3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
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Dear Kings and Queens,
On Wednesday, October 19th, our Winter Event returns once again!

This is the place to be if you have any questions about it or would like to discuss it with other players.
Please keep in mind that your opinion may differ from the opinions of other players, you don't have to convince each other of anything here. :)

We appreciate your feedback!

Please write your feedback in a factual and constructive way and stay on topic.
So that we can pass your feedback on to the developers, the following points would be important to note:
  • Feedback that only contains one sentence like "Ted's Choc sounds sus." is not helpful. Please make sure to include reasons for your opinion.
  • The same goes for positive feedback. We are happy about it of course, but describing what exactly you like is always very helpful!
  • Limit your feedback to the actual content. Feedback like "You should improve X" or feedback that refers to other game content or previous events is not helpful.
  • Use the "Like" button if another player has already reflected your opinion well.

Thank you very much and have fun!

Sincerely,
Your Forge of Empires Team  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
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Get ready to paint the town white! The Winter Event is right around the corner!

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Our new Quest Giver Ami needs your help to light up Mistletown for the festive season. Help her out, listen to her stories and have fun unwrapping gifts and winning some magical prizes! You will also come across Isabella, last years Quest Giver!

The Winter Event will start on the 19th of October, and will run until November 21st!

Our Winter Event shuffle board is back again for you to enjoy! To start the festive fun this year, you'll need to gather Stars from event quests and incidents which you can use to unwrap gifts from the shuffle board. Each gift costs 10 Stars to unwrap and will reward you also with a Match Stick. Match Sticks will be useful in lighting up Mistletown and earning you progress towards the Winter Pass! Each Match Stick lights up between 1 and 3 houses. Light up all 20 and Mistletown's Winter Tree will also illuminate and grant you a Grand Prize in the Winter Pass!

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Don't forget to claim your rewards in the Winter Pass. But don't worry, all unclaimed prizes will be granted automatically once the event is over.
You also have the option to unlock the second tier of prizes again in this event, which will include our brand new Special Building: Nutcracker Guardhouse.

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Hidden among the gifts on the shuffle board is the Daily Special. If you're lucky enough to win the Daily Special, find the "Shuffle" or a "Show 2", you'll also win an Elf for the Elves' Workshop. Each time you win an Elf you will have the opportunity to choose one of two gifts to add to a bonus gift pile which you can then unlock with diamonds. Or if you just can't choose, you can pay the diamond cost to add both of them, or even switch the gift options available to choose from!

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That's not all! The Winter Calendar is returning too, offering a new door to unlock every day, each holding a prize. Unlock all doors in the Calendar to win some bonus prizes!

Opening the Calendar doors requires keys of course, and you can win these from the shuffle board by opening Gifts, so make sure to try and win a key every day to unlock the entire Calendar! If you are very lucky and win more than one key on the same day, you will earn a Master Key Part instead, which will allow you to assemble additional Keys to unlock any Calendar days you miss. You can win Master Key Parts also in the Daily Challenges, or purchase them with diamonds.

Please note: If your Daily Key is doubled, you will get a Daily Key and a Master Key Part together with 10 Stars!
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And let's not forget the most important part about the Winter: Snow!
After receiving or spending your stars, snow will begin coming down into your town and cover everything in a nice white layer for a while.
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Without further ado, the moment you've been waiting for! This year's Grand Prize will be the delicious looking Chocolatery to sweeten up your city all year round! This is a building with 11 levels, and two options for the final level:

Ted's Choc 4x6 Ketebo Candy 4x6
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Bonus: Happiness, 16-28% Attack for Attacking Army, 5-8% Defense for Attacking Army, 2 Forge Points, 22 Random Goods, 1 Fragment of the Nutcracker Guardhouse
Bonus when motivated: 2 Forge Points, 10 Random Goods, 2 additional Fragments of the Nutcracker Guardhouse
Bonus: Happiness, 4-7% Attack for Attacking Army, 21-34% Defense for Attacking Army, 10 Forge Points, 6 Random Goods, 1 Fragment of the Nutcracker Guardhouse
Bonus when motivated: 4 Forge Points, 4 Random Goods, 2 additional Fragments of the Nutcracker Guardhouse

The Nutcracker Guardhouse is another all new reward building we have for you!
Nutcracker Guardhouse 2x2
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Bonus: 1 Forge Point, 3-5% Attack for Attacking Army, 5-7% Defense for Attacking Army
Bonus when motivated: 2 Forge Points, 2 Fragments of a Mass Self-Aid Kit

No Event is complete without some seasonal new Avatars for you to enjoy!
Willy​ Padmini​ Nutcracker​ Snowman​ Nicholas​
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Quest reward Quest reward Premium Winter Pass Premium Winter Pass Calendar Collection reward

Should you have any comments, questions or issues, please let us know! We're very much looking forward to your feedback!

Finally, please keep in mind that you can always test our newest features in advance by using our Beta Mobile App. For more information on how to install it, please follow this guide.

Let it snow!

Your Festive Forge of Empires Team!  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Albert the balance said: Both buildings (Ted's choc and Ketebo candy) give the same? The description is the same.
They provide the same boosts, yes. But the amount is different. We will probably update the announcement later on.  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
xivarmy said: This is a very intriguing building if the nutcracker guardhouse is worth having at all. A building that keeps making more buildings and could turn your entire city into a christmas village :)

Looking forward to stats! (edit: or possibly dreading :p i'm conflicted)
Well, of course you won't get many fragments for the building, so it will take a while to do so. :)  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
xivarmy said: Not many fragments isn't the worry - it potentially not being worth placing when you get the fragments is what I need to see numbers for! lol
You will see them tomorrow :)  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Edited in the size.  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
xivarmy said: Some of the images seem like they have placeholders in them - i.e. there appears to be energy drinks from a sports event in the bonus pass. And the daily special and one of the event pass rewards are the crow's nest which is summer event territory...

Any info on whether this is something we should read into? Are we going to get more off-season prizes available? Or are these just preliminary images?
You have not read the full announcement, have you? :p
Juber said: Note: All images are WIP. They will be replaced by better ones during the Event here on Beta.
 
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
The Event is available on mobile, once you have the version 1.242.13 (or higher) downloaded and installed.  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Here are the current stats for the new Event buildings:
Spoiler: Ted's Choc W_SS_MultiAge_WIN22A11a-7e927ffbb.png
Produces in 1 day:
Age Happiness Ranking Points Attack boost for Attacking army Defense boost for Attacking army Forge Points Current Era Goods Fragment Nutcracker Guardhouse Forge Points Needs motivation Current Era Goods Needs motivation Fragment Nutcracker Guardhouse Needs motivation
Bronze Age 720 120 16% 5% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Iron Age 1,240 192 16% 5% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Early Middle Ages 1,370 480 17% 5% 2 22 1 2 10 2
High Middle Ages 1,530 960 17% 5% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Late Middle Ages 1,710 1,440 18% 5% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Colonial Age 2,010 2,400 18% 6% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Industrial Age 2,270 4,800 19% 6% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Progressive Era 2,490 7,200 19% 6% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Modern Era 2,660 12,000 20% 6% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Postmodern Era 2,770 19,200 20% 6% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Contemporary Era 3,220 28,800 21% 7% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Tomorrow Era 3,910 48,000 21% 7% 2 22 1 2 10 2
The Future 4,690 76,800 22% 7% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Arctic Future 5,460 115,200 22% 7% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Oceanic Future 6,300 144,000 23% 7% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Virtual Future 7,530 192,000 24% 8% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Space Age Mars 12,040 312,000 25% 8% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Space Age Asteroid Belt 13,090 312,000 26% 8% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Space Age Venus 14,140 504,000 27% 8% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Space Age Jupiter Moon 15,230 576,000 28% 8% 2 22 1 2 10 2
Needed Fragments for Nutcracker Guardhouse : 200 Spoiler: Ketebo Candy W_SS_MultiAge_WIN22A11b-0ce04407a.png
Produces in 1 day:
Age Happiness Ranking Points Attack boost for Attacking army Defense boost for Attacking army Forge Points Current Era Goods Fragment Nutcracker Guardhouse Forge Points Needs motivation Current Era Goods Needs motivation Fragment Nutcracker Guardhouse Needs motivation
Bronze Age 720 120 4% 21% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Iron Age 1,240 192 4% 22% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Early Middle Ages 1,370 480 4% 22% 10 6 1 4 4 2
High Middle Ages 1,530 960 4% 23% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Late Middle Ages 1,710 1,440 4% 23% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Colonial Age 2,010 2,400 5% 24% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Industrial Age 2,270 4,800 5% 24% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Progressive Era 2,490 7,200 5% 25% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Modern Era 2,660 12,000 5% 25% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Postmodern Era 2,770 19,200 5% 26% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Contemporary Era 3,220 28,800 6% 26% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Tomorrow Era 3,910 48,000 6% 27% 10 6 1 4 4 2
The Future 4,690 76,800 6% 27% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Arctic Future 5,460 115,200 6% 28% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Oceanic Future 6,300 144,000 6% 29% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Virtual Future 7,530 192,000 7% 30% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Space Age Mars 12,040 312,000 7% 31% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Space Age Asteroid Belt 13,090 312,000 7% 32% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Space Age Venus 14,140 504,000 7% 33% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Space Age Jupiter Moon 15,230 576,000 7% 34% 10 6 1 4 4 2
Needed Fragments for Nutcracker Guardhouse : 200 Spoiler: Nutcracker Guardhouse W_SS_MultiAge_WIN22B1-e76ce4058.png
Produces in 1 day:
Age Ranking Points Attack boost for Attacking army Defense boost for Attacking army Forge Points Forge Points Needs motivation Fragment Mass Self Aid Kit Needs motivation
Bronze Age 20 3% 5% 1 2 2
Iron Age 32 3% 5% 1 2 2
Early Middle Ages 80 3% 5% 1 2 2
High Middle Ages 160 3% 5% 1 2 2
Late Middle Ages 240 3% 5% 1 2 2
Colonial Age 400 3% 5% 1 2 2
Industrial Age 800 3% 5% 1 2 2
Progressive Era 1,200 4% 6% 1 2 2
Modern Era 2,000 4% 6% 1 2 2
Postmodern Era 3,200 4% 6% 1 2 2
Contemporary Era 4,800 4% 6% 1 2 2
Tomorrow Era 8,000 4% 6% 1 2 2
The Future 12,800 4% 6% 1 2 2
Arctic Future 19,200 4% 6% 1 2 2
Oceanic Future 24,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Virtual Future 32,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Space Age Mars 52,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Space Age Asteroid Belt 72,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Space Age Venus 84,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Space Age Jupiter Moon 96,000 5% 7% 1 2 2
Needed Fragments for Mass Self Aid Kit : 30  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Dear Kings and Queens,
Today, we will make a small change to the Grand Prizes. We have removed the Fragments for the Parlor Car and replaced them with all 4 variants of the cars (no fragments)!
Edit: The update for today was delayed, so the change will be applied, once the next update arrives.  
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Dear Kings and Queens,
Tomorrow, we will make some further balancing changes:
  • We have added the Elves' Present to the "Show 2" as well.
  • The Calendar will now provide a full Nutcracker Guardhouse, instead of 100 Fragments.
  • The 10 Fragments of a Renovation Kit in the Grand Prizes have been changed to a full kit.
  • The amount of goods was too high in the Winter Prizes. It has been divided by 5, which is the intended amount.
  • We have made changes to the Daily Specials, removing most of the Fragments and the 100 Medals and replaced them with (mostly) better rewards.
 
3 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Dear Kings and Queens,
The Event is almost over, however we are still making some balancing changes. Most of them were changed, so you got more rewards, however we noticed some issues during the beta phase and also need to address them before the live release. Starting tomorrow, the Winter Event will receive the following changes:
  • The 2 Upgrade Kits for the Chocolatery (later on in the Grand Prizes) have been reduced to 1 each. We have also added more of them at the end, so you still receive enough Upgrade Kits in relation to Level 1 buildings. This means, that you need to spend more stars to get the Kits.
    • Please note, that uncollected Grand Prizes will be exchanged, meaning if you have a 2x Chocolatery Upgrade Kit still uncollected, it will be exchanged to a 1x Chocolatery Upgrade Kit. Already claimed prizes are not affected, however it will update the prize visually in the Grand Prizes window.
  • We have exchanged the first Grand Prize for a Winter Train Selection Kit and moved the Cars around a bit.
  • We have added 2 Master Key Parts to half of the reward pools from the Elves' Gifts.
 
2 months ago - Juber - Direct link
Dear Kings and Queens,
We want to inform you about the changes done after the Event ended here on Beta.
There is only one change and that is, that the Winter Prizes will not be available for Diamonds anymore, but can instead be bought in the Shop. It will also be like that for the following Events. The reason for that is, that based on data we have received during the Halloween Event, we found out, that buying the Prizes in the Shop was more popular, than unlocking it for diamonds. We have therefore made this change.
Other than that, there are no further changes, thank you all for providing your feedback! We could make many tweaks to the Event during testing and hope you will enjoy the Event on live.
Your Forge of Empires Team