Undead Will be Released Today

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  1. Ewan Lamont
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    Hear Yay Hear Yay! The dread lord Vlad Von Carstein has mustered an army on the borders of Stirland and may be making a bid for the Imperial throne. There has also been a massive increase in Necromantic activity in the Ruined City of Mordheim are the two connected?

    The Undead will be launched later today (it may be slightly later on iOS). This is our first Warband with a spell caster as the leader, our first warband that is made up of different races and troop types and a totally new magic system so balancing and testing was a really big undertaking, many thanks to all the testers that helped out.

    The main troop types in the warband are Dregs miserable human survivors of the demise of Mordheim and Ghouls descendants of evil and insane men who ate the flesh of the dead. The warband is led by a magic-wielding Necromancer who can raise corpses as Zombies. Each of the warriors in the warband has the embedded charnel wrangler skill that will allow them to have a zombie as a pet if the warband has a necromancer.

    Playing the undead is a very different experience to the existing warbands they are generally a bit slower and steady followed by explosive action. There is also the potential to really vary your play style from owning a pack of multi-attack ravenous ghoul heroes to nurturing elite Dregs who will one day be as strongly armed and skilled as the mercenary jocks that used to oppress them before the cataclysm.

    For fans of the table top version Vampires will soon be available as Hire-swords but when purchased they will take over as leader. We tested them as the starting leader but with a warband made up of fear causing ghouls with two attacks and dregs being not that different to mercenaries adding in a supercharged desanguinator early on was too overpowered. Also, Zombies are such a classic undead troop type we wanted them and a magic user with the skill to create them in from the beginning.
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  2. Jesse Shaffer Corporal

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    Still not available on iOS (at least not in California). Any idea when it will be?
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    When are the vampires going to be available?
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    I sincerely hope the iOS release will be soon! Any ETA you can give us?
  5. Ewan Lamont
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    Hi Guys. On behalf of the company, I'd like to appologise to all iOS users that you don't have the update yet. You are all owed a full detailed explanation. When we update the app it happens with in the hour on Amazon and Android but it needs to go through an approval process on Apple. For the last year, we have submitted it on Monday and it has always been approved in time for the Thursday release. Unfortunately, they have had a few issues with this release and as they are on Pacific time and we are on GMT the test and feedback often happen at midnight UK time and it takes a full day to investigate and respond to each issue. The time line is as follows:

    Monday
    Apple – Your app crashes on load
    Legendary – really this never happened in test can you give us details?
    Apple – if you load it with this new screen emulation software that allows you to share your screen on a PC (we just made mandatory a week ago) it crashes.
    Legendary – ok we’ll fix that

    Tuesday
    Apple – We can’t buy any in-app purchases in your game, see attached screen shot.
    Legendary – You are in the middle of a battle you can only buy fate and DLC in the menu screens

    Wednesday
    Apple - We still can’t buy the new Undead warband
    Legendary - We require a GameCenter login to validate purchases on our server backend. We inform the user of this on the point of sale material and if they fail to sign in to a GameCenter account at "Tap to Start" (see attached screenshot)

    Thursday
    Apple –Apps cannot require user registration prior to allowing access to app content and features that are not associated specifically to the user.
    Legendary – (You are freeking joking right?) paid for DLC is directly associated specifically with a user and also to comply with your guidelines 3.1.2 of the App Store Review Guidelines that requires an app to make subscription content available to all the iOS devices owned by a single user we need to use Game Centre log in as that is the only way to verify that a user on two devices is the same person. This has been the case with our app for over a year and you have been fine with this.

    Friday
    Apple - It is not appropriate to force user registration to meet this requirement; such user registration must be made optional.
    Legendary – OK our Heroic Coder Adam Smith will work all through the Easter Holiday to decouple DLC purchases from Game Centre and tie it back to the device and make it optional to share across devices.

    Saturday
    Adam works on the new code and releases for approval

    Sunday
    Happy Easter (Still waiting for approval – fair enough)

    Monday
    We wait and hope….
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  6. Ewan Lamont
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    FYI Circa 5pm GMT Easater day live on iOS

    Dear Legendary Games Ltd,
    The following app has been approved and the app status has changed to Ready For Sale:
    App Name: Mordheim: Warband Skirmish [IMG]
    App Version Number: 1.5.0
    App Type: iOS
    App SKU: mordheim
    App Apple ID:1064897387
    The following In-App Purchases are also approved:
    • In-App Purchase Reference Name: Undead DLC
      In-App Purchase Product ID: com.legendarygames.mordheim.undeaddlc
    • In-App Purchase Reference Name: Undead DLC
      In-App Purchase Product ID: com.legendarygames.mordheim.undeaddlc
    • In-App Purchase Reference Name: Undead DLC
      In-App Purchase Product ID: com.legendarygames.mordheim.undeaddlc
    • In-App Purchase Reference Name: Undead DLC
      In-App Purchase Product ID: com.legendarygames.mordheim.undeaddlc
    If your contracts are not in effect at this time, your app status will be Pending Contract. You may track the progress of your contracts in the Agreements, Tax, and Banking module in iTunes Connect.
    To make changes to this app, sign in to iTunes Connect and open the Manage Your Applications module.
    It can take up to 24 hours before your app is available on the App Store. This delay is dependent on any app availability issues.
    Before you market your app, read the App Store Marketing and Advertising Guidelines for developers. The guidelines include information on using the App Store badge, best practices to market apps on the App Store, and details on the use of Apple product images.
    If you have any questions regarding your app, use the Contact Us module on iTunes Connect.
    Regards,
    The App Store team
    [IMG]
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  7. Buggritt Major

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    Is there any way we can buy Adam a beer?
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  8. Klaus Private

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    Thanks so much for all your hard work, especially over the holiday. The Undead are fantastic, and well worth the wait.
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    Thanks for releasing the undead ‍♂️ Looking forward to vampires :)
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    I'm really enjoying the undead warband and look forward to the vampire!
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