Design Notes

September 10, 2012

Limited Quantity Shop: Saturday, 1pm

Are You Ready for Some Good Gear?!

Good things come to those who BATTLE ON! After this Summer's War of Evil, we've had a lot of players requesting gear for the Good guys... and we're here to bring it to you!  

This weekend's Limited Quantity Shop opens on Saturday at 1pm server time. Here's a handy online time zone converter to make logging in at just the right moment a little easier!


Pillage the battlefields for the Goodest loot in the Golden Viking set!

More previews, details, and prices will come out later this week, so keep an eye on the Design Notes!

What Is the LQS?

Reposted from Cysero's Design Notes post!

The Limited Quantity Shop is just what is sounds like... it will have a certain number of items in it and once that number has sold out then that's it. The total number of items is the same across all servers so if you see 300 items left on the Galanothserver, everyone on all the other servers will see 300 left also.

The LQS will look a bit like this (NOTE: The amounts of items are only sample quantities) ...

Will There Be Enough Items For Everyone?

No, of course not. The number of items will vary depending on the item (the lowest quantity items being the most rare). The point of a Limited Quantity Shop is that the there is a limited number of them to sell. If we made enough for everyone it would defeat the purpose.

However, we are looking into some of our other Limited Time Items, AC items and Seasonal Rares, seeing how many were purchased, balancing that against server traffic at the time and coming up with what we believe to be a reasonable quantity for the LQS items in most cases.

How Will You Make It Fair For Everyone In Every Time Zone?

After discussing this idea with a lot of you over Twitter you have helped us come with a way to make the LQS as fair as possible for everyone.

1) SOME LQS items will return. We might have a small number of items that will appear once a month so that only a few people each month can get the item but you know it will return next month.

2) We will announce the release times of most Limited Quantity Shops at least a few days in advance of the shops arrival in-game so everyone who reads the DNs will know exactly when to line up.

3) We will randomize each LQS's release time. For example: The first one might open at 7:00 PM Server time, the second one might be released at 5:00 AM Server time, the third at 1:00 PM Server time and so on.

This last step will ensure that, at some point, EVERY rare hunter has to set their alarm for some unreasonable hour to make sure they get one of the items.

Will The Items Be Member, Non-Member or AC?

Generally most of the LQS items will be sold for AdventureCoins, but there will be some Member items and a few Non-Member items from time to time. For the FIRST LQS we plan on having one of each.

Will I See Quantities Dropping Before My Eyes?

No, however every time you purchase an item from the shop or re-open the shop you will see the updated amounts of remaining items. If you see only a few left, click quickly... the LQS might already be sold out!

When Will The First LQS Be Launched?

This Saturday at 1:00 PM Server Time (Eastern Standard Time or GMT  -5) Khuddar Khamundi, the Black Market Vendor, will return to Battleon with our newest Limited Quantity Shop.

The Span: Lessons from another Time!

Return to The Span on Friday for more lessons in destroying Chaos! Iadoa, the marginally-Chaorrupted Chronomancer, claims that he wishes to teach you how to be a better Hero so that you can fulfill your Destiny and save Lore.

As far as you know right now, he's telling the truth. And that Chaorruption DOES look pretty painful, so it's not a bad idea to brush up on better methods to beat it. And for THAT reason, he's giving you a hands-on lesson in in a classroom built just for adventures and quests!

Iadoa's lesson-plan has you learning from the experiences of heroes who have fought battles before (or after...?) you were born. Take what they fought so hard to understand and use that knowledge build yourself into a better, stronger, faster Hero! You're going to need it if you're going to take on this week's final exam!

Tomorrow: Battle-pet Daimyo, Quibble Leaves!

Artix promised that if Daimyo's Facebook page got 5,000 Likes, we would turn the Daimyo Pet into a Daimyo BATTLE-pet! The perfect companion for any discerning Paladin. That will go live tomorrow! If you already HAVE the member-only Daimyo pet, then it will magically become a Battle-pet.

If you do NOT have a Daimyo pet, you will need to wait until Daimyo's birthday on June 1st to get one.

Quibble Coinbiter leaves Battleon tomorrow! We said he'd leave today, but he's got to get his grub on before he can make the long trek back to wherever it is he finds his gear. (And I've got to run and meet with a caterer or there's be a boatload of hungry people in the near future!)

Ballyhoo Promotion Ends Sunday!

/Join Ballyhoo before this Sunday and watch our How To Train Your Dragon ad (US players only*). If you're watching the ad with the HTTYD background skin, you'll receive DOUBLE the usual rewards: 1,000 gold OR a chance to gain 7 Adventure Coins! Watch Ballyhoo's ads up to 10 times a day!

* If you live outside the US, you can still watch Ballyhoo's regular ads for a chance to get either 500 gold or a few Adventure Coins!

Still on the List: Guilds Phase 1!

We haven't forgotten our plan to launch Guilds by the end of Summer! (The end of September totally counts!) Now that Yorumi has reduced the lag by a significant amount, he's back to pushing on the Guilds project! We are still HOPING to get a member-only Guilds PTR out to you guys before September ends, and that's what we'll keep working towards!

Have a good night, all! Study hard and do your homework, because a Hero can't tally up how much loot he's won if he can't count!

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