Mr. D 622 Posted March 13 Share Posted March 13 Hey everyone, It's been a long time since the last update, which was caused by a number of reasons (related and unrelated to software). As some of you are aware, we've been forced to rewrite the foundation of "Domination: Earth" by various new requirements from Google and Apple that could not be satisfied in the old system, which was pretty out-of-date in many technical aspects and was getting harder and harder to maintain. The new app is finally ready for public beta testing and although it's still running the same engine as before (and looks almost identical to the old game; no major visual changes yet, sorry) it is now significantly easier for us to work with, which means any fixes and improvements will take less time in the future. However, some things did change and a few new features were introduced in version 3x: It is now possible to permanently delete your account from within the game using the "Account Deletion" section in your profile. Please don't try it out just for fun though, this process is irreversible and I can't help you if you accidentally lose all of the accumulated progress (that is a new privacy-related requirement from Apple). "Scrap Items" facility has been removed due to unpopularity and technical difficulties associated with its maintenance. It will no longer be possible to scan barcodes in "Domination: Earth", but this feature is planned to be replaced with alternative mini-games in the future. The game now requires Android 7.0+ to run (iOS remains unaffected). Older devices are no longer supported. Automated collection: resources, items, quests and characters are now picked up automatically when you are close enough to them, no need to press the "Pick Up" button (as long as the app is running). However, this action does not consider or use any active items, since some of them have limited charges and you probably wouldn't want to expend all of them willy-nilly. Instead, you can use the "Pick Up" button to trigger any active item bonuses and perform collection with the increased radius. Please note that automated collection only works when a resource/item/character/quest is visible on Earth View; hiding them via map filters will disable automated collection for the hidden item type. Offline Capture: if your device has no or extremely slow internet connection, but already acquired the current position (either from a GPS chip or location services) it will now be possible to capture lands "offline" from the initial loading screen. In other words, if the app doesn't open because it can't connect to our servers, you can still capture lands at your current position to be processed later when the connection is reestablished. The process is illustrated below: There is no limit to the amount of times you can capture lands offline. There is no cooldown and the number of captures is limited exclusively by the amount of free space available on your device, but an offline capture is very small, so you're very unlikely to ever run out of space because of it. Once you are back online, open the "Offline Captures" window in the side menu and use the "Flag" button in that list to capture any of the recorded places visited in the past. This is where the 15 minute cooldown applies along with all the usual rules. Please do not try to use fake GPS while offline, anti-cheat will notice that and any falsified offline locations will lead to automated blacklisting. Billing system has been rebuilt and updated in accordance with Google's and Apple's latest requirements. "Domination: Earth" no longer features subscriptions (active ones will be cancelled), but everything else should remain the same visually. Special thanks to all our current subscribers and supporters of the game, it wouldn't exist without you! 😉 Version 3.0.8 will appear on Android devices very shortly, where it will be thoroughly tested before the iOS counterpart becomes available. Please bear with us while we find any fix and outstanding bugs as this is quite a significant rewrite and some accidental breakdowns are possible (in which case reports on the forum will be greatly appreciated and investigated ASAP 😉). And as always, please post if you have any questions! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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