I Love You More Than Ever Microsoft, but this is Definitely NOT about that, it's about Rankings
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 11 January 2010 18:47

If any of you thought there would be another rant vilifying Microsoft for their awfulness as a company, you are wrong. No, this post is not about Microsoft or X-Box or their stupid customer service procedures. This post is about Rankings. The always dependable, always on time, always running Rankings.

We got some new competition for top spot. No longer are the days of Mavel firmly seated in the number one spot. New challengers, new champions, new strategies. It's exciting times in the Folrart arena. You never know who will rise out on top. So keep it clean kids and come out swinging.

By the way... Mavel? Where are you?

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, guilds that have become official.


  1. max005
  2. Demongod
  3. Pluu
  4. bob000
  5. BeezNeez


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


  1. Layered Theory
  2. Bahamut
  3. KOS-MOS Fan Club
  4. RoseWing


  1. KWC Crew 1 -> 2
5 of 7 Comes of Age is on
Written by Logress   
Monday, 11 January 2010 14:51
You heard me. Grand prize of Retear and True Retear doubles, 3 runners up of Brave Soldier and Dilate doubles!
5 of 7 Comes of Age
Written by Logress   
Friday, 08 January 2010 22:49

So we didn't have a 5 of 7 for New Year's or Christmas, but we certainly didn't miss Guy Fawkes day... have you seen a theme here yet?  No good obscure western holidays are coming up, so thank goodness for Coming of Age Day, which is a Japanese Holiday that falls on Monday!

The Chronicles of the Magic Dolls
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Friday, 08 January 2010 22:12

Sumer and her magic dolls are front and center in this new Archive entry to our story section.

Read on to experience the tale of the magic doll army and it's wondrous creation.

Winter Seasonal Card and Avatar Event
Written by Logress   
Thursday, 07 January 2010 16:17

The holiday season may be over, but now we're staring down the barrel of a long winter. Chase away those wintertime blues with new Seasonal Card art.  We've returned the four winter-themed cards from last year, and added four all new ones, so that's two in each Sphere. Also note, the four winter cards from last year are also the only seasonal cards never to appear in a seasonal lottery, so you've probably never seen them before.

Written by Logress   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 22:40

Alteil’s first full year has come and gone, and left things ever different from when it started. In terms of site traffic, users and income, things are looking up. Last month was our best in Alteil history, and it’s even possible we’ll be in the black by the end of next year. The server now has over 81,000 registered accounts, although the mileage you can get out of that number may vary (I think the average user has at least 4, and there was this one guy who made over 100 accounts in one day just to see if I’d notice.)

How do I defeat Primclone?
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 22:05

How do I defeat Primclone? Ah yes, the age old question that comes across everyone's mind. Well wonder no more! We know have this helpful strategy article courtesy of Inigo Montoya that goes in-depth into countering the Primrose + Cyclone tag team. Study this article well and you too can become a master like Daniel-San.

Arakis' Quest - The Single Copy Quest 1/4/10 - 1/18/10
Written by Arakis   
Monday, 04 January 2010 22:11

It's a new year, and a new Quest. It feels like it's time to try something really out in left field, and maybe prove a point in the process. It's a commonly-held belief, and not an unfounded one, that to build a successful card file in Alteil you need full playsets of the cards therein. This means, in nearly all cases, 3 copies of each unit. There are a few units that work with just 1 or 2 copies, and grimoires are of course a different story altogether. What say we turn this standard on its head?

I Love You Microsoft - A Post About X-Box and Rankings
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 04 January 2010 19:48

I'm sure many of you are console gamers. And I'm also pretty sure many of you own X-Box 360s. Over 34 millions consoles have shipped worldwide. And I'm sure MOST of you, that's right MOST of you, have gotten the red ring of death. I thought I was immune to it. All my friends have fallen ill to it. But alas, even I, Edgar Figaro, your friendly web designer/community manager has fallen. You will too, it's only a matter of time.

I think Microsoft is holding my console hostage. They do not want to give it back. They tried to at one point, I think around the time it was repaired, but they forgot to put an apartment number on the box. That really seems to stymie the UPS guys. It's not that they haven't delivered oh say about 100 other packages to this same address. It's not that I could possibly be in their system and all they'd have to do is take a minute and LOOK MY INFORMATION UP! But no, this is not about them. This is about Microsoft.

It seems their customer service department is ill equipped to handle when a console gets SHIPPED BACK TO THEM because THEY FORGOT TO PUT THE DAMN APARTMENT NUMBER on the box when they shipped it the first time!!! It's been over 2 months and still don't have my 360 back. Everytime I call them up, they tell me it's been shipped, it's arrived, you have it. Ya know, if I had it Samir (not trying to be racist, his name really was Samir), I wouldn't be on this phone with you right now if I had it, now would I? So I have to sit there and explain the situation to them because it seems their department is ill equipped to TAKE SOME SIMPLE NOTES ON THE SITUATION SO I DON'T HAVE TO RETELL MY TALE OF WOE TO THEM EACH TIME AS A SINGLE TEAR ROLLS DOWN MY FACE.

I had made provisions for the holiday season to secure a lender X-Box from my good friend Lupos. He has two. I had forgotten that I have a NEWER X-Box with less power consumption than Lupos' OLDER one with more. Had to shell out for a replacement power brick. $70! And that was the used one. One which I was going to return because I really didn't need it anymore. Oh but Edgar, is not your console still in Texas at the Microsoft Service Center? Yes, fellow Iczer, it is. So then you should be happily playing X-Box on the loaner console until yours comes back? Ho ho, silly Iczer. I had left the brick home so my family could return it because I had no need for it (figuring of course that the service center had the skills necessary to reship out my console). Sadly, I took the receipt with me. So here I am, one X-Box, an incompatible power supply, a compatible power supply (at the parents house), $70 poorer, and a copy of Assassin's Creed II that is getting no love. 

Oh and my new LCD TV which is NOT hooked up the 360 sitting just a few feet away. 

But alas, my troubles are my own.

Thankfully, my troubles cannot stop the rankings from being delivered though. The rankings are above my troubles. And here they are.

As always, anyone who has dealt with the fury and rage that is the Microsoft Service Center* AND 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, guilds that have become official.

*Does not affect eligibility for weekly gran but it certainly makes you a different person afterwards.


  1. Demongod
  2. bob000
  3. KeiSZ
  4. Pluu
  5. Zoramder


  1. Order of the Black Knights
  2. Royal Flush
  3. SRX Team


  1. Wild Jhoval
  2. Alaska Aces


  1. Pretty cool guys 2 -> 3
  2. Xenogears 2 -> 3
  3. 台灣義和團 (Taiwan Boxers) 1 -> 2
Gold Box Expires Monday
Written by Logress   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 02:00

Two weeks have come and gone already, and the time of the Gold Box is almost over.

On Monday the Gold Box will be taken down from the Card shop, so don't miss out!

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