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ItsJustBuck
07-20-2018, 09:34 AM
Hey everyone! It’s Buck from RedLynx, here with an exciting update!

COMIC-CON

In case you haven’t heard, our very own ThatDarnSteve (https://twitter.com/ThatDarnSteve) is at San Diego Comic-Con and will be hanging out nearby Cartman’s Escape Room (https://twitter.com/SouthPark/status/1019996104501456898) (which is free to the public) which is located at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (https://goo.gl/maps/LFuAXaPxe8A2) at 200 Harbor Drive #120, San Diego, CA 92101. If you’re in the area come by at 9:30 AM local time to say "hello" and maybe win some sweet loot (including t-shirts and copies of Terrance and Phillip)! However, if you’re not in the San Diego area and still want to see what’s going on, Steve will be starting our weekly live stream (https://www.twitch.tv/southparkphonedestroyer) a bit early, around 9AM PST to give you all a chance to experience a small taste of it.

The normal weekly Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/southparkphonedestroyer)stream will proceed as normal, right after Steve goes offline and into the live meet and greet with fans. BlueBadger400 and I will be on the couch, answering your questions and giving away some sweet loot. Toller will be in the chat, running the giveaways and chatting with all of you. Also remember we’re still running some giveaways on Twitter! If you Tweet @SouthParkPhone (https://twitter.com/SouthParkPhone) @ThatDarnSteve (https://twitter.com/ThatDarnSteve) and @ItsJust_Buck (https://twitter.com/ItsJust_Buck) using the #SDCC and a screenshot of your New Kid in your best Superhero cosplay! We’ve had some great submissions already and we’ll choose some winners next week! If you’re chosen, you’ll win 500 in-game cash!



WHAT’S NEXT?


We are ready to talk about something you’ve all been asking about for the last few weeks, CHALLENGES.

Challenges is an all new game mode, coming to South Park: Phone Destroyer. This is something that we have been working on for quite some time and we are very happy that it’s almost ready to be released!

THE BASICS

“Challenge Mode” is a PvP battle mode outside the normal ranked PvP system. The first challenge of the week has one free entry for all users to try their luck. You can play these matches using up to ‘Tournament level’ cards. These work similarly to friendly fight cards, but with a slight difference. Cards are capped at various levels (Common 4, Rare 3, Epic 2, and Legendary 1) and your New Kid will be capped at level 11. This will keep the battlefield even for new players and veterans alike. However, cards will not scale up, so if you choose to use a common card that is only level 3, that card will remain level 3, rather than going up to 4. Also, Challenges will sometimes have special rule-sets, such as triple energy regeneration or sudden death mode (to name a few), but the first one will be normal, to get everyone familiar with the new mode.

Edit: Cards will be at 'base' level. That means a common will be level 4 with 0 upgrades.

In Challenge mode, you will earn rewards with each win, going all the way up to 12 wins, in order to fully complete the challenge. The challenge ends when a player wins all the rewards or loses 3 times, whichever comes first. Players may reset the challenge for 25 Cartman cash to try and win the rewards again!

There will also be a leaderboard that will showcase the players who earn the highest scores during the duration of the challenge. Here are some examples of how points can be earned:


Victories (Bonus for winning before overtime)
Phones Destroyed
Phones Defended
Total time left after victory
At the end of a completed challenge, bonus for no loss (smaller bonus for 1 loss)



As these challenges can be retried multiple times, you can also earn better scores. Your highest score is always kept and the lower scores will not be shown.

Note: Challenges are SOLO only and do not contain any sort of team element.

MATCHMAKING

Challenge mode uses a different matchmaking system from the normal PvP. Instead of looking at a player’s PvP rank, it will look at the amount of wins in the challenge itself. The goal is to match you with players who have similar win numbers. It will start by looking for a player at the same number of wins, and if that is unsuccessful it will will expand by +/- 1 win.



FINAL WORDS

We are putting the final touches on this feature and it will be ready to go as early as next week! We will have more information regarding the exact dates for the feature to go live as we get closer to that time.

With the addition of this feature, we now have an entire week packed full of activities and extra things to do. Here’s a look at how the schedule will run:

Monday- Weekend event ends, relax and watch your favorite episodes of South Park.
Tuesday- 24 Hour event starts.
Wednesday- 24 Hour event ends, Challenge starts.
Thursday- Challenge Continues.
Friday- Challenge ends, weekend event starts (& Developer Live-Stream).
Saturday & Sunday- Weekend event continues.

This gives you more opportunities to earn some sweet loot, but always remember to open your packs as you earn them, as they will expire when the next event starts! We wouldn’t want to miss out on your hard earned packs!

That’s all I have for now. If you want to ask some questions about this, or anything else, come by our Twitch stream (https://www.twitch.tv/southparkphonedestroyer) today at 9 AM PST! Until next time, we’ll see you on the streets of South Park!

Love,

Your Community Team,
Buck🦌, Steve🚀 and Toller🐶

CaponeDK
07-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Looking forward to the stream. I have so many questions. Hopefully you will answer them instead of dancing around them like usual.

camelchasers
07-20-2018, 10:29 AM
That’s great Buck, challenge mode sounds fantastic! Way to add a feature that should breathe some new life into the game. Climbing the ladder is fun and all, but it is definitely a treadmill and having regular events that are more skill based should be fun. It will also be wonderful to experiment with different decks while still pulling in some rewards for the matches.

camelchasers
07-20-2018, 12:27 PM
So you add another Money pit to the game instead of fixing the known issues, Bugs, Exploits, Cheats,Hacks and the list goes on and on...

This is just like Drafting in MTG/Hearthstone, It will drain people of even more money instead of actually fixing the game it will add a new level of issues while the rest of us suffer.

Great job guys, way to add another layer of gluttony to the mix.

Sincerely The Non-Sheep of the Community.

Wow HazeFamilure, good to see you salty on two message boards at once.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SouthParkPhone/comments/90eadf/comment/e2ptoat

I have no idea where a new game mode (which people have been begging for) equates to gluttony and greed. The post says you can play without paying anything, you just have to chip in if you want to retry. Nobody’s twisting your arm, it’s nothing different than pumping quarters into the Street Fighter arcade machine to try again and beat the kid who is super good.

Ubi-Toller
07-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Looking forward to the stream. I have so many questions. Hopefully you will answer them instead of dancing around them like usual.

I can always try to answer your questions here. The stream can get super busy and sometimes questions get missed. I'm happy to help if I can. :)

Ubi-Toller
07-20-2018, 01:45 PM
That’s great Buck, challenge mode sounds fantastic! Way to add a feature that should breathe some new life into the game. Climbing the ladder is fun and all, but it is definitely a treadmill and having regular events that are more skill based should be fun. It will also be wonderful to experiment with different decks while still pulling in some rewards for the matches.

We're so glad you're excited! We are too, it's going to be a great addition to the game. You'll have to let us know what you think once you get a chance to try them out!

Void_Away-
07-20-2018, 01:58 PM
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Ubi-Toller
07-20-2018, 02:10 PM
This is great, thank you for working on this new game mode I will sure enjoy it and it's an awesome addition to the game.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts once you get a chance to play it! I think it's really going to be fun. :)

Void_Away-
07-20-2018, 03:52 PM
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Boycechris
07-21-2018, 06:52 PM
Anyone figure out how to unlock the comic con outfit? Tried deleting the game and redone loading with the qr code and no luck

Ubi-Toller
07-23-2018, 02:18 PM
Anyone figure out how to unlock the comic con outfit? Tried deleting the game and redone loading with the qr code and no luck

Hi there, Boycechris!
I'm not sure of the answer to this off the top of my head, so I have submitted a request for more information. As soon as I hear back, I'll be in touch! We wouldn't want you to miss out on such a sweet outfit, after all. :)

I hope you had a great time at Comic-Con!

EDIT: I return with more knowledge! :D

If you reinstallled the game using the code, you should be on a list that will be receiving the outfit soon. Can you let me know your current in-game name? I'll double check and make sure you're there.