Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

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Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!With the Sharkticons cleaned out of the Space Bridge, both factions turn their attention back to Perceptor and Lockdown.

Working the Sharks Out

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

 Now, the Autobots and Decepticons must focus on keeping the opposing faction busy while attempting to lock onto their bots’ coordinates.

Help distract the enemy faction and earn Energon, Alloy, Spark, 3-Star Shards and 4-Star Shards.
 Start Date: 17/02/2017 11:00 UTCEnd Date: 20/02/2017 11:00 UTC How do I participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect Prizes!
Prizes
  • Prestiges Allowed: None
  • Bonus Experience: Earn Double XP in Event Battle Zones!
 

Event Battle Zones

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event


Totaliser Prizes

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

 

New Bots Preview - Kup & Hun-Gurrr Gameplay Design

In previous weeks, we’ve taken a look at art concepts for Kup & Hun-Gurrr as well as their modeling and animation pipelines. This week, we’ll be diving deep into gameplay territory.Kup and Hun-Gurrr are both members of the Special class, yet their in-game stats and abilities differ widely. Upon release, they will be paired to an as of yet unannouncedAutobot and Decepticon.

Kup

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

Design Goals & RoleKup is a hugely experienced fighter and a key member of the elite Wreckers unit. Therefore, we wanted to give him respectable damage and enough health to stand his ground on the battlefield. He fits a role of a deep strike and assault unit, a damage dealer that can survive in the middle of enemy base, tackle important targets and escape when needed. Gameplay StatsKup’s base stats of put him close to Windblade. His attack range is relatively small, but he can dish out almost as much damage as gunners. Kup’s health pool (while not as high as a regular ‘warrior class’ bot) is twice the health of most air units. Moreover, his movement speed of 2.3 (compared to 1.8 for gunners and 2 for air) allows him to move between targets with relative ease. Attacks & WeaponryAs his primary attack against buildings and bots, Kup uses dual submachine guns. Their rapid rate of fire means Kup can deal highly consistent DPS (damage per second) and can finish off targets in a quick and efficient manner. But Kup has more tricks up his sleeve... Every 10 seconds, he will use a long range cluster grenade attack. These grenades significantly increase his DPS, can be thrown over walls and deal damage across a respectable area of effect.
Special Ability


Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event
Orbital bounce
Teleport to a target location and gain 70% damage reductionand immunity to slows and stuns for 5 (lvl 1) - 8.4 (lvl 10) seconds.

Orbital Bounce is what makes Kup truly unique and will let highly skilled players (with their impeccable timing and positioning) turn a good bot into the stuff of Cybertronian legends.

This teleportation skill was voted by the community as one of their favourites and we’ve since improved it by adding a shielding component to ensure that once Kup dives deep into the heart of an enemy base, he’ll get the protection he needs to escape safely.


Hun-Gurrr

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

Design Goals & RoleLeader of vicious Terrorcons and a cunning tactician, Hun-Gurrr both looks and fights like no other ‘con! His unique ‘mode based’ special ability hugely increases his damage potential and allows him to attack multiple buildings at once. Used in conjunction with gunners and medium/close range fighters like Nemesis Prime or Galvatron, Hun-Gurrr can cut through enemy lines with ease. Gameplay StatsStat wise, Hun-Gurrr is comparable to the leader of Predacons - Razorclaw. He has an impressive movement speed of 3.4 (0.2 faster than Razorclaw and twice as fast as warrior class ‘cons, who usually move at 1.7). Damage of our Terrorcon is 10% lower than Razorclaw’s, but his health is 10% higher! Attacks & WeaponryIn his regular mode, Hun-Gurrr has a series of vicious melee attacks as well as a medium-range fire breathing move similar to the one of Grimlock.
Special Ability


Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event
Fire Frenzy
Attack with fierce strength hitting multiple targets in a line, setting enemy buildings on fire and dealing up to 300% (lvl 1) - 425% (lvl 10) of damage. This mode lasts 15 seconds.

Fire Frenzy is what turns a cool looking ‘con into the truly terrifying harbinger of destruction. Until now, this type of “mode based” ability has only been used on the new combiners (Frantic/Righteous Rage abilities of Optimus Maximus and Bruticus). Once activated, Hun-Gurrr engages the chosen target and stays in this special mode for 15 seconds, he’s able to move and retarget as needed.

Moreover, his attacks can hit multiple targets in a long line behind the target, setting them on fire and dealing greatly increased damage. With good support and positioning, Hun-Gurrr can easily carve huge holes in even the strongest defense lines.

 

New Bots Preview - Dev Q&A Answers

You asked and we answered! Check out the responses from Chris (Product Owner) and Adam (Game Designer) to your questions in our latest developer Q&A.

Q) How do you determine relative sizes between bots and their alt form to other bots? / How do you decide a size of bots? Do you have any reference material you need to stick to when deciding a size of bots?
A) There are two different scales used in the game; one for the Team screen and another scale that is used in battle. For in-game clarity, we try to make bots fit within the boundaries set for their respective classes. Occasionally we’ll tweak scales on a per bot basis but there’s only so far we can go in terms of scale before things either become hard to read or start obstructing the in-game interface or competing with buildings. In game size also affects their physical radius and path finding. As in the comics and cartoons, we take some liberties but respect the size relations between bots; Bumblebee will always be much smaller than Optimus Prime for example.

Q) How long does the whole development process take to create per character?
A) From start to finish, the process takes around 6 weeks. However, we can create up to 4 characters in parallel over this period of time.

Q) Do you have any reference materials such as actual toys when developing new characters?
A) We draw inspiration from a wide range of sources when we compile a character’s moodboard and are often spoilt for choice. We make use of Transformers The Ark: A Complete Compendium Of Transformers Animation Models, the IDW comics, G1 movie references, the Marvel G1 Universe book and of course the toys themselves! The tfwiki and other fansites are an invaluable online source of knowledge, so props to those guys too!

Q) Does Hasbro review all the new characters before they make it into the game?
A) Absolutely. We work closely with Hasbro at each stage of the character creation process. This ensures we get feedback at each stage of the process from moodboards, through to blockouts and animations. An example of some feedback might be, ‘can you add the Autobot insignia to the character’s chest’ through to guidance on character sizing and the visual look and styling.

Q) Character itself or their ability, which do you guys work on first?
A) The class of the bot is determined by our designer before the artistic process begins, but it rarely affects the visuals and often the process is intertwined. One example of this is when we created Galvatron. In toy form, Galvatron has turned into both a cannon and tank. The design team wanted to make use of his static cannon as an ability to differentiate him from Megatron. Therefore, this feedback was given to the art team early in the process. Similarly, for weapons, the design team will give the art team feedback on which ones should be included with the character.

Q) Will Predaking be added to the game at some point? / Will Victorion be added to the game as a combiner?
A) We love both Predaking & Victorion and would like to add them in the future. However, we’re going to focus on some other innovative characters first that will hopefully bring unique gameplay options to battle.

Q) How much of a priority is getting the rest of the Stunticons out?
A) It’s going to take some time as we’re missing a lot of key Stunticons right now. However, Drag Strip may have a new Stunticon friend joining him very soon…

Q) Is Beast (the Combiner that consists of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl and Swoop) in your future plan?
A) That sounds like an awesome combiner!

Q) Any plans to add Triple Changers?
A) Some of our favourite characters are Triple Changers. We’d love to add them, and when we do, we’ll do them justice with multiple abilities for each bot. This means triple changing both in both battle and the team screen.

Q) When can we expect to see the remaining Dinobots? / I am hoping to see the remaining dinobots soon. Can you tell me if you have plans to let them join the game?
A) Dinobots are awesome and we will add them ALL over time. Adam, our designer, is secretly hoping we’ll add Paddles, but we keep vetoing that suggestion! One day we’ll run out of new characters to add, and just have to include Paddles…

Q) I would like to see Metroplex and Trypticon bases incorporated into the game, are there any plans to add them?
A) Due to their size we’d need to find a novel way of using them. Either they’d have to become part of the base, or form a new game mode entirely!

Q) I have been requesting the same bot since I started playing. Are there any plans to add Warpath to the game? He is a G1 Autobot and the first tank to appear in the G1 cartoon. Right now the bots have no tanks when the cons have more than one. It would be great to see him fire from his chest cannon
A) We’re sad to say that he’s not on our plan right now, but we’ve doubled the number of Transformers in the game in just under a year so there’s every chance he could make an appearance in the future.

Misc. Questions
We’ve tried to focus on answering questions directly related to bots this time round, but here are some other responses to frequently asked questions!

Q) Can you release the ability damage numbers for Sunstreaker / Mirage / Pyra / Slug. IE: All the bots where damage is not mentioned. Silverbolt for instance. Even Bumblebee could be re-written. I don't understand why this has not been done already.
A) We only have the functionality expose one parameter per ability. For the aforementioned bots we’ve opted for duration. We aim to either provide a second parameter or possibly change what we display, especially for fire based attacks (the latter should be relatively straightforward).

Q) Do you plan to increase the maximum level for bots in the future?
A) We have no plans to do this at present.

Q) If you use a bot in battle which has reached it's maximum bot level, is the XP distributed to that bot and lost or do the other bots in your squad get the XP?
A) The XP is lost.

Q) When will we see the next Shuttle upgrade for 8 bots?
A) Currently we do not have plans to release another Shuttle upgrade.

Q) Is there a plan to boost current battle boosts as most are very underwhelming at this point?
A) Yes we are going to address this. Stay tuned!


Twitch Stream

Transformers News: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event

  LIVE Thursday: BRAINS vs BRAWN!  The scientist takes on the bounty-hunter.  Check out Perceptor and Lockdown in battle!
 Join Deb and Adam LIVE Thursday, February 16th @ 5pm UTC.

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Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859758)
Posted by mbd88prime on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:03pm CST
Oh goodie another event I won't be able to participate in because the game still crashes after a month!
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859759)
Posted by Kurona on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:06pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Q) Is Beast (the Combiner that consists of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl and Swoop) in your future plan?
A) That sounds like an awesome combiner!


Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859763)
Posted by kurthy on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:28pm CST
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Q) Is Beast (the Combiner that consists of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge, Snarl and Swoop) in your future plan?
A) That sounds like an awesome combiner!




They probably didn't know what that was. Likely, they would have had the same reaction had they known what it was.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859776)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 15th, 2017 @ 2:15pm CST
Ive given up on this game, been playing since december and i feel like ive accomplished nothing. Building things is to expensive and takes way to long to build, acquiring the needed resources takes to long and the gameplay is boring. Plus the damn game wont load anymore, ive only been able to log in once or twice a week in the past month, uninstalled 1 star left in app store moving on to something else.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859808)
Posted by GalvatronG1 on February 15th, 2017 @ 5:04pm CST
Ooh the beast, How wonderful, I hope they give him that weird animatedish chin, maybe a face plate with teeth like details?


is it wrong i find the concept of the beast cool?
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859877)
Posted by King Kuuga on February 16th, 2017 @ 1:11am CST
mbd88prime wrote:Oh goodie another event I won't be able to participate in because the game still crashes after a month!

I know this isn't an ideal solution but it should work:
King Kuuga wrote:I've been stuck with the game not loading bug several times over the last week. Here's the solution I've come up with:
1. Try closing out the game completely and starting it up again.
If that fails:
2. Close out the game completely, restart your device, try starting the game again.
If that fails:
(This hinges on you having logged into the game with a Google or iTunes account before the lockout)
3. Uninstall the game, reinstall it. You'll probably be stuck with a new game, so play through the tutorial until the Menu option appears in the lower left corner (around the time you reach HQ2), then select Menu->Settings->Accounts->Login. Your game will restart and you will be presented with a choice of accounts to continue with. Choose your old account, obviously, and then the game will restart again and you should be able to resume where you left off.


Sharkticon 2.0 event was decent for me. I finally scored some Gnaws, at 2 star (completing my 2 star collection again) and 3 star. I put in some good time with my strongest bots and I'm getting close to being able to upgrade 4* Mixmaster to level 41. I also finished all my base upgrades so I started my HQ13 upgrade, should be ready on Friday.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1859970)
Posted by mbd88prime on February 16th, 2017 @ 1:13pm CST
I uninstalled and reinstalled and I was able to attack twice now back to square one.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1860016)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 16th, 2017 @ 3:24pm CST
I've found clearing the app cache is more effective than constantly having to uninstall/reinstall
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1860026)
Posted by King Kuuga on February 16th, 2017 @ 4:23pm CST
I'll have to remember that one. Surprised I didn't think of it before.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1860047)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 16th, 2017 @ 6:11pm CST
It's actually listed in the FAQ, and it's far preferable to having to reinstall the game all the time.

1) Go to the Settings on your device
2) Go to “Apps” then locate "Transformers: Earth Wars" and tap on “Storage”
3) Please tap on the buttons to clear the app data and cache

https://spaceapegames.desk.com/customer ... 7-01-2017-
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862054)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on February 22nd, 2017 @ 10:54am CST


Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!The chase comes to an end!  Will Perceptor make it back to Earth safely, or will he be forced to go 1-on-1 with Lockdown?!

Target Locked!




Lockdown has tirelessly tracked Perceptor’s every move, sticking to his heels like a bad case of cyber-ticks! With the tempting reward in his sights, the Decepticon bounty hunter will not rest until Perceptor is hanging on his trophy wall.   Perceptor’s options are to run until the last of his Energon is depleted, hide and hope that Optimus can recall him in time, or stand and fight.  As an Autobot, there is only one logical choice - to stand and fight!

Battle on this weekend’s event leaderboard for a chance at a guaranteed 2, 3, or 4-StarPerceptor or Lockdown!
 Start Date: 24/02/2017 11:00 UTCEnd Date: 27/02/2017 11:00 UTC How do I participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4![/*:m]
  • Join an Alliance![/*:m]
  • Tap the Event button![/*:m]
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in![/*:m]
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points![/*:m]
  • Collect Prizes![/*:m]
  • Secure your rank on the Event Leaderboard[/*:m]
  • Win amazing guaranteed prizes![/*:m][/list:u]Prizes
    • Prestiges Allowed: None[/*:m]
    • Bonus Experience: Earn Double XP in Event Battle Zones![/*:m][/list:u]
       

      Event Battle Zones




      Totaliser Prizes




      Leaderboard Prizes



       

      New Characters

      At long last, the Space Bridge has locked onto Perceptor and Lockdown and their transfer is imminent!



      Perceptor (Special)
      Extremely intelligent, with a data-storage capacity second to none, Perceptor's thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, and it's pure science - not battle - that lights his circuits. Perceptor is the go-to 'bot when it comes to adapting to Earth combat. Although good-natured and affable, Perceptor doesn't really play well with others.



      Defense Hack
      Hack a defense making it attack other defenses with double attack speed but 75% damage.
      Ability cost: 4

       



      Lockdown (Special)Though a Decepticon by allegiance, Lockdown's three priorities are me, myself and I. All business, he runs a very tight ship, and once locked on his target his grapple hook never deviates or waivers until the job is done.
      It's only ever personal if someone else makes it so.



      Mini Laser
      Place a mini Beam Laser to attack nearby targets for the next 30 seconds.Ability cost: 3

       

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       Get your FIRST LOOK at this weekend’s event featuring Perceptor and Lockdown! Join Deb and Adam LIVE Thursday, February 23rd @ 5pm UTC.
       

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      Transformers: Earth Wars VIP Manager
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862057)
Posted by Kurona on February 22nd, 2017 @ 10:59am CST
Aaah, so they got in the counterparts for Bombshell and Huffer. I wonder when they're gonna do the same for Galvatron/Magnus and Firefly/Viper.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862068)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on February 22nd, 2017 @ 11:39am CST
Okay, that's not a hook. That's a sickle. Maybe Lockdown settled down for a life of farming?
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862076)
Posted by Terrsolpix on February 22nd, 2017 @ 11:56am CST
I don't even play earthwars, but where is his ***CHIN?????
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862087)
Posted by kurthy on February 22nd, 2017 @ 12:14pm CST
Firefly is already mirrored by Blastoff. It's Stormclash that doesn't have a match. High hp, low dps.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862099)
Posted by megatronus on February 22nd, 2017 @ 12:45pm CST
I was reeeeeeeally hoping Lockdown would be better than this.

That ability is awful.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862164)
Posted by Emerje on February 22nd, 2017 @ 4:29pm CST
Terrsolpix wrote:I don't even play earthwars, but where is his ***CHIN?????

Or his long neck. Not sure if the devs really know what makes Lockdown unique. It isn't his car mode alone, but that seems to have been their focus.

Emerje
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862186)
Posted by kurthy on February 22nd, 2017 @ 5:48pm CST
megatronus wrote:I was reeeeeeeally hoping Lockdown would be better than this.

That ability is awful.


Perceptor is even worse.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862187)
Posted by kurthy on February 22nd, 2017 @ 5:51pm CST
Emerje wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:I don't even play earthwars, but where is his ***CHIN?????

Or his long neck. Not sure if the devs really know what makes Lockdown unique. It isn't his car mode alone, but that seems to have been their focus.

Emerje


Just take a look at the technicolor reject that is Perceptor. It looks like they got some low quality pictures of his G1 toy and have no idea how to do chrome.
Re: Earth Wars 'Working the Sharks Out' Event (1862189)
Posted by Burn on February 22nd, 2017 @ 5:53pm CST
kurthy wrote:Perceptor is even worse.

nah, that hacking ability is fun to use on missile launchers.

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