It’s already June! Where did the time go? It’s summertime up north (according to Google; I don’t live there) and we’re bringing some BURNING HOT news from Arcadeum Arena. So sit back, grab a cold drink (or a hot one, we don’t judge here) and keep scrolling! — JG
Yes, you read that right: we’re bringing 5v5 to Arcadeum Arena! We found extra space for 1 more Arcadian hidden in one of those bagel-shaped pocket meta-multiverses where everything happens all at once.
5v5 will immediately change how you strategize, from which extra unit to bring to where you place them. We made some UI adjustments too, including Squad Select, Results screen, and Battle History. We’re excited with this change and we can’t wait to watch your 5v5 replays!
Skill Cooldown Rework!
After much playtesting (and watching all skills trigger at the same time) we decided to overhaul how skill cooldown works. Instead of skills cooling down over time, they now require UNIT ACTIONS to charge up. TL;DR: your unit has to attack or receive damage to charge their skills. We think this will be a huge factor when deciding which unit to put in front — they might get the brunt of the damage, but they get to charge their skills faster.
Because of these changes, we have to review all the stats and skills to make sure nothing’s too OP or crazy in battle. There will be a separate post for patch notes before the next Game Night once everything’s finalized so stay tuned!
Arcadian Rarity Is Coming…
…To a separate app! We mentioned this as a work in progress months ago and we’re still being very careful with it, but to show a peek inside the inner workings of this much-requested feature, we updated the old Arcadian Animation demo app to include Rarity, Parts, and Stats data. This is a crucial addition in the future, and we’re looking forward to your feedback!
So what exactly is happening here? Let’s recap:
- Arcadian parts have individual rarity, and these parts will determine an Arcadian’s overall rarity
- Overall rarity, along with the Arcadian’s class, determine the unit’s stats
- Epic or Legendary parts can add bonus to certain base stats, indicated by teal “(+X)”
- Common-tier stats for all classes is what the current game has now
“Please note that nothing is for certain. We are testing and evaluating if these features are the right fit.”
New Customization Screen
We want to add a little spice to your battles, so we’re introducing Emote Stickers that you can equip and display at certain points in a battle. Wanna laugh at your rival when you win? Equip the “LOL” emote. Wanna beg for mercy when you lose? Then get the “Puppy Eyes” emote!
Want more? We’ll be adding more customization content — including awesome AA-inspired stickers — once [redacted] goes live!
Battle BG Visual Upgrades
Our awesome artists are busy improving existing backgrounds, adding more details, props, and even particle effects and animation! These are just some of the improvements we’re including in the next build.
We have some new ideas in various stages of development and we can’t wait to reveal some of them soon. Passive skills? New tourney modes? Upgradeable skills? More customization options? PVE Challenge mode? Who knows! But we’ll wrap up our builds update for now. Let’s get to the action and share with you what we’re doing for the next Arcadeum Arena tournament!
Triple A Cup
What better way to roll out all these new builds than a good ‘ol Arcadeum Arena tournament? This next one is a special one. If you love the thrill of competition, we’re cooking up something new for you this Monday. AA is following a spicy, different format for the next tournament and you’re all invited to be a part of history! Now, introducing…..
The first ever Arcadeum Arena Alpha Cup
a.k.a The TRIPLE A CUP
Here’s what you need to know:
- 5 rounds
- 24hrs per round
- Points rewarded to top 10 per round
- 24hr break after each round
- Points will be added up after each round and announced by the team
- Most points at the end of 5 rounds is crowned champion
- Top 10 overall get prizes
Mon, June 20, 2022 9:00 PM: Competition Begins
Tues, June 28, 2022 9:00 PM: 5th and Final Round
Wed, June 29, 2022 9:00 PM: Crowning of Champ
Mon: Round 1
Tues: break/standings update
Wed: Official standings and crowning of Champion
*each round is 24hrs long starting 9pm GMT+8/9am ET. Another 24hrs in between rounds allotted for the break and scores/standings update.
POINT SYSTEM(awarded per round)
50 to a lottery (random) winner that plays on all days.
Total prize pool: 500.
*prizes for top 10 OVERALL (after all rounds), not per round.
All participants of the Triple A Cup 1 can claim a very special POAP.
That’s all for this month’s Arcadeum Arena Community Updates! Building continues as always. We can’t wait to see you all on Arcadia for this Monday’s tournament. Hop on our Discord for all the news and info on the first ever Triple A Cup.