Re-Equipment pack works the same way as if you buy it in exchange for 75 UW points in Underworld, but it will only cost you $1.99 (U.S. iTunes Store).
For those who are unfamiliar with the whole re-equipment concept: the idea is that you get a full refund for your currently purchased upgrades. This allows you to re-arrange equipment for better game performance.
Another popular use is that sometimes you are getting second thoughts about upgrading too soon. Refunding equipment makes it possible to rethink what you have done
The same as with point packs, you can purchase Re-Equipment pack only once. Be wise.
I’m sure you have noticed something new going on in Underworld lately. Many of you didn’t like the changes big time ;)
What has really happened is that the game now gives the advantage to dealers who interact with one another or move from place to place often. Here is how it works.
Back then, you were able to find a lab, pack yourself full with cheap stuff and then just wait until the demand refreshes in the area and addicts will buy your overpriced sweets. This ‘sit and wait’ strategy doesn’t work anymore.
A selection of commodities available in supply & demand on each tile is changing less often now. Moreover, you won’t find the whole variety of sweets on one tile. Some of them you will have to bring from other areas.
When there’s a lab on the map next to you, your best choices are:
to buy the stuff and price it fair, so that dealers from other areas would purchase it
take the produced sweets, move to another tile and find the demand in there
Same thing with demand. With an addict located on your tile, you can either purchase merchandize from the dealers in other places or take a walk to another tile.
Basically, this means dealers must interact with each other and share profit. Moreover, the tile refresh time is enough for the traffickers to negotiate over the price and setup stable supply chains.
Underworld economy statistics reports a huge increase of dealer’s profits for the last three days. Bad times are in the past indeed
Phew! Underworld: SweetDeal 1.1 has just been submitted to the AppStore. Hoping guys from Cupertino are going to approve it till the end of this week.
Ok, the main question, as always, is what exactly did we prepare for you in 1.1?
The first and the most important feature of this release is Facebook Connect support. As any other MMO, Underworld is not only about making progress, but also about socializing. Bring your Facebook account into the game to communicate with friends, observe each other’s game achievements and struggle to the top of Friends Cream of the Crop. More details on that will follow in a separate post soon.
Another highly demanded feature added is stock controls. Review your current stock and dump something if you need space quickly for another commodity.
Cream of the Crop now will let you open dealer’s profiles, view their details and communicate. Finally, we did that
The last, but not least — we have put a lot of effort to fix all the known bugs and improve the overall game stability. Yes, «black screen» bug is in the past too
As usual, we’ve put out already implemented features from the roadmap and about to add some new stuff we are getting from the suggestion box. The work has begun on the next version!
Dedicated game site will be up and running very soon. Until then, you can drop us a note of here in comments or right in the game. Moreover, visit the unofficial messaging board and the chat room we’ve setup for such an occasion.
Don’t forget to vote up the game in the AppStore and stay tuned — more sweet stuff to come!
We did it! Underworld was sent to the AppStore. Let’s hope the wait won’t be so long this time.
So, what’s up with SweetDeal?
First — many of you are wondering about this — the game will still be free to play. Only this time you will be able to download paid extensions containing Underworld Points.
With UW points, you can pull some strings, like to gain full police protection for some period, to postpone your loan shark pay off or even to get a full refund for your equipment upgrades to rearrange them. Of course, more boosts are coming soon.
Second, we’ve added a cop alert indicator to the market screen. Now you can always see your actual chances to come through. Decide for yourself — take a chance or upgrade.
Next, we’ve fixed Cream of the Crop. See how powerful you are comparing to other players in different areas.
Finally, for those who had a chance to enjoy Underworld in beta phase, how do you continue playing the game? Just install the game from the AppStore when it comes live and it will automatically load your existing character. Your rank, cash and stock — everything will survive.
As a token of our appreciation for your hard work, we are offering you the Underworld veterans 15 UW points, as a welcome gift to the SweetDeal.