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Hey everyone!

Trashed creature items have always been able to be researched by alchemy labs in the city. Previously this didn't really result in anything... at all.

Well, now it does! Next to your researched items count on the ACP Games main page, there is a button to 'Convert Researched Items'. This will take 10 researched items of a specific rarity, and convert them to one item of a higher rarity.

10 commons will turn into 1 rare, 10 rares will turn into 1 epic, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

I've released a bug fix for this update.

  • Tower points should tick
  • You can add archers again
  • Farms now feed more archers
  • Fixed bugs associated with changing what is on a coord. If a coord is not displaying correctly, just abandon it and re-build it.

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

I've made some more changes to the City ACP Game.

  • The previous map size was 20x20. The new map size is 30x30. The extra tiles don't exist yet, but can be purchased. Once they are purchased, they are available to anyone.
  • Some large backend changes to make adding types of objects easier in the future
  • Things can have multiple requirements, and the cost of those will actually be taken from you, unlike before
  • Upgrades will always cost 1 user energy or 10 ACP, in addition to whatever other material costs they have
  • Archer towers now cost 10 gold and 10 wood
  • Houses cost 1 user energy and 5 wood instead of 10 acp

Let me know if you have any questions!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

Hey everyone!

If you are a new user, you may have tried to interact with the City ACP Game - and found that there were no options available to you. This has been fixed!

I've updated the City ACP Game with a feature that will slowly take back a few tiles from inactive players, giving new players space to start their own little empire.

I also changes a bunch about how the City game works - and should have more updates on the way to balance things a little bit. The biggest changes center around energy, creatures, and housing. You can read more about it at: https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6879

Let me know if you have questions!

David West
Alpha Coders

 

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

Summary: Control the tower to be king of the city! Most actions either spend Alpha Coders Points (ACP), your user energy, or energy from your creature.

 

Please remember that ACP Games are meant to be a fun way to spend ACP and interact with the Alpha Coders community.

  Controls

Arrow Keys: Move Camera
Left Click: View info about a tile
Right Click: Perform an action on a tile. Buy an empty tile, upgrade a tile, move a creature to a tile, attack a tile

 

ACP/Energy
  • Every user has a maximum of 20 energy that slowly regenerates. If you use all of your energy, you are able to spend ACP instead.
Buying Tiles
  • If a tile is unoccupied, you are able to buy it. It will cost either 1 user energy or 10 ACP
Upgrade Tiles
  • Homes provide population. People will slowly move into them over time. You can then use this population for archer towers, or feed the population to your creatures to give them energy.
  • Archer towers will attack enemy tiles around them. You can turn population into archers
  • Healing tiles will heal your creatures
  • Defensive tiles have high HP and high Defense
  • Farms produce food. Population in houses don't require food. Popluation in archer towers require food.
  • Forests produce wood. This is used for building archer towers.
How Moving Your Creature Works
  • Moving your creature costs 1 energy per tile.
  • Placing your creature on the city map will cost 10 energy. Creatures are created with 20 starting energy
  • Note: To get more energy for your creature you will want housing tiles, and once they have people living there, right click on your creature to eat the population, giving it more energy
How attacking /defending works
  • You need a creature next to a tile to attack it
  • Your creature will need more than 1 HP and more than 0 Energy to initiate an attack
  • Initiating an attack costs 1 creature energy, or 10 ACP, and your creature uses one energy for every attack that it does.
  • If your creature runs out of energy before you've taken a tile, the attack will stop and you'll have to spend another 10 ACP to initiate another attack later.
  • If there is a defending creature, they will make the first attack, and attack you back after you hit them
  • If there is no defending creature, you will make every attack
  • You can cancel an attack at any time by moving away from the tile
  • Attackers get no attack or defense bonus from the tile they are on
  • Defenders get the full defense of the tile they are on as a bonus
Feeding Your Creature
  • In order to move and attack, you need to have your creature eat your population. You get population by building houses. A blue bar at the bottom of the house will slowly fill, and when it completes, the house will have a population.
  • You right click on your creature, and select 'Eat Population' to eat the population. The game will show a message at the bottom letting you know how much energy your creature gained.
  • Creatures with higher attacks gain less energy per population eaten.

 

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

Hello everyone!

We've had ratings open to anonymous users for a while now, but that has officially ended. In the end, it was taking up a bit too much of our dev time to keep up on all the anon abuse vectors for ratings, as well as countering random bots that would end up ratings tons of content.

Moving forward, to rate content on Alpha Coders, you will need to be a registered member of our community.

Along with the policy change, we also removed all the latest fake/bot ratings. These ended up being quite a lot, so you may see some negatives in your profile stats for today.

Let me know if you have any questions!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago

Yeah definitely.

It can be useful to look up the relevant rules pages here on Community Abyss. So, for example, if on a submission tags are getting changed, https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6766 should help make it more clear why  - and if it doesn't, we'll be happy to explain.

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

staffprod,

Moderators trust submitters that make accurate submissions - ones that moderators don't have to change. You can see a visual % number by going to your profile and looking at the bottom of the 'Your Statistics' section. You can click on the more info button to see what chnages moderators have been making. Always feel free to ask us why we are making changes smiley

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

hi laugh

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

Hey jerry,

It seems like you had tagged some other submissions, and tags on those submissions were removed.

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

Hölpenköster, we've planted 20 trees on your behalf: https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/254552

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

I should have this fixed now. Thanks a ton for reporting it! and let me know if you are still having any issues.

For new players, the game was trying to find a ship and body before they were created for that player. It ended up being a pretty simple fix - but I had a lot of other in-progress stuff I had to fix to push that through.

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

Hölpenköster,

Thanks a bunch for the report. There is definitely a bug when creating a new player. I am hoping to have this fixed later today or tomorrow. I will post again once the fix is live smiley

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

Hey sue laugh

To be honest, I'm not sure. You probably could find that from a not just wallpaper site.

For Alpha Coders, we have no issue with tons of content of any type as long as it's high quality.

By DavidWest 3 months ago ago

Holpenkoster,

We have converted your prize to trees! We decided to match it so 6 trees will be planted

https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/249354

Thanks for donating your prize!

By DavidWest 4 months ago ago