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February 19, 2013

The Golden Yeti Cometh

The time has come for the Golden Yeti Tournament to begin (almost)! Along with another balance update, this week we are poised to finally begin the tournament! The event will begin as soon as we go live with the 1.5.3 update on Friday. We're not quite ready to give a specific time, but we will keep you updated on our progress.

Participants in the tournament must own the Omega Ticket, which they would have received through preorders. Owning more than one will not confer any special bonuses. Points in the tournment can be earned through PvP victories. 2v2 and Juggernaut fights are worth more than 1v1 fights.

Yeti Statue

Again, if you own the Omega Ticket, you don't need to do anything further to participate. Visit one of the Golden Yeti statues to track your progress and climb your way to victory!


Scheduled for Deletion

This Friday we will also be doing a database sweep, cleaning out thousands of characters that are over a year old, level 1, and never upgraded. We cannot reserve a name for anyone in advance so be ready to login Friday as soon as the release goes live to claim your name!


Moderator Submission Deadline

To date, we've received hundreds of applications for Moderators and Testers! It's great that so many of you are interested in helping us (whether you meet the qualifications or not). However, the cutoff for submissions is drawing near. Please send your COMPLETE application before 12 P.M. E.S.T. next Friday (March 1st) to: EDCallForMods@artix.com

Lycus and Cinderella are 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. 


"Parker! Get me pictures of Omega!"

A new contest has appeared in the BattleOn Forums! As some of you may know, the screenshot section of the EpicDuel website is overdue for an update. We really want to update the website with some amazing new screenshots to show a brighter and much more updated side of the game. In order to do this we want the coolest, most kick-butt screenshots you have! Anything from a funny moment in the game to a full on battle would be great! You can even use screenshots showcasing some of the new features of Omega, like cores and stat editing. This contest is going to be a little bit different from past contests, however. Instead of having a set deadline, this contest will be on-going and you can submit as many screenshots as you want. Some of you may be wondering what the rewards are if your screenshot gets used, so here they are:

  • If one of your screenshots gets used you will receive: 100 Varium, 1000 credits, and a first tier achievement. 
  • If five of your screenshots get used you will receive 2500 credits and a second tier achievement.
  • If ten of your screenshots get used you will receive 3500 credits and a third tier achievement.

The contest will run from Tuesday, February 19th until whenever the developers and I see fit. Awards will be handed out periodically when we have gathered a nice crop of new screenshots. We have no set limit of winners. The rules and guidelines are short and to the point, but we advise you to follow them otherwise your entry will be disqualified. 

  • Your screenshot must be of EpicDuel post Omega.
  • Your screenshot must be taken by you and no one else.
  • You cannot edit your screenshot with a photo editing program such as Photoshop or Gimp. 
  • You can submit as many screenshots as you want throughout the contest!
  • Make sure that you provide a VALID URL to your photo. Try using a reliable photo uploader like Photobucket, TinyPic or Twitpic. Do NOT use [IMG] tags, use the method above.
  • Must use highest quality in-game. Please save in a crisp, clear, digital format (high-quality JPG or PNG)!
  • Screenshots of inappropriate content will be disqualified
  • Pre-cropping the image to conform to the 900x600 game window is ideal!
  • Please post all entries in the BattleOn Forums. We will not accept entries posted on Facebook, Twitter, email or any other social network.
  • The contest will not end till we feel we have enough screenshots, so keep em’ coming! 

Have fun and good luck to everyone!

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