New God - Aphrodite

Arci

Community Manager
Grepolis Team
Greetings from Mount Olympus itself!

As Hermes so... gracefully reveled, a new goddess is descending on the world of Grepolis! Aphrodite will bless world Sandbox 19 with her presence, which opens on Monday November 2nd (pending a final preparedness check today) . Of course, Aphrodite brings with her new spells and mythical units. Read on to find out what's in store for the beta release of the first new god since 2012!


Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love.
Known throughout all of Greece as the embodiment of beauty, her presence across her domain influences growth. Her power over this realm increases as she attracts more mortal attention with celebrations held in her name. Her charm and elegance allure enemies on the battlefield enchanting them with her radiant beauty.
Spells
Aphrodite introduces 4 new spells, just like her fellow deities. However, she also introduces a new and unique spell type, with a passive ability. Passive abilities are cast on a city which is worshipping a god, and are only deactivated when you switch to a different god. Check out the table below for full details of her 4 spells.

SpellDescription
Narcissism
Aphrodite's charm clouds the defending units vision, changing all that they desire.

All Defending units in the city are 10% less efficient for 12 hours.

Charitable Festival
As Aphrodite's influence and power grow, your citizens in turn grow mesmerized by the celebrations in their city.

Reduce the next Victory procession's celebration cost by 2% for every power active on this city. (Capped at 20%, does not stack)

Hymn to Aphrodite
The local Farming villages seek Aphrodite's approval, and gather more resources as an offering to her favor.

Increase farm resource collection by 20% + 1.5% for every power active on this city for 6 hours (Up to 50%). Additionally increase farm trade output by 10% while this power is active.

Pygmalion

(passive)​
The uncanny resemblance of Pygmalion's statue to Aphrodite has captured some of her grace, making the city flourish while worshiping Aphrodite.

Increase population limit by 5 for every farm level.
(times based on speed 1)

Units
And what is a goddess without godly mythical creatures by her side?! Of course, Aphrodite grants her devout followers with the ability to recruit 2 exclusive new units, the Siren and the Satyr. Lets see what wonders they will bring to your cities, and how they will aid you in crushing your enemies.

SirenSatyr
RequirementsRequirements
Temple level 5
Harbor level 6
Temple level 5
Barracks level 1
CostCost
Wood: 1700
Stone: 1300
Silver: 2200
Favor: 110
Population: 16
Build time: 3 hours, 10 minutes (speed 1)
Wood: 1450
Stone: 750
Silver: 2600
Favor: 95
Population: 16
Build time: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 20 seconds (speed 1)
StatsStats
Attack: 180
Defense: 170
Speed: 22
Attack (Sharp): 385
Defense (Blunt): 55
Defense (Sharp): 105
Defense (Ranged): 170
Speed: 136
Loot: 335
PassivePassive
Increase move speed of naval
units by 2% (Up to at 100%).
N/A

And that's not all! Some of you may have noticed we've been working in the background on converting our mobile app to a new technical system in the background. With the release of Aphrodite, we'll also release the app for you to try, which will include the updated Gods windows and layout for the temple. We're looking to find as many bugs as possible during this testing phase here on Beta, so make sure you sign up and get testing on the app!

Last but not least, the new Aphrodite portrait of course also brings with it an up to date and clean visual look, so, our artists also decided to touch up the 6 existing god portraits. You'll see these ingame on beta in the coming weeks too!

We hope you're as excited as we are for this release of godly proportions. Please leave any feedback in the feedback thread, and don't forget to report any bugs found in the bug section!

Your Grepolis Team.
 
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Arci

Community Manager
Grepolis Team
Android app update Bug Bounty

With the release of Aphrodite, we are also releasing a new Android app version to Beta which includes a redesigned temple layout, as well as all of the required changes for Aphrodite's live release. Because this is a whole new technology in the background, as well as a good amount of changes on the app itself for her introduction, we're introducing a bug bounty program for the duration of Aphrodite's testing here on Beta.

The link for the test version of the Android app can be found here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.innogames.grepolis

Unlike other bug reports here on Beta, this will open the door to any qualified bugs reported making you eligible for Gold not here on the Beta server, but on your account on the live server. You can find the full list of requirements for bug reports here.

To be eligible for the bug bounty rewards, and receive your Gold on your live server account, you must follow the rules stated in the above link. The rewards available are based on the categorization of the bug found. Each bug will be prioritized by our developers once received into three categories:

Major - 300 Gold
Medium - 200 Gold
Minor - 50 Gold

Please note, there will be a delay between your bug report being confirmed, and receiving your Gold, as we will coordinate with the Community Managers from your local server to deliver your reward.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in our Aphrodite feedback thread.

Thanks for your help!
Your Grepolis Team