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Skylanders Battlecast shutdowns announcement
Darksteelforge Blue Sparx Gems: 642
#1 Posted: 04:23:23 30/06/2017 | Topic Creator
Today when I started the game I saw a shutdown announcement that the game will no langer be playable from 1 september 2017.
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276 Skylanders. 6630 Heroic Challenges completed. So Cali now you have seen every different skylander complete all heroic challenges.
Flame58 Green Sparx Gems: 256
#2 Posted: 11:35:23 30/06/2017
Picture for reference.

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"Let the flames begin!"
Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#3 Posted: 11:35:48 30/06/2017
No more online or shut down at all? Darn, if it's the latter, time to get as much footage as possible...
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SkyFan91 Green Sparx Gems: 314
#4 Posted: 11:50:56 30/06/2017
How come they cancelled battlecast again? I can't remember
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emeraldzoroark Blue Sparx Gems: 932
#5 Posted: 11:59:03 30/06/2017
You can't even do the single player anymore? Wow. Just... wow.
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ninja9351 Emerald Sparx Gems: 3401
#6 Posted: 12:34:26 30/06/2017
Well that didn't last long.
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Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#7 Posted: 13:14:52 30/06/2017
Also, by reduced cost, they mean 0. If anyone is farming for animated cards, do take screenshots. We won't have another chance.
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Darksteelforge Blue Sparx Gems: 642
#8 Posted: 14:56:23 30/06/2017 | Topic Creator
I play everyday, so I am glad that I could post this news as soon as possible. There wasn't even an announcement on the site yet, but I am glad Flame58 posted It. We got two months left.
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Johnbonne Red Sparx Gems: 58
#9 Posted: 15:33:37 30/06/2017
I've heard of this but never had chance to play it (nor will I because my phone specs are too low), but I'm most curious about the physical card packs. Can Battlecast still be played with physical cards only, even if it requires a bit of imagination? And is there a rulebook or guide to find out where to play it (in case YouTube videos of it get deleted for whatever reason)? smilie
Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#10 Posted: 15:49:17 30/06/2017
I have no idea how they'll proceed with physical play, apparently they'll post about it eventually. Too many cards are specific buffs and debuffs that aren't just Mute,Snare or Subdue, not to mention keeping track of the Skylander's health and attack. You'll probably be covered in chips, if you still want to try.
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ZapNorris Emerald Sparx Gems: 3794
#11 Posted: 17:20:08 30/06/2017
oh my


edit: LITERALLY EVERYTHING IS FREE
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Darksteelforge Blue Sparx Gems: 642
#12 Posted: 02:46:52 01/07/2017 | Topic Creator
WoW, buying digital battle packs and booster packs is Free.
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MA-Josh Green Sparx Gems: 488
#13 Posted: 03:09:00 01/07/2017
Well that sucks smilie This is a huge issue with games-as-a-service, games can just disappear and never be played again. Battlecast was cool but it won't be playable at all in a few months smilie

I guess I should try and record as much of it as I can so that there's at least an archive of it for reference.
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ZapNorris Emerald Sparx Gems: 3794
#14 Posted: 04:06:22 01/07/2017
currently at 303/306 cards. only ones i'm missing are sonic boom, prism break's spell, and high noon triggs.

(if anybody has unscanned ones of those 3, a pic sent via PM would be appreciated!)
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Alphawolf Yellow Sparx Gems: 1684
#15 Posted: 08:03:18 01/07/2017
just got this message too, I only played the game a little bit but went in daily for the spin and cards. shame its shutting down but I guess it was not selling enough to pay for it.
Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#16 Posted: 14:47:05 01/07/2017
For anyone coming here from the other sections tho, keep in mind this game was sent to die in the first place. Not for being bad, the game is GREAT and a Hearthstone-lite with more fun of RNG, but because of the abysmal marketing.

  1. For starters, game was announced in the middle of the SuperChargers cycle. Instead of actually releasing the damn game, they just put up a small teaser of how to get cards and level them up.
  2. After that, nothing upon nothing. They were constantly pushing the release date past January and never gave it more coverage.
  3. Suddenly, open beta! No announcement whatsoever. No announcement of when it left Oceania regions only either, because **** everyone that's why.
  4. Fast foward several months. By this time, everyone forgot about the game again. They announce a Battlecast tournament, in some whatever convention, and it apparently doesn't even happen because no one knows the game exists there. Our actual release date comes from TRU listing preorders for cards.
  5. Game is out! Let's not talk about it past a trailer and some Facebook posts, who needs a launch day.
  6. Be extremely surprised when the game actually falls off the map one week in because you need constant marketing for an app and that never happened, and instead of Acti admitting their mistake, they lay off the entirety of Beachhead Studios and half-ass the expansion that would've made the game a lot more complete in content.
  7. At least they had finished the cards that don't need the scrapped characters,right? Wrong. For some reason those cards were removed after an update, and it's only due to Dark52's quick thinking we even have evidence of their existence.

So yeah. I don't have high hopes for Skylanders RPG. Not because I don't think Com2us can't make an amazing game, it's because Acti is fully capable of making it fail for every other aspect that's out of the devs' hands.
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UncleBob Emerald Sparx Gems: 3802
#17 Posted: 19:24:16 01/07/2017
Wow.

I refused to get in to Battlecast for a couple of reasons, but I know some of ya liked it and it always got good reviews. Very surprised to see it getting the shaft this quickly.

I wonder if it's a sign that the game did *that* poorly, the franchise is *that* dead, or that Activision just doesn't want the brand confusion going forward.
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Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#18 Posted: 20:07:37 01/07/2017
This has already happened to Cloud Patrol and Battlegrounds, fortunately(well unfortunately). Seems like they trash any of the 3D apps once they've gotten their money while Lost Islands is still up and running.
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Flame58 Green Sparx Gems: 256
#19 Posted: 22:28:34 01/07/2017
Quote: Bifrost

  • At least they had finished the cards that don't need the scrapped characters,right? Wrong. For some reason those cards were removed after an update, and it's only due to Dark52's quick thinking we even have evidence of their existence.


I'm curious, what were these cards?
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Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#20 Posted: 23:45:26 01/07/2017
Here's the full thread. These cards were meant for mono-element decks, possibly because we'd have 4 per element and a bit more variety; they also seemed to work pretty normal and I don't think anyone reported issues with them. Yet, 5 days later, poof. I still keep Sap of the Ancients and Northen Lights in my quest farming decks just in case, but they seem to be gone forever.

Real shame too, the card art was lit. I think only Parley,Column of Fire and Cement Slinger were posted by its creators.

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Additionally, aside from Sonic Boom and Prism Break, the expansion would also have Smolderdash, Fiesta, and enemies such as Threatpack, an Axecutioner, Bad Juju and Mab Lobs. These we only discovered through the artwork; though if someone datamined the game at the time we'd probably find data for all of them before the update wiped it.
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Flame58 Green Sparx Gems: 256
#21 Posted: 00:02:43 02/07/2017
Woah I did not know about that at all. What a mess, this game is great, Activision screwed up smilie
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Luminous35 Yellow Sparx Gems: 1558
#22 Posted: 07:32:47 02/07/2017
Redownloaded the game today. Luckily, I didn't lose any progress. I now have every playable Skylander, except the cereal specials. 299/306 Cards.

I got Whirlwind today and she's already fully maxed out smilie
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Nroc-Nuika Hunter Gems: 3889
#23 Posted: 16:14:57 02/07/2017
I never finished this game back at launch, because I couldn't justify buying physical cards and acquiring cards in game without money was a chore. Started playing it again recently before it gets deleted forever and just got to the Golden Queen fight.

What a load of BS, how do they expect you to win that game without some incredibly lucky RNG? I'm glad this game failed, for that stunt alone!

At least physical cards are ridiculously cheap now!
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Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#24 Posted: 16:27:17 02/07/2017
Don't be glad about something having issues just because you can't git gud. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I got through that with 1/3 of the collection by simply using strategy. Yes, there's some biased RNG in the card draws(just look how much it'll favor Shield of the Elements when it's on your deck; it's not real random), but that's simply an element of the game; this happens to tons of TCGs. With the entire deck at your disposal there's no way it's 100% fault of the game.

Slap an Earth guy, lots of muting, a wall character, and if you draw good cards at the start, she won't have a chance. If you want to really get back at her though, just pair Hex with Tech and Earth, and crystal your way into Foreboding Curse. I felt almost disgusted by cheesing Ice Gold hard with that strategy, imho.

edit: Huh, found more evidence of the scrapped cards.

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You can see several of the monoelement cards' objects among the gear and relics. No one has video footage of these cards in action, so it's kind of nice. No Skylander Relics other than Cement Slinger tho :c
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Plaag Emerald Sparx Gems: 3258
#25 Posted: 01:15:40 03/07/2017
Hopefully someone out there has every level of this game recorded so that we can recreate them with these supposed physical card rules.

ShaneG.
dark52 Spyro the Admin Gems: 9446
#26 Posted: 16:02:59 14/07/2017
They've added the instructions to the official site now.
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Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#27 Posted: 16:30:42 14/07/2017
Oh my god what a cluster****. You need to write everything down and refer to the guide for every card they more or less remade.

There's also a ridiculous amount of typos, like listing Disco Brawl as Fruits and Veggies(???).
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Johnbonne Red Sparx Gems: 58
#28 Posted: 17:19:12 14/07/2017
Thanks for the updated rules dark52, I've been looking forward to playing this. Or at least I was. Bifrost has hit the nail on the head for my problems: the constant tracking of info, and seeing the guide in case cards have been balanced. As I haven't played the mobile game I can't make too many comparisons but I'm assuming it did most of the math for you. I'm not sure who will have the patience for this.

I'll reserve judgement until I play and perhaps review it myself. smilie
Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#29 Posted: 18:04:47 14/07/2017
Well, the game tracks everything for you and has a UI for you to keep track of all these stats, and cards such as Call to Arms can draw ANY card in the game, regardless of it being in your deck or not. This just makes the thing worthless, might as well ban it on physical since you can also rig it to get Arkeyan Battle Armor if you just carry that and no other gear.
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graysh07 Green Sparx Gems: 232
#30 Posted: 23:45:45 16/07/2017
Haven't played in a couple of months. It's a shame the game is stopping. I got lots of cards I didnt have before like Ninjini and Tree Rex. But I still can't get sonicboom, obsidian hot head, countdown, beam is supreme, full scream ahead. Starting to wonder if they'll ever come up.

John
Bifrost Emerald Sparx Gems: 4926
#31 Posted: 23:53:42 16/07/2017
Expansion cards never will show up in booster packs, pretty sure.
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newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3182
#32 Posted: 00:01:43 17/07/2017
Indeed they never come up.
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graysh07 Green Sparx Gems: 232
#33 Posted: 00:52:44 18/07/2017
Is Countdown an expansion card? Just wondering why he is so hard to get.
newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3182
#34 Posted: 01:39:35 18/07/2017
No but he is an Ultimate card and they are quite rare.
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Kevin16 Emerald Sparx Gems: 3357
#35 Posted: 02:33:34 21/07/2017
What the heck is with Activision and making apps and shutting them down? kinda sad how people had to buy expensive cards for a game that lasted this short :/
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