Arks and Dungeons

Godville, Sep 21 2013

The time has come to bring more meaning to the life of templed heroes. Sure they are already busy by saving gold for their bright future, but what if something bad happens before that? Something like global warming or heavy rain that will cause a giant flood… So let them build something big and buoyant, like an Ark. Just in case.

But there is a small problem here. As it was foretold in the ancient manuscripts, proper arks have to be built with a special kind of wood. It doesn’t just grow in the nearby forest, so heroes will have to search for it.

Luckily, there are as many as three separate ways of obtaining this wood:

  1. Sometimes pilgrims could put a log to the donation box in the temple (don’t worry, it doesn’t affect charges generation, as those are generated from gold).
  2. A hero can be rewarded with a whole pile of logs upon completing an epic quest.
  3. A piece of wood can also be found in the recently uncovered dungeons.

Yep, now we have dungeons! No one knew for sure what’s in there, but there were rumors of big rooms, long passages, hidden traps, strong bosses never seen before and rich treasuries. Heroes are too scared to enter dungeons by themselves, but sure enough, a god with a temple can make a compelling conviction, using a recently discovered new button on the Remote Control.

The main goal of a dungeon campaign is to find the treasury, which contains lots of gold, loot and yes, this rare gopher wood. Heroes are capable of finding the treasure completely on their own, by choosing directions at their will. However, wise gods can read the map and chronicles and guide the heroes with god voices, greatly increasing the overall chances of the party.

Notes on dungeons:

  • heroes must form a party of at least three to enter a dungeon. While underground, there must be at least two conscious adventures, otherwise the whole group will be evacuated to the surface (with minor penalties for unconscious heroes);
  • avoid sending your hero to dungeon on low health;
  • keep an eye on direction hints hidden in some rooms! Also, stronger bosses tend to live closer to the treasure;
  • bosses can be spotted from the distance just be reading the chronicle carefully and often could be avoided.
  • looting two wood logs from the treasuries within 24 hours is guaranteed. Getting more is still possible, but it’s up to The Great Random. Pay attention to send to dungeon confirmation popup for details (for the mobile apps it will be available with the next app update).

There could be various strategies and goals of dungeon exploration and it’s up to gods how much (or little) godpower to use, as most of the boss encounters could be avoided. But be prepared for the fact that the first few explorations won’t look easy and may take a bit more time. Not finding the treasure is not a big deal, as heroes won’t lose anything irreplaceable.

Final note: dungeons are for fun and you don’t have to explore them if you don’t want to. The hero is able to collect all of the required ark wood from temple and epic quests. Hail ZPG!

In other news, ones longing for new content submissions are kindly welcomed to check out a few dungeons first and then proceed with submitting their gems using the newly added category in the Ideabox. Grammar corrections for existing entries are welcomed too, as usual.

If you’re into dueling, make sure to check out new community-organized championship ‘Rest in Pieces’ with really awesome prizes!

Comments (48)
The Luminous Sep 21 2013 10:39


Alistin 5 Sep 21 2013 10:42

Cool! TY!

Empscott Sep 21 2013 10:49

Wow great idea

Goddess Of Sin Sep 21 2013 10:50

I’m loving it! W00t w00t! Good stuff debs. Kudos and please it coming:)

Light healp mooge Sep 21 2013 11:02


Brinjal 6 Sep 21 2013 11:10

I just tried out the dungeon feature. I hope my hero finds some allies!

Hershey Almighty 6 Sep 21 2013 11:13

Just when I thought retirement savings was all there could be for a temple owner like myself, you guys come up with more fun! It just keeps getting better and better! Thank you devs :)

Brinjal 6 Sep 21 2013 11:21

Want to see a dungeon? here

Brinjal 6 Sep 21 2013 11:25
Gravatar There is the dungeon, but here is a boss we met in it!

Brinjal 6 Sep 21 2013 11:25

Oh, they’re the same…

Myoka 5 Sep 21 2013 11:27

How awesome use this! Thanks for taking this a step further…

Sniper404 6 Sep 21 2013 11:34

Time for a new construction pantheon now or :)

Dogess 5 Sep 21 2013 11:58

Loving this! Hooray for dungeons! Hooray for arks! Hooray for the tournament!

Thank you, Godville!

Brinjal 6 Sep 21 2013 12:08

I just discovered something, you can only take 100 steps in a dungeon. After that your heroes get bored.

Joceej13 Sep 21 2013 12:59

I want my temple to be finished already but I still have 600 to go!!!! Awesome idea! I’m so excited to try this!!!!

Thorbjoern 6 Sep 21 2013 14:41

This sounds awesome!

Jimbob64 6 Sep 21 2013 14:49

One word: brilliant!

Kwoth Sep 21 2013 15:04

Just finished kwoths first dungeon! Great stuff! Thanks!

Artsonian 6 Sep 21 2013 15:24

Oh no! I have massive amounts of RealLiveVille to deal with this weekend! I don’t have time to be playing Godvi……… well, I suppose ONE dungeon exploration won’t hurt…… ;-)

Justananomaly Sep 21 2013 15:28

Checking them out now, awesome update!

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