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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.

  • Scott Borkai

    Agreed this bot is insane, switch the 2 medium slots for light slots, then it is closer to being balanced. But with 1xHeavy, 2xmedium, it has lancelot firepower, jump, stealth…… way too much. The jump/stealth is a cool combo, I just would hate to see something like this ruin the balance so badly.

  • disqus_3TJztzfR0d

    This is the pixonic fresh idea of balancing the game. Basically like they always do don’t fix the problems just come out with something better and stronger than the last bot. This is the same bot as the lance you idiots except this time it has jump and stealth. God y’all are ruining the game for everyone but yourselves. Bunch of backstabbing noobs, as if the lance wasnt strong enough already ot the griffin. Yall got enough OP heavy bots. That’s all you ever see on the field. FIX THE PROBLEMS! I personally hope that you get owned so you can blog that to pixonic because all you’re doing now is making it less of a chance they fix the problems. They obviously don’t care to listen to anyone else about upgrading the light bots or medium bots. There’s people here that like medium and lights and when they face a clan they don’t stand a chance because it’s a full on heavy brigade. It isn’t impossible to do well in a light bot but when you face a clan that rushes all lances for the first 3 turns it will be you’re going to find it frustrating you can’t dish the heat you want or even get to a beacon especially if that lance can jump. Your speed can’t out run the orkans and tulumbas and zeus or trebuchet especially since that is basically all you will see. I wouldn’t suggest the Jesse bot with aphids, it maybe good agaisnt griffins sometimes but not lances with shields especially a stealthed jumping one. You hit them with both sets of aphids and the shield will be charged up before you are ready to reload. What they should do is decrease the recharge time on the shield or make a weapon for light bots and medium bots only that stun shield growth momentarily and fix time it takes for tulumbas to comeback or take the rechargeable firing for it all together since it already dishes more than enough damage in 1 volley, Add 10k health to all the light and medium bots. Give the light bots like gareth and jesse a minimum 4 to 5 seconds of stealth for when they turn shield off or switch weapons. Make the stalkers stealth come back quicker or work longer. I ASSURE YOU, there’d be a hell of alot less of the same heavy bots if the light and medium bots were better especially if you’re paying money for them you’re going to be pretty disappointed by the way they have things now. To make the medium bots better make them faster. Most of the heavy bots already out run them all if not the same speed. 10k more health a little faster, slow the heavy bots a little bit. Maybe give more of them a free energy shield like dash mk2 or carnage. Probably a golem because it’s a cool bot just not practical anymore. Reducing heavy bots turning radius would help as well. Except these people don’t make questionairres for people who play the real sever only people who test their noob jump bot and since people that dont knoe what the server is like say yea, stuff like this ruins the game more.. Another reason things don’t get fixed. Wake up pixonic.

  • disqus_3TJztzfR0d

    It really is rediculous. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills! They’re the exact same bot! You’re right it’s definitely a bank grabbing plot. Once 1 clan has a team of these griffins and lances then everyone, everyone will have to get one just to keep up. This is just how you say balance in pixonic though. It certainly isn’t money oh no!

  • disqus_3TJztzfR0d

    The part where pixonic is ruining the game for everyone to take their money was so humorous.