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Age of Darkness Final Stand Update 0.8.0 Patch Notes

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Age of Darkness Final Stand update 0.8.0 is now available to download on PC. According to the official Age of Darkness patch notes, the latest update added new features, fixes, quality of life changes and more.

Previously, a major update added a new Player Unit. Introducing the Pikeman, a brand new Melee unit that can pierce up to three enemies in front of them.

Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are experiencing problems with the game. Today’s Age of Darkness patch 0.8.0 will fix a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

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Age of Darkness Patch Notes – August 3, 2022

Bug Fixes

Improvements

  • New Volatist Unit: Cultist.
  • New Rebellion Unit: Hunter.
  • New Ultimate Ability for Edwin: Flame Shield.
  • New Passive Ability for Aelis: Royal Decree.
  • New Faction specific UI.
  • New Armour system for Units, Nightmares and Buildings.
  • Localisation for New Features.

Additional Changes

  • Catapult Unit is now exclusive to the Order.
  • Cultist Unit replaces the Soldier Unit for the Volatists.
  • Hunter Unit replaces the Arbalest Unit for the Rebellion.
  • Countdown timers added to all Hero and Unit abilities.
  • Ability to build if the structure is partially in the Fog of War.
  • Improvements to Unit Pathfinding to stop Units from getting stuck.
  • Tier 2 Walls now have the ability to activate Ignite Walls.
  • Added in a setting to disable Environment Props to assist with performance.
  • Visual updates to Aelis and Edwin’s existing Ability UI.
  • Animation polish for Heroes and Units.
  • Map grid now shows when placing Buildings.
  • Updated the Credits to include new Team Members and VO actors.

Balancing

  • Pikemen, Sentinels, Arbalests, Flamers, Impalers, Catapults, Edwin, Aelis and Aelis’ Royal Guards have had their health and damage values rebalanced around the reworked Armour system.
  • Pikemen, Arbalests, Impalers, Catapults, Ballista,Grand Ballista towers, and Aelis have gained Armour Shred and in most cases have had their damage rebalanced.
  • Similarly, Axemen, Spearmen, Spitters, Wraiths, Crushers and Bursters have had their damage, health, shred and armour values rebalanced.
  • Elite Nightmares have gained multiple tiers of Armour, depending on their threat level.
  • Increased the chance to find Elite Nightmares other than Elite Crushers, whilst making Elite Crushers less frequent.

Dev Notes:
These changes are significant and will impact the gameplay flow from about Death Night 1 onwards. We are going to monitor the impact of these changes, and your feedback is both welcome and wanted! Ultimately, we want you to feel like you have a new set of challenges and multiple ways to tackle them as you explore the map.

  • Flamer Damage lowered from 10 to 8.

Dev Notes:
Nightmares which gained armour had their health values lowered. Fire damage ignores armour’s damage reduction, so Flamer’s damage has been reduced to keep them in check.

  • Arbalest Movement Speed increased.
  • Reduced collider size of all human Units by 50% to mitigate issues between Units.

Dev Notes:
The collision problem is not 100% fixed yet, but this is an attempt to soften the frustration whilst, and make units feel tighter whilst we work towards a long term solution.

  • Highlight radius updated on Human Units to reflect their new collider size.
  • Units will return to their expected location at a higher and faster rate, when pushed away by allies.
  • Decreased Impaler costs from 1500 Gold, 50 Stone, 50 Iron, 0 Wood to 1200 Gold, 40 Stone, 30 Iron, 30 Wood.

Dev Notes:
We’re watching the Impaler very closely, we’re starting with some cost reductions to bring it closer to its intended value.

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  • Decreased the cost of Pikeman from 300 Gold and 20 Wood to 200 Gold and 15 Wood.
  • Increased Pikeman Move Speed from 1.25 to 1.40.

Dev Notes:
Pikemen were in a spot that we didn’t love, now we think they’re in a much better position, and can become quite a valid unit in any composition.

  • Lowered the Cost of the Triage Tent to 450 Gold.
  • Lowered the construction duration of the Triage Tent by 50%, to 30s.
  • Limited the number of Villagers needed for the Triage Tent from 10 to 5.
  • Lowered the Upkeep value of the Triage tent to 5 Gold, and lowered Upkeep per villager to 3.
  • Increased the Triage Tent range from 10.8 to 14.

Dev Notes:
We’ve listened to your feedback and made the Triage tent far easier to use throughout the game. The lower cost and quicker build time should make it easier to build while exploring, and the larger radius and lower upkeep and villager requirements should make it a more viable option for defending during a Death Night.

  • Lowered the Axemen count during Death Night 1 on Veteran from 25 to 17 to account for Armour Shredding changes.
  • Ignite Walls Research Cost lowered from 350 Gold to 150 Gold.
  • Ignite Walls cost for Tier 1 Walls lowered from 15 Wood to 3 Wood.

Dev Notes:
Even with the changes to units, the Triage Tent and the number of Axemen, the presence of Armour makes that first Death Night pretty tricky! Making Ignite Walls cheaper to both research and use gives you another option to tackle early encounters, particularly as fire damage currently ignores Armour.
Generally, we’ll keep a close eye on Fire and the way it behaves against Armour.

  • Slightly Increased Axemen count in Tier 3 Map areas.
  • Slightly Decreased Crawler count in Tier 3 Map areas.
  • Keep Icons will now display when there is an upgrade available to them.

Crashes

  • Fixed a crash that would occur when starting a Custom game.
  • Fixed numerous crashes related to starting and ending a game.

Fixes & Changes

  • Fixed an issue where Shift Select was not functioning correctly and adding Units to a control group.
  • Fixed an issue where Shift Select was not functioning correctly when selecting multiple buildings.
  • Fixed an issue where Ctrl Select was not functioning and deselecting Units in a control group.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ironworks 2 Skill cost 150 gold and 75 Stone instead of 150 wood and 75 Stone.
  • Fixed an issue where Melee Units could not path around buildings to attack Enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where Vizargo’s Serenity attack animations were playing incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where a delay would occur between the spawning animation for an Elite and the enemy appearing.
  • Fixed an issue where Units would play the incorrect animation when going from idle to run.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged Units could be pushed into the Tower when ejected.
  • Fixed an issue where a Camp Point of Interest could spawn the wrong units.
  • Fixed an issue where Map terrain elements would spawn in incorrect locations.
  • Fixed an issue where the Storehouse UI displayed Food resources provided despite Storehouses not providing Food.
  • Fixed an issue where the Vision from destroyed Buildings would remain after loading a Save File.
  • Fixed an issue where the text overlaps with the UI on the Victory/Defeat screen in Russian.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Blessings and Malices could soft-lock the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the Submit a Bug / Feedback was not functioning correctly.

Download free Age of Darkness patch 0.8.0 on PC(steam).

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