After much feedback about the difficulty of getting hold of Rebirth cards, we’ve decided to make them more accessible by standardizing their distribution. Rebirth Cards are versions of original cards aimed at replacing the originals in new players’ collections and in the packs:
-They have the same stats.
-They have improved graphics.
-They have the same level of rareness as their original version and are available in all the Shop’s packs apart from New Blood ones.
As of today, you can get hold of a Rebirth card in the Shop's packs as a replacement to its original which will no longer be distributed.
“Ah but you have to pay to get hold of these cards!”
Don’t worry, next week you’ll have the chance to get hold of them in a Leader Wars or Coliseum event without spending a dime.
“OK, but there’s an entrance free for Leader Wars, isn’t there?”
Yes, there is an entrance fee but in Clintz only, which means you can keep your credits for New Blood packs and promotions. And some people manage to get hold of tickets
Here are the broad outlines of the new way to get hold of Rebirth cards:
- an Rb announcement in the shop's packs
- the original version will cease to be distributed
- a feature event the following week for a catch-up session
This will make Rebirth cards more accessible and will breathe new life into your collection. It will also increase the value of the original cards.
“So will the original versions now be Collector cards?”
No, existing original versions do not have Collector status as there is a Rebirth version of them with identical stats in the packs.
Finally, please contact our Customer Support Team if you've bought (and not won) a Rebirth card.
You'll be reimbursed to the Market value of the Rebirth card.
We appreciate your interest in Urban Rivals.
EDIT: After some discussion, we have decided to change the refund policy to include those who won RB cards.
If you won an RB card: Please contact support, and include a screenshot of your card history showing that you won the card. Your compensation will be based on the price of the card prior to Rebirth 2.0 announcement, as follows:
syd noze rb : 200k
ashley rb : 90K
baby q rb : 120K
Wardog Rb : 250k
Nanook Rb : 500k
vermyn N Rb : 350K
Striker Rb : 380k
If you have purchased an RB card: Please contact support, and include a screenshot of your market history showing the price you paid for the card.
We appreciate all of your suggestions and feedback in regards to this matter, and thank you for your patience. For a thorough explanation as to why we feel the RB 2.0 initiative was necessary and will be a big benefit to the game, please see the following thread: http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/community/forum/?mode=viewsubject&forum_page=0&id_subject=2550671&subject_page=last#answers
Thank you and happy gaming to you all.
edited by ghelas wednesday 20/05/2015, 11:35
i just want to say that, during these few days I have been more in contact with Ghelas, whom I believe is a person with the "heart in the right place" and is willing to do the right thing with all the restrains that shoulb be in place, as a moderator/administrator.
Of course there things that will need more conversation between all the parts involved, the staff, the moderators, administrators, every and each kind of players (paying, free, competitive, collectors, etc) and it will be impossible to please everyone everytime with every decision.
I do believe that is essential to us as a community to change some ways of thinking and start to think about whats is the best for the game instead of "what is the best to me". Personally, I am not against the choices each one of us make (if you want to spend money, if you want to invest in the market, if you are here "to kick ass in the matches", if you just can't wait to see the new cards and the art and concept behind them, to accomplish the missions and keep going with your collection, more or less serioulsy); but I completely adverse to any kind of prepotency and sense of entitlement that put oneselk over all the others. We should not forget that we are just people here trying to play, have fun and sometimes forget about the problems in the "real world" which already have a lot of s---t around money and markets and difference of "classes" and all of that.
I am trying to give my contribution to have a better more equal
He's not a Mod, I think you should definitely consider him a member of Staff for both games... But I think it's best he should be the one to clarify it for you.
No problem. Any doubts, definitely speak to Ghelas. He's as stubborn as a mule, but he will always tell you the truth and he 100% only has the best interests for the game at heart
@Wasteroftime: The Stepson's main complaints were different from yours, so it was important to understand them as well. Worry not, I still have your feedback in mind, and am doing what I can.
@Kimedis: We've had clintz entry fees on many of the recent instances of special modes in response to player reaction to this.
@Myeltd: I don't think my work on FR is at odds with my work here. In my opinion, both games have a very different set of strong points: UR focuses on collection, community, and a colorful universe with lots of great humor. FR focuses on high-level competition and game balance. I feel that both games deserve to succeed in tremendous ways, and I'm putting in every effort I can to help make that happen. As Colossal said, I'm a bit more than a Mod: I contribute to many things, including design and PR efforts, for both games. In both places, you can see cards that I have created and tested, elements of modes balanced by me, and other initiatives that were well received by the players (all as part of a team effort with other very hard-working staff members.) Many of our Admins participate in multiple functions of development in this way, which is great, as it makes them very connected to the game. We all want to see our creations succeed!
@The Stepson: Thank you so much for your kind and impassioned words.
"We should not forget that we are just people here trying to play, have fun and sometimes forget about the problems in the "real world" which already have a lot of s---t around money and markets and difference of "classes" and all of that."
This is exactly what I want to see this game embody for all of us, a fun and fair environment where we can forget our cares for a little bit.
@Colossal: Thanks again for your kind words, as well.
edited by ghelas monday 25/05/2015, 05:31
Thanks Ghelas and all UR staff members for not yielding to every complaint of us players.
Personally I think modernizing UR including its appearance (which you have been trying to do for more than a year, I think) is important to attract new player base into UR. As a player, I selfishly hope for the longevity of UR so that I can continue playing for many years to come (until I'm finally tied down by work or family). For that to happen, attracting new players is a must to keep UR going. Just my selfish opinion anyway.
Need some confirmation.
As I check my PROFILE page, I notice that the Rb cards are no longer considered as the same card as its 'classic' twins in the collection.
Example: The PROFILE page used to record 45 normal cards for All Stars before the Rebirth 2.0 update. After the update, the collection records there are 47 normal cards for All Stars. That means that Striker Rb and Striker are considered as 2 separate cards and the same applies to Ashley Rb and Ashley.
Is this an intended part of the update or is it an error?
For the purposes of collection, Rb and "classic" cards are considered to be two different cards. For the purposes of gameplay, a format that does not allow doubles should not allow an Rb and "classic" version of a card to coexist in the same deck.
Kinda izy. It's like diet coke and coke zero. Everyone knows they're the same thing, but doing it like this allows them to avoid any "rules" tied to the first. It's a bit like when the tobacco companies promised not to market to children, but introduced kid friendly characters like Joe Camel intended for adults because if kids end up being drawn in by it... hey, coindidence!