Monday, March 30, 2015

Champions TD is evolving! Trainer VS: Picking your avatar, wins streak!

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Champions TD is evolving!
These past few weeks I've been really thinking about what Champions TD is becoming and where it is headed. Game Design is such that it is an evolving living thing. Game change direction all the time. Mostly in secret where only developers see but here at Sam and Dan Games we try to be really open about our process so that you are involved in it.

Also I'm looking at how the game performs in different platforms. We want to release the game for mobile devices and so the performance of the game is important.

In an effort to really focus the game and give more meaning to individual units the game will have some big changes.

  • New Valor System (Unit Upgrade system) - This Valor system will work like the resources in most Tower Defense game. You start off with some amount of Valor each level and you use it to temporarily upgrade units for that level. As you defeat enemies you will earn more Valor that you can use to further level up your units. Very similar to how you would upgrade a "tower" in most tower defense games.
  • Only 5 units can be used on a level - Similar to PTD1 and 2 you will only be able to bring in a certain amount of units to a level. This is to increase the strategy involved in who you bring, make each unit much more important and to make performance much better.
  • Tent will only hold one unit/levels will have more tents - Each tent will only hold one unit and so you will usually have 5 tents each level.
  • You will only have 1 of each class of unit (but can keep the ones you have!) - You will no longer be able to get an infinite amount of Bandits, you will only unlock one unit as you play the levels. For example you can have multiple healers but only one timothy or only one Cave Mystic. In the future I will add different types of healers that you will be able to use. Including some hybrids. After some thought and your feedback I think it will be okay to still have some units be able to be recruited more than once. Thanks for the feedback!
  • Player Activated Moves - Some units will have attacks that will be player activated and aimed. An example is the Yeti's Avalanche move.
  • More Skin Selections when creating your character - Finally got around to adding more skin variations for your character.
Due to all these changes most levels will change. You will be able to keep your units and the items you have collected so far.

Trainer VS: Picking your avatar, win streaks!
For Trainer VS I will be adding the ability to pick from avatars that you have unlocked, I will also add a new win streak mechanic. Win a number of fights before losing 3 times. If you lose 3 times then the win amount resets and you start over. If reach the goal then you will win new TMs for your account.

Weekly Progress

Champs TD - Evolving

  • Valor System (0%)
  • Only 5 Units per level (0%)
  • Tent will only hold 1 unit (0%)
  • Only 1 of each unit/Unlock units by beating levels (0%)
  • Player Activated Moves (0%)
  • New starting levels to unlock units and better tutorial (0%)
  • New Graphics for menus and UI components (50%)
  • More Skin Variations when creating your character (100%)
  • More Hair Colors for the existing styles (100%)
  • Human characters will now have a shirt on when you remove their chest piece (100%)
PTD 2 - Trainer VS Moved to next blog

  • Pick your avatar (0%)
  • See more opponent info (0%) - See their wins and their trainer ID
  • Win Streak Mechanic (0%)
  • Win Streak TM Rewards (0%)
That's what I'm working on this week if you have any questions or comments please please please contact me by email, twitter or in the blog comments. Thanks!

94 comments:

  1. I think the player activated moves are a really good idea! It was generally missing :D However I don't think restricing the number of unit types usable is too much. espicially there are not that much of classes. I'd prefer it as a gamemode. A gamemode that bans certain types of units or number of unit types you can use. It would be harder and rewarding. Only one unit per tent is a a little too much :D I'd prefer 2-3 better because I don't want to travel my healer all the time :D Maybe valor upgrades affect the tent level? Every level the tent's capacity increases. I like it! :D

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  2. Glad you like some of my changes! What I mean by restricting is not that you can only bring one healer what I mean is that all units will be like the liar mage and timothy. You will only get one of each unit type instead of getting more than one of each. Also maps will be changed so that healers don't have to be moving from group to group (since you will only have one group to heal).

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  3. Sorry but i don't like streak mechanic...

    And new tms? What will be? And how many earn? If I won 2 tms and I lose, I start again? Too confusing. And boring. I prefer the habitual form: You win? Ok. You lose? No problem.
    And to be honest, I expected more from the trainer vs. I've win the story-mode game and I need to complete part of the pokedex ... not it be better to add items, mega-stones, or even better: Certain shiny / shadow? In plan achievement. It would be so fun. I hope that finally last be fulfilled.
    But to me, the trainer vs not fun.

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  4. We need more megas!! :(

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  5. There are two features in CTD which I think are bad moves.
    Only 5 Units per level
    Tent will only hold 1 unit

    I think levels should have different numbers of units usable whether it be 1 or 3 or 5 or 10 etc.
    I also feel that limiting the player to one of each unit SEVERELY cripples player freedom and turns this from a game I am super excited for to.. a game that seems okay, the "special units" like The Hero, Timothy, Samantha any other future uniques and maybe boss monsters like the yeti make sense being unique but if everything is unique it will give a completely wrong feeling, Timothy Samantha and The Hero are all special story characters and they need to feel more unique and exclusive than a random little bandit.

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  6. agreed but I can only do so much every week

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  7. the 5 units has a lot to do with performance keep that in mind
    units the like bandit still won't take the place of story characters, the difference is now the bandit can be more useful. I can see how the change might sound kinda bad but lets try it out first :)

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  8. Could you make all of the megas be like mega charizard?

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  9. I'll be adding more to it as I go, if trainer VS is not for you then I'll have to think of other ways to add items

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  10. I don't make those graphics I just find them on the internet, so I only found good graphics for charizard

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  11. Yeah win streak that sounds more challenging and more of a point to actually playing trainer Vs. it was fun at first but it got a bit useless cause you were just really doing it for avatars and maybe even bragging rights but now with win streak there is more of a point and hopefully the bigger your streak the better the rewards.

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  12. I also like how you can see more of the opponents info to let you know what you are challenging and if you like his Pokemon you can search them in the Poke-center.

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  13. Sam will you also make a poll for the Mega Pokemon for Giovanni's Gym Challenge or make it yourself. I think the reward will be Mega Camerupt, Mega Steelix, Mega Aggron or Mega Garchomp.

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  14. Please Please Please Trainer ID: 1177479
    I have victini and other pokes. I need shiny zygarde, shiny gible, and shiny bagon.... also looking for other legendaries! :) zygarde +++ for shiny zygarde

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  15. i'm mega charzard

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  16. I will make the poll once I'm going to make the gym challenge

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  17. After some thought and your feedback I think it will be okay to still have some units be able to be recruited more than once. Thanks for the feedback!

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  18. Sincerly, for battles exist a lot of simulators (showdown, or PWO).
    Is necesary incuded in battle vs "do" something fun, different. For example?
    Win ítems (magnet, etc..), Mega-stones, or shiny/shadows pokemons, similar of the achievements. For example: You win 50 battles, win shadow skarmory, gligar, chinchou, or other pokemon of 2nd generation(rare pokemon of other generations. Remember: The invasions, and catch pokemon of 3rd, 4th, or 5th gen is reward for win the game. It's "danger" included pokemon of this gens for rewards). Not included starters, or if you included other gens don't included, for example pansage, panpour, pansear chimecho or castform. Or inclusive pokemons for 1st gen: For example, if you win 300 battles win shiny/shadow eevee. It's rare, and need a lot of battles.

    It's idea, but, probably have more fun the battle vs. And it's not necesary, a rares, for example the pidove, bidoof, etc... A normal pokemons and would add something to the game, and would make that play more than the battle vs.

    See who you think the idea: D

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  19. Please Please Please Trainer ID: 1177479
    I have victini and other pokes. I need shiny zygarde, shiny gible, and shiny bagon.... also looking for other legendaries! :) zygarde +++ for shiny zygarde

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  20. The server been down for a couple hours now.

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  21. thanks for letting me know, got my top men working on it

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  22. you have other people woeking on it too?
    i thought it was only you xD

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  23. are you?
    why the question?

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  24. I lose shiny pansage female and shiny panpour male! thanks! >:(
    Ok, if i don't get back, delete my account.... thanks. :(

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  25. and i lose shinies pokemon in breding! why?

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  26. One other thing, are you still planning on making units unlocked by completing levels? Does that mean there will not be any rare units? If there are still going to be rare units how will they work? I guess we can't get special variants (like shines from Pokemon or maybe big versions of units called giants or titans or something) if it's only going to be from completing levels now.

    Will you just add optional hard levels or something? because if you did that they wouldn't really be rare, you'd just get them later when you're stronger, unless the difficulty scales with level..

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  27. Sam! I have a MASSIVE Issue! The server is down today and I was going to get the Shadow skelp. Plz Do not do the giveaway next week. I waited for shadow thursday for the skelp. Plz do the giveaway on tuesday instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Sam as S&B said can you let shadow skelp and tommorow?
    plz!!!!!! the server is down aall day today and we are unable to

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  29. Sam in the pokecenter when i wana trade it dose not let me and i trade a shiny charmander for a sqertel whith blastosint and this peson gave me a regerlar sqertel

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  30. plese let shadow skrelp go on tommorrow ben watin on it all week

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  31. and do u no when the server should be up

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  32. No problem just happy to notify. Although I still can't get on to the breeding center.

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  33. I chan ge my team from time to suit me best.
    But I guess I wasnt thinking

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  34. Trades and Breeding still not working.

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  35. Yeah it cant just be him otherwise the game would take longer but he is probably he main one.

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  36. Its not worth it for just a couple Pokemon.

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  37. I also hope I wont lose the Pokemon I put in the breeding center.

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  38. You can still try typing the code in you can give it a go and it might still be there in the center.

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  39. I think the code will still work. It worked for me yesterday. You just have to type the code in and you will have to wait until the center is completely fixed.

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  40. Ah, I was going to ask how you planned to deal with the effective range for healers with these changes.

    Guess you didn't overlook that little detail either, well done!

    All in all, I like these ideas. As I was reading that bit about only having one of each unit type.. Well, I was happy to see that strikethrough covering that section xD But at the same time I understand the ideas invoking such an concept. I'm curious to see how you will increase unit effectiveness in the near future. :3

    Oh, and perhaps give 2h weapon users (2h swords and 2h maces, specifically) the ability to attack all enemies in range with their basic attack. Maybe dealing less damage with each enemy struck, but if we are losing the number of allies on the field... Well, I don't want everything to depend on my pseudo-Meteor lol.

    Any idea when the level cap will be increased? Just thought I'd bug a little bit about that while I'm here xD

    Keep up the great work, Sam!

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  41. Whats a good Pokemon with what moveset to use in Trainer Vs?

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  42. If anyone is interested in trading after its fixed here's my ID I haven't had much activity for a while.
    799398.

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  43. hey sam pls give some of my poke back i had already given u an email

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  44. Sam I wasn't able to get shaodw skelps yet, can you do the giveaway the week after plz....................

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  45. Hi my tradeing ID is 4459258 check it out if u want eney u have to trade me eney pokemon whit a mega stone plz check it out i have some legendary pokemon

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  46. Wat are u tradeing

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  47. oh i lost it
    can you give me one plz?

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  48. i delete and i don't regreat never. Not worth? Sincerly, i prefer delete this account and don't play never in ptd, ptd2, or ctd. Or other game create for sam. :D
    I lose my 2 rare shiny pokemons. I prefer delete account. Sam never get back this pokemon... :(
    And some players, i read in fórums or xats delete accounts. :D

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  49. i keep trying to log in to Pokemon center and the ptd2 its not letting me.

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  50. meybe but it didn't allowed me to even enter the game due to the upgrades

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  51. That possible with the current game problems.
    I cant remember my Disqus username and I cant get into my account on my laptop so I used the computer instead. Also alot of my saved stuff are there too so not sure what to do.

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  52. Sure as soon as the pokecenter is backup. Also breeding center.

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  53. hey sam plz let me know when do you give shiny giveaways for ptd 2
    and plz undate you ptd 2 fast
    plz

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  54. How about shiny gible for victini?

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  55. Anyone want a shadow kyurem? I will take any shiny giveaway pokemon or any legendary (excluding the dogs and birds).

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  56. if anyone has shinies for trade plz inform me
    i am a shiny hunter now :)

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  57. do you want mew or mewto

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  58. hey can you give me your ptd 1 and 2 ids and their passwords i will play if you don't wan those

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  59. sam please let me know when do you give giveaway codes
    mi id is karan.banjade@gmail.com please

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  60. Sure! Give me your trade id for mew.

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  61. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................i'm tired for waiting 1 week

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  62. Hey, Sam. That this thing is that the game i down maintenance? I can no longer play the game!

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  63. lol NO. If you interest in ptd or ptd2, used your email.

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  64. And no, i don't gift pokemon. Delete account delete all shinies and shadows ^^

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  65. when will the game be up again Sam?

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  66. Yeah not at the moment.

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  67. Sam I might have a idea that might help with the accounts. Maybe you could possibly add an option to have the player delete their own account instead of not going on for many months and it also might make it easier on you too so you dont have to go searching and deleting all those accounts.

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  68. I remember the last time there was a similar issue like that Sam made a big group of shiny and shadow Pokemon available for free and those Pokemon you had to buy for SnD coins too. But only for a couple of weeks which is still enough time.
    Also which 2 rare shiny Pokemon?

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  69. As soon as it's backup just might have to remind me.

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  70. Hey your new. Here's my account ID I can post some more but it takes too long sometimes. I usually do trades that are fair and sometimes I might not accept cause I already have lots of that Pokemon.

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  73. Sam plz fix the app of ptd2 it keeps saying it under maintenance

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  74. he'll fix it tommorow

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  75. Hi Mega Kyruem! i know the game is down, but i saw that your looking for shines. I would like to make some trades with you, as i have a few shines that are a bit rare you may be interested in. Thanks!

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  76. pokemon tower defense 2 is so awsome so who wants to be friends

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  77. also if any of you have pokemon xy or alpha sapphire friend codes
    please show them to me and i'll send them to you

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  78. My Trainer Vs Ain't Working

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  79. sam could u please tell me what level 5 will be like for ctd also when will it be realised? i saw no updates last week -_-

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  80. what will level 5 be like for ctd oh... also i noticed it looks like u did do updates for trainer vs but no champion tower defence -_-

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  81. go to pokerpad in story mode

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  82. really can i trade plz plz plz !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  83. can I trade for one I will give you my darkria

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  84. I am up to the Unova league

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  85. Hey Sam why don't you introduce all the mega evolutions in the game?

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  86. Where can I evolve my nosepass?

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  87. sorry but i have already all pokemon normal, shiny and shadow

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  88. I have completed the whole game and have 626 different pokemon species submitted in hall of fame.Now the only thing left to do is to complete the pokedex and I rarely get to trade new pokemons or see them in the wild. Now it becomes boring slowly. Why don't you add some new features in the game?

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  89. I want to go in the cave which is route 45 but the researcher doesn't allows me to pass through and in the present the guard doesn't let me pass route 46 so I can go to route 45.

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  90. Steven Van BurckMay 1, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    thats all right

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