Dev Note #104: 2nd Anniversary 4.0 Update Preview Part 4: Additional NoticeDev Notes
Greetings Heirs, We are here to cover some general questions from the community that was brought up after the last Dev Note. ⭕️ What are the conditions to unlock 4 regions of Purifying Grounds? 1st region of Purifying Grounds is open to all Heirs. For the 2nd region, we are thinking about various conditions to unlock it. Instead of unlocking a specific region, you must unlock each region in sequence with [Open+1 Slot]. If you purchase [Open+1 Slot] from the milage shop, you can permanently unlock 2 regions. (The mileage point is not confirmed but we are not planning to make it high) Also, the All-In-One package has [Open+1 Slot] effect so if you purchase it, you will be able to unlock the 3rd region. The last region is planned to be sold for 30 days by purchasing it with money or in-game currencies (karats). Thus, you can unlock each region in the Purifying Grounds by > Open+1 Slot (Permanent) product > Open+1 Slot (30 days) product > All-in-One Package These products do not have any order of purchase because a specific product is not associated with a specific region. The [Open+1 Slot] for Purifying Grounds is not designed to be accommodated with a large amount of money. We did not finalize what kind of current would be required to unlock the region We are planning to allow Heirs to shard farm for Light/Dark Servants at a small cost. ⭕️ Isn't it difficult to use the Purifying Grounds without making a large amount of purchase? As we have explained above, there are 4 regions to the Purifying Grounds. Even without making any purchases, the [1st region] and [Explore/Sanc] will be available and can be used at the same time. You will be able to farm shards for 2 servants at the same time. If you purchase 2 [Open+1 Slot], you will be able to unlock the Purifying region up 3 regions, which will allow you to farm light/dark servant shards. (You will be able to farm servant shards that were not available to farm) Karats and Mileage will be enough up to the 3 regions, but you will need the All-in-One package to unlock the last region. (If you are going to shard farm without the All-In-One package, it will be a bit difficult due to the valor and time. It will be same as the current method of shard farming) We think that the All-In-One purchase is a pre-requisite for farming so we decided to add [Open+1 Slot] effect in the All-in-One package. If we don't put this condition, then we will be adding a different cost for the region to farm Collaboration/Light&dark servants that are not available for shard farming. The difficulty of obtaining these servants must be high. Wouldn't it be better to receive extra cost to unlock a region for these servants? If we don't receive extra cost to unlock the region for these servants, would it satisfy the users who have spent extra cost and resources to obtain these servants? Instead of adding additional cost to unlock a region, we decided to add the benefit to the All-In-One pack which many heirs use for shard farming. ⭕️ Aren't you focusing too much on In-App Purchases? As we talked about Purifying Ground in the previous Dev Note, we mentioned In-App Purchases more than we did in other Dev Notes. We don't want to say In-App Purchases is completely unrelated. However, the reason it seems like we are putting greater emphasis on In-App Purchase is because of the characteristics of Purifying Ground. Every region of Purifying Ground shortens the shard farming process significantly, as it allows Heirs to farm while playing other contents or staying offline from Heir of Light. We want to clarify that Heirs will be able to enjoy various contents of Heir of Light, such as Dungeon, Explore, Sanctuary, Raid, and Abaddon, while they have their special force team deployed for an expedition in Purifying Ground. Once Heirs open all 4 regions of Purifying Ground, Heirs will be able to farm from 5 regions including Exploration/Sanctuary. Ultimately, if Heirs used to collect 10 shards a day, Heirs will be able to collect 50 shards a day from now on. For the most part, In-App Purchases in Heir of Light is connected to saving time. While In-App Purchase is not necessary to enjoy Heir of Light, Heirs can turn to In-App Purchases when they want to play more or progress faster. We prepared Purifying Ground as a "time-saving content," which is why Purifying Ground is closely tied to In-App Purchases. While Heir of Light has various contents related to time consumption, Heir of Light has been providing a lot of resources as event rewards. While many Heirs love the event rewards, the rewards were outshining what Heirs were getting from In-App Purchases in a smaller unit. Therefore, we wanted to give more incentives to players for In-App Purchases even in smaller units. Purifying Ground is quite similar to Mission Package in terms of its purpose. ⭕️ Is All-in-One Package necessary to transcend Collaboration servants? We want to reassure players that we are preparing various means of acquiring Common Shard. While it may take some time, transcending Collaboration servants is possible as Common Shard will be available from in-game gameplay, events, and In-App Purchases. We intentionally designed Purifying Ground so that Collaboration servants naturally take longer to transcend with Common Shard to honor the effort of Heirs that invested a lot of resources during the Collaboration period to fully transcend Collaboration servants. We hope that Heirs feel that we found an appropriate middle ground for Heirs that invested in Collaboration servants and Heirs that didn't. Heir of Light allows players to progress without In-App Purchases as long as they participate in various events. We will continue to look after various aids for F2P players, and we assure you that it is not our direction to make Heir of Light P2W game. (We are preparing a ★5 Select Summon as an upcoming pre-registration reward, and we will be giving out even greater rewards for future Updates.) We also believe it is important to provide enough benefits to players that spent even the smallest amount, providing various perks to support the progression. We covered some questions brought up by the community today. Please feel free to leave any feedback in the comment below. Thank you.