This month we have prepared for the end of the year. We also cleaned up the apps.
New cosmetics available
New cosmetics have been available in production for a few days. Also, you can unlock other triumphs to complete other challenges.
Players have told us about their disappointment with the “Burning” style. So we redesigned it to make it worth the cost! We also revised the "Ecailles" style, because being the first style we created, it turns out that it looks pale next to these new styles that are too "stylish" 🙂
Abandonment of heavy clients
It is now difficult for us to maintain several versions of Arena and to offer them on the different stores (Windows & Android). In addition, the validation times do not allow us to be as agile as we would like.
This is why we have decided to discontinue support for the downloadable versions of Windows and Android. Since these versions are wrapped web applications, it is easier for us to maintain their online counterparts. Current versions will cease to work at the end of the current cycle on November 27, 2020.
Thus, users of the Windows version are encouraged to uninstall the application in favor of the browser version, and users of the Android version are encouraged to use the generic mobile version.
Cycle of the Snow Man
As the Crowned Souls Cycle is in full swing, the Man in White Cycle will begin on November 27. You will enter the Cavern of the North to break the ice and take control of long frozen creatures.
This cycle will also be accompanied by two specific events:
The Snow Man’s Gifts from December 1 to 24 will allow you to receive one mystery reward per day when you first log in. In addition to Mana Shards, you can earn Runes for your crafting as well as Strange Coins.
Then, from December 25 to 31, all Mana Shards received at the end of battles will be tripled!
We thus hope to accompany you for this special period of Christmas, and to make you enjoy these moments of sharing in our own way.
Changes under the hood
You may not know it, but The First Spine infrastructure and services are mostly open source at https://thefirstspine.github.io/. We will be doing a lot of optimizations to our infrastructure in November. All details are on the Github.io page!
So, we will have some downtime following these optimizations:
On Saturday, November 7 from 5 p.m. UTC + 2, the online store and authentication services will be unavailable for a maximum of 2 hours.
On Sunday, November 8 from 5 p.m. UTC + 2, online chat services and the website will be unavailable for a maximum of 2 hours.
On Wednesday November 11 from 12 p.m. UTC + 2, online gambling services will be unavailable for a maximum of 4 hours.
As much to say it immediately: there will be no update on the game in November. We are going to take advantage of the end of the year to recharge our batteries and reflect on this crazy year that is coming to an end.
It will also be an opportunity for us to start preparing for 2021. We will come back with a new update on the game on the last Friday of December with our plans for the following month, but also for the year in general.
Until then, play well, and play safe!