It's all about the EPIC WINNERS
Written by Logress   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 23:24

After a surprisingly difficult job watching and judging, we've got our winners!

There were a lot of difficult choices, many of these battles showed off really smart planning and good decision making... but that doesn't make the battle Epic by itself. There needs be something extra, a weird card choice a key field wipe, or a big switchup.

And without further ado, our winner is:

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Community Tournament Saturday the 6th
Written by Logress   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 06:25

Your friend and mine Noobwiz is running another Community Tournament this weekend with no card restrictions. Despite the lack of restrictions, the last one was surprisingly low on pure meta decks, so this one, post errata, should be very interesting.  I recommend everyone give it a shot. All users who play at least once in the tournament, win or lose, get a Participation Prize.  You can check out all the details on the forum thread here. Note: you MUST sign up with Noobwiz ahead of time, so if you're interested don't wait, check out the thread!

Epic Win Contest has Ended
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 14:57

The Epic Win! contest has closed it's doors. We're in the middle of judging all of your submissions. Winners and prizes will be announced and given out tomorrow. Good luck to all who have entered.

Intro Quest has been Upgraded!
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 22:57

No new achievements, no new features, no snazzy interface to view them all. Nope. Then what may you ask has been upgraded? The back end! Your diligent coders (Lupos and Edgar) have found a way to smooth out some of the hiccups that have plagued the achievement system so far. So, theoretically, all of you who haven't gotten achievements when you were supposed to should now be able to get them now and all of you getting double and triple e-mails, that should stop too.

PM or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or concerns.

Girl's Day 5 of 7 starts March 3rd
Written by Logress   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 21:53

Ok, we got another Japanese holiday on our horizon, and that means another loosly themed 5 of 7!  This time we're all about the ladies, Girl's Day is MARCH 3RD.  From this Wednesday until midnight next Tuesday, we'll be having a 5 of 7.

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Arakis' Quest - The Ladies Only Quest 3/1/10 - 3/15/10
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 01 March 2010 21:29

This one's been requested repeatedly, and it's finally time we got to it. The rules are simple. Every card you use in your entry must feature a lady. Well, okay so it's not quite so simple. Because of the ambiguity introduced by grimoires and certain cards like Great Spirits, after much consideration I've decided that only cards in the card list that contain the "Female Card" tag will be eligible.

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Rankings in the Week that Stuff Happened
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 01 March 2010 19:17

Rankings! Indeed again Rankings never fails. We have achievements launch, the replay theater launch, premium membership launch, and through it all Rankings is here on this sunny Monday* (your results may vary based on location).

Nice job with the battling and winning and sometimes losing amidst all of our new goodies in Alteil. Kudos* to you.

As always, anyone who has fought in the arena at least once this week will receive at least 10 gran. Listed below are your top 5 ranked Iczers, top 3 guilds, and guilds that have become official.

*On a personal note, yours truly, when he was younger, thought when people said kudos that they meant the delicious chocolate snack. Kudos to you? I want some!

TOP 5 WEEKLY RANKED ICZERS

  1. xKaix
  2. imortal12233
  3. TheLuciferTW
  4. Sethiel
  5. ShearWinds

TOP 3 GUILDS

  1. ~mortem masters~
  2. Seraphim Mafia
  3. Royal Flush

GUILDS WHO HAVE BECOME OFFICIAL

  1. Ugnis
  2. The knights who say...
Arakis' Long Range Quest Results
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Friday, 26 February 2010 19:36

As it turns out, Alteil has plenty of strategies still available when all you have to work with are ranged units. While fragility is often an issue, there are plenty of long-range cards that pack a mean punch and can hang on long enough to get the job done.

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Epic Win Contest
Written by Logress   
Friday, 26 February 2010 18:36

Epic Win Contest

OK, so now everyone has the Trial Membership for the Theater Tab, we better DO something fun with it before they start expiring. Here's the Epic Win contest (note... you don't actually have to win the game to win the contest), submit a URL from the Theater Tab with a REPLAY of a crazy entertaining battle. Estoma with 10,000 AT? Four Dragon Emperors on the field? Winning with Living Dead? Then, POST the replay of the battle IN THIS THREAD with a short description.

We'll have to make the deadline Tuesday night so we can get this judged before Trials start expiring on Wednesday afternoon.

PRIZES: 1st Place 20 Point Cards and +3 Theater Tab Slots.
2-5th Place 10 Point Cards and +2 Theater Tab Slot.
All participants get 5 Point Cards.

SPECIAL: Since it is a lot harder to come up with an entertaining battle if you're a beginner, if you pull off a win (or at least a good comeback run) with your mod starter against a high leveler's File (or at least a File with a lot of rares in it, that counts as well. If the match has one exceptional move or one specific moment you gave the enemy OS syndrome, you might want to include the key turn # in the description.

ALSO: We know that there seems to be a consistent issue with playback, meaning that for some users it always works, for some it never works, and for others it works every time for a day, then never for the next day. We're working on it. Anyway, as long as you save the Replay and send the URL to us, even if you can't see it, we can and it will count for the contest.

ADDITIONALLY: The bonus Theater Tab slots are permanent additions to your profile. If you ever become a Premium user for any reason, you will have your bonus slots.

We're Starting Over Like Produce... Fresh
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Thursday, 25 February 2010 02:56

We had a few bugs and issues with our achievement system and we've decided to wipe the records clean. You can keep all your prizes, a little gift from us to you. The quests are fresh, we've cleaned your achievement e-mails except for your first e-mail from Lapierre Sensei to not make more confusion. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have an technical issues or problems and we will look into them.

Sincerely,
Team the GM


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