We're Testing Stuff
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:02

We're working on some stuff in the game. If you experience any slowdown, please attribute it to us improving the game.

Big news is coming folks. Stay tuned.

Server Maintenance Tuesday Night
Written by Logress   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 17:55

We will be shutting the servers down from MIDNIGHT TONIGHT until 6 AM EST for installing some new features.  We repeat, the game servers will be down from Midnight tonight, Tuesday the 23rd until 6 AM.

 Not that we're up to something, or anything...

The GMs have been awfully quiet lately
Written by Logress   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:56
It's almost as if they're up to something.
Rankings in the Mist
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 22 February 2010 18:04

It's more like Rankings in the midst... midst all this craziness here. We have visitors from Alteil Japan well um visiting, we're reaching the final leg of our Achievements system, lots of optimizing and planning new features. It's a hectic time indeed!

But through all this the Rankings still appear, from the midst of this mist of ideas, projects, and programming, it trudges on never asking for anything other than to be clicked on. So go, do your civic duty and click on the Rankings. You'll make this one webpage very happy.

As always, anyone who has fought in the arena at least once this week will receive at least 10 gran. Listed below are your top 5 ranked Iczers, top 3 guilds, and guilds that have leveled.

TOP 5 WEEKLY RANKED ICZERS

  1. ShearWinds
  2. spears
  3. TheLuciferTW
  4. Whire3
  5. Sethiel

TOP 3 GUILDS

  1. ~mortem masters~
  2. Royal Flush
  3. Order of the Black Knights

GUILDS WHO HAVE LEVELED

  1. n/a (yes that is the name of the guild)
We cho cho chose you
Written by lupos   
Monday, 15 February 2010 19:04

So, a day late and a dollar short they say. I dunno about the dollar short bit but I am a day late. Actually, as I really wanted to post these saturday so you could have them to look over on Cupids big day. 2 days late. I however failed. Do forgive me. I'm lenient on all of you with dead lines, so hopefully you want hold it against me. I'd love to blame Edgar some how on this one but no dice. :P

Anyway, without further adeu I present our top 3 winners! There may have been some entries that had a smidgen more "artistic merit", but these are the three that I felt most represented the valentines day cards of my youth. Simple art, terribly delicious puns!

Read more...
Lazy Monday (Rankings)
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 15 February 2010 18:42

We out celebrating Presidents' Day. It's nice when your land your first REAL job. One without a name tag. One with an office Christmas Party where wild antics are bound to happen. One that gets you vacation days on holidays that you never knew existed.

Enjoy the rankings, we're gonna mack on some cupcakes, the Magnolia kind.

As always, anyone who has fought in the arena at least once this week will receive at least 10 gran. Listed below are your top 5 ranked Iczers, top 3 guilds, and guilds that have became of official.

TOP 5 WEEKLY RANKED ICZERS

  1. jimmypeter
  2. Whire3
  3. imortal12233
  4. TheLuciferTW
  5. Casabeto/whire (tie for 5th)

TOP 3 GUILDS

  1. ~mortem masters~
  2. Order of the Black Knights
  3. 台灣義和團

GUILDS WHO BECAME OFFICIAL

  1. ShearlyWin
  2. 596
  3. Malaysia
  4. KashRonin
Alteil has a TV Tropes Page
Written by Logress   
Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:28

Just what the title says.  Alteil has a TV Tropes Page thanks to long time Iczer Grain.  I figured this would be a good way to get some of the story down in an organized fashion, so take a look. I'll be updating it probably more often then I should... Also, feel free to contribute.

What's Errata With You?
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Saturday, 13 February 2010 00:10

Our nicely laid out Errata Page has been updated with all the recent changes and updates. Use it for reference, use it for nostalgia, just don't use it on a ham and cheese sandwich. That does NOT taste good.

Enjoy.








Just not on a sandwich. Dear God do not put it on a sandwich!

Arakis' Quest Reminder
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Friday, 12 February 2010 15:27

This is a reminder that the submission period for the current Arakis' Quest ends this Monday, the 15th, at noon EST. Please be sure to submit your entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by that time. Also, I need to notify everyone of something regarding the errata that went into effect today. If you entered this Quest prior to 2/12 and used any cards that were affected by the errata, you may resubmit, but be sure to do so before the deadline. There will be no extension. Any errata-affected entries which are not resubmitted by the deadline will be retested, if it's deemed necessary, using the post-errata version of the Alteil card set.

The Ninja that Erratas in the Night
Written by Logress   
Friday, 12 February 2010 07:31

So, at maintenance, the FILE menu resets and reloads the data.  Meaning, I have to do the errata before then (6 AM EST) for it to show up tomorrow morning... Yeah, so it's only 2:40 AM EST but I'm exhausted and I've had a crazy day. So, errata's happening now. It will instantly take effect in the actual game, but the card File won't register the changes until tomorrow.  The Card List on the web site should be fine (except for Sumer being a 5*... I guess she'll just have to be a surprise).

FAQ

-Why did you sever the Fencer Sea Serpent combo completely? Why not just make it less efficient? In testing, after decreasing the efficiency of the combo, we found it was better just to replace Fencer in the deck with something else.  And the "Still combos but less efficiently" skills were unnecessarily complicated, so why include unnecessarily complicated skills just to preserve a combo no one will use anyway?  Now Fencer can go play with Wizard Kingdom, and Sea Serpent can go play with Frog. Everyone  (with AGI 3 or lower) goes home happy.


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