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What is Siege of Turtle Enclave you ask? Only one of the most unique strategy games ever made! Through the course of the game the player must collect resources, build and upgrade mighty structures, train a wide variety of troops, cast spells, conquer territory and wage war against a mighty foe in this innovative 4X strategy game! It's safe to say players will have their hands full, as the enemy is as cunning as he is numerous! Take command of your troops and fight in action packed battles featuring a unique real-time-turn-based hybrid system! Deploy the right unit for the job, as these battles also feature a dual-rock-paper-scissors mechanic, and diverse and powerful unit-specific abilities for added depth and excitement! No two campaigns will be the same, as the map is randomly generated for players to explore and conquer each time a new game is started! This game is currently in Alpha and is under heavy development, be sure and follow it's progress as awesome new content and features are added!
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Let's start off with the new and revitalized Agricultural System, as many of you may know crops were a part of SoTE since the first Alpha, but it was a tedious and mostly unrewarding undertaking and since there were so many other elements demanding my attention Agriculture in general fell by the wayside. But no longer! The system was re-designed to be a lot less micro-managy and more powerful, to make it worth the player's while. Now crops are 'Cultivated' at the Alchemist's Lab and once this is done players can plant as many as they like, you no longer have to 'forage' or 'extract' seeds to plant one or two crops. Also, once a crop has matured it will either offer a passive benefit or require you to 'assign' it to one of your armies, and once it has been assigned it will confer it's benefits on the army until the army is destroyed or you re-assign the crop to another army, so you won't be stockpiling crops by growing and harvesting and re-planting etc... The crop will in essence be grown, harvested and carried to distant battle lines automatically. Also most of the benefits and or effects of the crops have been re-balanced to scale with the armies using them, for example; Tomatoes used to restore 10HP when used in Battle, when they were implemented Peasants had 20HP, so that was a lot, but know units can easily have over 100HP even in the Stoneborne Tier, to address this Tomatoes now restore 25% of a units Max HP, so they are just as useful for Grunts as they are for Battlemages. Similar adjustments have been made to all Stat-effecting crops as well. Two new crops; Shadeweed and Luna Blossoms, have also joined the assortment of crops the player can grow, each offering power advantages to your forces if you are lucky enough to discover and capture the hidden groves in which they grow.

New Crops

Ok! Now onto the new Magic System! Some of you may be familiar with the Grand Spells that you can research at the Library and cast with the Sorcerer's Tower on the world map to gain bonuses, protection, or to cause other effects beneficial to your cause, though it was a somewhat bland and uninteresting system that didn't have such a massive impact to the main game. It's gotten an upgrade. Previously, players would spend Crystal to cast a spell, but now players must generate Mana from Crystal and use that to cast spells instead, this can be done once a Sorcerer's Tower has been built. Depending on how much Crystal a player wants to refine into Mana will determine it's efficiency, with more Crystal reducing the rate, to increase efficiency players may add raw resources into the reaction to help stabilize it, each turn the resources and Crystal are deducted from stores and Mana is channeled into your reserves. The rates and resource amounts are still new, and need more testing to balance out but I like how the system feels so far. But the changes don't stop there, oh no, now to cast spells on the world map players must build Beacons, which the Sorcerer's Tower uses to channel spells across the map to the player's desired target. Beacons help expand a players 'Magic Influence', the Sorcerer's Tower will generate some influence surrounding the Enclave itself, but to cast a spell across the map you'll have to build Beacons to expand the influence over the tile you want to effect. Beacons also must be upgraded to channel more powerful spells within their radius, for example; a simple Timberhewn Beacon would be sufficient to cast Eye of Elements to reveal nearby tiles to the player, but you'd need a Ironwrought Beacon to cast, say, Hand of Winter to bring death to your enemies. I've also added 3 more spells, special spells that you must cast 'on a Beacon' and then the spell will effect all tiles within a 2 tiles from the Beacon, potent stuff.

New Magic System Components

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, I've added an Auto-Resolve button to the engagement interface before entering battle, it's still warm from coming off the forge, and needs a good deal more polish and testing for it to be even close to an accurate faxcimily of manually fighting the battle, but it's there none the less. It's perfect for those times that 2 owls attack your Arcane Citadel and 12 Battlemages, or worse, a full stack of enemy elite engage your Enclave Peasents...meh...had way too many of those fights...But no more! I'm not really sure why it's taken me this long to add the Auto-Resolve, but it's finally here and here to stay.

New Crops

That sums up this patch fairly well, and I'll wind down now. Thanks so much for reading and for being a fan, it's so exciting being this close to the end, but it's a little sad too, Siege of Turtle Enclave has been such a major part of my life for nearly three years, I'm going to miss working on it when it's finished.

Thanks again and take care until next time!
~ Heftig.

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v0.5.4 Experimental Mac Demo

v0.5.4 Experimental Mac Demo

Feb 24, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Emphasis on 'experimental', this download contains the zipped 'app' of the Demo of Siege of Turtle Enclave, not the installer, the way I understand Mac...

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.3a

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.3a

Jun 7, 2012 Demo 1 comment

This build represents the Demo of the game in it's current state (Alpha) and is for garnering feedback and eliminating early bugs as well as balancing...

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.2a

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.2a

Mar 26, 2012 Demo 2 comments

This build represents the Demo of the game in it's current state (Alpha) and is for garnering feedback and eliminating early bugs as well as balancing...

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.1a

Siege of Turtle Enclave Alpha v0.1a

Feb 2, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This build represents the Demo of the game in it's current state (Alpha) and is for garnering feedback and eliminating early bugs as well as balancing...

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Bigpather12 Feb 3 2013, 10:43am says:

3also how many diffrent units are you goinh 5o have in final release?

4are you goinh to have heroes?

5will there be a new alpha soon?

6is the conquest mode going ro be diffrent to thde othr modes?

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Bigpather12 Feb 1 2013, 4:38pm says:

Awsome gane couple of question

1,Wkll there be a skermih mode9 OR ANY OTHER UNLCOKBLE MODE0 other than th ecampain?

2.will it have differnt races in the final vverion?

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KingHeftig Feb 2 2013, 6:28pm replied:

Thanks for your interest in the game! :)

1: Yes, there will be Skirmish mode (that consists of a single battle of picked or random troops) and there will be Conquest mode, kind of a progressive series of battles with no economic element , I'll be outlining the full details on the various game modes in a future news post so stay tuned!

2: Alas, no, at least not initially. Maybe if the game does really well when it's finished I may decide to add some DLC/content patches or things like that. But we'll see.

Thanks again for your interest and I hope you enjoy the game!

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Reiart Jan 25 2013, 12:20pm says:

Can't get 0.5, as usual Desura has not updated and the game does not have an update option on the main menu.

So my question is, How do I update to version 0.5 from 0.4.8a?

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KingHeftig Jan 27 2013, 10:26am replied:

Hi sorry it took so long to respond, are you still having trouble? I just uploaded the stand-alone file for installing 0.5 independent of Desura, so you can try that if the patch still isn't showing up.

Good luck. :)

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Reiart Jan 27 2013, 2:10pm replied:

Thankyou! ...downloading now and dont worry about the response time, it only took a couple days ...people have lives. Though I know what you mean, people get pretty impatient on the internet.

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Bashful Jan 24 2013, 9:07am says:

The thing I like about you as a developer is your updates are quite big, not often but big. I think they are well worth the wait, I shall be checking out the new stuff later. Did the aggressiveness get balanced or is that still the same for now?

Thanks for this.

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KingHeftig Jan 24 2013, 12:13pm replied:

Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to re-do the aggression settings, I've been saving balancing changes like that until Beta (the unit stats are all way out of place too). It's just been a mad content grind and bug squashing fest during Alpha. But never fear! When Beta lands the AI is getting a massive overhaul, a complete re-write, that should take care of over aggressive behavior once and for all, (or under aggressive behavior, for the truly mad players that live only to kill enemies) and make it much more interesting as well. But like you said, it will be a while before that update comes out...

Thanks for your interest and I hope you enjoy the new hero and stuff!

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Bashful Dec 21 2012, 2:04am replied:

Thank you, played it a few times now and no problems with it. Hate the fact i turn aggressive and everything to low though and after 12 days I get attacked on a daily basis. I thought the low settings would give a me a day or twos safety before being attacked again. Still think it's a good game with lots of potential though :) Merry Christmas to you too :)

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KingHeftig Dec 21 2012, 3:23pm replied:

Thanks for the feedback! I am holding off on most of the major aggro/balance/pacing issues until Beta, but I'll keep this in mind for future updates! Maybe I can rig up a temporary fix as I also felt the enemy was too aggressive. ;)

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