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We have introduced a new special event, Gnome-a-Palooza.

  • Gnome-a-Palooza is a timed event lasting 15 minutes.

  • Gnome-a-Palooza can be started by crafting in the Soulforge, after collecting 4 unique Verses.

  • These Verses are only dropped by the 4 members of the Gnome band, Mana Surge, Cindi Savagelips, Freddi Fretfiddler, Hoagi Humbucker and Baz Bonebeater.

  • These Gnomes will crash battles in a similar way to regular Treasure Gnomes.

  • Each Gnome will drop 1 of the 4 Verses, so players will need to find and kill all 4 to get enough Verses to craft Gnome-a-Palooza.

  • Once Gnome-a-Palooza has started, a new music track will play for the duration of the event. Also, a timer will display on the World Map, showing the remaining time left for the Gnome-a-Palooza event.

  • While Gnome-a-Palooza is active, 4 random Gnomes will appear in all PvP, Quest, Challenge, and Explore Battles.

  • Also, while Gnome-a-Palooza is active, all gold earned from battles is doubled.

  • Gnome-a-Palooza only applies to the person who crafts it (so it is not shared by anyone else).

  • If you craft Gnome-a-Palooza, while Gnome-a-Palooza is running, the time will stack.

    • There is a known issue where the Gnome-a-Palooza timer will not display if it runs for more than 1 hour (you’d have to craft 5 at once for this to occur, so not very likely).
  • There is a known Issue where the enemy Hero is not replaced in PVP during Gnome-a-Palooza, however Gnome rewards are still being given like normal (as if the Hero was replaced).

  • To ensure that the Mana Surge Gnomes will always give a verse, they do not have chance to give a Vault Key (even during Vault Events).

  • Mana Surge Gnomes will be added as a possible drops to Cedric’s & King Cedric’s loot at weekly reset next week. This gives time for players to update their game to the 5.6 update.

As part of the celebration for 5.6 release, we will be running a special Gnome Vault event for 4 days starting daily reset on Thursday July 13th (AEST).

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We have added several new Heroic Gems in this update. Some of these we will reveal in future Campaigns or special Events.

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With the introduction of Heroic Gems, we wanted to prevent the rare case where the board gets locked up without any available moves. We have added a board reset to the puzzle game. If there are no available moves on the board, the board will be completely cleared and refilled with new Gems. All troops will also be completely Mana Drained (even if they are normally immune to mana drain), to prevent any spell combination that could cause the board to lock up in an endless loop.

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We have introduced 2 new Warbands for you to try out, Dark Assassins and Poison Fangs. We will be removing 2 Warbands – Armored Legion and Entangled Woods, as the new Warbands will be replacing them.

Armored Legion and Entangled Woods will return at a future time.

To ensure that everyone has a chance to update their game, the new Warbands will be released at Daily Reset on Thursday AEST. This helps prevent the new content causing issues for players still on 5.5.1 version.

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We have made some changes so that Lycanthropy should behave more like the spell Transform effect.

  • Lycanthropy will now halve the level of the Troop when it is transformed.

  • We have changed the visual effect when Lycanthropy transforms a troop. As the previous version was causing confusion due to the similarities to devour.

  • We have added a new sound effect for Lycanthropy when a troop is inflicted with Lycanthropy and when Lycanthropy triggers on the troop.

  • We have made changes so if a Valraven or random Gnome is transformed by Lycanthropy, they will still give their rewards.

  • We have made changes so if an Enemy required for a Campaign Task is transformed by Lycanthropy, it will still count as a kill for the Task.

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We have added 2 new Achievements for this update (applies to Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and Android only)

  • The Rolling Gnomes – Craft a Gnome-a-Palooza Event.

  • Mic Drop – Earn a Verse from a Mana Surge Band Gnome.

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  • With Gnomes causing mischief all over Krystara, they have caused the first time Gem Purchase bonus to be reset, allowing everyone to take advantage of it again.

  • The Skip Button for Campaign Tasks should now display the gem cost on the button.

  • Players will now be able to select and view popup help or information for different rewards on the Warband Booster Pack menu.

  • We have made some changes to Uber Doomstorm so it has it’s correct graphics for while the Storm is active, and adjust the chance of an Uber Doomskull appearing.

  • We have added a new Storm, Howlstorm, that will increase the chance of a Lycanthropy Gem appearing while it is active.

    • Like Uber Doomstorm, this storm can currently only be conjured by spells or traits that create a random storm.

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  • We have fixed an issue where Doomskull damage was sometimes calculated incorrectly in complex gem matches.

  • We have fixed an issue where Create Gem spells that target Doomskulls, or Uber Doomskulls were just creating Skulls.

  • We have fixed an issue where Players were unable to equip a weapon card by dragging once the card is removed from the team by selecting the remove button.

  • We have fixed an issue when a new Event Medal’s graphic would have a display issue when they were equipped over an old event medal.

  • We have fixed an issue where the background for War Cache or War Hoard in the Daily Deal did not fit correctly.

  • We have fixed an issue where Troops in Advent Calendars were not displaying in the ‘Today’s Offer’ reward section.

  • We have fixed an issue where a Tiered Offer’s stock would display as restored after purchasing all stock from one of the offers.

  • We have fixed an issue where the Total Banners in the Collection Progress Screen was not counting Warband banners.

  • We have fixed an issue where the scroll arrows disappeared when a filter was used and there were less than 11 results.

  • We have fixed an issue on Switch, where teams with Doom Troops could not be shared correctly.

  • We have fixed an issue where the Gem cost for skipping a Campaign Task was not displaying on the Task Option menu.

  • We have fixed an issue where the player’s equipped pet would go missing after the hero’s spell is cast a 2nd time or more.

  • We have fixed an issue where the total number of pets in the collection progress screen was incorrect.

  • We have fixed an issue where a player was unable to select a player profile in the Leaderboard when using the controller for the first time.

  • We have fixed an issue where players kicked from a guild could still chat in the guild chat.

  • We have fixed an issue where the Guild Menu background would not display after completing a Guild Wars battle.

  • We have fixed an issue where Lycanthropy Gems’s power to inflict Lycanthropy to a random Troop would still trigger if the Gem was removed.

This update will be available on Steam, iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. Please be aware that it can take up to 24 hours to propagate across multiple platforms and regions.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Could I please get some more information regarding this double hit skull bug? Is it only affecting certain speeds?

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Thanks for replying, please let me know what console you are on @Emos. Our team are looking into this and as much information as possible will help us.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Thank you so much for you help, it’s greatly aprpeciated. Our team is seeing what they can do as we speak.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Could I please get information on which game modes are experiencing this skull damage bug in?

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Thank you for this additional information @Skszp.

Another quick question, is this troop specific or all troops on the AI’s side? I just want to confirm it’s every troop for the devs.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

Thanks for the continued updates.

So this is affecting all AI troops on 2x-4x speed.

What game modes are you encountering it in? Earlier it looked to just be explore, but now there are reports in Delves and world event battles. Are there any game modes this is not currently affecting?

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

We do testing of the core gameplay for each update to ensure something like this doesn’t happen. We also opened the beta earlier than usual and asked the beta testers to pay particular attention to the core gameplay on the gemboard, no one picked it up either from external, internal QA or the beta test.

We do our best prior to releasing updates but having an update live with a large number of active players does tend to make issues more noticable just due to the number of users.

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

This has been reported :slight_smile:

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

We upload every change to our test servers for testing before making changes live. Every version is also uploaded to the community beta along with patch notes.

We have reproduced the issue in house, the whole team is working on this right now so we can get it fixed as soon as possible.

Prior to today this wasn’t an issue anyone was aware of, or we would have delayed the update/ensured it was fixed prior to releasing the update live due to it being an issue with core gameplay.

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

How did you get that footage from our office?! :scream:

No problem, I was hoping to provide a little information on things as I get how frustrating it is looking from the outside in and honestly, we’re all kicking ourselves too, we always do when stuff slips through the net. We thought we made a really nice update for you all and we hope you all enjopy it as much as we do once this issue is fixed.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

We are still working on this issue, and it’s looking like it might require a client patch, which will mean each platform needs to pass certification. :sob:

All the information above has been helpful, thank you for taking the time to screenshot and post. When I know more I will report back.

almost 2 years ago - Saltypatra - Direct link

I’ve been speaking to the team and I have a few updates regarding the double trouble AI bug.

Our team has sorted out a fix for this issue, but it will require a client update. This means it will take a while for us to make new builds and pass certification. More info coming.

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

Hey Amazon players!

If you’re having trouble downloading the 5.6 update please try these 2 things in order (always best to update via the store if it’s possible!)

  1. Search for Gems of War in the Amazon Store to see if it will let you update the game from our store page

  2. If that doesn’t work, please try downloading the APK for Amazon here:

If that doesn’t work, please contact support ensuring you let us know which device model you’re having the problem on.

almost 2 years ago - Kafka - Direct link

Both types of transform should still count as far as I’m aware. We’ve got a team member checking battle logs and testing this at the moment so we can see what’s happening.

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