Experience a whole new War Dragons!
In recent months, our team has been working on a series of improvements to the rate of progression in War Dragons. We have heard the feedback which arose within the Dragons community around these issues, and we agree that it makes sense to adjust existing content as War Dragons grows.
We recently announced that Progression Rate Improvements were headed to the game via forum post. There is a lot to talk about in this post which will provide more details on how these improvements will impact the game. Read on below for more information!
Release Date and Timing
All Progression Rate Improvements listed below will be available in War Dragons this week! This release will roll out as a new update to the game, so you will need download the update from the App Store or Google Play Store for these changes to take effect.
Dragon Tiers and Breeding
First and foremost, Dragon Tier progression is getting a facelift. Tier-Based Discounting is a catch-up mechanic that will discount the amount of Breeding Tokens required for certain existing Dragon tiers. This mechanic will benefit mid-game players who have reached the point where progression becomes quite challenging, but are still some distance away from reaching the highest Tiers of the game.
When Tier-Based Discounting goes into effect, we are not planning to offer compensation for players who have already bred the impacted dragons. Similar to how product pricing changes over time on physical goods, these digital assets are no different. Their peak value came at a time when they are the very best in the game, and has since evolved with the release of more newer, more powerful dragons.
Tier-Based Discounting Details:
The following Tiers will be discounted:
Obsidian Tier --> 10% off current token requirements
Emerald Tier --> 20% off current token requirements
Garnet Tier --> 30% off current token requirements
Sapphire Tier --> 30% off current token requirements
Update: Platinum Tier --> 30% off current token requirements
Clarification: For breeding, the tiers above refer to the parents of a particular Egg Fragment.
These tiers currently comprise the portion of the game where breeding requirements become relatively difficult; yet the content itself is no longer considered to be truly end-game.
Previously in War Dragons, all cross-breeding attempts cost 20 Breeding Tokens regardless of the tier of dragons involved and produced a variety of dragon eggs from various tiers. With the introduction of this feature, the number of Egg Fragments required to incubate a particular Dragon Egg will not change, and any existing progress towards a particular Dragon Egg will remain unaffected. What does change is that future cross-breeding attempts will have their Breeding Token (henceforth known as “Bokens”) cost discounted according to the lesser discount among the two parents involved.
For example, if Parent A has a 20% discount and Parent B has a 30% discount, all cross-breeding attempts between them will cost 20% fewer Bokens regardless of the resulting egg fragment produced (e.g. 16 instead of 20). Incubation time is also reduced by the corresponding percentage, and will take effect immediately for dragons already in the incubator.
We didn’t stop there...
Dragon Training and Leveling
We recognize that obtaining a new dragon is only one piece of the puzzle. Higher-tiered Dragons also require a sizable amount of food and experience to level up.
If a particular tier of dragons has become easier to breed, it makes sense that they become easier to train too! As part of Progression Rate Improvements coming to the game, we plan to discount the amount of food and experience needed for leveling up dragons in the affected tiers by the same amount. This will not affect non-food training costs, such as evolution stones, wood (sorry, Chunk!), or other custom resources. Any fractional amounts will be rounded up.
Research Hall - Eggs & Time Required
As a player advances through the game, the egg color and time required to research new benefits in the Research Hall increases. For the tier impacted in today’s announcement (Sapphire), we will also be reducing the number of eggs and completion time required for research of the same tier within the Research Hall by the same amount. Any fractional amounts will be rounded up, and research already in progress will be unaffected.
Towers and Building Time
Last but not least, base-building resource costs and construction time play a major factor in overall player progression. In our goal to deliver a comprehensive improvement to the game, it makes sense that we also include towers in the strategy.
Building discounts will be applied based on tower level, rather than by dragon tier like the other aspects mentioned above.
The following building levels will be discounted:
Tower Levels 51-55 --> 10% off current resource & timer costs
Tower Levels 46-50 --> 20% off current resource & timer costs
Tower Levels 41-45 --> 30% off current resource & timer costs
This will affect build time and all resource types involved in the building upgrade (including wood, ice/fire shards, elemental embers, etc…). Any fractional amounts will be rounded up, and buildings already in progress will be unaffected.
Our team of developers always strives to do right by our players. We want this game to be the best and greatest that it can be, and our Community is at the heart of that greatness. We will continue listening, responding, and updating War Dragons to create a better experience for players of all levels. Additionally, we will continue to monitor balance and progression as new tiers of Dragons and tower levels become available. Thank you to everyone who has flown with us and continues to do so. We are excited for the future of War Dragons!
For more information on these Progression Rate Improvements, keep an eye on the War Dragons Forums in the near future, and chat with fellow Dragon Lords about these exciting changes!