Content Update 10/18 [Mega]

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Vampire_X
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edited October 2017
<<DEV POST>>
Here are the Game Update notes for 10/18/2017. Cheers!

NEW ENVIRONMENTS
  • Dathomir- Nightsister’s Cavern
  • Dathomir – Hidden Cave
NEW CHARACTERS AND UPDATES
Mother Talzin, the vicious spiritual guide of the Nightsisters, makes her way to Galaxy of Heroes! Amidst the chants of Resurrection, Nightsister Spirit and Nightsister Zombie rise from the depths of Dathomir to join her. For more information on these exciting new characters, please see their respective Character Strategy posts linked below: In addition, Rey’s character name has been updated to “Rey (Scavenger)”
NEW EVENTS!
With this update we are introducing 5 new events into Galaxy of Heroes and bringing back our first Heroic Battle into an ongoing rotation. The events are:
Endor Escalation Heroic Battle is Returning!
Form a team of Ewoks and battle an AT-ST on the Forest Moon of Endor! Now in its “final form” this event has two tiers:
  • In tier 1, form a squad of 5 Ewoks (minimum 4-Stars) and battle the AT-ST and its support troops to earn Wicket shards! This tier of the event is the sole place to earn shards of Wicket through gameplay—he won’t be going to a cantina or hard node. Each time you emerge victorious you will earn a full ten shards of this iconic Ewok.
  • In Tier 2, unlocked only when you have a 7-Star Wicket, bring any team of 7-Star units you own to battle a much more powerful version of the AT-ST. This version of the Heroic Battle is tuned to require units at Gear Level 10 or higher with powerful mods and abilities. Defeat this Imperial war machine and earn highly coveted Zeta Ability Materials!
  • Additionally, there is now an achievement for completing Tier 1 a total of ten times!

Rituals of Revenge Marquee Event
Form a squad (Nightsisters highly recommended) and join forces with MOTHER TALZIN to strike against the many enemies of the Nightsisters of Dathomir! In this Marquee event you will learn all about the Great Mother and her many powerful abilities. Once completed you will have enough shards to unlock your own 3-Star version of Mother Talzin!
Rituals of Revenge with run on October 20th.
Nightsisters Advanced Tactics (Flash Event)
A rebranding and redesign of our previous Flash event series, we are launching the first new iteration of “Advanced Tactics” with the Nightsister faction rework. This new event series is very different from the old Flash events:
  • Tier 1 now uses a fully forced-squad of the most optimal faction team. In Nightsisters Advanced Tactics you will take control of a Mother Talzin led team consisting of Asajj Ventress, Old Daka, and the all-new Nightsister Spirit and Nightsister Zombie! Learn the mysteries and power of this squad to defeat a powerful enemy team based around units currently found in the PvP meta. Victory will grant a range of rewards including credits and lower-level gear to help get those new Nightsisters up and running for…
  • Tier 2, where you will be using your own squad of Nightsisters to defeat the same team found in Tier 1 (adjusted to your player level range)! Victory in this tier awards the much requested and needed MK5 AK/T Stun Gun and MK3 Carbanti Sensor Array salvage to help you gear your characters.
  • Unlike the previous Flash events, Advanced Tactics events will run for a 6-hour window consistently from 2PM to 8PM (player local time) each time they run (with a special bonus instance on an upcoming day). The first of these Flash events begins on October 20th so make sure to build up your Nightsisters so you don’t miss out on this event each time it runs (just like with Flash events, you’ll get a push notification when an Advanced Tactics event switches on to help ensure you don’t miss out).
Secrets and Shadows Assault Battle
In this all new Assault Battle event form a team of Nightsisters and/or Phoenix units and battle powerful Dark Side enemies! Like all Assault Battles this event is intended for players at level 75 and above, and awards credits, unit shards (including Darth Nihilus, Sith Trooper, and Sith Assassin), and highly sought-after salvage including:
  • Mk 3 Carbanti Sensor Array
  • Mk 3 Czerka Stun Cuffs Salvage
  • Mk 6 Chiewab Hypo Syringe Salvage
  • Mk 5 A/KT Stun Gun Prototype
  • Mk 9 BioTech Implant Prototype Salvage
As with all Assault Battle events, this is meant to be a challenge, so come prepared for a fight! Secrets and Shadows will run on October 21st.

Defense of Dathomir Special Event
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The Separatist Army led by General Grievous and Count Dooku have invaded Dathomir! In this special time-limited event gather a force of Nightsisters (minimum 5-Stars) and defend Dathomir! This event will be available for a limited time and has two tiers:
  • Defense of Dathomir will run on Oct 20th.
  • Tier 1 pits your team of 5-Star (or higher) Nightsisters against the attacking Separatist forces. Succeed and earn shards for Mother Talzin! Tier 1 is available to win once, and can be refreshed for crystals for one more win, each day the event runs.
  • In Tier 2, unlocked only when you have a 7-Star Mother Talzin yourself, battle a vastly more powerful incarnation of the Separatist forces with any 7-Star units you own! Succeed and earn 2-4 coveted Zeta Ability Materials! Tier 2 is available to win once, with no crystal refresh, each day the event runs.
  • Pay special attention to the new abilities added for Nightsisters in this event: Hail of Arrows and The Sleeping Blood! These new abilities are limited to Defense of Dathomir, but may prove to be the difference between history repeating itself and a new era for the Witches of Dathomir.
  • This special event also has a new achievement for completing it ten times!
Ghosts of Dathomir Special Event
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Rumors are spreading of strange happenings on Dathomir. A mysterious chant emerges from the caverns of the Nightsisters. Gather your strongest heroes and investigate this mysterious occurrence.
  • Ghosts of Dathomir will run on October 31st, starting at 7am UTC.
  • There are no forced units required for this Event, so bring your best squad!
  • This event is level banded starting at level 20, and increasing every ten levels after that. All players can participate once they have unlocked the Events feature!
  • Play Tier 1 to unlock the new Nightsister Zombie and Nightsister Spirit units! A Bonus Tier, with more generous recurring rewards of these two Nightsisters, is available starting at level 70 and above.
  • Players will be able to win the event once. The event can then be refreshed for crystals for one additional play, each day the event runs. Make sure to play the tier with the rewards that you want the most!
  • Ghosts of Dathomir will be the exclusive source of Nightsister Zombie and Nightsister Spirit shards through gameplay, so be sure to participate in this event each time it appears (as with Advanced Tactics, you will receive a push notification to alert you if you have this feature enabled)!
NIGHTSISTER DOUBLE DROPS!
Enjoy Double Drops on Nightsister nodes from 10/20 to 10/22! For a listing of locations, please see below:
  • Old Daka - Dark Side Battles: 4-B Hard
  • Nightsister Acolyte - Cantina Battles: 2-A Normal
  • Talia - Cantina Battles: 1-G Normal
  • Talia - Light Side Battles: 2-D Hard
  • Talia - Light Side Battles: 2-F Hard
  • Talia - Cantina Battles: 5-E Normal
SHARD SHUFFLE
Ewoks make their way to the Holotable! These diminutive dynamo’s are now available in the following areas:
  • Paploo - Cantina 3-D
  • Logray - Guild Shipments
  • Wicket - Endor Escalation Heroic Battle T1
PACKS AND BUNDLES
Clan Mother Pack
The Clan Mother of the Nightsisters has risen! Use this pack to power up Mother Talzin, a vicious Nightsister leader who can revive ALL of her allies with a single Special attack, and who can inflict PLAGUE, an all-new debuff preventing enemy dispels.
Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for Mother Talzin, and may drop up to 330 SHARDS!
Clan Mother Bundle
Get 25 shards of Mother Talzin with a Clan Mother Bundle! This vicious Nightsister leader inflicts PLAGUE, a new debuff preventing enemies from dispelling, and can revive ALL of her Nightsister allies with a single Special attack.
BONUS:This bundle also includes Credits, XP Training Droids, Ability Materials, and Gear to immediately power up Mother Talzin.
Includes materials sufficient to power up Mother Talzin to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit
Nightsister Arise Pack
Power up Nightsister Zombie, an all-new Nightsister tank who inflicts Tenacity Down with her Basic attack, and who will revive indefinitely as long as another Nightsister is alive!
Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for Nightsister Zombie, and may drop up to 330 SHARDS!
Cost:
  • 1299 crystals
Availability:
  • Player level: 20+
  • Unlock criteria: Appears on day of Ghosts of Dathomir launch
Nightsister Haunt Pack
Power up Nightsister Spirit, an all-new Nightsister ally who dispels buffs and Stuns, and who constantly gains foresight to avoid enemy attacks!
Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for Nightsister Spirit, and may drop up to 330 SHARDS!
Cost:
  • 1299 crystals
Availability:
  • Player level: 20+
  • Unlock criteria: Appears on day of Ghosts of Dathomir launch
Nightsister Bundle- Old Daka
Get 80 shards of Old Daka with a NIGHTSISTER BUNDLE today! This Nightsister healer now has several more powerful revive synergies with her Nightsister allies.
BONUS:This bundle also includes materials sufficient to power up Old Daka to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit.
Nightsister Bundle- Asajj Ventress
Get 80 shards of Asajj Ventress with a NIGHTSISTER BUNDLE today! This Nightsister controller has significantly expanded attack power and now grants a significant Speed and Offense boost to her allies.
BONUS:This bundle also includes materials sufficient to power up Asajj Ventress to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit.
Nightsister bundle- Talia
Get 80 shards of Talia with a NIGHTSISTER BUNDLE today! This aggressive healer can use her basic or sacrifice her health, to give her allies even more healing and Turn Meter.
BONUS:This bundle also includes materials sufficient to power up Talia to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit.
Nightsister Bundle- Nightsister Acolyte
Get 80 shards of the Nightsister Acolyte with a NIGHTSISTER BUNDLE today! This character is now an attacker with significantly improved abilities while stealthed and the ability to cleanse her Nightsister allies more reliably.
BONUS: This bundle also includes materials sufficient to power up the Nightsister Acolyte to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit
Nightsister Bundle- Nightsister Initiate
Get 80 shards of the Nightsister Initiate with a NIGHTSISTER BUNDLE today! This Nightsister attacker now boosts her allies' Critical Chance and renders enemies immune to buffs.
BONUS:This bundle also includes materials sufficient to power up the Nightsister Initiate to:
  • Character level: 40
  • Gear tier: 5
  • Ability level: 3
1 time purchase limit.
Faction Pack- Ewok
Power up your Ewok characters and defeat the AT-ST with an Ewok Faction Pack!
This pack awards two cards worth of Ewok shards - one from the original set of Ewoks (Chief Chirpa, Teebo, The Ewok Elder, The Ewok Scout), and one from the newest group of Ewoks (Logray, Paploo, and Wicket). Each card is worth between 10-330 shards!
Cost:
  • 1099 crystals
Availability:
  • Player level: 20+
Appears alongside:
  • the AT-ST Heroic Battle event.
  • Omega Battles: Coruscant
  • Assault Battles: Ground War

BUGS
General
  • Fixed a bug where the turn removal component of Stagger wasn’t respecting Turn Meter Removal immunity. Units that are immune to Turn Meter Removal effects can still be debuffed with Stagger, but when Stagger is triggered these units will not lose Turn Meter.
  • Fixed the incorrect levels on some enemy units from Tier 1, 2, and 3 of the Training Droid Smuggling Event.
Characters
  • Clone Wars Chewbacca: “Wookiee Resolve” will now correctly play audio at the start of battle.
  • K-2SO: "Enforcer" will no longer incorrectly grant K-2SO Taunt when he uses Event abilities.
  • Wicket: "Furtive Tactics" will now calculate Critical Damage correctly.
  • Wicket: Using "Guerrilla Strike" on an Ewok ally with Buff Immunity will now correctly grant Wicket Stealth and Critical Damage Up.
Language
  • German- The German translation for Cassian Andor's Zeta "Groundwork" is now correctly described to say Protection Up instead of Defense.
  • French- The instance of the French translation for "versatile" is now correctly retranslated to "polyvalente."

WHAT'S AHEAD
An old foe reveals their true face.
CG_CapGaSP wrote: »
Hey everyone, here's some info about all the new events to help you get on board the event train:
  • 5 Ewoks at 4-stars to earn Wicket shards in the AT-ST event. When you have 7-Star Wicket, you can get zetas from doing the bonus tier of that event.
  • 5 Nightsisters at 5-stars for earning Talzin shards in Defense of Dathomir. When you 7-Star Talzin, you can get zetas from doing the bonus tier.
  • Nightsisters/Phoenix for the new Assault Battle (Secrets and Shadows) - lots of highly requested gear and sith shards.
  • 5 Nightsisters (I recommend G8+) for Advanced Tactics, again, helping get gear everyone's been requesting. No star-rarity requirement for T2.
  • Zombie and Spirit come from the Ghosts of Dathomir event. If you're level 80+ you will get them both the first time you win. If you're under level 80, you'll instead get a few shards and a huge XP reward the first time to help you level up.
  • Marquee events don't run again, but the rest of these will. No dates yet for future runs, so check them out while you can!

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  • "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?
  • Degs29
    315 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    Looks like some great stuff, though tarnished by what looks like the necessity of buying many packs in order to participate in some events. I hope that's not the case.

    Also, Jedi Rey confirmed for future patch!
  • So no QOL updates, huh?
  • "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    My ex wife
  • "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    My ex wife

    lmao
  • "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    1.) Jyn’s dad
    2.) No helmet Vader
    3.) No helmet Jango
  • "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    My ex wife

    lol xD but all joking aside, it could very well be in reference to the TLJ toon, I think it may mean snoke.
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  • ThomasDaTrinkEngin
    95 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    Dying Vader?

    In all seriousness though, maybe Snoke? He’s pretty old
  • It's gotta be a new Kylo Ren without a helmet.
  • Vinny_Vader_Vedi
    4626 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    Kylo no helmet but with a weird steam punk honey comb band aid
  • Bnorth86 wrote: »
    It's gotta be a new Kylo Ren without a helmet.
    This
  • Reveals their true face could mean a betrayal rather than an unmasking.

    Hoping it's something like a Sith Anakin.
  • N1c0
    248 posts Member
    "An old foe reveals their true face". Any ideas?

    chancellor palpatine
  • SO! When can we expect all the folks who were so convinced we would need Separatists, or specifically General Grievous, to get all this stuff to say they were wrong? I'm especially looking forward to the folks who had "inside information" that you NEEDED a 7* Grievous and full squad of Separatists to get the legendary Talzin. They were 100% wrong about everything across the board, so I really will love to hear them own up to being wrong or, better, just flat out making stuff up.
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  • So Kylo Ren (Laughingstock) then?
  • The most probable toon would be Kylo but there are sooooo many foes. >.<
  • JaggedJ wrote: »
    Reveals their true face could mean a betrayal rather than an unmasking.

    Hoping it's something like a Sith Anakin.

    Darth Traya, lord of betrayal
  • DarthPurgatory
    626 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    "Ghosts of Dathomir will be the exclusive source of Nightsister Zombie and Nightsister Spirit shards through gameplay, so be sure to participate in this event each time it appears (as with Advanced Tactics, you will receive a push notification to alert you if you have this feature enabled)!"

    Me thinking, "fantastic, no whale packs? Maybe they're finally listening to and will take a break to let all players level up together with something new!"

    Scrolls down...figures. Terribly worded, but at least they stuck to standard operating procedure.

    Re: What's ahead. C'mon guys. An old foe reveals their true face.

    It's going to be someone in game who flipped allegiances somewhere.
    Porgatory demands fresh souls.
  • But probably no mask Kylo, since they mentioned the first TLJ character would be a different version of one we have already seen
  • My vote is maybe in for Kylo literally unmasked... but in a lore sense he's not really an "old foe " Thrawn was talked about as an "old foe" before.

    Could be Snoke.

    My money is maybe on a Rebel alligned agent Kallus?

    ALSO holy kittens that's a lot of events. Going to give it a few more read overs. I do like that zetas are being made available. (Not sure I want to power farm such niche factions for them though).
  • But probably no mask Kylo, since they mentioned the first TLJ character would be a different version of one we have already seen

    Likely to be jedi rey as they renamed rey to scavenger rey
  • Wait, old foe....knights of the old republic
    New face?

    Darth Revan calling it now.
  • Degs29 wrote: »
    Looks like some great stuff, though tarnished by what looks like the necessity of buying many packs in order to participate in some events. I hope that's not the case.

    Also, Jedi Rey confirmed for future patch!

    Only if you want to do the event the first time through. Otherwise just wait. At least this time you dont really need to farm anyone to unlock the new toons. And was there ever really any doubt about Rey?
  • I wonder going forward will the these heroic events be reoccurring. Should we expect them with all new toons. Also interested in the assault battles and new flash events.
  • NicWester wrote: »
    SO! When can we expect all the folks who were so convinced we would need Separatists, or specifically General Grievous, to get all this stuff to say they were wrong? I'm especially looking forward to the folks who had "inside information" that you NEEDED a 7* Grievous and full squad of Separatists to get the legendary Talzin. They were 100% wrong about everything across the board, so I really will love to hear them own up to being wrong or, better, just flat out making stuff up.

    It was a big joke....lol..
  • Maskless kylo, possibly Revan, not Snoke, could be “old master” maul.
  • Nikoms565
    13804 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    @CG_Kozispoon - great update!

    When do the new packs hit the store? The update dropped, Ewoks are on the new nodes, but no new NS packs.
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  • Caught us by surprise, need to gear NS asap, good work
  • @CG_Kozispoon -- what star requirements are there for tier 2 of the flash event?
  • Great update.

    Only thing I'm not fond of is being forced to farm a team I don't really want purely so I don't get left behind in Zetas.

    Still, it's a small complaint considering everything else.

    9/10

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