Rejoice! Huzzah! The tank Skaarf is dead! Long live the Koshka? 1.5 has arrived and a new hero has come to the Halcyon Fold. Meet Pickles Fortress, a new classification of hero: Initiator. Let’s take a quick look at his abilities and how they define his role. Continue reading
This week is gonna be a surprise for us all! I’m thinking we shouldn’t expect too much this week, its true that we did get a hero teased immediately after the update last time around, but I wouldn’t expect the same to happen again. At best we’ll probably see a few surprise skins.
Quite a juicy week: we got two skins, information on the next update, and lore for the new hero. I think this is a perfect week to start our new recaps—from now on the recaps will focus solely on the news—we won’t be covering the King of the Hill matches like we have in the past. Continue reading
We’re back after a short hiatus! Hopefully we’ll be continuing this all through summer now, with the exception of a week or two for vacations. But anyways, let’s get down to what we can expect to see.
A Joule Skin reveal has been confirmed. Likely we’ll see another hero’s tier 2 skin in game, as well.
Wolfie is complete or nearing completion, so today may be his day. Although, SEMC hasn’t hyped a hero reveal, so more likely they’ll do a special mid-week stream for him and the update or wait until next Friday. To be honest though, my money is on a mid-week stream.
The rest of the update could get shown off as well, including the balance changes to Vox, Skaarf, and others. And likely the card buying system, epic cards, and T2 skins. Once again though, it’s likely they’ll have a special stream during the down time for the update, or even on the Wednesday stream.
Tomorrow is another Friday, and you know what that means: a developer live stream! Even better, it appears that we’re approaching the next update (so far referred to as 1.5) and with the San Fransisco LAN partiers (FooJee and others) getting to test this hero it seems that he is near release and will be ready for this update, making tomorrow a likely candidate for a hero reveal. So let’s speculate on what this hero could be in the time we have before he’s revealed (#hype!).
Previously, I shared a video that introduces how to play a weapon power Taka and it has received a lot of positive attention from the Vainglory community. Admittedly, there’s also been some reluctance to adopt this play style due to how comfortable players have become with Taka burst builds. The focus of this post is to explain the inherent weakness of burst builds and why it is a good time to make the switch to a weapon power build.
Twitch is a website that allows users to stream themselves playing video games for the world to see! You may have seen the awesomeness that is ShinKaigan streaming Vainglory on Twitch and thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do that too? I want to be famous like him! Well, now, you can! (Fame sold separately). Continue reading
Many people are waiting for Taka to be buffed or revised. I hear people asking for it all the time on the forums and Reddit, talking as though he isn’t viable. I even saw one subject line that asked “Is Taka dead?”
The biggest secret about Taka is that he doesn’t need a buff. In fact, the developers recently stated that Taka is in a good place right now. Not only do I agree with this, but I believe you’re going to start seeing an increasing amount of Taka players in higher skill tiers. If you’re wondering how this is possible, continue reading.