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Queue Dodging – What’s your take?

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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

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[Recap] Official Livestream – Shogun Ringo Revealed (5/1/15)

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

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The Next Hero(es): What We Know About Them So Far

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

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The Mysterious Skins System: What Could It Be!

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