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December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays from the EpicDuel Team!

Happy Holidays!


It's that time of year again.  A time for giving.  A time for caring.  A time for giving thanks.  I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the EpicDuel crew to thank all of our players for their support!  This support comes in many forms.  Whether you bought Varium each update or still rock all credit-only gear, dominated the leaderboards or just played a few rounds while your boss wasn't looking, we're eternally grateful for your support.  YOU keep the EpicDuel community alive.  You ARE the EpicDuel community.  You contributed, great or small, towards the 80 million + battles fought since we started this quaint little PvP Flash game.

I would also like to thank our Mods.  You guys helped us keep the game safe from the beginning, and over the past year we have worked hard to add more features to your Ban Hammers.  You have all truly earned your green names!

Last year we had just integrated with Artix Entertainment.  We hadn't even released Founder status yet!  A year before that, EpicDuel wasn't even public.  In fact, we conducted a small private test around Christmas time for our closest friends.


Happy Holidays!


Wow!  We've come a long way since then.  I believe this image depicts Titan as ADMIN BOT trying to convince players that he was an AI program.  I think some were actually convinced!  We had just finished color custom appearance, a whopping 20 weapons, and, oh yeah, Massacre could be used on the first turn.  You want to talk about balance?  LoL!


Happy Holidays!


Titan and I have been working on EpicDuel for over three years now, but this past year with Artix Entertainment has been, for lack of a better word, EPIC!  When I was compiling a list of features, I kept going back and thinking, "We did that THIS YEAR?  Bwah?"

Here are just some of the features we've introduced over the last year!

  • New Battle Screens
  • Expandable Buddy List and Inventory
  • Custumizable Player Housing
  • Three New Skills
  • Name Change
  • Class Change
  • Rating Points
  • Armor Enhancements
  • Weapon Enhancements 
  • Arcade mode
  • Security Improvements (take that, H4x0rz!)
  • Performance Improvements (take that, lag monster!)
  • Battle Boost and Experience Boost
  • Player Suggestion Items
  • Facebook Sharing
  • Tons of New NPCs
  • Tons of New Weapons, Items, and Armor 
  • Two new zones: The West Naval Yard and the Overlord Facility
  • New Auxiliary Weapon Type
  • Seasonal Rare Weapons
  • Earnable and Purchaseable Achievements
  • Faction Headquarters
  • Faction Cannons
  • Faction Message Board
  • Faction Domination Flags
  • Faction Ranks
  • Robots with Unique Secondary Attacks
  • Six New Leaderboards
  • "What's New" Section to Inform Players of Updates
  • Performance Slider to Improve Performance
  • Bikes to Increase Movement Speed
  • NPC Chat (with sound!)
  • Probably more that I'm forgetting...

Remember, we never would have been so productive if not for your awesome support and suggestions keeping the EpicDuel community alive and growing!  We've already got a huge list of new features planned for next year!  Stay tuned for further updates!  The best is yet to come!

Tomorrow, be sure to wish your opponents a Happy Holiday...right before you bazooka them in the face!  A true EpicDuel Holiday Greeting!

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