iPad 7 cities update is out?

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  1. Ahiru

    Ahiru Well-Known Member

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    i just noticed that updating apps via itunes - but it doesn't show anything in the game's page (still 1.0v)

    what have been changed? (downloading)
     
  2. Man of Mystery

    Man of Mystery Well-Known Member

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    easy mode is easier, hard mode is harder, fast forward button, yellow gems easier to see, obelisk towers improved, status bar (battery life) in the pause menu, something with highscores, and more sounds is all i can remember o.o
     
  3. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Yeah! Downloading now.
     
  4. Quick copy and paste from the changelog:

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    General:
    -compiled to 2.1 firmware instead of 2.2
    -added status bar when in Pause Menu in-game (shows battery, time, etc)
    -added Pause & Build, Play, and FastForward button
    -Play Game menu tells info about saved game (map, difficulty, mode)
    -loading a game now correctly shows the loading screen for the map
    -updated credits with QA section
    -each loading screen in Campaign now tells total number of waves to survive

    High Score:
    -save last high score name entered
    -added high scores website URL link to high scores page (only an image, does not actually take you there; opening a web page in game is buggy)
    -new High Score URL for version 1.1 (clean slate since gameplay design has changed)

    UI:
    -Speed, Grid, and Main Menu button can now be hidden/shown by pressing the City OR by tilting the device down past 45 degrees for a short time and moving it up again
    -made input pressing faster (delay reduced by half)
    -re-layout the HUD
    -make tower yellow gem acquired state more obvious
    -increase camera pan speed (5 -> 7)
    -fixed level 2 tooltip showing incorrect tip sometimes

    Obelisk:
    -fixed obelisks still getting damage aura from sold towers
    -fixed obelisks getting damage from other obelisks (only get damage aura from other towers)
    -obelisks will not get damage from Tornado Towers any more (0 damage)
    -obelisk auras are now 35%, & updated docts to reflect that

    Gameplay:
    -creature HP is now multiplied by 0.7, 1.0, and 1.3 for Easy, Normal, and Hard, respectively, for Campaign only (Easy is easier, Hard is harder)
    -Tornado tower experience required changed from 50 to 40 (since it doesn't get kills directly, so now it levels up faster)
    -tweaked all Maps for gameplay balance -> should be more interesting and Normal ought to be a bit easier

    Visual & Audio Tweaks:
    -tweaked obelisk attack effect (visual)
    -tweaked turtle and fish sinking animations (visual)
    -immune bug now animates (visual)
    -add new sounds for turtle and immune bug
    -updated doc fonts to be clearer to read
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    And with that, go and get it! :)
     
  5. emsboy

    emsboy Active Member

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    Extremely awesome update =)
     
  6. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    Just based on this massive update, I'll be buying this game later tonight. Please don't have a sale/price drop in thd next few days!! ;)
     
  7. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update. Looks like these are some pretty big improvements to the game :)
     
  8. drach

    drach Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Look forward to trying the update out.
     
  9. nooobynick

    nooobynick Well-Known Member

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    this looks like a cool game but i don't think i'll get it until a price drop is out just because i already have fieldrunners and i already spent $40 in the appstore since christmas...
     
  10. mrkgoo

    mrkgoo Well-Known Member

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    I've had this since it came out, and I still haven't played it.
     
  11. Knight

    Knight Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, no plans for a price drop for a while. Its got more features than Fieldrunners and they will have to do several more updates to catch up to us.

    But if you don't believe me, just ask the others who have the game already :).
     
  12. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Knight, I don't know if you're aware but your 7 Cities website redirects to a metromix site.
     
  13. sygg

    sygg Well-Known Member

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    Ah, highscores reset as well, good job. :D
     
  14. fpugirl

    fpugirl Well-Known Member

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    I love this game! I would suggested it over Fieldrunners 100/100 times. It's way better. Way more depth and so many more maps. Love it! gonna go get the update!
     
  15. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    No need to apologize. It's one of the few times I don't want a price drop! ;)
    And I completely agree that this appears to be a much more complete package. I also very much appreciate how active you've been here so I'm sold!
    Off to go purchase 7 Cities!!
     
  16. Knight

    Knight Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, forgot the td part ;)
     
  17. kennfusion

    kennfusion Well-Known Member

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    #17 kennfusion, Jan 13, 2009
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    "Speed, Grid, and Main Menu button can now be hidden/shown by pressing the City OR by tilting the device down past 45 degrees for a short time and moving it up again"

    I somehow managed to accidently make it go away, but cannot seem to get it back. could someone explain this better? I must be slow. heh


    Edit: nevermind, figured it out.
     
  18. cptlockheed

    cptlockheed Well-Known Member

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    #18 cptlockheed, Jan 13, 2009
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    But submitting the scores to server seems to send ALL high scores, including those done with the old version. See my scores with dates on them (the Finnish ones, SamiXXXXXX) - they are so last year...


    By the way, there is a Campaign score made on Ruby Terra (the map1), with 20 levels instead of the regular 15. Hey Knight, some secret levels out there? ;)
     
  19. Tack

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    I left some suggestions in my review on iTunes and it looks like you addressed most, if not all, of them. Thanks for listening to feedback and updating the game, unlike some developers who put out a game and just seem to walk away.

    Downloading update now.

    -Tack
     
  20. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    A testimonial to 7 Cities:

    So as I mentioned in a previous post, I'd take the plunge and purchase this game, and boy am I glad I did! This is a freakin' ridiculously good game. You can feel the love you've put into it and I almost had to call in sick from work for the rest of the day in order to play this. I guess I have something to look forward to tonight, as this game is incredible!
    Fieldrunners who? What's that? That's soooo passé. 7 Cities is where it's at!
    I can completely understand why you would not lower the price on this in comparison to Fieldrunn...whatever it's called. ;)
    This is in my humble opinion is the best TD game out there, and best bang for your buck. No competition in the TD category as far as I'm concerned.
    Honestly, WOW, that's all I can say, WOW.
    Kudos!

    Ok, must get back to work...(and sneak in another wave!) :)
     

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