Update 0.22 for trading card game Gods Unchained is introducing major changes to several core gameplay elements. For example the system behind fatigue, which comes into play when the players runs out of cards, has had a considerable overhaul. In addition cards that are drawn while the player has a full hand, will be destroyed.
Previously players would lose mana over time as they had no more cards to draw. This would quickly remove the ability to play cards with high mana points, basically ending the game even before it was ended. The update to fatigue now means that players will do self-damage equal to the unspent mana. As a result this becomes a problem when you have no cards in your hand anymore.
If you’re trying to keep full hands at all time, you’re now in for a surprise. Every card that’s drawn while you have full hands, will be revealed to both players and then destroyed. Not forever, but only during this game. It does not go into the void, and can’t be obtained again.
In addition there have been several rule changes. For example, when a player plays a card that kills both gods. Then the player who played the card will win nonetheless. That’s an interesting mechanic for all those gods that do crazy amounts of damage with spells. Gods Unchained has seen a total of 110 bug fixes in this update, read the highlights here.
This is one of the major updates for the trading card game. Two months ago Gods Unchained already introduced two new gameplay mechanics in another update. But what we’re really waiting for is the release of Trials of the Gods.
What is Trial of the Gods?
Trial of the Gods is the first expansion for the play-to-earn trading card game Gods Unchained. In this expansion each of the gods has selected a champion that will fight in their name. Each of these champions comes with two powerful cards that tie into their story. In the case of Lysander, his Trial card is about overcoming an enemy attack and empowering his army, while his Triumph card has not been revealed yet. This Triumph card might has something to do with the spear he threw to kill a demon general, or with the divine intervention that prevent his certain death.
Trial of the Gods is expected to launch with a few months. The expansion will be an update for the game. Before launch Immutable will sell Season 1 card packs. These cards will only be available for a limited time. The Genesis season already sparked lots of interest. In December a one-of-a-kind card was sold for 31 thousand dollars (210 ETH). Future game mechanics will allow users to create limited edition cards from older cards, making existing cards more rare.
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