12 days ago
The new shop is now live! The release of the new shop marks another major milestone achieved on the KARDS roadmap and is an important part on our journey to modernize the game.
With the shop update, we welcome several new features and adjustments both within the shop and some adjacent elements. These changes were announced earlier this month in the dev blog: Coming Soon: Shop Update.
The new shop provides a better focus and overall improved shop experience for our players. The clutter has been removed and replaced with a more streamlined system, presenting a limited number of individual cosmetics and cards for sale at any given time. Read on for all the details!
Log in every day to claim your free Standard card from the shop!
Two cards will now be available every day for purchase with Diamonds in the shop. Specific days will include Special or Elite rarity cards, with others containing a selection of Standard and Limited cards.
The way that cosmetics are presented in the shop has been reworked. You will now see a limited selection of cosmetic items, such as equipment, emotes, alternative card art, card backs and battlefield HQs, available on a rotating basis. You can also expect to see some new, never-before-seen items in this shop rotation soon! Shop offers will be rotated every 2-3 days.
Complete your collection faster with the newly introduced duplicate protection! Duplicate protection includes gold cards and end of season rewards, such as gold Elite cards.
Note that duplicate protection does not affect rarity distribution within packs, so if you have a fully completed collection of cards of a certain rarity you will start to receive duplicates in that rarity (e.g. if all Standard cards have been collected you will start getting Standard duplicates).
Among the changes we make to the shop, we’ve also made some changes to drop rates in card packs. We’ve analyzed drop rates in both Base and Officer packs and have found that in Base packs, Special cards had a smaller weight than we wanted to see compared to the overall card pool. Therefore we’ve increased their drop rate in Base packs at the expense of Limited and Elite cards.
We’ve also further differentiated between Base and Officer packs by increasing the drop rates of wildcards and gold cards in Officer packs while removing them from Base packs, where their drop rates were already low. Along with these changes, we adjust the Gold prices on Officer packs to 330 Gold. Diamond prices remain the same and there is no change to the price of Base packs.
Another part of this shop update is the removal of the Gold for every 3rd win. This mechanic was part of an outdated reward system which we have since replaced with the national progression system, the new daily free card, as well as providing significant value for our players through the new duplicate protection system. You’ll still be able to collect your Gold rewards for the first win of the day, daily missions, as well as Draft rewards.
We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding these changes since announcing them earlier this month, for which we are incredibly grateful! We’ve been actively reading your feedback and considering possibilities, especially with consideration of our veteran players.
In addition to the new shop, we also have several bug fixes and improvements to the game included in this patch. Thank you for reporting the issues you locate in the game and providing us with your feedback!
That’s it for now. As always, we welcome your feedback! Please join us on the KARDS Discord and let us know what you think.
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