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A lot of feedback from players has been received that there should be rewards for those who won in PvP. Well, great mind thinks alike – the making of this feature is already in progress! However, before the implementation, we are more concerned about the gaming experience, and hence, a series of betterments will be made on the battle system of Ninja Saga in the recent future. Therefore, the gaming experience can be enriched and the battle event will become unpredictably exciting! The following battle effects will be adjusted in the upcoming updates!
Stun – how about adding some stun resistance, like a boss?
Apparently, not only us, a lot of players believe that the stun effect has largely limited their gaming experience. It is because we might be too focused on forming a locking combo with all sorts of kinjutsu. Well, no matter to lock people or be locked in a battle, such scenario is not really that fun, right?
In the future, we are going to make some alternations on the stun effect by enabling every player to have ‘inborn’ resistance to stun – remember if you did fight some bosses in Hunting House in the past, you would realize what we mean! In fact, stun is not designed to be a guaranteed effect - that is why we should have certain natural resistance, only that the Hunting House bosses have much better resistance then we do!
Aside from that, stun is still considered to be a very effective move to freeze your opponent and plan your moves – we are just providing some options to counteract the effect. Plus, there will be more skills to purify stun, and will have items to enhance your stun resistance and consumables to remove stun effect.
Accuracy – to counterbalance the dodge rate!
In the world of ninja, agility is the key to success – with great speed you get to take the initiative to attack as well as to react promptly to enemy’s move, that is, dodge an attack! In other words, dodging is a core element in the battles of the game.
By adding attribute points to Wind, and/or equipping the dodging skills and other items…etc., some players have very high dodge rates and become highly advantageous in battles! Of course this is a very clever strategy and it is not wrong to have high dodge rates, however, as you level up, you will become almost invincible, and that would make the game dull. Don’t worry, we will not remove or reduce the dodge effects; instead, we are going to increase skill’s accuracy so that the damage can be effectively delivered.
Currently in the game, we call the effect “ignore target’s dodge”, and skills that have this effect include Fire Phoenix Breath, Armor of Narukami, Weaken Soul Jutsu and many others. Nonetheless, when we modify the battle system, we will standardize the naming of these effects as “accuracy”.
Our idea is, every ninja will have 100% accuracy – if your opponent does not have any wind attributes, and do not equip any dodge skills and dodge items, you will have higher chance of hitting your opponent accurately (as mentioned earlier, every player will have 5% inborn dodge rate). In other words, if your opponent has higher dodge rate, you will also need higher accuracy to have a better chance to deliver the damage effectively.
Remember that, it is completely wise to have a ninja character that react swiftly; we just want to provide an option for all players to counter against dodge. Such measures will include new skills that reduce your opponent’s dodge rate and items that increase your accuracy.
Restriction – to restrict a particular movement!
Currently, when a player is being restricted, he is not able to use any skills. Not sure if you know and remember – the first skill with restriction effect is a clan reward – Kinjutsu: Meridians Seal, a skill that has an effect that limits the chakra flow of the opponent. When it was designed, it was not supposed to be used as another form of stun; unfortunately, it had become one and you probably already noticed or even experienced. Eventually it does not make a big difference whether you are restricted or stunned. Therefore, we would like to trace back our original design by refining them so that they will have significant distinctions!
To add some spice to battle strategy planning, all restriction effects, including Meridians Seal, will later on restrict only Ninjutsu and Genjutsu; that means, when you are being restricted, apart from charging, using consumables, attacking with weapons, you will still be able to use taijutsu and talent skills! We hope that in this way, there can be more uncertainties in battles, and hence, excitement!
So, Stun, Accuracy and Restriction are the first three battle effects that we start to work on! There are definitely more to come so as to create an interesting battle environment to all of you. The next modification will include adjustments on genjutsu, reforming the ways you use consumables, new talents, further developments on PvP and a lot more! Details will be announced on our website when they are ready! You are welcome to inspire us with your thoughts and experience by:
Mailing us via Ninja Saga Support Form, or
Discussing on Ninja Saga forum, or
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Do you remember Ukita Hotaru, the leader of the Medical Class whom you met in the Special Jounin Exam? She is a born genius ninja – apart from the superb healing skills and chakra recovering techniques, she is also a user of Icy Crystal, a secret talent that allows her to combine wind and water-based jutsu to create ice in which she can manipulate.
Icy Crystal is a talent invented in the Village of Ice, by their Hajime-Kage. Many years ago, when the country was still chaotic, villages attacking each other, people started war just for the sake of survival, at that time, the Village of Ice was not formed yet, and the Ice Hajime-Kage, who was still an ordinary ninja with some followers, felt the need to gather more people to protect themselves against invasive and malevolent ninja, hence, being a wind-based ninja who also mastered the water elements, he trained intensively and finally created the talent of Icy Crystal, and established the Village of Ice. With this icy talent, the Village of Ice enjoys a giant shield because the freezing temperature and the frozen ground keep wild animals and heat-based attacks away.
Users of Icy Crystal are usually wind or water-based ninja who master both elements. With the use of the talent, they can freeze the water in the air, and manipulate the form of ice at their will. Besides, their bodies emit cold current, which solicit frosting when wind or water jutsu is used. Later on, after their Nidaime-Kage has modified the talent with his battle experience and pursuit of artistic forms, the talent of ice can also be used in the form of icy mirrors, and are good at both defending and attacking.
With the recent academic alliance formed between the Village of Ice and the Village of Fire, some talented jounin got to learn this splendid talent, including Hotaru. Will you be the next icy ninja?
New Secret Talent
With the earlier launching of the talent reset function, a lot of players have been asking about new talents, and here we are, introducing you a new secret talent, Icy Crystal!
While the game designing team was still discussing (or arguing) which talent should be lived next some time ago (yes, we do have a lot in mind, plus you have inspired us with a lot of amazing ideas!), we are aiming to put forward something spectacular yet aiding in nature. Since the idea of ice has been in our plan since the very beginning of talent development (we voted it out for Demon Sound, Explosive Lave, Hidden Silhouette and Enraged Forest!), we guess it’s almost time to freeze or be frozen!
The talent of Icy Crystal, similar to other secret talents, has 2 active skills, Secret Icy Crystal: Hakukage Horo and Secret Icy Crystal: Icy Kaleidoscope, and 1 passive skill, Absolute Zero Zone. Let’s have an overview of them here.
Absolute Zero Zone (Passive)
Absolute Zero Zone is the first skill you will have to nail in the skill tree of this talent.
After you have acquired the skill, whenever you successfully hit your target with water or wind ninjutsu, your target might be frozen, up to 11% if you maxed the talent skill.
Although the damage to be taken will be reduced by 30%, but a frozen target cannot take any actions. In other words, Absolute Zero Zone gives you chance to control the battle. Currently only the reindeer and snowman pets know how to freeze targets. Will you be the first ninja to master it?
Secret Icy Crystal: Hakukage Horo (Active)
Once you learnt Absolute Zero Zone, you may choose to learn either one of the active skills. Hakukage Horo is one of them.
When one uses Hakukage Horo, every drop of water in the surrounding air will be formed into an arc of frost around the user to act as a shield – to reduce the damage he will take, and also revenge the attacker by reducing their chakra. This is a very useful defensive skill not only because it reduces damage, when an enemy attacks you, he will consume much more chakra than he planned to. As a talented ninja, you certainly know how important the role of chakra in strategy planning – the use of Hakukage Horo will disable your enemy from effectively deliver huge damage!
Secret Icy Crystal: Icy Kaleidoscope
Create floating mirrors made of crystal ice to trap your target!
Being the only invasive skill of the talent, it is also an eye-catching, fabulous one! Once you launch the Icy Kaleidoscope, your target will be trapped in the icy mirrors, one in the front and another one at the back; with the defining sheer speed, which is a defining battle trait of wind-based ninja, you swiftly move between as if you are teleporting and attack from the two mirrors, and knock down your target. If your enemy is not KO-ed with it, don’t worry, in the coming 2 turns, attack him with wind or water ninjutsu; he will take extra damage!
Hope you like the new talent!
According to an unofficial research, defensive players who mainly use wind and water prefer Dark Eye as their Extreme Talent and Enraged Forest as their Secret Talent, while offensive players whose primary elements are fire or lightning usually use Deadly Performance as the Extreme Talent and Explosive Lava as the Secret Talent. This is largely because those talents can assist them on what they lack, either the damage, or the locking effects.
However, when the Talent System was launched in September 2010, obviously most of us were too excited or perhaps too obsessed with some special skills, or with the graphic and animation that we could relate ourselves with, we might have probably chosen the wrong talent for our ninja!
So, here we come – the function of resetting your talent, extreme or secret is now available!
How to Reset Talent?
Let’s get started!
Click the “Talent” icon in the bottom right corner.
Find the “Reset” Talent button on the top and click it.
Pick the talent that you want to remove, and then click “Reset”
You will need Ninja Seal Gan to reset a talent. You will be asked to purchase Ninja Seal Gan after you clicked the “Reset” button.
Free users need 3 Ninja Seal Gan to reset a talent, and premium users need 1.
Final step! Just type “reset” in the pop up box to confirm, and then you will be able to acquire a new talent!
Just a kind reminder: the talent will be immediately erased, and the TP you used in upgrading the erased talent will not be given back, so, think carefully before you reset anything!
Besides, we are now planning on fine-tuning battle events and some attributes, as well as designing new talents. Do consider what the best for your ninja is and make the right move! And don’t forget to check our game news regularly – free Ninja Seal Gan might be given out from time to time! Have fun!
Just got your Nanabi and V-day Kumanosuke the teddy and started to feel impatient with training another pet from level 1 again? We totally feel you! As one of the game designers, I own every single pet including the limited or festival pets! Train all of them by activating them, bringing them to missions and boss fights, and leveling up gradually… hey! It’s such a long and torturing journey, isn’t it?
Therefore, please allow us to introduce you this brand new system – Pet Villa (ペトの部屋)! It’s a feature that allows you to train multiple pets at once, and at amazing speed!
How to Start?
Once you have put your pet into any of the training slots, you will be asked to pay a certain amount of Gold, and then the training will start until your pet reached the next level! The training time will last from 60 sec to 24 hours.
Go to Pet Villa after the required training time to get back your pets, and you will find them become your most reliable battle partners ever!
*You cannot equip the pets which are undergoing training in the Villa.
*Even when you are offline, the training time still count!
*You cannot “over-train’ your pet – Your level is always higher than your pet’s level.
Still Wanna Speed Up?
You will be able to, very soon!
In the next update on this feature (Right! This feature will stay even after the Valentine’s Day Event!), a consumable will be released so that you can shorten the time your pets spend in the Villa! Keep an eye on our Facebook page!
That’s how the new “Pet Villa” works! Just a little tip from us: 1 slot for boss pet, 1 for PvP pet 1 for mission, and the last 1 for your favorite pet! (or whatever!) Cheers!