Withermoon Stream Notes

  • “We love night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.” - Fitz-James O’Brien
  • Theme: Cosmic Horror - otherworldly ancient horror

Streams/Official Posts

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Structure
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  • Keeping the three season key structure to claim with free full mythic line
  • Changed: Legendary Dragon Branches: 31k total sigils (increased by 1k) with 7 new prizes (gold chests, mystic fragments, elemental embers, breeding tokens, rune dust, 24h expedites, abyssal evolution stone)
  • Didn’t change: Base Boost, Dragon Rider, Festive Dragon
  • Additional limited time branches will return, but information about those won’t be available until further into the season

Week 1: Legendary Invoker, Legendary Warrior (discount), Mythic Dragons, Rider (offensive), Base Boost, Token Boost

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Base Boost

  • still there :stuck_out_tongue:

Sho-Groth, Abyssal Legendary Dark Invoker


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Hyaku, Discount (Sept 4 to 17) Abyssal Legendary Fire Warrior

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Gig, Abyssal Mythic Dark Warrior


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  • Flamethrower is an eye laser

Narlyth, Abyssal Mythic Earth Hunter

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  • Whispers of Madness: Towers won’t supershot each other - e.g. Blue Mage can’t rage drain another tower . If the tower currently has a super shot queued, the spell will cancel it and force regular attacks.

Reginald

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  • Possible boosts (offensive dragon rider - for dragons that attack, not ones that curse you out): increase dragon hp, attack, dark flak tower resist, fire flak tower resist, rage regeneration
  • Elemental Crafting Shard Options: Earth, Dark, Fire
  • The pipe releases smoke in the idle animation

Portraits and Lore

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  • Portraits will continue to have both background and transparent options.
  • Longer versions of lore will be available in the blog post next week, probably Tuesday.

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Week 5: Kullecid, Legendary Wind Hunter & Vivian, Defensive Rider - twitch

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Kullecid, Legendary Wind Hunter


  • The tendrils from Kullecid are what were wrapping around the mage tower skull :smiley:
  • The portrait was previewed in a lore post.

Vivian, Defensive Rider

  • Potential buffs are increased tower HP, tower attack, lumber mill production, sheep farm production, lumber mill storage
  • Shards: Earth, Dark, Wind
  • The portrait was previewed in a lore post.

Portraits & Lore

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Week 9: Festive - Kathool, Legendary Ice Sorcerer

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  • Shares wing style with Kaiju, platinum legendary warrior
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  • Reminder that the festive doesn’t include a key.

Portraits & Lore & Additional Art

  • old-timey/old Halloween monsters, so old movie-style inspired posters were made

Miscellaneous from Festive Stream

  • The top of Arelyna’s head is translucent… spooky ghost.
  • Crisis is leaving PG on the 25th for people not already aware
  • Spooky Pumpkin Branch: advent calendar-type idea (daily prizes for free, claimed the same way as seasonal prize lines, spooky pumpkins used towards an evolving Necryx portrait)
  • Contest ends Friday
  • Oct. 23 = Week 8
  • Egg Token boost is now the mission boost, so that it also applies to timer missions.
  • unsure where main base reskin is at this point
  • Pun session starts 51:38 - click/tap the image to expand it to full-size

Miscellaneous

  • Invokers can’t be perched, and they’re still determining what they want the effects to be.
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Abyssal Wave 2 (twitch)

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  • This wave of dragons, three legendaries, focuses on water creatures :tada:
  • Three mythics approx. two months from now but don’t hold them to it :stuck_out_tongue:

Bilge, Ice Warrior

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Marlis, Wind Hunter

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  • setup dragon
  • Ravage similar to Overcharge but 0 rage cost
  • Ferocious Dive - range enough to skip a short island or skip maybe 60% of a long island

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Daegon, Dark Sorcerer

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  • Flash - dodge all, includes flak towers, non-beam attacks
  • Prowl - sorcerer version of Blood Fury - gain rage on cast and then health on tower destruction

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Miscellaneous

  • Hats are from celebrating PG’s 10th anniversary. :scream:
  • There’ll be an option to reskin your homebase in a Withermoon theme. Full base reskins proved too prone to introduce bugs, e.g. took two weeks to fix the water in last year’s reskin.
  • Mythics have a different theme, though still monsters.

Dungeons (twitch)

  • Dungeons Official Post has full details.
  • Kismet, Sr. Content Designer - been working ~7 months on it, hugely collaborative effort at PG across many teams
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  • technical challenges and reskins, took the chance to experiment with different layouts and tower types (boss & mini-boss towers)
    • Boss eventually times out if you take too long and will take you to the swap screen
    • Boss/mini-boss towers cap how much damage it can take per attack (e.g. reduces damage potential of Death Gaze).
    • Reduces ammo regen once in range, also has various super shots, such as damage debuffs, shield breaks, etc.
    • Archer mini-boss tower steals health.
    • Cannon mini-boss tower just does the normal shield break.
    • may add more in the future
  • cinematic experience and more true to how dragons might actually fly
  • for the initial release, guaranteed elemental shards with chance bonuses of the rest (fS note: similar to how beasts have random bonuses)
  • can replay levels to continue getting rewards
  • wanted to introduce a new boss, The Void, instead of only Kharnyx
    • Lusian looks reminiscent due to having been corrupted by The Void
    • All Withermoon dragons, except for Hyaku, are Void-related
  • introduce more gameplay elements and more challenge that might be too strong/unfair for PvP
  • new destructibles, such as airships (fS: taking out token mission balloons D:)
    • larger ones have a chance of dropping chests, just like monuments
  • in-game demo starts at 21:00
    • had to take some liberties with the placement of towers, where it’s more just a general guide than 100% accurate or to scale
  • Attempts will be via keys, a new currency. They’ll regenerate, drop in rewards, and be available in packs or for rubies (similar to how Energy for PvP functions). There are no other prizing caps or diminishing returns.
  • Groundwork laid here will make new maps easier to add too.
  • Completing a dungeon also rewards a key, so makes for replayability. Updated: is not the case
  • Two teammates can join, just like normal attacks.

Concept Art

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Mythic hunter looks pretty dope… I need to decide if I’m getting two riders or a rider and invoker :sweat_smile:

I will name Narlyth…Arya - The lady with many faces

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:shushing_face:

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Too bad Arynth is a mythic. They have a really cool spell set. Sho-Groth really catches my eye though. The spellset looks okay, but I think I’m going to wait for wave two this time. Luckily, they’re not a discount branch so no need for me to worry. Can’t wait to see wave 2 though, PG! These dragons look really cool so far!

A Dragon has no name (but this one does).

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Hmm :thinking: does a space count as a character for a name?

So now we know what happens when Xenomorphs land on the Groot homeworld. You get an invoker

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Can Tower do supershot while being controlled? :thinking:
Also, how about Storm and Earth Flak?

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I wasn’t able to watch the stream: is it back to two lines to unlock a mythic?

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In the stream they said no for mages, it would basically be like sanding them until destruction :joy:

No. Normal attacks only.

No, I default to including discount

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Ohh okay good, I was about to be disappointed. :joy:

The legendary Invoker has a really nice design! Almost tempted to get it

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Thanks…

Lawson actually answered this on stream! Imma tag him just in case this isn’t correct. :wink: @PGLawson

If Whispers of Madness is cast on mage towers, it essentially acts like a sand of sort in that the supershots cannot be cast against fellow towers. Therefore, it’s not reaping as much of the benefits of the spell since it can’t do damage to neighbouring towers compared to, say, the Dark Flak that can definitely do some damage to its neighbours.

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It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

— H. P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness description of a Shoggoth

I think they did really awesome with the artistic representation :slight_smile:

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Well, as bad as things are in-game, I do have to admit that I am genuinely loving this season and it hasn’t even released yet. No crazy price hikes, no change to the 3 lines and mythic system, and absolutely beautiful and interesting dragons.

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I was pleased to see that, even though there is a 1k sigil price hike, it’s ONLY on the legendary dragons and they added more prizes to the line.

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