It’s that time of week again, the developer livestream! This week we’ll be getting at least one more skin reveal, and possibly even a look at the actual system of how the skins will be earned. In addition we will see a continuation of EU and SEA King of the Hill brackets; R3D vs. Element in EU. Continue reading
It’s been about a month now since the 14th hero, Vox, dropped on the Fold. Prior to that, we already had a decent idea of what heroes we’d be getting before their announcements. The early-January announcement of the story for the next three heroes gave us clues to all three of them. Ardan was, of course, shown, unnamed, in the hologram of the first lore, while Vox and Celeste were mentioned as the twin children of Julia. So what clues can we find about the potential next hero or series of heroes? Continue reading
The meta is constantly evolving, and the Tier List needs to be updated! This patch we’ll look into how Vox and Koshka have dominated the meta, and why Krul has started to spike. Continue reading
The beginnings of the South-east Asia server’s King of the Hill bracket appeared on this weeks stream unfortunately, because of time zones, the matches were played prior to the livestream and sent to The Lair. At the time of the stream though, only one game had finished sending. Continue reading
Hey, sorry for the late start, I’ll be live blogging part of today’s stream. Continue reading
As always, if you have your own gameplay footage that you’d like to see in future highlights videos, please reach out to me directly. You can find me Reddit (/u/jklick), Twitter (EpicGeekery_JK), and the official Vainglory forums (Gadianton).
Since the massive reveals shown off at PAX East over a month ago, SEMC has been teasing us with information about this “mysterious skin system” ranging from skin reveals to hints at how the skins will work and be unlocked.
Already we have seen the first four skins, Dark Parade Adagio, SAWborg, Queen Bee Petal, and Kandi Twirl Koshka. We also know, that you aren’t going to be able to “just purchase them from the shop.” Implying that they must be unlocked in some way. The community has already speculated on this a lot, and ideas range from special achievements to winning some number of games with the hero. And of course the community is very entrenched in suggesting skins for heroes like French Maid Catherine, Mafia Ringo, Halloween Petal ideas, and so many more. I wanted to see what some prominent players were thinking about the skin system, so I went ahead and interviewed a selection of streamers, podcasters, and other well-known users. Continue reading
In my first months of playing Vainglory the game was dominated by Weapon Power builds. Heroes like Petal, Adagio, Ringo, and even SAW were controlling the meta with their high damage output and Breaking Point. Ever since Breaking Point was changed there has been a shift in the meta towards Crystal Power carries. I figured this would be a great time to visit the tier 3 Crystal Power items to see what’s hot and what’s not. Continue reading
This week’s livestream featured the awesome Korean shout caster, William Cho often known as “Chobra,” whom has been following Vainglory for a little while now. The big news was of course another skin reveal, this time for Koshka! Continue reading
This week was quite an interesting stream from SEMC, they introduced a new King of the Hill format that they’ll be doing somewhat regularly in which guilds come in and challenge the standing champion on stream. This week we had three matches: The standing champions, Wicked and Nemesis battled it out and two new challengers, Halcyon Hammers and VIP, came in and fought for a chance to challenge the champion.
Japan Vainglory launch went down, with some awesome post-match karaoke! PlayoffBeard announced that the minion candy bug with Petal’s Munions and gave us some even more interesting Petal news… Continue reading