The Road Ahead: Summer 2024

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Greeting Leaders,

We're back with another Road Ahead, where we look at what’s upcoming in the world of DomiNations! In this edition, we’ll cover Summer for the Ages and some of the new content you’ll see in the next few months, including Library, Council, Drone Directives, and more.

Our dedication to revisiting and updating some long-standing features within DomiNations continues. Earlier this year, we talked a bit about Tournament of Glory, and we hoped that we would have more to share regarding this change to Multiplayer. However, we’re still hard at work fine-tuning the details. We’re also evaluating what’s next in the quality-of-life pipeline, determining which smaller QoL updates can supplement the much larger projects. We aim to give you more information later this year regarding Tournament of Glory and what the Quality of Life roadmap looks like!

We hope you enjoyed all that our 9th Anniversary celebration had to offer! So many of you took immediate advantage of the Instant Building Upgrades and made the Anniversary one to remember. In case you missed it, we also hosted a Community War that asked all of you to use the Custom War feature! The participation helped us to pinpoint some fine-tuning opportunities to create a better overall experience in the future. However, just as soon as one event is over, we’re on to the big yearly event, Summer for the Ages!

Summer for the Ages
Everyone’s favorite summer activity is back; it’s Summer for the Ages!

Our Age Rush will kick off on July 1st, with 60% off building upgrades for all Ages from Classical to Drone. Discounts will drop to 50% for most of August and finish at 40% in September, so make the most of the most significant savings early on!
As always, Town Center upgrades will be instant throughout the event, so take advantage of advancing through the Ages.

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We’ll also see a return of Marco’s Legendary Vault in the later months, so make sure you’re saving up those Legendary Tokens if there’s a rare Artifact you’ve got your eye on.

If you’ve still got some forests to clear on your base, break out the lawn mower; all forest clearing costs 50% less gold from 7/1 2pm EST to 9/23 2pm EST.

We are excited to announce an all-new community event called "Strength in Numbers." In this event, we will track a series of in-game goals that the entire DomiNations Community works to achieve! If the targets are achieved, EVERYONE will reap the rewards! Keep an eye out on our socials as we announce a new goal each month!

Upcoming Content

Library Expansion
Those who are truly studious can look forward to the expansion of Library Chapters this summer! Four new Books will be added to the Through the Ages Bookshelf for Leaders at Drone Age or higher. You can anticipate two Economy books, a Defensive and an Offensive book. We’ll give a full reveal of their benefits, as simply sharing the type of research these books cover doesn’t exactly tell the whole story of improvements you’ll be making later this Summer!

New University Leader
Gaining knowledge is an endless pursuit! As such, Automation Age Leaders can look forward to a new University Leader expected to arrive early Fall. This University Leader pioneered the efficiencies of modern assemblies. Because of that expertise, you’ll find that this Leader will complement the Manufactory very well! For those seeking a bit more out of their Munitions, this will certainly be a University path worth investing in. More information will be available as it arrives at the end of the assembly line in the coming months.

New Councilors
This year, we’ll continue to expand your selection of Councilors! Three are slated for the near future with the first, a Diplomat, expected to arrive at the end of July. Two more are currently planned for this year, one of which you may already be familiar with if you’ve been keeping up with your Legendary Artifact collections. We’ll have more information as they get closer to arrival at the end of the Summer and the third is expected to be released by mid-Fall!

New Legendary Artifacts
With the release of DomiNations Update 12.6, we teased three brand-new Legendary Artifacts. The first of which, Morse Telegraph, became available earlier this month! Two more are still on the way, one War and one Main Hall! Keep an eye out for their full reveals in upcoming Week Aheads.

New Drone Directives
Later this Summer, we’re bringing a new level to Drone Command. With it comes two new levels for both Offensive and Defensive Drones including an updated look, with two new Drone Directives to arrive! The Directives include an Offensive Directive improving the maneuverability of your Troops, and a Defensive Directive that reduces the effective range of enemies attacking your base.



This Summer, we’re giving a bit more to do for those of you at Drone Age and Automation Age. You’ll be able to quickly Age Up and upgrade with Summer for the Ages. We’re also planning what’s next in our ongoing pursuit of quality-of-life improvements, with big plans still on the horizon! What Legendary Artifact are you hoping to see hit Marco’s Vault during Summer for the Ages? We hear plenty of feedback regarding quality-of-life fixes, such as working on replays, but what is the number one feature you’d like us to focus on? Let the team know! We’ll be back in the Fall with another Road Ahead; until then, fire up the BBQ and enjoy the summer!
 
"a Defensive Directive that reduces the effective range of enemies attacking your base."

Only just noticed this in the OP. This is just hilarious. We get a munition that increases the range of troops and now bases get a drone that reduces the range. 🤦‍♂️
And I have to wonder if the reduction is going to be more than the manufactory increase. Wouldn't that be great ...
I doubt that will be much of factor on a drone because more than likely will only effect in the drone radius and that would have to be expanded greatly for it to have any effect. Plus defender are concerned with sabatage and air units than any ground units .
 
I doubt that will be much of factor on a drone because more than likely will only effect in the drone radius and that would have to be expanded greatly for it to have any effect. Plus defending more of sabatage and air units than any ground units .
Of course it's only in the radius but the drone is usually deployed around buildings of importance - so there's a null effect of the attackers' extra range just when you need it.
Unless this is a war drone in which case I don't care. 😄
But there's still the principle of it.
 
Of course it's only in the radius but the radius is usually deployed around buildings of importance - so there's a null effect of the attackers' extra range just when you need it.
You won’t need unless they take below what ur base range on weapon would be. Because of size of radius if ur init you would still be in range. Unless they allow drone to reduce range down by 3 or more

As defender I would rather see increase air protection since everyone buys FSH and Hanger
 
Unless they allow drone to reduce range down by 3 or more
Time will tell.
I get what you're saying - just seems another example of "BHG giveth, and BHG taketh away" 😄

As defender I would rather see increase air protection since everyone buys FSH and Hanger
As for a boost to air defences, I'm all for things that boost our own base rather than something that takes away from the attacker.
 
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Greeting Leaders,

We're back with another Road Ahead, where we look at what’s upcoming in the world of DomiNations! In this edition, we’ll cover Summer for the Ages and some of the new content you’ll see in the next few months, including Library, Council, Drone Directives, and more.

Our dedication to revisiting and updating some long-standing features within DomiNations continues. Earlier this year, we talked a bit about Tournament of Glory, and we hoped that we would have more to share regarding this change to Multiplayer. However, we’re still hard at work fine-tuning the details. We’re also evaluating what’s next in the quality-of-life pipeline, determining which smaller QoL updates can supplement the much larger projects. We aim to give you more information later this year regarding Tournament of Glory and what the Quality of Life roadmap looks like!

We hope you enjoyed all that our 9th Anniversary celebration had to offer! So many of you took immediate advantage of the Instant Building Upgrades and made the Anniversary one to remember. In case you missed it, we also hosted a Community War that asked all of you to use the Custom War feature! The participation helped us to pinpoint some fine-tuning opportunities to create a better overall experience in the future. However, just as soon as one event is over, we’re on to the big yearly event, Summer for the Ages!

Summer for the Ages
Everyone’s favorite summer activity is back; it’s Summer for the Ages!

Our Age Rush will kick off on July 1st, with 60% off building upgrades for all Ages from Classical to Drone. Discounts will drop to 50% for most of August and finish at 40% in September, so make the most of the most significant savings early on!
As always, Town Center upgrades will be instant throughout the event, so take advantage of advancing through the Ages.

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We’ll also see a return of Marco’s Legendary Vault in the later months, so make sure you’re saving up those Legendary Tokens if there’s a rare Artifact you’ve got your eye on.

If you’ve still got some forests to clear on your base, break out the lawn mower; all forest clearing costs 50% less gold from 7/1 2pm EST to 9/23 2pm EST.

We are excited to announce an all-new community event called "Strength in Numbers." In this event, we will track a series of in-game goals that the entire DomiNations Community works to achieve! If the targets are achieved, EVERYONE will reap the rewards! Keep an eye out on our socials as we announce a new goal each month!

Upcoming Content

Library Expansion
Those who are truly studious can look forward to the expansion of Library Chapters this summer! Four new Books will be added to the Through the Ages Bookshelf for Leaders at Drone Age or higher. You can anticipate two Economy books, a Defensive and an Offensive book. We’ll give a full reveal of their benefits, as simply sharing the type of research these books cover doesn’t exactly tell the whole story of improvements you’ll be making later this Summer!

New University Leader
Gaining knowledge is an endless pursuit! As such, Automation Age Leaders can look forward to a new University Leader expected to arrive early Fall. This University Leader pioneered the efficiencies of modern assemblies. Because of that expertise, you’ll find that this Leader will complement the Manufactory very well! For those seeking a bit more out of their Munitions, this will certainly be a University path worth investing in. More information will be available as it arrives at the end of the assembly line in the coming months.

New Councilors
This year, we’ll continue to expand your selection of Councilors! Three are slated for the near future with the first, a Diplomat, expected to arrive at the end of July. Two more are currently planned for this year, one of which you may already be familiar with if you’ve been keeping up with your Legendary Artifact collections. We’ll have more information as they get closer to arrival at the end of the Summer and the third is expected to be released by mid-Fall!

New Legendary Artifacts
With the release of DomiNations Update 12.6, we teased three brand-new Legendary Artifacts. The first of which, Morse Telegraph, became available earlier this month! Two more are still on the way, one War and one Main Hall! Keep an eye out for their full reveals in upcoming Week Aheads.

New Drone Directives
Later this Summer, we’re bringing a new level to Drone Command. With it comes two new levels for both Offensive and Defensive Drones including an updated look, with two new Drone Directives to arrive! The Directives include an Offensive Directive improving the maneuverability of your Troops, and a Defensive Directive that reduces the effective range of enemies attacking your base.



This Summer, we’re giving a bit more to do for those of you at Drone Age and Automation Age. You’ll be able to quickly Age Up and upgrade with Summer for the Ages. We’re also planning what’s next in our ongoing pursuit of quality-of-life improvements, with big plans still on the horizon! What Legendary Artifact are you hoping to see hit Marco’s Vault during Summer for the Ages? We hear plenty of feedback regarding quality-of-life fixes, such as working on replays, but what is the number one feature you’d like us to focus on? Let the team know! We’ll be back in the Fall with another Road Ahead; until then, fire up the BBQ and enjoy the summer!
So why isn’t upgrading the town center to Automation age from Drone instant? I get that once you are Automation then there aren’t discounts. Maybe it’s always been this way and I was never looking to go the highest age.
 
They give nothing to auto age players this been asked and ignored but as I said in past nothing if your older account holder should you expect but have any purchase you made devalued by more than half or free.

How y’all new drone to auto players liking it’s good for new player base now lol
 
You won’t need unless they take below what ur base range on weapon would be. Because of size of radius if ur init you would still be in range. Unless they allow drone to reduce range down by 3 or more

As defender I would rather see increase air protection since everyone buys FSH and Hanger
If you feel tired about the permanent use of FSH and hangars, just quit the top and join in a lower ranked alliance. Down there no one paying for FSH. Also you won't need to use constantly zook towers & ikes in SHs to defend your base.
So you'll be happy to watch ppl to fail on your base and you'll save some $$ for your self. Sounds good, isn't it??
 
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