Free Pirate Avatar and Sale is up!
Written by Logress   
Saturday, 19 September 2009 04:02

Go check out the Avatar shop!  Just click on Avatar, then Background, and you'll see your free Pirate background!  Also, the eyepatches, Male and Female Pirate outfits, pirate hat and pirate headrag are half gran price!

Level Up Avatars
Written by Logress   
Friday, 18 September 2009 19:54

Starting Monday, September 21st, there will be Level Up Avatars appearing in the shop.  These Avatars are alternate colored versions of existing Avatars, for Iczers who are serious about having a unique look.  The first one will appear at level 10, and then another will appear every two levels after that.  The Avatars will cost the same as the normal ones (FM Included), and will be available for 6 levels each.  This means at any one time you'll have access to 3 Level Up Avatars.

Of course, if you're already level 40 or so, you don't want to miss out on all those Avatars you would have gotten a shot at when you were levels 10-39, so for the first week there will be no expiration condition, and all the Avatars you're high enough to have will appear. After the first week, all but the most recent three will vanish.

Community 1* Tournament on Sept 29
Written by Logress   
Friday, 18 September 2009 19:07

Our next Community Tournament is on the horizon!  It will be held on Tuesday Sept 29, 2:30 EST 8 hours after maintenance, and managed by harvest4god.



Here's what harvest4god has to say about it:

I will not accept entries, until the day of the tourney starting about an hour before.  I will create the bracket on site before the tourney from anyone who shows up. this should prevent a bunch of delays. I will be making it double elim. So if a person never loses and makes it to the final. they have to be beat twice to be knocked out. Condition of tourney: you can only use 1* rarity cards. If you are found using anything higher than that, its instant DQ. I will just view random matches to verify. I will need some volunteers to record the final matches. So everyone get cracking on their deck ideas. and get ready for some fun.


And here's what I have to say about it: In an effort to increase the amount of Point Cards out there, Point Card prizes have doubled from previous community tournaments.  Also, there are now PARTICIPATION prizes.

First prize is  50 Gran and 10 Point Cards

Second prize is 10 Point Cards

Runners Up get 2 Point Cards

All participants (even if you lose every match) get 2 more Point Cards!

This Tournament is linked to Arakis' Quest, so if you play your cards right you can land an additional 20 point cards for your effort!

The forum post for this tournament is here, and you can send any questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Talk Like a Pirate Day is the 19th
Written by Logress   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 22:20

Talk Like a Pirate Day is the 19th!

It's one of our favorite holidays, so we're offering a FREE pirate ship background to everyone on the 19th!  Just go to the shop and pick up your free background this SATURDAY.

Also, we're going to throw a few more pirate items in the avatar shop on Saturday, and for the whole day all Pirate oriented avatars and gear are HALF GRAN PRICE.

On top of that, I'm giving 20 Point cards to whoever sends me the best Card File featuring Pirate King / Dub Rido that I haven't seen before, due Monday. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or PM me on the forums.

Forum Signature News
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 20:16

If any of you Iczers populate other forums beside Alteil's, we have a special signature to help promote your favorite addiction, errr... game. Hit the link to the web banner page and copy the code into your signature. A couple different varieties may pop up in the near future so check back in a bit.

The PAX POX has struck
Written by Logress   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 01:34

I've finally had a minute to sit down and give you a report on our time at PAX.  Since the blogs are still down, check out my forum post all about it.

We Have Your News Feed Right Here!
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 21:25

Well not RIGHT here but at the bottom of the news posts on the right hand side. Now you can view all the great Alteil news in your favorite reader. Except for Chrome, because it has no reader support yet. A suitable workaround should be forthcoming. Enjoy.

A Card Flip Winner Has Been Chosen
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 16:24

We had a large crop of submissions for our Card Flip contest and well it was tough narrowing down the winner. Lots of fairy tale jokes, princes and spells, transformation recipes, etc. Not alot of Indiana Jones references sadly though, I guess the fedora wearing adventurer just couldn't be used as a successful punchline. Anyways without further ado, your winner and his submission: ajkeil.

Four point cards to you good sir. Congrats and well done. Congrats to all the participants. The Card Flip contest is always open and anyone who wants to submit their own work without the limitations of the Caption Contest are welcome to do so. Four point cards will still be awarded within a two week period if we get enough submissions. Peep the in-depth rules for that at this link here.

You can see all the past Card Flips by clicking on that blue link in the middle of this sentence.

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.


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


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


  1. Swedish Meat 2 -> 3


  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!

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