Gather Your Troops: Canyon Clash 3 Is Coming!

Written by EnMasse Entertainment on . Posted in Tera Online

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TERA Canyon Clash 3

Canyon Clash 3 is coming soon, and it’s time to start planning your team!

Canyon Clash 3 is a 16-team tournament featuring a modified Swiss-style bracket format. There will be five rounds before moving into a single elimination bracket featuring the top eight teams to make it out of the group stage.

After the first round, teams will play other teams with the same record as them. For a detailed explanation check out the modified Swiss Explained post on StarCityGames website. The single-elimination bracket will showcase a best-of-one for the first round, but the semifinal and grand final round will be best of three.

Team applications are not open yet. We will announce when team applications are open, so start recruiting now. We plan to begin taking team applications in October and will release another news post once we begin.

Canyon Clash 3 will take place in November. More details on the specific date of the tournament will be shared in future news posts, so keep checking our homepage!

Nightmare Tide Storms to Shore: Open Beta is Live!

Written by Trion Worlds on . Posted in Rift

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Batten down the hatches and prepare for the surge, Nightmare Tide Open Beta has arrived!

Joining is easy: Just open Glyph, browse to RIFT, select “PTS” from the list of servers in the top-right corner, click “INSTALL” (or “UPDATE”), and prepare to be transported to the murky depths of the Plane of Water!

Aid the Atragarians, lose your mind in the alleys of Draumheim, and scale a glacier to do battle with the Sharax, a race of Ice Giants who have broken their ancient vows.

Nightmare Tide launches on October 8, 2014. Make ready while time remains!

October’s Power Hour for Double Credits

Written by EnMasse Entertainment on . Posted in Tera Online

by Blender
TERA Power Hour

Power Hour powers on for October!

Earn double credits by battling in Champions’ Skyring and Fraywind Canyon from 5–10 p.m. PDT on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights during the month of October.

Here's the October Power Hour schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 1–Sunday, October 5: Fraywind Canyon
  • Monday, October 6–Sunday, October 12: Champions’ Skyring
  • Monday, October 13–Sunday, October 19: Fraywind Canyon
  • Monday, October 20–Sunday, October 26: Champions’ Skyring
  • Monday, October 27–Friday, October 31: Fraywind Canyon
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Exploring Tarken Glacier – At the Frozen Edge of the Cosmos

Written by Trion Worlds on . Posted in Rift

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Far above the sand and fire of Goboro Reef, beyond the riots in the streets of Draumheim, the ancient bulk of Tarken Glacier reaches dizzyingly into the crown of the planar sky. It is legendary. It is behemoth. And its secrets will take you to the edge of the cosmos itself.

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Tarken Ascent

Your summit starts at Tarken Ascent, a famous climb from Draumheim into the great trench that trisects Tarken Glacier. After scaling its wall of ice, you’ll discover an open plateau holding frozen wastes, violent creatures, and two peoples in need: skelf pilgrims in search of their oceans of origin and the panicked researchers of Ghar Station Tau.

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Trial by Frost

A band of free skelf pilgrims have made the ascent in search of their ancestors’ fabled sea. Its waters, now frozen inside the glacier, have preserved the coral that grew the Tree of Gyel. With the right leadership, these skelf will prove to be one of the few forces capable of withstanding the vicious Frost Giants who call Tarken home.

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Siege of Port Scuddra

Facing annihilation by the Frost Giants and Shaghi, the skelf hope to raise an army in the pirate haven of Port Scuddra. This frozen harbor town is home to the few mercenary fleets still sailing the glacier: The Distant, an alliance of stranded mortals; The Unthralled, skelf whose masters have been lost at sea; and The Tormented, dream-born nightmares who threaten the entire realm.

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Ghar Station Tau

Meanwhile, at the Ghar’s deep-ice research station Tau, scientists led by Cyberneticist Frekker and Cosmologist Mann have a different problem: an infection is claiming members of their camp. The lucky are going mad while other, less fortunate researchers are mutating into living horrors. You alone can solve their mysterious plight, but at what cost?

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Octus Monastery

As you battle your way across the glacier, the crusaders of Octus Monastery, the last bastion of the Pelagic Order, look on from their perch overhead. The monks toil from this skybound temple to the wastes below, excavating eldritch words with the power to mend the oceans. Alas, each one that they recover weakens the prisons holding the Akvan at bay.

Glacial Maw

The gods themselves banished the Akvan to their prisons in the Plane of Water. Now, as Pelagic monks inadvertently weaken the seals keeping them in place, a lunatic mortal races to wake one of their oldest horrors from within. Descend into the frozen maw of Izbithu, consort of Matrodraum, and put an end to his plot before Izbithu wakes … and folds all of Tarken into the cosmic abyss.

PvP Season 15 Ending Soon

Written by Blizzard Entertainment on . Posted in World of Warcraft

After many grueling bouts in the Arenas and Battlegrounds, the time has nearly come to see who will reign supreme in this action-packed PvP season. Prepare to fight your last battles, and remember—to the victors go the spoils!

Arena and Rated Battleground Season 15 will be coming to an end in as soon as a couple of weeks. Once the season wraps, we'll begin an approximately two week process to determine end-of-season reward eligibility.

Qualified players should note the following in order to ensure you receive your just rewards:

  • Please refrain from transferring your characters to another realm or faction until after PvP Season 15 has ended.
  • PvP Season 15 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends.

Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points at the end of the season, and any Honor above 4,000 will be converted to in-game currency at a rate of 35 silver per point. A few other things to keep in mind once the season has ended:

  • The Honor cap will remain at 4,000.
  • Season 15 items with rating requirements will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Rated Battleground and Arena matches will not be available during the break between seasons.

Best of luck, gladiators!

Reminder: Participate in the Overwolf World vs. World Streaming and War Reporter Contests

Written by NCsoft on . Posted in Guild Wars 2

Reminder: Participate in the Overwolf World vs. World Streaming and War Reporter Contests

After our successful partnership on the Overwolf WvW App Challenge, which saw player Prefrontal Cortex win a $2,000 cash prize and a lot of Guild Wars 2 goodies, we’ve partnered with Overwolf again to bring you two contests taking place during the World vs. World Fall Tournament. There’s still time to win some great Guild Wars 2 prizes so check them out!

Overwolf World vs. World Streaming Contest

In this contest, you are challenged to get the highest number of concurrent viewers while using Overwolf to stream Guild Wars 2 World vs. World on your Twitch channel during the contest period. The top contestant will receive SteelSeries peripherals and a bounty of 8,000 Gems! By entering the contest and streaming using the Overwolf app, your entry will be displayed on the Overwolf leaderboards.

Check the contest page on the Overwolf site for full details and how to enter!

Overwolf World vs. World War Reporter Contest

In the second of Overwolf’s World vs. World contests, you are challenged to create a “war report” video that discusses the past week’s events in the World vs. World Fall Tournament! Use the Overwolf app to share your World vs. World “war report” video on YouTube to enter the contest. Each week, a winner will be selected to win 5,000 gems. Entries will be judged by the Guild Wars 2 Community Team.

Check the contest page on the Overwolf site for full details on how to enter!

Tempest Weapons and World vs. World Support Pack in the Gem Store!

Written by NCsoft on . Posted in Guild Wars 2

New—World vs. World Support Pack

Equip yourself to excel in the World vs. World Fall Tournament 2014 with the World vs. World Support Pack! This bundle lets you save big on five Black Lion Weapon Scraps, five Black Lion Keys, five Metabolic Primers, five WXP Boosters, three Utility Primers, one Armor Booster, one Speed Booster, one Strength Booster, and limited-use access to the new Grave Finisher before it’s officially released!

Brawler’s Guild: Season Two

Written by Blizzard Entertainment on . Posted in World of Warcraft

You’ve been beaten and bloodied, laser beamed and chomped, and you’ve certainly earned the opportunity to take a breather. The current season of Brawler’s Guild is coming to a close once Patch 6.0.2 goes live, but you’ll be back in action before you know it. Here’s what you can look forward to as we get ready to launch Warlords of Draenor.

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First, all members of the Brawler’s Guild will keep their membership after the patch goes live, so don’t worry about having to rejoin. For those who still seek to join the Brawler’s Guild, you’ll have some opportunities to find a Blood-Soaked Invitation once you arrive on Draenor.

There are quite a few changes, so let’s break ’em down:

  • All Brawler’s Guild achievements earned prior to Patch 6.0.2—Season One—will become legacy achievements. New achievements for Season Two will take their place.
  • Rewards earned based on progression will remain available for purchase. The ring reward will be updated in Patch 6.0.2 so that it will have valuable stats for all specializations.
  • The next patch will introduce boss encounters that will be adjusted for level 100 members.
  • Progression has been reverted back to 8 tiers.
  • Bosses that are being removed from previous tiers will be added to the challenge card vendor and become available as you progress.
  • All tiers have had their boss line-ups remixed—for example, Bruce is now a rank 5 boss instead of rank 1.

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While we won’t be adding new bosses or challenge cards, you will be able to take Meatball back to your Garrison as a new follower—that is, once you’ve defeated him. As for the future, who knows what developments Bizmo and Boss Bazzelflange might have planned? For now, get in there, rough up a few bad guys, and get ready for Brawler’s Guild to come back with a vengeance!