen der äußerst regen Teilname am Turnier wurden die Belohnung angepasst:

  • #1 – #10 statt #1 – #5 erhalten einen schwarzen Ritter.
  • #11 – #50 statt #6 – #25 erhalten 250 Mana.

Dungeon Masters Event

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English

The Dungeon Masters tournament begins in 5 hours!
Earn as many dungeon possible as you can in the regular dungeons.
The event ends after 12 days (3 dungeons).
In case of a tie the player who scored first will be ranked higher.

Have fun! 🙂

German / Deutsch

Das Dungeon Master Turnier beginnt in 5 Stunden!
Verdiene so viele Dungeonpunkte wie möglich in den normalen Dungeons.
Das Turnier endet nach 12 Tagen (3 Dungeons).
Bei Punktegleichstand wird der Spieler höher gewertet, welcher zuerst die Punktzahl erreicht hat.

Viel Spaß! 🙂

Arcanox Version 720: Dungeon Masters, New Leagues, Legend Trophies, …

Arcanox version 720 is available on Google Play!

Patch notes in other languages:

Warning: Unopened gifts from last year expire within the next 14 days!

Summary

  • NEW: The Dungeon Masters tournament begins on December 4th
  • NEW: Legends league, Legend trophies and the ‘King of Legends’
  • NEW: ‘Lair’ dungeon with boosts for ninjas
  • NEW: Watch the top replays of the previous dungeon
  • It is now possible to remove the fifth vault
  • Several improvements to the global- and guild chat
  • Several user interface improvements

NEW: Dungeon Masters Tournament

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The Dungeon Masters tournament is a new event, where the points from the dungeons are summed up per player. It begins on December 4th and lasts for 3 dungeons (12 days). The prizes for the top 500 players are shown in the upper graphic.

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The best 5 players receive a unique looking knight, which cannot be crafted or purchased.

NEW: Legends League, Legend Trophies and the ‘King of Legends’

New Leagues and Fewer Divisions

Leagues

The Diamond and Legend leagues were added. At the same time, the number of divisions per league has been reduced from 5 to 3, whereby most players have moved up a few leagues.

Legend Trophies

LegendaryTrophies

Trophies above 3200 will be reset down to 3200 when a season ends, and deducted trophies will be converted into Legend trophies. Legend trophies accumulate season after season, and nothing will ever reset or reduce them. They can be viewed in the public player profile.

King of Legends

KingOfLegends

At the end each season the player with the most trophies is regarded ‘King of Legends’. This title is indicated by a crown next to his name until the end of the next season.

NEW: Dungeon Highlights

  • All players can use Dungeon Highlights to view the best solution for each dungeon stage from the previous dungeon.
  • Solutions with the least number of enchantments are preferred.
  • The Dungeon Highlights will be available at the beginning of the next dungeon in your mailbox.

NEW: ‘Lair’ Dungeon with Boosts for Ninjas

Lair

  • In the new dungeon ‘Lair’ boosts for Ninjas can be unlocked.
  • The foundry boosts in the dungeon are just placeholders and are later replayed by other boosts.

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