Commanders, brace yourselves! We're going to shake up the current event system (Dr. Terror) in the next update.
The reason is two-fold: Firstly, we've always thought that 20 Terror stages in one day was a bit too much and resulted in two, almost compulsory, big sessions a week. We think it would be preferable and more scalable to have more frequent, but shorter events. This leads on to the second reason - we want to add
With the current Wednesday/Saturday schedule we're tied to choosing days of the week and can't be as flexible when adding new events. Our plan is to have an event on every day! We're initially thinking of having a six-day cycle (meaning that each week the events will shift by one day) that would look something like this: Day 1 -
Terror Island (7 stages) Day 2 -
Terror Volcano (7 stages) Day 3 -
NEW EVENT Day 4 -
Terror Island (7 stages) Day 5 -
Terror Volcano (7 stages) Day 6 -
NEW EVENT Day 1 -
etc. How will this affect Dr. Terror? Loot -
We're changing the loot curve to give more loot in the early Terror stages than he currently gives, but a bit less in the later stages. Power Stones -
This should remain largely the same with four guaranteed Crystals for completing days 1+4 (like Wednesday Terror) and four guaranteed Crystals for completing days 2+5 (like Saturday Terror), in addition to the usual random drop chance Power Stones. Difficulty -
Stage 1 and stage 7 of the new Terror will be about the same difficulty as stage 1 and stage 20 of the current Terror, respectively. Therefore, the difficulty increase per stage will be bigger.
Now before all hell breaks loose, we know this will reduce the loot potential on Wednesday and Saturday and probably change how you play, but we hope it will change for the better after getting used to it. Loot will be more evenly distributed throughout the week and the new events will give some pretty cool stuff too!
This plan isn't set in stone yet and the update is still several weeks away, so if you have some preliminary and open-minded thoughts about it, please leave them below