WFTO Wednesday #62: The Frost Weaver

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Hey folks,

Due to some scheduling issues we’ve had to postpone some of the Big Backer Update until next week. Instead we’re going to do some housekeeping and take a look at the frigid Frost Weaver!

 

Important Note for Kickstarter Backers

When we locked your information on Kickstarter (a step necessary prior to importing the data into our system), they sent an automated email asking you to update your address (in addition to stating that you would receive your physical rewards soon). Please disregard this email.

You do not need to finalize your shipping information via Kickstarter as we’ll be handling it with our own Backer Portal. Once it’s all set up you’ll receive an email from us with information on how to log in to the portal where you can update your address, select T-Shirt sizes, vote on Flex Goals and various other bits.

 

Unit Spotlight: The Frost Weaver

Distilled from the perpetually frozen wastes of an inhospitable realm, the Frost Weaver is a being that channels its ice-bound fury through space and time. Its touch will chill the very bones of your enemies to make them sluggish in battle and, when vanquished, it will unleash a final volley of gelid fury across the battlefield as it is returned to the primal state from whence it came.

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These chilling, arcane creatures will mindlessly follow your orders to march into battle, and, though they are unable to learn from the trials of combat, they will require neither sustenance nor sleep during their short, icy stay within your dungeon.

Abilities:

  • Tempus Frigid (Passive): The Frost Weaver is only a temporary construct, and will slowly lose health over time and receive no benefit from healing effects.
  • Deep Freeze (Passive): When the Frost Weaver dies it will freeze the nearby area solid, causing all nearby units to be unable to take action for a short period. All frozen units will find their resistances dramatically increased for the duration of this effect.
  • Chilling Embrace (Passive): The Frost Weaver passively slows the movement and attack speeds of all nearby enemy units.
  • Frost Nova (Active): The Frost Weaver unleashes an ice nova that temporarily immobilizes all nearby enemy units.

 

EGX Rezzed

From March 28th to March 30th we’re going to be attending EGX Rezzed, an indie-focused gaming expo in Birmingham, UK. If you live nearby (or can make the trip) then we’d love to see you. More details and tickets are available on their website.

If you’re going be sure to drop by our booth and let us know that you’re a backer! Backers get free hugs and tasty snacks*. We are also going to hold a very special contest each day where the best players will have the opportunity to win fantastic, limited-edition prizes. More details on this soon.

*There will be no tasty snacks due to arbitrary health and safety laws

 

Livestream In Two Weeks! (March 26th @ 8:00PM UTC)

We’re (finally) going to host another livestream just before we head off to Rezzed to celebrate the release of our 0.4.0 update! During the stream we’ll also hold our normal Q&A session, discuss various other bits and bobs related to development, and perhaps even a give a brief glimpse of some upcoming content.

That’s it for this week. If all goes well we’ll be back next Wednesday with the final half of our Big Backer Update and, perhaps, a few new teaser images from the upcoming 0.4.0 patch.

 

Until next time Underlord,

- WFTO Team

 

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19 Comments
  1. Nice addition. Reminds me of the elementals in WoW though. Curious to the final look.

    Speaking of WoW:
    Frost Nova (Active): The Frost Weaver unleashes an ice nova that temporarily immobilizes all nearby enemy units.

    This is almost 1-on-1 with the mage spell from WoW. I don’t know if this can result is problems. Maybe check this with Blizzard legal?

    • Highly doubt it, WoW is far from the first game that uses Frost Nova as a spell. There are a ton of iconic spells like that, and most of them have their roots much farther back than WoW, often Dungeons and Dragons or similar even.

    • I remember playing board games in the early 90′s even 80′s that had most of the spells used in RPG’s MMO’s, nothing new at all.

      • Ok good, don’t want any issues on release, game looks to good for petty mistakes haha.

  2. “When we locked your information on Kickstarter (a step necessary prior to importing the data into our system), they sent an automated email asking you to update your address (in addition to stating that you would receive your physical rewards soon). Please disregard this email.”

    Are mails that are sent?

    • Hi Baltasar,

      To clarify, Kickstarter will have sent some emails to you recently. You may feel free to disregard these as they will not be used in our Backer rewards process.

      Instead we’ll be organising all the rewards through our own backer’s portal. Once it’s in place we’ll be sure to let you know!

  3. Why aren’t you releasing ENEMY UNITS ?

    • We do occasionally do spotlights on Empire units as well, though for various reasons we try to spread them out much more.

      Really it’s simply a matter of the fact there are less Empire units than Underlord ones and we’d like to at least keep some unexpected tricks up the enemy’s sleeve!

      Still if you’d like to see some more Empire units I’m sure we’ll be able to tease some more soon.

      • Make the game difficult…the way I see it Empire are being kept in the shadows…on paper they should be badass tough opponents…DK2 was good but this was its flaw…too easy…make this one a hard game.

        • Dungeon keeper was very easy. I didn’t play it a lot but I don’t actually recall ever losing.

          • Agreed. am eagerly waiting for this game… looks gorgeous…

            Just hope it doesnt go too warcrafty.. MUST retain the DK feel…

          • Try the Deeper Dungeons expansion pack, it has some big challenges.

  4. this looks and sound awesome :D

    • We’re glad that you approve! Just wait until you see this bad boy in motion! He’s incredibly cool (Ho ho ho)

  5. Good for you, referencing CoH’s Ice Armor like that.

    • Haha. I was hoping someone would notice :)

  6. How long we have to wait?I am a chinese player and i have wait a long time to play this game.Because the information block so I can’t get this game news。

  7. i want i want i want this game!!

    Have you checked out the ipad version of Dungeon Keeper? Can we say abomination!

    • I agree, although you’re not allowed to put hate in the comments.