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Nightwraith

February 28, 2013

The Tournament Continues

We are already on the cusp of the second week of the Golden Yeti Tournament and the competition is extremely fierce! There is still one more week to go so don't give up yet! Any breaks the leaders take is a chance for latecomers to swoop in a snatch one of the top 100 spots!

Leaderboard

Do you see your name up there? Congratulations! But be afraid! Those top positions may be difficult to secure as the tournament continues!

 

New Cores!

Need some diversity in your build? Gear up with 3 new cores this Friday!

Nanosteel

Nanosteel Armor: Critical hits getting you down? This passive armor core effectively reduces the damage reduction of all critical hits inflicted on your character!

Dead Battery

*Dead Battery: Applies a curse to an enemy that causes that target's remaining energy to go to you if the enemy is defeated while the curse is active. This means that if you apply the curse to an enemy, and they still have 20 energy after dying, that energy is added to your own pool!* This works even if your ally is the one to defeat the target.

*Dead Battery still requires some more testing, but we do not wish to push the release any later. We will continue testing this core after the release and hopefully make it available next week!

Plasma Meteor: Meteor shower just got an energy damage based equivalent!

 

Sneaky, Sneaky Azrael

Azrael Scythes

For those that missed it last week, we introduced two new Azrael Scythes last week on the Alydroid. These were limited quantity, so of course they sold out very quickly. This Friday, we will restock twice (depending on demand). Once at 10 AM EST, and again at 5 PM EST. We will also restock the Dage rares at these times. We will only restock if the quantities are depleted.

 

EpicDuel Turns Four!

Alpha Shot

It’s hard to believe that four years ago EpicDuel had just launched it’s first public Alpha. It’s even harder to comprehend how the game has changed since this momentous event. In that time, we’ve joined with Artix Entertainment, gone through four development phases, released thousands of weapons, developed countless features, and hosted over 100 million battles. Now we are in the midst of the most exciting evolution in EpicDuel’s history: Omega!

 

Mod Application Deadline

The application deadline is almost upon us, but it's not too late to submit! Please send your COMPLETE application before 12 P.M. E.S.T. this Friday (March 1st) to: [email protected]

Lycus and Cinderella are still hard at work narrowing down the list of qualified applicants, but unfortunately, due to the volume of mail, we will not be able to respond to all of you to explain why you were not selected. 


Balance and Bugs

To round out the release, we're making some adjustments to balance, targeting the rise in power of Support builds and some more tweaks to help classes that are underperforming. We have some larger changes in mind to help with balance, but we don't want to do anything too drastic while the Tournament is still live.

There will also be a number of crucial bug fixes. For a complete, detailed list of the fixes and changes, check Rabble's patch notes shortly after the release goes live!

 

Coming Soon!

The Endless is coming

This guy.

Tags: Nightwraith Azrael Tournament Yeti Leaderboard Cores Omega LQS balance Bug Fixes Endless Moderators


Nightwraith

September 25, 2012

Corporate Restructuring

This week, after surviving a Dragonoid attack, Delta V will be invaded by another threat.  However, rather than being motivated an instinctive desire to destroy, this evil is motivated by money and power.  This evil is...

Nice place...I'll take it!

Chairman Platinum of EbilCorp is leading an army of corporate ninjas and mercenaries to Fortune City to claim the entire planet in the name of his corrupt enterprise.  The Chairman is confident, but he's no fool -- he knows that he'll need to offer something good to win over the battle-hardened populace.

 

Platinum's Pride

Chairman Platinum believes you must dress for success, whether it's in business or intergalactic domination.  For that reason, EbilCorp scientists have created a specially-designed power suit, engineered to withstand superhuman amounts of punishment, and has the ability to mutate along with its wearer's class.  It also allows the wearer to unleash a devastating special attack.

Platinum's Pride

Chairman's Fury is a one-time use, selectable skill that can be used at any time in battle to unleash a powerful unblockable uppercut attack that steals 25% of your opponent's rage for yourself. It can be used once per battle.

Fear the Chairman's Fury!

This item will be available as a 5-Key Varium package as soon as we release on Wednesday September 26th.  A level 25 version will also be available as a 3-Key package.  Both will be available in-game.

Just when you thought EpicDuel couldn't fit any more evil...

 

MOAR EVIL!

A wild Dage appears!  That's right, Dage the Evil has taken up residence on Delta V and he will come offering new LQS items of his own twisted creation.  This new color custom bike, Dage's Blood Rider, is just a taste of the twisted treastures Dage is bringing to EpicDuel!

Dage Bike!

Leaves a trail of blood and bones in its wake.

Dage's Shotguns

Find Dage in the Minetower to access his shop of limited quantity items!  He's packing some serious heat with the Skull Boomstick and Haunted Boomstick, two shotguns with the amazing Spreadfire ability which allows you to attack 2 targets at once!  Grab these items before they're gone!

 

Bye-Bye Infernal Weapons

Due to the addition of Platinum's Pride promotional armor, we will be removing the Infernal Interdictor and Pyro Fly packages from the Varium shop and all the other Infernal and Mechachillid items from the in-game merchants.  The Infernal Interdictor and the Pyro Fly will also be sellable.  The key exceptions are the Infernal Android and the Mecha Cruiser, which are permanent items.

Tags: Chairman Platinum Nightwraith EbilCorp Promotion Varium Dage the Evil Armors Weapons LQS

 

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