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SolForge (Steam/iOS/Android) |OT| a F2P TCG from the creators of Magic & Ascension

Aureon

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Was briefly playable properly (if still somewhat laggy)..
aaand.. serverdown!

God bless turns auto-ending after you've made plays.
 

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Servers are fixed, come and join!

Everything is very smooth and fast.

edit: jinxed it. Was perfect for 5 minutes, now slow/down again. I guess they are still working on it.
 

Aureon

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Servers are fixed, come and join!

Everything is very smooth and fast.

edit: jinxed it. Was perfect for 5 minutes, now slow/down again. I guess they are still working on it.

It worked decently for a pair of hours.. and it's down again.
 

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Man when if Duelyst goes mobile my life may be over. I am looking for something on my phone though so I'm Gona check this out.
When Duelyst is on Steam and/or mobile, I will be there to make a thread. ;-D

played quite a bit of this when this first came out. the changes they did to it were for the worse so i stopped

good time to check back in, i suppose
Share the deets?

Servers are fixed, come and join!

Everything is very smooth and fast.

edit: jinxed it. Was perfect for 5 minutes, now slow/down again. I guess they are still working on it.
I've tried every hour of the day...not a good look for launch day.
 

la_briola

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Update from the development team.
SolForge said:
We are continuing to work on server issues discovered since the new release. Thousands of players trying to play have uncovered issues on the server side that we were unable to discover with our handful of QA support and in-house team.

We are now asking for your help, and to help entice you to play while we are still experiencing these issues, we are putting the game into a free mode. In free mode, all costs on store items and tournaments will be reduced to 1 gold or silver and gold purchasing will be disabled.

At the end of free mode ALL ACCOUNTS WILL BE REVERTED to their state as of 6/1/16 7PM PDT. That means all purchases, daily rewards, tournament rewards, and ranks during this period will be lost. Any silver, gold, or tickets spent will be refunded. Any accounts made during this time will be deleted.


We hope to resolve the issues quickly, but rather than leave the servers down indefinitely, we felt that letting players enjoy the game for free is the best course of action.

We are eternally grateful for your patience, understanding, and support while we work through these unexpected issues.

You can continue to report bugs in our forums here and we will update you with our progress over the coming days.
 

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Deleting all accounts is pretty damn stupid. I didn't even know until I completed all the tutorials, and now I'll have to do them again?

What do Aggressive and Defender do? The in-game descriptions are incredibly unhelpful.

I know you go up in rank every 4 turns, but what determines which cards go up a rank or don't?
 

la_briola

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Deleting all accounts is pretty damn stupid. I didn't even know until I completed all the tutorials, and now I'll have to do them again?

What do Aggressive and Defender do? The in-game descriptions are incredibly unhelpful.
Only after 6/1/16 7PM PDT. You can currently buy unlimited silver and forge every single card if you wish, but it will reset of course.
There is a message called "Critical Announcement" on the Home screen that tells you this.

Right click the card and then mouse-over Aggressive/Defender (this goes for all effects).
 

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Can you do multicolor decks?

Aggressive means the card can attack the same turn it's played. Defenders can't attack at all.
THANK YOU!

Only after 6/1/16 7PM PDT. You can currently buy unlimited silver and forge every single card if you wish, but it will reset of course.
There is a message called "Critical Announcement" on the Home screen that tells you this.

Right click the card and then mouse-over Aggressive/Defender (this goes for all effects).
Yeah, well since I made my account last night, that would be me.

Also, look at the tooltip for aggressive/defender. It's not helpful at all.
 

la_briola

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Can you do multicolor decks?
Yes. Normal is one or two colors, but there are special events where more than one color is allowed.
Yeah, well since I made my account last night, that would be me.
I see, sorry to hear.
Also, look at the tooltip for aggressive/defender. It's not helpful at all.

A creature with aggressive is always on the offensive.
A creature with defender is does not start a battle.

I see what you mean, but they are correct. Maybe the tutorial goes in more depth?
 

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Yes. Normal is one or two colors, but there are special events where more than one color is allowed.
I see, sorry to hear.


A creature with aggressive is always on the offensive.
A creature with defender is does not start a battle.

I see what you mean, but they are correct. Maybe the tutorial goes in more depth?
The defender one isn't too bad, but "aggressive" has a terrible descriptor.

I'm confused about the deck colors, since your sentence contains conflicting information. Can a normal deck have more than one color?
 

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The defender one isn't too bad, but "aggressive" has a terrible descriptor.

I'm confused about the deck colors, since your sentence contains conflicting information. Can a normal deck have more than one color?

Yes, a normal deck can use one or two colors (factions). Its your choice.
 

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You can have up to two factions in a deck. The game is specifically balanced in that way. Each faction has a few different playstyles and tribes and some of these have a lot of synergy with each other. Some factions have mechanics other don't. For example, you won't find poison cards in Alloyin, or Armor cards in Nekkrium..

I've been playing the game for a year and a half. Give this game enough time and you will find it's the best digital CCG.
 

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I had one insane turn 3.3:
Code:
mcd4ever starts their turn.
mcd4ever plays Xrath's Will (lvl 3) targeting Thundersaur (lvl 3) and Thundersaur (lvl 3).
ganelon triggers Thundersaur (lvl 3).
mcd4ever plays Xrath's Will (lvl 2) targeting Heart Tree (lvl 1) and Heart Tree (lvl 1).
ganelon triggers Heart Tree (lvl 1).
mcd4ever triggers Darkshaper Savant (lvl 3) targeting Patron of Deepwood (lvl 3) for -5 attack and -5 health.
mcd4ever plays Zombie Dreadknight (lvl 2) in Lane 2.
mcd4ever triggers Zombie Dreadknight (lvl 2).
mcd4ever triggers Darkshaper Savant (lvl 3) targeting Thundersaur (lvl 1) for -5 attack and -5 health.
mcd4ever plays Scourge Knights (lvl 2) in Lane 3.
mcd4ever triggers Darkshaper Savant (lvl 3) targeting Thundersaur (lvl 1) for -5 attack and -5 health.
mcd4ever triggers Scourge Knights (lvl 2) targeting Thundersaur (lvl 1) for -4 attack and -4 health.
ganelon's Health: 19
mcd4ever's Health: 136
mcd4ever ends their turn.
 

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The AMA with Justin Gary is now live

I Am a Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Champion and designer of Stone Blade Entertainment's Digital Collectible Card Game, SolForge, ask me anything.
Justin Gary said:
Hello, Reddit! This is Justin Gary, CEO of Stone Blade Entertainment, creators of the Ascension Deckbuilding franchise and digital CCG, SolForge, created alongside Magic: The Gathering's Richard Garfield.

Ask me anything! I'll be answering as many questions as possible - from 1-2 p.m. PT.

Proof: http://imgur.com/AD5sbfb
-- https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4m8zg4/i_am_a_magic_the_gathering_pro_tour_champion_and/
 

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Just PM me when I can make an account that won't get deleted. :p

Yes, a normal deck can use one or two colors (factions). Its your choice.

You can have up to two factions in a deck. The game is specifically balanced in that way. Each faction has a few different playstyles and tribes and some of these have a lot of synergy with each other. Some factions have mechanics other don't. For example, you won't find poison cards in Alloyin, or Armor cards in Nekkrium..

I've been playing the game for a year and a half. Give this game enough time and you will find it's the best digital CCG.
Cool. Is there a "central" faction you are from when doing this, or just a mish-mash?
 

la_briola

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Just PM me when I can make an account that won't get deleted. :p




Cool. Is there a "central" faction you are from when doing this, or just a mish-mash?

Depends, every faction has synergy with each-other, just different. You might want to read this: Konan’s Guide to Beginner Decks.

[...] Is Kibler even still attached to the project? [...]

[–]Justin_Gary 8 points 19 minutes ago
While he is spending most of his time on other projects, Brian is still a part of this team and you can expect to see him streaming Solforge once we get everything stable.
 

Aureon

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Reminder for people trying out:

You can currently forge any card for free - in the shop, there's 10k silver priced 1 silver.
Try out some dumb shit if you care for it = P
 

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Depends, every faction has synergy with each-other, just different. You might want to read this: Konan’s Guide to Beginner Decks.



[–]Justin_Gary 8 points 19 minutes ago
While he is spending most of his time on other projects, Brian is still a part of this team and you can expect to see him streaming Solforge once we get everything stable.

Thank you!

Reminder for people trying out:

You can currently forge any card for free - in the shop, there's 10k silver priced 1 silver.
Try out some dumb shit if you care for it = P
I don't want to get addicted to cards I don't have. I think it'd be like restarting an RPG and having to slowly whack stuff to death.
 

la_briola

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The servers are working fine now, but we are still in free mode and everything will be reset once they do the rollback.

There are three major issues that needs to be fixed first:

1. Sometimes cards are invisible, if you leave to the main menu and re-enter they are shown again.
2. Some people can find games, but can't join them.
3. Android client doesn't connect.​

I hope they can fix all this over the weekend.
 

la_briola

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Why does the in-game card search engine not recognize the "Free" tag?

I think it only checks the level 1 part of the card. That's why Zimus doesn't show when you search for "Zombie".

AFAIK this is on the list of things they want to change.
 

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I think it only checks the level 1 part of the card. That's why Zimus doesn't show when you search for "Zombie".

AFAIK this is on the list of things they want to change.
Oh good, because the "free" mechanic is the most interesting to me, and it's hard to figure out what factions/cards fit that motif best at the moment. :p
 

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edit: Servers will be coming down at 9:30am PDT. They will be down for approximately 4 hours. With this update, we hope to be moving out of free mode.
See you soon!

Bug Fixing Update
SBE nick said:
Hello Forgeborn!

We just released new updates for all platforms that should help resolve many of the most pressing issues preventing people from playing the game. Here are some of the improvements you can expect in this build.

Draft, Deckbuilding, Forging, and Sharing UI now supports drag and drop
Cards should now display correctly in game (no more disappearing creatures)
Server stability greatly improved
All friend challenges are now untimed
The first win daily quest award now counts missions and single player games


Assuming things remain stable, we are planning to move the game out of Free Mode tomorrow. That means ALL accounts will be reset to their status as of 6/1/16 at 7PM (before free mode was enabled). Any account created during that time will need to be recreated.

This does not mean we are done fixing things, but it does mean we feel things are stable enough to return to regular play and begin earning rewards again. Some of our current top tier issues are:

Timer display. Currently the display indicates time is up before it really is (should be 5 minute countdown instead of 3:45)
Continued server improvements
Fixing player ability stacking display with multiple abilities
Deckbuilder sorting and searching
Continued Mobile UI Improvements
Improved Tutorial


As a thank you for your patience and support during this period, we will be DOUBLING ALL DAILY REWARDS for two weeks, so everyone can make up for lost rewards during free mode.

Thank you again for being a part of this game and community!
-Justin
-- http://solforgegame.com/news/bug-fixing-update/
 

la_briola

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Check the store everyone, there is a one-time legendary chest for 1 silver. It contains 10 cards, at least 1 legendary, 3 heroics and 3 rares.

Also daily rewards are doubled.
 

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I finished all of the tutorials. Now there's an "Uterra Mastery" level, but I can't play it - why not?

Edit: lol, and apparently I have no decks, and can't make any decks?

Before the server issues, I recall starting with four 30-card decks, one for each faction. Probably the ones you play in the tutorial. Now that the servers reset, I'm guessing they botched everything, and I get no decks. Also, if I try to create a deck, it tells me I don't have room for more decks!

I literally cannot play the game!
 

la_briola

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I finished all of the tutorials. Now there's an "Uterra Mastery" level, but I can't play it - why not?

Edit: lol, and apparently I have no decks, and can't make any decks?

Before the server issues, I recall starting with four 30-card decks, one for each faction. Probably the ones you play in the tutorial. Now that the servers reset, I'm guessing they botched everything, and I get no decks. Also, if I try to create a deck, it tells me I don't have room for more decks!

I literally cannot play the game!

LMAO, I posted this to one of the devs. Seems like new players all have this issue. Amazing.

edit: ok, they are aware of it
 

la_briola

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Accounts with no cards/decks were probably made during free week. That's the issue it seems, so make a new account I guess.
 

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Set 7.1, Raiders Unchained: Front Line, is out and everyone can buy 1500 gold for 1 silver for the next 48 hours (I think).

The new cards are very fun. Go get your free gold!
 

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Seems like it's shutting down by the end of the month:

http://solforgegame.com/news/announcement-from-justin-gary/
Hello Forgeborn,

As many of you already know, we announced that we would cease development on the current version of SolForge and that servers would not be maintained after 1/31. This announcement was the hardest I’ve had to make in my career, but the outpouring of support from the community has been amazing.

Thanks to support from the community, along with technical support from executives at Grinding Gear Games, we may have a solution that could keep the current game running for the foreseeable future. We are currently working on an attempt to migrate Solforge to a smaller server, allowing it to stay online and protect everyone’s current collections and ability to play.

There will be interruptions in play over the coming weeks as we determine the feasibility of this project. There are no guarantees, but we are hopeful that we can make a sustainable version of the game that can keep this community alive even as we work on future iterations of the game we all love.

My thanks to the entire SolForge community but in particular to Brian Weissman and Chris Wilson from Grinding Gear Games who are personally helping to fund and manage this transition.

-Justin
-- Solforge Servers Update

Grinding Gear Games is the studio behind Path of Exiles.