A new day, a new patch! It seems like yesterday we were trying to assess a massive 1.3.0 update, but SEMC has already pushed out another HUGE release! The list of changes is so long that we won’t cover everything today, but if you’re looking for a specific topic just scan down through the chapter headings and see if I cover it.
What is queue dodging?
Queue dodging is the act of not selecting a hero at the hero selection screen, or intentionally closing the app in the five seconds before the match starts. There are a variety of reasons that people do this:
1) To avoid having two laners
2) To avoid players who instalock heroes
3) You saw AdyEndrus on your team
Whatever the case, queue dodging happens, and in my experience happens frequently at higher Elo. Continue reading
This week’s stream was quite a blast: three King of the Hill matches and an exciting skin reveal. Heck, this whole week has just been filled with Vainglory content! We’ve gotten a ton of Vainglory lore for Ringo, and spotlight videos for Glaive, Adagio, and Catherine, as well as a Ringo video this weekend! And of course there’s that familiar feeling in the air that an update is right around the corner. Continue reading
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