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Evony News and Patches

Monday, August 31st, 2009
On August 22nd, 2009:

“World
  • Package Aug C has been added!
  • Greatly boosted the resources awarded from the Wheel of Fortune! A higher level Town Hall and more resource fields will increase the resources given.
  • The tooltip for the Penicillin buff has been changed from “Cure” to “Penicillin” for added clarity.

Battle

  • If an attacker does not destroy at least 10% of the defender’s troops, the attacker will not receive information on troops and fortifications in the Attack Report.

Bug Fixes

  • Occasionally display errors could occur with gold and resources when posting orders in the marketplace. This has been fixed.

On August 23rd, 2009:

“Evony Community,

Today we experienced a critical downtime of over 3.5 hours with all servers and the main website being unavailable and then some issues with the forums. We understand that this has made many of our great players frustrated and disappointed. We’re disappointed too.

Evony is a small independent online game developer and publisher, a small business which has grown exponentially due to the great community of players we have. Today’s downtime was caused by an error from our hosting partner, The Planet. This has placed us in a very difficult situation in trying to address and fix the errors; however within a few hours we were able to get all servers back online.

As we’re a small company, when problems like this arise, it affects us very deeply. We’d like to take this opportunity though to try and make something good out of it by offering a token of goodwill to all players. We are releasing to all players a Compensation Pack consisting of 10 Amulets and 100 cents, FREE. While we cannot make up for the issue that The Planet has caused, we do hope you accept our apologies and gift and still continue enjoying the game.

Please allow us 3 business days to send out this pack to all accounts. Accounts must have been created before today in order to obtain the pack. You will be able to claim the Compensation Pack in the left hand corner in the game.

Best Regards,

Evony Team”

Thanks Evony, it’s really appreciated!

Evony News – End of July

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

At the end of July, Evony has made quite a bit of progress.

– Evony has promised the Age II (Age 2) beta will be released sometime in the near future.

– Evony selected a lot of new forum moderators to help manage the boards.

Here’s a list of all the moderators in order from oldest to newest:

MadK

Sukasai

Shinigami

Gazza

Hods

terryrayc

AbstractAngel

Lord Drazsyr

logrus

Cyhort

Zim

vBobLing

! mINDsELFiNDULGE !

Sarasca

BF2Viper

Bickyz

Shoko-koko

vito55

Alusair

FoxyBunny

Katiara

korgeza

Ktanaqui

Mactown

Ruyuk

phamtomfly

millaro

Thor

Wakey

Xeander

– Evony has yet to post the results of the Queen of Evony contest. We’re all crossing our fingers that our Queen is the winner!

– On July 16th, the following Item update occurred:

Item Changes

  • The Wealth of Nations increases hero’s Politics by 25%. Effective for 7 days (up from 24 hours).
  • Excalibur increases hero’s Attack by 25%. Effective for 7 days (up from 24 hours).
  • The Art of War increases hero’s Intelligence by 25%. Effective for 7 days (up from 24 hours).
  • Corselet increases Defence of attacking troops by 20% (up from 10%). Effective for 24 hours.
  • Ultra Corselet increases Defence of attacking troops by 20% (up from 10%). Effective for 7 days.
  • Penicillin decreases casualty by 30%. Effective for 7 days (up from 24 hours).
  • War Horn increases Attack of attacking troops by 20% (up from 10%). Effective for 24 hours.
  • Ivory Horn increases Attack of attacking troops by 20% (up from 10%). Effective for 7 days.
  • Tax Policy increases tax revenue by 100% (up from 25%). Effective for 24 hours.
  • Adv Tax Policy increases tax revenue by 100% (up from 25%). Effective for 7 days.
  • Anabasis Increase hero’s Experience by 1,000 or 8% of current level cap (whichever is greater).
  • Epitome of Military Science Increase hero’s Experience by 10,000 or 30% of current level cap (whichever is greater).
  • On War Increase hero’s Experience by 100,000 or 100% of current level cap (whichever is greater).

– There are over 50 different servers or worlds that people may play at. Yes, that’s right! In a little less than 3 months, Evony has over 50 different locations that people may play. This is extremely impressive.

That’s all for now, folks. In a few short minutes, Hods Realm will be releasing some statistics of the Evony game. Keep your eyes open!

Hods News – 7/4/09

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Happy 4th of July Everybody,

I apologize for the gap between this and the last article. Unfortunately, we had a short vacation. All will be back to normal.

Now on to the good stuff! There are so many new features and updates that I don’t know where to start.

– Due to several new additions to Hods.com, the “Hods Fan Site” has ceased to exist. From now on, we shall be known as “Hods Realm of Evony”.

– The new additions to Hods.com are: a fully customized Evony Wiki, a useful Evony Top Site, and a re-formatted community forums. Please read the information at the top of the page about the Hods Realms.

* All contributions and help towards the new Evony Wiki are greatly appreciated.

– All news, updates, changes, announcements, or otherwise broadcasts, are now posted in the Hods section here on this blog. They are no longer posted on the forum.

– A Questions & Answers section has been added on the community forums. Hods will personally answer each and every one of your questions. Our answers will always be in-depth so as to help you fully understand.

– Hods.com/evony has a new banner up top. The image can be easily clicked if you wish to return to the main page.

– Hods.com has joined the Evony TopSite. Please vote for us by clicking on the top list button.

Hopefully nothing was missed,

Stay tuned,

Hods

Early June Changes

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

I believe that it’s time for me to inform you all about the updates and changes the UMGE or Evony, has made. I know some of you may be confused over a few things, so I will clarify everything as best I can.

– Over the course of 5 days, Evony released 5 new servers. For more information on this, click HERE.

– Evony then proceeded to releasing Server 15, Server 16, Server 17, World 1, World 2, and World 3. So what exactly is a World? Is it a special server that Evony has opened? In terms of the game and game-play, Worlds are no different. The servers and Worlds are exactly the same to play. The only difference is that Worlds are directed towards non-English speaking players. They’ve opened 17 English servers, so it’s only natural that they release some other language servers. I cannot say how many Worlds we can expect to see.

– Evony has changed the Walls defense so that if somebody has level 7 walls and has Rockfall, an attackers Ballista can be damaged. This makes it extremely difficult for people to farm NPCs over the level of 5, and makes players defense that much more important. To make this more realistic, Evony will re-name Rockfall to Defensive Trebuchet on June 10th.

– The Evony forum has some new moderators. It’s great to see Zim, Alusair, Thor, and Kittiana out there to help the moderating team manage the boards.

That’s all for now, folks. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the next addition!

Hods News – 5/28/09

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

It’s time for the forum viewers to be up to date if they aren’t already.

– Lots of new basic guides and information has been posted on the homepage. To view them, go to http://hods.com/evony.

– The Hods Freebies are nearing a soon release, so stay tuned! Make sure you’re here to get free honor, resources, valleys, and cities.

– We are now the official RSS Feed on the evonyfreeforever toolbar.

May News

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Well, I think it’s time for me to give you guys the summary of Evony’s development in the last couple weeks.

– Evony has opened several new servers for old and new players to play on. Since my last development post, Evony has released Server 6, Server 7, Server 8, and Server 9.

– Evony has selected two new forum moderators to help manage the forum boards: Cyhort & Kitiara.

– Evony has officially announced that they will be “pruning” inactive players on all the servers.

  • Accounts with less than 100 prestige will be flagged inactive after 3 days with no login.
  • Accounts with between 100 and 1000 prestige will be flagged inactive after 7 days with no login.
  • Accounts with more than 1000 prestige are subject to being flagged inactive after 60 days with no login. We are not currently marking these accounts inactive, but we may do so in the future without further notice.
  • In addition, accounts which have only one city, and that city has high grievance with 0 loyalty will be flagged as inactive after 5 days with no login.
  • The only exceptions are accounts which have purchased Evony Cents. These accounts will never be flagged as inactive.
  • All accounts which are flagged as inactive will be deleted during the daily maintenance period. If you do not want your account to be deleted, log in once in awhile!

– Evony has made some patches to improve your game-play:

  • When a beacon tower detects enemy troops marching to one of your cities, the Reports icon will flash in red.
  • When there are finished quests, the Quest icon will flash in green.
  • Coordinates can now be removed from Coordinate List.
  • Mail and Reports systems have been optimized.
  • On the payment screen, your account email address is automatically filled in for new users, to help prevent errors processing.

– Evony made a contest called “Queen of Evony”. The goal of the contest is to give the community some fun and to reward women who are dedicated to Evony. The winner and the winner’s alliance will receive in-game rewards.

– With the release of the “Queen of Evony”, many men have been hopeful about a “King of Evony” contest. Will there be a contest for who is the greatest King? Who knows *wink*…..

That’s all for now people. Be sure to check back everyday for new guides and news!

Hods News – 5/10/09

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Well I think it’s time for some updates about what’s been going around lately. If you haven’t heard about any of the following, you know now:

– Due to the recent change in name, we have changed our main page link from http://hods.com/civony to http://hods.com/evony.
– We have added a few new categories to the Evony Guides sections. These include: First 7 Days which includes guides and help about what you should do in your first 7 protected days of playing Evony and Maxing Resources which has the four ways to obtaining maximum resource productivity.
– We have released the official Evony myspace which can be found here: http://myspace.com/evonyfans. If you have a myspace account, then please add it so you can be a true Evony fan 😉
– We are nearly finished with developing the Hods Freebies. These freebies will include getting free resources, valleys, cities, and honor. Be sure to be around when we released the Hods Freebies; you don’t want to miss out!
– We passed the 100 posts mark on the community forums.
– We have opened a new opportunity for alliance hosts/officers to get a selective board on our forums for free! Click Here to learn how to get a whole section for your alliance!

Stay tuned for more to come!

– Hods

Hods News – 5/5/09

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Well here are some recent updates to Hods.com:

– I have chosen the first moderator for the Hods.com Forum: logrus. Congratulations, and thanks for helping out!
– The four guides to maximizing resource production are all complete. You may view them HERE.
– We have gotten some guide suggestions and will be adding them as soon as possible.