Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend

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Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend

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NEW game mode, NEW currency, NEW shop, NEW campaign and NEW type of Combiner spark!!! This weekend will be full of NEW content!

Raid to Cybertron

Your troops are ready for a Raid to Cybertron! Take part in this weekend's event to discover the new Raids and win:

- Up to 2,000 Shanix Coins*
- Up to 40,000 Spark
- Up to 800 4-Star Shards
- Up to 1,500 3-Star Shards
- Up to 3,000 Premium Shards

*Shanix Coins: Use this new currency on the Shanix Store to buy unique items like the new XP Power Cores or Universal Combiner Spark!

Event type: Alliance Raid Battle
Start Date: 30/11/18 10:00 UTC
End Date: 03/12/18 10:00 UTC
Bonus Experience: Triple XP!

How to Participate?

  • Reach HQ Level 4 and Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Energy Cells!
  • Use Energy Cells to attack available Raid Bases
  • Damage or Destroy Raid Bases to win Raid Points that will unlock Reward Tiers
  • Collect prizes including Shanix Coins!
  • Use Shanix Coins to purchase unique items from the Shanix Store!

Event Battle Zones
Energy Cells can only be earned by winning a battle in an Event Battle Zone. Event Battle Zones are accessed through the event menu. Event Battle Zones offer Energy Cells and Bonus Experience but do not reward Energon or Alloy.

New Game Mode: Raid Battles
The time has finally come! We are extremely thrilled to release this new game mode and what it will bring to Transformers: Earth Wars!

Alliance Raid Battles are arriving in the game this Thursday along with a new campaign: Return to Cybertron, where you can get a Gold XP Power Core - a brand new time-limited Power Core - as a campaign reward.

For those of you who have no idea what Raid Battles are, it’s a new alliance war mode where an entire alliance works together to overcome multiple strong raid bases to collect Raid Points and unlock rewards. Read on for an in-depth view of what Raid Battles are and how they work.
Event Mechanics

Raid Bases are accessed through the Raid event menu. Selecting an available Raid Base starts an attack against that base. Raid Bases can be damaged or destroyed to score Raid Points that will unlock rewards. Raid Bases reward Experience Points per building destroyed but do not reward Energon or Alloy.

Only 1 Alliance member can attack a Raid Base at a time. Once a base is selected, it is locked to that player, who then has 2 minutes to choose the squad they want to bring into battle, and overall 10 minutes to finish the fight. The timers are in place so that Raid Bases are not locked out for too long, but at the same time to give players who disconnect a chance to get back into the game and finish their battle.

Energy Cells are required to attack a base. The amount of Energy Cells required depends on the game mode and the event setup.

Usually, a certain amount of cells are given at the start of an event, and they replenish over time. During weekend events it is also possible to fight in event battles to gather more Energy Cells.

Raid Bases
Raid bases are not just any normal base - they are high powered, supercharged and rule-defying beasts with special buildings you will not have seen the likes of which before!

There are twenty different raid bases with increasing difficulty that can show up in the events, but don’t have to. The below table lists them all in order. Please note that these values can change based on the type of event active.

Buildings
Most buildings will have a largely increased damage output and health pool. On many of them you will notice a number next to their health bar, which indicates stacks of health bars! You will have to burn through all the stacks before a building is finally destroyed.

In addition, there are four new types of defense buildings that you will only see in raid bases with new and very powerful abilities:

Luxon Destabilizer: Fires a searing beam that deals more damage the longer it hits a target. Targets ground bots only.

Railgun: Deals heavy damage to all targets in a line. Does not target flying bots.

Acid Launcher: Fires an explosive shell that covers enemies in acid, slowing them and dealing damage over 5 seconds. Does not target flying bots.

Thunder Tower: Blasts nearby bots with electricity, dealing massive damage and stunning them for 3 seconds. Immune to EMP effects! Does not target flying bots.

Event Types (Weekend / Mid-week)
For the upcoming event, we will be launching the Raid Battle Weekend Event where you can win Shanix Coins and other rewards. Attempts are not limited: you can attack normal Event Battle Zones to get Energy Cells and use them to attack as many Raid Bases as you want.

At a later point, the Raid Battles will be get a place as a mid-week event, which will take place every Tuesday at 10:00 AM UTC to Thursday 10:00 AM UTC.

In this mid-week mode, each alliance member will have limited attempts to damage Raid Bases as much as possible. Winners will get up to 1,000 Shanix Coins!

This mode is still Work in Progress, we are working hard to make it happen as soon as possible!

Shanix Store
Shanix is a unique currency used on Cybertron. You can access the Shanix Store in the “Build” menu where you will be able to purchase special items such as:

Universal Combiner Spark
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XP Power Cores (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Power Core Chips (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
5-Star Optimus Primal or BW Megatron (Shanix Store Exclusive!)

Pro-Tip Videos


Watch these 3 videos of Ioannis giving you a few quick tips on making the most out of Raid Battles!

PRO TIP PART1 - What are Raid Battles? - A quick overview of the new game mode.
PRO TIP PART2 - Alliance Strategy: Learn some tips on how to tackle the Raid bases as an alliance.
PRO TIP PART3 - Bot Strategy: Learn some tips on how to use specific bot abilities to your advantage in Raid Battles.

FAQ
Q: How can you attack Raid Bases?
A: Energy cells are required to attack bases. You will be granted some Energy cells at the start of the event and Energy cells generate automatically over time. If you run out of Energy cells, you can obtain more by doing normal battles.

Q: Can more than one player attack the same base at the same time?
A: No, only one player can attack a base at a time and bases under attack will be locked down. Any destruction done to the base will be carried over and you will be able to see how much damage was dealt by certain members per base.

Q: How many attempts do we have to attack?
A: Depends on the setting of the event.

Q: Can combiners attack the Raid Base?
A: Yes, and you should definitely take advantage of their destructive force.

Q: Do I need Fuel cells to participate on a Alliance Raid Battle?
A: You will need Energy cells to attack Raid Battle bases which you can earn by winning in normal event battle zones.

Q: Is there an Energy Cell cap?
A: The Energy cells cap for this weekend’s event is 500 but this value might change for midweek Raid Battles. So once your Energy cell balance reaches to a cap, you won’t be able to obtain more by winning in event battle zones.

Q: What will happen if I leave my alliance during the Alliance Raid Battles?
A: Raid Battle weekend events behave exactly like Alliance Totalisers. If you leave your alliance, you will not be able to participate in raid battles anymore. Joining another alliance gives you access to their raid bases and you can help them, but if you already unlocked a reward from the totaliser in your previous alliance, you will not receive it a second time.

Q: Will I win the exclusive prizes from the Alliance Raid Battles?
A: Shanix Coin is a prize exclusive only to Raid Battles.

Q: Will I gain the XP and medal from the Alliance Raid?
A: You will gain a small amount of XP by destroying Raid bases but you won’t gain any medals.

Check out the Raid Battle page on the wiki
Be prepared to take on giant awesome defences!

Universal Combiner Spark

By popular demand, we’ve decided to introduce Universal Combiner Spark!

Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
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Luxon
Railgun
Thunder Tower
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend
Game News: Alliance Raids come to "Earth Wars" this weekend