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Welcome to PC/Mobile 3.0.5…

Major Features

VIP Changes and New Levels
* Added VIP Levels 16-20 with new rewards
* Each VIP level (including 1-15) now awards a new Team Slot
* Existing VIP members will be awarded these new team slots when leveling up or making a purchase
* VIP menu now displays the progress for each level

New Team Slots
* Now unlock new Team Slots at Levels 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 and 250
* Gaining VIP Levels will now also add an additional Team Slot (as mentioned above)

Traitstone Regions Menu
* Accessible from the Crafting Menu or Hero Menu Collection Tab
* Displays a list of Kingdoms which can unlock a chosen traitstone
* Selecting a location will immediately take you to that location on the World Map

Collected Mail Menu
* Collected mail can now be viewed from the Mail Menu
* Stores the last 30 mail collected

Server Status Display
* Shows the current status of the Gems of War servers
* If there are any issues, the status of them will be displayed on the loading splash screen and the world map
* The current status will always be displayed in the Settings Menu

Guild Wars
* Displays the Enemy Progress on the Attack Tab
* Displays the current war’s Mana Color on the Attack Tab

UI Updates
* World Map has been improved
* Guild Wars can now be accessed from the World Map

General Spell Effect Changes
* Death Mark will now no longer activate on the first turn
* Barrier now blocks devour

As PC moves to Unity

PC moves to Unity
PC version should be looking more like the console version; however, a couple of console feature will not be available at the moment:
* Custom Defence AI
* Task System

Unity Changes
First-Time User Experience Rework
New tutorials for new users
Streamlined first battles to better understand the mechanics of the game
New starting weapon – “Blade of Heroes”
New starting troop – “Baby Dragon”
Some existing players may receive these new tutorials.

Spell Gem Helper
* Spells that use specific gem colors now display counters for related gems on the board

Animation Speed
* Speed up or slow down the animations of Spells, Gem Matches and Trait Activations in battles

Controller Support
* Now officially has full Xbox One and Xbox 360 Controller Support
* Swap between Mouse and Controller instantly the moment it detects a different input
* New Event Menu
* New menu combines News and Events into a single location
* There is now a CLAIM ALL button for Event Point Rewards
* New Offers Menu – combines the Path to Glory, Special Offers and Growth Packs in a single location, and keeps track of all your Path to Glory and Growth Pack purchases and progress
* New Chat Menu with Block List
* Block other players from the Profile Menu
* Timestamps now displayed in chat
* Chat window can be moved by dragging the top part of the menu around
* You can Drag the menu around to place it in your preferred spot on the screen
* Inactive Chat Opacity allows the Chat Menu to still be shown on screen while playing the game

UI Improvements
* Blur now implemented in game and can be disabled in the Settings Menu
* Spells, Troops and Traits now cycle all popup-help instead of just the first 2
* Improved mana and spell effects in battle
* Better skull attack animations
* Particles are now in the game in various locations
* New Arena Menu, more in keeping with other pre-battle menus
* UI in the arena has changed to be more descriptive of current progress
* Arena weapons selector has been updated to use the standard weapon selector

Misc
* Difficulty is now edited on the Pre-Battle Screen in battles where it applies. This is to clarify when difficulty is applicable to a battle.
* Ascending troops now allows ascending multiple rarities at once
* Disenchanting troops menu now goes to max if you go backwards past zero.
* Mail items can now display more than 5 rewards
* New and Enhanced Splash Screens
* Can now sort troops by Spells and Traits in the Troop Collection Menu
* Test your defense team using the Test Defense Team button in the PvP Defenders Tab
* Quest progress now displays the total number of quests and objectives for the current quest line
* Quest now hides any future quest descriptions as “???”
* Event Bonuses are now displayed in the stat breakdown
* Troop Crafting menu now shows base level stats instead of stats with bonuses
* New reorder spell animation
* Updated Game Icon

Please note that while PC will be making the move to Unity, Mobile will take a big longer. Therefore, these changes are only applicable to the PC version of the game.

Balance Changes

Apothecary
* Reduced Mana cost from 12 to 10

Barbearius
* Changed Troop Type from Wildfolk to Urska

Behemoth
* Increased legendary traits Life gain from 4 to 8

Black Beast
* With the change to Barrier to prevent Devour, Black Beast will now dispel his ally before he devours it. Spell text hasn’t been changed though.

Dark Troll
* Spell now creates 4 Purple Gems after doubling the number of Purple on the board.
* Changed Elemental Bond trait to Troll Regeneration

Desert Troll
* Spell now creates 4 Yellow Gems after doubling the number of Yellow on the board.
* Changed Regeneration trait to Troll Regeneration

Famine
* Mana cost increased to 24
* Jinx trait has been replaced by Cursed

Gnoll
* Change Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
* Change Grudge to Armored
* Now Gains Magic at Levels 16, 19
* Now gains additional magic at level 20

Kerberos
* Chance to devour has been reduced from 50% to 40%
* Gate Guardian legendary trait now only has a 50% chance to summon a Warg on enemy death.

Ketras
* Spell will now also deal half the damage to adjacent enemies of the target

Rock Troll
* Spell now creates 4 Brown Gems after doubling the number of Brown on the board.
* Mana Cost increased from 10 to 11

Savage Hunter
* Change Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
* Changed Wildfolk Bond to Wargare Bond
* Mana Cost increased from 7 to 9
* Spell Change, now does bonus damage vs Green troops. Still places a Hunter’s Mark.
* Base dmg reduced from 5 to 4

Scale Guard
* Change Empowered trait to Swift

Sea Troll
* Spell now creates 4 Blue Gems after doubling the number of Blue on the board.
* Mana Cost increased from 10 to 11
* Changed Regeneration trait to Regeneration

Sylvasi
* Change Stealthy to Agile
* Change Avenger to Barkskin
* Change trait order from Nature Brand > Stealthy > Avenger to Nature Brand > Barkskin > Agile

Urska Wanderer
* Changed Troop Type from Wildfolk/Knight to Urska/Knight

Wild Fang
* Changed Troop type from Wildfolk to Wargare
* Spell Change, now does bonus damage vs Yellow troops
* Base damage increased from 4 to 5

Zephyros
Time to put the power back into this Storm Giant!
* Increase boost ratio from x 3 to x10
* Increase base spell damage from 5 to 8
* Change Air Spirit to Huge
* Change Trait order from Giant Bond > Air Link > Air Spirit to Giant Bond > Huge > Air Link

Grosh-Nak Kingdom Rework

New Orc Exclusive Traits:
* Orc Fury — Gain 3 Attack when I take Life damage.
* Orc Armor — Gain 5 Armor when I take Life damage. 
* Orc Cunning — Gain 2 Magic when I take Life damage.

Armored Boar
* Increase boost ratio from x3 to x5

Cyclops
* Spell now targets Enemy
* Troop Type changed to Orc/ Giant
* Changed Frenzy Trait to Orc Fury
* Base spell damage increased from 1 to 4

Dark Song
* Spell Rework, now deals damage + random debuff to the enemy. If enemy is Orc or Daemon, she will steal Mana from them.
* Mana Cost reduced from 13 to 12
* Now gain Magic at levels 8 and 12
* Changed Nature Spirit to Orc Cunning
* Changed Jinx to Cursed
* Changed trait order from Magic Link > Jinx > Nature Spirit to Cursed > Orc Cunning > Magic Link

Drake Rider
* Spell Damage change to so damage on adjacent enemies now scales
* Changed Pyromania change to Loyal Mount (100% chance to summon a drake on death.)
* Changed Dragon Bond to Orc Armor

Fel’Dras
* Boost ratio increased from 3:1 to 2:1
* Changed Orc Bond to Orc Cunning

Gar’Nok
* Spell Rework, now Summons a Random Orc, deal 2 True damage to all allies and create Red + Brown gems, boosted by Orc Allies.
* Legendary Trait reworked to all allied Orcs start with 50% Mana.
* Changed Armored to General
* Changed Avenger to Orc Armor

Kruag the Dread
* Summon condition changed from 13+ Purple Gems to 13+ Red Gems
* Base spell damage increased from 1 to 4
* Mana cost reduced from 16 to 15
* Changed Regeneration to Impervious

Orc
* Spell Rework, now Gains attack, boosted by converting Green to Brown. Enrages himself.
* Mana cost increased from 7 to 10
* Changed Doom to Armored
* Changed Grudge to Orc Armor
* Traits reordered from Doom > Fire Link > Grudge to Orc Armor> Armored > Fire Link

Summoner
* Spell now summons a Bone Daemon
* Spell Life buff increased from 4 to 6
* Changed Magic Heart to Orc Armor

Wyvern
* Spell now damages first 2 enemies and poisons the last 2 enemies
* Mana cost increased from 10 to 11
* Base spell damage increased from 4 to 5
* Now gain Magic at level 12

Troop Refund
The following troops will be available for refund:
* Dark Song
* Gar-Nok
* Famine
* Kerberos

New Troop: Bone Daemon

Bone Daemon makes its home in the Blighted Lands. The Summoner’s new summon will be going into chests with next week’s event.

Major Bug Fixes

Spell Fixes
* Troops which sacrifice themselves will no longer finish the battle prematurely
* Troops with Barrier can no longer be consumed

Misc
* Store Purchase Improvements
* Kingdom images should no longer display incorrectly in the crafting menu
* Fixed “The Other Side of Dawn” Trophy from not unlocking when completing all guild wars battles
* Fixed an issue where Sentinel Bonuses were not displaying correctly.

Please note this Update only applies to PC/Mobile versions of the game.

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43 Comments ON " PC/Mobile 3.0.5 Patch Notes "
  • alt_example

    Sparrow June 20, 2017 at 03:20 - Reply

    Where do we put Guild Announcements now?

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    Stefanick June 20, 2017 at 04:05 - Reply

    Bring back the “last time active”. I can’t tell how is active in the guild and who isn’t anymore. Who is the genius who came up with such a smart idea to remove this feature???

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      disturbediam June 20, 2017 at 23:39 - Reply

      I agree 100%

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    pavel June 20, 2017 at 07:38 - Reply

    This game now sucks.
    Runs very slow, poor animations on battles, can I back to previous version?
    I dont want play this anymore.

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      a01020201 June 20, 2017 at 17:15 - Reply

      I totally agree, I feel as if the game is now ruined, I really liked it / borderline obsessed with it, now I cannot decide if I just wasted 9 months of my life. I hope they fix it or else I am probably done

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    TiBi June 20, 2017 at 07:46 - Reply

    Much harder to find upgradable troops and other 🙁

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      a01020201 June 20, 2017 at 17:16 - Reply

      I totally agree, I do not like the new “improvements”

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    Ramius June 20, 2017 at 08:11 - Reply

    What the hell is this crap of a patch?
    I want the previous one back at once.

    The gui now looks awful. Reminds me to a child game.

    I don’t want to support this gui.

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    Ramius June 20, 2017 at 08:12 - Reply

    I don’t like this new gui. It looks childish. I want the old gui back.

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    ratzor June 20, 2017 at 08:17 - Reply

    i can`t play x.x, the game closes after loading

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      Meeker4eva June 21, 2017 at 04:11 - Reply

      Can you get on the game yet? I can’t

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    Darkmaniak June 20, 2017 at 08:20 - Reply

    The PC update to Unity killed the performances on my old laptop, i can deal with it, but don’t use unity on mobile, really.
    I use a Note 3 and my girlfriend uses an S3 Neo, you will kill all devices older than 3 years, it’s already very very slow.

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    mario June 20, 2017 at 10:21 - Reply

    after the update….all my team have barriers but the kraken devour my last card…..also the last update is unfair for kerberos,from 50% to 40% devour and from 100% to 50% to summon a Warg……..

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    MIK0 June 20, 2017 at 11:55 - Reply

    I appreciate the fact that you ported the game to Unity, but I cannot see it as an improvement.
    The game was slow before, now is even slower in every aspect, starting from loading.
    Most of the settings doesn’t work or reset themself. There’s no way to stop audio when the game is not focused (alt-tab).

    I believe you should have tested it before releasing the patch.

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    mlbe June 20, 2017 at 12:51 - Reply

    Bring back drop down menus on the filters. Takes ages to find what you want or give keyboard control so you can go to the first letter

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    Xy June 20, 2017 at 13:03 - Reply

    Where’s the nerf to Death Curse?!

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    Caley June 20, 2017 at 15:34 - Reply

    I’m having issues with the game loading, presumably due to this patch/update. I get bumped to the gem store and an eternally spinning wheel. Anyone else?

  • alt_example

    Caley June 20, 2017 at 15:35 - Reply

    I get bumped to the gem store and get an eternally spinning wheel when I try to start the game. I’m assuming this is related to the patch/update. Anyone else?

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    pamela.stear June 20, 2017 at 15:37 - Reply

    Very disappointed haven’t been able to play it only loads a black screen yet I have sound really unhappy!!!!!

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    Kimari June 20, 2017 at 17:00 - Reply

    Thank God I still have the mobile version (runs twice as poorly as before but at least it works), because the pc version freezes on the new fancy loading screen. It seems we have found the ultimate boss of crushes. I almost forgot that bugs are a must in this game.

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    Kate June 20, 2017 at 17:16 - Reply

    After uploading the new version on PS the game stopped working! it doesn’t open at all, why is that?

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    Nyrva June 20, 2017 at 18:36 - Reply

    Wow… They managed to make this UI worse than it already was…
    It takes significant more time to find the cards you want.
    And what about store improvements ? I used to trade 25 brave for 75 souls, now you get 40 souls for the same price… If it is was you call improvements… sure, for you, but if you think a second that change will make me go to the store to buy souls with cash, you’re dead wrong.
    That’s about 10 minutes in and I stumble on all this crap, I’m sure I’ll find even worse things in if I dig a little.

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    Nyrva June 20, 2017 at 18:45 - Reply

    Can’t even change the language back to english, I’m stuck with French.

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    Flip June 20, 2017 at 18:48 - Reply

    The game crashes on startup. And sorry guys but I don’t find the new troop system very good. And I don’t see the Plague fix as promised with the new update. Please fix it as soon as possible. We want to fight Guild Wars…. I can’t do it when the game crashes on startup.

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    Tsenzei June 20, 2017 at 18:57 - Reply

    Game no longer functions for me. The game starts, showing the “Gems of War” new splash with blue background and sparks coming up.

    The “o” of the “of” flips through the gem colors until it gets to red, the aspect ration changes with letterboxing, then nothing changes. Trying to close the window through the window’s normal close button does nothing, and I need to force close the game.

    I’m guessing it’s a problem with the new engine… which means unless you manage to allow use of the old engine, I can’t play your game anymore.

    Good job.

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    Andrew June 20, 2017 at 19:55 - Reply

    I have been playing this game for a while, and unfortunately i do feel this new update is so slow now, that it really puts me off going on and actually playing much. Hope developers see these comments and fix the game, cause I was enjoying playing it in my free time.

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    Black Seraph June 20, 2017 at 21:07 - Reply

    WE.WANT.THE.OLD.UI.BACK.

    + chat shows time now…

    – …but no real timestamps
    – chat-window is too small
    – no “last activity” sorting in guild-view
    – filters… blah! clicking trough all the options to find the one interesting… what was wrong with the drop-down menus…? #MASTERSOFERGONOMICS…
    – “barrier blocks devour”…? RLY…? O_O Teams using Jotnar will become nice buffed… 🙁

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      Black Seraph June 20, 2017 at 21:18 - Reply

      update:
      – 2,8 GB RAM consumed…? are u serious…?

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        a01020201 June 20, 2017 at 22:05 - Reply

        this update blows, I may have to find a new game to play

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    Phoenixfghtr June 21, 2017 at 00:37 - Reply

    I’m seeing many complaints about the new system/set up. I’m running a 5yr laptop with an 2nd Gen Intel processor. I’ve not had any issues with the game outside of an occasional freeze up on Troop Menu Loading (which self-corrects in about 10 sec).

    While I can’t say I’m happy about the new Filter system, it’s not that hard to navigate; and finding certain traits/effects is a bonus. I also do appreciate the ability to speed up animation. (Helps with cascade overloads)

    As for those that say their system is running slow: reduce your graphic settings and deselect the Blur.

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    Meeker4eva June 21, 2017 at 04:02 - Reply

    Gems of War will not load it will start loading and turn black I cant get my daily fix 🙁

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    PIKACHUUU June 21, 2017 at 10:31 - Reply

    Agter update game crashes with error… Can`t play on my old laptop.

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    ratzor June 21, 2017 at 10:47 - Reply

    after update the game crashes s.s

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    Troy June 21, 2017 at 13:25 - Reply

    Since the update on 6/20/2017 on steam the game freezes at the new title screen. Nice update I have 809 hours invested in this game. And I hope to be able to play again soon!

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    abouttoquit June 21, 2017 at 17:06 - Reply

    Way to stealth NERF the turn in rate of Glory for souls, from 25 glory for 75 souls, to 40 souls???

    really? That greedy?

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      zxc June 21, 2017 at 19:14 - Reply

      There are more such “improvements”. Now if you want to buy 3000 souls for gems you have to spend 140 gems instead of 100.

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      zxc June 21, 2017 at 20:30 - Reply

      I can summarize this update with one word: DISAPPOINTED!

      – troops filters are completely unusable now. Using them is really frustrating. Please restore dropdowns and search box directly on troops list
      – chat window is to small!
      – how can i disconnect from global chat?
      – why guild chat tab is not active by default? I thin it is more important for the users
      – sort by “Last activity” in guild roster doesn’t show inactivity days
      – guild wars Ranking tab – list is not scrolled to my guild anymore – I have to scroll manually to check my guild position
      – why have you raised the prices in the shop?

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    CM.degalan June 21, 2017 at 18:03 - Reply

    I hate the game now, I love the old one. Because I can not play anymore!!!!

    My laptop has a NVIDIA GTX 970M and my screen is black and blue ro green with blue :S

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    Dennis June 22, 2017 at 21:49 - Reply

    Can’t play.game cradhes.

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    Dennis June 23, 2017 at 00:47 - Reply

    Pixel shader

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    Chris June 24, 2017 at 02:42 - Reply

    One more voice to join the chorus to say that after a week, the new overhaul of this game (patch my ass) is complete crap. The mechanics completely cheapen the charm of the artwork. For every UI improvement, it takes two steps back in other areas. It continues the trend of over-nerfing troops that people use and avoiding long standing issues (death curse). Each “upgrade” saps that much more fun from the game and still there are bugs. This garbage and the continued subtle cheating in the game shows to the observant eye that this isn’t the work of maturing game designers but cheap tricks by money hungry hacks. DIAF

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    Kino June 28, 2017 at 12:10 - Reply

    The mobile version is still lacking. When i garm souls with The Dragon Soul after a few Explores it starts to lag like crazy… Please fix this issue and ensure mobile version runs as smoothly as possible. Thx

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