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Feb 18, 2019 | Crates and Pirates!
This is a reminder for those who may be new to the game or those not yet accustomed to all the "stumbling on crates" action going on...

Remember, once the game clock resets each day, you have four opportunities to stumble on a crate full of beautiful, shiny gold. This means that until you have acquired all four of the daily crates, it is recommended that you immediately check your gold (at the top of the page) after EACH attack, sab, recon, or recruiter action! Many players are not realizing they have stumbled upon a big fat crate of gold and the treasure-hunting pirates who are watching the battlefield are able to steal the crate gold. Even if you do notice your extra gold, you must spend it quickly or there is a danger that it will be stolen.

So, keep the pirates away from your gold by keeping a very close eye on those crazy crates.
Feb 11, 2019 | Pesky non-working cards
Fixed a problem preventing a Sabber's Delight card from being used.

Note: You can't tell yet how many cards of each you have (other than the protect cards). This will be addressed shortly.
Jan 10, 2019 | Armory fix
Fixed the bug in the armory preventing you from spending in one transaction when you had damaged weapons and an available Unbreak card. Sorry about that! (Who'd have thunk HTML doesn't like you having a form within a form?)
Jan 2, 2019 | Working cards, extendable recruiter buffs, fixes
Most if not all of the cards that come out of the crates should be working now. Find them in your base or armory and check the appropriate boxes to play them. Time starts after you click "Use selected cards".

In case you missed it: (subject to change)
Epic

  • Respec card: For 30 minutes, change your race while keeping your upgrades, train your soldiers and spies for free (spes and sentries can be reassigned to untrained!), and sell weapons for free (same price you bought em)

Rare

  • Attack card: For 30 minutes when you play the card, get an attack buff (similar to the Charge! event, but just for you)
  • Sab card: For 30 minutes, get a Sabber's Delight buff
  • Protect card: Protects you from attack or sabotage for days (like vacation mode, but you still earn and can spend gold--you just can't attack)
  • Size Doesn't Matter card: Like the event, but (are you seeing a pattern?) just for you
  • More special events possible soon...
  • Some single use cards, as well, like:
  • Unbreak card: Returns all your current weapons to pristine condition--even the sabbed ones, if they haven't already been broken!

Common

  • Gold: Instantly receive gold (amount varies with rank and will scale as the battlefield grows)
  • Turns: Get another couple of attacks in
  • Soldiers: Instant soldiers, just add water (1-3 hours worth, based on your current maximum rate)
  • Gems: A few gems to help you grab some more free game goodies


Couple notes to clarify:

  • Bought crates at this time do not have a chance to contain gems. It would be weird to spend gems on a crate that contains gems!
  • Common crates (whether bought or stumbled upon) open instantly. This means gold, soldiers, turns or gems are immediately added to your account without further action. Watch out for those big windfalls of gold after recruiting or spying! Check your base to see which crates you are still eligible to open.
  • The chances for attacking, spying, and sabbing only apply to the first of such actions on any unique target per day. In other words, if you don't find the crate on your first recon on that person, move onto the next.


Misc

  • New filtering in logs - use your ctrl/cmd key to select multiple items to filter by. Crates and daily login bonus, for example, fall under the "Bonus" category
  • The buffs that have been expired have been removed from the list on the premium page.
  • You can now extend the recruiter buffs with the same number of gems as it takes to buy a new one. This will allow you to have a buff that lasts 2 or more weeks without having to remember to go back to click the button each week..


If you notice any problems with them, let us know
Dec 29, 2018 | Age 32
Crates!

  • A variety of game actions now come with a chance to stumble upon a crate full of goodies! Push all the buttons each day to see what falls out.
  • Most will contain extra soldiers, gold, attack turns, or other chaotic surprises
  • A few rare crates will contain playing cards good for one-time use whenever you need them (possibilities include attack boosts or special events)
  • Elusive epic crates will contain powerful playing cards that can make or break your game
  • If you can't get enough of them, you can buy more crates with gems

Plan to have your game plan upended by this chaotic last minute change! Further details will be revealed when limbo ends.

Possible crates (subject to change)

Epic

  • Respec card: For a short time, change your race while keeping your upgrades, retrain your soldiers and spies for free, and sell weapons for free (same price you bought em)

Rare

  • Attack card: For a short time when you play the card, get an attack buff (similar to the Charge! event, but just for you)
  • Sab card: For a short time, get a Sabber's Delight buff
  • Protect card: Protects you from attack or sabotage for days (like vacation mode, but you still earn and can spend gold--you just can't attack)
  • Size Doesn't Matter card: Like the event, but (are you seeing a pattern?) just for you
  • More special events possible soon...
  • Some single use cards, as well, like:
  • Unbreak card: Returns all your current weapons to pristine condition--even the sabbed ones, if they haven't already been broken!

Common

  • Gold: Instantly receive gold (amount varies with rank and will scale as the battlefield grows)
  • Turns: Get another couple of attacks in
  • Soldiers: Instant soldiers, just add water (1-3 hours worth, based on your current maximum rate)
  • Gems: A few gems to help you grab some more free game goodies


Notes

  • You can earn one crate per day with each unique game action (currently: attack, recon, sab, click--so 4 crates per day just from playing)
  • You can buy up to 5 crates per day on the premium page (lower left, below username change)
  • These numbers are subject to change
  • There currently isn't a button to actually use epic or rare cards yet (I'm working on it!) but if you happen upon a crate that contains one, it will get stored for use when I do get that written
Jun 17, 2018 | Age X - Cleared for takeoff
Looks like things are looking pretty good now, after a very rocky limbo period.

Age X Changes

  • The CPM formula has been overhauled. Again. A side effect is that we've reduced the max CPM by half to try to get unit counts back under control.
  • Banking credits is no longer an automatic 100% effect. You must upgrade your ability to store credits, with 40% being the base rate, and upgrades available to bring you back to 100%.
  • End of Age process overhauled. Again.


Welcome to the 10th Anniversary edition of Ruins of Chaos!
Jun 17, 2018 | Hold yer horses
We're still trying to correct the issues that arose after we changed the age system internally. Instaclicks meltdown, stats mis-posting, etc.

Once we're done there, and with the other changes we planned, the round will start. Limbo was made extra long, but the game decided to ignore that, apparently.
Mar 10, 2018 |
Age 29-ish


  • Trickle is now halved. It may be halved again, based on how this age goes.
  • Reduced click meter base duration from 6h to 4h.
  • Alliance mail has been fully folded into the integrated Message Center.
  • Fixed the end-of-age process.
  • Fixed many more places where the old style met the new, and decided that new had to go out the window.


This is not an exhaustive list of the changes. We will continue to make things prettier as the age progresses, as well.
Feb 25, 2018 | Age 29b
“b” is for BETA!

Yes, that’s right, Age 29b will begin in a few hours! We will end the beta on 9 March 2018.

There have been quite a few major changes to our favorite game of chaos; here are a few so far:


  1. You will see an entirely new look and updated interface. New logo. New graphics. New shields. Yeah – good-bye black background.

  2. You might want to clutch your pearls and sit down for this one…NO MORE CLICKING. That’s right! We’ve heard the cries of your fingers and have removed clicking. Of course, we have also added new ways to get soldiers and increase your armies.

    After 10 years of intensive user research, we found that people don’t like having to type numbers into a box all day; so we consulted our crack team of data scientists and mathemagicians and came up with an exciting NEW way to click - you click a button! But instead of 3 times a second, it's once every 5 minutes. Or 3 hours. Or however long you like. We built the autoclicker INTO the game! *Genius*

  3. We’ve completely overhauled the old Premium system. More options. More useful choices.


We are confident that the changes we’ve made will create a much more level playing field for all types of players – hard-core warriors, casual battlers, old-school strategists, random drive-bys, chatty socialites, etc. Even the mobile users will now be playing on the same footing as full desktop users.

So, get ready! We’re about to start the chaos once more. We know you will find a few bugs and will have suggestions/comments you’d like to share. Keep in mind that, as it is a beta age, changes and/or tweaks will be happening throughout. We’ll be very interested in your feedback.
May 11, 2017 | Reminder
We recently discovered evidence of an auto clicker actively in use. Our systems have been updated to identify this tool in particular. A reminder that use of any cheating tool will result in an immediate ban.

-andyt683
Nov 21, 2016 | Mythical beast sighted
A wild fury has appeared

fury uses "hi guys! how's it hangin?"


  • Fixed all the email sending stuff, I think (password change, delete account, email change)
  • Fixed a login problem with apostrophe\'d passwords


It's super effective!
Sep 16, 2016 | Age 24!
Welcome to Age 24!

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  • Elves have had a slight buff; they now have a 30% chance to steal 10% of what they've just sabotaged (up from 20%).


~ RoC Team
Sep 14, 2016 | Recruiter Shutdown
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the recruiter will be shut down in the last 24 hours of the age and all saved credits will be turned into soldiers.
This is what the "Instaclicks" timer is counting down to.
So if you've been saving up credits for someone, make sure you send them to whoever needs to get them BEFORE the Instaclicks timer runs out.
Aug 11, 2016 | Cloudflare
Okay, so things are almost settling down now, time to recap what the heck happened.

As we mentioned, back in January, we started hosting a new game on our server called Avabur. It's become pretty popular, but all hasn't been perfect. There have been two instances of troublemakers attempting to take the server down for everyone, across all our sites. In bird culture, this is considered a dick move. The first one was not enough to take extreme measures, but the latest one caused some severe issues. Traffic was saturating our network link, and without action, would cause a server bill in the thousands of dollars for the month.

Our solution was simple: the server did not move, but we placed a service called Cloudflare between the server and the internet. Cloudflare takes our incoming connections and filters them, removing any malicious traffic. Cloudflare then passes the "clean" connections to us. The server was then configured to delete any traffic not coming in via this new filtered connection.

Obviously, things are slightly more complicated than this sounds, and this has consumed the past 3 days. fury and andy have both been working on fixing all the issues, but there are still more problems ahead of us than behind. Keeping the sites online was the first priority, and we'll restore 100% functionality in the coming days and weeks.

The reset date may be affected by these events, as we want to have something ready for the new round. All non-essential work has been put on hold until the connectivity issues are resolved.
May 21, 2016 | New Round, New Problems (Age 23)
The reset, some of you may have noticed, had some interesting quirks this time around – looks like our restoration from backup restored a few old accounts that lurked under the surface until we tried posting the age-end stats! Weeding them out ended up being somewhat impossible, so they'll stay there for the time being.

Swiftly moving on to new things...


  • Mercenaries now require upkeep, the cost will be deducted from your TBG at every turn (10 Gold for Attack and Defense Mercenaries, 5 Gold for Untrained Mercenaries)
  • Elves now have a 20% chance to steal 10% of what they've just sabotaged!


Problems? Message andyt683 if you find something that doesn't work.
Apr 7, 2016 | Anatomy Of A Disaster
Yesterday morning, we had a component failure in our main database disk, making the entire server unresponsive. This was unexpected, as the drives were mostly new. All data on the drives was presumably lost, though we are exploring options to get it back. Attempts to swap to our backup server failed due to a strict security setting, preventing most browsers from viewing the alternate site. We are back up and running on the original server, although with a fair amount of data lost, and reduced performance. We've restored as much data as we had backed up, though more data may be restored down the road.

Going forward, we've ordered two new SSDs, and will be installing them in a RAID setup to add additional redundancy. Backup scripts are also far more comprehensive, as well as additional offsite locations for these backups. Full performance restoration will be completed within a week or two, barring any more unforeseen issues.

-A