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Aeon of Storms 7 Beta Testing has Begun!

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MOTHER   

I have just uploaded the first public beta of the new AoS map onto NA. You can find it by searching for "Aeon of Storms 7 Beta".

 

Things to note:

 

1- Jungle not yet updated with new creeps but functional.

 

2- The winning conditions involve you destroying the Protoss Nexus Prime or the Zerg Hivemind instead of the artifact. These structures will have unique but equal weapon mechanics in the near future.

 

3- Lots of stuff still not added and needs finetuning (new ranged super creeps for example), your patience is appreciated.

 

4- Please help us identify any problems, bugs, you may find. Use this thread.

 

5- Please voice your concerns and suggestions. Use this thread.

 

6- Let's try to get an inhouse running. Use this thread.

 

7- The Zerg/Protoss Sanctuaries' functions have not yet been implemented.

 

8- NEW ADAM HERO: KARAXXXXXX!!!!

 

Thank you.

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MOTHER   

Updating with Beta 1.1. Thank you to the random handful of you who participated. <3

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IljaHi   

Hey Mother (Jessica)

 

GREAT JOB! i like! nice new Hero Karax! I hope that sometime I play inhouse when 10 players are!

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It looks pretty. I'm curious if the waterfall/volcano hurt performance? Also not sure on mid, going to have to play that a few times on both sides.

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MOTHER   

They shouldn't. They were both present in older AOS maps and didn't seem bother anyone then. If we are talking pure KB size, they aren't as heavy as you may think.

 

I tested for fps drops to make sure certain areas of the map don't affect performance. Overall, it's been running smooth for me. The mal actually has about 500-600 less doodads than the current live map, even though it's notably larger.

 

But please tell me if they do cause problems, there are always options.

 

Hope we can get a full house today.

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MOTHER   

Updating with Beta 1.2

 

Major fixes: Fountains should be working again and midlane pathing should also go the whole way to base (creeps not stopping at T3).

 

Also the map is available to our friends on EU under the same name now. :)

 

Thanks again to Zorro, Fell, Fetext, DC and everyone else who participated today.

 

EDIT-

 

1.3.

 

Adjusted new ranged super creeps, they should animate and work fine now. They deal the same damage with the same attack speed as before, but their attack range has increased from 2 to 4. They also look sexier while doing it. Supercreeps are also slightly larger on the minimap now so you know when they are coming.

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MOTHER   

Updating with Beta 1.5

 

- Made adjustments to the jungle camps so that there is less chance you aggro two camps when you attack one. This probably will need some more adjustments, we'll see.

- Fixed protoss bot melee suppressor not respawning and not spawning Zerg melee supercreep when destroyed.

- Random adjustments here and there to terrain (distance between both mid towers has increased for example)

- I'm afraid I can't make any attempt to balance or fix Karax for those concerned, this is Adam's forte and he is still lead dev. Rest assured, Karax won't go live in the main AoS without further balancing when our great leader returns.

- Will attempt to flesh out the Zerg and Protoss "Sanctums" in the jungles that ya'll have been asking about in the next revisions.

 

Thank you everyone who participated in today's testing, Destro, Guz, Sterilizer, Turbo, Zero, and the others. You guys rock.

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MOTHER   

Updating with Beta 1.7.

 

Lots of terrain adjustments, especially to the jungle camps (and distances in between)

 

Protoss towers got a sexy facelift. Now with 360 degree motions!

 

The Zerg and Protoss Sanctum's are structurally complete. Their stats, appearance and invulnerability is set. They become vulnerable to damage when any enemy T3 tower is destroyed. Haven't gotten their behavior to work correctly and to play the correct (BADASS) animations for when they are active just yet. But next revision hopefully with Adam's guidance.

 

 

 

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Updating with Beta 1.7.

 

Lots of terrain adjustments, especially to the jungle camps (and distances in between)

 

Protoss towers got a sexy facelift. Now with 360 degree motions!

 

The Zerg and Protoss Sanctum's are structurally complete. Their stats, appearance and invulnerability is set. They become vulnerable to damage when any enemy T3 tower is destroyed. Haven't gotten their behavior to work correctly and to play the correct (BADASS) animations for when they are active just yet. But next revision hopefully with Adam's guidance.

 

 

 

UjHwmpB.jpg

 

 

 

Omg dat build on MK lul

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MOTHER   

Updated with 1.8-1.11.

 

Many terrain adjustments here and there. Gave Alarak's sound and visuals an update.

 

Focusing on new jungle creeps for next update.

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MOTHER   

Updated with 1.13-116.

 

Some more terrain adjustments, especially to base. The biggest change though this time is that more than 98% of all abilities for all heroes finally have unique buttons. It's a total revamp of these understated aesthetics but really makes for hero individuality. The devil is in the details as they say. Many new spell animations and sounds like Null Magic Missile and Stukov Searing Concoction

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MOTHER   

Updated with 1.19.

 

Reduced number of jungle camps to 9 per side, and adjusted the distances a little between each.

Activated side shops (Supermarket building atop the cliff adjacent to each team's safelane towers)

 

Currently, the side shops function like your base shops and sell all items (Press B when next to them, they will be highlighted). This will change of course, and those shops will offer a far more limited number of existing items (and some unique ones too). But let's see how this plays out in beta and work from there.

 

Thank you to everyone who continues to help playtest. Last 2 games were insightful to say the least.

 

Update: Side shops only sell consumables.

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Don't know if someone already mentioned this, but the river water is causing eye cancer when playing with low graphics settings. You might want to consider changing this unless the aim is to rid people of the last brain cells they managed to retain throughout 7 years of AoS.

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MOTHER   

Don't know if someone already mentioned this, but the river water is causing eye cancer when playing with low graphics settings. You might want to consider changing this unless the aim is to rid people of the last brain cells they managed to retain throughout 7 years of AoS.

 

What exactly about it is causing eye cancer? Pics?

 

Edit- I got you. I think I fixed it in the most recent update. Tell me how it is for you now.

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MOTHER   

Updated with 1.21-1.27

 

The first sub-boss is up; Xanthos Beta!

 

Each side of the map has one sub-boss. Spawns with regular creep intervals, grants 200 XP and 100 bounty (like fireworm), but only to last hitter.

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Additionally, the Sanctums now give a global bounty of 150 (no XP) when destroyed.

 

Several terrain adjustments were made, namely in the offlane jungles for each team where the sub-bosses are and the edges of the map were redone. Safelane jungles were more symmetrical now in terms of distances relative to towers and their ward spots.

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Hit box for the mini boss is welllll mini.

 

I think my only big complaint left is mid being straight up and down instead of diagonal. Makes it feel wrong after playing League/Dota.

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Jaysi   

Is it too late to make the map diagonal in the other direction? :D

 

Or make mid horizontal to match HotS

Edited by Jaysi

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Aphonia   

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Quick update with new Toxi alt. SS' base model also got a facelift.

 

 

Don't know if someone already mentioned this, but the river water is causing eye cancer when playing with low graphics settings. You might want to consider changing this unless the aim is to rid people of the last brain cells they managed to retain throughout 7 years of AoS.

 

Can never say 'SS' without summoning some triggered German. Ayy lmao

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