Update #40: A Look Inside the Game

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  1. Jules

    Jules Developer Staff Member

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    Happy March, everyone!

    Legion TD 2 is officially starting signups for alpha testing: LegionTD2.com/alpha. Please only sign up if you're okay with bugs and interested in testing the game and providing feedback. Alpha keys will be sent out on a rolling basis - you will not receive an email immediately.

    FAQ

    What is the alpha?
    The alpha is a testing grounds and the first time Legion TD 2 will be played as an online, multiplayer experience. Stats and experience will not save during the alpha - the purpose is to playtest and provide feedback. If that doesn't sound fun to you, please wait until the full game is released.

    Is there a community chat?
    Yes! You're welcome to join the Legion TD 2 Discord server: LegionTD2.com/chat

    Can you tell us a release date?
    We're holding off on announcing a release date until we're absolutely confident. There's a reason most game studios don't announce estimated release dates. Looking back, it's clear that we've been overly optimistic with our estimates, and we're sorry if we've let you down. For the small number of people who have messaged us hateful things, I understand your frustration. I hope you keep in mind that Lisk and I are each working 60-80 hours a week without pay to make this game happen. Legion TD 2 is our life right now.

    If you're itching to try the game, please consider signing up for alpha testing.

    A Look Inside the Game

    Introducing a brief video of what the game looks like right now! There's more work to do, but we've come a long way and are proud of our progress so far.



    Game Guide Update

    We've updated and significantly improved the game guide, including the addition of a 3D model viewer for each unit. Below is Pack Leader, who you may know as Commander in the original Legion TD. Pack Leader is a melee supportive tank that can be hired as a mercenary to turn the tides of battle. Its signature ability is Leadership Aura, which increases the damage of nearby allied units by 10%.

    via Sketchfab


    We also redesigned the game's attack and defense types. Our goals were to:
    • Make the names more intuitive
    • Keep an asymmetric feel and avoid rock-paper-scissors balancing
    • Keep the numbers meaningful while avoiding hard counters
    • Ensure each attack and defense type is balanced
    Below is the Legion TD 2 attack-defense matrix, where each cell represents the percent damage an attack type deals to a given defense type.

    Attack Defense Types.png

    February Development Highlights

    WEBSITE
    • Added a 3D model viewer for each unit
    • Added special units, such as summons and Mech's Reactor
    • Updated ability descriptions and icons
    • Updated attack/defense type descriptions and icons
    • Updated statistics to reflect game balance changes
    PROGRAMMING
    • Finished implementing unit abilities
    • Fully integrated the game with Steam for patching
    • Built logic for animation and sound variation
    • Bug fixing and general game stability improvements
    • Continued work on matchmaking
    ART
    • All unit re-textures completed
    • All unit models completed
    • Rigged and animated 9 units
    • Made new icons for 20 units
    • All attack and defense type icons completed
    • Kickstarter and Founder's Edition skins completed
    SOUND
    • All unit sounds completed
    • Client and UI sounds completed
     
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  2. FirePhoenix115

    FirePhoenix115 Member

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    Insta applied for it, can't wait to help test the game and improve it.
    Good work so far guys keep it up.

    No need to rush it quality over early release

    EDIT: Checked out some of the models, looks real good
     
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  3. Ya Dingus

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    i know there are a lot of people that complain but dont feel rushed to release a date before youre ready

    the video looks so hype! signed up for alpha testing. im happy to help
     
  4. King

    King Member

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    Awesome, signed up. Can't wait to test!
     
  5. awesomeful

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    Don't get too burned out. Sounds like you guys could use a vacation.
     
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  6. Eplex

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    Why you lyin' Jules? :(
     
  7. Jmarcs

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    Pumped for the alpha! While I wish the game was already out I'm glad you guys are being nit-picky enough that you'd go back on the release to make a better overall game. Keep it up guys!
     
  8. sokkemannen

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    This is gonna be good!
     
  9. Amkhu

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    Looks fantastic. Thanks guys!
     
  10. Hellfire

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    good to see it guys :D
    signed up
     
  11. Jules

    Jules Developer Staff Member

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    Hey Eplex! We decided that announcing a release date would be premature. Sometimes I get overly excited and want to make you guys happy (I like making people happy), but at the end of the day, it wasn't the right decision to announce a date. That was my mistake for misleading you, so I apologize.
     
  12. KeefHerban

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    Heck yeah I'll sign up! I've been waiting for this game longer than Dota 2 has existed. For such a small staff Y'all are kicking ass, keep up the good work.
     
  13. Thedap24

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    To be eligible for the alpha testing do you need to pre-purchase over steam?
     
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  14. notalma

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    where to sign for alpha test?
     
  15. Thedap24

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    At the top of the page through the link labeled " LegionTD2.com/alpha."
     
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  16. Dolan

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    Signed up and ready to test!!
     
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  17. notalma

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    how and when u will decide who is going on alpha test?
     
  18. Adry

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    Already aplied!
    Looking forward finding all the bugs :p
     
  19. Foogle94

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    Hyped!
     
  20. FrozenBasalt

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    Really happy to see this update! You guys are doing an amazing job! The Pack Leader model looks awesome, and I can definetely see much of the Attack & armor type names discussion in the new attack/defense matrix, proving once again how much you care for this community :D

    Also, loved the guest play feature. This idea could possibly be implemented with the "toxicity banner" mentioned in Discord's Q&A Compilation, as in guests could only say pre-made phrases, although I'd rather believe people wouldn't be too toxic... Also, don't wanna annoy guests, as they're possible buyers. Ugh, I should create a topic for this discussion instead of starting it here :confused: