It's been quite a while since a large update has been added and I'm pleased to give you this update that I have worked hard on making. The pet battle system is another landmark progress point in the creation of CSK and has been planned from a long time ago to get it to where it is now.
Damage vs Armor equation change
In this update one of the key changes is the way that armor and damage work meaning the equation that performs this calculation has been changed so don't be surprised that the numbers that you where used to seeing before this update are very different than what you see moving forward with this update.
New Pet abilities
There has been a large number of new pet abilities that have been added in this update but you will NOT be able to gain access to them until the next update which will be primarily focused on adding roughly 30 new pet abilities. The reason for them not being added in this update is because they are not yet completed and they need to be balanced against each other to make sure that final result is accurate in following the concept of the original design.
Pet Challenge System
The Pet Challenge System is designed to be consistent like all the other game functionality, what this means is that you must send a Challenge request to another player and when they receive that request they must accept the request. This in my opinion is be best method of doing this in that it is not intrusive and allows for easy managing of large volumes of any type of requests, you have always been doing this already through the Requests Panel and it will stay that way. Once the Challenge request has been accepted the Battle begins.
Pet PVP Stats
An entire new branch of exp has been created for the Pet Battles along side a bunch of other stats for the pets such as Battle Level, Kills, Deaths, Biggest hit, Win, Tie, Lose and others. These stats are all accompanied by matching Leaderboard sections that have been added to the official website Leaderboards.
As of this update you can earn Victory Coins from fighting your pet against other player's pets. Victory Coins are similar to Jellybeans but serve a different purpose in that you will use Victory Coins to obtain the more difficult and desirable Scrolls within the game. The more you Battle the higher your pet's Battle Level will be and the more Victory Coins you will earn.
You can watch pet fights of any type to learn how to become a better Battle Master or just for laughs, to do this just select the pet in battle and click on spectate.
This update isn't all about pets, a very cool new option has been added to the Game Rooms for those who love to play Classic and or Teams. Frenzy Mode extends the time of each game round and also after the 1 minute point of the round powerup items will randomly be placed on the stage and as more time passes the rate of the powerups being placed on the stage will also increase. This will allow for a lot more enjoyable intense gameplay and more fun all around.
New command "/make guild party"
A new command( /make guild party ) has been added for the purpose of fighting Guild versus Guild with pets of up to 8 pets in each team so basically up to 8 vs 8. This type of party can not be used to fight against regular world monsters and is not designed for that, the single purpose of this is to fight Guild versus Guild to obtain Guild exp, Victory Coins, Guild Rankings, and Guild stats. Only the Guild Master or Guild Captain can use this command to make this type of party.
Other changes that are worth mentioning is that you can now use consumable items directly from within Pet Battle which means candies. The official website has had some changes to show Leaderboards as well as descriptions of abilities for your pets so you can know what each does ahead of time.
Of course there has also been some bug fixes with this update and potentially some new bugs may have been introduced as a result of this update so if you happen to come across something that is a bug make sure to post it on the bugs section of the forum with some information about it.
That basically covers the main parts of this update so have fun and I will see you in the game :)
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