Welcome to the the twenty-ninth edition of the Gods Unchained Weekly Recap. It was a bit of a quiet week on the Gods Unchained front, but there is still a bit of news to cover.
A couple of new blog posts from the team landed this past week.
First up in one examining a number of powerful cards from the upcoming Season One set - https://blog.godsunchained.com/2020/03/24/cards-on-trial-12-meta-rocking-trial-of-the-gods-cards/
Next up is an article looking at some of the top marketplace movers among the Core set - https://blog.godsunchained.com/2020/03/27/shaken-to-the-core-core-cards-the-marketplace/
Somewhat surprisingly, we did receive a balance patch this week that was not directly related to the Sanctum! Slayer has been slain! Well... sort of. Slayer was given a very slight nerf, in that the Weapon summoned by the God Power no longer has Godblitz. A needed change, but to be honest, not one that will really make that much of a difference, IMO. Slayer will still be extremely viable and especially popular on the weekends due to the quick nature of the matches. Some folks in Discord pointed out that other aggro decks arent especially viable at the moment, which may be skewing the stats more towards Slayer.
In addition to the God Power change, a number of Etherbot cards were also given buffs. Most were small, but the new Magic Missile Launcher looks to be a must-have in any War deck. That Leech effect will be an awesome bonus for War players!
You can read the full list of changes here - https://www.reddit.com/r/GodsUnchained/comments/fs4vvj/balance_update_31032020/?
Trinket rewards from the Genesis raffle have started rolling into everyone's wallets. Those should be tradeable soon (if they aren't already) on your favorite NFT trading site!
Dev Update #10. Some mentioned highlights include additional boards, additional debugging capability to help the team track down soft-lock and reconnect issues, and a homepage redesign. You can read the full text here - https://www.reddit.com/r/GodsUnchained/comments/fprec1/weekly_dev_update_10/
Not much change to the meta this past weekend. Slayer still accounted for a whopping 27% of GP choices at Mythic level! It is used much less often at the lower ranks, but still holds an overall 57% win percentage.
Leech Life and Memory Charm are also at the top while Blood Ritual took a bit of a dive. But, once again, at Mythic level, we see that only a handful of God Powers are able to pull off even a 50% win rate, and some of those are likely flukes (Flourish, for example, only has 6 matches total).
I don't know that this week's balance patch will result in any meta shift, unfortunately. It's beginning to feel like we really need a larger selection of cards. I know the Immutable team is excited about getting Season One into our hands, but that day really can't come soon enough. We need that injection of fresh energy into the game to re-engage the players and develop new and interesting metas!
Again, healthy thoughts out to everyone. Stay well and be good to each other!
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