I'm about to drop a new update for BattleArena. This is what I would consider part 1 of the Mythic Update.
I'm pretty sure I mentioned earlier in this thread that I wanted to add a customizeable "mythic" weapon where the players can set what type of weapon it is, what techs they want on it (within reason of course, sword mythics would need sword techs), what element it is, among other things. To do this I've decided to create a new battle type that dishes out a new item that will be used to purchase and upgrade/change the mythics: Cosmic Battles.
Cosmic Battles are basically level 500 portals. Unlike Torment battles there's no waves of enemies. It's 1 vs players and it's always going to be a boss. Unlike Torments there won't be a dozen different orbs. There's going to be 1 orb and the player who uses it can determine what level of Cosmic Battles they want to endure. The command to use a Cosmic Orb is: !use CosmicOrb # where # is 1 to 100. Winning a Cosmic Battle will reward the player with Odin Marks. The number of Odin Marks you get is determined by the the level of the Cosmic Orb (basically level 1 = 1 mark, 2 = 2 marks, etc). The level also affects the level of the boss that you will fight. So in other words, players can choose if they want to risk a harder fight for higher rewards. They can't out-level it like they can with torments as players will always be level 500.
Something important to note about Cosmic Battles: the bosses inside CAN ONLY BE HURT USING TORMENT WEAPONS! And the torment weapon has to be in the RIGHT HAND if it's not a 2h weapon. Techniques have to be done via the torment weapon (so if a +1 torment weapon shares techniques with the normal weapon, the normal weapon's techniques will not hurt the boss even though they will if performed via the torment weapon).
The recipe for a Cosmic Orb is: Diamond + LifeShard x500 + ArcaneDust x500 + ForgottenSoul x500 + ReusablePart x500
At this time I have not added any of the actual Mythic stuff. So even though you can start to earn Odin Marks with this update you won't be able to spend them.
The first part of this update is mostly for testing the Cosmic battles. I won't take away anyone's Odin Marks but I need to see how hard/easy this is. Testing Cosmic 1 locally was quite a challenge but not overly insane (like Misery Orbs or whatever). It's doable but difficult, basically, as a mage. I didn't test with a melee-heavy build yet.
When I'm sure that everything is OK I'll be adding more cosmic bosses (right now it's just one) and then I'll work on actually adding the Mythic commands into the game. And that's probably going to be the true endgame for the bot as the mythics won't have a cap on power but it'll take a ton of marks to grind it that high. And when I'm done with making sure the mythic stuff is 100% OK, I'll probably be done with BattleArena. I'm going to focus more on the new bot. Not to say that I'll never ever positively return to BA for anything, as I might add new stuff here and there, but it won't be my primary focus any more.
Also with a later update to this I'm going to make it so that Cosmic 100 has its own special boss that will never appear anywhere else in the game. To be honest though, i don't know if it's even physically possible for anyone to beat Cosmic 100 at the moment. Maybe if you could gather enough level 500 people with the best gear... maybe you guys can give it a shot for lulz. But the special boss I'll be making will be harder than the only Cosmic boss at the moment lol.
...I was re-reading this whole topic and I just realized I don't know if I ever got back around to fixing the Spawn-After-Death level issues. Does anyone remember if I did or not? lol. I also completely forgot all about making a kill coin potion effect and the Allied Operations. I'll try to get those done before 4.0 is "finalized" as well.