January 12th, 2016
The Origins of the Law of Equivalent Exchange 

Sharp-eyed players who have a love of classic anime might recognize one of Merci, the Wizard's first upgrade descriptions. It's a line taken from the famous Japanese animated comic, Fullmetal Alchemist.



If you're not familiar with the books and animated series, it centers around an alternate universe where alchemy is the most advanced scientific discipline.

Today, we know alchemy as a precursor to modern chemistry and a pseudo-scientific and philosophical movement. Specifically, alchemy is the pursuit of transforming base metals into noble metals, like gold, and the ongoing mission to find elixirs to achieve eternal life.



The quote from Merci's upgrade comes from the core philosophical proposition in Fullmetal Alchemist. Here's the full quote:

"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth."

To put it simply, you get out what you put into life.

Original Fullmetal Alchemist Intro



The Fullmetal Alchemist books themselves were a monster hit selling over 64 million copies and picking up many awards along the way. Despite lukewarm reception for the first installments, the series gathered momentum with critics citing the growing complexity as the reason it has become a fan favourite.

Check out more on the official Fullmetal Alchemist website.
August 20th, 2015
More, Bigger, Better. 

We're always listening. Not in a sinister government type of way but listening to all your comments, requests in the forums, chat and emails. Today we unveil the number one requested feature by you the community: Formation Saves.

That's right, now you can design and save up to three different formations. It's as simple as setting up your Crusaders for the task at hand whether it's gold farming, beating a boss or a clicker formation. Once you're happy with your set-up, hit the Save button just below the Crusaders and allocate the formation to a number.

Gold Formation



Better still it's easy to activate the saved formations. Either use your mouse on the all-new buttons just below your formation or use Q, W and E keys to cycle between them. No delays, no worrying about moving the Crusaders, just instant unbridled satisfaction.

Boss Formation



Even better, the saves are specific to each campaign. That means you have three different formation saves per campaign for added convenience.

The other change we've made is adding a new full-screen option that can be accessed by using the Options drop-down or simply hitting the F key. Now you can enjoy Crusaders in all it's glory from screen edge to screen edge. Enjoy!