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Welcome to the Drone Age

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Greetings Leaders,

We are celebrating DomiNations 7th year, and we’re very excited to say the time has finally arrived to introduce our 16th Age, The Drone Age. You’ve waged battle alongside us for seven years through the ages, and for players who have progressed through the Information Age, a new set of upgrades await! The Drone Age will make its way to your devices in our next DomiNations 11.0 Release. This update includes new art upgrades to the units, buildings, and mercenaries, but that’s not all that is coming your way for Drone Age. We also have a new building, The Drone Factory, which will be released later this summer!


We’ll start by covering the upgrades available on day one. Once you reach XP level 333 you can upgrade your Town Center to Drone Age, unlocking all of the upgrades listed below. We know many of you are excited to start your planning phase, so here's the upgrade breakdown:

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Building Upgrades:
BuildingsDefensive Buildings
BarracksTower
FactoryMortar
AirstripAnti Tank Gun
Mercenary CampMachine Gun
CastleSniper Tower
ArmoryAir Defense
StrongholdMissile Silo
VaultWall
MillGate
MarketBallista Tower
Oil RefineryGarrison
FarmBunker
CaravanSignal Flare
Oil WellArmored Ambush Trap
Alliance GateGCI Radar
RoadsS.A.M. Battery
Rocket Arsenal

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Troop Upgrades
The following troops will also receive additional levels.

Barrack TroopsFactory TroopsAirstrip
Spearhead InfantrySpearhead Machine GunSpearhead Fighter Mk6
Spearhead RiflemanSpearhead InfiltratorSpearhead Bomber Mk 6
MBT Mk6Heavy Tank Mk.14Spearhead Transport Mk 6
Spearhead Patrol RaiderSpearhead RPGSpearhead Airborne Infantry
Spearhead Supply VehicleArmored Car Mk.12Spearhead Recon Mk6
Spearhead Combat EngineerAPC Mk.11
Spearhead ArtillerySpearhead Tactical Helicopter
Spearhead Field MortarMRL Mk.9
Spearhead Attack Helicopter
Heavy Assault Vehicle Mk.4

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Additional Buildings
So those are the units you can plan around to level up, but what about additional builds? Upon reaching Drone Age, players can build 1 extra unit for the S.A.M. Battery, the GCI Radar, the Signal Flare, Bunker, and seven extra walls.

Additional BuildingsIncrease
S.A.M. Battery+1
GCI Radar+1
Signal Flare+1
Bunker+1
Walls+7

Mercenaries
A level upgrade to the Mercenary Camp means there are new arrivals, the United Nations Peacekeeper and the Yatagan Tank. The United Nations Peacekeeper is a ranged infantry unit, while the Yatagan Tank is part of the Heavy Cavalry.
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New Building - Drone Factory (working title)
While upgrades are expected with the arrival of a new age, we still have one more thing up our sleeve! Our team has been working hard on a new building called the Drone Factory which will introduce Offensive and Defensive Drones to DomiNations. These Drones will be useable in War and Multiplayer and will present Drone Age players with new strategic opportunities on both offense and defense. We’ve seen a few discussions online about Drones and can confirm that how these will be used in battle are as a new addition to gameplay and not connected to the Airstrip Recon plane upgrade.

The Drone Factory will not be available at launch but work is underway and we’re expecting it to launch later this summer. There’s plenty to talk about here, and we can’t wait to dive in and share all of the details. We know you have plenty of questions about what to expect once the Drone Factory releases, so be on the lookout for a future blog as we get closer to release!
 
We don't know many details based on a generic teaser, so there's no point in making a game-wide proclamations based on it. We've not even seen the Library. Every other Age adds a Wonder, so makes 100% sense why this wouldn't. The pressure on Drone Age is too high, it's impossible for it to meet people's expectations.
This.
Though, the Drone Age without the building of the same name is decidedly Fawlty Towers ... 😄
 
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We don't know many details based on a generic teaser, so there's no point in making a game-wide proclamations based on it. We've not even seen the Library. Every other Age adds a Wonder, so makes 100% sense why this wouldn't. The pressure on Drone Age is too high, it's impossible for it to meet people's expectations.
wrong, every other age added a wonder, tho as Info Age was the last one with a wonder I don’t expect any at drone age.
 
Unless their is something in this update that is not evident from the teasers so far, it looks to be a miss. Aesthetically pleasing for sure but as far as gameplay and balance, an absolute gigantic miss. You made us wait almost two years from INFO age for this? No library, no parliament, no new wonder, no defensive DRONE, no better defensive capabilities? Is this serious.

At the very least, give the defensive buildings huge HP/dmg jumps and the offensive upgrades little dmg/hp bumps. Recon needs a major HP and scan area decrease. Recon has just killed wars IMO. You guys just made it way to powerful. It has changed the game for the worse, especially with overpowered IKE museums. IKEs would not be as powerful rolling through INFO bases if it were not for the 2 and sometimes 3 recons that players use with them.
 
I will likely get disemboweled by the angry mob for saying this, but I am very much looking forward to the new age. Having no upgrades to do for so long was horrible for motivation to keep playing. It looks like there are many months of upgrades to keep me plugging away.
With this many considerations, I will need to be careful to in sure that I stay competitive.
I expect there to be flaws in your code and glitches in the play. BHG will need to make adjustments after the rollout because people will find ways to exploit the new stuff. That is just the price for new material…
 
I must agree with all the whining of defensive players.
Unfortunately upgrading the arsenal, getting 1 more bunker, SAM and CGI is really little for defense when compared to current attack power with all your meta combos.
Unless we're surprised by more substantial upgrades to defensive buildings in damage and health, defensive players who work a lot harder in this game will continue to be at a disadvantage.

It's not cool to see wars always ending with 100% stars obtained. This makes the game always predictable, boring and the wars always very similar.
You right about deffensive power.
In top alliances ,ww end with 100%,and go to calculate time.most of war are time war.
But notice for rebalance any deffence or offence,we must have all players informations.maybe a lot of players has not good legendary artifacts.so,they can not hit bases.
But,deffencive needed a rebalance.not high,but step by step can go better.
 
We don't know many details based on a generic teaser, so there's no point in making a game-wide proclamations based on it. We've not even seen the Library. Every other Age adds a Wonder, so makes 100% sense why this wouldn't. The pressure on Drone Age is too high, it's impossible for it to meet people's expectations.
We get a new wonder every two ages, but you'd be excused for forgetting we got our latest bunch with the information age, it just so long ago.
 
What a load of cr*p.
a major release with the showcase missing.
no new library or uni
no new units. Just upgrades to already boring ones.

released ‘early’ to get you suckers spending those crowns.

absolutely zero reason to upgrade.
just to watch ht’s plod around or bombers just blitz everything.
 
every age brought something worhwhile... something that players wanted badly...

global age = missile silo
atomic age = 8 planes. more museum slots, wonder
cwa = more museum slots, cant remember what else
sa = 3 star artifacts, wonder
da = recon
ia = hermitage
dra = drone factory (remains to be seen)

you get my point.... how can we have drone after so much time, and not have new library chapters? This should be considered de facto...
Also, a new leader would be perfect for drone age (open for previous ages but can be done only in DrA)

ps. double the salary of your graphics designer team. awesome job!! :)
 
As is the tradition, you pretty much need to free up all your civilians. 19-21 I would guess depending on whether you bought the Estate.
Unfortunately the Production Boost ends one hour before the upgrade goes live, so it won’t be helpful this time.
Dear god did I cock that up, first the event is released 6 days early and it only requires 12 citizens to move up.
In consolation they did end the Production Boost early too. Lol
 
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Greetings Leaders,

We are celebrating DomiNations 7th year, and we’re very excited to say the time has finally arrived to introduce our 16th Age, The Drone Age. You’ve waged battle alongside us for seven years through the ages, and for players who have progressed through the Information Age, a new set of upgrades await! The Drone Age will make its way to your devices in our next DomiNations 11.0 Release. This update includes new art upgrades to the units, buildings, and mercenaries, but that’s not all that is coming your way for Drone Age. We also have a new building, The Drone Factory, which will be released later this summer!


We’ll start by covering the upgrades available on day one. Once you reach XP level 333 you can upgrade your Town Center to Drone Age, unlocking all of the upgrades listed below. We know many of you are excited to start your planning phase, so here's the upgrade breakdown:

View attachment 9634
Building Upgrades:
BuildingsDefensive Buildings
BarracksTower
FactoryMortar
AirstripAnti Tank Gun
Mercenary CampMachine Gun
CastleSniper Tower
ArmoryAir Defense
StrongholdMissile Silo
VaultWall
MillGate
MarketBallista Tower
Oil RefineryGarrison
FarmBunker
CaravanSignal Flare
Oil WellArmored Ambush Trap
Alliance GateGCI Radar
RoadsS.A.M. Battery
Rocket Arsenal

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Troop Upgrades
The following troops will also receive additional levels.

Barrack TroopsFactory TroopsAirstrip
Spearhead InfantrySpearhead Machine GunSpearhead Fighter Mk6
Spearhead RiflemanSpearhead InfiltratorSpearhead Bomber Mk 6
MBT Mk6Heavy Tank Mk.14Spearhead Transport Mk 6
Spearhead Patrol RaiderSpearhead RPGSpearhead Airborne Infantry
Spearhead Supply VehicleArmored Car Mk.12Spearhead Recon Mk6
Spearhead Combat EngineerAPC Mk.11
Spearhead ArtillerySpearhead Tactical Helicopter
Spearhead Field MortarMRL Mk.9
Spearhead Attack Helicopter
Heavy Assault Vehicle Mk.4

View attachment 9631View attachment 9632

Additional Buildings
So those are the units you can plan around to level up, but what about additional builds? Upon reaching Drone Age, players can build 1 extra unit for the S.A.M. Battery, the GCI Radar, the Signal Flare, Bunker, and seven extra walls.

Additional BuildingsIncrease
S.A.M. Battery+1
GCI Radar+1
Signal Flare+1
Bunker+1
Walls+7

Mercenaries
A level upgrade to the Mercenary Camp means there are new arrivals, the United Nations Peacekeeper and the Yatagan Tank. The United Nations Peacekeeper is a ranged infantry unit, while the Yatagan Tank is part of the Heavy Cavalry.
View attachment 9633
New Building - Drone Factory (working title)
While upgrades are expected with the arrival of a new age, we still have one more thing up our sleeve! Our team has been working hard on a new building called the Drone Factory which will introduce Offensive and Defensive Drones to DomiNations. These Drones will be useable in War and Multiplayer and will present Drone Age players with new strategic opportunities on both offense and defense. We’ve seen a few discussions online about Drones and can confirm that how these will be used in battle are as a new addition to gameplay and not connected to the Airstrip Recon plane upgrade.

The Drone Factory will not be available at launch but work is underway and we’re expecting it to launch later this summer. There’s plenty to talk about here, and we can’t wait to dive in and share all of the details. We know you have plenty of questions about what to expect once the Drone Factory releases, so be on the lookout for a future blog as we get closer to release!
I think it looks awesome and the video its cool. Although, lots of people complaining because the Drone Factory not ready and few other details. Overall, it's something new and I'm looking forward ✨️ to upgrade soon.
I second the Idea 💡 of a NEW HOUSE for this age since there's a million things to upgrade and only so many folks to work on them.
Specially if you trying to work on the University at the same time.
 
I think it looks awesome and the video its cool. Although, lots of people complaining because the Drone Factory not ready and few other details. Overall, it's something new and I'm looking forward ✨️ to upgrade soon.
I second the Idea 💡 of a NEW HOUSE for this age since there's a million things to upgrade and only so many folks to work on them.
Specially if you trying to work on the University at the same time.
 
Yeah, shouldnt we be capable of building a new citizen house? Normally its every 2 ages that we get a new house, last house was in digital age..
 
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