Excuse me Ms. Swift, But I Think Mavel Is The Best Player Out There...
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 14 September 2009 19:00

That Kanye West sure is opininated. Telling the world that Mavel is better than Ms. Taylor Swift at Alteil. That statement may be true, but you have to let the woman have her moment. Everybody has a chance at greatness, a chance to shine. That 15 minutes. And you fellow Iczers need to respect that, no matter how skilled or unskilled you may think they are. Alteil is all about healthy competition. A little mudslinging never hurt anyone, but don't overdo it. So get out there and fight... and please don't high-jack any moonman acceptance speeches that people may be giving.

As always, anyone who fought in the arena at least once this week will receive 10 gran. Listed below are your top 6 ranked Iczers, top 3 guilds, and guilds that have leveled.

TOP 6 WEEKLY RANKED ICZERS

  1. Taylor Swift*
  2. masteroffire
  3. bob000
  4. Hinata
  5. Sethiel
  6. ShinMaster

TOP 3 GUILDS

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

GUILDS THAT HAVE LEVELED UP

  1. Swedish Meat 2 -> 3

GUILDS THAT HAVE BECOME OFFICIAL

  1. Sexpanther
  2. lance of iczers
  3. ! Silver soul
  4. Death Legion
  5. Anime Empire

*For anyone about to complain that they got pushed down a spot, it's just a joke. You can see the real rankings here. And you can see the video this post references here.

Arakis' Quest - the 1* Quest 9/14/09-9/28/09
Written by Arakis   
Monday, 14 September 2009 16:34

Greetings, Iczers.Welcome to Arakis' Quest, a new contest here at Alteil that will be replacing Across the Spectrum for the time being. As the main contest write-up states, this is all about card file building, but only while using a restricted set of cards.  For our first outing, we're going to focus on 1-star rarity cards. The deck you build must consist solely of 1* cards, and nothing else. This includes your soul cards, which should make this even more challenging. While such a restricted deck might not be able to be a top contender in Folrart, this kind of mental exercise is to get you to try to maximize the potential of what our most common cards can do together. Think of it as deck building in a type of sealed-deck tournament environment.

Use whatever sphere you want, or multi-sphere if you find a way that works well enough. No 1* cards are off-limits, but I should state that a few of our most infamous cards (such as Folrart Guardian and Mercenary) fall into this category. Try to be creative with your entry, because if lots of Iczers focus on any one card or common combo, it will be harder for their entries to stand out amongst the rest of their similar competition. In other words, variety is encouraged.

You don't have to own all (or any) of the cards in your entry. Theoretical entries are more than welcome - you just can't actually playtest it yourself, in that case. Only one entry per player, please. Don't forget about the new bonus prize you could earn down the road if you send us suggestions for future Quests. See the main contest page for more details, and submit your entry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it once it's ready. You have until 12:00 noon EST on 9/28 to submit, so happy file building!

AHH! THE HALLOWEENIES
Written by Gaogaigirl   
Saturday, 12 September 2009 00:01

All Right Lads and Lassies, it's like to get the 'ween on!

So for all you wondering "Why should I make a costume or carve a pumpkin?" I'm going to lay down the incentives!

Our First place winner will get 1000 GRAN and 20 Point cards (Oh Snap!)

Our Second Place winner will get 500 GRAN and 10 Point cards (bombdiggity)

Everyone who participates will get 5 point cards.

The best costumes will join into the seasonal cards for Halloween. Remember, The GM's will once again toss all dignity and cosplay for you enjoy/amusement regardless of the number of entries. We really hope everyone enjoys this because we certainly did last year.

 

 

--Gaogaigirl

Avatar update
Written by Logress   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 20:58

I just realized that in all the update exceitement I forget to phase the redundent avatars out of the shop. So, tomorrow I'm going to clean them out.  If for some reason you want one of the redundant avatars, buy them now.

Here is the list

  • Lavato Citizen Female and Male, all versions A-C
  • PD Base Male and Female, all versions (the ones with hair attached) A-L
  • Guard Leader Empowered
  • Amazon Outfit -Spear-
  • Magic Archer Equipped
  • Bear Killer with Axe
  • Blessed Knight With Arms
  • Martial Artists with God Lance
  • Guardian Equipped
  • Samurai Girl with Katana
  • Rapier Fencer Armed

 

CotF - Heierrat Army Results
Written by CSquared   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:55

(For the period of 7/2/09 - 7/15/09)

Apologies once again for the tardiness of this particular judgment. Harking back to two months ago, there was a Challenge of the Fortnight of a commonly used, but not always to its full potential, card named Heierrat Army. Due to the limited number of entries, there are only three runners-up instead of the usual five. But now, without further ado, is the final verdict.

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CotF - Elder Druid
Written by CSquared   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 00:56

(For the period of 9/10/09 - 9/23/09)

I can't seem to keep up with these fortnights these days, and while there are still a few Challenges of the Fortnight to be judged, rest assured that they shall be. In fact, one or two already have been, so keep an eye out for the results posts in the coming week or so. But enough about the past. It's time to look toward to the future and move into darker territory with a Lawtia Challenge of the Fortnight. For the next fourteen days, let your partner of the night be the Elder Druid.

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Card Flip Contest for the New Week
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 19:47

To celebrate our trip back from PAX and the start of a new week, we're throwing up a new Card Flip Theater contest! Lost Tome and Giant Frog are your cards this time. Here's a basic rundown of the rules:


Caption Contest 5

Right click and select save link as... and get crackin'.

We're Back from PAX and Rankings
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 18:49

The crew of the S.S. Alteil have made it back from the farthest reaches of space. We've traveled all the way to the Penny Arcade Galaxy to witness their native gaming holiday in all of it's glory. It was great except for the fact that King Edgar Figaro didn't get to go. I had to stay at base and man the defenses. And who the hell wants to do that? No one!, that's who. Always take the mission to deliver cargo and go traveling fellow Iczers no matter how boring it seems, that's the lesson today. That and... rankings!

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

TOP 10 WEEKLY RANKED ICZERS

  1. Mavel
  2. cervelo
  3. yu-yangli
  4. Sethiel
  5. luckysvn777

TOP 3 GUILDS

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

GUILDS THAT HAVE BECOME OFFICIAL

  1. Unlimited Blade Works
  2. Requiem of Phantoms
  3. Flawless Victory
Want to get into PAX?
Written by lupos   
Friday, 04 September 2009 16:14

Unfortunately for us, the various players who were planning to drop by our booth at PAX to help out couldn't make it. So, we have an extra badge, which is cool because the show is sold out so there's no other way to get in.  If you happen to be in the Seattle area and 18 yrs or older and know enough to be able teach people how to play Alteil, then come help out at our booth and we'll get you into the show.

The Many Faces of Hallowed Eve Contest II
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 15:23

You knew this was coming... Your chance to be an Alteil card! Everyone, send in a picture of yourself in costume as your favorite Alteil character. On October 20th we'll pick a winner, and your photo will be seasonal art for this Halloween! Please have your submissions no later than 17th to qualify. Send your images to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check up on the rules and details below. Costumes will be judged on several criteria, and silliness is one of them. And yes, the GM’s will be participating...

There is also a pumpkin carving contest. Any Alteil related carving is eligible. The same rules apply for the carving contest as the costume contest.

You must be 18 years or older to partcipate. If you are between 13 and 17 years old and you wish to partcipate, please ask a parent are guardian for permission. We will require written consent from your parent or guardian. Winners may be contacted for proof of age, and in order to qualify for a prize you must supply ID, or the ID of the approving parent or guardian. All photos sent in become property of Alteil.com and Media Blasters.

The Prize info is right here, and everyone who enters gets a prize.

Here are our costumes from last year for inspiration:

Edgar Figaro as Dalos - Systems AdministratorGaoGaiGirl as Shade
Logress as Folrart Shield Knight
Dwildstar as Legendary UnicornLupos as The Extension / CrusherAnnathered as Lightchaser / Advent

 

*Special note goes to me, Edgar Figaro who went as Chaos Ogre / Dalos who got fired as demon of the underworld and was forced to work as middle management in corporate America. Twas a sad day indeed.


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