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This week in community. Another quickie

Preliminary writers contest results and few quick reviews on new updates.

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Writers contest has concluded

Actually, not yet — we haven’t declared the winners yet. We’ll do it after getting in touch with them, which should happen very soon.

The response to the contest was overwhelming: we received more than 400 (four hundred!) pieces of all the different genres, including guides, essays and even lore fiction. Our magic man Tofsla is currently going through them all. “I feel like I’m going crazy, but it is so damn worth it“, he says.

One we can say for sure: there will be more than just one winner. Judging by the quality of writings that reached us, we expect to have at least 20 of those receiving the first prize.

 

New robot: first look

Bagofsoup is back at it on the test server teaching some battle skills to his youngsters. This time testing various setups on the new robot prototype he calls “Grancelalker” (hm-m, we could use it actually).

 

New mode: pre-review

Bagofsoup again, coming at you with the super recent review of the Beacon Rush game mode.

You will be able to beacon rush yourself this weekend if registered on our test server. This video will be a good preview also providing you with some gameplay tactics to try.

 

Latest YouTube challenge

Still 2 days (deadline Sunday night EST) left to take part in #heavycapture YouTube video challenge announced by Blitheran.

Take a chance to win 1.5K Gold or 3K Influence points (yes you can choose). Winners will be selected next week! Stay tuned for next challenges on Blitheran and Droopy Sack channels with prizes getting better and better.

  • Jesse Abbott

    Looking forward to seeing some of the articles and other written content. This game has a high concentration of creative fans and I do enjoy seeing what the community comes up with. Good luck with reading 400 submissions!

  • Bagofsoup

    Thanks for the video links. So many new things to test out in the game that are coming up. Just want to say, once again, how well written the blog articles are here. Very conversational, but with the right amount of humor! Look forward to seeing some of the winning articles. I didn’t write one because I still have shell shock from summer classes!

  • Mr. Meeseeks

    It’s so blatantly obvious that they are creating an op Griffin to get people to spend cash on it as Griffin is the most popular bot in the game. Stealth Griffin has shorter cool down then Griffin at 20s, has Stealth while jumping and 5s after landing (about same time as Stalker’s stealth) and the most dominating armament of 2 mediums and 1 heavy (just like Lancelot). Plus it’s speed is faster then Griffin. Spend some extra cash and slap an Ancile on there too.
    We can’t be having the most popular bot cost silver, we gotta exploit that and make some cash.
    It’s sickening how they are sacrificing balance and quality of game play for cash.

  • Stevie

    I think its cool all the new stuff you guys are adding but at least let us know how much the korean bots will cost? Really looking foward to the beacon rush.

  • Lee.jh

    I have a question.
    Will these new robot and dash bots can be purchase with influence?

  • Hira

    Very soon is 3 days?

  • David Birdsall

    Will any of this keep me from being put on more than 20 games of my team only having 5, 4, or 3 pilots against a team of 6?

    I spent two weeks fighting my out of Diamond I to Expert III for the second time. Once I got halfway into Expert III, the same things happened again. In more than 20 straight games, I Was placed on team that did not have 6 pilots. Because I am the one who gets beacons, I was punished -17 or -22 points a game because I had the least amount of damage. Now I am near the bottom of Diamond III again. Im not spending another 2 weeks to fight my way back to Expert a to have this happen a third time. If you want me to spend money on your game, you’re going to have to stop awarding losers more points than you award winers. Until then, you can keep spending your money on this game. Im not spending any on it. Im not playing it either. I don’t know of any other capture the flag game that has ever treated their players this way.

    This is a fraud and this is a scam.