Sapphire Beacons - Dev Notes

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6 November, 2018, 8:13 AM UTC

Ready for a new challenge? Reinforce Beacons with Defensive Units and produce Sapphires!

The scholars have recently passed down knowledge of Sapphire Beacons to each League in Stormfall - and it is time to start harnessing that power.

Sapphire Beacons. Overview

Sapphire Beacons are special Beacons that allow League Members to produce Sapphires with the Units they station there.

Any Beacon can become a Sapphire Beacon – it just needs to be activated by the League Marshal.

To activate a Beacon, simply open the “Sapphire” tab of the respective Beacon’s interface and tap “Activate”.

Once activated, League Members' Defensive Units stationed at that Beacon will start producing Sapphires. The more Defensive Units a member stations at the Beacon, the more Sapphires they will produce.

Sapphires are produced over a certain number of days at each Beacon, after which each League Member is able to claim the Sapphires they produced. If a Beacon is lost or captured by another League, all unclaimed Sapphires will be lost.

The amount of Sapphires each League Member can produce over that period depends on the Level of the Beacon.

The actual amount of Sapphires each League Member will produce over that period depends on the total Defense Rating of the Defensive Units that player has stationed at that Beacon. Offensive Units don't contribute towards a Member’s Defense Rating.

League Members' Units will only start producing Sapphires once their Defense Rating for that Beacon hits 100,000.

Only League Marshals, Captains, Commanders, and Fighters can view each League Member's Sapphire Production information at their League's Beacons.

Defense Rating

Each League Member reinforcing a Beacon will be given a Defense Rating for the Units they have stationed at that Beacon.

League Members' Units will only start producing Sapphires once their Defense Rating for that Beacon hits 100,000.

Their Defense Rating is equal to the sum of the Average Defense Ratings of all the Defensive Units they have stationed at the Beacon.

A Defensive Unit’s Average Defense Rating of each Unit is the average of their four base Defensive parameters (without Bonuses).

Their 4 Defensive parameters are:

- Infantry Defense,

- Cavalry Defense,

- Occult Units Defense

- Bestiary Units Defense.

Offensive Units do not have an Average Defense Rating.

Sapphire Beacon Interface

You’ll find an assortment of statistics in the interface for each Sapphire Beacon.

- TOTAL Produced. The amount of Sapphires produced at the Beacon since its activation.

- Max. Production Rate. The maximum amount of Sapphires that can be produced at the Beacon at its current Level over that production period. (Assuming 145 League Members)

- Current Production Rate. The amount of Sapphires that will be produced at the Beacon over that production period given each player’s current Defense Rating.

- My Units. Under this section you will see “Produces every 30 d.” followed by 2 numbers, such as “10 / 50”. The first number is your current Production Rate. The second number is the Max. Production Rate at the Beacon for each individual League Member. As covered in the “Overview” section, the amount of Sapphires a League Member will produce over that production period depends on the total Defense Rating of all the Units they have stationed at the Beacon.

- Produced. This shows how many Sapphires your Units have produced so far over that production period.

- There is also a timer showing when the Sapphires can be claimed. If you don't claim them when the Beacon Sapphire’s storage is full, your Units will stop producing Sapphires.

Beacon Deactivation

League Marshals can choose to Deactivate a Sapphire Beacon at any time at no cost. However, all unclaimed Sapphires will be lost.

If a Beacon is lost or captured by another League, all unclaimed Sapphires will be lost.

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7 November, 2018, 12:29 AM UTC

Can’t hold a beacon now so what is the point. Terrible changes. Players will leave the game

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7 November, 2018, 11:43 AM UTC

Arrakis FM3 said:


Can’t hold a beacon now so what is the point. Terrible changes. Players will leave the game

The point is to add motivation for Leagues to hold a Beacon                

Why does your League can't hold a Beacon now?                               
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7 November, 2018, 1:27 PM UTC
I like the idea. I hate the execution. The rewards do not justify the losses at all. Like what is 50 sapphires per month!! Lol who thought that would be enticing at all?? Even if you upgrade it to level 5 (god help you if you can keep it at level 5) you’d be making a measly 250 sapphires in an entire month lol. I can make more from a single event. Had higher hopes for this :( oh and there’s a glitch too. Somehow my units have produced the entire months worth of sapphires in one day... but I can’t claim them for another 14 days anyway so whatever
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7 November, 2018, 1:32 PM UTC
Oh not only that but you also need 1.5 million BASE stats worth of defense to even be producing the 50 sapphires a month lol. That’s roughly 5-6 million real defence otherwise you won’t even be producing that pathetic 50 sapphires. I don’t know. Definitely think the scaling is way out of whack and needs to be improved
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8 November, 2018, 12:06 PM UTC

Trent Kestin said:


I like the idea. I hate the execution. The rewards do not justify the losses at all. Like what is 50 sapphires per month!! Lol who thought that would be enticing at all?? Even if you upgrade it to level 5 (god help you if you can keep it at level 5) you’d be making a measly 250 sapphires in an entire month lol. I can make more from a single event. Had higher hopes for this :( oh and there’s a glitch too. Somehow my units have produced the entire months worth of sapphires in one day... but I can’t claim them for another 14 days anyway so whatever

Hello :)

If you have Beacon of Level 5 per month per one player it will give 500 Sapphires, not 50 :)

As for a bug, how many defensive power you put on the Beacon and what is the Level of it?

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8 November, 2018, 6:11 PM UTC
Trent Kestin said:

Oh not only that but you also need 1.5 million BASE stats worth of defense to even be producing the 50 sapphires a month lol. That’s roughly 5-6 million real defence otherwise you won’t even be producing that pathetic 50 sapphires. I don’t know. Definitely think the scaling is way out of whack and needs to be improved
each member only needs 100k to get sapphires. If all 145 of you (if the league is full) add 100k youll be at 14m power and that would be enough to get your maxed sapphs. Might not be a lot of sapphires but its more than you were getting for holding them before is how I told my league to look at it. In a week you can get a fireball :)
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12 November, 2018, 8:36 PM UTC

@Ashes1770 That's 100k base power for the bare minimum sapphire production which would yield you like 50 sapphires a month... 


@Alina Phoenix Our level 5 beacon states that it will produce 250 sapphires every month IF you have the maxed sapphire production.  Which is 6 million defense for me after buffs.  And the bug that I've seen is that it says that I've already produced 250 sapphires after a few days but you have to wait 14 days to claim the sapphires anyway so it doesn't really matter.  


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15 November, 2018, 12:10 PM UTC

Trent Kestin said:


@Ashes1770 That's 100k base power for the bare minimum sapphire production which would yield you like 50 sapphires a month... 


@Alina Phoenix Our level 5 beacon states that it will produce 250 sapphires every month IF you have the maxed sapphire production.  Which is 6 million defense for me after buffs.  And the bug that I've seen is that it says that I've already produced 250 sapphires after a few days but you have to wait 14 days to claim the sapphires anyway so it doesn't really matter.  


If you have Level 5 Beacon, it should say the maximum number of Sapphires is 500, not 250.

Can you show me the screenshot where it's displayed that with level 5 beacon you will have maximum 250 Sapphires?


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25 November, 2018, 11:59 AM UTC

Ashes1770 said:


Trent Kestin said:


Oh not only that but you also need 1.5 million BASE stats worth of defense to even be producing the 50 sapphires a month lol. That’s roughly 5-6 million real defence otherwise you won’t even be producing that pathetic 50 sapphires. I don’t know. Definitely think the scaling is way out of whack and needs to be improved
each member only needs 100k to get sapphires. If all 145 of you (if the league is full) add 100k youll be at 14m power and that would be enough to get your maxed sapphs. Might not be a lot of sapphires but its more than you were getting for holding them before is how I told my league to look at it. In a week you can get a fireball :)

Ok then please put 14m defense on a beacon, then let me know where it is, I need some easy pvp lol. 

Any beacon without at least 2-3 billion defense on it is just gonna get smashed for pvp. 
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26 November, 2018, 5:47 PM UTC
BiohazarD said:

Ashes1770 said:


Trent Kestin said:


Oh not only that but you also need 1.5 million BASE stats worth of defense to even be producing the 50 sapphires a month lol. That’s roughly 5-6 million real defence otherwise you won’t even be producing that pathetic 50 sapphires. I don’t know. Definitely think the scaling is way out of whack and needs to be improved
each member only needs 100k to get sapphires. If all 145 of you (if the league is full) add 100k youll be at 14m power and that would be enough to get your maxed sapphs. Might not be a lot of sapphires but its more than you were getting for holding them before is how I told my league to look at it. In a week you can get a fireball :)

Ok then please put 14m defense on a beacon, then let me know where it is, I need some easy pvp lol. 

Any beacon without at least 2-3 billion defense on it is just gonna get smashed for pvp. 
Yes and no, depending on alliances. Some beacons have little to nothing in them, others have hundreds of millions but I have seen a handful of level 5 ones. I am not going to put 14m in one haha :) You can and I will hit yours 
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27 November, 2018, 8:09 AM UTC
howd this concept work for the hamlets?
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28 November, 2018, 2:40 PM UTC
IronApex said:

howd this concept work for the hamlets?
The beacons are a shared group effort. Hamlets only one person collects the benefit and anyone can help defend it.
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