Wednesday, March 11, 2020
“NOSTREAM” RECAP - March 11, 2020 (BABA YAGA)
** SteelSpine’s “NOSTREAM” RECAP for MARCH 11, 2020 **
Quick note from me (SteelSpine):
The Devs ONCE AGAIN cancelled this week’s LiveStream. Instead, they premiered a short “Dev Update” video on YouTube and posted this week’s Event Info on the Official Blog. Their excuse this week was that COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) is preventing them from doing a Stream for the next FEW WEEKS - which is ridiculous, since they’ve been regularly cancelling Streams for a while now. Seems like they have been looking for an excuse to stop these Streams for months, and Coronavirus is giving it to them. (If the Devs truly give a damn about the players, there is NO WAY they can’t figure out how to take turns doing a solo LiveStream OR a Reddit “AMA” from home once per week - even if it’s just to answer a handful of questions).
I do my best to remain neutral, impartial and fair in these Recaps, but this is getting to be too much. By cancelling the Stream over and over again, it denies the playerbase the opportunity to ask questions, see the new Titan and Relics in action (in real time, without being favorably edited) and bring in-game issues to the attention of the people who matter. This is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE, and I really hope the Devs stop doing it. Without a weekly opportunity to interact with the Developers, I fear that this game will suffer a quick death.
This week’s Event is the most anticipated in the past six months. In addition, there are serious issues in-game that need to be addressed - and we need answers regarding the new and upcoming features (Shards, Troop Meta Update, new 5* Relics, new Divine Altars, etc). We all know how awful the in-game Support is - without a regular LiveStream, we’ll never get answers.
DEVS: BRING BACK WEEKLY INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR PLAYERS. You guys are brilliant. FIND A WAY.
This week’s Event will be called FEAR AND FORTUNE. It will begin on THURSDAY, MARCH 12 and run until MONDAY, MARCH 16.
This week’s Event features the long-awaited debut of BABA YAGA, the Void Champion. BABA YAGA was the winning design from last year’s “Design A Titan” contest, submitted by the player named TALON WARLOCK. She features two “INVOKE” Skills, which appear to be the new Skill type that has been teased lately. INVOKE Skills imbue some of your Troops with special properties when certain conditions are met (in the case of Baba Yaga, she grants extra Horde Damage and AP when you cast Raise Dead Spells - see below for info).
BABA YAGA’s SKILLS:
Slot 1 (INVOKE: Dark Command): +180% Titan Damage, +300% Raise Dead Skeleton Damage, On each Raise Dead cast increase Horde Damage +25% (SEE BELOW)
Slot 2 (Baba Yaga’s Hatred X): +88% Titan Armor Piercing, +176% Horde Armor, +1 Raise Dead Spell
Slot 3 (Baba Yaga’s Magic X): +117% Titan Health, +234% Horde Health, +1 Raise Dead Spell
Slot 4 (Baba Yaga’s Resilience X): +72% Horde Critical, +72% Raise Dead Critical, +2 Raise Dead Spells
Slot 5 (INVOKE: Bone Shards): +30% Titan Melee Resist, +30% Horde Melee Resist, On each Raise Dead cast increase Horde Armor Piercing +25% (SEE BELOW)
(NOTE: If the Skills in Slot 1 and 5 are confusing, think of it this way: Each time you cast a RAISE DEAD Spell with a Level 1+ Baba Yaga, your Horde Troops will receive an additional +25% Damage. In addition, once your Baba Yaga reaches Level 51 your Horde Troops will also receive an additional +25% Armor Piercing for each cast of a RAISE DEAD Spell).
BABA YAGA will be available for 20k Souls.
New Relics available in this Event:
4* VASILISA’S FLAME
+50% Titan Void Damage
+18% Horde Ranged Resist
+3 Raise Dead Spells
4* BABUSHKA’S TRINKETS
+30% Horde Armor
+48% Raise Dead Skeleton Armor Piercing
+24% Horde, Skeleton Resist Against All Elements
Top Rewards available in this Event will include:
7000 Souls: 4* Skeleton Ring
7500: Event (Boost Relic) Token
8000: 4* Ancestral Heart
9000: 100 Divine Gems
10k: Epic Token
11k: 4* Titan’s Soul (Titan XP Relic)
12k: OAKENTAUR (4* Poison Infiltrator)
13k: 4* Cursed Dagger
14k: Event (Boost Relic) Token
15k: 4* Cursed Hammer
16k: 1400 Gems
17k: 4* Cursed Ring
18k: 350 Divine Gems
19k: 4* VASILISA’S FLAME
20k: BABA YAGA
21k: 2000 Gems
22k: 4* BABUSHKA’S TRINKETS
(See dotdatabase.net for full details on the above Relics).
1.4x Soul Bonus for using OAKENTAUR, BASATHI, JINSHU or MITANO.
1.2x Soul Bonus for 4* POISON Titans.
The Boost Relic for this Event is the DARK CAULDRON.
It will be an ALLIANCE LEADERBOARD EVENT (also known as an Alliance War Event); prizes will be awarded to all Players in an Alliance according to their Alliance Ranking at the end of the Event.
Top Ranking Rewards in this Event:
1st Place: Level 40 Baba Yaga
2nd Place: L30 Baba Yaga
3rd Place: L25 Baba Yaga
Top 4-5: L15 Baba Yaga
Top 6-10: L10 Baba Yaga
11-50: L5 Baba Yaga
51-100: L1 Oakentaur
101-250: 4000 Gems
251-500: 3000 Gems
501-750: 2000 Gems
751-1000: 1600 Gems
1001-2000: 600 Gems
2001-10000: 200 Gems
Since the Devs’ video was NOT LIVE, there were NO QUESTIONS and ANSWERS this week.
TEASERS and OTHER INFORMATION:
NEW GOD TITANS are on their way. These new Titans will have “INVOKE Skills”, similar to Baba Yaga, which according to the Devs will grant “wide-ranging abilities that change battles like never before”.
New content and new Altars are on their way to the Divine Shrine. The changes should begin “in a couple of weeks”, but it may be a slow rollout (new Altars first, followed by changes to the old Altars, or something like that).
NEW UPCOMING EVENT TYPE: The much-hyped new Event type (which will make its debut in DoT “very soon”) will be a “Raid Boss style mode”. Essentially, players will get together with their Alliance mates to attack a “big boss”, for equally “big rewards”. (Note from SteelSpine: This sounds like it could potentially be a LOT of fun, especially for very active Alliances! Something like this could give a much-needed boost to the social interaction in the game, if done properly. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all plays out. GREAT idea, Devs!).
NEXT TWO WEEKS:
MONDAY, 16 MARCH: A RELIC FESTIVAL Temple Event called “Babushka’s Curse”. (10% discount on “Cursed Relics” from the Epic Relic Altar).
TUESDAY, 17 MARCH to THURSDAY, 19 MARCH: A SOLO/INDIVIDUAL RELIC LEADERBOARD Event. This one will be called “The Art of Archery”, and will feature the return of the 4* WILD ARROWS and 4* FOREST BOW Relics. Divine Gems will be available as Event Ranking Rewards. In addition: ALL of your older, unused Boost Relics will work for this Event.
THURSDAY, 19 MARCH: A “CHOOSE YOUR TITAN” Leaderboard Event begins, which has been given the name “Worlds Collide”. Participating Players can earn two special Tokens; one will allow you to choose either THOR or LOKI, and the other will give you a choice between ANUBIS or MINOTAUR. Greek and Egyptian Relics will be in the Event Milestone Rewards, and Baba Yaga will provide a 1.4x Soul Boost.
(NOTE: There was also supposed to be some sort of a “lucky themed free gift bundle” this week for Saint Patrick’s Day - but this was NOT mentioned on the DoT Blog, so this is up in the air).
MONDAY, 23 MARCH to THURSDAY, 26 MARCH: A CONQUEST EVENT will take place. This Event will feature CHERNOBOG, the Ice Guardian (and former Divine Shrine Titan).
THURSDAY, 26 MARCH: Another Leaderboard Event begins (presumably).
Check out the official Dawn of Titans subreddit at http://reddit.com/r/dawnoftitans/
Stop by DoT’s largest Discord Server at https://discord.gg/6WTzzaW
The Event Calculators at https://dotcalculators.com/Event are quite helpful - ESPECIALLY for “FTP” (Free To Play) Players.
If I made any mistakes or left out anything important, please let me know and I will issue a correction in next week’s Recap (and give you a shoutout for the help).
The easiest way to contact me is by finding me in the game. You can reach me in-game under the name SteelSpine (I am the Level 44 one, as of March). Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or suggestions! (NOTE: I haven’t been playing as much lately, so it may take me a while to reply. Sorry in advance!)
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Thanks for reading! :-)
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